The ultimate evidence that Herman Cain is now recognized as a legitimate contender and a threat to Liberals has arrived. It began with the Goebbels media challenging Cain’s ‘authenticity’ as a black man. Only black Democrats can be authentically black, don’t we know.
But, as the absurdity inherent in those charges couldn’t slow down the Cain Train, the Liberal hitmen at Politico have taken their calumny to the next level, using the same tactics the racist Left used against Clarence Thomas in the early 1990s – charging sexual harassment. The Cain campaign, of course, condemns the malicious smear.
The Blaze writes:
In a statement to The Associated Press Sunday night, Cain‘s campaign said that the POLITICO report isn’t true and represents unfair attacks.
Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon said the political press was “dredging up thinly sourced allegations” from Cain’s tenure leading the trade group in the 1990s. Gordon said the report includes “unsubstantiated personal attacks” and said the press is “casting aspersions on his character and spreading rumors that never stood up to the facts.”
Ann Coulter came to Herman Cain’s defense, pointing out the racism and hypocrisy of the Left.
Daily Caller – Politico dropped a bombshell story Sunday evening, charging that GOP presidential front-runner Herman Cain was accused of sexual harassment by two unnamed females in the late 1990s when he was CEO of the National Restaurant Association.
During an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Geraldo at Large” just an hour later, Ann Coulter likened the allegations to those Clarence Thomas faced in the early 1990s during his Supreme Court confirmation process. “Liberals are terrified of Herman Cain,” she said. “He is a strong, conservative black man … They are terrified of strong, conservative black men.
“It’s outrageous the way liberals treat a black conservative,” she told Geraldo. “This is another high-tech lynching. … Nothing liberals fear more than a black conservative. Ask Allen West. Ask Michael Steele. Ask Clarence Thomas. And even what the allegations are here, I mean, just shows you how the civil-rights juggernaut has gone off the rails. The idea of civil rights laws to begin with ironically was to protect blacks from Democrats from the South who won’t protect them. Now it’s you know, white women from Scarsdale who say, ‘Oh, I don’t like that he called me honey.’”
Coulter also questioned some of the details of the report and if they merited the definition of harassment.
“It’s not groping, it’s not touching or demanding sex,” Coulter said. “It’s that he had remarks that they found inappropriate. One is he had inappropriate gestures that were not overtly sexual. Well, what were they then? This isn’t dropping your pants and saying ‘kiss it.’ [Bill Clinton] This is an outrageous attack on a black conservative who is doing extremely well and will be our vice-presidential candidate.”
Roger Simon of PJmedia wrote: Politico and Cain: Return of the High-Tech Lynching
Politico typically buries the defense of Cain on page four of their article.
It’s interesting that his supporters use their real names (unlike his accusers). Ron Magruder, Denise Marie Fugo and Joseph Fassler, the chair, vice chair and immediate past chairman of the National Restaurant Association board of directors at the time of Cain’s departure, said they hadn’t heard about any complaints regarding Cain making unwanted advances.
“I have never heard that. It would be news to me,” said Fugo, who runs a Cleveland, Ohio, catering company, adding such behavior would be totally out of character for the Cain she knew. “He’s very gracious.”
The support goes on, but we all know that will never make the front of the news. As Glenn Reynolds points out, another black man ran for president and mainstream media has surfaced almost nothing about him after all these years. We don’t even know something so trivial as his college grades, although Rick Perry’s emerged seemingly minutes after he declared his candidacy.
They also gave him a pass on spending twenty years in the church of a virulent racist. No one in the media asked him a serious question about it, nor did they ask him in any depth about his friendship with a unrepentant Weatherman. That’s just cute.
But never fear, when it comes to a black conservative, Politico is on the case. Never mind that what really happened is of course just as unknown to them as it is to us. That’s not the point. A man like Cain cannot be allowed in the White House. Why… why…. he might just…. harass an intern!
This will surely be picked up by the Liberal comedians and late-night talk show creeps. They will further the smears under the guise of comedy, none of which they would ever dare to use with a Democrat.
Hopefully, Herman will stand tall and throw it back in their faces.
Stacy McCain at Theothermccain has some updates on the story: Cain Spokesman: ‘Smear Campaign Meant to Discredit a True Patriot’UPDATE: Former Campaign Aide Says Cain’s Behavior ‘Never Even Bordered on Inappropriate in the Slightest’
I think, however, they are a little too generous in their regard for the story. Even according to the original Politico story, Cain didn’t do or say anything worse than what might have offended the unnamed women’s feminist sensibilities. To my mind, this is a hit job, pure and simple. Politics is ugly, ugly business, and this race will prove uglier than most.
It’s a tactic right out of Saul Alinsky’s handbook, Rules for Radicals – ‘Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.’
There are few charges worse for Republicans than sexual harrassment, and the Left knows it. For a Democrat, such charges are résumé enhancers, as Rush might say. But, for Republicans it’s nasty stuff. It’s the accussation alone, not the facts or the truth, that the state-run Goebbels media will run with.
I agree with Professor Jacobson at Legalinsurrection who says conservatives must not allow themselves to be bullied, that they should stand with Herman Cain, and not fold up like timid ninnies as they did with Sarah Palin and so many others. Okay, he said it better, so here it is.
[...] How should we react? The instinct to defend a conservative is a good instinct. We’ve seen too many times, with Sarah Palin and recently with Rick Perry, how the MSM will give every benefit of the doubt to those who make accusations. We must fight against the use of mere accusations as evidence of actual misconduct.
If supporters of other candidates — particularly bloggers — gloat over Cain’s problems, post it in the comments and when I get back I’ll take a pixelated 2″ x 4″ to their heads, because piling on a fellow conservative is inexcusable. It’s the principle I’ve been following for the past three years when Republicans piled on and took cheap shots at Palin, and it’s a principle I’ll apply to Cain.