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Ryan drops out of Senate race in Illinois (Flashback: he would have beaten Hussein in 2004)
CNN ^ | June 25, 2004

Posted on 11/08/2011 5:56:10 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat

Buffeted by allegations of sex club forays, Republican candidate Jack Ryan on Friday dropped out of the U.S. Senate race in Illinois.

In a written statement, Ryan blamed the news media for the controversy, saying its interest in his personal life had gotten "out of control."

"It's clear to me that a vigorous debate on the issues most likely could not take place if I remain in the race," Ryan said. "What would take place, rather, is a brutal, scorched-earth campaign -- the kind of campaign that has turned off so many voters, the kind of politics I refuse to play.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2004; cain; hillbuzz; hussein; jackryan; kevindujan; ryan
Hussein's and his handlers destroyed Jack Ryan's race for Senate. Now it looks like he may be trying to do the same thing to Herman Cain.
1 posted on 11/08/2011 5:56:13 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Yup. Its the Chicago Way. What is it Sean Connery’s Elliot Ness says in the movie, “they bring a knife, we bring a gun to the fight. Its the Chicago Way.”

Obummer’s fingerprints are behind the calculated assault on Cain.


2 posted on 11/08/2011 5:58:49 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Ryan should have hung in there, but he had too much self-respect, unlike Democrats who have to be dragged out of elective office kicking and screaming (I’m looking at you, Anthony Weiner).


3 posted on 11/08/2011 5:59:13 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I don’t want a guy who was trying to convince his wife (and mother to his son) into having sex in public or in S&M clubs. Sorry. Jack Ryan didn’t need any help being destroyed.


4 posted on 11/08/2011 6:04:57 PM PST by stormer
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Doesn’t look like it’s going to work now. Mr. Cain is a fighter and the people can see right thru whats going on.


5 posted on 11/08/2011 6:05:09 PM PST by mickie (my grandson is in Marine boot camp)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Jack Ryan mentioned here:

Analysis of Herman Cain’s press conference on the attacks launched against him

http://hillbuzz.org/2011/11/08/analysis-of-herman-cains-press-conference-on-the-attacks-launched-against-him/
Posted on November 8, 2011 by Kevin DuJan

Check back in a bit for video of the press conference as soon as it becomes available (and include a link to it in the thread below if you don’t see it posted here).

I watched the press conference as it aired live, but will have more to say after I’ve had the chance to review it again.

Here are my initial thoughts ­ and I invite you to add yours in the comments below.

First off, I’m struck by how presidential Herman Cain seems. I am riveted when I listen to him and I applaud his directness. In my lifetime, we’ve never had a president like this ­ and that’s a great thing. He talks and acts like a CEO, which is who we need to run the country right now. I pictured a President Cain delivering a State of the Union Address and for the first time in many years I bet that speech would actually mean something and be worth watching. I want Herman Cain in office and I believe in him…as well as believe him.

Regarding the allegations lobbed at him, it’s clear to me the agenda-driven media decided Herman Cain was too much of a threat to Barack Obama and thus needed to be destroyed before the first voting contests in the Republican primaries.

I also think the timing of this attack on Cain was decided upon in the “JournoList” circles because Willard Mittens Romneycare needed attention taken off of him the last two weeks. Remember, today is the day that Ohioans voted on the Issues 2 and 5 ballot measures, and on October 25th Romneycare flip-flopped on his support for curtailing public sector union power (before reversing his position yet again on October 26th).

If not for the attacks on Cain this week, scrutiny would have been applied to Mittens in the lead up to this vote…instead, the public forgot all about the Ohio Union ballot measures and focused on the attacks on Herman Cain.

Don’t you think that’s too much of a coincidence to NOT be intentional?

The only thing I didn’t like about Cain’s press conference was the deference she showed Willard Mittens Romneycare. I still have this nagging suspicion that Herman Cain could be in this race to divide the anti-Romney vote, so that Mittens can squeak through to a win in the Republican nominating contest. There is a small part of me that is afraid that Herman Cain is really running to be Vice President for Mittens ­ and that concerns me greatly.

I’ve talked to people I respect greatly who were part of the Tea Party Express and had a great deal of interaction with Cain and they have assured me that Cain is serious about his presidential run and is not aiming to be VP. But, I still don’t know, especially when Cain deliberately refuses to punch back at Mittens…on a day when Mittens took a shot at Cain. This is vexing and believe me, it’s something I am watching closely in the days to come.

