The newest addition to the Fox News brain trust, Herman Cain, the man who said “blame yourself” if you’re not rich, blamed Americans’ “severe ignorance problem” for the fact that Obama was reelected.
On Tuesday’s The O’Reilly Factor, the failed Presidential candidate, who, like many Republicans, trumpets the idea of self-reliance when it’s politically convenient, questioned the nation’s intelligence for not expecting the President to fix everything.
O’Reilly – “The guy [Obama] hasn’t solved that many problems. So, I mean, why is he so popular?”
Cain - “He is so popular because 51 percent of the voters were misled enough to vote for him.”
O’Reilly – “Oh come on, you think after that long, long campaign that you and all the other Republican hopefuls engaged in, and that Mitt Romney has a billion dollars to spend on his advertising, and you’re still telling me that the American people are misled? I mean, how dumb are we?”
Cain – “Yes, Bill, we are that dumb. Keep in mind, not everybody. Remember, he got 51 percent of the popular vote. So when you say all of America, no… We have a severe ignorance problem with the people who are so mesmerized by his popularity that they are not looking at the facts.”
Then O’Reilly goes on to blame teacher’s unions, “machines” and porn.
Here’s the video:
Proving that the GOP’s favorite political weapon is a projector, the man who was proud to be ignorant of not knowing who the President of “Uz-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan” was, is himself a treasure trove of ignorance, as my colleague Tiffany Wells so painstakingly detailed.
Unlike Republicans, Democrats realize that federal policy can affect the economy. If Cain or O’Reilly were intellectually honest, they would know that the policy of GOP obstructionism and public union busting has prevented the President from carrying out much of his agenda.
There are many reasons that Americans voted for President Obama, including the fact that he has accomplished a lot despite hitting brick walls at every turn. Yes, he’s likable, but unlike the Republican party, he didn’t call 47% of the electorate moochers. He didn’t ignore and berate women and minorities. Considering how many people Republicans insulted in the last election, it’s a miracle that even Cain voted for Romney…if he did.
|Wendy Gittleson grew up in a political family. Her passion is for social justice and fairness. She is the Senior Editor for Addicting Info. She lives in a union household. In her rare downtime, you’ll find her hiking or exploring the shoreline with her dogs. Follow her on her Facebook page or on Twitter, @wendygittleson|