They Said What?! 2011 Year End Review
There were so many to choose from, I barely knew where to start. These are my top picks of the fantastically stupid and sometimes just fantastic things that were said in 2011. I skipped Bill Maher because he has enough for an entire post by himself. Perhaps I will explore that…Enjoy!
Barry’s Greatest Hits
Shared Sacrifice: “If you’re a family trying to cut back, you might skip going out to dinner. You might put off a vacation” Also, “But beginning to live within our means is the only way to protect those investments that will help America compete for new jobs,” and “You may want to think about a trade-in”
New Tone: In a go-ahead nod to Unions and the Left to wreak havoc in Wisconsin, the President said that Walker’s budget was “an assault on unions”.
Drooling to raise taxes: “We can’t simply cut our way to prosperity.”
Blame Bush: “Well, look there’s no doubt that we’ve gone through the toughest economic situation that we’ve seen since the Great Depression. I think the vast majority of people understand that this is something that we inherited and that when I came into office we’d already lost 4 million jobs and the few months after I got sworn in we lost another 4 million.”
Irony: “In fairness, since I have been called a socialist who wasn’t born in this country, who is destroying America and taking away its freedoms because I passed a health care bill, I am all for lowering the rhetoric.” Also, “The challenge we have right now is fixing our politics. Making sure that we’ve got the kind of politics and governance here in Washington which is responsive to the needs of the people, not the needs of special interests, that brings out the best in us and not the worst in us,”
We know you are the devil: “Don’t compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative.”
Malaise: “We have lost our ambition, our imagination, and our willingness to do the things that built the Golden Gate Bridge,” And: “We’ve been a little bit lazy over the last couple of decades. We’ve kind of taken for granted — ‘Well, people would want to come here’ — and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new businesses into America,” Also, “I’m trying to figure out… what Time Zone I am in here…“
Smartest. President. Ever.: “Deeply disturbed by the… uhhh.. ‘crashing’ of the English Embassy, Hawaii is in Asia.
Palin Derangement Syndrome
Paul Krugman states “We don’t have proof yet that this was political, but the odds are that it was” in his blog article for the New York Times. Note that the shooting had just started being reported no more than roughly an hour before his blog entry. The one just broke the stupid-o-meter. Make sure you take down those comments, Paul, the crazies are out in force telling you what a complete asshole you are.
Chris Titus: Basically said Palin should be assassinated if she were elected President. Yep, he learned nothing from Tuscon.
That New Tone, Hyperbole and Rhetoric
Michael Moore jumps on the Obama-backed Uprising in Wisconsin as he tweets “Madison is the new Cairo!
Lawrence O’Donnell: “Disgusting is too nice a word for Glenn Beck.”
Keith Olbermann hearts Michelle Malkin. Michelle hearts him back with a one words smack down: “Thank you!” Stay Classy, Olby. Also, he tweeted about S.E. Cupp: “On so many levels she’s a perfect demonstration of the necessity of the work Planned Parenthood does”, “Peter King is an asshole.”
Ed Schultz: Laura Ingraham is a “Right Wing Slut”
Joe Biden is not one to be upstaged by that pesky boss of his. He let everyone know he thinks the GOP are like rapists, More rape comparisons, “Don’t screw around with me!”, “They have acted like terrorists.”,
Eleanor Holmes Norton – “We are absolutely outraged. This is the functional equivalent of bombing innocent civilians,”
The Debt Ceiling Debate: The Helpful Round Up of Democrats New Tone During the Debt Debate
Jimmy Hoffa, Jr.: “Let’s take these sons of bitches out!”
Debbie Wasserbeast Schultz: “We’ve really begun to turn the economy around.”
Congresswoman Maxine Waters: “The Tea Party can go straight to Hell.”
Mika Brzezinski: “Rich white men need to contribute more to the budget solution.”
Farrakhan – “This is why we don’t trust White people”
Cornel West: Barack Obama is the ‘Black Mascot of Wall Street Oligarchs‘
Janeane Garafalo: Has some choice descriptors for Herman Cain and loads of awesome racist stuff.
George Lopez: “Cain is darker than Obama but whiter on the inside.“
David Gregory: “Well there is no, you know, Grand Wizard in the party right now who can really force the issue. I’ve talked to Cain’s advisers in Iowa, they think their support is still strong there, that it’s not falling. There may be cracks in the foundation according to pollsters I’m talking to, that his numbers may be starting to shift but right now core support remains there.”
Celebs, Loons and Democrats
Charlie Sheen: You didn’t think I’d leave him out did you? Well his greatest hits as New Yorker Cartoons was amusing this month. He’s not bipolar, he’s ‘bi-winning’. Sheen also gave a shout out to ex-wife-dog thief-loser-whore, Denise Richards, on Twitter.
Anthony Weiner: Can’t say with “Certitude” if that wang was his or not.
Jay Carney: “Well, two things remain uncontestably true. The economy is vastly improved from what it was when Barack Obama was sworn into office as president. We were in economic free-fall. There were predictions that we were headed to the second Great Depression. We were losing up to, over 700,000 jobs a month, we were contracting at greater than 6 percent — our economy was. So, the economy has improved. It has not improved enough.”
Princess Pelosi: “We are trying to save planet Earth as we know it.”
Al Sharpton: Resist We Much.
Alan West schools an obvious CAIR plant at a town hall meeting. Also, Obama is our Custer at our Economic Little Big Horn., I must confess, when I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool.”
Hermain Cain – “Obama is not the President of Black people”
Sarah Palin: “It’s the spending, Stupid!”
Former Congressman Mark Foley: Debbie Wasserbeast is a ‘chihuahua in high heels‘