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Tammy Bruce : Cainís Reaction to Scandal Shows Heís Not Ready for Prime Time
Newsmax ^ | November 01, 2011 | Tammy Bruce

Posted on 11/02/2011 8:00:30 PM PDT by RobinMasters

It’s been fascinating to watch both the Herman Cain camp and the Republican establishment react to the sexual harassment allegations brought to light about Herman Cain by Politico.

While it is still too soon to determine what exactly did happen years ago when Cain headed the National Restaurant Association (NRA), two things are clear — Cain is still winging it (and not well), and the Republican establishment has been expertly conditioned by the left when it comes to kneejerk accusations of “racism.”

In politics, the reaction to a controversy is very often more enlightening and important than the details of the allegations themselves. I’m still perplexed by the insistence by some on the right that Democrats or liberals somehow initiated these charges against Cain.

Cain has plenty of opponents, and while they may not be conservative, right now they all have “Republican” after their name.

As Cain has risen in the polls, one person in particular benefits from this attack and that’s Mitt Romney. Perhaps many on the right do not want any GOP candidate smeared with, er, unleashing a smear? Whatever the reasoning, it’s Cain’s GOP opposition that has everything to gain from this new storm.

Combined with preferred but likely false declaration of liberal responsibility for the attack, is the even stranger assertion that racism is fueling the accusations. Actually, what’s fueling the story is the fact that something happened at the National Restaurant Association involving Cain.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; cainsexualharrass; herbcain; lesbian; perry; romney; screechylesbian; smear
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1 posted on 11/02/2011 8:00:33 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

I agree, but the only one who seems ready for prime time is Romney, and I can’t bear that thought.


2 posted on 11/02/2011 8:03:05 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: RobinMasters

she’s going to regret this screed.


3 posted on 11/02/2011 8:03:13 PM PDT by ken21
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To: RobinMasters
I guess being honest means you aren't ready for prime time.

Cuz it's easier to lie than to tell the truth.

4 posted on 11/02/2011 8:06:25 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: ken21

I don’t think Cain did anything wrong and that he has been falsely smeared but i agree that him and his team handling of it SO FAR is terrible. It’s almost amateur hour.


5 posted on 11/02/2011 8:06:37 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: RobinMasters

>> In 2003 I served on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s transition team ...

Schwartze-schlange was an a$$ when it came to chartering jets for his jaunts - he demanded only young and pretty female flight attendants when he chartered - “or else”.


6 posted on 11/02/2011 8:07:26 PM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: RobinMasters

And Obama? Donald Young: No justice, no peace.


7 posted on 11/02/2011 8:08:41 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: ken21
she’s going to regret this screed.

Like her many posts "guaranteeing" an Obama loss in 2008, because "the American People will never elect someone like Obama". Her complacency was not exactly helpful.

8 posted on 11/02/2011 8:09:10 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Bigtigermike

if you knew about it 10 days in advance,

why would you show your cards until the opposition

revealed their attack?


9 posted on 11/02/2011 8:10:14 PM PDT by ken21
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To: unixfox

I’m glad he took it head on, even though he didn’t have all the details at the get go, because what it did was show the American people he is trustworthy.

He didn’t hide for a day or two and get his story together like a politician would.

People responded to that - his support is growing exponentially and his fundraising is still through the roof.


10 posted on 11/02/2011 8:10:44 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Pray for Herman Cain)
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To: RobinMasters

None of the mainstream people get treated this way, so Cain’s reaction can’t be compared to their reaction.


11 posted on 11/02/2011 8:11:19 PM PDT by Politics4US
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To: RobinMasters

And Obammie the Commie was ready for prime time?

“I just want to eat muh WAHfuls.”

“I won.”


12 posted on 11/02/2011 8:12:18 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Karl Denninger has jumped the shark. Do not visit his blog.))
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To: RobinMasters

Donald Trump told Greta that he thought Cain was doing “just fine” considering the fact that he has had a very sudden rise to the top and has a small organization. I agree, and hope Cain fires a bunch of folks and brings in some more seasoned pros - preferably NONE of whom have ever worked for H.W. or G.W. Bush, Romney or McCain.


13 posted on 11/02/2011 8:12:18 PM PDT by montag813
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To: RobinMasters

The GOP’s reaction to the blatant smear on Cain shows me that it’s full of a bunch of backstabbing, cannablistic bitches.

How’s that grab ya there, Tam Tam?


14 posted on 11/02/2011 8:12:36 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: All

A homosexual pro-aborton progressive feminist like Tammy Bruce and an atheist like Allah Pundit should never be considered “conservatives”.


