From the mouths of idiots.

The folks over at truthout.org have a collection of stunning quotes from various conservatives in an article titled Fish. Barrel. Boom.:

    “I’m the commander – see, I don’t need to explain – I don’t need to explain why I say things. That’s the interesting thing about being the President. Maybe somebody needs to explain to me why they say something, but I don’t feel like I owe anybody an explanation.”

    – George W. Bush, Washington Post, 11-19-02

    “Two things made this country great: White men & Christianity. The degree these two have diminished is in direct proportion to the corruption and fall of the nation. Every problem that has arisen (sic) can be directly traced back to our departure from God’s Law and the disenfranchisement of White men.”

    – State Rep. Don Davis (R-NC), emailed to every member of the North Carolina House and Senate, reported by the Fayetteville Observer, 08-22-01

    “We need to execute people like John Walker in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed, too. Otherwise, they will turn out to be outright traitors.”

    – Ann Coulter, at the Conservative Political Action Conference, 02-26-02

In all fairness it’s not like Democrats aren’t guilty of saying some outrageous things on their part—*cough*John Kerry*cough*— but it’s still pretty stunning to read what some of these conservatives have said.

5 thoughts on “From the mouths of idiots.

  1. Les, I gotta stop reading your blog—it’s going to make me go to bed depressed tonight …

  2. When Kerry was referring to attack dogs, maybe he was thinking of Ann Cun- I mean - Coulter?  She acts like a rabid bitch.  Whoever the guys were that pied Bill Gates should plant one on her mug.

  3. The Bush quote is from a 60 Minutes interview.  in context it’s not quite as odd-sounding:

    Woodward says the president told him that when he chairs a meeting he often tries to be provocative. When Woodward asked him if he tells his staff that he is purposely being provocative, Mr. Bush answered: “Of course not. I am the commander, see?”

    President Bush: “I do not need to explain why I say things.

  4. In my opinion,Davis is right to the extent that white men and Christianity have historically provided our society with structure and a reasonable moral code of conduct in order to keep things reasonably orderly. Are these the best vehicles for this? Rule by white men most certainly isn’t- Christianity as taught by its namesake, as opposed to how it is actually practiced probably is. Trouble is both have lost major ground recently and there is no good substitute for either.

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