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Cain is no longer Able

By Mahons On July 30th, 2020

Sad news that Herman Cain passed away at 74 from Covid. The former Republican Presidential candidate and Tea Party favorite had a background in business. He was a Trump supporter and attended his Tulsa Rally where he choose not to social distance or wear a mask. He encouraged others to do likewise. As an African American of his age and prior health history he was a sitting duck given his reckless behavior. To bad for his family and hopefully people will base their own behavior not on what he ignored but on what happened to him.

36 Responses to “Cain is no longer Able”

  1. racist

  2. “999, if 10% is good enough for God 9% should be good enough for the Government”.

    Godspeed and a good rest Herman.

  3. To bad for his family and hopefully people will base their own behavior not on what he ignored but on what happened to him.

    Good luck with that. Trump is already back in the anti-mask camp after a brief dalliance with responsible advice to wear them. And he is again calling for states to re-open their economies, even as the Trump Pandemic is crippling them.

  4. A person has to be stupid not to take precautions to stay alive. Cain and all the others who did not take precautions and disparaged those who did are/were stupid and injurious to others. I shed no tear for Cain.

  5. Peter the news came out today that the US GDP dropped 32% so its no wonder turnip is panicking

    His only hope was to ride Obama’s recovery back into the Whitehouse

    The turnip crash will not go down well even with sycophants like Pat

  6. Darwin Award candidate?

  7. The problem was not necessarily that Mr. Cain attended the Tulsa rally without a mask.

    The problem was that he attended an event Where most of the 6000 or so other attendees were not wearing masks

    The danger of this event was foreseen on these pages and throughout the media before it happened

  8. whats the criteria for manslaughter or negligent homicide?
    I’d expect Trump may find himself facing lawsuits after leaving office

    Kirschner explained the three elements, in general, that make up the crime of manslaughter. First, is a person “acting in a grossly negligent way when having a duty to act,” with Kirschner adding, “Trump had a duty to act as President and violated that by knowingly failing to warn the public about the known threats of the virus.” In fact, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo accused Trump of that very conduct on Monday, stating that Trump’s actions constitute “gross negligence” for his “attacking science,” thus “jeopardizing public health.”

    Second, Kirschner added, “knowing that your action or failure to act is likely to produce death or serious bodily injury,” which again Kirschner believes Trump has fulfilled by knowing the true threat of the virus but failing to share that with the public. Finally, the former federal prosecutor explained the third element is that, “your action or failure to act was a substantial factor in causing the death of others.”

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/could-trump-be-charged-with-manslaughter-over-covid

  9. I heard a number of right wing types, including Mark Levin, yesterday, say that it was somehow unfair to point out that Mr. Cain, following the example of the president and others, did not wear a mask at the super spreader event in Tulsa.

    You’re not supposed to mention the ultimate cause of death when it is staring you in the face, when it was foretold by many, when such carelessness is killing others this very week.

    Levin and Levin types exhibit party blindness and anti science blindness all at the one time.

  10. A criminal case will never stand against a President for such a thing. Cain also may very well have contracted it elsewhere, he put allegiance to stupid behavior above his own well being.

  11. Have you been tested Mahons ?

    You live in a hotzone, you have a family. Has your behavior been that of a responsible father and citizen and you’ve been tested?

    If not you have no grounds to judge or criticize anyone on being responsible.

  12. the super spreader event in Tulsa.

    has anyon heard Phantom call any of the riots or Protests super spreader events ?

    lol nice bit of spin, where’d you steal it from?

    Phantom have you bothered to be tested yet…. ?

  13. Don’t you worry your pretty little head about what anyone here does

    I have condemned the racist BLM protests nine ways to Sunday, and have pointed out that they were violations of distancing rules

    The Tulsa event was called a super spreader event before it happened. The smart people of Oklahoma knew what was going on, and that’s why they didn’t show up for it.

  14. Oklahoma health care workers in their hundreds begged them not to have this event.

    Trump didn’t listen.

    Neither did Mr. Cain.

    Trump is getting his own people killed – this was also said here several times.

    Bad practice leads to bad outcomes, buddy.

  15. Don’t you worry your pretty little head about what anyone here does

    Do as Phantom says, never mind what he actually does….

    the rest is spin.

  16. Oklahoma health care workers in their hundreds begged them not to have this event.

    Trump didn’t listen.

    Neither did Mr. Cain.

    Trump is getting his own people killed – this was also said here several times.

