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Herman Cain sounds off on race, a debate win, and the need to simplify government
Washington Examiner ^ | 5/15/11 | Byron York

Posted on 05/16/2011 6:11:00 AM PDT by BfloGuy

But wouldn't liberals and Democrats still find a racially-based way to attack Cain? They certainly found a way to attack Clarence Thomas, the black, conservative Supreme Court justice.

"They're going to come after me more viciously than they would a white candidate," Cain responded. "You're right. Clarence Thomas. And so, to use Clarence Thomas as an example, I'm ready for the same high-tech lynching that he went through -- for the good of this country." Cain smiled broadly. "I'm ready for the same high-tech lynching."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: byronyork; cain; cain2012; president
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This guy's moving up fast on my list.
1 posted on 05/16/2011 6:11:05 AM PDT by BfloGuy
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2 posted on 05/16/2011 6:13:12 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: BfloGuy

You are right!!! Mr. Cain is the real thing. I like him. America needs a dude like him!!! God bless him!!!


3 posted on 05/16/2011 6:15:47 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: BfloGuy

He’s a good one.

Even if he’s only someone to further the discussions and frame the debate. He’s good and valuable and he’d get my vote.


4 posted on 05/16/2011 6:16:32 AM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: BfloGuy

All the Tan Democrats will be savaging a real Black man because he is off their plantation. Disgusting.


5 posted on 05/16/2011 6:17:41 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: BfloGuy

Palin & Cain would be an unbeatable ticket.


6 posted on 05/16/2011 6:18:14 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: kittymyrib

They’re already calling him a “racist with a black face” simply for criticizing 0bama, and not acting more like Colon [sic] Powell, with his nose up 0bama’s backside.


7 posted on 05/16/2011 6:20:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: BfloGuy
"I'm ready for the same high-tech lynching."

Remember Justice Thomas was appointed.
Mr. Cain would win if he gets the nomination.
He sure gets my vote.
Unless I find out he likes young boys & billy goats. . . . . .

8 posted on 05/16/2011 6:23:07 AM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO: Name all 57 States. You can cheat.)
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To: BfloGuy

A Cain vs 0bama debate would be worth paying $$$ to see.


9 posted on 05/16/2011 6:23:38 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: BfloGuy

I’d be happy to vote for him, though I suspect his lack of political experience might hamper him.

Personally I think not being a politician is a positive thing since the quantity of politicians worthy of a vote is vanishingly small.


10 posted on 05/16/2011 6:27:04 AM PDT by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: BfloGuy

Federal Reserve Cain is a non starter:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2682849/posts


11 posted on 05/16/2011 6:27:04 AM PDT by Gipper08 (www.travishankins.com...a real CONSERVATIVE)
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To: BfloGuy
This guy's moving up fast on my list

Me too!

Mike

12 posted on 05/16/2011 6:27:10 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: BfloGuy

Mr. Herman Cain has been in the top 2 of my list for quite some time now. He just gets stronger, every day.


13 posted on 05/16/2011 6:28:49 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Daisyjane69

I agree, either one on top, doesn’t matter


14 posted on 05/16/2011 6:29:09 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: BfloGuy

I would vote for him in a New York minute. He is sharp and he has it down!


15 posted on 05/16/2011 6:30:04 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: justsaynomore

Here I am,
Rock you like a Herman Cain.


16 posted on 05/16/2011 6:31:48 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: ComputerGuy

That would be EPIC!!!


17 posted on 05/16/2011 6:32:59 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama's 2012 Slogan: "We've got what it takes, to take what you've got"!)
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To: Gipper08

Yeah right, because we sure wouldn’t want anyone one the Fed who actually is against its dual mandate and is against a weak dollar policy and is in favor of its audit. Brilliant /s


18 posted on 05/16/2011 6:35:03 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: Gipper08

The guy who wrote that article you linked is a Gary Johnson supporter who used to blog for Bob Barr. He puts the “Li-er” in LIbERtarian.


19 posted on 05/16/2011 6:36:48 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: BfloGuy

Number two and rising!!!!!


20 posted on 05/16/2011 6:38:08 AM PDT by Tupelo
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To: BfloGuy

I like hime too! He’s ready to fight fire with fire, unlike McLame who just let Bill Ayers, Rezcko, Rev. Wright and BO’s other neighbors slide.


21 posted on 05/16/2011 6:38:09 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Pan_Yan

That was awful... I like it.


22 posted on 05/16/2011 6:38:54 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: drbuzzard
I’d be happy to vote for him, though I suspect his lack of political experience might hamper him.

Try reading this essay: Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, and Presidential Qualifications and then ask yourself the same question.

By any measure when it comes to non-political office experience, Cain is at least as qualified (and imho more qualified) than Romney--who is universally considered "qualified" to be president by the MSM.

So what makes Romney qualified and Cain unqualified? Romney held office four years as governor. But Romney's stint as governor was an absolute disaster. We're not just talking about RomneyCare, The Boston Globe pointed out as Romney was leaving office that he showed no leadership as governer and left the state in overall worse shape (much worse shape) than when he took office.

