Bil Browning

Herman Cain: Repeal the Supreme Court

Filed By Bil Browning | November 20, 2011 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA, gay marriage, Herman Cain, marriage equality, same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

I didn't watch last night's GOP debate staged for the religious right by NOM and the All Families Except Gay Ones Something Something Club. JMG points us to the batshit crazy high point of the evening.

Asked what they would do if the Supreme Court overturns DOMA, Herman Cain says he'd "overturn the Supreme Court." Say whaaaaaat?!

I know the guy's shown a complete lack of knowledge about how our government works, but could someone give him a popup storybook about our Constitution?

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I love how Perry leans away from Cain like stupid is contagious. As hysterically funny and rambling as Cain's answer is, Gingrich's response is scary. He sees nothing wrong whatsoever with circumventing an act of the U.S. Supreme Court, even if he *does* have a better understanding of how the whole system works.

If I wasn't scared of these people before, I sure am now!

Aubrey Haltom | November 21, 2011 8:04 AM

I thought Cain was only referring to another legislative attempt to "overturn" the SCOTUS overturning - if that makes sense.

Gingrich's response makes clear that these people are playing to a crowd that doesn't want any other opinion but their own to be accepted.
I'm not a constitutional scholar, but I'm not sure how you make a law that can't be appealed to the SCOTUS, unless we're talking a federal amendment. (Can anyone enlighten me?)

I did not see the comment in context, but somehow that sounds like something that would come from Cain, Bachmann or Perry. The man is a preacher. REMEMBER THAT! SOUTHERN PREACHERS, ESPECIALLY BLACK PREACHERS HAVE THE POWER TO SWAY MULTITUDES. THEY ARE A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH. Cain's best skills are in turning on a crowd. What he says does not have to come from education or knowledge. It is an emotional thing involving rhythm, cadence, and repetition that gifted preachers can stir up. Martin Luther King did it for good. Cain does it for evil. What is really scary is that he is totally likable and mesmerizing, some of the same qualities as that demon, Ronald Reagan. What is really scary is that Americans are so fed up with the way the economy is and social conservatives have their panties in such a wad about gay rights and abortion that he might just be able to win the nomination (Now wouldn't that be the tea for the bigots, no choice except a black candidate?) I mean if Americans have the nerve to boo Michelle Obama, why wouldn't they vote for Herman Cain?

This is why it is important for people to be sure to register and vote and to work towards getting rid of the Republican majority in Congress and in state houses. Cain is dangerous. He could be the False Prophet of the Bible. He seems just foolish, but the Teaparties got in so why couldn't he. What he is not is stupid. Meanwhile, President Obama needs to see if he can replace some of the conservative Supreme Court Justices so that even if the White House and Congress stay wrong for a while, the Supremes can save America.