    Bad practice leads to bad outcomes, buddy.

  17. Hundreds of Oklahoma healthcare professionals have signed a letter urging the mayor of Tulsa to cancel President Donald Trump’s massive indoor campaign rally on Saturday over concerns that the gathering of tens of thousands will provoke a surge in coronavirus infections.

    Dr. Jabraan Pasha, an internal-medicine physician at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center in Tulsa, wrote the letter and passed it around to colleagues as Oklahoma’s COVID-19 infections have spiked in the wake of the state’s reopening.

    “Allowing our city to be one of the first places in the world to host an indoor gathering of this magnitude is not a political matter, it is a public health matter,” the letter said. “As our city and state COVID-19 numbers climb at a rate previously unseen, it is unthinkable that this is seen as a logical choice.”

    June 17

    But of course, you guys knew better

    https://www.businessinsider.com/hundreds-of-oklahoma-nurses-and-doctors-urge-mayor-to-cancel-trumps-tulsa-rally-2020-6

  18. Patrick, wouldn’t you agree with me that this post and most of the comments are disgraceful, mocking a dead man? How different the democratic saint John Lewis was treated!

  19. I don’t mock Cain.

    He was very unwise but he is a victim here.

    Of a very bad president who chose to have a major public event indoors during a pandemic and who implicitly encouraged people not to wear masks at it.

    The criticism is not second guessing, it was all said loudly, in Oklahoma and on ATW, before.

  20. Charles

    Patrick and others mocked the dying McCain and Ted Kennedy and mocked them again when they died.

    I don’t recall that much pushback when that happened.

    Cain may well be alive today if that event had never happened.

    Anyone who had anything to do with organizing the Tulsa even deserves strong condemnation.

    Attendees had to sign a liability waiver before attending the Tulsa event. Trump knew exactly what he was getting Cain and all other attendees into.

  21. Phantom, maybe you don’t mock, and I take you at your word. But the cutsie pie title of the post does not befit a man’s passing, even if it was due to reckless behaviour. It gets a thumbs down from me.

  22. Mr. Cain was naive here.

    The people who put that hate rally together were not naive.

    They knew what they did, and they were warned loudly against it.

  23. I do not love the title, or the Darwin comment either.

    But deaths like this were predicted, and people should be honest enough to discuss it frankly,

  24. “I do not love the title, or the Darwin comment either.”

    Exactly. Really those are my main problems.

    “But deaths like this were predicted, and people should be honest enough to discuss it frankly,”

    I agree with that as well. we must be honest, while being respectful of Mr. Cain, and see what lessons we can learn from his death.

  25. I also am very critical of those who did their anti Christian little jig when Mrs. Thatcher died.

    As if.

  26. The Darwin Awards are a tongue-in-cheek award given to people who die due to their own stupidity. I think this is a reasonable case of that. This is not celebrating his death. It is pointing out that he died because of his own actions, actions that he encourages other people to carry out.

  27. What award does Trump get for hosting this disgraceful event in the manner that he did?

  28. Well he just lost Herman Cain’s vote for a start.

  29. Odd what bothers people. Advocating that the general public ignore public health advice as Cain did doesn’t bother some. Create a title of a post that harms no one, thumbs down. I’ll live with the displeasure of those folks.

  30. https://youtu.be/4TogbPPyQQM?t=375

    Just for Pat since he likes videos so much

  31. // while being respectful of Mr. Cain, and see what lessons we can learn from his death.//

    Lesson No. 1: Never trust Trump.

    Lesson No. 2: Avoid silly and unnecessary acts of bravado.

    Lesson No. 3: Listen more to the experts and less to your own prejudices.

  32. Seamus

    The Darwin Awards are a tongue-in-cheek award given to people who die due to their own stupidity.

    I think you also have to be childless to qualify for one.

  33. “I think you also have to be childless to qualify for one.”

    They’ve addressed that one, though largely because of how difficult it would be to determine if a random person in a news story has kids or not.

    https://darwinawards.com/rules/rules.children.html

    So the rules do not disqualify nominees who have already reproduced.

  34. Ah, fair enough.

  35. Herman Cain took inordinate pride in his own ignorance. And he died because of it. Hopefully he will serve as a cautionary example to those among the willfully ignorant who support Trump by ignoring simple ways to reduce the pandemic.

  36. Just as well I didn’t post a remark I intended about God raising Cain in view of the ex-candidate’s capers in Tulsa.

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