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10 Worst Political Quotes of 2012

10 Worst Political Quotes of 2012
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From quotes encouraging people to look on the bright side of rape, to absolute mental meltdowns, 2012 was a truly great year for foot-in-mouth disease. How great? Michele Bachmann didn’t even make the top 10!

Without further ado, here’s a look at ten things that should never have been said.

10. “[Mitt Romney] wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve ever met in my life. He had no desire to…run.”

–Tagg Romney

Mitt Romney started running for president in 2006. He spent $50 million of his own money and reversed pretty much every position he ever held in his life, simply for the chance to be president. On election night, he had fireworks at the ready for the moment when he was coronated elected president.

Now that he isn’t president, his son, Tagg, is claiming that Mitt never wanted to be president anyhow. That he really didn’t want to run, and only did so because there was literally not another person in America who would be as awesome a president as Mitt would. Also, Tagg reports that Mitt never wanted the grapes that he wasn’t able to reach, because they were probably sour.

The Romney campaign’s demise has been a font of Schadenfreude for those who voted against him. From the debacle that was Mitt’s get-out-the-vote effort, to the lamentation of Mitt that President Obama had won thanks to “free stuff,” camp Romney has been steadily producing the sweet tears of unfathomable sadness for almost two straight months.

Still, Tagg’s quote is perhaps the perfect synecdoche for the entire Romney for President effort. Transparently false, aimed poorly and arrogant to the last, Tagg Romney has written Mitt’s political epitaph: “He never actually was interested in politics.” For a man who was both pro-choice and anti-choice, pro–gay rights and anti–gay rights, pro–universal health care and anti–universal health care, this is one perfect, final reversal. Indeed, in this case, the Romneys are with America — we didn’t really want Mitt to be president, either.

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5:28PM PDT on Aug 17, 2013

Lolz politics.

1:16PM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

some of these were just so ignorant it was almost painful

12:10PM PST on Jan 9, 2013

Hey everybody. Just wanted to know why we're all arguing? Believe it or not some of us like to read these comments for an actual response to the argument, but arguments in the comments section make that difficult for us to do. If you disagree with someone, think inside your head "wow. I completely disagree and this person may well be a total idiot." If you agree, send them a star. If that doesn't suffice, tell a family member what you're thinking, or at very most shoot that person a message telling them what you think of them. But the rest of us innocent internet folks do not wish to be caught in your crossfire. We're all adults here (except me, I'm only 18) so please act like it. Please and thank you --Imani

5:42PM PST on Jan 7, 2013

As usual rhetoric, 0 substance, debate your insanity any day Toby.

12:23AM PST on Jan 4, 2013

Kevin, David reminds me of a Sheriff we used to have who would dispense justice with his fist. In fact he beat a man to death in the jail and got away with it. To many in my R community that act just saved a trial. Shortly after that it was discovered that a two or three year streak of burglarlies was actually our entire police force who had the same mindset...to take what they wanted... from anyone (except their friends).

Those are the good old days to David... prior to all those socialists that want fair trials and the like. I believe he really thinks we must return to those days, by any means necessary.

10:22PM PST on Jan 3, 2013

Yes David, and there was a time where your posts made sense and were worthy of a detailed response. Unfortunately that time appears to have passed.

8:01PM PST on Jan 3, 2013

David F., I can't help myself; I simply must say this. How many times does Kevin B. have to explain things to you? After a while, it just gets old and obviously, it's not sinking in anyway.

5:49PM PST on Jan 3, 2013

Kevin, there was a time when you would explain why I’m wrong, not just say I’m wrong.

3:20PM PST on Jan 3, 2013

Where did politicians go to school? And what planet do they live on? Because it's obvious that they are not "one of us."

3:04PM PST on Jan 3, 2013

David F.- You lost the November presidential elections and all of your posturing and outrgeous nonsensical pontificating and blustering does not change that simple fact (oh and watch it with the nasty mouth when you talk to Pam).

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