October 31, 2011

Wes Pruden on Herman Cain’s ‘Awful Sin’

Filed under: Positivity,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 9:18 am

herman-cain_052111From the former take-no-prisoners editor of the Washington Times (bolds are mine):

Things have gone from bad to badder for the self-righteous artsy-fartsy elites, who for all their book-learning and self-regard just can’t figure out America.

The Herman Cain phenomenon is the latest puzzlement of those who think only they’re wise enough and entitled enough to tell the rest of us which fork to use. Mr. Cain’s sin is not that he doesn’t have the usual qualifications for president. Barack Obama established the precedent that presidents can attempt to do the job with on-the-job training. Mr. Cain’s sin is that he demonstrates, with considerable eloquence, that the notion that Republicans and other conservatives are mean-spirited bigots is the enormous lie of conventional media wisdom.

… (Cain) has changed attitudes and perceptions about what is possible. The most remarkable fact about the Cain phenomenon is that three years after Barack Obama’s incompetence began to reveal itself, the other party, painted in vivid color as benighted and bigoted, demonstrates that it will happily consider a black candidate, too. The prospect of a choice between a black Democrat and a black Republican is the tale that beggars anything Hollywood could imagine.

This reality owes nothing to the media, politicians of any stripe, or to the self-righteious elites. It owes everything to the ordinary men and women of the America that is great because America is good.

More than anything else, this explains the press’s intense attacks on the man (just a few of many examples in the past ten days are here, here, here, here, and here). They do not believe in their hearts that America is good. If they did, they would be focusing on how to improve it, not how to “transform” it.



  1. Once it sinks in that Cain’s 9-9-9 plan portends 19-15-12 five years from its inception and 30-20-15 five years after that, his popularity will plummet. The man is a Fed toady whose alleged brilliance boils down to availing the welfare-warfare state of yet another set of fangs in the veins of white Christian America.

    I prefer Ron Paul, whose platform is predicated on choking off the food supply of the leviathan we call government. Without an income tax or legal tender laws, the belligerent Super State would be left without a funding mechanism.

    Comment by G — October 31, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

  2. No Tom, Your wrong and your writing is really not very clear.
    Your writing is muddy.

    We believe America is good. We believe our leadership and politicians are truly awful. Saying that we do not believe America is not good is a crock. That is simply not the issue. It is just we can see through Herman Cain and we are being sold a bill of goods and He does not pass the smell test.

    Take for example Cain on the Abortion issue.
    Allan Keys is right on when it comes to Cain.

    Please read:
    Cain’s ‘pro-life’ endorsement of Roe v. Wade


    …………………..I think many people are now seeing through Herman Cain’s maneuverings. But do they yet fully understand that what they see are not just the maneuverings of an individual candidate, but the deliberate stratagems of the elitist forces currently in control of the GOP, whom he represents? These forces have no sincere interest in restoring America’s allegiance to the vision of God-endowed rights acted on by America’s founders. Their priorities lie elsewhere. They have been selling the “I’m personally against abortion, but support ‘abortion rights’” poison for years, as have many of the Democrats. They are pleased to see Herman Cain push a fatally transformative formulation of the pro-life position to see whether it is tolerated, while quickly backing off when it encounters firm opposition. Like the famous communist Vladimir Lenin, they see the gains that can be achieved by those who are cunning enough to “probe with bayonets.”……………….

    Comment by G — October 31, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

  3. You’ve got to pick up on the comprehension, G. I said that the (obviously referring to establishment) press doesn’t think that America is good.

    Cain has performed poorly on abortion, and I don’t have an excuse for HIS muddiness on the subject, because there isn’t one. Latest items:
    - Life News — “Cain: ‘Not Telling The Truth If You Say I’m Not Pro-Life’”
    - Life News — “Cain Hits Planned Parenthood as Racist, Abortion Biz Responds”

    It will probably drive you nuts, and I’m not totally happy with it either, but the pro-life movement is going to give any GOP candidate with the possible exception of Romney a wide berth on abortion, because Barack Obama is the most stridently antilife President in U.S. history by miles.

    Comment by TBlumer — October 31, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

  4. #1, Bullcrap. Herman Cain’s plan DOES not lead to tax increases down the road, it eventually leads to a very low flat tax rate and NO IRS or income tax.

    Second he is not a “fed toady.” Working for the Fed does make you a toady, despite your looney buddy’s dreams, the Fed is not going to end anytime soon so in the meantime it’s good to at least have some people working within it to try and at least make as less harmful as possible. If Cain is a “Fed toady” then Paul is a “Congress toady.”

    Cain’s “availed” the “welfare-warfare” state? Give me a break. He has run several successful business, created jobs and served his country in many ways.

    I notice you talk about “White Christian America.” I suppose you think ALL black people are out to get whites, huh?

    Let me tell you something about your hero Ron Paul. He is a coward and an idiot. He doesn’t merely want to reduce government, he wants to strip it of even the duties it SHOULD be doing. (But of course, he wants to be President first!) His foreign policy is the worse kind of far-left looney tune head in the sand dimmhuntide. Talk about sinking your fangs into White Christian America, Ron Paul wants to just let the terrorists run around and do what they want and allow also drug dealers to have free reign and destroy peoples lives. Anyone who says we should have not killed Osama deserves to be in a nuthouse.

    Paul is a fraud and the real toady, whose followers are cult like sheep and the things he is right about (which isn’t much beyond economic policy) are much better stated and defended by more sensible, more articulate and more coherent real conservatives.

    Paul’s America = A drug filled terrorists dream.

    Comment by zf — October 31, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

  5. ZF,

    Gov’t is a huge bloated mess. It needs to be cut everywhere.
    “Ron Paul’s plan is the only one that seriously addresses the economic and budgetary problems our nation faces.

    Where is the Republican leadership when it comes to reducing the size of government? It does not exist as far as I can see?

    Cain’s Plan will not do it.

    The Big Govt Republicans in congress are doing nothing to get Govt off our back. They love subsidies as much as the Democrats.

    Romney is a white RINO version Obama he certainly will not do it.

    Listen to the Ron Paul videos at this web site:
    Ron Paul: Yes We Can Cut $1 Trillion

    Ron Paul Would Erase Billions in Research Spending

    Ron Paul Wants To Eliminate Federal Student Loans

    Ron Paul Suggests Axing 5 U.S. Federal Departments (and Budgets)

    Ron Paul proposes $1 trillion in spending cuts

    Comment by G — November 1, 2011 @ 8:31 am

  6. ZF,

    What you’re seeing in the politicians of today ( Left and Right) are signature traits of people with a gambling problem. Rather than admit they have a problem and go into treatment, they instead make ever-wilder and crazier bets, digging themselves in deeper, and transforming their debt-service from a difficult task into an impossible one. Politicians are desperate not to have to face the consequences of being broke -( And we are broke) – it means reneging on decades of promises to their constituents, it means a lower standard of living for everyone, and (in some places) it might even mean revolt and violence and a very public execution.

    Give us Dr. “No” before it is too late.
    We can no longer put off the pain.
    We can no longer aford to play policeman for the World.

    Comment by G — November 1, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

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