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Herman Cain stages mock presidential rally with comedian Steve Colbert
The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 01/21/12 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 01/21/2012 10:03:01 AM PST by Scouts Honor

Thousands have flocked to watch a fake presidential rally held by comedian Steve Colbert and one-time Republican presidential frontrunner Herman Cain in Charleston, South Carolina. And in an interesting twist, the crowd, comprised mostly of students, was far larger audience than any at an actual rally during this year's election cycle in the state.

Herman Cain, whose presidential campaign was plagued - and finished - by a string of accusations of sexual misconduct, appeared alongside

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2089657/Herman-Cain-Steve-Colbert-rally-South-Carolina-draws-bigger-crowds-real-presidential-candidates.html#ixzz1k7BcEwIC

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; caintrain; cainwreck; charlatansc; cobert; colbert; dummy; election2012
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Some days, you just have to laugh
1 posted on 01/21/2012 10:03:08 AM PST by Scouts Honor
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To: Scouts Honor

He was on Fox News talking about it. He had 4,000 students from University of Charleston who gave him a huge applause. He says he talked taking action on the economy and doing something to help America. I think it was fine that he did this. Get some more people seeing our side is not a bad thing.


2 posted on 01/21/2012 10:06:50 AM PST by napscoordinator (Newt MUST win the nomination to get rid of Romney and Obama....Dear God let November 2012 go our way)
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To: Scouts Honor

Your link does not work.


3 posted on 01/21/2012 10:07:00 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Scouts Honor

Agreed. Steve is liberal, but I think he likes to keep things lighthearted and not as shrill as somebody like John Stewart.


4 posted on 01/21/2012 10:08:21 AM PST by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: Scouts Honor

It’s good to be able to laugh at yourself, and yes, at your own beliefs. If you can’t mock your outlook, I think you have no business mocking someone else’s.


5 posted on 01/21/2012 10:10:05 AM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Scouts Honor

I think it is wrong of Cain to try to make the SC primary about him hours before the voting.

He bowed out, so GET OUT!


6 posted on 01/21/2012 10:10:24 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Nein, nein, nein, Herman. Just go away.


7 posted on 01/21/2012 10:12:10 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: All
Link to the article
8 posted on 01/21/2012 10:13:13 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Scouts Honor

I saw a few minutes of Cain on Fox this am. He tried to explain what he was up to partnering with a liberal comedian but he wasn’t very coherent. At least it wasn’t the 9-9-9 crap.


9 posted on 01/21/2012 10:13:25 AM PST by plain talk
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To: patriot08
What a huckster!


10 posted on 01/21/2012 10:15:46 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: plain talk
Cain is the guy on the corner with the sign....work wanted.

He's just a big lobbyist, lobbying for himself.

Gets him out of the house though.

Honey...I'm going to.....oh, never mind...I'll tell you later.

11 posted on 01/21/2012 10:18:42 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: mylife

“I think it is wrong of Cain to try to make the SC primary about him hours before the voting.

He bowed out, so GET OUT!”

I agree. He just can’t seem to stop flailing for media attention.


12 posted on 01/21/2012 10:18:50 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Scouts Honor

Actually, I think this is really a sad circus on Cain’s part. Newt came out and defended him several times when he was being macerated in the media, and he also had a one-on-one debate with Cain. During that sit-down Newt was very kind to Cain, and went out of his way to make Cain look good. Now, Cain is attempting to be a distraction in SC, when he could have endorsed Newt and gone on the trail for him. Instead it’s look at me look at me.

This is really sad to me, and I am through with Cain... I have always supported Newt but when Cain was being attacked nonstop I sent him money just on general principles, only now it seems Cain has no principles.


13 posted on 01/21/2012 10:20:17 AM PST by true believer forever (First, they came for the rich.)
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To: Scouts Honor

Look at these idiot kids in the video!
They think this **** is for real!

They are deadpan serious.
This crap is dangerous. Shame on Herman Cain for making the process even MORE OF A JOKE for his own personal gain.


14 posted on 01/21/2012 10:21:04 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I said a long time ago that Cain is nothing more than a Carnival Barker.

Now he proves me to be right.


15 posted on 01/21/2012 10:22:44 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

Before any of you Cain fans jump me, Let me state that if this was Perry and Jon Stewart you would be beside yourselves with outrage.


