Rupert Murdoch really likes Ben Carson and had some praise for him on Twitter tonight that also contained a veiled swipe at President Obama:In case the tweet embedded above has been deleted by the time you read this, Murdoch wrote, "Ben and Candy Carson terrific. What about a real black president who can properly address the racial divide? And much else."
Ben and Candy Carson terrific. What about a real black President who can properly address the racial divide? And much else.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) October 8, 2015
Well, it kills conservatives that a Democrat is America's first black president. They frequently insist that Obama didn't really attain that milestone, and that one of their own will attain it soon.
Go to Amazon and you can still buy a "Herman Cain - America's first REAL Black President " keychain from a shop called Barger's Boutique:
On her radio show four years ago, Laura Ingraham seconded this notion:
Well I have a question. Herman Cain, if he became president, he would be the first black president, when you measure it by -- because he doesn’t -- does he have a white mother, white father, grandparents, no, right? So Herman Cain, he could say that he’s -- he’s -- he’s the first, uh -- he could make the claim to be the first -- yeah, the first Main Street black Republican to be the president of the United States. Right? He’s historic too.In this election cycle, there's a Carson site with the URL firstrealblackpresident.com:
Elsewhere, in comments sections and on message boards, we see the likes of this:
And then there's a peculiar notion floated by Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos:
DONALD TRUMP WOULD BE THE REAL FIRST BLACK PRESIDENTWhat Murdoch tweeted is crazy. But that craziness has deep roots in modern conservatism.
... Donald Trump ... is, culturally speaking, a terrific fit for black America.... Blacks seem to identify with Trump’s swagger: they put him in enough rap songs, after all. He’s got hip-hop cred and defiant charisma the dreary Obama could never hope to match....
There is a minority war brewing between blacks and Latinos in America, fuelled by the policies and attitudes of a white Left that has forgotten about the civil rights struggle, and Trump is one of the very few, on either side of the political divide, who appears to at least understand the black side of the argument.
Donald Trump would be the real first black president.