Skip to comments.Rush: "Politico, You Failed ... Influence Isn't What You Thought It Was"
Posted on 11/04/2011 1:51:29 PM PDT by opentalk
RUSH: I am starting to sense it. I am starting to see it. When I sense it, when I see it, it probably is true. That's been my track record. I think I detect the media heading into damage control on the Herman Cain story. A lot of media are. This day five now, and still nobody knows what he did. Not a single media outlet can report what he did!
Some are even suggesting that The Politico had no business running this story. These are other journalists who are beginning to say this. ... The media is also in damage control over the Occupy Oakland riots the night before last. I mean, yesterday the media was trying to pretend the Oakland protests were peaceful; the very model of a love fest, but now the truth is coming out along with some of the pictures and they're switching over to damage control mode -- and they're doing the same thing in the Herman Cain story.
Really, folks, five days now, and nobody knows what he did... Nobody knows still. Five days!
...No matter what happens here, every Republican candidate for the nomination -- every one of them -- is so superior to Barack Obama, it's laughable. Of course the Drive-Bys know that, and Democrats know that. But when you have the Washington Post and ABC News in their joint poll saying that 70% of Republicans don't care about the Herman Cain allegations, what that can be translated to is the following:
"Politico, you failed. You attempted, along with others in the mainstream media, to take the guy out, and you failed. Your influence isn't what you thought it was.
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Day 5 and still nobody knows what he did!
EPIC, TITANIC, MONUMENTAL FAIL!
They are like MoveOn.org2
The political smears just don’t seem to be working anymore. Like the race card, the white cracker liberals have worn it out by playing it too often. I think Cain is benefiting from the trashing and smearing dished out by the commies against Sarah Palin, her husband and their kids. Real Americans have had enough of that commie bull****.
It’s over. Her attorney came out and said she’s dropping the issue. It happened but she doesn’t want to talk about it.
Who’s gonna turn out the lights?
A bump in the polls and a million extra dollars for Herman Cain.
I think the next step will be that some Conservative blogger will find out who she is and publish her name. And we will then all learn that she is a serial offender and a participant in the Jerry Springer freak show circus.
If she was even 1/500% as presentable as Anita Hill she would have been all over the tube by now.
Herman Cain has stared into the maw of the great beast and WON!!!!
I think the MSM woke up this morning and realized something very big is about to happen.
If they destroy Herman Cain, they validate Sarah Palin. And the last thing they want or need is Sara Palin changing her mind with a few million pissed off Conservatives talking about racist and sexist liberals.
Great point. I agree 100%.
No. Cain won. Big time. Further issues will be cast in light of this and seen for what they are.
Now we need to move on with the campaign. The object is winning the presidency; not getting even with low-life a$$es.
I think Rush’s accuracy percentage just took a hit. If you look at actual preference polls it seems pretty clear that Cain’s ratings hit a peak immediately before the story hit, and have dropped by about a quarter since then. Whether that continues remains to be seen.
ABC News/Wash Post 10/31 - 11/3 438 RV 23%
Rasmussen Reports 11/2 - 11/2 1000 LV 26%
Quinnipiac 10/25 - 10/31 869 RV 30%
FOX News 10/23 - 10/25 328 RV 24%
Somebody should send this to Rush, or call Rush and tell him about it:
It’s a honcho at Politico actually saying “If everything these women say is true, and I have no reason not to believe any of it...”
What did they say?
I missed it!
I think the time has come... or is coming close... for Palin to endorse Cain.
Rush, called out other republicans for not standing up to it. This was an attack on all of them. If it worked they would just do it to the next in line.
I’m more angry about the “Friendly Fire” than crud spewed by the left. I expect it from them.
Karl Rove needs to go away.
it’s amazing how many people on this forum believe the msm!
Thjat’s the truth
Anita Hill was a dumbell but she was a HOT dumbell (my favorite kind)
“Karl Rove needs to go away.”
I agree. This attack on Caine has Rove’s fingerprints all over it. It’s the same MO Rove used when he attacked our senate candidates in 2010. It’s time to take this snake down.
