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Maddow uses improv to explain Herman Cain’s sexual harassment defense

In a segment Thursday night, MSNBC’s liberal host Rachel Maddow used a bit of improv to analogize the defense being employed by Republican presidential candidate Hermcan Cain, whose history of grappling with sexual harassment allegations has become a national story in recent weeks. Explaining that he’s basically a driver who…

Been doing stuff

A couple of new items in my ongoing attempts to make like Amway and be everywhere. First, I just got back from MSNBC studios, where I spent a couple of minutes talking to Tamron Hall about the defeat of the personhood amendment in Mississippi: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world…

The Awesome And Terrible Democrat Machine Of America Speaks

In case you didn't just get to watch Herman Cain destroy any chance he ever had at becoming President or being in a room alone with a white woman again, a brief summary: "The Democrat Machine of America is throwing these terrible allegations at me, although I cannot say who…

WATCH LIVE: Herman Cain addresses sexual harassment allegations

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain holds a press conference to address the multiple allegations of sexual harassment leveled against him. Watch live video, courtesy of MSNBC, below: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Conservatives give up the pretense of disapproval of sexual harassment

This primary season has really been remarkable, in terms of exposing the fantasies and motivations of the right, especially with regards to the strange enthusiasm for Herman Cain, even though he's probably not really running at all.  Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Pokemon?…

SNL spoofs Perry’s bizarre New Hampshire speech

NBC’s Saturday Night Live decided Saturday night to poke fun at Rick Perry’s memorably bizarre speech in New Hampshire a week ago. In Weekend Update with Seth Meyers, the fake Perry appeared to set the record straight. “Right before the speech, Herman Cain shows up with a Godfather’s Pizza,” he…

Cain gets stumped badly by question at Cain-Gingrich debate

During the Herman Cain-Newt Gingrich debate Saturday evening, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza had another not-so-presidential moment in a rocky week for him. When asked by Americans for Prosperity Texas chairman Ben Streusand on whether he would favor either a “defined benefit plan” or “premium support” for Medicare, Cain’s…

Maddow on Cain: ‘It’s performance art …America is being punk’d’

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow shared an “aha” moment on her broadcast Friday evening: Herman Cain is “performance art.” Ticking off a list of Cain’s numerous gaffes, unintentionally (or not!) bizarre statements and pop culture-derived policy ideas, Maddow said she’s convinced Cain isn’t seriously running for President. “It is one thing…

One Cain accuser looks to break silence as another was paid off

Two major newspapers have released stories on the women accusing Herman Cain of sexual harassment that could be further damaging to the GOP presidential candidate. According to The New York Times, one of the two women received a full years’ severance fee of $35,000 from the National Restaurant Association after…

Cain plays the “you know how women blow everything out of proportion” card

So, after a day of floundering, Herman Cain has decided to respond to the revelations about sexual harassment complaints in the past with the "hysterical bitches" card. When outright denial isn't possible and claiming that she consented and regretted is implausible, the "you know women, always overreacting to every little…

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