At two campaign rallies in Tennessee on Saturday night, the Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said that part of his immigration policy would be to build an electrified fence on the country’s border with Mexico that could kill people trying to enter the country illegally.
But by Sunday morning, in a dramatic change of tone, Mr. Cain, a former restaurant executive, said he was only kidding. “That’s a joke,” Mr. Cain told the journalist David Gregory during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” where he was asked about the electrified fence.
"That’s not a serious plan. I’ve also said America needs to get a sense of humor.” (NYT)I wonder.... When Republicans hang out together during down time, do they crack lots of "jokes" about various ways to kill people, particularly the poor and downtrodden? It sure seems to be a popular way for Republicans to publicly express their sense of humor.
Note that, with Cain, the usual dog whistles are now mostly translated into Spanish.