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September 25, 2013
Sen. Patty Murray: "Republicans are out of touch, out of ideas, and frankly out of their minds if they think we're going to let one woman lose out on the protections provided by the Affordable Care Act."....Sen. Barbara Mikulsi on GOP efforts to defund Obamacare: "A mockery...We will not go back to the dark ages when being a woman was considered a preexisting condition."....Senate Conservative Fund on Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn: "Turncoats."....Cornel West on GOP effort to cut food stamps: "Morally obscene and spiritually profane."....Matt Taibbi on AIG CEO Robert Benmosche: "A whole new category of asshole."....Erick Erickson: "Like a light switch flipping on, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are casting light on the scurrying of Republican roaches in and out of the Capitol."....Samuel L. Jackson on Obama dropping his g's: "Stop trying to 'relate.' Be a leader. Be f**cking presidential."....Jonathan Bernstein on Ted Cruz: "When you've reduced your entire movement to saying 'no' to Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi, is it any surprise that whoever shouts 'NO' the loudest will wind up defining what counts as 'conservative'?"....London Telegraph's Mic Wright on Jonathan Franzen: "The web is to him what a lamp post is to a dog: something to spray with his urine while sniffing contemptuously at the scent left by others."....

September 19, 2013
Sen. Robert Menendez on Putin NYT editorial: "I almost wanted to vomit."....Newt Gingrich on Obama: "You have Putin playing chess and Obama playing, frankly, a very lucky game of tic-tac-toe."....Michael Tomasky: "What Gingrich is still even doing on television is the first mystery."....Bill Maher on the U.S.: "We're starting to look, not so much like the world's policeman, but more like George Zimmerman -- itching to use force and then pretending it's because we had no choice."....Daniel D'Addario on Meghan McCain: "Has been given 30 minutes a week on an aspirant cable network to prove that she has nothing to say."....Jon Stewart on Fox: "Its modus operandi is to foment dissent in the form of a relentless, irrational contrarianism to Barack Obama and all things Democratic to advance its ultimate objective of creating a deliberately misinformed body politic whose fear, anger, mistrust and discontent is the manna upon which it sustains its parasitic, succubus-like existence."....

September 10, 2013
Fox News host Dana Perino on atheists suing re 'under God': "If these people really don't like it, they don't have to live here...I'm tired of them."....Bill O'Reilly on Obama: "I want to know why he just won't lead."....Chris Hayes: "I'm pretty sure Lincoln would have hated Bill O'Reilly."....Rep. Peter King on Obama: "I wish he was more of a commander in chief than a community organizer."....Karl Rove on Syria: "An unmitigated disaster. Amateur hour at the White House."....David Stockman on U.S. foreign policy: "Five decades of incessant meddling, bullying, and subversion around the globe."....MSNBC's Steve Benen on Donald Rumsfeld: "A first-ballot inductee in the Chutzpah Hall of Fame."....Lawrence O'Donnell to Anthony Weiner: "What is WRONG with you?"....

September 4, 2013
Sen. Ted Cruz on Syria intervention: "[Obama wants us to] serve as Al Qaeda's air force."....Sen. John McCain on Cruz: "Totally uninformed."....David Stockman on Obama: "Declaring himself the world's spanker in chief."....GOP strategist Brad Dayspring on Mitch McConnell opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes: "An empty dress...Babbles incoherently and stares blankly into the camera as though she's a freshman in high school."....NJ state Sen. Barbara Buono: "I don't know about you, but seeing Chris Christie frolicking on the beach is not going to drive me to go to the shore."....Geraldo Rivera on Duquesne University disinviting him to speak after he posted a shirtless bathroom selfie: "Pretentious censorship."....Miley Cyrus on herself: "I am so f***ed up."....

August 27, 2013
Gov. Chris Christie on NY Daily News writer Manesh Mehta: "An idiot."....Daily News on Christie: "Fatso!"....Michael Reagan on The Butler: "There you go again, Hollywood...A bunch of lies."....Donald Trump on government lawsuit re Trump University: "Incompetent...Terribly drawn."....Trump on NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman: "A political hack."....Mika Brzezinski on Miley Cyrus' MVA performance: "Disgusting and embarrassing...Pathetic, desperate, sick."....NY Daily News' Jim Farber: "If some consider Robin Thicke's clip for Blurred Lines 'kinda rapey,' Miley's show seemed 'kinda kiddie-porny.'"....The Guardian's Hadley Freeman: "Like King, I too have a dream...that female celebrities will one day feel that they don't need to imitate porn actors on magazine covers and in their stage acts."....Gawker on Cyrus: "Looked, audaciously, daringly, like an idiot."....Chicago Tribune's Laurel Brown: "You sometimes have to wonder if mind-altering substances are required for anyone hoping to perform at the VMAs."...Rush Limbaugh: "Pure, unadulterated rot."....Anderson Cooper: "Yawningly formulaic...the only way Miley Cyrus could shock me with a VMA performance would be to play a heartfelt and original composition on the guitar and to actually sing."....

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