“The sexual harassment allegations that Herman Cain was at first unfamiliar with, then admitted being accused of, are now a misconstrued joke. Herman the only joke here is that people consider you a viable candidate, and it's not funny, either.”
lizt on Nov 3, 2011 at 12:19:29
“I've never known a business to spend $35,000 on a "joke".”
“Cain will not be able to put this story to rest. If the statement clarifying the woman's side comes out and claims Cain did more than reference her height with his hand, I don't see him overcoming this. Also, a pattern appears to be developing and there are potentially other women out there without nondisclosure agreements. The Biblethumpers will bail. I am not sure where they go. I would guess split between Gingrich and Perry.”
“Ohio SB5 not only bans public employee unions, including police and fire, from striking, but also eliminates binding arbitration. Should both sides reach an impass, the public employer and the employee unions each put their best offer on the table. Rather than an impartial arbitor finding a common ground solution, the public employer picks. What incentive does that leave an employer to negotiate, when there is no longer the potential to strike? None.”
“The committee was 2 republicans and 2 democrats, who chose the independent chairman. Sounds like a fair method to me. When you redraw all those safe republican districts as one third republican, one third democrat, and one third independent to reflect political realities it really upsets some people.”
“I have never believed that Cain wanted to be President. He wanted to sell books, "This is Herman Cain: My Journey to the White House." Question for his supporters, why do you publish a book detailing your campaign for the presidency before the first caucus or primary? Should we expect a series of sequels or updates to cover the rest of the campaign? The campaign as much as admitted that Cain was on the brink of dropping out before the Florida Straw poll victory. Why? To start the book tour. Now he is the frontrunner for a job he never wanted. Suddenly, he's flip flopping, cutting his campaign appearances back, releasing a video of a smoke blowing man, and facing several scandals. Perhaps, he wants his campaign to implode.”
hearmeloudandclear on Nov 2, 2011 at 14:38:55
“liberertaian socialist -- That certainly was my take too. Herm just got caught up in the "hoop-la" - and never knew he would be a top runner in the polls. He's doing his best to fake it -- and, as we see, it's falling apart and he is NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME - nor is he qualified. He can't SING his way out of this one...
“I don't favor government siezure of people's property as it now exists. This leads to a larger state. It makes no difference if you work for a capitalist or if you work for the government, because you still do not own the tools needed for you to produce a product. Thus, you do not own the handiwork of your labor. I believe that working within the system that exists, worker coops should start acumulating capital to work for themselves in common. A private stock company would function well. Only employees would own stock, which would be earned yearly. Management would be elected by the employees from among their numbers and subject to recall. If you ever sell your stock it must be sold back to the joint worker entity. Such a firm could pay extremely well, because it could operate at break even. If wages were set competively, then this firm could under sell all for profit companies, meaning it is potentially more efficient.
But, if you wish to cling to a system that see workers merely as a raw material to be found at the cheapest cost, that is your perogative. But, it doesn't make my belief that there could be a different system that promotes both freedom and equality an oxymoron.”
“I would beg to differ with you. I know that to a libertarian capitalist the idea may seem foreign. This owes primarily to the work of Milton Friedman in "Capitalism and Freedom." Friedman made the argument that economic freedom, represented by laissez faire capitalism, was a necessary condition for political freedom. He was attempting to prove that democratic socialism of western Europe was doomed to move towards the totalitarian socialism of the USSR. Rather, history has proven the opposite that most nominally socialist nations have moved towards capitalism.
Traditional libertarian capitalists believe that liberty and equality are mutually exclusive. They think this way, "We cannot make people more equal without reducing at least one person's freedom."
So, how can one be a libertarian socialist. First as any libertarian, I believe that government should be as minimalist and as local as possible. I would argue that my view of the government is a much smaller one than you invision, because I don't advocate private ownership of the means of production, meaning I do not need a government to protect the property of the owner classes. So, who should own the productive capacity? Easy labor. The problem with capitalism is the separation of ownership of capital from the labor of the worker. This belief makes me a socialist.”
“Luke 6:41 Why do you see the speck in your neighbor's eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? 42 Or how can you say to your neighbor, 'Friend, let me take out the speck in your eye,' when you yourself do not see the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor's eye.
Really, they are afraid that the democrats will go after Romney on the mormon issue, when they refused to nominate him in 2008 because of it. Apparently, many of them refuse to vote for him this time around for the same reason. This is an attempt to create another explanation as to why the GOP cannot nominate Romney. I don't buy the he's a flip flopper garbage. Cain is a flip flopper and they rally around him. They know that their own base will stay home if Romney is the candidate and that scares the bejezzus out of them. Especially, if Romney were to win wiothout their support in the general, what would that do to the influence of the TEA party and religious conservatives in the GOP?”
“Previously, it was reported that Cain believed she received a traditional 2 or 3 month severance "agreement." We now learn that it was an entire years salary. Previously, Cain believed there may have been some issues other than the "false" sexual harassment claims that led to these women leaving the NRA, hinting this was disciplinary. You don't give someone a years salary for a disciplinary termination. Cain's wife is suppose to be negotiating to be on Greta's show on Fox. He has said she is not going to campaign like a traditional candidates wife. Can we assume she will not live in the White House, if the unthinkable happens?”
Oct 25, 2011 at 10:20:41
“I thought that Guam was a US territory. In fact I believe that all of the people on Guam are US citizens and you are calling them illegals. Ignorance is bliss. I suppose native Hawaiians and members of native american tribes are here illegally as well. So, by your definition who can be here legally?”