Well. It seems that Herman Cain may very well be a dirtbag after all. Maybe not a harassing dirtbag, but likely a cheating one.
I say likely because after being accused of a 13 yr extra-marital affair by an Atlanta woman, the campaign issued this defacto-admission.
“Mr. Cain has been informed today that your television station plans to broadcast a story this evening in which a female will make an accusation that she engaged in a 13-year long physical relationship with Mr. Cain. This is not an accusation of harassment in the workplace – this is not an accusation of an assault – which are subject matters of legitimate inquiry to a political candidate.
Rather, this appears to be an accusation of private, alleged consensual conduct between adults – a subject matter which is not a proper subject of inquiry by the media or the public. No individual, whether a private citizen, a candidate for public office or a public official, should be questioned about his or her private sexual life. The public’s right to know and the media’s right to report has boundaries and most certainly those boundaries end outside of one’s bedroom door.
Mr. Cain has alerted his wife to this new accusation and discussed it with her. He has no obligation to discuss these types of accusations publicly with the media and he will not do so even if his principled position is viewed unfavorably by members of the media.”
Don’t ask, don’t tell?
Gimme a G. Gimme U. Gimme an I….
What kind of bizarro world do we live in where Newt freakin’ Gingrich is looking better each day but the honorable Rick Santorum can’t get above 2%?
At least Newt’s peccadilloes are old an out in the open, I hope.
So this is my choice now? Newt or Mitt? Wow, life sucks.
And btw, Newt made his most convincing argument yesterday saying “I am not perfect, but I am more conservative than Mitt. And I am electable.” Yes, yes, and maybe. But I don’t know if I trust Newt anymore than I trust Mitt, just for different reasons.
Cheaters and Liars.
Rick, you have my vote.
November 30, 2011 at 12:42 am
Used to post –
Ron Paul is actually the opposite of an "isolationist". He believes in friendly relations and trade with all nations. How is that "isolationist"?
Using bombs and guns to force other countries to toe the "American" line is actually isolationist. The U.S. has never been more hated and isolated around the world than it is today. And that is not just by your Muslim boogeymen, but by Western "democracies" as well.
And you are absolutely right when you say, "We have folks out there, who, no matter what evidence to the contrary is presented to them, aren't going to consider, for a moment, that they may be wrong about R.P." Were you talking about yourself?
No matter what evidence is presented to you, you continue to call Ron Paul an isolationist. Did it ever occur to you that you may be wrong?
But continue on your merry way. Keep spreading the errors of the U.S. around the world. Make the world safe for abortion, homo marriage, contraception, and good old-fashioned greed. And if some foreigner refuses, just kill him. That's your right as an "American" – after all, God chose the U.S. as his A#1, top-dog, nation of all time!
November 30, 2011 at 8:22 am
geronimo, used to post is absolutely correct about Ron Paul's (wholly immoral) stance on prostitution and drug legalization, and as for abortion, "I think it's a matter for the states" is his puking gutless coward way of saying "no comment".
Some of the states also wanted slavery. Were they right?
The word used by thinking adults—so why am I even mentioning it to you, brat?—for Ron Paul's foreign policy positions, is isolationism. Or exclusionism. It has a long pedigree in this country, but so do anti-Catholicism and racism, to which it is inseparably wed. Hence David Duke and the neo-Nazi group Stormfront having endorsed your buddy Ron Paul.
As for the US never being more hated and isolated, I don't even have to ask you what global opinion polls you (aren't) basing that on, because from the end of World War II to the early 1990s, half the world was officially dedicated to our destruction, by nuclear weapons, if necessary. It was called the Cold War, maybe you've heard of it?
Speaking of, the Communist Party USA have endorsed Ron Paul, too. I wonder why they like him?
Lord knows it can't be because Marxism is avowedly expansionist and imperialist, dedicated to spreading "abortion, homo marriage, contraception, and good old-fashoned greed", though that last only of the Party elite—"and if some foreigner refuses, just kill him". To the tune of 120 million dead in a mere 72 years. But you're right. It was completely wrong for America to want to combat that.
You coward. Crawl on your belly and lick the Marxists' boots if you want to, but don't criticize those who acknowledge their duty to put a stop to it.
November 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm
Thank you for your response. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure who I'm voting for yet. But I am quite sure that vitriol will decidedly not prove all that convincing.
But as long as we both agree that the neocon approach to domestic/foreign policy is "Smaller government for me, but not for thee.." then we can both go on our merry way, take a seat up close to the hustings and watch as Pax Americana triumphs, allowing Cato and Co. at long last their much deserved rest…
November 30, 2011 at 5:44 pm
Sophia's Favorite –
What, did you have a few too many beers last night?
