Yesterday on Meet the Press GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain clarified his earlier remarks about how he would solve the complex issue of illegal immigrattion into the United States...you know, his plan of killing Mexicans as they crossed the border with a giant electrifed fence.
Turns out the vato was joking. Making a funny. Sharing a chuckle with the Tea Party crowd he was addressing. Seems the hilarious image of 1000 volts of current zapping ol' Juan and Jose as they tangle themselves up in barbed wire as they look for work is what passes for humor amongst the wacky Tea Party crowd. To be fair, humanitarian that he is, Cain assured his laughing audience that it he'd put up a sign -- both in English AND in Spanish -- warning of the grave dangers ahead of illegally hopping the fence.
"No" to bilingual ballots. "Yes" to helpful signs warning that you about to die.
So was Cain joking? According to this report the GOP frontrunner mentioned the electrice fence at various campaign stops throughout the day, oftentimes to "raucous applause." Didn't seem like a joke then. Only when pressed by David Gregory on the Sunday Morning Talk Show did Cain come up with the "I was only joking" excuse.
Whether you believe Herman Cain or not, the fact that a major Republican presidential candidate can "joke" about killing human beings as they cross the border speaks volumes about the current state of the GOP field and the Republican electorate in general. Herman Cain, this week's winner of the Wet Burrito Award.