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Potential Smear Campaign Backfire for Democratic Operatives
USBC News ^ | 2011, 11 | The USBC Wire

Posted on 11/11/2011 10:56:59 AM PST by villagerjoel

Investigations into the background information of women lobbing charges at Herman Cain reveal a potential smear campaign that may result in a damaging backlash against democratic operatives...

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I think this was obvious to anybody who wasn't just looking for an excuse to get rid of Cain...
1 posted on 11/11/2011 10:57:00 AM PST by villagerjoel
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To: villagerjoel

They were hoping the could kill off Cain quickly before the truth came out on these gold digging bimbos. But Herman don’t play that game - He’s still standing.


2 posted on 11/11/2011 10:59:17 AM PST by circlecity
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To: villagerjoel

It doesn’t make sense that it would be Democratic operatives. I don’t think such critters are stupid and the smart thing would have been to keep this one in the bag for now.


3 posted on 11/11/2011 10:59:24 AM PST by bkepley
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To: circlecity

They thought if we show him as a black man hitting on white women all his racist supporters would turn on him.

Our biggest advantage is our enemies have no idea who we are and we understand them perfectly.


4 posted on 11/11/2011 11:02:33 AM PST by DManA
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To: bkepley

“It doesn’t make sense that it would be Democratic operatives.”

When you look at the ties these women have to the Democrat Party it is actually the only thing that DOES make sense.


5 posted on 11/11/2011 11:03:24 AM PST by Grunthor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0heL2Czeraw)
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To: bkepley
in the bag for now

Agreed. So, who has the most to gain by a scandal hitting just before the GOP caucuses and primaries begin? Mitt.
6 posted on 11/11/2011 11:03:45 AM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: villagerjoel

And they can’t figure it out. They even tried the “black man hitting on blonde women” card, figuring that this would upset conservatives. Instead, everything they hve tried has strengthened Cain.


7 posted on 11/11/2011 11:06:39 AM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: bkepley
I don’t think such critters (democrats) are stupid...

Don't be so presumptuous. Give credit where credit is due.

8 posted on 11/11/2011 11:07:33 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals vote like clowns walking thru a minefield, oblivious to the consequences.)
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To: DManA
Our biggest advantage is our enemies have no idea who we are and we understand them perfectly.

Excellent insight.

9 posted on 11/11/2011 11:07:56 AM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: bkepley
It doesn’t make sense that it would be Democratic operatives.

It is probably a combination of the GOP northeastern elitist establishment and the Obama team. Both have a reason to try to destroy Cain because neither wants the political status quo shaken up in favor of smaller government. And neither wants to see a GOP with possible mass appeal beyond caucasion suburbanites.

It may surprise you that the GOP establishment doesn't want a GOP with a mass appeal. If you lived in a state like Illinois, where the state GOP does everything it can to help the Democrats, you wouldn't be. Folks like Romney don't want to have to rub political shoulders with, and engage in political debate with, minorities or people who make less than a million a year.

10 posted on 11/11/2011 11:08:15 AM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: bkepley

At the same time, the msm have been pushing gingrich. I mentioned it before. 24/7 how gingrich was worth ‘another look’. Well, gingrich was the one who informed us that Reagan Conservatism was ‘dead’. Suddenly it’s alive again and HE is pushing it? Ummmm. No.
After romney, gingrich is the biggest establishment, politics as usual candidate out there...and Rasmussen now has him ahead of Cain.
Beware.


11 posted on 11/11/2011 11:09:32 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: villagerjoel

Regardless of who was behind this, from now on, every accusation against any GOP presidential candidate can and should be looked at with a grain of salt -

The dems are pathetic. They know their record stinks, their guy stinks, his Squatters/Occupiers stink - did I miss anyone?


12 posted on 11/11/2011 11:10:50 AM PST by SusaninOhio
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To: bkepley

They have to take him out early.
They cannot risk not having the melanin based criticism shield that 0bama has being swept aside.


13 posted on 11/11/2011 11:11:30 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: villagerjoel
I think this is from the rat party - it has their fingerprints all over it. I also think they understand the usurper is toxic and probably will not be re-elected. As such, it is strategic to ensure they run against mittens. Even if the rats loose to mittens, they don't really lose. So of course, they (includes their prograndists the media) are trying to select our nominee.
14 posted on 11/11/2011 11:11:57 AM PST by rigelkentaurus
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To: TBP

Most of Cain’s supporters recognize one of their own.