I believe 100% that the Romneycare campaign was behind prompting the Politico story to drop when it did, because if Politico was left to its own devices this story would have broken in December right before the Iowa Caucus…or it would have been held in reserve for October 2012 when Cain was the Republican nominee. The only person who was really helped out by this story dropping now was Willard Mittens Romneycare. Therefore, I think it’s highly likely that his campaign had something to do with this ­ and I also believe those same operatives did their level best to pin the attack on the Perry campaign, as a way for the Romney guys to damage two rivals at once. This is precisely the sort of move the Cocktail Party GOP establishment would make, since it’s the sort of thing they’ve done in the past.

I find it interesting that the Left, the agenda-driven media, and the Cocktail Party GOP establishment forever use sex scandals to attack black men. This is similar to what was done to Clarence Thomas, and something that keeps popping up whenever a black conservative needs to be destroyed because he is threatening the Left’s hold on black voters.

I also find it very interesting that sex scandals are the weapon of choice to destroy men that Barack Obama does not want to run against in an upcoming election.

Remember back to 2006 when Jack Ryan was on course to win the Senate seat here in Illinois. Mysteriously, his sealed divorce records were released and his campaign was destroyed by claims from his ex-wife, actress Jeri Ryan (from Star Trek), that Jack Ryan wanted to have exhibitionist sex with her in public and she refused. So, the whole scandal involved a Republican man who was on track to beating Obama in the election expressing a sexual fantasy to his wife that she objected to in her divorce filing. The media turned that into a major scandal for Ryan ­ and the Cocktail Party GOP establishment in Illinois cowardly cut Ryan loose and made him withdraw from the race because of it.

I need to put the following in bold so that the importance of it registers: IF THE ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT HAD NOT ABANDONED JACK RYAN BECAUSE OF THAT MANUFACTURED SCANDAL, THEN BARACK OBAMA WOULD NOT BE PRESIDENT TODAY.

This is important because here we go again.

Herman Cain would do more damage to the Democrat Party as the Republican nominee than many of you realize.

In debates, he would clean Obama’s clock…and he’d convince a great many black voters to just sit home on election day, since they’d be fine with Cain winning the presidency (even if they couldn’t buck their cultural conditioning to always vote Democrat and would thus be reluctant to pull the lever for a Republican). Cain would no doubt win more black votes than any Republican in history…but more importantly, he would keep at least a million blacks coast to coast home on election day next year since they’d think “we win either way, with Obama or Cain…we’d have a black president no matter who wins, so why should we bother going all the way down there to vote?”.

This is critical because black voters (and the urban Democrat elite who like to paint themselves as being very attuned to the black community, even though they have a general NIMBY attitude towards interactions with actual black people) are such a key part of the Democrat Party’s Jenga-tower identity bloc makeup. If blacks don’t turn out in numbers greater than 2008 for Obama, he’s toast in the general election.

Herman Cain would pull black votes while simultaneously convincing other black voters to just sit home next year.

The Left can’t allow that to happen, so it wants to destroy Herman Cain.

The agenda-driven media won’t allow Barack Obama to lose because the media invested so much into his election, so it wants to destroy Herman Cain.

The Willard Mittens Romneycare campaign and the Cocktail Party GOP establishment that backs him know Herman Cain would thwart their plans to install Mittens as the latest “it’s his turn” nominee, so they seek to take Herman Cain down before he wins a primary.

That last one is the most important, because you need to remember what the Cocktail Party GOP establishment decided to do to Jack Ryan in 2006.

Yes, the Left attacked Jack Ryan with a sex scandal using sealed documents that somehow the Obama campaign got ahold of.

Yes, the agenda-driven media ran with that story to destroy Jack Ryan to benefit Barack Obama.

But, it was the Cocktail Party GOP establishment that sank the Ryan campaign and demanded he withdraw from the race. In his stead, the Cocktail Party ran an “it’s his turn” candidate that didn’t connect with voters and that no one on the ground here in Illinois wanted as the nominee.

Just look at what the Cocktail Party GOP establishment is doing to Herman Cain…and think about how much the Cocktail Party wants Willard Mittens Romneycare to be the “it’s his turn” nominee to lose to Barack Obama in the next election. This is Alan Keyes all over again.

