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The Left’s Special Hatred of Herman Cain
Front Page Magazine ^ | November 10, 2011 | Arnold Ahlert

Posted on 11/10/2011 12:05:33 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

In his press conference on Nov. 8, Tuesday afternoon, Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain​ defiantly addressed the claims against him, rejecting them in full. “The machine to keep a businessman out of the White House is going to be relentless,” Cain robustly affirmed. But the machine Cain referred to is overly concerned with his business acumen. Rather, the leftist media hit squad, personified by celebrity sleaze lawyer Gloria Allred, has mobilized for the primary objective of destroying the most prominent African-American conservative on the scene today. This is not coincidental. The Left reserves a special destructive zeal for Republican minorities of any variety.

The Left’s distinct hatred of Herman Cain has been transparently evident for some time now. Its assaults rely on classic racist stereotypes of black stupidity and sexual preoccupation. The belittling of Cain’s intelligence and achievement has taken especially appalling and humiliating forms. In August, on Keith Olbermann’s newly resuscitated “Countdown” show, now on Current TV, progressive harridan Janeane Garofalo neatly summarized how such white leftists view any black American who dares to eschew progressive ideology. “[Cain's] a businessman,” she said sarcastically, continuing:

“Whoever pays him. And he may have a touch of Stockholm syndrome. There may be a touch of Stockholm syndrome in there because anytime I see a person of color or a female in the Republican Party or the conservative movement or the Tea Party, I wonder how they could be trying to curry favor with the oppressors. Is it Stockholm syndrome, or does somebody pay them?”

Stockholm Syndrome is a psychological condition in which hostages express sympathy and/or empathy with their captors. Thus for Garofalo and her odious ilk, Herman Cain couldn’t possibly be a free-thinking individual. He’s either mentally impaired or simply so stupid as to be exploited by his oppressors for pay.

Garofalo is hardly alone. Speaking on Martin Bashir’s program on MSNBC, Democratic strategist and MSNBC analyst Karen Finney offers a similar take on Mr. Cain: “One of the things about Herman Cain is I think that he makes that white Republican base of the party feel okay, feel like they are not racist because they can like this guy,” she explains. “I think he is giving that base a free pass. And I think they like him because they think he’s a black man who knows his place. I know that’s harsh, but that’s how it sure seems to me.”

HBO’s Bill Maher, offering a rundown of Republican presidential candidates last May, offered the same rationale to his viewers. “Herman Cain, I never heard of this guy, but apparently he ran Godfather’s Pizza, and Republicans say they love him so they’re not racist–right.” And MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell took Herman Cain to task, insinuating that he and his father were house Negroes. MSNBC host Ed Schultz contended Herman Cain panders to ”white Republicans out there who don’t like black folks” while “The View’s” Joy Behar warned Herman Cain that the Republican party “hasn’t been black friendly over the many centuries in this country,” a statement of stunning historical ignorance. Jon Stewart mocked Cain’s manner of speaking and said he didn’t like to read.

What’s telling is that every one of the above statements and interviews occurred before the first story about Cain’s alleged sexual harassment was reported by Politico. The fix has always been in.

The Politico stories–more than 90 and still counting since last week–represent an interesting shift. Two nameless women accusing Cain of “sexually suggestive behavior…that made them angry and uncomfortable” turns Cain into a potential predator. When Sharon Bialek appeared on the scene on Monday the accusations moved from sexual harassment to those that could be construed as sexual assault. As a result, the alleged predator becomes a potential criminal.

From what we know so far, Cain’s description of Bialek as a “troubled woman” is putting it politely. If it were a left-wing politician in the crosshairs, when it is the accusers who are actually on trial, Politico would probably have run 90 stories on her chronic failure at life management and record of desperate living standards. Despite claiming she isn’t in it for the money, a friend described her as “a complete gold digger. It’s all about the money.” She has also declared bankruptcy twice, lost several court judgments for large debts, hasn’t held a job for two years and lives with her fiance–who said he only learned of the allegations as recently as last Friday. Furthermore, a witness who saw her encounter with Cain last month at a Tea Party event claims Bialek and Cain “hugged like old friends.” Not exactly as noteworthy as the number of anonymous sources Politico has talked to, which media talk show hosts endlessly repeat.

