Herman Cain – live! — explaining latest 9-9-9 version

Here’s a live stream of Herman Cain in Detroit explaining the new improved version of his 9-9-9 plan.

Watch live streaming video from cainforpresident at livestream.com

– Jay Bookman

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Peadawg

October 21st, 2011
10:52 am

Peadawg

October 21st, 2011
10:53 am

What was that saying…you can put lipstick on a pig but it’s still a pig??

USinUK

October 21st, 2011
10:53 am

oooo … is that the Fisher building? been in there once – absolutely astounding

Granny Godzilla

October 21st, 2011
10:54 am

I came for the huge crowd…..oops!

getalife

October 21st, 2011
10:56 am

His one economists looks like a real winner. Not.

Anyhoo, when CNN runs a OWS story for the 36th day, a big smile crosses my face and I beam ear to ear.

The American awakening is the story of the year.

God Bless the 99 % of the real American people.

USinUK

October 21st, 2011
10:56 am

Tech '10

October 21st, 2011
10:57 am

grumbling about internet filters at work.. guess i should get back to it..

larry

October 21st, 2011
10:58 am

Why is this important, I mean Perry is fixing to enliven us with his 666 plan sometime this weekend.
And then Michelle Bachmann’s economic plan ,which is to turn all the gay people to straight which somehow magically leads to more job creation.

stands for decibels

October 21st, 2011
10:58 am

You’re kinda mean sometimes, Jay.

(And don’t ever change.)

USMC

October 21st, 2011
10:58 am

Bookman, more Hating on the Black man, huh.
What’s the matter Jay? Can’t handle a black man who thinks for himself???
Jay, embrace diversity! Don’t be scared of it. :-)

Jay

October 21st, 2011
10:59 am

I think at least half of that crowd must be media.

Adam

October 21st, 2011
11:00 am

USMC: Can’t handle a black man who thinks for himself???

He doesn’t think for himself.

USinUK

October 21st, 2011
11:00 am

USinUK

October 21st, 2011
11:01 am

“He doesn’t think for himself.”

going by some of his recent interviews, I’d say he doesn’t always think … full stop.

getalife

October 21st, 2011
11:01 am

No love from Detroit.

They know he is not a serious candidate.

stands for decibels

October 21st, 2011
11:01 am

Depressingly accurate appraisal of “How the Austerity Class Rules Washington.”

http://www.thenation.com/article/164073/how-austerity-class-rules-washington?page=full

I can only hope an invigorated OWS movement presenting an actual opposition to this psychopathy, the austerians won’t rule for much longer.

Granny Godzilla

October 21st, 2011
11:02 am

Whole lotta “swallowing anything ” going on….

Matti's Rapture Time?

October 21st, 2011
11:04 am

USMC,

Exactly HOW is offering a portal for us to view Mr. Cain’s live public speech “hating on the black man?”

Are you having flashbacks or something? Shall we call the VA to come fetch you back to rehab? Bless your heart.

Adam

October 21st, 2011
11:04 am

USinUK: going by some of his recent interviews, I’d say he doesn’t always think

That was going to be my followup, darn you! :D

Well, minus the “always” qualifier. On purpose.

USinUK

October 21st, 2011
11:04 am

From Twitter:

Herman Cain LIVE from the Motor City. Holding out for an encore performance of “Imagine There’s No Pizza”

USinUK

October 21st, 2011
11:04 am

Herman Cain updates his 9-9-9 Plan. Adds free garlic bread.

willie lynch

October 21st, 2011
11:05 am

The great thing about Republicans is the more they talk the dumber they sound. The clock’s ticking on Herman he’ll soon be relegated to the dustbin of minority Republicans along with J.C. Watts, Mel Martinez, Michael Steele and Bobby Jindal. Bye Bye Herm, Can’t say it hasn’t been fun.

larry

October 21st, 2011
11:05 am

AmVet

October 21st, 2011
11:05 am

Glenn Beck just reported that there are 100,000 people there…

Jay

October 21st, 2011
11:05 am

9+9+9 = 27 = estimated crowd at speech.

Adam

October 21st, 2011
11:06 am

stands: I keep thinking the Republicans are now in their Custer’s Last Stand moment. Ignoring history and glorifying bad principles seems to lead straight to repeating history where instead of changing with the times, the times roll you over.

