NBC’s David Gregory: GOP has no “Grand Wizard” to force out Cain; Update: Gregory apologizes

posted at 9:50 am on November 9, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Well, that makes sense.  After all, the political party of the Ku Klux Klan wasn’t the Republicans, was it?  Click the image to watch:

Gregory, NBC, grand wizard

Ann Curry, NBC News: “He’s not stepping down, continuing to suck the air out of the narrative the Republican party really wants to tell. Does the party now wish he would just go away?”

David Gregory, NBC News: “Well there is no, you know, grand wizard in the party right now who can really force the issue. I’ve talked to Cain’s advisers in Iowa, they think their support is still strong there, that it’s not falling. There may be cracks in the foundation according to pollsters I’m talking to, that his numbers may be starting to shift but right now core support remains there.”

So … what’s the implication here?  That the Democratic Party has “grand wizards” that can boot candidates out of presidential races against their will?  That’s absurd on the face of it, and all anyone has to do is note Dennis Kucinich’s two runs at the Presidency for proof.  Parties lost the explicit ability to control the candidates when the open primary began prevailing over the open convention model.  It’s true that political-party establishments can coax or discourage candidacies at every level, but that doesn’t work when the candidate doesn’t hold any elective office at the moment and has enough money to run his or her own campaign.

Besides the jaw-dropping reference to the Klan, the statement is absurd on its face anyway.  It’s the same as lamenting that a Deus ex machina doesn’t actually exist to solve a specific, momentary problem of any kind.  Those only existed in Greek theater, not real life, much like the “grand wizards” in Gregory’s head that handpick candidates for presidential races.

Update: Let’s enter the Wayback Machine and recall this catch by Newsbusters from six months ago (via HA reader Pain Train):

GREGORY: First of all, you gave a speech in Georgia with language a lot of people think could be coded racially-tinged language, calling the president, the first black president, a food stamp president.

GINGRICH: Oh, come on, David.

GREGORY: What did you mean? What was the point?

REP. GINGRICH: That’s, that’s bizarre. That–this kind of automatic reference to racism, this is the president of the United States. The president of the United States has to be held accountable. Now, the idea that–and what I said is factually true. Forty-seven million Americans are on food stamps. One out of every six Americans is on food stamps. And to hide behind the charge of racism? I have–I have never said anything about President Obama which is racist.

Can someone please take the race card out of Gregory’s less-than-full deck, please?

Update II:  Via an NBC News e-mail, David Gregory apologized for the comment on Twitter later:

“Wizard” remark this morning was a very poor choice of words. Did not mean to make that connection at all. Was not thinking. I apologize

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Hahaha

Dash on November 9, 2011 at 9:52 AM

Wow!

I’ve got to stop coming here. My blood pressure rises with every other post.

bridgetown on November 9, 2011 at 9:53 AM

Robert Byrd unavaible for comment.

William Amos on November 9, 2011 at 9:53 AM

He looks like a fifteen year old with gray hair

blatantblue on November 9, 2011 at 9:53 AM

That’s. Wow. Huh.

S. Weasel on November 9, 2011 at 9:53 AM

Yeah it really is too bad there isn’t some master force to decide who gets to do what, not only in political parties but also the nation. Someone like, say, Barack Obama, the smartest man in America.

Bishop on November 9, 2011 at 9:54 AM

Yeah now that Sen. Byrd is de – oh wait.

perries on November 9, 2011 at 9:55 AM

Gregory and Block should both be in the unemployment line(with that cute redhead).

Doughboy on November 9, 2011 at 9:55 AM

Whoa. Wow. Unbelievably believable.

This is what we are up against.

Fallon on November 9, 2011 at 9:56 AM

What? There aren’t any KKK leaders in the GOP? Has anyone told Angry-Pants Garofalo about this?

Bruce MacMahon on November 9, 2011 at 9:56 AM

I think he’s saying if the Republican Party were the KKK (which he suspects), they’d kick him out, because he’s black. Except the Republican Party doesn’t have a Grand Wizard. His narrative would work well except for that minor sticking point. Or not.

