Poll: Most Republicans Dismiss Cain Allegations
The new Washington Post-ABC News poll is out, and just as I predicted, it shows that the right wing isn’t even going to blink at the allegations of sexual harassment against Herman Cain: Cain rises in Post-ABC poll despite scandal; most Republicans dismiss allegations.
Businessman Herman Cain and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney are running nearly even atop the field of 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows, with most Republicans dismissing the harassment allegations that over the past week have roiled Cain’s campaign.
Seven in 10 Republicans say reports that Cain made unwanted advances toward two employees when he was head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s — allegations which have been stiffly rebutted by Cain’s campaign — do not matter when it comes to picking a candidate.
It’s clear from reading right wing blogs and comments that they don’t even believe sexual harassment exists — unless it’s a Democrat doing the harassing. I’ve never seen such a flood of misogynistic comments; they’re all following Rush Limbaugh’s lead. It’s simply disgusting.
If you didn’t already have enough evidence of the Republican Party’s entrenched, backwards, misogynistic attitudes from their non-stop attacks on women’s rights, this shows you exactly what they believe. There’s no sexual harassment in their world because they don’t see it as harassment when the strong dominate the weak. It’s just the natural order of things.