Herman Cain Criticizes Morgan Freeman Remarks, Praises Tea Party

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Herman Cain will never occupy the Oval Office, but he's become a popular figure on the campaign trail this fall, and as an African-American, his rebuttal to Morgan Freeman's controversial comments about the Tea Party carries some weight.

If you missed it, Freeman called the Tea Party racist on Piers Morgan Tonight Friday, criticizing the conservative movement's disdain for President Obama.

GOP presidential candidate Cain, the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, disagrees.

Appearing on Fox's Your World with Neil Cavuto, the Hermanator said:

"Well, first of all, I doubt if Morgan Freeman, with all due respect, who's a great actor, has ever been to a Tea Party. Most of the people that are criticizing the Tea Parties... about having a racist element, they have never been to a Tea Party."

"I just think that it's sad that they're so short-sighted understanding what the Tea Party citizen movement is all about. I'm not offended by it, because it doesn't slow down my momentum. It doesn't slow down the reaction I get from people."

Cain, whose campaign is riding high after winning the Florida straw poll, added, "Name-calling is something that's going to continue, because they don't know how to stop this movement. And this movement is making a big difference in politics."

"A lot of the traditional Democrats are moving to the center or moving over to vote for conservatives. They're taking another look at a Herman Cain."

What do you think? Is the Tea Party racist?


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You people have got to be kidding me. Is Hollywood this stupid? Herman Cain is a force not to be reckoned with. He will win GOP with Tea Party support and beat Obama in 2012 by a landslide that will break Regan's victory. As for the blacks who say he is Uncle Tom, quit living in the past and see if you can move foreward for a change. Get rid of that chip and spread the word that this election wont be about skin color. By the way you would classify me as a redneck because Herman already has 90% of their vote.


If the Tea Party wasn't racist it would embrace more minorities to join their group, the majority of its members are White. All Black people aren't stupid.


Here's some stupid logic from a previous poster: "Those who complain about people who use this alleged "race card" should ask themselves why such a "card" is even needed. Things that make you go hmmm... " Thats like saying "Those who complain about racists should ask themselves why this racism is even needed. Things that make you go hmmm... "


what is racist about people speaking up for the constitution? If I remember correctly wasn't it a Conservative (Abraham Lincoln, Republican, 16th president of the United States) who ended slavery. The TEA party is all about power to the people not the government. Obama is worse than Carter. We have to vote him out. The liberal movement wants to enslave the people to the government, we need a president who wants to emancipate people from the government. TEA for everyone!


Herman Cain has also rightfully said that Obama is hurting the future of black youths by alienating them against American business and corporations. Obama is intentionally fueling the fires of racism by turning blacks against the very society they live in, causing them to think they are helpless victims, and diminishing their chances to succeed in life. Yet, it is his policies that have taken the black man's unemployment to 19%, an all-time high. Much like Bill Cosby, and others who have attempted to insert work ethics and morality into the black youth culture, Mr. Cain is called an "Uncle Tom" by the liberal pundits who maintain power and make money selling misery. The Tea Party is REAL AMERICA. But Obama and his minions, who are determined to "fundamentally change America", use "racism" and "Uncle Tom" as their offensive weapons, while they hold black Americans hostage as Democrat voters, through their empty promises to take care of them from cradle to grave.


Herman Cain don't think the Tea Party is a Racist group because they accept him at their meetings. Herman Cain is just another uncle Tom who think because he live in the big house the massa is a nice man. But reality soon strike. Also "Spoil Voters", if you know what that is, are the ones who are putting those way-out candidate into the lime lite because they know these candidate don't have the chance of a snowball in hell. I do the same thing, go out in a primary and vote for a candidate on the opposing side who I know don't have a chance, in the general election. This is used to confuse them. So let Herman Cain go ahead. At least they are spending money which helps the economy.


The tea party is against BIG government running our lives and taking away constitutional freedom as well as being against unfair taxes and is against the propaganda machine. Obama is awful, his politics are awful. Obama is an awful man. GO CAIN GO!!!!!!!


The real racism lies in the mouths of those who claim racism themselves. People like Morgan Freeman should keep his damn mouth shut. He's speaking to his liberal base and losing one fan, ME. What a dumb punk.


I must say, strange sentence to open this article. "Herman Cain will never occupy the Oval Office..." Is this a given?


Those who complain about people who use this alleged "race card" should ask themselves why such a "card" is even needed. Things that make you go hmmm...