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Ongoing Lynching of Herman Cain

Really? Are we going to let the Main Stream Media and the RINO establishment pick our nominee again? REALLY? That worked out so well in 2008!

With absolutely no evidence of any kind, one destitute female after another, all with checkered pasts and spurred on by sex discrimination lawyers, crawl out of the woodwork and make allegations against a man and we abandon him like rats from a sinking ship, just like we are supposed to. If John McCain were in the race, he’d win the nomination this time too!

With comments like “he handled it so badly”, the media tell us Herman Cain is now unelectable. It proves one thing, the Obama camp was terrified of facing Mr. Cain in the general election.

For a moment, suppose you were completely innocent of all of these allegations. How would you defend yourself? People have said Mr. Cain needs to come clean, but what if there is nothing to come clean about? How does one respond, other than the way he has?

Ms. White’s Attorney, Edward Buckley is an Obama supporter and has contributed to the Obama campaign and to the DNC. Like Gloria Allred, he makes his living on discrimination cases. When asked by Anderson Cooper if there was any more evidence, plane tickets, photographs, anything to corroborate her story, he said “no”.

Ms. White herself has had a summary judgment against her for defaming the character of her former business partner. Meanwhile the Campaigner in Chief is out on the trail telling outright lies to the American people every day.

When Larry Sinclair went public with his allegations that “he personally engaged in sexual activity and personally used illegal drugs in November 1999 with U.S. Senator Barack Obama on two separate occasions.” No one cared. The Globe did publish the story, but the liberal main stream media ignored it. When Mr. Sinclair published a You Tube video describing his allegations, he claims he was threatened repeatedly and that he was being investigated by the Obama Campaign. Sinclair filed suit in federal court in Minnesota (CASE 0:08-cv-00360-JMR-RLE) alleging that his civil rights and right to free speech were being violated by Barrack Obama, David Axelrod and the DNC. The case was thrown out on technicalities. Three other men implicated as Obama sex partners are now deceased, two in execution style slayings.

When Jack Ryan was running against Obama for the Illinois Senate seat, Mr. Ryan’s SEALED divorce records were mysteriously unsealed to expose Jeri Ryan’s claim, in the divorce proceeding, that Jack Ryan wanted to take her to a sex club. The willing media was all over that one.

So my fellow Republicans, do we really want to allow the media to nominate Mitt Romney for us? If the Obama administration was not convinced they would have an easier time defeating him, they would not be pushing so hard for his nomination. They are scared to death of running against Herman Cain, so they must destroy him prior to the GOP primary season. Perhaps they have succeeded.

While Newt Gingrich is a very intelligent man, well versed in history and public policy, his baggage is vast and he is a political insider. He is also only slightly less arrogant that Mr. Obama. Would we be better off with Newt, or even Mitt than Obama? Of course, absolutely. But those of you who were Herman Cain fans until the Media began its lynch mob campaign against him, ask yourselves what you would do if these women are all lying? There is no evidence that they are not. Would you still be supporting Cain?

Those who make their lavish living on government largess have a vested interest in the status-quo. If Barry is to be unseated as spender in chief, then those in power need to have us nominate the closest thing to him. Mitt will do, so will Newt. God forbid that we elect someone who would actually try to clean up the corrupt mess we call our federal government!

Decision Day For Herman Cain

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As you have probably heard, today is the day that Herman Cain will make the announcement of whether or not he will continue with his campaign.

Mr. Cain met face-to-face with his family yesterday to determine whether or not he should continue with the campaign, after numerous allegations of sexual harassment and infidelity have sidelined his campaign message.

Campaign volunteers are not deterred. They are still putting up campaign signs, as a show of support for Mr. Cain.

Ironically, today is the grand opening of his Georgia campaign office.

 

A Well-Orchestrated Take-Down

One can’t help but notice all the suspicious coincidences surrounding the Herman Cain “story” (all accusations included) that has been sucking the oxygen out of the GOP media-cycle for weeks. Least among the curious coincidences in the stories is that all of these accusers come out of a 3-year period where Cain served as President of the National Restaurant Association. No other complaints come from any other organization in his decades-long career. That’s too strange to understand. The distraction is undoubtedly deliberate, but who stands to gain the most from it?

