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December 19, 2011
Judge James Zagel on rejected Blagojevich appeal: "Harebrained."....Vladimir Putin on US foreign policy: "America doesn't need allies, it only needs vassals."....National Review on Gingrich: "Again and again he put his own interests above those of the causes he championed in public."....David Brooks on Gingrich: "Has every negative character trait that conservatives associate with '60s excess: narcissism, self-righteousness, self-indulgence and intemperance."....Romney on Gingrich: "An extraordinarily unreliable leader."....Joe Klein on Gingrich: "Dangerous nonsense passed off as considered thought."....Charles Krauthammer on Gingrich: "Has a self-regard so immense that it rivals Obama's -- but, unlike Obama's, is untamed by self-discipline."....Breitbart on Beck: "A coward...A huckster."....Barbara Walters: "The day after someone else is elected, Donald Trump is still going to be saying he's the candidate."....Rep. John Dingell in his annual "Winter Wonderland" jingle: "House bells ring, are you listening / On the floor a job plan's missing / A terrible sight / A horrible blight / Washington is stuck in never land."....

December 13, 2011
Former GOP Sen. James M. Talent on Newt Gingrich: "He's not a reliable or trustworthy leader."....GOP Sen. Tom Coburn on Gingrich, 2010: "He's the last person I'd vote for for president of the United States...His life indicates he does not have a commitment to the character traits necessary to be a great president."....GOP Rep. Peter King: "Newt Gingrich was a disaster as Speaker...Everything was self-centered. There was a lack of intellectual discipline."....Former GOP Rep. Susan Molinari: "His leadership style really sort of evolved into leadership by chaos."....GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham: "There's two tales. Transformative...Then there was the Newt that got us all frustrated and upset and that's the guy who was erratic."....Former GOP Rep. Chris Shays: "He's a true entrepreneur in the classic sense...You can launch the business, but you can't necessarily run it."....

December 8, 2011
George Will on Newt Gingrich: "Embodies the vanity and rapacity that make modern Washington repulsive."....Ron Paul ad on Gingrich: "Serial hypocrisy."....David Axelrod on Gingrich: "The Godfather of gridlock."....Gary Kamiya on Gingrich: "A narcissistic, ethically challenged trough-feeder and third-rate history professor."....Cato VP David Boaz on Gingrich: "You don't want this guy's finger on the button. He is a megalomaniac and volatile."....Will Wilkinson: "If Newt Gingrich becomes president, we all deserve to die in a purifying fire."....Chris Matthews on Trump: "Ringmaster of the Republican clown show."....Lawrence O'Donnell on Trump: "A reflexive liar."....Edward Morrissey on Trump: "A desperate, publicity-hungry game-show host."....Karl Rove on Trump debate: "It's going to be a giant ego trip."....Trump on Rove: "Highly overrated...A loser."....

December 5, 2011
Donald Trump on Huntsman and Paul: "Joke candidates."....Joe Williams on Trump: "The ego has landed."....Gingrich on Bachmann: "Factually challenged."....Bachmann on Gingrich: "Memory challenged."....Robert Gibbs on Romney: "A political gymnast."....Cain on Obama: "Has no clue."....George Will on Cain: "An entrepreneurial charlatan."....Frank Rich on Romney: "The un-Sally Field. People really, really don't like him."....Bob Schieffer on presidential campaigns: "As meaningless as they are mean."....

November 30, 2011
Der Spiegel on GOP candidates: "Ruining the reputation of the United States. They lie, deceive, scuffle and speak every manner of idiocy."....Illinois state Sen. Ed Sullivan on OWS: "Raping and pillaging and beating people up and murdering."....Dana Milbank on Barney Frank: "One mean and ornery SOB."....Karl Rove on Frank: "Petulant, abrasive and downright nasty."....Gov. Chris Christie on Obama: "A bystander in the Oval Office...What the hell are we paying him for?"....McCain on Schumer: "I hope he will one day have a sense of humor."....Drew Magary on Tim Pawlenty: "The $1 million he spent to lose the Iowa Straw Poll might as well have been burned in front of a group of orphans."....

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