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Ann Coulter Calls Politico's Herman Cain Hit Piece 'Another High-Tech Lynching'

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Politico stunned the presidential campaign Sunday night with a hit piece on Herman Cain alleging with unnamed sources that two women accused the Republican candidate of "inappropriate behavior" decades ago.

Appearing on Fox News's Geraldo At Large moments after the story broke, conservative author Ann Coulter said, "It's outrageous the way liberals treat a black conservative. This is another high-tech lynching" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

GERALDO RIVERA, HOST: Ann Coulter, big deal not so big?

ANN COULTER: It's outrageous the way liberals treat a black conservative. This is another high-tech lynching. Even the allegations…

RIVERA: In the words of Clarence Thomas, the Supreme Court justice?

COULTER: That’s right. There’s nothing liberals fear more than a black conservative. Ask Allen West, ask Michael Steele, and ask Clarence Thomas. And even what the allegations are here, I mean, it shows you how the civil rights juggernaut has gone off the rails. The idea of civil rights laws to begin with ironically was to protect blacks from Democrats in the south who wouldn't protect them. Now it’s white women in Scarsdale who say, “Ooh, I don't like that he called me honey.”

And even what the allegations in this – sorry, I was pointing to my iPhone where I just read about it - it's not groping. It’s not touching. It’s not that he demanded sex. It's that he had remarks that they found inappropriate. One is that he had inappropriate gestures that were not overtly sexual. Well what were they then? This isn't dropping your pants and saying, “Kiss it.” This is an outrageous attack on a black conservative who is doing extremely well and I think will be our vice presidential candidate.

Even sadder, Cain predicted this would happen five months ago. As the Washington Examiner's Byron York reported in May:

But wouldn't liberals and Democrats still find a racially-based way to attack Cain? They certainly found a way to attack Clarence Thomas, the black, conservative Supreme Court justice.

"They're going to come after me more viciously than they would a white candidate," Cain responded. "You're right. Clarence Thomas. And so, to use Clarence Thomas as an example, I'm ready for the same high-tech lynching that he went through -- for the good of this country." Cain smiled broadly. "I'm ready for the same high-tech lynching."


Well, here it is, Herman. What's your next move?

(H/T Real Clear Politics)


#1 First

jk :) she is right i am so sick of being called a racist.

Motor City Madman said it best -

#2 "Inappropriate behavior"

"Inappropriate behavior" decades ago from unnamed sources? ROFL Does this even require a response from Mr. Cain?

#3 It's hilarious

Since the Democratic party made it clear that they don't consider a Governor dropping his pants and saying "kiss it" inappropriate behavior, so long as he takes "No" for an answer (see "Paula Jones" if you doubt me,) I'm wondering what could possibly constitute "inappropriate behavior" in their minds.

Come to think of it, since the Democratic party made it clear that they do not consider RAPE inappropriate behavior (see "Juanita Broderick" if you doubt me,) I'm wondering even more what they're calling "inappropriate behavior" in this case.

#4 Plumb Bob...there is an enormous difference between condoning

inappropriate behavior and questioning the merits and motivations of a lawsuit. With respect to Jones, the MSM, and Democrats, instances of the former were exceedingly rare while examples of the latter abound.

The Broderick 'affair' had been an issue thoroughly aired in Arkansas long before Clinton became a candidate for president, and she had consistently denied she was raped. Years later she changed her story. It's doubtful the actual truth of the matter will ever be known.


#5 Cain does need to respond


Sleazy L-I-B-E-R-A-L-S. (and yes, I'm saying it like a cuss word because once again the foul stench of moral depravity is on display by low life liberals who MUST win at any price)

If anything speaks to the need to remove ALL liberals from positions of power in this country, this is it. It's the sleazy politics of personal destruction that seems to come so easy to them from the liberal playbook. D-I-S-G-U-S-T-I-N-G

IF Bachmann, Romney, Paul, Gingrich, Perry, etc. have any political sense at all they will roundingly and loudly condemn liberals for such disgusting political tactics. Place the blame where it belongs!!!!

#6 Clean up aisle 7

Somebody dropping f bombs.

