Herman Cain doesn’t take the presidency seriously

Did I mention that Herman Cain is not a legitimate candidate for president?

Last week, you may recall, Cain refused to reveal what his policy would be toward Afghanistan. We’ve been fighting there for almost a decade; more than 100,000 American soldiers are putting their lives on the line as we sit here, and Cain, a man who criticizes President Obama for not having a clear foreign policy, says he doesn’t want to “shoot from the lip” by suggesting what course this country should take next.

He says that once elected, he would talk to the experts and generals and come up with a plan about what to do. As I noted at the time, it’s the kind of answer Miss South Carolina might give in the beauty pageant Q&A. In fact, such a lack of preparation is downright disrespectful. Cain is offering himself as a potential commander in chief and asking people to take him seriously, yet the issue of American troops fighting and dying in a far-off land for almost a decade simply hasn’t been important enough to him to justify study and thought.

And then there’s this:

In his announcement speech Saturday, Cain accused President Obama of “throwing Israel under the bus.” On Sunday, Fox News put Cain on the air, sitting him down for an interview with Chris Wallace:

Cain has clearly never encountered the term “right of return,” a phrase familiar to anyone who has done even 20 minutes of research into the Middle East conundrum. He does not know that the Palestinian claim of a “right of return,” if implemented, would mean hundreds of thousands if not millions of Palestinians now living elsewhere would be allowed to return to live in what is now the heart of Israel. He proudly claims that he would offer the Palestinians nothing, yet in saying that the right of return is something to be negotiated, he offers them everything, right down to the destruction of Israel. Yet in that ignorance, he feels qualified to assert what he calls “the Cain doctrine” regarding the Middle East.

I’m sorry. You forfeit any claim as a legitimate candidate if you do not even know what the term “right of return” means. As with the Afghanistan issue, it reflects not merely a lack of knowledge, but even worse, a basic lack of interest and respect for the high office that he seeks and for the voters who support him.

Cain talks a lot about his business career. Well, any job candidate who walked into an interview as proudly ill-prepared as Cain would be bounced out the door immediately.

– Jay Bookman

UPDATE: Cain has issued the following “clarification”:

“Stockbridge, GA)- In an interview this morning on FOX News Sunday with Christopher Wallace, Herman Cain addressed the issue of “right of return” for the country of Israel. In clarification of these remarks, Mr. Cain released the following statement:

I have long been a vocal and unwavering supporter of our friend and ally, Israel.

All Israeli governments have rejected the “right” of large numbers of Arabs or Palestinians to return to what is now the state of Israel. Such an en masse return would unbalance Israel’s demographic makeup as the world’s sole Jewish state.

In this light, should the “right of return” “be negotiated,” as I said, “if that is a decision that Israel wants to make”? Certainly, and to reiterate, it’s Israel’s call. Israel has a long record of being more gracious to its enemies than its enemies are to it, and this would be yet another example of that. But is the “right of return” a moral imperative? Is it something Israel must grant? Is it something the United States ought to encourage?

The answer is no on every count.

Our policy on Palestinian affairs must be wholly a function of our policy on Israeli affairs. Israel is a friend. Israel is an ally. Israel shares common values with us. Israel shares common interests with us, especially in the eradication of terrorism and the need for bringing peace to the region. As President, I will never lose sight of these basic facts. Any aspirant to the Presidency must have the unshakable US-Israeli alliance at the core of his or her strategic vision in the Middle East.

As your President, I would. “

796 comments Add your comment

Adam

May 23rd, 2011
8:37 am

jm

May 23rd, 2011
8:41 am

A. Regarding Daniels, very disappointing he did not get it, but understandable. If your family isn’t with you to run for the presidency, it fundamentally isn’t possible because you’ll destroy your family, and your candidacy in the process.

B. RE Jay’s comment after Daniels about Republicans not thinking BHO is vulnerable. Um, joke. Daniels didn’t get in, seriously, because of his family. There are lots of people chomping at the bit for the obvious reason, Obama is vulnerable.

