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High Tech Lynching: The Sequel Starring Herman Cain

By on 10.30.11 | 11:50PM

So.

Here's the story.

From a liberal media outlet.

An "Exclusive" story about Herman Cain. A story about a black man who is a conservative and just by coincidence is now riding high in the presidential polls. A story about anonymous women making allegations of sexual harassment against Mr. Cain. And getting bucks for their efforts.

Women who won a "settlement" for the charges, which are said to be centering on "inappropriate behavior" by Mr. Cain during his tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association.

That's all there appears to be.

But shall we recall another time?

When a sitting President of the United States, a white liberal, was accused by multiple women of not only sexual harassment… but rape?

And the sum and substance of the response from his supporters was that these kind of charges were only about sex. Just one big no deal. To be specific in terms of the response from one James Carville of Clinton advisory fame:

"Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you'll find."

Perhaps this story is really only about the upgrade of the Carville scenario from the dragging of cash through a trailer park to the National Restaurant Association? And maybe a bit higher end on the cash front?

Oh yes.

One other memory.

The last time this kind of story was deserving of keeping somebody from high office, strangely enough that target turned out to be a black conservative man as well.

So. Do we have this right?

We can't have a conservative black man in the Oval Office because he was once accused by anonymous women of "inappropriate behavior"?

But we can give a pass and an attaboy to a liberal white man who was actually in the Oval Office when accused of infinitely worse behavior by said multiples of women? Including, say again, rape? And now everybody just has a big ole laugh about it all at said ex-president's 65th birthday when Lady Gaga shakes her booty at Bill and everybody roars?

Yes indeed. That does appear to be the game.

Alas, too many people have seen this movie. So they already know what to call this.

High Tech Lynching of an Uppity Conservative Black man.

The Sequel.

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