Are the accusers receiving money or other incentives for going public with these accusations now? And what’s up with all of the Cain accusers being evicted? Just yesterday, Sharon Bialek, the first accuser to come out of the shadows and speak publicly about her accusations, was served eviction papers.

Ginger White, who has had numerous evictions or threats of eviction over the years, also decides to go public now with an alleged 13-year long affair with Cain, even though she didn’t seem compelled to speak out when he ran for the Senate a few years ago to represent the state in which she lives. Desperation really brings out the worst in people, but this seems to be more than a woman trying to get a book deal or her 15-minutes of fame. It’s all too smoothly-scripted, and the media is eagerly getting into character.

This begs the question: Who is orchestrating this take-down?

The MSM is terrified of Herman Cain. While he has some significant shortcomings on his political resume, he is a dynamic leader with proven business success, and he has a fierce intensity of support among white and black Americans. This is clearly a threat to the re-election of Obama, since having two black candidates on the 2012 ballot would level the playing field for those who insist on voting exclusively along racial lines.

However, the fact that this story broke during the primary season instead of remaining buried until the GOP nominee had been decided leads me to believe that it might have been initiated by an opponent on the right. The best strategy for a sitting Democratic President would clearly have been to drop the sexual impropriety allegations as an October surprise, but that isn’t at all what has happened. Either someone is wagging the dog – maybe to distract those on the right from all the outrage brewing in response to Obama’s absurd abuse of power (he’s signed like 9,000 executive orders this year) – or the news was strategically leaked in an effort to benefit someone hoping to win the GOP nomination. Would a candidate on the right sabotage the campaign of one of his conservative brethren? Sadly, the answer to that question is a resounding yes.

Whoever it is that has their hands on the marionette strings should be given some credit, because clearly the plan is working. Herman Cain, the most refreshing capitalist to join Presidential politics in generations, is witnessing total disintegration of his campaign. Because of the path this scandal has taken, he’s pretty well tarnished to the point that he can’t even be considered a viable option for the veep position. It’s unfortunate, and we can only hope that the truth will eventually be revealed, but for now, it looks like Herman Cain is about to exit stage right.

Mitchell & Ray December 1st: Chris Ashworth, EU Bailout, To vet.. or..

When: Thursday, December 1st, 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific

Where:Streaming Internet Radio

What: Join independent political commentators Michelle Ray and Rich Mitchell as they discuss the issues impacting Americans.

Tonight: To vet.. or..? The Fed’s lastest bailout, and special guest

Guest: Chris Ashworth, of HBO’s “The Wire” fame

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Eu Bailout, Chris Ashworth and Candidate Sniping

Allen West – "Media is trying to put me against Cain"

Early Wednesday morning Rep. Allen West was asked to comment on the latest Herman Cain scandal while being interviewed on the WMAL Morning Majority  radio show.  “Beyond reassessing his campaign, he probably needs to understand that he is a distracter for what’s going on right now and we should move on,” Rep. West said. “That would be my advice to him.”

West’s comments immediately went viral and became the subject of ire for many conservatives who felt West had betrayed Cain and fallen prey to the liberal media’s game of Republican bashing.  Several hours later West released this statement via his Facebook account:

“The media is trying to put me against Herman Cain. I guess its good for them to see two black men against each other. The facts are I am not telling Cain to step down. That is his decision and his only. What I said is the media focus on these incidents and “alleged affairs” are a distraction, and we as a country need to move on from this subject and get the focus on what the GOP contenders can seriously do for this country.”

With Republican and conservative voters already extremely sensitive about the primary race and the state of GOP unity in general, West and other politicians will be treading lightly in the coming weeks.

