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Trump Proves GOP Proclamations Of Mortal Affront Untrue

There is something rather precious in all this ostentatious outrage from Republicans over Trump’s remarks. If you didn’t know better, you might forget that the GOP has stoked fear and anger toward Mexicans for years.

July 8, 2015
Memo Pad, Donald Trump, Birther, Controversy

The 5 Fakest 2016 Presidential Contenders

Meet the men and women who want you to think that they could be the next commander-in-chief.

September 30, 2014

This Week In Crazy: Meet The Hillary Shoe Truthers, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Bryan Fischer And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the […]

April 18, 2014

The GOP 2016 Frontrunners Are Complete Jokes

The candidates, presumptive, declared, and fantastical are all complete jokes.

February 9, 2014

Cain Uses Campaign Cash To Buy His Own Book

For weeks, Herman Cain has battled speculation that he is more interested in selling books than he is in becoming president of the United States. And that was before today’s Bloomberg News report that Cain has been purchasing copies of his own autobiography with campaign funds. Federal Election Commission records show that Cain paid his […]

October 18, 2011

A Slogan In Every Pot!

Pull yourself up by your bootstraps. Have a Coke and a smile. Americans love a catchy slogan, whether it’s a bromide about good ol’ American values or a sappy sales pitch for soda pop. And there you have an explanation of Herman Cain’s moment in the sun. But are Republicans ready to back a presidential […]

October 18, 2011

All Cain Is Saying Is Give Pizza A Chance

Herman Cain has long been regarded as the folksiest of the GOP presidential hopefuls, from releasing a gospel album to allegedly taking his tax plan from a video game. But somehow, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza and current Republican frontrunner has managed to add another serving of quirkiness to his campaign: A viral video […]

October 17, 2011

On Race And Herman Cain — A Darker Shade Of Wail

This is for those who keep asking what I think of Herman Cain. In particular, it’s for those who want to know what the tea party’s embrace of this black businessman turned presidential candidate says about my claim that the tea party is racist. I might eat the plate of crow those folks proffer if […]

October 16, 2011

Cain Leads The Polls, But Will He Be The Frontrunner For 30 Minutes Or Less?

A new Public Policy Polling survey has Herman Cain leading the field for the Republican presidential nomination. The poll, which surveyed usual Republican primary voters from across the country, shows Cain leading presumed frontrunner Mitt Romney by a 30 percent to 22 percent margin. In another surprising result, the poll shows former Speaker of the […]

October 12, 2011

GOP Candidates Agree: Why Attack Mitt Romney When You Can Make Fun Of Herman Cain?

Last night’s Republican presidential primary debate in New Hampshire — it was hosted by Bloomberg/Washington Post and focused on economics — should have been a dangerous one for Mitt Romney: He is the runaway frontrunner, especially after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie endorsed him earlier in the day — and the “Occupy Wall Street” protests […]

October 12, 2011

Cain Is Real…For Now

Herman Cain, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and Tea Party firebrand who has been written off by the media for months as an also-ran in the Republican presidential field, took advantage of a surprise win in a Florida presidential straw poll last month to surge to the head of the pack in some national polls. […]

October 11, 2011

It’s The Oligarchy, Stupid!

Herman Cain just doesn’t get it. His allegiance to the Horatio Alger myth makes him far too dismissive of real world problems facing recent college graduates. Cain demonstrated how out of touch he is when asked his opinion about the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations now gripping New York and other cities around the country. Many […]

October 10, 2011

Herman Cain Calls Occupy Wall Street Protesters Un-American

We know what Howard Dean and other prominent Democrats think about Occupy Wall Street, but what about Republican presidential hopefuls? Pizza magnate Herman Cain, who has recently been experiencing a surge in the polls, has a less-than-rosy view of the protesters who have been calling for greater economic justice since Sept. 17. Sitting down with […]

October 6, 2011

All Aboard Herman Cain Bandwagon

An absolutely true news item: Herman Cain, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, has won the Republican presidential straw poll in Florida. My fellow Americans, Welcome to the Herman Cain bandwagon! All you devoted Tea Party folks know who I am, and know where I stand. Same goes for all the fans of my syndicated column […]

October 4, 2011

Herman Cain Stuns Perry at Straw Poll As Republicans Reconsider Field

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry worked to convince Florida Republicans Saturday that he is the strongest contender for the GOP nomination despite a shaky debate performance earlier this week that has sparked jitters about his bid. Perry lost a key test vote in Florida to businessman Herman Cain on Saturday after making […]

September 26, 2011

Herman Cain Tries To Make Nice With Muslims

He’s so, so sorry: Herman Cain hosted a quiet meeting with a small group of Muslim leaders on Wednesday in an effort to rebuild relations frayed by his comments about not wanting to appoint Muslims to government posts and blocking the construction of mosques. They discussed the supposed danger of the incursion of Sharia law, […]

July 28, 2011

Herman Cain Sticks Foot in Mouth on Race, Again

Apparently Herman Cain can’t stop talking about race in his supposedly post-racial presidential campaign, whether because journalists are obsessed or because his answers are so, well, colorful: Andrew Goldman, The New York Times Magazine: Before you announced your campaign, you said that the liberal establishment is scared that “a real black man might run against […]

June 30, 2011

Herman Cain Says Obama was “Raised in Kenya”; White Conservatives Love it

Jeffrey Goldberg snags an interview with former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and rising GOP presidential contender Herman Cain. It is common to speculate that insecure white conservatives are embracing him in part to defuse anxiety about their own racism, and more consciously, to rebut charges the Tea Party movement is racist. The most interesting nugget in […]

June 13, 2011