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“Cast of Characters in the Lynching of Herman Cain”

Date posted: November 3, 2011

By Donna Garner

11.3.11 

Chris Wilson of Wilson Research Strategies has said publicly that while he was working for Herman Cain at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) in the late 1990’s that he personally saw Cain sexually harass a woman at a restaurant in Virginia although Wilson has not said exactly what he believes constituted his claim of “harassment.” 

 

Republican Chris Wilson

WHO IS CHRIS WILSON?    

Chris Wilson was the Executive Director of the Republican Party of Texas under then-governor George W. Bush.  Chris Wilson worked very closely with Karl Rove.  Rove was known to us in Texas as the “master of dirty political tricks. ” I suspect that Rove taught Chris Wilson the art of deception. 

 

Bush and Rove, Photo courtesy of David Silver (Flickr)

KARL ROVE  

Karl Rove has been accused of  being the source behind countless dirty tricks, whisper campaigns, smear tactics, and character assassinations. 

I have dealt personally with Karl Rove.  I well remember in 1997 when we classroom teachers in Texas had written our own state curriculum standards document (Texas Alternative Document) and were gaining wide support in the national press because no classroom teachers (before or since) had ever written their own standards document.  We classroom teachers did not believe the standards being steamrolled by the Texas Education Agency and the Governor’s office were good for Texas students. 

In the spring of 1997, Karl Rove was brought in by Gov. George W. Bush’s staff to quiet down the controversy because Bush was on his way to the White House and was being touted as the “education President.”  Karl Rove believed that Bush could not afford any bad publicity, and evidently Rove’s task was “to make it go away.”  

Suddenly those State Board of Education (SBOE) members who had supported our TAD document began getting phone calls from their largest campaign contributors threatening to withdraw their support unless they backed the Governor’s document.  

One of our main SBOE supporters who made his living as a healthcare provider suddenly had his office visited by both state and federal auditing agencies simultaneously.  They managed to tie up his total attention for weeks during the exact time that the SBOE members needed to be focusing their attention on the all-consuming work of adopting new curriculum standards for the state of Texas. The auditors found nothing illegal. 

At one particular SBOE meeting, several of the SBOE members were told by the hotel management that their room assignments had suddenly been changed. The next day the information they had exchanged in a highly confidential phone call was made known publicly and neither of them had been the ones to leak it.   

Back to the Herman Cain “lynching” — 

MIKE TOOMEY  

Chris Wilson was hired by Mike Toomey to do Gov. Rick Perry’s polling.  Mike Toomey was Gov. Perry’s chief of staff who was behind the HPV Merck/Gardasil scandal.  Mike Toomey turned out to be a lobbyist for Merck.

CHRIS WILSON TIED TO TONY FABRIZIO

In 1995 Chris Wilson left the Republican Party of Texas (and Karl Rove) and went to work for pollster Tony Fabrizio.


NEW CAMPAIGN TEAM FOR RICK PERRY

Because Gov. Perry’s Presidential campaign was losing steam, several weeks ago (10.24.11) his team decided to hire Curt Anderson, Tony Fabrizio, et al.  “Coincidentally,” it appears that Politico began working on its 10.30.11 sexual harassment hit piece against Herman Cain at about that very same time.

 

 

 

 

 

WHO IS CURT ANDERSON?

Who is Curt Anderson?  Herman Cain told Forbes that he recalled personally telling Curt Anderson in 2003 about the sexual harassment charges at the NRA but that they were baseless.  Cain felt Curt Anderson as a pollster for the NRA needed to know about the allegations.

Haley Barbour - Photo courtesy Gage Skidmore (Flickr)

 HALEY BARBOUR

Another big coincidence?  Curt Anderson was the political director at the Republican National Committee under Haley Barbour. Haley Barbour was a member of the ad team for Mitt Romney’s campaign in 2007/2008.

On 11.2.11 two days after the Politico story broke on 10.30.11,  Haley Barbour went on nationwide TV and began to pressure Cain to get the NRA to release its confidentiality agreement, thus giving the “woman” a chance to grab the national microphone. 

 MY SUMMATION

I am not the brightest bulb in the lamp, but I can connect the dots.  So can most thinking Americans. 