So having been a total disaster as a governor makes Romney qualified to be president, but never having held office (and otherwise being just as qualified as Romney) makes Cain unqualified?

23 posted on 05/16/2011 6:39:45 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Ron Paul supports CODE PINK; CODE PINK supports Ron Paul)
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To: BfloGuy
"This guy's moving up fast on my list."

Mine too. The more I see of this man the better I like him.

24 posted on 05/16/2011 6:39:52 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Truth is the first casualty of American journalism.)
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To: BfloGuy
"This guy's moving up fast on my list."

Mine too. The more I see of this man the better I like him.

25 posted on 05/16/2011 6:40:06 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Truth is the first casualty of American journalism.)
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To: Voter#537

Ditto!!


26 posted on 05/16/2011 6:41:02 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: Gipper08

Who (other than Ron Paul) would be a starter for you?


27 posted on 05/16/2011 6:41:15 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Ron Paul supports CODE PINK; CODE PINK supports Ron Paul)
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To: Brookhaven

I know you’re referring to the GOP primaries,
but in the general,

any leftist that claims our candidate is “unqualified” needs to be mocked, ridiculed, and laughed at -

“after ‘bammers? You gotta be kidding me!”


28 posted on 05/16/2011 6:41:17 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: BfloGuy
We need a hero.

We need someone who will rip the entire immoral, decadent, Leftist "movement" to shreds and leave the immoral, decadent Leftist "leaders" and the morons who enable them behind in the garbage dump of history where they belong.

Maybe Herman Cain is the hero rising to the need. Let's hope so. But we must proceed with caution--and evaluate every candidate for hero very carefully. We cannot afford to make a mistake.

29 posted on 05/16/2011 6:47:47 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Truth is the first casualty of American journalism.)
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To: kittymyrib

They see him as an escaped slave.


30 posted on 05/16/2011 6:48:22 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: Voter#537

Unless I find out he likes young boys & billy goats. . . . .

I might even overlook that if he beats Obama! lol


31 posted on 05/16/2011 6:56:41 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: All

“Herman Cain is my name and I work on the ....” eh, never mind.....


32 posted on 05/16/2011 6:57:37 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Savage Beast

The left is easily defeatable.

Just don’t allow them to get away with “arguments in lieu of arguments” and make them address the issues.

I think Cain can do just that, because he takes away their biggest shield, the race card.


33 posted on 05/16/2011 6:59:08 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Brookhaven
The Boston Globe pointed out as Romney was leaving office that he showed no leadership as governer and left the state in overall worse shape (much worse shape) than when he took office.

Don't trust the Boston Globe. Skipping the obvious issues around Romney Care, the rest of his term was quite well-managed. He took over the state in dismal economic shape and made major changes to help right the situation. However, these powers were limited since he faced a veto-proof legislature, but was given strong executive powers when the budget was in deficit.

I think the biggest complaint you could make of him is that he failed to increase the number of Republican legislators, which is certainly a big negative, but was also the case for his Republican gubernatorial predecessors. The economy did take a huge nosedive during his tenure, but that was merely a reflection of its dependence on high tech, and was unavoidable.

With the Romney Care issue, I feel he is clearly a weak candidate given the GOP 2012 focus on repealing Obamacare. Obviously, there are questions regarding key Republican platform issues such as abortion. But don't call his tenure as a governor a disaster based on the reporting of an unabashedly liberal newspaper, because that just is not the case.

34 posted on 05/16/2011 7:03:11 AM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: jimmyo57
"I might even overlook that if he beats Obama! lol"

BIG 10-4

35 posted on 05/16/2011 7:08:04 AM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO: Name all 57 States. You can cheat.)
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To: BfloGuy

They’ll call him an Uncle Tom...treat him like Clarence Thomas and Condoleeza Rice.

Ideal would be The Hermanator as POTUS candidate and Jim DeMint as his Veep. Tap Sarah Palin as Secretary of the Interior, Paul Ryan as Secretary of the Treasury, and John Bolton as Secretary of State.


36 posted on 05/16/2011 7:08:42 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: BfloGuy; All

This guy’s moving up fast on my list.


Sunday’s Disqualifiers

http://spectator.org/archives/2011/05/16/sundays-disqualifiers


37 posted on 05/16/2011 7:11:03 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: BfloGuy
Cain is a member of the North American Competitiveness Council (NACC), a tri-national working group of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America(SPP). The council consists of 30 members from major North America companies working to oversee economic, governmental, and security integration between the United States, Canada, and Mexico.[8]

There is an interesting entry from Wiki on Herman Cain. Do we know yet Cain's positions on amnesty for illegals, border security, trade policy and general national sovereignty issues?

Bush, Fox and Harper held several mostly off the record meetings involving the SPP, meetings not too well regarded here at FR.

38 posted on 05/16/2011 7:21:28 AM PDT by Will88
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To: K-oneTexas; Tucker822; Kartographer; freekitty; carmody; Dead Corpse; MsLady; Publius772000; ...