15 posted on 11/02/2011 8:12:45 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: RobinMasters

Exactly what did he handle that was so wrong. These elitists just don’t want him. I could care less what they want.


16 posted on 11/02/2011 8:13:16 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ken21
she’s going to regret this screed.

Yup. We're gonna need to raid the chicken coup for a bushel basket of eggs. Tammy ain't the only one.

17 posted on 11/02/2011 8:13:16 PM PDT by numberonepal (I'm on the Cain Train. The Herman Cain Train!)
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To: RobinMasters
A look at Cain's Facebook page shows that he continues to stay on message - posts about his campaign and television appearances, thank-yous for record breaking fund raising days on Monday and Tuesday, comments on Obama's lack of leadership.

The "he is not handling this well" line is less true than the media is making it out to be, but everyone keeps repeating it because, well, everyone else keeps repeating it.

18 posted on 11/02/2011 8:13:58 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("Get ready for an aberration of historic proportions" ...H Cain.."to correct the last one" MGM)
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To: RobinMasters

If Cain had come out overly scripted it would turn people off.

Because he is not scripted, the pundits can’t stop talking about it and his poll numbers just keep going up. His strategy is to make it look like he doesn’t have a strategy. He is playing at a whole other level and the pundits will never get it.


19 posted on 11/02/2011 8:14:58 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion (Heartless)
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To: unixfox
Cuz it's easier to lie than to tell the truth.

I've always found it's easier to tell the truth. It takes considerable effort to remember the lies one has concocted.

20 posted on 11/02/2011 8:15:02 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: RobinMasters
Hey Tammy Bruce: this article you wrote is idiotic.

While it is still too soon to determine what exactly did happen years ago when Cain headed the National Restaurant Association

NO, IT's NOT.

Complaints were made. They were investigated by the usual HR process. They were found unsubstantiated. No disciplinary action was taken against Mr. Cain; he was exonerated. The accusers were terminated from their employment, given the usual severance pay and they entered into the usual confidentiality agreements.

What in Hell's Bells else do we need to know about these incidents?

If you were given a citation for DUI 15 years ago, it was investigated, the judge dismissed it as unsubstantiated before it even went to trial, and the cop who gave it to was thereafter terminated and, as usual, given severance pay: HELLO. Would you think it's necessary or helpful to go back and reopen what the cop said and what you said and what the witnesses said, else "we don't know yet what happened there"?

Like it's still a complete and overwhelming mystery as to whether or not you actually engaged in DUI?

Like 15 years later we can sit around with our celebrity crime mentality hats on figure it all out better than the contemporaneous legal process that the ACCUSERS agreed to be bound to at the time?

Like the rationale for statute of limitations in legal cases -- that, after a certain period of time, witnesses' testimony simply is no longer reliable -- is chopped liver and, instead, we need to cooperate fully with the Lefty full-court press to Jerry Springer-ize our nominating process?

COME ON.

Frustrating and stupid.

Educate yourself, please:

On the real world: Putting Herman Cain's Sexual Harassment Accusations in Context

And read through the comments here.

Thank you.

21 posted on 11/02/2011 8:15:51 PM PDT by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: RobinMasters

Tammy with all due respect.

Shut up.


22 posted on 11/02/2011 8:16:35 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: unixfox
I guess being honest means you aren't ready for prime time.

Having to continually change your story means you are not ready for prime time.

Not being ready to deal with bad news that you should be certain is coming means you are not ready for prime time.

23 posted on 11/02/2011 8:16:56 PM PDT by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: RobinMasters
"Combined with preferred but likely false declaration of liberal responsibility for the attack, is the even stranger assertion that racism is fueling the accusations."

The left does not like it if a black man leaves the farm so to say a white man clinton raped harassed and did other things and got a complete pass by the left so their fained righteousness about something that may or may not of happened 10-15 years ago is a truck of BS.

24 posted on 11/02/2011 8:17:19 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: RobinMasters
Hey Tammy Bruce: this article you wrote is idiotic.

While it is still too soon to determine what exactly did happen years ago when Cain headed the National Restaurant Association

NO, IT's NOT.

Complaints were made. They were investigated by the usual HR process. They were found unsubstantiated. No disciplinary action was taken against Mr. Cain; he was exonerated. The accusers were terminated from their employment, given the usual severance pay and they entered into the usual confidentiality agreements.

What in Hell's Bells else do we need to know about these incidents?

