Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – special “Razing Cain” edition
Good morning, gentle people – Herman Cain threads have been accumulating like cobwebs in a Freeper’s PC, so let’s do some catching up. We’ll start out with a recent thread, then go back in time, when the Godfather of Godfather’s was the anchovy in the GOP list of ingredients.
So when he endorsed Cain you posted not to trust him??
5 posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:09:36 PM byontap
So strange, that a candidate doing so well would just all of a sudden implode like that.
It almost seems like some sort of set-up. Sadly, I wouldn’t doubt if it was.
6 posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:10:05 PM byLibsRJerks
Let me explain it to you:
You felt an affinity for him.
You hang out in this sewer of crazy called Free Republic, because you don’t like to hear opposing views. They make your head hurt, so you ignore the sane people andconvince yourself that the majority of people in this country are just like you, when in fact, they are not onlynot like you, they think you’re bugfuck crazy.
And that brings us back around to Hermain Cain.
Now, I don’t want to go off on a rant here, but creepy red-meat-throwing assholes like Cain, Bachmann, Perry, and Santorum may appeal to the 8% of the 28% that make up the GOP base, but they’re not going to win any national elections. Why not? Because the majority of voters in the country are not crazy!
Set-up is very likely
7 posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:12:29 PM byGeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
To: LibsRJerks; GeronL
It almost seems like some sort of set-up. Sadly, I wouldn’t doubt if it was.”
You thinkk he set himself up? I don’t understand. Do you think it was the Bimbos, the no idea wtf he was talking about or the dawning that he REALLY was in over his head?
Seriously, not trying to be a wise guy…don’t you think it was all of the above that sank him?
24 posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:18:24 PM byjessduntno (“They say the world has become too complex for simple answers… they are wrong.” – RR)
His reason was “He can’t win.” He said that if it weren’t for that, he’d support him in an instant.
23 posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:18:15 PM byBrilliant
And, of course :
He was a liberal.
20 posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:17:58 PM byPolitics4US
To: Reagan Man
Well, the way I read it, Miller was a “f’ing liberal” for withdrawing his endorsement of Cain. Whatever…
But really, any freeper that gets their opinions from a radio host needs to have their head examined. Why? because its all infotainment. The host is there to sell soap and quite frankly, if that host can no longer sell soap, then they will be replaced with a monkey playing a kazoo—as long as that monkey could push the soap!
When the monkey is no longer up to the task, then they will be replaced with a Moose banging on a cowbell!
And when the moose no longer sells the soap, well then it will be replaced with a goldfish singing tiny bubbles…as long as they sell the soap…
127 posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:00:26 PM byabigkahuna
More of the Cain Trainwreck after the Crack in the Sky..
Remember when everything was tickety-boo for the campCain?
Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 11:57:44 AM byBigtigermike
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain — fresh off a surprise victory in the Florida straw poll that has re-energized his campaign — broke with House Republicans on Monday and urged Congress to fund the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster-relief program now, regardless of whether they can tie budget offsets to the bill.
“I would make sure that FEMA got the money it needed, and if I had to go find the offsets later, go find it later. Stop playing with people’s tragedies — these are real people we’re talking about,” Cain said on CNN.
Cain argued that keeping the disaster programs funded now was more important than finding the immediate cuts, and suggested an agreement that would keep the program from becoming a “political football.”
1 posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 11:57:53 AM byBigtigermike
Wups – did I pry open the wrong drum of sludge?
Will Freepers take this sitting down?
I disagree. Every time we reach a decision point where cuts are the right thing to do, the Democrats scream and stamp their feet. They just want to keep running up the credit card and never take responsibility for dealing with the out of control spending. Stand your ground GOP. Force the cuts. We don’t have unlimited credit.
5 posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 12:01:40 PM byMyrddin
“insurance industry to manage competing risks”
Most Freepers are probably too young to remember the pre-FEMA time when “insurance” was how these disasters were handled.
20 posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 12:12:47 PM byLZ_Bayonet ( I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER !)
That reminds me – Barbara, sweetheart – do you know where I put the“I’m caught in a natural disaster and have nothing to eat or any way to escape onrushing death” insurance?
And from the “It’s so stoopid it’s brilliant” corner:
I see what he is doing. The Dems are using this as a weapon so he is advising to take the weapon away from them while keeping our side of the issue on the table. Interesting strategic move.
15 posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 12:08:11 PM bymnehring
Hermain Cain – the man that thinks there is such a language as “Cuban” – 11th dimentional chess master.
And I agree with Patrick Henry. So what? If the GOP wants to run on eliminating disaster relief, they should let everyone know and we can have that debate.
In the meantime, they’re playing games.
40 posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 12:34:40 PM byHuck (But the glass IS half-empty!)
OK – what’s next in this slow-motion freeway pileup?
