Skip to comments.Booing the Character Issue - We should care if the accusations against Cain are true.
Posted on 11/11/2011 5:56:26 AM PST by TBBT
I think I understand why the audience at Wednesdays CNBC debate booed Maria Bartiromos question to Herman Cain about sexual-harassment allegations. They dont believe there is any truth to them. They suspect, along with the candidate, that the women concerned are part of a liberal lynch mob out to smear another strong, conservative, black man. They know that accusations of sexual harassment are often nebulous and PC. If I guess correctly, they also believe with considerable justification that the press is less interested in the dry details of policy than in salacious tales of misbehavior. They resent being dragged into another smutty distraction.
Yes, but. As someone who was well-disposed toward Herman Cain as a public figure (if not as a potential president), I cannot help recalling the response of Democrats to revelations about Bill Clinton. We know all about it, one exasperated reader wrote to Newsweek magazine, and WE DONT CARE. In fact, the majority of Americans did not care and it was not our finest moment as a nation. Liberals, who professed to be appalled by the one accusation against Clarence Thomas (just one non-contemporaneous accusation not four or five), dismissed Bill Clintons behavior as no big deal. Stuart Taylor noted at the time that even if everything Anita Hill said about Clarence Thomas were true, it would not be nearly as serious as the allegations against Bill Clinton. Conservatives argued at the time that character mattered. Liberals replied, in effect, that it didnt...
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The Democrats have defined deviancy downward. Two can play that game!
If bankrupting a great nation and throwing millions out of work does not disqualify a man for seeking a second term, obviously false allegations of being a cad 15 years ago should not disqualify a man for seeking a first.
I see Mona is still pimping hard for Romney.
Prove the charges. With BJ Clinton they were provable. Don't make moral equivalencies. It makes you sound foolish.
give me a break. There was nothing here in this scandal. Other than the Gloria Allred circus act, there was never a specific accusation. You had two names come out, and both are perpetual lawsuit hounds. This was a poor attempt at cutting down a good man. At worst, he is a dog who hits on women.
Bill Clinton was an accused rapist, sexual predator, and serial adulterer with many many specific names and detailed accusations, and his henchmen brutally tore down any and all accusers and threats. Remember Ken Starr and Linda Tripp. He perjured himself lying under oath and was impeached and also disbarred. No comparison at any level.
Oh good grief, if the best Cain could do was try to cop a feel in a car, then he is a loser. ha ha ha
No way do I believe those bimbos.
I agree. They and many others on the conservative side of things sound a lot like Bill Clinton’s defenders.
That gives me a downright creepy feeling.
Not really, there is simply no reason to believe the allegations are true. These Newt supporters are desperate to keep the issue alive.
There is a difference between false accusations and clear evidence. Cains fiasco smells of a setup, background checks on the accusers and thier associations all lead to someone in the administration or the DNC and a personel track record of complaints on prior jobs, financial staus of the accuser or other associations. Putting Flowers and Jones aside, Clintons romp was a boy getting his finger caught in the cookie jar. Stains on the blue dress don’t lie, DNA please?
Sexual harassment is merely a scheme by lawyers to act like pimps and pornographers and cash in on a woman's body. Except the pimps and pornographers are less odious because they don't claim to be hypocritically self righteous about it.
We should care that nothing specific might or might not have happened?
Link to a detailed allegation.
Yep, true. She kept the dress.
How about instead of making fraudulent comparisons to Clinton, Mona and the rest of the damn with faith praise squad in the GOP media try addressing the FACTS.
It is exactly this sort of article that makes people wonder what good is the GOP? They cannot even find the courage to defend their own from the Democrats.
Beginning to believe it is time for the GOP to go the way of the Whigs
But since it is the Democrats that are doing it, they are practicing racism.
How about you use some of that critical thinking you have and compare the two situations. Like looking at actual evidence.
We had proof against Clinton. Where is ever 1 bit of proof, other then accusations against Cain?
Yeah.... It's just that I remember Rush Limbaugh saying years ago that it is time to take the gloves off. We must certainly play rougher than we are with these Alinskytes, keeping in mind that we may never be as skilled at this type of fighting as they are.
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