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Herman Cain, Uncle Ruckus Same Man?

October 19, 2011 by  
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( The political nation has gone crazy with the emergence of one Herman Cain as a legitimate candidate for the Republican nod for President. He is even leading in various straw polls across the country. He has now become more of an interesting character in the media since most people don’t know much about him besides he is the former CEO of Godfather’s pizza. There have been so many “legit” black republican candidates such as  Cain  but I kind of dismissed Cain as another buffoon as Alan Keyes. It’s something about Herman Cain that doesn’t sit well with me and it’s his disposition on a few things and it’s just not his 9-9-9 plan which sounds like a leftover campaign from his days as CEO of Godfather’s Pizza….9 Pizzas, 9 Dollars, in 9 Minutes…OH YEAH!!…Oh he is serious with that idea huh? *kanye shrug*

The more and more research I did into Herman Cain the more I am starting to believe he is starting to eerily remind me of a covert version of one Uncle Ruckus. Uncle Ruckus is a character from Aaron McGruder’s award-winning  comic strip and cartoon The Boondocks. Uncle Ruckus is a satirical and over the top character that hates everything about him being black. He is the epitome of what people call an Uncle Tom. He even goes as far to say he is really white and has re-vitiligo.  Uncle Ruckus downgrades himself any chance he gets to get himself more favor among people. He even has a song he sings about warning white people about black people called “Don’t Trust Them New Niggas”.

Am I ascertaining that Herman Cain is as radical in his thinking as this cartoon character? No, but what I am saying he does have a tendency to separate from his blackness while still carrying his black card. This is the issue many African-American’s have with Cain. Herman Cain is  portraying himself as someone who is black but doesn’t want to come off  too black  so  that he can appease much of the Republican base (cough * Tea Party*).  First, off I have no problem with Herman Cain being a conservative. I am conservative on certain issues and I am liberal on others (hence the reason I am independent) but I do have a problem with Cain supporting the actions of the Tea Party and his grand sweeping statements about African-Americans. The Tea Party have vehemently shown their acumen for hate repeatedly since their creation (which ironically if we want to believe it or not comes right after the election of a black president).

But much is the question Cain with all of his assertions of African-Americans considering that he doesn’t have much of a track record of helping African-Americans himself?

Cain has admitted himself in his own autobiography that he didn’t do anything during the Civil Rights movement but just sat in the back of the bus. Herman Cain tries to flip this and say he was too young to do anything during the Civil Rights movement when he was in college from 1963-1967 in Atlanta at Morehouse College (Martin Luther King Jr.’s alma mater). I am not saying that every black person during that time had to be on the front lines of the movement because a there were many people who assisted with solidarity and background support. But, how was Herman Cain at Morehouse during the height of the movement and didn’t do anything? He would go on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell and try to say he had a sick family member and that’s why he didn’t help out in the movement. Once again there is no mention of this in his book. This same man who said he didn’t do much to help out Civil Rights or any movement in the community is the same person that wants to go forth and tell African-American’s how they should be voting and that they are “brainwashed”?

Who is Herman Cain to make statements about African-Americans when he has admitted himself that he hasn’t done much of anything besides be a hard-working man working his way up through corporate America? That’s great and Cain should be applauded for what he accomplished in his career but running a country when you didn’t make a contribution or work to make a difference “where you came from”. Sounds a little Uncle Ruckus like doesn’t it?  

The Uncle Ruckus character is an over the top self-hating person and even though I wouldn’t say Herman Cain is necessarily Uncle Ruckus. I will say his appeasement to the Republican base by non-acknowledge of his race as much as possible is the thing that puts him into those radars.  Cain gives the presence of a black man but at the same time never he is never too black to offend his conservative base.  It seems like it’s a case of Herman Cain using his conservative idea combined with his “blackness” to make the Republican Party feel that he can be the “Great Conservative Kryptonite” for Obama.

Are Uncle Ruckus and Herman Cain the same? Of course not but they do have some similar qualities. Here are some quotes from Herman Cain that makes you take notice and question his ability to not only relate to Black America but America itself:

If the world market believed that we were serious about energy independence and we were going to utilize all of our own existing resources, the speculators would stop speculating up they start speculating down as we get our own oil out of the ground.

African-Americans have been brainwashed into not being open minded, not even considering a conservative point of view. I have received some of that same vitriol simply because I am running for the Republican nomination as a conservative. So it’s just brainwashing and people not being open minded, pure and simple.

