Republicans may be able to look the other way when it comes to sexual harassment, but they can’t possibly ignore Herman Cain’s reincarnation as Sarah Palin on a question about Libya.
Here is the video from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
During a meeting with Journal Sentinel editors and reporters, Herman Cain was asked if he agreed with Obama on Libya, and things went horribly, horribly wrong.
Cain answered, “Ok, Libya? President Obama…supported the uprising…correct? President Obama called for the removal of Gadhafi? Just want to make sure we are talking about the same thing before, I say yes I agreed or no I didn’t agree. I know I did agree. I do not agree with the way he handled it for the following reasons. No, that’s a different one….I gotta go back and see….I got a lot of stuff twirling around in my head.”
After having the question repeated to him again, Cain finally said, “I would have done a better job of determining who the opposition is. And I’m sure that our intelligence people had some of that information. Based upon who made up that opposition… might have caused me to make some different decisions about how we participated. Secondly, no I did not agree with (Moammar) Gadhafi killing his citizens. Absolutely not…I would have supported many of the things that they did to help stop that.”
Wow, just wow. You know, every time you think that the GOP has hit rock bottom. Every time you think this party couldn’t possibly pick a new hero who is more intellectually deficient than the last, they top themselves. Sarah Palin was bad, and most Americans thought that her ignorance was aberration. Her elevation to the national stage was a tragic mistake made by the McCain campaign. Next came Michele Bachmann, and from the loins of the support of Bachmann sprung Rick Perry, and the embers of Rick Perry have sired Herman Cain.
Even by the low, low standards of today’s Republican Party, this was bad. I mean for Pete’s sake it was Libya. It has been all over the news since the spring. This wasn’t exactly a gotcha question. Cain has been asked about Libya during this year’s GOP debates. It is a foreign policy softball. They don’t get much easier than Libya, and Herman Cain was absolutely, comprehensively stumped.
The Cain campaign is blaming his latest gaffe on a lack of sleep. Campaign spokesman JD Gordon said, “The video is being taken out of context. He was taking questions for about 30 to 40 minutes on four hours of sleep. He didn’t say anything wrong or in accurate; it just took him a while to recall the specifics of Libya.”
It is the media’s fault because they took Herb out of context. Plus, little Hermie was sleepy. If Herman Cain can’t handle a primary campaign schedule where voters aren’t even voting yet, then how the hell would he be able to handle the demands of the presidency? He wasn’t sleepy. Even a tired, well-polished candidate should be able to dash off an answer about Libya in his/her sleep. No, this was all to reminiscent of a Republican from the last presidential election campaign.
A GOPer who came from no where to charm the media with charisma and catch phrases, but who soon crashed and burned under the weight of her own substantial ignorance. Sarah Palin’s seeds of ignorance have blossomed into Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, and Herman Cain.
Remember when everyone, but GOP primary voters thought Donald Trump was the biggest joke ever? Congrats, GOP you’ve got your Trump after all. The implosion is nearly complete. Even if Republicans would turn a blind eye to Cain’s sexual harassing ways, they can’t ignore the fact that Mr. 9-9-9 seems to know nothing. Of course for those GOPers to whom ignorance is truly a virtue, Cain is a know nothing messiah sent to deliver them from the big words and shape shifting of Mitt Romney.
For much of the rest of America, Herman Cain has become a source of both disgust and mockery. It is just a matter of time until Cain fulfills his destiny of hitting the right wing speaking circuit with Sarah Palin on the Peaches and Herb Take Back America (Unintentional Comedy) Tour.