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"Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Politico?" (Limbaugh Referencing This Now)
The American Spectator ^ | 4 November 2011 | Robert Stacy McCain

Posted on 11/04/2011 9:52:48 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "What the [bleep] is Politico doing?" said the man on the phone. "And how the [bleep] are they getting away with this [bleep]?" Reporters rival sailors for their proficiency in profanity, and one of the most experienced political journalists in Washington was cussing a blue streak Thursday evening as he railed against the shoddiness of Politico's reporting on the Herman Cain "scandal."

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: accusations; backfire; baseless; cain; cainwins; drivebymedia; epicfail; explodingheads; fivedaysofsmears; frontrunner; groundless; hermancain; liberals; limbaugh; mainstreammedia; msm; politico; rush; slime; smear; utterfail
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They Lost.

They JUST lost.

Man the lifeboats, full damage control mode for the libs.

1 posted on 11/04/2011 9:52:50 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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To: BenKenobi; Kartographer; mkjessup; kingattax

Ping! Rush Limbaugh is hot on this right at this moment (12:45 p.m. Eastern)


2 posted on 11/04/2011 9:55:58 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: AmericanInTokyo

Wow, they had just begun prefacing Cain’s name with “embattled”.


3 posted on 11/04/2011 9:56:51 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Do we have any indication Cain as president would prosecute any of the criminals in Hussein’s administration?

Would he fire ALL the Democrat appointees and traitors?


4 posted on 11/04/2011 10:01:43 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: treetopsandroofs
It's like, they suddenly flung a big pile of dog poop in someone's face with a shovel. And then, because the victim was momentarily rendered speechless due to the shock of the attack, it was the fault of the recipient of the dog crap for "not responding more intelligently" and making HIM the aggressor. Their narrative is now shifting to the only thing they have left. "OK, so he did not do anything wrong so on that basis it doesn't necessarily mean he should not be President, but because he defended himself so poorly, I guess after all he should not be President." Can you believe the nerve of these lowlifes, these spinning pivoting morons??
5 posted on 11/04/2011 10:03:13 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: treetopsandroofs

No, that would be up to his Attorney General, Joe Arpaio to do.


6 posted on 11/04/2011 10:05:40 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: AmericanInTokyo

“Block said someone had e-mailed him the code of ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists. “I haven’t had a chance yet to forward it to the reporter and the editor at Politico, but if they lived up to the code of ethics, they both should resign,” the pack-a-day campaign wizard said.”

WTF!?!?!?!? is right. There’s a code of ethics for journalists????? Who’d a thunk it?


7 posted on 11/04/2011 10:06:11 AM PDT by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Rush just announced another new scandal has just bubbled up in the sewer.


8 posted on 11/04/2011 10:06:25 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Before it's all over Cain will thank Politico.
Why?
It will turn out to be the best thing for Hermans' candidacy
Most people are sick and tired of the MSM and their tactics of coming down hard on conservatives.
Compared to RATS "Real" actions, if everything said about Cain is true it amounts to NOTHING. ZERO. NADA. ZIP.
9 posted on 11/04/2011 10:06:54 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My Hat Don't Hang on the same Nail to Long. . . . . . . . .)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Trump has has shown the way already...sue Politico for muti-million dollar law suit for publishing un-substantiated rumors and attempt to defame character. Where does Cain go to get his reputation back?


10 posted on 11/04/2011 10:07:10 AM PDT by federal__reserve (Dr. Paul Volcker, the best Chairman of federal Reserve in 50 years.)
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To: BerryDingle

He may have been joking, (tongue in cheek, as a lead in to a parody) OR they (the libs) are bubbling this crap stuff up bit by bit on purpose, as a form of psy war. They call it the death of a thousand cuts, thing is, though, it is not working.


11 posted on 11/04/2011 10:09:04 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: BerryDingle

Must be this:

Herman Cain hit with campaign-finance complaint

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2011/11/herman-cain-financial-questions/1?csp=34news

Relentless bustards!


12 posted on 11/04/2011 10:12:02 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I am concerned with Cain’s response, he did seem to flay about and accusing Perry with nothing to support it. Yes he isn’t a regular politician, and that’s part of his appeal and does explain a less refined response.

Ok, but this is my concern. The media will be after him his entire presidency. The Demoncrats in Congress will be after him the entire time. He has to be able to respond forcefully and quickly. We can’t have another Bush response team.

Now his team can learn to better handle onslaughts, but they do have to recognize that there has to be a quicker, stronger response.


13 posted on 11/04/2011 10:12:20 AM PDT by mockingbyrd
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Im dissappointed in Megyan Kelly, she is all over the Cain is done mantra. Fox News is pretty much become crap News.


14 posted on 11/04/2011 10:13:09 AM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Politico a phony Soros sycophant.
15 posted on 11/04/2011 10:13:37 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: Las Vegas Ron

This isn’t new. They lost on the other thing, now this,


16 posted on 11/04/2011 10:14:19 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Las Vegas Ron

This is what Rachel Maddows deal.


