It’s that time of year again when we all take a stroll down memory lane and reflect on the joy of the last year. It’s also the time of year we bring to you the stupidest, most asinine Republican quotes of the year. Get some popcorn or a barf bag and delve into the dumb.
Republicans on gay rights:
If you believe in traditional families and that marriage is defined as an institution between one man and one woman then I ask you to start acting like it and START VOTING like it! Do not buy the ‘cuteness’ and ‘What will it hurt?’ arguments whispered in your ears and marketed to our children. Same-sex couples that seek to destroy our way of life and the institution of marriage are NOT cute and cuddly but rather (for those of you old enough to remember the movie), Gremlins that will only destroy our way of life.
You can’t have marriage with two men. What do you get with two bulls?
If the right to select ‘partners of their choosing’ is the criterion used to invoke marriage as a fundamental right, then marriage restrictions on age, polygamy, and consanguinity are also ripe for challenge.
Gay sex is not good for the body or mind. Pardon a crude comparison but regarding men with men, we are talking about a one-way meant only for the garbage truck to go down.
Same-sex activity is going to increase AIDS. If it’s in our military it will weaken our military. We need to respect God.
Republicans on women:
It’s the same reason why young women on juries are not a good idea. They [young female voters] don’t get it!
19. Steve Martin (R-VA):
Once a child does exist in your womb, I’m not going to assume a right to kill it just because the child’s host (some refer to them as mothers) doesn’t want it.
18. Kevin D. Williamson (writer) on women who have abortions:
I have hanging more in mind.
Republicans on rape victims:
I’m so sick of feminists who scream from the rooftops that men need to do this. Yes men need to be gentlemen and figure out, I guess, how to get laid? There’s an app for that, we talked about that. But also, women need to decide, either we’re strong women who are capable of taking care of ourselves, or we are victims who need a special set of rules and regulations. Which one are we? Someone tell me.
16. Fox News Panel:
But I think if you’re going to watch out for a predator, you want to be able to do it in a sober eyes-wide-open manner. And you can’t do that if you’ve been drinking. To put yourself in a vulnerable position, and to be drinking on top of that, it’s the opposite of good sense.
Texas is a pro-life state. We can get into minor issues [rape and incest] that are one percent or two percent the problem. But ultimately, Texas is a strong pro-life state.
14. Rush Limbaugh:
How many of you guys, in your own experience with women, have learned that no means yes if you know how to spot it?
Republicans on voters:
13. Bill O’Reilly:
Many American citizens are simply dumb. They don’t know anything. And when you don’t know anything, you’ll buy anything and propaganda rules.
12. RNC’s Sharon Day:
I don’t want to say anything about your Wisconsin voters but, some of them might not be as sharp as a knife.
Republicans on poor people:
11. Mike Pence (R-IN) on cutting Foodstamps for people not working 20 hours a week:
Well I’m someone who really believes there’s nothing more ennobling to a person than a job…
To the healthy who can work but won’t work, get your nasty self off the couch and go get a job! America has rewarded laziness and we’ve called it welfare.
9. Tucker Carlson:
All of us should be happy about one thing, and it’s that for the first time in human history you have a country whose poor people are fat.
Republicans on immigrants:
8. Kris Kobach (R-KS) worried about Hispanics conducting an ethnic cleansing:
What happens, if you know your history when one culture or one race or one religion overwhelms another culture or race?
You see an illegal. You point your gun dead at him, right between his eyes, and you say,’Get back across the border or you will be shot.’
And they’ve committed at least 7,695 sexual assaults. You want to talk about a war on women? This administration will not defend the women of America from criminal aliens!
And for many of these kids, depending on where they’re coming from, they could be coming from other countries and be highly trained as warriors who will meet up with their group here and actually rise up against us Americans.
Republican racism and bigotry:
4. Youngcons.com on a black ‘welfare queen’:
The woman in the video, Kiara, is 30 years old and has proudly been on welfare for 12 years……Obama’s America.
3. Jerry Bokin on how to prevent Muslims from having too many babies:
Americans need to have more babies and populate this country with red-blooded patriotic Americans.
2. Erik Rush:
I would certainly call for the deportation or expulsion of all Muslim foreign nationals at this juncture.
N**gers trash cars, I’m not selling my car to one.
They are a bunch of gems, aren’t they?