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New Ad Compares Herman Cain to Clarence Thomas
NewsTalk WJR 760am ^ | 11-4-2011 | ABC News Radio

Posted on 11/04/2011 9:21:06 AM PDT by smoothsailing

New Ad Compares Herman Cain to Clarence Thomas

November 4, 2011

(WASHINGTON) -- An emotionally charged new video obtained by ABC News from the group Americans for Herman Cain portrays the sexual harassment story as a racially motivated effort to destroy Herman Cain.

The video ends with Clarence Thomas’ closing statement at his 1991 confirmation hearing: “This is a circus. It is a national disgrace. It is a high tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves. It is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order you will be lynched, destroyed caricatured rather than hung from a tree.”

As Thomas speaks, the video superimposes the words “Don’t let the LEFT do it again.”

[Click here to watch the video]

Americans for Herman Cain is a so-called Super PAC independent of his campaign. A spokesman for the group tells ABC News the ad will run on television in Iowa next week and in a series of Internet ads on the Drudge Report and elsewhere. It will also be emailed to 25,000 Republicans in Iowa.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: cain; frontrunner; hermancain; politico; smear

1 posted on 11/04/2011 9:21:07 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Where’s the blue dress????

It is a shame that any American would allow media to attempt these attacks....

They cannot allow us to choose our own candidate- it is THEIR job and they will destroy any threat to their power...

Thank GOD Cain is the kind of man who will not back down, run, or hide.....I just pray we are strong enough to finally stand up to them and not back down this time.

We claim we want these kind of folks in office, but are we willing to be as strong as we expect our public servants to be?

So far it looks like we are up to the job....NOW is NOT the time to allow them to wear us down...


2 posted on 11/04/2011 9:26:47 AM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: smoothsailing

I’ve said for a couple of days that it looks like Cain is using this story to get some sympathy money.

This story, if it is as ‘nothing’ as it appears, should have been history in 24 hours.

Something or someone has kept it alive. I’m beginning to think it’s Cain. It’s been a good fundraising tool for him.

I think it’s a little tacky to try to hang onto Clarence Thomas’ coattails on this.

This ad kinda proves to me that I am right.


3 posted on 11/04/2011 9:28:28 AM PDT by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: smoothsailing

LOVE THIS VIDEO!!


4 posted on 11/04/2011 9:32:50 AM PDT by Brent in TN
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To: altura

Yeah—

Cain planted the story with Politico as a fund raising event...He has clearly shown he likes to talk about anything other than solutions to the problems we face...


5 posted on 11/04/2011 9:32:59 AM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: altura

“I think it’s a little tacky to try to hang onto Clarence Thomas’ coattails on this.

This ad kinda proves to me that I am right.”

I think this ad speaks to the truth. Cain supporters are pushing back against what they did to Thomas and to put Thomas in the public view again is good for younger people to see.


6 posted on 11/04/2011 9:36:34 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: altura

Nice try there PerryWinkle!


7 posted on 11/04/2011 9:37:05 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: altura

I don’t like what Politico did. It’s shoddy, gotcha type leftist crap trying to pass itself off as journalism. We should fight that sort of garbage.

I also don’t like what Cain has done in trying to pin it all on Rick Perry. He pulled the same stunt with the rock story. I’d be alot more inclined to be sympathetic toward Cain if he hadn’t lashed out with no proof of his accusations. By doing that, he put himself in the same category as Politico as far as I’m concerned.


8 posted on 11/04/2011 9:38:45 AM PDT by smoothsailing (FUMR-FUBO- the left is a seething mass neurosis)
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To: altura
"When life hands you lemons..?" I would have put smoking guy back on at the end if I had made this add!! https://www.hermancain.com/donate
9 posted on 11/04/2011 9:39:42 AM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: smoothsailing

Wow! Using the race card against the Leftists. Heads must be exploding at MSNBC. Go Cain!


10 posted on 11/04/2011 9:40:50 AM PDT by kreitzer
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To: Brent in TN

It’s excellent. The leftist media is exposed for the anti-American fraud that it is.


11 posted on 11/04/2011 9:42:25 AM PDT by smoothsailing (FUMR-FUBO- the left is a seething mass neurosis)
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To: kreitzer

Some are going to say our side shouldn’t use the “race card”.

But, I’m sick and tired of the left getting away with false accusations of racism to silence opposition, all the while they themselves ARE racists.

Take the whole darn deck of race cards and choke them with it.


12 posted on 11/04/2011 9:44:01 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

A-MEN!


13 posted on 11/04/2011 9:46:37 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Mr. Cain: Back on message now; let the rest of us ferret out the gutter crap who planted that smear)
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To: smoothsailing
IMO, the tragedy here is that--instead of being held up as role models for their race and as a shining example that black people can rise to the top of either political party--Cain and Thomas are ridiculed and scorned by the very people who, at the very least, should be respectful of their accomplishments.

What will future lesson plans in the primary education system have to say about either man?

