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GOTP group sends out email with image of President Obama shot through the head

Ah yes, it’s all in fun, an image of the president of the United states with a bullet hole through his head is a barrel of laughs, or at least it is to the Loudoun County, Va., Republican Tea Party (GOTP) Committee.

The message, with the subject line “Halloween 2011,” invited “supporters” to a community parade where “we are going to vanquish the zombies with clear thinking conservative principles and a truckload of Republican candy.”  It also features a caricature of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a jack-o-lantern, and cartoons of zombies; the not-so-funny email was swiftly condemned by both conservative and liberal groups today for featuring the image

Interestingly enough the email was first reported by the blog Too Conservative, which said the group had gone “way too far” and should be reported to the U.S. Secret Service.

Mark Sell, chairman of the Loudoun County Republican Committee however disagrees, and attempted to explain away the email as a “light-hearted attempt to inject satire humor into the Halloween holiday.”

“Apparently, some individuals have interpreted an image of Barack Obama that appeared within the email as intending to portray the President as a victim of a violent crime.  Nothing could be further from the truth,” Sell said in a statement. “We deeply and sincerely apologize to the President and anyone who viewed the image if that was the impression that was left.”

So, if the image wasn’t meant to show the President as “a victim of a violent crime” then what was it supposed to be portraying, the President as an unfortunate victim of a tragic hunting accident with Dick Cheney?

No one seems to be buying the explanation however, at least with no one with any brains, and the Virginia GOTP Chairman Pat Mullins called the image “disgusting” and condemned its use “in the strongest possible terms.”

“We are in the process of contacting those responsible for the image to demand that they cease using it and immediately issue an apology,” Mullins said.

A Republican National Committee spokesman said the type of imagery in the Loudoun County GOTP email “has no place in politics.”

The Secret Service told ABC News the agency is aware of the incident but offered no further details. No doubt the agents are doubled over with laughter at the “light-hearted attempt to inject satire humor into the Halloween holiday”.

Problem is the Loudon County GOTP Committee has shown its colors, and they are racist all the way through; yes, I said racist. When you show an image of the first Black President with a bullet hole through his head and you’re the GOTP committee of a Virginia county what else is there? It isn’t humorous, it’s vulgar and racist.

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2011 in Racism

 

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Let the feeding frenzy begin; Cain faces potential campaign finance, tax law violations

Herman Cain, the Pizza Man who would be king, is getting his political baptism of fire this week; the media sharks are circling, smelling blood in the water surrounding sexual harassment allegations, and now some more chum has been thrown into the mix with another probable scandal concerning corporate donations.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel‘s reporting that writer Daniel Bice has obtained information suggesting alleging a private Wisconsin-based company footed tens of thousands of dollars to  Cain’s campaign to help get it off the ground providing financing of private chartered flights, iPads and additional travel and campaign expenses. It appears “Mister Outside” may have violated federal campaign finance and tax laws. Of course when asked about the allegations Cain was unable to address them.

“I’m not aware of this report, so my staff has not had time to go through it,” he said in an interview with Fox News. “I’m not aware of it. They’re not aware of it. We are going to look at the report and see if there is any validity.”

Yeah, you go ahead and do that Pizza Man, look into it and never let us know. No doubt it will be another, “there’s absolutely no truth to these allegations” moment; but welcome to the big leagues Mr. Outsider, this is what it means to run for the presidency.

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Coulter Blames Liberals for Herman Cain’s Sexual Harassment?

The Banshee of the uber-conservative talking heads has decided where the truth lies regarding the charges of sexual harassment against Herman Cain; and it isn’t on the Pizza Man’s shoulders. “There’s nothing liberals fear more than a black conservative,” Ann Coulter asserted on Geraldo At Large over the weekend. “This is an outrageous attack on a black conservative who is doing extremely well and I think will be our vice presidential candidate.” Later, in response to fellow conservative Juan Williams challenging her logic, she laughingly claimed, “Right-wingers never bring up personal attacks like this.”

“This is the conservative Republican establishment going after Herman Cain,” Williams retorted.

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What was very interesting in all this exchange is while Geraldo required Williams to back up his assertion he apparently never thought to require Coulter to do the same.

Williams said – very logically – that liberals hadn’t yet spun up opposition research operations against Cain. “For the last 10 days, the Republican establishment has been going after Herman Cain,” Williams said, pointing out Cain’s comments on abortion and his tax plan have been attacked by conservatives. “A lot of that has come from people like Grover Norquist who’ve said, ‘This (the 9-9-9 plan) is going to drive up your taxes, don’t fall for it.’ So this is the Republican establishment. Karl Rove, Grover, those guys.”

