Herman Cain: ‘NAACP Has Lost Its Relevance’

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  • Herman Cain is back in the news talking again and this time around the topic is the NAACP.

    Friday on “Fox and Friends,” former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said that while he is grateful for the past work of the NAACP, the organization has “lost its relevance.”

    “It’s looking for its relevance in all of the wrong places. There used to be a war. And we won that war on civil rights. Are there some battles? Yes, there will always be. I believe that their new focus should be economic development, but they have not made that transition, so they have simply lost their relevance,” Cain said.

    Cain blamed a “double standard” for the negative reaction toward Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during his speech at the NAACP annual convention Wednesday:

    “There’s a double standard, just like there was a double standard all the way back when President Obama was Candidate Obama … because many people in that audience are liberal-thinking and they are basically overlooking the failure of this president and this administration.”
     

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    1. I think the NAACP and President Obama both have only one world view. They only see the world through the prism of the oppressed and the oppressor or as some would say the “Have’s and the Have nots.” Every thing is looked at through this prism.

    2. I do agree Black people have not focused on economics and thats why collectively we are on the bottom economically. Yelling crying bout racism will Never be respected. Plus our propensity to the slavemaster’s Version of christanity is a Big hinderance to our progress.

    3. Those who are in support of President Obama should be out working for his re-election not wanting him to waste his time and resources pandering to him.

      Much of the President’s current difficulties in getting anything passed is that his supporters did not get out and vote in the 2010 elections and allowed Tea Partiers and Republicans to take over.

      People need to be just as involved in local, state, mid-elections and ballot referenda as they are in choosing the President.

    4. Herman Cain, once a respected businessman, will have to fight hard to regain any credibility after the Minstrel Show he put on for the RNC. It’s painful to see him reduced to shill.

    5. There have been no reports on blackamericaweb or other media stating that the NAACP was taking ads out in newspapers for an item called relevance. Herman Caine is talking out the sides of his neck. Maybe he had a previous engagement which prevented him from being a part of that black conservation group who were cheering for Romney during his remarks at the NAACP convention.
      A double-standard? You doggone right! So called Obamacare is patterned after Romneycare. Herman Caine ain’t got the guts to mention that fact. Probably because he has bought into everything Mitt Romney represents and hopes to get an invitation to the White House if Romney gets elected.

    6. Herman Cain is a prominent African American Conservative who has strong point of views on variety of issues , and is worth listening to Even if many individual African Americans disagree with Herman Cain .
      We should always respect each other ,and care for each other , even if we disagree politically. We are all Blacks . We all have relatives we care about whose point of views we disagree with

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    8. This is why the naacp cannot be taken seriously. They provide 97% of the vote for this president and this is how he shows his gratitude. Complete and utter disrespect toward the black community and then have the nerve to send this clown surrogate to speak to them. Our vote is definitely being taken for granted and everybody except us knows it. At least Romney the actual presidential candidate took time out his busy schedule to address them, yet obama has mounds of excuses for not showing up. He can show up in person at $30k dinners in Hollywood but can’t even show up to speak to his own people, and we sit back an except this treatment. I am embarrassed for black people but especially the naacp because it shows just how irrelevant they have become for all in this nation to see. We as a people have truly been underserved and are in desperate need for a true leader.Dr.King must be rolling over in his grave and would be extremely disappointed in what we have for supposedly leadership. Not one member from the cbc, sclc, naacp or concerned black clergy has stepped forward to express their disappointment in the way the president treated the naacp, we are truly a lost people.

    9. Their may be some truth but how can one man change anything when he has no help from a congress that is dead set on making sure that he fails!

    10. Herman Cain made some valid comments. We need to focus on the economy ,Black empowerment, black accountability for our own behaviors .
      Let’s have this discussion like professionals without insulting each other, it’s time to listen and find new solutions based on an America that is broke due to bad behaviors by our politicians from both sides of thei sle

    11. You know, Mr. Cain has made some valid points. However, after seeing what the Republican party has done with this country over the last three years, I see a need for the NAACP for years to come. Someone has to stand up for us, and the best people to represent us is US! The NAACP has not lost its relevance, but it is going to take us to make sure the work they do is not in vain .

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