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....

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Tens of people (heh, heh) turn out for Herman Cain’s patriotic rally at U.S. Capitol

Herman Cain — remember him? — hosted a so-called Revolution on the Hill Rally and Patriot Summit in Washington today. The weather was gorgeous and the lineup of scheduled speakers included such right-wing luminaries as Dick Morris, Steve Moore, John Fund, and Dinesh D’Souza. But, as the photo above (from Slate.com) makes clear, hardly anyone else showed up. The story is...

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Four Republicans whose candidacies were said to have been willed by God have lost to Romney

Let’s review the record: Herman Cain said that when he was fighting cancer a few years back, God told him that his death was not yet near: “‘Not yet Herman,’ God said. ‘Not yet. I’ve got something else for you to do.’ And it might be to become the president of the United States of America.” Rick Santorum’s wife, Karen, once said this about her husband’s presidential candidacy: “It really boils down to God’s will. What is it that God wants? … We have prayed a lot about this decision, and we believe with all our hearts that this is what God wants.” Michele Bachmann said before entering the race that her decision to run would be entirely up to God: “If I I felt that’s what the Lord was calling me to do, I would do it. When I have sensed that the Lord is calling me to do something, I’ve said yes to it. But I will not seek a higher office if God is not calling me to do it. That’s really my standard…If I am called to serve in that realm I would serve, but if I am not called, I wouldn’t do it.” Rick Perry’s wife, Anita, once said God told her first that her husband should run for president, “but he [Rick] didn’t want to hear it.” Eventually, however, Rick saw the light. Of course, the presidential candidacies of all four of these people have ended in defeat, while Mitt Romney appears to have the nomination wrapped up. What does that say about Divine Will? Dan Amira WONDERS if God will endorse anyone in the general election....

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Ten of the dumbest things Herman Cain ever said

As Herman Cain slowly fades away after dropping out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, let’s look back on some of his silliest statements. Steve Benen has assembled THIS COLLECTION. Perhaps you could add a few others to the list....

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New group: Stock-Photo Models For Cain

The image at the top is a logo for a new campaign Web site called “Women For Cain.” The image below it is a stock photo I gleaned from Google images after a search of about 30 seconds. Amazing resemblance, isn’t...

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