If you were given a citation for DUI 15 years ago, it was investigated, the judge dismissed it as unsubstantiated before it even went to trial, and the cop who gave it to was thereafter terminated and, as usual, given severance pay: HELLO. Would you think it's necessary or helpful to go back and reopen what the cop said and what you said and what the witnesses said, else "we don't know yet what happened there"?

Like it's still a complete and overwhelming mystery as to whether or not you actually engaged in DUI?

Like 15 years later we can sit around with our celebrity crime mentality hats on figure it all out better than the contemporaneous legal process that the ACCUSERS agreed to be bound to at the time?

Like the rationale for statute of limitations in legal cases -- that, after a certain period of time, witnesses' testimony simply is no longer reliable -- is chopped liver and, instead, we need to cooperate fully with the Lefty full-court press to Jerry Springer-ize our nominating process?

COME ON.

Frustrating and stupid.

Educate yourself, please:

On the real world: Putting Herman Cain's Sexual Harassment Accusations in Context

And read through the comments here.

Thank you.

25 posted on 11/02/2011 8:17:28 PM PDT by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: RobinMasters
hunh. man has the news cycle shrunk. What's it been, a day and a half? Already the conclusions have been drawn.

People are weird.

26 posted on 11/02/2011 8:17:28 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: RobinMasters
For those of us who are tea party conservatives, it is deeply disappointing to admit Cain appears as though running for president is a hobby, the details with which he can’t be bothered.

That's a kick in the teeth.

27 posted on 11/02/2011 8:17:32 PM PDT by smoothsailing (FUMR-FUBO- the left is a seething mass neurosis)
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To: icwhatudo
A homosexual pro-aborton progressive feminist like Tammy Bruce and an atheist like Allah Pundit should never be considered “conservatives”.

Unless they agree with you /s.

28 posted on 11/02/2011 8:18:06 PM PDT by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: RobinMasters
LOL. See? The establishment creates an outrageous and baseless scandal, torches a man's good name, and then criticizes him for not handling it "correctly".

There is no way out of such a trap except to ignore them and keep on truckin'.
29 posted on 11/02/2011 8:18:38 PM PDT by Antoninus (Take the pledge: I will not vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances. EVER.)
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To: RobinMasters

Tammy you are on the wrong side this time.

Cain is real.

If you want to help America, go have a heart to heart with your bud Guv Palin and explain to her, she is abandoning her COUNTRY. And to get back into this.

Otherwise sit down. Hang on, And shut up.


30 posted on 11/02/2011 8:19:03 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: RobinMasters
"Will this "sexual harassment" controversy be the beginning of the end of the Cain campaign? Perhaps, but the more pressing question for the GOP machine is whether or not their arrogance, faux conservatism, and general disconnect with the American public has doomed us all to a second term of Barack Obama, and consequently the end of this nation as we know it."

Zinger and rite on Tammy!

Even though I am no longer a big "R" Republican, I do have a personal, vested interest in the survival of our Republic and whether I personally like it or not, the GOP is the only force that can keep Obama from finishing the destruction of the Republic that started many years ago. I fear they are not up to the task.

31 posted on 11/02/2011 8:19:19 PM PDT by ImpBill (196th Light Infantry Brigade - DaNang PhuBai/Hue - Little "r" republican!)
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To: RobinMasters

The good news is, Tammy Bruce has one vote, just like the rest of us.


32 posted on 11/02/2011 8:23:25 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: RobinMasters

That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard. Did she think Clinton was ready for prime time. How about the 57 state president in chief.....he was a big unqualified joke, but the MSM covered for him and forced him in. Evil, lying press.

He was LESS ready for the presidency than Cain ever was. He is a stupid Marxist joke. (and should be in prison). So should Ted Kennedy and Barney Frank and Chris Dodd and geeshhhh—I could go on and on.

The MSM is going to attack anyone who stands with Jesus Christ—look what they did to Sarah Palin. She’s not ready???? Ya-—right-—no one is unless they sold their soul to Marx and Satin. And remember, the community organizer WAS ready according to the media. He is the most pathetic communist out there.


33 posted on 11/02/2011 8:24:43 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: Antoninus

If you are unhappy with this witch hunt then SEND MONEY!!
That’s what I am doing. Every time they attack him with anonymous sources, take him out of context, I send him 10.00.

www.hermancain.com/donate


34 posted on 11/02/2011 8:25:20 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: fightinJAG

Thanks for posting the Forbes “context” piece. Very instructive.


35 posted on 11/02/2011 8:25:41 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Antoninus

The MSM has high-tech lynching down to an art.


