Rush: Cain Accusations Amount to 'Gutter Partisan Politics'

Monday, 31 Oct 2011 01:20 PM

By Amy Woods

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The mainstream media are using “the ugliest racial stereotypes they can to attack a black conservative” in coverage of alleged sexual harassment by Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, Rush Limbaugh said on his radio show Monday.
 
“This story appears to me to be a close relative of the hit job that The Washington Post is doing on [Republican Florida Sen.] Marco Rubio,” Limbaugh said, referring to a story claiming that the Florida senator might have embellished his family’s Cuban-exile status to gain political points.

“This is gutter partisan politics," Limbaugh insisted.

Reports that Cain was the subject of complaints about 15 years ago of inappropriate behavior by female employees at the National Restaurant Association is “the politics of minority conservative personal destruction,” he said.

Blacks and Hispanics “are owned lock, stock, and barrel by the Democrat Party, and anything good that happens to any black or Hispanic in American politics can only happen via the Democrat Party,” he said.

What would the media do if the same allegations were made against President Barack Obama? Limbaugh said.

“They would be going after the women,” he said. “They would name names, and they would destroy them. They would call these women racists for trying to destroy a black politician.”

For Cain's part, the former businessman acknowledged today that he was accused of sexual harassment more than a decade ago but insisted that the claims were “baseless.”

Speaking on Fox News, the Republican presidential candidate said he was unaware that payments had been made to two women who claimed that he had harassed them when he headed the National Restaurant Association.

And Cain told Fox’s Jenna Lee that there are no more skeletons in his closet. “If more allegations come, I assure you, people will simply make them up,” he said. “The only other allegations will be trumped-up allegations. There’s nothing else."



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