Paul-Cincy on November 9, 2011 at 9:56 AM

That the Democratic Party has “grand wizards” that can boot candidates out of presidential races against their will?

Actually, I think they’re called “Exalted Cyclopses.” But their last one died in 2010.

WarEagle01 on November 9, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Want to talk about being forced out of a Presidential race David….?

Speak to Hillary about that.
She won the Florida primary and then was stripped of her delegate votes.
If anyone would know about backroom collusion to force out a candidate it would be her.

NeoKong on November 9, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Are his ratings that low that he has to resort to demagoguery?

Blake on November 9, 2011 at 9:57 AM

So … what’s the implication here? That the Democratic Party has “grand wizards”

The Dems have a lot of bitches witches

Oil Can on November 9, 2011 at 9:58 AM

Besides the jaw-dropping reference to the Klan

why would it be a reference to the klan? why does it always have to be race?

sesquipedalian on November 9, 2011 at 9:59 AM

I miss Tim Russert. I am not watching Howdy Dowdy – who Russert chastized for being boorish to a waitress. I remember when Howdy Dowdy called in to Imus in the morning drunk or high.

Dr Evil on November 9, 2011 at 9:59 AM

This is what I was worried about. Herman Cain will go down and take the GOP with it.

Get ready for the new meme:

“The GOP establishment/Perry/Romeny/etc. couldn’t stand the tought of a Black man winning so they smeared him”.

NickDeringer on November 9, 2011 at 10:00 AM

great post, Ed….

ted c on November 9, 2011 at 10:00 AM

So … what’s the implication here? That the Democratic Party has “grand wizards” that can boot candidates out of presidential races against their will?

Grand Wizards? So the Democratic Party isn’t very democratic? I guess they don’t like “power to the people”. How ironic…

Oil Can on November 9, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Gregory? I am certain he wasn’t referring to one of those Harry Potter characters. More likely had something akin to Grand Dragon of the Realm, or Grand Titan of the Dominion, white hooded types in mind.

coldwarrior on November 9, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Besides the jaw-dropping reference to the Klan, the statement is absurd on its face anyway. It’s the same as lamenting that a Deus ex machina doesn’t actually exist to solve a specific, momentary problem of any kind. Those only existed in Greek theater, not real life, much like the “grand wizards” in Gregory’s head that handpick candidates for presidential races.

Give him a break Ed, that’s how it works in the democrat party.

Dr Evil on November 9, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Why do the Republicans need a Grand Wizard, Gregory, when we’ve got you and the rest of the LSM to pick and choose our candidates? You and your colleagues are at once the Grand Wizard and the plantation owner, particularly when it comes to black Republicans.

TXUS on November 9, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Under the Obama regime, pure raw Liberalism is on display the likes of which I have never seen in my adult life. It truly is disgusting and has much to do with pure evil…

Keemo on November 9, 2011 at 10:01 AM

This clown should be fired immediately.

darwin on November 9, 2011 at 10:02 AM

I just want to know which Imperial Kleagle recruited this Cain guy. He has some ‘splaining to do.

NotCoach on November 9, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Disgraceful, however, not surprising.

Wade on November 9, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Toure Neblett and Karen Finney could not be reached for comment.

Abby Adams on November 9, 2011 at 10:02 AM

But their last one died in 2010.

WarEagle01 on November 9, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Sounds a bit like former Senator Byrd.

coldwarrior on November 9, 2011 at 10:03 AM

Forced out- for what? The latest accuser is a serial system abuser who tried to get her Christmas list filled by filing against her next employer. The previous one apparently has a ‘history’ that is not pretty at all. This is not mud-slinging; these are ACTIONS the accusers themselves undertook that display their character. And being ALL accusers are from a SINGLE company Cain was at (out of many) and ALL were INVOLUNTARILY released from that company, it’s a pretty select list ALL complaints are coming from, no? Like someone fishing off of a single list…sounds pretty ‘Chicago’ to me.

michaelo on November 9, 2011 at 10:03 AM

Robert Byrd unavaible for comment.

