MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Wonders Is Herman Cain for Real?

“Is Herman Cain for REAL?” ( Is the sky blue?) This is the idiotic question MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell asked in his promo for his leftist interview with Herman Cain. Why wouldn’t Herman Cain be for real? Cain is really running for the presidency of the United States as a Republican. In a hypothetical match up against Obama, Cain really comes in a dead heat against Obama. Cain really leads Republican contenders for the White House in a new Zogby poll.

So why in the world would Lawrence O’Donnell ask such a dumb question? The better question to ask is if O’Donnell is for real. I guess O’Donnell like other left wing journalists is doing the dirty work of the Democrat party in attempting to undermine Cain’s candidacy by reducing Cain to a black joke because he’s running as a Republican. As someone mentioned to me “O’Donnell made an utter fool of himself. It’s the most embarrassing leftist shill interview I’ve ever seen, and it abandons journalistic integrity further than I ever thought MSNBC could.”

But it also demonstrates how completely panicked, flustered and shocked Democrats are by Cain’s candidacy because they know Cain has the REAL ability to chip away at the 96% black vote Obama enjoyed in 2008. Black support for the first black president has plummeted from 83% to 58% and even if Cain doesn’t win the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, he’s making black liberals reconsider their support of the Democrat party that dismisses them, makes promises of government salvation it doesn’t deliver on and takes their vote for granted every election cycle.

No other race but the black race gives the majority of their votes to one political party. Even if Herman Cain’s candidacy is able to compel a mere 13% of black liberals to vote for the GOP nominee in 2012 this would hurt Obama. Terrified by the reality Cain’s message is resonating with black liberals, O’Donnell tried to interrogate Cain on his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, implying that because Cain was in college at the time he “sat on the sidelines” and was a sell out.

It’s absurd to suggest if a black person in the 60’s didn’t march in Civil Rights protests they were not supportive of the movement. Cain delivered the right response: “Did you expect every black student at every black college in America to be out there in the middle of every fight? The answer is no. So for you to say why was I sitting on the sidelines, I think that was an inaccurate deduction that you are trying to make. You didn’t know Lawrence what I was doing with the rest of my life.”

Lawrence’s interview with Cain was sickening to watch. Instead of trying to denigrate Cain, Lawrence should be asking President Obama if he’s for REAL. The country’s chronic unemployment is the highest since the Great Depression, economic growth is non-existent and the only thing Obama’s policies have achieved is jacking up the nation’s debt $4 trillion in three short years.

Yet, the president has the audacity to continue to rebuke Republican members of Congress, chastising them with ultimatums like they better pass his $447 billion jobs stimulus or else. Remember we heard this same refrain in 2009 when Obama and Vice President Biden vowed if Congress passed the $800 billion stimulus, unemployment wouldn’t rise above 8%. We know how that story ended; unemployment has remained at 9% or higher for the past three years with 14 million Americans jobless.

Obama seemed like he was living in an altered state of reality during his recent press conference when he responded to a question that his American Jobs Act bill has no chance of passing. Obama threatened: “If Congress does nothing, then it’s not a matter of me running against them; I think the American people will run them out of town, because they are frustrated, and they know we need to do something big and something bold.”

The REAL fact is the American people are frustrated with President Obama and his inability to come up with any solutions to heal our ailing economy. If anybody is run out of town in 2012 it’s going to be Barack Obama and with Obama’s utterly disastrous record, why isn’t Lawrence O’Donnell asking him “Are you for real Mr. President?” That’s a much more compelling story but it doesn’t serve the liberal agenda.

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28 Responses to “MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Wonders Is Herman Cain for Real?”

  1. jade says:

    newt lack of leadership-sen. coburn said that(news from
    fredie ame-fredie mac;
    newt has lots of wives three wives. dont want him; romeny is wealthy mornons; changeablev mind-flip flopper. ron paul too old was born 1935
    rick perry an outsdier he remind em of bill clitnon running for res. similar background except erry ha sa military bckground.hes a retired airforce- representative- lng term goevrnor- an agriclutre commsisoner. and etc.experiece leadership -vision and helpful.