“Yes We Cain” Turns Into “Maybe We Shouldn't”

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2012 GOP Presidential hopeful Herman Cain told his supporters on Tuesday that he is reassessing his campaign after Ginger White announced to the world that she had had an almost 13-year apparent pay-for-play sexual affair with him. After weathering numerous accusations of sexual harassment going back a decade or so, the Cain Train looks like it will be derailed over this [alleged] long-term adulterous affair. When politicians say they are “reassessing” their campaign, that usually means they either want to gauge the possibilities of debunking these latest accusations…or whether they can still get the needed financial support to make a serious run for president in 2012. Let’s face it, without millions of dollars in campaign contributions in today’s political climate the candidate is dead in the water. That is just the nature of the beast, as in the American political arena of today.

While the mainstream media operatives are quick to jump on the “Cain’s campaign is dead” bandwagon, there are other more viable reasons that point to why the Cain Train seemed to be running out of track recently. Special hat tip goes out to Erick Erickson of redstate.com, who explained some hard truths about Herman Cain’s campaign problems in today’s Morning Briefing:

In the past 24 hours, I’ve had a lot of people ask why so many Herman Cain supporters would abandon him over this adultery allegation and not the harassment stuff. Well, it’s because people didn’t really believe the harassment stuff. But what’s more, a lot of these same people are wondering why people would jump from Cain over this adultery stuff to Gingrich who is on his third wife, having cheated on Wife 1 with Wife 2 and cheated on Wife 2 with Wife 3.
A caller to my radio show last night summed it up better and more succinctly than me. He said it was not the adultery. After all, we are all sinners. We all like sheep have gone astray. What it is is the incompetence of the Cain campaign’s handling of these several stories. The caller’s voice quivered with anger. He was angry at Herman. He felt betrayed, not because of what Herman may or may not have done, but because this caller backed Herman as the man who could run America and fix its problems, when in reality he can’t even run a campaign and fix his campaign problems.

That’s why, as Herman falls, Newt rises. Written off for dead by many, including me, he has been able to fix his problems in a way Cain has not.

As Erick points out, Cain’s campaign has proven to be fairly incompetent at critical times, leading many to speculate as to whether he is actually making a serious run, or whether his campaign is all just a charade to sell books and gain notoriety. From Cain’s campaign chief smoking in a TV ad, to the ill-timed announcements his staff have made that seem to contradict Cain statements afterward, one must draw the conclusion that Herman Cain did not pick his campaign staff very well right from the beginning. That leads us to make a very crucial observation: If Herman Cain can’t even pick out effective, viable primary campaign staffers, just who could we expect him to install in his cabinet if elected POTUS?

When evaluating Herman Cain on leadership qualities alone, he has also shown a propensity to be ill-prepared as the debates have ratcheted up to include serious topics, such as Foreign policy and entitlement reform. Cain being a career businessman, [as opposed to a career politician] has gotten him a pass in the early debates on serious questions. There is no excuse for a GOP Presidential candidate that proves time and time again that he not only lacks experience, but has also refused to put in the effort to study up on any proposed policy reforms needed to get this country turned around. This became blatantly evident when Cain and Gingrich held a one on one sit-down about a month ago, where Cain deferred to Gingrich on almost every question he was asked in saying, “ I’ll let you take that one Newt.” Cain simply could not answer how he would effectively solve America’s problems without letting Gingrich take the lead, and then expounding on Newt’s answers.

To the very informed GOP Primary voters, this was the beginning of the Cain Train derailment, and rightfully so. Whether the sexual harassment allegations were blown out of proportion by the media or not, (and they were) all of that really didn’t matter when the public was exposed to Mr. Cain’s shortcomings on viable conservative policy-making decisions and planning, along with his poor debate performances. With the [alleged] Ginger White long-term adulterous pay for play sexual affair coming to light, it looks like the Cain Train will just be derailed sooner than was inevitable, simply due to his actual lack of true conservative policy-making knowledge that is oh-so-evident today, if we just look at it closely enough. Taking into account all of the above information, we can certainly expect to see the Cain Train pull out of the GOP Presidential candidacy station for the last time in the next few days, and sadly so. Herman Cain has brought a new level of enthusiasm and a refreshing batch of quips and quotes that was sorely lacking in the GOP primary contests of years gone by. The only real question left is whether he will gracefully put his enthusiastic support behind Newt Gingrich’s campaign, or do a complete about-face and support the GOP establishment candidate Mitt Romney. Only time will tell.

