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Entries by Earl Ofari Hutchinson from 10/2011

Cain and the GOP Can't De-Brainwash Blacks

| Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain dredged up the stock GOP racial attack canard that blacks are brainwashed into blindly backing the Democrats. Pat Buchanan wasted no time in jumping in and agreeing.

President Obama Doesn't Deserve the Knock From Wall Street Occupiers

| Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics

To dump blame on Obama for not rising above the sordid history of Wall Street greed and abuse aided and abetted by successive presidents and Congress ignores, confuses, and disparages what Obama tried to do, what he was able to do, and what was impossible to do.

How Herman Cain Peddles the Delusion that Racism is Dead

| Posted 10.11.2011 | Black Voices

Herman Cain knew two things were certain to happen when he blathered that racism doesn't hold anybody back. One, it would get the media tongues wagging furiously. Two, it would increase the rapture of ultra-conservatives for him. He was right.

The Unthinkable: A Cain Versus Obama Match-Up

| Posted 10.14.2011 | Black Voices

Though still unlikely, Herman Cain's quick rise to the top of the GOP presidential candidate heap makes Cain versus Obama now at least thinkable. This head-to-head would give voters the sharpest contrast in living political memory.

Cain's Black Voter Fantasy

| Posted 10.19.2011 | Black Voices

Herman Cain's notion that he can get a big chunk of the black vote is intriguing, but a fantasy. Cain, though, is hardly the first to step into fantasy land with the notion that the GOP can grab lots of black votes.

President Obama's Iraq Withdrawal Should Silence the Naysayers

| Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics

Wars are always easy to start, but never easy to end, especially when they are inherited from another administration, an administration of the opposing party.

Why Cain was Applauded for Trashing the Unemployed

| Posted 10.26.2011 | Black Voices

The cheers that GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain got from the GOP faithful for his full throated defense of Wall Street and his trash of the unemployed for being unemployed was no surprise.

The Presidential Battle for the Latino Vote Will be Fierce

| Posted 10.28.2011 | Latino Voices

Republicans know that they don't need a majority to punch the Republican ticket; they only need a strategic minority of Hispanic voters in the must-win states to punch the GOP ticket. Obama knows that too, and he'll wage a fierce battle to make sure that doesn't happen.

Hillary for President Talk Is Just Another Nasty Way to Slam Obama

| Posted 10.28.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton can say "no" to the pesky pleas for her to run for president in 2012 until she's blue in the face. It won't make any difference. There will be yet another poll that shows she's far more popular than President Obama as the Democratic presidential standard bearer.

Cain May Not Be a Flash in the Pan

| Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

With Perry fumbling and bumbling on the campaign trail and with his ultra-conservative credentials slightly frayed or at best suspect, Cain even has value as the anti-Perry Christian conservative surrogate.