They will be left in the corner weeping, holding their Reagan dolls and sobbing into them “you still love me, don’t you Ronnie?”

getalife

October 21st, 2011
11:06 am

gop blocks the President’s job bill again so his strategy is playing out beautifully.

USinUK

October 21st, 2011
11:07 am

“9+9+9 = 27 = estimated crowd at speech.”

Jay – you win the internets for that one.

USinUK

October 21st, 2011
11:08 am

“Glenn Beck just reported that there are 100,000 people there…”

well, when you include the voices in Glenn Beck’s head, it’s possible …

Granny Godzilla

October 21st, 2011
11:08 am

Wandering around Cain for President found this

Phase 2 – The Fair Tax
Amidst a backdrop of the economic renewal created by the 9-9-9 Plan, I will begin the process of educating the American people on the benefits of continuing the next step to the Fair Tax.

Will Boortz get a cut?

Adam

October 21st, 2011
11:08 am

getalife: Not if those that caucus with Dems keep peeling off. I really don’t get this whole “Let’s just stop it from coming to the floor” vote thing, mostly because I get why ALL the Republicans want to grind government to a screeching halt, but NOT the Democrats. Must be because they know the public doesn’t understand this isn’t really a vote.

larry

October 21st, 2011
11:08 am

I wonder if the FEC is going to look into that purchase of his books by the campaign. I dont know if anyone remembers this , but didnt Jim Wright have to give the Speaker’s chair for something like that ?

willie lynch

October 21st, 2011
11:09 am

Jay

October 21st, 2011
11:05 am

That’s funny!

Granny Godzilla

October 21st, 2011
11:10 am

9% National Sales Tax.
Unlike a state sales tax, which is an add-on tax that increases the price of goods and services, this is a replacement tax. It replaces taxes that are already embedded in selling prices. By replacing higher marginal rates in the production process with lower marginal rates, marginal production costs actually decline, which will lead to prices being the same or lower, not higher.

Bolded phrase by me…..

He thinks companies are really gonna do that?

Normal

October 21st, 2011
11:10 am

Jay

October 21st, 2011
11:05 am

…and they’re all homeless…heh, heh

larry

October 21st, 2011
11:11 am

9 toppings ,
on 9 pizzas,
for 9 bucks

what a deal !!!

USinUK

October 21st, 2011
11:11 am

Normal – they’re all hoping he brought pizza

Keep Up the Good Fight!

October 21st, 2011
11:11 am

Ahhh…. little orphan Cain… the sun will come out while I speak tomorrow……

Normal

October 21st, 2011
11:12 am

USinUK,

…and beer…

larry

October 21st, 2011
11:14 am

And y’all thought Little Cesars had him beat ………………

NO! NO!! i say.

He comes roaring back with his 999 plan.

Peadawg

October 21st, 2011
11:14 am

“9+9+9 = 27 = estimated crowd at speech.”

I don’t care who your are, that’s funny right there.

Granny Godzilla

October 21st, 2011
11:14 am

Couldn’t find anything about 9-0-9 on his website
and didn’t really get what he said…(sound quality mostly)

Anybody catch anything?

Butch Cassidy

October 21st, 2011
11:15 am

I’m not an Obama fan, but the GOP REALLY needs to step up their game if they have ANY hope of regaining the Whitehouse. I look back on the debates between Kennedy and Nixon, Reagan and Carter, Bush and Clinton, and NONE of the supposed Republican saviors are even close. My God, could you imagine Herman Cain spouting this line of garbage while trying to beat out Reagan or Bush 1? And the fact that he’s the leading GOP candidate just boggles the mind!

Bosch

October 21st, 2011
11:16 am

“9+9+9 = 27 = estimated crowd at speech.”

Jay Bookman getting snarky!!! :)

stands for decibels

October 21st, 2011
11:16 am

Couldn’t find anything about 9-0-9 on his website

Here’s a pretty decent explanation.

Granny Godzilla

October 21st, 2011
11:17 am

Boortz said he was leaning towards Romney.

Go figure.

Matti's Rapture Time?

October 21st, 2011
11:17 am

@ Mr. Bookman and USinUK,

HAHAHAHAHAHA!

