It's a RAID!
by Randi Rhodes
posted Nov 15 2011 4:25PM
As of the wee hours of this morning, Occupy Wall Street was temporarily occupied by the cops, and then by a bunch of steam cleaners. Then for a few hours, the Occupy Wall Street encampment was like the thousands of foreclosed properties all over the country that were created by the greed of Wall Street—standing empty and not doing anybody any good. Now the protestors have already gotten a court order allowing them to return to the park. There aren’t a lot of effective defenses against a police officer’s baton, but a court order is one of them. Mayor Bloomberg said the city was trying to clarify the restraining order. Clarify? What part of “Stop it!” don’t you understand? Are you Herman Cain? In any case, protestors had already fled to another public space at Duarte Square, at least for the time being. That’s the thing about a true movement—it can move.
A new video shows Herman Cain “pulling a Rick Perry” so bad that we’re going to start calling it “pulling a Herman Cain.” The editors of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ask Herman if he agrees with President Obama on Libya. Herman says “OK, Libya,” and then just sits “George-Bush-on-9/11-frozen” for 10 seconds. Yes, 10 full seconds. That’s an eternity, even by clueless Republican standards. What Herman comes up with after the awkward silence is even more awkward, if such a thing is possible. The first thing Cain says is “President Obama supported the uprising, correct?” Wow. Herman, I think you just answered the wrong question. You just supplied the answer to the question “Mr. Cain, you have no idea what’s going on here at all, do you?”
Cain sent out his campaign spokesman J.D. Gordon to do damage control. He didn’t exactly do damage control. He did do more damage. Gordon said “We were all going on four hours sleep, so he was tired.” That’s his excuse? He didn’t get enough sleep? Hello! A President of the United States can’t spend all of his time taking naps! Well, except for Reagan. But that’s it! Gordon said that Cain had been spending anywhere from 10 minutes to several hours a day boning up on national security issues. Well, it shows. I mean, the part about “10 minutes.” Curiously, Gordon also insisted that “he got the answer right.” Yeah. Only if the right answer was “I’m lost here!” Still, in Herman Cain’s world, this is progress. He’s gone from groping women to groping for answers.
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