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Herman Cain: Yes, My Wife is a Democrat
TPM ^ | 11/08/2011 | Evan McMorris-Santoro

Posted on 11/12/2011 7:26:52 AM PST by katiedidit1

Here’s what we learned from Herman Cain’s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night: sexual harassment allegations can be funny and the elusive Mrs. Cain is, in fact, a Democrat.

“My wife is a Democrat, but that doesn’t mean that’s how she votes all the time,” Cain told Kimmel.

Not much is known about Gloria Cain, the Republican presidential frontrunner’s wife of 43 years. We were supposed to meet her recently, but the Cain campaign abruptly canceled a planned appearance on Fox News. Last week, the Atlanta Journal Constitution profiled Gloria Cain and discovered that not only is she a Democrat, but that she “has voted in Democratic primaries and runoffs numerous times since 2000 — including the 2008 presidential primary that Barack Obama won with 66 percent of the vote, according to local voting records.”

(Excerpt) Read more at 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: cain; cainwife; election; elections; hermancain
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To: mtrott

My favorite posts are the “I’ve been supporting (insert whoever is on top tier) but...”. Tell me, aside from being an incredibly catty remark, what transgressions would she have been hurt by? They have a 43 year marriage, you don’t think they’ve both hurt each other over the years? Marriages in which one or more partners hold a grudge don’t last. Mrs Cain has been and excellent example of a Christian wife. She’s not an “in front of the camera” woman but they obviously have something special. Look at the pictures of the two of them. It’s obvious they’re still very much in love. Whether he wins or not, I look at them and see the same kind of love Ronnie & Nancy had.

But tell me, other than Hillary (and that’s not a marriage, it’s a political alliance) just WHAT political wife do you know who held a grudge because of some transgression that impacted a political situation causing him to compromise on some legislation, change a position, etc.? It’s actually rather demeaning. Your implication is that women don’t have the character (or strength or whatever) to overcome a serious problem, seek some kind of revenge (through influence) and that a man then won’t have the backbone to do his job effectively because wifey is at home saying “screw the country do it my way”?

Cindie


201 posted on 11/12/2011 10:29:13 AM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: MNJohnnie
Speaking of Newt everyone should know this about Newt. He wrote the forward to 'Creating a New Civilization; Politics of the third wave'.

Creating a New Civilization: The Politics of the Third Wave

"In 1994, Newt Gingrich described himself as a fan of the ideas espoused in the book, The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler, in which homosexuality, promiscuity, adultery, divorce, and abortion are all viewed as perfectly normal and even desirable. He said that in order to understand him, you should read the book, The Third Wave by Toffler. This book is written from the perspective of someone who is writing a letter to America’s Founding Fathers, in which he describes the Constitution and the principles of limited government that guided our Founding Fathers as becoming increasing irrelevant, and obsolete, and hence in need of being radically redesigned and replaced!....When Newt Gingrich became the Speaker of the House in 1994, he recommended The Third Wave as required reading for all of his Congressional colleagues!"

202 posted on 11/12/2011 10:29:47 AM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: MNJohnnie

??????????


203 posted on 11/12/2011 10:31:49 AM PST by annieokie
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To: shield

I see don’t worry about the facts in both Newt’s and Perry’s back ground just pimp the guilt by association smears at Cain.


204 posted on 11/12/2011 10:32:46 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: svcw
WOW Stop the presses a husband and wife have differing political views........never seen that before.

I can't imagine how that situation ever arises, myself. Especially in regard to moral views. I can see physical attraction, but beyond that?

205 posted on 11/12/2011 10:40:24 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: MNJohnnie
My answer was in support to what you stated on post #13...boy, what is with you? Feeling quilty or what? Why are you so defensive?

So? Want to play hun? Apparently so is Newt at heart.

The Newt who this spring said he thought the Obamacare individual mandate was a good idea?

Really want to play this game?

