Skip to comments.Henry Kissinger Digs Cain’s ‘Brilliant’ 'Smoking' Video
Posted on 11/04/2011 9:53:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Apparently Ford had been a witness or something at some trial - probably a civil suit or something. Anyways the opposing attorney was insinuating that Ford didn't know everything, to which Ford replied that no, he didn't know everything. What he did know is that to find an answer, he would find men who did know the answer to a problem or question.
That was 1919, when Ford sued the Chicago Tribune for libel, asking $1m in damages.
In 1919, two industrial giants, Henry Ford and Colonel McCormick of the Chicago Tribune, met in a dramatic libel case when the paper had called Ford an ignorant idealist. The automaker was okay with being called an idealist, but he had a problem with the assertion he was ignorant due to his lack of schooling.
The attorneys for the paper pleaded justification, and placed Ford on the witness stand, for the purpose of proving to the jury that he was ignorant. Ford was plied with such questions as the following: Who was Benedict Arnold? and How many soldiers did the British sent over to America to put down the Rebellion of 1776? In answer to the last question, Ford replied, I do not know the exact number of soldiers the British sent over, but I have heard that it was a considerably larger number than ever went back.
In reply to another particularly offensive question, he leaned over, pointed his finger at the lawyer who had asked the question and said, If I should really want to answer the foolish question you have just asked, or any of the other questions you have been asking me, let me remind you that I have a row of electric push-buttons on my desk, and by pushing the right button, I can summon to my aid men who can answer any question I desire to ask. Why should I clutter up my mind with general knowledge for the purpose of being able to answer questions, when I have men around me who can supply any knowledge I require?
The jury, which consisted of eleven farmers and one road inspector, found in favor of Ford and awarded him six cents.
Good for you, glad you got your vision back!
This was the funniest political news I’ve seen in a while. Kissinger must have developed a weird sense of humor when I wasn’t looking, because Cain—along with the rest of the Republican presidential field other than Romney—are worlds apart from his and Richard Nixon’s intensely cerebral and cautious, though at the same time hard-edged, moderate Republicanism.
It’s not that Nixon and Kissinger would’ve liked Mitt Romney; indeed, Nixon had the deepest disdain for Mitt’s similarly lightweight father, George Romney, governor of Michigan and a Republican presidential rival back in the day. But Nixon and Kissinger in his heart of hearts, cautious by nature, would settle on Mitt in this field, viewing all the others as loonies.
And that’s what convinces me that Kissinger is just having some fun here, even though he and Nixon never had much of a fun side.
As a cigar smoker, I would like to believe most cultural conservatives are not anti-smoking nazis. I'm pretty sure that sort of nanny ninny tends to inhabit the left end of the political spectrum.
I sure hope so.
That, in and of itself, separates him from the rest, as HK noted. I'm no fan of Kissinger, by any stretch of the imagination, but he pegged it right. Mr. Cain was asking the *right* questions, and I hope he got some worthwhile answers...
Thought Block ‘blowing smoke’ (in their faces); was appropos. A kind of make them run; or make them crazy move. And his Lefty critics did just that, of course. Only wish Cain had been ready to defend himself. (If he did; I missed it. Rather; it appeared to me; he kind of just ‘folded’ on it.)
Some of us *still* don't like him all that much, and by all accounts, never will...
Let him talk with all of these lightweights first.
Honestly, from your well written posts, one could not realize you had any difficulty reading or posting at all.
You always offer great insights. I hope your functionality continues to improve.
Thankyou. It’s years of experience writing federal regulations and handbooks, and then writing rulings. It’s called “the crutch of experience”.
Blowing smoke into the camera lens would have added a nice touch.
I'm sure he already has as I know some are working at local area camgaign level. He may not know that he's talking to them yet, though :D
“If he’s thinking of appointing Kissinger an advisor hes crazy.”
Well, since Herman Cain probably is crazy, that’s an interesting thought.
Crazy like a fox.
“He will eventually ask to get together with some core Freepers.”
This website is already routinely looked at by conservatives and the opposition. Who’s to say that he or his top staff don’t already check-in from time to time?
“Hes lost his mind.”
He think’s differently. It’s a dangerous thing to find yourself up against.
I read this as a bit of a peace offering to the gop elite.
As an example here in New York city where I live we have a lunatic as Mayor named Michael Bloomberg. Being a billionaire is not enough for this guy. He wants to the rule the masses like his own little ant farm. He bans smoking in every conceivable place possible, even in parks even on the street(Times square). He also has banned what he has deemed as unhealthy foods such as foods with trans fat.
Yet at the same time he is constantly demanding people ride bicycles in the street, building bike lanes that is costing the city millions even though the city is broke and firehouses are being closed and next year cops will be laid off.
And what is the result? Almost everyday someone is killed riding a bicycle. The most famous being the sister of Alan Dershowitz who was hit by a postal truck last year. Yet he continues to demand people ride bikes, even going so far as to say he will build rental stations across the city. Yes, let's give kids the impression it"s OK to ride their bike in the street around speeding trucks and taxis, but smoking a freakin' cigarette in a bar or eating french fries is the end of the world.
Wonder what Rush would say about that....
Not to mention, lots of FREE airplay on news broadcasts!!
Amen to that. I was lost for a few days. I remember seeing Cains name here on FR while Sarah was still praying on her answer.
I didn't really like anyone else, actually, I never gave any thought to any one else.
Thought this country was s$rewed when she announced she wasn't running. It was a messy few days.
So I had to look at my options. I remember hearing about Cain previously, speaking at Tea Parties, etc, but never gave much thought to him as a POTUS......until Sarah declined.
Then I remember something Sarah said.....not verbatim, but said she'd jump in if she felt there was no one else to do the job.
Perhaps He showed her Cain. Time will tell.
While Cain is very intelligent he is anything but crazy like a fox. He fumbles around way too much to be considered cunning.
The same can be said about those who drive gas hogs or cars that run on gasoline.
you mean like one of the one world order people?
This line always cracks me up. Cause if you were to say this in the midst of another libTurd crisis (whether real or not), I could see them nodding their heads in affirmation, while projecting a facial expression of feigned concern. At which time, it would be priceless to burst out laughing and shout at them "I made this up you dumb dolt"! And then watch them sputter for looking so ridiculous.
I also love the similar line "Women, minorities & CHILDREN hit the hardest" when libTurds are really trying to pull one over on us and play on sympathies! At this point they are acting stupid & foolish and we should attack back by saying "How so"?
“More people DON’T smoke. In fact smoking is a liberal trait in that 30% of liberals smoke but only about 20% of conservatives. “
Actors tend to smoke like chimneys.....
” Block adds that Kissinger was impressed by Cains questions. He told him that he meets with any candidate who wants to get his views. But he told Mr. Cain that most come in and ask about what they should say on the Sunday shows. Mr. Cain, he pointed out, asked what he should do when he is president a different kind of approach for this kind of meeting. “
And most welcome, I might add.
Kissinger’s endorsement is not a plus for Herman.
But THIS truly is BRILLIANT!!
But he told Mr. Cain that most come in and ask about what they should say on the Sunday shows. Mr. Cain, he pointed out, asked what he should do when he is president a different kind of approach for this kind of meeting.