14 Aug

Soundbites-02-sized“I have no insight into campaign 2016. I’m struggling right here with 2013.”
– Anthony Weiner backtracking from suggestions he knew something about Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign plans.

“That you did. That’s true.”
– New York City Comptroller candidate Scott Stringer in response to Eliot Spitzer saying he “got my hands dirty” as attorney general and governor.

“It’s been obvious that they’re doing everything they can to make him fail. And I hope, I hope — and I say this seriously — I hope that’s based on substance and not the fact that he’s African-American.”
– Democrat Senator Harry Reid on GOP obstruction of President Obama’s agenda.

“If I insulted anybody, it could have only been drug smugglers, just the drug smugglers, and I probably didn’t do an adequate job of insulting drug smugglers, but the people who want to disparage what I said and what they’re really doing is defending drug smugglers.”
– Republican Representative Steve King continuing to stick by his controversial remarks on the children of undocumented workers.

“I’m not naming any names, but one senator got up from a Southern state and said, ‘Well, you’ve got to understand that to my people down here, Obama seems like’ — he thought for a second and he said — ‘like he’s exotic.'”
– Democrat Senator Tom Harkin describing how one senator suggested his constituents still couldn’t identify with President Obama.

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