2012 just can’t get here fast enough!

Was Herman Cain Ever A Viable Candidate?

Multiple sources, including Drudge, are reporting that Herman Cain is ‘reassessing’ his candidacy as allegations of yet another sexual indiscretion have emerged.

On numerous blogs and in my Twitter timeline, I’ve seen an astounding number of people make the claim that these allegations are the only reason Cain may be dropping out. I wholeheartedly disagree: I don’t think Cain ever had substantive support from any of the “power brokers” in GOP politics.

On gun rights, Cain never really had the support of major gun rights lobbies, because the seriousness of Cain’s support of Second Amendment rights was questionable at best. This put him in stark contrast to candidates like Rick Perry, whose gun rights record is ironclad; Newt Gingrich, Gary Johnson, and Jon Huntsman, whose public statements and actions in office supported a ‘favorable’ impression of gun rights; Rick Santorum, a life member of the National Rifle Association; and Ron Paul, who has donated large sums of money to gun rights legal actions. In fact, only one other candidates’ gun rights record is murkier than Cain’s: Mitt Romney.

Little needs to be said on Cain’s foreign policy flubs, since they are well-known and often-repeated. Cain’s numerous foreign policy gaffes turned away ‘defense hawks’ and foreign policy analyists, who want a better-informed Commander-in-chief.

Cain’s 999 tax plan became something of a gimmick, due to Cain’s laughable overuse of the phrase. It was so laughable, in fact, that a number of Twitter personnas (of which I am one) instituted a “999 drinking game” during debates. The fact that the details of the 999 plan were abysmally ill-conceived helped to cement the failure of Cain’s de facto talking point.

And then there was Cain’s comments on the housing bubble– his failure to predict the consequences of a bad policy of giving away mortgages to unqualified borrowers, and the insults he hurled at those of us who did forsee the housing collapse. (I have also blogged about Newt Gingrich’s record on this same issue.) Of anyone on the right, Tom Woods has compiled the best case against Herman Cain as a free-marketer.

Cain also failed to earn the respect of monetary reformers, due to his background as a former Federal Reserve chairman and his opposition to auditing the Fed.

So if Herman Cain had no unique support from educated fiscal conservatives and tax policy enthusiasts, defense hawks, gun rights advocates, foreign policy wonks, or monetary reformers, where did his support come from?

The answer is damning: It came from people who believed he had greater character than anyone else in the race. Cain himself played up this element with cozy stories about his faith, his battle with cancer, his long marriage, his fortitude in the face of racial discrimination in the South, his hard work and success in business, and so forth. I myself commented that, though I didn’t support him for President, I would probably like him very much if I knew him privately; this personability is what drove his fans- the “Cainiacs”- to support him so ardently (and at times, ridiculously).

And then came the allegations. The first few were laughable in their transparency, and Cain dismissed them and promised us he had “no skeletons in his closet”; Sharon Bialek’s claim was quickly dissected and dismissed; but then came Ginger White, with a claim of a 13-year affair with Cain, and evidence in the form of late-night cell phone calls and text messages.

The crushing blow, then, is not that yet another political personality engaged in sexual misconduct- we all know that this is as common in politics as neckties- but that Cain doesn’t have the great personal integrity he claimed to have.

And that is the worst kind of betrayal any of us can suffer.

Herman Cain's 14 Year Affair with Ginger White. Love, or Pay for Play Sex?

