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If Herman Cain seemed a bit "beside himself" -- trying to explain away all these accusations, that he supposedly can't even remember in the first place ... well becki-becki, stan-stan thinking will do that to a person ... so will all that extra cheese!

Herman Cain:

"I can't tell you what the motivation is other than to stop Herman Cain."
by Dan Nowicki, The Arizona Republic, -- Nov 08, 2011

Herman Cain:

"How can I defend charges when I don’t remember this person by name,"

"I would first have to recognize who she is"

"I don’t remember knowing her"

"I’m not going to let these accusations, which are baseless and false, stop me."

"there’s an element in this country, in our politics, does not want to see a businessman succeed at getting the nomination ..."

by Jim Galloway, Political Insider -- Nov 08, 2011

Herman Cain:

"Yes. I absolutely would," Cain said when asked about taking a test. "But I'm not going to do that unless I have a good reason to do that. Of course I would be willing to do a lie detector test."

"The Democrat machine in America has brought forth a troubled woman to make false accusations," said Cain, who did not offer support for the claim that "the Democrat machine" was behind Bialek's decision to go public. Bialek says she is a Republican and member of the Tea Party.

Cain relayed comments from his wife upon hearing the allegations, quoting her as saying Bialek's allegation "doesn't even sound like anything you would do to anyone." He also called on the media to "not drag my family into this."

by Brian Montopoli, CBSNews -- Nov 08, 2011

Herman Cain:

He says it's not just men who harass women, but also women who harass men.

"When she made her accusations they were found to be baseless and she could not find anyone to corroborate her story," he says.

"Some people don't want to see Herman Cain get the Republican nomination. Some people don't want to see Herman Cain be president of the United States,"

"There will probably be others," Cain says about accusations.

by Jim Galloway, On Politics, USAToday -- Nov 08, 2011

Thanks for the warning, Herb.  Better start 'tuning up' on that detector ... dude.

If Mr. Cain can't explain 'remember' why all these women, don't like him very much ... maybe, just maybe ... "it's his own damn fault" ... he doesn't have a clue.

He sounds like a ex-Corporate CEO, Lobbyist, Koch-spokesman alright ... Why is everyone always picking on him?

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  •  Tip Jar (15+ / 0-)

    What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
    -- Maslow ...... my list.

    by jamess on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 04:46:19 PM PST

  •  I'm hoping the victims can organize... (8+ / 0-)

    a multi-victim presser this week, where they all will say exactly what he did to them.  Victim A's lawyer said today that the charges against Cain were similar to what the victim who spoke yesterday says happened.

    “I trust in God, but God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people back to work.” President Obama 11/2/11

    by BarackStarObama on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 04:55:16 PM PST

  •  AnnetteK thinks that (4+ / 0-)

    Herb Cain talking in the third person is just fascinating.

  •  You read Cain's comments (3+ / 0-)

    and you realize:

    Teapublicans and the candidates they support are truly, hopelessly, fucking nuts.

  •  Excellent presentation, Jamess (4+ / 0-)

    This is the kind of diary you want to print and show around. Thanks for the good work.

    Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction. -- Blaise Pascal

    by RJDixon74135 on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 05:08:47 PM PST

  •  Cain Should Stay In (3+ / 0-)
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    AnnetteK, jamess, SherwoodB

    Because the buffoonery and melodrama in the Republican campaign for President is just too entertaining.  I have no doubt he did what the accusers said he did.

    Being of a certain age, I encountered my share of sexual harrassment starting when I hit puberty even before the term was used to describe it.  It included a job as a cocktail waitress in a suggestive uniform.  I heard it all from customers and developed some snappy comebacks to make the bastards sorry they even opened their mouths.  Women who really needed their jobs felt they just had to take it and many times, one would end up in the locker room crying.  

    Don't look back, something may be gaining on you. - L. "Satchel" Paige

    by arlene on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 05:11:15 PM PST

    •  well (0+ / 0-)

      there is a line, that defines "honest flirting", is there not?

      I used to date a waitress,

      she told me that "flirting was part of making good tips".

      When Employers, do that stuff, to Employees,

      It definitely crosses the line.

