George W. Bush:
''Our economy, I think, is still --
the fundamentals of our economy are
—Republican presidential candidate John McCain, Sept. 15, 2008
''When the President does it,
that means it's not illegal.''
—Richard Nixon, in a 1977 interview with David Frost
''Every statement I make today is backed up
by sources, solid sources.
These are not assertions.
What we are giving you are facts
based on solid intelligence.''
—Secretary of State Colin Powell, addressing the United Nations on Iraqi
weapons of mass destruction in 2003
''You know, education -- if you make the most of it --
you study hard, you
do your homework
and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well.
you don't, you get stuck in Iraq.''
—Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), botching a joke about President Bush getting us
stuck in Iraq
''As I was telling my husb--. As I was telling President Bush.''
—National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, who is unmarried, overheard
making a slip of the tongue at a Washington dinner party, April 2004
''This president I think has exposed himself over and over again
as a guy
who has a deep-seated hatred for white people
or the white culture....I'm
not saying he doesn't like white people,
I'm saying he has a problem. This
guy is, I believe, a racist.''
—Glenn Beck, on President Obama, sparking an advertiser exodus from his
FOX News show, July 28, 2009
''I am in control here. As of now, I am in control here in the White
—Alexander Haig, Secretary of State, after President Reagan was shot,
unaware that he was fourth in the line of succession
''Facts are stupid things.''
—Ronald Reagan, at the 1988 Republican National Convention, attempting to
quote John Adams, who said, ''Facts are stubborn things''
''We need to execute people like (John Walker Lindh)
in order to
physically intimidate liberals.''
''Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.''
—former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, 2003
''When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him.
We're proud of
And if the rest of the country had followed our lead,
we wouldn't have
had all these problems over the years, either.''
—Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.), praising the career of onetime segregationist
Strom Thurmond in 2002
''It could have been spinach dip or something.''
—Monica Lewinsky in her grand jury testimony, on the semen stain on her
infamous blue dress
''In case anyone's wondering out there, yes, they're both available.
Only kidding. Only kidding.
Arianna is definitely not. But Ayla is.''
—Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), pimping out his daughters in his election night
victory speech, Jan. 20, 2010
''I am a man of limited talents from a small town.
I don't seem to grasp
that I am the President.''
—President Warren G. Harding
''My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators.''
—Vice President Dick Cheney, on invading Iraq, ''Meet the Press,'' March
''A zebra does not change its spots.''
''I think they're in the last throes,
if you will, of the insurgency.''
—Vice President Dick Cheney, on the Iraq insurgency, June 20, 2005
''Go f**k yourself.''
—Vice President Dick Cheney to Sen. Patrick Leahy, during an angry
exchange on the Senate floor about profiteering by Halliburton, June 22,
''I've looked on many women with lust.
I've committed adultery in my heart
God knows I will do this and forgives me.''
—President Jimmy Carter, in an interview with 'Playboy' one month prior to
the 1976 election
''It depends on what the meaning of the words 'is' is.''
—Bill Clinton, during his 1998 grand jury testimony on the Monica Lewinsky
''Who am I? Why am I here?''
—Adm. James Stockdale, Ross Perot's running mate, in the 1992 vice
''If Al Qaeda comes in here and blows you up,
we're not going to do
anything about it.
We're going to say, look,
every other place in America
is off limits to you,
except San Francisco.
You want to blow up the Coit Tower? Go ahead.''
—FOX News Channel's Bill O'Reilly, after San Francisco voted to ban
military recruiters from city schools, Nov. 8, 2005
''I want to say one thing to the American people.
I want you to listen to
me. I'm going to say this again:
I did not have sexual relations with that
woman, Miss Lewinsky.
I never told anybody to lie, not a single time;
These allegations are false.
And I need to go back to work for the
American people. ''
—Bill Clinton, Jan. 26,
''Don't worry, it's a slam-dunk.''
—CIA Director George Tenet, reassuring President George W. Bush in 2002 on
the case for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq
''For seven and a half years I've worked alongside President Reagan.
had triumphs. Made some mistakes.
We've had some sex...uh...setbacks.''
—President George H.W. Bush, in 1988
''Things are more like they are now than they have ever been.''
—President Gerald Ford
''I actually did vote for the $87 billion, before I voted against it.''
—Sen. John Kerry, on voting against a military funding bill for U.S.
troops in Iraq, March 19, 2004
''The attractive lady whom I had only recently been introduced
into my lap....I chose not to dump her off.''
—Former Senator and presidential candidate Gary Hart, on his encounter
with Donna Rice
''I think that gay marriage should
be between a man and a woman.''
—California Gov. Arnold Scharzengger
''Mr. Reagan will raise taxes, and so will I.
He won't tell you. I just
—Walter Mondale, accepting the 1984 Democratic presidential nomination
''You cannot be president of the United States if you don't have faith.
Remember Lincoln, going to his knees in times of trial
and the Civil War
and all that stuff.
You can't be. And we are blessed.
So don't feel sorry
for -- don't cry for me, Argentina. Message: I care.''
