bartlett4america commented on the diary post Thomas Friedman Is Flat: More Nonsense on Economics in the NYT by Dean Baker.
Tom Friedman is one of those establishment windbags whose basic strategy is to seem brilliant by spouting just what the “establishment” wants to hear. The idea that manufacturing is coming back in a big way any time soon is a sick hoax. Capital always strives to reduce it’s labor cost and you can’t cut benefits [...]
Yes, he suspended and re-started after solving the financial crisis in the fall of 2008.
The fake campaign of Herman Cain was a media invention from the start. No meaningful campaign staff except the guy with the cigarette. No ground game at all. All he had was money, a book, and the media’s never-ending need to generate interest in a lackluster field of not-ready-for-prime-time GOP candidates.
After providing financial payments to a gal-pal, and being employed by a company who made “settlement” payments to another woman who claimed harassment, Herman blames the same media that created him, with spreading the untrue and unproven rumors that clouded his message to GOP voters.
Sounds like a script from central casting. It is interesting that what seems to have pushed this hoax off the stage was not allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace, but an allegation of a sexual relationship with a woman other than his wife. I guess Republicans don’t really worry about workplace harassment claims. It’s the cheating on the wife issue that seems to have sunk Herm’s ship. Potential bad news for Newt too.
Bottom Line when failure hit: Blame the media. Get a website. Call it “Plan B.” The web address is interesting. http://www.thecainsolutions.com was only registered on December 2nd and the registrant is listed as Bell Research Companies, Inc. located in Tifton, GA. The administrative contact is listed as having an email address at bellplantation.com. The company appears to be big in peanut based products. Perhaps Herman’s “Plan B” is based on peanuts, peanut oil and peanut butter.
bartlett4america commented on the blog post “Going Forward” Took Dems Backward: Obama’s Message Hurt His Party in 2010 Midterms
You can always depend on these two Clintonistas to have all the answers.
commented on the blog post FDL’s Big Midterm Election Liveblog (Part Three): Dems Lost House
Good riddance to New Jersey’s John Adler. In a state with 3 D seats at risk, Pallone, Holt, and Adler, the only one who lost was sellout John Adler who played the act like “Republican Lite” game and lost. He deserved it.