The Banshee of course had nothing to truly counter Williams evidence, “Number one, right-wingers never bring up personal attacks like this.” After cleaning off my computer screen from my spit takes, I thought, “Really Ms. Coulter, conservatives don’t make personal attacks”?  Well, how about Mike Huckabee’s attacks against Mitt Romney’s faith in 2007, and again this past month by Rick Perry? What about allegations against John McCain by the Bush machine in 2000 regarding a “black child” during the lead up to the South Carolina primaries?

Williams pointed out that right now Cain has no liberal opponent. “What he’s running against is Mitt Romney, Rick Perry. Those are the people who are right now fighting, battling Herman Cain and who are being hurt by Herman Cain’s tremendous success… This is a political fight going on for the Republican nomination among Republicans and the split inside there is between Republican establishment and grass roots Tea Party folks – most of whom right now have been going with Herman Cain.”

The Banshee is – as always – off her nut, and completely ignorant to real political facts; Williams however, as a conservative pundit who really pays attention to politics and not just attacking liberals, is spot on with his analysis. Does Coulter really think the Democratic Party is afraid of Herman Cain? He would be a great candidate to run against, and would be torn not just to shreds, but to little tiny shreds by the President in a debate.

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Would you like a side order of sexual harassment with that pizza?

If reports are to be believed there’s new meaning to Herman “Pizza Man” Cain’s 999 plan, as in, I’ll sexually harass you 9 times, 9 different ways before 9 a.m. The Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential candidate is refusing to directly address a media report alleging he’d been accused of sexually suggestive behavior toward at least two female employees while he was the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s.

Still, Cain acknowledged: “I do have a sense of humor and some people have a problem with that.”

Which means he was “sexually aggressive” and later tried to claim it was a joke; that’s a good plan, no one’s ever tried that line before?

“C’mon baby, can’t you take a little joke”?

“I will take all your arrows,” Pizza Man said while talking up his 999 v 3.0 tax plan at the American Enterprise Institute, where the “moderators” refused to allow questions about the allegations.

When asked directly if the allegations cast a shadow over his 9-9-9 tax plan, he responded: “I am going by the ground rules that my hosts have set.” Wink, wink …

As he was leaving the stage, he stopped, turned to the crowd and talked about his sense of humor without providing any context. He said his staff tells him to be himself – or “Let Herman be Herman.”

He added: “Herman is going to stay Herman.”

Which means, “Watch out ladies.”

Pizza Man’s campaign is now engaging in full-scale damage control mode in the wake of a Politico report late Sunday suggesting Cain had been accused of sexual harassment toward at least two female employees. The report said the women signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave them five-figure financial payouts to leave the association and barred them from discussing their departures. Neither woman was identified.

The report was based on anonymous sources and, in one case, what the publication said was a review of documentation that described the allegations and the resolution.

Cain, who claims to be an “outsider” in spite of his years as a DC Lobbyist and having served on the Fed, is of course facing higher scrutiny after a burst of momentum in the race for the GOTP chief clown nomination.

Pizza Man’s “campaign manager” Mark “Cancer Man” Block told MSNBC that “Herman Cain has never sexually harassed anybody. Period. End of story.” Block said he’s spoken to Cain about the Politico report and “he said emphatically the story is not true.”

But of course a payout says differently; you don’t settle with a complainant unless there’s some validity to the allegation.

Cancer Man added, “I am not personally aware of any cash settlement relating to sexual harassment charges to Mr. Cain” and referred questions about whether there were settlements to the National Restaurant Association.

The Associated Press reported Sunday it had received a statement from Pizza Man’s campaign asserting once again Politico’s was bogus.

“Inside-the-Beltway media have begun to launch unsubstantiated personal attacks on Cain,” spokesman J.D. Gordon whined. “Dredging up thinly sourced allegations stemming from Mr. Cain’s tenure as the Chief Executive Officer at the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, political trade press are now casting aspersions on his character and spreading rumors that never stood up to the facts.”

All claims of a payout aside of course.

“These are baseless allegations,” Gordon said in a second interview. “To my knowledge, this is not an accurate story.”

Which means he doesn’t know if it’s true or not.

Politico however is saying Gordon has said Cain himself had indicated to campaign officials he was “vaguely familiar” with the charges and that the restaurant association’s general counsel had resolved the matter.

Politico’s also saying it confronted Cain early Sunday outside of the CBS News Washington bureau, where he had just been interviewed on “Face the Nation.”

