The Foolishness of the Other Hitchens »« Dumbest Argument Against the Debt Deal

Cain Disappoints Fischer

Poor Herman Cain just can’t win. He tries to act like a reasonable person by apologizing for saying that Muslims aren’t covered by the First Amendment and now one of his main benefactors is mad at him.

It looks like Herman Cain’s handlers have gotten to him again. Just when we thought he’d found his voice once more on the threat that Islam poses to the West, he issued a “humble and contrite” apology on Wednesday for any offense he may have caused Muslims. Herman says he stands by his previous statements, but if so, what is he apologizing for? I love Herman Cain, but he’s confusing me here.

He’s confusing the rest of us by trying to act sane when he’s not; he’s confusing Bryan Fischer because sanity simply does not compute for him.

Comments

  1. Aquaria says

    I love Herman Cain, but he’s confusing me here.

    Gee, Bryan, you might want to try not giving the “he’s a self-loathing closet case” brigade any ammo, know what I mean?

  2. Phillip IV says

    what is he apologizing for? I love Herman Cain, but he’s confusing me here.

    In the mind of Bryan Fischer, once you are identified as “the Other”, there is no longer anything which could be said about you that could ever require an apology, hence the confusion.

    The disappointment is also understandable – the way practically all of the Republican candidates have kissed up to him on his show, he was probably pretty sure he’d get a least a single one who is as crazy as him.

  3. imrryr says

    It looks like Herman Cain’s handlers have gotten to him again.

    When I first read that sentence I was hoping that the handlers were in the employ of a psychiatric hospital and Herman was finally getting the help he needs.

  4. Chiroptera says

    …he issued a “humble and contrite” apology on Wednesday for any offense he may have caused Muslims.

    No, he offered an apology for his ignorance that the First Amendment freedoms apply to Muslims as well as to Christians. And, I should add, I think Muslim are more worried than offended at the thought that an important faction of the political scene is intent on denying them their rights.

  5. says

    Herman says he stands by his previous statements, but if so, what is he apologizing for?

    Fischer does actually make a good point here. Cain’s “apology” is just a bullshit ploy to avoid criticism while also avoiding admitting he was wrong about the First Amendment. As crazy and stupid as Fischer is, at least he recognizes that Cain is being duplicitous.

  6. dingojack says

    I am happy to report that Intrade has today given Herman (Munster) Cain:
    500 to 3 to get the Republican nomination &
    500 to 1 to get elected President of the USA.
    Chance of both happening: 250,000 to 3.
    Woo hoo! Cain for President 335,348 AD!
    :) Dingo

  7. Chiroptera says

    Bryan Fischer: And remember, Muslims believe that every single word of the Qur’an was dictated by Allah himself.

    Some say something similar about Christianity, too. Despite this, many Christians are decent, law abiding folks who sincerely believe in liberal democracy. The same is true for many Muslims.

    …we should not put anyone in a place where he has to choose between his God and his country to hold public office. Christians don’t have to make that choice, since our nation was founded on the principles of the Judeo-Christian tradition….

    Uh, no. Contemporary Christianity has managed to incorporate some of the ideals of the 18th century Enlightenment. And it wasn’t easy to get many of them to do so.

    And seeing how some Christians like Fischer have to mangle the Constitution to get it to agree with their beliefs, it appears that some strains of Christianity managed to make it through the Enlightenment unscathed.

    The First Amendment was intended by the Founders as a restraint exclusively on the reach and power of the central government.

    Holy crap! There are still doofuses who haven’t got the memo about the Fourteenth Amendment?

  8. The Christian Cynic says

    It looks like Herman Cain’s handlers have gotten to him again.

    Translation: “But I thought I was his handler!”

Leave a Reply