Herman Cain, of all people, suggests that folks who voted for Obama are ignorant

Fox News, having recently fired Sarah Palin and Dick Morris, has filled one of the holes thereby created in its lineup of pundits by hiring Herman Cain (as if that’s some kind of step up).

Cain started his new job last night with an appearance on Bill O’Reilly’s show, where he SAID that the 51 percent of American voters who cast ballots this past November for President Obama reflect what Cain called the nation’s “severe ignorance problem.”

Steve Benen puts Cain’s delusions of intellectual superiority in perspective HERE:

Herman Cain is entitled to believe whatever he pleases. We are, however, talking about a guy who doesn’t know China has nuclear weapons. He said the U.S. can’t launch a military strike against Iran because it’s “very mountainous.” He thinks “Cuban” is a language. Asked about an international military conflict in Libya, he said, “I got all this stuff twirling around in my head.” Asked about foreign heads of state, he said he doesn’t care who “the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan” is.




  1. Newton Minow was right.

  2. shawnnews

    These guys are lost. Here’s the problem. Have you heard the awful reasons they think they lost the election?
    You get to hear things like:
    The media is in the bag for Obama.
    Voter fraud is what cost the Republicans the election.
    Obama wants to put everyone one the dole )votes for welfare).
    People who vote for Obama want handouts, free rides, free stuff, etc.
    Voters thought it would be novel to have a black president.
    The amazing arrogance and condescension in answers like these found in letters to the editor prove to me they will continuously fail realize what a disaster people thought Bush II was and the Tea Party congress is.
    BTW, Obama isn’t all sunshine. In fact, since many of his signature policies are old republican ones that Democrats probably scoffed at when they came out. There shouldn’t even BE a Tea Party congress if he was a brilliant strategist like he gets made out to be. Politifact keeps all his lies and compromises on file. White collar crime isn’t going to get addressed like usual.
    But these are usual complaints. In the previous administration we went to war on false information and thousands of troops died and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. Warrantless wiretaps, legalized torture of suspects, indefinite detention — while the president was painted as a man of faith and constitutional governance.
    People will vote for bad Democrats for a long time — they even should — until conservatism becomes a fact – based ideology rather than a false patriot cult.

  3. So now we know why the democrats had to have a second vote on the war, because of false information. But it was the same information the democrats were using under Clinton since 1998, so you need to rethink your rant!

  4. Herman Cain’s 15 minutes should have been up long ago. O’reilly , hanity and the rest of ‘crazy town tv’ now have another clown in their ranks ! I voted for Obama because he didnt make Romeyesque comments like : I dont remember what I said , but whatever it was , I stand by it. Can you imagine that person in the White House ?

  5. Before I forget, I’m also fascinated by this statement also:

    “People who vote for Obama want handouts, free rides, free stuff, etc.”

    And why are they protesting in Greece? That’s right taking away the FREE STUFF!

    Just why do you think BOB is acting so funny? He doesn’t want this to happen on his watch but on someone else’s watch it’s just fine with him!

  6. Clinton didn’t manufacture the false intelligence that was given to him regarding potential WMDs. The UN inspectors were asked to leave by the Iraqis before determining if there were actually such weapons and in retaliation military targets were successfully taken out within a few days. Bush and his croonies did manufacture false intelligence to justify invasion and their lies and incompetency cost us many troops and civilians over an 8 year period. Can’t have your yellow cake and eat it too.

  7. ” Bush and his cronies did manufacture false intelligence”
    Where is the “smoking gun”?

