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Cain's Cigarette-Puffing Aide Has Checkered Past
Fox News ^ | Published October 28, 2011 | AP via FOX

Posted on 10/28/2011 9:03:52 AM PDT by marty60

He is the man with the mustache who takes a rebellious drag on a cigarette in the Herman Cain Internet ad gone viral.

"We've run a campaign like nobody's ever seen," he says before taking a puff. "But then America's never seen a candidate like Herman Cain."

Meet Mark Block, Cain's unorthodox campaign manager. Perhaps no one is more responsible for the Georgia businessman's meteoric rise in the presidential polls than Block, a Republican strategist and tea party leader who's left a trail of questionable campaign work behind him.

Block has been accused of voter suppression and was banned from running Wisconsin political campaigns for three years to settle accusations he coordinated a judge's re-election campaign with a special interest group.

Records show Block has faced foreclosure on his home, a tax warrant by the Internal Revenue Service and a lawsuit for an unpaid bill. He also acknowledges he was arrested twice for drunken driving.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/28/cains-cigarette-puffing-aide-has-checkered-past/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fpolitics+%28Internal+-+Politics+-+Text%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo#ixzz1c5nPhl8q

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Koch brother (lIBERTARIAN -LEANING)operatives, Brock and Cain.

Now I understand the nastiness of the Cainiacs. Not only voters suppression is acceptable but also suppression of Freedom of Speech.

AND DON'T SPEAK TO HIM UNLESS YOU ARE SPOKEN TOO.

1 posted on 10/28/2011 9:03:53 AM PDT by marty60
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To: marty60

Wow, how diligent of the Obama butt-licking AP. Now how about a diligent story on the OWS ‘Iraq war vet” who is the founder of ihatethemarinercorps.com?


2 posted on 10/28/2011 9:08:06 AM PDT by max americana
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To: marty60

So who has ever done a background check on any democrat media people?


3 posted on 10/28/2011 9:08:23 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: marty60
Only a complete pinhead could come up with that kind of swing-and-miss (badly) attempt at a political attack. Koch brothers? That's liberal-talk to treat that as an attack. Voter suppression? That's what liberals call any attempt to only have actual eligible voters voting. And I'm sorry, but my boss has the right to tell me that I should keep my mouth shut at certain moments as long as I'm on the clock.

You really should go find the nearest OWS protest and pitch your tent, you would fit right in with what you think is wrong with Cain.

4 posted on 10/28/2011 9:08:33 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: marty60

You can find things printed about anyone these days. Whether it is true or not is another subject.

******

Romney Campaign Touts Endorsement From Vote-Suppressing Rove Protege

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign blasted out an e-mail to reporters yesterday touting his recent endorsement by freshman Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AR). Griffin, of course, rose to national prominence after President Bush appointed him to replace one of the seven United States Attorneys dismissed as part of the Bush Administration’s broader effort to politicize the Justice Department. Prior to accepting this questionable appointment, Griffin spearheaded a “voter caging” scheme that attempted to kick numerous African-American military servicemembers off the voter rolls in order to prevent them from voting for Democrats.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/10/06/337876/romney-campaign-touts-endorsement-from-vote-suppressing-rove-protege/


5 posted on 10/28/2011 9:09:01 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: marty60

“Show me a man with no vices, I will show you a man with no virtues.”

Abe Lincoln.


6 posted on 10/28/2011 9:09:47 AM PDT by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: marty60

Did you click on FR by error? Here is your correct link...

http://www.democraticunderground.com


7 posted on 10/28/2011 9:09:55 AM PDT by federal__reserve (Perry is a good man but his one on one debates with Obama keeps me awake at nights.)
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To: marty60

And some people consider any type of identification requirements to be “voter suppression”.

