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September 10, 2012
Mitt Romney on Dems: "Veering further and further away into an extreme wing that Americans don't recognize."....Charles Krauthammer on Obama acceptance: "One of the emptiest speeches I have ever heard on a national stage."....Mike Huckabee on Romney: "If you have cancer, who cares if your surgeon is a jerk?"....Andrew Sullivan on Bush: "The moaning skeleton in Romney's closet."....Marco Rubio: "Under Barack Obama, the only change is that hope has been hard to find."....John Kerry on Romney: "Talks like he's only seen Russia by watching 'Rocky IV.'"....former MI Gov. Jennifer Granholm: "In Romney's world, the cars get the elevator, and the workers get the shaft."....Bob Cesca on GOP: "Whining and pooping its big boy pants about how the Democrats are being SO MEAN."....Rep. Joe Walsh on Sandra Fluke: "We're raising Americans who don't know how to take care of themselves, who feel entitled...Get a job!"....R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe on Fox News: "Our music does not belong there...We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage."....Katie Roiphe on Naomi Wolf's book Vagina: A Biography: "It would be hard to write a parody more effective, more sublime, than this."....

September 5, 2012
Romney on Dem convention: "A celebration of failure."....OH Gov. Ted Strickland: "Mitt Romney has so little economic patriotism that even his money needs a passport. It summers on the beaches of the Cayman Islands and winters on the slopes of the Swiss alps."....MD Gov. Martin O'Malley on Romney: "Just because you bank against the United States of America doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell her out."....San Antonio mayor Julian Castro on Romney: "Has undergone an extreme makeover, and it ain't pretty."....Sen. Chuck Schumer on Romney: "Confuses his own narrow, self-interest -- and that of people like him -- with the national interest."....Sen. Tom Harkin on Romney: "More suited as Robot Romney to be driving on Mars than he is being a candidate for president of the United States."....Paul Ryan on life under the Obama administration: "A dull, adventureless journey from one entitlement to the next, a government-planned life, a country where everything is free but us."....Joe Biden on Romney: "Ready to go to war in Syria and Iran."....Romney spokesperson Amanda Hennenberg on Biden: "Has been wrong about every major foreign policy question of the past 30 years."....Hank Williams, Jr., on Obama: "Hates cowboys, hates cowgirls, hates fishing, hates farming, loves gays. We hate him!"....Alec Baldwin on Williams: "A pathetic, wheezing fossil...A broken-down senile, racist coot."....

September 4, 2012
Paul Ryan on Obama: "He's run out of ideas. He's going to be running a campaign based on envy and division, based on frustration and anger."....LA mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on GOP platform: "Looks like the platform of 1812."....Senate majority leader Harry Reid on Romney tax returns: "Never in modern American history has a presidential candidate tried so hard to hide himself from the people he hopes to serve."....Sen. Tom Harkin on Clint Eastwood: "The perfect icon for today's Republican Tea Party: an old angry white man spewing incoherent nonsense."....Fox News' Sally Kohn: "The Romney-Ryan campaign has likely created dozens of new jobs among the legions of additional fact checkers that media outlets are rushing to hire to sift through the mountain of cow dung that flowed from Ryan's mouth."....GOP robocall on Obama: "Raiding $716 billion from Medicare, changing the program forever -- taxing wheel chairs and pacemakers, raising taxes on families making less then $120,000."....Madeleine Albright: "I can't understand why any woman would want to vote for Mitt Romney, except maybe Mrs. Romney."....Tom Morello on Paul Ryan: "The embodiment of the machine our music rages against."....

August 30, 2012
Jonathan Bernstein on Ryan speech: "Telling flat-out lies to the American people."....Chris Matthews: "Very constricted, very negative, very nasty."....Atul Gawande: "Outright, unflinching dishonesty...a total discarding of pretense."....E.J. Dionne: "Playing fast and loose with the facts."....Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt on Sen. Mitch McConnell: "Has a Phd in revisionist history."....Matt Taibbi on Romney: "One of the greatest and most irresponsible debt creators of all time."....FL Sen. Marco Rubio on Obama: "Hope and change has become divide and conquer."....Clint Eastwood on Biden: "The intellect of the Democratic Party - kind of a grin with a body behind it."....Mitt Romney on Obama: "Began his presidency with an apology tour...Every American is less secure today."....Ryan on Obama administration: "Fear and division is all they've got left."....NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte on Obama: "Has never even run a lemonade stand. And you know what? It shows."....

August 29, 2012
Rachel Maddow on Chris Christie convention speech: "One of the most remarkable acts of political selfishness I have ever seen."....Rick Santorum: "Under President Obama, the dream of freedom and opportunity has become a nightmare of dependency."....Chris Christie on Dems: "Their ideas have failed America."....Martin Amis on 2012: "The nervous breakdown of the Republican party."....Matt Taibi on Romney campaign: "A shimmering pearl of perfect political hypocrisy."....Ann Coulter on Todd Akin: "Selfish swine."....Roger Stone on John Sununu: "A self-important bullshit artist."....Howard Stern on Jay Leno: "A scumbag...A spineless maggot."....

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