A State of Constant Fear



Remember this?
“…find a right winger’s [sic] and smash it through a plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live in a state of constant fear…”

Herman Cain did not just fall, he was pushed.


There's a lesson to be learned.  Herman Cain went after the left with gusto.  Remember this?

In New Hampshire on Thursday, Cain accused the [OWS] protesters of "trying to destroy the greatest nation in the world..."

Going back a bit further, remember this?

Herman Cain, who has already formed a presidential exploratory committee for the next election cycle, alleged "stupid people are ruining America" on Friday at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference. "It's sad," he said in a speech at the annual event before going on to take aim at the left side of the political spectrum. "The objective of the liberals is to destroy this country..."

If you keep talking like that, you're going to pay a price.

Remember this?

"What is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left."

Herman Cain never stopped attacking the left. He paid the price for that. Too few on the right were willing to defend him. They knew they would have paid a price too.

What happened to Herman Cain is what the Democrats intend to do to whoever the Republican nominee turns out to be. They know they can’t win a debate on the economy or on President Obama’s record, so they will do everything they can to distract the voters’ attention from those matters, which should be decisive, and instead turn the focus to the GOP candidate and his or her alleged foibles.

More on that here and here.

I never expected Herman Cain to win the nomination. His biggest surge in the polls was much more than I ever anticipated.

But I like Herman, and before the Cain Train crashed, I had hoped Cain might finish strong enough to emerge as someone's running mate.  With Cain's charismatic and persuasive attacks on left-wing statism, the Jounolistas of the MSM could not afford to allow anything of the sort.


Your favorite candidate might be next.  Are you ready?

18 comments:

  1. Actually... as long as both parties engage in hyperbole and platitudes this nation Will continue the downward spiral.

    The politics of divide and conquer Will result in driving a wedge thru America's center, thus insuring divisiveness and the failure to solve our critical issues.

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  2. One man's hyperbole is another man's plain fact.

    Heated rhetoric, hyperbole and exaggeration have been at heart of our political discussion from the early days of the Republic.

    But media manipulation is out of control and the right is afraid to do anything about it.

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  3. I supported Cain. Obviously, I am now flapping in the breeze.

    Mr. Cain had two things going against him regarding the MSM. One, he was a black Conservative (race traitor, Uncle Tom, House Negro), and Two he was a black Conservative (sellout, sexual predator of white women, not black enough).

    Now that my personal choice has bowed out, I am pondering who, if anyone, I should rally behind. Les made a good point that Mr. Cain was an outsider, and not a GOP puppet. I appreciated that about Mr. Cain, for all the good it did me.

    Looking at the remaining candidates, I see that Bachmann is beginning to court the Cain followers to come to her camp. She is too deeply entrenched in GOP 'business as usual' for my tastes. I'm not kidding when I say I believe she is mildly insane.

    So....now what? I do read everything Les says about Ron Paul, but I still ave my reservations. Now, if Sen Paul were to shun the GOP and become a third-party kinda fella, I might pay closer attention. I'm a sucker for third-party. Unfortunately, no one as of yet has formed a small "r" republican party. Bummer, that.

    I will say that Sen Paul is also an outsider, to be sure. And he is very consistent in his beliefs. I respect integrity, even if I do not agree with every facet of Mr. Paul's beliefs.

    Of course, some may say a vote for Paul is a vote for Obama, and that I need to get on board with supporting Romney, no matter what my conscience tells me.

    I would consider Gingrich, but I cannot see providing amnesty for any action that is illegal, no matter how heart-warming it may seem to do so.

    Anyhoos...

    I'll simply continue to scour the Internet for the views of Conservatives I admire, and listen to their recommendations. Maybe Ron Paul is the guy for me.

    Time will tell.

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  4. RK - Your point with respect to the media is duly noted. The media certainly deserves scrutiny.

    Yes it is true that heated debate has been a part of American politics throughout our history. However, the level of hyperbole, platitudes, misinformation, and disinformation has reached heretofore unseen levels.

    Heated debate is both good and healthy for the nation. What I am talking about is quite different. Both liberals and conservatives have been guilty of this, albeit liberals have the edge with respects to quilt.

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  5. I really liked Herman Cain, but facts are facts. By his own admission he gave money to another woman and did not tell his wife. To my traditionalist way of thinking that is 1) wrong and 2) a display of incredibly poor judgement. Cain's downfall accrued to the fact that such facts will not remain hidden in this day and age.

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  6. After the Cain Train Disaster and how much the Dems control the conservation and propaganda, we're never going to see a Reagan Republican again, and given the choices we have now, the Republic could already be doomed. Pray that I'm wrong.

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  7. .

    Oh the victim-hood, oh the victim-hood. Wo is the poor victim.

    It is not like Mr Cain did anything wrong. Mr Cain's actions were not the cause of the problems. The troubles were caused by the women, they were at fault for Mr Cain's actions. Mr Cain was trying to save the sanctity of marriage by bopping the bimbos.