C. RE Cain. I’m glad he’s in the race, and he adds an additional dimension to the debates. That said, I don’t see myself voting for him….

poison pen

May 23rd, 2011
8:42 am

Obama didn’t know we had 50 states, so I guess he shouldn’t be President either.

Jay, quit listening to Tucker, your blogs are getting dumber each day.

Aquagirl

May 23rd, 2011
8:45 am

jm, 90% of America is not proposing a doctrine named after themselves.

jm

May 23rd, 2011
8:45 am

“You forfeit any claim as a legitimate candidate if you do not even know what the term “right of return” means.”

Debatable. If we’re going to have a litmus test along these kinds of draconian lines, then Obama would never have been elected. This rings along the same lines of: “you can’t work in government if you voted irresponsibly to not raise the debt ceiling.”

jm

May 23rd, 2011
8:46 am

Jay, I saw the whole interview. Yeah, that moment was awkward. But 90% of America probably has no idea what the “right of return” issue is.

Adam

May 23rd, 2011
8:48 am

Jay: Well, any job candidate who walked into an interview as proudly ill-prepared as Cain would be bounced out the door immediately

I disagree Jay, I think they would hear him out, and say “Well thank you for coming in” all smiles and shake hands and when he leaves “well scratch that one off the list…”

Don’t call us, we’ll call you…

Jay

May 23rd, 2011
8:50 am

No doubt true, jm. But those 90 percent aren’t offering themselves as candidates to be president.

Well, with one obvious exception…..

jm

May 23rd, 2011
8:50 am

Aquagirl 8:45 – not a qualified rebuttal.

poison pen

May 23rd, 2011
8:50 am

He says that once elected, he would talk to the experts and generals and come up with a plan about what to do.

Actually, this is the best answer that I have ever heard, it takes a wise man to admit that he doesn’t have all the answers it’s a shame that more politicans can’t admit this. It’s not disrespectful at all.

Jay, maybe he’s not qualified because of the color of his tie, or the pinstripes on his suit are to wide, then again his hair is to short.
Man. you libs are sickening, trash someone for every little thing and then you wonder why people aren’t nice to each other.

poison pen

May 23rd, 2011
8:50 am

I always thought the ” right of return ” was WALMART’S policy.

AmVet

May 23rd, 2011
8:51 am

He looks good. Until he opens his mouth.

And trust me, he is just warming up. I predict that the man is going to say some (more) *extraordinarily* stupid things before this all plays out.

He’s already demonstrated that he is a narrow-minded, stereotyping Islamophobe.

The legacy of being a rabid Republican, radio talking head, who gets paid to entertain the sheep and rouse the rabble.

Regarding Georgia’s Dynamic Duo:

You two are just dumber than a bag of hammers. ~Ulysses Everett McGill

AH

May 23rd, 2011
8:52 am

You can always tell who scares the liberals the most by who they attack. If Cain was such a flawed candidate Jay would be cheering him on.

Jay

May 23rd, 2011
8:52 am

“every little thing” = the most basic of fundamentals about the Middle East.

Michelle Bachmann's Broom

May 23rd, 2011
8:52 am

jm: RE Cain. I’m glad he’s in the race, and he adds an additional dimension to the debates. That said, I don’t see myself voting for him….

At least you’re honest about it.

Yeah, that moment was awkward. But 90% of America probably has no idea what the “right of return” issue is.

the point of contention is, if you’re thinking about running for the highest office in the land, you should know. period. “faking it till you’re making it” just isn’t acceptable anymore — after 8 years of dubya people are just sick and tired of it.

