From the Verbatim-o-Tron 9000: Republicans and their words

Posted on June 18, 2012


Here are today’s offerings of word-for-word, in-context live quotes from Republicans around the country, brought to you by A Critical Aye’s Verbatim-o-Tron 9000 …

Indiana GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock: “Employers should not have to cover cancer in their insurance plans if they don’t want to. Why should my taxes go to someone who was dumb enough to expose themself to cancer?”

Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate Eric Hovde: “I am, like, so sick and tired of reading sad stories about people struggling in the recession. The press just needs to stop always writing about all this petty stuff. They’re like, ‘Oh waaah! The person couldn’t get, you know, like, their food stamps or get this government handout or that government handout and stuff.’ You know, I saw something the other day — it’s like, another sob story, and I’m like, enough already!”

(This assclown is, like, what somebody thinks is a leader of, like, people?!?!?!)

GOP ex-candidate Rick Santorum: “I didn’t say that I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them other people’s money. I said I want them to take the initiative to go out and earn their money, work hard, and provide for themselves and their families.”

GOP ex-candidate Michelle Bachmann: “Our nation needs to stop doing for people what they can and should do for themselves. Self reliance means, if anyone will not work, neither should he eat. The solution to their problems is staring them right there in the mirror.”

GOP Uni-Mind Outlet Rush Limbaugh:  “I know what it’s like to have to work my butt off to make a living. People have forgotten that, especially poor people. They’re just lazy. If you have to work three jobs to pay the rent and put food on the table, that’s what a responsible grown-up does. You don’t whine about how poor you are or that you can’t afford food. You get off the couch, take off the hoodie, take a bath and you go out and get a job!”

GOP game show host Grover Norquist: “All we have to do is replace Obama. We don’t need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We just need a president to sign the stuff we give him and shut up.”

North Carolina State Rep. George Cleveland: “We have no one in the state of North Carolina living in extreme poverty. We might governmentally say they are, but they’re not. Extreme poverty is that you’re out there living on a dollar and a half a day. I don’t think we have anybody in North Carolina doing that. That kind of poverty just doesn’t exist here. And if it does, I’ve never seen it.”

Alaska State Rep. Alan Dick: “If I thought that the man’s signature was required … REQUIRED, mind you … in order for a woman to have an abortion, I’d have a little more peace about it.”

And my favorite, straight from one of the mouths of GOP presumptive presidential nominee Mitt “Captain Windsock” Romney on “Face the Nation” this past Sunday:  “When did I ever say I wasn’t concerned about the very poor?  I never said any such thing. What I said was that this country provides for people who have fallen on unfortunate times. In fact, this country over-provides for them. So I don’t worry that the very poor are in trouble. But their plight concerns me. I lie awake nights worrying about the people of this country.”

Clearly, he could have stopped before “awake.”