Republican Quotes Du Jour
The fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks and primary politics have helped to once again bring out the worst from the mouths of the right. Featuring fear-mongering, the politics of the pulpit and outright racism, here are the latest mantras from the leading lights of the Republican Party.
"I wonder if [Democrats] they're more interested in protecting the terrorists than protecting the American people."
House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), September 12, 2006.
"I know Iraq is a mess and we have screwed up seven ways from Sunday."
Senator Lindsey Graham, (R-SC), September 10, 2006.
"One of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror."
President Bush, September 6, 2006.
"They [Cuban and Puerto Rican women] are all very hot. They have the, you know, part of the black blood in them and part of the Latino blood in them that together makes it."
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, (R-CA), March 3, 2006.
"I know there were people who said, 'Why don't we get out of this now, take a peace with the South, but leave the South with slaves?'"
Secretary of State Condi Rice, September 4, 2006.
"I'm not going to have a philosophical debate over politics."
President Bush to Maine war widow, August 25, 2006.
"God is the one who chooses our rulers."
Florida Congresswoman and Senate candidate Katherine Harris, August 24, 2006.