14 posted on 11/04/2011 9:52:36 AM PDT by GSWarrior (Click HERE to read the entire post.)
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To: altura
How can he put an end to the story when no specifics have come out.

Even if all the accusations are true they add up to nothing. There was no overt sexual talk or groping, Asking someone to doctor your tea is not harassment. Noting someones height in relation to your wife's height is hardly over the top. Even sharing a Taxi and allowing a drunk coworker to sleep it off in your ‘Corporate Apartment’ is not all that unseemly. Particularly when any severance pay would be under six figures.

He is handling his as well as can be expected. He has denied doing anything wrong, has pointed out his suspicions (and they are very logical) as to who may be behind them, and he has turned into the money spigot. He should openly call for donations on every program that he appears. “If you are disturbed by the high tech lynching of all conservatives by the MSM, Please,go to my website and donate $9.99, $19.99, $99.99, $999. to show your displeasure. We hope to raise $19.99 Million this quarter to stamp out Obama and his minions in the MSM.”

BTW Perry had his chance to show that he could do the job. He has been shown to be tongue tied and a little offensive to those who believe that Illegal Aliens are thieves steeling jobs, opportunities and driving down the wages of the workers of this country. We do not believe that they should be rewarded with tax payer subsidized education for college.

15 posted on 11/04/2011 9:54:25 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: kreitzer

Let’s not call it MSNBC anymore. Call it by its real name: MSDNC or MSLSD.


16 posted on 11/04/2011 9:55:35 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: altura

Your guy is polling BEHIND Ron Paul. LMFAO. Nice try.


17 posted on 11/04/2011 9:58:26 AM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: freeangel

Well, that could be.

But Cain is no Clarence Thomas.

I think the Clarence Thomas connection has benefited Cain from the start .. it’s the link to Clarence Thomas, a dear friend of Rush’s, that got Rush so passionately on the side of Cain in this matter.

But what do they have in common besides the fact that they are both conservative black men?

Maybe I’m wrong, but I think that once this story ... a story which Cain knew about for a long time, but chose not to get up front with ... broke and Cain realized that, hey, it’s not destroying me, it’s getting me some support and sympathy money

I believe that at that point he and his very strange campaign manager decided to milk it and use it to his advantage.

Of course, I could be wrong.


18 posted on 11/04/2011 9:58:30 AM PDT by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: GSWarrior
What will future lesson plans in the primary education system have to say about either man?

As long as public education is contolled by the left and the unions, neither man will make the cut. They'll be ignored and not mentioned at all.

19 posted on 11/04/2011 9:59:15 AM PDT by smoothsailing (FUMR-FUBO- the left is a seething mass neurosis)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Well, your post proves my point. He’s using this as a fund raiser.

What about his false accusation that Perry is behind the leak.

So he decries false accusations against himself but turns around and makes them against somebody else.

Believe me, your idol is not who you think he is and you will end up very disappointed if you are afraid to face facts about him now, before it’s too late.


20 posted on 11/04/2011 10:02:07 AM PDT by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: altura; smoothsailing
It's been pretty obvious from the beginning that there was a parallel between the treatment of Herman Cain and the way Clarence Thomas was treated.

And they have been treated the same way for the same reason.

Rational, successful, conservative blacks are a very real threat to the leftist establishment and they'll stop at nothing to get rid of them.

And with both Thomas and Cain, they seem to have failed.

21 posted on 11/04/2011 10:03:29 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: smoothsailing

Bravo to the producers. Get this on during NFL football games.


22 posted on 11/04/2011 10:05:16 AM PDT by laxcoach (Government is greedy. Taxpayers who want their own money are not greedy.)
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To: laxcoach

That would cost a fortune. Right now it’s being targeted to an Iowa market.


23 posted on 11/04/2011 10:10:20 AM PDT by smoothsailing (FUMR-FUBO- the left is a seething mass neurosis)
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To: smoothsailing

Dude. Whatever I though of Herman Cain before he HAS A PAIR.


24 posted on 11/04/2011 10:18:20 AM PDT by golux
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To: altura
What facts are those?

He didn't really grow up working class black in the South? He isn't really a Mathematician who worked for the navy? He didn't work on rocket trajectory? He didn't work at Coka-Cola? He didn't rise through the ranks? He didn't go on to turn around the Burger King franchises in Philadelphia? He didn't Rise to the top ranks at Pillsbury and he didn't run Godfathers Pizza and work for the Fed or as a talk show host?

Which of these things is untrue?

Not to use this problem to your advantage and increase his coffers would be stupid. I would MILK IT as well.

As for his attacks on Perry, As far as Perry goes, it is all over but the crying. He is not going to be the nominee. He had the chance to show up and claim victory, but he ended up being not ready for prime time from the first debate and has done no better since. It is a shame, I thought he would do much better.

BTW Cain is not my hero. He just happens to be one of the few alternatives to Romney in the race. After the way that Perry was unable to show competence in the debates, I have my doubts that the electorate will accept another TX governor who speaks slowly and seems unable to think on his feet as the next POTUS. Particularly when he calls a large portion of his ‘Heartless’!

