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Cain: Not rich? No job? Blame yourself
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Posted on 10/05/2011 1:51:47 PM PDT by ToxicMich

(CNN) – If you're dissatisfied with the economy, or unemployed, Herman Cain thinks you should take a long, hard look in the mirror.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal posted Wednesday, the up-and-coming GOP 2012 contender and former CEO of Godfather's Pizza summed up his bewilderment about recent demonstrations on Wall Street.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


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Isn't it a bit simple minded?
1 posted on 10/05/2011 1:51:49 PM PDT by ToxicMich
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To: ToxicMich
"Isn't it a bit simple minded?"

No but I do think its very HEARTLESS!
2 posted on 10/05/2011 1:54:08 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

And the honest truth.


3 posted on 10/05/2011 1:57:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Kartographer

Well, that too....


4 posted on 10/05/2011 1:57:00 PM PDT by ToxicMich (If I catch you sleeping in this space AGAIN, I'M GONNA KICK YOUR # "?/%")
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To: Kartographer

“Isn’t it a bit simple minded?”

No but I do think its very HEARTLESS!


Huh? He speaks the truth and you are offended? or worried that someone might be offended?

The new conservative mantra ought to be “oh you poor thing”?


5 posted on 10/05/2011 1:58:02 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( getting closer to the truth.................)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks Jim! ;-)


6 posted on 10/05/2011 1:58:19 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: ToxicMich
Isn't it a bit simple minded?

No, it's the truth. And it's about damn time somebody said it.

7 posted on 10/05/2011 1:59:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ToxicMich

someone needed to say it.

Way to go Cain.


8 posted on 10/05/2011 2:01:39 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: PeterPrinciple

LOL, guess I should have added a tag (sarc), but I thought everyone knew I was a ‘Cainic’ the Ron Paul supports sure do!;-)


9 posted on 10/05/2011 2:02:23 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: dfwgator

“No, it’s the truth. And it’s about damn time somebody said it.”

but politicians are supposed to blame everything on government and greedy predatory lenders! And ATM’s made in China!


10 posted on 10/05/2011 2:02:39 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: Kartographer

The majority of the “people” in the Wall Street Mob are college kids.

I would guess over the weekend you will get the Jr. High and High School crowd that just are looking to “hang out” at some place other than the mall.

Where at the parents?


11 posted on 10/05/2011 2:03:42 PM PDT by not2worry (A credible message needs a credible messenger because charisma without character is catastrophe. M)
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To: Jim Robinson

Ive heard enough! Cain is the man, I’ll be voting for him in the primary(like it means anything in NM!) Even if Palin gets in Herman is my choice.


12 posted on 10/05/2011 2:03:50 PM PDT by refermech
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To: ToxicMich

WHY YOU NOT A MILLIONAIRE?

13 posted on 10/05/2011 2:04:56 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: ToxicMich

Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs is doing a commercial here in Alabama. It was on yesterday and he basically said: LEARN A SKILL, PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE WORKFORCE, EDUCATE YOURSELF IN THE TRADES. If you are not college material and there are lots that are not, then learn a marketable skill, one that can get you a job. Flipping burgers will only get you a flipping burgers for a living type job.


14 posted on 10/05/2011 2:05:07 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (EVERY knee shall bow and EVERY mouth shall say: Jesus Christ IS LORD!!!!)
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To: ToxicMich
Responsible for your own future?

What a CONCEPT!

The "Affirmative Action" and "Nanny State" crowd is gonna really be polarized now!

15 posted on 10/05/2011 2:05:31 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: ToxicMich

well it is easy for him to say.


16 posted on 10/05/2011 2:06:43 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: ToxicMich
Welcome to FreeRepublic.

IBTZ?

17 posted on 10/05/2011 2:06:43 PM PDT by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: Kartographer
"Isn't it a bit simple minded?"

No but I do think its very HEARTLESS!

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I say it's better to be a heartless conservative than a brainless liberal.

18 posted on 10/05/2011 2:07:12 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I've tried to think like a liberal, but I can't get my head far enough up my behind...)
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To: traditional1

I think more and more people are starting to recognize this crowd for what it is -

just a bunch of spoiled brats wanting “stuff” given to them at someone else’s expense.

Here’s to hoping that this awareness spreads to all folks who will find it abhorrent.


19 posted on 10/05/2011 2:07:54 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: dfwgator

Indeed. The truth is often VERY simple.


