Herman Cain: Muslims have no place in US government

So we’ve got two probable candidates for the GOP presidential nominees who claim Georgia as their base. One is Newt Gingrich.

This is the other one.

For those who can’t view the video, Herman Cain is asked whether he would be willing to appoint a Muslim as a Cabinet officer or judge.

“No. I will not,” he said. “And here’s why: There’s this creeping attempt — there’s this attempt to gradually ease Sharia law and the Muslim faith into our government.” According to Cain, many American Muslims “are trying to force their Sharia law onto the rest of us.”

That’s just stupid. As in not very bright. By comparison, the Sharia conspiracy crowd makes the birthers look downright sane and reasonable. It will be interesting to see who, if anyone, among the GOP mainstream steps up to repudiate such nonsense. After all, the Constitution explicitly rules out such nonsense, stating point blank that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

I guess Herman Cain doesn’t believe in the Constitution.

Oh, and by the way?

In a speech to Texas evangelicals, Gingrich also took up the theme over the weekend, warning that unless America is saved, his grandchildren “will live in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American.”

“a secular atheist country … dominated by radical Islamists?” Wow. That would be some trick.

It’s the kind of rhetorical collision that happens when you’re merely listing scare words needed to scare your audience and not even attempting to communicate cogent thought.

– Jay Bookman

865 comments Add your comment

George W

March 28th, 2011
12:07 pm

Good for Herman….I am starting to like this guy more and more by the day. Why would you appoint a person to a high ranking position to serve a country that he is taught to hate? Keep it up Herman.

ty webb

March 28th, 2011
12:15 pm

jay’s “racist”…sorry, I don’t know where that came from.

Deep Throat

March 28th, 2011
12:15 pm

Go Herman, no Muslim’s for me, remember 9/11

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 28th, 2011
12:15 pm

It’s both funny and sad that the party that preaches their love of the Constitution continue to show a complete lack of what it says. Sharia Law can not and will not supercede the Constitution because of Article 6:

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

Midori

March 28th, 2011
12:17 pm

SoCo – it just boggles the mind…………

George W

March 28th, 2011
12:17 pm

SOuthern…..and?

buck@gon

March 28th, 2011
12:18 pm

ajc dumpster dive: FOUND, 1 PERSONAL LETTER

Dear Mrs. T at the ajc,

It was good to see you in S. America last week. thanks for making the secret trip down in the Sierra Club’s gulfstream jet.

I’m sorry the weather was so cold. Al Gore, who came on his own plane said it was because of global warming, and I’m starting to believe him. Do you know how many planes there are in the air at any given time? I mean we have to order them away from us, just so we can get our entorage off the ground, and it takes a LONG time! The air’s so cold up where they fly, they’ve got to be bringing it down to the ground, you know? Kind of like they’re sinking that island.

I’m sorry I couldn’t please you this time. I had some bad fish or whatever, and I couldn’t stand the bloating and the gas that night I heard Hillary talking about all those poor Libyans. I figured–hell–if she’s got a case for helping poor people in the Middle East, then hey, I’m not going to stop her.

You know we both hate the military, but I couldn’t have it be said (and you know this) that the President sat idly by while people were hurt, intimidated or pushed around, especially those poor non-white muslims. I mean we’ve got a whole program to make them feel better about themselves. Who am I to put a stop to that? Khadafi is a bad guy, right? I mean, CAIR says he’s not even a true muslim.

So, I called Robert and told him to send some ships and planes–or whatever else you’ve got–over there to “take out” stuff. I want to be seen like I’m doing something about it, you know. I mean, the American people really like that, don’t they? History will look more kindly on me, you know, as the guy who would do anything for peace, and that includes pissing off the peace lovers throwing all those rocks in San Francisco. Anyway, always great to know your opinion, even though I know your column will always defend me. Thanks for that by the way XOXO!

Try and remember how hard this is going to be for me. We might actually be there for years. Years! What are they going to think of me at the Code Pink winter holiday party? How can I make an another appearance at the al-Jazeera’s correspondence dinner?