William Amos on November 9, 2011 at 9:53 AM

Damn, beat me to it.

Well, at least we know the Dems USE to have a Grand Wizard.

listens2glenn on November 9, 2011 at 10:04 AM

Whoa!!!

Isn’t this the same guy that accused Newt of being a racist for calling Barry “The Food Stamp President?”:

First of all, you gave a speech in Georgia with language a lot of people think could be coded racially-tinged language, calling the president, the first black president, a food stamp president.

So David, let me ask you:

What did you mean?

What was the point?

pain train on November 9, 2011 at 10:04 AM

Robert Byrd unavaible for comment.

William Amos on November 9, 2011 at 9:53 AM

nuff ‘ced….

Wade on November 9, 2011 at 10:05 AM

Over time I have shifted my opinion on these sexual harassment claims against Herman Cain from not believable at all to where there is smoke there is fire to now this seems to be a concerted effort. I have come up with two possible scenarios which may earn me a ticket on the crazy train, but what the hell, the way this campaign season has gone I may wind up being some sort of idiot savant.

1) Claims are being pursued and promoted by somebody within the Democrat party in the hopes that they will be able drive Cain out of the race. Their reasoning is probably along the lines of with Cain gone they can blame the hardcore conservative base for driving him out and will also mitigate any possible further stripping of the black vote from the Democrats. This will allow them to return back to their race baiting tactics.

2) The claims are coming from people promoted by Republican candidate, my original guess was Santorum, in the hopes of increasing their standing within the Republican primary process.

The only things that bothers me about me about the entire scandal is that Romney continues to remain above the fray and come general election time they are really going to drop a bomb on America concerning Romney. Probably something along the lines of he was in bed with Marie Osmonds’ son just before he committed suicide.

Anyway I do like Cain but he has made too many missteps in his campaign and I do wish he would get rid of that Block guy who really isn’t helping his cause now.

Just A Grunt on November 9, 2011 at 10:06 AM

This clown should be fired immediately.

darwin on November 9, 2011 at 10:02 AM

if not sooner

Wade on November 9, 2011 at 10:06 AM

It’s really a shame Robert Byrd isn’t alive to lead this midnight ride.

-someone at HA

MeatHeadinCA on November 9, 2011 at 10:06 AM

why would it be a reference to the klan? why does it always have to be race?

sesquipedalian on November 9, 2011 at 9:59 AM

You know sport, if you, or the garbage you associate with, ever could get past Cain’s skin color, you wouldn’t get yourselves in so much trouble, all the time. It really is that simple.

MNHawk on November 9, 2011 at 10:08 AM

Lsm will call Gregory on this in 5….4…..3

Not

cmsinaz on November 9, 2011 at 10:08 AM

Why would the republicans want Herman Cain forced out of the primary? Has it occurred to David Gregory it’s a free country? Herman Cain’s fortunes will rise and fall on the strength of Herman Cain’s performance in the republican primary.

It looks a lot more like the democrats want Herman Cain forced out of the republican primary. Howdy Dowdy is just their mouth piece making the noise – their human microphone if you will LOL!

Dr Evil on November 9, 2011 at 10:09 AM

“So … what’s the implication here? That the Democratic Party has “grand wizards” that can boot candidates out of presidential races against their will?”

Back in 2007-08, the party was touting their party’s super-delegates being the firewall against picking a lousy candidate and then, just before the party collapsed into Obama’s lap, there was some minor talk about needing super-super-delegates.

Anyway, The Curry-Gregory tag team here is just planned banter to kick Republicans, generally, and any smear will be just fine.

