There has been a push lately to convince African Americans that the Republican party should be a viable choice. With billboards touting that “G.O.P. is the New Black,” and the rise of upstart Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, you’d think the party of Lincoln would be getting a second look by African Americans.

But then you have something like this. Conservative pundit, Ann Coulter recently told Fox News’ Shawn Hannity that Black Republicans are just “better” people than Black democrats.

Coulter hit Fox News to discuss the news of Herman Cain’s sexual harassment  lawsuit. As with Coulter and Hannity, GOP operatives are circling their wagons around Cain, the current frontrunner, and asserting that exposing these allegations is akin to “high tech lynching.” They are also comparing Cain’s sexual harassment woes (in which his company settled with the women) to the Clarence Thomas and Anita Thomas case in which many Republicans felt Hill fabricated her sexual harassment claims to bring down Thomas.

What I find interesting is that throughout Cain’s entire campaign, he–not Democrats–has constantly made racially charged comments. Cain famously said Americans should elect him, a “real Black man,” and accused Black voters of being brainwashed for voting for Democrats. Despite this, Republicans are the ones asserting that Democrats are race baiting and shaming Black voters into backing Liberal candidates. However, Coulter’s remarks, once again show Republicans aren’t really concerned about Black voters. If they were, Coulter wouldn’t give conservative Black voters the backhanded comment, “Our Blacks are so much better than their Blacks.” As if African Americans are still a commodity to be possessed.

Coulter is known for making controversial remarks. But using her to extoll the virtues of Herman Cain and present him as a credible choice for African-Americans simply because he’s had an “American Black experience” is just as disingenuous as those Democratic politicians who take African American voters for granted.

What I find so telling about Coulter’s rant is that despite talking up Herman Cain’s many positives, she still isn’t supporting him for President. She tells Hannity that Cain would make a good Vice President, which no doubt, is a tactic to appeal to Black voters.

If Republicans really want to encourage Black voters to switch parties they need to stop race bating and present credible candidates with policies that speak to the needs and concerns of Black voters.

What do you think of Ann Coulter’s remarks about Black Republicans vs. Black Democrats? Sound off.

  • African Mami

    If you ever listen to Ann Coulter, you either 1.)puke 2.)loose brain cells 3.) repeat #1 and #2 in that order.

  • Andryce76

    Of course they are
    Black repubsThey know their place
    Ask Michael Steele how long it took him to grovel to Limbaugh
    Talk to J.C. Watts

  • Alexandra

    Surprise, surprise. A large percentage of people who support the republican party just seem to live for racial controversy.

  • S.

    ROFL!

  • Buttons

    I don’t know who hurt her, but she’s a bitter and angry woman. That is one unstable chick.

  • apple

    the only way her she got this job was on her knees

  • Isis

    Exactly!!

  • B

    I agree with apple and African Mami.

    Btw: I detest it when white folks say “blacks.” It makes my skin crawl almost as bad as when they say “negroes.” Is it so hard to say “black people” or “black folks” or “African-Americans.” I rarely hear them say “whites” when referring to themselves.This is a nitpicky thing, but I’m starting to see a pattern: that some of the most detestable (and seemingly racist white folks) use the term “blacks” when referring to us. As if we’re not even people. You know what? In general, I would just like for them to stop discussing black folks and POC since they can rarely do it intelligently or without coming off as incredibly racist (from Bill O’Reilly, to Ann Coulter, to Bill Maher): I would like them to just stfu and talk about what they know: themselves, which they also seem to be rather uneducated about. (Wasn’t it Paolo Freire who said the oppressed always understand the oppressor better than the oppressor understands him/herself?) Okay, end ramble. This being said, Coulter is an idiot.

    Oh, and her differentiation between Cain and Obama, where she essentially parrots what smarter black intellectuals have said regarding Obama’s black American experience…as if she knows squat about the “American black experience.” Whatever. Cain and Obama certainly have different black American experiences (the latter being from slave-descended African-Americans, and the former not), but it’s not as thought Coulter has a damn clue about what that means.

  • SAA

    “If Republicans really want to encourage Black voters to switch parties they need to stop race bating and present credible candidates with policies that speak to the needs and concerns of Black voters.”

    Uhm and what other parties have presented “credible candidates” with policies that speak to the “needs and concerns of Black voters”? What are the needs and concerns of Black voters exactly?

  • iQgraphics

    I said it before and I’ll say it again:
    Ann Coulter should be fed through a paper shredder

    Period

  • http://triumphantwarriors.ning.com Wayne Moore

    Coulter is bitter and angry like a fox. She don’t give a shit about politics. She’s a rabble rouser who preys on the ignorance of republicans in order to get rich. Most of her boyfriends have been democrats for Godsake.

