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Herman Cain: Blacks Finally Hearing Truth on GOP

Friday, 14 Jan 2011 06:52 PM

By Henry J. Reske and Ashley Martella

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African-American voters are finally getting the facts about the Republican Party and beginning to turn away from their traditional pattern of voting for Democrats, Atlanta talk radio host Herman Cain tells Newsmax.TV. The former CEO said talk radio has been key to this transformation and that is why liberals are seeking to resurrect the Fairness Doctrine.

“I’ve had a lot of people tell me, and they would call my show and volunteer information as to the fact they were black, they were American and they were starting to see the light,” Cain said. “You see when people have the right information they will make the right decision. This is one of the reasons that the liberals continue to want to try to promote this unfair Fairness Doctrine.”

Cain, an African-American who recently formed a presidential campaign exploratory committee, said that liberals do not want blacks and minorities to know the truth about the Democratic Party or to know the truth about the Republican Party.

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“Now that people are listening to talk radio and they’re getting the right facts about what the Republican Party stands for more and more people are beginning to vote Republican and align themselves with Republican values,” he said.

The Fairness Doctrine dates back to 1949 and required broadcasters to present a balanced view of both sides of a controversial issue. The Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of the doctrine in 1987 is often credited with the rise of talk radio. The Tucson shooting that killed six and wounded more than a dozen, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, coupled with the recent harsh political rhetoric, has sparked a renewed call for the doctrine’s reinstatement.

Cain, who went to Arizona to do broadcasts of his show, called claims that conservative talk radio somehow contributed to the tragedy silly and disrespectful.

“I say that is just silly, silly, silly, is what I say,” he said. “It has been well established that the deranged young man was in fact deranged that committed that terrible tragedy on the people that died as well as Congresswoman Giffords. It’s silly to try to spin a tragedy into liberal talking points against a conservative talk show host or anybody that’s conservative. I think it’s just a silly argument and disrespectful to the families of those that lost their lives.”

He said that efforts to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine had no chance of success in Congress and any attempt to do it through regulation would be met by public opposition. “The American people are going to be very aware of these backdoor regulations that are going to try and silence people like me and others who are simply telling people the truth.”

As to his presidential exploratory committee, Cain said it allows him to test two things.

“One, the level of voter support for an unconventional candidate like myself, meaning I’m not a politician; I’m a businessman, a problem solver. And secondly, it will allow me to test how much financial support I will be able to garner. … The early indications as well as what we’ve already done have exceeded our expectations.”

If he should become a candidate, Cain said he would focus on the issues of strengthening national security, unleashing the full economic potential in our economy, cutting spending, fixing the immigration problems and developing an energy independence strategy.
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Gabrielle Giffords, coupled with the recent harsh political rhetoric, has sparked a renewed call for the doctrine’s reinstatement.<br /> <br /> Cain, who went to Arizona to do broadcasts of his show, called claims that conservative talk radio somehow contributed to the tragedy silly and disrespectful.<br /> <br /> “I say that is just silly, silly, silly, is what I say,” he said. “It has been well established that the deranged young man was in fact deranged that committed that terrible tragedy on the people that died as well as Congresswoman Giffords. It’s silly to try to spin a tragedy into liberal talking points against a conservative talk show host or anybody that’s conservative. I think it’s just a silly argument and disrespectful to the families of those that lost their lives.”<br /> <br /> He said that efforts to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine had no chance of success in Congress and any attempt to do it through regulation would be met by public opposition. “The American people are going to be very aware of these backdoor regulations that are going to try and silence people like me and others who are simply telling people the truth.”<br /> <br /> As to his presidential exploratory committee, Cain said it allows him to test two things.<br /> <br /> “One, the level of voter support for an unconventional candidate like myself, meaning I’m not a politician; I’m a businessman, a problem solver. And secondly, it will allow me to test how much financial support I will be able to garner. … The early indications as well as what we’ve already done have exceeded our expectations.”<br /> <br /> If he should become a candidate, Cain said he would focus on the issues of strengthening national security, unleashing the full economic potential in our economy, cutting spending, fixing the immigration problems and developing an energy independence strategy.<br /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /> <param name="allowNetworking" value="all" /> <param name="movie" value="http://w3.newsmax.com/unicorn/UMTremorPlayer.swf" /> <param name="flashvars" value="config=http://r.unicornmedia.com/embed/34f67228-253e-4802-ab0f-e1def2fe6652?view=item%26view_id=0cf054df-1e9b-4a00-be6b-a572c85916ca&programID=4babd38e02aac " /><noembed>Jan. 14, 2011 — Talk show host Herman Cain, who is considering a run for president, reacts to the attacks on conservative talk hosts from the left in the wake of the Arizona shootings. 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Gabrielle Giffords, coupled with the recent harsh political rhetoric, has sparked a renewed call for the doctrine’s reinstatement.<br /> <br /> Cain, who went to Arizona to do broadcasts of his show, called claims that conservative talk radio somehow contributed to the tragedy silly and disrespectful.<br /> <br /> “I say that is just silly, silly, silly, is what I say,” he said. “It has been well established that the deranged young man was in fact deranged that committed that terrible tragedy on the people that died as well as Congresswoman Giffords. It’s silly to try to spin a tragedy into liberal talking points against a conservative talk show host or anybody that’s conservative. I think it’s just a silly argument and disrespectful to the families of those that lost their lives.”<br /> <br /> He said that efforts to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine had no chance of success in Congress and any attempt to do it through regulation would be met by public opposition. “The American people are going to be very aware of these backdoor regulations that are going to try and silence people like me and others who are simply telling people the truth.”<br /> <br /> As to his presidential exploratory committee, Cain said it allows him to test two things.<br /> <br /> “One, the level of voter support for an unconventional candidate like myself, meaning I’m not a politician; I’m a businessman, a problem solver. And secondly, it will allow me to test how much financial support I will be able to garner. … The early indications as well as what we’ve already done have exceeded our expectations.”<br /> <br /> If he should become a candidate, Cain said he would focus on the issues of strengthening national security, unleashing the full economic potential in our economy, cutting spending, fixing the immigration problems, and developing an energy independence strategy.<br />

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