It was great to see you and feel your healing hands. You give great neck rubs. And I liked your wisecrack about the prize I should get for my distinguished “noble piece.” –you ATL girls… (sigh!)

Love,

Barry

George W

March 28th, 2011
12:18 pm

Let the insanity begin!

WOW

March 28th, 2011
12:19 pm

“Herman Cain: Muslims have no place in US government”

He’s 100% correct. Good for him! He’s got my vote.

“That’s just stupid. As in not very bright.”

Jay, considering your cult leader has taken us to ANOTHER war, I’d say Obozo is the one that’s just stupid….and not very bright.

“the Sharia conspiracy crowd”

This is exactly why the left wing media is failing miserably. You guys don’t even know what you’re talking about. In case you haven’t noticed, Sharia Law is what owns Iran and other Moooslem nations in the Middle East. But, since you’re not concerned about it I guess you are fine with Mooslem men raping their wives, daughters etc and also stoning them to death.

“dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American.””

He’s absolutely right, Bookman.

“Wow. That would be some trick.”

No, a trick is to brainwash dead beats into voting for you because you have a slogan that reads HOPE AND CHANGE.

“It’s the kind of rhetorical collision that happens when you’re merely listing scare words needed to scare your audience and not even attempting to communicate cogent thought.”

Uh, that’s exactly what you’re doing in your own column, Jay. It’s also what you did with Michelle Bachmann, Gingrich and Sarah Palin.

Aquagirl

March 28th, 2011
12:19 pm

What an @$$hat.

Doggone/GA

March 28th, 2011
12:20 pm

“Let the insanity begin!”

Too late…it already has

George W

March 28th, 2011
12:20 pm

aquagirl….care to explain?

George W

March 28th, 2011
12:21 pm

Doggone….no kidding.

Jefferson

March 28th, 2011
12:21 pm

This cat has 0 chance.

Left wing management

March 28th, 2011
12:22 pm

Gingrich: will live in a secular atheist country

This has also been a secular, atheist country.

Maybe the history professor should have taken some more courses in theory and philosophy, then maybe he would have learned to actually think.

But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. – Thomas Jefferson

The moment that a state is not founded on a religion, as this one is not, it thereby essentially becomes atheistic, that is, god-less, without a founding god. Statements by our founders that seem to go to the contrary amount to so much 18th C deist window dressing hiding the fact that we are a non-religious nation, which is to say godless and atheist.

godless heathen

March 28th, 2011
12:22 pm

Jay’s March Madness checklist:
Cain – check
Gingrich – check
Bachman – check
Palin – pending

WOW

March 28th, 2011
12:23 pm

“This has also been a secular, atheist country. ”

Atheists make up less than 2% of the population. Try again.

“What an @$$hat.”

Oh goody, more sophomoric trash from left wingers.

“This cat has 0 chance.”

We shall see.

Senior Citizen Kane

March 28th, 2011
12:25 pm

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 28th, 2011
12:15 pm
‘It’s both funny and sad that the party that preaches their love of the Constitution continue to show a complete lack of what it says.’

Since when does Herman Cain speak for the entire Republican party?

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 28th, 2011
12:25 pm

George W

As I said, it’s funny and sad. The GOP and conservatives alike profess their love of the US and the US Constitution. If you love the Constitution so much, learn what it says. Sharia Law can not supercede US law under the Constitution. Many parts of Sharia would not be constitutional if you applied it to the Constitution, so there’s no way Sharia Law will rule the US. I find it funny that conservatives try to stir up drama over Sharia, when all it takes is a reading of the Constitution to render those false assumptions as moot.

Stonethrower

March 28th, 2011
12:28 pm

Since the people gave a clear message during the last congressional election and since you GOP folks predict more of the same for 2012, what is this fear you are spouting concerning muslims and minorities both legal and illegal? Last I saw the major majority of congressional reps for both houses were white males of the Christian persuasion and the heads of 99%(+) corporations are the same. I really don’t get the fear you are promoting.