The only tactic liberals have is to try to intimidate people into thinking that the Tea Party is racist. The Tea Party is not a racist movement, period! If it were, why would the straw polls keep showing that the black guy is winning? That’s a rhetorical question. Let me state it: The black guy keeps winning.

I am an American. Black. Conservative. I don’t use African-American, because I’m American, I’m black and I’m conservative. I don’t like people trying to label me. African- American is socially acceptable for some people, but I am not some people.

What are your thoughts on the Herman Cain and his legitimacy?? Does he bear any similarity to the satirical character of Uncle Ruckus?

Staff Writer; Darryl Frierson

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9 Responses to “Herman Cain, Uncle Ruckus Same Man?”
  1. Eleanie says:

    I can’t get pass all the singing, dancing and shucking to even hear what he as to say as to why I should even consider him as a presidential candidate. That’s just my take and my personal opinion.

  2. Dae says:

    I agree with every thing you’ve said in this article. Everything that I’ve heard Herman Cain say sounds ridiculous. I think he just talks just to hear himself & he is an Uncle Ruckus.

  3. Herman Cain thinks outside the Washington D.C. spending box< i believe in states rights, I want the czars dismantled and gone the Homeland security fascism gone and they can all work at Godfathers pizza free delivery and no tip. I want he US military to come home and do their job which they protect us and the border, Cut 25% not 10 across the board, give cut in salary by 20% get rid of the department of Bullshit education return it to the states and then. when you leave Congress you don't get medical while your in Congress you pay . when you leave nothing. go get a job at Kinko's,if the economy and the 999 is in place well just limit term limits for Congress to two terms then bye bye. NO secret service except for president who are active office, when you leave pay your own security and forget the secret service,lets think how much would that save. cap spending have an amendment balance budget reduce the federal government down minute and then 3 people on a staff that's it, well lets see, that is quite a bit,Of savings build the military to over a million men or more, then give them anything they need have a ballistic system to pin point the enemy and blow them away,Mess with the USA you wont live to see the day!

  4. Nicholas says:

    Herman Cain is a lot of things. He is a fantastic salesman, well educated liar, and driven to succeed at all costs. I believe he was being disingenuous when he tried to pretend that he would build a fence along the entire length of the US/Mexican border with lethel barbed wire. How, crazy is that. Herman knows that it would be much cheaper, to hold the people who hire illegals accountable, rather then spend money on troops, walls, fences and technolgy as he said. Sounds to me like he has a interest in some giant security firm. What a phony, This 999 plan is another hoax, if it exists.

  5. B.P. says:

    What a shame. The thought police are waiting with shackles to put on you. If you don’t think just like Al, Jesse, Maxine Waters, Obama or the rest of the lib establisment, there MUST be something wrong with you or you’re not principled and must be getting paid by someone. Insulting liberal arrogance.

    To put it another way: ‘Who told you you could think for yourself and have an opinion…..boy? That’s EXACTLY what you should hear EVERY time it’s suggested you’re a sell out because you simply want to think things through and possibly have a different opinion.

    Seems to me Cain’s life turned out much better than most loyal to liberal/dem plantation.

  6. Fo Real says:

    What a messed up thing to say about a smart man who got his success on his own. He has good values, and there’s nothing wrong with who he identifies with more. Sometimes I just don’t agree with people of my own race. It’s as simple as that. doesn’t make me an “uncle Tom” “uncle ruckus” or even a “monkeys uncle”. Just means I am for more personal liberties and moderation in government. truth is I don’t need the government or the media for that matter to tell me how to live or what to believe. By the way lawrence odonnell is messed up for accusing Cain of not supporting or being active in civil rights. That shit fu$&ed me up when I watched that interview.

  7. joe says:

    Honestly we are americans as soon as you can stop with the black, latino, etc. then we can all come together as americans, because thats what we are. I am a descendant of another country do i boast that i am of that particular label. No…i do not. the tea party welcomes any race or party. have you ever been to a tea party rally? am i saying there are no racists in the tea party? no i cannot say that because there is always a few bad seeds in the crowd. if you wanna have an honest debate about racism your more than welcome to that, but in all actuality its a waste of time, but i will prove you wrong that herman cain or any black conservative, because thats what it is, are not a “uncle tom”, they are an american, and they separate themselves from judgmental people like you who want to divide the nation on race.

  8. hoodgirl says:

    My thoughts….have you ever researched Obama and his associates ie. Khalid al-Mansour, Raila Odinga, Bill Ayers, Tony Rezko, Valerie Jarrett, Chicago’s southside, etal? Hands down, I’ll take Herman Cain any day of the week over this opportunist!


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