Other than thinking most Republicans are a bunch of right wing, culture-war-inciting, crazy-as-a-loon, God-misinterpreting, morally bankrupt neocons that don’t have enough intelligence between them to read a science book, I’m politically agnostic. Note to my Republican friends – I said most Republicans, not you guys. Well, except the ones of you that are.
With that out of the way, I thought it might be fun (by fun I mean “did she just say what I think she just said?”) to take a look at some of the more colorful commentaries from some of our more high profile politicians (especially those looking to be President of this great country some day).
I also realize I could have chosen a bunch of questionable quotes for each of the people below (rather than just one), but I’m not sure there is enough room in the blogosphere to accommodate that much…need for a PR person (I was going to say stupidity, but that just seemed too obvious).
“Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself!”
I actually watched the interview with the Wall Street Journal reporter that produced this gem. I have a hard time believing this quote will resonate with a) people that aren’t rich and b) people that don’t have a job. In other words, the 99 percent.
“Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in history is almost treasonous in my opinion.”
This was a quote in reference to Ben Bernanke. For someone who purports to be a supporter of the Constitution, don’t you think he would know the meaning of the word “treason” as it’s defined in the Constitution?
“And what a bizarre time we’re in, Jan, when a judge will say to little children that you can’t say the pledge of allegiance, but you must learn that homosexuality is normal and you should try it.”
Do I really need to say anything? How do you respond to crazy? I’m guessing her husband maybe had one of those teachers that “recommended” homosexuality. He should just change his name to Cam.
“I’m happy to learn that after I speak you’re going to hear from Ann Coulter. That’s a good thing. I think it’s important to get the views of moderates.”
Either Romney has a really wicked sense of humor or he has no idea who Ann Coulter is.
“If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there’s still a 30% chance we’re going to get it wrong.”
Wait? What? Honestly, I’ve never been a big Biden fan. This quote actually explains a lot. For what it’s worth, the “terrorist” quote was pretty stupid, too.
“But obviously, we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies.”
I realize she’s not a candidate, but how can you ever pass up an opportunity to reference a Sarah Palin quote? I think she should be appointed either Secretary of State or US Ambassador to South Korea (Kathy Stephens, you’ve got nothing to worry about).
“When I see a 9/11 victim family on television, or whatever, I’m just like, ‘Oh shut up’ I’m so sick of them because they’re always complaining.”
“Al Gore’s not going to be rounding up Jews and exterminating them. It is the same tactic, however. The goal is different. The goal is globalization … And you must silence all dissenting voices. That’s what Hitler did. That’s what Al Gore, the U.N., and everybody on the global warming bandwagon [are doing].”
”I don’t think we came from monkeys. I think that’s ridiculous. I haven’t seen a half-monkey, half-person yet.”
”Every night I get down on my knees and pray that Dennis Kucinich will burst into flames.”
While not a politician, how could I leave Glenn Beck off this list? Wasn’t going to happen. There’s just too much paranoia wrapped in bigotry wrapped in misinformation wrapped in stupidity to not include Glenn Beck quotes. Next time, we’ll include Ann Coulter quotes.