2 Cor 2:14-15


15 posted on 11/11/2011 11:12:26 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: bkepley

It could well be Romney and his people.


16 posted on 11/11/2011 11:12:42 AM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: MestaMachine
After romney, gingrich is the biggest establishment, politics as usual candidate out there...and Rasmussen now has him ahead of Cain. Beware.

I think it's hard to live in the DC sewer for years and stay clean. The Establishment in unrelenting in its quest to co-opt anybody who might actually change things.

17 posted on 11/11/2011 11:12:42 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: bkepley
The first story came from perry's pollster, the add on bimbos were looking for their fifteen minutes, they had no ideal the old smear would back fire.
18 posted on 11/11/2011 11:13:19 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: villagerjoel
"Boys I got bad news and worse news. First the bad news; there's a new Sheriff in town and he says that he's here to chew bubblegum and kick ass."

"What's the worse news?"

"The new Sheriff is all out of bubblegum."


19 posted on 11/11/2011 11:14:06 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

He sure looks like a winner in that photo!


20 posted on 11/11/2011 11:18:59 AM PST by Palladin (Where is Ray Gricar?)
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To: bkepley

—It doesn’t make sense that it would be Democratic operatives. —

Actually, I used to agree with that, but it hit me as I read some other posts that if the dems REALLY do not want to fight Cain in the election, they may have strong incentive to ensure he doesn’t get past the primary.

The fact that this whole smear seems to come from Chicago amplifies the possibility, I believe.


21 posted on 11/11/2011 11:19:22 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: bkepley

One of the CNN infobabes tipped their hand when Bialek surfaced; saying something to the effect that “Cain may lose support when his ‘victim’ is revealed to be a blonde white woman”.


22 posted on 11/11/2011 11:20:35 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Sans-Culotte

LIBs & DIMs disgust me.


23 posted on 11/11/2011 11:21:47 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: MrB
They cannot risk not having the melanin based criticism shield that 0bama has being swept aside.

This cannot be emphasized enough. When it comes to "electability", Cain has a huge advantage over all the other candidates, Obama will not be able to effectively use the race card against him, and Obama never would have got elected in the first place if the election was race neutral.

24 posted on 11/11/2011 11:21:47 AM PST by Prokopton
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To: villagerjoel

Also, anyone else notice the complainants have gone essentially silent since Cain`s attorney pointedly advised future ones to “think twice” before getting on the allegation bandwagon? When one knows the costs.. financial and otherwise.. outweigh the benefits, they`ll stand down.

Much to their chagrin, they`ve found in Cain a pretty good scrapper.. a guy who will give hard push-back when needed. Cain didn`t work his way up the corporate ladder by shrinking from adversity.

The enemy was hoping he`d just slink away in fear. Not this time, leftards...you`ve picked a fight with that rare conservative who`ll fight back.

So...

What say YOU, Whore-ee-yah Allred?


25 posted on 11/11/2011 11:23:56 AM PST by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: MestaMachine

Yep!


26 posted on 11/11/2011 11:25:27 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (I stand with Mr. Cain!)
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To: Prokopton

The left is absolutely terrified of the idea of having to actually run on the issues, or having to actually defend their ideology instead of using “arguments instead of arguments” like “you’re a racist, they explained.”


27 posted on 11/11/2011 11:26:51 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: TBP

Romney may have quietly cheered it, but I think this is wholly the work of the dems. That Chicago connection of Bialek is rather suspicious.


28 posted on 11/11/2011 11:28:18 AM PST by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: bkepley

Gov. Sarah Palin and Mr. Herman Cain are an existential threat to the Left and the Democratic Party. That’s why the push to remove them both before they garner the Republican nomination. Did you think they attacked Gov. Palin 24/7 for three years because they didn’t like the way she talked?


29 posted on 11/11/2011 11:29:24 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: villagerjoel

Is “usbcnews” your blog?

Why not post the whole thing?

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Potential Smear Campaign Backfire for Democratic Operatives

The USBC Wire-
Further investigations into the background information of women involved in charges leveled at Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has revealed that the women have direct links to democratic operatives and a potential smear campaign backlash against democratic operatives.

