The Best and Most Extensive “Say What?” so far….
TOTUS: “Help! I’ve been kidnaped!”
Michelle Obama: “Our philosophy is if you live right every day – and I shouldn’t say “right,” but if you make good choices every day – I tell this to my girls all the time – that when it’s time for the holidays and the fun stuff and the birthday party, that you don’t have to worry about it because you’re doing what you’re supposed to do every single day. So we really talk about daily choices that they’re making, and balance. Right? Because I don’t want them to have to worry about how much candy they eat on Halloween.”
Michelle Obama, making her first tweet: “So this is how you tweet, huh? …whoa, I did it.”
President Barack Obama of the GOP: “You got their plan, which is let’s have dirtier air, dirtier water, (and) less people with health insurance,”
President Obama on his jobs bill which was rejected in Congress by all the Republicans and 2 Democrats: “We’ve decided, let’s let them do the right thing one more time. We’re going to give them another chance to do their jobs by looking after your jobs. So this week, I’m asking members of Congress to vote. What we’re going to do is we’re going to break up my jobs bill. Maybe they just couldn’t understand the whole thing all at once. So we’re going to break it up into bite-size pieces so they can take a thoughtful approach to this legislation,”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: “It is very clear that private-sector jobs have been doing fine. It is the public-sector jobs where we have lost huge numbers. That is what this [jobs] legislation is all about.”
President Barack Obama: “The most important thing we can do right now is those of us in leadership letting people know that we understand their struggles [of the Wall Street occupiers] and we are on their side, and that we want to set up a system in which hard work, responsibility, doing what you’re supposed to do, is rewarded. And that people who are irresponsible, who are reckless, who don’t feel a sense of obligation to their communities and their companies and their workers that those folks aren’t rewarded.” All this time, I thought that we had a system where hard work and responsibility were supposed to pay off.
President Obama: “I understand the frustrations being expressed in those protests. In some ways, they’re not that different from some of the protests that we saw coming from the Tea Party. Both on the left and the right, I think people feel separated from their government. They feel that their institutions aren’t looking out for them,”
President Obama: “I’m here in Detroit visiting workers at a GM plant in the heart of a resurgent American auto industry.” Experts in video effects said Mr Obama’s talk on boosting employment had actually been recorded in front of a neutral “green screen” and the factory background filled in later. The White House denies this.
Obama: “We’re here because this week, Congress passed landmark trade agreements with countries like Korea, and assistance for American workers that will be a big win for our economy…So it was good to see Congress act in a bipartisan way on something that will help create jobs at a time when millions of Americans are out of work and need them now.” These are the trade agreements negotiated by George W. Bush and have been sitting on Obama’s desk since he became president.
Obama: “After 9 years, America’s war in Iraq will be over.”
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: “What we’ve seen from President Obama over the last two-and-half years and, remarkably, with the events of the last six months is that his kind of smart leadership in a complex world is paying off.”
Vice President Joe Biden: “The other thing I’ve heard from my friends who oppose this – this whole jobs bill and this – that `This is just temporary.’ Let me tell you, it’s not temporary when that 911 call comes in and a woman’s being raped and a cop shows up in time to prevent the rape – it’s not temporary to that woman. It’s not temporary to the guy whose store is being held up and has a gun pointed to his head if a cop shows up and he’s not killed! That’s not temporary to that store owner. Give me a break – temporary. I wish these guys who called this temporary, I wish they had some notion of what it’s like to be on the other side of a gun, or a 200-pound man standing over you telling you to submit. Folks, it matters. It matters.“ Said of a 1-year jobs bill paid for 10 years of taxation.
NOW president Terry O’Neill: “I think he is concretely worried that with fewer police on the beat crime will go up. I think he is imagining the lives of real people. That is not a device – that is an actual ability to know what everyday people go through.”
