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Henry Kissinger Digs Cain’s ‘Brilliant’ 'Smoking' Video
National Review ^ | 11/04/2011 | Robert Costa

Posted on 11/04/2011 9:53:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

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To: 3catsanadog
Cain seems to be following in Henry Ford's steps.

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?”
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The jury, which consisted of eleven farmers and one road inspector, found in favor of Ford and awarded him six cents.

51 posted on 11/04/2011 8:33:30 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: muawiyah

Good for you, glad you got your vision back!


52 posted on 11/04/2011 8:52:36 PM PDT by EDINVA (We Can't Wait, either)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


53 posted on 11/04/2011 10:23:10 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Drango
"Driving a wedge between the libertarian wing of the GOP versus the cultural conservatives seems to be a poor choice."

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.

Hank

54 posted on 11/04/2011 10:49:17 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: SamAdams76
Sounds like this man is not just running for president, he’s planning to be president.

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...

the infowarrior

55 posted on 11/04/2011 11:10:45 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

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.)


56 posted on 11/04/2011 11:13:56 PM PDT by cricket (Stop the madness. . .restore America. Vote the KING out!)
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To: Tribune7
You know Kissinger was not a fan of Reagan's foreign policy, nor did the real conservatives of his day like him all that much.

Some of us *still* don't like him all that much, and by all accounts, never will...

the infowarrior

57 posted on 11/04/2011 11:15:53 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: muawiyah

Let him talk with all of these lightweights first.


58 posted on 11/05/2011 5:15:56 AM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: muawiyah

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.


59 posted on 11/05/2011 5:41:18 AM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: ConservativeMind

Thankyou. It’s years of experience writing federal regulations and handbooks, and then writing rulings. It’s called “the crutch of experience”.


60 posted on 11/05/2011 5:53:56 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

Blowing smoke into the camera lens would have added a nice touch.


61 posted on 11/05/2011 7:03:06 AM PDT by equaviator ( "There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: muawiyah
He will eventually ask to get together with some core Freepers.

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

62 posted on 11/05/2011 7:21:15 AM PDT by CAluvdubya
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To: DainBramage

“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.


63 posted on 11/05/2011 8:56:42 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Proudly heaping scorn on the ruling class gop since 2004!)
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To: muawiyah

“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?


64 posted on 11/05/2011 9:00:26 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Proudly heaping scorn on the ruling class gop since 2004!)
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To: StAnDeliver

“He’s 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.


65 posted on 11/05/2011 9:02:03 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Proudly heaping scorn on the ruling class gop since 2004!)
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To: PieterCasparzen
My view is it's all about control, the left couldn't care one iota if smoking is bad or not. They admire totalitarian states, like to play that game simply because they have mental issues.

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.

66 posted on 11/05/2011 9:17:04 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: Drango

Wonder what Rush would say about that....


67 posted on 11/05/2011 9:57:05 AM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (http://www.honorflight.org/)
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To: Rutles4Ever

Not to mention, lots of FREE airplay on news broadcasts!!


68 posted on 11/05/2011 9:57:54 AM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (http://www.honorflight.org/)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"With Palin out of the picture, I had no dog in this hunt."

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.

69 posted on 11/05/2011 12:42:00 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: RKBA Democrat

While Cain is very intelligent he is anything but crazy like a fox. He fumbles around way too much to be considered cunning.


70 posted on 11/05/2011 1:37:07 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: PieterCasparzen

The same can be said about those who drive gas hogs or cars that run on gasoline.


71 posted on 11/05/2011 5:31:41 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: spokeshave
"With clarity identify enemies....and stop giving them money....
(.....and it works for enemies both foreign and domestic)

Yes,many people are making the false charge against Cain taht he does not have foreign policy experience, what's so difficult to figure foreign policy out ? as you said " Clarify and identify our enemies and take them out, and stop giving them foreign aid.
Many want a ivy leage foreign policy maker who has been " Indoctrinated by the New World Order people or Liberals.
72 posted on 11/05/2011 5:57:37 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Carry me back

you mean like one of the one world order people?


73 posted on 11/05/2011 7:27:10 PM PDT by nakutny
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To: samtheman
Women and minorities are hit hardest by smoking.

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"?

74 posted on 11/05/2011 8:25:32 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Drango

“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.....


75 posted on 11/05/2011 9:05:09 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: AmericanInTokyo

” Block adds that Kissinger was impressed by Cain’s 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.


76 posted on 11/06/2011 5:08:10 AM PST 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: SeekAndFind

Kissinger’s endorsement is not a plus for Herman.


77 posted on 11/06/2011 5:22:55 AM PST by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: SeekAndFind
Maybe...

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.”

78 posted on 11/07/2011 3:48:31 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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