Herman Cain on the Gender Gap: Men Are ‘Much More Familiar with Policy’ than ‘Other People’

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 13:41 EDT
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Herman Cain refuses to go away. He just keeps talking and saying stupid stuff.

From Think Progress:

Asked about a new Washington Post/ABC News poll showing President Obama beating Romney on women’s issues, Cain explained this by saying that men tend to be more familiar with policy, while others only know about Obama’s family:

CAIN: Yes, President Obama is very likable to most people, if you just look at him and his family. But if you look at his policies, which is what most people disagree with, it’s a different story. And I think many men are much more familiar with the failed policies than a lot of other people, as well as the general public.

Preposterous. Aside from the blatant sexism, Cain’s statement makes no sense.  Who are these “other people” who aren’t familiar with President Obama’s purported failed policies? And how are these “other people” different than the people who comprise “the general public”? I want to meet these “other people” who are neither men, women, nor members of the “general public.” Are they robots? Cylons? We may never know.

Look — I understand that the new Republican meme is that the War on Women has been manufactured up by Democrats to exploit the weaker sex’s inherent hysterical nature, but good God, man! We’re not stupid! We’re familiar with all manner of things, including President Obama’s policies, and we like Obama’s policies a helluva lot more than Mitt “We’re gonna get rid of Planned Parenthood” Romney’s — to the tune of 19 percentage points.

It must be that men are familiar with the Kenyan Usurper-in-Chief’s inherent cryptosocialist Kenyan Hitlerianism because they’re stupid.

Turns out my BFF in elementary school was right: Boys are dumb.

Neener neener.

ABL aka Angry Black Lady aka Imani Gandy is a recovering attorney with a burning love of fire and perfectly-constructed sentences. The “anger” portion of her moniker stems not from her displeasure at the hellscape that American politics has become, but rather is a symptom of the pituitary tumor which has been indefinitely detained in her brain since 2006. When she’s not pointing out that people are wrong on the Internet – or writing for Balloon Juice, The Grio, The Team Uterati Wiki Project, or RH Reality Check -- she likes long sits on the beach. Also, she thinks gravity is a real downer. You can follow her on Twitter at @AngryBlackLady.
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