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    Supporting Cain, GOP base evokes Thomas hearings

    ATLANTA (AP) — Conservatives rallied around Herman Cain as he battles sexual harassment allegations, likening the attacks on the Republican presidential contender to what they describe as the "high-tech lynching" of another prominent black Republican: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
    The forceful early reaction to the Cain firestorm — fueled by racially charged rhetoric — suggests the Georgia businessman's attempt to cast himself as a victim of the media and liberals is, so far, paying dividends among his conservative Republican base, who will hold considerable sway in selecting the party's nominee. But the accusations against Cain, an untested newcomer on the political scene, may give more moderate GOP voters pause and could cause would-be donors to shy away even as Cain works to capitalize on his rising poll numbers.
    With the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus less than three months away, the harassment allegations — and Cain's response to them — have the potential to reshuffle the GOP race.

    Supporting Cain, GOP base evokes Thomas hearings - Yahoo! News
    Well, here we go...Congrats Politico for once again showing your slant in attacking a Presidential candidate simply because he is a republican. And for unmasking the utter gaul in saying that sexual matters, even ones that are 20 years old, matter but only if they are republicans under the scrutiny.

    Think arguments made for Clinton, and now libs bring it!

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    Re: Supporting Cain, GOP base evokes Thomas hearings

    If they're true, then he's of questionable character, imo. I'm tired of having people of questionable character in the White House.

    I've been harrassed by these smarmy superiors who inuendo everything they hear, invade my personal space, and make my skin crawl. There's something wrong with them.
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    Re: Supporting Cain, GOP base evokes Thomas hearings

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    If they're true, then he's of questionable character, imo. I'm tired of having people of questionable character in the White House.

    I've been harrassed by these smarmy superiors who inuendo everything they hear, invade my personal space, and make my skin crawl. There's something wrong with them.
    I understand what you are saying, but this is pure smear op-research done to dig dirt no matter how old, or how unsubstantiated it is, based on the slimmest of accusation by nameless, faceless accusers. I smell something fishy about all of this.

    Allen from Politico was on Morning Joe yesterday, and when asked to give some background on the story and all he could point to was how popular it was on twitter? Really?!!!!!

    "This is the biggest single Twitter controversy of the campaign. 48,000 mentions!"

    That was Mike Allen doing his best "look--a squirrel!" dodge on today's Morning Joe. Pressed by Joe Scarborough as to whether Politico had any more details beyond its story's vague allegation that Herman Cain had made gestures "that were not overtly sexual but that made women uncomfortable," Allen's telling first instinct was to point to the story's popularity on a social networking site. Video after the jump

    Read more: Unable To Produce More Cain Evidence, Politico's Allen Brags Of Big Number of 'Twitter Mentions' | NewsBusters.org
    Now, it does disturb me that Cain is not getting in front of this with a clear, strong, consistent explanation, but he's not a politician, and that for the moment is helping him more than the smear is hurting him I think.

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    Re: Supporting Cain, GOP base evokes Thomas hearings

    I understand what you are saying, but this is pure smear op-research done to dig dirt no matter how old, or how unsubstantiated it is, based on the slimmest of accusation by nameless, faceless accusers. I smell something fishy about all of this.
    The CEO of Politico is a former Reagan Staffer and Johnathan Martin, the guy that broke the story is a former writer for National Review. If there's anything fishy or dirty going on it's probably one of Cains primary opponents that provided the sources.
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    Re: Supporting Cain, GOP base evokes Thomas hearings

    Why do Republicans always play the race card?

    "High-tech lynching." What, because he's black that means they MUST be attacking him because he's black?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Supporting Cain, GOP base evokes Thomas hearings

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    The CEO of Politico is a former Reagan Staffer and Johnathan Martin, the guy that broke the story is a former writer for National Review.
    Oh so what! That means nothing....Of the Young Turks, one of those guy's is a former republican operative, that switched sides and is now one of the most vitriolic members of the Alenski left that there are on the airwaves....

    Politico is in bed with MSNBC, and you are trying to feed garbage to me that because decades ago he was a republican? Give me a break.

    If there's anything fishy or dirty going on it's probably one of Cains primary opponents that provided the sources.
    Yeah, I don't know who the source is, and that is bothersome isn't it? I mean, if I am correct one of the defenses for the current crop of demo's/progressives is that we can't take seriously any charge against a liberal progressive unless we see, and scrutinize the sources, and people making the claim....Too bad that only works for some in one direction eh?

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    Re: Supporting Cain, GOP base evokes Thomas hearings

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Why do Republicans always play the race card?

    "High-tech lynching." What, because he's black that means they MUST be attacking him because he's black?
    Que the Twilight Zone theme!


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    Re: Supporting Cain, GOP base evokes Thomas hearings

    If it makes the GOP faithful feel at home. That they have the utter gall to whine at treatment they inflicted on a sitting President for years is unsurprising. Would you like cheeze with that?
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    Re: Supporting Cain, GOP base evokes Thomas hearings

    Oh so what! That means nothing....Of the Young Turks, one of those guy's is a former republican operative, that switched sides and is now one of the most vitriolic members of the Alenski left that there are on the airwaves....
    The CEO is on the Reagan Presidential Foundation Board. He's still a Republican.
    Politico is in bed with MSNBC, and you are trying to feed garbage to me that because decades ago he was a republican? Give me a break.
    This sounds like paranioa. Everybody is out to get Republicans.....except for Fox News. They are the only unbaised news source...they even say it!

    Yeah, I don't know who the source is, and that is bothersome isn't it? I mean, if I am correct one of the defenses for the current crop of demo's/progressives is that we can't take seriously any charge against a liberal progressive unless we see, and scrutinize the sources, and people making the claim....Too bad that only works for some in one direction eh?
    Sure, don't hold judgement until it's been properly vetted.
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    Re: Supporting Cain, GOP base evokes Thomas hearings

    Why would they invoke the Thomas hearings when we now know that Anita Hill was not lying? After all, the guy that wrote the hit piece on her has since said he was laying, and she passed a polygraph (Thomas refused to take on).
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