Dusty on November 9, 2011 at 10:09 AM

The media is the only one focused on this issue

They don’t want to report on holder and dear leader

cmsinaz on November 9, 2011 at 10:09 AM

That was quick:

https://twitter.com/#!/davidgregory/status/134279967931506688

Jim Treacher on November 9, 2011 at 10:07 AM

Even in apology mode, he couldn’t get himself to apologize for the FULL remark, which set off the red flags.

Wizard and GRAND Wizard are two different things, and bring up two different pictures to the mind.

MNHawk on November 9, 2011 at 10:10 AM

They could borrow a couple from the democrats.

Howcome on November 9, 2011 at 10:10 AM

That was quick:

https://twitter.com/#!/davidgregory/status/134279967931506688

[Jim Treacher on November 9, 2011 at 10:07 AM]

Plausible excuse. Pretty much everyone knows Gregory doesn’t think.

Dusty on November 9, 2011 at 10:11 AM

Anybody remember the name of the guy who was real good at getting competing candidates kicked off the ballots in Chicago & Illinois ..?

ummm .. errrrr .. uhhhh ..

/.

CaveatEmpty on November 9, 2011 at 10:12 AM

Treacher, he’s getting nothing but support from his groupies

cmsinaz on November 9, 2011 at 10:12 AM

NickDeringer on November 9, 2011 at 10:00 AM

I grew up in the ‘ghetto’ and my first choice for president was the blue-eyed and blonde Bobby Jindal-so I should be free of any charges of ‘racism’.
My big problem w/ Cain have been his gaffes/willingness to play the RC and his warrant-less attacks on Perry-NOT his race.

annoyinglittletwerp on November 9, 2011 at 10:13 AM

Does anyone know if the younger generation of leftist bigots (OWS) are still using the term Grand Dragon and such?

MeatHeadinCA on November 9, 2011 at 10:14 AM

Not only are there no Grand Wizard to force him out, he’s raising money from the people Gregory thinks should shun him.

Cain didn’t just raise 999,000,00. on their time schedule they went over.

Dr Evil on November 9, 2011 at 10:15 AM

They could borrow a couple from the democrats.

Howcome on November 9, 2011 at 10:10 AM

Or they could borrow one from Occupy Wall Street. They’ve got a certified Grand Wizard on their roster.

jon1979 on November 9, 2011 at 10:15 AM

intent doesn’t matter… the guy was calling for the KKK to come in and kick Cain out of the race… Gregory should be ashamed, quit, and be run out of town… at least that’s what Cains camp will say… must.deflect.must.deflect.

gatorboy on November 9, 2011 at 10:15 AM

Treacher, he’s getting nothing but support from his groupies

cmsinaz on November 9, 2011 at 10:12 AM

You’re calling Cainiacs groupies?
Racist!
Everyone knows they’re supposed to be called worshippers.
*Did I mention that you’re racist*
///

annoyinglittletwerp on November 9, 2011 at 10:16 AM

Poor word choice by libs. Ok
Poor word choice by cons bad with 24/7 coverages of how they should apologize to everyone

cmsinaz on November 9, 2011 at 10:16 AM

So David Gregory thinks the GOP has the same upper management structure as NBC and GE. Oh what a limited view of the world.

multiuseless on November 9, 2011 at 10:16 AM

The Democrats cornered the market on Grand Wizards a loooong time ago.

mankai on November 9, 2011 at 10:17 AM

I really wish I could introduce Gregory to Joe Paterno’s assistant Coach……

SDarchitect on November 9, 2011 at 10:17 AM

I nominate Ed Morrissey for Grand Wizard and move that we drop the robes and the white hoods. It’s so 20th Century. Only the media holds lynchings these days.

Cain is over. The new focus of the day is Joe Paterno. Sigh.

In the meantime, I’m on team Krashaar.

flataffect on November 9, 2011 at 10:17 AM

Get ready for the new meme:

“The GOP establishment/Perry/Romeny/etc. couldn’t stand the tought of a Black man winning so they smeared him”.

