Cain Walks Back “Princess Nancy”

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During Tuesday night’s Republican debate on CNBC, Herman Cain referred to former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as “Princess Nancy” while criticizing her for killing a Republican health care proposal when Democrats were in control of Congress. The GOP debate audience laughed and applauded. 

In a brief-post debate interview, in response to a question from CNBC anchor Carl Quintanilla, Cain walked back his “Princess Nancy” remark saying, “That is a statement I probably should not have made.” His campaign however, was proud enough of the line that they repeated it on his official Twitter feed:

The Speaker of the House is second in line for the presidency of the United States, should the President and Vice President become incapacitated. 

 

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

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Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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