And they stink.

Be on the lookout for random acts of journalism from the MSM~h/t Rush

We Are The 53%

#7 I'm with you, Denny Crane

One of the advantages of being a conservative is that we can communicate without using high school language.

#8 Mess is gone.

Thank you NB.

Be on the lookout for random acts of journalism from the MSM~h/t Rush

We Are The 53%

#9 This is the best they can come up with?

When he is on the ticket for the general election, lets see how many lies they can pull out of thin air. 

It's also funny that they now are having to admit to his credentials, instead of just being the Pizza CEO, they are going to have to let people know that he was the President of the National Restaurant Association. 

Be on the lookout for random acts of journalism from the MSM~h/t Rush

We Are The 53%

#10 Remember John McCain's "scandal"?

If you recall, the ink was barely dry on the New York Times' endorsement of then candidate John McCain in early 2008 when they ran that front-page story about an anonomous rumor from a decade past implying an affair with lobbyist Vicki Iseman.

To be honest, the liberal playbook is so predictable, all candidates should use the Obama straw man strategy ("they're gonna tell you I'm this and that") to lessen the impact of these sordid tricks when they occur.

Everyone of us who follow the news could have predicted something like this would happen ... and we did.

It's all the left has and it's about time the establishment types stop playing their insider games and address this muckraking garbage ... with fluency.


#11 They stil love Bill Clinton, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson

All three of these black men had scandals a lot later than the Herman Cain ones. Let's look at them in reverse chronological order, media.

“Liberals tend to put the onus of your success on society and conservatives on you and your family.”

Dennis Prager

#12 And don't forget Barack the O.....

and his admission of regular drug use....

#13 Hey

he just DID A LITTLE BLO, bro! i wonder how often in the White House laying out them lines on his desk in the oval office. Hmmm hmmm hmm, now dats change I kin live wid.


#14 I get the "uncomfortable"

I get the "uncomfortable" part - been there with a senior military guy who took "sorry, really not so interested" as flirting for too long, but I finally got it squared away, by being direct.

Seems to me the things gov't. does to "help" always gave me problems.

Loosening accepting females into active duty? Reaction "you are taking my stateside duty & forcing me into back to back overseas stints"

Disability tag so I could attend my back to back classes without a 1/4 mile hike to & from the car to get the books that weighed too much together? Reaction "Why are using a disabled spot, I can't SEE your disability, you MUST be faking"

The more gov't. interferes to "correct" a wrong, the less people perceive the true wrongs.

The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Ronald Reagan

#15 Just recalled it actually

Just recalled it actually happened to me 4 times - once before I joined the USN, 3 times while in. Each time it make me feel sick to my stomach, and a bit helpless, since it didn't seem like these guys cared if I returned their interest or not.

Standing too close, mumbling vile things that I couldn't quite make out, but got the gist of - that's what I call sexual harassment. Rule of thumb - 1 time is bad, but allowing it to happen again is on BOTH.

If you *have* to be around the guy like I did? Learn to be direct, avoid being alone, and preserve your space.

Yes, the guy I talked about in my above post was able to harass me for too long, but I was young & dumb & had to reach that point where I wouldn't tolerate his behavior to get him to stop. I could have gone above his head {I was an E-3, he was an E-1} to the office, but I think shutting him down by myself enabled me to easily deal with the next 2.

When did we {women} become a bunch of helpless damsels in distress? When gov't. said "we'll deal so you don't have to"

The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Ronald Reagan

#16 Anybody else wondering who gave the media this story?

Is anyone else wondering who gave this story to the media? In my mind, the real beneficiaries are Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. We ought to look at their campaigns for the possible sourcing of this story.

“Liberals tend to put the onus of your success on society and conservatives on you and your family.”

Dennis Prager

#17 If it turns out one of the repub campaigns is behind this...

...(and I suspect it just might), should that campaign's candidate become the nominee, I WILL NOT BE VOTING FOR THAT PERSON ON ELECTION DAY.

No way. No how. Uh-uh.

And if we come to find out the republican establishment is behind this, I will be staying home on election day.

BTW: Herman ran for the Senate a few years back (I supported him).

