Herman Cain Thinks President Obama Was Raised in Kenya

Your Black World reports.

GOP Presidential Candidate Herman Cain seems to be getting a wee bit Sarah Palin-like with his analysis.  During a recent interview with Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Gooldberg, Cain stated that President Obama was raised in the African country, instead of Indonesia, where he spent his childhood.

Cain then went on to explain why he is more of an American than President Obama, and also why he doesn’t consider himself to be an African American.

“I am an American. Black. Conservative,” said Cain. “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 feels almost no ties to Africa and considers himself a “black man in America.”  He also noted that, unlike President Obama, he can trace his roots all the way back to slavery.

Earlier in the year, when interviewed by The Atlantic, Cain said that he has no idea if President Obama was born in the United States.

“I have no idea,” he said. “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.”

 

 

  • Berdell Fleming

     The sad fact is Mr.Cain does not bknow who he is and this is the result of being taught by people who want you to be mislead. Mr. Cain needs to read “The Miseducation of the Negro”.

    • YoungBlack&Educated

      Miseducation of the Negro? Anyone (Black) with an education that does NOT follow the typical African American (liberal) way of thinking is a sell out or doesn’t connect with their (People) blackness. This is politics…don’t play the game if you don’t like or can’t handle the rules…if you can do better than any of these guys (especially the Black educated…brave) leaders who step in the game and don’t have skeletons falling from there mouths…no criminal records…and are speaking up for who and what they believe can change things, instead of sitting behind a screen or in front of a t.v. angry because you have not applied yourself and can’t do the job. Like Gil Scot Heron said ” there is a lot to be done…if your not gong to do something about it, then shut the *#%k up”…REALLY!
        Just because our  half BROTHER Barack is running the show we can’t say we don’t like his actions or another BROTHER can’t step to him in public on public issues??? Get a clue BLACK PEOPLE!!!!! I hope Mr.Cain(an educated..hard working…business man) gives Mr.President and this entire country a good run for there money. The plantation is still open but you have the ability and the wright to go free and yet we beg to stay!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shakka-Zulu/1379420279 Shakka Zulu

    This  is typical european negro behavior, one black as the attack dog against the other black, while whitey sit back, laugh and watch us knock each other out…Herman Cain will get his runaway slave beating from whitey sooner rather than later, after he finish doing whitey’s dirty job…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shakka-Zulu/1379420279 Shakka Zulu

    This  is typical european negro behavior, one black as the attack dog against the other black, while whitey sit back, laugh and watch us knock each other out…Herman Cain will get his runaway slave beating from whitey sooner rather than later, after he finish doing whitey’s dirty job…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Olin-Ross/546574576 Olin Ross

      But he is a puppet or a  humanoid…. People are talking as though this piece of dung is human….

    • Cindy207d

      Amen!

  • Herbcaroll

    Mr. Cain, Please have the decency and committment to avoid raising public awareness of yourself and your ideaology buy making or suggesting negative and unfounded remarks about our president. This makes you look terribly deminished!  Are your merits not enough?

  • Al Dawson

    I understand that Mr. Cain, you are a businessman…I am wondering  about your political abilities.  It seems to me that once Mr Obama cleared up the misconception of where he was born that we as a nation would have much more important things to discuss.  In listening to the debate last night there is nothing that Mr Obama has accomplished in his two plus years as president.  None of the Republicans indicated that they would really like to roll up their sleeves and work with the president with Medicare , social security, education, assisting with the dilemma of the working class, improving the job market.  Mr. Cain you can do better that that…I know that you were raised differently in your home. You come across more like John McCain than Herman Cain.  I think of the condition in which the nation was in when Mr. Obama took the presidency from George Bush.  We really had very few friends in other nations.  Mr. Obama when out to rectify that.  He went out and rectified the financial problems with the automobile industry.  This was accomplished while you people was wishing the industry to fall flat on their faces.  What have you accomplished for you country Mr. Cain?    

    • Herbcaroll

      I don’t believe that he has adequate political saavy. Baking a great pizza, does NOT a leader of the FREE WORLD make. In short , lets not mistake having the boldness to run for having the ability to do the job.

    • Herbcaroll

      I don’t believe that he has adequate political saavy. Baking a great pizza, does NOT a leader of the FREE WORLD make. In short , lets not mistake having the boldness to run for having the ability to do the job.

  • Anonymous

    Just when I thought I had heard and seen it all.  They send Mr. Cain out from the back porch, especially when everyone knows he doesn’t have a snowballs chance in Hell being anywhere near the GOP nominee.  He’s just a low class mud slinger for the powers that be is all.  He should be ashamed of himself but from his comments he’s clearly not and that is the shame in itslef.

    • sheba

      i could not have said it better amen

  • Anonymous

    What is annoying is GOP and right wing news listing as potential GOP nominees are all white people. Herman Cain is being vilified. But he does not see that. During the Hannity show, Hannity treated Cain as ignorant Black man because he did not understand one term used for Israel boarder. Last week O’rielly asked Cain how he would confront tax. Cain fumbled. This gave O’rielly weapon to destroy Cain as nothing more than trash. This underscores my believe that to get GOP nomination and money you have to be a White male. Cain should not be another Clarence Thomas. I am asking Cain to leave GOP and TEA Party to join us in TEAMOBAMA.

