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Herman Cain’s Conspiracies

Herman Cain today denied everything.

“I have never acted inappropriately with anyone, period,” he declared Tuesday at a new conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Instead, four different accusers, two now on the record, and multiple other sources telling multiple news organizations of a pattern of sexual harassment, are part of a GRAND CONSPIRACY AGAINST HERMAN CAIN, according to Herman Cain.

Only, Cain didn’t seem to know which of the conspiracies among the conspiracies he’s conjured was targeting him.

At first, he seemed to think it was dark Washington forces who for some reason don’t want a businessman to run for president.

“For decades, the American people have wanted a businessman in the White House, and not just another politician,” Cain said. “We are not gong to allow Washington or politics to deny me the opportunity to represent this great nation.”

Then it was the press’s turn.

“Nine days ago the media started to beat me up,” Cain groused.

Then, the Vast Left Wing Conspiracy.

“The Democrat machine in America has brought forth a troubled woman to make false accusations, statements, many of which exceed common sense, and they certainly exceed the standards of decency in America.”

And finally, “some people.”

“Some people don’t want to see Herman Cain get the Republican nomination and some people don’t want to see Herman Cain become president.”

One of these groups IS AFTER HIM. LOOK OUT!

Under questioning, he acknowledged he doesn’t have “factual proof” of a Democratic machine geared up to destroy him. Which was ironic because factual proof is exactly what he says his own accusers lack.

When asked, Cain said he definitely will take a lie detector test, unless he won’t.

“I absolutely would. But I’m not going to do that unless I have a good reason to do it.”

Cain warned that “there will probably be others” because “the machine to keep a businessman out of the White House is going to be relentless.”

Well I agree with him on one thing. There will probably be others.

39 thoughts on “Herman Cain’s Conspiracies”

  1. Just because he’s paranoid doesn’t mean that people aren’t out to harm him.
    ….or something like that.
    Somebody dropped a dime on MrCain, somebody that the pros at Politico trust and it wasn’t me, for sure; so who was it?

    If you know more than we do, if there are facts or proof out there, then let’s hear it.

  2. There will be others and Mr. Cain has really mishandled this.
    He has demonstrated that he is not prepared for the highest office in the world.
    Crisis Management is a necessity.
    He is a failure at this situation.

  3. And we wonder why good people don’t run for political office. Rather than sticking to the issues, we cover the candidates in mud and then see if they can continue breathing.

  4. Oh you can bet your bottom dollar the DC establishment is definitely after Cain. Might be worthwhile for the journalists to talk to Bill Kurtis, a veteran CBS correspondent who knew Sharon Bialek in Chicago.

    While we’re all wallowing in the mud of these false allegations, Boehner is selling us down the river with a deal to raise taxes by $400B. Get ready to get screwed by the DC politicians again.

  5. Hey Koffler…care to back that up with a widdle biddy bit of substance or is your arrogant crappy non-journalistic style what you are really “uncovering” in this trash commentary?

  6. I don’t see how any of those mentioned groups are necessarily exclusive of each other.

    The Democrats and the media are part of the left wing machine. Look no further than Journolist to see the capacity and propensity from conspiring. Both are a portion of the Washington establishment. Indeed a good chunk of it when you consider that much of the Machine thrives on the social circuit. They all certainly fit the bill as “some people”.

    He was responding candidly to questions. A mark of good character, but a fatal error when dealing with the media.

    And we wonder why we can’t have a serious conversation about anything in this country?

  7. I do have a question–why didn’t these first three women make a complaint to the EEOC? if they had a serious complaint, that is where they should have gone isn’t it?

    1. Don’t wait for Keith to respond to that, as he acts like he’s never heard of companies settling frivolous lawsuits for less than what it would take to actually defend in court.

      Love those rose colored glasses, Koffler. Still find it funny that you say you’re on a quest (your words) to find the “unvarnished truth” when you haven’t questioned one iota of these allegations. You even lamented that Bialek stood next to Allred, as that might take away from the validity of those “anonymous” allegations.

      Yeah buddy – keep telling your readers you’re such an outside-the-beltway reporter! And keep not asking any questions! Let’s just go with what the higher ups have decreed.

      1. Allred, Allred–who cares. That Lin guy who drawled through that completely unneeded self-serving intro to Cain didn’t even know Bialek’s name–he said it wrong. I bet he charges $500 an hr.

  8. Knothead aka Headknot

    Meanwhile Eric “Snake in the Grass” Holder slithers in and out of Congressional hearings concerning the Fast and Furious fiasco. How convenient the main focus in this news cycle is Mr. Herman Cain, instead of the lying piece of excrement who is the AGOTUS.

