Herman Cain made a stunningly racist statement about African Americans today. And Fox host Stuart Varney gave him a stamp of approval.
On today’s Varney & Co, host Stuart Varney asked Herman Cain whether playing the “Ferguson” card would be “likely to increase the black vote in Georgia.” He was referring to a Georgia Democratic Party flyer invoking Ferguson to encourage voters to turn out. Varney was concerned, of course, that a big turnout of African American voters could be the deciding factor in electing Democrat Michelle Nunn, currently in a very tight Senate race.
Cain replied, “I don’t think so and here’s why. Many of my listeners are from Georgia, and I do have a lot of black listeners to my radio show. The good news is, a lot of black people are not that stupid, or they are not that ignorant to respond to something like that. It’s not 40 or 50% of the black population, because 40 or 50% probably are clueless other than party name and candidate.”
That’s quite an insult to African Americans. But Varney replied, “Herman Cain, always a pleasure, thanks for joining us today sir, appreciate it.”
Watch it below, via Media Matters.