17 posted on 11/04/2011 10:14:28 AM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: GoCards

Shame on her. She is intelligent, easy on the eyes, but to hear that, I will shut her off (on Fox) whenever she comes on. To h with her then.


18 posted on 11/04/2011 10:15:48 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: Voter#537

The single biggest upshot may be that it got Cain protracted and unmitigatedly positive coverage on Rush. Prior to all this, Rush’s primary focus seemed to be clarifying that just because Cain was advertising on his show didn’t mean he had endorsed Cain. Since the scandal broke, Rush has been batting hard for Cain, if only to show how trashy and duplicitous the MSM has been. It’s been a net plus all the way around for Cain.


19 posted on 11/04/2011 10:17:02 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: indylindy
This isn’t new. They lost on the other thing, now this,

Yeah, I thought I saw this about a week ago, but this article is dated Nov. 4th.

Waiting on Rush to explain......

20 posted on 11/04/2011 10:17:46 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

That’s a darn good analogy you used.

What’s sad is the number of Freepers jumping on this narrative as well.


21 posted on 11/04/2011 10:19:36 AM PDT by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: GoCards

Nobody worse than Dana “Hello Kitty” PerRINO. Roves gal.

She trashed Cain too.

Does Dana know at all what a crappy Press Secretary she was?


22 posted on 11/04/2011 10:20:55 AM PDT by dforest
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To: AmericanInTokyo

23 posted on 11/04/2011 10:21:12 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: indylindy

Bravo Rush!!! Shame on the Republicans who jumped all over this not knowing the facts. shame on you!!!!


24 posted on 11/04/2011 10:22:09 AM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Larry - Moe and Curly
There’s a code of ethics for journalists????? Who’d a thunk it?

There's one for trial layers too, and it's treated with about the same degree of reverence.

25 posted on 11/04/2011 10:24:53 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: GoCards

LOL...I got the feeling Rush might have been lurking here too!


26 posted on 11/04/2011 10:25:19 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: GoCards
Ditto!

There are a whole lot of Freepers here who should have their tail between their legs.

27 posted on 11/04/2011 10:27:39 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; All

These ploys are indeed working!!!

My wallet is now open to Herman Cain...

FUBO!


28 posted on 11/04/2011 10:28:02 AM PDT by JDoutrider (The democrat party has morphed into an evil institution that is hell bent on destroying America.)
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To: Sister_T

They should now hang their heads in shame, and offer public apologies here on FREE REPUBLIC for treating Herman Cain this way. I have never seen anything like it. Horrid.


29 posted on 11/04/2011 10:28:05 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: AmericanInTokyo

Love the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!


30 posted on 11/04/2011 10:30:02 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Rush Limbaugh is ON FIRE TODAY, on behalf and in the corner of a wronged man (Herman Cain), and sticking it to so many others (THOSE GOP/RINOS etc. who piled on him without any facts, only innuendo, and basically joined the Politico parade for their own self interests).

Rush is disgusted clearly by the whole behavior of those types within the GOP, and he gave as close of an endorsement of Herman Cain (outside of an actual endorsement) I think I have ever heard. Called Cain a man of great courage who does not flinch when things go terribly bad.

31 posted on 11/04/2011 10:32:14 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: mockingbyrd
Now his team can learn to better handle onslaughts, but they do have to recognize that there has to be a quicker, stronger response.

Yesterday I would have agreed. Today I see that the issue has changed and the journalists are attacking each other rather than attacking Cain. I'm not sure if Cain's folks managed this turnaround on purpose but the way its playing out is interesting. The conservative reporters, rather than being sucked into joining the liberal chorus, have turned their guns on their liberal cohorts.

At this moment, based on the polls and based on the press attacking each other, I would make Cain the winner.

32 posted on 11/04/2011 10:34:52 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I really hope the republicans realize people like me have had enough of their $hit.

Nominate anyone BUT Cain, and I’m keeping my happy a$$ home on election day. I’d rather have it out with the statists than suffer more of the status quo with their unending political betrayals.

Rush already warned them: nominate Romney and THEY risk becoming a “third party.”


33 posted on 11/04/2011 10:36:49 AM PDT by papertyger (What has islam ever accomplished that treacherous, opportunistic, brutality couldn't do on its own?)
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To: papertyger

A-MEN


34 posted on 11/04/2011 10:38:47 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: AmericanInTokyo
Rush is disgusted clearly by the whole behavior of those types within the GOP, and he gave as close of an endorsement of Herman Cain (outside of an actual endorsement) I think I have ever heard.

Thankfully a whole lot of people saw this for the sleaze attack it was.

Looks like Cain handled it just right after all!

35 posted on 11/04/2011 10:38:56 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Game, set, match. I can’t wait until they retrace this to David Axelrod.


