Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
January 22, 2013"You and I are literally surrounded. The gun-grabbers in the Senate are about to launch an all-out-assault on the Second Amendment...Our freedom is under direct assault. From those who want to take your guns...From those who want to be King."
– fundraising email from Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton
January 21, 2013"Within minutes of that horrible tragedy in Newtown the president began trying to exploit that tragedy to push a gun control agenda that is designed to appeal to partisans."
– Sen. Ted Cruz
January 18, 2013"High on his own power....Has drunk the Kool-Aid."
– Sen. Ted Cruz, on President Obama
January 16, 2013"We don't need laws to prevent violence. We just need prayer.""
– Gov. Rick Perry
January 16, 2013"Why is [President Obama] skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their schools?...Just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security."-- NRA ad"Obama is SO elitist! HE gets to carry nuclear 'football,' but feds ARREST private citizens trying to assemble nuclear device!"-- Robert George tweet"
January 15, 2013"Well he did not..."
– Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, commenting during oral arguments for the first time in seven years
January 14, 2013"Everybody's looking at guns -- I look at it and go, 'What is the diet of that guy who went nuts? What toxins was he exposed to? What kind of household cleaners are they using?'"
– Suzanne Somers on Sandy Hook
January 11, 2013"If [more gun control] happens it's gonna spark a civil war, and I'll be glad to fire the first shot...I'm not letting anybody take my guns. If it goes one inch further, I'm going to start killing people."
– James Yeager, who runs a firearms and tactical training company
January 10, 2013"I increased donations to charity in 2012. This [fiscal cliff] deal limits my deductions so I, and many others, will likely donate less in 2013."
– former Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer
January 08, 2013"This country's gone, folks...It's the ruling corrupt insider-trading Congress and all these globalists, with all the derivatives -- they're a Mafia...I got cops on me. And I"m known...So if something happens to us and we're killed by crackheads, it was the NYPD or Mafia they hired. Period. This city runs white slaves, sex slaves out of here all day...Narcotics, you name it. This is Mafia Central...I came here and told the Mafia...'You can go to hell.' So..."
– Alex Jones, "reporting from the front lines of the fight for this republic" in a video made and posted after his gun control rant on Piers Morgan's show Monday night