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Blinky on the Warpath – Cain Goes Ballistic on Perry Campaign

It’s been a busy week for Herman “Blinky” Cain. All that dodging and deflecting, all the blinking and stuttering, doing interviews and trying to keep stories straight… grueling work, that. And now he’s added a new activity to his already busy calendar – blaming. No, he’s not blaming the women he sexually harassed (although he may just be saving that one for another day), he’s blaming Rick Perry.

What better way to start your Thursday morning than with a little elephant-on-elephant violence? That, and a cup of coffee, and you’re all set.

Cain is not just accusing Rick Perry – he’s also blaming Politico, the outlet that first broke the story. Ayup.  It’s a conspiracy plot is what it is. A former consultant for Cain (whom Cain thinks he told about the false charges seven years ago when there was nobody else in the room) has now gone to work for Rick Perry and spilled the beans, so says Mark Block, Cain’s campaign manager.  And Rick Perry needs to apologize – not just to Herman Cain, but to Herman Cain’s family, and to America itself.

Block said the Cain camp had no hard evidence to support the allegations—but thought the timing was peculiar.

“Approximately two weeks ago Mr. Anderson went to work for the Rick Perry campaign. What else happened about two weeks ago? Politico began this smear campaign citing anonymous sources citing Mr. Cain acted inappropriately,” Block said.


~The smoking gun

When contacted, Anderson immediately denied leaking the information, saying he didn’t know about harassment allegations until recently.

Hey, you know what? I was just thinking about it, and you know what else happened about two weeks ago? That earthquake in Turkey, that’s what. Now, I don’t have any hard evidence to PROVE that Rick Perry’s guy had anything to do with that… I’m just saying that the timing on that is a little bit “coincidental,” a little too “peculiar,” if you know what I mean.  Oh sure, he’ll deny it… you just wait and see.

I’m not sayin’, I’m just sayin’.

No one knows how this entire Cain incident. (Counting women on my fingers) Actually, it would be five incidents at this point…  OK. No one knows how the handling of these five incidents will affect Cain’s polling numbers, but here’s how it stands now. A Quinnipiac poll that just came out yesterday, and covers the period of time in which the sexual harassment allegations were revealed (undoubtedly by that scurvy dog Rick Perry and his minions), shows this:

Cain and Romney competed for the top spot in national polls for much of October, but a Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday shows Cain breaking ahead to take a solid lead.

Cain took 30% of support among registered Republican voters, according to the survey, with Romney following at 23%.

The poll, taken almost entirely before reports emerged of sexual allegations against Cain, also reveals Cain leading in a hypothetical matchup against Romney, 47% to 39%.

The sample was also taken before Cain warned us all about how China was “trying to develop nuclear capabilities.” (Their first nuclear test was in 1964) Next thing you know the Ruskies and going to want nukes too! THEN what?

Will Cain’s lack of basic knowledge about world nuclear powers, or the fact that he absolutely botched his response to a scandal that he knew was coming ten days before it broke have an impact? Will Mitt Romney capitalize on the squabble and finally break through his 23% glass ceiling?

Or perhaps, the accusation will backfire, giving Perry a much-needed lift. Let’s face it, when you have to issue a statement to the press saying, “During that last speech I was not drunk, or on drugs” things aren’t going well. I noticed how Perry parsed his words, tiptoeing around my personal theory that he was drunk AND on drugs.

Perry’s campaign said that he was simply “loose and passionate.” Ironically, it sounds like the same problem plaguing Herman Cain.



29 Responses to “Blinky on the Warpath – Cain Goes Ballistic on Perry Campaign”
  1. BigPete says:

    Panic Stations

    Herbert’s dream of “monetizing” his celebrity as an outrageous reactionary twit/great white hope is in serious jeopardy if he’s seen as a bullying, dirty old man. And he really isn’t all that charming. And there’s no excuse for being such a poor liar.

    • Cain’s accessories to his wardrobe lend credence to his desire to be seen as a bad hombre-his black cowboy hat should scare the bejeezus out of normal humans. I’m gonna guess he figures people will overlook his lack of qualifications and intelligence and warm up to his tough guy image-ala Raygun or dumbass dubya.

