Ties Between Herman Cain and the Koch Brothers? Beware! "Koch-Cain!"
There was an ABC News story over the weekend that shed a little more light on everybody's favorite Tea Party Presidential Candidate.
Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain has cast himself as the outsider, the pizza magnate with real-world experience who will bring fresh ideas to the nation's capital. But Cain's economic ideas, support and organization have close ties to two billionaire brothers who bankroll right-leaning causes through their group Americans for Prosperity.
Oh noes! You mean that this former creator of the vomitous Godfather's Pizza is NOT the political outsider he would have us believe he is? That he has ties — "CLOSE ties" — to the infamous Koch Brothers who have been buying Tea Party candidates and putting them in high places (Scott Walker in Wisconsin, anyone?) in order to gain the ill-gotten booty that can come to an unscrupulous industrialist in their efforts to rape and pillage and strip this nation of its jobs, send them overseas, and then pocket the wealth?
And Herman Cain? Nice old Herman Cain? That crazy old Uncle Herman Cain? The one who gets a couple scotches in him and starts rambling incoherently about if he were president he could fix what's wrong with the country? THAT Herman Cain?
AFP tapped Cain as the public face of its "Prosperity Expansion Project," and he traveled the country in 2005 and 2006 speaking to activists who were starting state-based AFP chapters from Wisconsin to Virginia. Through his AFP work he met Mark Block, a longtime Wisconsin Republican operative hired to lead that state's AFP chapter in 2005 as he rebounded from an earlier campaign scandal that derailed his career.
Block and Cain sometimes traveled together as they built up AFP: Cain was the charismatic speaker preaching the ills of big government; Block was the operative helping with nuts and bolts.Continued on the next page