Soundbites

16 Feb

The things people say.

Open rear end – insert head.

“If this race does come down to who can run the most negative ads… and beat them into submission with those negative ads, we can stop the campaign now. It’s Mitt Romney.”
— John Brabender, media strategist for Rick Santorum, quoted by The Hill.

“Don’t you see how they see you? How they look down their nose at the average Americans. These elite snobs!”
— Rick Santorum, quoted by the Idaho Statesman, arguing that the Obama administration thinks it can force the Catholic Church to hire women priests.

“It’s not okay because it’s a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”
— Rick Santorum, quoted by Time, on why he wants to fight the “dangers of contraception.”

“This week, President Obama will release a budget that won’t take any meaningful steps toward solving our entitlement crisis. The president has failed to offer a single serious idea to save Social Security and is the only president in modern history to cut Medicare benefits for seniors.”
— Mitt Romney, quoted by the Boston Globe, blaming President Obama for failing to curb the growth of entitlement spending while at the same time criticizing him for cutting Medicare benefits.

“We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don’t need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate.”
— Grover Norquist, quoted by David Frum, making the case that Mitt Romney would be an acceptable Republican nominee.

“He’s a good friend. But, I would say 95.99 percent of our conversation is about President Obama’s re-election. That’s much to my chagrin. I would like to talk about me.”
— Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, quoted by the Chicago Sun Times, on Obama adviser David Axelrod.

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