How are those things smears? They all happened and they are all truthful recountings of the facts.
Cain stated he was against a Fed Audit. He’s flipped on that.
Cain was endorsed by Rainbow Push for U.S. Senate. WHY is a question that needs answering.
Cain supported TARP. And of course, now that it’s a problem, he has problems with ‘how it was implemented,’ never mind that TARP gave incredible latitude to the SecTreas to do wtf he wanted and Cain knew that before his article supporting the bank bailout.
Cain, in company with John McCain, is for some reason harping on how this partisan Democrat gay deserved better than booing simply because he’s been in the service. (opinion) They both seem to be piously implying military service somehow should make partisan behavior immune from political blowback—as if this would not be to their own benefit.
Cain has flipped or ‘clarified’ or ‘joked’ repeatedly. He’s not polished at politicking, doesn’t seem to really know where he stands on a lot of issues, and certainly can’t clearly enunciate an overarching political philosophy to fall back on except (lately) ‘we need to look at everything in context.’ Which is a load of horse manure everything’s gray b.s. rat philosophy when it comes to, for example, negotiating with terrorists for hostages, which Cain under repeated questioning would not rule out at the debate.
As to the affirmative action issue, I can’t see where he’s stated conclusively that he would do away with it. And that should be his answer, but Cain has said instead “This is very tricky. If it means that economically impoverished kids who happen to be minorities should get consideration for assistance, that’s great. If that means that minorities get slots in place of white kids with better academic credentials, then that is not fair.” What he should be saying is ANY government consideration of the color of people’s skin is unconstitutional. Instead, it’s just ‘tricky.’
“Cain stated he was against a Fed Audit. Hes flipped on that.”
In the post I referred to katiedid said that he was AGAINST an audit of the Fed. That is false. I have been there since the beginning of this whole ridiculous thing which has been taken and blown out of proportion by Paulbots. He had an interview where he basically states that people didn’t need to audit the Fed because they had internal audits and people could call up and get the copies. Well, Paul supporters took a PART of that interview, and still to this day use it. Well, Cain, as soon as Paulbots started posting this on his page, clarified that if Paul wants to audit the Fed, go right ahead, but that Cain himself is not going to lead the charge.
Paul followers have made the most outrageous statements - to listen to them Cain was directly responsible for setting monetary policy. He was a Class C director, meaning that he was a liason between the Fed and the business community. His job description is right here - http://kansascityfed.org/publicat/newsroom/2011pdf/press.release.05.26.11.pdf
Who knows why Rainbow push endorsed him. Project Q in Atlanta hates his guts. So what? I have never heard him waiver on his stance on homosexuality.
Yes he supported the first TARP under Bush. He did see how badly it was implemented and he wrote a letter criticizing TARP it as early as January 2009 and warned against future bailouts and stimulus. http://economicfreedomcoalition.com/news/press-opinion-011909.asp He at least admits it unlike other candidates who backtrack.
Speaking of that - Perry, Romney, Gingrich, Palin also supported Tarp. Bachmann supported Patriot Act. Santorum supported No Child Left Behind. Ron Paul voted with Dems against an amendment to protect out troops on the battlefield. NO ONE has a perfect stance on everything.
I already answered the “gay soldier booing” situation and as I pointed out Cain sided with the audience that he did not think they were booing the soldier. I happen to agree with Cain about respecting people. I hate the gay lifestyle. I think it’s wrong Biblically, and I will tell people that, but I do not hate people, and I do respect people who are serving our country.
Cain went further in his book ‘They Think Your Stupid’ that he agrees with equal opportunity but not equal outcome. For some people Affirmative Action means equal outcome. That is not his definition. AA has been co-opted by liberals to mean more than it meant to people who came up through the civil rights era.
I agree with you that he’s not polished. He doesn’t give poll tested answers. He is REAL. People are responding to that. I’m sure he will misspeak dozens more times because he is not a professional politician.
And the “flip flops” everyone keeps referring too - he is not flip flopping on any major stances like Romney. He uses a lot of hyperbole in his speaking which some take literally (China, moats, alligators?) so he has to go back for the idiots who take ever word literally, even though most people understand his meaning, especially here in the South.
Thankfully, other than the people who are desparate for Cain to lose, most people don’t CARE about the small faux pas. They know where Herman Cain’s heart is, they trust him. People from his past all stand by him as a man of integrity and character. His wife, his children, his church, his coworkers, his bosses, even his employees.
He lives conservative values, he doesn’t just parade them for political gain.
Every candidate out there has flaws, but instead of going after Romney, the RINO, it seems to be open season on Cain for the smallest of gaffes. It really borders on insane, and reminds me of the liberal’s almost tangible hatred and evisceration of Palin for the smallest of things.
It’s not going to happen again, not if I can help it. It’s why, as a stay at home mom, I am here at my computer nearly 10 hours a day providing links to facts to fight every lie and misrepresentation posted on this site.