Apparently, that “place” is the most powerful job in the world, because that’s where their support would put him.
On Martin Bashir’s television program this afternoon, Democratic strategist and MSNBC analyst Karen Finney said that Republicans are supporting Herman Cain because of his race:
“One of the things about Herman Cain is, I think that he makes that white Republican base of the party feel okay, feel like they are not racist because they can like this guy,” Finney said. “I think he giving that base a free pass. And I think they like him because they think he’s a black man who knows his place. I know that’s harsh, but that’s how it sure seems to me.”
“Thank you for spelling that out,” Bashir responded.
Video at the link. I doubt there’s a bigger hack perpetrating journalism on TV today than Martin Bashir. He’s stiff, he’s awkward, he’s entirely unfair and consistently incapable of original thought. His leaden thoughts clang around the set, cracking the floor tiles but having no impact at all on the world outside his studio. He brings nothing interesting but a British accent, and we have X Factor and American Idol to give us that in a far more entertaining format if we want it. And it’s evident that for many many Democrats like Karen Finney, there is literally nothing else in the entire universe to talk about besides race and calling people racists. In Cain’s case, you’d get it either way: Don’t support him for any reason and you’re a racist. Do support him with wild enthusiasm and you’re still a racist. It doesn’t have to make sense. Finney seems to be fairly young, but time has already moved way past her. This stuff just doesn’t work anymore but she isn’t smart enough to come up with anything new.
And yeah, they’re going to do this all the way through next year’s election and into infinity. It’s all they’ve got. That’s the bad news. The good news, this really is all they’ve got.