When I perused POLITICO‘s “big story” today, Herman Cain accused by two women of inappropriate behavior, I just felt shame for my country. Except when there is actually some EVIDENCE, there is no excuse — NONE — for putting our leaders through such torment.
Look carefully at POLITICO‘s “news story”, Herman Cain accused by two women of inappropriate behavior. Search it for hard EVIDENCE. Is there even one shred of EVIDENCE?
Then consider these two idiomatic expressions. Which best fits POLITICO‘s article?
What does Blowing smoke mean?
|To be boasting without being able to back it up, talking about action without intent to follow through.||Do you really want to buy this car or are you just blowing smoke?
Magicians often use smoke in their performance to obscure your view and conceal a bit of trickery.
A person who is “blowing smoke” is tricking you and attempting to cover it up.
|where there’s smoke there’s fire
What does where there’s smoke there’s fire mean?
|if there is evidence of a problem then there probably is a problem||if there is evidence of a problem then there probably is a problem
Where there’s smoke there’s fire and the discussion of the safety problem suggested that the company should try to do something about it.
Do you think POLITICO is blowing smoke? Then make a point of not having anything to do with businesses and organizations who advertise with such a disreputable news source. Here are some of them:
- United Healthcare
- Bank of America
- Solar Works of America
Think of it this way. If someone is willing to advertise with a news organization that is so loosey-goosey with the truth — so willing to risk smearing the reputation of an innocent man with innuendo and gossip, why should you believe their advertisements?
Below is what Cain has on his website.
Inside the Beltway media attacks Cain
Fearing the message of Herman Cain who is shaking up the political landscape in Washington, Inside the Beltway media have begun to launch unsubstantiated personal attacks on Cain.
Dredging up thinly sourced allegations stemming from Mr. Cain’s tenure as the Chief Executive Officer at the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, political trade press are now casting aspersions on his character and spreading rumors that never stood up to the facts.
Since Washington establishment critics haven’t had much luck in attacking Mr. Cain’s ideas to fix a bad economy and create jobs, they are trying to attack him in any way they can.
Sadly, we’ve seen this movie played out before – a prominent Conservative targeted by liberals simply because they disagree with his politics.
Mr. Cain — and all Americans, deserve better.
Frankly, except for one thing, I think Cain has it exactly right. So long as we are willing to have anything to do with POLITICO‘s sponsors, we don’t deserve any better.