Herman Cain has another accuser and this one isn’t about sexual harassment. In an unbelievable twist in the Herman Cain runs for president saga, one Ginger White now claims that she has has a fourteen year affair with Herman Cain that ended just 8 months ago. This accuser says Mr. Cain flew her around the country to spend time with him, and lavished her with gifts on many occasions. Check out the following video that includes a healthy dose of real journalistic investigating as Ginger White is proven to have libeled someone before, was sued on many occasions, had a history of chronic money problems, and has been evicted for non payment on numerous occasions. Ms. White claims to be a “businesswomen,” yet never has enough money to pay her bills. She says this isn’t about money (telling this story) yet has already got a lawyer. This looks more like an escort service being paid for sex between two consenting adults. Also take note of how Ginger says “some people” will try to make this out to be filthy or dirty, but alludes to her thinking it isn’t. Supposedly having an affair for 14 years with a married man is not only filthy, it is a disgusting indication of this woman’s complete lack of character. Watch the video, tell me she wasn’t making a living off of selling her sexual escapades to Herman Cain. Two wrongs don’t make a right. This woman admits to having supposedly prostituted herself to a married man for 14 years, and now we are supposed to take her at her word?

Georgia Woman Claims 13-Year Affair with Herman Cain: MyFoxATLANTA.com

Ginger White seems to have all the answers as to what people will say about this episode coming out after 14 long years of supposedly flying around the country, accepting Mr. Cain’s gifts, eating lavish dinners with him, and all in exchange for what Ms. White? *SEX.* Ms. White refused to mention the word sex in her “coming out” interview party. Isn’t that strange? This appears to be another simple case of gold-digging malcontents trying to make money off of a long-lost meal ticket, this one just happens to be named Herman Cain. Oh and did you know he is running for President of the United States in 2012? Be prepared as the feminazists and assorted Liberal gay women’s rights groups try to paint this gold-digger as some sort of victim. Surely she can be criminally charged as a hooker posing as an escort doing business across state lines if we are to believe her story is 100% correct?

Mitt Romney Speaks Of Herman Cain… In 1994

I’m quite sure Mitt Romney had no idea he would eventually be running against Herman Cain for the office of President of the United States. Back in 1994, at a Senatorial campaign speech, Mr. Romney references Mr. Cain’s questioning of President Clinton on healthcare reform. Strangely enough, healthcare is still a hot topic 17 years later.

GOP Candidates Finally Say The Word "Muslim"

For me, this by far has been the best debate. It’s about time the candidates had the courage to say words like “Muslim”, “Islam” , and *GASP* “Jihadist”.

Gingrich and Santorum win as the the most informed regarding the threat of Islam against United States.  Romney gave his usual slick answers, however I’m not convinced that he will do everything he says given his flip flop record. Bachmann, never scared to mix things up, told it like it is. PLUS, she gets major cool points for being willing to say “Jihadist” first. Herman Cain, has a bold plan… And then there is Ron Paul.

I’m not really sure exactly where he stands. Initially, I thought he was a Muslim sympathizer and completely ignorant of the Jihad threat. However, after speaking with a rational Paul supporter, whose opinion I respect, I may possibly take a different stance. I don’t consider myself a Libertarian, but do share their Constitutionalists views. It IS a slippery slope when it comes to singling out a specific ethnic group. Unfortunately, history is not on Muslims side when it comes to the benefit of a doubt. So they get none from me.

I am going to contact Congressman Paul’s office myself and see if I can determine his stance on hardcore and stealth Jihad.

It's Settled: Cain Is No Friend Of Gun Owners

I have been arguing for some time that Herman Cain is no friend of gun owners.

At this Saturday’s Thanksgiving Family Forum, Cain made some comments on the nature of government authority and individual rights which, I believe, cement my arguments about his stance on gun rights.

Frank Luntz asks Cain to clarify his bizarre Tenth Amendment stance. Watch Cain stumble through his definition of the word “wrong” (these videos are pre-set to play at the correct time):

So, a federal mandate to overturn segregation was acceptable because segregation was “wrong” (and I agree, it absolutely was). But a federal mandate to remove barriers to gun ownership doesn’t meet Cain’s “wrongness” test?

Now watch Cain explain his definition of equal treatment:

Cain believes that an acceptable use of federal authority is to ensure “the common good” and to “level the playing field” and promote “fairness and respect” (these terms make me cringe, as they are collectivist buzzwords, but that’s beside the point). However, equal treatment of individual rights apparently doesn’t include equal treatment of a person’s right of self-defense, in Cain’s opinion.

