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Report: Cain voted for Clinton
Washington Times ^ | 11/01/2011 | Seth McLaughlin

Posted on 11/01/2011 8:55:31 PM PDT by txroadkill

Edited on 11/01/2011 8:56:59 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A new report claims that Republican presidential contender Herman Cain voted for Democrat Bill Clinton for president in his first run, as well as for two Nebraska Democratic candidates in the past.

In a story on the Nebraska Watchdog website, Joe Jordan writes that Mr. Cain supported Mr.Clinton during his 1992 presidential bid, 17 months before he squared off with Mr. Clinton over his push to overhaul the national health care system.


(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas; US: Georgia; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: arkansas; cain; cainwuzaclintonista; clinton; clintonvotercain; democrat; exdemocratcain; georgia; hermancain; illraisetaxes; maybealittleblow; mymuslimfaith; nebraska; rinocain; wilinskied
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Holy Moly!
1 posted on 11/01/2011 8:55:33 PM PDT by txroadkill
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To: shield

ping*


2 posted on 11/01/2011 8:56:51 PM PDT by txroadkill (FreeRepublic.com- "A Wretched Hive of Scum and Villany" - Zotted Romney Troll)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...

IF you'd rather NOT be pinged FReepmail me.

IF you'd like to be added FReepmail me. Thanks.

3 posted on 11/01/2011 8:58:23 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: txroadkill

lol

this is seriously getting laughable.


4 posted on 11/01/2011 8:58:27 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: shield

Quick...Call in all the Perry Shills! Hurry up will ya!


5 posted on 11/01/2011 8:59:20 PM PDT by CSI007
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To: txroadkill
Just wondering how all the “Perry supported Gore in ‘88, so I'll never vote for him” people will deal with this little piece of info.
6 posted on 11/01/2011 9:01:08 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: txroadkill

? How the Hell would someone know who you vote for when we have SECRET ballots?

On the Nebraska Democrats, would that be really bad considering Chuck Hagel would have been the Republican he voted against or Ben Nelson the Democrat he voted for?

Nebraska United States Senate election, 1996[40]

Chuck Hagel (R) - 379,933 (56.12%)
Ben Nelson (D) - 281,904 (41.64%)
John W. DeCamp (Libertarian) - 9,483 (1.40%)
Bill Dunn (Natural Law) - 4,806 (0.71%)
Write-ins - 832 (0.12%)


7 posted on 11/01/2011 9:01:31 PM PDT by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: CSI007
Quick...Call in all the Perry Shills! Hurry up will ya!

The 4%ers can't wait to attack Herman Cain, the only man who stands between Mitt Romney and the Republican nomination.

8 posted on 11/01/2011 9:02:05 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: CSI007

Yes! It’s time for as many pics as we can find of Perry looking like he’s letting one go while gazing off into the distance in front of a flag.


9 posted on 11/01/2011 9:02:35 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Perry's idea of border control: Use both hands to welcome the illegals right in)
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To: txroadkill
In a story on the Nebraska Watchdog website, Joe Jordan writes that Mr. Cain supported Mr.Clinton during his 1992 presidential bid...

So did I.

Then I watched Waco.

And the world was never the same again.

10 posted on 11/01/2011 9:02:42 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: txroadkill

11 posted on 11/01/2011 9:03:24 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: South40

These same folks like to gloss over...no I should say completely sweep under the carpet that Rick Perry USED TO BE A DEMOCRAT and ACTIVELY CAMPAIGNED for one of modern times BIGGEST SOCIALIST NUT CASES....AL GORE.


12 posted on 11/01/2011 9:04:05 PM PDT by CSI007
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To: txroadkill

i call bs and who cares...Reagan used to be a democrat too. People change and get better. I never knocked Perry for his past as a democrat.

The media and the republican establishment are running a full court press on Cain...

We must stand strong he’s the best shot at conservatism we have


13 posted on 11/01/2011 9:04:30 PM PDT by chevydude26
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To: Talisker
In 1992 Clinton was more conservative than GHW Bush.

14 posted on 11/01/2011 9:05:17 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: chevydude26

I was raised in a liberal democratic household should I be shot too?


15 posted on 11/01/2011 9:06:49 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: parksstp
On the Nebraska Democrats, would that be really bad considering Chuck Hagel would have been the Republican he voted against or Ben Nelson the Democrat he voted for?

True that. Hagel made Nelson look like the right-winger.

16 posted on 11/01/2011 9:06:58 PM PDT by montag813
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To: ejonesie22

Um, yeah, a whole bunch of people voted for the Dems in the past and have come around of late.

I’ve got problems with Cain, but throwing out the idea he voted for Clinton or other Dems 20 years is not one of them in all honesty.

Hell, I voted for the Dem Sheriff candidate in the last local election because he was a damned sight better person than the GOP option. Are national Dems today worth that same damn? Largely no. Were they 20 years ago? Somewhat.