Take a deep breath and get a grip on reality.
November 30, 2011 at 6:36 pm
Against my better judgment, I'm back. Ugh.
@Mathew M.: You raise a good point, I understand what you are saying. On the other hand, I disagree w/how he prioritizes things. He puts his PRIMARY emphasis on the 10th Amendment. Rick S. and others put their PRIMARY emphasis on a new Amendment. This is why I used the term subjugate. His obsession is not with "life", but with the Constitution. I understand your argument though.
November 30, 2011 at 6:38 pm
@S.F.: Nice. Your post reminds me I why I joined the Army. I wanted to stand in the breach and fight against the scourge of Communism. By so many millions standing up to Communism it was, finally, defeated. It was through massive deterrence that we were able to save so many lives. No diplomacy, detente, or "relations" of any kind did the trick. In fact, it was Reagan WALKING AWAY from the treaty at Reykjavik that hastened the end. (Along with the bravery of JPII and the Polish people!) We didn't accept the wall in Berlin. We didn't leave the DMZ in South Korea. We didn't simply ASK that others play nice. We stood in the Fulda Gap! We sacrificed and we stood, "our faces like flint", against the onslaught. And we ensured PEACE. (And where we failed to face the fight – such as when we left S.E. Asia to the Communists, MILLIONS died.)
A related worthy cause:
Now we stand, once again, at the precipice of history:
Behind us advances the slithering Hydra of unmitigated Islamofascist 12ver Shiist Chaoticists and Wahhabism, the slop-spilling spread of nuclear weapons, the rise of Pre-WWI isolationism and Pre-WWII Antisemitism, the shuddering Jenga tower of western economies, and the spectre of Russian nationalism and amoral Chinese hegemonic Pacific, African and South American military and economic imperialism. On our sides we are surrounded by a Medusa's hairdo of "Progressive" Marxism and the self-destructive unions, by our grotesque Western lack of education, utter moral rot gut, and worst of all, our own ignorance – exceeded only by our apathy.
So what are we going to do? Are we going to embrace the Hydra – tell it, "My bad. I made you that way. Let’s shake." Are we going to close our eyes and exclaim, "You can't see me!" Or are we going to look down over the edge, see the razor rocks and swirling eddys of destruction and decide that we are NOT going to go down without a fight? I don't know about you all, but I, for one, know what I am going to do. I won't be counted among those ignoramuses who pretend, who "play" the game of life, who believe in hope itself but aren't prepared to sacrifice for its fruits.
This isn't about hyperbole, this is about the REALITY of the most dangerous place in history: Earth 2011. This is about facing the real life truths of an American military that is gaunt, sallow and spent. It's about the reality of a Western Civilization who just wants to call "time out", unable to defend itself and not able to raise it's head high enough off its hangover pillow to care. This is the REALITY we face – the greatest threats and danger – ever – coupled with people who think they've found a secret to chaining the devil – with platitudes and talk!
Well, SOMETIMES THE DEVIL NEEDS A PUNCH IN THE FACE! Such as ANY time he's in yours!
So, S.F.: your post reminds me of these things; of why and how we have faced down evil in the past. These thoughts put in stark outline our current, more dangerous times, with some enemies who, will not be deterred and who hope and pray for destruction, while some among us act as though playing dead will make the monster go away. As for me, I will be in the breach again if need be, while others can chant and bang their drum all they want about how it was I who made the Hydra. (Sometimes it's enough to want to let it get a bite in on them.)
In the end, we have a duty to elect people to office who are as smart as possible about the world…people whose courage of conviction is matched with their understanding of world history, of other people and cultures and religions and of what motivates and does not motivate them.
Of course, In the end, too, we have to look beyond our temporal solutions and recognize that only through prayer, fasting and the TOTAL conversion to the will of God and to His son, Jesus, can we be saved.
November 30, 2011 at 6:39 pm
@Job: Well put.
As for that "other commenter" – waste of time to respond.
All – sorry for being so long.
November 30, 2011 at 7:43 pm
"Newt freakin' Gingrich?" "Liars and cheaters!"
Oh, well, so much for that Catholic belief in confession and forgiveness!
What the heck was Jesus thinking?
November 30, 2011 at 8:21 pm
Take a deep breath and get a grip on reality.
This coming from a Ron Paul supporter is just too funny.
November 30, 2011 at 8:58 pm
So, why haven't you re-enlisted so you can continue to promote the "utter moral rot gut" (your words describing your own American culture) throughout the world?
November 30, 2011 at 9:03 pm
Zummo, you should enlist also along with UTP. Help promote abortion and homo-marriage in them furrin countries. And if they don't want it – kill them – after all, they're not you, so who cares.