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Herman Cain Cracks Joke About Anita Hill: VIDEO


Herman Cain cracked a joke about Anita Hill, the woman who accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment more than 20 years ago, in Kalamazoo, Thursday after a supporter mentioned her.

Last night, Rachel Maddow noted the circus Cain has generated with this meme:

"Are we now even beyond that where it's being claimed as an asset, being accused of sexual harassment is actually a point of pride in some way?"

Watch both clips, AFTER THE JUMP...


Rachel Maddow's take on the Cain sexual harassment charges:

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  1. Oh that Herman, such a discerning guy when it comes to handling sensitive issues.

    Posted by: johnny | Nov 11, 2011 11:05:26 AM

  2. Judging by the Herman Cain ad I take it you have no control over what banner ads appear on your site?

    Posted by: db | Nov 11, 2011 11:16:06 AM

  3. Cain repulses me.

    Posted by: truthiness | Nov 11, 2011 11:19:18 AM

  4. Time to just shut up and go home.

    Posted by: Bobby | Nov 11, 2011 11:22:52 AM

  5. Dear Ms. Lithwick:

    I'm sorry that you're suffering from a massive case of cognitive dissonance over this, but the explanation for the retrograde response to sexual harassment is simple: It's coming from the neanderthal Republican media and their inept, irresponsible, should-be-embarrassing man of the hour, Herman Cain. It's this rather limited group that's saying the hell with 50+ years of progress on the issue of sexual harassment.

    Sadly, the troglodytes will always be with us, but that doesn't mean that they represent most of us. Most of us believe that sexual predators -- in the National Restaurant Association or at Penn State -- are scum.

    Posted by: Bklynguy | Nov 11, 2011 11:28:12 AM

  6. This is another example of the RePug's trying to push us back to the 1950's. Sexual Harassment doesn't exit...it's just gold diggers trying to make some money. Penn State coaches don't molest young boys...the children forced themselves on the coaches...besides Penn State makes $50million/year from football...and everything else is forgiven. How dare LGBT come out...they need to stay in the closet or they will have their brains bashed out. How dare a black? man run and win to be the POTUS. 'Occupy' members are just communists and so are the unions!

    Posted by: chuck | Nov 11, 2011 12:10:14 PM

  7. Has Arnold Schwartzenegger endorsed Cain yet?

    Posted by: Can u hear me? | Nov 11, 2011 12:30:55 PM

  8. Yeah, I bet "HuggyBear" is sick of all them Ho's and their gawd-damned bitchin.

    Posted by: booka | Nov 11, 2011 12:38:56 PM

  9. As far as I'm concerned, this attack on Anita Hill in conjunction with his referring to the Democratic Minority Leader as "princess Nancy", in addition to the tens of thousands of dollars he has paid in settlements proves without a shadow of a doubt that Herman Cain is guilty of sexual harassment.
    He admits it - every time he candidly speaks, the truth comes out.

    Posted by: Tre | Nov 11, 2011 1:38:36 PM

  10. Is the Republican Party taking its mask off?

    With so much attitude: Yeah, we did it, what're YOU gonna do about it?

    Posted by: Abel | Nov 11, 2011 5:00:26 PM

  11. That's actually kind of funny. Lol.

    Hey Rachel, any news about how gays are treated in Muslim/Communist countries? Is that not politically correct enough for your show?

    Posted by: Max | Nov 11, 2011 9:15:39 PM

  12. Of course this repuke thinks sexual harassment is funny. Most RWNJ's do not have a favorable opinion towards women in generally anyways.

    Posted by: mmike1969 | Nov 12, 2011 3:32:19 PM

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