George W

March 28th, 2011
12:28 pm

Southern……I do not think that Sharia Law will ever be instituted in America. However that doesnt mean that most Muslims do not want to see it happen.

I don’t understand why it is so hard for the left to realize that Muslims are taught to hate America. Why should they be able to serve a country that they are taught to hate?

DontTread

March 28th, 2011
12:28 pm

According to Cain, many American Muslims “are trying to force their Sharia law onto the rest of us.”

Cain is right and you are wrong. The Islanmic Thinker’s Society actually has a demonstration scheduled in DC on March 3 advocating exactly what Cain is saying.

I suppose you haven’t heard of the New Jersey rape case either.

But I guess denying/ignoring the obvious is much more “intelligent”, if we were to follow your logic.

godless heathen

March 28th, 2011
12:29 pm

But, SC, the Constitution is a living document. It has to be interpreted and applied according to the standards of today, not what a bunch of white guys thought over 200 years ago.

AmVet

March 28th, 2011
12:29 pm

Man, I’ve been looking forward to this since I first heard about this talk radio host getting some traction with the lunatic fringe.

I predicted there would be tons of this xenophobic stupidity coming out of his mouth.

And to hear the ever-duped, this guy is supposed to be one of their more intelligent offerings! LOL! Bumbling and fumbling trying to answer straight forward questions about the fear mongered nonsense he proffers is typical. A judge in NJ has established sharia law???

What an embarrassing joke.

I can hardly wait to see him on the national stage. He’s gonna make Alan Keyes look positively credible in comparison.

OMG, 2012 is gonna be yet another humiliating debacle for the cons.

WOW

March 28th, 2011
12:29 pm

“Sharia Law can not supercede US law under the Constitution.”

Oh really?????

Judge orders use of Islamic law in Tampa lawsuit over mosque leadership

http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/civil/article1158818.ece

“I find it funny that conservatives try to stir up drama over Sharia”

So Jay is conservative now?

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 28th, 2011
12:29 pm

George

Not to mention, the US Constitution was read by the House at the beginning of the session. Have conservatives already forgotten what was read?

Since when does Herman Cain speak for the entire Republican party?

I never said he spoke for the entire Republican party. However, I have yet to hear a “Liberal” or Democratic Party supporter fret over Sharia creep.

Dave R.

March 28th, 2011
12:29 pm

Cabinet officer? Yes. Can’t serve more than 8 years max. Limited Constitutional authority. I’d vet his or her a$$ to the moon beforehand, though.

Judge? Not a chance. Life time freakin’ appointment and you don’t know what they’ll believe in 20 years from now.

RB from Gwinnett

March 28th, 2011
12:30 pm

Why would anybody with any rational thought at all appoint their enemy to leadership positions in their own country? You want to talk about stupid?!!!!

I know you Godless liberals give all religions an equal place in your fear of their intrusion in your lives, but there is only 1 religion responsible for nearly all terrorism on this planet and it ain’t Christianity. The Jay’s of the world need to get their heads out of their butts before they find themselves on a prayer mat 5 times a day or their head cut off. And, yes, I know you’ll want to laugh that off as paranoid, but what is actually happening in countries where sharia law reigns? You think non muslims are welcome there? Go stand on a street corner in Egypt with a Bible and read a few chapters out loud, then come back and tell us how that works out for you.

Doggone/GA

March 28th, 2011
12:30 pm

“Since when does Herman Cain speak for the entire Republican party?”

Think of it this way: when radical Muslim extremists commit an atrocity the call goes out “Why to other Muslims not decry these acts. They must agree with them, since they don’t”

Who on the Repulican side is decrying statements like show of Cain and Gringrich? There are none, so that “side” must agree with them.

George W

March 28th, 2011
12:30 pm

AmVet…..why do you call what he is saying xenophobic stupidity?

Even Muslims agree with what he says.

Finn McCool

March 28th, 2011
12:30 pm

Cain is just another distraction for Republicans.

“Look, shiny baubles…Squirrel!”

buck@gon

March 28th, 2011
12:31 pm

“That’s just stupid. As in not very bright. By comparison, the Sharia conspiracy crowd makes the birthers look downright sane and reasonable. It will be interesting to see who, if anyone, among the GOP mainstream steps up to repudiate such nonsense.”