St Simons - we're on Island time

May 23rd, 2011
8:53 am

a Cain/Palin ticket

Right of Return – a pizza refund policy…
I can see Little Ceasars from my house
Now for some fancy pageant walkin

jm

May 23rd, 2011
8:54 am

Jay 8:50 – True. And our current President couldn’t have told anyone what a CDO squared was either, prior to running. Or claim any real world working experience. Or make a claim to any responsible voting practices, ie, voting to raise the debt ceiling when necessary. The “absentee” state legislator from Chicago, while obviously not an idiot, was no better prepared than a guy like Herman Cain, who brings 40 years of real world live and business experience to the table.

Of course, Obama set the bar so low for being President, that I dare say just about everyone is qualified nowadays…..

Whacks Eloquent

May 23rd, 2011
8:55 am

As I said next door in Kyle’s topic, why is it that every candidate has to be a Know-It-All? If you want that, vote for Newt! I respect that Herman can admit when he does not know something, and instead of giving a BS answer goes and researches it, and comes out with what I consider an intelligent conservative position. U.S. Presidents have access to the top advisers in the world, and all POTUSes have issues come up that they don’t have a clue about, yet those advisers help them figure out what to do. Most politicians don’t know as much as they say they do, they just paint their opinion as absolute fact. I commend Herman for not doing that in both the Palestine and Afghanistan issues – it’s more complex at that level than anything we mere mortals will ever see.

Are you implying, Jay, that anything short of going back to college and getting an extra degree in International Affairs is just not good enough? Cause there’s a few history courses our current POTUS could use.

Aquagirl

May 23rd, 2011
8:55 am

jm, is there some secret rebuttal rule you’ve instituted in your head?

Michelle Bachmann's Broom

May 23rd, 2011
8:55 am

poisonpen: He says that once elected, he would talk to the experts and generals and come up with a plan about what to do. Actually, this is the best answer that I have ever heard, it takes a wise man to admit that he doesn’t have all the answers it’s a shame that more politicans can’t admit this. It’s not disrespectful at all.

Exactly what Obama is doing, yet the right attacks him for it. He thinks about his answers, instead of using pre-programmed talking points and he’s ridiculed for being a thinking man. Yet, out of the blue, because of Mr. Cain, the right find these traits admirable. Amazing!

First Sergeant

May 23rd, 2011
8:56 am

jm said:

May 23rd, 2011
8:46 am
Jay, I saw the whole interview. Yeah, that moment was awkward. But 90% of America probably has no idea what the “right of return” issue is.

Yes, but 90% of Americans aren’t running for President either!

Keep Up the Good Fight!

May 23rd, 2011
8:57 am

He says that once elected, he would talk to the experts and generals and come up with a plan about what to do.

But but isn’t that substituting his judgment for that of the military experts…I thought that CIC was to follow the experts and not impost his own thoughts on the plan or some nonsense.

Cain better start reading to Sarah.

Jay

May 23rd, 2011
8:58 am

Whacks, there’s a big difference between a degree in int’l affairs and merely being conversant on the major issues.

I don’t think being conversant on the major issues is too much to ask from someone who wants to be leader of the free world.

Anyone Can Run for Prez

May 23rd, 2011
8:58 am

Herman Cain is a joke of a candidate and his interview with Chris Wallace proves it. Not only is he deadly ignorant of the issues he can’t raise any money… Tell me one serious minded person with money that would donate to Herman Cain. The whole thing is laughable… makes Republicans look desperate

Adam

May 23rd, 2011
8:58 am

AH: You can always tell who scares the liberals the most by who they attack.

Jay is an Equal Opportunity Attacker of Conservative Candidates (TM)

i.e. the “fear” meme is nonsense. Quit while I haven’t yet started laughing.

jm

May 23rd, 2011
8:59 am

Aquagirl 8:55 – Jay’s 8:50 was 1000% better than yours.

jm

May 23rd, 2011
8:59 am

Job Opening: President of the United States
Minimum Qualifications: as set by Obama.

Ivy League Degree (sad state of commentary there)
A couple of years as State Senator, not required to actually vote all the time.
Two years as US Senator, and no need to take your votes seriously. The current guy risked the creditworthiness of this country.

