Mudline Archive

What a long, strange strip it's been

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August 1, 2011
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver on debt deal: “A sugar-coated Satan sandwich.”….NYTimes: “Demonstrates the effectiveness of extortion.”….Bernie Sanders: “Balances the budget on the backs of struggling Americans.”….Tea Party leader Mark Meckler: “We have compromised our way into disaster.”….Glenn Beck: “The people in Washington are taking us to hell.”….Michele Bachmann on Obama: “Has failed to lead.”….Lawrence O’Donnell on Kevin McCarthy: “The most misguided House Majority Whip in history.”….Sen. John McCain on Tea Partiers: “Hobbits.”….Sen. Rand Paul on McCain: “Lord of the Tarp…I’d rather be a hobbit than a troll.”….

July 26, 2011
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer on GOP: “They intentionally walk more than Barry Bonds. They can’t take yes for an answer.”….House Speaker John Boehner on Obama: “Would not take yes for an answer.”….Harry Reid on CCandB bill: “Some of the worst legislation in the history of this country.”….NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg on government leaders: “In thrall to pseudo-economics and ideology.”….Josh Marshall on debt ceiling crisis: “At some level it's a game of chicken…But to really get what's going on you've got to understand one key point: one of the two cars doesn't have a driver in it.”….Huffington Post on the Internet: “Just as addictive as cigarettes and booze.”….

July 19, 2011
Harry Reid on GOP: “Playing a game of political chicken with the entire global economy.”….Rep. Betty McCollum on CCandB: “This bill panders, even grovels, to Tea Party extremists.”….Rep. Allen West on DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “The most vile, unprofessional and despicable member of the US House of Representatives.”….GOP presidential candidate Fred Karger on Michele Bachmann: “Just another hypocrite and bigot."….Rep. Jim Clyburn on Boehner and Cantor: “If they’ve got a good relationship, I don’t want to see a bad one.”….Ted Rall on the U.S. military: “Hasn't done anything to defend the U.S. from a real enemy since 1945.”….

July 7, 2011
Newt Gingrich on Obama administration: “Not since the 1930s have our leaders so willfully deceived themselves about a growing threat to our survival.”….Rush Limbaugh on Obama: “Has destroyed the American private sector…has destroyed the job creation engine of this country.”….Sen. Chuck Schumer on GOP: “Aren't just opposing the president any more, they are opposing the economic recovery itself…which they think helps them in 2012.”….Spike Lee: “What film won best picture in 1989? 'Driving Miss Mother F***ing Daisy!' That’s why [Oscars] don’t matter.”….Nancy Grace on Casey Anthony verdict: “The devil is dancing tonight….I'm not going to let some kooky jury stop justice.”….

June 30, 2011
Mark Halperin on Obama press conference: “I thought he was a dick.”….Rep. Todd Akin: "At the heart of liberalism, really, is a hatred for God and a belief that government should replace God."....Ann Coulter: “Liberals are not like most Americans. They are the biggest pussies on Earth, city-bred weaklings who didn't play a sport and have never been in a fight in their entire lives.”….Rush Limbaugh: “All liberals are burglars. All liberals are thieves. That's what they do. It is who they are.”….Mike Huckabee on GOP: “We’ve become a party of such fractured purity. It’s all or nothing, now or never. It’s not whether the government functions, it’s whether the government is ideologically pure.”….Sen. Chuck Schumer on Mitch McConnell: “Willing to tank the economy for the sake of protecting tax breaks for oil companies, yachts, corporate jets.”….Sen. John Cornyn on Obama: "Blatant demagoguery."....Sen. Pat Roberts on Obama: "Maybe if he'd just take a valium and calm down."....Chris Matthews on Glenn Beck: “Pandering to people who don't want to deal with reality.”….Noted physicist Michio Kaku on Fukushima Daiichi nuke plant: “A ticking time bomb.”….