36 posted on 11/02/2011 8:26:45 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Amen. These scumbags are disgusting! other than lynching of Sarah, I have never see anything like this.


37 posted on 11/02/2011 8:28:01 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: RobinMasters
And WHICH, pray tell, of our national leaders over the last 25 years who WAS ready for so-called "PRIME TIME" has done anything good for this country in public office? I mean really good while our country has continue to slide into the fiscal ditch, due to both parties?

Time to check ol' Tammy's FEC contributions to Presidential Candidates, I would way. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

This massive pile on should be fully remembered. Who came out of the woodwork and up from the sewage pipes to kick a man when he was down, probably the only reason being he came from outside the political world and mainstream. No federal jobs or White House State Dinners for THESE FOLKS!! LOL.

Keep the faith. It will get even worse than this I am afraid.

38 posted on 11/02/2011 8:32:14 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Send POLITICO a most potent message, in their face! Donate to both FR & Cain, citing POLITICO deeds)
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To: RobinMasters

This Politico attack is just the FIRST one in their quiver. Then will come the NYT, LA Times, Boston Globe, and the parent of Politico, the Washington Post.

This MSM rodeo will continue until Dictator You Lie Obama arrogantly “accepts” the nomination of the National Debtocrat Party.

The libs are scared “ _ _ _ _ less” of Herman Cain. Not only could the Debtocrats lose the White House, but the Black Vote as well from now on! (Wake up Tammy B., you missed those items.)

The trick is to use the libs venom on them. For example, what are the statistics on cases of sexual harassment against each of the above Newspapers?

Find it, publish it, blab about it endlessly. Ain’t mud-slinging fun?

BTW, any of you Freepers know any HR people that might have access to pertinent files?


39 posted on 11/02/2011 8:35:50 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: ken21
she’s going to regret this screed.

Why? You going to punish her for having an opinion?

She is merely pointing out that the Cain campaign has handled the story badly. She is right. How influential is Bruce these days anyway? Last I heard from her she was still whining about Palin's decision not to run.

40 posted on 11/02/2011 8:41:02 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: RobinMasters

Since Palin isn’t running, she’s probably turned into a closet Mittbot.


41 posted on 11/02/2011 8:43:23 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: savagesusie

Libs get a pass on stuff the MSM will crucify a conservative for. This is the reality and many get their news from the MSM.

I support Cain but he may get destroyed by the MSM and the Perry/Romney establishment.


42 posted on 11/02/2011 8:44:36 PM PDT by Leto
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Cain is real.

How do you know?

43 posted on 11/02/2011 8:47:40 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Antoninus

There is no way out of such a trap except to ignore them and keep on truckin’.”

Agreed. The press is trying to create one of their gotcha moments. If just one of them would have the guts to go on public record with hard facts and documentation then I would expect him to respond. But he has more important things to do than chase shadows. This is just a sample of what Sarah went through for months. No wonder she opted out.


44 posted on 11/02/2011 8:48:17 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: fightinJAG

BTTT


45 posted on 11/02/2011 8:49:01 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Longbow1969

With all due respect to Speaker Gingrich, Gingrich handled this sort of situation badly when liberals perfected it on him.

Cain is doing fine.

Showing the GOP how it’s done, in fact. Take notes.


46 posted on 11/02/2011 8:49:51 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: Grams A

Could not be more wrong.

That’s what Bush did.


47 posted on 11/02/2011 8:50:38 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: Longbow1969

if you knew about the leak 10 days in advance

would you reveal your hand,

or would you wait until the attacker revealed his?


48 posted on 11/02/2011 9:07:26 PM PDT by ken21
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To: RobinMasters

Duh!

Thank you Captain Obvious!!


49 posted on 11/02/2011 9:10:13 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Cain is doing fine.

Fine? LOL. He and his campaign had 2 weeks to prepare for this and yet still managed to bungle their response. They act like they were taken by surprise, yet we find out Politico told them like 2 weeks ago they were working on this story.

Cain's campaign has handled this abysmally. Herman is a novice candidate and his campaign team are as well - and it shows. The guy is clearly winging it. I seriously doubt he ever expected to be leading any polls, and they simply don't know how to run a real campaign. And now they are directly accusing the Perry campaign of leaking the story, yet have offered no actual proof.

Oh I agree that Gingrich also mishandled these sorts of attacks in the past, but Newt is someone I wrote off long ago - partly because I have no faith in his ability to respond to this sort of thing. Sadly, out of desperation, I may be forced to back Gingrich simply because the rest of the field is so awful at this point.

50 posted on 11/02/2011 9:10:19 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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