Now watch Cain describe the justification for using force:

He believes that a person has a right to use force in self-defense, which is terrific, but since (in Cain’s opinion) a state may deny the individual the tools to engage in lawful self-defense, the right is rendered meaningless.

There are two possible ways to interpret Cain’s conflicting messages:

1) Cain doesn’t really understand the legal and political issues involved in gun ownership, and so he falls back on “states’ rights” rhetoric; or,

2) Cain is lukewarm (at best) on private gun ownership.

This certainly wouldn’t be the first time Cain has tried to use two diametrically-opposed sets of rhetoric (and failed miserably at it). He did so with his comments on abortion– trying to use both the “life begins at conception” and the “woman’s choice” talking points.

However, Cain’s stance on abortion was already well-known and crystal clear. He made the “woman’s choice” remark once, and it was clearly a case of him trying to use incompatible rhetoric.

On gun rights, however, it hasn’t been “just once”. He’s used the “states’ rights” rhetoric multiple times, and he continues to stick to it.

Now watch this video: Cain is directly asked about his “states’ rights” argument and gun rights:

Question: “Do you support states’ rights to regulate firearms?”

Cain: “That’s a loaded question.”

Excuse me? It’s a “loaded question” to ask for a definite yes-or-no?

So, let’s review:

Herman Cain doesn’t support National Right-To-Carry.

Herman Cain doesn’t support “federal mandates” to ensure gun rights, because state gun laws are not “wrong”.

Herman Cain supports allowing states to make whatever gun laws they choose.

Herman Cain uses tough rhetoric on gun ownership and self-defense, but resists answering detailed questions on gun ownership (reference the video above, the Wolf Blitzer interview, the New Hampshire question, etc.)

Herman Cain has been using the totally incorrect “states’ rights” rhetoric for at least eight months now, and has had numerous opportunities to clarify his position on gun rights- but has not availed himself of any of these opportunities.

Ladies and Gentlemen, given these facts, it’s time to put this one to bed: Herman Cain does not support your right to keep and bear arms in any meaningful way. He clearly enjoys his own right to do so (as he said in New Hampshire, “I have six (guns)… and that ain’t enough”), and for those who provide his protection. But not yours or mine. In this regard, he’s no better than Mitt Romney.

November 22nd Republican Debate on National Defense [Full Video]

On Tuesday, November 22nd at 8pm EST, the Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute and CNN will present a GOP presidential candidate debate on national security and foreign policy. The twitter hashtag for the debate will be #CNNDebate

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THIS JUST IN! Reagan & Kennedy Lose the GOP Nomination!!

…… speaking of cannibalism…..

It seems unfathomable for most civilized human beings (insert OWS joke here) that there are species on our perfectly accidental planet that will actually eat there own offspring.  Surely, the random bumpage of protoplasms that resulted in our “whoopsies” world, would produce species’ that would at least have instinct telling them “future of species, don’t eat”, right?

 

So why can’t the Republican Party clue into this, I wonder?  I would figure that the “munch on your own kid” crowd would go the way of the dodo.  It seems like country-club Republicans have traded in the champagne and caviar for the taste of their own flesh.  Yet they are not the only ones.  The Conservative wing of the party, if a vain attempt to channel the spirit of Ronald Reagan, have systematically burned several great candidates to death…. and we’re not even to Iowa yet.

 

Some say this is the vetting process.  I can deal with vetting, not lynching.  Even Michael Reagan, the adopted, yet only true son of the Great Communicator himself has said that if his father was running for the GOP nomination today, the attacks would be coming from the right, not the left.

 

Have we so idolized Reagan that we have forgotten what he was like BEFORE he became President?  This was a Governor of a liberal state at the height of the Vietnam protests.  He signed legislation for “no-fault” divorce and raised taxes on a number of occasions.  Had we put him in the crucible that is today’s political proctological exam, would we have nominated him?

 

Let’s say JFK was lifted out of Dallas a split second before the assignation.  First, if you dropped him down in 2011 and said name the 2 parties, I am pretty sure he would have called Republicans, Democrats and Democrats, Socialists.

 

But I digress….

