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Under Cain, NRA launched sexual harassment fight
Poltico ^

Posted on 11/05/2011 7:40:41 AM PDT by DBCJR

When sexual harassment complaints against Herman Cain unfolded at the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s, the issue was all too familiarfor the trade association.

In the wake of the televised 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation hearings — and the widely publicized sexual harassment charges leveled against him by Anita Hill — American businesses had been hit by a wave of sexual harassment cases. And the restaurant industry, in particular, was hit especially hard.

Industry officials saw it coming — none other than Cain himself warned as long ago as 1991 that changes in federal law resulting from the hearings could cause problems for employers.

“This bill opens the door for opportunists who will use the legislation to make some money,” Cain, then CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, told Nation’s Restaurant News. “I’m certainly for civil rights, but I don’t know if this bill is fair because of what we’ll have to spend to defend ourselves in unwarranted cases.”

In Cain’s own situation, sexual harassment allegations during his late 1990s tenure as NRA CEO led to at least two settlements with employees: one for approximately $45,000 and another in the mid-$30,000s.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: harassment; herbcain; hermancain; lyingpolitico; martin4romney; nevertrustpolitico; nra; politico4obama; politicoflacks; politicoprreps; pollutico; racistpolitico; sexual
A wave of meritless sexual harassment cases was emerging with Anita Hill's headlines. Cain warned of this and took action within the National Restaurant Assn to implement policies & procedures. The size of these settlements involving Cain indicates they, too, were meritless. Insurance companies and lawyers settle meritless claims for such amounts all the time to avoid costly lawsuits.
1 posted on 11/05/2011 7:40:43 AM PDT by DBCJR
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To: DBCJR

I’m no longer interested in anything Politico has to say on this or any other subject at all, in any way, shape, or form.


2 posted on 11/05/2011 7:42:37 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: DBCJR

Hey Politico, “under Obama” America started it’s rapid decline into the abyss. Too bad you’ve chosen to cheer it on.


3 posted on 11/05/2011 7:44:18 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: DBCJR
oh wow so NOW Politco is trying to walk back their smear attacks.

Nice try but you shot yourselves in the head Politico. You exposed yourself as shameless scum and Conservatives will not forget

4 posted on 11/05/2011 7:44:41 AM PDT 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: chris37

They are the laughing stock. Those idiots thought they had a blue dress . Like their friends at occupy land , they are living in the past. Therefore totally irrelevant.


5 posted on 11/05/2011 7:46:44 AM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: MNJohnnie

Politico can kiss my arse. I will never believe anything they post, their reputation is soiled forever.


6 posted on 11/05/2011 7:47:48 AM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: DBCJR

Why even bother going to the site anymore.


7 posted on 11/05/2011 7:48:30 AM PDT by psjones (u)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks DBCJR.
Industry officials saw it coming -- none other than Cain himself warned as long ago as 1991 that changes in federal law resulting from the hearings could cause problems for employers. "This bill opens the door for opportunists who will use the legislation to make some money," Cain, then CEO of Godfather's Pizza, told Nation's Restaurant News. "I'm certainly for civil rights, but I don't know if this bill is fair because of what we'll have to spend to defend ourselves in unwarranted cases."
For lurking and trolling Demwits, this is an example of "blowback".


8 posted on 11/05/2011 7:49:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: DBCJR

LOL, um yeah, your goose is really cooked this time Politico.


9 posted on 11/05/2011 7:49:40 AM PDT by MiddleEarth (With hope or without hope we'll follow the trail of our enemies. Woe to them, if we prove the faster)
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To: DBCJR

The mental disorder, known as liberalism, is on full display at Politico as they desperately fling anything and everything in their attempt to destroy Cain.


10 posted on 11/05/2011 7:49:52 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Cain for President - Because I like the content of his character)
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To: DBCJR

1994: One of our female employees 30 feet away from a manager’s office was listening in on a conversation with his WIFE when they were discussing getting away from the kids for a weekend and what kind of nightgown she should buy.

Next thing I know she is claiming harassment by the poor guy because she was “offended” with overhearing the conversation.

How do I know what they were talking about? His wife came to his defense and even sat in on the attorneys meeting about how to make her complaint “go away” - money.


11 posted on 11/05/2011 7:50:25 AM PDT by macquire
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To: chris37
Well, maybe the who struck johns if they start hitting on each other and fighting over stalls.