Jay,

I see. It does not however, make Eric Holder look sane, upright and reasonable. Interesting thing about your the left-wing tribe, Jay. You count personal statements by conservatives as horrible in a dismal game of unending gotcha, but abyssmal actions of your own are ignored. To steal a phrase: that’s just stupid.

I’m still waiting for someone on the Democrats or the LEFT to repudiate Eric Holder for dropping charges on the new black panthers, someone on the LEFT to repudiate Nancy Pelosi for “won’t know what’s in it till we pass it.,” someone on the LEFT to repudiate Democrats for skipping town in Wisconsin when voting and state business is going on, someone on the LEFT to repudiate George Soros and his influence on the “news” media encouraging its shamefully slanted coverage of news.

Please know what I’m always here to repudiate you for being a shill for Democrats and for being yourself not very bright.

Consider yourself repudiated.

Jefferson

March 28th, 2011
12:31 pm

Boo, its the muslim boogie man. Chicken feed for chickens.

WOW

March 28th, 2011
12:31 pm

“I predicted there would be tons of this xenophobic stupidity coming out of his mouth.”

You must have slept through 911 and hundreds of other Islamic terror, Vet.

“Bumbling and fumbling trying to answer straight ”

That’s your schtick, Vet.

“OMG, 2012 is gonna be yet another humiliating debacle for the cons.”

Just like you leftys said it would be in 2010.

Left wing management

March 28th, 2011
12:31 pm

WOW: Atheists make up less than 2% of the population. Try again.

C’mon now, WOW, try thinking. I’m positing something at a completely different level than popular sentiment, which may require more of a leap of thought than you’re used to.

Fact: whether the US is an atheistic country or not has nothing whatsoever to do with the prevalence of actual belief among its populace. 99.99 % of the population could be devout Christians or Muslims or Buddhists and it would make no difference because what counts is what the nation is founded on, which is the Enlightenment principle of reason which is atheistic root and branch, no matter how much Deistic God-talk is tossed out to soften that fact. It’s just window dressing.

Finn McCool

March 28th, 2011
12:31 pm

Good point, Doggone.

Haywood Jablome

March 28th, 2011
12:32 pm

It’s always a comic bonanza when the whack job candidates speak their minds.

I hope this gets him off the radio. He has the most boring pandering show in the US. It’s unlistenable.

Aquagirl

March 28th, 2011
12:32 pm

George W, the understood subject was “Herman Cain.” As in “Herman Cain is an @$$hat.”

Republicans really need to take out the trash. When conspiracy nuts like Cindy McKinney start babbling, Democrats push them off the cliff. When conspiracy nuts like Humman Boost-My-Talk-Show-Ratings Cain or Newt Gingrich start babbling, no real Republican contenders speak up. They sit back in the shadows, knowing the crazy Herman crowd will support whoever takes the Republican nomination. Cain will go back to rambling on the radio, keeping the paranoia alive and well for the Republican base.

The chickenhawks have come home to roost in the Republican party. What a bunch of cowards.

George W

March 28th, 2011
12:32 pm

Obama is doing a better job of shredding his presidency than we could have ever hoped. Keep up the good work.

WOW

March 28th, 2011
12:32 pm

“AmVet…..why do you call what he is saying xenophobic stupidity? ”

Because mindless insults are all he ever throws out, George.

Douglas

March 28th, 2011
12:34 pm

Southern Comfort for all practical purposes the constitution says whatever a majority of the judges say it says. If you get a majority of judges on the court who think that Sharia law can supersede the constitution, then your point will be moot.

George W

March 28th, 2011
12:34 pm

Aquagirl…..kind of like the Repubs did in 2010? What happened? hahaha clown!

You state that Republicans need to take out the trash……we are! Obama (trash) will be out in 2012.

Thanks for the vote of confidence!