Just as curious and unsavory is the involvement of Gloria Allred​. She is a staunch Democrat supporter, having donated more than $10,000 to Democratic candidates and party committees, according to Federal Election Commission​ records dating back to 1998. Her role in the controversy is somewhat unclear — If Bialek’s claim is that she has no intention of filing either criminal or civil litigation are true, why does she need a lawyer? How exactly did they become involved together? The answer to those questions might be far more enlightening than anything revealed by either woman so far.

One of the original anonymous women cited in the Politico stories stepped forward on Tuesday. Yet much like Bialek, 24 hours after Karen Kraushaar went public, she appeared less credible as well. The Associated Press​ revealed that Ms. Kraushaar, who settled her complaint against Cain with the NRA, filed another complaint three years later, when she was working as a spokesperson for the Immigration and Naturalization Service. She demanded to be allowed to work at home after a car accident, and accused a manager of circulating a “sexually charged email.” Other initial demands, filed by the same lawyer she used against Cain, included thousands of dollars in payments, a reinstatement of leave she used after the accident, a promotion, and a one-year fellowship to Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. ”The concern was that there may have been discrimination on the job and that I was being treated unfairly,” Kraushaar contended. Ironically, considering the details the media expect Cain to remember about 14 year old charges, Kraushaar, claimed she didn’t remember any of the details of her second complaint. Perhaps the memories some complaints are more vivid than others.

America is witnessing the grim determination of a movement that cannot countenance the idea that a black American could possibly embrace conservative values. Such an embrace is a mortal threat to a political party that must continually convince black America that any ideology that steers individuals away from lives of government dependency and low expectations is something to fear. Like Clarence Thomas​ before him, Mr. Cain has been charged with the one type of allegation that the Left couldn’t have cared less about when Bill Clinton​ was under the microscope.

The effort to smear both Cain and the Republican party continued on NBC’s ”Today” show on Tuesday. In response to a question from Ann Curry, who contended that Republicans want Cain to “go away” because he’s “continuing to suck the air out of the narrative the Republican party really wants to tell,” David Gregory, host NBC’s “Meet the Press” said there is no “Grand Wizard in the party right now who can really force the issue.” Someone might want to remind Gregory that the most recent member of the KKK to inhabit the federal government was the late Democrat Senator Robert Byrd. Later in the day Gregory tweeted an apology saying he didn’t mean to “make the connection at all.” Sure he didn’t. Perhaps the best statement to sum up the ongoing progressive attempts to take down yet another black conservative was made by one of their own.

To paraphrase Bill Maher​, ”progressives aren’t racist–right.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; cainlynching; democratcorruption; democrats; elections; hermancain; liberalfascism; liberals; lynchingcain; presstitutes; teaparty; votecain
Good roundup of what's happening.
1 posted on 11/10/2011 12:05:35 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It takes a special man to put up with this bullscheit. God bless Herman Cain.


2 posted on 11/10/2011 12:08:09 AM PST by Blado (2008: Year Zero of the Zombie Apocalypse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great find thanks.


3 posted on 11/10/2011 12:14:52 AM PST by exnavy (May the Lord bless and keep our troops.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Left is afraid of a slave revolt.

But the bigger motive, in my opinion, is the Establishment’s fear of a real reformer. 999 would destroy the Crony gravy train.


4 posted on 11/10/2011 12:22:10 AM PST by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Blado

The full apparatus of the Clinton “Bimbo Eruption Unit”, put well into place and fully operational prior to his running in 1992 was certainly one of the more intelligent and wise things any candidate in subsequent elections should model after as we go forward in time. It is also obvious that Bammy did the same on several fronts about two years before he ran for national office. His unit also included a scrubbing squad to erase all tracks no matter how small they were.