Newt has a whole lot more to lose here

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/gingrich-health-care-insurance/2011/05/15/id/396426

Gingrich Backs Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Requiring Health Insurance

206 posted on 11/12/2011 10:41:33 AM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: shield

Interesting.


207 posted on 11/12/2011 10:42:05 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: gardencatz

Sorry, these “social justice” churches, as well as those who attend them for years, send up a big red flag to me. Especially Mrs. Cain has voted dem for years. As to the other question of spousal influence, haven’t there been cases of that affecting presidents and their policies to some extent in the past?


208 posted on 11/12/2011 10:46:10 AM PST by mtrott
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To: HerrBlucher

“Yawn. This is the best they got to bash Cain?”

For me, it’s more powerful than any of the alleged scandals, etc. The ability to practice good discernment is a huge in a candidate. Being married to a democrat? Not good.


209 posted on 11/12/2011 10:48:15 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: shield
How about this?

Sarah Palin to Attack Rick Perry’s “Crony Capitalism”

http://firedoglake.com/2011/09/02/sarah-palin-to-attack-rick-perrys-crony-capitalism/

or maybe this?

Gingrich seeks middle path on immigration

http://totalbuzz.ocregister.com/2011/10/13/gingrich-seeks-middle-path-on-immigration/68253/

210 posted on 11/12/2011 10:48:23 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: annieokie

Thanks. It really aggravates me when posters demand proof or documentation and when you give it to them they ignore it.


211 posted on 11/12/2011 10:49:48 AM PST by Mari2525
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To: katiedidit1

This is going to seem harsh, but he just lost my vote. Biggest tip-off of a “professionally conservative only” politician: liberal or Democrat wife. Elizabeth Dole. Laura Bush. Barbara Bush. Lindsey Graham. (What? Lindsey isn’t McCain’s wife?)


212 posted on 11/12/2011 10:55:38 AM PST by dangus
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To: NautiNurse

WRONG!!!!

John Heinz was a Republican in name only, far more liberal than the types we bash as being RINOs today. Heinz-Kerry was always as red as catsup.


213 posted on 11/12/2011 10:57:23 AM PST by dangus
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To: MizSterious

You tried to be objective on a Herman Cain thread and were called a liar? I feel your pain. Did you know can even be called a liar for asking a question?


214 posted on 11/12/2011 11:00:09 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I stand for something; therefore, I can't stand Romney)
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To: MizSterious

You tried to be objective on a Herman Cain thread and were called a liar? I feel your pain. There’s an even more exclusive club where you can be called a liar for asking a question. That one has me puzzled on metaphysical grounds.


215 posted on 11/12/2011 11:02:13 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I stand for something; therefore, I can't stand Romney)
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To: MayflowerMadam

Here’s Some Cain History: They were BOTH democrats until 1996 when Cain changed.


216 posted on 11/12/2011 11:15:00 AM PST by 22cal (Forgiven, not perfected)
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To: MNJohnnie
First off, this is a Cain thread why are you posting anything back to me on Perry? What is with you? Again, why are you so defensive?

Actually, Newt is for amnesty in fact in his June debate he actually used the word heartless against those that'd like to deport the 20 million illegals.

"GINGRICH: No, but let me say this, John. No serious citizen who's concerned about solving this problem should get trapped into a yes/no answer in which you're either for totally selling out protecting America or you're for totally kicking out 20 million people in a heartless way. There are -- there are humane, practical steps to solve this problem, if we can get the politicians and the news media to just deal with it honestly." June 2011 Transcript

217 posted on 11/12/2011 11:16:00 AM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: justsaynomore

Well I guess I’ll just have to take his word for it.


218 posted on 11/12/2011 11:16:03 AM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: steve86

Huh. My husband and I have very different political views.
He sees the government as the one to help the poor, I see that is the church’s responsibility.
He sees the governments responsibility to defend the shores but doesn’t think that extends to over seas, I see that the government should go where necessary to defend the interest of the US.
He views a more centralized system, I view government a local system.
I can honestly say I do not know a single couple that has the same views politically. They might be similar but not the same.