    1. I don’t think so. Gary Hart was a proven letch with a shady background who was caught red handed cheating on his wife with some blonde bimbo. He was also a Democrat…

  9. This PC world we live in is just over the top. Guess I’ve become a skeptic in my old age and look the other way with these accusations. Serious charges as they may be, the journalism of today is just a patsy job for whoever they work for. Question authority was the name of the game in the 60’s and 70’s. I’d think now with technology, the truth would be even easier. But mainstream doesn’t want to dig, they only report. Go back to the late 60’s and to mid 70’s. 60 minutes. The now Liberal CBS did real journalism. Short lived, but it was a anti Walter Cronkite, in your face journalism. Truth is a hard fact. Not rumors and hear say and Gloria Allred justifying a meal ticket. Since 1990 when has the main stream media, debunked a lie? I’m talking Watergate lie, not frivolous matters. Digging for the truth is hard work. Going after the truth and making it a issue. Just give me some truth.

    1. I wouldn’t be surprised if the GOP establishment isn’t in on the witchhunt, too. Don’t you see, it is Mittens Romney’s “turn” now, just like it was John McCain’s “turn” last go round. Just look at what giving the cocktail party’s favorite his turn has gotten us!! This time it will probably get us 4 more years of “the president.”

  10. Well, Keith . . . now you have done it. You will now have the Cain devotees who will rip you apart. Now, if this had been Perry, Romney or Huntsman, they would have been cheering you on, but since it is Cain, all of these women are “lying”. I have had to give up a couple of sites because the Cain devotion has gotten a bit out of hand. They absolutely will not listen to anything that they perceive as a negative against Cain.

    They agreed with the attacks by Cain toward Perry regarding the painted rock because of one statement by Perry. But when it comes to Cain . . . no negatives allowed.

    Good luck. You are going to need it with this post. You are going to get blasted.

    1. Thanks TO. It’s okay, people have strong beliefs and a lot of suspicion of the media, which the media has certainly earned with its wet kisses for Obama and John Edwards and general bias. I don’t mind people disagreeing fervently with me. But I strongly suspect Cain is putting one over on all of us. And so I will continue to talk about it.

      1. MT for re-redistribution

        I appreciate that Keith. And it is also obvious that you also suspect that O is putting more than one over on us, which I agree with. Same principle. People who read this just agree with you more when you bust on O.

        However, I think you are a bit quick to jump on Cain. If there are 20+ million middle aged women in the US, there are going to be more than a handful of nut-jobs that see it as their ‘honest’ duty to level false accusations against a candidate. IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN. I read up on the one nice lady, and her idea of an ‘explicit sexually charged email” in a former employment dispute was anything but that. IMplicit, maybe, but not explicit. To call that sexual harassment, yielding her $45k is an extremely unfortunate reality in today’s employment climate. If that is the level of severity of Cain’s actions, he still has my vote, and I would suggest that his accusers see counseling because they have a hard time dealing with reality.

        Liberal candidates enjoy the benefit of the biased media to not publish accusations from nut-jobs (and valid ones), but not the conservatives. I still give him the benefit of the doubt, until I see something substantial, which could yet be revealed. A handful of chronic problem women making claims doesn’t convince me.

    2. I beg to differ with you. I am a new Cain supporter and have never besmirched any of the other candidates personally. None of our candidates should have to run the gauntlet of personal attacks, lies, and innuendos. There is no excuse for all the gutter sniping going on against our Republican candidates by the establishment talking heads. This country has a lot of problems that need to be solved and slinging mud against each other is not going to fix them.

      1. Susan I agree.

        I’m wanting journalism to be a bulldog, Don’t take a stance because it’s “quick and easy”, but investigate the matter, find the truth and shout it out loud! Lies are feed to us every day! I challenge one main stream journalist to investigate what they think is a lie. My list would be endless. White House Briefings? Take a shot. (oh sorry) Ask a question, a HARD QUESTION. What happened to journalist, where are they?

    1. This is not crisis management, this is trying to swat a bunch of flies. You are not the first person to make this analogy. Please tell me how dealing with anuclear Iran is the same as dealing with false accusations?

      1. Mr. Cain reportedly knew that these accusations were being discussed for more than a week, yet he apparently did nothing to prepare for it. At first he totally denied knowing anything about them, then he remembered that two women had been paid off. Finally after three more women had come forward, he and his attorney held a press conference. I would have had more respect if he had told his side of the story at the beginning, rather than have it painfully dribble out the way that it did.

  11. 1. Why did these women stay quiet until now? He ran for Senate in 2004 — this NEVER came up.
    2. The timing is too perfect, sorry.

    The first accuser I believe something might have happened, but given the history around her and her filing — her credibility is eroding. This is going to sound crass, but the rest of these pretty white women are the perfect instrument for taking down a black man running for office.

    A lot of questions are being asked of Cain now — but I’d like politico to reveal it’s sources now. Something stinks.

  12. Koffler knows better and he knows damn well there are plenty of places these accusations can be coming from, and plenty of “interests” backing this nonsense.

    Shame on you, Koffler, for trying to pretend there is nothing behind the scenes here. Talk about dishonest reporting.

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