5 posted on 11/10/2011 12:30:22 AM PST by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: UnwashedPeasant
"999 would destroy the Crony gravy train."

Yep. The tax code is the power grid lobbyists plug into.

6 posted on 11/10/2011 12:32:29 AM PST by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Investigator says Cain is innocent of sexual advances. Check this out:

http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/16002149/investigator-herman-cain-innocent-of-sexual-advances


7 posted on 11/10/2011 12:40:58 AM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Exactly. While I haven’t formally decided who I will vote for (like anyone really cares much), I am excited and intrigued by 999. When I talk to people they ask me why I could be so enthusiastic for it, why I would want another form of tax etc. The answer is simple: All the power is derived by the tax code. That power makes us fear the government and fear politicians, when it should be the other way around; politicians should fear the people. There is no time left to wait - if we wait 4 years we will be over $20 trillion in debt and who knows what else can happen. We need a radical change, not some small tinkering. And the place to start is with the code itself. Make a code that is transparent, visible and forces everyone to participate and the politicians will be afraid to ever raise taxes because such a raise will cause the entire country to be angry. Fear isn’t the only motivation of course. I don’t like the abuse and favoritism, the invasion of privacy, the distribution of power, the “bribe” money (donations) and lobbying that the current code encourage.

I also like 999 because it is simple, it will drive more foreign dollars to the USA, it taxes everyone who ever steps foot in America (including tourists etc, who benefit from the country but don’t contribute much to it), black marketeers and so on. I also think there is a way to make 999 work without having to file tax returns, restoring dignity and privacy to the citizenry.


8 posted on 11/10/2011 12:48:48 AM PST by monkeyshine
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To: monkeyshine

How come tourists don’t benefit a country? Dont understand that bit.


9 posted on 11/10/2011 1:38:29 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
To paraphrase Bill Maher​, ”progressives aren’t racist–right.”

RIGHT! Just like they aren't "HYPOCRITES!"

10 posted on 11/10/2011 2:21:23 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Looks like somebody scrubbed the article.


11 posted on 11/10/2011 2:58:47 AM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: mazda77

No, I think something just went wrong with the link. If you just go to the web site and scroll down, it’s there. At least it was when I shared it on my FB page a couple of hours ago.


12 posted on 11/10/2011 3:00:55 AM PST by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: william clark

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/11/10/the-left%E2%80%99s-special-hatred-of-herman-cain/

This one works. This article was not even on the author’s listing on the site.


13 posted on 11/10/2011 3:08:17 AM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The money and support is pouring in for Herman Cain, but we cannot slow down now. Please help him by donating at http://www.hermancain.com/

Also to help join the buzz about Herman go to facebook.com and “like” him. His “likes” have jumped dramatically since the attacks started. Make no mistake Sean Hannity’s BFF Tokyo Rove is watching Herman’s “likes” and so is Romney. THIS is the way to stick it to the GOP establishment! Please tell your family and friends to “like” Herman as well.


14 posted on 11/10/2011 3:32:21 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The money and support is pouring in for Herman Cain, but we cannot slow down now. Please help him by donating at http://www.hermancain.com/

Also to help join the buzz about Herman go to facebook.com and “like” him. His “likes” have jumped dramatically since the attacks started. Make no mistake Sean Hannity’s BFF Tokyo Rove is watching Herman’s “likes” and so is Romney. THIS is the way to stick it to the GOP establishment! Please tell your family and friends to “like” Herman as well. Then let’s bring out our most powerful tool for helping Herman Cain: PRAYING that God protects him from the people of darkness.


15 posted on 11/10/2011 3:35:48 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: no dems

Great find my FRiend, I will be sending that out thru the e mail in a bit.


