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October 12, 2012
Brit Hume on Biden: "Looked like a cranky old man."....Tom Giovanetti on Biden: "Came across as almost bipolar."....Dick Morris on Biden: "Windbag...Demagogue...Brawler...Far more likely to be a longshoreman than a president."....Joan Walsh: "[Biden] made Ryan look like he was trying out for the college debate team."....Richard Cohen on Ryan: "[Seemed like] one of those plastic guys with red ties and an updated version of Brylcreem...in his hair."....Kos on Ryan: "Roadkill."....Charles Pierce: "You know what's the difference between Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan? Lipstick."....Noam Scheiber on GOP: "Has completely lost its marbles, having turned into a collection of anti-tax jihadis bent on the upward redistribution of wealth."....Ralph Reed: "Our political system has been corrupted by Leftist politicians using your tax money to buy voters."....Spanish government official Jose Manuel Castelao Bragnano: "Laws are like women, they're there to be raped."....

October 4, 2012
Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Romney: "Repeatedly and blatantly lied to the American people."....Chris Matthews: "Where was Obama tonight?"....Obama on debate Romney: "Doesn't want to be held accountable for the real Mitt Romney."....Howard Fineman on debate moderator Jim Lehrer: "Practically useless...Criminal negligence."....Al Roker: "I hope Jim Lehrer gets the license plate of the truck that drove over him."....John Podhoretz on Lehrer: "May be the worst moderator in the history of moderation."....Rudy Giuliani on Obama: “Looked like he was looking for his teleprompter.”….Rush Limbaugh on Obama: "He's not prepared to be president. He was never qualified to be president...He's not that smart. He is a total creature of media manufacture. He's not real."....Mark Hemingway: "Mitt Romney just took Obama for a cross country drive strapped to the roof of his car."....

October 3, 2012
Tucker Carlson on Obama: "This guy is whipping up race hatred and fear."....Conor Friedersdorf on Carlson: "When it comes to racial demagoguery, the right has become everything it says it hates about the left."....Andrew Sullivan on Carlson: "He is a story in one person of how degenerate and disgusting much of American 'conservatism' has become."....Ryan on Obama: "Trying to confuse the issue..trying to distort our positions...trying to distract people."....Ralph Reed on Obama: "Wants every American dependent on government for their health care [and] their food, housing, and even transportation."....Madeleine Albright on Romney: "He is so two-dimensional. I mean, up close and personal, there's just nothing going on."....Clinton on Romney: "The guy with a tax account in the Cayman Islands is attacking other people for not wanting to pay income tax?"....

September 28, 2012
Ralph Nader on 2012 campaign: "We're dealing with a real sick, decaying Democratic Party that can't defend the country against the cruelest, most ignorant, most anti-worker, most war-mongering, most Wall Street-indentured Republican Party in its history, since the 1850s."....Sen. Claire McCaskill on Rep. Todd Akin: "Makes Michele Bachmann look like a hippie."....Cherokee Nation principal chief Bill John Baker on Scott Brown staffers' war whoops and tomahawk chops: "Offensive and downright racist."....Karl Rove on Obama: "Doesn't shoot straight because he can't defend his record."....Dick Morris on Libya attack: "This is what happens when you have a weak presidency."....Michael Tomasky on Dick Morris: "Sits there on the Fox set like a betumored walrus on an ice floe assuring his viewers not to worry."....Samuel L. Jackson in ad aimed at inactive Obama supporters: "Wake the f**k up!"....Ann Coulter: "I don't think that liberals ever cared about black people."....Former NH Gov. John Sununu on Obama: "Absolutely lazy and detached from his job."....Michelle Goldberg on Dinesh D'Souza's new book: "Shows that a writer once considered a legitimate conservative intellectual has been reduced to sputtering 'yo mama' at our president."....

September 25, 2012
NY Post cover on Ahmadinejad: "Piece of Sh!t!"....Mitt Romney on Obama foreign policy: "Projects weakness."....Ryan on Obama and Libya attack: "If we project weakness, they come."....UN Amb. Susan Rice on Ryan comment: "Empty and baseless."....Ralph Nader on Romney: “A corporation running for president masquerading as a human being.”….McCain on Obama: "Has a fundamental misunderstanding of what is going on in the Middle East."....Bob Shrum on Romney: "The biggest shapeshifter outside of Harry Potter."....Joe Scarborough on Romney campaign: "Inept...A nightmare."....Richard Cohen on Romney: "Robotic, unknowable."....Michele Malkin on Peggy Noonan and David Brooks: "We know what their own best interest is. Their own interest at heart is their own self-propagation."....Joy-Ann Reid: "Battery acid is more popular than the Republican Party right now."....Steve Coll on "Innocence of Muslims": "The low-budget aesthetic recalls 'Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.'"....

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