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2011 10:57:26 PM byTitansAFC
Herman Cain campaign manager Mark Block, in an appearance with Sean Hannity on Fox News just now, insisted that a relative of the second woman to publicly accuse the candidate of sexual harassment in the 1990s works at POLITICO.
“Her son works at POLITICO,” Block said of Karen Kraushaar, whose name POLITICO printed earlier today after other media outlets made her identity public.
Continue Reading “I’ve been hearing that all day – you’ve confirmed that now?” Hannity asked.
“We’ve confirmed that he does indeed work at POLITICO and that’s his mother, yes,” said Block.
Block appeared to be referring to former POLITICO reporter Josh Kraushaar, who left for another outlet, National Journal, in 2010.
Josh Kraushaar tweeted earlier in the day, apparently after getting questions, that he’s in fact not related to Karen Kraushaar, and simply has the same last name.
Posted on Monday, November 14, 2011 4:59:28 PM byBigtigermike
You won’t believe me until you click play but this is much worse than Perry’s brain lock at the debate last week. Perry lost his train of thought; Cain doesn’t have a train at all here, to the point where he needs confirmation from the interviewer of what Obama’s position on Libya actually was.
Eventually he produces some boilerplate about not supporting the opposition until you’re sure who’s in it and of course not making a decision as president until he has all the information, which is a standard Cain fallback talking point whenever he gets in trouble on a question, but the first two minutes or so are pure agony. The board actually took pity on him, I think, by not following up.
And that still only barely qualifies as the worst answer he gave today. Here’s what he told them when asked, predictably enough, about Scott Walker’s righteous crusade against public employee unions:
“On the issue of collective bargaining, Cain said he supported the right of public employees to bargain collectively.” But not collective hijacking. What I mean by that, if they have gotten so much for so many years and it’s going to bankrupt the state, I don’t think that’s good. It appears that in some instances, they really don’t care.”…
Cain also appeared to be unclear on the issue of collective bargaining as it involves federal employees. Asked if he thought federal employees should have the ability to bargain collectively, Cain said: “They already have it, don’t they?”
Cain has made a lot of gaffes, especially on foreign policy. This will be used against him should he get the nomination. The Dem ads will show clips of him making erroneous statements and say he’s unprepared to be President.
Don’t worry – you can have Breitfart and his pimp O’Keefe come on TV and complain about “creative editing” and being taken out of context. That should be pretty chuckalicious.
I like Cain but I want a winner, and I’m beginning to think Newt may be the guy. Nobody on the stage knows policy as much as him.
4 posted on Monday, November 14, 2011 5:07:40 PM bySignalman
I always liked Newt and I am beginning to think that he is the go-to guy. I am worried about how the media butchered him back in the 90s.
14 posted on Monday, November 14, 2011 5:18:29 PM byBlood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
To: Blood of Tyrants
Nope. Newt has too much baggage. Forget the personal issues. He supported health mandates, like Obama. He was on the couch with Pelosi…not good for the smartest man in the room. And, he took money from Fannie and Freddie. The Dems will hammer him on this.
19 posted on Monday, November 14, 2011 5:22:24 PM bychilepup
Jeez Louise! The guy had total brain-lock–far worse than Perry on a far more important topic. At best, the Cain looked like a student who has been cramming to pass an exam and who’s brain is suddenly overloaded with all of the information he’s been trying to learn to pass–he even said as much when he said “. . . got all this stuff twirlin’ around in my head . . .”
Being President isn’t like trying to pass a test, you have to have a formulated policy framework already fully developed. As we have seen from Obama, there’s no room for on the job training–from ground zero–you have to have a substantial body of working knowledge from day one or you start out too far behind to catch up.
Herman Cain is NOT ready for prime time.
37 posted on Monday, November 14, 2011 5:49:11 PM bySudetenland (There can be no freedom without God–What man gives, man can take away.)
people see what they want to see and cain handled the questions very well
… he has my vote and support all the way…
just like the china nuclear capabilities answer… people wanted to hear he was clueless, but proved they were just clueless as to what he was talking about.
46 posted on Monday, November 14, 2011 5:58:17 PM byteeman8r (Armageddon won’t be pretty, but it’s not like it’s the end of the world.)
OK – OK – let’s open just one more drum of Cain Pain, shall we?
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 7:37:12 PM bySeekAndFind
I can’t tell if he’s joking or not, which is a recurring theme lately in some of his pronouncements about foreign policy. He was joking, I think, when he said he’d offered to make Kissinger secretary of state again. He wasn’t joking, I thought, when he answered a question about whether his grasp of foreign policy is too slightwith “9-9-9,” although the Standard’s John McCormack theorized last night on Twitter that maybe he was actually saying, “Nein, nein, nein,” in which case hewas joking. The fact that we’ve reached the point where no answer is too goofy to be instantly ruled out as non-serious seems … problematic.