  8. shawnnews

    Let’s also clear something up. The political parties aren’t the good people. I don’t think Obama is the good guy while Bush is the bad guy. A quick trip over to Politifact shows Obama’s yes and no policies on indefinite detention, torture and warrantless wiretapping are not the idealism shown in his campaign.
    Still — all these policies are Bush policies that completely reflect what a totalitarian government would do. To claim that you’re only going to torture enemies and terrorists is completely absurd. You have to establish someone is guilty first. All of these policies can be used on any American citizen deemed a terrorist.
    Now, if you really can’t understand the danger Bush put average Americans in while claiming to be keeping the country safe, you should probably study up on rights and liberty. Then you’ll see the absurdity of the bogus Tea Party outrage or the stupidity of the supposed patriot movement.
    To put it into a hypothetical context — let’s say some maniac on the left decides all pro-life groups are terrorists. At worst, you can be rounded up held without anyone’s knowledge and tortured because someone thinks you’re a terrorist. You think these laws are just to go get bad guys and that you’re the good guys. Wait till a REAL Marxist group or some brand new ideology springs up. Bush will have given that group the tools for your demise.

  9. Interesting piece but it is just misleading enough to make the uneducated misunderstand what happened. I wonder how Bush is the blame but in 1998 and 1999 these democrats were saying the same thing Rachel is quoting Bush on but she never cites any democrat.


    Now one of the more useful quotes from this link is this;

    “In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members … It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons.”
    — Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

    Why did Hillary say this if it wasn’t true?

    I guess Rachel and her crew at MSNBC never heard of this or didn’t want too;

    “United Nations Security Council Resolution 1441 is a United Nations Security Council resolution adopted unanimously by the United Nations Security Council on 8 November 2002, offering Iraq under Saddam Hussein “a final opportunity to comply with its disarmament obligations” that had been set out in several previous resolutions (Resolution 660, Resolution 661, Resolution 678, Resolution 686, Resolution 687, Resolution 688, Resolution 707, Resolution 715, Resolution 986, and Resolution 1284).

    Resolution 1441 stated that Iraq was in material breach of the ceasefire terms presented under the terms of Resolution 687. Iraq’s breaches related not only to weapons of mass destruction (WMD), but also the known construction of prohibited types of missiles, the purchase and import of prohibited armaments, and the continuing refusal of Iraq to compensate Kuwait for the widespread looting conducted by Iraqi troops during the 1990–1991 invasion and occupation. It also stated that “…false statements or omissions in the declarations submitted by Iraq pursuant to this resolution and failure by Iraq at any time to comply with, and cooperate fully in the implementation of, this resolution shall constitute a further material breach of Iraq’s obligations.”


    And just for everyone’s knowledge the vote on this was as follows:

    For: 15 – Abs.: 0 – Against: 0

    This is also part of the link with the countries that voted for this measure. Now again I wonder why Rachel and her crack staff missed this? I guess it didn’t meet their agenda but again nothing new for MSNBC. I know the Chinese were all working for Bush but that can’t be since Rachel never mentioned that did she guys!

    Then we come to the Weapon Inspectors, who was it that kicked them out of Iraq? It wasn’t Bush or does Rachel have some MSNBC type of proof on that?

  10. Give it up, Big Dave. It’s Friday afternoon, and almost no one is going to pay any attention to your 12th comment on a thread at the bottom of a Thursday afternoon post.

    All of your work is a waste of time. Even I’m not going to bother reading it.

    But, hey, have a nice day.

  11. Your right Pat, it’s much better to believe the liberal lies!

    But Pat I’m concerned about this comment;

    “Even I’m not going to bother reading it.”

    I was unaware you could read, I did assume you could but I’m starting to doubt it!

  12. By the way, Big Dave, evidence has come to my attention that you were banned from this site a couple of years ago (for bigoted remarks about Obama’s religion, as I recall) and have since sneaked back in.

    The evidence suggests that you were using the name BigDave54 at the time.

    Do you have evidence that you’re not the same guy?

  13. No you’re wrong as you banned several of us for making to many posts. But you then posted several months after that that we could make comments as long as the numbers didn’t get to high.

    But, I’d remove this claim by you on this: “for bigoted remarks about Obama’s religion”
    as that never happened or I surly hope you can prove it in court.

    But since I have always have used the same Email all you need to do was email me as I know you have it. But I will leave!

  14. What do you mean about “prove it in court”?

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