Former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain is one of the darlings of the Tea Party movement. The Black right-wing presidential hopeful appeared at the Conservative Principles Conference in Des Moines and threw some red meat to the social conservative audience.
Cain vowed not to appoint any Muslims as federal judges or a members of his cabinet because "there is this attempt to gradually ease Sharia law and the Muslim faith into our government."
"It does not belong in our government. This is what happened to Europe. And little by little, to try to be politically correct, they made this little change. They made this little change. And now they’ve got a social problem that they don’t know what to do with hardly. The role of Islam in America is for those that believe in Islam to practice it and leave us alone. Just like Christianity. We have a First Amendment. And I get upset when the Muslims in this country, some of them, try to force their Sharia law onto the rest of us."
Cain also slammed the Obama Administration's health care reform, saying "The Founders got it right. ... We don’t like this radical socialism that’s being shoved down our throats."
Not sure which is more ironic: A Black Republican quoting "the Founders" that deemed him 3/5 a person? Or a social conservative Christian theocrat upset that anyone would try to "force their [religion] onto the rest of us"? And isn't there a lil something in the Constitution about "no religious test "for office?
Watch the crazy AFTER THE JUMP ...