16 posted on 11/10/2011 3:56:25 AM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They also hate him because it puts their disingenuous hypocritical agenda front and center for all the world to see.
17 posted on 11/10/2011 4:19:57 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In my early years i did not even know what a republican was because every one i knew was a democrat, although the word liberal was not used they were the same people they are today in regards to government hand outs.

For the most part ( in other words ) i did not know any one who did not hate black people, Indians, or Mexicans I was about sixteen when i became acquainted with one who became a good friend, he never said a bad word about any other race, he turned out to be the first republican i ever knew.


18 posted on 11/10/2011 4:34:35 AM PST by ravenwolf (Just a bit of the long list of proofsre)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Left hates everyone including themselves.


19 posted on 11/10/2011 4:51:42 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

May God Bless Herman Cain.

May the Truth become so evident and incontrovertible that the hearts of even liberals will be changed.


20 posted on 11/10/2011 5:19:33 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


21 posted on 11/10/2011 5:33:55 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: reefdiver

Great! That needs to be published abroad: Facebook, Twitter, e-mails..... Thanks.


22 posted on 11/10/2011 6:09:14 AM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There is an obvious pattern here by the Left with the aid of the Media.

Strong Woman candidates Sarah Palin get the most severe savaging ever displayed in American Politics by the Press in league with the Left.

Now we have strong Black Candidate Herman Cain and the machine is in full gear.

The clear and obvious message here is that NO GOP candidate who's demographics are traditionally Democrat will be allowed or tolerated to run against the political base the Left owns.

0bama had taken drugs, has zero public record of literally ANYTHING he has ever done, and theses assaults come to Palin and now Cain without relent. Honestly the list of abuses from 0bama is so long that I will not even attempt to list the many transgressions.

This is the pattern ... this is American Left Wing Politics.

I am beyond outrage, but there seems to be almost nothing that can be done to stop the press or this Left Wing political model that will destroy this country.

23 posted on 11/10/2011 6:12:13 AM PST by R0CK3T
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

99% of people act consistently based on something, even if it appears they aren’t consistent on certain specifics. The other 1% truly have a mental defect.

With the left, their consistency is the advancement of communism, and they’ll take either or both sides of any issue in order to further that goal.


24 posted on 11/10/2011 6:15:13 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MissMagnolia

Bookmark


25 posted on 11/10/2011 6:44:10 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Obama 2012: Debt Man Walking.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Correction to original link:

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/11/10/the-left%E2%80%99s-special-hatred-of-herman-cain/

(Dang apostrophes)


26 posted on 11/10/2011 7:21:51 AM PST by CedarDave
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This link is working

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/11/10/the-left%E2%80%99s-special-hatred-of-herman-cain/


27 posted on 11/10/2011 10:20:51 AM PST by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

The Left is afraid of a slave revolt.


Exactly!!!


28 posted on 11/10/2011 11:10:02 AM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Vanders9

Tourists benefit the country quite indirectly. Say for example a German family of 4 take a visit to Disneyworld. They spend maybe $2000 in air far and another $2000 in hotel, tickets, rides, food, toys etc.

Most of what they buy has some taxes on it. The air fare has a federal tax but other than that all the other taxes are state taxes. Florida will make money on hotel occupancy tax and sales tax on all the food and rides etc. All the businesses may end up paying some income tax on the profit they make at the end of the year but how much did the German family contribute to the federal government that provides for the highways into Florida and the defense of the State that makes it a safe state to visit?

Under 999 they would pay up to $180 in taxes to the federal government on the $2000 they spend in Florida. That, on top of the other taxes they pay to the state, because 999 taxes their purchase of tickets to Disneyworld, the ice cream, the fast food etc.

That is what I meant by by comment.

I do think there is merit to the idea that in general prices will come down with a 999 tax plan, but luxury items (like trips to Disneyworld) may not go down in price under 999 because there is little to no competition to it.


29 posted on 11/10/2011 11:44:30 AM PST by monkeyshine
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