THE YEAR’S BEST QUOTES

QUOTE OF  THE YEAR:  Honors go to Mitt Romney for the following peach of a comment! Yaaaaay!

 

“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what … who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims. … These are people who pay no income tax. … and so my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
—Romney’s “moocher” video

 

 

RUNNERS-UP, BOTH SERIOUS AND HILARIOUS:

 

“We took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet (in Massachusetts). I went to a number of women’s groups and said, ‘Can you help us find folks?’ and they brought us whole binders full of women.”
—Romney’s second debate

 

“[Republicans] want your vote, but they don’t want you to know their plan. And that’s because all they have to offer is the same prescription they’ve had for the last thirty years. Have a surplus? Try a tax cut. Deficit too high? Try another. Feel a cold coming on? Take two tax cuts, roll back some regulations, and call us in the morning.”
— President Obama

 

‘‘If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that.’’

— President Obama, remarks at campaign appearance, Roanoke, Va., July 13

 

“I can’t do that to myself!”
— Clint Eastwood to “President Obama” during his empty-chair stunt at the GOP convention

 

“People ask me all the time how we got four surplus budgets in a row. What new ideas did we bring to Washington? I always give a one-word answer: Arithmetic.”
— Bill Clinton’s convention speech

 

“We’ve given all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation and how we live our life!”
— Ann Romney

 

“Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from Alaska; Mitt Romney talks like he’s only seen Russia by watching Rocky IV.”
— Senator John Kerry

 

“With so much at stake in this election, both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan should go rogue!”
— Sarah Palin

 

“President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob!”
— Rick Santorum

 

“What’s missing from the Romney-Ryan plan for Medicare is Medicare.”
— HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

 

“Back in my day they used Bayer aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees, and it wasn’t that costly.”
— Billionaire Foster Friess

 

“Each and every day that I’ve been a United States senator, I’ve been…in secret meetings with kings and queens.”
— Senator Scott Brown

 

‘‘You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines.’’

— President Obama, third presidential debate, Boca Raton, Fla., Oct. 22

Cribbed from Boston.com

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