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Herman Cain: ‘The Truth’ Is I Asked Trump to Not Nominate Me Because of ‘How Big a Pay Cut’ It Would Be

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Herman Cain, whose untenable nomination to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors was DOA after at least four GOP Senators made clear they would not vote for him, has his own version of what just happened.

Earlier Monday President Donald Trump announced that Cain had “asked” him to not nominate him to the Fed. Serving on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors is not only a tremendous honor, it is an opportunity to shape the monetary policy and economy of the United States, and thus, the world.

But as Cain, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and former GOP presidential candidate who was forced to pull his name from consideration in that endeavor as well after five women accused him of sexual misconduct, serving would have just been a pay cut.

Cain apparently writes a column (archived version) in a far right wing website called The Western Journal, which was founded by the man who also founded the Citizens United PAC, which brought and won the horrific Citizens United case to the Supreme Court.

Telling readers, “here’s the truth,” Cain writes that he “went through Phase 1 of the background check.”

“At the same time, I was told what the ethical restrictions would be,” Cain says. “I would have to let go of most of my business interests. I could not serve on any boards. I could not do any paid speeches. I could not advocate on behalf of capitalism, host my radio show or make appearances on Fox Business.”

Really? He “could not advocate on behalf of capitalism”?

Apparently, all that adds up to a big chunk of change, and serving his fellow citizens would just be too big of a pay cut for Cain. He allegedly “has an estimated net worth of $18 million,” according to one website, and $7 million according to another.

“Without getting too specific about how big a pay cut this would be,” Cain told readers on Monday, “let’s just say I’m pretty confident that if your boss told you to take a similar pay cut, you’d tell him where to go.”

That sure sounds like he’s saying he told the President where to go, doesn’t it?

He continues, saying, “the cost of doing this started weighing on me over the weekend. I also started wondering if I’d be giving up too much influence to get a little bit of policy impact. With my current media activities, I can reach close to 4 million people a month with the ideas I believe in.”

What kind of “ideas” does Cain believe in so much that are worth more to him than a seat on the Federal Reserve?

His most recent columns at The Western Journal are titled, “These people are mentally ill,” “These people are crazy,” and “Fight the left’s anti-Trump lies with Truth Cards; here’s how,” which appears to be more of an ad for the website, TruthCardCain.com.

In the end, Cain says he “felt God was giving me my answer.”

Thank God.

Image by Gage Skidmore via Flickr and a CC license

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Watch: Trump Says He Will Be the ’47th President’ – Is He Skirting Federal Campaign Finance Law?

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In video posted Wednesday to Instagram Donald Trump appears to say he will be the “47th President,” which would indicate once again he has decided to run again.

That video (below) was also reported by the New York Post, which notes, “Trump hasn’t publicly said if he is planning to run for the White House again — but he has repeatedly teased a second campaign and has been holding rallies ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.”

The right wing PJ Media adds, “this might have been the ultimate Freudian slip,” and says it suggests a re-election campaign.

Trump has not officially announced he will run for several reasons, as Rolling Stone explained last October:

Trump very much seems like he is running for president in 2024, which according to campaign finance law should prohibit him from coordinating with super PACs like MAGAA, or his leadership PAC Save America, which together brought in north of $80 million in the first half of this year. Trump is able to coordinate with those PACs, though — and use their money to finance his travel, his campaign-style rallies, his God knows what else — because he hasn’t yet officially declared his candidacy. The former president is then, in essence, running what appears to be a shadow campaign designed to skirt campaign finance regulations while holding the still-distant race for the Republican nomination hostage.

“As long as Trump doesn’t explicitly announce he’s running for president,” Rolling Stone added, “he can essentially raise as much money as he wants from whomever he wants, and spend it unfettered by the restrictions or transparency requirements imposed upon actual candidates.”

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Whoopi Goldberg Destroys Bill Maher’s Anti-Mask Rant: ‘How Dare You Be So Flippant?’

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Whoopi Goldberg blasted HBO’s Bill Maher after the increasingly right-moving comedian declared he doesn’t want to live in pro-vaccine Americans’ “masked paranoid world” anymore.

On Monday’s “The View” Goldberg called Maher’s remarks “not really funny to people who have lost their kids” or “family members or dear friends to this,” she said, apparently meaning to COVID. (She obviously misspoke, saying the “vaccine.”)

Maher on his HBO show on Friday had said, “I don’t want to live in your paranoid world anymore, your masked paranoid world anymore, you know, you go out it’s silly now. You know you have your mask, you have to have a card, you have the booster, they scan your head like you’re a cashier and I’m a bunch of bananas. I’m not bananas you are.”

Goldberg continued, saying, “listen, nobody on the planet really wants to go through this, this is not something we’re doing because it’s, you know, sexually gratifying. This is what we’re doing to protect our families, and you don’t have to do it, but stay away from everybody. Because if you’re the one who’s not paying attention, and your confidence needs, you don’t want to then stay out of the public man. This is not, nobody wants this. I don’t want it. And I think he’s forgetting the people who are still at risk. who cannot get vaccinated. People who can’t get – little kids under the age of five. Yeah, well people with health conditions How dare you be so flippant, man?

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Backlash Grows Against McConnell as Viral Video Shows His Racist Remarks Deeming Black Voters Not Real Americans

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Many across the nation paying attention to the Senate’s doomed voting rights vote – failing 48-52 Wednesday night, thanks to two conservative Democrats and every single Republican – noticed GOP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s post-vote remarks in which he essentially deemed Black voters not real Americans, or in a separate class as the rest of American voters.

Calling the “concern” about minority voters having less access to the ballot box “misplaced,” McConnell told reporters: “because if you look at the statistics, African-American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans.”

This clip garnered one million views in less than 12 hours:

There are clips from different sources, all of which flooded social media overnight.

The outrage has been palpable.

“Mitch McConnell didn’t say the quiet part out loud, people,” said political strategist Tom Watson. “He said the main plank of the Republican Party out loud.”

New York Times journalist and “1619 Project” creator Nikole Hannah-Jones:

NBC and MSNBC Legal Contributor Katie S. Phang noted: “After tonight’s vote, McConnell is just letting it all hang out.”

Sociologist and Brookings fellow Victor Ray: “McConnell saying “African Americans are voting at just a high of percentage as Americans” shows exactly why they are targeting voting rights and who he considers fully American.”

“McConnell did not misspeak,” said TV writer and producer Bryan Behar. “In one quote, he summarized the entire GOP worldview. They think it’s a White nation and anyone who isn’t White isn’t a true American.”


 

 

 

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