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(The Hill)   Attorney says GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain violated the confidentiality deal, allowing accuser to speak publicly about the allegations. This could be bad for..... Cain   (thehill.com ) divider line
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2011-11-02 09:41:56 AM  
Or it could be very good for him, if it strokes the persecution complex of the Republican base.
 
2011-11-02 09:53:06 AM  
Why didn't he put this in his book?
 
2011-11-02 09:54:27 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-11-02 10:03:25 AM  
Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white.

/For the lulz
 
2011-11-02 10:10:57 AM  

sammyk: Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white.


sammyk: Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white.


sammyk: Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white.


Agreed, but needed more emphasis.
 
2011-11-02 10:17:48 AM  

sammyk: Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white. Please let her be white.

/For the lulz


I think a black guy white woman is one of those things that is okay if it is a Republican. Except for certain members who would be voting third party or staying home if Cain is the nominee anyway
See Clarence Thomas
 
2011-11-02 10:24:44 AM  

spongeboob: I think a black guy white woman is one of those things that is okay if it is a Republican. Except for certain members who would be voting third party or staying home if Cain is the nominee anyway


Remember when Cain stumbled and a firestorm threatened to rain down from the right when he hinted at racism for Perrys "nig-head rock" camp? Remember how he had to walk - nay, run that racism charge back within hours of making it?

Racists are OK with "good boys". Always have been. As long as he smiles, jokes and knows his place, Herman is OK with them. The minute he starts getting uppity, he's done.

Needless to say, forcing yourself on whites womens is way over the line for these types.
 
2011-11-02 10:31:44 AM  
I think a lot of people here have been thinking the same thing, but it's nice to see someone with actual law credentials say so. And it being one of the actual lawyers from the case means he's familiar with the particulars and would know of a clause that might have let Cain speak without her speaking.

The only question is does the so-called "liberal media" actually care to carry the truth?
 
2011-11-02 10:34:01 AM  
It may be bad for Cain, but how does this fair for the Undertaker?
 
2011-11-02 10:47:35 AM  

gilgigamesh:
Racists are OK with "good boys". Always have been. As long as he smiles, jokes and knows his place, Herman is OK with them. The minute he starts getting uppity, he's done.

Needless to say, forcing yourself on whites womens is way over the line for these types.


That is where this is going to get good. What level does it become 'forcing yourself on the white women'. Is it saying anything that could be considered sexual to a white woman, or does it have to be really blatant? Remember we are talking about when a conservative does it the rules would be different for a Democrat and really really different for an Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. Does it matter if the white woman has every dated or married another black dude and then she is considered tainted?

I would love for the women to be white life long Republicans just to see who the Party throws under the bus.

/Point is moot until we find out who the women are, and we will find out.
 
2011-11-02 10:50:59 AM  

spongeboob: I would love for the women to be white life long Republicans just to see who the Party throws under the bus.


Black dude hitting on white woman vs. uptight feminazi who can't take a joke

Whoever wins, we win.
 
2011-11-02 10:52:18 AM  

gilgigamesh: Remember when Cain stumbled and a firestorm threatened to rain down from the right when he hinted at racism for Perrys "nig-head rock" camp? Remember how he had to walk - nay, run that racism charge back within hours of making it?

Racists are OK with "good boys". Always have been. As long as he smiles, jokes and knows his place, Herman is OK with them. The minute he starts getting uppity, he's done.

Needless to say, forcing yourself on whites womens is way over the line for these types.


You're racist for making that observation.
 
2011-11-02 11:56:39 AM  

GAT_00: I think a lot of people here have been thinking the same thing, but it's nice to see someone with actual law credentials say so. And it being one of the actual lawyers from the case means he's familiar with the particulars and would know of a clause that might have let Cain speak without her speaking.

The only question is does the so-called "liberal media" actually care to carry the truth?


Her identity was not disclosed so I have no idea how this legal viewpoint is true.

Someone disclosed something to politico and I doubt it was Cain so it must have been someone on the accuser side.
 
2011-11-02 11:57:03 AM  
the first rule about fight club confidentiality / NDA agreements: you never talk about fight club confidentiality/NDAs.


Ugh. if in fact he breached it, watch the fark out.
 
2011-11-02 11:58:45 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: spongeboob: I would love for the women to be white life long Republicans just to see who the Party throws under the bus.

Black dude hitting on white woman vs. uptight feminazi who can't take a joke

Whoever wins, we win.


I'm in agreement all around!
 
2011-11-02 11:58:53 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: GAT_00: I think a lot of people here have been thinking the same thing, but it's nice to see someone with actual law credentials say so. And it being one of the actual lawyers from the case means he's familiar with the particulars and would know of a clause that might have let Cain speak without her speaking.

