Good grief! This video is beyond offensive. The most contentious issue in this interview with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell and Herman Cain, is Cain’s job with the U.S. Navy as an Exterior Ballistics Analyst during the Vietnam War. Cain, a mathematician, explains that the Navy preferred to use him as a civilian, but that he entered the lottery and was not called. O’Donnell said he was offended that Cain did not enlist. Unbelievably, O’Donnell intimates that a man without Military experience should not be a Commander-in-Chief, all the while licking the wingtips of Barack Obama who certainly had no Military experience beyond commanding the brownshirts in AmeriCorp and ACORN. O’Donnell accuses Cain of “insulting the intelligence of Blacks,” and O’Donnell says the viewers asked him to ask that question. The “brainwashed” Blacks is discussed. Cain refuses to judge the dust-up about Hank Williams, Jr. and, then comes the accusations that Herman Cain did nothing for Blacks during the Civil Rights years. O’Donnell asks where Blacks would be sitting on the bus today had all Blacks followed his father’s advice and stayed at home. Cain’s answer was excellent. He said he was not a college student, but a high school student, and it was not “prudent” for him to put himself in harm’s way. Watch Cain’s reaction as O’Donnell accused him (with pure anger and great disdain) of standing-by and watching Blacks be murdered between 1963 and 1967 when Cain was a college student at Morehead. O’Donnell tries to get to the bottom of which candidate Cain would agree to be a Vice President with. Cain finally says “I am in this to win it,” and haven’t spent a lot of time looking at the Vice Presidential ticket. O’Donnell finally gets to Cain’s 9-9-9 Plan and misconstrues the details. Cain is such a good-spirited and upbeat guy. (During the interview Cain is in a Library autographing his book. You can hear cheering in the background).
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Begin this first video at 3:16 minutes-in to get to the first part of the interview.
Lawrence O’Donnell Interview With Herman Cain (video)
Lawrence O’Donnell and Herman Cain, Part 2 (video)