USinUK

October 21st, 2011
11:18 am

GG – “Boortz said he was leaning towards Romney.”

now, isn’t THAT a mental picture …

Granny Godzilla

October 21st, 2011
11:18 am

stands

not must specificity but good to dance too!

Michael

October 21st, 2011
11:19 am

Michigan is Dominos’ country. The Godfather is wasting his time, there.
Memo from Ghadaffi – Sometimes it’s bad to be the 1% with all the money and all the toys.

stands for decibels

October 21st, 2011
11:21 am

Butch @ 11.15, I don’t doubt that Mittens will do fine as a general election candidate when he’s nominated. He’s made all the rookie mistakes in 2008 (and all those other times he’s run for office) and so far, in 2011, he’s had very few missteps.

Put another way, it’s not like he’s actually done much of anything since 1/2007 *but* run for office, so he oughta be pretty good at it by now.

Bosch

October 21st, 2011
11:22 am

“Boortz said he was leaning towards Romney.”

I’ll bet Romney’s thinking…”damn”

Atlantan

October 21st, 2011
11:24 am

@Granny Godzilla you must work for the government… Have you ever worked in a competitive environment in your life? In a competitive business environment prices always drop – electronics, lasik surgery, cars, airlines, etc. There is always an astute business person that can find a way to do it better at a lower cost. It sad that the leftist mindset is so blind to the way the world works.

@Adam – so you call this democrat movement the past 4 years a success? I’d hate to see what you think economic failure is.

thewindwhistler

October 21st, 2011
11:24 am

I thought the last column was top of the line, this one is ok. I do not follow Herman Cain. He has had no political experience. The last candidate for President with no political experience was Dwight Isenhower. Would any body want a Dr. with no experience operating? Exactly the same with Herman Cain, no experience and commander in chief.I can not even think of an unteseted candiate with out a scintila of experience. It reminds me of JFK giving Bobby Kennedy the job of Attorney General right out of law school, I have said it all.

moonbat betty

October 21st, 2011
11:25 am

No one in Detroit cares because they don’t pay any taxes (except to their unions).

Midori

October 21st, 2011
11:25 am

you guys are just mean. I have a cold and it hurts when I laugh :lol:

Granny Godzilla

October 21st, 2011
11:25 am

From TPM

American Crossroads, the big money GOP group founded by Karl Rove, is warning Republicans that President Obama’s new campaign to raise taxes on millionaires is a political winner.

“It may be the result of larger environmental conditions, or he may be moving the needle himself, but Obama’s ‘tax the rich’ mantra is getting traction,” the group’s director, Steven Law, wrote in a memo. “Our poll found that 64% favor raising taxes on people with incomes above $200,000.”

Paul

October 21st, 2011
11:26 am

Cain this morning on Imus. Said 999 would bring in more $.

What happened to the pledge of no tax increases?

Or is that promise only for millionaires?

Midori

October 21st, 2011
11:27 am

methinks Moonbat Betty needs to get out a little more

Granny Godzilla

October 21st, 2011
11:28 am

Atlantan

Actually I broke through the class ceiling at a fortune 100 company before I was 40.

They are still raising prices annually…..sometimes more frequently.

USinUK

October 21st, 2011
11:31 am

get ready to watch Moonbat Betty’s mind get blown:

MICHIGAN IS A NET TAX DONOR STATE

http://www.taxfoundation.org/research/topic/36.html

Paul

October 21st, 2011
11:32 am

Bosch

Romney – not ‘damn.’

Darn.

Maybe we can get him hooked on ‘frak.’

Aquagirl

October 21st, 2011
11:34 am

There is always an astute business person that can find a way to do it better at a lower cost.

…by getting politicians to cut unemployment insurance payments. I’m not sure “astute” is the word I’d use. Maybe the first part.

getalife

October 21st, 2011
11:35 am

“Memo from Ghadaffi – Sometimes it’s bad to be the 1% with all the money and all the toys.”

Ouch.

Jimmy62

October 21st, 2011
11:35 am

Somehow I never see you mock Obama for changing things, even though every change he makes seems to make things worse, yet when Cain changes his plan to make it even better, you mock.

Is that the best you can do, Jay? Mock those you disagree with?