Ain't it funny this didn't come up back then?


Vote for the American in November

#18 In regard to your post and your signature...

You say you would rather stay home but your signature says Obama must go in the quickest way. So, which is it?

I for one will do what I did last election...hold my nose and vote "anyone but Obama".

#19 The primary beneficiary is

The primary beneficiary is Barack Obama as this would potentially maneuver Mitt Romney to be the GOP nominee. The Dems believe Romney is the best man to beat given his flip flopping (creative repositioning) and RomneyCare (mirco-ObamaCare). IMO, There is no difference between Romney and Obama, both will lie for your vote and I doubt seriously in the minds of moderates whether there is any real difference between a Dem and a GOPer given the nuanced liberal track record of both.

This has the fingerprints of Dems, they ever ate their own in John Edwards. Remember, it was the National Enquirer, an ally of the Clintons who exposed him. The MSM was not happy with the Clintons for doing so and treated her accordingly.

#20 And Republicans never eat their own.

dscott: difference between Romney and Obama, both will lie for your vote...

#22 Whatever

dscott: .....Romney...will lie for your vote...

dscott: ...must you find fault with everyone?

dscott: .....Romney ...will lie for your vote...

dscott: Instead of this invective against the less than ideologically pure, why not...

dscott: ....Romney ...will lie for your vote...

dscott: ...the issue is the manner in which people are being put down.

#23 Conspiracy theories.

Highly unlikely. Rush explained why today. It smells like a liberal tactic, and if one of the other campaigns leaked it to the Politico, they are banking that the Politico will keep it quiet that they leaked it. What are the chances of that?

Nope, this is just too fishy to be an inside hit piece. 

Be on the lookout for random acts of journalism from the MSM~h/t Rush

We Are The 53%

#24 Ann Coulter exposes the

Ann Coulter exposes the connection on how the NRA records were tapped for the latest smear campaign:


Suspicions had already fallen on Sheila O'Grady, who is close with David Axelrod and went straight from being former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley's chief of staff to president of the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA), as being the person who dug up Herman Cain's personnel records from the National Restaurant Association (NRA).

The Daley-controlled IRA works hand-in-glove with the NRA. And strangely enough, Cain's short, three-year tenure at the NRA is evidently the only period in his decades-long career during which he's alleged to have been a sexual predator.

After O'Grady's name surfaced in connection with the miraculous appearance of Cain's personnel files from the NRA, she issued a Clintonesque denial of any involvement in producing them -- by vigorously denying that she knew Cain when he was at the NRA.

As I said before, when Allred came out of the woodwork to represent Bialek, the source of the false accusations was the Democrat Party and now specifically an Obama operative...Axelrod.

#25 Funny, but no one is touching

Funny, but no one is touching that she said he will be the next Vice Presidential candidate.


No freaking way am I dealing with four years of Romneycare, Ann. No ifs, ands, or buts about it.

#26 Ann thinks Mitt will HAVE to

Ann thinks Mitt will HAVE to tag Cain for VP - Mitt's a lock to them all, even Ann.

The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Ronald Reagan

#27 I was expecting somebody would pull something like this

The only question is, who?

Was it the dems, one of the repub campaigns, or somebody in the republican establishment?


Vote for the American in November

#28 Ho hum

Not really very high-tech though. Just the same old lies and smears.

Americans keeping their own earnings is a Civil Right! Demand your Civil Rights!

#29 Here we go...

The electorate is FAR more sophisticated than Obama's Nancy-boys give them credit for, and LIKELY GOP VOTERS are old enough to remember what the headlines were when this supposedly happened.

$50k to shut up & go away during the age of "pubic hair on a Coke can" Anita Hill when the entire country's H.R. departments were FURIOUSLY rewriting Employee Handbooks to exhort men to never again tell a female co-worker "You look really nice today." makes the "gravity" of allegations that someone was "offended" and pawned off with a FLY SWATTER of a hush-payment RIDICULOUS.

First of all, this notion (to borrow a fave Obama phrase) that people have the right to not be "offended" is p*ssing people off coast-to-coast, so that's not going to buy a whole lot of good will.