Texas: Governor Rick Perry (R) signed a photo ID bill into law last Friday. Under the new law, voters without acceptable photo ID will have to return with ID within six days in order to validate their provisional ballots. Because of Texas’ history of discrimination, the state is covered by section 5 of the federal Voting Rights Act, meaning the new law will have to be pre-cleared by the U.S. Department of Justice or approved by the U.S. District Court for the District of D.C. before it can be enacted.

http://fairelectionsnetwork.blogspot.com/2011/06/weekly-voter-suppression-update-ca.html


8 posted on 10/28/2011 9:11:05 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: marty60

Once more, FOX - shilling for Romney a la Dina Perrino and Carl Rove.


9 posted on 10/28/2011 9:11:48 AM PDT by ZULU (ANYBODY BUT ROMNEY)
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To: marty60

Gingrich’s comments are latest in voter suppression trend

One of the ways the African-American vote was suppressed under Jim Crow was through a “poll test,” which required prospective voters to answer a series of questions before they cast their ballot. This tactic was deemed illegal by the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and later by the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but a certain Presidential candidate wants to bring poll tests back.

At a town hall meeting in Marshalltown, Iowa, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told attendees:

GINGRICH: [Immigrants] need to pass a test of American history. And candidly, it wouldn’t be bad to have a test like that for young Americans before they start voting.

http://www.workingamerica.org/blog/2011/05/23/gingrich%E2%80%99s-comments-are-latest-in-voter-suppression-trend/


10 posted on 10/28/2011 9:12:32 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: marty60

Marty60 has a checker past of posting lying smear job about Cain because he cannot put his slavish adoration of Mitt Romney on hold long enough to actual learn 1 single fact about Cain.


11 posted on 10/28/2011 9:12:48 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: ZULU

And........... Chris “Are you a flake?” Wallace.


12 posted on 10/28/2011 9:13:13 AM PDT by ZULU (ANYBODY BUT ROMNEY)
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To: marty60
Now I understand the nastiness of the Cainiacs. Not only voters suppression is acceptable but also suppression of Freedom of Speech.

AND DON'T SPEAK TO HIM UNLESS YOU ARE SPOKEN TOO.

What the heck are you talking about?

(And who do you support for the GOP nomination?)

13 posted on 10/28/2011 9:13:13 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: marty60
Koch brother (lIBERTARIAN -LEANING)operatives, Brock and Cain.

Why post here? Was the DailyKos server too slow for you?

14 posted on 10/28/2011 9:14:46 AM PDT by montag813
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To: marty60

Picking on him for facing foreclosure may back fire with so many people dealing with it themselves.


15 posted on 10/28/2011 9:15:21 AM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: edcoil

I love the inclusion of his smoking habit in the title. It appears to be an attempt to demonize him right from the start.


16 posted on 10/28/2011 9:15:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: marty60

Get away. You sound like an occupy wall st. tard.

The Koch brothers are the nicest people you could ever meet.


17 posted on 10/28/2011 9:16:05 AM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: marty60

Barack Obama has quite a checkered past himself.

Don’t remember any media concern there.


18 posted on 10/28/2011 9:17:12 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: MNJohnnie

I see your all back from the Rally in Arizona yesterday.


19 posted on 10/28/2011 9:17:12 AM PDT by marty60
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To: marty60
Arrested twice for drunk driving.

For democrats that immediately qualifies him as Presidential material and 40+ years of re-election as Senator. Oh wait, he'd have to drown a woman as well for that plus show up drunk in Congress.

20 posted on 10/28/2011 9:17:35 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: marty60
Arrested twice for drunk driving.

For democrats that immediately qualifies him as Presidential material and 40+ years of re-election as Senator. Oh wait, he'd have to drown a woman as well for that plus show up drunk in Congress.

21 posted on 10/28/2011 9:17:38 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I was twice arrested for drunk driving too.

I haven’t drank in years but it doesn’t change the fact.


22 posted on 10/28/2011 9:18:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: marty60
Now I understand the nastiness of the Cainiacs. Not only voters suppression is acceptable but also suppression of Freedom of Speech.
Now I understand the nastiness of RINO lovers like you. Paint all Conservatives with a broad brush because of the "past indiscretions" of one. If you wouldn't post crap like this, people wouldn't know just how ignorant you really are.
23 posted on 10/28/2011 9:20:07 AM PDT by no dems (Gingrich/Cain: The Dream Ticket in 2012 !)
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To: marty60

Most of the commentary about the “smoking” ad is from the most PC people. I don’t like smoking, but I like even less curtailing the freedom to smoke (a legal practice and a big money maker for the Government!