20 posted on 10/05/2011 2:07:59 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I've tried to think like a liberal, but I can't get my head far enough up my behind...)
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To: ToxicMich

Those who voted for the moron brought this on every American. I believe this is a sound bite Cain would modify, I will vote for him if nominated.


21 posted on 10/05/2011 2:09:24 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: ToxicMich

They’ll need someone to donate some mirrors first.


22 posted on 10/05/2011 2:09:56 PM PDT by Huck (Save a pretzel for the gas jets!!)
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To: ToxicMich

Get a fricken job!

Simple and true!


23 posted on 10/05/2011 2:10:32 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: ToxicMich

“I don’t understand these demonstrations and what is it that they’re looking for”

...they don’t know either Mr Cain. I love this guy though. You can rest assured that every other GOP candidate would have some excuse for these idiots to storm Wall Street and they’d stammer out some reasoning behind it. This guy tells it like it is!!


24 posted on 10/05/2011 2:10:40 PM PDT by albie
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To: Kartographer
No but I do think its very HEARTLESS!

I know for a fact my parents were anything but heartless, and what Cain said is just what they taught me.

25 posted on 10/05/2011 2:11:49 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: not2worry
The majority of the “people” in the Wall Street Mob are college kids.

I would be money that they are liberal college kids AND young adults who moved to NYC and found that you can't survive the costs without help from Mommy and Daddy.

I've known young professionals in NYC, and it's so hard to have clubbing money with those rents, even when you make $50k/yr. I can only imagine what the liberal arts types do.
26 posted on 10/05/2011 2:12:13 PM PDT by laxcoach (Government is greedy. Taxpayers who want their own money are not greedy.)
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To: refermech

It sucks don’t it! Its all over by the time the NM primary comes around. I din’t even bother to vote in the 2008 primary, I mean what was the point.


27 posted on 10/05/2011 2:12:31 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: ToxicMich

Liberals disagree.

They say it’s solely Obama’s fault.


28 posted on 10/05/2011 2:12:46 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Democrats are violent. Prisons are overflowing with democrats convicted of violent crimes.)
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To: albie
“I don’t understand these demonstrations and what is it that they’re looking for”

Neither do they


29 posted on 10/05/2011 2:13:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kartographer

I like him too, but am still befuddled why he abandoned the FairTax for his 999 plan....Do you know and if so, can you send me a link to a presser that would explain it?


30 posted on 10/05/2011 2:14:03 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: ToxicMich

Well said Mr. Cain, very well said. More conservatives need to call out these lazy, selfish vermin camping out in our city parks.


31 posted on 10/05/2011 2:15:22 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: ToxicMich

Why he missed a chance to explain Obama, Reid and Pelosi’s devastation visited on the American Economy by their policies, I can’t figure.

Personal blame is only a piece of the puzzle, not the puzzle. This economy is slowly collapsing when it comes to job creation.

I thought conservatives were primed to explain that. Rush would have delivered himself of a devastatingly accurate critique of extreme Liberalism and Obama’s attempt to end America as we know it.

I’m sorry, but I agree with your comment, not those who have slammed your comment; not the word simpleminded, but the comment was way too narrow and gives our job destroying opponents a pass.

I hope Cain went on to explain what Rush would have explained, but if this is all he said...


33 posted on 10/05/2011 2:16:26 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...HOLD TO THE TRUTH; SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: ToxicMich

I like Herbert Cain, but there’s a reason for the bell curve.


34 posted on 10/05/2011 2:16:26 PM PDT by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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To: dfwgator
No, it's the truth. And it's about damn time somebody said it.

Yes I agree, we have become a society obsessed with the losers and whiners. We all have lost a jobs here, even one in a bad economy and cried in a our beer a little. These parasites take it to another level. They whine about 99 weeks of UI is not enough and how they can't make their house payment. That all of us should be responsible to support them in a lifestyle you have become accustomed. That you should expect copious benefits, have your house payments suspended, receive free job training. Even some Freepers come here and whne about being unemployed for 2 years, 2 YEARS. As my Dad(R.I.P.) used to say, "Get off your as* and do something, activity breeds attitude". Anyone who is unemployed that long is one of three things, lazy, too proud, or sick. And we can understand #3.

Give um Hell Cain, sick of listening to this meme

35 posted on 10/05/2011 2:16:36 PM PDT by pburgh01 (No more GWBs, say no to Perry.)
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To: Kartographer

Exactly, why can’t the pubbies get their act together and have the primaries on one day? I think it has something to do with the party elites losing control!