Let’s see, 9% unemployment, probably higher if true stats were evaluated, a housing market that sees no relief in sight!, an individual in the WH who still perfers to blame Bush and/or the Republican House for his lack of leadership, a steady decline of our nation to China’s benefit. And the main stream media thinks they can take down Herman Cain with a Clarence Thomas style attack—what kind of drugs are they smoking? And trust me, with Barak Obama as their candidate, they gotta be smokin something to relieve the pain!
(Flashback) Politico Will Not Reprint Sex Allegations Vs Obama Because They Are “Unsubstantiated”
Politico ^ | 6/18/08 | Ben Smith
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2011 1:03:24 PM by icwhatudo
“His story has generally been ignored by the mainstream media, because he’s been unable to substantiate his allegations. He has come to public attention recently, however, because his planned appearance at the National Press Club drew complaints from a wide array of prominent liberal bloggers, led by Firedoglake’s Jane Hamsher. Their petition to prevent Sinclair from renting space at the club which bloggers feared would lend him credibility drew more than 11,000 signatures. “
“Politico isn’t reprinting Sinclair’s allegations because they are unsubstantiated. “
The tards defanged that particular category of smear during Clinton when we were told that “everybody does it” and (if they don’t) “it’s a private matter anyway.”
So nothing to see here - just move on.
“Karl Rove needs to go away.”
I heard a little of Gay Rove whining yesterday on Sean’s program.
Any bets that Gay Rove and his rino were up to their you know whats in this fiasco for them.
These floats were part of the annual Carnival Parade in Germany watched by an estimated three million people. With our liberal press, it is interesting to see that German citizens seem to learn more truth about the U.S. political system and environment than the majority of citizens on the streets of America. link
I don’t see anything at RCP confirming what you are claiming.
Unfortunately, as Rush himself implied the other day, the court of public opinion does not recognize a statute of limitations.
“and freepers who sucked down the media spew and began to trash Cain owe the rest of us an apology for being so stupid.”
They can’t help it. Their love for their candidate blinds them to facts, logic, reason and fairplay..
Rush is really on board with Cain. I think it started because he immediately felt a deja vu thing with Clarence Thomas and now he’s too blinded to notice the extremely poor way that Cain has handled his first crisis.
I think you owe freepers an apology. I support Perry but I immediately defended Cain on these charges when they first came out.
I stopped defending him when he flailed about, blaming everyone but himself and blaming Perry who had nothing to do with it.
After all, it was Cain who decided some while back to stonewall on this story hoping it wouldn’t come out.
If it’s nothing, and I always thought it was, he could have defused it by making a statement early, some kind of dignified statement refuting the charges and then shutting up.
I think he’s really enjoying his victim status now and relishing the support of Rush and Hannity, etal and using it as a fund raising tool.
Rove is gay? Do you have personal knowledge of that?
Right. That chart shows Cain steady at around 25% for the last several days, not dipping as you claimed.
30% to 26% to 23% is a loss of about a quarter of his support over the last 5 days. It could be the Quinnipiac poll was just an outlier, or just varitions in polling methodology and margin of error. Or it could be the story hurt him. We’ll have to wait to see.
“Im more angry about the Friendly Fire than crud spewed by the left. I expect it from them.
Karl Rove needs to go away.”
Michael Medved is another one who has been using this as an opportunity to trash Cain.
You are reading the data incorrectly. You can’t compare different polls like you are trying to do.
Thank you so much for posting this. I just got around to reading it this morning. I needed some good news to start the day. I believe Herman is going to overcome this and come out stronger and better off for it. Thanks again.
Rush, called out other republicans for not standing up to it.
Newt DID defend Herman. Mittens said: “I dunno; ask Herman Cain; don’t ask me.” Santorum didn’t help Herman or himself and Michele Bachmann tried to us it for political capital and just made her look meaner and more desperate than she has in the past couple of months. What a disappointment; she.
They were so desperate for Cain's destruction, they were eager to believe anything. You can't expect anything else from mindless sheep.
Politico is now trying to portray Cain in a positive light, for having been out front at NRA with sexual harassment training and policy implementation.
They must really be scared $hitless of something!
I am livid with Michael Medved and Hugh Hewitt for the same reason.
No personal knowledge:
However, there may be more proof that Rove is gay than the current circus he and Politico are hoisting re Cain:
To use Karl’s own words with Sean this week re the Cain bs, “He needs to answer these serious questions!”