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Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:52 pm

One of the joys of news.google.com is that you get some wild links from time to time.

The Topic comes from:

"Top 50 Dumbest Conservative Quotes"

http://thestir.cafemom.com/in_the_ne...top_50_dumbest_conservative_quotes

And, of course, the California line was Dan Quayle.

In fairness I'll also note there is also one on Liberals linked.

such as:

Quote:
Al Gore on zoology: "A zebra does not change its spots."
http://thestir.cafemom.com/in_the_news/109417/50_dumb_liberal_quotes

Both are worth laughing over, but the Conservatives are, IMHO, funnier.
 
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Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:26 pm

Quoting Ken777 (Thread starter):
Both are worth laughing over, but the Conservatives are, IMHO, funnier.


I disagree: While conservative may say funny things, liberals say stupid things.

A few recent examples: Nancy Pelosi: "We have to pass the bill to find out whats in it." V.P. Joe Bidden: "This is the summer of recovery." Harry Reid: "There are no illegal aliens working on construction projects in may state."

Example of a funny conservative quote:

From Paul Gann, who wrote California Proposition 13 and died of AIDs that he contracted through a blood transfusion: "Why do they call themselves 'gay' when they always seem to be 'mad' about something".
 
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Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:40 pm

Quoting 474218 (Reply 1):
While conservative may say funny things, liberals say stupid things.

So "When the President does it, that means that it's not illegal." is not stupid?   
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Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:47 pm

Quoting 474218 (Reply 1):
I disagree: While conservative may say funny things, liberals say stupid things.

Oh really? Take off your conservative colored glasses and read the following 4 quotes from the link provided by the OP:

"We spent a lot of time talking about Africa, as we should. Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease." ~ President George W. Bush
"The only way to reduce the number of nuclear weapons is to use them." ~ Rush Limbaugh
''My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You're facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don't think too much further than that. And so what you've got to do is you've got to curtail that type of behavior. They don't know any better.'' ~ South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, arguing against government food assistance for poor residents.
''The greatest threat to America is not necessarily a recession or even another terrorist attack. The greatest threat to America is a liberal media bias.'' ~ Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX)
"Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn't it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate." ~ Sarah Palin

Each of them is a funny quote, yes, but each is also profoundly stupid. Do you honestly believe otherwise?

Quoting 474218 (Reply 1):
From Paul Gann, who wrote California Proposition 13 and died of AIDs that he contracted through a blood transfusion: "Why do they call themselves 'gay' when they always seem to be 'mad' about something".

Oh and by the way, this quote that you used as a supposed example that conservative quotes are only funny, but not stupid is, itself, remarkably stupid, and as a gay man, I can also tell you that it is incredibly offensive.
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Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:48 pm

Quoting 474218 (Reply 1):
I disagree: While conservative may say funny things, liberals say stupid things.

You don't remember Dan "Mr. Potatoe" Quayle?
 
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Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:50 pm

Quoting OA412 (Reply 3):
Oh and by the way, this quote that you used as a supposed example that conservative quotes are only funny, but not stupid is, itself, remarkably stupid, and as a gay man, I can also tell you that it is incredibly offensive.


You appear to be making Mr. Gann's point.
 
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Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:17 pm

Quoting 474218 (Reply 1):
While conservative may say funny things, liberals say stupid things.

What are you talking about, conservatives say stupid thing all the time. Look at Sharon Angle with Second Amendment remedies for things her ilk doesn't like. How about Michele Bachmann on Obama internment camps. The list goes on and on with conservatives.
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Quoting 474218 (Reply 5):
You appear to be making Mr. Gann's point.

No not at all. You don't know me, yet you seem to want to make judgements about whether or not I'm an angry person and then extrapolate from that, that all gay people are angry. That speaks volumes in my book.

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Quoting OA412 (Reply 7):
That speaks volumes in my book.

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Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:21 pm

Quoting Ken777 (Thread starter):
Both are worth laughing over, but the Conservatives are, IMHO, funnier.

Possibly true... some of the liberal quotes just aren't funny.

8. John Kerry on the troops: "You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."

24. Ted Rall: "Over time, however, the endless war in Iraq began to play a role in natural selection. Only idiots signed up; only idiots died. Back home, the average I.Q. soared."

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Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:23 pm

Quoting Ken777 (Reply 4):
You don't remember Dan "Mr. Potatoe" Quayle?
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Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:37 pm

Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 10):
Quoting Ken777 (Reply 4):
You don't remember Dan "Mr. Potatoe" Quayle?


