Dumbest Quotes of Election 2008 By All Candidates

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posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 09:56 PM
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This is intended to be a humorous thread. Something you read and laugh about while your saying WTF? I can't believe he or she was that dumb to say that.

Please include the dumbest quotes you can from every candidate that has ran in the 2008 election.

Please don't feel that your candidate is being attacked if someone post one of their dumb quotes. This is for entertainment only.


Here's a couple of of mine.

Mike Huckabee

"That was Barack Obama. He just tripped off a chair. He's getting ready to speak and somebody aimed a gun at him and he -- he dove for the floor." --after his speech to the National Rifle Association was interrupted by a loud noise

Mitt Romney

"I saw my father march with Martin Luther King." (Romney's campaign later admitted that they didn't march on the same day, or in the same city)




posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 10:11 PM
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My favorite is when McCain answers a question by a college student reguarding his being to old for office. He answers him respectfully, then says..."Thanks for the question you little jerk."McCain Video



posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 07:31 AM
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FROM OBAMA -


“yes we can” is really meaningless and obnoxious – kinda plagiarized from Communist Che Guevara.

The best (worst) one almost certainly is this one by Obama -

“I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”

But then again, he gets a lot of use out of this continuing gaff – “uh … oh … um …. Uh … uh … uh …. Um …. Uh … uh …. “

This one really gets me!

The Selma quote - “There was something stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Alabama, because some folks are willing to march across a bridge. So they got together and Barack Obama Jr. was born.”

There are just so many, it’s hard to choose -

Obama stupid quotes in his own words.

” I won’t wear that pin on my chest” (and now he does)

"Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel's. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under a McCain...administration. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change." --Amman, Jordan, July 22, 2008

On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today -- our sense of patriotism is particularly strong."

"Hold on one second, sweetie, we're going to do -- we'll do a press avail." --to a female reporter for ABC's Detroit affiliate who asked about his plan to help American autoworkers.

"I've now been in 57 states -- I think one left to go." --at a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon

Why can't I just eat my waffle?" --after being asked a foreign policy question by a reporter while visiting a diner in Pennsylvania

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK." (UGH! Like we need to ask other countries what we can drive and eat, or what temp we keep our homes at?)

"It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." --explaining his troubles winning over some working-class voters See it here

"The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person, ... ."

"Come on! I just answered, like, eight questions." --exasperated by reporters after a news conference

"You're likeable enough, Hillary." --during a Democratic debate

"In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed." --on a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people

Lack of translaters quote - “We only have a certain number of them and if they are all in Iraq, then it’s harder for us to use them in Afghanistan.”

Obama’s states in the middle comment - "What it says is that I'm not very well known in that part of the country," Obama said. "Sen. Clinton, I think, is much better known, coming from a nearby state of Arkansas. So it's not surprising that she would have an advantage in some of those states in the middle."


Just gotta add these - they are freak'n outrageious!

DUMBEST quote from a politicial disciples –

Susan Sarandon gushed - "So I think he definitely has convinced people that he stands for change and for hope, and I can't wait to see what he stands for."

Spike Lee on Obama being elected in November - "When that happens, it will change everything. … You’ll have to measure time by `Before Obama’ and `After Obama … "Everything’s going to be affected by this seismic change in the universe"

Halle Barry said she’d pick up trash to make his way clean and ready – kinda like Jesus had Palm Sunday and people made his path ready for a triumphant entrance.


editing immediately to fix links


[edit on 9/6/2008 by FlyersFan]



posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 07:50 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK." (UGH! Like we need to ask other countries what we can drive and eat, or what temp we keep our homes at?)


Yeah, this one was a turning point for me. This may be the worst political quote of ALL TIME because rather than being a gaffe of some sort, he really believes it!

And it's an affront to the millions of people who have sacrificed in service to our country so that we DO have the freedom to eat what we want, drive an SUV, and live in a comfortable home.

Why does Obama think what a bureaucrat in Belgium thinks should have any influence over what I do?



posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 08:03 AM
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Originally posted by jamie83

Yeah, this one was a turning point for me. This may be the worst political quote of ALL TIME because rather than being a gaffe of some sort, he really believes it!

