Tag Archives: Shit Politicians Say

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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.”

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Speechwriter Calls Trump Best Presidential Orator in Generations

“President Trump’s the most gifted politician of our time, and he’s the best orator to hold that office in generations.”

— White House adviser Stephen Miller, on Fox News.

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Even Corker Is Confused

“Things are starting to feel incoherent.”

— Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), quoted by the New York Times.

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HUD Sec Carson Thinks Poverty Is a ‘State of Mind’

“I think poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind.”

— HUD Secretary Ben Carson, quoted by the Washington Post.

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GOP Representative: Trump Not on Par with Nazi Germany

“America has overcome amazing challenges that Donald Trump, as frightening as he is to some people, small potatoes compared to Nazi Germany.”

— Rep. Tom Garrett (R-VA), quoted by Politico.

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Congressman Claims to Pay Own Congressional Salary

“You say you pay for me to do this? That’s bullcrap. I pay for myself. I paid enough taxes before I got here and continue to through my company to pay my own salary.”

— Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), quoted by The Hill, telling constituents at a town hall meeting that they don’t pay his salary.