Joe Biden sells Obama’s jobs bill to the 4th graders at Alexander B. Goode Elementary School in York, PA: “Here in this school, your school, you’ve had a lot of teachers who used to work here, but because there’s no money for them in the city, they’re not working. And so what happens is, when that occurs, each of the teachers that stays have more kids to teach. And they don’t get to spend as much time with you as they did when your classes were smaller. We think the federal government in Washington, D.C., should say to the cities and states, look, we’re going to give you some money so that you can hire back all those people. And the way we’re going to do it, we’re going to ask people who have a lot of money to pay just a little bit more in taxes.”
David Axelrod on Rick Perry’s energy plan: “[it is a] a Xeroxed copy of the oil lobby’s wish list for America.”
AFL-CIO leader Richard Trumka on Herman Cain‘s 9-9-9 Plan: “It’s tough to take anything like that seriously. Look, workers are working hard and their wages have stagnated. To have Herman Cain, a serious contender on the Republican side make a statement and say to further lower wages and to do away with the minimum wage, it’s almost laughable.”
Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif: “I’ve heard my own colleagues on the Republican side say, `We just want to make Obama look so bad, we don’t care how bad the economy gets.’”
Reporter: “You’ve heard them say that?”
Sanchez: “Yes. They have said that. They’ve said that. They’ve said that behind closed doors to me….’we’re going to make him look bad; we’re going to get rid of him.’”
Reporter: “Who is saying that, congresswoman?”
Sanchez “Well, you know, I’m not. you know, these are actual friends on the other side who`ve said this is what’s happening in our conference, in their groupings when they’re meeting.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders (and self-proclaimed socialilst): “I think what the president is catching on to is that the American people want him to stand up tall and straight on behalf of working families who are struggling desperately today and take on the big money interests who are so powerful and the wealthiest people who are doing phenomenally well…We need to address the issue of the rich getting richer and everybody else getting poorer.”
The American Nazi Party (which is a leftist organization, not a conservative one): “Racial Comrades: I am going to address the issue of this “Occupy Wall Street” fervor that has been sweeping the land like a breath of cleansing air!
THE NATIVES ARE GETTING RESTLESS, AND ZOG FEARS IT MIGHT HAVE A POPULAR UPRISING ON ITS HANDS – finally!
This issue is TAYLOR MADE for National Socialists, as well as WN who are serious about DOING SOMETHING – MORE – than shouting “racial slurs” and acting like “poster boys of hate” loons.
After all – JUST WHO – are the WALL STREET BANKERS? The vast majority are JEWS – and the others are SPIRITUAL JEW materialists, who would sell their own mother’s gold teeth for a PROFIT. And MORE and MORE people are AWARE of this truth, are not only NOT afraid to TALK ABOUT IT – they’re shouting it on WALL STREET!”
Stacey Hessler, 38, a married mother of four from Florida: “I’m not planning on going home…I have no idea what the future holds, but I’m here indefinitely. Forever…Military people leave their families all the time, so why should I feel bad? I’m fighting for a better world.” Her husband is a banker.
Sign at Occupy Wall Street: “Debt is slavery.” Interestingly enough, many of the Occupy-types want us, as taxpayers, to pay for their debt. That would be slavery.
Ashley Love, a young member of the OWS : “I am an occupier, I am a drummer, and, despite what they say, I am also a human being.”
Occupy Dayton man: “F___ The Military, f___ your flag and f___ the police.”
Occupy Oakland protester to KGO-TV’s Amy Hollyfield: “We shoot white bitches like you around here.”
Occupy Oakland: It’s this “f___-up system that makes us racist and violent.”
Wall Street protester sign (she is joking): “This sign makes me important”
A professor at New York University speaking to Wall Street occupiers: “If we get rid of the board of directors, if we get rid of the major shareholders, the machines will still be there. The factory will not move. The workers will have all the skills. We will produce just fine.”
Nan Terrie, 18-year old, a kitchen and legal-team volunteer from Fort Lauderdale, at occupy Wall Street: “Stealing is our biggest problem at the moment. I had my Mac stolen – that was like $5,500. Every night, something else is gone. Last night, our entire [kitchen] budget for the day was stolen, so the first thing I had to do was . . . get the message out to our supporters that we needed food!” Lying may be the second biggest problem. A $5,500 Mac??
