Herman Cain's nomination for Fed board 'all but dead'

Wait, there’s a limit to the absurdities Republican senators will accept when it comes to Donald Trump’s “presidency”? I’d assumed they’d confirm the entire cast and crew of Duck Dynasty to Cabinet positions if Trump asked them to.


Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said in a C-SPAN “Newsmakers” interview with POLITICO that he was unlikely to support Cain, essentially leaving him without a road to the 50 votes needed for confirmation in the Senate.

“There was a lack of enthusiasm among a number of our members about that particular nominee,” [Mitch] McConnell said of Cain.

GOP Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Kevin Cramer of North Dakota have said they would currently oppose Cain. Cramer delivered the finishing blow, telling Bloomberg on Thursday: “If I had to vote today, I couldn’t vote for Herman Cain.”

In other words, they’re saying, “Nein! Nein! Nein!”

Of course, there is some concern that Cain isn’t qualified for the position — which is silly, because he’s 6 feet tall, which is a full 9 inches taller than Janet Yellen, whom Trump deemed too short to run the Fed.

What more do these senators want? Expertise in the thing that he’s pretending to be an expert in? Then tell me why Betsy Effing DeVos still has a job. She knows as much about public education as I do about open-heart narwhal surgery.

Anyway, crisis averted. Then again, the eternally wrong Stephen Moore is still on deck. (Actual Moore quote: Well, you know, I’m not an expert on monetary policy.”Hmm, can’t win ‘em all, I guess.

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