16 posted on 01/21/2012 10:26:16 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife; patriot8

After Cain accused Perry of being behind the sexual allegations..he really lost me. This is a serious election...not a joke.
Since Cain endorsed Romney in 2008...how is he qualified to give the Tea Party State of the Union address? that honor should have fallen on Sarah Palin.


17 posted on 01/21/2012 10:26:55 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: mylife

Sho nuf, you was right.


18 posted on 01/21/2012 10:27:00 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Scouts Honor

The excerpt from this event that I heard yesterday on public radio was Colbert explaining to the students how bad the Supreme Court decision was which held that corporations could make political contributions, just as unions do.

I am shocked that Cain would cooperate with this, given that he headed a corporation, unless he really doesn’t care any more about anything other than himself. What a sell-out, or a fool, or both.


19 posted on 01/21/2012 10:29:16 AM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Scouts Honor

“Colbert used the event to mock the influence of money in politics, particularly a Supreme Court ruling in 2010 and the presence of super PACs.

The ruling qualified corporations as people, meaning they had free speech rights and can spend as much as they would like on political campaigns.

‘If corporations are people, then I’m a people person,’ Colbert said at the rally.”

The entire point, summed up in the article, is likely lost on the students at the rally.


20 posted on 01/21/2012 10:29:28 AM PST by trumandogz
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To: mylife

Hit the road Herman, and take those damned pizzas with you!


21 posted on 01/21/2012 10:30:04 AM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Scouts Honor

It appears to me that Herman Cain has mental health issues.


22 posted on 01/21/2012 10:30:41 AM PST by dainbramaged (I lost my mantra around 1969.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Cain is still actng as Mitt Romney’s stalking horse and hoping to take some of his own former supporter’s votes away from Newt. No other reason for him to be pulling this stunt at the last minute. Remember Herman Cain is still on the SC ballot. No way he would have jumped in with this stunt if Romney still had the lead.

Those guys here who were on the Cain train were such fools following his 9-9-9 and electified fence crap.


23 posted on 01/21/2012 10:31:02 AM PST by tirednvirginia
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To: married21

As a former Cain supporter, sad to see this.

He is showing his political naivete.

Cain had great growth economics as an agenda...now he appears desperate to stay in the limelight.


24 posted on 01/21/2012 10:33:48 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: CatherineofAragon

You know what this is really about?
He is trying to pay off his campaign bills AND angle for another shot at the same time.

With Cain, it’s all Herman, All the time.

BTW, you’re going to catch hell for the vernacular.


25 posted on 01/21/2012 10:34:02 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: tirednvirginia

I wonder how much he still has in that war chest so many contributed to.

And NO endorsement........ but, “We the People.”....


26 posted on 01/21/2012 10:35:48 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: rbmillerjr

Nope he is helping Romney, plain and simple.


27 posted on 01/21/2012 10:35:48 AM PST by tirednvirginia
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To: dainbramaged

I don’t know about that, but I have seen people his age and in his stage of life, seriously no longer take this world’s serious issues seriously anymore. All is vanity.


28 posted on 01/21/2012 10:36:52 AM PST by ngat
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I bet Romney bought lots of Cain’s books among other things.


29 posted on 01/21/2012 10:39:36 AM PST by tirednvirginia
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To: Scouts Honor

On the plus side, as SC is crossover state, all Cain votes will come out of the hide of Romney and Paul.


30 posted on 01/21/2012 10:40:13 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: Bobalu
As da Godfather would say..."Take da hint, leave da pizza. I don't need your trouble.
You got trouble? That's on you.
Don't bring it around here"
31 posted on 01/21/2012 10:41:49 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Dr. Sivana

There are still supporters of Cain right here on FR and they will go out and vote for him - not just liberals and dems.


32 posted on 01/21/2012 10:44:43 AM PST by tirednvirginia
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To: Scouts Honor

Colbert's ears. Man, those ears. They look at me. They follow me around the room. Especially the one on his right. It looks like it fell off at some point and was slapped back on with super glue. The other one is normal. It is right there where it should be. All happy.

Colbert is a leprechaun or some kind of elf. No question about it. He is an elf! And we all know about elfs! They hate Newts!

33 posted on 01/21/2012 10:48:17 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: tirednvirginia

Did you see the anti-Romney commercial that the Colbert Super PAC ran on SC TV stations?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aix7tQMdJ3s


34 posted on 01/21/2012 10:49:17 AM PST by trumandogz
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To: Scouts Honor

There is nothing to laugh at here, as the big joke is on those who supported this clown.