Actress Kathy Bates: The last two years, I want to go back, something my father said to me – he always said, “Stand up on your hind legs and fight.” And that’s what I’d like to say to my president, whom I’m so proud of. But I want him to stand up on his hind legs and fight these rat bastards. And he has got do it.
CNN’s Piers Morgan: Who do you mean by the rat bastards?
Kathy Bates: Well, I think he’s got to indict these guys from Wall Street. Somebody’s got pay for that mess. And I don’t think it’s the American public.
The Compliant Obama Press Corps:
Time magazine’s Toure: “This presidential election has not lacked for clowns, and in a circus Herman Cain fits right in. But as the Black clown, Cain’s foot-in-mouth moments mostly involve insulting the Black community. This could be to establish his independence from the community in order to earn his bona fides with the GOP electorate or a way of appeasing the white conservatives he’s courting. Or it could be that his foot and his mouth are magnetized. Whatever the reason, as a Black person, the Hermanator experience has been as distasteful as rancid, spoiled, stinky, curdled milk.”
Also in this Time article about Herman Cain: “[he is] the Black Sarah Palin…Big Daddy Cain…Cain is a clown. You see it in the way he constantly mollifies white audiences with self-effacing, racialized comedy that borders on minstrelsy.”
NBC newsman Martin Bashir: `Do you think Herman Cain can spell the word `Iraq’?’
Tim Carman, writing for the Washington Post on Herman Cain: “One of his primary credentials for the job involves his nearly miraculous healing of the once-moribund Godfather’s Pizza, as if America were a midgrade Midwestern chain whose many problems could be solved with a few deaths in the family (read: store closings) and a tough-talking thug in a pin-stripe suit and fedora.”
CNN’s Don Lemon distorts a poll: “So Will, 72 percent, 72 percent of voting Republicans think abortion should be legal under all or certain circumstances.” Under which circumstances is ignored in his reporting of the facts.
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews to Republican candidate Jon Huntsman: “You know what I want to say to you? Thank you for your service. Thank you for your service, for being the same man in the Republican Party. It reminds us there’s actually someone who has their feet on the ground.”
Chris Matthews on the South Carolina voter ID law: “There have been complaints by many South Carolinians that the law [requiring citizens to show photo identification at the polls] will effectively end up disenfranchising many traditionally Democratic supporters in the state.”
Washington Post‘s Lisa Miller in her On Faith blog: “What would Jesus think about Occupy Wall Street? …The Jesus of history would love them all.”
Miller does admit: “The protestors don’t talk much about Jesus or God. Nor do they offer explicit guidance on transcendent, higher principles.”
Colin Moynihan of the New York Times, on the OWS bunch: “Many of the protesters would say that their mere presence is their message.”
Liberals from the past:
President Obama: “I’ve been a little amused [about] these people having these rallies…you’d think they be saying, ‘Thank you.’ ” Will the President say this to the Wall Street Protesters, who apparently don’t realize that Wall Street was fixed by the Dodd-Frank Bill. Maybe the President needs to explain that in short paragraphs so they will understand?
Obama to Eric Cantor: “I won. So I think on that one, I trump you.”
Former House Majority Whip James Cliburn: “We’re responding to the American people [by being purely partisan]. The American people didn’t listen to them too well during the election.”
President Obama, in firing up Democrats to pass his first Stimulus bill: “[Americans] did not vote for the false theories of the past, and they didn’t vote for phony arguments and petty politics. They didn’t vote for the status quo — they sent us here to bring change.” Washington flushing nearly $1 trillion down the crapper certainly could be classified as change.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai: “God forbid, If ever there is a war between Pakistan and America, Afghanistan will side with Pakistan.”
Egyptian researcher Muhammad Galaa Idris in an interview which aired on Al-Rahma TV in Egypt: “Another cause for the hatred of Jews is the social cause. Due to the sense of superiority of the Jews, they lived in separate quarters in all societies. These were called ghettoes in the West…The Jews were responsible for all the depravity that has spread in society. The gangs of thieves. . . The stories of Charles Dickens – Oliver Twist and others – exemplify that. They show how the Jews would deal with stolen goods and so on. The Jews were behind the spread of immorality, prostitution, and licentiousness in Europe. They were behind the spread of all sins, and they are to this day. This is written in The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. We’ve discussed this. Moral corruption is part of the conspiracy…This is a part of a campaign to brainwash the world. The Jews have managed to brainwash Europe.”
