Tag Archives: Shit Politicians Say

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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.

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Nunes Accidentally Tells the Truth

There’s a story… that the Trump administration asked me not to invite Sally Yates and not have a hearing, which is 100% accurate, I mean inaccurate.”

— House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA), in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.

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George W. Bush Sums Up All of Our Responses to Trump’s Inauguration in Five Words

“That was some weird sh*t.”

— Former President George W. Bush, quoted by New York Magazine, at Donald Trump’s inauguration in January.

Poetic Justice

From Slave to Immigrants

Ben Carson’s at it again, rewriting black history.
But was this a case of stupidity or sophistry?
He tried to inspire folks at HUD,
But his comments fell flat — with a thud.
And how he transformed slaves into immigrants remains a mystery.