35 posted on 01/21/2012 10:52:45 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Scouts Honor

Well now that Cain’s book tour that was badly disguised as a presidential run is over, he’s got to do something to get attention.

First it was the silly “I endorse we the people” cop out, now it’s appearing with Colbert to essentially attack an entirely correct Supreme Court decision.

Herman is approaching clown territory. I still feel sorry for all the people he fooled into sending him their hard earned money. All those folks accomplished was paying Herman’s way around the country so he could sell his book and perhaps stay in the limelight long enough to get a TV gig or a better radio slot.


36 posted on 01/21/2012 10:52:50 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: plain talk

What party to you belong to? 999 to the liberals maay bae c—p, but to American patriots it is brilliant! By Your own words, the dye is cast. The longer you leave them in the solution, the redder you become.

S.C., vote for Herman Cain!


37 posted on 01/21/2012 10:57:20 AM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: patriot08

Wonder if Herman figured out he`s the butt of the whole joke yet?


38 posted on 01/21/2012 10:57:41 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: CatherineofAragon

It’s not funny. It’s not close to funny. Something is very, very wrong with this guy and Cainiacs were going to make him our president. Now those Cainiacs, who had been pushing Santorum, have jumped on the Gingrich train. I think we need to worry.


39 posted on 01/21/2012 10:57:52 AM PST by FryingPan101 (In mourning. Thanks, Governor Perry.)
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To: Scouts Honor
Buffoon.

Cain was on a book promotion tour that suddenly threw him into the lead. He was never serious until he jumped in the polls, then he suddenly realized he needed to learn something about our nation and how the system works.

He was a joke then and he is continuing to demonstrate just what a joke and a self-promoter he is.
40 posted on 01/21/2012 10:57:56 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: plain talk

That 9-9-9 line of his was actually turning into a comic act during one of the debates. Moderator: [ to Cain ] “What do you think of...” Cain: “...9-9-9... Next question. Moderator: “What is your position on... “ Cain: “... 9-9-9...” [ audience laughter ] It was like something out of SNL. I bet they have even parodied that.


41 posted on 01/21/2012 11:01:54 AM PST by Republican1795.
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To: mylife

Thanks for the link.

First post and all...


42 posted on 01/21/2012 11:02:24 AM PST by Scouts Honor
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To: tirednvirginia

“I bet Romney bought lots of Cain’s books among other things”

Oh-oh. I guess I got that wrong. For some reason I thought a lot of previous Cainiacs were supporting Santorum...and then Newt. Everything is a mess.


43 posted on 01/21/2012 11:02:29 AM PST by FryingPan101 (In mourning. Thanks, Governor Perry.)
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To: Paperdoll
999 to the liberals maay bae c—p

999 was so flawed it was ridiculous. BTW, Dems would have LOVED the 333 empowerment zone BS for the inner city ie "My people".

Got that? not "we the people".
"My people"

Sound familiar?

44 posted on 01/21/2012 11:04:16 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Para-Ord.45

“Wonder if Herman figured out he`s the butt of the whole joke yet?”

I feel liberated. We’re finally able to say this guy is a total joke without being called racist.


45 posted on 01/21/2012 11:05:11 AM PST by FryingPan101 (In mourning. Thanks, Governor Perry.)
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To: Scouts Honor

Probably be some ladies around too. If ya gots the hat, then you likes ‘em phat.


46 posted on 01/21/2012 11:06:29 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: mylife

“All Herman, all the time”-——bears repeating because it’s the absolute truth.

If anyone thinks “sho nuf” was racial, they can get a life. I’m Southern-—it’s slang we sometimes use with one another, regardless of race.


47 posted on 01/21/2012 11:06:59 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Scouts Honor

I understand.
I saw your sign up date.


48 posted on 01/21/2012 11:08:45 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: nerdwithagun
Go to BigHollywood.com and look up the recent articles by John Nolte on the subject of this little "diversion" in SC by Colbert. It's nothing more than an attempt to sow chaos in this election, and since Colbert has had a PAC he may well be doing something illegal.

I despise both of the effeminate "funny" guys on Comedy Central. Loathe, abhor and abominate both of them.

And I am ashamed for Cain that he went for this dubious sort of attention.

49 posted on 01/21/2012 11:09:53 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: FryingPan101

On Jan 12th Cain went on Don Imus’ show and trashed Gov. Rick Perry.


50 posted on 01/21/2012 11:09:53 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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