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Sunday, October 16, 2011



The latest GOP honeyscoop, who calls himself an ice cream flavor--black walnut--has taken to walking back his embarrassing, amateur goofs by calling them "jokes."

On Sunday's Meet the Press, Cain claimed he was only joking when he proposed, if elected president, his solutions to immigration issues would be electrified fences, digging a moat at the border and filling it with alligators, and using live ammunition at the border.

Mr. Cain also walked back his promise that no bill he signed would be more than three pages.  That's a joke, too, according to the pizza guy.

And we don't know yet if his admission of ignorance about what a neoconservative is was a joke as well. 

Mr. Cain said America needs to get a sense of humor.

But how can we laugh when the newest GOP date to the nomination prom is a guy who wants to be president, a deadly serious job, but keeps telling us his ideas are all jokes?

Maybe Mr. Cain should drop out of the presidential race and run for Comedian in Chief.

He appears to be the most qualified of the bunch.

Capt. Fogg over at The Swash Zone explains why Herman Cain's "9-9-9" tax solution is the biggest joke of all.


Joe Klein shares his opinion of The Hermanator:

"I know what I’m about to say is impolite, but Herman Cain strikes me as something of a jerk and an ignoramus. He has made absolutely outrageous statements about Muslims, immigrants and homosexuals; he takes the most extreme position imaginable on abortion. Indeed, I have never, ever seen him acknowledge the idea that complexity exists in the world…or that an ability to weed through complex issues might be a qualification for the presidency.

No, the guy is a marketer. He had other people handle administration and finance at Godfather’s; he was all about the pies. Hence, we have his 9-9-9 plan, a truly rancid scheme to benefit the rich at the expense of the rest of the country, a scheme that would tax a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread.

Would it be too much for the Weekly Standard–a journal of strong, and occasionally intemperate, opinions–to acknowledge that this guy is a snake oil salesman? That he’s an embarrassment to the Republican Party? That his momentary strength is a four-alarm cry of Republican desperation?"


Rational Nation USA said...

While Cain is not be my candidate, I'm not ruling him out as a possible contender either.

A thought occurred to me however, if you are right I should think you would be silent with respect to his campaign in the hopes he does go head to head with Obama.

Cause if you're right Obama clinches a second term. Not that I want that to happen.

Oh, isn't a neo-con really a reactionary?

Jerry Critter said...

Cain running for president is the biggest joke of them all.

Rational Nation USA said...

No Jerry, I believe Bachmann would must bigger... IMHO.

Jerry Critter said...

That may be true. Bachmann's the joke and Cain is the jokester.

Anonymous said...

Herman Cain will not be the next POTUS. He may be a great pizza pusher, but you need more than a knowledge of cheese and tomatoes to govern a country.

billy pilgrim said...

i don't find his jokes as offensive as all the intolerant religious nonsense coming out of the other wack jobs.

Leslie Parsley said...

Ditto, Billy - to a certain extent. The trouble is that the Tea Baggers will go so far as to vote for this man only because he's black just to prove once and for all that they aren't racist! Go figure.

Shaw Kenawe said...

I think the point is not that Cain's "jokes" are offensive, but that for someone hoping to be the POTUS, his "jokes" are ill-thought out and, frankly, stupid.

Plus there are his other intemperate remarks on the record about banning mosques in this country because Cain doesn't believe Islam is a real religion. ?????

That remark alone proves he's not qualified to be POTUS, not because he's attacking religion, but because he's attacking the US Constitution.

Joe "Truth 101" Kelly said...

Not to throw rain on the parade, okay. I like raining on parades as I hate parades.

The Herm is telling crap the bigots, idiots, homophobes and religious zealots want to hear. You know; the republican party's base.

Mitt Romney defends the stimulus and drops 3% in the polls. The Herm says "999" 999 times an hour and he's now leading in the republican polls. The guy's a master at telling shitheads shit they want to hear.

We had a Godfathers in Quincy once. It sucked. Pizza was greasy as all hell.

Jerry Critter said...

"Pizza was greasy as all hell."

Some things never change.

BB-Idaho said...

No, it isn't pizza I smell...its
the Koch brothers again.

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

The "base" of the Republican Party seems to prefer anger from their candidates. The more "in-your-face" they are, the more they like the candidate. I find this incomprehensible because I prefer more thoughtful and reserved candidates ... one who doesn't have an anger management problem that may tempt him/her to push "the button."

And the tax proposal is a joke. More than a joke, it will bankrupt the country and everyones loses.

Anonymous said...

cain will not be the matter how hard the conservatives wish for it...he has shown himself to be an unserious man...and sorely lacking in everything that a president needs in his character...mitt romney will be the nominee...and the conservatives will have to swallow that like a two-day old pizza...