Ann Coulter: Cain Is Being 'Lynched'

And Rush Limbaugh calls it a 'racist hit job'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2011 2:12 AM CDT
Herman Cain Sexual Harassment: Ann Coulter Says Candidate Is Being 'Lynched'
Ann Coulter speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington earlier this year. She says Liberals are attacking Herman Cain because they're 'terrified' of his likely success.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Right-wing pundit Ann Coulter is calling revelations of sex harassment accusations against Herman Cain "another high-tech lynching"—echoing the wording used by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas during the Anita Hill scandal. Coulter slammed the allegations as a plant from "terrified" liberals, calling Cain a "strong, conservative black man" on Fox News. "They are terrified of strong, conservative black men. This is an outrageous attack on a black conservative who is doing extremely well and I think will be our vice president."

Rush Limbaugh also jumped to Cain's defense, yesterday calling the Politico piece a "racist hit job." “What's next, folks? A cartoon on MSNBC showing Cain eating a watermelon?" he asked. "Anything good that happens to any black or Hispanic in American politics can only happen via the Democrat Party. If it happens elsewhere, we’re going to destroy those people à la Clarence Thomas.” Radio host Laura Ingraham also took aim at the story yesterday, reports the Washington Post, calling for "Occupy Politico" in order to "stop destroying a good man's reputation." Cain, who has denied any harassment, has said the accusations were likely triggered when he compared a female worker's height to the height of his wife. (More Herman Cain stories.)

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