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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:36 PM

Conservative Media Is Really Struggling With the Possibility That Trump Killed Herman Cain

Conservative Media Is Really Struggling With the Possibility That Trump Killed Herman Cain
The idea that Cain’s death shouldn't be politicized is absurd—and impossible.


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How did Herman Cain die? Tweets commemorating the former presidential candidate and pizza magnate, including from President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, didn’t mention a cause of death. They said he was an “American success story” and a “great friend” who just happened to die of … something.

As someone who briefly led the Republican presidential primary in 2012, Cain is arguably the most famous American to die of Covid-19. He was also an inveterate culture warrior who opposed mask mandates and amplified skepticism of the dangers of coronavirus. Nine days before he tested positive for the virus, he was filmed without a mask in a tight crowd at Donald Trump’s Tulsa rally. (At least eight White House staffers involved in the rally have tested positive for the virus.) It is entirely reasonable to propose that Trump, as well as the entire Republican industry built around resisting basic anti-virus safety protocols, bear some responsibility for his preventable death.

But that is a bridge that gets a little too close to reality for Republican politicians and their allies in conservative media, which have claimed that liberals have been polluting Cain’s memory by politicizing it. As usual, they got it backwards.
https://newrepublic.com/article/158728/conservative-media-really-struggling-possibility-trump-killed-herman-cain


Between hawking brain pills, Ben Shapiro made the case that people who wear masks also die. “There are plenty of people dying of this who have been wearing masks and have been being careful,” he said. “So spare me some of the crocodile tears on behalf of people who really are not happy with Herman Cain’s politics.” Within minutes of Cain’s death, the right-wing website The Blaze had collected a series of tweets from people pointing out a simple fact—that the former presidential candidate had died of coronavirus—titled, “Liberals waste absolutely zero time politicizing Herman Cain’s death and blaming Trump.”

The Washington Examiner’s Byron York, meanwhile, told his readers to “ignore” the fact that Cain had died from Covid-19. “Like everything else these days,” he wrote, Cain’s death was “immediately discussed in a Trump-anti-Trump context.” It would be preferable and more humane, he insisted, to use Cain’s death as “an occasion to ... remember Herman Cain.” For York, this included a conversation the two had about pizza crusts during the 2012 campaign.

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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:39 PM

1. Dont worry, they will figure out a way to not only NOT blame traitor but before they are done

traitor will be the reason Herman managed to live as long as he did.

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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:57 PM

2. The reality death punch is coming for you, conservative losers

just keep waving your guns and Gadsen flag as you stampede to your local all you can eat buffet to wolf down chicken fried steak

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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:18 PM

3. Hell yes we will politicize COVID killing anyone like Cain. He politicized the virus by making

a big display of not taking any precautions. So now we're supposed to let his idiocy go because he died? Not a chance!

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