25 posted on 11/04/2011 10:34:30 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: altura

If you had only paid attention you would have known that Cain has ONLY said that his guess is the story leaked from Perry’s camp. When there is one person who was privvy to some private details given to him years ago, and is a frequent writer for Politico, and happened to go to work for Rick Perry a couple of weeks ago..... yep, that would be a logical connection. Only the media and folks like you keep perpetuating the theory. Get a grip.
My guess is the leak is from the White House as a ploy to take attention away from Bammy and his fraud deals with Solyndra and many others plus the Gunwalker investions.


26 posted on 11/04/2011 10:36:13 AM PDT by patriotsoul
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To: Jim from C-Town
Particularly when he calls a large portion of the REPUBLICAN BASE ‘Heartless’!
....Sorry for the typo.....
27 posted on 11/04/2011 10:38:47 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: freeangel

Clarence Thomas should be an absolute HERO for the black community. Herman Cain holding on to Thomas’s coattails is exactly what should be done. Someone like Herman Cain now has the opportunity to freely teach and lead by example. Clarence Thomas, even though leading by example has a low profile as a SCJ. Herman Cain has the opportunity to begin showing blacks what is really possible in America. It is time to absolutely bury the liberals. Herman can aid in this process.


28 posted on 11/04/2011 10:39:01 AM PDT by taterjay
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29 posted on 11/04/2011 11:04:20 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: altura

Neither Cain nor his organization made the video. A group supporting him did. I suppose he could have called them and asked them to make the ad. Do you know if this is his organization?

Cindie


30 posted on 11/04/2011 11:17:03 AM PDT by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: altura; ohioWfan; everyone

Cain did not sign settlement, accuser's lawyer says




How would he know "the facts" given that he wasn't party to her "severence pay" settlement?

The lamestream's keeping this story alive.

Herman Cain remains at the top of the polls.
31 posted on 11/04/2011 11:24:14 AM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: onyx
And conservatives of all stripes continue to donate to his campaign.

The leftist media is going to end up being sorry they concocted this 'scandal' and tried so desperately to keep it going.

I hope that eventually ALL conservatives understand that this attack on Cain is an attack on ALL of us.

The left is beneath contempt.

32 posted on 11/04/2011 11:28:32 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: smoothsailing

I am so glad to see our side slapping these attacks down and calling them for what they are. No more turning the other cheek on this stuff, the gloves have to come off.


33 posted on 11/04/2011 11:35:15 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: smoothsailing

Powerful ad. I’ll donate to them, too. This is EXACTLY what the voters in this country need to see.


34 posted on 11/04/2011 11:38:00 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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35 posted on 11/04/2011 12:12:15 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady

That’s f**king awesome!


36 posted on 11/04/2011 12:17:09 PM PDT by gman992 ("I'm a conservative. I'm just a happy conservative.")
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To: smoothsailing

That will be very effective IMO.


37 posted on 11/04/2011 12:31:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: kreitzer

It isn’t the race card when it actually is racism. Or do you think black conservatives are treated like any other Republican candidate?


38 posted on 11/04/2011 12:35:52 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: gman992

Thank you.


39 posted on 11/04/2011 12:38:46 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: altura

Of course it doesn’t prove you are correct in any way, shape, or form. Responding to attacks that continue to compound is not trying to keep a story alive - it is refusing to just sit back and take it. Moreover, this ad was not produced by Cain nor his campaign. So on what do you base your accusations? Let’s hear it.


40 posted on 11/04/2011 12:39:11 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: eeevil conservative

They cannot allow us to choose our own candidate- it is THEIR job and they will destroy any threat to their power...

The pendulum was moving away from the Republican establishment, the lockstep liberal media, and the other candidates.

Better for them now?

Or better for Herman Cain.

In all lights, stand and deliver.

Not everyday is Christmas.


41 posted on 11/04/2011 2:25:32 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: smoothsailing

Clarence Thomas’ statement gave me the chills.


42 posted on 11/04/2011 3:22:47 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: NoGrayZone

I was watching at the time. It DESTROYED the left wingers, like Metzenbaum.


43 posted on 11/05/2011 6:39:19 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: smoothsailing
“This is a circus. It is a national disgrace. It is a high tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves. It is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order you will be lynched, destroyed caricatured rather than hung from a tree.”

That's exactly what the allegations against Clarence Thomas were -- even ultralib Arlen The Specter recognized Anita Hill's testimony as perjury -- and that's what these allegations against Cain appear to be. I have seen no actual evidence, just a pile of allegations.

Do you remember when Juan Williams, in one of his finest moments, wrote a column in the Washington Post defending Clarence Thomas? Immediately, the Post found 4 women to charge Juan with sexual harassment.

As Niger Innis (whose name MSNBC likes to spell with an extra G) recently said, "The 'oversexed black man' is one of the most powerful negative charges." Both the Thomas case and the Cain case show what liberals really think of black people.

44 posted on 11/06/2011 10:26:27 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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