Acer706

October 21st, 2011
11:38 am

Traction? It’s a joke and entertaining… That’s it’s traction. The arguements they present have absolutely NO FACTS! NONE! Its just a bunch of ‘I want,” they say, blame them puppetry hocus pocus.

Don’t mind that $700Billion before, We only need $350Billion from those people! Let’s Discriminate!!! No, It’s okay to do that now bc we are 99%… whatever that means. How accurate is that anyway?

Bosch

October 21st, 2011
11:38 am

“Mock those you disagree with?”

Says the man who is constantly mocking Obama.

Physician! Heal thyself!!

getalife

October 21st, 2011
11:38 am

It just blows my mind that the 99 % cons continue to blindly fight for the 1 %.

And the same folks think their arguments are intelligent and logical.

It just does not pass the common sense test.

Normal

October 21st, 2011
11:39 am

Now Jimmy, don’t be petulant… :)

Paul

October 21st, 2011
11:39 am

Jimmy62

Changing things to emphasize drone ops and killing 2200 in less than 2 years makes things worse?

How?

Geo

October 21st, 2011
11:41 am

“It just blows my mind that the 99 % cons continue to blindly fight for the 1 %.”

It blows our mind that you repeat yourself more than a mynah bird on a daily basis.

Adam

October 21st, 2011
11:43 am

Jimmy62: The only plan change I will accept is one where he changes it to, at a minimum: “We’re not changing the rates but we are eliminating ALL loopholes.”

That would be more fair than FairTax, flat tax, or 9-9-9 (all the same thing)

AmVet

October 21st, 2011
11:45 am

So did Herman “I was too young to participate in the Civil Rights movement” Cain artfully articulate his awesomely amazing vision on how to screw the Middle Class even more?

getalife

October 21st, 2011
11:47 am

geo,

Try to get it to sink in your brainwashed minds.

It does not make sense.

Prove me wrong geo.

moonbat betty

October 21st, 2011
11:48 am

“So did Herman “I was too young to participate in the Civil Rights movement” Cain artfully articulate his awesomely amazing vision on how to screw the Middle Class even more?”

No, he pulled an obama and promised them all free pizza parties for the next 4 years if they would vote for him.

He wins in a landslide in Michigan.

Bosch

October 21st, 2011
11:50 am

So, since no one showed up at Cain’s rally, they took the feed off-line?

F. Sinkwich

October 21st, 2011
11:50 am

“President Barack Obama’s 11th quarter in office was the worst of his administration, based on his quarterly average job approval ratings. His 41% approval average is down six percentage points from his 10th quarter in office, and is nearly four points below his previous low of 45% during his seventh quarter.These results are based on Gallup Daily tracking from July 20-Oct. 19, 2011.”

Hopey/Changey needs another bus tour.

AmVet

October 21st, 2011
11:52 am

So betty, he didn’t even flesh out that $9.99 skeleton?

Wasn’t that the entire point of his photo-op charade?

The one that no one attended and even less give credibility to?

Geo has no worthwhile defense of the indefensible so he makes silly personal attacks.

What he desperately doesn’t want to know has been spelled out over and over again, in great detail.

But it matters not.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

October 21st, 2011
11:53 am

Well, what’s not to like about this guy—besides the fact that he ain’t White? He’s against abortion but thinks the guvmint should stay out of it and it should be a woman’s choice. He’s got a tax plan where hardly nobody gets a raise in taxes. I tell you, except for that dark skin, we got a winner here.

Which means he’s a goner. He’s the Harold Stassen of modern politics. We ain’t going to stand still for satisfying everybody. We want blood at the polls. We want to thrash our enemas.

Have a good lunch everybody.

Acer706

October 21st, 2011
11:54 am

getalife

Need facts to be valid. Thanks for the statement.

My current income is not just aware to me. I’m fine working hard, owning my house, two cars, petting my dog, going to the lake tomorrow, insured across the board for peace of mind… I’m in control of me and my family… So just call us the .000001% or something.

Honestly, if the 1% pays up. If you were on the bottom end I’d just give money away to fall into the 2%… right? Or just move my junk overseas and be done with this crap.

The movement I see wants what THEY have. How is that gonna benefit you? Do you know? Does anyone really think these taxes will individually benefit them? Take care of yourself…

getalife

October 21st, 2011
11:56 am

I like his sense of humor and how he punked the cons into believing he is serious.

