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November 14, 2011

Cain Continues Being Very Authentic

Maybe "diagnosably authentic," alas.

Here's lots of that True Conservatism I keep hearing about.

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Monday that he believes public employees should be allowed to bargain collectively on wages and other benefits as long as it does not create an undue burden on taxpayers.

Extremely, extremely conservative.

We freak out when Romney punts on this issue in Ohio, but when Cain says it, it's True Conservatism Defined.

Then again, maybe it's just because he doesn't know what he's talking about.

Cain also appeared to be unclear on the issue of collective bargaining as it involves federal employees. Asked if he thought federal employees should have the ability to bargain collectively, Cain said: "They already have it, don't they?"

Told they didn't, he said, "They have unions."

I can see how someone missed that. It's only been mentioned sixty five thousand times in the various state-level union disputes.

Look, I do in fact understand that unions are popular and that it's a hard sell to do what Walker did (or what Kasich tries). I understand the political value of moderation of rhetoric on the subject.

In fact, I approve.

But what infuriates me is this argument from the position of pragmatism will be trotted out by Cain's supporters, who will nonetheless turn around and savage people for failing to take the True Conservative Line steadfastly enough themselves.

Which is it? If you're telling me we have to go with this guy just for the hardcore no-deviations ideology, I'm going to need him to be hard-core and no-deviations on ideology.

And if we're willing to give some wiggle room, I want to know why candidates like Perry are rejected out of hand for having one bigger deviation on ideology and two small ones.

By the way, I'm freaking the shit out over this black man being all sexy-like with this white blonde woman. I am scared as hell of this. Next thing you know Toure will come over and have sex with my food.

Below, more True Conservatism on public employees, and then some authenticity on Libya.

Thanks to a coblogger, but I won't say who, because I'm sure he doesn't want to be called a RINO 40 times today.

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