Herman Cain doesn’t hold a grudge against America
by Aaron Reale
We currently have a President who is angry; angry at what America is and what it stands for. It seems that almost every single day we see or hear Barack Obama say things that prove this point ever so clearly. From his arguments that it is the rich who are holding down the middle class and the poor, to his statements that Conservatives cling to their guns and religion, not to mention his absolute disgust for America’s Constitution. Let’s not forget what Obama said in 2001 when he lamented:
“But, the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society. To that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as its been interpreted and Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states can’t do to you. Says what the Federal government can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the Federal government or State government must do on your behalf, and that hasn’t shifted and one of the, I think, tragedies of the civil rights movement was, um, because the civil rights movement became so court focused I think there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change. In some ways we still suffer from that…”
And let’s not forget Barack’s wife Michelle, another angry member of the White House who has said:
“For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country, and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.”
…life is not good: we’re a divided country, we’re a country that is “just downright mean,” we are “guided by fear,” we’re a nation of cynics, sloths, and complacents.
What is so surprising about the anger at their country is that neither Obama really has anything to be angry about. Barack went to Harvard, was a lawyer, a professor, and a senator, and Michelle also attended Harvard, as well as Princeton University. Our only insight into why the Obama’s might be so angry at their country is the company they used to keep, a list which includes: Radical Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Un-repentant terrorist’s William Ayres and Bernadine Dohrn, as well as his “Marxist professors and (the) structural feminists” (Barack Obama, “The Audacity of Hope”)
The Obama’s have no reason to be angry at America, and yet they are; Herman Cain on the other hand has every reason to be angry at America and yet he is not…let’s have Mr. Cain explain:
“When I was growing up we didn’t have a lot of money, I can remember my dad could only give my brother and me money to eat in the school cafeteria one day a week, on Fridays, and it was 25 cents…my mom was a maid, my dad was a barber, a janitor, and a chauffeur. Dad never complained or played the victim card, he was thankful that he had the health to be able to work three jobs…my mom used to go to the bargain basement of the downtown department store, that’s what we could afford. So my mom’s downtown this time with my brother and I; I was about seven, he was about six, and so there weren’t a lot of people in there so my brother and I said “Mom, can we go get a drink of water?” And you had to go over to where the water fountain was. There was one on the left, and there was a sign over it that said “White”, there’s a sign over the other one that said “Color.” And so my mom said to us: “Now, you boys make sure y’all go to the “color” fountain”, we said “Ok mom”, so we get over to the fountain, my brother and I, and we look around, there wasn’t a lot of people there, and I said to my brother; “You go first.” He tasted the “white water”, and then we looked around and he said “Your turn.”
“I tasted the white water, and then we both tasted the color water, and we looked at each other, six and seven years old: the water tastes the same! What’s the big deal? We had not been taught segregation at the age of six and seven; we wondered what the big deal was about.”
“Now that being said, and growing up in the segregated south, I am not mad at America! I don’t have a grudge against America! Because one of the things that has made this nation great, in its short two-hundred and thirty-five year history, is its ability to change. A lot of other countries don’t have that ability. We ought to be appreciative of the fact that this country has that kind of resilience.” (Hannity, 10/3/11)
This is what is so amazing about Herman Cain; he grew up in the segregated south, in a very racist and discriminatory culture. He grew up in poverty, with a father struggling to provide for his family. If anyone’s early life has been unfair at all, it’s Herman Cain’s! But he is not angry; he is not holding a grudge. Even though America treated him and his family as second class citizens during his formative years, he still loves what America is and its ability to change. What a great mindset, what a great man. Barack and Michelle Obama can’t claim this discrimination, the Obama’s can’t claim such hardship as Herman Cain has experienced, and yet they are mad, they are angry, and they are forcing their anger on all of us. Not Herman Cain, he isn’t angry, even though he has every right to be, instead he holds firm to a love for this country that should inspire every American. God Bless you Herman Cain, and Godspeed you towards the White House in 2012.
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