The Republican candidates are in a heated campaign leading up to the primaries.  Out of nowhere has stepped Herman Cain as the frontrunner.  He is not an “establishment” sort of guy.

Chris Wilson, the “witness” (Karl Rove’s understudy, recommended to Rick Perry by unscrupulous Mike Toomey) is now working with Curt Anderson (newly hired by Perry) and Tony Fabrizio (newly hired by Perry).  Fabrizio is connected to Haley Barbour (worked on Mitt Romney’s campaign in 2007/2008).  Barbour is the one who is trying to pressure the Cain campaign to release the “woman accuser” so that the Politico story will grow legs and eventually “lynch” Herman Cain. 

COMMENTS FROM ATTORNEYS

Yesterday an attorney friend who has broad experience in such cases told me that if these “women” actually had grounds for sexual harassment charges, they would have gone after Herman Cain for millions of dollars; however, but they did not.

Another good friend sent the following to me, and I believe this piece also should help those of us who are trying to look at this situation logically:

Grassroots Conservatives have had enough!

11.2.11 Donna — 

A few years ago I met an attorney who specialized in sexual harassment cases and had represented several women who had filed sexual harassment charges against a male co-employee (often a supervisor).  We talked for quite a while about that and I learned a couple of interesting things:  

1.  Pre-Clarence Thomas, [before the Anita Hill “lynching” of Clarence Thomas in 1991] the attorney felt that the sexual harassment laws made sense and she gladly represented a number of female clients. 

Post-Clarence Thomas, she refused to represent most women that came to her because the charges were what she called “frivolous and ridiculous” — that “hostile environment” could represent something as benign as an argument and/or several other nonsexual behaviors. 

2.  I asked her if she ever represented any men pre- or post-Clarence Thomas.  She said no — that men were generally laughed out of the courtroom regardless of the validity of the charges.

WHO DID IT?

To my way of thinking either the Perry campaign, the Romney campaign, or both may be behind this “lynching” of Herman Cain. 

I will also add that it is possible neither Rick Perry nor Mitt Romney may know what dirty tricks (if any) their campaigners may be doing once hired and working behind closed doors in various parts of the country. Therefore, Perry/Romney are not lying when they say they know nothing about this story.  However, some of the campaigners working for them may know quite a bit about it.

Resource for parts of my article:

11.2.11 ” Former Texas GOP operative says he knows about Cain harassment but wasn’t source for story” by Wayne Slater, Dallas Morning News:

 

 

 

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Dewhurst continued to rewrite his record

Date posted: October 3, 2011

Just in case you missed it yesterday……..

Dewhurst continued to rewrite his record to make it more palatable to Republican primary voters.

Dewhurst continued to rewrite his record to make it more palatable to Republican primary voters. In the interview, he said: “In the last 10 years, if you count this next biennium, I have the most fiscally conservative record in probably the country.” (http://www.wfaa.com/news/politics/Inside-Texas-Politics-102-130935503.html)

But the facts tell a different story:

On Income Tax

Dewhurst In 2006: “I’d Rather See A Tax A Based On Income.” “‘I think I’d rather see a tax that’s based on income – you earn money, you pay something, you don’t earn money, you don’t pay anything,’ Dewhurst said.” (April Castro, “Businesses Studying Proposed Tax Structure,” The Associated Press, 3/30/06)

On The Job-Killing Dewhurst “Wage Tax”

In May 2005, A Lead Editorial In The Wall Street Journal Slammed David Dewhurst’s Tax & Budget Plan.  “Everything’s big in Texas, and, if powerful Republican Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst has his way, that will soon include the state budget.” (Editorial, “Deep In The Heart Of Taxes,” The Wall Street Journal, 5/10/05)

On The Job-Killing Dewhurst “Wage Tax”

The Dewhurst Wage Tax Would Cost Texas 40,000 Jobs. “A wage tax is a toll on employers for hiring workers, and according to one study the latest Senate plan would cost about 40,000 jobs, or the equivalent of eight auto factories.” (Editorial, “Deep In The Heart Of Taxes,” The Wall Street Journal, 5/10/05)