24 posted on 10/28/2011 9:20:30 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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We've Watched The Spinning Act In The Press And DC Long Enough


Click The Pic

Join Other Conservative Voices And Support FR

25 posted on 10/28/2011 9:22:07 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: marty60
As with Paul Harvey's "And now, for the rest of the story . . . ," readers of this Post should not stop with the story as presented by marty60. A read of the complete article may reveal, for any who wish to pursue it, a slightly different impression of this man.

Apparently, Cain is beginning to frighten the establishment candidates on both the Democratic and Republican side, and a smear like this represents just the beginning of such in-depth investigation and castigation.

Ask Sarah Palin.

26 posted on 10/28/2011 9:22:29 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: ZULU
Once more, FOX - shilling for Romney a la Dina Perrino and Carl Rove. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ FOX News is starting to piss me off.
27 posted on 10/28/2011 9:23:22 AM PDT by no dems (Gingrich/Cain: The Dream Ticket in 2012 !)
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To: marty60
Spare us the fraudulent bluster. You are practicing Romney Campaign tactic 1. Pretend not to be on his campaign and race around the web pushing, rumor, innuendo and out and out smears about his closet competitors in the race.

Romney's paid people to do it in every campaign he has ever been in. Your posting history shows, oddly enough, a history of posting completely negative, fraudulent smear jobs about Cain. You have yet to post a single factually accurate host post about any candidate.

Standard Romneybot SOP.

So spare us the bluster Romneybot, your posting history betrays you.

28 posted on 10/28/2011 9:23:37 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: marty60
Is Brock running for office? Senator from Massachusetts? So you're not back from Arizona, but your remedial English class?
29 posted on 10/28/2011 9:24:33 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature. Newt - knowledge is power.)
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To: marty60

This is the best you can come up with? Really? We now know more about this cigarette smoking man than we know about the current sitting President of the United States. Pretty ‘effin sad as far as I’m concerned.


30 posted on 10/28/2011 9:25:08 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: marty60

Oh, the things that the left get worked up about after sticking us with Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, et al.


31 posted on 10/28/2011 9:25:26 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Retired Greyhound

What past? All we know about him is that he went to Harvard, worked as a community organizer and was elected Senator which to date only the Senator part has shown any evidence of existing even though he was Senator for about 2 seconds.. No evidence that he went to Harvard, worked as a community organizer or that he is even from this country has surfaced other than a bizarre looking birth certificate. Where’s his school records? Where are photos of this guy from 10 - 20 years ago? Not even a freakin resume from him.


32 posted on 10/28/2011 9:27:09 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: marty60

OMG I LOVE the Koch Brothers!!!
They have given jobs to so many people in this bad economy, they should get a medal each. And support all the conservative groups. Look here

David and Charles have funded conservative and libertarian policy and advocacy groups in the United States.[7] Since the 1980s the Koch foundations have given more than $100 million to such organizations, among these think tanks like the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute, as well as more recently Americans for Prosperity.[8] Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks are Koch-linked organizations that have been linked to the Tea Party movement.[9][10]

From Wiki.

Telling FReepers that Cain is associated with the Kochs is like putting a huge Superman cape on him.

I’m voting for him for SURE!!!


33 posted on 10/28/2011 9:27:20 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: cripplecreek

I love how so many supposedly SMART! people, (that means today’s media liberals) have MISSED that this is supposed to be a play on the SMOKING MAN from Citizen Kane?

I picked up on it the first time through...


34 posted on 10/28/2011 9:28:27 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: marty60

I doubt he was dressed in a black Panther uniform and carrying a truncheon at a polling place like Obama’s voter suppressionists.

Voter suppression allowed & encouraged by Obama’s Justice Department.
Haven’t made up my mind about Cain yet.