219 posted on 11/12/2011 11:16:28 AM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: dangus

I am friends and/or colleagues with a lot of socially conservative Southern black women who vote democrat. They are salt of the earth, and so I am not turned off by his wife being such a woman.


220 posted on 11/12/2011 11:18:40 AM PST by 22cal (Forgiven, not perfected)
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To: Scoutmaster

Yes, and sometimes one can even be called a liar for posting a factual article. I think there are times on certain threads where the word “liar” actually means “someone saying something I don’t like.”


221 posted on 11/12/2011 11:25:55 AM PST by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: MayflowerMadam

What a ridiculous measure of a candidate, suit yourself though.


222 posted on 11/12/2011 11:42:32 AM PST by HerrBlucher
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To: MNJohnnie; katiedidit1

This isn’t a game.

Why would we want a Democrat FLOTUS? Why on earth would she still be voting for Democrats in national primaries?


223 posted on 11/12/2011 12:05:08 PM PST by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed: Will use. Cut spending, cut spending, cut spending, now,now,now!)
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To: svcw

Steve86 and Mrs. Steve86 are one couple whose political and moral and religious views are identical. She has a good personality, though. lol

Most all or all of the Traditional Catholic couples we know are like us with respect to these views. Draw your own inferences. No diversity at all.


224 posted on 11/12/2011 1:15:11 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: normy

Oh great he and Rick Perry are Rinos...


225 posted on 11/12/2011 1:44:01 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: justsaynomore

WOW!!! talk about Newt and Pelosi..you have rino and Mrs Liberal (she is probably in lock step with Pelosi, Hillary, Moochelle and Wasserman...dems


226 posted on 11/12/2011 1:57:40 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: hocndoc

We have enough trouble with the liberal FLOTUS in there now! not to mention what Hellary put us through


227 posted on 11/12/2011 2:27:15 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: 22cal

Cain’s wife changed? when? and AFTER Herman Cain joined the GOP ..he still donated money to liberals..for “personal and professional reasons”


228 posted on 11/12/2011 2:33:44 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1

Of course its ok its Herman Cains wife! Hilarious.


229 posted on 11/12/2011 2:35:11 PM PST by linn37
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I could not be married to a Democrat. Just couldn’t. It’s more than politics - it’s an entirely different world and national view of everything.
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If you’re a black man you’re going to be awfully lonely if you restrict your dating to black women that are Republicans.


230 posted on 11/12/2011 3:15:02 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: Tennessee Nana
Baloney!!!!! There is a big difference in thinking for yourself, and being so wrong minded that your own spouse can not even rub off on you. We have a thing called debate in our family. Maybe you are so uppity you counter your spouse just for s's and giggles.

What a tool!!!!!

231 posted on 11/12/2011 4:15:48 PM PST by catfish1957 (A politican with a heart usually means they have one hand in our pocketbooks!!!)
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To: catfish1957

What a RomneyBot !!!


232 posted on 11/12/2011 4:17:22 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: katiedidit1
I posted: >>Here’s Some Cain History: They were BOTH democrats until 1996 when Cain changed.<<

NO where does this say 'Cain's wife'. One must learn to read before posting.

And if he donated to a few democrats, that does not bother me. Examine instead some of the others' incongruous stances on issues or in one case, a faithless moral trail in the candidate's life.

233 posted on 11/12/2011 4:19:08 PM PST by 22cal (Forgiven, not perfected)
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To: Neidermeyer

>> If you’re a black man you’re going to be awfully lonely if you restrict your dating to black women that are Republicans. >>

Totally irrelevant response for two reasons:
A: I am not a black man and not in the dating phase of my life, and I said MANY times that this was how I look at it and not applicable to everybody.....
...and
B: It’s been 44 years since Cain was dating his wife. Could have maybe changed that registration somewhere along the line don’t you think? Takes less than 44 years to get that done.