On Tax Hikes

Dewhurst Told Business Groups In 2005: “It’s Time To Start Paying Your Fair Share.” “Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst angrily accused some top business groups of spreading false information about the Senate’s tax plan Tuesday, and he issued them a stern warning: It’s time to start paying your fair share. ‘There are a lot of lobbyists running around the Capitol today that are interested in protecting special interests and loopholes in the [tax] law,’ Mr. Dewhurst said. Noting that five of six businesses don’t pay the state’s current franchise tax, he added, ‘That is called a loophole.’” (Terrence Stutz, “Dewhurst Blasts Tax Plan Foes Lieutenant Governor Tells Businesses: Pay Your Share,” Dallas Morning News, 5/4/05)

David Dewhurst, August 2003: “We Think We Can Shift Into A Montage Of Different Smaller Tax Increases In Different Areas And Also Put One Or Two Non-Tax Revenue Proposals Into The Mix.” “Regarding the funding of schools, the Republican said Senate leaders were committed to reducing school property taxes by at least 50 percent about $ 7.7 billion a year and replacing the money with a variety of tax increases and some new non-tax sources, including some savings. ‘We think we can shift into a montage of different smaller tax increases in different areas and also put one or two non-tax revenue proposals into the mix,’ he said.” (Terrence Stutz, “Panel To Weigh Tax Hikes In Texas School-Funding Overhaul,” Dallas Morning News, 8/1/03)

On The Rainy-Day Fund

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear what Grassroots and Tea Party people think about the job David Dewhurst and the Texas Leadership have done. Watch this video and get the real story on the Texas Budget.
JoAnn Fleming, Chair – Advisory Committee to the TEA Party
Where applicable, a political advertisement paid for by the GAWTP PAC, PO Box 130012,Tyler, TX 75713, Jimmie Taylor, PAC Treasurer.   www.gawtp.com

 

In January 2011, Dewhurst Was Open To Tapping The State’s Rainy-Day Fund. “Dewhurst left open the possibility of tapping the state’s $9 billion Rainy Day Fund, but he said the baseline budget proposals will stay within the $72.2 billion the state expects to collect in taxes and fees. He ruled out any new taxes.” (Chris Tomlinson, “Lt. Gov. Says 8,000 State Jobs Cut In Draft Budget,” The Associated Press, 1/14/11)

Dewhurst Flip Flop On In-State Tuition For Illegal Immigrants

Ted Cruz statement:  “This is another Republican primary year conversion by David Dewhurst. He was for in-state tuition for illegal immigrants before he was against it. The next Senator from Texas needs to be a strong conservative who knows what he believes.  I strongly oppose in-state tuition for illegal aliens, and categorically oppose amnesty or preferential treatment for illegal immigrants.”

In the WFAA interview, Dewhurst Is Criticizing The Texas DREAM Act – But He Won’t Say Whether It Should Be Repealed. “Though critical of the law, Dewhurst didn’t say whether it should be repealed.  ‘I would not have signed that law, I if I were Governor Perry,’ he said.  ‘From a perspective of fairness, I don’t think it’s fair for our fellow American citizens not to have that break.’”  

In 2007 Dewhurst Said, “Historically The Senate Has Been In Favor Of Providing In-State Tuition For Everyone Living Here.”“‘We’d take a look at it, but historically the Senate has been in favor of providing in-state tuition for everyone living here,’ he said.” (R.A. Dyer, “Migrant Tuition Bill Derailed,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 5/10/07)

At Least One Bill That Would Have Barred Illegal Immigrants From Receiving In-State Tuition Died In The Texas House. “Legislation that would have barred undocumented immigrants from paying in-state tuition at public universities was derailed Wednesday after Texas House lawmakers raised technical objections. The legislation, House Bill 159 by Rep. Bill Zedler, R-Arlington, would have reversed a 2003 law.” (R.A. Dyer, “Migrant Tuition Bill Derailed,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 5/10/07)

Dewhurst Didn’t Lift A Finger & Dismissed The Bill;  He Said The Chances Of That Bill Passing His Senate Were “Slim.” “Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, a Republican, indicated Wednesday that had the bill survived the House, its chances would have been slim in the Senate.” (R.A. Dyer, “Migrant Tuition Bill Derailed,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 5/10/07)

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Social Security = Ponzi Scheme from the SEC Website

Date posted: September 8, 2011

By Jason Hoyt

Rick Perry was right, and its time we start being honest with ourselves and as a nation face up to the difficult decisions that MUST be made. We need to pull our heads out of the sand and stop being afraid to lose political points with voters that may not understand the reality of the situation.