Now that might be entertaining ~ in a marginal sort of way.

12 posted on 11/05/2011 7:50:56 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: DBCJR

They had this loaded in the computer ready to print. Cain was going to fold then they were going to show, no prove, what a hypocrite he is.


13 posted on 11/05/2011 7:51:03 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Where is the OPPOSITION party? I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: chris37

I agree.. I will not visit the Politico website.


14 posted on 11/05/2011 7:51:03 AM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: DBCJR

I used to go to Politico a lot, but not any more.


15 posted on 11/05/2011 7:51:31 AM PDT by Atlantan
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To: DBCJR

Politico has run 90 stories in this vein in the last week.

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/politico-publishes-90-stories-cain-scandal


16 posted on 11/05/2011 7:53:04 AM PDT by DManA
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To: macquire

Wonder if there was an uptick in “unexplained murder of naked femake found in river” situations in that era?


17 posted on 11/05/2011 7:54:50 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: MNJohnnie
I read the article carefully and it does indeed sound like an attempt to not only walk their attacks back but even paint Cain in a positive light.

Made me wonder if the complaints against him (whatever they were and whomever they are made by) might have been retribution (by whom I cannot guess...maybe ambulance chasing lawyers) for his proactive efforts in the NRA to prevent frivolous claims.

18 posted on 11/05/2011 7:56:47 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Politics ain't beanbag!)
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To: DBCJR

I wish I could remember what I was watching last night (something I have never seen before, maybe “RT news??”). The anchor reporter had two guests on the show. One of them said Politico is the equivalent in Washington of the National Enquirer. His facial and body expressions, mannerisms, and vocal tone were totally dismissive of ANYTHING Politico had to say. The other guy was a Journalism Professor, and he stated (in so many words) that it’s all about ratings, staying in the limelight for the newspaper or TV show, and that it’s a business, and the business isn’t about journalism, but about driving viewers to their sponsors. He said it was about catering to specific demographics in an effort to make sponsors (advertisers) happy, to generate more ad revenue, etc.


19 posted on 11/05/2011 8:04:16 AM PDT by BagCamAddict (Order 15 Herman Cain Yard Signs for $130: https://store.hermancain.com/orderform.asp?pid=20)
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To: DBCJR
the NRA embarked on an effort to educate both its staffers and members on the issue, which included moves to implement sexual harassment policies and training.

With Cain at the helm as CEO in 1998, the association created a video to explain sexual harassment laws to its members – and created a sample sexual harassment policy for individual restaurants to use, according to a Chicago Tribune story at the time.

LMFAO!!! Now they're suggesting Cain was out front with sexual harassment policy implementation and training. Something has Politico *REALLY* spooked, and it ain't Holloween!

Maybe Bennett showed them the copy of that severance agreement he finally got hold of, and realized that "you're the same height as my wife" just doesn't rise to the salaciousness of "Kiss it, baby"!

20 posted on 11/05/2011 8:08:53 AM PDT by kevao
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To: DBCJR

I was just thinking about this situation and it seems a little strange that first it was said that the woman would like to speak but has a confidentiality agreement. Then the nra said they will waive it. Then her attorney decides to let everyone know that she is not willing to relive this horrible incident and will not comment. Having presided over my children and their bickering, it is becoming more and more clear that the agreement was not protecting Cain, the agreement was probably protecting the accuser. If she did lie, she may have threatened to draw this thing out as long as possible costing the company millions. That would probaly be a better reason not to talk, don’t you think?


21 posted on 11/05/2011 8:17:11 AM PDT by marstegreg
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22 posted on 11/05/2011 8:18:17 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DBCJR

aint clicking a link to Politico ever again


23 posted on 11/05/2011 8:20:09 AM PDT by Puddleglum
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To: DBCJR

THIS IS ALL NULL AND VOID. UNTIL WE SEE THE EVIDENCE IN THE FORD BUILDING ON THAT PIECE OF $H!T RAPIST KLINTON.


24 posted on 11/05/2011 8:25:30 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: DBCJR

I don’t know why anyone is still going on about this story. Chris mathews of MSNVC has already pronounced Cain guilty of something. So that’s all that needs be said. BTW, you can review Chris’ new book, “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero” on Amazon.com. Remember to give Mathews the same just consideration he does to anyone on the right, especially Cain. Have fun now.


