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August 12, 2011
Tim Pawlenty on Michele Bachmann: "Everything she’s led the charge against, she’s failed to accomplish.”….Rick Santorum on Ron Paul: “Obviously not seeing the world very clearly.”….Newt Gingrich on debate questions: “Playing Mickey Mouse games.”….Erick Erickson on debate: “Like the island of Misfit Toys.”….Romney on Obama: “I've watched this president go across the country attacking [successful] people.”….Andrew Sullivan on Romney: “There's a plasticness to him that makes him look as if he is always impersonating a human being rather than being one.”….David Axelrod on Texas under Rick Perry: “A record of decimation not of progress.”….Perry on Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare: “A Ponzi scheme.”….Jim Demint on Obama: “The most anti-business and I consider anti-American administration in my lifetime.”….Cenk Uygur on Obama: “The worst negotiator.”….Rush Limbaugh on Obama: “Engineering the decline of the American republic.”….Grover Norquist: “Republican elected officials who vote for a tax increase are rat heads in a Coke bottle!”….Reagan budget director David Stockman on Norquist: ”A fiscal-policy terrorist…The Taliban of Taxation.”….

August 9, 2011
Tim Geithner on S and P: “A stunning lack of knowledge.”….Paul Krugman on S and P: “The last people whose judgment we should trust.”…. Tavis Smiley on debt deal: “A declaration of war on the poor.”….CNN’s Carol Costello on the poor: ”What are they complaining about?”….Mitt Romney on Obama: “Out of his depth.”….Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades on Obama: “He knows he has failed.”….Michael Steele on Obama presidency: “Inauthentic, unprincipled and ‘weird’.”….GOP strategist Kevin Madden on Obama: “Has now shriveled into a weak, small-minded president.”….Dem strategist Christine Pelosi on Romney: “A flip-flopper…a job destroyer.”…Judge H. Lee Sarokin: “Some of our elected representatives would bring down this country in pursuit of their own jihad….I want an America that is not governed by bullies and brats.”….Joe Scarborough on the U.S.: “This is not John Wayne’s America. This is Gordon Gekko’s America.”….Tea Party Nation CEO Judson Phillips: “I detest and despise everything the left stands for. How anybody can endorse and embrace an ideology that has killed a billion people in the last century is beyond me.”….former Obama adviser Christina Romer on economy: “Pretty darn f**ked.”….Al Gore on global warming dismissers: “Washing back at you the same crap over and over and over again...They pay pseudo scientists to pretend to be scientists to put out the message: ‘This climate thing, it’s nonsense. Man-made CO2 doesn’t trap heat. It may be volcanoes.’ Bullshit! ‘It may be sun spots.’ Bullshit! ‘It’s not getting warmer.’ Bullshit!”….

August 1, 2011
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver on debt deal: “A sugar-coated Satan sandwich.”….NYTimes: “Demonstrates the effectiveness of extortion.”….Bernie Sanders: “Balances the budget on the backs of struggling Americans.”….Tea Party leader Mark Meckler: “We have compromised our way into disaster.”….Glenn Beck: “The people in Washington are taking us to hell.”….Michele Bachmann on Obama: “Has failed to lead.”….Lawrence O’Donnell on Kevin McCarthy: “The most misguided House Majority Whip in history.”….Sen. John McCain on Tea Partiers: “Hobbits.”….Sen. Rand Paul on McCain: “Lord of the Tarp…I’d rather be a hobbit than a troll.”….

July 26, 2011
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer on GOP: “They intentionally walk more than Barry Bonds. They can’t take yes for an answer.”….House Speaker John Boehner on Obama: “Would not take yes for an answer.”….Harry Reid on CCandB bill: “Some of the worst legislation in the history of this country.”….NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg on government leaders: “In thrall to pseudo-economics and ideology.”….Josh Marshall on debt ceiling crisis: “At some level it's a game of chicken…But to really get what's going on you've got to understand one key point: one of the two cars doesn't have a driver in it.”….Huffington Post on the Internet: “Just as addictive as cigarettes and booze.”….

July 19, 2011
Harry Reid on GOP: “Playing a game of political chicken with the entire global economy.”….Rep. Betty McCollum on CCandB: “This bill panders, even grovels, to Tea Party extremists.”….Rep. Allen West on DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “The most vile, unprofessional and despicable member of the US House of Representatives.”….GOP presidential candidate Fred Karger on Michele Bachmann: “Just another hypocrite and bigot."….Rep. Jim Clyburn on Boehner and Cantor: “If they’ve got a good relationship, I don’t want to see a bad one.”….Ted Rall on the U.S. military: “Hasn't done anything to defend the U.S. from a real enemy since 1945.”….

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