  • boho.barbie

    AA need to become independent and vote for whoever is going to benefit us. Forget loyalty to the Dems or G.O.P! Either way, we’re getting played!

  • Pilot

    Ann Coulter has her own self-interests in play whenever she opens her mouth, and anything else is a very, very distant second-place.

  • jamesfrmphilly

    if you looked like coulter you would have mental problems too…….

  • Shayna

    Damn Reagan for closing those mental hospitals…

  • Perverted Alchemist

    She’s just saying that so she can have a chance to to the Mandingo dance…

  • Sunny

    “Our” blacks???

    Our is a possessive pronoun…does she own blacks?

  • Pink

    Ann is a whiney ‘B”{

  • Buttons

    Yeah, she’s definitely a racist , but she’s emotionally unstable as well, seriously. She is no more passionate about her political views than anyone else. I sincerely believe that her issues are more personal than political. There are some left and right wing fanatics, but there are some reasonable republicans as well. When you are incapable of having a rational conversation with out becoming so emotionally charged that you have to hurl insults, that’s a psychiatric issue. I have known people like that and you cannot reason with them. No matter how much you try to engage them in a civil manner they insists on being confrontational. I have a family member like that and to keep the peace I just nod my head pretending to be in agreement and keep on moving. When I would see her on political discussion panels, I picked up very shortly that she ain’t just tripping of off being a conservative, that lady is crazy.

  • DundrMffln

    Jimmy Walker already hit that…ugh!

  • Fed-up!

    The Anne Coulters of the world and Fox News can kiss my black azz.

  • George

    I won’t try to defend Ann Coulter here, because I agree she is pretty extremist. But she did make a very good point. Can you compare, say, Jesse Jackson to Herman Cain? Can you compare Al Sharpton to Allen West? How about Maxine Waters to Condoleezza Rice? I’m sorry – in terms of intelligence, dignity, articulateness, etc… not even in the same ballpark.

    I think black conservatives are tested, ridiculed, hated, and criticized much more than black liberals are. So it follows that only black folks of very strong character and intelligence can go against the grain and be conservative, in spite of the expectation and pressure to be otherwise.

    And by the way, Herman Cain didn’t say that black people are brainwashed for voting Democrat. He did say that many black people, upon realizing that Cain was a “conservative”, or a “Republican”, refused to even listen to anything he had to say. To refuse to even consider an alternative viewpoint is indeed to be brainwashed – that’s what Cain said and I agree.

  • BeautyIAM

    I definitely plan on mingling in the world of politics a lot more just to understand crap like this.

    I love to hate Ann, but would is it really gonna do?

    Definitely have to give it up to Amber for breaking Ann down in this video.

  • http://twitter.com/hellonegro hellonegro

    When I heard her comments from the Fox broadcast I wanted to say, “Oh, so Missy Ann is a pundit now?!?!”. Really? Do you own blacks, Ann? How many Negroes do you own? How long have you been the mistress of the plantation? Damn.

    Dear African-American Republicans, You need to take off the watermelon suits and tap dancing shoes and listen to what the party really thinks about us. Yes, US. Don’t act like you’re special because you get to live in the house and master thinks you’re smart…for a negro. Yes, that’s right. Not as smart as ole masta, but smarter than those Democratic field coons. Oh, you don’t think that is what is actually being said? Well, then I think the Republicans surely “own” the right blacks for the job.

    Yall betta run on. I hear Missy Ann uh calling.

  • KJ

    This horse face looking woman need to put a plastic bag over head and shut the f*ck up.

  • Cam

    Ha! I didn’t even know she was a real person until I saw this article. I remember her character from an episode of Boondocks when she was fighting against the Freemans when a teacher called Riley the “N” word. After watching the Boondocks and reading this article, I can never take her seriously. LOL

  • Allow me to Retort

    I believe the democratic southerners that Miss Coulter is talking about were the part of deeply divided Democratic Party in the 50′s and 60′s, Democrats whom eventually became Dixiecrats and then were assimilated into the Republican Party. If you’re talking about the Warren Court, we all know that Earl Warren was far more liberal than anyone thought. Miss Coulter’s use of Democrat and Liberal are quite incongruous because the Democratic Party and the Liberal Party were not always one. The Republican Party used to be a bit more Liberal, but as time went on, the Republican Party created a New Right, no longer the Party of Lincoln but the conglomeration of Dixiecrats, Fundamentalist Christias, and Corporations. Now there’s nothing wrong with that, but the blatant misuse of Democrat and Liberal has images of a bit of logic fallacy embedded into it. Revisionist history, indeed.

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