A conspiracy theory that can’t be instantly dismissed

In an article published today at Human Events, Ann Coulter makes a chillingly plausible case, based on their past modus operandi, that Obama’s political team is behind the sexual harassment charges against Herman Cain. Readers know that I am generally very skeptical of theories stating that Party X secretly pulled the strings from behind the scenes to make Event Y happen. But the fact pattern Coulter adduces, including particularly the skullduggery by which Obama destroyed his rivals for the U.S. Senate in 2004, makes the supposition that he has employed similar measures against Cain all too believable.

David Axelrod’s Pattern of Sexual Misbehavior

Herman Cain has spent his life living and working all over the country—Indiana, Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Washington, D.C.—but never in Chicago.

So it’s curious that all the sexual harassment allegations against Cain emanate from Chicago: home of the Daley machine and Obama consigliere David Axelrod.

Suspicions had already fallen on Sheila O’Grady, who is close with David Axelrod and went straight from being former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley’s chief of staff to president of the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA), as being the person who dug up Herman Cain’s personnel records from the National Restaurant Association (NRA).

The Daley-controlled IRA works hand-in-glove with the NRA. And strangely enough, Cain’s short, three-year tenure at the NRA is evidently the only period in his decades-long career during which he’s alleged to have been a sexual predator.

After O’Grady’s name surfaced in connection with the miraculous appearance of Cain’s personnel files from the NRA, she issued a Clintonesque denial of any involvement in producing them—by vigorously denying that she knew Cain when he was at the NRA. (Duh.)

And now, after a week of conservative eye-rolling over unspecified, anonymous accusations against Cain, we’ve suddenly got very specific sexual assault allegations from an all-new accuser out of … Chicago.

Herman Cain has never lived in Chicago. But you know who has? David Axelrod! And guess who lived in Axelrod’s very building? Right again: Cain’s latest accuser, Sharon Bialek.

Bialek’s accusations were certainly specific. But they also demonstrated why anonymous accusations are worthless.

Within 24 hours of Bialek’s press conference, friends and acquaintances of hers stepped forward to say that she’s a “gold-digger,” that she was constantly in financial trouble—having filed for personal bankruptcy twice—and, of course, that she had lived in Axelrod’s apartment building at 505 North Lake Shore Drive, where, she admits, she knew the man The New York Times calls Obama’s “hired muscle.”

Throw in some federal tax evasion, and she’s Obama’s next Cabinet pick.

The reason all this is relevant is that both Axelrod and Daley have a history of smearing political opponents by digging up claims of sexual misconduct against them.

John Brooks, Chicago’s former fire commissioner, filed a lawsuit against Daley six months ago claiming Daley threatened to smear him with sexual harassment accusations if Brooks didn’t resign. He resigned—and the sexual harassment allegations were later found to be completely false.

Meanwhile, as extensively detailed in my book Guilty: Liberal ‘Victims’ and Their Assault on America, the only reason Obama became a U.S. senator—allowing him to run for president—is that David Axelrod pulled sealed divorce records out of a hat, first, against Obama’s Democratic primary opponent, and then against Obama’s Republican opponent.

One month before the 2004 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate, Obama was way down in the polls, about to lose to Blair Hull, a multimillionaire securities trader.

But then The Chicago Tribune—where Axelrod used to work—began publishing claims that Hull’s second ex-wife, Brenda Sexton, had sought an order of protection against him during their 1998 divorce proceedings.

From then until Election Day, Hull was embroiled in fighting the allegation that he was a “wife beater.” He and his ex-wife eventually agreed to release their sealed divorce records. His first ex-wife, daughters and nanny defended him at a press conference, swearing he was never violent. During a Democratic debate, Hull was forced to explain that his wife kicked him and he had merely kicked her back.

Hull’s substantial lead just a month before the primary collapsed with the nonstop media attention to his divorce records. Obama sailed to the front of the pack and won the primary. Hull finished third with 10 percent of the vote.

Luckily for Axelrod, Obama’s opponent in the general election had also been divorced.

The Republican nominee was Jack Ryan, a graduate of Dartmouth and Harvard law and business schools, who had left his lucrative partnership at Goldman Sachs to teach at an inner-city school on the South Side of Chicago.

But in a child custody dispute some years earlier, Ryan’s ex-wife, Hollywood sex kitten Jeri Lynn Ryan, had alleged that, while the couple was married, Jack had taken her to swingers clubs in Paris and New York.

Jack Ryan adamantly denied the allegations. In the interest of protecting their son, he also requested that the records be put permanently under seal.

Axelrod’s courthouse moles obtained the “sealed” records and, in no time, they were in the hands of every political operative in Chicago. Knowing perfectly well what was in the records, Chicago Tribune attorneys flew to California and requested that the court officially “unseal” them—over the objections of both Jack and Jeri Ryan.

Your honor, who knows what could be in these records!

