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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Looking Back At 2008: Republicans and Conservatives In Their Own Words

Remember these quotes? Take a stroll down Memory Lane:

"Wait a minute. What did you just say? You're predicting four dollar a gallon gas? ... That's interesting. I hadn't heard that."

- George Dubya Bush, at a press conference (February 28th, 2008)

"Now, you want me to tell you my opinion on autism, since I'm not talking about autism? A fraud, a racket. ... You know what autism is? I'll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out. That's what autism is."

- Right wing talk show host Michael Savage (July 16th, 2008)

"There's simply no excuse for you and the Washington state Department of Transportation to fail to prepare for I-985's new policies and priorities... You better prepare for that — signs need to be changed and shoulders prepared for this immediate, cost-effective reform."

- Tim Eyman, in a snotty September 2008 message to Secretary of Transportation Paula Hammond, wrongly predicting that his Initiative 985 would pass

"Jews for McCain because Obama wants to gas the Jews, like the PLO wants to gas the Jews, like the Nazis gassed the Jews."

- Bill Cunningham (October 30th, 2008)

"You have to do things in logical sequence: you wouldn't put your coat on to go outside, then put your underwear on. Well, I don't know what you do with your underwear. [Laugh]."

- Ousted Lands Commissioner Doug Sutherland, to a female reporter (October 2008)

"Obama must condemn organizations like MoveOn and the Daily Kos if he truly wants to run without a race component. These are the people that are dividing Americans along racial lines. It is not a stretch to say MoveOn is the new Klan."

- FOX Noise bloviator Bill O'Reilly (July 23rd, 2008)

"That is what Barack Obama is. He is a steamy crap sandwich. He is a fraud."

- Right wing talk show host Chris Krok (August 7th, 2008)

"Our economy, I think, is still - the fundamentals of our economy are strong."

- Republican presidential nominee John McCain (September 15th, 2008)

"He wears a costume well, the cowboy-hat environmentalist, but he's a really bitter partisan kind of guy."

- Republican State Party Chair Luke Esser, attacking Democrat and Lands Commissioner-elect Peter Goldmark (April 17th, 2008)

"I am just telling you, if this guy were Dan Quayle - if he - can I channel Geraldine Ferraro? If Barack Obama were Caucasian, they would have taken this guy out on the basis of pure ignorance long ago."

- Right wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh (May 14th, 2008)

"Rossi 50.3% - Gregoire 49.6% (meaning we wait for d-a-y-s)."

- Eric Earling of (un)SoundPolitics (November 4th, 2008)

"I don't think homeless people should vote. Frankly. In fact, I have to be very honest. I'm not that excited about women voting, to be honest. I'm not. OK? You know?"

- Right wing talk show host Chris Baker (October 2nd, 2008)

"We are all tremendously enthused. [The convention] is going to be one that is going to be extraordinarily successful and I am now convinced that we are going to win in November."

- Former Republican Senator Slade Gorton, to the Washington State Republican delegates in Minneapolis (September 1st, 2008)

"Are you ready to win? Yeah, we are, aren't we? That's exactly what's gonna happen here. I tell you - I want to tell you this campaign has been amazing. [...] When I decided to do this again, and to finish what we started... and we are going to finish what we started, right? That's right!"

- Republican (or "Graveyard of Progress") gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi at the State Republican Convention (May 30th, 2008)

"I think there is a gay and secular fascism in this country that wants to impose its will on the rest of us, is prepared to use violence, to use harassment. I think it is prepared to use the government if it can get control of it. I think that it is a very dangerous threat to anybody who believes in traditional religion."

- Ex-Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (November 14th, 2008)

"There is no doubt that we have to work extra-hard in a wacko lefty state like Washington state to get our guys elected. They've got the crazies in Seattle. We've got to come up with more sane people outside of Seattle to make up for them."

- Tim Eyman, at a Republican precinct caucus (February 9th, 2008)

"I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a 'community organizer,' except that you have actual responsibilities. I might add that in small towns, we don't quite know what to make of a candidate who lavishes praise on working people when they are listening, and then talks about how bitterly they cling to their religion and guns when those people aren't listening."

- Sarah Palin on Barack Obama (September 3rd, 2008)

Also see Media Matters' Most Outrageous Statements of 2008. Any more quotes to add? Feel free to add them in the thread.


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