36 posted on 10/05/2011 2:17:49 PM PDT by refermech
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To: ToxicMich

The truth is often very simple.


37 posted on 10/05/2011 2:20:10 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: refermech

In one way I see it, but in another way if they put them all to close together and push them up early a person like Herman Cain wouldn’t have a chance against a elites choice Like Mitt because he wouldn’t have time to catch fire.


38 posted on 10/05/2011 2:23:02 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: dfwgator
No, it's the truth. And it's about damn time somebody said it.

BUMP.

It is the truth. It is that simple. And it is about time somebody said it.

39 posted on 10/05/2011 2:23:20 PM PDT by A message
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To: dfwgator

This might imply that with sufficient effort, everybody could be a Bill Gates, at the same time. In fact why can’t we blame Mr. Cain, rich as he is, for not being Bill Gates?

One has to be careful not to equate financial status with personal worth or even personal usefulness. St. Paul himself penned the words, under the inspiration of God, that he knew how to abound and how to be in want — he could nonetheless do “all things” through the power of Christ.


40 posted on 10/05/2011 2:25:08 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: txrangerette

Not just job-destroying but wealth-destroying. Who wants to get on a treadmill to feed the Washington monster?


41 posted on 10/05/2011 2:27:43 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Kartographer

When I got sick of counting on other people to employ me after other people whom I had counted on to employ me laid me off, I went into business for myself. I spend 50 something thousand a year to earn my own (taxed) 50 something thousand a year. My getting mad and getting off my behind was good for me and a hell of a lot of other people.


42 posted on 10/05/2011 2:30:27 PM PDT by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Prokopton

But did they teach you to discern the difference between personal goodness and wealth? If they taught you to conflate the two, they taught you a mistake.


43 posted on 10/05/2011 2:31:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: TalBlack

There indeed is a fallacy that a job is something you always have to “get.” “Get a job!” Isn’t that what we always get on our high horses and tell the bums? But that is not the full picture of the possibilities. You didn’t “get” a job, you created it, and kudos to you.


44 posted on 10/05/2011 2:35:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: traditional1

Yep. Have you seen the comments at the link? The whiners are going ballistic.


45 posted on 10/05/2011 2:35:19 PM PDT by PuzzledInTX
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To: icwhatudo
Get a fricken job!

Or MAKE one!

Ex.: OccupyWallSt types are whining that someone needs to come get and do their laundry. OK, so someone buy a hamper for a buck and charge 120% of costs to do it. Hey, ya got a job!

Far too many think jobs are something created by some higher power. They don't realize it's all variations on the theme of "I've got a skill/product, you have a need, let's contract a win-win here." You have a right to work; to wit you have the right to find something someone else wants/needs and figure out how to provide it to them at a price they're willing to pay.

46 posted on 10/05/2011 2:40:05 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Kartographer

That’s a good point. I’m not sure what the answer is. I do know that I don’t like the current system.


47 posted on 10/05/2011 2:43:00 PM PDT by refermech
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To: ToxicMich

I can tell you that in a society full of people who say they want work, I can scarcely find any who will:

*provide relevant and complete information when they call about a help wanted ad (hey, call me back. Who? At what number?)
*not put stupid disqualifying things on their facebook or twitter accounts (preventing an interview in the first place (sorry, can’t give specifics without giving away identities - but think for instance about a man taking about how butt cute he is, only less nicely)
*show up at all for an interview
*show up on time for an interview
*show up for work
*call with any sufficient warning if they can not show up for work
*honor their commitments to my company
*not dishonor their name, my name, or the people with whom I contract, through stupid behavior at work
*not lie or steal
*not think quitting/failing to start after training via voice mail or text is ok

What I have found is that in general, the people I want or need do not want or need me, or have another job already, but need the work enough to add a part time gig to it.

And its not like I am offering minimum wage either.


48 posted on 10/05/2011 2:43:52 PM PDT by Apogee
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"Isn't it a bit simple minded?"

No but I do think its very HEARTLESS!

Don't you mean......"insensitive" < /sarc>

49 posted on 10/05/2011 2:44:23 PM PDT by Drrdot
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I got it right away. It was a dig at Perry. Can’t believe people missed it.


50 posted on 10/05/2011 2:45:36 PM PDT by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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