A California judge ordered them unsealed, which allowed newspapers to publish the salacious allegations, and four days later, Ryan dropped out of the race under pressure from idiot Republicans (who should be tracked down and shot).

With a last-minute replacement of Alan Keyes as Obama’s Republican opponent, Obama was able to set an all-time record in an Illinois Senate election, winning with a 43 percent margin.

And that’s how Obama became a senator four years after losing a congressional race to Bobby Rush. (In a disastrous turn of events, Rush was not divorced.)

Axelrod destroyed the only two men who stood between Obama and the Senate with illicitly obtained, lurid allegations from their pasts.

In 2007, long after Obama was safely ensconced in the U.S. Senate, The New York Times reported: “The Tribune reporter who wrote the original piece (on Hull’s sealed divorce records) later acknowledged in print that the Obama camp had ‘worked aggressively behind the scenes’ to push the story.”

Some had suggested, the Times article continued, that Axelrod had “an even more significant role—that he leaked the initial story.”

This time, Obama’s little helpers have not only thrown a bomb into the Republican primary, but are hoping to destroy the man who deprives the Democrats of their only argument in 2012: If you oppose Obama, you must be a racist.

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Dave Levine writes:

I suppose it’s possible that the Chicago Machine is behind the charges. However, one has to remember these things:

1) Ann Coulter is a Cainite. She is one of his most vocal supporters in the media. Like Cain, she’s a faux conservative herself. The conservative movement gave her hell for taking big money for speaking to that homosexual PAC as well they should have. She’s not tough on illegal immigration; as a matter of fact, she sounds a lot like Open Borders Newt Gingrich on law and order issues like illegal immigration. She’s a “party over policy” Republican—she’ll vote for the lesser of two evils. She’s about as “conservative” as Rush Limbaugh which isn’t saying much. So, her defending Cain by attacking Cain’s female accusers isn’t surprising. We expected as much.

2) Coulter seems to see Cain as some kind of conservative god, something that shows she hasn’t read his position on issues near and dear to conservatives. Cain is in fact a shill for big business, as his flat tax scheme showcases. 84 percent of Americans would pay through the nose should his 999 tax scheme be signed into law. More importantly, his scheme would throw millions of self-employed Americans out into the street! How? By eliminating the deduction for business expenses, something self-employed Americans depend on every year. Without it, we’d pay a huge tax and most of us couldn’t make ends meet. Many of us are already on the brink. Last year, I lost money after deductions. Without the deduction for business expenses which all flat tax schemes get rid of, I’d owe the federal government a small fortune. With jobs few and far between, self-employed people would be out in the street if his tax plan went into effect. conservatives shot down Steve Forbes’ two runs for President in large part because of his flat tax scheme.

Here is Cain’s position on illegal immigration. Does the following sound like something a conservative believes?

“Americans have embraced their role as the world’s premier “melting pot,” welcoming immigrants from every corner of the planet. We readily learn about other cultures, customs and beliefs. We appreciate those who are willing to come to this country and make America a more vibrant and enriched place.

Americans do resent, however, the willingness of some to circumvent our laws and enter our nation illegally. While many, if not most, illegal immigrants are peaceful people simply seeking to provide for their families, some are not. In fact, some are quite dangerous, jeopardizing the safety and well-being of American citizens.

Illegal immigration also puts a tremendous strain on America’s entitlement and health care systems. In fact, several hospitals in the U.S. have declared bankruptcy as a result of the costs of caring for illegal immigrants.

We must secure our borders, enforce our laws and promote the existing path to citizenship.”

He was careful to insert the word “existing,” but in fact Cain is for legalization of illegal aliens. No pol uses that phrase “path to citizenship” without meaning the legalization of illegals! He has stated candidly that he doesn’t believe we should deport illegals. What he thus seems to stand for is de facto amnesty which is what we’ve have for decades—leaving 40 to 50 million illegal aliens alone in our society, all of whom are federal lawbreakers and at least eight million of whom are working at American jobs and not paying taxes due to the child tax credit. He’s also joked about putting an electrified fence along the southern border and moats with crocodiles. Joking about this issue isn’t “funny” to law and order Americans.

3) Coulter fails to explain why Cain shields his wife from the media. Does she have something to hide? We know that she voted for Obama and other Democrats in 2008.

In the end, it isn’t important whether these women accusing Cain of harassment are Obamaites or conservatives. The only thing that matters is: Did Cain sexually harass these women and do so by abusing his power/position in society?

November 13

Kenneth Timmerman writes:

Ann’s column is not a conspiracy theory, but a statement of fact. This woman, dredged out of the woodwork by Gloria Alred, lived in David Axelrod’s apartment building in Chicago, and admitted to knowing Axelrod; whereas Herman Cain had no business in Chicago, had never worked there, and had no known ties there.

I think you are right to send it out far and wide.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 09, 2011 07:32 PM | Send

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