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Cain responds to sex harassment allegation
Washington Examiner ^ | October 30, 2011 | Byron York

Posted on 10/30/2011 7:06:28 PM PDT by markomalley

Herman Cain's campaign headquarters has released a response to a story, broken this evening on Politico, that in the 1990s two female employees of the National Restaurant Association "complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain," who at the time was head of the trade group.

Calling the story "thinly source allegations," Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon said: "Since Washington establishment critics haven't had much luck in attacking Mr. Cain's ideas to fix a bad economy and create jobs, they are trying to attack him in any way they can."  Gordon did not address any of the specific allegations in the report.  Asked for a more specific answer, the campaign did not provide details.

Here is Gordon's complete response:

Inside the Beltway media attacks Cain

Fearing the message of Herman Cain who is shaking up the political landscape in Washington, Inside the Beltway media have begun to launch unsubstantiated personal attacks on Cain.

Dredging up thinly sourced allegations stemming from Mr. Cain’s tenure as the Chief Executive Officer at the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, political trade press are now casting aspersions on his character and spreading rumors that never stood up to the facts.

Since Washington establishment critics haven't had much luck in attacking Mr. Cain's ideas to fix a bad economy and create jobs, they are trying to attack him in any way they can.

Sadly, we’ve seen this movie played out before – a prominent Conservative targeted by liberals simply because they disagree with his politics.

Mr. Cain -- and all Americans, deserve better.

Cain is likely to face questions about the matter on Monday.  He is scheduled to appear at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington in the morning to discuss his 9-9-9 tax plan, and then speak -- and take questions -- at the National Press Club at lunch.


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Typical of the lib media: they can't get the slave back on the plantation, so now it's time to lynch the ******.

You think they'd have learned when they tried this on Clarance Thomas a few years ago.

1 posted on 10/30/2011 7:06:33 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

You always have to bring out the “abused” women. Where’s Barry’s women? Was he gay before he met Michelle??


2 posted on 10/30/2011 7:09:22 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("If You Don't Like What I Say Or Do, Tough, Deal With It")
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To: markomalley

hussein obama and larry sinclair in the back of a limo report..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MceFVpJ-Gyc


3 posted on 10/30/2011 7:09:26 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: markomalley

Pray for Herman Cain: Psalm 17:6-9


4 posted on 10/30/2011 7:10:20 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: markomalley

Zact replay of Thomas..! WHY do libs find this stuff so plausible? Cuz they’re guilty of the racism they claim to aim to eradicate.

Japanese-Americans were interned under FDR —they’d just show up and tell you to go to prison.

Ah, progressivism..! [sic]


5 posted on 10/30/2011 7:10:50 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: markomalley

I’m actually kind of excited to see how Cain responds.

I hope to see a bit of blood on the floor, and it won’t be Cains’.


6 posted on 10/30/2011 7:11:54 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: markomalley

It worked pretty well with Thomas, they dragged him in front of a congressional committee and had televised hearings for a few weeks.
Don’t blame the communists for fighting to win, blame the right for being wimps and incompetents


7 posted on 10/30/2011 7:11:57 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: SkyDancer

I suspect he still is.


8 posted on 10/30/2011 7:12:06 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: markomalley

The liberal media will just make fools of themselves and innoculate Cain from further attack. Every Republican must go thru this hazing from the media. Those who do win the battle.


9 posted on 10/30/2011 7:12:17 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: markomalley

10 posted on 10/30/2011 7:12:25 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: markomalley

Was any formal legal action filed? If not, there is no basis.

I love how these rumors and unproven allegations are reported as fact. There is no such thing as journalism anymore.


11 posted on 10/30/2011 7:13:49 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: markomalley

Ahh yes the old LIEberal playbook..if you can’t tag those conservatives with the racist tag then go for plan B, reach down into the sewer and dredge up some sexual lie accusations. Is that all they got???? LOSERS to their rotten cores.


12 posted on 10/30/2011 7:13:49 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: markomalley

On October 24, a Cain spokesperson acknowledged to Politico that he was familiar with certain “old and tired allegations” but insisted that the matter “was settled amicably among all parties many years ago” and that raising it now amounts to a “smear campaign.” A few days later, he told Politico that he had spoken about the matter with Cain, who “remembered there was something vaguely, some allegation, but he wasn’t familiar with it.”

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uh huh a man forgets about something like this? RIIGHT!

Cain is UNBELIEVABLE!


13 posted on 10/30/2011 7:14:40 PM PDT by marty60
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To: markomalley

“Drag $100 bills through trailer parks, there’s no telling what you’ll find.” - James Carville


14 posted on 10/30/2011 7:15:22 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: markomalley

The left is just filthy.


15 posted on 10/30/2011 7:18:13 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: markomalley

Geraldo is quivering with excitement.