An article published on a Fatah-affiliated website, by journalist Sami Foda, about the Israeli prisoner who was exchanged this week: “[Gilad Shalit is] a young man who spent his time in bars and brothels, playing games and pampering himself. He enjoyed the pleasures of a land not his own. He went around robbing, stealing, torching, raping, trampling, and desecrating the soil of this land that is not his own. He viciously strove to shed the blood of the martyrs, killed innocent people, shelled the homes of innocent people with tanks, destroying them without shame, mercy, or pangs of conscience, a stupid murderer who did not mind killing our elderly, our men, our youth, and our women, and even our poor children, [so] pure and innocent. This soldier was a waif born in a shelter as a result of the deterioration and disintegration of Israeli society. A Zionist soldier, he became seeped with Zionism to the bone. . . [He is] a gullible [boy], the genetic grandson of the Zionist leaders by virtue of his affiliation with, and loyalty to, his Nazi leaders. This monster joined the army of Zionist gangs, to carry on the legacy of his fathers, the apes and pigs of the Haganah, Irgun, Stern, and Palmach organizations, in order to carry out the orders of his fascist masters. That was the Zionist soldier Gilad Shalit, 19 years-old when he was captured by the Palestinian resistance.
Arab from the past:
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2010:”Now, ruling America is a black man from our continent, an African from Arab descent, from Muslim descent, and this is something we never imagined – that from Reagan we would get to Barakeh Obama…He is someone I consider a friend. He knows he is a son of Africa. Regardless of his African belonging, he is of Arab Sudanese descent, or of Muslim descent. He is a man whose policy should be supported, and he should be assisted in implementing it in any way possible, since he is now leaning towards peace.”"
Liberals making sense:
University professor and FoxNews commentator Carol Helman on Joe Biden: “If I was his advance team, I’d be concerned every time this man went out.”
Ward Armstrong, an incumbent in Virginia’s house of delegates, now up for re-election: “Now Charles Poindexter [his political opponent] is comparing me to Barack Obama. That’s a stretch, Charles. I’m pro-life, pro-gun and I always put Virginia first. That’s why I opposed the cap-and-trade bill.”
Catherine Hughes, a stay-at-home mom who lives one block from the Wall Street protest: “They’re defecating on our doorsteps. The cowbells start at 4 a.m. and the drumming goes past 10 a.m. A lot of people are very frustrated. A lot of people are concerned about the safety of our kids.”
Bank of America’s Ethan S. Harris: “The credit rating agencies have strongly suggested that further rating cuts are likely if Congress does not come up with a credible long-run plan. Hence, we expect at least one credit downgrade in late November or early December when the super Committee crashes.”
Question to the President: “If you had to do anything differently during your first four years, what would it be?”
President Obama: “I’m sure I’ll make more mistakes in the next year and a half…There are all sorts of day-to-day issues where I say to myself, oh, I didn’t say that right, or I didn’t explain this clearly enough, or maybe if I had sequenced this plan first as opposed to that one, maybe it would have gotten done quicker….I guarantee it’s going to be a close election [in 2012] because the economy is not where it wants to be and, even though I believe all the choices we’ve made have been the right ones, we’re still going through difficult circumstances…The health care bill that we passed is absolutely the right thing to do, but it’s going to take a while before it’s even fully implemented, much less taken full effect.” This was an 8 minute answer, in which he discussed several big issues, and how we need to double down, and the only mistake the President acknowledges is, maybe he didn’t explain things well enough.
Dennis Miller, after Bill Burton, an Obama talking head, said that Rick Perry won the debate in Las Vegas, had this exchange with Bill O’Reilly after O’Reilly had interviewed Burton:
Dennis Miller: That was really — listen, I knew he had did badly, but I had no idea how badly he did until that wizard, Bill Burton, said he won last night. What — who in the hell was Bill — how close do you have to get to airtime with a cancellation before you call that number? What a genius.
