Picking the Pockets of Herman Cain

Herman Cain - photo by Gage Skidmore

Another day, another Republican presidential candidate making outrageous statements. Today it is Herman Cain‘s turn. Cain didn’t hold back in a recent interview by Chris Moody. Regarding President Obama’s “this is not class warfare – it’s math” statement, Cain called the president a liar. “Can I be blunt? That’s a lie”, Cain said. He went on to say, “it’s highway robbery” and “Pick my pockets, because that’s what he’s doing!”.

The Republican outrage meter has been off the charts lately. There is no equivalence between the parties. The idea that the candidates on each side move toward the extremes heading into primaries is a fallacy. This dynamic only exists within the Republican party. The entire political debate has shifted to the Right over the past 30 years. There is no pandering to the extreme liberal base in the Democratic party because no such base exists in a big tent party. The Democratic party is not a purely liberal party, there are moderates and conservatives. On the other hand, the Republican party has become a purely conservative party. So how can they be equivalent when it comes to political pandering?

Republican outrage is off the charts for raising taxes on the rich but it’s hardly measuring at all when it comes to the recent report on poverty. But I forgot, Republicans don’t see class. In fact, they are so blind to it that they only see their own suffering, like a 4% tax increase on the top tax bracket.

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