 

“It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise revenues in the long run is to cut rates now. The experience of a number of European countries has borne this out. This country’s own experience with tax reduction has borne this out. The reason is that only full employment can balance the budget and tax reduction can pave the way to full employment. The purpose of cutting taxes is not to incur a budget deficit, but to achieve the more prosperous, expanding economy which will bring a budget surplus.”  Had Kennedy uttered those words at a recent Republican debate, he may have been lambasted for being too right wing; not from the left, but from the “right”!!!

 

This is becoming a tragic tradition in the Republican party’s vetting process; that we beat a candidate within an inch of his/her political life, leaving them to bake in the sun and at the mercy of the main stream media.  We did it to Mike Huckabee in 2008 and pushed Mitt Romney around just enough that we ended up with….. McCain? Did anyone else look up halfway through the primary season in 2008 and say, “how the hell did THAT happen??!!” Many would argue the tradition even goes back to 2000.  Regardless of the origin, we seem to have perfected our in-house water boarding technique by already toasting Perry, Bachmann and Cain.  Now Newt is in the cross hairs.  Is it asking too much to have our candidates not be killed by friendly fire, because the alternative is another 4 years of Barack Obama.

 

If we don’t put on the brakes – and I mean slam the foot on the pedal and shove it through the floorboard – in the next 4 years, we’re done as the country of the 1776 revolution.  That’s not just a political platitude.  Admiral Mullen was right when he cited the national debt as being the greatest enemy facing the county today.  No enemy from without will bring us to our knees faster than an imploding economy.  Obama’s got his foot on the gas and couldn’t care less if he blows the engine.  He’ll just call it “lazy” as it flies off the cliff.

 

Any RINO is just going to take 10 more years to do the exact same thing.  Yes, we need a true conservative in the White House, but we can’t make the mistake of holding them up to the standard of a Reagan after his last year in office.  If you want to viable example, try Reagan 1980, scars and all.  Yes, let the process run.  Yes, vet the candidates and yes, point out differences, but PLEASE stop eating your young!!

Mitchell & Ray November 17th: Free Wall Street Cain down? Newt up? Misft fun and more

When: Thursday, November 17th, 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific

Where:Streaming Internet Radio

What: Join independent political commentators Michelle Ray and Rich Mitchell as they discuss the issues impacting Americans.

Tonight: @WallStFighters, Cain down? Newt up? Misfit fun and more

Guest: John Tabacco, founder of Free Wall Street and Cole Streeper from Misfit Politics

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To Kill a Mockingbird – The Lynching of Herman Cain

Fifty one years after Harper Lee penned “To Kill a Mockingbird”, we are watching the same story played out in real life. Truth may be as strange as fiction after all.

Harper Lee’s novel, set in Maycomb Alabama during the depression, tells the story of two children and the lessons they learned as their father, attorney Atticus Finch, defended an innocent black man accused of sexually assaulting a white woman.

To watch the media feeding frenzy surrounding Herman Cain of late, I cannot help but be reminded of the American classic tale written by Lee.

From the 1962 movie, perhaps we will remember Mr. Finch’s Jury summation: “To begin with, this case should never have come to trial. The state has not produced one iota of medical evidence that the crime Tom Robinson is charged with ever took place… It has relied instead upon the testimony of two witnesses, whose evidence has not only been called into serious question on cross-examination, but has been flatly contradicted by the defendant. Now, there is circumstantial evidence to indicate that Mayella Ewel was beaten – savagely, by someone who led exclusively with his left. And Tom Robinson now sits before you having taken the oath with the only good hand he possesses… his RIGHT. I have nothing but pity in my heart for the chief witness for the State. She is the victim of cruel poverty and ignorance. But my pity does not extend so far as to her putting a man’s life at stake, which she has done in an effort to get rid of her own guilt.”

While this doesn’t quite apply to Herman Cain, because there is not even circumstantial evidence in his case, the attitude of the left, particularly in the Media, and most particularly on MSNBC seems to be identical.

