Tag Archives: Shit Politicians Say

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GOP Candidate Claims Christendom Under Attack

“We are being told that Western civilization is the problem in the world. Outside of Western civilization there is only barbarism. … Our Judeo-Christian ethic is what is civilization. And that is what is under attack here and abroad. It also goes by a different name. Christendom. It’s under attack. And even speaking about it can bring you under attack. It has brought me under attack.”

— Kansas state Sen. Steve Fitzgerald (R), who is running for Congress, told a group of Republicans that “outside of Western civilization there is only barbarism,” CNN reports.

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GOP Lawmaker Blames Porn for Scool Shootings

“It’s available on the shelf when you walk in the grocery store. Yeah, you have to reach up to get it, but there’s pornography there. All of this is available without parental guidance. I think that is a big part of the root cause.”

— Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), asserting that pornography is a “big part” of what is driving the spike in school shootings, the HuffPost reports. She didn’t clarify what it is about porn that she thinks is leading to school massacres.

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Politics 101: Learn Your Opponent’s Name

“I don’t even know his name. I forget it.”

— Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. (R), quoted by the Ventura County Star, on Republican opponent Jeffrey Burum.

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Giuliani: ‘Truth Is Relative’

“Truth is relative. They may have a different version of the truth than we do.”

— Rudy Giuliani, quoted by the Washington Post, saying special counsel Robert Mueller may be setting a “perjury trap” for President Trump.

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The Way We Wish It Were

“If you have an ‘R’ next to your name and you open your mouth, you’re hated. If you’re a Democrat, like Elizabeth Warren, you can say anything you please and get away with it. That’s where we are.”

— Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R), quoted by the Boston Globe, while campaigning for Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl (R).

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Alaska Lawmaker Blames Holocaust on Jews’ Lack of Guns

“How many Jews were put in the ovens because they were unarmed?”

— Rep. Don Young (R-AK), quoted by Alaska Public Media.

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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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Perry Says Fossil Fuels Can Prevent Sexual Assault

“But also from the standpoint of sexual assault, when the lights are on, when you have light that shines, the righteousness, if you will, on those types of acts. So from the standpoint of how you really affect people’s lives, fossil fuels is going to play a role in that. I happen to think it’s going to play a positive role.”

— Energy Secretary Rick Perry, claiming that fossil fuels can help prevent sexual assault, NBC News reports.

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Lawmaker Describes Trump for Young Republicans

“He’s just like he is on TV. He’s an asshole, but he’s our asshole.”

— Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), quoted by the San Diego Union Tribune, discussing President Trump with a group of young Republicans.

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Missouri Lawmaker Hopes for Trump Assassination

“I hope Trump is assassinated!”

— Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D), reported the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “With five written words Thursday morning, one of Missouri’s most controversial state lawmakers spawned a U.S. Secret Service investigation, potentially endangered her own political career — and flung St. Louis squarely into the middle of America’s raging racial-political debate in the wake of the unrest in Charlottesville, Va. … She quickly deleted her post, but not quickly enough. By mid-afternoon, the political verdicts of her own party were rolling in.”