Bill O’Reilly: Burton is a smart guy, a communications guy.
Miller: Oh, yes.
O’Reilly: He’s entitled to his opinion, Miller. Come on.
Miller: He’s a wizard, Billy. I just hope I can keep up.
O’Reilly: All right. You said Obama…
O’Reilly: …won the debate. Explain that.
Miller: We can’t do this 12 more times. We’re shooting inside the tent, as Roger says. It does no good for Rick Perry to sit there and call Mitt Romney on a gardener, for God’s sakes.
And by the way, Rick, if you’re watching, let me go to your past gaffe and say if Mitt wasn’t hiring illegals, wouldn’t that have been heartless on his part? You’ve got to get it straight here.
Herman, I love you, but the 999 thing has set the hook. Now you’ve got to bring Art Laffer in and Paul Ryan and really pound the details. You can’t start talking about apples and oranges, for God’s sakes. Come out and say you want to get rid of the IRS first and then go from there.
But we cannot have everybody up there like nine praying mantises in a Hellmann’s jar with three air holes and breaking antennas and spitting tobacco on each other trying to get to the air. This is helping Obama.
George Will: “Romney has assumed a certain versatility of conviction.”
Greg Gutfeld on demanding an apology from Susan Sarandon for calling the current pope a Nazi: “Why would you want an apology from her? It would be like getting a back rub from a transient (it is better for him than you).” [quoted from memory]
Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, of the budget deal brokered over the summer, which automatically cuts military spending if a supercommittee of six Republicans and six Democrats can’t find over a trillion dollars of savings from the federal budget: “[T]he fact is, to say I’m going to put the security of the United States up against some arbitrary budget number is suicidally stupid. I mean, if you want to understand how totally broken Washington is, look at this entire model of the supercommittee, which has now got a magic number to achieve. And if it doesn’t achieve the magic number, then we’ll all have to shoot ourselves in the head so that when they come back with a really dumb idea to merely cut off our right leg, we’ll all be grateful that they’re only semi-stupid instead of being totally stupid.” ”
Herman Cain: “I can still remember, riding on segregated buses in Atlanta, Georgia. I can still remember the sign at the front of the bus, that will be forever branded into my memory ‘Whites, sea from the front; colored seat from the rear.’ I can still remember that, but, because of America’s ability to change, I stand here today, and I own the bus, with my picture on the side.”
Herman Cain: “We need to stay informed, because stupid people are ruining America.”
Newt Gingrich: “I’m certainly running against people like Chris Dodd and Barney Frank. I think the House Republicans ought to repeal the Dodd- Frank bill next week. I think it’s a terrible bill. It — I think Michele Bachmann has it exactly right. It is a job-killing, home-owner-killing, small-bank-killing, small-business-killing bill. They ought to repeal it, send it to the Senate, and we ought to build pressure on the Senate to repeal it. The fact is that the Congress and the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury — I mean, I suggested tonight Bernanke ought to be fired. Geithner ought to be fired. If people are mad about the current economy, the right place to focus is Washington because Washington is a destroyer of jobs in this country. Worse under Obama, but the general underlying bureaucracy, the general underlying regulatory pattern has been building for a long time and it is killing jobs in America!”
Bernie Goldberg of the L.A. school district employee, an occupy Los Angeles woman, who wants to see the Zionist Jews run out of our country: “There’s a black woman, she’s well-spoken and well-dressed, and she’s a bigot. What are they [the media] going to do about that?” [quoted from memory]
Herman Cain: “Green energy is a joke.”
Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts governor and presidential hopeful, on Obama’s Iraq decision: “The unavoidable question is whether this decision is the result of a naked political calculation or simply sheer ineptitude in negotiations with the Iraqi government.”
Presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman: “An ideal arrangement would have left a small troop presence that could have assisted with the training of Iraqi security forces and vital counterterror efforts.”
