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June 10, 2011
Margaret Thatcher aide: “Lady Thatcher will not be seeing Sarah Palin. That would be belittling for Margaret. Sarah Palin is nuts.”….Palin Radio host La Donna Hale Curzon: “Thatcher’s handlers have disgraced the Iron Lady.”….Andrew Sullivan on Palin: “A few sandwiches short of a picnic…[Her] emergence as a serious figure in American politics has made the country a laughing stock across the world.”….Alex Massie on Palin: “A carnival pygmy.”….Kevin Drum on Pawlenty economic plan: “Less a speech than a series of Reagan-era applause lines bulked up on steroids and then stitched together for public consumption.”….Jonathan Chait on Pawlenty: “Your basic supply-side pixie dust plan.”…..Rush Limbaugh on caller who brought up a touchy subject: “A glittering jewel of colossal ignorance.”….

June 6, 2011
Chris Matthews on Sarah Palin: “Profoundly stupid.”….James Watson on Palin: “Doesn’t know anything.”….Joe Scarborough on Palin: “Everything’s a ‘gotcha’ question with her, isn’t it.”…..Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz on Jon Huntsman: “Not ready for the big dance.”….Rick Santorum on Obama: “A disaster…A paper tiger.”….Neal Boortz: “If people vote for Barack Obama next year, it’s like strapping on an economic suicide vest and giving the detonator to your ex-wife.”….Mitt Romney on Obama: “Has failed America.”….David Corn on Romney: “Has drunk the tea.”….Matt Ortega on Romney: “On every side of every issue.”….French sociologist Antoine Buéno on Smurfs: “Archetype[s] of totalitarian society imbued with Stalinism and Nazism."….

June 3, 2011
Martin Bashir on Palin bus tour: “She's using the flag of the United States for her own financial purposes….This has got nothing to do with the presidency and everything to do with filling her pockets.”….Alex Massie on Palin: “The grandest, most effective political troll of our time.”….Ben Smith on Palin: “Makes Bachmann look like Longfellow.”….

May 31, 2011
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Shultz on GOP: “Their record is anti-women, their record is a war on women and it's a priority for them.”….Rush Limbaugh: “Debbie Wasserman Blabbermouth Shultz.”….Sen. Inhofe on Obama: “Incredibly arrogant.”….Romney on Obama: “One of the most ineffective presidents at the job at hand that I’ve ever seen.”….Cornel West on Obama: “A puppet for corporate plutocrats and a mascot for Wall Street oligarchs.”….Michele Bachmann on Obamacare: “The crown jewel of socialism.”….

May 25, 2011
Ed Schultz on Laura Ingraham: “A right-wing slut…A talk slut.”….Ted Turner on oil and coal industries: “They need a good ass-kicking.”….Michael Lind on Niall Ferguson: “A huckster…vulgar and shallow. Has the moral imagination of a teenage boy addicted to gruesome video games.”….Priorities USA ad on Romney: “You have to wonder: Which page is he on today?”….Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul: “Voters are looking for a jobs plan, not a smear campaign.”….Lawrence O’Donnell on debate over socialism: “The single stupidest argument we have in our society.”….Rick Santorum on John McCain: “Doesn’t understand how enhanced interrogation works.”….Trump on economists: “What do [they] know? Most of them aren’t very smart.”….

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