I recently observed some of the bantering going on at the Ron Paul Forum and noticed that Ron Paul fanatics despise Herman Cain even more than I thought.
Referring to a White House 2012 article on Herman Cain’s 2004 senate race in Georgia, one Paulbot tries to suggest that Cain is a liar because in his recent interview with Piers Morgan, Cain claimed that he made an impressive showing in that race. The creator of this particular Ron Paul Forum thread also suggests that Cain lied because in that same interview Cain he refered to that same election by stating “I almost pulled it off. I came within 2 percentage points.”
The truth is that Herman Cain’s descriptions of his 2004 senate campaign are not lies. The fact that Herman Cain, a relative unknown and a definite political novice, came in second in a race against two well established incumbent congressmen is impressive. And as was stated in the White House 2012 referenced earlier, the campaign team of Johnny Isakson, the man who went on to win that senate race, state that Cain gave them a good scare and a run for their money.
As for the claim that Cain lied when he stated that he came within two percent in that race, what the accuser does not understand is first, what they are talking about, and second, that Cain’s reference to 2%, is a reference to the fact that had he polled a fraction more than 2%, he would have forced Isakson in to a runoff election for the Republican nomination. In Georgia, no one can win an election without more than 50% of the vote. That was noted in White House 2012.
Despite the truth, respondents in this particular thread go on to write things such as;
“I honestly believe that he [Cain] is the most dishonest man I have ever heard of in my entire life. It’s one thing for Romney to flip flop on every thing over the course of a few years. Cain is lying and changing positions every day now, and some times twice.”
To which “Cutlerzzz” replies;
“Seriously. He’s either a compulsive liar, or a major flip flopper.”
Pauliticalfan chimes in with “Seriously. He’s either a compulsive liar, or a major flip flopper.”
Ron Paul’s kool-aid swigging base goes on with their attempt to make Cain out to be a liar, based on the remarks he made about 2004 senate campaign. And then “Bruno” suddenly adds;
“So Cain is ‘not a politician’ only because he has failed numerous times to become one? Interesting. Let’s help keep that trend going so he can still say he is not a politician in 2012.”
The funny thing is that “Bruno’s” signature in the Ron Paul Forum is a quote from Ron Paul that reads;
“I’m not just trying to win or get elected. I am trying to change the course of history”
And therein lies the hypocrisy of Paulbots and Ron paul himself. If he is not running to get elected, why has been running for and getting elected to office for two decades and is now embarking on his third race for President? I dare suggest that if after 17 runs for elected office, and two decades in office, if you haven’t changed history yet, I doubt you will do it next the 14 months. I will also add that if anyone is a politician it is someone has been in politics and playing it for more than a quarter of century.
I find it truly hysterical that Ron Paul’s base is quick to call others liars and denounce the game of politics when their own messiah, Ron Paul himself lies about his own record and both he and his supporters are so willing to play political games themselves. We are talking about a man who while preaching fiscal responsibility and pushing for the federal government to get our lives, is earmarking hundreds of millions of dollars to have the federal subsidize a study on shrimp. And as for his supporters, while they preach the ills of politics, as demonstrated in their attempted lynching of Herman Cain, are quick to play politics and distort the record and words of Herman Cain.
And tomorrow, they will drop their focus on Cain and aim it towards the next Republican who is beating Ron Paul at the top of the polls.
Meanwhile, all Ron paul supporters are doing is running an ad hoc Obama reelection committee. For in the end, if they succeed, the reelection of Barack Obama is all that they will achieve.
To be sure, Herman Cain has no love lost for Ron Paul and his dangerous, lunatic, fringe supporters. In the same Piers Morgan interview dealot with earlier, Cain made it clear that he thinks that of elected President,. Ron Paul would be quite bad for America. Cain adds that he disagrees with Paul’s solutions that simply throw the baby out with the bath water. And as for Paul’s supporters, there again there is no love lost.
In his book, “This Is Herman Cain”, Cain claims that Paul’s supporters are “threatened” by him and that they are “trying to destroy” him “on the fact that I was once affiliated with” the Federal Reserve.
After reading this thread about Herman Cain that comes from Ron Paul’s fans, it appears to me that Herman Cain is not the liar, but that those who doth protest too much are.
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