[NickDeringer on November 9, 2011 at 10:00 AM]

And a Gregory reference to Beer Hall Putsch in 5, 4, 3, afterwards, with a Twitter apology in 5, 4, 3, after that.

Dusty on November 9, 2011 at 10:17 AM

That was quick:

https://twitter.com/#!/davidgregory/status/134279967931506688

Jim Treacher on November 9, 2011 at 10:07 AM

Not good enough. Unless the apology is followed by the words “I’m resigning from NBC News effective immediately”, I’m not interested in what this tool has to say. I can stomach quite a bit from the people who work in that “news” organization, even the racial stuff. But when you start invoking KKK terminology while discussing the GOP primary as if it’s no big deal, there’s a sick culture of racial politics going on over there that needs to be dealt with. And the first thing that must be done is someone using that kind of language needs to be made an example of.

Doughboy on November 9, 2011 at 10:18 AM

David Gregory:

“Wizard” remark this morning was a very poor choice of words. Did not mean to make that connection at all. Was not thinking. I apologize.

Did not mean to make the connection? What a liar.

darwin on November 9, 2011 at 10:18 AM

I’m certain Hillary will be happy to know that her presidential campaign was derailed by a liberal grand wizard.

Rovin on November 9, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Sure, he apologized at Twitter and stated that he wasn’t implying what some might think he is implying… but he made me feel uncomfortable… so that makes him guilty of whatever I say he is guilty of.

/Cain standard

mankai on November 9, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Un-frickin-believable! But then again there’s never been a truth or fact that a democrat and liberal would let stand in the way of their distortations and propaganda. Except for the annoying historical fact that all KKK members and Grand Wizards are/were democrats! I might be wrong but I do believe reconstruction after the Civil War riled up the white southern democrats who were the slave holders.

It’s the “guilt by association” much as the democrats are doing to Cain. By throwing enough insults and trash at him and the republicans, he and they are tainted no matter what because they repeat their lies and propaganda often and long enough to influence the mush-for-brains out there.

mozalf on November 9, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Not only are there no Grand Wizard to force him out, he’s raising money from the people Gregory thinks should shun him.
Cain didn’t just raise 999,000,00. on their time schedule they went over.
Dr Evil on November 9, 2011 at 10:15 AM

Would most of us here agree that if Herman Cain is upsetting David Gregory, then he must be doing something right?

listens2glenn on November 9, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Alt, I was referring to Davids groupies….they can’t believe that we would call him out on this tiny error

:)

cmsinaz on November 9, 2011 at 10:19 AM

why would it be a reference to the klan? why does it always have to be race?

sesquipedalian on November 9, 2011 at 9:59 AM

You’s really are as dumb as you come across, aren’t you?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Wizard

Grand Wizard was the title given to the leader of the Reconstruction-era Ku Klux Klan which existed from 1866 to 1871.[1]

In 1915, the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan was created, initially as a fraternal organization. The highest-ranking leader of the latter organization was the Imperial Wizard. National officers were “Imperial” officers. State or “Realm” officers were “Grand” officers. A “Grand Dragon”, for example, was the highest ranking Klansman in a given state.

Following World War II, dozens of people have assumed the “Wizard” title as leaders of the numerous, independent, Klan-oriented organizations that have existed since then, most of which lack historical significance.

It must suck going through life, always trying to convince people you are something you really aren’t. You know, sport, I hear Penn State has an opening for PR type, to convince the morons that buggering a child in the shower, really isn’t what it seems to be.

MNHawk on November 9, 2011 at 10:22 AM

David Gregory:

“Wizard” remark this morning was a very poor choice of words. Did not mean to make that connection at all. Was not thinking. I apologize.

I totally believe him, but then, I don’t give talking heads much credit for thinking at all. Brain dead. I believe him, and I accept his apology. Idiot.

bridgetown on November 9, 2011 at 10:22 AM

With David Gregory all the stars have aligned. He is as stupid as he looks.

curved space on November 9, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Lsm will call Gregory on this in 5….4…..3

Not

cmsinaz on November 9, 2011 at 10:08 AM

In fairness, they’re too busy covering the Edward’s affair.