Mr. Cain “Bring It” Ping :-)

__________________

~~~~~~FReepmail me if you want to be on this list!~~~~~~

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In case anyone missed it, here is Herman’s GA GOP speech - the speech itself was outstanding but the reception was heartening:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQcgGtj7Pps
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV_pm_CfVfo
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz6ikN8DEgY


39 posted on 05/16/2011 7:24:32 AM PDT by justsaynomore ("Holding hands and singing kumbayah is not a foreign policy strategy!" - Herman Cain)
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To: Will88

>>> There is an interesting entry from Wiki on Herman Cain. Do we know yet Cain’s positions on amnesty for illegals, border security, trade policy and general national sovereignty issues? >>>

If by “we” you mean folks who have searched the internet, the answer is yes. Cain has intentionally been “youtubed” as much or more than almost any other pubic figure since 2009. FTR he is against amnesty, big believer on border security, firmly behind Arizona and other states against the Feds.

I don’t know specifically what his trade positions are except that he knows our own Federal government is our industry’ biggest problems through taxation and regulation and unionization. He is pro business.


40 posted on 05/16/2011 7:31:58 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: Fractal Trader
What you posted was spin--plain and simple.

The economy did not take a downturn from 2003-2006, it was in fact quite robust in every state--except Mass. and Louisiana. Lousiana experienced hurricane Katrina; Mass. had not excuse.

Romney significantly raised taxes in Mass. Yea, he called them "fee increases", but if you're a small business it doesn't matter if you call it a fee or a tax, it still means you are paying more to the government.

The fact that Romney left office with only a 30% approval rating should tell you something. Even in Democratic Mass. this is extremely low for a Republican.

41 posted on 05/16/2011 7:40:32 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Ron Paul supports CODE PINK; CODE PINK supports Ron Paul)
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To: BfloGuy

Unafraid, unapologetic, unwavering.

Herman Cain.


42 posted on 05/16/2011 7:42:07 AM PDT by Grunthor (RIDE THE CAIN TRAIN!)
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To: Gipper08

If that is your one issue, you will be lonely come election day.


43 posted on 05/16/2011 7:43:41 AM PDT by Grunthor (RIDE THE CAIN TRAIN!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I don’t know specifically what his trade positions are except that he knows our own Federal government is our industry’ biggest problems through taxation and regulation and unionization. He is pro business.

There is increasing awareness that years of one-sided trade agreements are a significant factor in our economic problems, unemployment and the ever increasing cost of government welfare and programs that support lower income Americans. Involvement in an organization (the SPP) dedicated to the integration of the US, Canada and Mexico might not be reassuring to many voters.

More needs to be known about all the current candidates and eventual candidates.

44 posted on 05/16/2011 7:44:27 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88

Without starting a whole new discussion on trade here, I will say a couple of things: our biggest impediments to competitiveness are our own self inflicted liberal policies. Instead of slapping say a 25% tariff on imports, we would be better off to have tort reform and to roll back corporate taxes and the EPA and the EEOC and the OSHA and all of that. This could save a lot more than 25% and it would not cause a trade war and would not punish 100% of the American consumers for 10% of the workforce.

Our trade policy cannot overcome what the wage and government realities are in the rest of the world. They just cannot do it. I suspect Cain will more or less agree with this.

If you want a Perot or Trump style trade warrior, you will not like Cain.


45 posted on 05/16/2011 7:50:48 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: Dudoight

Keep in mind folks, both Newt & Mitt are toast. The rest of the field narrows to Cain, Palin, Bachmann & possibly Trump!!! They are the only ones with backbones!!!


46 posted on 05/16/2011 7:56:29 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Brookhaven

You don’t need to convince me. I think Cain is a fine choice, and most politicians simply are not. The current office holder is a great example. A man of no experience, and only political acumen is now in the top job. The disastrous consequences of that are quite evident.


47 posted on 05/16/2011 7:59:42 AM PDT by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

When it comes to trade with Mexico and China and other cheap labor nations, the number one reason jobs were moved to those nations was cheap labor, as little as 10% and less of US pay.

And I have asked several times for those who blame unions and regulations for jobs losses why some of the lowest paying, non-union jobs in clean industries were some of the first to go to cheap labor, such as sewing plants and other labor intensive, light manufacturing.

The predictable result of more open trade between the US and nations with much lower living standards, and very cheap labor, has been a reduction of living standards for many Americans because the exported and outsourced jobs are not being replaced with equal or better jobs as promised for the past twenty or thirty years. - And that is what’s been happening for several decades and we are now seeing the cumulative effects.

Cain’s prescriptions will only bring some improvements at the margins. The biggest problem is incredibly cheap labor ($12 - $20 per month in Bangladesh), not the litany of blame aimed at unions and the government some are more comfortable with.


48 posted on 05/16/2011 8:13:20 AM PDT by Will88
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49 posted on 05/16/2011 9:18:57 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Trump just rescinded his venture for president. I sure don’t want a Mitt Romney, or a Rick Santorin. I like Cain over Daniels and Pawlenty. I don’t think Palin or Bachman will run.

Of course I would vote for Chris Christie in a NY minute. Cain And Christie...what a great combination. We need a leader w/ oomph! These two guys have it.


50 posted on 05/16/2011 10:57:53 AM PDT by Dudoight
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