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The 32 dumbest political quotes of all time, In all 57 States

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The 25 dumbest political quotes of all time. Politicians though largely Ivy League educated have to speak a lot. And when you speak a lot you are bound to say some pretty dumb things. One of my favorite political quotes is from Abraham Lincoln “Better to be silent and though a fool than speak and remove all doubt.” Some of these men and women should have been silent.

”But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.”

—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi talking about President Obama’s healthcare law

 

”They misunderestimated me.”

—President George W. Bush, Nov. 6, 2000

 

”I actually did vote for the $87 billion, before I voted against it.”

—Sen. John Kerry, on voting against a military funding bill for U.S. troops in Iraq, March 19, 2004

 

‘I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix.”

—Dan Quayle

 

”I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy — but that could change.”

—Dan Quayle

 

‘The attractive lady whom I had only recently been introduced to dropped into my lap….I chose not to dump her off.”

—Former Senator and presidential candidate Gary Hart, on his encounter with Donna Rice

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‘A zebra does not change its spots.”

—Al Gore

 

”It depends on what the meaning of the words ‘is’ is.”

—Bill Clinton, during his 1998 grand jury testimony on the Monica Lewinsky affair

 

”Things are more like they are now than they have ever been.”

—President Gerald Ford

 

”What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.”

—Dan Quayle

 

”I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman.”

—California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

”Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.”

—President Herbert Hoover

 

”Can I explain to you what happened? First of all it happened during a period after she was in remission from cancer.”

—former Sen. John Edwards, on cheating on his wife, ABC News interview, Aug. 8, 2008

 

”Stand up, Chuck, let ’em see ya.”

—Joe Biden, to Missouri state Sen. Chuck Graham, who is in a wheelchair, Columbia, Missouri, Sept. 12, 2008

 

”Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.”

—Marion Barry, former mayor of Washington, D.C.

 

”I AM the federal government.”

—Then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, to the owner of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, after being told to put out his cigar because of federal government regulations banning smoking in the building, May 14, 2003

 

”Considering the dire circumstances that we have in New Orleans, virtually a city that has been destroyed, things are going relatively well.”

—FEMA Director Michael Brown, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Sept. 1, 2005

 

”I’m just not giving it up for f***in’ nothing. I’m not gonna do it. And, and I can always use it. I can parachute me there.” … ”Give this motherf****r Obama his senator? F**k him. For nothing. F**k him.”’

—Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, recorded in a federal wiretap trying to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat. The day before his arrest, he invited authorities to tape his conversations, saying there is ”nothing but sunshine hanging over me.”

 

”What right does Congress have to go around making laws just because they deem it necessary?”

—Marion Barry, former mayor of Washington, D.C.

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More Dumbest  Political Quotes

”When the President does it, that means it’s not illegal.”

—Richard Nixon, in a 1977 interview with David Frost

 

”I triple guarantee you. There are no American infidels in Baghdad.”

—Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf (AKA ”Baghdad Bob”), during the U.S. invasion of Iraq, March 2003

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”Who am I? Why am I here?”

—Adm. James Stockdale, Ross Perot’s running mate, in the 1992 vice presidential debate

”If I were a single man, I might ask that mummy out. That’s a good-looking mummy.”

—Bill Clinton, on ”Juanita,” a newly discovered Incan mummy on display at the National Geographic museum

”I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I’m going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time; never. These allegations are false. And I need to go back to work for the American people. ”

—Bill Clinton, Jan. 26, 1998

”It could have been spinach dip or something.”

—Monica Lewinsky in her grand jury testimony, on the semen stain on her infamous blue dress

”The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation’s history. I mean in this century’s history. But we all lived in this century. I didn’t live in this century.”

—Dan Quayle

”Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren’t able to practice their love with women all across this country.”

—President George W. Bush, Sept. 6, 2004

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

—Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) expressing concern during a congressional hearing that the presence of a large number of American soldiers might upend the island of Guam

‘I’ve now been in 57 states — I think one left to go.”

—Barack Obama, at a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon, May 9, 2008

“It is instilled fear,” Pelosi said. “What he is doing brings tears to the eyes of the Statue of Liberty, and instills fear in the hearts of the people who are concerned about our Dreamers.” Nancy Pelosi (comments on President Trump’s first SOTU)

“It is instilled fear,” Pelosi said. “What he is doing brings tears to the eyes of the Statue of Liberty, and instills fear in the hearts of the people who are concerned about our Dreamers.”

Nancy Pelosi

”I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

—Then Sen. Joe Biden on then-Sen. Barack Obama when he was first running for president

‘They don’t call me Tyrannosaurus Sex for nothing.”

—Ted Kennedy

”You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent…. I’m not joking.”

—Joe Biden, in a private remark to an Indian-American man caught on C-SPAN, June, 2006

“Are they going to open a hamburger stand next or what? she said referring to the poplular fast food restaurant FiveGuys

Nancy Pelosi following up her comment that “Five White Guys” were negotiating immigration deal

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