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The Hermanator Speaks

By Jesse Taylor
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 20:41 EDT
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Inexplicably popular among Tea Partiers, Herman Cain is running for President.  He is kind of stupid, which should have gone along with the "inexplicably popular" bit prior.  

Herman is black.  Not many other people at Tea Party events are.  Why is that, Herman?

Asked why more African Americans haven’t joined him at tea party rallies and conservative conventions like the Faith And Family Conference in DC this weekend, the millionaire ex-CEO has a different explanation. African Americans, Cain told TPM, are too poor to tea party.

“They can’t afford to,” Cain said. “So I think the first reason is economics. If you just look at the sheer economics of it.”

“If you look at the typical income of a black family of four it’s going to be lower than a non-black or white family of four,” he explained. “Generally speaking on average, white families are much more economically prosperous than black families. So, many black families don’t have the economic flexibility to go to a CPAC conference.”

Most tea partiers, Cain said, “own their own business, or they have the type of job where they have the flexibility where they can go to the rally.”

“Or they’re retired,” he added.

Or they don't like the people at the rallies for a variety of valid reasons completely misunderstood by the attendees.  Nah, that's ridiculous.

Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
 
 
 
 
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