Herman Cain having voted for a Democrat in the last couple of decades is not a deal-killer by any means.

Anyone else?


17 posted on 11/01/2011 9:11:20 PM PDT by JoenTX (?)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Herman a Clinton man. Interesting.


18 posted on 11/01/2011 9:11:35 PM PDT by magritte
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To: txroadkill

SFW.


19 posted on 11/01/2011 9:11:40 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: txroadkill

If you think that is bad, I voted for Jimmy Carter!


20 posted on 11/01/2011 9:11:45 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: txroadkill; shield

In the finest tradition of Ronald Reagan and Rick Perry!

Welcome to the Republican Party, Mr. Cain!

“According to J. D. Gordon, Cain’s vice-president of communications, Clinton was the last Democratic candidate for President that Cain supported,” the report says. “Gordon tells Nebraska Watchdog that by 1996 Cain — who had joined up with Jack Kemp, the GOP’s vice-presidential candidate — had ‘changed’ to the Republican Party.”


21 posted on 11/01/2011 9:13:17 PM PDT by smoothsailing (FUMR-FUBO)
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To: txroadkill

I call Bull Scat because he worked for Dole shortly thereafter and you can find a lot of news articles from 92-93 where Cain was attacking Clinton and defending HW Bush.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Herman+Cain&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a#q=%22Herman+Cain%22+George+Bush&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=Q7S&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aofficial&prmd=imvnsuo&sa=X&ei=wcGwTvHGCMKosALIxOW3AQ&ved=0CBQQpwUoBw&source=lnt&tbs=cdr:1%2Ccd_min%3A11%2F1%2F1990%2Ccd_max%3A11%2F1%2F1993&tbm=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.,cf.osb&fp=afbc87e2ba92858e&biw=1366&bih=605

People who throw these crap accusations out don’t realize that it is easy to pull up news articles from the time to see what folks were saying.


22 posted on 11/01/2011 9:15:06 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: CSI007

Well maybe now the Perry was “Gore’s campaign Manager lie” will be put to rest because when it mattered, he voted R. ;)


23 posted on 11/01/2011 9:15:28 PM PDT by CajunConservative ( Leadership. It is defined by action, not position.)
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To: smoothsailing

Which is really funny because if you see my previous post, news articles from the time have Cain attacking Clinton.

Bull scat is bull scat, no matter if it has a flower growing out of it in some folks opinion.


24 posted on 11/01/2011 9:16:30 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: JoenTX
Well by 1996 he was NOT a fan of Clinton for sure:

Cain vs. Clinton


25 posted on 11/01/2011 9:16:43 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: savagesusie
"If you think that is bad, I voted for Jimmy Carter!"

I was also one of the dupes who voted for Carter because he was supposedly a "christian". Biggest political mistake I ever made but I learned my lesson and have never voted for another democRAT in my life since.

The attacks on Cain are getting crazy. The next thing you know the Washington Post will be reporting that Cain, oh my goodness, DRINKS buttermilk!

26 posted on 11/01/2011 9:17:38 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: mnehring
You can call it what you want, I didn't put it out there, Cain's people did.

According to J. D. Gordon, Cain's vice-president of communications

27 posted on 11/01/2011 9:18:30 PM PDT by txroadkill (FreeRepublic.com- "A Wretched Hive of Scum and Villany" - Zotted Romney Troll)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

Ba Bump!

Point.

However one didn’t have to vote for one of the major parties.


28 posted on 11/01/2011 9:18:58 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: smoothsailing

I wish Herman hadn’t alienated Perry supporters (pragmatic or fanatical) with his tack and sail along Romney and denigration of Perry. I’d probably be fighting tooth and nail for Cain if he hadn’t.


29 posted on 11/01/2011 9:19:26 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish? Or feed the fish?)
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To: smoothsailing

“by 1996 Cain — who had joined up with Jack Kemp, the GOP’s vice-presidential candidate — had ‘changed’ to the Republican Party.”

Cain said the same thing in an interview not that long ago that it was around 96 that he became a Republican.

Where have you been? LOL

You all thought you found a bombshell, huh?

Still trying to sink the SS Cain?


30 posted on 11/01/2011 9:20:09 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I heard And that's just THE BEGINNING! Wait til all the oppo research starts coming down the pike!
31 posted on 11/01/2011 9:20:12 PM PDT by mr_griz
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To: CSI007

“These same folks like to gloss over...no I should say completely sweep under the carpet that Rick Perry USED TO BE A DEMOCRAT and ACTIVELY CAMPAIGNED for one of modern times BIGGEST SOCIALIST NUT CASES....AL GORE.”

Well, if supporting Gore is bad, then supporting Clinton must be worse.


32 posted on 11/01/2011 9:20:12 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: txhurl

Which proves the old adage ‘be nice to people on the way up, because you will surely need them on the way down.’


