Limbaugh Defends Cain From "Racist Hit Job"

Limbaugh Defends Cain From "Racist Hit Job"

Limbaugh Defends Cain From "Racist Hit Job"

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
Oct. 31 2011 2:01 PM

Limbaugh Defends Cain From "Racist Hit Job"

The man with the golden microphone makes his feelings known.

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Jackie Robinson in the 1960s was denounced. Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball, was denounced as an "Uncle Tom" because he supported Republicans in the 1960s. Jackie Robinson. The left, the Democrat Party of the day called Jackie Robinson an Uncle Tom. Throughout the history of this program people have called and asked me, "Why do Republicans do X?" or, "Why don't Republicans do Y?" This is your answer: The Republican Party is scared to death of the mainstream media. They are deathly afraid of it. Herman Cain was not. Herman Cain exhibited no fear of the mainstream media. Herman Cain, on the campaign trail, is saying what he believes; proposing what he's proposing.
This is how the mainstream media keeps the Republican Party in check: They're scared to death of this kind of thing happening to them. Pure and simple. It's also why (I'm just predicting) you're not going to see too many people in the official Republican establishment rise up to Herman Cain's defense.

Limbaugh and Ann Coulter are taking the same tack today.

David Weigel is a reporter for the Washington Post.