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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Oct 13, 2011 / 15 Tishrei, 5772

Cain's Moment

By Bob Tyrrell



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | As an observer on the national scene lo these many years, I have noted time and again that in a discussion of politics the first person to inject the topic of race into the discussion is often the racist. Though that person almost always affects to be without bigotry, in fact he or she is invariably a racist and hopes to emerge from the fracas as the moral colossus. Those who have followed the careers of the Rev. Jesse Jackson and his holiness Al Sharpton will get my drift. These frauds would have to be debating George Wallace to be the lesser racists, and, frankly, I think the contests would be too close to call.

Last week, we observed the phenomenon once again. This time it was in a discussion of politics on MSNBC led by Lawrence O'Donnell, who interviewed Herman Cain, the surprising "non politician" who is fast becoming a powerful contender for the Republican presidential nomination. O'Donnell is a white liberal. Cain is a black conservative. O'Donnell was clearly the racist as he led the discussion with a series of questions that most civilized people would find bizarre. O'Donnell was also a bully and a creep. The way his eyes rarely moved while he was directing a clearly offensive line of questioning to Cain suggests that he probably was not aware that his behavior was offensive. Sociopaths can be TV interviewers, too.

Since Cain came in second in a Florida straw poll, his star is rising. Now he is polling ahead of Mitt Romney in South Carolina. He has come up even in Virginia and is on the march almost everywhere. I say another appearance with the racist O'Donnell and he will be preparing to move into the White House.

O'Donnell's line in interviewing Cain is typical of how liberals treat conservative blacks, and white America does not like it. I doubt black America does either. O'Donnell might actually be a unifier, uniting all America once and for all against those who try to divide us along the lines of race. His lines of attack were breathtaking in their hypocrisy.

First, he attacked Cain for dodging the draft when Cain was working for the Navy in field ballistics and was asked by the Navy to continue his work as a civilian. He did. O'Donnell for his part never wore a uniform and never served in any branch of the armed forces. He got a deferment. Then he accused Cain of not supporting the civil rights movement by obeying his father and finishing high school and college. O'Donnell never aided the civil rights movement and did not perform particularly well in college. Still, he accused Cain of standing on the sidelines during the civil rights movement. O'Donnell was in the bleachers.

In his interview, he accused Cain of "insulting the intelligence of all blacks" for using the word "brainwash" to refer to voting automatically Liberal. With the utmost calm, Cain replied, "I did not insult the intelligence of all black Americans. I insulted the attitude of those who will not consider an alternate idea." And Cain went on to say that black people "did not consider my statements insulting because a lot of them are thinking for themselves." Then Cain did what a clever politician does. He turned around and focused not on himself defensively but on the president aggressively.

"Now, if they want to talk about insulting, they need to look at the president when he talks to the Congressional Black Caucus and insulted black people," said Cain. "In my opinion, by telling them to take off their slippers and put on their marching boots, when he has had nothing but failed policies." The other night in debate he did the same, defending his "9-9-9" policy program confidently. He does this with a cheerful demeanor that no one else in the race can muster. Cain is perfectly comfortable in debate and on the campaign trail.

His secret is that he is a superior gent. He has the best analytical mind of anyone in the race and the best disposition. That is a pretty good definition of character. O'Donnell is the opposite.

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