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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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