This interview has to go into the How Dare You Hall of Fame. MSNBC Lawrence O’Donnell interviewed GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain last night and he took him to the “woodshed”. He asked Cain why did he not participate in the sit-ins going on in the 1960s. Cain references this in his book and tells how his father told them to behave and when asked to go to the back of the bus to go. he said they also steered clear of downtown where alot of the activity was going on. O’Donnell sitting safely on his high horse said what if his father had given this same advise to Rosa Parks where would black people be today? I was stunned watching this and i just have to say how dare you Mr. O’Donnell. he went on to challenge Cain when he said he was in high school during this time and says he was in fact a college student. Really you think he should have been active? Well that is not you call now Mr. O’Donnell nor was it your call then. I admire the college students that risked their lives during that turbulent time but sitting here comfortably in 2011 I would never criticize someone’s decison who grew up in the Jim Crow south decision to simply try to survive and if it were not pathetic this exchange would have been funny. Let’s look at Herman Cain now. To try to paint him as a coward in the 60′s is a poor way to criticize the philosopy he now espouses. We’ve got big problems now and that is what should have been discussed. does he have solutions? Not some hypothetical nonsense rooted in the past.
The Lawrence O’Donnell and Herman Cain Interview or should we call it the O’Donnell Inquisition
By musesofamom, on October 7, 2011 at 7:51 pm, under Ebony Mom Politics. Tags: African American, African Americans, Barack Obama, black america, Black People, Black women, CNN, Current Events, Democratic Party, Fox News, gop, Herman Cain, Lawrence O'Donnell and herman Cain, media, Morning Joe, MSNBC Lawrence O'donnell, nbc, politics, President Barack Obama, President Obama, racism, Republicans. 16 Comments
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