  2. PRISCELA says:

    hope iowan-new hamphire-florida and other state dont scrwed up instead vote for rick perry bvote for the wrong guy omg whats wrogn wi the voters. we elarn lesson already .roney newt-very clever- glib tongue- self centered-want power. romeny mormons religion ; BAIN CAPITAL walls treet(proffit and lay off people fater he elft in Bain capital then. and more changeable mind;flip flopper- obama care romeny care . newt-freddie mae-freddie mac collect money 1;6 millin dollars. romeny and others connected to wall street fat cat; newt and other except perry are wealthy we dont want wealthy candiate for rpes. wealthy candiate for the rich favor for the rich.RICK PERRY JUST RIGHT HES NOT WEALTHY LIKE MORMONS ROMENYA ND NEWT AND JOHN HUNTSMAN-A SON OF A BILLIONAIRE FATHER.BACJMAN IS NOT GOOD EITHER PAUL TOO OLD-DO YOU WANT PRESIDENT RICK PERRY?(RICHARD JAMES PERRY) HES OEN OF US AREGULAR GUY.REMBER HES TIGER EYAR BORN BRIGN LUCK TO THIS COUNTRY. A NATURAL BORN LEADER.

  3. prisela says:

    like cain very very much-but his out now-cain pls divided ur vote to all ur candidate collegues.some for perry?romeny?bachman?and other but more for perry.i heard the news today from says SEANTOR COBRUN-said hes not fan of newt gongrich-newt lack of leadership-i gues this is ebfore he observe newt when newt was in washington working before. newt gingrich was born on june ;; gemini -ram; definitely not a leader. roemnya slo not a leader (hes march born 1947)pisces-pig year(extravagant one; changebale mind.roick perry wa sborn march 4-1950-chinese zodiac sign pisces(intuive-fmaily type) his birthyear tiger-a natural born leader-he has vson-experience. he just like bill clitnon governor clinton an oiutsdier run this country so good- erry run this country so good as well-also perry is for gays in military -hope all gays vote for rick perry as well; adam lambert (singer)fans will vote for rick perry. rick perry abrave-courageous man work hard-faithful-loyal and honorable-resepctful -tough and a fighter but a good man.-has hmble beginning as well. LONG TIME AGO; i predict iowan choose the wrogn guy for pres. tats obama versus hillary -i shoudls ay i told you so. i predict bil clitnon also america got ti right if u choose rick perry this tiem ull get it right if not?dems and republican choose the wrogn candidate newt and romeny wrong only rick perry the best . AS A TIGER EYAR BORN ZODIAC SIGN OF PERRY- HE WILL BRING LUCK TO THIS COUNTRY. (ur phsychic ladty comment)

  4. Willie Lynch says:

    By the way, the republicans are already forming an alliance against Cain by throwing their hat in Mitt Romney’s ring. It begin with Christie and there are others throwing their endorsement to Romney, even the ones that have not supported him in the past. When the smoke clears Cain will be on the sidelines with Michael Steele and Colon Powell. I’ve been around a while and since FDR, The dixiecrats, and the civil rights of the 60s, Republicans have hated black. They are almost ready to resort to guns since Obama was elected and have brought them to teir rallies.

  5. Willie Lynch says:

    Herman Cain is an idiot leading idiots. The republicans in this country will never elect a black president. Their hatred and prejudice against blacks won’t allow it. You colored republicans are stupid. They will only use you until they gain an advantage then dump your asses. ask Michael Steele and Colon Powell

  6. OccupyingYourBlog says:

    Anyone who takes Herman Cain seriously has ZERO credibility. The man is a joke. Anyone who loves this country would not allow it to be run by someone who is so grossly ill-prepared.

  7. Chris says:

    Just came across this blog while I was reading about Herman Cain. I will definitely absolutely be voting for Cain, unless there is some horrible secret in his past that comes out before the election. It’s not even a race thing, although race is obviously a big deal and I’m sure is something Cain thinks about every day. I’m white anyway, but I’m not one of those racist conservatives that call in to talk radio shows. Anyone like Cain with the flat-out nerve to defy society’s expectations because he actually has his own beliefs is my candidate for sure. I have to admit that I want to know more about the 9-9-9 thing because I’ve heard some tax experts say it wouldn’t work. Anyway, great blog. It must be a daily battle to be a black conservative, dealing with stupidity on both sides. But it probably reinforces your beliefs and your independent way of thinking.

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  9. Mark says:

    NSangoma: Maybe Herman Cain was a good Democrat and fighting against civil rights.

  10. Adam says:

    He’s just one of many. Seems the news outlets have been pulling this one repeatedly recently. Then there are the “commentators” like Janeane Gorafalo that can really blow your mind. And when it all comes down to it they are just dumbfounded and incensed that a black self-made man has the audacity to not think the way they do.