RW-(the original)

March 28th, 2011
12:34 pm

Judging by the written description I’d have to agree this is nonsense. On the other hand I’ve been hearing and reading lefty screeds for years about the dangers of having anyone from the “religious right” connected in any way to government.

/My apologies if that’s already been staed….and….drive by

Granny Godzilla

March 28th, 2011
12:34 pm

There is a fundamental flaw in the character of any man that prejudiced.

UnAmerican, UnChristian and certainly never to be invited to dinner at Granny’s.

Senior Citizen Kane

March 28th, 2011
12:35 pm

Oh yeah you did, Southern

‘It’s both funny and sad that THE PARTY that preaches their love of the Constitution continue to show a complete lack of what it says.’

WOW

March 28th, 2011
12:35 pm

“C’mon now, WOW, try thinking. I’m positing something at a completely different level than popular sentiment, which may require more of a leap of thought than you’re used to. ”

HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!

“which is the Enlightenment principle of reason”

HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! I’m guessing you failed high school history.

“Republicans really need to take out the trash.’

We did in 2010.

“The chickenhawks have come home to roost in the Republican party. What a bunch of cowards.”

LOL!!!!!!! More mindless rhetoric from cult following libs.

mm

March 28th, 2011
12:35 pm

These days the republican candidates seem to think that the crazier, more far to the right they go, the more votes they will get. They totally misread the 2010 election. I guess 2012 will be a wakeup call.

As for the 2 nutjobs from GA running for Pres (and any loons who support them), all I can say is:

Keep it classy, GA.

AmVet

March 28th, 2011
12:36 pm

Cain makes his living by pandering to the worst of the worst – the goofballs who think far right-wing talk radio is accurate and truthful.

This guy is gonna be endless fodder for stand up comedians.

As for any chance beyond getting elected to anything more serious than dogcatcher, all one has to do is play the above video on any national outlet and listen to the sounds of jaws dropping…

George W

March 28th, 2011
12:37 pm

“the chickenhawks have come home to roost”……didnt those words flow from Jeremiah Wright? Yeah he is a wonderful leader to follow!!!

WOW

March 28th, 2011
12:37 pm

The reason left wingers and Mooslems never clash with each other is because both sides want Totalitarianism. Just look at the lefts love affair with Castro, Stalin, Mao and Saddam. They were so pissed when we got rid of Saddam.

Carter visits Hamas and Castro on a regular basis.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 28th, 2011
12:37 pm

I do not think that Sharia Law will ever be instituted in America. However that doesnt mean that most Muslims do not want to see it happen.

If you don’t think it will be instituted, then why worry so much about what somebody wants?

WOW

From your link:

The judge said he would use Islamic law to decide only the legitimacy of arbitration.

“What law would we be applying (at) trial?” Thanasides asked.

“That trial would be civil law,” the judge said. “Florida law.”

George W

March 28th, 2011
12:37 pm

AmVet…..you are talking about him arent you? This means he must have more powerful points that a “dogcatcher”…..Come on man what are you scared of?

@@

March 28th, 2011
12:38 pm

Why does ThinkProgress have Herman looking so dark in their video? Shades of O.J.?

Is ThinkProgress racist when it comes to Herman Cain?

schnirt

Left wing management

March 28th, 2011
12:38 pm

More mindless rhetoric from cult following libs.

What’s a ‘lib’, WOW?

There’s only one ‘cult’ at work in American life at large today, and that’s the hard right that’s taken over the Republican party.

Granny Godzilla

March 28th, 2011
12:38 pm

Did you see that another one of “those people” was arrested for a bomb plot against the Federal Building in Detroit?

“Those people” of course being the radical right….

AmVet

March 28th, 2011
12:39 pm

What do we burn beside witches?

Muslim witches!

I swear that the terrified cons secretly want four more years of BHO…

George W

March 28th, 2011
12:40 pm

AmVet….only if he runs as an R…….I would actually rather have Hillary than this fool.

Palin Fan

March 28th, 2011
12:40 pm

Finally a candidate who is will to call a spade a spade.

Do all you liberals think the Ground Zero mosque is just a “mosque”? Come on just look at all the muslims invading our country and the mosque that are popping up all around the country!!!

