"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Are Cain's Sexual Harassment Charges Covering Up Cain's Inexperience to be President?

Sometimes editorial cartoons tell the real story and this is one of them.  While the allegations are swirling around Herman Cain of sexual harassment and now his wanting to be hooked up with women at events, the real focus of his being unqualified to be President is off the radar.

His lack of knowledge of foreign affairs is stunning which this points out.  For a man running for President not to know China had nukes is disturbing.  The very first article I posted on a website back in the late 90's was the Sen Jim Inhofe speech on 'Theft of Nuclear Secrets by the Chinese' -- guess Cain was too busy with settling his sexual harassment suits to notice.

The most stunning of all of this is the conservative pundits defense of Cain with their blame the media and looking for who leaked.  Rush Limbaugh's comments yesterday about accuser #4 sunk him to a new low.  His  disgusting comments and sounds against this woman made him sound like a first class jerk.

What bothers a lot of us is all the issues that have been taken off the radar that should be front and center as Cain tries to dodge any responsibility:
  • Lack of Government Executive Experience such as a Governor or Mayor of a large city which requires you to work with both parties.
  • Flip flops on issues from abortion to affirmative action to try and convince conservatives with his glib tongue that he is a conservative.  He has sure fooled Rush, Hannity, and Levin who never bothered to research the man.
  • Doesn't understand how Government works with his not wanting to sign a bill longer than five pages or believes he can sign a Constitutional Amendment.
  • Pretends to be a DC Outsider when he was an inside the beltway lobbyist for the National Restaurant Association.
  • Ever changing 9-9-9 plan which now favors inner cities is exposed at Middle People:
The Economist puts the lie to Cain’s 9-9-9 commercials and exposes the scheme behind the slogan. 
9-9-9 not only is not merely 9-9-9, as we have previously noted here, Cain has admitted to other versions including 9-0-9 and 3-3-3. 
Now we learn that “9-9-9″ is intended to be a stepping-stone to a 30% national sales tax. Cain is hiding that because what he intends to do is too popular - so he’s lying to get your vote. 
The next time you hear Herman Cain huckster for 9-9-9 think “LIAR!” 
The next time Cain asks for your money, send him your demand to tell the truth instead.
1999: “But unlike many in his party, Cain opposes school vouchers for private schools and backs efforts only to revisit, not eliminate, affirmative action. He declined to give his position on abortion rights. In the primaries, Cain’s moderate social stances could pose problems. Not a main stream conservative.” 
Herman Cain in his previous run for US Senator from Georgia, openly endorsed affirmative action on his web site. 
Herman Cain has made the cause of civil rights a major issue. Herman Cain favors Federal Government intervention in the work place on the behalf of blacks and minorities. 
2004: Cain, who has been endorsed by Rainbow/PUSH’s Southeastern operations director Joe Beasley, stated he would vote for reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act. Rainbow/PUSH is known by its executive Jessie Jackson. 
He backed the Wall Street bailout, or according to Cain, the “recovery plan,” as he called it on his radio show. Cain wrote that nationalizing banks “is not a bad thing.” He even went as far as criticizing opponents of the bailout, calling them, free market purists, and absurdly claiming that no valid criticism had been brought forward. Herman Cain and the Federal Reserve 
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Tuesday that he is open to hiring gay staffers if elected president. 
“Nope, not at all. I wouldn’t have a problem with that at all,”
  • Cain attacks Governor Perry for a rock that had a racial slur painted over but when the facts come out showing Cain is wrong, he never apologizes.
  • Cain accuses staffers of Governor Perry for doing the leaking but when confronted with the facts, once again Cain does not apologize or back off.
  • Cain's attacks on the media are way over the top and his defense crumbles as he admits he did know about the charges and the settlement.
When you put everything together, you realize based on experience alone along with his comments on issues and his flip flopping on issues that Cain should not be running.  Frankly his ties to the Koch Brothers who are libertarian not Republican and who he considers himself to be one of their brothers are troubling as they set out to buy a President.  Now you have to ask yourself why he ran in 2000 after the National Restaurant Association settled a sexual harassment suit in the fall of 1999 soon after he resigned before his contract was up.  That took pure arrogance and from watching this debacle unfold, arrogance and Herman Cain are synonymous.  To date he has taken no personal responsibility but blamed the women and the media.

Last night he lost the support of Bill Bennett:

The conservative author and former education secretary writes on National Review that the Herman Cain campaign has run out of chances to brush off the issue:
If Herman Cain wants to be taken seriously as a public advocate for anything, never mind running for the chief executive and commander in chief of the most powerful and important and blessed country in the world, he needs to give a full press conference dedicated exclusively to this issue and these allegations. 
I have watched long enough and held my tongue long enough to give him the benefit of the doubt, but can no longer say this is a witch hunt, “a lynching” to use his word, or any other euphemism. There are allegations out there that matter and they have stacked up. For we who led the charge against Bill Clinton on a number of related issues to continue to blame the media or other campaigns or say it simply doesn’t matter makes us the hypocrites as well.
Bill Bennett speaks for many Republicans.  There is no way a lot of us will ever support Herman Cain for President after what we have seen these last 10 days.  His actions of drip, drip, drip with lies and then some bits truth but still blaming the media disqualifies him to be President IMHO.  

No comments: