Herman Cain uses his Aug. 24 WorldNetDaily column to decry the "sin tactics" of Democratic politicians "to avoid a real debate or rational discussion," which include "call[ing] opponents names" (italics his). But Cain committed his own sin by misleading or lying about the circumstances those names were called.
Cain writes that when a consistuent asked Rep. Barney Frank "about the Democrats' health care proposal he asked the lady, 'On what planet do you spend most of your time?'" But Cain failed to mention that the constituent was engaged in her own name-calling -- describing health care reform as a "Nazi policy" and holding a picture of President Obama made to look like Hitler -- which prompted Frank's response.
Cain also wrote that "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats have called the town hall meeting attendees Astroturf as opposed to real grassroots – un-American and a bunch of crazies simply because we passionately disagree with Obamacare and DemocratCare." In fact, as we've previously documented, Pelosi did not call protesters "un-American"; she wrote that "Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American."