Dear Readers: 2012 has come to a close, and unfortunately it appears the debates and controversies will continue into 2013. One thing I'm thankful for is that politicians and pundits love to talk. For your enjoyment, I present to you some memorable quotations from 2012. Notice I didn't say prolific, historical, inspirational or words that should be etched in stone.
"I said yesterday we did not have the majority but we have the gavel ... excuse me, we don't have the gavel. We have our own gavel! We have something more important. We have unity. We do not have the gavel; we do not have the majority. But we have unity." -- House Minority Leader Pelosi shortly after the November election.
How sweet, Ms. Pelosi would gladly exchange that phony baloney "unity" crapola for another chance to swing the House speaker gavel.
"I have no idea why any woman/minority can vote for Romney. You have to be stupid to vote for such a racist/misogynistic t--t" -- A re-tweet by Obama Campaign Co-chair Eva Longoria.
This is a typical example of tolerance from the Hollywood left.
"I think that they are going to be able to sort it out." -- President Obama on Nicki Minaj's "American Idol" feud with Mariah Carey.
I'm not upset with Obama for this quotation but with whoever would ask the president such a stupid question. Although more voters probably based their decision on this question versus the president's poor economic policies.
"They hate Obama. They want him out of the White House more than they want to destroy al-Qaida. Their No. 1 enemy in the world right now, on the right, is their hatred -- hatred for Obama." -- Chris Matthews during MSNBC's debate coverage.
This pretty much sums up liberals' beliefs about conservatives. When it comes to Barack Obama, conservatives are incapable of honest policy disagreements; it must always be personal, racist and hateful.
"If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business -- you didn't build that." -- President Obama on a campaign stop.
No matter how the left maligned the right for taking the president's words out of context, it's still a slap at business owners and reinforces Obama's big-government mentality.
"We took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet (in Massachusetts). I went to a number of women's groups and said, "Can you help us find folks?" and they brought us whole binders full of women." -- Mitt Romney during the second presidential debate.
Liberals took this opportunity for massive feigned indignation and launched another Republican "war on women" barrage. Liberals can't have it both ways; they seek diversity at all levels of society, yet condemn a conservative for actually trying to proactively diversify his gubernatorial cabinet.
"My pawpaw had high cheekbones, like all of the Indians do" -- Massachusetts Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren, defending her claim that she is a minority.
I guess because I have a beard, I can claim to be a descendant of Abraham Lincoln.
"He is going to let the big banks once again write their own rules, unchain Wall Street. He is going to put y'all back in chains." -- Joe Biden campaign appearance in Virginia
Since we were told that Biden wasn't playing the race card despite the fact that the audience was primarily black, I guess all I can quibble with is a guy from Delaware suddenly using the term "y'all."
Here's to a quotable 2013.
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