Laura in Maryland on November 9, 2011 at 10:24 AM

David Gregory
@davidgregory David Gregory
“Wizard” remark this morning was a very poor choice of words. Did not mean to make that connection at all. Was not thinking. I apologize

He could just as well have said the Teamsters don’t have a Godfather to eliminate problem union heads. But they do, and do. I don’t know what to compare the “Grand Wizard” comment to.

Paul-Cincy on November 9, 2011 at 10:25 AM

You know sport, if you, or the garbage you associate with, ever could get past Cain’s skin color, you wouldn’t get yourselves in so much trouble, all the time. It really is that simple.

MNHawk on November 9, 2011 at 10:08 AM

you know dude, if conzies weren’t so inclined to see yourselves as a perpetually victimized caste, you would not immediately think that gregory must have referenced the klan.

sesquipedalian on November 9, 2011 at 10:26 AM

David Gregory and Christiane Amanpour. A low water mark in the history of Sunday news show hosts.

Paul-Cincy on November 9, 2011 at 10:26 AM

cmsinaz on November 9, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Gregory has groupies?
You lie!
*wink*

annoyinglittletwerp on November 9, 2011 at 10:28 AM

Would most of us here agree that if Herman Cain is upsetting David Gregory, then he must be doing something right?

listens2glenn on November 9, 2011 at 10:19 AM

I have seen the same behavior by the CNN media bunnies in the morning. They lamented days ago, that not only didn’t this erode Cain’s support he actually raised money from the Politico hit piece. Sad Sacks and they wonder why their ratings are so low. Someone should go through their reporting I would love to know the ratio of this Cain issue, and OWS coverage. If CNN were serious about reporting about abuse toward women violent sexual or otherwise.

Soledad O’Brien is going to take over the morning slot on CNN, that’s how bad their ratings are. I watched one of the sourpusses speaking to the RNC chairmen this morning. She ended the discussion with “We will just have to disagree” Since when does someone interviewing anyone inject their opinion in response to the persons answer? Is she a journalist or a commentator? I don’t think CNN knows the difference anymore. CNN has the nerve to advertise themselves as objective journalism. Only if the definition of objective has changed.

Dr Evil on November 9, 2011 at 10:28 AM

Laura

Heh

cmsinaz on November 9, 2011 at 10:29 AM

alt. :)

cmsinaz on November 9, 2011 at 10:31 AM

you would not immediately think that gregory must have referenced the klan.

sesquipedalian on November 9, 2011 at 10:26 AM

It could be, little guy, it’s because there is only one definition for the term “Grand Wizard.”

I’m cool with you being cool with the term, though.

MNHawk on November 9, 2011 at 10:33 AM

MNHawk on November 9, 2011 at 10:22 AM

“grand wizard” is a term that’s not exclusively associated with the klan.

sesquipedalian on November 9, 2011 at 10:33 AM

It could be, little guy, it’s because there is only one definition for the term “Grand Wizard.”

MNHawk on November 9, 2011 at 10:33 AM

why do you hate puppet theater?

sesquipedalian on November 9, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Speaking of black candidates and the KKK… here is a video about a “hate crime” committed against the black GOP candidate for NC-13.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cKP4QA0ZudA

The event referenced is real.

Local actors, but there are a few funny moments in there.

mankai on November 9, 2011 at 10:34 AM

MNHawk on November 9, 2011 at 10:33 AM

not a hip hop fan either.

sesquipedalian on November 9, 2011 at 10:35 AM

why would it be a reference to the klan? why does it always have to be race?

sesquipedalian on November 9, 2011 at 9:59 AM

Google the term ‘Grand Wizard’. The first result is from Wikipedia and a good chunk of the rest points to either Gregory’s comment or the KKK. It is about race because that is what ‘Grand Wizard’ means here on the internet. You can now withdraw to your happy liberal world and ignore reality some more.

