Now that Herman Cain is the center of everyone's attention, his inner gaffe-machine and limited intellect will finally receive the attention they deserve.
Using only comments he has made in the last 24 hours, it's easy to see that he is just as divorced from reality, if not more so, than any of the other candidates.
First up, while speaking at the
lunatics anonymous Tea Party rally held in Tennessee yesterday, Cain called for use of live ammunition on our southern border along with electrified fences.
If Herman Cain becomes president, he’ll build an electrified border fence that could kill Mexicans who try to illegally cross into the U.S., the Republican candidate said Saturday.
“It’s going to be 20 feet high. It’s going to have barbed wire on the top. It’s going to be electrified. And there’s going to be a sign on the other side saying, ‘It will kill you — Warning,’” Cain said, according to the New York Times. He also said the sign would be “in English and in Spanish.”
To suggest that a nation built by immigrants should put up signs saying you will be killed if you try to enter is an embarrassment to the rest of the world.
We're just getting started though.
While appearing on Meet the Press today with David Gregory, Herman Cain was asked about specific comments he previously made about liberals wanting to destroy America, and rather than change his tune, he reiterated his beliefs.
When Gregory asked Cain about his previous comments on liberals wanting to destroy America, Cain did not back down from those statements, highlighting likely cuts to defense spending as his reasoning.
“Look at this economy David, the engine of economic growth is the business sector,” he said. “If we allow this economy to continue to go down, it will destroy our economical capability. And as a result, we are looking at how much in defense we are looking to cut, that’s destroying it.”
He added: “That’s the conclusion I have drawn, it is their mission. They do not believe in a stronger America. That is my opinion, yes.”
The liberal mission is to destroy America. Gotcha.
Last but not least, in fact worst of all, Cain said something that I would consider to be worthy of instant disqualification from holding any public office, and something that should be a huge wake up call to anyone who is pondering sitting the next election out.
GREGORY: What about the Supreme Court? Who’s your model of the ideal Supreme Court justice who you would appoint?
CAIN: I would say that there are several that I have a lot of respect for. Justice Clarence Thomas is one of them. I believe that Justice Clarence Thomas, despite all of the attacks that he gets from the left, he basically rules and makes his decisions, in my opinion, based upon the Constitution and solid legal thinking. Justice Clarence Thomas is one of my models.
Clarence Thomas is his model for what he would look for in future justice nominations.
That alone should give, well, everyone pause.