Obviously, 90% of America won’t meet these requirements. But a lot do….. (or have better qualifications)

Aquagirl

May 23rd, 2011
8:59 am

jm is comfortable with ignorance. I think that says it all.

ty webb

May 23rd, 2011
9:02 am

Cain forgot to follow the first rule in the career politicians’s playbook…when in doubt, promise something. No one really cares a year or two later when that promise is broken(except of course with what happened with bush the elder and the whole “read my lips” thingy).

Jay

May 23rd, 2011
9:03 am

I’ve posted Mr. Cain’s “clarification” as an update above.

Yippee

May 23rd, 2011
9:04 am

“Cain refused to reveal what his policy would be toward Afghanistan”

Did he really refuse Jay, refuse to answer, or rather answer in a way you found less than acceptable.

jm

May 23rd, 2011
9:04 am

Aquagirl 8:59 – thanks for inserting words in my mouth I didn’t say. Typical.

ByteMe

May 23rd, 2011
9:04 am

For those who don’t know the difference: there’s vision, there’s strategy, and there are tactics. Candidates better have the first, rely on the experts for the second, and rely on the boots on the ground for the third. Cain doesn’t have the first when it comes to foreign policy, one of the major constitutional jobs of the President.

godless heathen

May 23rd, 2011
9:04 am

He’s a joke.

stranger in a strange land

May 23rd, 2011
9:05 am

Another Pavlov dog experiment – Jay provides the same stimulus, everyone starts to drool (i.e – make same comments as last week). Expect CT will be running same experiment sometime this week on racism.

Adam

May 23rd, 2011
9:05 am

So he clarified, basically by actually having a better response after a failed one. Looks like he needs someone to prep him on interviews… I guess he thought he would get softball questions on Fox?

ByteMe

May 23rd, 2011
9:06 am

AQ: way too many GOP voters are “comfortable with ignorance.” They’d prefer to make themselves feel better by referencing Obama’s teleprompter — as though Presidents since before Reagan haven’t used one — and ignore that he was near the top of his Harvard Law class.

The good news: you can supposedly cure ignorance.

Yippee

May 23rd, 2011
9:06 am

Funny, as in a “joke”, that Herman is drawing so much fire for a guy without a chance. Hmmmmmmmm

Jay

May 23rd, 2011
9:06 am

Here Yippee, you can decide for yourself:

http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/15/im-not-going-to-shoot-from-the-lip-on-afghanistan/

Please report back on what you believe the Cain policy on Afghanistan to be.

Good little liberal

May 23rd, 2011
9:06 am

LOL!!

Whatever it takes to make you think that the anti-Semitic bigot we have in the White house has a prayer.

Larry Baughman

May 23rd, 2011
9:07 am

I’ld vote for a business man like Mr. Cain before I would another sorry ass politician. Bookman you’re a mule with blinders. All you can see is you’re liberal carrot hanging in front of you.

Yippee

May 23rd, 2011
9:08 am

Another day, another vortex. Signing off.

AmVet

May 23rd, 2011
9:08 am

In a way, this ploy be Herman is innovative and interesting. Just admit up front, you’re an empty suit!

Speaking of which…

Of course, Obama set the bar so low for being President, that I dare say just about everyone is qualified nowadays…..

jm, were you doing the Rip van Winkle for the first eight years of this millennium?

USinUK

May 23rd, 2011
9:08 am

“Israel has a long record of being more gracious to its enemies than its enemies are to it”

yep. nothing like opening fire on children as an example of “graciousness”

or not even allowing in humanitarian aid to help the innocent during skirmishes

oh, yeah. gracious to the core.

Doggone/GA

May 23rd, 2011
9:10 am

“You can always tell who scares the liberals the most by who they attack”

Please refer to the dictionary to learn the difference between “amuses” and “scares”

Adam

May 23rd, 2011
9:10 am

ByteMe: The good news: you can supposedly cure ignorance.

