Cain says Obama impeachment would be 'a great thing'
August 17th, 2011
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Cain says Obama impeachment would be 'a great thing'

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said it would be "great" to impeach the president, but that the Democratic controlled Senate would prevent such action.

On a conference call with bloggers Tuesday night, the former Godfather's Pizza CEO called the health care law and the Obama administration's stance over the Defense of Marriage Act impeachable offenses.

The news was first reported by POLITICO and later confirmed to CNN by the Cain campaign.

"There are a number of things where a case could be made in order to impeach him, but because Republicans do not control the United States Senate, they would never allow it to get off the ground," Cain said on the call. "The president is supposed to uphold the laws of this nation … and to tell the Department of Justice not to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act is a breach of his oath."

Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • President Obama
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  1. twophad

    Cain. Insane

    August 17, 2011 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  2. Carl D

    Cain you are a moron. The President actually did the best thing for the Constitution which is marriage is a state issue not a Federal issue. Marriage is regulated by the states, and the state should have the right to define marriage within their own borders.

    August 17, 2011 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  3. thedr

    Apparently, eating so much pizza is choking off the blood flow to Cain's brain.

    August 17, 2011 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  4. Pook

    Probably every President has done something he could have been impeached for. Sometimes it didn't make a bit of difference (Clinton) or it scared them into resigning (Nixon). Cain's just another impeachment saber-rattler. We'll see more of this as we crawl toward the 2012 election.

    August 17, 2011 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  5. Not fooled

    Repeal, Repeal ,Repeal, Impeach, Impeach, Impeach. What a bunch of idiots that can't come up with their own ideas. Pathetic losers.

    August 17, 2011 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  6. Not fooled

    No wonder Karl Rove is scrambling for another candidate. What a bunch of clowns!

    August 17, 2011 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  7. Midwestmatt

    We'll let you try and impeach him if you can make a pizza worth eating.

    August 17, 2011 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  8. KO

    More GOP can't be a Republican candidate for president without being a raving lunatic.

    August 17, 2011 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  9. Chuk

    Cain is a loser. Everyone know that he will NEVER get the nomination of the GOP. The idea is to go as far right of the GOP to see how long they will keep him around.

    The irony is that those same members of Congress who are fighting to get rid of the new healthcare law would not give up the SAME benefit they and their family are enjoying at tax payer expense. Interesting irony.

    August 17, 2011 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  10. framous

    LMAO.....the Tea Partiers are busy swarming Yahoo news right now because of a poll that shows that America cannot stand them....of course, we already knew that...but funny none the less.

    August 17, 2011 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  11. Publician

    I'm no fan of the current President. But Mr. Cain is a moron if he thinks the reasons he states are grounds for impeachment. Convenient to his ideology they might be, his rhetoric is as ridiculous as it is ignorant.

    As a Republican, I'm disappointed yet again in the field of Republican candidates. I can only hope the majority of others will vote the same way I will in 2012. Ron Paul. He ain't perfect, but he's true to his cause and supports his arguments. I won't vote for Bachmann, Romney, and it'll be a cold day in hell before I throw a vote Perry's way. Read: If someone held a gun to my head to vote for Perry I'd choose the bullet.

    August 17, 2011 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  12. LOL

    LOL you are a bigot and racist if you do not like Cain

    August 17, 2011 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  13. AGuest9

    The Party of NO should be laughed off the hill, and they should take their Tea Party brethern with them. We are in crisis mode, and any attempt to thwart the rectification of this crisis should be viewed as an act of treason. The rule of law has ceased, obviously. I do not wish to be held hostage by the power brokers and representatives of Wall Street and the companies who have off-shored and sold out their employees as well as their customers, then forced us to pay their share of taxes as well as our own for past failed economic policies and wars of family honor. This no longer represents my republic.

    August 17, 2011 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  14. Awesome

    Wow, the left wing bigots and racists have come out.

    August 17, 2011 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  15. Publician

    Another shovel full of dirt to throw onto the Presidential aspirations of Herman Cain. This man is off his rocker.

    August 17, 2011 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  16. ohiovoter

    Cain and the rest the GOP are something else.

    August 17, 2011 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  17. Brett in MN

    The Amazing Adventures of Herman Cain and his Search for Relevance. Chapter 2: Still bringing the crazy

    August 17, 2011 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  18. Steve

    godfather's ex Ceo.

    What a jerk

    August 17, 2011 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  19. SilverHair

    Another nut case out of the peanut jar.

    August 17, 2011 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  20. regertz

    And I'd like to see the whole TP delegation to Congress dropped over Somalia without a parachute while on a mission to prove "there is no starvation in Somalia, it's just a liberal plot", Herman.

    August 17, 2011 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |

    Clearly hate can come from any source...understand ANYTHING about your own history, Mr. Cain.
    You'd best stop and think about what you're saying before you say it.

    August 17, 2011 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  22. Tom Nightsoil

    Thanks for the drama Uncle Tom–err, I mean Herman Cain. Republicans are obsessing over these silly social issues simply because indignation drags the dumbest segments of the population to the polls.

    August 17, 2011 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  23. anticain

    Who the hell asked what he wants?

    I want a lot of things too – one of which is that these GOP "presidential" candidates should sit down and shut up.

    But you don't see me blathering on about it, do you.

    August 17, 2011 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  24. Melo-D

    Poor Herman is getting over-looked, so I guess when that happens you need to get crazy. Works for Palin.

    August 17, 2011 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  25. Whoosh

    Be gone herman before someone drops a polictical house on you too!

    August 17, 2011 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
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