The only question is does the so-called "liberal media" actually care to carry the truth?

Her identity was not disclosed so I have no idea how this legal viewpoint is true.

Someone disclosed something to politico and I doubt it was Cain so it must have been someone on the accuser side.


Cain has disclosed enough that it's probably easy for those who were familiar with the staff in his office at the time to know exactly who it is.
 
2011-11-02 11:59:03 AM  
From what I understand, the NDA was never with Cain, it was with the National Restaurant Assoc. Not sure if that changes things or not.
 
2011-11-02 11:59:38 AM  
If someone could please find a way to market and sell this as a product on Amazon, it is going on my wishlist.

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Free Super Saving Shipping with 40 Day Trial to Amazon Prime!
 
2011-11-02 11:59:47 AM  
Any public sexual harassment case reminds me of that Tom Brady SNL skit. Funny shiat
 
2011-11-02 12:02:08 PM  

GAT_00: I think a lot of people here have been thinking the same thing, but it's nice to see someone with actual law credentials say so. And it being one of the actual lawyers from the case means he's familiar with the particulars and would know of a clause that might have let Cain speak without her speaking.

The only question is does the so-called "liberal media" actually care to carry the truth?


They carry whaterver sells advertising.
 
2011-11-02 12:02:16 PM  
It's becoming more and more apparent that Herman Cain is a business man through and through, and NOT a leader.
 
2011-11-02 12:02:27 PM  
If he has any campaign advisors, he should fire them now, he totally botched his response to this.

Shiathead.
 
2011-11-02 12:02:49 PM  

Edward Rooney Dean of Students: From what I understand, the NDA was never with Cain, it was with the National Restaurant Assoc. Not sure if that changes things or not.


The NDAs that I have seen have language to the effect of "[organization], it's officers, agents, employees, servants..." are barred from...

I'm sure they are all different, but I'd be surprised if he was not covered by whatever NDA was executed at the time.
 
2011-11-02 12:03:30 PM  

Edward Rooney Dean of Students: From what I understand, the NDA was never with Cain, it was with the National Restaurant Assoc. Not sure if that changes things or not.


As he was president of the NRA at the time, I'm pretty sure that includes him.
 
2011-11-02 12:03:53 PM  
Cain told Fox News on Tuesday that he believed there was a racial aspect to media coverage of the controversy, although he admitted he didn't have any evidence to support the claim.

You'd think the GOP shills would be in a slobbering fervor over someone playing the race card for no reason whatsoever.
 
2011-11-02 12:04:14 PM  
It's like each of these tards is just finding a more impressive way to implode his campaign.
 
2011-11-02 12:04:22 PM  
If this woman comes forward, she's got my respect.

It's hard to discuss something like sexual harassment in a public forum and not get criticized heavily. Anita Hill went through that.
 
2011-11-02 12:05:10 PM  

Lipo: As he was president of the NRA at the time, I'm pretty sure that includes him.


That was my thought, but IANAL.
 
2011-11-02 12:05:49 PM  
It won't matter in the primaries. The republican electorate didn't believe Anita Hill and they won't believe this woman.
 
2011-11-02 12:06:26 PM  
A full year's salary in severance over "a misunderstood joke"? Sure thing, Herman.
 
2011-11-02 12:06:34 PM  
I love the comments in the article.
Essentially, if a conservative has a sex scandal, you see a lot of "lalalalalala Icanthearyou Icanthearyou."
If a liberal has a scandal, it's "string up the sinner!"
 
2011-11-02 12:08:21 PM  
Jennifer Flowers pushed Clinton over the top, so this is a good thing for Cain.

/Hillary: I ain't no cookie bakin wife
 
2011-11-02 12:19:36 PM  
Remember people: this man was given a 10 day head-start to formulate a response to these allegations, and should have been ready for the controversy to potentially crop up MONTHS ago.

I honestly have to join the "he really doesn't want to win" camp; the fact that he's gone out of his way to repeatedly change his story and go with things that are easily verifiable without breaking confidentiality (like claiming that she was only paid one or two month's pay to leave the company and drop the charges when in fact it was a year's pay?) You can also add in being proud of being painfully unaware of any foreign policy or how "so called experts" calculate the budget and macroeconomic figures.

It really is absurd that he is so popular; I have family planning to vote for him because they figure if politicians who know stuff aren't fixing problems someone who has no idea what to do would obviously be superior since he could innovate.
 
2011-11-02 12:20:15 PM  
What I want to see is an older woman (this happened 20 years ago) up on stage with her husband, children and grandchildren just sobbing about how difficult it is to relive the things that Herman Cain did to her all those years ago.
 