Cain brought up the GOP debate on foreign policy two days earlier.
“That’s a tough subject. You don’t want to get your facts mixed up,” he said.
He defended his view that presidents and presidential candidates don’t need to be immersed in the fine print of world affairs – they simply need to be leaders who can surround themselves with the right people and sift through their advice.
“I’m not supposed to know anything about foreign policy. Just thought I’d throw that out,” he said, a dig at his critics.
“I want to talk to commanders on the ground. Because you run for president (people say) you need to have the answer. No, you don’t! No, you don’t! That’s not good decision-making,” said Cain.
Is he being sarcastic in his use of the word “supposed,” as if to say, “If you listen to my critics, they’ll have you believe that I don’t know anything about foreign policy, but of course they’re wrong”? Or is he honestly saying it’s okay for a would-be C-in-C not to know much because, after all, he’ll have plenty of advisors and generals to steer him once he’s elected? Gingrich, for one, appears to think it’s the latter, tellingLaura Ingraham this morning in response to what Cain said that “I think it’s fairly important in a dangerous world to have a president who knows something about foreign policy.” (Important, but not disqualifying: As of yesterday, Newt was still open to aCain/Gingrich or Gingrich/Cain ticket.) Evidently there’s no video to help us judge, so in lieu of that, via theRight Scoop, here he is elsewhere today reiterating that he might not know everything but he does know how to surround himself withsmart, capable people. And below that, viaRCP, a harmless yet irresistible clip of Cain wondering how to say “delicious” in “Cuban.” I’m pretty sure it’s the same as in “Mexican.”
1 posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 7:37:14 PM bySeekAndFind
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2 posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 7:39:52 PM byjobim
Is he on meds?
3 posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 7:41:12 PM bykatiedidit1 (“This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever.” the Irish)
“Cain is absolutely right and that is exactly what Reagan did, surround himself with experts in the subject.”
But if you don’t apparently have even a passing acquaintance with a subject (like not knowing what “right of return” is in relation to Israel), how does one select the “experts” with which to surround oneself?
32 posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:27:15 PM byFlag_This (Real presidents don’t bow.)
I’ll have to let that one be the last word on the Cain Phenomenon for now.
Before we get out of here, I need to talk to you folk about something serious.
Free Republic is (as of Saturday morning) in the 50th day of their never-ending Freepathon.
Yes, 50 days – almost two-thirds of the way through the quarter they’re raising money for, and they’re still short.
Posted on Monday, November 14, 2011 12:00:51 PM byonyx
Jim will be here shortly and it would be great to have a whole lot of donations for him to report!
1 posted on Monday, November 14, 2011 12:00:52 PM byonyx
I’ve said it here before, and I’ ll do it again…it’s more than apparent that Limbaugh and/or staffers uses FR as a prime source.
El Rushbo should ‘quietly take care of it’.
50 posted on Monday, November 14, 2011 12:41:00 PM byErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool…)
To: Jim Robinson
Jim, do these freepathons pay for the coming quarter or the current quarter? … which we’re already half way through!
26 posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 12:51:09 PM byMHGinTN (Some, believing they cannot be deceived, it’s impossible to convince them when they’re deceived.)
This oughtta be good.
The FReepathons cover the current quarter. I don’t have any money myself, just debt.
So debt is ok for you but not for the country? Got it,
Why is it that when you’re rich it’s all on paper, but when you’re broke it’s in cold hard cash?
I’d just like to know how you can raiseThree hundred and Fifty-two thousand fucking dollars a year and be broke? Do tell, O master of fiscal conservacy!
Thank you very much!!
FReepers rock my world!!
…and line my pockets!
29 posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 12:54:23 PM byJim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
After awhile, they get bored of posting cutesy graphics and start talking about one of them getting a new computer, They unwittingly stumble right into one of the reasons FR is dying –it’s posters!
To: NoCmpromiz; DJ MacWoW
I am very envious. My husband doesn’t even know how to operate the mouse. He almost always shuts down my entire computer. He has no idea about anything from the technical age.
I’ll bet he’s hell on wheels if you give him a cotton gin, though.
Cell phone? Forget it. I can operate it better!
340 posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 12:49:20 AM byonyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah’s New Ping List – tell me if you want on it.)
So how did we do tonight, boys?
To: DJ MacWoW; NoCmpromiz
Time to get some sleep! New monitor is going to fit! See you *later* this morning. Today was slow. You weren’t here and TOL wasn’t either. I toured during the day and also in the evening, but we needed better coverage. Very slow and disappointing day.
351 posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 1:05:12 AM byonyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah’s New Ping List – tell me if you want on it.)
I think that there are posters who don’t understand that FR NEEDS donations to run. Our system of poster donations also keeps FR free from ANY outside influence. If posters don’t support FR and pay the bills, FR closes.
398 posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 10:58:58 AM byDJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)