Joy Behar once again showed how totally ignorant of history she is.
When she absurdly told GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain on Tuesday's "The View," "The Republican Party hasn't been black friendly over the many centuries in this country," co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck smartly replied, "Should we begin with Lincoln?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
ELISABETH HASSELBECK, CO-HOST: You said that if you do run against Obama, you probably get about a third of the African-American vote. But the other two thirds you said to Wolf Blitzer are brainwashed into voting for Obama again. You received backlash as well. Do you stand by that statement?
HERMAN CAIN, REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I absolutely do, and here's why. I'm glad that you pointed that out, and I said this in my statement. The good news is a lot of black Americans are thinking for themselves. Now, there are some that are so brainwashed that they won't even consider a conservative idea.
HASSELBECK: What do you do about that?
CAIN: Well, you save the savable, and if they’re not, they don't even want to hear about my idea about my 999 plan. I tried to give that to some people and they didn’t want it because they saw me as a Republican, they saw me as a conservative. I call that being brainwashed, not being open-minded to another idea.
JOY BEHAR, CO-HOST: Well it hasn’t exactly, the Republican Party hasn't been black friendly over the many centuries in this country.
CAIN: I never said that.
BEHAR: Well I’m saying that.
HASSELBECK: Should we begin with Lincoln?
BEHAR: I’m sorry?
HASSELBECK: I just think that there is, like, that's not necessarily true.
Of course it's not true.
What ignoramuses in the media like Behar refuse to accept or acknowledge is that blacks in this country following the ratification of the 15th amendment in 1870 largely supported Republican candidates because of Lincoln. This was the case until the 1960s.
Furthermore, if it wasn't for Republicans, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 would not have passed.
Farbeit for someone like Behar to know this.
For more on the commonplace misnomers concerning politics and race in this country, please see Bob Parks' "The Democrat Race Lie."