Skip to comments.Herman Cain Tells Poor And Jobless “Don’t Blame Wall St., Blame Yourself”
Posted on 10/06/2011 11:46:55 AM PDT by americanophile
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, GOP Presidential candidate Herman Cain had harsh words for the Occupy Wall Street movement and the people who blame Wall Street for their financial situations.
Cain would also claim that the Occupy Wall Street protests are possibly a planned distraction to make people forget about President Obamas role in handling the economy.
Talking Points Memo reports:
Cain went on to blame the unemployed for their woes, saying, if you dont have a job and youre not rich, blame yourself!:
CAIN: I dont have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration. Dont blame Wall Street, dont blame the big banks, if you dont have a job and youre not rich, blame yourself! [...] It is not someones fault if they succeeded, it is someones fault if they failed.
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And a reason why I like the guy.
I should add, that my reaction is based on the fact that the article says he “went on to blame the unemployed,” which I read as a subject matter change and referring to the unemployed at large, not the idiot career moonbats occupying some street corner. Again, I hope that isn’t the case, but if is...
People seem unfamiliar with bootstraps.
Preach it Mr. Cain!
Finally, someone that will tell it like it is. I agree
If this is actually how it “went down” - not a good way to say it.
There are ways to state this fact without coming across in a negative way.
Context is your friend.
The attitude that makes (or made?) this country great.
Cain is right. Self Reliance, not whinny dependence is the key to success.
This right here is why Conservatives continually lose in politics. You let the opposition defined the terms on the battle field of ideas. When one of your own trys to change that paradime, you shoot him in the back instead of supporting him.
Cowardice and shamless pandering is not leadership.
“I kinda like clinging to my guns and bible.” - Herman Cain
Do you think that these airheads were ever going to vote for Herman Cain or any other conservative Republican? I don't, and Cain probably doesn't either.
It depends on who he’s referring to.
If he’s referring to the unemployed in general, he just stepped in it big time, and it’ll be used against him in the future.
He needs to clarify exactly what he meant by this comment.
Seems Watford City ND is growing like crazy. Job opportunities abound. Less than 1.5 day drive from Wall St., which has nothing to do with protesters’ complaints.
Reagan is the one who coined the term "welfare queen".
Warm fuzzy gibberish is not what we need as a country.
“I don’t know whether this is accurate...”
Why would you post this if you’re not sure? Sounds like you’re trying to color the water. Who’s being asinine. Try to refrain from being a useful idiot for the Left, or other Republican candidates-unless, of course, you’re stumping for another candidate.
I loved his response. Your post is just the typical Blame the Other Party for Anything Bad mantra.
Cain is 100% correct; if you are coveting what other people have, that means you 'don't have' and that is your own fault.
Only the uber-touchy are going to hear what he said and think he was attacking anyone who has lost their job.
Your problem is you read bigoted propaganda sources. Go read what he said in it full context, not what some Leftist propaganda bot tells you he said.
I saw this interview. This is taken so far out of context it is ludicrous.
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