Only the willing get cured…

Anyone Can Run for Prez

May 23rd, 2011
9:10 am

JM the only qualification to become President is to be smart enough to get the majority of Americans to vote for you. I guess President Obama passed that test. What about your highly qualified candidate? You best get used to the low qualifications of President Obama cause he is going to win again.

Tim

May 23rd, 2011
9:11 am

Ok. You say he is clueless, and the current president isn’t.

JKL2

May 23rd, 2011
9:11 am

unfortunately obama doesn’t take it seriously either. So I guess Cain could do no worse as his replacement.

AmVet

May 23rd, 2011
9:12 am

BHO is anti-Semitic?

Perhaps in delusionville, but in the world of cogent adults, that inane, fallacious assertion would require some evidence…

jasper

May 23rd, 2011
9:12 am

I’m glad to see you reference that a candidate should be prepared, intimating that he/she should also be qualified. This current POTUS has certainly shed a lot of light on the need for that.

Aquagirl

May 23rd, 2011
9:12 am

jm, I know you have to do the Tammy Wynette and stand by yer man. This makes you understandably irritable and I do admire your creative attempts to make a real candidate out of your guy. It’s unfortunate they’re so transparent, but then you don’t have much to work with.

Anyone Can Run for Prez

May 23rd, 2011
9:12 am

Larry, go turn on Rush and get your conservative fix for the day. Rush will tell you what to think.

jm

May 23rd, 2011
9:12 am

Aquagirl – spin spin spin. Please, don’t attempt to actually respond.

Fact: Cain has more business experience than Obama will ever have, and infinity % compared to his current experience.

Fact: I’m not a Cain guy myself, but that doesn’t mean I’m for needlessly tearing the guy down.

Fact: Obama was the least qualified person to ever run for President, even tallying up his experience in government.

Good little liberal

May 23rd, 2011
9:13 am

USinUK

Well let’s punish them!! Let’s just let the entire Middle East allies that we have had for years fall to radical Islam and then let’s turn our back on Israel.

After all, radical Islam has been so good to children.

Whacks Eloquent

May 23rd, 2011
9:13 am

Jay, thanks for posting Herman’s update. I think it is a well-reasoned clarification of his position on the Israeli-Palestinian issue. I am sure that if Chris Wallace had just asked “What do you think of the Israeli-Palestine conflict?” Herman would have had some things to say. The right of return philosophy is centric to Palestinian efforts, whereas most conservatives tend to be Israel-centric. It is not surprising that he may not have heard the terminology before.

@@

May 23rd, 2011
9:13 am

Damn, jay!

Must you always return to Cain, Gingrich, Romney, any candidate with an “R” after his name?

I s’pose it’s your right to run around in circles..

Boring, but your right…or left…whatever.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Adam

May 23rd, 2011
9:14 am

but in the world of cogent adults, that inane, fallacious assertion would require some evidence…

But but but… I FEEL like something is wrong with this president. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but my GUT tells me I need to vote Republican….

Zedd

May 23rd, 2011
9:14 am

Is that the best you can do Jay? Why do fear the Herminator? Stating that he would consult his advisers and generals about how best to proceed in Afghanistan is the prudent thing to do. After all, isn’t that what Obama did and then took forever to decide a course of action after he had the facts just because he didn’t like the recommendations? Obama did try to throw Israel under the bus. Anyone who thinks Israel will commit to the 1960s borders when Palestinians have not offered to make any real concessions is a fool. Abbas joining with Hamas proves they are not committed to real peace. Until that is resolved they shouldn’t get anything. No right of return either until the Palestinians have demonstrated that they are more interested in peace rather than Israel’s destruction. You fear Herman Cain because he’s the mystery card that could just throw a monkey wrench into the Obominations run. What will the libs do when they can’t play the race card anymore? Label him an Uncle Tom?

