Tag Archives: Republican hyperbole

Enumerati

Three-Quarters of GOPers Think FBI Is Trying to Undermine Trump

73%

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds that 73% of Republicans agreed that “members of the FBI and Department of Justice are working to delegitimize President Trump through politically motivated investigations. … The poll findings show the influence Trump wields among Republicans, who have long reserved some of their highest levels of trust for the country’s law enforcement agencies.”

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Newt Gingrich Is Still Delusional

“The great political surprise of 2018 will be the size of the Republican victory. After members of the elite media have spent two years savaging President Trump, lying about Republican legislation, and reassuring themselves that Republican defeat was inevitable, the size of the GOP victory in 2018 will be an enormous shock.”

— Newt Gingrich, writing for Fox News.

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Kentucky Knuckle-Dragger Threatens Bloodshed If Clinton Wins

Whose blood will be shed? It may be that of those in this room. It might be that of our children and grandchildren. I have nine children. It breaks my heart to think that it might be their blood that is needed to redeem something, to reclaim something, that we through our apathy and our indifference have given away.

— Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R), saying patriots might have to shed blood to “reclaim” America if Hillary Clinton is elected, reports Political Wire.

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Even Cheney Thinks Trump Has Gone Too Far

I think this whole notion that somehow we can just say no more Muslims, just ban a whole religion goes against everything we stand for and believe in.

— Dick Cheney, quoted by the Washington Examiner, on Donald Trump’s call for banning Muslims from entering the United States.
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Cruz Says Most Violent Criminals are Democrats

The overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats.

— Sen. Ted Cruz, in an interview with Hugh Hewitt.

Poetic Justice

Start the Exaggerations!

Lo, once again, the political cycle completes,
Republicans rise rampant, Democrats sink in defeat.
But Obama’s executive action
Has irked the GOP to distraction,
Predicting armed uprisings and anarchy in the streets!

Poetic Justice

On the Playground

“We won! We won!” the Republicans say,
“Now you must do things just our way!”
But Obama, he’s coy,
He’s no little boy,
And it’s a whole different ballgame he plans to play.

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Issa Takes Rhetorical Detour Down Trail of Tears

When an administration says ‘no,’ it’s no different than when Andrew Jackson marched Indians down the Trail of Tears, to their death.

— Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), quoted by Politico, on the Obama administration’s transparency.

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Clinton: GOP Doesn’t Want Voters to Think

They’re trying to get you to check your brain at the door, start foaming at the mouth. The last thing they want you to do is think.

— Bill Clinton, quoted by The Hill, on the Republican party.

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Indiana Treasurer Equates U.S. with Nazi Germany

The people of Germany in a free election selected the Nazi Party because they made great promises that appealed to them because they were desperate and destitute. And why is that? Because Germany was bankrupt.

— Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R), quoted by the Indianapolis Star, comparing the United States to Nazi Germany in a speech that was given a standing ovation by 1,700 Indiana Republicans.