    So who do you think 'President Cain' would be talking to at 3 AM crisis call?

    "I'll simply continue to scour the Internet for the views of Conservatives I admire, and listen to their recommendations."

    Listen to Perry, vote on 12 November 2011.

    Ema Nymton
    ~@:o?
    .

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  8. not my name,

    "Mr Cain was trying to save the sanctity of marriage by bopping the bimbos."

    No proof. Nice way to slander an innocent man. Your masters have taught you well.

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  9. Hey Tim, got anymore of that Troll-B-gone?

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  10. Emma - Recall Bubba Clinton? Seems he had the same problem if I remember right. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, he was a democrat so it was okay.

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  11. Les,

    Clinton had that pesky nuisance of a semen-stained blue dress to contend with. And he forever has changed the way we all look at cigars.

    Mr. Cain was tried, judged, and punished on the words of the MSM, and cleverly so. We can't have the field help getting too uppity, now can we?

    Yay, MSM and that wonderful Cain-basher Martin Bashir on MSNBC. Nice job! You all must be so proud!

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  12. .

    Focus. F.O.C.U.S.

    Mr Cain is responsible for his actions. Mr Cain chose to quit.

    Your willingness to not question Mr Cain is most admirable. The solution for you all is to go to the polls like Mr Perry says on 12 November 2012 and vote for Mr Cain. That'll show all dem MSM that youse guys do need no stinkin MSM.

    ...

    You use the word slander like it is a bad thing. Is that somethin you learned from Murdoch Media/Fox?

    Ema Nymton
    ~@:o?
    .

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  13. *yawn*

    not my name,

    Proof. P.R.O.O.F.

    You don't have it. So, your comment about Mr. Cain 'bopping the bimbos' is baseless.

    Your obsession with FOX News is creepy. But then again, liberals and their obsessions are always borderline psycho. I mean, we all remember the attacks on Sarah Palin.

    Now, again, we have a semen-stained blue dress that slammed Clinton's pee-pee in the proverbial bear trap. What you got to slam Mr. Cain?

    Exactly.

    Okay, I'm done schooling you. You are dismissed. There's no charge for this education. I am, after all, apparently part of the 1%, and you 99%'ers need all the free swag you can get. :)

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  14. IMO, Cain was already falling off the polling earth starting before the PR trouble because he wasn't ready to be President.

    He did not have command of the issues, had no coherent plans for what (precisely) he would do to fix the government caused problems and lacked the organisation to proceed past the popularity polls.

    9-9-9 was a gimmick with no long term legs.

    The "lady" problems just obfuscated those
    things.

    The circus is leaving town. There are three people left in the contest, Newt, Mitt and Ron Paul. Americans who care about the future better start to get serious soon.

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  15. The circus can't leave soon enough!

    The future? Nah, too many American's seem to be focused on only the moment, without any long term thoughts or goals. Evasion of our economic and political realities seem to be the in vogue thing during this era of political lightweights.

    Cut to Obama and OWS.

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  16. I think the issue here is much bigger than Cain or any other single candidate. My concern is that Obama's friends in the media are manipulating the nomination process.

    It's an old problem, but it's no less serious and we're not doing enough to thwart it. Specifically, we're not doing enough to discredit journalists who make up their own "facts" to help their friends in the Democrat party and who coordinate their message functioning as left-wing activists.

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  17. RK - Good points. They are, in and of themselves validation of the need for a strong Fox News.

    Sure miss the days when journalists for the most part reported the news without a deep and obvious bias.

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  18. Not my name is right on this one (like a broken clock). I immediately dismissed the bogus, belated, and baseless accusations of the first set of bimbos. But when Cain decided to quit, it was clear that somewhere in that mess he had unclean hands that would hurt both his campaign and his family.

    It's unfortunate that if he were a white limousine liberal, the accusations might have been an asset.

    Cain had excellent "curb appeal", but as soon as you look inside, you realize there isn't much there. 999 was bold and innnovative, but bold and innovative must be viable and survive scrutiny, and his plan did not. It's also doubtful it would have passed intact.

    I wish Herman the best, but he was never ready for prime time. I'm glad he figured it out, even if he needed some 'help' doing so.

    There are only two people left in this race: Gingrich and Romney. And I think those two are in the best position to take on Zero. I had counted Gingrich out when his campaign team quit. It's possible his campaign still rests on wobbly legs even though his rhetorical flourishes in the debates won him a lot of points.

    Anyone else still in the race is merely selling their base of supporters to the highest bidder. In Bachmann's case, she can use the money for other campaigns.

    I'm still wagering on Romney/Pawlenty with Hunstman or Gingrich as Secretary of State. I expect Palin to get either RNC chair or Dept of Energy. Paul and Cain will retire to private initiatives. Santorum is a decent guy, but I don't see much room for him except a minor cabinet position. Perry is going home to Texas wounded. He will be lucky to keep his job.

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