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Iowa Cain Accuser Deace Has Anti-Cain Agenda


“Conservative” Iowa radio host Steve Deace is in the news cycle accusing Herman Cain of sexual harassment — specifically saying, according to Politico, that Cain had said “awkward/inappropriate things… to two females on my staff.” Deace also said he was concerned about “the fact the guy’s wife is never around.”

The American Spectator contacted Deace directly tonight to ask two questions:

1. What did Herman Cain say to the woman or women on Deace’s staff?

2. Was Deace present when Cain did whatever “awkward/inappropriate things” Deace is accusing him of?

This evening Steve Deace responded as follows, his response printed in its entirety: 

No one affiliated with our radio program has anything else to say about Herman Cain’s awkward and inappropriate comments made to our staff referenced in a recent Politico story beyond what we have already said.

Sadly, those comments are no more inappropriate and awkward than Mr. Cain’s multiple positions on the sanctity of human life, his support of the TARP, his not knowing China already has nuclear weapons, and his refusal to defend marriage. The fact that someone so uninformed and morally inconsistent has made it this far in a crucial Republican presidential primary, only to finally be vetted by his personal life, is an example of why so many Americans have lost faith in the system. Instead of debating issues we debate cults of personality. This sort of personality-driven politics helped Obama get elected four years ago, and look how well that turned out.

Steve Deace

The response has also now hastily gone up on the Deace website.

One doesn’t have to support Herman Cain or anyone else in this race for the GOP nomination to realize quickly that Mr. Deace seems to have a political axe to grind against Herman Cain.

To make the accusation — and then go silent to let people imagine the worst (is Herman Cain, like Bill Clinton, running around America leaving a trail made up of a woman accusing rape, another saying he groped her in the Oval Office, a third saying he dropped his pants and asked her to “kiss it” — is the height of moral irresponsibility. Mr. Cain may or may not have the experience to sit in the Oval office. He may or may not have good positions from a conservative point of view on any number of issues.

But whether he’s president or not, this is spectacularly unfair.

And Mr. Dease, now having walked himself and his Christian beliefs all the way out on a limb, perhaps needs to have another look at the 9th Commandment.

That would be the one about bearing false witness.

Mr. Deace somehow believes this statement of his, also on his website, will be ignored. It reads: 

If you have courage and convictions, your new soul mate will be Steve Deace. He delivers.

What Steve Deace apparently delivers is Establishment make-believe decidedly without the courage of his convictions. If Herman Cain sexually harassed the Deace staff in Deace’s presence — or otherwise — step up. Who, when, where, what was said. Otherwise, it’s fair to ask of Deace:

What would Jesus do?

Not this.

Jeffrey Lord
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Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. An author and former CNN commentator, he writes from Pennsylvania at His new book, Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and The New American Populism vs. The Old Order, is now out from Bombardier Books.
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