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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Memorable Quotations from 2012

It’s been a hell of a year for wacky quotations.  Where to begin:

“By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon, and it will be American.” — Newt Gingrich

“You know, back in my days, they used Bayer aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees, and it wasn’t that costly.” — Foster Friess

“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” — Todd Akin

“I’ve got a little bumper sticker for you: Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive.” — Joe Biden

“We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.” — Romney pollster

“Well, in Romney's world, the cars get the elevator; the workers get the shaft.” — Jennifer Granholm

“You want to jump out of your seat and rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him.” — Tagg Romney referring to President Obama

“Life is that gift from God. And even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.” — Richard Mourdock

“If you say you love American cars in the debate, but you wrote an article called ‘Let Detroit Go Bankrupt,’ you might have Romnesia.” — President Obama

“The president has been all over this and he deserves great credit.” — Chris Christie on Obama’s response to Hurricane Sandy

“I’m not concerned about the very poor.” — Mitt Romney

My two favorite Mitt Romney quotes weren’t mentioned in the linked article:

“I like competition, and I think the game [running for president] is like a sport for old guys.  I mean, you know, I can’t compete in competitive sports very well, but I can compete in politics, and there’s the — what was the old ABC ‘Wide World of Sports’ slogan? ‘The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.’  The only difference is victory is still a thrill, but I don’t feel agony in loss.”

And:

“We don’t have a setting across this country where if you don’t have insurance, we just say to you, ‘Tough luck, you’re going to die when you have your heart attack.’  No, you go to the hospital, you get treated, you get care, and it’s paid for, either by charity, the government or by the hospital.  We don’t have people that become ill, who die in their apartment because they don’t have insurance.”

Been an interesting year.


5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And to think I thought things would get dull with Dan Quayle out of the picture.

I was looking for my favorite Michelle Bachmann quote that Black families were better under slavery then with Obama, but it turns out that was last year.

They should put it again on this year

Erik

Erik

December 28, 2012 at 11:50 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: Nah, things won't get dull. We don't have Dan Quayle to kick around any more, but his son is a congressman in Arizona and I'm sure the apple didn't fall far from the tree. And Michelle Bachmann and Rick Santorum will keep entertaining us with colorful quotes for a long time.

December 29, 2012 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Jack Jodell said...

It's hard to believe that idiots like these are still allowed to walk freely in public!

December 30, 2012 at 7:22 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

It's like a black hole of serious stupidity took us in this year isn't it?

December 30, 2012 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jack: And unfortunately their numbers are increasing and so is their stupidity.

Jess: A black hole of serious stupidity, my sentiments exactly.

January 1, 2013 at 1:51 PM  

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