The 20 Most Obnoxious Quotes of 2018 (15th Annual)

by John Hawkins | January 15, 2019 4:59 pm

20. “We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great. We have not reached greatness.” — CNN host Andrew Cuomo[1]

19. “And it would be a short war [between the government and gun owners who refused to give up their weapons], my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit. I’m sure if we talked we could find common ground to protect our families and communities.” – Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.)[2]

18. “‘Don’t vote for the ching-chong!” — Detroit Rep. Bettie Cook Scott on Asian opponent[3]

17. “‘But I can’t afford to pay my employees $15 an hour! I’d go out of business!’ Then go out of business. If you can’t afford to pay a #livingwage & make payroll, you shouldn’t be in business. It’s not your workers’ responsibility to subsidize your sh*tty business #FightFor15” — Civil rights activist Danielle Muscato[4]

16. “I’m sorry, I know he lost his eye in war, or whatever.”— Pete Davidson on SNL mocks ex-SEAL Dan Crenshaw who lost his eye to an IED

15. “You’re a slave to free thinking.” — Blogger Perez Hilton[5]

14. “Time for us white male Christians to take a step back and give power to others, and make ourselves dispensable.” — Political consultant Matthew Dowd[6]

13. “They’ll say, ‘Well, I’m not racist. I just voted for him because I didn’t like Hillary Clinton.’ And I just want to say that’s not — that doesn’t make you not racist. It actually makes you racist.” — CNN analyst Kirsten Powers[7]

12. “Never trust anyone who doesn’t regularly french kiss animals.” — Actor Lena Dunham[8]

11. “Guess who’s perpetuating all of these kinds of actions? It’s the men in this country. I just want to say to the men in this country, just shut up! And step up. Do the right thing for a change.” — Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii)[9]

10. “Divorce your Republican husbands.” – Attorney Jill Filipovic[10]

9. “Almost every single person I’ve ever heard of with an AR-15 has been a mass murderer.” — Author Nina Burleigh[11]

8. “There’s a new axis of evil: Russia, Saudi Arabia — and the United States.” – New York Times columnist Paul Krugman[12]

7. “The next Supreme Court justice should be an illegal immigrant.” — Maxine Waters[13]

6. “White folks are going down. And Satan is going down. And Farrakhan, by God’s grace, has pulled a cover off of that Satanic Jew, and I’m here to say your time is up, your world is through.” — Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan[14]

5. “We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them.” — CNN host Don Lemon[15]

4. ” We should rip Barron Trump from his mother’s arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles and see if mother will stand up against the giant @sshole she is married to.” — Actor Peter Fonda[16]

3. “The virgin birth story is about an all-knowing, all-powerful deity impregnating a human teen. There is no definition of consent that would include that scenario.” — Minnesota State University associate professor Eric Sprankle[17]

2. “I have noticed that [Trump] Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up. Please, keep it coming Jr – it’s definitely a ‘very, very large brain’ idea to troll a member of a body that will have subpoena power in a month. ” — Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.)[18]

1. “If you see anybody from that [Trump] Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.” — Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.)[19]

Also see:

The 25 Most Obnoxious Quotes of 2017 (14th Annual)[20]

The 20 Most Obnoxious Quotes of 2016 (13th Annual)[21]

The 30 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2015 (12th Annual)[22]

The 30 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2014 (11th Annual)[23]

The 30 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2013 (10th Annual)[24]

The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2012 (9th Annual)[25]

The 50 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2011[26]

The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2010[27]

The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2009[28]

The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes For 2008[29]

The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2007[30]

The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2006[31]

The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes For 2005[32]

The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes For 2004[33]

Editor’s note: The article has been updated to include an additional quote from Maxine Waters.

