Herman Cain, Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, has a plan for immigration.
“I just got back from China,” he said to a crowd of his supporters last week. “Ever heard of the Great Wall of China? It looks pretty sturdy. And that sucker is real high. I think we can build one if we want to! We have put a man on the moon, we can build a fence!”
Cain says his fence would be a hybrid between the Great Wall and “an electrical technology” — pause for a “Ren & Stimpy” flashback — but wait! There’s more.
“It will be a 20-foot wall, barbed wire, electrified on the top, and on this side of the fence, I’ll have that moat that President [Barack] Obama talked about. And I would put those alligators in that moat!”
Wait one second, Mr. Cain! Have you met Rep. Joe Walsh?
The Illinois Republican told HOH a few weeks ago that he was inspired by the same Obama speech in which the president insinuated that anti-immigration Republicans wouldn’t be happy even if the U.S. border was protected by a moat filled with alligators.
“A moat with a bunch of alligators would be a much more serious development than anything this president’s done [on immigration],” Walsh told HOH.
He is exploring legislation on how much it would cost the nation “to drop alligators in a moat.”
“It could be a jobs project, an environmental project, an animals rights project,” Walsh said.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.