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35 Really Dumb Quotes From Right-Wingers!

35 Really Dumb Quotes From Right-Wingers!

Here are some of the dumbest quotes from Right-wing politicians and media figures that we compiled. Many of them are recent but there are some old classics mixed in here and there. We could have found 100, maybe even 500 more zany quotes from these people, but we’ll save that for another day. Enjoy, and let us know of any other dumb quotes that we may have missed!

1. “You would be giving off more CO2 if you are riding a bike than driving in a car.” – Washington Republican State Rep. Ed Orcutt

2. “He who warned, uh, the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms, uh, by ringing those bells, and um, makin’ sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed.” – Sarah Palin

3. “Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?” (sic) ~ George W. Bush

4. “God gave us the earth. We have dominion over the plants, the animals, the trees. God said, ‘Earth is yours. Take it. Rape it. It’s yours.’” – Ann Coulter

5. “Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn’t even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.” – Michele Bachmann

6.  “Exercise freaks … are the ones putting stress on the health care system.” – Rush Limbaugh

7. “Most people realize that AIDS came from the homosexual community – it was one guy screwing a monkey, if I recall correctly, and then having sex with men. It was an airline pilot, if I recall…. My understanding is that it is virtually – not completely, but virtually – impossible to contract AIDS through heterosexual sex…very rarely [transmitted].” – Tennessee Republican State Senator Stacey Campfield

8. “A national gun registry would be similar to a database used by the ruling Hutu tribe in Rwanda in the 1990s to locate and slaughter members of an opposing tribe in a genocide that killed up to one million people.” – South Carolina Republican State Rep. Jeff Duncan

9. “I don’t know what game you’re talking about. I know there’s one called Dungeons and Dragons that literally destroyed people’s lives. I mean they got into this thing, and they were almost, [sic] it was like demonic.” – Pat Robertson

10. “Just as you said would happen. Top Down, Bottom UP. The Boston Marathon was a Black Ops “terrorist” attack. One suspect killed, the other one will be too before they even have a chance to speak. Drones and now “terrorist” attacks by our own Government. Sad day, but a “wake up” to all of us. First there was a “suspect” then there wasn’t. Infowars broke the story and they knew they had been found out.” – Alabama Republican State Rep. Stella Tremblay, on Glenn Beck’s Facebook page

11. “We’ve overmedicated kids. Quite frankly some of the overmedication of kids are because welfare moms want to get additional benefits and if they can put them on SSI through maintenance drugs, they can also put them on Social Security disability and get a separate check.” – Oklahoma Republican State Rep. James Lankford

12. “Now his theory has to do with genetic mutations and the application, now get this, haven’t I said this 10,000 times on this program?–the application of Darwinian theory to the liberal welfare state.  If we continue to support and allow to procreate people who are, you know, fill in the blank, and clearly not the best, then you are going to wind up with an average dumber and dumber population over time.” – Roger Hedgecock, Conservative talk show host

13. “I would point out that if you’re a believer in in the Bible, one would have to say the Great Flood is an example of climate change and that certainly wasn’t because mankind had overdeveloped hydrocarbon energy.” – Texas Republican State Rep. Joe Barton

14. “Gun control supporters have the blood of little children on their hands. Federal and state laws combined to insure that no teacher, no administrator, no adult had a gun at the Newtown school where the children were murdered. This tragedy underscores the urgency of getting rid of gun bans in school zones. The only thing accomplished by gun free zones is to insure that mass murderers can slay more before they are finally confronted by someone with a gun.” – Larry Pratt, Gun Owners of America executive director

15. “The best thing that can happen to a liberal is to be mugged.” – Conservative talk show host Stan Solomon

16. “We should have never turned [the vote] over to women. And these women are voting for the wrong people. They’re voting for people who are evil, who agree with them, who are gonna take us down the pathway of destruction. They can’t handle stress. They can’t handle anything. You walk up to them with an issue, they freak out right away. Especially if they can’t get the problem resolved right away … they go nuts. They get mad. They get upset. Because it’s not in their nature. They don’t have patience. They don’t have love.” – Alabama Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson and frequent Fox News guest

17. “Here’s an analogy folks, I ask you to think of this. You folks in Chicago want me to get castrated because your families are having too many kids. It spells out exactly what is happening here. You want us to get rid of guns.” – Illinois Republican State Rep. Jim Sacia

18. “The only way to reduce the number of nuclear weapons is to use them.” – Rush Limbaugh

19. “I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created — in the sense of rape — but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you… rape victims should make the best of a bad situation.” – Rick Santorum

20. “Facts are stupid things.” ~ Ronald Reagan

21. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways of shutting that whole thing down.”  – Todd Akin

22. “When a physician removes a child from a woman, that is the largest organ in a body. That’s a big thing. That’s a big surgery. You don’t have any other organs in your body that are bigger than that.”  – Mary Sue McClurkin, Alabama Republican State Rep.

23. “I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”  – Richard Mourdock, Indiana GOP U.S. Senate candidate

24. ”The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.”  – Pat Robertson

25. “That’s why we’re here: Because we’re saying let’s repeal this failure before it literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens. Let’s not do that. Let’s love people. Let’s care about people. Let’s repeal it now while we can.” – Michele Bachmann

26. “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

27. “From time to time there are going to be things that occur that are acts of God that cannot be prevented.” ~ Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry, on the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010

28. “I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family.” – George W. Bush

29. “There were numerous Republicans that voted against the sequestration because we knew all of these calamities were in the future. And so it reminds me of the Shakespeare line: ‘Thou protestest too much.’” – Michele Bachmann

30. “Isn’t that the ultimate homeland security, standing up and defending marriage?” – Rick Santorum

31. “…the percentage of pregnancies due to rape is small because it’s an act of violence, because the body is traumatized. I don’t know what percentage of pregnancies are due to the violence of rape.  Because of the trauma the body goes through, I don’t know what percentage of pregnancy results from the act.” – Celeste Greig, president of the California Republican Assembly

32. “You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.” – George W. Bush

33. “We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.” – Ann Coulter

34. “If babies had guns they wouldn’t be aborted.” – Texas Republican Representative Steve Stockman

35. “But obviously, we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies.” – Sarah Palin





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    I bet ann coulter would change her tune about CO2 if she were to breath 10% CO2 for 20 minutes.

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    You forgot a (sic) in #14. The proper word is Ensure, not Insure.

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    #10 is incorrect. Stella Tremblay was a State Rep from NH, not Alabama. She resigned a couple of weeks ago.

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    Where is Nixon’s “We won’t ever need the negro voters” commentary?

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    You omitted the female Texas legislator who said women didn’t have to worry about pregnancy following rape because at the hospital they had this thing called a “rape kit” that prevented pregnancy from happening.

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