Endnotes:
  1. CNN host Andrew Cuomo: http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2018/08/cuomo-derides-trumps-maga-slogan/#.W3Rr2rxGFZ0.twitter
  2. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.): https://twitter.com/RepSwalwell/status/1063527635114852352
  3. Detroit Rep. Bettie Cook Scott on Asian opponent: https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2018/08/16/detroit-rep-bettie-cook-scott-on-asian-opponent-dont-vote-for-the-ching-chong
  4. Civil rights activist Danielle Muscato: https://twitter.com/johnhawkinsrwn/status/1070499703425589248
  5. Blogger Perez Hilton: https://twitter.com/ThePerezHilton/status/993905782461640704
  6. Political consultant Matthew Dowd: https://twitter.com/matthewjdowd/status/1046557614526615553
  7. CNN analyst Kirsten Powers: https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1064231333604409344
  8. Actor Lena Dunham: https://www.thewrap.com/lena-dunham-french-kiss-animals-tweet-delete/
  9. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii): https://twitter.com/MSNBC/status/1042133699217813504
  10. Attorney Jill Filipovic: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/hating-trump-in-2018-the-top-five-most-incredible-liberal-media-quotes-of-the-year
  11. Author Nina Burleigh: https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2018/11/17/newsweek-writer-almost-every-single-person-ive-ever-heard-of-with-an-ar-15-has-been-a-mass-murderer/
  12. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/hating-trump-in-2018-the-top-five-most-incredible-liberal-media-quotes-of-the-year
  13. Maxine Waters: https://twitter.com/CNNPoltics/status/1012343403697319937
  14. Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/louis-farrakhan-jews-are-my-enemy-white-folks-are-going-down/article/2650297
  15. CNN host Don Lemon: https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1057467550869540864
  16. Actor Peter Fonda: https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2018/june/rip-barron-trump-from-his-mothers-arms-put-him-in-a-cage-with-pedophiles-hollywood-loses-its-mind-over-border-kids
  17. Minnesota State University associate professor Eric Sprankle: https://www.newsweek.com/minnesota-eric-sprankle-virgin-mary-impregnated-without-consent-minnesota-1248801
  18. Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.): https://hotair.com/archives/2018/12/07/ocasio-cortez-trump-jr-keep-trolling-twitter-might-get-subpoenaed/
  19. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.): https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1010981944056664064
  20. The 25 Most Obnoxious Quotes of 2017 (14th Annual): https://rightwingnews.com/column-2/25-obnoxious-quotes-2017-14th-annual/
  21. The 20 Most Obnoxious Quotes of 2016 (13th Annual): https://rightwingnews.com/column-2/20-obnoxious-quotes-2016/
  22. The 30 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2015 (12th Annual): https://rightwingnews.com/quotes/the-20-most-obnoxious-quotes-of-2015/
  23. The 30 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2014 (11th Annual): https://rightwingnews.com/quotes/25-obnoxious-quotes-2014/
  24. The 30 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2013 (10th Annual): https://rightwingnews.com/quotes/the-30-most-obnoxious-quotes-of-2013-10th-annual/
  25. The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2012 (9th Annual): http://www.rightwingnews.com/quotes/the-40-most-obnoxious-quotes-of-2012-9th-annual/
  26. The 50 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2011: http://www.rightwingnews.com/quotes/the-50-most-obnoxious-quotes-of-2011-8th-annual/
  27. The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2010: https://rightwingnews.com/quotes/the-40-most-obnoxious-quotes-of-2009/
  28. The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2009: https://rightwingnews.com/2010/01/the-6th-annual-40-most-obnoxious-quotes-of-2009/
  29. The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes For 2008: https://rightwingnews.com/mt331/2009/01/the_40_most_obnoxious_quotes_f.php
  30. The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2007: http://www.rightwingnews.com/mt331/2008/01/the_40_most_obnoxious_quotes_o.php
  31. The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2006: http://www.rightwingnews.com/archives/week_2006_12_17.PHP#006999
  32. The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes For 2005: http://www.rightwingnews.com/quotes/obnoxquotes2005.php
  33. The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes For 2004: http://www.rightwingnews.com/quotes/obnoxiousquotes2004.php

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