Here’s the Nonsense: Actor Morgan Freeman has expressed that members of the Tea Party are racist for disagreeing with the President. He feels they simply want him out of office because of race and not because of his policies, ideology, job performance, or plans for the country.
Here’s the Horse Sense: Presidential candidate Herman Cain, when asked about Morgan Freeman’s claim, simply said that it was sad. Mr. Cain isn’t offended. He isn’t angry. He isn’t anything other than sad, which is how we should all feel when people stoop this low to keep others from disagreeing with them. It is a sad point our society has come to when there are so few adults in the room. After all, adults can agree to disagree and not make it personal. But those who are immature, childish, and without fact-based arguments turn to personal attacks, rumor and innuendo to defend their positions. They are not able to have an intellectual discussion that allows for disagreement with their position. It leaves us asking what positions we are allowed to disagree with without being called racist. Mr. Cain is right. It is very sad.