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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."....

August 27, 2012
Sen. Barbara Boxer: "There is a sickness out there in the Republican Party, and I'm not kidding. Maybe they don't like their moms or their first wives."....Cal Thomas on Obama: "Governed more like he was in Soviet America."....Maureen Dowd on Romney: "Has recast his positions so many times, he doesn't seem to know who he is."....Rush Limbaugh on Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: "A robotic partisan hack...Debbie 'Blabbermouth' Schultz."....Paul Ryan: "If we stick with the president's path, this is a nation that will go into decline."....Jerry Springer on Ted Cruz and Tea Party: "These people that want to do away with our government -- how is that different than all these dictators? Osama bin Laden wanted to do away with our government."....Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul on Obama's Afghanistan policy: "Ignoring military commanders' advice and making decisions based on politics."....Kathleen Parker on GOP: "Through its platform, its purity tests, pledges, and its emphasis on social issues that divide rather than unite, has shot itself in the foot, eaten said foot, and still managed to stampede to the edge of the precipice."....Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef after briefing by Netanyahu administration: "When we made the blessing on the dates that 'our enemies and haters should be ended' we should have in mind the Iranian regime, those evil people who threaten Israel. Do good, God, wipe them out, kill them...Destroy them God, obliterate them from the face of the earth."....

August 21, 2012
Meghan McCain: "It's shockingly ignorant and insane comments like Todd Akin's that make me think the end of the world is really coming in 2012."....Piers Morgan on Akin: "A gutless little twerp."....Sen. Mitch McConnell on Akin comments: "Just flat wrong in addition to being wildly offensive to any victim of sexual abuse."....Elizabeth Warren: "I'm disgusted."....Scott Brown: "Outrageous, inappropriate, and wrong."....Mitt Romney: "Insulting, inexcusable, and, frankly, wrong."....Rep. Connie Mack: "Outrageous and offensive."....Sen. Ron Johnson: "Reprehensible and inexcusable."....Ann Coulter: "This is no time for another foot-in-the-mouth, Trent Lott Republican to be dominating the national political discussion."....Nancy Pelosi: "Another manifestation of the total disregard and disrespect of women by Republican leaders."....Rudy Giuliani on Joe Biden: "He's not a vice-president, he's a joke."....Hank Williams Jr. on Obama: "We've got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the U.S. -- and we hate him."....

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