Paul

March 28th, 2011
12:41 pm

Not surprising what Gingrich said to Texas evangelicals. Our governor makes whacked-out comments all the time and the voters lap it up.

I do hope Mr. Gingrich followed a no-Sharia pledge with a pledge that he’ll work to make sure only Christian-based law, I mean… some denominations of Christians…. are kept. You know, stuff like when you can buy alcohol and what kind of sexual practices married people can do, and what kind of sexual practices unmarried people can’t do… that kind of proper religious law.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 28th, 2011
12:41 pm

Southern Comfort for all practical purposes the constitution says whatever a majority of the judges say it says. If you get a majority of judges on the court who think that Sharia law can supersede the constitution, then your point will be moot.

I doubt that will happen as there is a conservative majority on the SCOTUS. You remember, conservatives LOVE the Constitution and all that it stands for…. //sarc//

What you’re describing would be a coup. If there’s subversion going on, then those judges would more than likely face treason charges. I don’t think any such ruling would make it past the SCOUTS.

RB from Gwinnett

March 28th, 2011
12:42 pm

All you racists are just hating on Cain because he’s black. You should be ashamed.

WOW

March 28th, 2011
12:42 pm

“There’s only one ‘cult’ at work in American life at large today, and that’s the hard right that’s taken over the Republican party.”

Speaking of cult followers, here are a few lefty cult followers praying to Obama.

PEOPLE PRAY TO OBAMA DELIVER US

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4CM0Ld1aAo

George W

March 28th, 2011
12:43 pm

Southern…..are you saying that the left does not love the constitution????? FINALLY SOMEONE IS SPEAKING THE TRUTH FROM THE LEFT!!!!! GREAT JOB!!!!

godless heathen

March 28th, 2011
12:43 pm

As for the Constitution preventing the establishment of Sharia Law, proponents could just cite the Interstate Commerce Clause and POW! Instant Constitutionality.

Deep Throat

March 28th, 2011
12:43 pm

Aquagirl, C. McKinney ? she was voted out and then people like you voted her back in, now look at the clown you have finally replaced her with.

SpaceyG

March 28th, 2011
12:44 pm

If anyone should be shut up in a burka it’d be Herman Caine and Newt Gingrich.

Jefferson

March 28th, 2011
12:44 pm

Truth is the GOP still has NO credibility. 2010 ? So what have they done ? The house leader can’t even control his right side, where’s the list of accomplishment? Nothing is going to change unless the GOP has all 3 branches in their control, and when they do — spend and borrow just like last time. O CREDIBILITY. 2010 — bunch of rookies…

Doggone/GA

March 28th, 2011
12:44 pm

“are you saying that the left does not love the constitution”

Nope, it’s MUCH worse than that. He’s saying that “the left” UNDERSTANDS the Constitution.

Mick

March 28th, 2011
12:45 pm

I think aquagirl has it right, the repub party is packed full of girlie men who lately are afraid of their own shadows…sharia law? Get serious….Herman cain? No one outside of georgia would even know what that is. Fear and haters? Well if the shoe fits…

idaslaptor

March 28th, 2011
12:45 pm

He’s right – they shouldn’t even be allowed in this country.

George W

March 28th, 2011
12:45 pm

jefferson…..Rookies? Yep you are right Obama was such a veteran!! Trash!

WOW

March 28th, 2011
12:45 pm

“Did you see that another one of “those people” was arrested for a bomb plot against the Federal Building in Detroit?

“Those people” of course being the radical right….”

So where’s a link to prove that, Granny?

Oh, and if it’s Media Matters, we’re all going to laugh at you.

Southern Comfort

Just curious, did you attend the U of Bama?

“I swear that the terrified cons secretly want four more years of BHO…”

Well, he has carried on the Bush doctrine.

“Our governor makes whacked-out comments all the time and the voters lap it up.”

Delta is ready when you are.

“Is ThinkProgress racist when it comes to Herman Cain?”

All libs are racists when it comes to a Republican black person.