— President George H.W. Bush, speaking to employees of an insurance
company during the 1992 New Hampshire primary
''I've now been in 57 states -- I think one left to go.''
—Barack Obama, at a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon, May 9, 2008
''As you well know, Mr. President, railroad carriages are pulled
enormous speed of 15 miles per hour.
The Almighty certainly never intended
should travel at such breakneck speed. ''
—then governor and future president Martin Van Buren, 1829
''This fellow here, over here with the yellow shirt, macaca, or whatever
his name is. He's with my opponent. He's following us around everywhere.
And it's just great. ... Let's give a welcome to macaca, here. Welcome to
America and the real world of Virginia.''
—Sen. George Allen (R-VA), ridiculing S.R. Sidarth, a 20-year-old
Virginian native of Indian descent, by using an ethnic slur referring to a
type of monkey found mainly in Asia
Obama and his attack dogs have nothing but hate and anger in their hearts
and spew it whenever possible.
"We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated." –Donald Trump
on his performance with poorly educated voters who helped him win the
Nevada Caucus, Feb. 23, 2016
"I love the old days, you know? You know what I hate? There's a guy
totally disruptive, throwing punches, we're not allowed punch back
anymore. ... I'd like to punch him in the face, I'll tell ya." –Donald
Trump on how he would handle a protester in Nevada, sparking roaring
applause from the audience, February 22, 2016
"For a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. I am
proud to be a Christian. … If and when the Vatican is attacked by ISIS,
which as everyone knows is ISIS' ultimate trophy, I can promise you that
the Pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have
been President because this would not have happened." –Donald Trump, in
response to remarks by Pope Francis saying that "a person who thinks only
about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is
not Christian." (February 18, 2016)
"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I
wouldn't lose any voters, okay?
"Even a race to Obama, [Hillary Clinton] was gonna beat Obama. I don't
know who would be worse, I don't know, how could it be worse? But she was
going to beat – she was favored to win – and she got schlonged, she lost,
I mean she lost." –Donald Trump, using a vulgar Yiddish word in reference
“I know where she went – it’s disgusting, I don’t want to talk about it.
No, it’s too disgusting. Don’t say it, it’s disgusting." –Donald Trump on
Hillary Clinton taking a bathroom break during a Democratic presidential
"I think our country does plenty of killing also, Joe." –Donald Trump,
seemingly unconcerned that Russian President Vladimir Putin kills
journalists who disagree with him, when pressed to condemn such actions in
an interview with MSNBC's Joe Scarborough
"There were people that were cheering on the other side of New Jersey,
where you have large Arab populations. They were cheering as the World
Trade Center came down." –Donald Trump, making an unfounded accusation
regarding the 9/11 attacks
"Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims
entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure
out what is going on." –Donald Trump campaign statement
"Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the
face of our next president I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not s'posedta
say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?" –Donald Trump
on Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina
"You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of
her wherever." –Donald Trump, insulting Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly over
questions she asked during the first Republican primary debate
"I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created." –Donald
Trump, announcing his campaign for president
"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're
sending people that have lots of problems...they're bringing drugs,
they're bringing crime. They're rapists." –Donald Trump
"He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like
people that weren’t captured." –Donald Trump on John McCain
“Now, the poor guy — you've got to see this guy, ‘Ah, I don't know what I
said! I don't remember!'" –Donald Trump, mocking New York Times
investigative reporter Serge Kovaleski, who has a physical disability
called arthrogryposis that limits flexibility in his arms, by jerking his
arms in front of his body
"The other thing with the terrorists is you have to take out their
families, when you get these terrorists, you have to take out their
families. They care about their lives, don't kid yourself. When they say
they don't care about their lives, you have to take out their families."
–Donald Trump, Fox News interview, Dec. 2, 2015
"When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let’s say, China in a
trade deal? They kill us. I beat China all the time." –Donald Trump, on
his diplomacy skills
"Free trade is terrible. Free trade can be wonderful if you have smart
people. But we have stupid people." –Donald Trump
"I will build a great wall – and nobody builds walls better than me,
believe me —and I'll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great,
great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that
wall. Mark my words."
"We need a leader that wrote The Art of the Deal." –Donald Trump, plugging
his book in his presidential campaign announcement
"I have a great relationship with the blacks." –Donald Trump
"These are stupid people that say, `Oh didn't Trump declare bankruptcy?
Didn't he go bankrupt?' I didn't go bankrupt." –Donald Trump, on filing
for bankruptcy on parts of his various businesses
"If Hillary Clinton can't satisfy her husband what makes her think she can
satisfy America." –Donald Trump
"You know, it really doesn`t matter what [the media] write as long as
you`ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass." –Donald Trump
"All of the women on 'The Apprentice' flirted with me -- consciously or
unconsciously. That's to be expected." –Donald Trump
"I don't think Ivanka would do that, although she does have a very nice
figure. I've said if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating
her." –Donald Trump, when asked how he would react if Ivanka posed for
"The beauty of me is that I'm very rich." –Donald Trump
“I don’t think I’ve made mistakes. Every time somebody said I made a
mistake, they do the polls and my numbers go up, so I guess I haven't made
any mistakes." –Donald Trump