And it's an affront to the millions of people who have sacrificed in service to our country so that we DO have the freedom to eat what we want, drive an SUV, and live in a comfortable home.

Why does Obama think what a bureaucrat in Belgium thinks should have any influence over what I do?


Maybe because it's time people realised and faced up to the fact that no country can say they deserve to do what they like at the expense of the rest of the world. They can't act as though there is an infinite steady supply of produce and materials for consumption. Countries have to realise that sharing this planet means that we have to conscious of what we use and how much of it we use. Obama isn't saying that Americans CAN'T do those things. What he is saying is that we can't do what we like and expect other countries to say, "yeah go ahead, guzzle up all that gas in your SUV, pollute our planet as much as you like! You deserve to!"

Of course every country has it's responsibilities and every country could do better in some respect but for the purpose of this quote, I'm referring to America.



posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 08:33 AM
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Originally posted by Yossarian
Maybe because it's time people realised and faced up to the fact that no country can say they deserve to do what they like at the expense of the rest of the world.


Follow your own logic here.

Suppose we begin that your premise is correct. What does that imply?

That no country can say they deserve to do what they like. Countries are made of individuals making individual, day-to-day choices. This means no individual can say they deserve to do what they like.

So if people and countries can't simply do what they like, who is going to tell what they're allowed to do? Who is going to make up the rules for everybody on the planet? Should everybody have the same rules?

What your logic implies is that now we need a global government that makes up rules for everybody and every country because countries and people simply cannot do what they want anymore.

Seriously? You actually believe this is how things should be?

And who is wise enough to KNOW what 6 billion people should and shouldn't be doing everyday? Who is wise enough to tell us all what we should eat, what cars we can drive, and what we should set our thermostats at?

I am eagerly awaiting your response.



posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 08:49 AM
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Originally posted by jamie83

That no country can say they deserve to do what they like at the expense of the rest of the world. Countries are made of individuals making individual, day-to-day choices. This means no individual can say they deserve to do what they like at the expense of the rest of the world.

So if people and countries can't simply do what they like at the expense of the rest of the world., who is going to tell what they're allowed to do? Who is going to make up the rules for everybody on the planet? Should everybody have the same rules?

What your logic implies is that now we need a global government that makes up rules for everybody and every country because countries and people simply cannot do what they want anymore.

Seriously? You actually believe this is how things should be?

And who is wise enough to KNOW what 6 billion people should and shouldn't be doing everyday? Who is wise enough to tell us all what we should eat, what cars we can drive, and what we should set our thermostats at?

I am eagerly awaiting your response.


The bold additions are mine. That's the point I'm making.

To use a (pretty lame) analogy, a group of people living together in a house. People are free to do whatever they want and free to do it at others' expense if they so wish. However, that option generally descends into chaos so people agree on certain rules and modify what they do taking into account how it affects the other people sharing the house.

There are too many individuals in the world to sit down and agree on the rules so we vote in a government that shares our idea of how the "house should be structured". Obama's opinion is that we need rules, that we can't "use up all the milk" without expecting the other people in the house to be ok with that. You say that it's our right to do what we want, we pay the rent for the house and we have worked hard so whatever we want to do we do. Sure and that's your prerogative and if you want that you vote for the guy who will make sure you get that.

Ultimately, it's not about making strict blanket rules for everyone in the world allowing us to do some things and not others. It's about making sure that we have enough freedom without treading on the toes of others when it's not necessary to do so.



posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 09:17 AM
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Individual freedom without respect for others.

That's why it should be OK for someone to fly planes into building in New York and for the government of those who suffered that event to invade and dictate the way of life for those in the countries believed to have participated.

Taxpayers can be forced to pay to destroy and rebuild foreign countries and watch their own be neglected. They can be reassured that accepting a less free life is what they truly want and need. If I have the power and resources to control the water and food so you go without, that is acceptable as I am using my freedom and pursuit of life.

We are right on course in today's world.



posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 09:28 AM
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Originally posted by Yossarian

Originally posted by jamie83

Yeah, this one was a turning point for me. This may be the worst political quote of ALL TIME because rather than being a gaffe of some sort, he really believes it!

