Predictable Attack on Herman Cain’s Character Begins

The political-media establishment has decided that Herman Cain is a credible challenger who could defeat their President and derail their political agenda.

Back in 2008 when the media propelled him to national prominence various sources sent allegations of personal misconduct by Barack Obama to blogs and political websites.  The emails came to Liberty Works and some of the allegations appeared in an online video.  Even though we strenuously oppose Obama’s ideas and policies we’ve never repeated the allegations because they aren’t verifiable and frankly, we just didn’t believe them.  Anyone who runs for high office will, inevitably, be hit with baseless allegations.

While the Obama rumors have bounced around the Internet for three years, establishment media outlets have properly abstained from repeating them.  But Herman Cain is no Barack Obama.  Herman Cain opposes most of what the national media supports: an authoritarian, regulatory state, punitive taxation of “rich” small businesses, government run health care, etc.  So, rather than ignore salacious allegations against Cain, the establishment media, led by Politico.com went looking for dirt and found some folks willing to swing shovels.

Politico.com claims that two women who worked for the National Restaurant Association (NRA) say they were “sexually harassed” by Herman Cain when he was the NRA’s President, back in the 90s, and that their allegations were “settled” by paying them “five figure separation packages” to terminate their employment.  The women were “upset and offended” by “conversations filled with innuendo or personal questions of a sexually suggestive nature.”

Also, according to Politico.com, Cain was guilty of “physical gestures that were not overtly sexual” that made other women “uncomfortable.”

Predictably, the rest of the establishment media has piled on reporting the “news” that Politico.com has reported alleged sexual harassment.

Cain says one woman – not two – made a formal accusation 12 years ago but insists it was baseless and false.  The one person who would be best equipped to provide objective information was the association’s general counsel in the 1990s, and still is today.  He has declined to comment on the matter.

It’s impossible for a candidate to rebut allegations that lack specificity, about things he may have said years ago.   That’s why the media publish stories like this against their political adversaries.  That’s why they didn’t publish any rumors about Barack Obama.

Obviously, we can’t know if Cain actually said something that most Americans would find offensive.  But based on the entirety of it’s reporting it doesn’t appear that Politico.com knows either.  This is simply the second shot to be fired in the 2012 war against the small government movement.   The first, about an ugly word some anonymous racist painted on a rock in Texas thirty five years ago, was aimed at Rick Perry when polls showed him in the lead for the GOP nomination.

The establishment media will try convince voters that Herman Cain – or any candidate with a similar political vision – is personally too awful to be President.  If they succeed it will mean that Barack Obama, who like every human being also has personal flaws, will continue to pursue his agenda of tax increases and massive government intervention in the business and personal lives of The People for another four years.

11 Comments so far

  1. Brandi76 on November 1st, 2011

    Are you really blaming the media? Cain’s an empty suit. As a Democrat I really hope he gets the GOP nomination

  2. Drew on November 1st, 2011

    Perhaps, Brandi, you could compare and contrast Mr. Cain’s resume and career achievements with Mr. Obama’s…………and give us some concrete explanation about the term “empty suit.”

  3. Brandi76 on November 1st, 2011

    Yes, Obama’s resume was thin. But he was a serious, intellectually gifted, professor of Constitutional law, among other qualifications. But he was imminently more qualified than this pizza man who can’t come up with straight answers to simple questions.

    Cain is an empty suit because he has no new ideas. Same old right wing drugs to cure every illness – tax cuts for the wealthy, trickle down, deregulate the wall street crooks, and the coal burners.

    Obama’s far from perfect but compared to this peperoni pedler he’s Abe Lincoln.

  4. BrianHoward on November 1st, 2011

    OK, Brandi, when will we benefit from electing the “intellectually gifted” Barack Obama?

    So far the only “gift” he has shown us has been teleprompter reading. When will his intellect fix this economy? If he’s so gifted why can’t he stop the foreclosures? He spent billions and set up new programs and new bureaucracies that have completely failed. Is that a sign of “gifted” or stupid?

    How gifted was it to burn through billions of dollars investing in bankrupted green energy corps?

    If I had the $500 million Obama threw in that phony Solyndra scam I could start a real business that would create hundreds of permanent jobs and make a profit, and stay in business – not go bankrupt and close down after a year.

  5. Drew on November 1st, 2011

    Brandi –

    If Obama had decided to become a college professor I would have no problem. That’s his highest and best calling.

    As a leader, an administrator, a problem solver……….he’s proven to be a big fat zero. And it was so predictable. But he got the air cover of the press. Ever wonder why every last record of his is under lock and key? People with stellar academic cred don’t tend to keep it under lock and key…..

  6. Drew on November 1st, 2011

    “Cain is an empty suit because he has no new ideas. Same old right wing drugs to cure every illness – tax cuts for the wealthy, trickle down, deregulate the wall street crooks, and the coal burners.”

    Banal.

  7. Kranknee on November 1st, 2011

    Religious right wont like this and Cain will fall from “grace.” But they don’t like Mormons either. So who will they like?

  8. Marlena Goldies on November 1st, 2011

    I say blame the women who are outing Herman cause g-d knows old Herman is not going to take the wrap for this one. If the story proven true, then Cain might as well jump ship right now because he wont be winning the republican nomination let alone the national elections. The man cant keep his mouth zipped. His attempts to sell his cheap books has made him a joke and nothing more. But this could be good for the democrats because that would mean the nomination battle would be between Rick Perry, who has clearly proven himself completely insane…and Romney, who has already declared his allegiance to degrading the middle class. Believe me I don’t mind my president having some the occasional hooker and blow party but there is a time for everything.

  9. Lalolcaraz on November 2nd, 2011

    Cain is just another lying Republican Perv. The women are going to speak to the media today or tomorrow and that will be the end of this “unconventional” candidate.

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  11. Drew on November 3rd, 2011

    “Believe me I don’t mind my president having some the occasional hooker and blow party but there is a time for everything.”

    Spoken like a true patriot. Oh, and its “rap.”