The Race Card

August 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

Chris Mathews and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus got into a heated debate on the August 27 airing of Morning Joe when Chris Mathews criticized the use of the race card by the Republican Party against President Obama. Watch the video below:

No One’s Ever Asked To See My Birth Certificate

August 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

“Ann was born in Henry Ford Hospital, I was born in Harper Hospital. No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate; they know that this is the place where both of us were born and raised.”

  • Mitt Romney, August 24, 2012
  • Source: video
  • Context: Mitt Romney made this comment, which appeared to pander to “birthers” (people who believe that Barack Obama was not born in the United States) within his party, to a crowd in Michigan. The Romney campaign defended the comment, saying that “the governor has always said, and has repeatedly said, he believes the president was born here in the United States. He was only referencing that Michigan, where he is campaigning today, is the state where he himself was born and raised.” The Obama campaign released a statement saying “Governor Romney’s decision to directly enlist himself in the birther movement should give pause to any rational voter across America.”

UN Occupation

August 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

“He’s going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the U.N., and what is going to happen when that happens. I’m thinking the worst. Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. And we’re not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations, we’re talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy. Now what’s going to happen if we do that, if the public decides to do that? He’s going to send in U.N. troops. I don’t want ’em in Lubbock County. OK. So I’m going to stand in front of their armored personnel carrier and say, ‘You’re not coming in here.’ And the sheriff, I’ve already asked him, I said, ‘You gonna back me?’ He said, ‘Yeah, I’ll back you.’ Well, I don’t want a bunch of rookies back there. I want trained, equipped, seasoned veteran officers to back me.”

  • Tom Head, Republican county judge in Lubbock, Texas
  • Source: Fox34 News (video)
  • Context: On a discussion about a tax increase in the county in order to increase the pay of attorneys and to hire more deputies, Tom Head argued  that the tax was necessary in order to prepare the county for many contingencies. He went into detail about one of them, which was a conspiracy theory that President Obama, if re-elected, plans to hand over the United States to the United Nations, which would incite a revolt amongst the American public against occupy UN forces.

Worse Than Any Enemy We’ve Had

August 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

“Well to show our Governor our President, Speaker of the House, what we really think of them. That these people are anti-American, they’re un-America, basically they’re worse than any of the enemies America has ever fought against.”

“We fought against Communism for 46 years during the Cold War and basically we’ve let a Communist into the White House. He’s not just a socialist, he’s an out and out communist. He’s taken over the auto industry, he’s taken over the banks. Socialists have high taxes, communists take over businesses, take over ownership. That’s what he’s done.”

  • Paul Smith, current Councilman for Sterling Heights, April 15, 2009
  • Source: video
  • Context: This video recently came to the attention of the City Council of Sterling Heights, prompting members of the council to pass a resolution on August 8, 2012, urging for Smith to resign from his post. The video, taken in April of 2009, shows“Smith, a tea party member, displaying signs showing illustrations of the impaled head of the president, then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm with a noose around her neck and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with bullet holes in her face. The signs also included slurs against undocumented immigrants and gay people.” In the video, other members of the Tea Party rally can be heard saying “it’s a set up”, “don’t believe him”, and “shut up”, implying that Smith was there to embarrass the Tea Party. In the video, Smith denied the allegations, saying “its not a set up”. After three years, it is apparent that Smith is, in fact, a Tea Party member and not a plant.

Stupid Single Women

August 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

“I think it’s probably a good sign that Obama is so desperate just to get the base Democratic voter — stupid single women — to vote for him. This is good news that he needs to lock up that part of the Democratic vote…He’s trying to get the stupid single women voter, which is the Democratic Party base. And I would just say to stupid single women voters, your husband will not be able to pay you child support – if Obamacare goes through and Obama is re-elected you are talking about the total destruction of wealth in America. It is the end of America as we know it. There will be no innovation, there will be no growth. Great, you will get free contraception; you won’t have to pay a $10 co-pay, but it will be the end of America. Think about that!”

  • Ann Coulter, August 9, 2012
  • Source: Hannity on Fox News (video)
  • Context: Ann Coulter was discussing Obama’s out reach to female voters. She also believes that the Affordable Care Act is the end of America and that it will be the end of wealth, innovation, and growth.

We Have No Proof

August 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

“We have no proof today, but I would say to you under Obama’s ideology it is absolutely true that he would be comfortable sending a lot of people checks for doing nothing.”

  • Newt Gingrich, August 8, 2012
  • Source: CNN (video)
  • Context: Gingrich was asked by Anderson Cooper about the accuracy of Romney’s new attack ad against Obama, which claims the President wants to give welfare to people without a work requirement. The ad is false, but this is a rare admission for an influential Republican. Gingrich goes on to say, however, that he believes Obama’s ultimate goal is to give “people checks for doing nothing.”

Hoping For Higher Gas Prices

August 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

Hermain Cain, former Republican candidate for President, made an appearance on the Neal Boortz radio show where he was asked by a caller whether it was wrong to hope “that gas would hit $4 so people would realize that we need a Republican in the presidency.” Regardless of the fact that presidents have no control over the price of gasoline to begin with, Hermain Cain responded by saying that it was not wrong to hope for higher gas prices.

“That’s not wrong at all. If it hits $4 a gallon nationally, that would be a huge wake up call for a lot of people who, quite frankly, aren’t paying attention. And the other reason that I would agree with you that it was not wrong in order to wake people up in that manner because sometimes you don’t wake them up until it hits their checkbook.”

He also went onto suggest that there was a world wide conspiracy involving oil producing nations to keep gas prices low so that Obama would win re-election and therefore perpetuate “chaos” globally.

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