33 posted on 11/01/2011 9:21:13 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish? Or feed the fish?)
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To: txroadkill

I admit to having voted for one democrat in my 60 years on this planet. He promptly rescinded his promises to Catholics about abortion and I learned my lesson. Never again, as they say.


34 posted on 11/01/2011 9:21:25 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (t)
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To: mnehring

So J. D. Gordon, Cain’s vice-president of communications, is just blowing smoke? Why would he do that to his boss?


35 posted on 11/01/2011 9:21:38 PM PDT by smoothsailing (FUMR-FUBO)
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To: txroadkill

Actually, to be accurate it is the Washington Times citing a blog who claims to have talked to Gordon.

It is a third or fourth hand story.

But it was sourced from a blog on the internet so it must be true.


36 posted on 11/01/2011 9:21:44 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: txroadkill

As I said when people lied about who Perry voted for in the 1980s — how are you going to prove this? Ask Cain, if he said he voted for Clinton, then we know, if he says he voted for Bush, or for Perot, you have to take him at his word, because there’s no way to check the records.

I know someone has posted his donations, and nobody has shown him giving money to Clinton. He did give money to some friends of his who were democrats, but I would think to give him a pass for that. (although I have a guy I worked for running for school board, and I was going to give him a little money until I saw he was proud of getting the democrat’s endorsement, and then I decided no).


37 posted on 11/01/2011 9:22:00 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: smoothsailing

Read the article again. The Washington Times didn’t talk to Gordon. They are citing a blog who claimed to speak with him.

If it is on a blog on the internet it must be true, right?


38 posted on 11/01/2011 9:22:50 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: txhurl

Cain has criticized Romney on 4 different issues (jobs, Romneycare, missing debates, tax plan) and he has criticized Perry on 2 issues (the rock, immigration). How exactly is that considered “tacking along with Romney” again?

If I had a dime for every “I would have supported Cain but...” You’re not fooling anyone.


39 posted on 11/01/2011 9:23:07 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: justsaynomore

I can’t see your attachment, but, nonetheless.

The point here is that your today enemies are not yesterdays enemies. There is a serious mental gulf to cross here.

Hate Romney and love Cain? Okay. Fine. There are reasons for doing so. Realize today that there are reasons to gravitate toward Romney and eschew Cain. Equally, so, do the same in the same ground.


40 posted on 11/01/2011 9:24:24 PM PDT by JoenTX (?)
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To: txroadkill
Good grief, what's next? Herman Cain tipped a waitress 13% once? Herman Cain leaves the toilet seat up? Herman Cain once stuck gum on the underside of a church pew?

This all out attack means but one thing--the establishment is entering panic mode.
41 posted on 11/01/2011 9:24:33 PM PDT by Antoninus (Take the pledge: I will not vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances. EVER.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Don’t be “heartless’...


42 posted on 11/01/2011 9:24:42 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO FUBHO FK BARAK 2012)
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To: smoothsailing

If true, it doesn’t matter. Although it should shut up the anti-Perry folks who complain about him being a democrat in the 1980s, especially given that the last democrat president HE voted for was Carter in 1976.


43 posted on 11/01/2011 9:24:55 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: UriĀ’el-2012; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; Liz; South40
>> In 1992 Clinton was more conservative than GHW Bush. <<

Oh, dear. A Perrybot must have stumbled on this thread and misread the headline as "Report: PERRY voted for Clinton". They will soon be posting a primer for us "non-Texans"

;-)

44 posted on 11/01/2011 9:25:27 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Rick Perry, the governor with a heart... for illegal aliens.)
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To: justsaynomore

I’m complimenting Cain for becoming a Republican. Why should that bother you?


45 posted on 11/01/2011 9:25:46 PM PDT by smoothsailing (FUMR-FUBO)
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To: Jmouse007
I didn't vote for him, but I definitely remember admiring a guy who could run 1 mile from the Governors mansion to McDonalds, swing by a girlfriends house for a little woohoo, then run a mile back to the Governors mansion.

I remember saying to myself "a man with that kind of stamina might make a great president"

46 posted on 11/01/2011 9:26:00 PM PDT by mr_griz
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Cain has donated less than $2000 to Democrats (2 in Nebraska, 1 in NY) and over $350,000 to Republicans.


47 posted on 11/01/2011 9:26:22 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: txroadkill

And I was a registered Democrat and voted for Jerry Brown in the ‘92 primary. We all do stupid things in life. Live and learn.


48 posted on 11/01/2011 9:26:33 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: txroadkill
Hah!
Now this IS a scandal with legs.... Ewwww, voted for a Clinton. How could he? (by the way, what happened to secret ballots?)
Oh well, repent ye sinners. I'll chock it up too youthful indiscretions - if true...
49 posted on 11/01/2011 9:26:33 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: smoothsailing

Don’t we have secret ballots in America?

Just saying.


50 posted on 11/01/2011 9:26:47 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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