Gingrich has me thinking. I had written him off, but lately he has hit some things that I really like, and there is no doubt in my mind that he is the most qualified.Should we disallow his qualifications because he had trouble with his zipper? I dunno.

The picture with Hillary was a stupid move on his part, but I suppose I could look the other way on that.
By the way Hillary is looking like ten miles of bad road lately. Huma going back to her husband has left Hillary unsatisfied, ungratified and disdainful of even combing her hair.


35 posted on 10/28/2011 9:28:28 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: kcvl
In the past there was a poll tax. I don't know if people had to pay, or if property owners gotone to vote.

Non-property owners being allowed to vote was pushed because renters paid the owners who paid taxes...which is true.

I really chaps me when people who live in gov't housing get to vote on issues that will raise revenue from private property owners. What's to prevent them from voting in bond elections for things that cost other people money...it costs them nothing!

36 posted on 10/28/2011 9:29:08 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: marty60

37 posted on 10/28/2011 9:31:26 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: marty60

[ Koch brother (lIBERTARIAN -LEANING)operatives, Brock and Cain. ]

It isn’t Libertarian any more it is “Neo-Liberal” maybe you didn’t get the Daily OWS update in your soros funded newpaper.


38 posted on 10/28/2011 9:32:00 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

[ For democrats that immediately qualifies him as Presidential material and 40+ years of re-election as Senator. Oh wait, he’d have to drown a woman as well for that plus show up drunk in Congress. ]

Well you know some drunks are more equal than others....


39 posted on 10/28/2011 9:32:52 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: netmilsmom; marty60
Following up on my Post 26, visit for more such attempts at discrediting Cain by the MSM and "establishment" talking heads of both Parties.
40 posted on 10/28/2011 9:33:14 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: marty60

Here are some straws to grasp. Pitiful.


41 posted on 10/28/2011 9:33:31 AM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: no dems

UNFORTUNATELY they are only station providing a somewhat alternative viewpoint. If Cain is nominated, they will back him. They hate Obama.


42 posted on 10/28/2011 9:33:39 AM PDT by ZULU (ANYBODY BUT ROMNEY)
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To: marty60

Big deal! Imagine what we could come up with if we subjected all campaign people of candidates to that kind of scrutiny. If there is a problem now, Cain will deal with it. That’s what separates him from the crowd.


43 posted on 10/28/2011 9:36:07 AM PDT by pallis
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To: kcvl
So you're saying it's not Politically Correct to be for a civics test?

OK. I actually like things that are not Politically Correct.

I'm more interested in what's Actually Correct.

A DEMOCRACY wants everyone to vote regardless of their interest/motivation or prejudices. Democracies become populisms, which become tyrannies.

A REPUBLIC wants informed and engaged people to vote.

A civics test for new voters is entirely consistent with a REPUBLIC.

44 posted on 10/28/2011 9:37:23 AM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

If you ever deign to read his first autobiography (yes, the narcissist has written TWO autobiographies), it gives some insight into his background, and it is shady.

The little that we know about Barack Hussein Obama is very troubling. His associations, his belief system - he belongs in academia, NOT the freakin’ White House.


45 posted on 10/28/2011 9:38:51 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: marty60; All

“your all back”

An illiterate Romney supporter. How wonderful.


46 posted on 10/28/2011 9:39:54 AM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: marty60

What’s your name over at DU?


47 posted on 10/28/2011 9:43:01 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: marty60

To me it looks like a guy made a mistake and could not work in his chosen profession for three years. During this time he had financial problems (understandable when you lose work) and his personal life went into a little bit of a tailspin. At some point he turned things around and now is leading the campaign of the hottest candidate out there. Meanwhile, disgruntled ex-employees and former opponents occasionally lob unsubstantiated accusations his way. Is that about right?


48 posted on 10/28/2011 9:45:07 AM PDT by mcjordansc
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To: max americana
Checkered past, Controversial? Where is the substance? Innuendo not facts
50 posted on 10/28/2011 9:47:14 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Common sense although common knowledge is seldom common practice.)
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