Not that it is hard to do.

“Imagine there is no pizza” is a classic.

Ross Perot

October 21st, 2011
11:56 am

Hopey Changey should be on the short bus. Union/Government employment is the only real solution to create jobs..

larry

October 21st, 2011
11:56 am

moonbat betty

October 21st, 2011
11:56 am

“Hopey/Changey needs another bus tour.”

–paid for by the tax payers of couse.

that is until he starts collecting his on-line campaign donations where he will accumulate millions of dollars in campaign contributions from businesses and citizens from around the world.

Geo

October 21st, 2011
11:58 am

That would be sync.

getalife

October 21st, 2011
11:58 am

ace,

I have no idea what you talking about but you are the 99 %.

If you admit, nothing will happen.

Honesty does not hurt anyone.

Take care .

St Simons - we're on Island time

October 21st, 2011
12:05 pm

Poor, hard-working, under-educated Republicans
struggling under the fixed game of trickle-down economics –

The Alger Hiss myth is a lie.

And Biff & Muffy ain’t inviting you to the yacht club this weekend,
or any other. I checked.

The time is soon coming where it will be a bad thing
to be on their side. see video

F. Sinkwich

October 21st, 2011
12:06 pm

“that is until he starts collecting his on-line campaign donations where he will accumulate millions of dollars in campaign contributions from businesses and citizens from around the world.”

Hopey/Changey can buy all the Simonize he wants but there’s no way he can put a shine on that turd called liberalism.

The dogs ain’t eating the dog food…..

Acer706

October 21st, 2011
12:06 pm

Larry… or larry

Who cares when his parents came to America?!

How about Obama’s $500BILLION gamble on EVs with Fisker only to have them take the money to Finland…

Story surfacing today http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/10/obama_fisker_finland_jobs.html

Solyndra II?

Where is our own presidents Accountability? I’m just guessing how many of these were wrapped in The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act… Did anyone benefit personally?

USMC

October 21st, 2011
12:07 pm

“It just blows my mind that the 99 % cons continue to blindly fight for the 1 %.”
–Getalife

It blows my mind that Jay Bookman and his minions EXPECT the government to take care if them. There are NO guarantees in life, people. You can take care of yourself.
Go get a job or start your own business with your God given abilities! :-)

Cal

October 21st, 2011
12:08 pm

Obama is even using Bush’s 2004 campaign strategy. He’s hardly an original thinker, is he? When all else fails, fall back on a bush.

Loser!

Can Obama 2012 Replicate Bush 2004?

Acer706

October 21st, 2011
12:08 pm

Oh yeah they did show 1 person that did.

Leonardo Dicaprio received the first car. He far into the 1% so forget him right?! He needs to pay his Fair Share!!!!

Guy Incognito

October 21st, 2011
12:09 pm

“The time is soon coming where it will be a bad thing
to be on their side. see video”

Gotta love the threats of violence. The Left is soooooooooooooo peaceful, open-minded and tolerant.

I wonder which side is more likely to riot of they lose the election. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

getalife

October 21st, 2011
12:09 pm

usnc,

Yet, you have no problem with government taking care of the wealthy all these years.

It does not make sense con.

F. Sinkwich

October 21st, 2011
12:10 pm

Uh ohh, Acer. Granny’s gonna whip out MediaMatters on you! That’s her bible, you know.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

October 21st, 2011
12:10 pm

Acer, your little Finland story has already been debunked. Try the prior thread…. then come back when you have educated yourself on the truth, otay?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

October 21st, 2011
12:11 pm

Sinkwich….. and yet she whupped your butt with the facts and you ain’t got nothing. :lol:

Guy Incognito

October 21st, 2011
12:11 pm

Sorry for all the typos. Eating Hungarian Czabj and blogging is not a good idea

Mmmmmm, Czabj

getalife

October 21st, 2011
12:12 pm

ace,

Again, try honesty.

It will not hurt you but lying destroys your credibility and we can’t believe a word you say like the other cons.

Granny Godzilla

October 21st, 2011
12:14 pm

Acer and Sinkwich

None of the money went to Finland.

Still swallowing anything?

Does your wittle bottom still sting from the whuppin’?