“Some people could make the argument that a lot of people like being in abusive relationships. It’s a love-hate relationship. It’s very, very common for people to stick around with somebody they love who also abuses him or her.”
– New Hampshire Republican state Representative Mark Warden during a debate on a bill to reduce the penalty for simple assault.
“Here’s an analogy folks, I ask you to think of this: You folks in Chicago, want me to get castrated because your families are having too many kids. It spells out exactly what is happening here! You want us to get rid of guns…”
– Illinois Republican state Representative Jim Sacia on an epic tirade against Democratic legislators for forcing gun control on the entire state to deal with Chicago’s “run away gun problem”.
“I was very proud of the fact that I didn’t get anything wrong that I said during the course of the debates. I didn’t get anything wrong, and that’s a huge arena.”
– Republican Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on her performance in the 2012 GOP presidential debates.
“We have moved a bill in the House twice. We should not have to move a third bill before the Senate gets off their ass and begins to do something.”
– Republican Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on avoiding the sequester.
“If I was the governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, I’d probably be freaked out.”
– Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker on the impact of sequestration on states with a large defense industry.
“Is this journalism or oppo research? There’s not really any reporting involved in this.”
– Mitt Romney strategist Stu Stevens on Mother Jones winning a George Polk Award for uncovering the “47% video.”