Republican presidential contender Herman Cain is surging in the latest polls, but he is also facing some backlash for saying that “African-Americans have been brainwashed into not being open minded, not even considering a conservative point of view.”
According to MSNBC commentator Pat Buchanan, Cain was spot-on in his analysis.
“John McCain got the same share of the African-American vote as David Duke got for running for Governor of Louisiana. Anyone think John McCain is a racist or an ex-klansman? That is ridiculous,” Buchanan told MSNBC host Martin Bashir. “I think the African-American community has embraced the Great Society liberalism which has proved devastating for the African-American families.”
Buchanan mentioned various social indicators that he said proves that blacks have been underserved by Democratic politicians.
“Seventy-one percent of African-American kids are born out of wedlock. Half of them drop out of high school. The whole welfare state mentality I think has been deeply devastating,” Buchanan asserted. “I admire Herman Cain for standing up and going against if you will the conventional wisdom.”
Bashir pressed Buchanan for a firm answer on whether black voters were “brainwashed,” as Cain alleged.
Yes, Buchanan replied, “I think what he’s saying is they bought a lot of liberal propaganda on the liberal plantation and think he’s right.”
The remark stunned Bashir. “On the liberal plantation,” he ponderously repeated. “Wow. Thank you for joining us.”
(h/t Media Matters)