Skip to comments.Desperation: The High Tech Lynching of Uppity Herman Cain Begins
Posted on 10/30/2011 8:18:34 PM PDT by montag813
by Sheri Urban
Politico sicks no less than FOUR reporters onto vague nearly 20 year old allegations to smear new GOP Frontrunner Herman Cain.
So desperate are the powers that be to bring down this uber-successful black businessman, that they are doing a Clarence Thomas on him, complete with sketchy allegations such as: a woman accused him of innuendo or personal questions of a sexually suggestive nature and conversations that were regarded as improper in a professional relationship. Can you possibly be any more vague?
A few weeks ago a group of feminists commemorated the 20th anniversary of dopey fraudster Anita Hills pathetic testimony at the Thomas hearings, as if she is some sort of suffragette of the 90s. Now, some in the political good ol boy network are falling over themselves to put out this nothing of a story. Towards the end of their hit piece, they stated that most of the employees that worked for Cain said he was extremely professional and fair to female staffers, and
Cains treatment of women was the same as his treatment of men. Herman treated everyone great, said Mary Ann Cricchio, who was elected to the board of the restaurant group in 1998. She said Cain left such a good impression on the organization that when he spoke at a group event in January of this year, as he was considering a presidential bid, he had unanimous support in the room.The only actual names and actual statements were that Cain was fair and professional. There are no names, dates or any solid evidence whatsoever for the innuendo, vague comments and phantom female employees that settled for 5 figures.
Do not be fooled. this is NOT a leftist attack.
The Republican elites are clearly spooked big time by Herman Cain, who has catapulted into shocking leads in the Iowa, South Carolina and Florida polls, and within striking distance of Romney in New Hampshire - a state Mitt has always assumed he would win by double digits. And so they are feeding this tripe to the Washington media vultures they alternatively joust with and seduce to maintain their corruptocracy. Mitt Romney and Rick Perry would fit right in with Karl Rove and his merry band of RINOs. Herman Cain would most defintely not. And so, he must be taken out.
But on what bait would the Leftist Media bite? Why of course - the same tired racist sexual stereotypes they used against Clarence Thomas, which one would have thought would be verboten in today's climate. But for the Left, a "Black Conservative" (just as with a Hispanic conservative - ask Marco Rubio), has committed "race betrayal" - a capital offense. So they are more than happy to play along.
Conservatives need to remember well how those elites on our side have conspired with the Leftist press to try and take down this great American, Herman Cain. They need to be swept from control of the GOP, once and for all. As Vito Corleone would say: "this I will not forgive".
I heard plenty about Larry Sinclair, 0bama’s gay sex and drug partner.
Well, what would you call it?
As a hypothetical, if Texas did secede, could that border be fenced to prevent illegals from entering the rest of the country? Just wondering. ;)
Im at the point now where if we could vote on a National Stage a state out of the union it would be Texas and probably 80% of America would support the vote. Youve produced nothing but crappy soap operas!!! Take Good Ol Amnesty Rick and Ron Paul back and secede from the Union Id even donate to the cause.
How do you read that?
I read that to mean that he would donate to the secession cause, NOT that he wanted all Texans banned. People from other countries post to FR all the time.
I remember John McCain suffering a similar high-tech lynching, back when the New York Times accused him of having an affair. And remember all those rumors about G. H. W. Bush committing adultery? That high-tech lynching was just awful.
Nothing is happening to Herman Cain that hasn’t been happening to politicians for centuries. Ah, but he’s black, so it’s a lynching! “High-tech” apparently means a lynching that is not fatal or, for that matter, even physical.
I think we need to dispense with the term “high-tech lynching”. The mild suffering of Herman Cain is not anywhere close to the extreme suffering of blacks who really were lynched. There is no legitimate comparison.
Politics as usual. Like the Bush TANG records and the dui and the concerted 3 years of attacks on Sarah. Just heard another campaign spokesman say it’s all bs. If it is it’ll blow over. I don’t want him to appear not able to take the heat.
LOL. Bless your heart.
