Skip to comments.We were wrong about Herman Cain and sexual harassment
Posted on 11/04/2011 6:26:08 PM PDT by Maelstorm
Maybe we were reading these sexual harassment allegations wrong.
They dont seem to have hurt Cain at all. If anything, theyve made him stronger. A Washington Post-ABC Poll found him still nearly tied with Romney in the polls even after the allegations made news!
The Monday after they surfaced was a banner day for fundraising Cain. More than a million dollars of donations reportedly poured in. Maybe the Rick Perry staffer who so cleverly traveled back to the past to seed these allegations more than a decade ago should have thought harder. So far, they seem to be having the opposite of their expected effect.
We were worried that sexual harassment might be going too far, someone murmurs in a bunker. Its a touchy subject. Its not as clear-cut as an affair. Its like pornography you know it when you see it, and you try to keep it out of the office. But it turns out people enjoy a salacious sideline to their daily barrage of 2012 news.
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You can thank Bill "I did not have sex with that woman" Clinton for that.
Who is the female impersonator with Rove?
WaPo combines incoherent half-apology (mostly for the failure of the tried-and-true lynch-mob strategem) with attempt to shift the focus to the unnamed, probably fictional “Perry staffer”...
Now, that’s FUNNY!!!!!
Maybe people really just think you're full of $hit?
I really think this has the bitter, defeated tone of somebody staring into the bottom of a glass in an empty bar at closing time.
Just some lady. I don’t know. I just did a google and it looked amusing to me.
He is not fictional, here is his statement: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2801469/posts
Actually, with not too much work, this could be the script for one of those “Hitler” parodies.
Yeah I thought that was really low though I don’t really believe Perry helped release the allegations at all. I believe that given the information that was referred to in the original politico report it almost certainly came from inside the Restaurant Association. Politico referenced the allegations as if they had copies of the actual aggreement.
My suggestions from the beginning was to target the Restuarant Association because their are fairly strict laws concerning release of such employee related information.
Now we know that Cain did not even sign the aggrement where a settlement was reached. I think someone realized that this scandal was going to blow back hard if the details ever really came out. Now all of a sudden the lady doesn’t really want to reopen all this. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Restuarant Association didn’t offer some more payolla.
Yeah and who had the candidate that had a DUI almost result in Al Gore being President? Some of us have long memories.
Hey! Have they made one of those "Hitler finds out about..." concerning the epic failure of the accusations against Cain yet?
NOPE! He has denied that, but it was "reported" he was the source. Reported by Politico. Such an unimpeachable source. hee hee hee
...these sexual harassment allegations... don't seem to have hurt Cain at all. If anything, they've made him stronger... The Monday after they surfaced was a banner day for fundraising Cain. More than a million dollars of donations reportedly poured in.Smear on aisle number one.
ROFLOL, and your proof she ever talked to anyone is what. You have nothing, just more of the same empty statements, we know what wilson said, hell he even miss lead about his office in austin texas. Dummy just did not think anyone would get on to him so fast.
I may be addicted to Change .org. wapo.st/tJQqup
In which I call Herman Cain the Sanjaya of the #GOP circuit http://t.co/oBBra39f
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They are going to be analyzing this one for a long time. They couldn’t understand Rick Scott either ‘butt butt medicare fraud!’. lmao It is so good to see the official propaganda squads being hoisted on their petards and the snide little twit frat boys on our side are almost as bad. They act all tough and then rush back into the arms of those they claim to oppose so they can yuck it up and claim stupid things like ‘hahahaha Cain is so stupid he didn’t know about Chinese nukes’ when ‘ha hahaha he worked plotting where Chinese nukes might strike America as a ballistics mathmatician for the Navy hahhaha’.
I understand the left but some of the people on ‘our side’ are just pathetic snide jerks. I was happy to see Ann Coulter defend Cain. I’d lost faith in her. She had become a charicature of herself. Like a conservative Bill Mahr but I liked seeing the old Ann show herself again.