16 posted on 10/30/2011 7:19:14 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: markomalley
Cain responds to sex harassment allegation

My response would involve a baseball bat.

17 posted on 10/30/2011 7:20:40 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: fatnotlazy

Time to bring out BO’s past in full force. This time we don’t have McCain who was a frightened little boy to speak of BO’s Muslim upbringing, “rev” Wright and his admitted drug use and God only knows what else. The gloves should come off about BO’s past. Gay lovers and all. Bring it on—anyone with a spine.


18 posted on 10/30/2011 7:20:42 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: freekitty

Yup, they are.


19 posted on 10/30/2011 7:20:43 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: marty60

I think he was saying he was vaguely familiar with some kind of smear.

Even if it’s true, it doesn’t rise to the level of Clinton and Monica or Kennedy drowning a woman.


20 posted on 10/30/2011 7:20:52 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Where is the OPPOSITION party? I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: markomalley

What a bunch of f’n racists! (And I NEVER use that word)

Guess that’s what he gets for being conservative. Even Ann Coulter’s standing up for him and she’s never been a big fan.

Where’s Jeanine Garafolo? “This is about hating a black man as President, It’s racism - straight up”.


21 posted on 10/30/2011 7:21:07 PM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: marty60

Marty, the next time you have 100,000 employees and a legal staff to handle things that happened 20 years ago, get back to me.

It appears to me that you are micro-managing your smears on Cain. It’s getting tiresome.


22 posted on 10/30/2011 7:21:43 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: markomalley

I smell Mitt Romney’s hand in this..if the dems had this, they would have held it to use in the general election... Mitt is scared of a SELF MADE MAN


23 posted on 10/30/2011 7:21:45 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: markomalley

It’ll be something on the order of, “We were catering a National Restaurant Association meeting and he said to make sure there was plenty of butter on his asparagus. And after all these years, a notice at D.U. stirred my memory of just how inappropriate such a remark was.”


24 posted on 10/30/2011 7:21:56 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: mmichaels1970

Juan Williams has it right, this is a Rove thing. There would not be a point for the Dems to bring it out before the general.


25 posted on 10/30/2011 7:22:01 PM PDT by independent in tx
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To: markomalley

At this point I guess everyone in America has been sexually harassed or been the sexual harasser. It has lost its sting, just like the false, constant use of the word racism...............................people are over it.

It’s too bad because when it really does happen many people will turn a blind eye.


26 posted on 10/30/2011 7:23:03 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: RnMomof7

Very good point. The timing did make be wonder. I think you’re right.

It won’t work though.


27 posted on 10/30/2011 7:25:12 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: gaijin

Obama and the marxists have made it plain to the beltway media and the networks that they will destroy anybody that pursues anything regarding his eligibility, multiple SS #’s , college records, etc.
The scumbags at Politico don’t fear the right, they laugh at them.
Now if Cain called out the editors of that rag by name and hired an investigator to destroy their lives then we would be fighting fire with fire.
Until the right grows a pair this will continue to happen


28 posted on 10/30/2011 7:25:33 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: markomalley

If they (MSM) are able to succeed in doing to Cain what they did to Palin, we’re lost.

Shame on all you FReepers who are complicit.


29 posted on 10/30/2011 7:28:12 PM PDT by ozarkgirl
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Kind of reminds me what the GOP leaders (SC) tried to do to Nikki Haley. Smear.


30 posted on 10/30/2011 7:28:36 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: markomalley
I have said it before:

The Left will stop at NOTHING!

Herman Cain is their biggest nightmare!

31 posted on 10/30/2011 7:29:19 PM PDT by Savage Beast (A backwoods southern lawyer is a safer trustee for your soul than a Washington politician.)
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To: RnMomof7

My first thought!!!


32 posted on 10/30/2011 7:30:40 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Rick Perry 2012)
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To: markomalley
broken this evening on Politico

Now there's a trustworthy source. /s

33 posted on 10/30/2011 7:31:17 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: Savage Beast

The left thought they had dodged a bullet when Palin decided not to run.... then along comes Cain :)

lol

The left and the republicans insiders are scared to death of Cain.

Go Cain 2012!


34 posted on 10/30/2011 7:33:03 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: markomalley

“In a series of comments over the past 10 days, Cain and his campaign repeatedly declined to respond directly about whether he ever faced allegations of sexual harassment at the restaurant association. They have also declined to address questions about specific reporting confirming that there were financial settlements in two cases in which women leveled complaints.”

If this were true, wouldn’t the payoff be in the National Restaurant Association’s federal reports? They may not be a 501(c)3 but they probably have to file regular statements of their expenditures with the IRS. Should be easy enough to check these facts if they have an idea of the time this happened.


