Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
May 21, 2012"President Obama tucked away the Clinton doctrine [of no more big government] in his large drawer of discarded ideas, along with transparency and birpartisanship. It's enough to make you wonder if maybe it was a personal beef with the Clintons. Probably, it runs much deeper than that."
– Mitt Romney
May 18, 2012"I'm not familiar, precisely, with exactly what I said, but I stand by what I said, whatever it was."
– Mitt Romney, standing by his earlier comment that Obama wanted to make America "a less Christian nation"
May 17, 2012"The long term goal of the homosexual movement is to get every little boy to grab his ankles and every little girl to give it a try. They will not rest until every one of our children at least gets to try, has the opportunity and maybe is forced to at least once experience homosexual acts."
– Paul Cameron, of the Family Research Institute, also stating that Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage "lends some credence" to claims that the president is gay
May 16, 2012"We shall not have any course but armed revolution should we fail with the power of the vote in November. This Republic cannot survive for 4 more years underneath this political socialist ideologue."
– Ponch McPhee, editor of the Green County, Virginia, Republican Committee newsletter
May 15, 2012"To this day it troubles me. What a senseless, stupid, idiotic thing to do."-- Thomas Buford, who witnessed a Romney-led attack on a gay teenager"It was vicious."-- Philip Maxwell, another witness"It was horrible. It's something I have thought about a lot since then."-- John Lauber, the student who was attacked"You know, I don't, I don't remember that particular incident."-- Mitt Romney"
May 14, 2012"Call me cynical, but I didn't think his views on marriage could get any gayer."
– Rand Paul on President Obama
May 12, 2012"I got manually raped by a guy. This guy, it seemed to me, was getting off on it. And the tighter I got and the angrier I got, he just wanted to be a little more intimate, and go up here and down there."
– Gerlado Rivera, about a TSA agent
May 11, 2012"Has shaken his fist at the same God who created and defined marriage...A sad day for America."
– Rev. Franklin Graham on Obama
May 10, 2012"Bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view."
– Senatorial candidate Richard Mourdock, winner of the Indiana GOP primary
May 08, 2012"If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye."-- Mitt Romney, 2008"Bailout of enterprises that are in trouble, that's not the way to go. I know President Bush started it with the auto industry. I thought it was a mistake."-- Mitt Romey, 2009"I pushed the idea of a managed bankruptcy, and finally when that was done, and help was given, the companies got back on their feet. So, I'll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry has come back."-- Mitt Romney, 2012"