Archive: Verbatim
Gohmert Goes Over Top at FCC Hearing

You’re playing God with the Internet!

— Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) shouted at Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, reported National Journal.

Analysis from a Notorious Bully

This is no way to treat an ally. Conducting the foreign policy of a great nation requires maturity and a strategic sense of America’s long-term interests. This is no time for schoolyard antics.

— Jeb Bush, writing for National Review, on President Obama’s relationship with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The ‘I’m Not Ted Cruz’ Candidate

You can’t govern the country based on being angry.

— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), quoted by Politico, as he tries to carve out a position in opposition to the Ted Cruz wing of the GOP.

Frank: Biden’s His Own Worst Enemy

Joe is his own worst enemy. He can’t keep his mouth shut or his hands to himself.

— Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), on Vice President Joe Biden, in an interview with Larry King.

Graham Blames Al Gore for GOP’s Stance on Climate Change

I said that it’s real, that man has contributed to it in a substantial way. But the problem is Al Gore’s turned this thing into religion. You know, climate change is not a religious problem for me, it’s an economic, it is an environmental problem.

— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), blaming Al Gore in a speech for the fact that “people of my party are all over the board” when it comes to thinking climate change is real.

Kasich Describes Self as ‘Unorthodox’

I’m an unorthodox politician, because I’m an ordinary person in a big job.

— Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), quoted by the Wall Street Journal, “appearing tieless and sporting a spiky haircut” in a visit to New Hampshire.

Netanyahu is not Richard Nixon

For twenty years, many people in Israel and in the West have expressed the hope that Benjamin Netanyahu would prove to be the Richard Nixon of the State of Israel … the Nixon who yearned to enter the pantheon of statesmen, and who defied his Red-baiting past and initiated diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China. … It is amazing to recall how long this fantasy persisted.

— David Remnick, writing in the New Yorker.

Ben Carson Calls Obama a ‘Psycopath’

Like most psychopaths. That’s why they’re successful. That’s the way they look. They all look great.

— Ben Carson, quoted by GQ, commenting on how President Obama looked at the State of the Union address.

Robertson Calls for Zombie Apocalypse

I wish Reagan would rise from the dead and come back.

— Pat Robertson, on his television show The 700 Club, while noting President Obama “does not believe in America” and was mentored by “leftists who don’t really love this country.”

McCain Scolds Obama

The President should get over it. Get over your temper tantrum, Mr. President!

— Sen. John McCain, in an interview with CNN, on President Obama’s “personal problems” with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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