It would seem that he thinks 80 percent would love for us to secede..
Just can’t get why all this enmity toward Texas..This isn’t the first time I’ve seen it.
I’ve saying the following for a couple of weeks now:
Understand something, folks...
Cain, like Sarah before him, is an existential threat to the Democrat Partys very existence.
Without the slave black vote, Democrats become a smear in the pages of history, and they know it.
Cain’s Plantation Rhetoric has them in a real tizzy, because it’s based on rhetoric that DEMOCRAT Radical Blacks use to silence dissent from other blacks, very effectively.
Now that Cain has become a real threat to Obama, the power base of the Race Hustlers, and the Dems inner-city vote, HE MUST BE DESTROYED.
The gays running the New York Times know this, and the queers at CNN and MSNBC know this, too.
Get ready for Cain to be Palind, and you wont be hearing a SINGLE cry of RACISM! from any of the usual suspects, either. After all, he is just an escaped slave from the Democrat Plantation.
Wow, of course you’re right, but man o man you may be to brazen to tell the truth all in one bunch.
Theyre going to come after me more viciously than they would a white candidate, Cain responded. Youre right. Clarence Thomas. And so, to use Clarence Thomas as an example, Im ready for the same high-tech lynching that he went through for the good of this country. Cain smiled broadly. Im ready for the same high-tech lynching.
This smear on Cain was most likely Romney’s camp. They did the same thing to Palin. But, I remember Cain saying he would be VP to anyway but Perry because of a painted rock that Perry had nothing to do with. I really hope this lying BS stops and know it’s Obama and Romney they need to go after.
You need to buy a dictionary. lol
Yeah, it would be GOP oppo research that would have been given to Politico, with the timing making it more likely from the Perry than the Romney camp.
But since it likely happened, it was likely to get out there at some point.
In the same spirit, right back at ya! Bless your heart. :)
To me, it seems like this has Karl Rove’s fingerprints all over it. It reminds me so much of the 2000 election cycle when the ugly whispering campaign started the rumor about John McCain having an illegitimate black baby. That one was reputed to have come out of the Bush camp, via his campaign “architect”, Karl Rove. Of course, Rove is in the tank for Romney, so it could be a joint effort. It’s interesting to note the common denominator of playing the race card.
Are you talking about McCain’s adopted daughter from Bangladesh? She may have been born illegitimately, but I’ve never heard anyone mention anything about her birth parents.
That was the rumor-mongering during the 2000 primaries, that McCain had fathered an illegitimate black child. I just did a quick google check to see if there were still articles about it. There are. It was a well-known smear campaign, and often attributed to Rove.
I don’t know if anyone has mentioned it before this post....proudly posting without reading the entire thread. ;o)
He most likely had Director’s and Officer’s insurance, and the insurance company is in charge of the direction of any lawsuit.
More times than not, it’s in the insurance company’s best interests to settle.
With a “five figure” settlement, I would think that there was nothing there, and it was a waste of everybody’s time.
What they tried to do to Clarence Thomas is what they did to Robert Bork. It’s not about race. If Cain were liberal or moderate, liberals and moderates would be thrilled with him. It’s his conservatism that is the problem.
Cain is playing the race card: They’re being so mean to him, he says, because he’s black. He should stop. America has come far in race issues; it would come farther yet if certain people did not insist on seeing society’s problems - or their own - through the prism of race.
I'm not saying any of it is true or not but this blog post describes the accusations against the Bush campaign pretty well. Rove was accused of orchestrating it.
“Cain is playing the race card...”
So, when Clarence Thomas was accused of sexual harassment, among other things, with no evidence whatsoever, he should stop, and we should move on with our lives?
Lordy! What they did to Clarence Thomas had everything to do with his race! He is a BLACK CONSERVATIVE!
This is such old news.
I didn’t like it then, and I don’t like it now.
However, there are more pressing issues.
Like...is Herman Cain a racist? lol
Some of these FReepers need to let go of a quarter and buy a clue. It is racism when they unleash the hounds of hell to smear a black conservative and it’s not “using the race card” when it really is racism.
