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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:26 PM

Top 10 quotes of 2012



Top 10 quotes of 2012

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Fred Shapiro, associate librarian at Yale Law School, released his seventh annual list of the most notable quotations of the year.

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Here's the list:

1. "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what ... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims. ... These are people who pay no income tax. ... and so my job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives." Mitt Romney, remarks at private fundraiser, Boca Raton, Fla., May 17

2. "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, second presidential debate, Hempstead, N.Y., Oct. 16

3. "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." Barack Obama, remarks at campaign appearance, Roanoke, Va., July 13

4. "Please proceed, Governor."
Obama, second presidential debate, Hempstead, N.Y., Oct. 16 (lead-in to Romney's denial that Obama had called Libya attack an act of terrorism)

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Full article and full LIST of all ten quotes here: http://blog.al.com/wire/2012/12/top_10_quotes_of_2012_47_perce.html



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Tx4obama Dec 2012 OP
NYC_SKP Dec 2012 #1
sakabatou Dec 2012 #4
NYC_SKP Dec 2012 #5
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2012 #2
sakabatou Dec 2012 #3
TlalocW Dec 2012 #6
jerseyjack Dec 2012 #7
yellowcanine Dec 2012 #8

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:31 PM

1. "Please proceed, Governor..." and a bonus clip:





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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:32 PM

4. That woman must've been scared out of her wits

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:54 PM

5. I went skydiving in March, just like that. It looks like she didn't want to jump off the plane.

But in any event, it also looks like she wasn't strapped in right.

But she would have likely signed away all her rights, I had to.

To make matters more sketchy, my cojumper wore no shoes and my photographer had tattooed on his neck, "Today is a Good Day to Die"?

On Hawaii...

It was fun!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:47 PM

2. My favorite is still #5... :D

5.

"You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines."

Obama, third presidential debate, Boca Raton, Fla., Oct. 22

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:30 PM

3. I can't believe this got on the list

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:31 AM

6. Number 4 should be number 1

Just because of the expression on Mitt's face after Obama said it. That slowly dawning comprehension that you've stepped in it, and you're about to be torn apart on national tv.

TlalocW

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:49 AM

7. #4.

 

---cartoon bubble over Romney's head (Courtesy, Jon Stewart) "I just sat on my balls."

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:08 PM

8. Baggers complaining about media bias in compiling the list in the comments section.....

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