The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2012 (9th Annual)


40) It’s something I was very hesitant about, but we’re the only mammals who don’t ingest our own placentas. It’s not witchcrafty or anything! I suggest it to all moms! — January Jones

39) Y’all better vote for f——g Obama, OK? For better or for worse, we have a black Muslim in the White House. Now, …that’s some amazing s—-t. It means there is hope in this country. — Madonna

38) Seniors love getting junk mail. It’s sometimes their only way of communicating or feeling like they’re part of the real world. — Harry Reid

37) Every single thing in my life is built around race. — Jamie Foxx

36) The private sector is doing fine. — Barack Obama

35) All over Montana, you can walk into a bar, a café or even a school or a courthouse and just listen for a while as people talk to each other. And you will hear somebody, before very long, say something outrageously racist. — Montana’s Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer

34) I’m asking everybody here, I’m asking everybody watching this nationwide to waste your vote on me. — Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson

33) You know, kids have good instincts. They look at the other guy and say, ‘Well, that’s a bullshitter, I can tell.’ — Barack Obama

32) It’s very rare that I come to an event where I’m like the fifth- or sixth-most interesting person. — Barack Obama

31) (Mitt Romney) had (a fundraiser) in Israel with a bunch of diamond merchants, we don’t know the names of them. — Bob Beckel

30) They are happy to have a party with black people drowning. — Yahoo News Washington bureau chief David Chalian, David Chalian on the Republican National Convention

29) [Obama]’s trying to pass a gun ban, so he’s staging all of these murders, like the ‘Fast And Furious’ thing down at the border; [the massacre in] Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there; and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple.”. — Dave Mustaine

28) I think we ought to call (Republicans who sign the Norquist no tax pledge) exactly what they are — they are traitors and they don’t deserve to hold elective office in this country. — Bill Press

27) They want to put y’all back in chains! — Joe Biden

26) [The Right] have crappy sex lives, or they have really forced, coerced, nasty, you know, children, animals, what-have-you, people that they won’t recognize legitimate citizen status for. You know, they have all these really weird, twisted sex lives and so they’re shoveling their sh*t on us by projecting on our sex lives. — Elisabeth Fernandez-Kimmel, a Policy Advocate for the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance

25) Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother? …He’s black, he kind of does his thing, but he’s not really down with the cause, he’s not one of us. He’s kind of black, but he’s not really the guy you’d really want to hang out with, because he’s off to do something else…. We all know he has a white fiancée. There was all this talk about he’s a Republican, which, there’s no information [about that] at all. I’m just trying to dig deeper as to why he has an issue. — Rob Parker on Robert Griffin III

24) If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. — Barack Obama

23) The land on which they [the Founders] formed this Union was stolen. The hands with which they built this nation were enslaved. The women who birthed the citizens of the nation are second class….This is the imperfect fabric of our nation, at times we’ve torn and stained it, and at other moments, we mend and repair it. But it’s ours, all of it. The imperialism, the genocide, the slavery, also the liberation and the hope and the deeply American belief that our best days still lie ahead of us. — Melissa Harris-Perry

22) It is a major crusade of mine and that is to get rid of the Star-Spangled Banner. Now I know you’re going to say I am not a true American I’m not patriotic. I don’t think patriotism has anything to do with it. The National Anthem is just absolutely monumentally un-singable. I mean there’s so much wrong with it. I don’t know where to start. It’s an abomination. First it ranges two octaves most people can only do kind of one octave. I mean when you think about it, it’s bombs bursting in air rocket’s red glare it all kinds of, you know a lot of national anthems are that way, all kinds of military jargon and the land there’s only one phrase ‘the land of the free’ which is kind of nice and ‘the home of the brave?’ I don’t know,” he said. “Are we [Americans] the only ones who are brave on the planet? I mean all the brave people live here. I mean it’s just stupid I think. I’m embarrassed, I’m embarrassed every time I hear it. — Bill Press

21) My period comes like twice a month. My eggs are jumping ship. Seriously, they’re like, ‘the last one out’s a retard. I get worried about that, as an older woman, I don’t necessarily want to have a retard. — Margaret Cho

20) Mitt Romney’s rally in Mansfield, Ohio, on Monday began the way every political event begins. ‘Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance and our country’s national anthem.’ This is always an uncomfortable moment for me. While I sat at my laptop, most of the reporters around me stood and put their hands over their hearts. This time instead of just sitting and working, I tweeted what I was feeling: ‘@Ari_Shapiro: As a reporter I’m torn about joining in the pledge of allegiance/national anthem at rallies. I’m a rally observer, not a participant.’ — Ari Shapiro