The accusations began when information about an investigation regarding Herman Cain during his time with the US Restaurant Association (USRA) was leaked to the press. The details were cited as “five-figure harassment settlements”. However; later information revealed that the complaints resulted in severance pay for the two women, not harassment settlements, a vast difference that was incorrectly or even intentionally misrepresented.

Next, an accuser named Sharon Bialek surfaced. She claimed Mr. Cain touched and spoke to her inappropriately yet provided little specifics that would warrant such a settlement prompting experts to immediately doubt the story. It turns out Ms. Bialek has a history of lawsuits, bankruptcies and job changes of the type associated with individuals who are known for “gaming the system”. And a further check revealed she lives in the same apartment complex as David Axelrod, a Democrat political operative and close confidante of President Obama. This startling revelation has taken the entire accusation from the level of doubtful to in fact suspicious as an underhanded partisan operation against Mr. Cain.

The most recent woman to go public is Karen Kraushaar, who was one of the original complainants. Her claim was that Mr. Cain made a gesture, holding his hand horizontally, indicating that she was the same size as his own wife. Crititcs and the public in general was left curiously wondering what the offensive nature of this might be, once again pointing to a smear campaign against Mr. Cain. After leaving the restaurant association, she filed another harassment complaint with the Immigration & Naturalization Service where she worked, but later dropped it. Ms. Kraushaar claims to have been a Republican at the time of the incident with Mr. Cain, but in fact she donated money to the Democrat party in 2009.


30 posted on 11/11/2011 11:29:24 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: bkepley

Obama was in shock, OMG, that Cain, Black fella is going to hook up with that Rubio, Hispanic dude, and...coupled with the White vote is going to fry my America hating behind. “Axelrod get on this right now, this Cain gent is going to cut heavily into “My” Black vote and Hispanic vote!!! Zap, him right now!!! Go out and get that Gloria Allred hag and a couple of airhead bimbos and stick to ole Herman, the Black man impersonator. How dare, that Black boy infringe on my Black Slaves, oops.... I mean Black tenants on my economic holding pen Plantation!!! Next thing you know, these Black folk & Hispanics will screaming for equal freedom. liberty, education and opportunity, etc.!!! Damn you, Axelrod, get to work!!!” I gotta keep these minorities down, if I am to reign supreme as Satan, Wright, Ayres, Alinsky & Farrakhan have ordained!!!


31 posted on 11/11/2011 11:31:29 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: ScottinVA

The Democrats want to destroy Cain because he threatens their narrative about Obama and race, especially with a respected black columnist and scholar like Sowell saying that Cain is more authentic than Obama.

Romney wants to destroy Cain for being the guy who most threatens his coronation.

Perry wants to destroy Cain in the mistaken belief that he will pick up those votes.

I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re all in on it.


32 posted on 11/11/2011 11:31:32 AM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: villagerjoel; humblegunner; shibumi; 50mm

Question. Where is the “United States Broadcast Corporation” actually incorporated? I can’t seem to find a filing anywhere. But that’s the name of your blog.


33 posted on 11/11/2011 11:32:54 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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I don’t think it was the Perry advisor who worked for Cain that leaked this to Politico. The original Politico article states they were shown documents. These documents were supposed to be confidential. If Politico has seen documents, then it was either Joel Bennett who went to Politico or Sheila O’Grady. Sheila O’Grady is the current president of the Illinois Restaurant Assoc (part of the NRA). Sheila O’Grady’s previous job was Chicago Mayor Bill Daley’s chief of staff.


34 posted on 11/11/2011 11:33:32 AM PST by PizzaTheHut
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To: All

I don’t think it was the Perry advisor who worked for Cain that leaked this to Politico. The original Politico article states they were shown documents. These documents were supposed to be confidential. If Politico has seen documents, then it was either Joel Bennett who went to Politico or Sheila O’Grady. Sheila O’Grady is the current president of the Illinois Restaurant Assoc (part of the NRA). Sheila O’Grady’s previous job was Chicago Mayor Bill Daley’s chief of staff.


35 posted on 11/11/2011 11:33:46 AM PST by PizzaTheHut
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To: villagerjoel

United States Broadcasting Corporation?


36 posted on 11/11/2011 11:33:47 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: All

I don’t think it was the Perry advisor who worked for Cain that leaked this to Politico. The original Politico article states they were shown documents. These documents were supposed to be confidential. If Politico has seen documents, then it was either Joel Bennett who went to Politico or Sheila O’Grady. Sheila O’Grady is the current president of the Illinois Restaurant Assoc (part of the NRA). Sheila O’Grady’s previous job was Chicago Mayor Bill Daley’s chief of staff.