      What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
      -- Maslow ...... my list.

      by jamess on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 05:44:42 PM PST

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      •  Difference between flirting and hostility (1+ / 0-)
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        I earned good money also.  It goes to what the courts call the 'reasonable women' (as opposed to 'reasonable man') standard.  It is about a differential in power.  When you depend on tips for the bulk of your pay, the customer IS your employer.

        Don't look back, something may be gaining on you. - L. "Satchel" Paige

        by arlene on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 06:34:52 PM PST

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  •  Too bad, there were no PR Questions on this (1+ / 0-)
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    New Koch problems for Cain?
    by NBC's Michael Isikoff, Nov 7, 2011

    There are more potential legal headaches for Herman Cain’s presidential campaign: The Internal Revenue Service is being asked to investigate allegations that the Cain campaign’s chief of staff improperly used $40,000 of funds from a tax exempt non-profit to pay for private jets, travel and computers for Cain’s presidential campaign.

    In a written complaint being filed today, the Center for Media and Democracy -- a Madison, Wisconsin based watchdog group -- charges that leaked financial records show that Block used a non profit group, called Prosperity USA, to improperly pay Cain campaign expenses. If verified, the group says Prosperity USA – which was founded by Cain’s chief of staff Mark Block -- should be stripped of its tax exempt status.

    A charity founded by Mr. Block appears to have fronted tens of thousands of dollars to a political campaign that was led by Mr. Block … This requires an investigation by the IRS into the charity’s activities and expenditures,” said Lisa Graves, the executive director of the Media and Democracy Group in an eleven page letter to IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman.

    What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
    -- Maslow ...... my list.

    by jamess on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 05:20:43 PM PST

  •  Cain is just plain creepy... (2+ / 0-)
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    jamess, SherwoodB

    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." A. Einstein

    by moose67 on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 05:22:22 PM PST

  •  OK, this is horrible, (3+ / 0-)
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    jamess, MKSinSA, SherwoodB

    not sure if the site is really Herb Cain's PAC site, but if it is WOW.

  •  I've always thought a reasonable approach (1+ / 0-)
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    to understanding situations like this is simply to ask who is benefiting. As bad as Rick Perry has been doing, dragging Cain down a little might help--or at least it might seem as if it would.

    Not that I can't imagine Cain acting like a jerk. A criminal jerk.

    I'm really only being partially facetious when I suggest that, if his memory is faulty he might best be reminded by releasing the women who have accepted monetary settlements on the condition that they not make any public statements regarding their interactions with him from that portion of the agreement. Just to get the facts out, ya know.

    I don't know that they would even be violating the terms by appearing at a joint press conference, just in case Cain will allow them to speak freely. If he chooses to hide behind the pledge of silence he required, then they could only talk if they were prepared to accept whatever price the wannabe leader of the free world wished to have imposed upon them.

    If I thought Cain was a serious threat to win the presidency I would focus more on this story, but he's just a sad, common little man who happens to have had a nice income for most of his life. He's as close to the White House right now as he will ever get.

    Besides the obvious signal about his true values, Cains' actions seem to indicate serious problems with  impulse control. If we couldn't hire him as a basketball coach he can't be the Commander In Chief.

    It matters not how small the beginning may seem to be: what is once well done is done forever. Henry David Thoreau, in Civil Disobedience

    by Had Enough Right Wing BS on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 06:14:26 PM PST

    •  one of women (0+ / 0-)

      with the Non-disclosure, decided to start talking.

      btw, I think all their candidate, except for maybe Huntsman,

      are pathetic.

      What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
      -- Maslow ...... my list.

      by jamess on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 06:22:52 PM PST

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      •  I've had this sensation before, waiting for the (3+ / 0-)

        "real" GOP candidates to take the stage. These are not people I would follow across the street, yet the R's win with them (way too often, too).

        From most reports Huntsman is a more serious person, which of course means he doesn't stand a chance.

        I think this Cainwreck is the last most of us will hear about Mr. Hospitality. He's played his role, later he'll get a spot on Fox, quietly be added to boards of directors, etc.

        He's nobody to me but I love to see him go.

        It matters not how small the beginning may seem to be: what is once well done is done forever. Henry David Thoreau, in Civil Disobedience

        by Had Enough Right Wing BS on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 06:58:08 PM PST

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