Politicians RAIDED social security a long time ago. There’s NO lockbox with your account balance sitting in it waiting for you to retire. And with boomers retiring in droves, they’re going to be more and more dependent on the few of us still putting into the system.

From the SEC website:

“What is a Ponzi scheme?

A Ponzi scheme is an investment fraud that involves the payment of purported returns to existing investors from funds contributed by new investors. Ponzi scheme organizers often solicit new investors by promising to invest funds in opportunities claimed to generate high returns with little or no risk. In many Ponzi schemes, the fraudsters focus on attracting new money to make promised payments to earlier-stage investors and to use for personal expenses, instead of engaging in any legitimate investment activity.
Why do Ponzi schemes collapse?

With little or no legitimate earnings, the schemes require a consistent flow of money from new investors to continue. Ponzi schemes tend to collapse when it becomes difficult to recruit new investors or when a large number of investors ask to cash out. ”

SEC – Ponzi Schemes – Frequently Asked Questions

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Sanger ISD Administrators use time wisely

Date posted: August 29, 2011

Check out this post from AgendaWiseReports.com by Weston Hicks

Sanger ISD administrators encouraged an image of school administrators as entitled government workers with hands out earlier this week. They wrote and performed a song, aimed at Governor Perry and a school budget the legislature didn’t grow as much as ISD bureaucrats wanted.

Assistant Superintendent Jackie Broom wrote the lyrics, providing a tool against Governor Perry in the midst of his election campaign. When interviewed by NBC DFW about it he insisted that he is non-political.

One of the lines in the song is “Where are you Rick Perry…you promised to provide funding for all Texas children.” This line is delivered to an audience of SISD employees by three school district employees on the stage, singing in hillbilly costumes, and all of it on the clock. 

The lyrics are:

Where, Rick Perry, are you tonight?
Why did you leave us here all alone?
You promised us funding for all Texas children,
But then you heard “White House” and – psssst – you were gone.

Meanwhile, the latest TEA snapsot shows SISD collects $11,301 in revenue per pupil, but only $5,587 is spent on instruction. Some of the rest of it is spent this way.

Weston Hicks

Weston Hicks researches and writes about associations in the Texas political realm, media choices, and political strategy. Over the past year he has advised on grassroots and voter initiatives. He has a B.A. in History from the University of Texas at El Paso and a J.D. from University of Texas School of Law. He enjoys spending time with wife and three children, reading theology and political theory, and watching FC Barcelona. You can reach him at whicks@agendawise.com.
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The Response “Thoughts on Prayer Rally in Reliant Stadium with Rick Perry

Date posted: August 7, 2011

By Donna Garner

Photo Courtesy of Business Insider

I did not know beforehand whether or not politicians would turn the prayer rally in Reliant Stadium  into a political event, but we all know now that they certainly did not. 

Gov. Perry participated with a non-political address in which he read Joel 2:12-17, Isaiah 40:28-31, and Ephesians 3:14-21; and then he prayed. Everything else that occurred over those seven and a half hours was in the hands of the event planners who led genuine praise, worship, and a call for repentance. 

 

The sincere worship of the participants was evident not only to those in Reliant Stadium but to the 80,000+ of us who worshiped through the live streaming of the event. 

How could anyone doubt the sincerity of those who spent seven and a half hours asking the Lord to have mercy upon our nation, to comfort the families of our 30 soldiers whose helicopter was  brought down by the Taliban in Afghanistan, and to give hope to those who have lost hope.    

Photo Courtesy of Mark Ramsey FB

According to the Texas Rangers who counted the participants, more than 40,000 were in attendance. If you doubt their count, then your eyes should confirm the number:   

I do not know Gov. Perry’s heart, but I do know that all of us in times of trouble need to turn to Almighty God.  That is what occurred yesterday in Reliant Stadium and all around the country as many in our nation have finally come to the place where we realize we cannot solve our problems without Him.  The Lord is our sure and certain Source.    

May God be merciful upon us all.

 

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