19) I get up every morning and think, today I’m going to make a difference. Today I’m going to end capitalism. Today I’m going to make a revolution. I go to bed every night disappointed but I’m back to work tomorrow, and that’s the only way you can do it. — Bill Ayers

18) I hate to say it, but killing is our way. We began America with genocide, then built it with slaves. The shootings will continue. It’s who we are. — Michael Moore

17) I am not basing (the claim Mitt Romney hasn’t paid taxes) on some figment of my imagination. I have had a number of people tell me that. I don’t think the burden should be on me. The burden should be on him. He’s the one I’ve alleged has not paid any taxes. — Harry Reid

16) I believe the NRA is the new KKK. And that the arming of so many black youths, uh, and loading up our community with drugs, and then just having an open shooting gallery, is the work of people who obviously don’t have our best interests [at heart]. — Jason Whitlock

15) (It’s) very difficult to talk about the war dead and the fallen without invoking valor, without invoking the words ‘heroes.’ I feel … uncomfortable about the word hero because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war. — Chris Hayes

14) And this is where it becomes difficult to honor the Roman injunction to speak no ill of the dead. It’s difficult for me to assess Breitbart’s impact upon American media and American politics as anything other than poisonous. When one of the leading media figures of the day achieves his success by his giddy disdain for truth and fairness–when one of our leading political figures offers to his admirers a politics inflamed by rage and devoid of ideas–how to withhold a profoundly negative judgment on his life and career? — David Frum

13) If we want to keep our reproductive rights, we must be willing to tell our stories, to be willing and able to say, “I love my life, but I wish my mother had aborted me.” — Lynn Beisner

12) There’s white racist DNA running through the synapses of his or her brain tissue. They will kill their own kind, defend the enemies of their kind or anyone who is perceived to be the enemy of the milky white way of life. — Jeremiah Wright

11) We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops. They ought to go. — Marion Barry

10) That really bothered me. You notice (Romney) said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization,’ he’s not like us. I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is ‘niggerization.’ — Touré

9) Palin’s tweet made me come in my pants. — Andrew Sullivan

8) You should certainly be aided by all the constitution-writing that has gone one since the end of World War II. I would not look to the US constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the constitution of South Africa. That was a deliberate attempt to have a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights, had an independent judiciary… It really is, I think, a great piece of work that was done. Much more recent than the US constitution – Canada has a Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It dates from 1982. You would almost certainly look at the European Convention on Human Rights. Yes, why not take advantage of what there is elsewhere in the world? — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

7) First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama. Barack Obama. — Jamie Foxx

6) It seems to me, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. — Todd Akin

5) I mean, I’d like to see (Mitt Romney’s) house burn, one of his millions of houses burning down. It would be kind of cool – the Mormon fire patrol. — Joy Behar

4) (Obama needs to) “work like a 3rd world dictator & just put all these guys in jail.” — Harry Belafonte on Republicans

3) My personal feeling is that, as a young kid that was beat on by a bully, that was pretty much singled out–the guy [Zimmerman] stalked him, didn’t follow instructions from a superior officer, when they said, ‘Stop following the kid.’ That tells you everything right there. But my all-around perspective, I wasn’t there, I don’t know what happened. But it’s just so widespread and overt what happened. Even though this is the best country in the world, certain laws in this country are a disgrace to a nation of savages. It’s a majority versus a minority. That’s the way God planned it. He didn’t want to do something about it, He wanted us to do something about it. And if we don’t, it’s gonna stay this way. We have to continue tweeting, we have to continue marching, we have to continue fighting for Trayvon Martin. If that’s not the case, he was killed in vain, and we’re just waiting for it to happen to our children. He’ll have gotten away with impunity. It’s a disgrace that man hasn’t been dragged out of his house and tied to a car and taken away. That’s the only kind of retribution that people like that understand. It’s a disgrace that man hasn’t been shot yet. Forget about him being arrested–the fact that he hasn’t been shot yet is a disgrace. That’s how I feel personally about it. — Mike Tyson

2) Cheney deserves same final end he gave Saddam. Hope there are cell cams. — Rep. Chuck Kruger (D-Thomaston)

1) These teabag bastards, who by the way, I just wish they would all go away, or like in Passover, I just wish there was an angel of the Lord that would pass over, instead of killing the first born in all the households of Egypt, just wipe out all the teabaggers. Just, you know, the terrible swift sword, just (Malloy emulates sound of sword cutting repeatedly through the air) lop their heads off. — Mike Malloy

Also see,

The 50 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2011
The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2010
The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2009
The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes For 2008
The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2007
The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2006
The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes For 2005
The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes For 2004

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