With some many worthy entries in the "Dumbest Quotes from the GOP Candidates," it's hard to pick a favorite. But this one made me 9-9-9 times.
Do you think Old Herman knows how very profound he is[nt]???
The 2012 Republican Presidential Hopefuls In Their Own Words
''A poet once said, 'life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, but it's never easy when there's so much on the line.'''
GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, quoting lyrics from the theme song to 'Pokemon: The Movie 2000.' The ''poet'' who wrote those lyrics was disco queen Donna Summer. (GOP presidential debate, August 2011)
There are quite a few other oddies-but-goodies. Take a look:
http://politicalhumor.about.com/b/2011/ … s.htm?r=et
It would be interesting if someone cataloged all the dumb stuff that Obama and Biden have said.
Go for it, dude.
If you can come up with even ONE to rival this gem,
or anything out of Michelle Bachmann's mouth, or Rick Perry's, or Rick Santorum's or even Newt Gingrich's mouth, I'll be the first to applaud.
"In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed." (12 people were killed)
"On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today -- our sense of patriotism is particularly strong."
"Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel's. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under a McCain...administration. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change."
"It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There's a lot of -- I don't know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing." (Austrian?)
"The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system." (inefficiencies?)
"UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? It's the Post Office that's always having problems." –attempting to make the case for government-run healthcare, while simultaneously undercutting his own argument, Portsmouth, N.H., Aug. 11, 2009
And, of course, there's the infamous referral to the "57 states." You'd think a Harvard graduate running for POTUS would know how many states there are in the US. Even my little grandkids know that!
"Jill and I had the great honor of standing on that stage, looking across at one of the great justices, Justice Stewart." –Joe Biden, mistakenly referring to Justice John Paul Stevens, who swore him in as vice president, Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009
"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." – (FDR president in 1929? Who knew?)
"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man." (racist?)
"You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.... I'm not joking." (more racism?)
Ol' Joe likes to drop the f-bomb, too - on open mikes.
I don't think Cain's referring to Donna Summer as a poet is nearly as bad as not knowing how many states there are in the union.
Good effort, Habee.
Bona fide gaffes, sure. A couple of real bloopers.
But Obama simply isn't "funny" in the way Bachmann, Perry and Cain are.
Biden's a train wreck. Not laughable, tho (believe me, I did try).
But I must say, Obama quote #3-- Israel is a friend of Israel's. That's obviously deliberate.
And true! Brilliant.
So you think that was a Freudian slip? lol
I don't find Perry funny - I think he's scary and ill tempered. Bachmann is funny. I find Joe Biden hilarious, and strangely enough, likeable. I thought W was funny. I think Cheney is REALLY scary! And you're right, I don't find Obama funny.
Yes, I see your points on a couple of these characters.
Biden is likeable but it's so hard to take him seriously.
Cain cracks me up. He's pompous and doesn't know he's funny.
Unlike Romney, who is pompous and just clueless. Not funny at all.
Perry should be scary but he's just so over the top about his anger I have to laugh at him.
I also found W very funny. Under other circumstances, I might even find him likeable.
Cheney -- scariest man on the planet. Darth Vader.
I find Michelle Bachmann hysterical (as in really funny) whereas her predecessor on the TP stage, Mrs. Palin, is serious as a heart attack. Not funny.
Hmm. This makes me think maybe we need a "what makes politicians funny vs. not" thread!!
Thanks for commenting. MM
He is just like Sarah Palin, seeking to capitalize on his new found fame. He know he will never be President. I think he is an uncle Tom to boot!
By what measure is a human being classified as an "Uncle Tom"?
I think like calling someone the "N" word, "Uncle Tom" is something you have to be of the same race to be able to see/call.
Cain's blackness shouldn't be an issue whatsoever.
But HE makes it one.
His background have nothing whatsoever to do with being black.
I can't imagine who would vote for him solely on the basis of his skin color as his platforms and
(Or frankly, for any other reason ).
At every turn he displays a shocking lack of willful lack of education on the Constitution, not to mention how government works (or is SUPPOSED to work, anyway).
It is still racism.
Can a gay talk hate speech against other gays and it not be illegal. Speech is speech, I thought?
By what measure is calling someone a Uncle Tom racist? A Uncle Tom is a black person who puts down their own race in order to appease whites. Now listen closely to the things that come out of Cain's mouth. The man is also an elitist.
Also, hate speech isn't illegal. It is frowned upon, but it isn't illegal.
Herman Cain is worth less than $3 million. He's one of the 99 percent who is trying to make some ducats off the 1 percent.
I can't wait for Cain, Trump, Bachmann and the rest of clown car politics to become irrelevant next Summer.
I'm actually working on that for George W Bush....
but I have run into an obstable with various environmental groups who are worried at the amount of trees that I would have to cut down
I can hear it now..."Yes, I used the word "poet", and I stand by that! What, you don't think Donna Summer is poetic??? lol
Of course she is.
Little known fact about Donna Summer.
The inspiration for "Hot Stuff" was a slice of Godfather's Pizza
Hey Cain! Make sense out of this!
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