Chris

May 23rd, 2011
9:14 am

Mr. Cain is an excellent candidate and will surprise everyone when he wins the nomination and defeats the economic novice in the White House.

Adam

May 23rd, 2011
9:15 am

GLL: *facepalm*

My only response is what I said before. Nuke them both from orbit. Only way to be sure.

Bosch

May 23rd, 2011
9:15 am

“You can always tell who scares the liberals the most by who they attack.”

Is this phrase in the newest round of emails sent out to give the wingnuts their talking points? We certainly have seen that almost verbatim for the past couple weeks, along with “rule by fiat.” :roll:

Good little liberal

May 23rd, 2011
9:15 am

AmVet

Sure. The guy that is actually “middle of the road” and once supported the GOP would have a perfectly fair view of the president that wants to put the Tel Aviv airport within range of shoulder fired missiles.

Maybe he’s just anti-airplanes.

ByteMe

May 23rd, 2011
9:17 am

Bosch: supposedly liberals are also “scared” of Palin. And Newt. And Trump….

OOOooooh, smell the fear! That’s just the GOPnuts who forgot to shower.

Anyone Can Run for Prez

May 23rd, 2011
9:17 am

Whacks you must be kidding…… Anyone who remotely keeps up with the conflict knows that “right of return” and the splitting of Jeruselem are the two big sticking points in the negotiations….You probably think Sarah Palin is pretty bright and well informed too…..

Adam

May 23rd, 2011
9:18 am

Bosch: The interesting thing is, the belief that liberals fear something isn’t actually helping the conservative side, at all. Even if it had some basis in reality, all it does is give some sort of hope and feel-good message to conservatives to reassure them that they must be voting for the right person, no matter who they are, because the liberals attack them! That message only works for people who are already going to vote for whoever the Republican candidate is anyway.

poison pen

May 23rd, 2011
9:18 am

Well I’m at least glad that our Vice President is a Rhodes scholar, snicker snicker.

Good little liberal

May 23rd, 2011
9:18 am

Adam

When our president turns his back on our Middle Eastern Allies, and even supporting the elements of radical Islam and them says that all of the advances made by Israel should be given back, it has nothing to do with feeling.

Anyone Can Run for Prez

May 23rd, 2011
9:19 am

Only amongst low end conservatives does adherance to ideology trump understanding of the issues. Ignorance is the breeding ground for Palin and Cain supporters.

AmVet

May 23rd, 2011
9:21 am

Adam, many of the claims made here (by a small percentage of contributors) are simply not remotely close to being founded upon any factual truth. But in lieu of it, Republispeak is very popular…

As proven by the fact that gll will never provide even the most miniscule piece of compelling evidence – to corroborate that obvious and laughable nonsense about BHO being anti-Semitic.

The term has become just another cheap, throw away phrase for the rabid who can’t possibly appreciate what real antisemitism is.

And they wonder why American Jews vote overwhelmingly against them…

Adam

May 23rd, 2011
9:21 am

GLL: Continually spouting the nonsense that Obama supports radical Islam has EVERYTHING to do with feeling and NOTHING to do with FACT.

Good little liberal

May 23rd, 2011
9:22 am

Adam

Facepalm?

Been watching cartoons again, Adam?

Bosch

May 23rd, 2011
9:22 am

Adam,

We all know that the wingnuts here on this blog would vote for Satan if he had an R after his name. All they have is bumper sticker talk, and it appears that’s all their “candidates” if you even want to call them that have either.

ByteMe

May 23rd, 2011
9:22 am

USMC @ 9:24: pretty much everyone already agrees with you on that. No argument that she’s a sorry excuse for a former politician. Sort-of like a Palin-lite on that scale.

Good little liberal

May 23rd, 2011
9:23 am

Anyone Can Run for Prez

As much as you would like, it is not a commonly used phrase.

