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Why no one should vote for Herman Cain

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TRC does not like Herman Cain. Not that this is news. I was never going to vote for him. I’m a liberal, and I think government is functional, useful and better than corporate America at resolving issues like caring for the poor, providing healthcare and building roads and bridges. We disagree on those issues, and as political differences those are easy to understand. But regardless of your party affiliation, you should not vote for Herman Cain. Why? Because he is a religious bigot. How do I know?

He wrote this.

“The Perfect Conservative.” That’s what the piece is called, and who is the perfect conservative? Jesus. “The Perfect Conservative” was written as a Christmas message last December to all the folks at Redstate. It’s a curious picture of the life of Jesus Christ. Who is Herman Cain’s Jesus?

He helped the poor without one government program. He healed the sick without a government health care system. He feed [sic] the hungry without food stamps. And everywhere He went, it turned into a rally, attracting large crowds, and giving them hope, encouragement and inspiration.
For three years He was unemployed, and never collected an unemployment check. Nevertheless, he completed all the work He needed to get done. He didn’t travel by private jet. He walked and sailed, and sometimes traveled on a donkey.
But they made Him walk when He was arrested and taken to jail, and no, He was not read any Miranda Rights. He was arrested for just being who He was and doing nothing wrong. And when they tried Him in court, He never said a mumbling word.
He didn’t have a lawyer, nor did He care about who judged Him.
His judge was a higher power.
The liberal court found Him guilty of false offences and sentenced Him to death, all because He changed the hearts and minds of men with an army of 12.

Jesus: The Perfect American Conservative, changing the system through unemployed boot-strap hard work, who was murdered by big-government welfare loving liberals.

This makes TRC so angry I can almost not form a coherent response. First, Mr. Cain, the politics of assigning responsibility for the death of Christ don’t have a particularly good history. Second, being alive 2000 years ago, and being a bit of a gypsy, I doubt the ability of Christ to ride on a jet, receive government funded health care, apply for unemployment or food stamps, or receive Miranda Rights.

Herman Cain’s message is clear: Conservative Americans love Jesus and Liberal Americans despise his free-market, anti-government message. Jesus spawned the conservative movement, the murderers of Jesus spawned the liberal movement. Don’t think I’m misreading this, Cain makes it pretty clear:

For over 2,000 years the world has tried hard to erase the memory of the perfect conservative, and His principles of compassion, caring and common sense.
His followers are now millions and millions the world over, as those who resent Him have intensified their attacks on who He was and what His followers believe.
The attacks are disguised as political correctness, or a misunderstanding of the First Amendment to the Constitution. Separation of Church and State does not mean Separation of Church from State. The State cannot impose Church on the people, but the people can display and say as much Church in the public square as they desire.
Our Founders recognized that distinction, which helped to inspire the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the founding of this nation – The United States of America!

What does it mean to resent Jesus? Well, you would value political correctness and emphasize the First Amendment. Believing strongly in the separation of Church and State is also a sign that one might have been of the killing Jesus kind. Jesus is compassion, caring, and common sense, plain and simple.

Individuals who have a conservative political worldview, like Jesus and the Founding Fathers, are the picture of goodness and political viability. Liberals, well, when we get our way we kill God.

If you want to vote Republican, vote Republican. Just don’t vote for Herman Cain and his continued displays of religious intolerance.

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Written by Christopher ZF

October 20, 2011 at 11:31

5 Responses

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  1. Is that really intolerance, or is it just a bad rhetorical and pseudo-historical use of a religious figure to back his politics? Is this pernicious, or just offensive in the way that his “ubeki-beki-beki-beki-beki-stans” comment was?

    Luke Freeman

    October 20, 2011 at 11:45

    • An excellent question, and I am absolutely open to the idea that I am blowing this out of proportion. that is something TRC excels at.

      But Herman Cain has a running account in my head. And it all adds up to religious intolerance. From his comments about Muslims and Islam (which are many and terrible) to the casual disdain for people who disagree about anything, to the ubeki-beki-beki ridiculousness. And then I read this, and I thought, really Herman Cain, you’ve got to be kidding. This is straight up Onion material. and in my opinion “poor rhetorical and historical choices” can’t cover this kind of religious intolerance.

      czfinke

      October 20, 2011 at 11:50

  2. “He healed the sick without a government health care system. He feed [sic] the hungry without food stamps.” Apparently miracle-working is the new conservative strategy for replacing government.

    l-factor

    October 20, 2011 at 11:56

    • Bachmann does think no one should pay any taxes, which leaves the government pretty much broke and hopefully capable of miracle-working.

      czfinke

      October 20, 2011 at 12:59

  3. […] is no fan of Herman Cain. We have already detailed why no one should vote for him and his fear of Muslims. The man embodies religious […]


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