Cain said the comment about the high-tech lynching before this sexual harassment story broke last night.
He KNEW that the opposition would come after him with every dirty trick they could think of. It almost worked with Thomas. And that’s the entire point!
That’s what Cain was saying was coming.
Look at it this way... was it playing fair and nice when the press went after Laura Bush for the car accident she was involved in, where she accidentally killed her boyfriend? No. It wasn’t.
Do you think for a moment that George and Laura Bush didn’t know that was coming?
They knew, before he even announced his candidacy, that her car accident would be in the press. And they handled it well because they were prepared.
Cain is prepared, too.
And I haven’t heard him mention race and sexual harassment.
Do you remember the Clarence Thomas quote?
He called the committee hearings “A high tech lynching.” It involved sexual harassment, not the race of Thomas or Anita Hill. Thomas has NEVER said that what he went through was race oriented. His comment was never meant to imply race. His comment meant that they were trying to assassinate his character and destroy him. In fact Thomas says the committee hearings surrounded only one issue... abortion.
Cain KNEW that this would come up. It involves sexual harassment. It’s his “high tech lynching”.
Cain isn’t focusing on race. He’s focusing on character assassination.
You’re focusing on the race of Cain. No one else is.
“Cain is playing the race card”
The only card Cain is playing is the “I’m going to win Iowa” - card.
The fact that this happened so early points to Romney. If Cain was already nominee, it would be Hussein 0bama..
I turned on the radio this morning and they had a teaser for a news story that a “republican presidential candidate” has been accused of sexual harassment. I didn’t even need to hear the story when they finally played it since I knew it would be the uppity black guy. They played it as news today, but since WTOP (DC news radio) is in bed with Politico, they will play it as a special feature all week.
Flashback. More trash reporting by Politico in the 2010 Louisiana Senate Race.
What Politicos Shira Toeplitz DIDNT Write About Louisianas Senate Race
The fascist powers that be..do not want Cain to see the light of day in this election. Just like they didn't want Palin to survive and launched an unprecedented attach, they will savage Cain in all the media with unusual brutality in any way possible. I won't be surprised at how vicious they will become. Cain is a threat to the stealth dictatorship.
There will no covering for Cain like there was for Obama..mark my words.
There will be no covering for Cain like there was for Obama..
You don’t even need to dig up dirt on Herman Cain. You could just talk about how pathetically uninformed of international politics he is (because who cares about Ubeki-beki-beki-stan-stan?). You can talk about his utter lack of political experience (which is not a good thing). Or you could look at the some reviews of his 9-9-9 plan. Whatever you’re looking at, Cain is not a good candidate.
Leadership requires consistency, clarity and conviction. - Jon Huntsman
We can’t even get a transcript from Obama’s college days...
Free passes on friendships with terrorist bomber Weather Underground....
But Cain is announced as the real frontrunner and boom this...
Oh, it’s the Republicans that are doing this to Cain, not the libs! Yeah, right.
Another reason for the media to ignore Solyndra and Fast and Furious. This story will dominate the media 24/7 for at least two months.
“Why are Cains enemies firing the thermonuclear component of their oppo-research arsenal so early? Generally speaking in such matters, you save your big stuff for later in the campaign.”
In this day and age, and moreso even in the 90s, all one has to do to be accused of, and even guilty of, sexual harrassment is be male.
The same media that deliberately covered up Edwards cheating on his wife when he was running for President will turn this into the greatest scandal in history.
Geraldo is a lawyer and should know that all, or almost all, settlement agreements contain a clause that the parties refrain from further talking about the case. Geraldo freaked out last night when this was mentioned.
That could be anything from telling a Monica Lewinsky joke, to simply asking her to do a work related task she didn't want to do!
He held the door open for a female employee and stood when one entered room perhaps?
Nope. Perry didn’t bring it up.
Someone in the audience said it. He responded with a statement (roughly paraphrased) about how he could understand how some people might feel that way with the intrusiveness of the federal government.
Look it up.