Saturday, March 17, 2012

Top 5 Dumb Things Politicians Have Said Recently

Man, politicians say some dumb stuff.  I guess they talk a lot, but you still can't help but wish that they thought things through a little more.  Here are the top 5 things that politicians have said recently that are just dumb...

5: Rick Santorum (Presidential Candidate) - "I've never even supported the hoax of global warming."  To be fair to Rick, he's anti-science pretty much across the board, but this statement encapsulates just how scientifically illiterate he is.

4: George Cleveland (North Carolina State Representative) - "We have no one in the state of North Carolina living in extreme poverty."  Except, I guess, all the people living in extreme poverty.

"I'm not a racist--take that back!"
3: Chris Christie (New Jersey Governor) - "People would have been happy to have a referendum on civil rights..."  I really like Gov. Christie in some ways, but this statement was dumb.  He wants NJ to have a referendum on gay marriage (because he thinks the people will vote it down) rather than have it decided in other forums.  He compared it to civil rights, but since everyone knows he's against gay marriage, it made him sound racist too.

"I took this picture to be the new meme."
2: Mitt Romney (Presidential Candidate) - "I'm not concerned about the very poor."  This isn't what he meant--what he meant was there is already a social safety net for the very poor, it's the people right above the very poor who need support.  But saying you aren't concerned with the very poor is not the wisest political strategy.

1: Joseph Maturo (East Haven, Connecticut Mayor) - "I might have tacos."  The cops in his town were accused of targeting Latinos.  When asked what he plans to do for the Latino community, he responded that he might have tacos when he goes home.  What followed that was a several minute stumbling backtrack explanation of how tacos are good and he loves Latinos (when clearly, he is just a  blubbering fool).

And here's a dumb thing that a politician did.  Seriously, if you only check one of these out, watch the Maturo video--it's amazing.  So I just noticed all of these are Republicans.  I think Republicans are on t.v. more right now because it's Presidential primary season, so it's easier to find their crazy statements.  I have no doubt that we'll have many Democrat nonsense in years to come...  Remember, we're non-partisan, we're just here to bring you the stupid...

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1 comment:

  1. Narrowing the list down to 5 was quite an ambitious undertaking. You'd be hard-pressed to get the list of stupid things Santorum has said down to just 5. Or Romney. Or Newt. Or Christie. Or Palin. Or Bachmann. Or George Bush. Or Ronald Reagan....