For anyone who thinks Herman Cain should just bow out because the Left, the agenda-driven media, and the Romneycare campaign have ginned up this controversy against him, I’d love you to respond in comments below and answer this question: Do you, in retrospect, think it was smart for the Cocktail Party establishment to demand Jack Ryan resign from the 2006 Senate race?

Do you also think it was a good idea to take Jack Ryan out of the race, when Obama was afraid of running against him, and giving Obama what he wanted in that race resulted in Obama’s positioning for the presidency in 2008?

Do you see how obviously and directly the Left, the agenda-driven media, and the Cocktail Party GOP establishment conspire to destroy people who are a threat to Barack Obama?

Read more http://hillbuzz.org/


6 posted on 11/08/2011 6:05:19 PM PST by Matchett-PI ("A Republican Larry Flynt should wave around $50,000 for proof of sexual harassment at Politico" -RL)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Obama should be sending a nice case of single malt to Jack Ryan every Christmas, because he owes everything to Ryan’s stupidity.


7 posted on 11/08/2011 6:06:24 PM PST by bigbob
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To: BillyBoy; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

I’ve never seen a supposedly respectable newspaper (The Chicago Tribune) go to so much trouble to attack a single candidate.


8 posted on 11/08/2011 6:06:50 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Ryan abruptly canceled a planned Thursday trip to Capitol Hill, where Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tennessee, expressed his disappointment in the allegations and pointedly declined to offer words of support for Ryan.

And the Illinois congressional delegation had been largely silent about Ryan, leaving him to fend for himself. One Republican, Rep. Ray LaHood, had even called for Ryan to withdraw from the race.


9 posted on 11/08/2011 6:08:44 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Blame the Chicago Tribune and the Pritzkers. They elected Obama by destroying Ryan. By what right is a private divorce settlement public fodder?


10 posted on 11/08/2011 6:10:53 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
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Not Guilty.

12 posted on 11/08/2011 6:13:51 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: bigbob

Uh, Obama’s minions went into sealed court docs and leaked the details. If it wasn’t that, it would have been something else. The Obama machine plays dirty. Real dirty. Ryan has no excuse for his behavior, but we’d be a hell of a lot better off right now if we had a Senator Ryan in his second term, and a Illinois state senator with a weird arabic name.


13 posted on 11/08/2011 6:14:47 PM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I want to go back in a time capsule and show Jack Ryan the future before he decided to drop out. Hopefully he would have called a press confrence and been as fired up as a US Marine after basic training to stand strong and fight for his country.


14 posted on 11/08/2011 6:15:18 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: Snickering Hound

Naw, her right eye is bigger than the left one!


15 posted on 11/08/2011 6:15:41 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: bigbob

Were there any polls on this race? I suspect 0bama would have won in the end anyway. Probably would have had a big money edge and there was all that phony excitement about what a dazzling speaker he was, etc.


16 posted on 11/08/2011 6:16:02 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: Snickering Hound
Mrs. Ryan...

Resist we much!

17 posted on 11/08/2011 6:20:27 PM PST by jaz.357 (The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong,)
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To: TornadoAlley3

LaHood? Where do I know that name? (wink)


18 posted on 11/08/2011 6:26:01 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Mitt Romney, a piss poor choice)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The Trib ain’t been respectable since Col. McCormick ran it.


19 posted on 11/08/2011 6:46:01 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: stormer

“I don’t want a guy who was trying to convince his wife (and mother to his son) into having sex in public or in S&M clubs. Sorry. Jack Ryan didn’t need any help being destroyed.”

Anyone man could treat Seven of Nine (I call her Eleven out of Ten) like that is obviously mentally unfit for elected office, much less anything else.


20 posted on 11/08/2011 7:16:55 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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21 posted on 11/08/2011 7:23:11 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: The Antiyuppie

Was that whole Jack Ryan sex club business ever proven? It’s not unheard of to allege any manner of crap in the course of a divorce proceeding.

As to Ryan himself, I remember seeing him on TV before all that broke out and thinking “I don’t like this guy”. Still not sure what it was...something just seemed phony about him.


22 posted on 11/08/2011 7:29:35 PM PST by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: stormer

Did Ryan say that or did his wife?


23 posted on 11/08/2011 8:31:47 PM PST by Crucial
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To: Clintonfatigued

This Cain hunt has obama’s mo on it.