And it's an affront to the millions of people who have sacrificed in service to our country so that we DO have the freedom to eat what we want, drive an SUV, and live in a comfortable home.

Why does Obama think what a bureaucrat in Belgium thinks should have any influence over what I do?


Maybe because it's time people realised and faced up to the fact that no country can say they deserve to do what they like at the expense of the rest of the world. They can't act as though there is an infinite steady supply of produce and materials for consumption. Countries have to realise that sharing this planet means that we have to conscious of what we use and how much of it we use. Obama isn't saying that Americans CAN'T do those things. What he is saying is that we can't do what we like and expect other countries to say, "yeah go ahead, guzzle up all that gas in your SUV, pollute our planet as much as you like! You deserve to!"

Of course every country has it's responsibilities and every country could do better in some respect but for the purpose of this quote, I'm referring to America.



VERY WELL SPOKEN!
It´s about time the US wakes up and realizes that we SHARE this planet. The amount of energy each one of uses is felt throughout the entire world. Global warming means GLOBAL warming. The hundreds of square kilometers of floating grocery bags in the pacific ocean do not juts affect the uS but the whole damn world.
Wasn´t the Kyoto agreement largely written buy americans, and then subsequently rejected by the US? WAKE UP!



posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 09:41 AM
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Originally posted by Yossarian

Ultimately, it's not about making strict blanket rules for everyone in the world allowing us to do some things and not others. It's about making sure that we have enough freedom without treading on the toes of others when it's not necessary to do so.


I understand, and that's great in theory. And I understand your analogy of living in the house.

But I think it's based on a false premise. The resources you are talking about while theoretically "limited" are so abundant that their limits will not be reached in our lifetime.

And the argument about the limited resources might be more congruent if Obama and his liberal counterparts weren't so adamant about NOT accessing the resources we have now. They are preventing us by LAW from accessing oil and gas that we could be using.

Drilling may or may not be THE answer, but NOT drilling certainly isn't the answer.



posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 12:16 PM
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Originally posted by Psychopump
Global warming means GLOBAL warming.

I guess you haven't heard the facts that 'global warming' is a natural cycle which has been happening long before humans showed up AND that solar activity and sunspots have bearing on the natural cyclical global warming.


WAKE UP!

back actchya.



posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 12:43 PM
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This is one of my all time favorite collection of Obama Gaffes, and they're all in his own voice. It cracks me up every time I here it.




[edit on 6-9-2008 by LLoyd45]



posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 01:07 PM
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"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK." (UGH! Like we need to ask other countries what we can drive and eat, or what temp we keep our homes at?)


That is not a dumb quote that is regurgitation of Brzezinski


Brzezinski argues that the American standard of living is still much too high. The American standard of living has been reduced now by about 2/3 since about the Kennedy assassination. Brzezinski says: “No that's still too much. They are opulent,” he says, “they are hedonistic, they have monstrous consumption.” And Brzezinski says: “This is a problem in the world because people are envious and resentful of this so we're going to lower it even further.”




That quote tells you exactly what Obama really thinks needs to be done to Americans, bring us down to the level of the third world so they no longer envy us.



posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 05:35 PM
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Hillary


“We are going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.”


Joe Biden

“You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. … I’m not joking.”


Here's your sign..........



posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 05:49 PM
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Originally posted by jam321
Hillary


“We are going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.”


Joe Biden

“You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. … I’m not joking.”


Here's your sign..........


and of course the republicans have NEVER, NEVER, said something stupid, or insulting, especially with the 8 years of bush. or the brilliant utterances of vice-president dan quayle...this is a useless thread



posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 05:52 PM
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Originally posted by jimmyx
and of course the republicans have NEVER, NEVER, said something stupid, or insulting, ...


hey buddy ... read the OP .... if you have a dumb quote by a republican then POST IT. Quit whining. This thread is open to post dumb quotes from all poltiicians.




posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 05:58 PM
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Thanks FlyersFan for what you pointed out.


jimmyx, Does Mike Huckabee and Rudy G count as Republicans? I started the thread with quotes from them.

If you have any feel free to add like FlyersFan said.





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