George W

March 28th, 2011
12:46 pm

I wonder if the left things we should have appointed a Nazi to the American government during WWII???

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 28th, 2011
12:47 pm

are you saying that the left does not love the constitution????? FINALLY SOMEONE IS SPEAKING THE TRUTH FROM THE LEFT!!!!! GREAT JOB!!!!

Nope. I’m saying that the left has actually read and comprehended what the Constitution says. Big difference between just loving a document and understanding what it actually says.

chuck

March 28th, 2011
12:48 pm

While I have to agree with you about Gingrich’s comments, your conclusions about what Cain said are off the mark. I watched much of his speech and he never said HOW this change would occur. For all we know, he may have been commenting on what would happen and could happen if the “tolerant” left were to gain more control over the elected offices of our government. Look what happened when they controlled congress and the presidency. They passed the UNCONSTITUTIONAL Obamacare law. What is to stop them from enacting sharia law? It is no more unconstitutional than is Obamacare. The Constitution never stopped democrats from enacting any laws they saw fit to pass.

Azazel

March 28th, 2011
12:48 pm

Disfranchise Muslims — a self fulfilling activity. Hate breeds hate and resentment; you will get what you want.

WOW

March 28th, 2011
12:49 pm

“the repub party is packed full of girlie men”

Obama’s First Pitch in mom jeans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJBlwUfIoDk&feature=related

“Truth is the GOP still has NO credibility.”

HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!

“The house leader can’t even control his right side, where’s the list of accomplishment? ”

Neutering Obama’s spending has begun. It’s been what, 2 month since they got in office.

Mick

March 28th, 2011
12:50 pm

**They passed the UNCONSTITUTIONAL Obamacare law. What is to stop them from enacting sharia law?**

That’s a leap chuck..kinda like a leap over the grand canyon…hyperbole much?

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 28th, 2011
12:51 pm

WOW

Attended Alabama State Univ in Montgomery. If I hadn’t gotten tired of school, I would have actually transferred to Auburn to attend engineering school. I finished with a degree in Mathematics though, because I was skipping my golf class my senior year. I didn’t want to have anything to do with school period. I’ve had family at both AU and UA, so we fight big time around Thanksgiving. We also fight big time around Halloween because of the AL St. and AL A&M split.

Doggone/GA

March 28th, 2011
12:51 pm

” Big difference between just loving a document and understanding what it actually says”

SoCo – you owe me a coke!

Richard

March 28th, 2011
12:51 pm

Just so you Republican lovers know, this guy is exactly the kind of candidate that helps Obama ensure a second term.

Mick

March 28th, 2011
12:52 pm

wow

Yeah, I’d love to see mitch mcconnell throwing out the first pitch…

godless heathen

March 28th, 2011
12:53 pm

“So where’s a link to prove that, Granny? ”

I read three news articles and none of them identified the nut as a “right winger.”

His picture showed him to be a white middle-aged male, so I guess Granny jumped to a conclusion.

WOW

March 28th, 2011
12:53 pm

“Attended Alabama State Univ in Montgomery.

Ok, great, so you’re a sidewalk alumni with no affiliation with Bama. I love it when arguments break out between folks who never attended the school that they fight so hard to defend.

Also, I am not putting down the university in which you attended. I am just laughing because you’re arguing for a school that you never paid one dime to attend.

Was this you?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fnVJU3MnvU

jm

March 28th, 2011
12:54 pm

Um. More serious and legitimate topic over at Kyle’s. Jay, you don’t need to discredit these people. They’re discrediting themselves.

Left wing management

March 28th, 2011
12:54 pm

WOW:

I’m right. You’re wrong.

Palin Fan:

I’m going to calmly smile while reading your paranoid terror dream. I’m not in the least convinced or moved by it. I would happily embrace the people you demonize. I’d be in good company if I did.