But we talk about the ME a lot on here. Care to find one instance where it was used?

jm

May 23rd, 2011
9:23 am

Oh yes. Aquagirl, maybe you should stop opening your mouth so much and listen every so often. “stand by your man” what a joke. I’ve been a Daniels supporter for 4 months….

Guess I’m either a Huntsman or Romney guy now. Liberals…. just wallowing in ignorance.

USinUK

May 23rd, 2011
9:23 am

“Let’s just let the entire Middle East allies that we have had for years fall to radical Islam and then let’s turn our back on Israel. ”

fall to radical Islam? you haven’t been watching the new much, lately, have you?

Granny Godzilla

May 23rd, 2011
9:23 am

Wasn’t it just a few years back that the GOP bashed future President Obama as a simply a celebrity?

And then they try to pass off Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump and now Herman Cain as presidential material?

Cain screwed the pooch (or should a say did a newtie) when he opened his mouth on Afghanistan….it was like listening to Demi Term Governor Palin discuss the Bush Doctrine.

USMC

May 23rd, 2011
9:24 am

Another ANTI-American/Left-wing Liberal BUFFOON:

Democratic Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx2bFTLRHRc

Adam

May 23rd, 2011
9:24 am

I see more people on the right claiming racism than those on the left, at least on this blog. Obama is “racist, anti-semitic,” etc, and the GOP voters are “not racist because they are willing to vote for Herman Cain” when it looks more to me like they like Herman Cain because his only claim to fame is running Godfather’s Pizza. Clearly, in the minds of the chain email gang, business experience has become the ONLY qualification for president. Now, there’s another reason feeling wise that people are flocking to this particular candidate, but I won’t go into that. It starts with nonsense and ends with nonsense.

RD

May 23rd, 2011
9:24 am

Obama had a plan before he had the facts. Remember close Guantanama Bay, pull the troops out of Iraq, direct talks with Iran, etc…? Things weren’t quite so simple once he found himself in the drivers seat. So is it more responsible for a candidate to run off at the mouth about all the things they’ll do, only to break those promises once elected; or honestly explain their overall philosophy for the role of government and how they’ll use that philosophy to gather the facts and make the best decision?

Good little liberal

May 23rd, 2011
9:25 am

Adam

To you unless Obama is regarded as an all knowing God, it is all about feeling. Getting a little hysterical this morning, Mr. Facepalm?

USMC

May 23rd, 2011
9:26 am

“Herman Cain doesn’t take the presidency seriously”–Dixiecrat Jay Bookman

Jay just doesn’t like Herman Cain because Herman is BLACK.

–More R@ci$t rhetoric from Left-wing Liberal Democrats.

(or maybe Jay is trying to get back on Neal Boortz’s radio show)

Granny Godzilla

May 23rd, 2011
9:26 am

RD

Remember “I’ll get OBL”?

Good little liberal

May 23rd, 2011
9:26 am

Adam

To you unless Obama is treated like an all knowing God, it is without fact.

Feeling a little hysterical this morning Mr. Facepalm?

Bosch

May 23rd, 2011
9:26 am

” Republispeak is very popular…”

I.E. Bumper Sticker talk….

Face it nuts, all this “Obama isn’t qualified to be POTUS” is so 2008 — when he runs in 2012, he will be the MOST qualified candidate. I’ll bet the fear of that keeps many up at night.

Good little liberal

May 23rd, 2011
9:27 am

USinUK

What’s happening in Egypt? Just a few Christians being slaughtered a just a few churches burned to the ground. Why are Iranian gunboats now allowed to go through the Suez and patrol the med.?

Looks like you haven’t been watching the news lately.

Bosch

May 23rd, 2011
9:28 am

USMC,

Cynthia McKinney? Really? Wow, you guys are reaching deep.

Adam

May 23rd, 2011
9:28 am

GLL: When our president turns his back on our Middle Eastern Allies, and even supporting the elements of radical Islam and them says that all of the advances made by Israel should be given back, it has nothing to do with feeling.