  11. Cliff Jacobs says:

    Herman Cain has sparked my interest, to say the least. Cain, appears to be a Christian and seems interested in returning America to God; one of the very foundations this country was built on. Cain will more than likely get my vote. All the race concerns popping up are ridiculous! The color of an individuals skin, as far as I am concerned, Is irrelevant. What Herman Cain did or did not do many years ago are merely “lessons learned” and have helped to form his presuppositions of today. I pray for educated votes; I also pray that Mr. Cain, “walks his talk”. For America’s sake; For the sake of Christianity; Morales; Grandchildren.

    God Bless!

  12. Skald says:

    @Castlewater ~ Well said.

  13. Castlewater says:

    @ NSangoma… Um, dude, did you know it’s possible to graduate high school and start college in the same calendar year? You would actually spend more time during the year in high school than college. As someone who probably didn’t graduate, I guess we can’t expect you to know that. Your rants are childish and classless!

  14. Castlewater says:

    Nobody said the idiot didn’t have the right to ask stupid, insulting and moronic questions. They simply pointed out how stupid, insulting and moronic the questions made him look. He clearly made a world class fool of himself and all liberals have that right. Fortunately, they invoke that right constantly!

  15. Brian stiger says:

    Freedom of speech…First Amendment, isn’t that what you tea partiers proclaim so often? or is it only when it applys to your agenda? i neither agree or disagree with Mr. Donnell’s performance in this interview, however, I DO agree that he can ask Mr. Cain tough questions. Mr. Cain is an well educated, suave adult, he can handle it! Stop weining, your starting to sound like the far left librals!

  16. Skald says:

    Lady, you are a breath of fresh air. Sort of stumbled onto your site, and after reading several entries, well, I’ve got you book marked. You clearly expose O’Donnell for what he is ~ liberal shill. It’s wonderful that Herman Cain can challenge one of the few real hegemonies in our country, and that is the black democrat vote. I hope you, and people like Cain, C.L. Bryant (Runaway Slave), Alfonso Rachel continue to challenge our thinking – black, brown, red, yellow, green or white. I will be back, you’ve definitely lured me in to your site 🙂

  17. MamaBearJune says:

    I’m thinking that Lawrence O’Donnell is just a figment of our imagination in our national nightmares. He sure doesn’t act like a normal human being! Is MSNBC for real? Surely it’s just someone’s idea of a REALLY bad joke in the world of journalism. And their ratings reflect that. VOTE WITH YOUR REMOTE! Change the channel and ignore this tool.

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  19. Ken says:

    He obeyed his father.

  20. NSangoma says:

    Herman Cain was at Morehouse College in 1963; nice attempt at spin doctoring.

    Herman Cain claimed on video tape to have been in high school in 1963; too, too young to participate in the Civil Rights Movement.

    Steven Miller says: is a fornicating idiot.

  21. swampsniper says:

    Herman Cain is an honest, decent and honorable American. O’Donnel may not see many of those.

  22. texas mike says:

    Hey NSangoma:

    You are so special, jus doing the best you can

  23. Steven Miller says:

    NSangoma, why don’t you try doing a tiny bit of research next time? Then you might not make such an idiot out of yourself. Herman Cain was 9 in 1955 when Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give her seat to white person. By the time Herman Cain was in college The Civil Rights act of 1964 was already being passed.

  24. Linda says:

    I would choose a real conservative, rocket scientist, mathematician and successful businessman over the mulatto usurper. Cain truly would be the first black President.

  25. NSangoma says:


    Herman Cain lied !!; he said he did not participate in the civil rights struggle because he was too young and then a high school student, not a college student; when in fact, Herman Cain was a college student at the time.

    He punk-gawd-damn lied !!

    Herman Cain is the kind of Negroe who would have told on Nathaniel “Nat” Turner, Gabriel Prosser, and Denmark Vesey.

    Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman had to shoot Negroes like Herman Cain dead, to keep them from running to tell massa.

  26. angelwing says:

    Just found this site…so refreshing to read real comments from real people about real life. Cain has the background and the credentials to back up his success…..Obama has neither a background or success. Good luck Herman.

  27. Kartman says:

    Herman is indeed for real. As a 65 year old southerner the libs usually label people like me as racists for not supporting Obama. That is insane. I will vote for Cain proudly if he is the nominee. If he is not and another Rep. is elected president, he/she should make sure Cain has a cabinet position if not VP. O’Donnell is not a real newsman. Like you said, he is the voice of the Dems.

  28. Andrew says:


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