25 posted on 11/05/2011 8:30:44 AM PDT by rjsclassics (bringing people together)
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To: DBCJR

POLUTICO ,,,,, a subsidiary attack squad for the Washington Post .


26 posted on 11/05/2011 8:31:01 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: DBCJR

This is sounding more and more like the Clarence Thomas case. Justice Thomas wrote the law defining sexual harassment.It’s called the Meritor case. He did this while head of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The case was a landmark case, as it extended gender equality to the workplace, not merely to hiring and firing. Ironically or maybe deliberately, the other side went after him on this matter.


27 posted on 11/05/2011 8:37:31 AM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: DBCJR
Those settlements actually sound about like someone was granted about a years severance pay and changed jobs without pursuing things further. That sounds a lot like these people being confronted with the fact that they couldn't win but to avoid PR they could leave their job with severance and keep their mouth shut lest their own behavior and activities be made public.

People who win such suits don't just leave the job with severance pay, the want damages aplenty. These were bogus claims to begin with, probably brought when an "activist" (i.e. extortionist) talked these people into bringing them because Cain saw what was coming and said so.

28 posted on 11/05/2011 8:43:26 AM PDT by Rashputin (Obama stark, raving, mad, and even his security people know it.)
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To: DBCJR

How odd, that Politico is running this piece.


29 posted on 11/05/2011 9:04:30 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: macquire

We had a gal that would come to work with no panties and a short skirt.
She would bend over and if you commented she would file a suit.
An old Marine I worked with had her all figured out.
She would come into the office looking for documentation and he would feign being busy and tell her it was on the top shelf.
She would proceed to get a step stool....


30 posted on 11/05/2011 9:09:58 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: DBCJR
Polutico lost all their credibility with the JournOlist affair. How can anybody believe that you are in any way objective with that many JournOlists in your team.

Even the far left kool-aid addicts will wonder if you're blowing smoke up their keister. That is what happens when you become a blatant propaganda mouthpiece.

31 posted on 11/05/2011 9:11:44 AM PDT by Moorings
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To: rjsclassics
BTW, you can review Chris’ new book, “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero” on Amazon.com. Remember to give Mathews the same just consideration he does to anyone on the right

Gave it one star ... with the following:

Got this tome as a gift. If Mr. Matthews expected this myopic rendering of facts about JFK to send a thrill up anyone's leg, he's going to be very disappointed. Reads like a book report by a high school sophomore.

32 posted on 11/05/2011 9:22:28 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Moorings

Maybe Politico is intentionally destroying what little credibility they have left, so that when they’re forced to print a retraction on Herman Cain, nobody will be he’s innocent :)


33 posted on 11/05/2011 9:23:19 AM PDT by kevao
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To: Rashputin

The amounts of these settlements indicate a meritless case that was cheaper to settle than defend.


34 posted on 11/05/2011 9:47:14 AM PDT by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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To: Erik Latranyi

We should thank them for the faux exposee. Got it out early so it could be dealt with. Unintended side effects are hurting Politico, Perry and Romney who carried the water and the demrat left and the faux scanddal’s colossal failure pretty much insures the immoral b******* will not try a repeat performance. I bet, too, Cain’s RINO/demrat rivals will be treading lightly around him the rest of the way to November.

The way Cain handled the attempted lynching was masterful. He did not panic or run to the microphones to defend himself. He let the truth find its way to the top of the slime barrel.

Wouldn’t have been possible without the internet.


35 posted on 11/05/2011 9:51:57 AM PDT by dools0007world
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To: DManA

Ninety stories, and we still don’t know Who, What, Where, or When! But this backpedaling is a good indication of the Why.


36 posted on 11/05/2011 10:07:31 AM PDT by kevao
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To: chris37

Looks like a CYA to me.


37 posted on 11/05/2011 10:38:43 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("A Republican Larry Flynt should wave around $50,000 for proof of sexual harassment at Politico" -RL)
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To: DBCJR

So now, Gloria Allred is in the picture?

“The Justice Sister” ;-) - I sure wouldn’t want to be caught between her and Revs. Jesse or Al when a TV camera pops up.

What a joke these people are.


38 posted on 11/07/2011 7:04:27 AM PST by bigbob
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