To you unless Obama is regarded as an all knowing God, it is all about feeling

I’m sorry, but which is it?

And btw, stop deluding yourself into thinking I would be in any small way hurt by you continually referencing my use of the word facepalm. It was DEFINITELY appropriate in your case.

jm

May 23rd, 2011
9:29 am

“his only claim to fame is running Godfather’s Pizza”

weird. forgot his experience at the other multinationals and the Federal Reserve Bank in the Midwest did we?

Donovan

May 23rd, 2011
9:30 am

Oh thank you Jay for your astute wisdom on identifying the worthy candidates for POTUS. Oh, I also want to thank you for supporting all of the troops serving in harm’s way in Iraq and Afghanistan. As we all know, it is the drive-by media that comes up with such journalistic slang terms like, “right to return” that everyone must know if you are an elitist. You being a liberal journalist hack, Jay, I must remind all of your liberal readership that your selection and casted vote for an inept junior senator who was nothing more than a community organizer speaks volumes. Mr. Community Activist had to learn foreign policy on the job and still does it badly. I would like to also point out to Jay and all his liberal buddies that they did a cracker Jack job of collective Non-Support of the war effort during the Bush years. Those same warriors during the Bush years were never given any enthusiastic funding support nor morale support when they said, “the war is lost”, when it was a Republican war. But here we are years later with a Democrat president in the same situation with the same wars and the same Palestinian problem and we now have a Democrat media hack calling the kettle black. Based on your character vote and support for the worse president to ever be elected president of this country, the political observations of Jay can hardly be seriously considered.

Sean

May 23rd, 2011
9:30 am

Solid answer by Herman Cain. At least hes not playing games with us and paying lip service with ideas that sound good but have no real merit because of how things change once youre sworn in. If he gave an actual plan, the title of this exact article would be something along the lines of man with no experience gives thoughts on wars…and it would be spun again. Stupid article.

Bosch

May 23rd, 2011
9:30 am

Hi Mrs. G.!

Yeah, McCain knew where he was too! I wonder if all this time, Obama was just trying to coax it out of him.

Peadawg

May 23rd, 2011
9:32 am

“Check back later to see if there’s a real topic worthy of discussion. Y’all enjoy your day.”

^this^

Good little liberal

May 23rd, 2011
9:32 am

Adam

Obama’s Father was completely anti-colonialist England and he was extremely anti-Semetic. the apple doesn’t fall far.

Bosch

May 23rd, 2011
9:32 am

“If he gave an actual plan,”

OMFG. So THIS is how they spin it now? Can you imagine the howls if Obama had done the same in an interview? What with all we see NOW Of “he’s the worst qualified candidate EVAH!!!”

You people really are nuts.

Themistocles (a.k.a. Left Wing Mgmt)

May 23rd, 2011
9:33 am

AH: “You can always tell who scares the liberals the most by who they attack. If Cain was such a flawed candidate Jay would be cheering him on.”

You can always tell who’s got nothing because the moment you start leveling serious criticism they immediately start whining and kicking their feet. Oh, and of course they naturally accuse anybody delivering said criticism a “liberal”.

Because, of course, anybody who points out they got nuthin must be a “liberal”.

My sense is that 98% of the people who use “liberal” haven’t the slightest clue what it means.

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

May 23rd, 2011
9:33 am

Jay’s nit pic’s on Herman Cain won’t have any effect one way or the other. Check back later to see if there’s a real topic worthy of discussion. Y’all enjoy your day.

jm

May 23rd, 2011
9:33 am

“Stupid article.” :)

Marketing 101. Controversy (founded or unfounded) sells….

Adam

May 23rd, 2011
9:34 am

Onion headline that should have been: “May 21, 2011 – Obama reveals himself as the Messiah, ascends to heaven alone, claims ‘you are all sinners’”

Now I’d like to make it clear to the chain email gang, that was a JOKE.