The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is the founder and president of two dynamic organizations: BOND (Brotherhood Organization Of A New Destiny), a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to "Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man," and BOND Action, a 501(c) (4) organization whose purpose is to educate, motivate and rally Americans – especially black Americans – to greater involvement in the moral, cultural and political issues that threaten ourMore ↓Less ↑
Good men are a threat to this world. Case in point: Herman Cain.
Herman Cain stunned the political establishment by surging to the top of the field. But on Oct. 30, Politico released a story about sexual harassment allegations made against Cain when he was CEO of the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s.
Cain has repeatedly said he has “never sexually harassed anyone,” but he acknowledges that allegations were made against him: “Yes, I was falsely accused while I was in the National Restaurant Association, and I say falsely because it turned out, after the investigation, to be baseless.”
Cain is popular with the tea party, but does not have the GOP establishment’s backing. In fact, he complained publicly that former G.W. Bush adviser and now Fox News analyst Karl Rove was trying to damage him.
I interviewed Cain on my radio show earlier this year, and I also had the opportunity to spend some time with him at a private luncheon near Los Angeles. My impression is that he’s a very personable, smart and decent man.
Thus far, Cain’s accusers have not offered real proof to back up their charges. No photos, letters, emails, or witnesses.
Despite the lack of facts, the media have stalked Cain and his family for weeks. The constant speculation and negative media coverage has cast doubt in the minds of some of his supporters.
Even Sarah Palin and former Education Secretary Bill Bennett, who’ve both been attacked by the left, suddenly seem to be suffering from amnesia.
Herman Cain has answered all the questions, but Palin still says Cain needs to be “candid” and “truthful.” And Bennett wrote in National Review that the Cain campaign has run out of chances to brush off the issue. Really?
Conservatives must never lose sight of what the mainstream media are capable of.
The left knows that Obama’s domestic policy has been a disaster. He’s failed to turn the economy around and create jobs. His plan for re-election is to promote class warfare (Occupy Wall Street) and use race as a wedge issue to further divide this nation. In 2012, the race card will be used like never before to attack and intimidate the GOP candidates.
Cain is a threat because he’s a black conservative and a self-made businessman. The Democrats and the liberal media don’t want an Obama vs. Cain debate because Cain is not afraid of the race issue. And he annihilates the left’s narrative that black Americans need big government programs and benefits to succeed.
Cain is one of the first national leaders to publicly state that the pervasiveness of Planned Parenthood abortion clinics in black neighborhoods is tantamount to “planned genocide.” He told CNSNews.com that Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, wanted to prevent “black babies from being born.”
I believe that this is one of the reasons attorney Gloria Allred, a staunch feminist and Democratic donor, is involved in this witch-hunt.
In 2009, Allred made a special trip to Wichita, Kan., to attend the funeral of abortionist George Tiller and spoke at an event sponsored by NOW (National Organization of Women) “honoring” his work. Tiller, who was murdered, was one of three doctors in the country who performed late-term abortions. No doubt radical feminists have a vested interest in destroying Cain’s candidacy.
The Democratic Party has brainwashed most of the black population and turned them against Republicans, so the Congressional Black Caucus and others rightly see Cain as a threat to their stranglehold on the black masses. Singer Harry Belafonte recently called Cain a “bad apple.” Others have labeled his candidacy a “black minstrel show” for whites.
Cain even blasted the Occupy Wall Street protesters before it was cool to do so, telling them, “If you don’t have money, blame yourself!”
Even his 9-9-9 plan is a massive overhaul of the current unwieldy tax-code, and a major threat to the IRS and Washington special-interest groups.
Bottom line: Cain’s straight talk has angered many special-interest groups. These sexual-harassment allegations are unproven, and one can only deduce that like Justice Clarence Thomas, Cain is being subjected to the high-tech lynching meted out to black conservatives who dare to think for themselves.
The left cannot afford to have Cain’s conservative message and example influence this nation and black Americans. Otherwise it would be over for the Democratic Party, because black folks would wake up and leave their plantation.
This is not so much a political battle as much as a spiritual one. Cain, like other good men before him, is hated because of who he is. The world hates good, strong Christian men.
I’ve not endorsed anyone for president, but I do admire Herman Cain, and believe him to be a credible man of character. My desire is that the American people see through the lies and recognize this attack for what it is: an evil, politically motivated high-tech lynching to derail Cain’s chance of being president and affecting the world for good.