Anyway I’m just glad my instincts were right on Cain because I was honestly worried. Not that we don’t have other candidates to pick from but I just kept getting visions of what happenned to Fred Thompson before the Iowa Caucuses. Where the Romney Camp used politico to leak a fake story that he would drop out.
Nice to see they’ve gamed the American people one too many times.
Now that is a real trip to Fantasyland! Just think about that statement for a millisecond. If she was just interested in the money, would she potentially have access to more money from the NRA or all of the fawning media outlets who would pay her to appear with her story, then the eventual book deal?
Karl Rove has turned out to be a big disappointment for conservatives. He is about as relevant as Jerry Rivers.
It is unfortunate because I believe he began essentially as a really good guy but some where along the line he became more about preserving his power especially after McCain lost and truthfully I do not see him entirely as ‘the enemy’ but you are right he is a disappointment. I don’t like it when I see him gang up on and feed the monster that is the political class.
That’s true but but it would mean she has to show her face and take the heat and you’d better believe there would be heat especially if her story wasn’t much different than the anonymous one. Easy money is better than fame. No one really wants to be the next Anita Hill.
You are so right.
I wish I could give that a try. What software is required?
We need to FIRE everysingle representative judicial, and executive govt official, TODAY for gross misconduct, if not for outright THEFT!
I think you misunderstood I think Wilson is a scum bag now that doesn’t mean I believe Perry told him to go out there and feed the story. That is a very stupid move. There isn’t always conspiracy but if there is one it usually comes from those with access.
To show her face for how many millions? If that is such a horrible thing to have to quit working for a living and finding a nice little oceanfront villa in the Virgin Islands?
Gee that is really a tough existence.
The old We'll keep you in power if you keep us in power show. More people are starting to recognize "THE PLOT".
It's just acting folks.
I'm hoping Herman is the real deal. His past scares the woo hoo outta me. He was in "THE FED", the actual rulers of our nation.
A smarmy EPIC FAIL for WaPo and Alexandra Petri.
Karl Rove is NOT and HAS NEVER BEEN a conservative. Why do so many conservatives latch on to these phony beltway RINOS?
He’s gaining because we know it’s a lie and we’re pissed....
Oklahoma pollster confirms he witnessed incident involving Cain
CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger
Washington (CNN) - Oklahoma Republican political consultant Chris Wilson confirmed to CNN that he witnessed Herman Cain demonstrate inappropriate conduct toward a female employee while he led the National Restaurant Association. Wilson first made this charge Wednesday in an interview with KTOK, an Oklahoma radio station.
You are talking about Curt Anderson, who worked on Cain’s 2004 campaign and now works on Perry’s campaign.
I don’t know if this thing started with any of Perry’s people. Rigth now I’m treating this like an old Sherlock Holmes mystery, everyone’s a suspect.
Yep. My problem is even if he did everything that is alleged what exactly did he do? The inside the belt way crowd pronounced him dead and tried to make it more about the way he handled things than about whether the alleged facts were even facts.
“He is not fictional, here is his statement”
He might as well have said I’m a little Roven Teacup short and stout...his statement is jiggly jello, only fit for toothless cartoons...no substance.
Yep. Very much so. Jennifer Rubin’s Mitt Romney doll is having a bad night tonight.
In 2003 I believed differently. That’s just me I guess.
This author is ridiculing Repubs.
“This is another way of saying Have we told you lately that we have no idea what to do about the economy? But it sounds about as good as 9-9-9 which happens to be the time-stamp on the harassment settlement! Maybe Cain was prescient. Whatever happened, happened for America. After all, that was why Newt Gingrich had his sex scandal because he loved his country so much! “
That was the funny quote all right, of how somehow Perry sent someone back in time to make the women file false charges against Cain back in the 1990s, so they could reveal it now.
Of course, that was sarcasm in the article, so maybe you didn’t understand it.
Even Block has now abandoned the false charges against the Perry camp. Not that they EVER accused Wilson like you keep doing — they were falsely targeting Curt Anderson.