John Hawkins at RWN has up his list for the most obnoxious, outrageous, sophomoric, idiotic, absurd, cretinous, daft, foolish, half-witted, inane, moronic, silly, sophomoric, stupid quotes of 2010. Some of my favorites:
My fear is that the whole island (of Guam) will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.
-- Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga)
We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it."
-- Crazy Nancy
Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower....
-- Barack Obama
Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans. But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November. Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness.
-- Prof. Mary Frances Berry, Penn. State
In practice, US officials seem to know better than to indulge in the patriotic myth that our constitution is the greatest system of government ever devised.
-- Matthew Yglesias
White folk done took this country. You're in their home, and they're gonna let you know it....You are not now, nor have you ever been, nor will you ever be a brother to white folk and if you do not realize that, you are in serious trouble.
-- Jeremiah Wright
We are owned by propagandists against the Arabs. There’s no question about that. Congress, the White House, and Hollywood, Wall Street, are owned by the Zionists. No question in my opinion. They put their money where there mouth is…We’re being pushed into a wrong direction in every way.
-- Helen Thomas
I know how the "tea party" people feel, the anger, venom and bile that many of them showed during the recent House vote on health-care reform. I know because I want to spit on them, take one of their "Obama Plan White Slavery" signs and knock every racist and homophobic tooth out of their Cro-Magnon heads.
-- The Washington Post's Courtland Milloy
There are many more. Do see them all.