Who Dropped a Dime on Herman Cain?

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Who Dropped a Dime on Herman Cain?

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  1. Mustang
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    Well, despite all this talk from the right that liberals and the liberal mainstream media are behind the release of information about Herman Cain's past sexual harrassment case, I personally think it's far more likely that this 'opposition research' info was offered up to Politico by either other Republican candidates (and/or their staffs) who are trying to torpedo Cain's candidacy for their own benefit or the GOP establishment that doesn't want Cain to win the nomination.

    Hence, the poll question.

    So far, politico isn't saying where they got this information. Personally, I hope that info eventually comes out regardless of which side offered it to Politico.
     
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    Serious question: Do you want people to think you're a fucking idiot? Because you're doing a really good job of it.

    Anyone who votes anything other than c is a fucking idiot.
     
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    It is pathetic.
    And a clear example of why some highly qualified people will never run for public office.

    (Not that I would or could run) - But take my own situation. I have successfully ran business for 6 years, plus other department management positions totally over 20 years management experience.
    Buuut...way back in the 90's after I fired a woman for repeatedly not showing up for work - she filed a sexual harassment against me that was absolutely-totally bogus. She ended up not showing up for the 2nd hearing when it was getting clear to everyone that this was false. Plus one other case filed against me that I can't discuss - but after thorough investigation the accusation was found to be baseless and my lawyer even tried to convince me to sue for false accusation and liable.

    No question this old stuff would come out if I ran for office - even though I am 100% innocent - it wouldn't matter. The media used to have the integrity to NOT report things like this unless some guilt was found - today even if someone makes a wild claim out of nowehere - it is on national television within minutes.
     
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    Why is that exactly? People offer their opinions on this board all the time. And frankly, I'm surprised (I'm even surprised that I'm surprised) how often those 'opinions' of events are colored by various individuals' partisanship. For example, how about all this anti-Obama rhetoric going on about pulling the troops out of Iraq. Well, for one thing, the date of withdrawl (the end of this year) was negotiated by the Bush administration. And secondly, if American troops won't have legal immunity in Iraq, any American president would be crazy to leave the troops there if there was ANY possiblity that US soldiers or marines could be arrested, tried in an Iraqi court, and possibly imprisoned or executed.

    So, with Cain, what would be the motivation for liberals or Democrats to send this info about his past to politico? Although I believe that Obama and the Democrats would LOVE for Cain to be the nominee, Cain is NOT yet the nominee. So, what would be the point?
     
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    when Obama was behind in the polls to Hillary, what was the point for the GOP to start the controversy regarding the birth certificate? You are aware, of course, that the GOP was blamed for it?
     
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    really, dear? :rofl:

    and i think you have to be a putz to vote for the rightwingnuts who got us here.
     
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    I don't recall any BC controversy during the Democratic primary process of 2007 and 2008. Maybe it happened, but I don't think it really got any serious traction. However, the right has certainly run with the idea for years and years, haven't they? It was ALL OVER the Internet, talk radio, TV, and the newspapers. Hell, even members of Congress wouldn't dismiss it outright.
     
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    When liberals hold Bill Clinton and John Edwards as accountable for REAL sexual misconduct as they want to hold Clarence Thomas and Herman Cain for innuendo, I'll take their charges seriously.

    It's pretty obvious the left are trying the same tactic against Cain they tried against Thomas.

    The thing the left fears most is a black man who speaks his own mind and not the left's.


    Keep smearing us left, the country isn't listening. They are too busying noticing the conduct of a very imcompetent president, Barack Insane Obama.

    :blahblah:
     
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    And if you think that Obama would LOVE to go up against Cain, you are allowing your PC glasses cloud reality.

    There are many African Americans that are not happy with Obama and would go for another African American regardless of party......likely losing about 30% of them

    Now add into that the fact that the young vote voted for Obama based on him being black....well, he will found himslef losing another 30% of that vote

    Now.....have your fun calling me a racist and all of the other good stuff you will likely use to divert from reality..

    But the truth is...Cain is one of two of Obamas worse nightmares.

    Newt is the other one.
     
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    Want some cheese to go with that whine?

    I mean seriously...

    WTF would it gain the Dems to do this to Cain?

    What do they stand to gain by implementing such a campaign against such a whopping lowlife at this stage?

    Get some damn common sense for a change...whydontcha!?!?
     

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