Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Cain Under Fire -- No-Fly Zone Over Clinton, JFK Sexcapades
Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2011 | Larry Elder

Posted on 11/10/2011 7:13:06 AM PST by Kaslin

"He's got it coming to him," said Ben Bradlee, former editor of The Washington Post. "You can't do that in this town anymore. Probably could do it 50 years ago, but you can't do it now."

The "he" was Herman Cain. The "that" means sexual harassment. And the "got it coming" means the media firestorm around the Republican front-runner as he deals with the sexual misconduct accusations that threaten to derail Cain's surprisingly strong candidacy.

Bradlee made the Cain comment while at a book party for MSNBC host Chris Matthews' new biography about the Democratic Party's icon, John F. Kennedy, handsome, dashing and forever young -- who screwed around big-time on his popular and elegant wife. When asked what he liked about Matthews' new book, Bradlee said, "I like the guy who wrote it, and I like the guy he wrote it about."

The irony seemed to be lost on Mr. Bradlee.

Bradlee wags his finger at Cain for alleged "sexual harassment" and insists, "He's got it coming to him." But on the same night, Bradlee celebrates a man who not only serially cheated, but who jeopardized national security by sleeping with the girlfriend of a big-time Chicago mobster.

Certainly, "it was a different time," with the all-male reporter's boys club looking the other way. But Kennedy kept his affairs secret from wife and country for a reason. Trying telling your wife -- even in the '60s -- "Honey, this afternoon -- when you're out with your lunch friends -- I'm throwing a nude pool party. There may be, some, you know, some 20-something young ladies, some actually wearing bathing suits. Oh, then I'm going out with the girlfriend of a gangster. Don't wait up."

"Certainly, dear"??? "Have a good time"??? "I'll leave the porch light on for you"???

Not likely. Even in the '60s, on a deal like this, Harriet ditches Ozzie, June leaves Ward, and Lucy drops Ricky.

And if 15-year-old allegations of "sexual harassment" rate high on the Democrats' character scale, please explain the deification of Bill Clinton. OK, he balanced the budget. But there was ...

Paula Jones: About whom a Clinton surrogate said, "If you drag a $100 bill through a trailer park, you never know what you'll find." Apparently you find $850K to settle a lawsuit. Clinton accused Jones of lying about sexual harassment and filing a lawsuit that lacked merit, then settled the case out of court for $850K.

Gennifer Flowers: Clinton surrogates trashed her as a "saloon singer." (Do we even still have "saloons"?) Clinton publicly called her a liar. Years later, Clinton finally admitted that, yes, Flowers told the truth when she said their relationship had been sexual.

Monica Lewinsky: Clinton publicly accused the White House intern of lying; then lied about the affair under oath; became the first sitting president in history to be found in contempt of court; was impeached for lying under oath and obstruction of justice -- the first and only elected president to have been impeached; and temporarily lost his law license.

Kathleen Willey: Told "60 Minutes" that she visited Bill Clinton in the Oval Office, where, she says, Clinton hugged and kissed her. When she tried to push him away, "he touched my breasts with his hand ... and then he whispered ... 'I've wanted to do this ever since I laid eyes on you.' ... He took my hand, and he put it ... on his genitals." Finally, says Willey, she managed to push him away. In a classic exercise in rationalization, feminist Gloria Steinem said, So what? "Even if (Willey's) accusation are true," Steinem insisted, Clinton is "not guilty of sexual harassment." Why? Well, Steinem wrote, "(Willey) pushed him away, she said, and it never happened again. In other words, President Clinton took 'no' for an answer.

Juanita Broaddrick: Told NBC News that then-Arkansas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Bill Clinton raped her: "I first pushed him away. I just told him 'no.' ... He tries to kiss me again. He starts biting on my lip. ... And then he forced me down on the bed. I just was very frightened. I tried to get away from him. I told him 'no.' ... He wouldn't listen to me."

GOP haters delight in denouncing former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich as "the guy who served divorce papers on his wife as she was in the hospital for cancer." But as to JFK, the sexually reckless president from Camelot? Hey, whatever.

The National Enquirer, not the "mainstream" media, broke the story about John Edwards' love child and his long extramarital affair -- as his wife was dying of cancer. But the same slow-on-Edwards media snapped to attention on the Cain allegations. Are the Cain allegations newsworthy, legitimate areas for media investigation? Absolutely. Sexual misconduct and the gravity of the misconduct go to the issue of character.

Except, of course, when applied to Bill Clinton and Jack Kennedy.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bradlee; cain; clinton; kennedy; lamestreammedia; leftwingsmear; msm; scandalsbyliberals

1 posted on 11/10/2011 7:13:07 AM PST by Kaslin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

good elder, as usual.


2 posted on 11/10/2011 7:15:11 AM PST by ken21
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Bradlee offers his analysis as he drapes his arm around Michelle with a “Hi, who are you with?”


3 posted on 11/10/2011 7:18:58 AM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Bradlee’s as senile as he is misguided; there has been NOTHING proven against Cain. Very much NOT the case with the others mentioned.


4 posted on 11/10/2011 7:19:45 AM PST by Jack Hammer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Silly man.

