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Herman Cain is playing the victim card:

"I'm an American Black Conservative - an ABC -- and I'm proud of it," Cain said. "And because I've been affiliated with the conservative movement, and had the audacity to go on talk radio and do a talk show, and promote conservative principles, I've been called a racist too. Go figure"

Cain then went on to say he thought liberals were upset with him "because I won't stay on the Democrat plantation like I'm supposed to." "It may shock you but some black people can think for themselves," he added.

Oh please. One understands the temptation. Some liberal condescension toward minority members who are conservative can truly get on your nerves. But the victim card is not the answer, especially when your politics is supposed to be against it. It's easy rhetoric, but more useful as therapy than argument.

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