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  •  While we are distracted with (17+ / 0-)

    irrelevant details of Cain's sexual scandal:

    The Koch Brother's agenda continues:

    Cain’s candidacy and promotion by Charles and David Koch is a smoke screen because Herman is never going to win the Republican nomination whether the sexual harassment charges prove false or not. Herman serves two purposes for the Republicans and their masters at Koch Industries. First, Republicans are using Cain to show they are not racists, and second, even though Cain is ahead in some polling, his idiocy serves the purpose of making Willard Romney or Dick Perry look like mainstream, reasonable candidates. However, Romney and Perry are also closely aligned with the Koch brother’s political ideology of reducing corporate tax rates and giving the wealthy lower taxes than the Bush-Republicans. Romney said this summer that, “I love a flat tax,” and Perry has proposed his own flat tax plan that benefits the wealthy and corporations. In 1996 Romney denounced Steve Forbes flat tax proposals as “a tax cut for fat cats,” but since he is pandering for Koch support as a presidential candidate, he suddenly loves them; and they love Willard.
    •  partially agree (7+ / 0-)

      I don't think we should be distracted by sexual scandals involving what consensual adults do with their private lives. But multiple allegations of harassment or assault are a different matter in my opinion, and merit some attention. I wouldn't consider whether a woman was willing or forced an irrelevant detail.
      I also think that the Koch brothers influence over and plans for the Republican party merit more attention than they have been getting.  

      To keep our faces turned toward change, and behave as free spirits in the presence of fate, that is strength undefeatable--Helen Keller

      by kareylou on Wed Nov 09, 2011 at 07:57:45 AM PST

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    •  Very important to think about (2+ / 0-)
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      That sounds about right to me.

    •  More importantly, Cain and his problems (0+ / 0-)

      are YET ANOTHER DISTRACTION, which is the MO of 95% Republican/conservative utterances universally...

      The more engergy nationwide devoted to this non-issue, the less devoted to jobs, OWS, global warming, immigration, etc., all issues where Republicans COME UP SHORT IN ALL NATIONAL POLLS.

      Let's stick to the much less sexy but more important issues.

      Plus, Cain is toast, time to move on...  Wonder who the next  flavor of the month will be...  Seems like they've already worked their way through everyone...

      And I still say, waiting in the wings to pounce in Mighty Mouse ("Here I come to save the day...") fashion: Jeb Bush.

      Kick apart the structures - Seth

      by ceebee7 on Wed Nov 09, 2011 at 09:34:53 AM PST

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