Bizarre quotes

16 Oct

Bizarre quotes by Mitt Romney:

”We use Ann sparingly right now so that people don’t get tired of her.”
— Referring to his wife while speaking to a room of wealthy donors in Florida, May 17, 2012.

”I know what it’s like to worry whether you’re going to get fired. There were a couple of times I wondered whether I was going to get a pink slip.”
— Attempting to identify with the problems of average folk in January 2011.

”When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem.”
— Suggesting it would be a good idea to crack a window in a pressurized cabin at 35,000 feet with 500-mile-an-hour winds at a Beverly Hills fundraiser, September 22, 2012.

”I’m not sure about these cookies. They don’t look like you made them. No, no. They came from the local 7/11, bakery, or whatever.”
— Visiting a local bakery while campaigning in Pittsburgh, PA, April 17, 2012. (The owner of the bakery later said he was offended by Romney’s remarks.)

”I should tell my story. I’m also unemployed.”
— The multimillionaire speaking in 2011 to unemployed people in Florida.

”I get speaker’s fees from time to time, but not very much.”
— He earned $374,000 in speaking fees in one year according to his personal financial disclosure in January 2012.

”Don’t try to stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom.”
— Defending banks and kicking people out of their homes

”Corporations are people, my friend… of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People’s pockets. Human beings, my friend.”
— Speaking to a heckler at the Iowa State Fair who suggested that taxes should be raised on corporations to help balance the budget, in August 2011.

”I saw my father march with Martin Luther King.”
— Bragging in 2007 about his family’s record on civil rights. Romney later admitted he didn’t technically see his father march with King, nor did his father ever march with the civil rights leader on the same day or in the same city.

”There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. … My job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
— Leaked comments from a fundraiser in May 2012.

”I don’t manage the money that I have. In order to make sure that I didn’t have a conflict of interest while I was governor or while I was considering a run for national office, I had a blind trust established.”
– Speaking earlier this year.

”The blind trust is an age-old ruse, if you will, which is to say, you can always tell the blind trust what it can and cannot do. You give a blind trust rules.”
– Speaking in 1994.

”I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that’s the America millions of Americans believe in. That’s the America I love.”
— Speaking in January 2012.

Bizarre Quotes by Barack Obama

”No, no. I have been practicing…I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like Special Olympics, or something.”
—Making an off-hand joke during an appearance on ”The Tonight Show,” March 19, 2009 (Obama later apologized)

”The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries.”
— Tampa, Fla., January 28, 2010

”I’ve now been in 57 states — I think one left to go.”
— At a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon

”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

”Come on! I just answered, like, eight questions.”
— Exasperated by reporters after a news conference

”The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system.”
— Remarks after a health care roundtable with physicians, nurses and health care providers, Washington, D.C., July 20, 2009

”In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed.”
— Talking about a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people.

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