National Review: Unlike Obama, Cain Is A Real Black

Posted by | November 9, 2011 18:32 | Filed under: Top Stories

And they accuse Democrats of playing the race card! Victor Davis Hanson at National Review believes President Obama is a phony black, unlike real black Herman Cain. (h/t Gawker)

[C]ain also wins greater scrutiny, not exemption, because he is black—or at least a certain sort of black. [H]is voice, bearing, grammar, and diction, even his showy black cowboy hat, bother liberals in much the same way that Joe Frazier was not Muhammad Ali and Clarence Thomas was not Anita Hill. Black authenticity, as defined by Southern mannerisms and darker complexion, amplified by conservatism or traditionalism, earns liberal unease….

His speech and manner are as genuine as Obama’s are forced and often phony…. Cain is authentically African-American and of an age to remember the Jim Crow South; Obama, the son of an elite Kenyan and a white graduate student, came of age as a Hawaiian prep-schooler, whose civil-rights credentials are academic.

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