“I am not going to comment on that,” he said when asked specifically about one of the woman’s claims.

When asked if he had ever been accused of harassment by a woman, he responded, Politico said, by asking the reporter, “Have you ever been accused of sexual harassment?”

So, Mr Cain, running for the Presidency responds to a reporter’s question by asking the reporter the same question back? How third grade of him; exactly the type of person we need in the White House. Could it be there’s more to the story? Could it be where there’s smoke, there’s going to be fire? Could it be the Pizza Man’s a player? Could it be Cain’s just one more conservative “family values” candidate who has none?

 
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Occupy protests aren’t spontaneous?

Michele “Krazy” Bachmann weighed in on the Occupy Wall Street movement after having gone by one of the protests in Washington D.C. a couple days before. Appearing on CNN, she suggested the demonstrators should be targeting the president, not Wall Street.

“I don’t know how spontaneous these protests were, but it seems to be that their anger should be directed at the White House. Because Barack Obama’s policies have put us in one of the worst tailspins, economically, that we have,” Bachmann said. “And maybe that’s why the protest that I saw was within shouting distance of the White House.”

Well, actually Krazy it’s been the policies of you and your fellow do-nothings in the GOTP House and Senate who’ve blocked basically everything the President’s attempted to do. So, you’re half right – the protestors shouldn’t be directing all of their angst at Wall Street, and good portion of it ought to be directed towards Congress, particularly towards the GOTP side of the aisle.

Speaking later San Francisco, Krazy let it out that she wasn’t happy with the protestors hygiene; “At least the Tea Party picks up their own trash.”

How very insightful Michele – in a 1950s domesticated, subservient, housewivey sort of way.

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Fear not 99%, Mitt knows how you feel?

Not to be out done by the Pizza Man, Mittens Romney has also chimed in on the “Occupy” protests, telling a small crowd at a retirement community in Florida, he was unsympathetic of the Occupy Wall Street movement. “I think it’s dangerous, this class warfare,” he said. Romney declined to comment further when asked about the protests by ABC. His response? “I’m just trying to get myself to occupy the White House.”

Yep, that’s it in a nut shell; all Mittens cares about is occupying the White House – god luck with that Mittens; you hold on to that happy thought – that and some fairy dust and one day you’ll fly!

Of course later Romney had to walk back his comments. “I worry about the 99 percent in America,” he said, later adding, “I understand how those people feel.”

Please Mitt, you don’t have a fricken blue clue how these people feel; the only time you went hungry was when the maid was off and you had no one to fix lunch for yourself, and couldn’t work the microwave – that was a hard day now wasn’t it?

 
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Occupy Wall Street Protesters Should ‘Go Home and Get A Job and A Life’?

Huffington Post is reporting that Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential hopeful Herman “Pizza Man” Cain has taken another swipe at the Occupy Wall Street protesters, telling them to “go home and get a job and a life” while speaking to a crowd in Arkansas.

The “Pizza Man” made the comments in response to more than a dozen Occupy protesters who were gathered outside the event, according to the Tolbert Report. “Nobody knows what their cause is,” Cain said before telling the activists to go home.

Cain also had harsh words for the left in general during the campaign stop, saying “the American dream has been hijacked” by liberals, “but we can take it back.”

This is of course a phrase often bantered by the uber-conservatives, the likes of the Tea party and Glenn Beck, but they never define what that means. Which version of the American Dream are you referring to Pizza Man? Are you referring to the American Dream of the millionaires like yourself, or to the American Dream of the 99% of one day owning a home, and supporting their family, maybe helping to put their kids through college and then having something to retire on? Open your eyes and shut your pie hole, there aren’t enough jobs! Tax cuts for the wealthy – as in your 999 plan – haven’t created many jobs here in America during the past ten years, but they’ve created lots of jobs overseas. Is that the American Dream of which you speak?

Of course Cain’s blasted the Occupy movement every chance he gets; earlier this month he told the Wall Street Journal that the protesters who don’t have jobs have no one to blame but themselves:

“I don’t have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration. Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself! … It is not a person’s fault if they succeeded, it is a person’s fault if they failed.”

Cain – has an estimated net worth of somewhere between $2.9 million and $6.8 million, according to recently certified financial disclosure forms, so of course he feels threatened when a group decides to protest government policies protecting his “hard earned” millionaire status, and like many of his “class” he can’t understand why the 9% of Americans who are out of work might not appreciate tax cuts to the wealthiest 2%.

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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