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann: “Today’s announcement that we will remove all of our forces from Iraq is a political decision and not a military one; it represents the complete failure of President Obama to secure an agreement with Iraq for our troops to remain there to preserve the peace and demonstrates how far our foreign policy leadership has fallen. In every case where the United States has liberated a people from dictatorial rule, we have kept troops in that country to ensure a peaceful transition and to protect fragile growing democracies. We will now have fewer troops in Iraq than we have in Honduras – despite a costly and protracted war. President Obama’s decision represents the end of the era of America’s influence in Iraq and the strengthening of Iran’s influence in Iraq with no plan to counter that influence. We have been ejected from a country by the people that we liberated and that the United States paid for with precious blood and treasure. The administration claims that we got exactly what we needed, but today’s announcement demonstrates otherwise. The United States needed a working democratic partnership in Iraq and we should have demanded that Iraq repay the full cost of liberating them given their rich oil revenues. I call on the president to return to the negotiating table with Iraq and lead from the front and not from weakness in Iraq and in the world.”
Herman Cain: “The thing I wouldn’t do that the president is doing is telling the enemy how many troops you’re going to bring out and when you are going to bring them out. I don’t think that’s a good strategy.”
Tracy Byrnes, when it comes to eliminating entire departments: “Nobody knows what the Department of the Interior does—for all we know, they decorate.”
Radio show host Lores Rizkalla of the Arab Spring movement: “It seems way too coordinated.”
Rush Limbaugh: “The Democrat Party is notoriously known for being weak on crime. These are the people that tell us terrorists should be read their Miranda rights on the battlefield. Now, I don’t know about you, but I haven’t heard that anybody read Khadafy his Miranda rights before he was savagely slaughtered, so they’re hypocrites to boot.”
Weasel Zippers website: “Proposed campaign slogan: Vote Biden or get raped.”
FoxNews Commentator Tracy Byrnes on excess federal employees: “Just because someone is employed doesn’t mean they should be employed; a useless job is a useless job.”
Rush Limbaugh: “Who actually killed Khadafy? The narrative, the template is Obama did it. And that’s all that matters. Whether it had anything to do with the truth or not, Obama did it. Obama needs a shot in the arm.
Obama‘s campaign needs a boost. Foreign policy? They’ll take it anywhere they can get it.”
Rush Limbaugh: “One of the biggest myths out there is that all big business people are conservative, ideological conservatives or Republicans. Many of them aren’t. To whatever extent they are ideological, they’re Democrats or they’re liberals.”
Rush: “What does an electric car run on? Coal! An electric car is a coal powered car, and they are cars built for rich people. These are not cars for people who are gonna be getting free diapers from Rosa DeLauro.”
Rush: “Senate Democrats voted down Obama’s anti-rape and anti-murder bill. Senate Democrats voted against the $35 billion bill that would have prevented rape. We never heard from rapists yesterday about whether they were scared or not. Maybe we’ll hear from some today.”
Rush: “The democrats think we’re stupid. They have an arrogant contempt for average people. They have a genuine condescension toward average people. We’re not smart enough to make the right decisions, to lead lives responsibly as they define it.”
Rush: “Obama wants to be the dictator; the people on Wall Street want to be the subjects.”
Rush: “I would not trust Biden to housebreak a puppy.”
Rush: “As a member of a union you pay dues. The dues are what end up recycled back into the campaign coffers of the Democrat Party and various Democrat candidates. This really is a huge scam. It is a way for the Democrats to get your money, taxpayer dollars, donated to them.”
Rush: “Biden’s out there saying, yeah, we need $35 billion by Friday, otherwise your daughter might get raped. They’re trying to personalize it, more rapes, more crime, more robbery and so forth. So it has to be they think the vast majority of American people are just plain idiots.”
Conservatives from the Past:
George Will, after Paul Krugman said that the stimulus bill needed to be larger and that stimulus II is a good idea: “[Let’s have] a Krugman election: resolve, the government is too frugal—Let’s vote.”
Conservatives not making any sense:
Bernie Goldberg: “I will know who is to blame for another 4 years of Obama and it’s the purists.” [quoted from memory]
NJ Governor Chris Christie: “I think that if you look at the Occupy Wall Street folks and the TEA party folks, that they come from the same perspective, they just have different solutions.”