37 posted on 11/11/2011 11:33:56 AM PST by PizzaTheHut
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To: All

I don’t think it was the Perry advisor who worked for Cain that leaked this to Politico. The original Politico article states they were shown documents. These documents were supposed to be confidential. If Politico has seen documents, then it was either Joel Bennett who went to Politico or Sheila O’Grady. Sheila O’Grady is the current president of the Illinois Restaurant Assoc (part of the NRA). Sheila O’Grady’s previous job was Chicago Mayor Bill Daley’s chief of staff.


38 posted on 11/11/2011 11:34:09 AM PST by PizzaTheHut
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To: All

I don’t think it was the Perry advisor who worked for Cain that leaked this to Politico. The original Politico article states they were shown documents. These documents were supposed to be confidential. If Politico has seen documents, then it was either Joel Bennett who went to Politico or Sheila O’Grady. Sheila O’Grady is the current president of the Illinois Restaurant Assoc (part of the NRA). Sheila O’Grady’s previous job was Chicago Mayor Bill Daley’s chief of staff.


39 posted on 11/11/2011 11:34:10 AM PST by PizzaTheHut
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gov. Sarah Palin and Mr. Herman Cain are an existential threat to the Left and the Democratic Party. That’s why the push to remove them both before they garner the Republican nomination. Did you think they attacked Gov. Palin 24/7 for three years because they didn’t like the way she talked?

Oh boy...some of you people give waaay too much credit to Palin and Cain.

40 posted on 11/11/2011 11:34:21 AM PST by bkepley
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To: rigelkentaurus
Even if the rats lose to mittens, they don't really lose.

But if the rats lose to Cain, the Democrat party as it exists today will be destroyed. Look to who has the most to lose.

41 posted on 11/11/2011 11:34:30 AM PST by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the People's Republic of Boulder)
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To: MrB
The left is absolutely terrified of the idea of having to actually run on the issues, or having to actually defend their ideology instead of using “arguments instead of arguments” like “you’re a racist, they explained.”

And if Herman Cain is the candidate, many Americans, both black and white, will look at him, and discover that the left's hold on them was all because of a lie. Even if the left were to lose 5% of the black vote, it'd be over for them.....for a long time.
42 posted on 11/11/2011 11:34:55 AM PST by rickomatic
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To: Larry Lucido

Does the title of a blog have to make literal sense?

If so, I was unaware of that...


43 posted on 11/11/2011 11:36:31 AM PST by green iguana
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To: bkepley

I think you are wrong. It is perfect timing for the Democrat smear. It could be plausibly pinned on fellow GOP rivals, and it is imperative to knock him out before he secures the nomination.

If they waited until the general, it would have been obvious that it was a dem job. Furthermroe, he would be much harder to stop after gaining that momentum.


44 posted on 11/11/2011 11:37:55 AM PST by getitright (If you call this HOPE, can we give despair a shot?)
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To: villagerjoel

Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of .itches.


45 posted on 11/11/2011 11:38:18 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: All

Sorry that my previous post was multiple times. Not intentional. (keyboard trouble).


46 posted on 11/11/2011 11:38:20 AM PST by PizzaTheHut
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To: villagerjoel

That article are a grammatical nightmare. And it have a few innuendo of it’s own.


47 posted on 11/11/2011 11:39:02 AM PST by almcbean
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To: TBP

They`d all have motives to be in on it, but the Chicago-style tactics used are very similar to the ones Obama`s people used against his Dem primary opponent and GOPer Jack Ryan in the Senatorial election in 2004. It has Axelrod`s stink on it.


48 posted on 11/11/2011 11:41:15 AM PST by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: Grunthor

I agree.


49 posted on 11/11/2011 11:41:33 AM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: SusaninOhio
"every accusation against any GOP presidential candidate can and should be looked at with a grain of salt -"

Absolutely. Democrats have lied, cheated, slandered, libeled, and committed perjury in the name of defeating their opponents and maintaining power. Nothing that they and their organ grinder monkeys in the MSM allege should be taken seriously without factual verification.

50 posted on 11/11/2011 11:43:28 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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