Cain: 'Stupid people are ruining America"
February 11th, 2011
05:34 PM ET
12 years ago

Cain: 'Stupid people are ruining America"

Washington (CNN) - Herman Cain, the first Republican to open a presidential exploratory committee, addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference Monday in a speech laden with criticisms of the Obama administration's fiscal policies.

"Stupid people are ruining America," Cain said to applause and laughter. "We have to become teachers and educators of the stupid."

"The American dream is under attack, but the good news is we are fighting back. We are fighting back with our voices and our votes," added Cain.

Some of Cain's biggest applause came when he took aim at the health care law:

"Now that the cat is out of the bag, we know that health care reform legislation was an absolute disaster," he said. "That's why the House is trying to repeal and replace and we are going the help them do that."

Cain's comments capped off a day of speeches from several likely presidential candidates at the annual gathering that more than 11,000 conservatives are attending this year.

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soundoff (128 Responses)
  1. Topaz

    Yet another republican joker who wants to run this country? where from this bozo descended onto the political scene? never heard of him. He should be ashamed of himself for criticizing the president who happens to belong to his own race. After hundreds of years of history, for right or wrong an African-American reached the highest office of the land and this joker should be proud of the president, respect him and celebrate. I hate these kind of people. They have no integrity or personal character.

    February 12, 2011 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  2. R

    Guess what everyone – stupidity is not limited to any one political party...

    February 12, 2011 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  3. jen

    Good grief, another MORON! Rethugs has serious issues & yes they are 'the stupid people' with small minds...Shame on you Cain but thanks for being stupid!

    February 12, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
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