The 2012 Republican Presidential race to oust the secret Kenyan Muslim (or is it Muslin?) Socialist has produced some jaw-dropping, phenomenally insane comments from a crop of candidates more analogous to a deranged police line-up in an episode of Law & Order than a presidential campaign. From Michele Bachmann’s chutzpah ( pronounced hutz.pa) in signing a Marriage Vow that contains slavery references to Rick Santorum’s ridiculously fuzzy math , a Republican Presidential Candidate (or wannabee) will have to utter some utterly preposterous and hate-filled things in order to stay relevant.
–Enter Herman Cain
CEO of Godfather’s Pizza Herman Cain appears to be looking to replace Alan Keyes as the Republican party’s standard-bearer crazy black guy after making some inflammatory comments towards Muslims. So long as Rudy “I was on TV the most on 9/11″ Giuliani remains out of the race, Herman Cain has essentially staked out the position as being the most anti-Muslim GOP figure in the presidential field.
Cain first made headlines after promising he would not hire any Muslims to be in his future cabinet, subsequently repeating various versions of that pledge. But Cain brought out the big Christian guns last week when he vigorously opposed the construction of a Mosque in Tennessee, effectively beating out Bachmann and Santorum in the hypocrisy of the First Amendment’s “freedom of religion”.
Looking to explain his comments, Cain chose to appear on Fox News– the network where incoherent fallacies and hate-filled statements are a national pastime.
Hermain Cain babbling on Chris Wallace’s Fox News Sunday morning show:
“Our Constitution guarantees separation of church and state,” Cain explained. “Islam combines church and state. They are using the church part of our First Amendment to infuse their mosque in that community and people in the community do not like it, they disagree with it. Sharia law is what they are trying to infuse… What I am saying is American laws in American courts.”
“Couldn’t any community then say we don’t want a mosque in our community?” Wallace asked.
“They could say that,” Cain admitted. “They are objecting to the fact that Islam is both a religion and set of laws, Sharia law. That is the difference between any one of our other traditional religions where it’s just about religious purposes. The people in the community know best. I happen to side with the people in the community.”
The utter hilarity and sheer hypocrisy of a Baptist preacher running for president delivering a discussion on the separation of church and state is almost as hilarious as Tiger Woods lecturing someone on monogamy.
Naturally Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., who is one of two Muslim members of Congress and who has emerged in recent years as a loud anti-anti-Muslim voice, was less than plussed with Cain’s anti-Muslim rantings.
“It seems like a week doesn’t go by without Cain saying something incredibly offensive, so I can only guess that he’s doing it on purpose,” said Ellison. “He’s probably figured out that he can get headlines if he says something really ugly, so he doesn’t disappoint.”
Ellison wishes to keep this issue in perspective because when people “start whipping up hatred against a certain group over the course of years, bad things happen. History teaches us that if you continue to stir the pot, stir the cauldron, it will not be long before something awful happens.”
It doesn’t look like Cain will start offering pizza with falafel toppings anytime soon, as he seems to be too busy serving up pizza topped with discarded shavings from the Bill of Rights.