Republican Herman Cain Is A Joke

There’s simply no other way to describe the Presidential hopeful.

In a speech given at the  Family Leader Presidential Lecture Series in Pella, Iowa, Hermain wowed the conservative audience by complaining about President Obama, and telling the audience that the only bills a Herman Cain president will sign into law, will be three pages or less. The audience loved it.

CAIN: Engage the people. Don’t try to pass a 2,700 page bill — and even they didn’t read it! You and I didn’t have time to read it. We’re too busy trying to live — send our kids to school. That’s why I am only going to allow small bills — three pages. You’ll have time to read that one over the dinner table. What does Herman Cain, President Cain talking about in this particular bill?

ThinkProgress made this observation.

Cain’s pledge received a raucous round of applause from the crowd, who didn’t seem to fully appreciate the implications of such a radical cut-off mark. The vast majority of substantive bills passed by Congress are longer than three pages. Under this bright-line rule, Cain wouldn’t have signed such landmark pieces of legislation as the Civil Rights Act, the Social Security Act, or thePATRIOT Act. In fact, he wouldn’t have even been able to sign the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003, which ran 114 and 18 pages, respectively.

As president, Cain wouldn’t be able to sign any of the always-lengthy appropriations bills that keep the government running and the military funded. In fact, pretty much the only legislation that could squeak by under Cain’s three-page cut-off would be the simplest bills naming post offices and the like. But perhaps that’s exactly what Cain wants — to completely shutdown government by refusing to take any action that requires a prolonged attention span.


I’m just tired of the lies and nonsense coming from the GOP, so this is my little contribution to combat the nonsense!


  • You’re joking, right? All one has to do is watch the video to see Mr. Cain’s huge smile. Clearly this was hyperbole, meant to highlight his belief that congress should read the bills they’re passing. I know the liberals and the Paul-iacs are desperate for a way to slow Mr. Cain’s momentum, but this isn’t it. Sorry.

    The Cain Train is picking up steam, folks! All aboard!

    Check out this short compilation clip in which Herman Cain debates Obama, through the magic of Hollywood editing, on the merits of health care reform. It’s pretty funny, but one gets the impression that when Herman Cain debates Obama on race and when Herman Cain debates President Obama on the economy, Mr. Cain will take Obama to the woodshed.