Saturday, June 18, 2011

Herman Cain flip flop on abortion?

Herman said he wants to defund Planned Parenthood - but has no clue how:

Cain said he supports revoking the federal taxpayer funding for the abortion business: “I support de-funding Planned Parenthood. “Tactically how [Congress] does it…I can’t tell you.”

Now - he refuses to sign the SBA pledge that all the other historical pro life candidates signed (Romney refused as well, but he also brought in cheap abortions to MA).

Five of the Republican presidential candidates seeking the GOP nomination to take on pro-abortion President Barack Obama in 2012 have signed onto a pro-life pledge the Susan B. Anthony List has sponsored, but Mitt Romney and Herman Cain have declined.

What type of things is in this pledge?

* Select pro-life appointees for relevant Cabinet and Executive Branch positions, in particular the head of National Institutes of Health, the Department of Health & Human Services, and the Department of Justice;

So Herman will appoint a pro-abort, but not a Muslim?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Herman Cain's latest Flip Flop: Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Presidential hopefuls Herman Cain and Tim Pawlenty have retreated on their calls to reinstate “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the Clinton-era law that bars gay and bisexual troops from serving openly.
Cain, the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, also told Fischer that he would back reinstatement of DADT.
But both men backed off during Monday night's presidential debate in New Hampshire, leaving only former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum to call for the law's return.
Cain said that while he wouldn't have overturned “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” he doesn't believe it wise to undo it now.
“Now that they have changed it, I wouldn't create a distraction trying to turn it over as president,” Cain said. “Our men and women have too many other things to be concerned about rather than have to deal with that as a distraction.”

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Alan Keyes: Herman Cain's Unconstitutional Plan

Alan Keyes, a historic black conservative, has this to say about Herman Cain's Muslim plan how it is blatantly unconstitutional:

Herman Cain is certainly aware that the First Amendment withholds from the U.S. government the power lawfully to prohibit the free exercise of religion. But has he thought at all about the connection between that provision and the one that says that no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification for "any office or public trust under the United States"? Mr. Cain apparently believes that in today's world Americans have good reason to distrust any follower of Islam. But the Constitution explicitly prohibits officials of the U.S. government from applying religion as a criterion for public trust, whatever their individual inclinations. This means that whatever his personal predilections, as president of the United States Mr. Cain (and anyone else elected to that office) would be required to set aside his personal views. He could not as a matter of public policy take the position that an office or public trust under the U.S. government (including a seat on the Supreme Court) would be withheld from someone of the Muslim or any other religion until they dispelled to his satisfaction some prejudice (however justified it seems to him, to me or to anyone else) as to their loyalty.

Read more:Does Cain's test for Muslims fail the Constitution?

Monday, June 6, 2011

Herman - do you have any policies?

- On what he would have done better than George W. Bush: "I would have worked harder to pass personal retirement accounts ... I would have tried to get Karen Hughes to stay on staff and not go back to Texas. She provided a great balance of advice with Karl Rove."
- On Bush's immigration plan: "I don't recall what was in it."
- On free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea: "I don't know the details."
- On Libya: "I would have had a plan before it erupted ... Not knowing what we knew, it's difficult to say how I would have reacted."
- On Afghanistan: "My foreign policy is not an instant-grits policy ... As a successful businessman, I make decisions based on getting as many fo the facts and as much of the advice as I can. Based on the input I receive, I'll make a decision. Right now, without all of the facts, it's irresponsible to announce a Cain plan."

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