The Shit Politicians Say

The enemy isn’t conservatism. The enemy isn’t liberalism. The enemy is bullshit.

- Lars-Erik Nelson

I was the perfect candidate… America had their chance.

— Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn). No, really.  The women whose greatest achievement to date is the “saving” of incandescent lightbulbs.

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He got everything he wanted from a completely compliant Congress for two of those three years.

—Mitch McConnell on Obama, apparently without irony (via blogonthe)

(Source: dailykos.com, via blogonthe)

If it’s an honest rape, that individual should go immediately to the emergency room, I would give them a shot of estrogen.

Texas Congressman and Republican Presidential Candidate Ron Paul claiming women lie about rape to get abortions.

What. the. Hell.

(Source: opposingviews.com, via shitthatlibertarianssay)

People like me are what stand between us and Auschwitz.

— Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, true to his typical hypo-manic form

(Source: Washington Post)

Politicians just say the darndest things.

Susan G Komen for the Cure - the world’s largest anti-breast cancer group - has cut off all funding it once gave to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings. Over the last 5 years alone, Komen money paid for 170,000 clinical breast cancer exams. In other words, that money was saving lives.You can donate to Planned Parenthood here: https://secure.ppaction.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=pp_ppol_Nondirected_OneTimeGift 

Susan G Komen for the Cure - the world’s largest anti-breast cancer group - has cut off all funding it once gave to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings. Over the last 5 years alone, Komen money paid for 170,000 clinical breast cancer exams. In other words, that money was saving lives.


You can donate to Planned Parenthood here: https://secure.ppaction.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=pp_ppol_Nondirected_OneTimeGift 

No federal official at any level is currently allowed to say ‘Merry Christmas.’

— Former House Speaker and GOP Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich

Blatant falsehood, as anyone who watched a Senator speak during the holidays should know. 

(Source: rawstory.com)

Nearly half of all persons under 30 did not go to work today.

— Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels giving the Republican Response to the State of the Union

Well, yes. Most of them were in school. 

The highest unemployment rate between 16 and 30, when people can legally be working, is 13.6%. That’s terribly high, but not nearly as half. The unemployment rate only counts people who are working or actively searching for a job.

(Source: CNN)

If you want an abortion, you go to Planned Parenthood, and that’s well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does.

—Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) over funding for Planned Parenthood.

In actuality, 16% of what “Planned Parenthood does” is cancer screening, 35% is providing contraception, and only 3% are abortions. They also provide testing and treatment for STDs, pregnancy tests, adoption referrals, prenatal care, and provide an affordable option for a whole host of women’s health services. In any case, federal money does not fund abortion procedures by law.

 
His office later told CNN that Kyl’s speech to the United States Congress “was not intended to be a factual statement”. 

(Source: politifact.com)

When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened.

— Current Democratic VP Joe Biden

(Source: politico.com)