  2. johnny says:

    New book due out mid November. A little off topic, but I don’t see an open thread today. Somber topic, I can’t believe she did that elaborate blood libel speech but didn’t bother to call the Giffords.

    “The book also mentions Sarah Palin, who was criticized after the shootings for a map posted by her political action committee that showed a number of Democratic-held congressional districts marked with crosshairs. Giffords’ district was among those covered by the tiny symbols, which were supposed to indicate seats that would be targeted by the GOP.

    Giffords found the map disturbing. After the shootings, Kelly vented his feelings about the map to President Barack Obama. He thought Palin might call to offer condolences because of the mounting criticism, but she never did.

    Representatives for Palin’s political action committee, SarahPAC, did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

    Read more:

  3. beth says:

    OT, but since there’s no Open Thread, yet, today…

    You just knew $P would weigh in on OWS, and you just knew she would be as clueless about it as she is about everything else. Here: “Sarah Palin: Occupy Wall Street Wants A Bailout” [from HuffPo]

    And is it just me, or does the outfit she’s wearing look suspiciously like an old 1998 bathrobe? Fredrick’s of Hollywood? Woolworth’s? beth.

    • Sourdough Mullet says:

      Fredrick’s of Hollywood is Spot-On, Beth! I’d give anything to see the matching cheetah fur & black feather boa mules that I’m guessing she’s wearing on her feet.

      Be sure to check out Gryphen’s take on the outfit on Immoral Minority blog today. His headline is a Hoot! And for people who are not familiar with the “Furries” he’s referring to (and even for those who are) check out the Hilarious video at this site: (definitely worth a click!)

  4. Baker's Dozen says:

    Why are we waiting for Washington?

    This Republican mud wrestling along with a congress mired in the ‘flats means we need to look elsewhere.

  5. Winski says:

    Mud: This is truly hilarious stuff… The picture actually looks like them at the last debate – 15 of 38 – and still counting… I heard someone yesterday indicate that the women on the View wanted to have one of the debates on their show – LIVE!!! What a display of bad plumage…..

    Speaking of battles in Tundra, there are rumors that a new fence has been built around the Flying Monkey Compound out where the sister’s compound is…. Many were questioning why… I think I found the answer… On Wednesday, MSNBC welcomed its newest contributor to the family: Meghan McCain.

    So, let’s see… ONE TIME SHOT being a stage-hand and backstage, table grifter at a Hollywood meat show, OR a full time correspondent on a National News Network…. hummm… wonder which most would reach for…. The fence is not to keep things OUT… It’s to keep the raving, drooling, blithering cuckoos IN….


  6. jimzmum says:

    A radio station here was inserting his “Excuse me, excuse me” cut about every five minutes on Wednesday evening. Funniest thing I have heard in a long time.

  7. OMG says:

    Conservative columnist Rubin writes in disgust about the Cain candidacy:

    “Now, Cain could stay in the race, I suppose, and turn each debate and appearance into a three-ring circus. He could risk losing all the goodwill and future book sales he’s earned up to now. He could continue to inflict humiliation on his family and his supporters, making a great number of his defenders look like dopes. But a smart business guy in control of himself and in command of the situation would realize the jig is up and any future public career depends on the disappearance/atonement/revival pattern that has characterized so many careers (including his current opponent Newt Gingrich.) A decent and disciplined man would not put his political party through this ordeal.”

    • beth says:

      What you want to bet the Rubin article will be slammed by Herb, Herb’s campaign, Rush, Herbites,, as “racist”? Just like all other articles and commentary pointing out how ludicrous it is for him to keep plowing on, have been?

      After all, Rubin is *obviously* using the ‘race card’ against The Black Walnut when he writes: “…the jig is up…” — we all know what “jig” is short for…

      Gadzooks — where is the GOTP finding these nutjob candidates? beth.

  8. Website was unavailable to iowa long after I retired for the evening. Cain’s clear,singular vision of China working to have “nukular” capabilities will endear his beautifully tanned hide to the tan loving Tundra Tart,until she wakes up to the fact that he is usurping her “rogue” status and then she will sue him. Of course fake non-sense will place the blame for the rift on the sitting Potus ,who is desperately trying not to die laughing. Mosques in Michigan have been warned to beef up security ahead of a planned prayer summit next week in Michigan.