234 posted on 11/12/2011 5:51:56 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: MNJohnnie
You keep telling the same lie, and hope that saying it makes it so, but it doesn't -- Your candidate said the same thing in 1993 that Perry did:
Herman Cain, 1993: "Thank you very much, Mr. President. Thank you very much for this opportunity. And I would first like to commend you for making health care a National Priority".

Compare that to Perry's words that you attack:

Rick Perry, 1993: "I think your efforts in trying to reform the nation's health care system are most commendable."

And BOTH men followed their perfunctory statement of respect with pointed calls to fix the serious flaws in the proposals; Cain for small businesses, Perry for farmers.

235 posted on 11/12/2011 6:00:25 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: psjones

Of course it is dishonest. Cain used the same words when he spoke to Bill Clinton in 1993 about Hillary Care. It’s just a perfunctory courtesy.


236 posted on 11/12/2011 6:03:56 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Tennessee Nana

Liar.... I supported DeMint, and never ever wanted Romney. Get your facts straight before spewing stupid insults.


237 posted on 11/12/2011 7:40:45 PM PST by catfish1957 (Save a Pretzel for the Gas Jets!!!)
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To: mtrott

Name them. Specifics. I want to know cases from the past where a spouse has influenced a president’s policy? Feel free to go back to George Washington. If all you have is “haven’t there been”, then I’d have to say NO there haven’t. Generalizations are not fact and thinking something happened doesn’t mean it has.

cindie


238 posted on 11/12/2011 7:54:25 PM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: katiedidit1

Mr. Cain. This is not good. As much as I like you; the last one whose wife is a democrat and he didn’t show her either until after the election was Scott Brown. He didn’t turn out so well.

You guys just don’t want a real conservative elected; I am afraid.


239 posted on 11/12/2011 8:39:52 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ColdSteelTalon; MNJohnnie; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy

I’ve seen no proof that Cain voted for Clinton or was a democrat. It doesn’t make much sense to be a democrat and Clinton backer in 1992 and then turn into a pro-market Hillarycare opponent in 1993.

The claim usually comes from a Perrybot, everything they say should be taken with a grain of salt unless independently confirmed, one alleged quote from a staffer doesn’t do it for me. Perry of course was himself sympathetic to the cause of hillarycare. He and Jim Jeffords were about the only Republicans in the country that were.

If he was a democrat I don’t like it but I’m not shocked as 90% of Black people are raised that way and he wasn’t politically active till the 90’s. Perry allegedly being a conservative leader in the party of Walter Mondale and Al Gore would still be worse.

I’m unhappy that Mrs. Cain is a democrat, so was Laura Bush (I don’t believe her switch to GOP as being genuine, she sure ain’t a conservative) but first lady is not on the ballot and it could even be helpful to the campaign to have this “bipartisan support”. I sure hope he doesn’t take her advice on any policy stuff though, doesn’t seem like he does.

I have to say I’d love it to have a quiet first lady that stays out of the spotlight. The Wookie is giving Hillary and Elenanor Roosevelt a run for their money for the title of “worst ever”.


240 posted on 11/13/2011 4:06:01 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: mtrott

Look none of the fools running for office is perfect. Find the one that fits with your Ideals the best and back them.... do your homework and look at how they stand on issues and how often they have flip flopped on those stances.... make your decision based on real data... it will all work out (hopefully) in the end


241 posted on 11/13/2011 9:26:36 AM PST by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
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To: HerrBlucher

Sorry. I compare it to the times I’ve been on pulpit committees to find a new minister. I’m trying to imagine a candidate saying, “I’m a born-again Christian, but my wife isn’t. What about it? Can I still have the job?”

“Uh... no. But thanks for dropping by.”

I could be terribly wrong, but in either situation it would be difficult enough with a strong, one-minded team. But if one is pulling in one direction, and the spouse is pulling in another, or not interested, it’s worse.


242 posted on 11/13/2011 2:59:01 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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