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Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Okay, that's like saying the sun is hot.

Mark Block, the smokin' dude in Herman Cain's ridiculous political YouTube ad, appeared on FAUX NOOZ and lied about Karen Kraushaar's son, [Karen Kraushaar, 55, is a registered Republican who works at the Treasury Department. Through her attorney, she has described the alleged harassment as "a series of inappropriate behaviors and unwanted advances from the CEO," NPR reported. She reportedly received a payout in 1999.] claiming Josh Kraushaar worked for Politico, the blog that broke the Herman Cain sexual harassment story.

Here is what Block claimed on FAUX NOOZ:

"Mark Block, Cain's chief-of-staff, spoke to Sean Hannity on Fox News Tuesday, and wrongly claimed that the son of a woman who accused Cain of sexual harassment in the 1990s works at POLITICO.

'At the press conference it was brought up that Karen Kraushaar had come out as one of the women, so we've come to find out that her son works at POLITICO, the organization that originally put this story out,' Block said."

When Hannity asked if the information about Kraushaar's "son" was confirmed, Block said: "We've confirmed that he does indeed work at POLITICO and that's his mother, yes."

Except Block, Cain's chief of staff, was either lying or incompetent because he named the wrong guy.

This is what Josh Kraushaar, the guy Block accused, had to say:

"Kraushaar acknowledged working at POLITICO from 2007 to 2010, but said he had been at the National Journal for over a year. His Twitter bio lists his current job title as the executive editor of the publication's blog The Hotline. He's also not related to Cain's accuser.

'For a presidential spokesman to go on TV and make up blatant falsehoods doesn't speak well for his boss, either,' Kraushaar wrote.

Kraushaar did manage to keep his sense of humor about the whole situation. 'The only positive benefit about being smeared by Mark Block on Hannity is I'm getting 100 new Twitter followers a minute.' "

So there we have it.  More incompetence from the man who wants to be president.  Is this another joke, Mr. Cain?  Or is it a continuing side-show where, it appears, your campaign for the GOP presidential nomination is nothing more than street theater and not a serious effort to win the nomination.

But wait, Cain is leading the GOP polls.  Imagine that.  A pizza marketer who tells us that his policies are jokes, whose chief of staff names the wrong guy on a national cabal teevee station as one of his accuser's sons, and who now has, how many now?  4? 5? women accusing him of improper sexual advances.

Sounds like the perfect candidate to lead the GOP into next year's presidential election.


Leslie Parsley said...

Oh, but I very much want Herman Cain to get the Republican nomination. The best thing that could happen to the Democrats and how fun it would be for Obama to chew him up and spit out his ignorant hypocritical ass.

Malcolm said...

I heard that Sean Hannity is going to make a correction during his show tonight about Block's lie. We'll see.

This evening I caught part of "The Five" (aka "Four Conservatives Against a Liberal"). Eric Bolling was adamant that the left fears Herman Cain going up against President Obama in the general election. Please! Wake up Bolling. Not only are you dreaming, but you're snoring too!

Shaw Kenawe said...

Why do rightwingers always say we on the left "fear" their weakest, and dumbest candidates?

We welome their incompetents and hope they run them against Mr. Obama. Cain has shown himself to be tragically uninformed on foreign policy. He's had to walk back his many whacky ideas, saying he was only joking when he proposed them. So he's ignorant on foreign policy and his domestic solutions are jokes.

And we're supposed to "fear" this guy?

Remember how some righties claimed lefties were so afraid of Sarah Palin?

Sarah who?

Malcolm said...

The only thing I can figure in regards to them thinking we fear their weak links is that its false bravado. By the way, I had to Google Sarah Palin's name because I had forgotten who she was.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Malcolm, Sarah Palin was supposed to beat the onions out of Mr. Obama at the next presidential election. She was going to do this by dint of her towering intellect.


We were supposed to be cowering in a corner before her awesomeness.

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Truth 101 said...

Republicans fear Herman Cain. Democrats aren't doing anything to this clown.

Infidel753 said...

Cain PAC's latest gambit: Yo mama's ugly.

Anyone ever had one of the actual pizzas? Cain's starting to seem freaky enough to make me wonder what's in the special sauce.

I, for one, do fear the idiots and nuts whom the Republicans keep throwing up as Presidential material -- because if one of them got nominated, there's always a chance, however slight, that he or she could win the Presidency. Cain or Bachmann or Perry as leader of the free world? The whole planet would implode into a black hole of preposterousness.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Infidel, I checked out the C&L post and apparently they've discovered that site where they make fun of the woman and the horse is a hoax.

okjimm said...

Block is from my part of the World... he as also banned from running any political campaign in Wisconsin for three years.

the guy is a Rove Wannabee without any brains.

Malcolm said...

Shaw: Yeah, I remember that. A right-wing blogger once said that Palin could beat President Obama in a debate. Anybody who thought she could beat him in an election and/or a debate is someone not to be taken seriously.