36 posted on 11/04/2011 10:40:34 AM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

—...but because he defended himself so poorly, I guess after all he should not be President.” —

Interestingly, that is pretty much exactly what Michael Medved was saying yesterday.


37 posted on 11/04/2011 10:41:44 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: penelopesire

Politico falling apart, ping.


38 posted on 11/04/2011 10:43:03 AM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Unbelievable! This will backfire too. What is the punishment? His campaign gets fined?

Fine, we’ll end him more money. This is just more proof that he is really an outsider. The fact that he doesn’t know how to game the system like the others gives me hope.


39 posted on 11/04/2011 10:43:18 AM PDT by bbernard
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To: mockingbyrd

—He has to be able to respond forcefully and quickly.—

He did. That is why I, personally, really liked Cain’s response to this. But that’s just me.


40 posted on 11/04/2011 10:43:47 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

Because that is the LIBERAL DEMOCRAT-REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT (RINO) alliance made in hell NARRATIVE. That’s why Medved said it.


41 posted on 11/04/2011 10:44:32 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: Las Vegas Ron

I caught that yesterday. I think they are jumping the shark.


42 posted on 11/04/2011 10:44:55 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: GoCards

You just getting that now? They have an agenda just like any of the other outlets. I have tuned them out until the general election begins.


43 posted on 11/04/2011 10:46:08 AM PDT by bbernard
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To: AmericanInTokyo

No one doubts the media are meanies. No one doubts that this is a smear job, nor doubts that such a story would result in a free for all causing finger pointing between the various campaigns all around, incuding at the White House, as to whom could be the source of the story that Cain endured two harrassment accusations.

Conservatives, finally, now have the muscle, and the where with all, and the resolve, to turn their own powerful guns on the media for all their historically unchallenged muck raking and political hatchet jobs over the years, and their deadly shaping of loose facts, barely facts and no facts. Now conservatives can make the media a part of the story.
This is a good thing.

So, does this mean that a conservative is now politcally incorrect to read and repeat what have been reported as eye witness accounts to Cain’s past behaviors? I accept that the media are meanies. I didn’t like it when they tried to associate Rick Perry with the signage on the rock, when what his family actually did was try to deface the signage, and when that paint-over faded they turned the dang thing over. Cain was no help. He uses it to jump the gun and appear on two Sunday shows to label the affair as
“insensitive”. This remark was irritating. Cain was so eager he to appear with the finger point against Rick he didn’t yet know of the efforts Perry made to get rid of the signage.

Now comes Cain, again, out of the gate pointing fingers back, at the Perry campaign, over the exposure of the two accusations against himself, while cheerfully, again, free-passing the ties the Romney campaign had with the National Restaurant Association, and also free-passing the White House’s own ability to expose the so-called
“settlements” with the NRA.

This is why Perry supporters have more than a passing interest in what’s up with this guy, why the heck is it that the rag Cain has is ALWAYS Perry and NEVER Romney. Yes, the media are meanies. What pray tell is Cain’s obsession with only Rick Perry? Rick is not leading in the polls against Cain. Is it politically incorrect to notice that for the first several hours of this breaking story that it was Romney under suspicion? Romney was known to have the ability to leak this and with some connections of his own to the NRA? What did you hear from Cain against Romney? Crickits. Whadaya EVER hear from Cain against Romney?


44 posted on 11/04/2011 10:46:30 AM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick, who needs to pound the fiction flackers back into the Stone Age.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
"Five days!" yelled the veteran reporter on the phone. "Five days and what have we got? Nothing! What the [bleep] were they thinking about, running with a piece of [bleep] story like that?"

This begins to sound like the dialog for one of those YouTube "Hitler Downfall" parodies.

45 posted on 11/04/2011 10:46:37 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (I'm an AmeriCain!)
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To: GoCards

I don’t even have TV but I noticed, several months ago, that both Fox and Michael Medved seemed to be attacking any candidate that was “populist”. First perry and now Cain.

My Romneybot radar is getting a hit on a couple of possible stealth targets.


46 posted on 11/04/2011 10:46:41 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

A lady just called into Rush and started talking about Larry Sinclair.

He cell phone went dead, so Rush kept mentioning his name over and over. LOLOL!


47 posted on 11/04/2011 10:48:48 AM PDT by dforest
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To: 6SJ7

LOL!! OH MY GOSH. It will be done for SURE NOW!!


48 posted on 11/04/2011 10:49:13 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: AmericanInTokyo

Herman Cain is the “honey badger” of the Republican Party!


49 posted on 11/04/2011 10:50:33 AM PDT by Chandalier (You say Obama, I say O-blame-o!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

A week ago Medved was saying that although Cain was ahead nationally, Romney was ahead in the first four primaries and had the machine to win - and that Cain was, though popular, not really a contender. Then Cain is tied and even ahead of Romney in those very same states, then this breaks, and Medved is down on Cain’s response.

Medved is a big loser in this thing. His base listeners are not amused.


50 posted on 11/04/2011 10:51:33 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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