Herman Cain Enron-esque Disaster (Sell out)

Discussion in 'Politics' started by truthsaga, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. truthsaga
    Offline

    truthsaga Economic and BlowBack Ace

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2009
    Messages:
    407
    Thanks Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +56
    Herman Cain's Enron-esque Disaster | Mother Jones

    The Truth will set you free!
     
  2. Matthew
    Online

    Matthew Blue dog all the way!

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2010
    Messages:
    49,642
    Thanks Received:
    4,589
    Trophy Points:
    1,885
    Location:
    Portland Oregon
    Ratings:
    +15,119
    Thanks for bringing this to my attention. This is pretty bad.
     
  3. uscitizen
    Offline

    uscitizen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    45,941
    Thanks Received:
    4,791
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    My Shack
    Ratings:
    +4,807
    Damn! This will make right wingers like Cain even more.
    Keep that kind of stuff about Cain hidden!
     
  4. truthsaga
    Offline

    truthsaga Economic and BlowBack Ace

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2009
    Messages:
    407
    Thanks Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +56
    Ron Paul is the choice ladies and gents
     
  5. ladyliberal
    Offline

    ladyliberal Progressive Princess

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1,253
    Thanks Received:
    291
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +291
    It's not clear from the story that Cain did anything unethical, but things like this would prove immensely embarrassing to him if he became a stronger candidate and the mainstream media started to vet him more closely. I think this is one of the areas where a political newcomer like Cain is at a real tactical disadvantage. Someone like, say, John McCain has done embarrassing things (Keating Five scandal, opposing MKL Jr. holiday, etc.) but they are already known to the national press corps, so they don't really generate news stories. In contrast, someone like Cain whose exploits are relatively unknown faces a flood of negative stories as his substantial business dealings are picked through.
     
  6. CT9
    Offline

    CT9 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2011
    Messages:
    489
    Thanks Received:
    41
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +41
    While I agree this should be looked into more... that news source is hardly reliable, and the story says nothing it's all speculation
     
  7. thereisnospoon
    Offline

    thereisnospoon Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2010
    Messages:
    28,789
    Thanks Received:
    2,849
    Trophy Points:
    265
    Location:
    mid south
    Ratings:
    +6,346
    OK..What does this have to do with Cain's campaign? Why is it the mainstream media, no friend to the Conservatives movement, picking up on this story?
    Why is this seemingly important news item sitting on a blog like "mother jones"?
    The Libs are on the run with Cain. They know he has an economic plan. Something Obama has not had in almost 3 years in the White House. Cain trumps the race card the Libs like to play as a reason why conservatives do not like Obama.
    Bottom line is the American Left is scared shitless of Cain so they are resorting to character assassination because the Left is dead on issues.
    While not easily beatable, Obama's candidacy is greatly weakened by the presence of Cain in the 2012 Presidential race.
     
  8. WatertheTree
    Offline

    WatertheTree Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1,804
    Thanks Received:
    167
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +167
    Thats funny, he switched to energy trading, which is the exact same thing that enron did.

    Another GOP frontrunner falls in flames.
     
  9. edthecynic
    Offline

    edthecynic Censored for Cynicism

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2008
    Messages:
    26,564
    Thanks Received:
    3,075
    Trophy Points:
    260
    Ratings:
    +5,686
    Because what Cain did to the retirement fund of the workers at AQUILA he wants to do to SS!!!!!
     
  10. edthecynic
    Offline

    edthecynic Censored for Cynicism

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2008
    Messages:
    26,564
    Thanks Received:
    3,075
    Trophy Points:
    260
    Ratings:
    +5,686
    What was not only unethical but also highly immoral. While "AQUILA" Cain chaired the compensation committee, he gave $30 million in bonuses to the top 5 execs who just finished pissing away the employee's retirement fund.
     

Share This Page