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Kass: Let's blame Ron Paul for Herman Cain's woes

Why not? Paul, the libertarian and Republican presidential candidate, hasn't been in the news since the Cain allegations started sucking up all the free media.

So far, Paul's one of the few who haven't been blamed for the Cain story, about women who worked for Cain when he ran the National Restaurant Association, and who reportedly complained about his behavior, then received payments and signed confidentiality agreements.

But so what if there's no real evidence against Dr. Paul? Why should that stop us? I don't even think we should bother calling him to obtain a denial in this matter. Let's just blame him and be done with it.

At least he'd get some notice.

Over 9000 related articles. :)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-kass-11...

A good read!




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I did a joke post on DP last time

I said we'd tried the truth but it's not selling and since it's what they want, let's just lie to them and tell them we'll give them everything they want.

Oh the hue and cry that went up....

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I can

relate.

This is stupid!

Let's give Ron Paul negative publicity so at least he'll get some publicity! Let's give the neoconservatives reason to call us attention getters and media whores and whatever else they want to call us to discredit us!

I'm joking, but there are people around here who have no sense of humor.

What's wrong with people??

How can they go on supporting Cain when the guy clearly is totally clueless about most issues and his ethics and character is questionable?? How can people continue to give money to his campaign?? I just don't get it.

Kimmie

Its the mainstream media

Its the mainstream media propping cain up

And when he topples they've

And when he topples they've got Newt in the wings. He's already being pushed by the lame stream media.

marlow

They ignore all of the signs

and keep driving right off of the cliff. Kinda like lemmings. :)

People are all to often swayed by a smile and a promise.

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Of course this is satire.

He starts the story off with saying we should blame Dr.Paul even if we don't have any proof. This whole thing is tongue-in-cheek.

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Funny thing

On July 4th 2009, Cain's campaign chairman Mark Block, the guy in his weird ad, was in my town (La Crosse, WI) heading up a tea party rally. I guess the copy of "The Obama Deception" I gave him was a waste. Oh, and he was smoking when I talked to him as well, just like in the ad.

Lol, I was going to create a

Lol, I was going to create a post yesterday suggesting the same thing...

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Whether satire or real, I don't like it.

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With Cain on the ropes, why not try and take down Ron Paul as well? Kass has learned well from Mayor Emanuel: "Never let a crisis go to waste." This story may be sufficiently biased to land Kass a job on Fox News. Great reporting.

As a long time reader of the

As a long time reader of the paper that Kass writes for I can assure you that he is not trying to harm Paul’s image nor garner attention from the establishment media. Kass is known for commenting head on regarding issues of cesspool politics in Chicago and he often makes local TV/Radio media cringe when he makes live appearances and does not beat around the bush on many pro-liberty, anti-crony-government issues. That being said, similar to Ron Paul being ignored or marginalized for telling the truth, sometimes satire is the best tool available to make a point. I think Kass makes the point well, and would agree with Paul that the media is doing the voters a disservice by making the sexual harassment story such a big deal by taking attention away from Cain’s bad policy positions and lack of knowledge on many issues. In my opinion, the media is setting up a black/white issue (no pun intended) where if the allegations are true, Cain the wrong candidate and if they are false Cain is the right candidate. In reality we all know Cain is not right for the nomination even if this story never broke.

For some reason

this column contains the first mention I've seen of Cain's China gaffe:

"So yes, they're a military threat," he said during a recent PBS interview. "They've indicated that they're trying to develop nuclear capability and they want to develop more aircraft carriers like we have. So yes, we have to consider them a military threat."

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

Jon Stewart was on this

among other Cain "gaffes" this week.

He's a richer gaffe source

than Sarah Palin.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

Cain's denial is sounding more and more like Bill Clinton's.

When Politico.com broke the story they said that Cain had been accused of sexual harassment by two women and that the Restaurant Association settled with them. These are the verifiable facts.

Cain's first response was that he was unaware of a settlement, but hoped it was not much because he did not sexually harass these women. As it developed he "recalled" more and more until it now stands that both women were given five figure settlements, but he still denies sexually harassing them.

Cain was the CEO of the Association and his bosses would have been the Board of Directors. In an article on TheDailyCaller.com

http://dailycaller.com/2011/11/03/national-restaurant-associ...

one of the Board members Joseph Fassler claimed he was never made aware of the settlements. Does this mean that the accusation and settlement was hidden from the board or at least from some of the board members? Who do you think authorized the settlements, and signed the agreements on behalf of the Association? I sure would like to see the actual agreement made public, since Cain is trying to make it look like he was only vaguely aware of the settlements and agreements. This is typical behavior of a sociopath.

The National Restaurant Association is listed as having from 201 to 500 employees. This is not a huge organization, and from my experience two five figure severance agreement and payments would have to be authorized at the CEO level. I think the evidence could be found that Cain is telling a lie when he pretends that the Association did the settling; he ran the Association, and I would not be surprised if his signature is on the agreements as President of the Association.

And remember these $35,000 and $45,000 settlements were in 1999, twelve years ago. What would be the equivalent number today if these numbers were adjusted for inflation?

I just don't understand the appeal of Cain to the public, if in fact the polls are correct.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

1999 $35000 = $47,665.76 in 2011.

1999 $45,000 = $61,284.54 in 2011.

http://www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm

Not sure how accurate this really is.