Mudline Archive

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June 30, 2011
Mark Halperin on Obama press conference: “I thought he was a dick.”….Rep. Todd Akin: "At the heart of liberalism, really, is a hatred for God and a belief that government should replace God."....Ann Coulter: “Liberals are not like most Americans. They are the biggest pussies on Earth, city-bred weaklings who didn't play a sport and have never been in a fight in their entire lives.”….Rush Limbaugh: “All liberals are burglars. All liberals are thieves. That's what they do. It is who they are.”….Mike Huckabee on GOP: “We’ve become a party of such fractured purity. It’s all or nothing, now or never. It’s not whether the government functions, it’s whether the government is ideologically pure.”….Sen. Chuck Schumer on Mitch McConnell: “Willing to tank the economy for the sake of protecting tax breaks for oil companies, yachts, corporate jets.”….Sen. John Cornyn on Obama: "Blatant demagoguery."....Sen. Pat Roberts on Obama: "Maybe if he'd just take a valium and calm down."....Chris Matthews on Glenn Beck: “Pandering to people who don't want to deal with reality.”….Noted physicist Michio Kaku on Fukushima Daiichi nuke plant: “A ticking time bomb.”….

June 22, 2011
Michele Bachmann on Obama: “Failing the Hispanic community. He is failing the African-American community. He's failing all of us.”….Matt Taibbi on Michele Bachmann: “Completely batshit crazy…Grandiose crazy, late-stage Kim Jong-Il crazy.”….Herman Cain on Obama speech: “Foggy foreign policy.”….Gary Johnson: “Not much more than lip service.”….Tim Pawlenty: “Deeply concerning.”….Ron Paul campaign chairman Jesse Benton: “Too little, too late.”….James Taranto on E.J. Dionne: “Baghdad Bob of the liberal left.”….Jon Stewart to Chris Wallace: “You’re insane.”….Ryan O’Neal on daughter Tatum: “She was not supportive. She was cruel.”….

June 17, 2011
Ed Schultz on Neal Boortz: “Reckless, stupid and a racist.”….Glenn Beck on Ed Schultz: “Such a piece of trash.”….Alex Parene on Rep. Louie Gohmert: “A racist moron whom a civilized nation would consider institutionalizing for his and our safety.”….Fox News host Eric Bolling on President Obama hosting the president of Gabon: “It’s not the first time he’s had a hood in the big crib...What’s with all the hoods in the hizzie?”….Joe McGinniss on Sarah Palin: “[Her] narcissism is so pathological that she can’t even be bothered to keep her acolytes on their knees.”….Bill O’Reilly on Tim Pawlenty: “Haagen-Das can put his picture on vanilla…The guy’s invisible.”….RadioFreeBablyon: “If Rick Santorum had a boring twin brother, he would be Tim Pawlenty.”….David Mamet on liberalism: “A damned expensive habit.”….Matt Steinglass on Romney: “An empty shell without a soul, but he's a pretty smart empty shell without a soul.”….

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."….