Do you remember that "potatoe" was written on the card given to V.P. Quayle by the school?
 
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Quoting Elite (Reply 9):
John Kerry on the troops:

Kerry was converting a saying from the Vietnam War. Didn't convert very well.

But, sadly, it was true for the Vietnam War. Why do you think there were so many PhD's from that era.

Remember Newt? Dr. Army?

Quoting 474218 (Reply 11):
Do you remember that "potatoe" was written on the card given to V.P. Quayle by the school?

The Vice President of the United States actually needed a card to help him spell potato?

You've gotta be kidding me.         

Thats as funny as Palin keeping an eye on Putin from Alaska. (Tina Fey hit that one nail right on the head.)
 
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Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:38 am

Sorry, as bad as some above are listed, this one takes the cake:

Democratic U.S. House of Representative Hank Johnson:

"My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMcqwlBbQJk

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Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:18 am

Quoting 474218 (Reply 11):
Do you remember that "potatoe" was written on the card given to V.P. Quayle by the school?

Seriously? Any reasonably intelligent person would have known right away that the addition of the "e" was a typographical and would not have attempted to correct the child when he spelled potato correctly. That the Vice President did not know the proper spelling of a word as common as potato is indefensible.

Quoting Ken777 (Reply 12):
The Vice President of the United States actually needed a card to help him spell potato?

You've gotta be kidding me.  

  
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Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:23 am

Quoting Ken777 (Reply 12):
Thats as funny as Palin keeping an eye on Putin from Alaska. (Tina Fey hit that one nail right on the head.)

Tina Fey did the best political satire when she did Sarah Palin.
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Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:31 pm

Politicians say the dumbest things. Problem is, when any politician on the right says something, it is "taken out of context" by the left but when anyone not in the popular right-wing movements says anything, that is what they mean and no two ways or taking it out of context. Example:

The sky is blue.

If a right-winger says it, the sky is blue. Period. End of discussion.

If anyone not associated with the popular right-wing says it, that person is forcing views down our throats and wantingn to expand government and a Socialist and elitist because look at how s/he implies that opinion is a fact and how dare they try to force their elitist views on the American people.

Otherwise, politicians say the dumbest things....
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Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:59 pm

Quoting Airstud (Reply 16):
"English was good enough for Jesus Christ and it's good enough for the children of Texas." - Texas Governor Miriam "Ma" Ferguson, 1924.

Wow that just takes the cake!

Quoting seb146 (Reply 17):
Politicians say the dumbest things. Problem is, when any politician on the right says something, it is "taken out of context" by the left but when anyone not in the popular right-wing movements says anything, that is what they mean and no two ways or taking it out of context.

Quite true. You see it on this board over and over again, everything a conservative says is taken out of context, everything a liberal said is repeated and interpreted correctly. Case in point, anyone else remember the cries of "out of context" when Rand Paul made his now infamous statements regarding the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Oh and for those defending Sarah Palin's idiotic remark regarding Alaska, no one has ever argued that Alaska is not physically close to Russia or that Tina Fey is the one who turned the quote into "I can see Alaska from my house". Those are not the issues. The fact of the matter is that Palin used Alaska's proximity to Russia as proof that she has foreign policy experience. That is truly, ludicrously, and indisputably moronic.
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Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:45 pm

How about this? PEOPLE say stupid things. If someone says something stupid, what does it matter if they're conservative or liberal? Stupid is stupid and it knows no politics.

That said, here's my contribution-

"If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very low crime rate."
-- Marion Barry, mayor of Washington, D.C.

''Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.''
-- President George W. Bush

There. Stupid quotes from both sides of the aisle.
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Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:08 pm

Both sides have said some very stupid things, but in my very biased opinion conservatives for the most part take the cake.
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Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:33 pm

Quoting san747 (Reply 19):
How about this? PEOPLE say stupid things. If someone says something stupid, what does it matter if they're conservative or liberal? Stupid is stupid and it knows no politics.

Agreed. People need to stop looking at this from a purely partisan perspective. Politicians of all stripes can and do say stupid things. Of course some are far more prone to idiotic sound bites than others. After all, one of the classic stupid quotes of all time is:
"I did not have sexual relations with that woman."

Quoting san747 (Reply 19):
"If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very low crime rate."
-- Marion Barry, mayor of Washington, D.C.

LOL. Where to begin. That's sort of like saying "well if you don't count the Holocaust, few Jews died in World War II."
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Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:01 pm

Quoting aloges (Reply 8):
Such is the problem with generalisations: they've got very little to do with reality.

