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October 12, 2011

Herman Cain is Either a Liar or Has a Very Short Memory

by Stephen Littau

Just when I was starting to give Herman Cain another look, he lies to Rep. Paul’s face in last night’s debate concerning comments he made concerning the need to audit the Federal Reserve.

Yeah, there goes crazy Uncle Ron again with these crazy misquotes he picked up off the internet!

I’m not sure if the crowd was laughing at Cain or Paul at this point but it wasn’t that difficult to find audio of his “misquotes” on YouTube from when he was guest hosting The Neal Boortz Show.

But this wasn’t the first time Cain has been busted on a flip-flop followed by an accusation that he was misquoted or received “misinformation”. The next example: Cain changes his mind as to whether the president can target an American citizen for assassination without due process.

The Flip:

The Flop:

I never said that [President Obama] should not have ordered [the killing]. I don’t recall saying that. I think you’ve got some misinformation. Keep in mind that there are a lot of people out there trying to make me sound as if I am indecisive.

I don’t know all of the compelling evidence that the intelligence agencies and the military had. I’m convinced — I’m convinced that they have enough intelligence information that said he’s a threat to the United States of America. You don’t try to prosecute or capture him simply because he’s a United States citizen.

What will he say when he is confronted with these audio and video clips? Would he have us believe that these were imposters?

If Cain would have said on either of these issues “You know, I after thinking about it a little more, I was wrong…” I might be able to respect that. But to accuse people who challenge him of misquoting him when it’s so easy to prove otherwise is disturbing to say the least.

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4 Comments

  1. First, Cain is not my first choice.

    But, he said there is no need to audit the fed, and, he’s right. Title 12 USC 289 is amended regularly, and is a code section where the U.S. government take 94% of the profits of the Federal Reserve, to the very dollar. Those who own capital stock get 6% profit per year upon activity of the fed.

    It is worth noting that the banks who invest in the fed are, mostly, reviewed by the SEC and have form after form to file with them too. These forms are information forms to assure full disclosure.

    The fed is misunderstood and misrepresented regularly, and the reason, the root of all of this, is a book called The Federal Reserve Conspiracy by Eustace Mullins. In this book,from the 1940s, is the whole Jekyl Island mystery, and all of this by a man who, at the time, was the legal guardian of a British Socialist named Ezra Pound. Ezra Pound spoke against the United States of America during World War II, and was paid to do so by the Italian Government.

    This might help explain why it is Socialist Bernie Sanders who was able to get an audit of the fed, and why OWS is espousing socialist tenets throughout their ideas and demands.

    If you want to know the inner workings of the Federal Reserve, please see http://www.frbservices.org, and, a little book called Focus On The Bank Director, by the American Bankers Association.

    If we’re out to save America, we need to understand we have a government that is out for itself (94% profits on the fed…, Oil royalties of 10-30% charged at the wellhead, Income taxes, etc.) and they will make sure we blame everyone but them for their actions. The banks make a nice sacrificial lamb, particularly when there’d be no Federal Reserve without an act of Congress. We need to blame the one thing we can control because we have a Written Constitution that assures such control: The Government.

    Chasing a bunch of private groups, people, entities, etc., who are invested in the private federal reserve, is an undermining of a respect for private property and capitalism. This is why socialists have always hated banks & bankers.

    Herman Cain, as with any other person, can change their mind. I am sure he meant what he said after the fact, for, he qualified it by accepting that the intelligence, reviewed mostly by lawyers, must have provided the legal grounds to kill him. Naturally he’ll support that after the fact, it’s a facility he wants to have at his avail against terrorists, and not be “gotcha’d” by the media if he used it, if he were to become President.

    Just saying, I wouldn’t jump to conclusions, and arrive at “those evil bankers” bias, in light of the entire history, including questioning, and finding, the source of Federal Reserve Conspiracy info.

    Thank you.

    Comment by Toddy Littman — October 12, 2011 @ 1:36 pm
  2. Toddy,

    Even though I support auditing the Fed and believe that Obama’s assassination of American citizens was unconstitutional, those may or may not be valid points. Why couldn’t Cain made points similar to yours instead saying he was misquoted or that Paul was relying on misinformation from the internet?

    My biggest problem isn’t that he changed his mind on these issues but that he denied that he was ever on the other side of these issues. Does he think we are all too stupid to do a quick Google search and find out for ourselves?

    Comment by Stephen Littau — October 13, 2011 @ 10:38 am
  3. You know who else hated banks? Thomas Jefferson.

    I would argue that the Federal Reseve is unconstitutional and anti-capitalistic.

    Like a broken clock, even Socialists like Bernie Sanders are right twice a day.

    Comment by Stephen Littau — October 13, 2011 @ 10:43 am
  4. Toddly, thanks to the efforts of Ron Paul there was a partial audit of the fed. It revealed 16 TRILLION in secret loans to banks, most of it to foreign banks. How can you and Herman Cain suggest that is trivial??? HOW?! Herman Cain said auditing the fed is not a priority. Great- HE IS DISQUALIFIED! He also stated that Alan Greenspan did a great job! DISQUALIFIED!!!!!! Alan Greenspan created the mess we are in now. WAKE UP Toddly! You, and Americans like you, have neglected to think for too long and I an paying the price for your willful ignorance. Please consider pulling your head out of you know where.

    Comment by John Foster — October 16, 2011 @ 7:53 am

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