The Cain – Kopechne Ticket

Like trout rising to a cheese ball, the liberal media and feminazi coven have gone on their search and destroy mission against the latest conservative front-runner Herman Cain. So far it has been a lot of search and very little destroy, as polls show Cain gaining support in the wake of the media lynch mob.

Anita Hill must have been busy still examining coke cans for signs of stray follicles, as the media has had to rely on mainly anonymous allegations of vague, nonspecific charges of “sexual harassment” by mostly hidden accusers. That is thoroughly predictable and frankly unremarkable.

What I find remarkable about the brouhaha so far has been the failure of the GOP to hit out of the ballpark this fat, slow pitch the media delivered squarely over the plate. Republicans are once again living up to their reputation as the stupid party.

In a perfect world I would have been in charge of the GOP response, if I do say so myself and I just did. Here’s what would have happened, irrespective and totally separate from whatever response the Cain campaign made.

The nano-second after the allegations were made by the Democrat Party’s sock puppet website Politico, I would have found friendly reporters to locate Bill Clinton and ask him for his reaction to the charges. They would have asked the only President to be disbarred if he would advise Cain to tell the truth under oath if he were ever questioned by a grand jury about the matter, or to burn any dresses belonging to the accusers that Cain might have.

I would suggest to Andrew Breitbart that he dispatch a video crew to locate the Secretary of State, and ask if she saw signs of a vast left wing conspiracy at work against Mr. Cain.  One question might be if Mrs. Clinton saw any quantifiable difference between the very specific allegations of rape and physical abuse brought against her husband by several publicly identified women and the charges of “harassment” brought against Cain by largely anonymous sources.

We would of course have had journalists at the inevitable press conference held by Gloria “It’s always all about me” Allred.  Ms. Allred would have been reminded of the words she spoke about Bill Clinton after Kathleen Willey accused him of groping her in the Oval Office. Clinton, she said,  “is not guilty of sexual harassment. He is accused of having made a gross, dumb and reckless pass at a supporter during a low point in his life. . . . In other words, he took ‘no’ for an answer.”  We would ask Gloria to compare and contrast the incidents and point out their differences.

Then onto the hundreds of prominent feminists and Democrats who in 1998 and 1999 insisted that even if all the charges against Bill Clinton were true (which it would appear was the case), and even if he committed perjury before a grand jury (which was most definitely the case), “it was all about sex”, and had no bearing on his ability to be President.  Just for fun we might visit the offices of MoveOn.org and ask if they thought it was time to move on from the silly allegations against Cain as after all, it’s all about sex.

The piece de resistance (for UCLA grads that means the “best part” or “highlight”) of the response would be a visit to Hyannis Port.  Assuming we could find a Kennedy sober enough to answer, we’d ask the dissolute descendants of Camelot to expound on the difference between conduct that makes a woman feel uncomfortable and conduct that abandons her to drown in the backseat of a car.  Just for grins we might print up some “Cain – Kopechne 2012” bumper stickers and leave them at the front desk of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C and at the Kennedy School of Mis-Government at Harvard..

This is not rocket science folks. It’s called, or used to be called, hard nosed politics. If any – let alone all – of the above had happened in the last ten days I guarantee you that the media, Democrats and women-of-the-fevered-brow would have lost interest in the Cain matter. That none of it has happened shows that the GOP still is playing by Marquis of Queensbury rules while our opponents continue their efforts to gut our best and brightest.

Newt Gingrich, showing again why he would be a formidable nominee, is the only GOP candidate who has hit back at the press on this matter.  The rest of the field has run for the high grass, the exception being Michelle Bachmann who tried to score political points with the media by criticizing Cain’s response to the allegations. Shame on her for giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

We are in a deadly serious, perhaps existential contest for the future of our country.  The full apparatus of the left knows this. It is not coincidence that they have tried to destroy first Palin, then Bachmann, then Perry and now Cain. Enough!  It is time to bloody some noses and put the left on notice that we shall fight for every inch of political turf. It’s time to remind the American people that nobody drowned at the National Restaurant Association.

(William E. Saracino is a member of California Political Review’s editorial board.)

Comments

  1. Penny Fuentes says

    Anyone with a brain, realizes that this a setup to invalidate they ONLY person who can beat obama. Lame stream media is chomping at the bit, as is obama, to destroy Herman Cain. You know what I did, I donated money to Cain….