  9. OMG says:

    As a definite Washington insider (since he was head of the National Restaurant Association: the largest lobbying organization for restaurant owners), he should have known that he would be scrutinized as a presidential candidate. But as he showed the NRA back then, he does not expect to play by the same rules as others. He seems to view himself more as a dictator than a leader.

    From the Washington Post:

    “Once settled into the powerful trade association’s 17th Street NW offices, however, Cain developed a different reputation. Colleagues recall that he spent the organization’s money liberally, commissioning new information technology and phone systems and spending nearly double what had been budgeted to renovate an auditorium.

    “He did not have the temperament to be an association executive,” said William Fisher, Cain’s predecessor at the organization. “He did not like to have to go to a board of directors to get authorization to do certain things. He did not like criticism from the state associations.””

    And take a look at what he battled for and against:

    “During his tenure, the association was a tough opponent of minimum-wage increases and mandatory health-care benefits. He lobbied against anti-smoking regulations and took on a coalition of traffic-safety groups advocating a lowering of the blood-alcohol limit used to define drunken driving.”

  10. Baker's Dozen says:

    Danged wrestling elephants knocked out the string and tin cans on AKM’s servant today. Good that the fixit people got it up again.

  11. SameOld says:

    Thanks for the early mornin’ laugh Sourdough Mullet!

  12. slipstream says:

    “During that last speech I was not drunk, or on drugs”

    Yep, and Christine O’Donnell is not a witch.

  13. Sourdough Mullet says:

    Wow, speak of the devil! AKM writes an hilariously scathing blurb regarding Herman Cain’s dalliances, selective amnesia, and monkey poop-slinging, and *poof*! her website goes down for an entire day! Co-Inky-Dense? I think not…
    But Thank Gawd you’re back up and running, as the headline teaser on the links foretold of such a great post that it had me waiting and wondering all day. So much so that I had an epiphany. It finally struck me that the only solution for the poor, foundering GOP Party in the 2012 election might be to offer up a little “Bonus Ticket”. An offer so appealing to their base that they just couldn’t refuse. So I predict the announcement in the next few weeks of the “Palin/Cain/Bachmann ticket”, They could dub it “Winkin’, Blinkin’, and Odd”. They could at least attract the “Pervie” vote with a 3-way teaser, and that might be the best they can hope for this coming election.

    • Kath the Scrappy says:

      “An offer so appealing to their base that they just couldn’t refuse. So I predict the announcement in the next few weeks of the “Palin/Cain/Bachmann ticket”, They could dub it “Winkin’, Blinkin’, and Odd”. They could at least attract the “Pervie” vote with a 3-way teaser, and that might be the best they can hope for this coming election.”

      Roaring laughter, dang THIS is funny!

    • Attagirl says:

      “Winkin’, Blinkin’ and Odd”……… perfect is this?! Good one, Sourdough Mullet!

    • beth says:

      “Winkin’, Blinkin’ and Odd”… Excellent, Sourdough Mullet — truly excellent. My adz has been laughed off. beth.

    • Jo says:

      What a hoot! “Winkin’, Blinkin’, & Odd”….. That is going to keep me giggling for a while.

    • bubbles says:

      fanned and faved. hysterical.

  14. Diane says:

    Perry had back surgery in Aug.
    I’m thinking that he was using(ha!) the terms ‘drugs’ to mean the illegal kind.
    But not the kind prescribed by the MD.

    He had experimental back surgery, using his own stem cells. This procedure is not FDA approved because the research shows that it has very little success.
    It cost over $10,000.00. I’m wondering if his insurance paid for it or if he did himself.
    Would be interesting to find out.

    • according to Texas on the Potomac-what ever costs insurance didn’t cover,Perry paid. The doctor who injected the stem cells had been to Japan earlier and had stem cells implanted for arthritis. Exoerts from stem cell research said the probable outcome would be a placebo effect-patients feeling better for having the procedure done.