The 8 most ridiculous quotes from liberals about conservatives

It was tough to narrow this list down to only eight, but thanks to Left of the Mark we had quite a selection from which to choose. Liberals appear to have a pretty limited playbook — just take whatever is the biggest villain du jour and smack that label on your opposition. Here we present 8 of the most ridiculous liberal quotes about conservatives.

1. “The Republicans have provided a laundry list of essentially ransom demands of things that were essentially the Romney agenda that was rejected by voters that they know can’t pass in normal circumstances. They say give us these things or we will blow up the economy…We are for cutting spending. We’re for reforming our tax code. We’re for reforming our entitlements. What we’re not for is negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest. We’re not going to do that.”

– Dan Pfeiffer, Explaining the White House refusal to consider basic spending restraint in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper

2. “In addition to their vow to blow up Obamacare and shut down the American government this September, they’re also moving to block an increase in the debt ceiling. That means the government wouldn’t be able to pay its bills, wouldn’t be able to pay its debts, would go into default. The consequences — it would destroy the United States credit rating, of course, and send us spiraling into default. This is Cruz’s operation here, by the way, and his allies’ operation. This is more than just obstructionism, this is political terrorism…I believe it’s terrorism.”

-Chris Matthews on his MSNBC show, “Hardball”

3. “Paul Ryan … may look young and hip and new generation, with his iPod full of heavy metal jams and his cute kids. But he’s just a fresh face on a Taliban creed — the evermore antediluvian, anti-women, anti-immigrant, anti-gay conservative core.”

– Maureen Dowd, in a NYT op-ed titled, “Just Think No”

4. “[Republicans] want to use legislation as a way to act like terrorists. They hold things as hostage.”

– Henry Waxman, objecting to GOP efforts to force Obama into approving the Keystone XL Pipeline, a decision he put off for 3 years

5. “Between 2002 and 2009, the leading terrorist groups in this country were the Republican Party, and the presidential administration of George W. Bush.”

Keith Olbermann, on his TV show “Countdown with Keith Olbermann”

6. “It has become commonplace to call the tea party faction in the House “hostage takers.” But they have now become full-blown terrorists. They have joined the villains of American history who have been sufficiently craven to inflict massive harm on innocent victims to achieve their political goals.”

William Yeoman, in an opinion column for Politico titled “The Tea Party’s terrorist tactics”

7. “If sane Republicans do not stand up to this Hezbollah faction in their midst, the Tea Party will take the G.O.P. on a suicide mission.”

– Thomas Friedman, in a New York Times column

8. “[Republicans] have acted like terrorists.

– Joe Biden, discussing the debt ceiling debate in a closed-door meeting with the Democratic Caucus


  1. Agreed those hyperbolic statements are ridiculous and don’t help.
    But Ms Hickford, the crazy goes both ways.
    Your boss, Mr West has said some pretty ridiculous things too.
    I’m not defending the statements made by the people you quoted.
    I’m just saying people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones

      • He just stated that Mr West lives in a glass house. He didn’t throw a stone even though some were available.

      • He also answered for himself (what are you his girlfriend?) and I chose to take him at his word. I could have pointed out that his post was then useless but I didn’t–until YOU came along (roll eyes)

      • He said that crazy goes both ways, but he never gave examples on either side. Crazy statements are the glass houses that they have in common, the examples are the stones. What difference does it make if we are dating? Are you trying to see if one of us is available?

      • Thanks for agreeing with what I had first left unstated which was that his post had no value or meaning. I hope you two are happy together…

  2. “BLINDLY FOLLOWING A COMMANDER IN CHIEF”: Talking with radio host Mark Levin , Allen West said Generals “have to be very careful about blindly following a commander in chief that really does not have the best intent for our military.” What West did not mention was that officers are constitutionally bound to follow the President’s orders unless they are illegal.

    Can you say…….se·di·tious

    inciting or causing people to rebel against the authority of a state

  3. RELIGIOUS COEXISTENCE “WOULD GIVE AWAY OUR COUNTRY”: During a March 2011 town hall, West talked about the “Coexist” movement, saying of their bumper stickers: “Every time I see one of those bumper stickers, I look at the person inside that is driving. Because that person represents something that would give away our country. Would give away who we are, our rights and freedoms and liberties because they are afraid to stand up and confront that which is the antithesis, anathema of who we are.”

    *that’s a pretty goofy thing to say…

    • Not if you really think about it. The first letter in coexist stands for Islam. Islam wants only to dominate the world not coexist. Oh they’ll let you live under their rule for a while but you cannot practice your religion and have to pay the jizyah tax. Then they will finally say convert or die!. So coexistence with someone who does not recognize your right to exist is futile and will end up giving this country to Islam.

      • Maybe this Coexist thing is trying to reach everyone, including Muslims. I think it’s very difficult to convince anyone of any religion to accept others.

      • But only religion that instructs that in their holy book is Islam. They have not changed in over 1400 years and no coexist bumper sticker is going to change that. The Koran tells them to kill the infidel if they will not submit to Islam. No other book of faith instructs their followers to kill someone who does not believe in their beliefs!

      • Says you. It MAY say that when someone else interprets someone else’s translation. All religious texts contradict themselves because of so many different human beings involved in its creation.

  4. Lets face it Michele,,, both parties can some some of the stupidest stuff
    out there,,, a quick search led me to tons of crazy, off the wall stuff
    conservatives and republicans have said in recent yrs…
    but I won’t post them,,, there’s to much…

    “Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.”
    ― Mark Twain

  5. “The Democrats are the party that says government will make you
    smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The
    Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then
    get elected and prove it.”
    – P.J. O’Rourke

  6. “I believe there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party. It’s called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.”
    -West on Democrats.

  7. It must be a really simple thing to be a leftist. Just keep your hands over your ears and scream “LALALALALALALA BUSH IS BADDDDD AND YOU ARE A HOMOPHOBE LALALALALALAA” at everything that anyone says to you. Nicely done.

    • If you think it’s so easy, why don’t you try it? Do exactly what you described for a good while and see how easy your life gets.

  8. Ann Coulter has said multiple times that Liberalism is a mental disease. These quotes, and hundreds more like them, are living proof that she is 100% right!

  9. The Democrats are experts at projecting their own shortcomings onto the Right. So many times I have heard them accuse the Right of things that you would think “nobody does that” only to find out later that they were doing that, so I guess they figured we were doing it too. Unbelievable. They have no concept of right and wrong anymore and ANYTHING goes if it gets them what they want. As far as I can see, the Democrat Party died with JFK. And America has suffered greatly for it. When will the Democrats grow a spine and stop letting the communists/socialists/power-mongers hijack their Party???


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