Herman Cain revels in his own religious bigotry


On Friday, Herman Cain made a campaign stop at The Holy Land Experience Biblical amusement park in Orlando, Florida. While addressing a crowd, he told a jokey story about his cancer treatment displaying Cain’s pride in his own vulgar anti-Muslim bigotry.

From Yahoo! News:

He did have a slight worry at one point during the chemotherapy process when he discovered that one of the surgeon’s name was “Dr. Abdallah.”

“I said to his physician assistant, I said, ‘That sounds foreign–not that I had anything against foreign doctors–but it sounded too foreign,” Cain tells the audience. “She said, ‘He’s from Lebanon.’ Oh, Lebanon! My mind immediately started thinking, wait a minute, maybe his religious persuasion is different than mine! She could see the look on my face and she said, ‘Don’t worry, Mr. Cain, he’s aChristian from Lebanon.'”

“Hallelujah!” Cain says. “Thank God!”

Imagine the outcry that would ensue if the doctor in his story was a Goldberg instead of Abdallah, or if a white candidate said “Hallelujah!” and “Thank God!” upon finding out his doctor was also white.

(H/T CNN’s Hala Gorani)