As lies mount, Cain’s hubris grows

Herman Cain plays the victim card — didn’t see that coming.

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — His campaign rocked anew, a feisty Herman Cain claimed a “groundswell of positive support” from backers on Wednesday and accused critics of trying to derail his White House bid as he worked to stem the fallout from allegations of a 13-year extramarital affair.

“They’re attacking my character, my reputation and my name in order to try to bring me down,” a feisty Cain told a friendly crowd without naming his critics. “But, you see, I don’t believe that America is going to let that happen.”

Let this be my last post about disingenuous buffoon Herman Cain

'Of all the Cornbreads, Cedric Maxwell is my favorite'

It’s sad that the failure of Herman Cain’s campaign will be blamed on his sexual peccadilloes.

I would’ve preferred the embodiment of talk radio’s wet dream been disqualified due to his uncomfortably long embrace of stupidity.

We need a leader, not a reader.”

Damn elitist multi-taskers!

Earlier tonight Cain delivered what was to be a “formalization” of the candidate’s views on foreign policy. He would’ve been better off taking questions from reporters about his affair (including “alleged” would be an insult to your intelligence, like saying you phone women at 4:30 in the morning to offer them financial advice).

A sampling:

Like any self-respecting motivational speaker, Cain brought along his own overhead projector.

Cain unveiled a new map to illustrate his view on America’s relationship with other countries.

Explaining the map to those in attendance at the speech, Cain described the map of the world, and pointed out that it included highlights showing the density of Facebook connections.

“Where you see the most liked, that’s where there is the most amount of freedom. Secondly, where you see the most liked is where you see the greatest amount of economic development,” he said. …

Libya, which he famously stumbled through an answer about in an editorial board interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel earlier this month, is listed as “clarity needed.”

Herman Cain is a moron.

He’s also a bigot who is a “great friend” to other bigots.

He knows nothing about history, as demonstrated by his endorsement of Tiger Woods for president.

History may bode well for a Tiger Woods presidential bid. In 1952, Dwight Eisenhower, then a popular former World War II general and Supreme Commander of Allied forces in Europe, cruised to victory with 83 percent of the electoral vote over political insider Adlai Stevenson, the Democratic governor of Illinois.

(Because winning The Masters is every bit as impressive as successfully invading France and Germany during WWII.)

If nothing else, judge him by his supporters.

She says she has known him for 12 years and he’s “never been anything but a gentlemen – and I am not an unattractive woman.”

[Lori] Klein suggested that if Cain is innocent he should sue White for libel and went on to attack the media for digging up the allegations. She also said that in politics, “we want a virgin to do a hooker’s job.”

Klein is a state senator from Arizona notorious for carrying her raspberry-pink gun around the Capitol and pointing it at a reporter’s face. She is the new front-runner for the GOP nomination.

I wonder if she knows China already has nukes.

I’m not always cynical

Just in time for the holidays, Elvis Costello has a new $225 box set for sale — and he’s telling fans NOT to buy it. …

“Unfortunately, we at www.elviscostello.com find ourselves unable to recommend this lovely item to you as the price appears to be either a misprint or a satire,” Costello wrote on his website.

Costello tried to get the record company to knock the price down, but was unsuccessful. So he is recommending buying the work of another legendary artist.

Not everyone is buying Costello’s mea culpa.

He’s pandering to the Occupy crowd. “Oh, I’m sorry; I wasn’t trying to be a billionaire. I just wanted to be a millionaire.”

Total gimmick, designed to actually GET YOU TO BUY THE SET.

First off, Costello has no say in pricing the box set and I doubt he’s delusional enough to think the Occupants are his audience. And you have to question the psychology that suggests people will spend $225 simply because they’re told not to.

I’ll choose to give Costello credit for being properly embarrassed. He’s inspired me to charge only $39.99 to watch this clip.

How NOT to cure a homophobe

Before she was expelled from a school counselor program at Augusta State University due to her anti-gay beliefs, grad student Jennifer Keeton was asked to attend diversity sensitivity workshops and the city’s gay pride parade.

Might as well inject her with a nausea-inducing drug and force her to watch hardcore gay porn to a soundtrack featuring Lady Gaga and the Weather Girls.