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October 4, 2013
Buffalo News on GOP: "Republicans, in thrall to the tea party, are ignoring their duty to the nation."....Peoria Star Journal on Boehner: "He, his chamber and his Republicans own this shutdown, no matter what talking points they've adopted to try to deflect the blame."....Kansas City Star: "Shame on Republicans for creating this mess."....Minneapolis Star-Tribune: "Are effectively trying to nullify the 2012 election to impose a minority view."....Sacramento Bee: "Will go down in history as hostage takers willing to tank the economy if their demands are not met."....Jon Stewart: "If it turns out that President Barack Obama can make a deal with the most intransigent, hardline, unreasonable, totalitarian Mullahs in the world, but not with Republicans, maybe' he's not the problem."....

October 1, 2013
NY Daily News on Congressional failure: "House of Turds."....Charles Krauthammer on shutdowners: "A suicide caucus."....Rep. Alan Grayson on GOP re shutdown: "Sadistic... It's as if the Republican health care plan is: don't get sick and if you do get sick, die quickly."....Nina Totenberg on shutdown: "A suicide mission...for Republicans."....Rep. Jim McGovern on minority leader Mitch McConnell: "I don't want to sound like I'm nostalgic for Newt Gingrich but the bottom line was by comparison he seemed more reasonable."....Rachel Maddow: "Elect Republicans and they will burn the place down."....Congressional aide on shutdown: "Congress literally threw staff under the bus on this... You're hurting staff assistants who are sorting your mail."....Kirsten Powers on shutdown: "Heckuva job, wacko birds."....

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?"....

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