Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
October 17, 2013"I want to punish these people. Sorry to say that, but that's what I want to do."
– Fox Business host Stuart Varney, on federal employees seeking back pay for time furloughed
October 16, 2013"This party is going nuts. So many people I run into who are normal people -- and I hate to use that term -- they just can't understand what's going on."
– Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.)
October 15, 2013"It's time to tell Congress to go to hell. It's the right thing to do."
– Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf
October 13, 2013"We just want to help the American people get through one of the most insidious laws created by man."
– Rep. Todd Rokita on the government shutdown
October 11, 2013"Your teenager comes to you, saying she wants to attend a dance. You have some misgivings, but you say okay because she's so passionate about the issue. Then you learn a vicious motorcycle gang may well show up at the dance, so you change your mind based upon best available evidence. And you protect your daughter from possible danger. Obamacare is like that."
– Bill O'Reilly
October 10, 2013"Just as the Fugitive Slave Act was an overreach by the federal government, so too we understand that Obamacare is an assault on the rights of individuals."
– Rep. William O'Brien
October 09, 2013"Don't fart and point at the dog."
– Jon Stewart on GOP
October 08, 2013"As of today the United States is willingly, knowingly, intentionally sending arms to terrorists [in Syria]. Now what this says to me -- I'm a believer in Jesus Christ; as I look at the end times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry. We are to understand where we are in God's end times history. This isn't to cause us fear...Rather than seeing it as a negative, we need to rejoice. Maranatha, Come Lord Jesus. His day is at hand."
– Rep. Michele Bachmann
October 05, 2013"Unwilling to negotiate with the American people."
– Rep. Raul R. Labrador on President Obama
October 04, 2013"We are very excited. It's exactly what we wanted, and we got it."Rep. Michele Bachmann after vote leading to shutdown "It's wonderful. We're 100 percent united!...We are focusing on what we need to do and not worrying about what the other guy is going to do...That's how Ulysses S. Grant won the war."Rep. John Abney, on the same event"Mark Twain once said, 'Do the right thing and it will gratify some people and astonish the rest.' America's been a little astonished by us doing the right thing..."Rep. Tim Huelskamp"