Honorary Mentions For The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2009

Here are a few quotes I considered that didn’t quite have the chops to make it as one of the The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2009.

Gimme a f*&$#ing break — Joe Biden at Union Station

“The reason the tea-baggers are so inflamed is because we are winning.” — Bill Clinton

When we asked questions of the white male nominees of a Republican president, we were basically trying to…make sure that they would go far enough in understanding the plight of minorities, because clearly that was not in their DNA. — Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill

Saving the New York Times now ranks with saving Darfur as a high-minded cause. — NYT editor Bill Keller

The trouble with this desire for retribution isn’t that it goes too far. The trouble is that it doesn’t go far enough. There is another group — a large one — that stood by doing nothing while Americans grabbed people off the streets of foreign countries, took them to other foreign countries (because we don’t allow this sort of thing in the United States!) and tortured them until they said whatever our government wanted to hear. If you’re going to punish people for condoning torture, you’d better include the American citizenry itself. — Michael Kinsley

I would never put anything past this stupid country…in general, this country just gets dumber and dumber by the day. — Bill Maher

I don’t agree there is a threat to national security. They keep saying they’ve defeated al-Qaida. — John Murtha

You guys make a pretty good photo op. — Barack Obama

I like living here because I don’t fit into the bad side of American psychology. The British are much more intelligent and civilized than the Americans. — Gwyneth Paltrow

I will be able to die knowing that I had met my soul mate. — Mark Sanford, publicly, about his mistress, not his wife.

I think the racists in the right wing are upset because poor people are about to be helped. — Jeremiah Wright

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