In her novel, Harper Lee says of racial prejudice, “As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it – whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash. “ (Atticus Finch)

As I listened to MSNBC’s Morning Joe Tuesday morning, they discussed Herman Cain. After Donny Deutsch described the GOP race as a vaudeville show, and one must wonder does he REALLY want to go there, black-face make-up and all, he goes on to describe Mr. Cain’s top rating in the polls at 20% to 23% as “people just wanting the show to go on, and if Mr. Cain goes away, there is no show.” When discussing Herman Cain’s pause answering a question about his agreement or disagreement with President Obama on the handling of Libya, Mike Barnicle said that Herman Cain is a joke. Mr. Barnicle should have listened to the rest of the answer, which as Howard Dean said, was the correct one. After gathering his thoughts, Herman Cain responded that he was not privy to all of the information about the situation in Libya and who the rebels were. We still don’t know exactly who the rebels are, but we do know now, that they want to impose Sharia Law in that country. They may well be Al-Qaeda jihadists for all we really know. The “clowns” in the room (as Barnicle referred to the GOP field) really seem to be the commentators on MSNBC who, like Mr. Cunningham and the other residents gathered outside the Maycomb Alabama courthouse seem intent on a lynching. Why are they so afraid of a strong principled black man. And like Mr. Cunningham, do they need an 8 year old Scout to hold a mirror to their prejudice and shame them back to their hovels.

After calling Mr. Cain “Stupid”, fortunately without the epithet, Mika Brzezinski then smirked about Mr. Cain’s offer of the Secretary of State job to Henry Kissinger, and his refusal of it. Cain said that Kissinger declined because he did not wish to come out of retirement. Cain said he was grateful that the former Secretary spent some time with him and answered questions about the middle east. If seeking counsel on foreign policy from one of the most respected and knowledgeable statesman in modern times is stupid, one wonders what brilliant might be. One has to expect that the daughter of Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor would be a little left leaning, but one would hope she would show a little intelligence and insight.

Why all the Cain bashing from the left? As Ms. Harper’s novel points out, “Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a Negro comes up, is something I don’t pretend to understand.”

Maybe it can’t be understood, but it seems possible that the left, with it’s long, long history of truly renown racists like George Wallace, Woodrow Wilson, Bull Connor, Robert Byrd, and Stephan Douglas among others, can bury an attitude so deeply that they don’t even notice it. It seems equally possible that, by what psychologists might call projection, it is impossible for the left to fathom a GOP that is truly colorblind. Perhaps they cannot see that the bulk of the Republican party, and particularly the Tea Party took to heart Dr. King’s dream, that we do judge a man, not by the color of his skin, but by the content of his character. That certainly would explain why Tina Brown, Mika Brzezinski, Mike Barnicle and their ilk are having such a hard time understanding why Herman Cain remains at the top of the Iowa polls, and why they must use personal ridicule to attack him, rather than try to joust in the arena of ideas.

More stereotypes have been thrown around by the political pundits, particularly on MSNBC than have been heard in decades. What’s worse, they have completely ignored the recent heinous acts of Anti-semitic vandalism and mayhem in Crown Heights, as well as the anti-Jewish rhetoric being spewed by some of those lovely souls attending Occupations about the nation.

While they smirk, and joke and impune, perhaps they have failed to realize that our once great nation is declining rapidly into chaos. We have no leadership in the halls of Governance, our freedoms are being usurped as the regulatory agencies attempt to enslave us to the nanny state, our economy is near ruin, our youth have no work ethic, no values and no sense of responsibility. Our financial institutions behave recklessly while those in oversight line their pockets. And rather than debate policy, rather than seek men and women with real ideas about how to extricate ourselves from the weeds and point this once mighty ship of state back toward the main channel, we should laugh and poke fun about how long it takes for a man of honor to answer a question? In what kind of insane world do we find ourselves? Should we seek the white rabbit and a bite of the cake which reads eat me?

Mr. Cain is an honest man, with good ideas who cares about America and the direction in which this nation is headed. Who could blame him if he took up his hat and went home, yet here he is, offering his leadership to a leaderless Republic. Kick him if you wish, but do so at your soul’s and your nation’s peril.

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