The 2011 political environment has coined a few new phrases that aptly fit the elitists that occupy our government. It would be nice to attribute these phrases exclusively to one party, but unfortunately that would be disingenuous. Crony Capitalism is the most recent, but Insider Trading – an oldie but goodie – seems to apply as well. Coming in under the radar is the newest – Bully Politics. And Herman Cain is its latest victim.
To be clear and up front, this is not a defense of Herman Cain. However, it is a plea to all Conservatives to stand strong and stand together against the bullies that that dominate the political scene. While many learn in childhood that giving in to the school yard bully just enables him to keep up his bullying, politicians often succumb to this very effective tactic. Who or what political party has manufactured the unending stream of Cain accusers is immaterial. The point is they have succeeded in destroying a viable presidential candidate. Ideally, it is these bullies who should be exposed and castrated from the political scene. Should they go unchecked, like all bullies that are allowed to continue without retribution, it will encourage them and others like them to resort to these tactics more often.
Men or women should succeed or fail based on their merits and their ideas – not rumors contrived by adversaries who can successfully manipulate damsels in distress or trump up fictitious scenarios of wrongdoing. It is truly amazing that perception can overrule reality in this world of media hype and slick commentators. It is even more amazing that those who deserve to be castrated from the public scene for nefarious dealings manage to be re-elected unscathed and unaffected. When men like Barney Frank and Ted Kennedy escape scrutiny and candidates like Herman Cain and Sarah Palin are reviled and made a laughing stock, something is indeed rotten in Denmark.
It’s open season on Conservatives – especially if you’re black or an attractive female. And if there isn’t anything concrete the drive-by media or opposition researchers can crucify you with, you can be sure they will be more than happy to manufacture something. Unless we get our act together, the bullies will continue to do what bullies always do. Washington D.C. may not be the local school yard, but political bullies do seem to rule the nest. Today it was score one for the bad guys – too bad, Herman, too bad, America.
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