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If it should come to pass that Herman Cain, who is over the age of 35, is a natural-born American and is twice as black as Barack Obama, wins the Republican nomination, it will be fascinating to see if any liberals – black or white – will be able to restrain themselves from calling him an oreo or an Uncle Tom.

Taken as a group, there are probably no more courageous or principled people in America than black conservatives. Whether your name is Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Shelby Steele, Ward Connerly, Allen West or Herman Cain, you know that nine out of 10 of your relatives regard you as something of a white sheep. You also know that, in spite of everything you believe, speak or write, nine out of 10 of your relatives will regularly go out and vote for the likes of Barbara Lee, Charles Rangel, Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee and Jesse Jackson, Jr.

What’s more, they will vote for any presidential candidate with a (D) after his or her name and regard you as a traitor for not doing the same.

They will insist that you’re a lackey of the white man in spite of the fact that the biggest and worst plantation the world has ever seen is the party of Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Charles Schumer, Henry Waxman, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and John Kerry. Of course, these plantation bosses don’t require bullwhips. They keep the slaves in line through the redistribution of wealth, otherwise known as bribes.

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The other difference between the plantation overseers of the Confederacy and the modern-day Democrats is that while some of those in the old days suffered occasional pangs of conscience, the current ones never do. Instead, they take bows for being so racially tolerant, when the truth is that they are merely tolerant of black racism.

They are also tolerant of black underachievement. Thus, when a report comes out that 47 percent of Detroit’s black population is functionally illiterate, they don’t question themselves, the party that’s run Detroit for the past century, or the members of the teachers’ union, for that matter; instead, they insist on spending even more money to solve the problem of black illiteracy. They ignore the fact that Detroit already squanders $13,000-a-year per student, which is roughly $3,000-a-year above the national average.

On a related topic, I have long believed that the best thing to be said for the NFL is that it provides hundreds of guys with a way to get their hands on money without having to mug those of us who don’t weigh 280 pounds. In spite of the League’s sorry attempts to pass these thugs off as humanitarians and scholars, we had Michael Vick torturing and killing dogs; Adrian Peterson earning millions of dollars and referring to himself as a modern-day slave; and, most recently, Rashard Mendenhall, yet another self-described slave making millions, who took Americans to task for celebrating Osama bin Laden’s death.

If I sound a tad bitter, it’s because I am. In this country, people like Jeremiah Wright and Wallace Charles Smith are regarded as black religious leaders; race hustlers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are encouraged by the MSM to chastise white Americans; Attorney General Eric Holder refuses to prosecute black thugs for intimidating white voters; Barack Obama gets to take a shot at turning this country into a socialistic cesspool and nobody is allowed to call him on it without being labeled a racist; and hundreds of billions of tax dollars are funneled into black communities, where the illegitimate birth rate continues to far out-strip that of high-school graduations.

But nobody is supposed to breathe a word of this, lest black Democrats get their feelings hurt.

I recently had an epiphany: The problem with tyrannies is that the people don’t get to vote; the problem with democracies is that they do.

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