Second, even DEMOCRATS, even on MSNBC, regard him as a good man of UNASSAILABLE good character.

Dems are politicking like it's the '90's and like Herman's a politician.

I thought Democrats were supposed to be the party of "new" ideas.

They should GET SOME.

Oh - and note that MSNBC, etc. is jumping ugly all over him for the way he's answering these allegations - Put them all in a box and they boil down to "THAT's not how a professional politician would answer!"


#30 $$$

If they fear him that much it is time to send him some more $$. This desperation will help him IMHO.


#31 Here we go again...

The Piglitico is a notch lower than the New York Slime as far as I'm concerned! Talk about racism, here it is right before our own eyes. They want dufuses like Obama and Waters but not intelligent people like Cain who can [And does!] think for himself. Its too bad that so many blacks are blind to the fact of who really keeps them on the plantation. On january 20, 2013, I will celebrate the inaugeration of President Herman Cain, a real uniter with "Real Change" that I can believe in!

"Old Soldiers never die, they just fade away"!

#32 Who's running scared?

Both sides of the aisle have reason to be frightened of Herman Cain. The Dems because they know he represents the possible first, real, black president who's not an empty suit. The mainline Republicans fear him because he may upset the beknighted, heir apparent to the Republican throne, Mitt Romney. Karl Rove, Charles Krauthammer and others of that ilk are on the offensive in trying to dissuade voters from voting for Cain.So either side could be the "leak".

The federal government alone is a breeding ground for EEO lawsuits. Many of the DoD lawyers aren't working contract law cases as they were hired to do, they're spending most of their time with EEO law suits. These suits for gender or racial discrimination are like mini-lotteries. Many get a quick $15,000 or more and others larger amounts. Many of the "afflicted" are given positions in job series they are unqualified for along with years of back pay. So, it would stand to reason that these frivolous EEO complaints are common place in the private sector too.

Ann Coulter was correct, someone who winks at a woman because they have something in their eye are grounds enough to file. Or mention the Uncle Remus story when discussing literature and mention the word tar baby or briar patch and you're a racist.

It seems to me the accusers better come forward and tell their story with verifiable facts to back them up.

iamsaved "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left," (Ecclesiastes 10:2) MSM Journalism - "a profession consisting of idealogues espousing their beliefs regardless of facts and/or truth."

#33 Despicable

If Cain was a Democrat, this would be tantamount to a hate crime in the eyes of the media. And to all the Republican candidates...STOP ATTACKING EACH OTHER! God help them if one of them is behind this story

Republicans believe that every day is July 4th. Democrats believe that every day is April 15th. -Ronald Reagan

#34 So lieberals are basically

So lieberals are basically saying you just can't trust a black man around white women.

All of the above Mr Obama? --- How about ALL OF THE BELOW, instead.

#35 Only one thing left to add

Previous commenters have already touched on all of the salient points of the Politico hit piece, so I will address the other important issue that is obvious to anyone who watched the Ann Coulter clip: Dayam, she was looking rather freaking hawt last night. Almost Palin-level hawt.

#36 And here's what you were waiting for...

For what the MSM breathlessly announced, the sins of Cain!

Remark: "you are the same height as my wife. And I brought my hand up to my chin saying, 'My wife comes up to my chin.'"

The Gesture: At that point, Cain gestured with his flattened palm near his chin. "And that was put in there [the complaint] as something that made her uncomfortable," Cain said, "something that was in the sexual harassment charge."

As you can by Cain's utterly sinful behavior, he belittled a female. The fires of perdition await him, sinner! SINNER! Cast him into the fiery pit! /sarcasm/ - did I really need to say that?

#37 Anita Hill

Methinks the onerous spirit of Anita Hill doth walk our land once more.

Dr. Sandy Kramer

#38 I have a hit piece too..

Politico is a front group for an international prostitution ring. I have two unnamed sources that have corroborated these allegations.

"If God is dead, somebody is going to have to take his place. It will be megalomania or erotomania, the drive for power or the drive for pleasure, the clenched fist or the phallus, Hitler or Hugh Hefner." — Malcolm Muggeridge

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