2011-11-02 12:20:18 PM  
Did you see him on Fox News when they asked him if he ever settled a sexual harassment suit? He said "absolutely not, except that one time"
 
2011-11-02 12:20:24 PM  
This is something of a worst case scenario, as the plaintiff gets to keep her settlemment money, paint him as a liar, and (if she wants) remain annonymous.
 
2011-11-02 12:20:44 PM  

bulldg4life: Cain told Fox News on Tuesday that he believed there was a racial aspect to media coverage of the controversy, although he admitted he didn't have any evidence to support the claim.

You'd think the GOP shills would be in a slobbering fervor over someone playing the race card for no reason whatsoever.


1) Do we take a drink every time Cain says this?

2) When has Obama himself ever used race to explain away criticisms?
 
2011-11-02 12:20:51 PM  
Just as many republicans will consider this an issue as democrats thought it was an issue for Bill Clinton. In other words, none at all.
 
2011-11-02 12:21:05 PM  
I think he's losing it. His latest press statement about the issue doesn't make much sense:

"Hey, I tell you what is. Big city, hmm? Live, work, huh? But not city only. Only peoples. Peoples is peoples. No is buildings. Is tomatoes, huh? Is peoples, is dancing, is music, is potatoes. So, peoples is peoples. Okay?"
 
2011-11-02 12:21:32 PM  
Bacon & lettuce with mayo on honky toast?
 
2011-11-02 12:22:58 PM  

bulldg4life: You'd think the GOP shills would be in a slobbering fervor over someone playing the race card for no reason whatsoever.


I'm betting they're more in a slobbering fervor to play the race card themselves. They're under some sort of mistaken belief that it's something like a Get Out of Jail Free card.
 
2011-11-02 12:23:11 PM  

Genevieve Marie: If this woman comes forward, she's got my respect.



Your awkward attempts at sexual innuendo / banter are both unwanted and in poor taste. You are making me uncomfortable. I'm going to HR.
 
2011-11-02 12:23:35 PM  

scavenger: peoples is peoples


So why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully?
 
2011-11-02 12:23:35 PM  

IStateTheObvious: Just as many republicans will consider this an issue as democrats thought it was an issue for Bill Clinton. In other words, none at all.


9/11 changed EVERYTHING.

/and 24 hour full access Internet news...but mostly it was 9/11
 
2011-11-02 12:24:49 PM  

tricycleracer: A full year's salary in severance over "a misunderstood joke"? Sure thing, Herman.


He just doesn't mention that the joke was:
"you're just about the same height as my wife. She comes up to here"
*puts hand at chin level*

*slowly moves hand down to crotch*
 
2011-11-02 12:25:42 PM  

Car_Ramrod: bulldg4life: Cain told Fox News on Tuesday that he believed there was a racial aspect to media coverage of the controversy, although he admitted he didn't have any evidence to support the claim.

You'd think the GOP shills would be in a slobbering fervor over someone playing the race card for no reason whatsoever.

1) Do we take a drink every time Cain says this?

2) When has Obama himself ever used race to explain away criticisms?


duh - when you're President you have people do that for you ;)
 
2011-11-02 12:26:37 PM  
Obviously Obama used his TIME MACHINE to go back and plant these charges and falsify the papers. Just like he went back in time to put his birth announcement in the local paper. Duh.
 
2011-11-02 12:27:01 PM  

Grungehamster: I honestly have to join the "he really doesn't want to win" camp


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/courtesy of bulldg4life
 
2011-11-02 12:27:13 PM  

hillbillypharmacist: I'm betting they're more in a slobbering fervor to play the race card themselves. They're under some sort of mistaken belief that it's something like a Get Out of Jail Free card.


THOSE DAMN BLACKS HAVE BEEN USING IT AS A GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD FOR YEARS!

I mean, uh, in this instance it is reasonable to see that the GODDAMN LIBERAL MEDIA IS AFRAID OF A BLACK CONSERVATIVE. *cough*

Excuse me.

What I meant to say is he has shown no reasonable positions that are disagreeable to the majority, but there have been countless baseless attacks by people who are just trying to ruin his candidacy BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHEN THE BLACKS GET TO CHOOSE BETWEEN TWO OF THEM THEY'LL PICK THE REPUBLICAN.

I, uh...

*walks away slowly*
 
2011-11-02 12:27:49 PM  

IStateTheObvious: Just as many republicans will consider this an issue as democrats thought it was an issue for Bill Clinton. In other words, none at all.


Yes, since Republicans made themselves look stupid in their fanatical attempt to impeach Clinton for his sex scandal no sex scandals have done damage to a candidate. That's why public opinion of President John Edwards is so high.
 
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