Paul

March 28th, 2011
12:55 pm

WOW

“WOW

“Sharia Law can not supercede US law under the Constitution.”
Oh really?????
Judge orders use of Islamic law in Tampa lawsuit over mosque leadership”

It’s generally a good idea to read your own links:

“An a’lim, a Muslim scholar trained in Islam and Islamic law, said the parties agreed to his arbitration if the lawsuit against individual trustees was dismissed. This occurred, though the ousted trustees then re-filed against the mosque itself.”

The case is a civil case, not a criminal case. The parties already contractually agreed to Muslim arbitration.

So the judge just told them to follow their original contract before proceeding.

This was even pointed out on Fox.

http://tinyurl.com/4mywudm

TaxPayer

March 28th, 2011
12:55 pm

Republicans must find something that their constituency are just plain scared to death of on its own or else they will have to expend extra time and resources themsleves via more FOX time, etc., in order to build up that fear in their constituency to a level that will guarantee a good voter turnout for them.

Cain/Gingrich 2012

The possibilities abound.

Finn McCool

March 28th, 2011
12:55 pm

I don’t think christians should have a say in government either since they answer to a higher authority.

We should let the atheists run it all.

Del

March 28th, 2011
12:55 pm

The onus is on Muslims in the United States to cultivate trust and acceptance among Americans. They haven’t been doing so, and activist judges who’ve rendered opinions favorable to Muslim Sharia law advocates haven’t helped to build trust for Muslims among most Americans. Until such time as we have a lot more Zuhdi Jassers out in the public denouncing jihadists, Sharia law, honor killings, Mosques teaching hatred toward Christians and Jews, I think Herman Cain provided the correct answer to that stupid question.

HDB

March 28th, 2011
12:56 pm

…..and with comments and personalities like THIS, should you WONDER why the GOP can’t garner any support in the minority communities?? Such prejudice prevails throughout the party!!! GOP needs to undergo an age of enlightenment!!

patriot

March 28th, 2011
12:56 pm

People who were once on the payroll of the biggest criminal conspiracy in the history of mankind – The Federal Reserve. Supporters of Mr. Cain need to wake up to who is really pulling his strings and realize that it is the same criminal gang that have caused every economic bubble/bust since 1913. He is just one of that devil’s minions.

Doggone/GA

March 28th, 2011
12:57 pm

“We should let the atheists run it all.”

Wouldn’t it be funny if we actually had a system like that? To see how many people fall over themselves to declare they DON’T believe in a god, just so they can get some political power?

godless heathen

March 28th, 2011
12:58 pm

“We should let the atheists run it all.”

Yup.

jm

March 28th, 2011
12:58 pm

From Oslo to Benghazi
A Nobel prizewinner’s voyage of discovery

http://www.economist.com/node/18442109

Finn McCool

March 28th, 2011
12:58 pm

It’s been what, 2 month since they got in office.

And where are the jobs?

Oh, Ireland, China, and Spain? Oh yeah, companies don’t want to pay their share of taxes so they shipped as many assets and careers overseas. How could I forget?

WOW

March 28th, 2011
12:59 pm

“Yeah, I’d love to see mitch mcconnell throwing out the first pitch…”

Mcconnell isn’t president, Mick. If you want to see a strike thrown by a president, look no further than W.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8WhoiuU3Og

“I’m right. You’re wrong. ”

LOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“I read three news articles and none of them identified the nut as a “right winger.””

Nope, and Granny can’t prove it was a right winger. What’s funny is many on the left, including the failing MSNBC channel stated that the Times Square bomber was a right winger and when it came out that he is a Mooslem, the left went mysteriously silent.

“The case is a civil case, not a criminal case. The parties already contractually agreed to Muslim arbitration. ”

The judge recently ruled “This case will proceed under Ecclesiastical Islamic law,” (sharia law), “pursuant to the Qur’an.”

Guess you missed that one, Paul.

Mick

March 28th, 2011
1:00 pm

doggone

If jesus doesn’t come back in another thousand years, there may be a big crack in the wall…

WOW

March 28th, 2011
1:00 pm

“And where are the jobs? ”

Ask Obama and his failed stimulus packages.

Normal

March 28th, 2011
1:00 pm

None of this stuff would be happening if they would outlaw all religions worldwide.