On the steady drip-drip-drip of sexual abuse allegations against Herman Cain in the media…
They’re not going to stop. They are going to not stop this until they see erosion, sufficient, in his numbers, for them to say they’ve succeeded. Just like they didn’t stop with Sarah Palin. They didn’t stop. They didn’t stop until she said she’s not running. And now, do you ever hear about her? You hear about her any more? Not at all. And it’ll be the same thing with Cain… And I guarantee you, Newt is gonna be the next one targeted. If he keeps this slow creep back up, he’s going to be the next one targeted. This is how the left works. And then the same losers on our side will start piling on, saying “Newt’s got some explaining to do there.” It’s the most amazing thing to me. Political enemies go out and level charges against people on our side, some people on our side [say] “Yeah, yeah, you may have something there.”
On media accusations against Herman Cain that he made women feel “uncomfortable” in hotel rooms 15 years ago…
Folks, I get uncomfortable when Room Service shows up, when I’m in a hotel. What is this? That’s not a fact of anything, it is an accusation. And more than that, it’s a touchy-feely accusation. How many people are made to feel “uncomfortable” every day by other people? What kind of wusses run the world now? What kind of pantywaists run the world? Who is it – “Yes, I was made to feel very uncomfortable, I think it’s worth $50,000, Mister Limbaugh.” Every day, we all are made to feel uncomfortable by something. I would be afraid to complain, how many times I’m uncomfortable. For crying out loud, that’s the whole point, a nation of whiners! And complainers. Who want to be paid for it. For being offended or being made to feel uncomfortable but so what? By what? … The problem here is that it is not a fact. Not yet. That’s an accusation.
On media allegations that Herman Cain made unspecified physical gestures which were not overtly sexual but which nonetheless left unidentified women in his presence “uncomfortable” fifteen years ago…
Obama’s a can’t-do Presidency – Solyndra, Fast and Furious, the absolute scandal that is the Porkulus Stimulus, the destruction of the U.S. economy – and The Politico and the mainstream media have launched an unconscionable, racially stereotypical attack on an independent self-reliant conservative black because that is not allowed… What would the left be doing right now if, let’s say, there were an assault on Obama of this nature. Let’s say some conservative publication ran a story exactly like this – unnamed sources, fifteen years ago, every detail, Obama, sexual harassment. What would the Democrat National Committee and what would the media be doing? They would be going after the women. They would be targeting these women, and they would name names, and they would destroy them. That is what the Democrats and the media would do. They would set out to find out who these women are that would talk to the conservative publication, and they would destroy them.
Mark Steyn is filling in for Rush today … On Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax proposal…
I’m wary about a national sales tax or a national value-added tax… once you give a new tax, introduce a new tax – they always say, with taxes, “Okay, we’ve got Tax A, and it’s 40%, so if we introduce Tax B, it’ll enable Tax A to come down to 20% and Tax B will be introduced at 5% and will never go higher.” And then the next thing you know, once they’ve got two taxes they can raise, oddly enough, both of them manage to go up… You can’t bind government, now and forever into the future, so Herman Cain can talk about his 9% VAT rate, but if he were to introduce that tax, you can bet it wouldn’t stay at 9% for long, and it would start to go up pretty quickly. But Herman Cain is right to attack the tax code in this country. Because it is disgusting. It’s absolutely disgraceful in a free society that people on relatively low salaries need professional help in order to complete their taxes.
On Rick Perry’s performance on last night’s Republican presidential debate…
Rick Perry managed to make himself disappear last night, like he was an A-List magician in Las Vegas, in the debate. I don’t know if he is finished after last night, but … I like his basic message. I like Perry’s basic message. But I don’t know that he knows yet how to run for President, run for the office of President… he was just too passive, last night, and I know maybe the thinking is “Let’s be calm and cool, collected, and exude an aura of confidence, an aura of ‘I belong here’.” But there needs to be some energy. Perry needed to dominate last night. Somebody needed to hit Mitt Romney in the back with his advisors show up at the White House on three different occasions to advise Obama’s people on implementing Obamacare. I thought it’d be a natural for Perry to do that. Or for Newt. Or any of them. Herman Cain. It did not happen. He needed to dominate and he didn’t dominate last night.
On the primary obstacle between Herman Cain and the Presidency.
Herman Cain probably represents everything the news media says does not exist. Herman Cain is articulate, he is very – highly – successful. He is a conservative Republican who is black, and that is what they tell you doesn't exist. And that is a primary problem that Herman Cain has. You identify yourself as a black conservative, and you may as well be admitting that you're a whore, or a prostitute, an Uncle Tom, you've been bought off... you aren't real. It's not possible for a black person to be conservative. The way the media and the left look at this country, a black person who is conservative is a black person who would agree with the whole notion of slavery and would want to be a slave owner.