Thursday, November 3, 2011
To: Friends & Supporters
From: Gary L. Bauer
Cain Controversy Continues
The sexual harassment controversy surrounding Herman Cain unfortunately continued today. Late yesterday afternoon three more people -- two former co-workers at the National Restaurant Association (here and here) and a conservative talk show host in Iowa -- made new accusations against Cain.
Cain's campaign quickly fired back. Mark Block, Cain's chief of staff, accused the Perry campaign of leaking the story and demanded an apology. Block said, "The actions of the Perry campaign are despicable. Rick Perry and his campaign owe Herman Cain and his family an apology. Both Rick Perry and Politico did the wrong thing by reporting something that wasn't true."
The accusations against Cain are disappointing. At a time when our country is suffering so much from Obama's failed policies, big media is gleefully pursuing decades-old allegations that never even resulted in formal charges. The same media that refused to examine Obama's radical connections are now working 24-hours a day to bring down another conservative. It pains me to say it, but the Cain campaign has made the media's job easy.
It's been widely reported that his campaign had more than a week's advance notice that Politico was working on this story. Rather than seizing the initiative and "solving the problem," the Cain campaign allowed it to fester, hoping it would just go away. And when it came out, Cain's response was inconsistent, providing fodder for more stories.
The media are also having a field day watching the campaigns fight each other over who leaked the story. While there is some circumstantial evidence that points in the direction of the Perry campaign, there is similar evidence pointing to Romney supporters and even to Democrat Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel. This afternoon, Block pulled back from his attack on the Perry campaign.
Meanwhile, the only people who can be happy about recent events are the lefties at the DNC and in the basement of the White House political operation. Every GOP hopeful needs to start aiming their fire at Obama and his allies instead of each other. If they continue going down this "rule or ruin" path, the nomination won't be worth a dime, and the torture of our beloved country will continue for four more destructive, jobless years.
OWS Out Of Control
The Occupy Wall Street movement, which Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and so many Democrats have embraced, is out of control and needs to be shut down. Responsible Democrats have warned that it is full of radicals and extremists, many of whom believe in violence to achieve their goals. The scenes from Oakland, California, prove it. The public is catching on. A recent poll found that a plurality of Americans now disapproves of the movement.
If the media were interested in exposing sexual harassment, they would leave Herman Cain alone, hop in a cab and spend a few hours investigating OWS. There have been numerous reports of sexual assaults and rapes at OWS camps from coast-to-coast. In one case the victim was 14 years old.
Ironically, for a movement based on fighting income inequality and fighting for jobs, the OWS crowd (just like Obama) is now costing jobs, in part because (just like Obama) it doesn't understand how jobs are created in the first place.
Here's a hint: Jobs aren't created by people who sit around whining all day about how much other people owe them! They are created by men and women who work hard every day trying to provide a product or service for other people. For the all the talk about inequality, the OWS movement is really a very selfish group that seems to think society owes them something.
Marc Epstein, who owns a successful deli in Boston, recently invested $4 million to open the Milk Street Café near Zuccotti Park. But thanks to Occupy Wall Street, Epstein has been forced to lay off workers for the first time in 30 years. And on the "Left Coast," the Occupy Oakland mob decided it would be a really good idea to shut down the Port of Oakland, which supports 50,000 local jobs.
Now the extremists in the Occupy Wall Street movement are diversifying. We have repeatedly exposed the anti-Semitism that infects the movement. But last weekend Occupy Vancouver protestors disrupted a mass at the Holy Rosary Cathedral.
According to Lifesitenews.com, this attack on the cathedral could be a response to Frank Schaeffer's call for the Occupy movement to target evangelical and Catholic churches. In a recent blog post, Schaeffer wrote, "The source of the empowering of the top 1 percent super wealthy and the economic rape of rest of us is the religion of Evangelical fundamentalism."
My friends, I have warned for years about the intolerance of the left. The fight for faith, family and freedom is reaching a fevered pitch in America. Whatever issues may divide conservatives in the coming weeks and months, they pale in comparison to the issues that unite us. Never forget that.
Obama, God And Jobs
Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted 396-to-9 to reaffirm our national motto, "In God We Trust." To Barack Obama this vote was nothing to celebrate, but a chance to score cheap political points.
Referring to House Speaker John Boehner, Obama mocked the vote saying, "I trust in God, but God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people back to work. …What have you guys been debating, John? …You have legislation reaffirming that 'In God We Trust' is our motto. That's not putting people back to work."
In response, Senator Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor to defend Boehner and House Republicans. McConnell listed the numerous pieces of pro-growth legislation passed by the Republican House that Senate Democrats are refusing to act on. Here's an excerpt from his remarks:
"Unlike the president and the Democrats who run the Senate, House Republicans are designing legislation to pass, rather than fail. They want to make a difference rather than a point. And the only thing keeping these bills from becoming law is the fact that Democrats in the Senate won't take them up. …
- On March 31st, they passed H.R. 872, The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act. It got 57 Democratic votes.
- On May 5th, they passed H.R. 1230, the Restating American Offshore Leasing Now Act. That got 33 Democratic votes.
- On May 11th, they passed H.R. 1229, the Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act. That bill got 28 Democratic votes.
- On May 12th, they passed H.R. 1231, the Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act. 21 Democrats supported that one.
- On June 22nd, they passed H.R. 2021, The Jobs and Energy Permitting Act. 23 Democrats voted for it.
- On July 26th, they passed H.R. 1938, The North American Made Energy Security Act. 47 Democrats voted for it.
- On October 6th, they passed H.R. 2681, The Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act. 25 Democrats voted with them on that one.
- On October 13th, they passed H.R. 2250, The EPA Regulatory Relief Act, H.R. 2250. They were joined by 41 Democrats.
- On October 14th, they passed H.R. 2273, The Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act, H.R. 2273. 37 Democrats voted for it."
"Every one would help create jobs. And none of them would raise taxes."
So what are Obama's Democrat allies doing in the Senate today? The Senate Judiciary Committee, bowing to the demands of the radical gay rights movement, debated legislation to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. For Senate Democrats, men "marrying" men is apparently a higher priority than men and women getting jobs.
Muslims Firebomb Magazine
If you need another example of Islam's problem with violence, consider what happened to Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine in Paris, France. To commemorate the electoral victory of an Islamist party in Tunisia, the magazine published a column "authored" by the Prophet Muhammad. The magazine announced on its website that the Muhammad spoof would be released yesterday. And in an amazing coincidence, the magazine's office was firebombed early yesterday morning.