24 posted on 11/08/2011 8:34:36 PM PST by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: Crucial

His wife did, but they both petitioned to have the particulars of their divorce kept secret. I believe her; she had nothing to gain from this information becoming public, and Jack Ryan didn’t deny the charges...


25 posted on 11/08/2011 8:48:51 PM PST by stormer
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Right THAT is the way he wins. Keep in mind Obama did the same thing on his previous. He had his oppenent thrown off the ballot.


26 posted on 11/08/2011 9:23:34 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Ryan should have hung in there, but he had too much self-respect
I'm sorry, but "self-respect" isn't the right term for someone who behaved the way Ryan did. He was a pervert, and he hoped to hide the fact from the voters.

The problem wasn't that the Dems dug up the information, but that Ryan did those things.

27 posted on 11/09/2011 2:34:31 AM PST by Johnny B.
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To: Johnny B.
No, the problem is that idiots like you are willing to hold our candidates to a higher standard than the opposition candidates.

And whatever he did or wanted to do, it was with his wife.

You may not approve of it, but you ain't God, even though you think you are.

28 posted on 11/09/2011 5:51:24 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
No, the problem is that idiots like you are willing to hold our candidates to a higher standard than the opposition candidates.

And whatever he did or wanted to do, it was with his wife.

You may not approve of it, but you ain't God, even though you think you are.

First of all, watch the "idiot" stuff. You could end up having your account disabled for posting abusive comments.

It's funny that you seem to think I objected to Ryan on religious reasons, since I'm not at all religious. The problem was that Ryan was behaving in a way that left him wide open to blackmail or extortion. Anyone who has those kinds of skeletons in their closets shouldn't run.

If Ryan had any "self respect", he wouldn't have put the Republican voters in the position of having to support someone who obviously can't get elected. If Ryan hadn't run, we might very well have had a good candidate who would have beaten Obama.

If you aren't willing to apply any standards to your candidates, you really should switch to the Democratic Party. I suspect you would fit in much better in the party of Bill Clinton.

29 posted on 11/09/2011 6:27:03 AM PST by Johnny B.
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To: Johnny B.
First of all, watch the "idiot" stuff. You could end up having your account disabled for posting abusive comments.

You just proved your not only an idiot, but a whiner and a bully.

30 posted on 11/09/2011 6:31:16 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
You just proved your not only an idiot, but a whiner and a bully.
Thanks for making my point that you would fit in better with Democrats. They like name calling.
31 posted on 11/09/2011 7:10:14 AM PST by Johnny B.
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To: Johnny B.

With “conservatives” like you who abandon a candidate at the first sign of a state-controlled media smear, who needs “conservatives?”


32 posted on 11/09/2011 7:19:45 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
With “conservatives” like you who abandon a candidate at the first sign of a state-controlled media smear, who needs “conservatives?”
It isn't a smear if it's true. Unfortunately, in Ryan's case it was true. At least Ryan never disputed the charges. Anyone who has such a skeleton in his closet shouldn't run for office. If they are willing to publicly present any embarrassing/illegal facts for the voters to consider, then I don't have a problem with them.

I'm supporting Cain, and I believe that he is being smeared. If it turns out that he has lied about any of this, then I will dump him immediately. We don't need liars as our candidates, nor people who are in a position to be blackmailed.

33 posted on 11/09/2011 7:31:51 AM PST by Johnny B.
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To: Johnny B.

Why don’t you threaten me again, you little woos?


34 posted on 11/09/2011 7:34:32 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Why don’t you threaten me again, you little woos?
Wow! You're a belligerent drunk, aren't you?

Maybe you should just go and sleep it off.

35 posted on 11/09/2011 8:15:45 AM PST by Johnny B.
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To: Johnny B.
Maybe you should vote for Ubama, because state-controlled media is going to smear any actual conservative candidate, and you won't want to be associated with any candidate who has been smeared.

You've probably had a lot of experience being drunk, so I'll leave that commentary to you.

36 posted on 11/09/2011 8:27:44 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; Dengar01; BillyBoy; PhilCollins; GOPsterinMA; AuH2ORepublican; ...

They stink now all around.

What major paper has any credibility now? The WSJ a little bit?

It’s a good thing no one cares about newpapers anymore.

It was better in the olden days when the papers were openly partisan, some GOP, some dem. Now we have fake objectivity which usually favors the rats.

Similar to public employees. The spoils system was much better than the current situation with the unions.


37 posted on 11/11/2011 1:19:11 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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