Buchanan stands with Cain: Blacks ‘bought a lot of liberal propaganda on the liberal plantation’

Jeff Poor Media Reporter

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)