Everyone knows that accusations of suggestive language are much, much more serious than accusations of rape, or murdering a woman whilst drunk, or making women sandwhiches, perjuring oneself whilst testifying about sexual advances, Lewinskis in the White House, etc., etc.

Because, in liberaland, words are the only things that they have. What else can they do? Produce something of value?


5 posted on 11/10/2011 7:20:49 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
(JFK)but who jeopardized national security by sleeping with the girlfriend of a big-time Chicago mobster.

OBTW JFK was sleeping with NAZI spy
while working at the Pentagon during WWII.

If he had any brains,
they were all behind his zipper.


6 posted on 11/10/2011 7:21:18 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
"He's got it coming to him," said Ben Bradlee...

...because he's seen as the Republican front-runner right now.
7 posted on 11/10/2011 7:22:25 AM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
You can't do that in this town anymore

...if we don't like you.

I hear the Post is bleeding money. Hope Ben still has a significant interest.

8 posted on 11/10/2011 7:22:59 AM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
GOP haters delight in denouncing former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich as "the guy who served divorce papers on his wife as she was in the hospital for cancer."

The article is good, just wish they would have explained that that turned out to be a media lie.

9 posted on 11/10/2011 7:23:45 AM PST by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ken21
So Bradlee continues to do the bidding of his crime boss masters in Chicago?

There's not a whole lot more to say about this once we know that.

I see concrete boots in someone's future!

10 posted on 11/10/2011 7:24:50 AM PST by muawiyah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: UriÂ’el-2012

Also, JFK was boinking Bradlee’s sister-in-law.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Pinchot_Meyer


11 posted on 11/10/2011 7:25:44 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

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.


12 posted on 11/10/2011 7:26:13 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
Hey, what's the problem?

Dems get a total pass, Repubs get a visit from the proctologist.

Fair reporting is a concept lost on today's media. Which is why they need to keep dying off in a slow, agonizing way. Dinosaur Media, indeed.

13 posted on 11/10/2011 7:26:24 AM PST by Tigerized (Occupy Wall Street? Go find the real culprits in the Capitol Building...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: throwback
I hear the Post is bleeding money. Hope Ben still has a significant interest.

Even most libs, who like the WaPost's extreme bias, won't actually pay for it as if it contained news. I hope the NYT and WaPo join GM and Chrysler in dying a well-deserved death.

14 posted on 11/10/2011 7:29:05 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
Someone call MoveOn.org for a quote. After gently reminding them of why they were founded.

Cheers!

15 posted on 11/10/2011 7:30:11 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
Problem for the press right now:

How to defend a serial homosexual pedophile who was caught in the act repeatedly, under cover of an organization for "at-risk kids"

...while blaming a black man for non-sexual gestures that are decades old without evidence.

...and not have our bias become so obvious that it draws the common man's attention attention to the incestuous elite at Columbia University and the avant-garde bestiality-promoters at Princeton.

Cheers!

16 posted on 11/10/2011 7:33:12 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
Someone call MoveOn.org for a quote. After gently reminding them of why they were founded.

Cheers!

17 posted on 11/10/2011 7:35:33 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Gee Bradlee; Cain didn’t do anything wrong. However, your guys did.


18 posted on 11/10/2011 7:37:59 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
Don't use Bradlee’s age as an excuse for his comments about this issue. He has been an @$$ for his entire professional life.
19 posted on 11/10/2011 7:40:43 AM PST by wmileo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

“He’s got it coming to him,” said Ben Bradlee...”

Said the old liberal hack fossil


20 posted on 11/10/2011 7:49:17 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: abb

ut oh!

really good one!

thanks.


21 posted on 11/10/2011 7:50:41 AM PST by ken21
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: abb
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Pinchot_Meyer

JFK boinking more PROGRESSIVE spys with LSD.

22 posted on 11/10/2011 7:57:15 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Sopater

I read on another post that some of the level of vitriol by the Dems against Cain is a consequence of his confrontation of Clinton during Hilary Care. The Dems are looking for revenge as well. That conversation had a great impact on Hilary Care not passing. It may not have been a coincidence that some democratic operatives suddenly found themselves in jobs with the Illinois and National Restaurant Associations


23 posted on 11/10/2011 8:10:10 AM PST by madinmadtown (Marx, the patron saint of blame, envy and destruction.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]




Click the Pic

Don't Let the FReepathon DragOn!

Donate Monthly
Sponsors will fire up $10 for each New Monthly Donor

Many thanks to JoeProBono for the Cyclops dragon graphic

24 posted on 11/10/2011 8:19:47 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Oh! Larry elder wrote this! No wonder it’s so good!


25 posted on 11/10/2011 8:23:42 AM PST by Yaelle (Just Say "So?" to allegations against Herman Cain. Don't let them choose our candidate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Netizen

Unfortunately, there are some on the right who bought into that lie by the lame stream media


26 posted on 11/10/2011 8:31:44 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

>>>GOP haters delight in denouncing former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich as “the guy who served divorce papers on his wife as she was in the hospital for cancer.” <<<

Which is also a lie.


27 posted on 11/10/2011 1:15:00 PM PST by redpoll
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: redpoll

Unfortunately many in here believe the lie.


28 posted on 11/10/2011 1:36:45 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson