Rove has a history of dirty politics
My advice to Herman Cain would be don’t let these people get to you. I know it’s difficult, but your bible tells you the same thing mine tells me: “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)
To the extent that something did or did not happen, it couldn’t have been anything more than a nuisance attempt, because she/they wouldn’t have settled for what amounted to a bottom-rung severance package.
I don’t minimize insult, but I also know how the employee shakedown game is played. I recall telling a female salesclerk, when I asked to see her manager about a problem with a purchase: “That while I appreciated her desire to be helpful, my complaint required my speaking to the store manager.” For some unfathomable reason she felt that my not permitting her to help me was an indictment of both her intelligence and ability. She actually told me, that “[I] was mean and didn’t respect women,” because when she had insisted she was more than able to assist me, I had said to her in my matter of blunt, fact way, that I needed to speak with the manager.
If she was that way with me as the consumer, what was she like as an employee? Also, there are times that we innocently say things or have pet sayings that people take objection to. Every business owner reading this understands exactly what I am saying. We see fabrications in divorce proceedings, because one or the other spouse wants child custody or more support or not to pay support. The word “abused” has come to mean the man didn’t come home, didn’t talk to his wife, or was cheating. Minimizing the affect of the word for those who are truly abused.
It is not my intention to minimize a legitimate complaint, but the fact that this person now wants to go public claiming through her attorney, that she’s hurt, and that somehow not mentioning her name, not mentioning anything but nonspecific generalities about her, have in someway crushed her spirit to such an extent that she is forced to go public to share her account of what happened.
Herman Cain is no Al Gore or Bill Clinton, nor is he is an Anthony Weiner. Quite frankly, this sounds like a person who had tried to exploit an innocent situation and now sees this as an opportunity to exploit it for cash again. How long before she shows up with Gloria Allred on some news show? This is nothing more than a shakedown and an attempt at political assassination and nothing dissuades me that Karl Rove isn’t behind it. And I mean nothing.
Specific to that belief, I read that Juan Williams said on FoxNews, that Karl Rove was the responsible for leaking this. Last night on the Lou Dobbs Show: Lou himself, former prosecutor and Fox legal analyst Lis Wiehl, and former Congressional candidate and CEO of Political Strategies and Insights Angela McGlowan all agreed that the Republicans were responsible for the this attack on Herman. Angela McGlowan made the same point that I made, i.e., it made no sense for Obama to attack Herman this early. Lis Wiehl pointed out Obama would have waited until the week before the election and then released the information.
Folks it doesn’t matter if you like Herman or if you like Ron Paul, to permit karl Rove to sanctimoniously attack conservative candidates we support and to attack the Tea Party with impunity is to allow him to undermine, if not outright violate our Constitutional right to select and vote for the candidate of our choice, by making it impossible for them to continue.
This is no different than what was done to Clarence Thomas. It is morally opprobrious and beneath contempt but not out of character for Rove. Consider the following from FreeRepublic.com. It was posted as a comment to my column “What’s Behind Rove’s Cain Slam” (WorldNetDaily.com; 10/31/11) After reading his you decide if what I’m saying makes sense or not. Here is the post:
“Karl is a PRO at planting negative stories to achieve success for his clientele without regard for any consequences his innocent victims may suffer.
1992 George H. W. Bush presidential campaign Rove was fired from the 1992 Bush presidential campaign after he planted a negative story with columnist Robert Novak about dissatisfaction with campaign fundraising chief Robert Mosbacher Jr. (Esquire Magazine, January 2003). Novak provided some evidence of motive in his column describing the firing of Mosbacher by former Senator Phil Gramm: “Also attending the session was political consultant Karl Rove, who had been shoved aside by Mosbacher.” Novak and Rove deny that Rove was the leaker, but Mosbacher maintained that “Rove is the only one with a motive to leak this. We let him go. I still believe he did it.” During testimony before the CIA leak grand jury, Rove apparently confirmed his prior involvement with Novak in the 1992 campaign leak, according to National Journal reporter Murray Waas.
36 posted on October 31, 2011 5:37:27 PM PDT by not2worry”
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here