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GOP Candidate Herman Cain Has No Idea How The U.S. Government Actually Works

While in Iowa—magical swing state of the Straw Polls—GOP Presidential Candidate Herman Cain recently called Obama’s decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act “a breach of his oath” and “an impeachable offense” adding that “it would be a great thing” if the Senate went ahead and impeached Obama. Yeah, um. Someone might wanna tell Mr. Cain that he has no idea what he’s talking about.

First, only the House of Representatives can impeach a President, not the Senate— the Senate merely tries actual impeachment cases. Second, since the Presidential Oath promises to defend the constitution (and DOMA isn’t in the constitution), Obama hasn’t breached his oath. And third, previous presidents have refused to defend unconstitutional laws in the past and none of them have been considered for impeachment.

“It would be a great thing” if GOP Presidential candidates understood how the three branches of government work.

On:           Aug 17, 2011
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    • GayGOP

      This is why Teabaggers should NOT be allowed to run for President. Ever.

      Aug 17, 2011 at 4:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeff in NYC

      Herman Cain is a straw dog, much like Michael Steele was for so long.

      Aug 17, 2011 at 10:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit

      He’s almost as stupid as the members of GOProud. Yes…STUPID.

      Aug 17, 2011 at 10:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • zzz

      Nasty scumbag racist attacking the black candidate.

      Aug 17, 2011 at 11:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ganondorf

      ROTFLMAO! This guy’s priceless (by which I mean worthless). These shows would otherwise be a complete waste of the billions of dollars it costs to put them on if not for characters like Herman “crazy train” Cain.


      So don’t pull a train on herman cain! Get on board the herman cain fail train and campaign for this low down dirty corporate shame. Though, if a an incompetent, ignorant right wing nut bar like Herman Cain were to be elected, if anything, it may create a legitimate option at the voting booths. For example, an actual left wing. So don’t despair, chicken littles. And don’t write herman cain off as yet another campaign roadkill stain. It’s racist (because he’s black, get it?) and lame!

      Aug 17, 2011 at 11:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jim in St Louis

      Funny how Queerty ‘discovers’ the constitution every now and again. Wish it would happen more often.

      Aug 18, 2011 at 7:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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