Dawnsblood on November 9, 2011 at 10:37 AM

sesquipedalian on November 9, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Like I said, I’m cool with you being cool with the term.

Have you applied for that opening at Penn State, yet?

MNHawk on November 9, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Are we seeing Cain Derangement Syndrome already????

jeffn21 on November 9, 2011 at 10:40 AM

“Wizard” remark this morning was a very poor choice of words. Did not mean to make that connection at all. Was not thinking. I apologize

He ought to apologize on TV.

itsnotaboutme on November 9, 2011 at 10:41 AM

It is about race because that is what ‘Grand Wizard’ means here on the internet.

Dawnsblood on November 9, 2011 at 10:37 AM

no doubt. you are, after all, the ultimate authority on what things mean on the internets.

sesquipedalian on November 9, 2011 at 10:41 AM

The GOP don’t got no Kleagle neither.

Akzed on November 9, 2011 at 10:42 AM

why would it be a reference to the klan? why does it always have to be race? sesquipedalian on November 9, 2011 at 9:59 AM

Yeah, he was prolly thinking of a Uriah Heep album or something.

Akzed on November 9, 2011 at 10:44 AM

Bible: out of the mouth is what is in the heart.
Gregory slipped and said what he believes, nevermind that the loan is the Democratic party’s brownshirts.

AH_C on November 9, 2011 at 10:45 AM

The moment I heard this live, I nearly spit out my coffee. Even if this fool ‘didn’t think’ or ‘didn’t mean to make the connection’, he did. These guys do biased reporting in their sleep and subconsciously and this is exhibit A.

GoodSamaritan on November 9, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Maybe Cain is like that hilarious skit where the black guy was an undercover Klansman on Dave Chappell’s show.

SouthernGent on November 9, 2011 at 10:46 AM

LOL. Apologizing on Twitter. Get real, Greggy. Say it to the camera, and apologize directly to Mr. Cain for the racist dog whistle comment.

nitzsche on November 9, 2011 at 10:47 AM

no doubt. you are, after all, the ultimate authority on what things mean on the internets.

sesquipedalian on November 9, 2011 at 10:41 AM

No doubt a book ranked 2,300,000 on the top seller lists is a higher authority about the definition of a word than…dictionaries or wiki.

Yes, child, there is no doubt David Gregory was thinking about that book, when he made his comment.

Tell me, little one. Wouldn’t it be easier to go through life, not always having try to convince others that green is blue?

MNHawk on November 9, 2011 at 10:48 AM

Yeah, he was prolly thinking of a Uriah Heep album or something.

Akzed on November 9, 2011 at 10:44 AM

Yes, I have that album, Demons and Grand Wiz, er, nope, just Demons and Wizards.

Great CD. I recommend.

MNHawk on November 9, 2011 at 10:50 AM

Sure, he apologized at Twitter and stated that he wasn’t implying what some might think he is implying… but he made me feel uncomfortable… so that makes him guilty of whatever I say he is guilty of.

/Cain standard

mankai on November 9, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Excellent point. Maybe somebody will point that out to him…

Jim Treacher on November 9, 2011 at 10:50 AM

Yeah, he was prolly thinking of a Uriah Heep album or something.

Akzed on November 9, 2011 at 10:44 AM

i give up. david gregory is a flaming radical who has a leading role in a sinister conspiracy to oppress champions of liberty. i applaud your finely tuned instincts that immediately recognize every instance of conzies being victimized by these shadowy forces of evil.

sesquipedalian on November 9, 2011 at 10:51 AM

Yes, child, there is no doubt David Gregory was thinking about that book, when he made his comment.

MNHawk on November 9, 2011 at 10:48 AM

you said there was only one definition of “grand wizard.” by these standards, that seemingly innocent children’s book on puppet theater is actually the propaganda work of liberals, who are well known to be the only racists that ever existed.

sesquipedalian on November 9, 2011 at 10:52 AM

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