Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
September 28, 2012"No matter what quality controls you have there are always going to be bad actors in any large scale operation."
– GOP consultant Nathan Sproul, responding to allegations that his firm was involved in hundreds of cases of fraudulent voter registration in Florida
September 27, 2012"Don't forget -- I got everybody in my state insured. One hundred percent of the kids in our state had health insurance. I don't think there's anything that shows more empathy and care about the people of this country than that kind of record."
– Mitt Romney
September 26, 2012"[Obama] really is a lot like the substitute referees in the sense that he's not a real president. He doesn't do any of the things that presidents do. He doesn't worry about any of the things presidents do...And I suspect that he's pretty contemptuous of the rest of us."
– Newt Gingrich
September 25, 2012"Look what he has helped to do in the Middle East; a new Ottoman Empire. Thank you, Barack Hussein Obama."
– Rep. Louie Gohmert
September 24, 2012"We do provide care for people who don't have insurance. If someone has a heart attack, they don't sit in their apartment and die. We pick them up in an ambulance, and take them to the hospital, and give them care."-- Mitt Romney, 2012"When [people without insurance] show up at the hospital, they get care. They get free care paid for by you and me. If that's not a form of socialism, I don't know what is."-- Mitt Romney, 2007"
September 23, 2012"The reason is quite simple. I have some depth to my ideas."
– Herman Cain, on why he would have a substantial lead if he were running against Barack Obama
September 20, 2012"When we get [Romney and Ryan] in, you know what's going to happen? You are going to see a big change, you're going to see number one that America is going to be respected again around the world...All this turmoil that's taking place, you're going to see them look up and say guess what, the American people have spoken and maybe we need to cut it out a little bit, maybe we need to tone it down a little bit, because now we have real men in the White House. (Audience member: 'No girly men!') That's right. No girly men."
– NC state Sen. David Rouzer, running for Congress
September 20, 2012"I look at the Palestinians as not wanting to see peace anyway, for political purposes, committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel...So what you do is, you move things along the best way you can. You hope for some degree of stability, but you recognize that this is going to remain an unsolved problem...and we kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it."
– Mitt Romney, asked about solving "the Palestinian problem"
September 19, 2012"My job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
– Mitt Romney on 47% of the American population
September 17, 2012"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right -- there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them... These are people who pay no income tax."
– Mitt Romney, at a fundraiser earlier this year