  • Anonymous

    What is annoying is GOP and right wing news listing as potential GOP nominees are all white people. Herman Cain is being vilified. But he does not see that. During the Hannity show, Hannity treated Cain as ignorant Black man because he did not understand one term used for Israel boarder. Last week O’rielly asked Cain how he would confront tax. Cain fumbled. This gave O’rielly weapon to destroy Cain as nothing more than trash. This underscores my believe that to get GOP nomination and money you have to be a White male. Cain should not be another Clarence Thomas. I am asking Cain to leave GOP and TEA Party to join us in TEAMOBAMA.

    • Herbcaroll

      I agree and I quote the late Johnny Cochran to Mr. Cain,”PREPARATION PREPARATION PREPARATION! moreover than being white, u must at the very least be capable. Black, white, purple or green, knowledge is a supreme factor and I think this holds true for the greater segment of Americans.

  • Lbboss1

    If he feels that he is an American and he has that right, then why say you are black, conservative and an American, not in that order. Come on, it does not matter if you consider yourself to be black or not, other people, most people will do the consideration for you.

  • Lbboss1

    If he feels that he is an American and he has that right, then why say you are black, conservative and an American, not in that order. Come on, it does not matter if you consider yourself to be black or not, other people, most people will do the consideration for you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Olin-Ross/546574576 Olin Ross

    Herman Cain can not help what he says……He is a puppet ….A puppet do not have the ability to reason because he or she is brainless…

  • Aaron

    Mr. Cain when this campaign of potential republican nominees is over, take your skank low down butt to the house of shame. They don’t want Our President Obama, what makes you think these Gentiles would support your A- -? Last night after the debate, how many rushed up to engage you in conversation….none! You appeared to be a lost fool walking over to the edge of the platform looking for recognition and no one even looked in your direction. Instead of supporting our President, you denigrate him and just as they did Michael Steele, they’ll thrown your dumbazz under the bus….el creepo!!

  • Nii-Kootse

    Going thru the comment I have come to see how this article is “no news”.
    With the world perpertully set on fire for big money,
    Black Africans had been the human machines which built the riches of the world today,
    Back on the continent, manpower resoucre had dwindled, our nature given minerals had are stolen at poverty prices as the raw material.
    But still today Black Africans, the world over are the poorest group. Now the world is coming for Africa from the Africans. 
    Meanwhile my educated brothers are still fighting about who is or not “black like me” 
    I pray when we will come to learn that unity is strength.

  • Nii-Kootse

    Going thru the comment I have come to see how this article is “no news”.
    With the world perpertully set on fire for big money,
    Black Africans had been the human machines which built the riches of the world today,
    Back on the continent, manpower resoucre had dwindled, our nature given minerals had are stolen at poverty prices as the raw material.
    But still today Black Africans, the world over are the poorest group. Now the world is coming for Africa from the Africans. 
    Meanwhile my educated brothers are still fighting about who is or not “black like me” 
    I pray when we will come to learn that unity is strength.

  • Cindy207d

    Mr. Cain here’s the problem, if the repubs don’t want President Obama who is half caucasian, and half africian in the  white house what make you think they want you there.  I’m not trying to put you down as we as black people have a tendency to do, but use the intelligency you claim too have and back off President Obama.  In there eyes President Obama is just another black person that don’t know what he’s doing.  How is two and a half years gonna right the wrong that was done too the american people in eight years bye Bush.

  • Cdbharris

    This is a sad indication that many black Americans still remian uneducated about their history.  Mr. Cain must remember that slaves were brought to America from Africa; thus are descendants of African Slaves  … hence some black Americans identify as African Americans. Mr. Cain states, “Unlike Obama, he can trace his roots back to slavery.”  I wonder what his African ancestors who were shackled in chains, forced to leave and forget all connections to their beloved Africa would say to Mr. Cain about his disconnect from Africa. Mr. Cain, If you want to challenge President Obama, please do so on the issues and not on your or his identification with / connection to Africa.  Thank you!  

  • Fred Hewitt

    Mr. Cain, while I am yet to understand your political platform, I am thoroughly in agreement with your not liking the term “African American”. To me, BLACK is quite nice.
    WHITE is quite nice too. But why do we not call them European American?

  • Wlawson95

    So, if I’m reading this correctly, he doesn’t recognize that he has African heritage and the term African American is more accurate than black?  Also, just to be clear, he has no basis in fact that proves that President Obama was raised in Kenya, even though all eveidence shows he was raised in Indonesia.  So basically, he is just another person giving an uninformed opinion.

  • http://www.mosquitonet.com/~prewett/ John Prewett

    Mr. Cain is liked and respected by many Black and White people.   Whereas Obama is the choice of White liberals, White socialist, White “progressives”, White homosexuals, White feminist, and niggas.   

  • http://www.facebook.com/twyche Terrill Wyche

    The funny thing about Cain’s comment about President Obama is that it’s one conservative gossiping about another one. President Obama has moved the conservative agenda forward more effectively than any one of those so-called Black Conservatives could have. All the tax cuts for the wealthy, the war, and this new so-called budget are all goals of the Republican Party. None of the Black Conservatives have proven effective enough to advance any of the Republican Party’s agenda in any significant way.