Ho Sit Down: GOP’s Herman Cain Says Obama Was ‘Raised In Kenya’

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Man, just argue policy! Quit with the fear mongering with the tea baggers.

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said in an interview with Bloomberg View columnist Jeffrey Goldberg last week that President Barack Obama was “raised in Kenya.”

The suggestion from the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza came in an exchange about why the GOP hopeful doesn’t consider himself an African American.

“I am an American. Black. Conservative,” he said in explaining his view on the matter. “I don’t use African American, because I’m American, I’m black and I’m conservative. I don’t like people trying to label me. African American is socially acceptable for some people, but I am not some people.”

Cain said that he considers himself to be “a black man in America” and feels stronger ties to the United States than to Africa. He suggested his perspective has been informed by the fact that he can trace most of his ancestors to the U.S. and it also “goes back to slavery.”

The presidential contender went on to draw a contrast between himself and the president, who he described as “more of an international,” before suggesting “he was raised in Keyna.”

In an interview with The Atlantic’s Joshua Green at the Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this year, Cain was asked whether he believes Obama was born in the United States.

“I have no idea,” he said at the time. “The fact that it has become an issue, or a controversy, does raise a question that I can’t say that I feel one way or the other because I have not reviewed all the various ‘proof’ one way or another.”

Dude is out of touch! You can trace your ancestors back to slaves who were brought here from where, Mr. Cain? Stop it. This guy’s political approach is definitely something to look out for. We’ll see if he continues to sing this song throughout the campaign process.

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  • big c

    I can agree with him on the black American part because it is true. I was born and raised here in America so I am a black American. My ancestors came from Africa a place I have never been. But the other shh he is talking about he can keep leave where Obama is from out of this. Speak on your plans to change America that helps all people not just the rich.

  • rel

    Is one of his eyes bigger that the other? Do some people call him Uncle Ruccas? Lol

  • Rigch

    That dude Herman along with big c are clowns. I suggest that whoever reads this post research the word black. If u subscribe to black u subscribe to white supremacy. There is no land nation or people called black outside of the united states construct. Black is a construct designed to denationalize you and your ancestors from who u were. You people let them steal ur name heritage books language writing land culture lineage and let them give u a white Jesus. We The original people of the planet need to stand up. I’m so ashamed of you all but I won’t give up on you.

  • Rigch

    I suggest that whoever reads this post research the word black. If u subscribe to black u subscribe to white supremacy. There is no land nation or people called black outside of the united states construct. Black is a construct designed to denationalize you and your ancestors from who u were. You people let them steal ur name heritage books language writing land culture lineage and let them give u a white Jesus. We The original people of the planet need to stand up. I’m so ashamed of you all but I won’t give up on you.

  • prissa

    Lol @ 100 lashes minimum.

    Also I guarantee not nare 1 of those white faces in that audience would vote for his black a$$ if their life depended on it. CEO of godfathers PIZZA – man STOP PLAYING!

  • Janay

    Wow only a black man. Smh who does this?

  • Steelcitychick

    @ Big c, Stuck, and Rigch….I see all your points of view, and you all made your points well. But please let me say this…How can we as people of Afrcan desent rise above these lables, if we can’t move on from history? This is not to say forget about where we came from, but to accecpt that we are Americans, regardless of our color. Yeah, Mr. Cain is playing it up for his consituants, but that’s what politians do to get the votes, and it makes me sick that he would settle for being the “House Negro” in order to get the votes, but he has a good point when he say’s ” he sees himself as a black man in America”. That I believe, is how we all need to look at ourselves! Honestly, how many of us go back to the Motherland every and say ” home sweet home”!

  • StuckInDaMatrix

    @King Beef If you do some research, you will find this blog is not Black owned! Blogs are being bought out now and are putting Black figureheads in the public’s eye so people won’t look behind the scenes. Much like everything else that is suppose to be for people of color smh.

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