35 posted on 10/30/2011 7:33:29 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (Rick Perry sweep the polls? Naw, the illegals he's coddled in Texas do all his sweeping.)
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To: markomalley
Donate to Cain's campaign, for this, and make lib head's explode even more.

https://www.hermancain.com/donate

36 posted on 10/30/2011 7:34:19 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: markomalley

Anonymous smears by the leftwing propaganda media is not an “allegation”.


37 posted on 10/30/2011 7:34:24 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: markomalley
The Media did the same thing to Sarah Palin and it worked. She resigned as Governor of Alaska as a result of the enormous pressure the media put on her.

It's plausible that the media could force Cain out with this kind of stuff.

Wouldn't be the first time.

38 posted on 10/30/2011 7:34:46 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: LibertarianInExile

Unless it was their insurance that paid off.


39 posted on 10/30/2011 7:36:15 PM PDT by magritte
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To: RnMomof7
I smell Mitt Romney’s hand in this

I smell Rove - he needs to be ousted. He's mad, he said Herman Cain had peaked and is now going down. Cain instead increased.

ROVE HAS TO GO DOWN!! He's the establishment guy that put McCain in his position and is now trying to put Romney in his.

Please, everyone write FOX, get rid of Rove.

40 posted on 10/30/2011 7:37:20 PM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: markomalley

Too bad he isn’t being accused of snorting cocaine. Then he’d be “cool”.


41 posted on 10/30/2011 7:38:03 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Madoff screwed the rich. Bernanke screwed us all.)
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To: marty60

” uh huh a man forgets about something like this? RIIGHT! “

Cain has to know that he was accused and that the Board of the Restaurant Association settled the complaints.
But, he said he “ could not comment “until I see some facts
or some concrete evidence.”

The Politico article multiple sources ,
it’s a lot more than Anita Hill’s solo and unwitnessed silliness
against Justice Thomas.
Cain obfuscated , but , refused to deny that he had
ever been accused of sexual harassment
when confronted this morning by the media after
appearing on Face The Nation.
Politico has seen the settlement papers and knows the names of the women who accused Cain
and how much they were paid by the board .
This was barely 10 years ago and the legal counsel
for the Restaurant Association would have interviewed
Cain to get his side.
A Cain aide seems to describe the case of a third woman .

” ( Cain ) did tell at least one campaign staffer this year
about the possibility that claims of sexual harassment could surface,
according to the aide.
Cain, this person said, described a case in which he fired an employee in 1990s and the woman alleged sexual misconduct or harassment.
Cain told the campaign staffer he had beaten the case
and that the woman had paid for his legal fees.
The aide had no further details.”


42 posted on 10/30/2011 7:42:43 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: markomalley

I was thinking the same thing. Judge Thomas Redux.

Toyko Rove propably had a hand in it


43 posted on 10/30/2011 7:43:48 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Carbonsteel

It was more than just media pressure on Palin. There was an all-out conspiracy to bankrupt her and her family.

The GOP didn’t lift a finger to help her, and neither do I expect them to lift a finger to help Cain.


44 posted on 10/30/2011 7:44:26 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Wild Irish Rogue

So he lied to his staff.

I have no doubt Anita Hill was a desperate attemot by the Baortion lobby to get Thomas. And ofcourse he was married to a White (the horror) woman.

I guess Cain thought if Clinton could get by with this C***, he could. Clinton was said to be a cool guy to hang out with, unless you were a woman.


45 posted on 10/30/2011 7:46:42 PM PDT by marty60
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To: Balding_Eagle
I’m actually kind of excited to see how Cain responds

He hasn't denied it, so maybe he can explain it. BTW I've been accused of saying something in front of a woman that a friend actually said. I wasn't allowed to defend myself. This crap happens every day.

46 posted on 10/30/2011 7:47:08 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: markomalley; All
Chief Spokesman for Herman Cain Campaign, live via phone on Geraldo (FOX News) just now (9:35 p.m. CDT), refused about six (6) times, when asked, to deny that Herman Cain did pay money for a Sexual Harassment Suit. He did not help Herman's case here. I'm sick over this. I hope Herman hangs in there and rides this thing out.
47 posted on 10/30/2011 7:49:57 PM PDT by no dems (Gingrich/Cain: The Dream Ticket in 2012 !)
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To: markomalley

This is infuriating. Same old same old crap! I think this will backfire on those who dug up this trash. People are fed up with politics as usual.


48 posted on 10/30/2011 7:50:40 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: tennmountainman

Someone just emailed me that they heard the Rick Perry camp let this one
loose. Has anyone seen anything on this?


49 posted on 10/30/2011 7:50:57 PM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: no dems

yeah, just saw that also....pathetic.

Romney or Perry behind this? Take your pick.


50 posted on 10/30/2011 7:53:00 PM PDT by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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