Cain, a conservative Africa-American president, would be the immediate successor and antithesis of the first Africa-American to occupy the White House. Barack Obama is a thoroughly modern statist whose Democratic Party gains politically -- and handsomely -- from the perpetuation of African-American penury and reliance on Uncle Sam.
For all Mr. Obama's yammering about "hope and change," nothing much has changed for millions of African-Americans -- you know, all those underclass blacks in Detroit, East St. Louis, Newark, Camden, Cleveland, and Philadelphia. Check that. What has changed is that Mr. Obama has sought to make his fellow African-Americans more, not less, dependent on government -- therefore less, not more, free. The president has sought to take the black model of government dependence and make it the standard for the rest of the country.
Mr. Obama is, of course, ideally positioned to make an historic challenge to so-called civil rights leaders and black, mostly urban, politicians who keep African-Americans down. Yet Mr. Obama hasn't been even a scold. Instead, Mr. Obama has acted like any white Chicago Democrat ward-heeler, currying favors by spreading government largesse -- by helping corrupt black leaders and white enablers further entrench their positions through the doling out of taxpayer dollars and more government.
A Cain presidency would be a cosmic irony -- a towering affront, an epic challenge -- to African-American leaders and white progressives who profit from the bondage of African-Americans -- bondage in the form of welfare dependency, and bondage in a subculture that advances resentment, victimhood, and retribution.
President Cain would never have to declare a challenge to the nation's race industry, to its black and white leaders and stakeholders. Cain's very public being is already a challenge, hence African-Americans who oppose Cain deride him as an "Uncle Tom" or an "Oreo." (To Cain's credit, he struck back at his critics by saying that he left the "Democrat plantation a long time ago.") A Cain presidency would only skyrocket his unintended challenge to his African-American opponents and their white allies.
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