Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Raising Cain

Politico and Real Clear Politics are in full bloom with multiple scandal stories about Herman Cain.  It seems obvious that the scandal was engineered by a poliical rival or rivals in co-ordination with the left wing media. 

    Ambiguous accusations, hurled without evidence of wrong doing constitute a sly, slickly contrived fishing expedition.  The purveyors of scandal throw out the amorphous charges in hopes that the accused will expose some previously unknown vulnerability in a mad scramble to defend his reputation. 

    I have no clue whether the Perry campaign was behind the scandal stories or not. I would be more inclined to suspect Obama & Romney but the recent hiring of a past Cain consultant by the Perry campaign seems to light the path in that direction. 

    My unfounded opinion is that Pawlenti & Perry are stalking horses for Romney, their mission being to suppress less popular rivals, suck away their media 'oxygen' and discourage other wall flowers from sprinting into the race.

    Playing the scandal card carries some risks.  If the player is identified, he will be tainted with a reputation for mud slinging, losing considerable moral authority in the process.  If the victim is able to deflect the charges, the increased media attention may prove beneficial rather than detrimantal to his campaign.  If nothing else, it will lead to increased name recognition.

    For the true believers who share the candidate's ideology, scandal mongering can serve to cement their attachment to the candidate, so that they will redouble their campaign contributions and efforts.  There may be blowback against the Romney & Perry campaigns even if they were not the source of the scandalous story line.

    Mark Levin had a good rant about the scandal Tuesday, from a lawyer's view point.  Tonight he opened the show with another excellent rant about the scandal.


Ema Nymton said...


Domestic "christian" Terrorist,

Welcome back to your blog. It has been a time since you posted here. The continuous line of 'Islam Hate' by Ali Ben Ali Mohammad Abdul Scumbag, "SandMaggots are Muslims" has been more than tiring.

Do you intend to take your blog back soon?

Ema Nymton

RightHooks said...

Ema, nice to hear from you. Yes, I have indeed been on haitus. And Ben has been doing a fantastic job with his posts in my absence.

But you bring up a good point...why haven't I written for so long?

Truth is, is that I just got tired of Obama, his scheistering, his lies, deceptions, cronyism, and general fraudulent behavior. The man IS a fraud. I also got sick of the State press, his media arm also known as the main stream media. And I got sick of the way liberals continue to work to erode everything that was great about this country.

Furthermore, I got sick of Islamic idiots, their shenannigans, the puke from Iran, and why we didn't take him out in 2003.

Yes, the merry-go-round would have to continue on without me. I have been writing light-hearted things elsewhere on the internet (under another name, of course.) That has been enjoyable...hint: it IS football season, ya know.

No doubt you are tired out from all the communist 'Occupy' events around the country.

Nonetheless, I truly wish you well.