Michael D'Antuono's Art And Response

Raising Cain

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The sexual harassment controversy surrounding presidential hopeful Herman Cain does not appear to be hurting him much. According to CNN, Cain’s chief of staff reported that Friends of Cain, the Cain campaign organization, received $400,000 in donations on Monday, calling it a “clear vote of confidence” for the Republican candidate.

To add emphasis, a poll from Quinnipiac revealed Cain has increased his lead over former front-runner Mitt Romneyin the nomination race.

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The double standards of the Republican Leaders (and followers) are dumfoundingly beyond logic. The same people who demanded that Weiner step down from his congressional post are supporting Horny Herman’s bid for President of the United States.

Let’s take an objective view of the two. Weiner twitted some inappropriate but impressive pictures of himself in his tighty- whities to a woman from his cell phone. For that, he was forced by Republicans and Democrats alike to retire from congress in shame. When your behavior doesn’t come up to congressional moral standards, it’s like Charlie Sheen telling you your lifestyle is out of control. The bar for acceptable sexual misconduct has been set and I can accept that. Now comes along Herman Cain, a man running for the highest office in the land, who just happens to have forgotten about having settled a couple of sexual harassment suits. So far, there are four accusers to date. To be clear, the definition of sexual harassment is: intimidation, bullying or coercion of a sexual nature, or the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favors.[1] Sexual harassment is a form of illegal employment discrimination in many countries, and is a form of abuse (sexual and psychological) and bullying.

Personally, I consider that an even more serious offense that sexting. Instead of demanding he drop out of the race, Republicans  rewarded him with more money and higher poll numbers. Thank you for your support. That well known champion of African Americans , Rush Limbaugh, even accused the “liberal” media of racism for suggesting Cain drop out.

In this great country of ours a man is considered innocent until proven guilty, or if he’s rich enough to settle out of court (unless he’s a Democrat.)

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