  2. It surely is no shock to your readers that the journalistic double standard is alive and well. Would that you were in charge of the GOP response. In addition, perhaps the Cain campaign should hire Bill Clinton as a consultant—his first piece of advice might be for Cain to visit 60 Minutes to dispense some ambiguous mush with a fully supportive Mrs. Cain in tow.

  3. It is ABOUT TIME somebody said this! Why hasn’t anyone in the Republican party or conservative movement camped on the front porch of Clinton, John Edwards or Kennedy? Saracino is right – we are behaving once again like the stupid party. But thanks for an amusing piece.

    • The Republican Party (i.e., The Establishment) will not step up to defend Cain on this because they’ve already decided that Romney is their man. Romney willl fit into their Private Club. The conservative candidates and their supporters don’t fit into their world. They’ll just sit back and watch the conservative favorites be picked off one by one.

    • Earl H. Zimmerman says

      that’s A slap in the face, for u guys to cry. and do nothing about it. shame on u. if nothing is being done. AND IF WE DONT DELIGENTY DO SOMETHING ABOUT, BO GOING TO BE BACK IN OFFICE WRAPPING UP THE OTHER 40% IN THE NEXT TERM IN OFFICE. AND IF YOU THINK HE DONE A CRAPY. HE ‘S GOING TO REALLY STICK IT TO US. MY DOG IS RUNNING FOR OFFICE, HE DIFFENTLY WILL FERTLIZE THE LAWN AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

  4. Gordon Strickland says

    Please be assured that many Republicans, myself included, are highly offended by vicious political tactics such as are exemplified by this piece. We don’t know for sure where the truth lies in this matter. However, the fact that some of the charges were made years ago, back when Mr. Cain was a lobbyist for the Restaurant industry, makes it obvious that this did not start as a recent hit operation, and indicates to me that the charges may be largely true. If that is the case, how must these women feel at being traduced in this fashion? In this matter we should wait for the facts to emerge, rather than initiating a campaign of slander and harassment, as supporters of Mr. Cain and other Republicans already seem to be doing. Tactics like this may make you feel good, but they will turn off most Americans.

    • Bill Saracino says

      Hey Gordon:

      If in fact you are a Republican, and if in fact anything written above offends you….do us all a favor and go somewhere you will be among similar milquetoasts – – perhaps you could form the Wussy Party.
      And in re: Cain…..heck….even if everything he’s accused of is true….It’s all about sex, right?….and as we were told over and over and OVER….that has no bearing on someone’s ability to be President. Twas good enough then…..should be good enough now. Get over it….grow a couple of appendages and get ready to fight the liberals.

      • Gordon Strickland says

        I am in fact a Republican and have always been so registered. I first so voted in 1952, for Dwight Eisenhower. That was back when some extremists thought he was “a conscious agent of the Communist conspiracy.” I have subsequently voted Republican in presidential elections in ’56, ’68, ’72, ’76, ’80, ’84, and ’88. With regard to your suggestion that I form a “Wussy Party”, I must note that I served for a number of years in the Navy as a fighter pilot, and I was a research engineer for a major oil company for over 20 years. I am confident that the Wusses would not want me. Mr. Saracino, there is nothing “Wussy” about wanting fair play and civility, but perhaps I am wasting my time pointing that out to you.

        • Bill Saracino says

          What is not “fair” or “civil” about stating facts? Is anything I said above above Bill Clinton, Hilary Clinton, Gloria Allred or Ted Kennedy untrue ? No it is not, but it IS inconvenient to the left…and they have sold a bill of goods to some “Republicans” that left wing hypocrisy is not fair game. You have apparently bought into that argument.

          I notice your string of voting Republican in Presidential elections stopped in ’88…..So let’s see here….Clinton votes in 92 and 96…..Gore in 2000, Kerry in 04 and Barry O, in 08….. your complaints about the column are beginning to make sense….:>).

  5. Earl H. Zimmerman says

    NEWT GINGRICH HAS SHOWN THAT HE CAN DO THE JOB. SO PUT YOUR DIFFERENCES A SIDE PUT A MAN WHO CAN DO THE JOB IN OFFICE.. THAT’S WHAT WE WANT IS RESULTS, RIGHT.

  6. Earl H. Zimmerman says

    OKAY, IF NEWT DOESN’T FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLL GOOD , i GUESS U CAN TALK ME IN TO DO IING THE JOB. ROFL

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