Very true, and quite funny given the context that this whole entire thread is a generalization, really.    

Why? Because it is based on the fact that [insert party name you don't agree with] says stupid things. Compare the number of stupid things said with the number of other things said, and it probably doesn't amount to a whole heck of a lot.

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Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:26 am

Notice how a majority of the conservative quotes are focused on two people where as the liberal quotes cover a very broad spectrum of people. THAT speaks volumes in my book.

At the end of the day, people say incredibly stupid things regardless of race, religion, politics, and/or sex. To say this or that takes the cake as if it proves something is rather elementary in my opinion.

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Quoting JetsGo (Reply 23):
Notice how a majority of the conservative quotes are focused on two people where as the liberal quotes cover a very broad spectrum of people. THAT speaks volumes in my book.


Well when you have two people as dumb as GWB and Sarah Palin, you're invariably going to focus on the idiotic things that they say.  Did you also notice that this "broad spectrum of people" with regards to liberal quotes actually includes a whole lot of celebrities who no one would ever confuse as a "leading liberal voice", while the conservative list is almost all politicians or other "leading conservative voices"? I could just as easily say that this "speaks volumes in my book".

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 23):
To say this or that takes the cake as if it proves something is rather elementary in my opinion.


You pretty much just contradicted yourself there. In the quote above, you're essentially implying that the broader spectrum of liberal voices is proof of something.
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Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:55 pm

Quoting OA412 (Reply 24):
leading liberal voice

Yet they call on them to get their point across. Just like the current video ad about illegal immiration. Geeze. Ignorance is not bliss.

Quoting OA412 (Reply 3):
Oh really? Take off your conservative colored glasses

Did you take off your liberal colored glasses? But then again neither did the thread starter.

Both side of the table have said some pretty dumb things. Thats the great thing about being human...we all have slip ups. Trust me, no one on here is any genius that gets everything write. These people have cameras in their face all day long.
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Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:16 pm

" I kept playing basketball , attended class sparingly , drank beer heaveily , and did drugs enthusiasicaly"

Love this one .... "Dreams of my Father"

Hey all of our public personalities say stupid things ..... now its best not to write them down in your book if you plan on running for President but hey.

Rush's nuclear weapon quote above is awsome .. no doudt said as a joke but the libs love him anyway. !
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Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:19 pm

Joe Biden has some gems.

"Look, John's last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S." -Joe Biden

Jobs is a three-letter-word, according to Biden speaking about John McCain's economic policies at a US presidential election rally, October 2008 .

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To wheelchair-bound Missouri state senator, Charles Graham, September 9, 2008.

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Tina Fey did the best political satire when she did Sarah Palin.

Will Ferrell doing President Bush.

Al Gore: Jim, may I make two closing statements?

Jim Lehrer: I'm afraid not. In fact, we are almost out of time, so I will instead ask each candidate to sum up, in a single word, the best argument for his candidacy. Governor Bush?

George W. Bush: Strategery.

Jim Lehrer: [ stunned ] Vice-President Gore.

Al Gore: "Lock-box".

Jim Lehrer: This concludes the first debate. Thank you, and "Live, from New York, it's Saturday Night!"


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Jimmy Carter: " I am probably superior to other past presidents"

Nancy: "We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it"

" Our pastors should preach the ideas from the pulpits " - Health care.

Bush: Gynecologists " Practice their work of love on women across America".
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Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:33 pm

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 25):
Yet they call on them to get their point across.

Really? The Democratic Party calls upon Sheryl Crow, Whoopi Goldberg, and Rosie O'Donnell? Think again.

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 25):
Did you take off your liberal colored glasses? But then again neither did the thread starter.

Hmm, you clearly didn't bother to read what I actually wrote. I was responding to the notion that conservatives say funny things and only liberals say stupid things which is absolutely partisan and said in the spirit of pretending that your side is automatically better than the opposition when we all know that politicians of all stripes have made stupid comments at one time or another. Please show me where I ever claimed that only conservatives make stupid comments. Also show me where the OP said that, considering he posted a link to the 50 dumbest liberal quotes. Can't? Didn't think so!

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Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:42 am

Quoting OA412 (Reply 29):
Really?

I appologize...liberal special intrests supporting the Democratic Party.

Quoting OA412 (Reply 29):
Hmm, you clearly didn't bother to read what I actually wrote

I actually did...didnt seem like you were too partisan.

Quoting OA412 (Reply 29):
your side

You obveusly do not know MY side as I am neither Dem. or Rep.  
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