Say What? Archive


Welcome to the world's largest and most up-to-date collection of insane, tragic, misguided, dishonest, inexplicable, and darkly hilarious comments by public figures. This is where reality comes when it wants its mind blown.

  • November 23, 2011

    "He is the most powerful person in America today."
    -- Alan Simpson on Grover Norquist
  • November 22, 2011

    "Our genetic code still carries the selfish and aggressive instincts that were of survival advantage in the past. It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster in the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand or million. Our only chance of long-term survival is not to remain lurking on planet Earth, but to spread out into space."
    -- Stephen Hawking
  • November 21, 2011

    "[Democrats] have tried to say I'm the reason Republicans won't raise taxes. That's not nonsense. The Democrats want higher taxes. That's off the table. It's been off the table for a year. The Democrats are a little hard of hearing."
    -- Grover Norquist
  • November 20, 2011

    "If there is one guy out there that is the next George Washington, the only guy that I could think of is Rick Santorum."
    -- Glenn Beck
  • November 18, 2011

    "I'm going to unveil a plan to uproot all three branches of government and overhaul Washington."
    -- Rick Perry
  • November 17, 2011

    "It's so hypocritical, because we're not allowed to say 'In Jesus' name, Amen' because of separation of church and state, but their religion, they're allowed to beat up or behead their wife, legally in America, because we're open to all religions."
    -- Politichicks co-host Victoria Jackson on Muslims
  • November 16, 2011

    "I would return to that policy. I don't see it as torture."
    -- Herman Cain on waterboarding

    "If I were president I would be willing to use waterboarding. I think it was very effective...[Obama] is allowing the ACLU to run the CIA."
    -- Michele Bachmann

    "I will defend them until I die."
    -- Rick Perry on waterboarding and other techniques

  • November 15, 2011

    "If you look at China, they don't have food stamps. They don't have the modern welfare state, and China's growing. And so what I would do is look at the programs that LBJ gave us with the Great Society and they'd be gone."
    -- Michele Bachmann
  • November 14, 2011

    "I happen to think that the communist Chinese government will end up on the ash heap of history if they do not change their virtues. It is important for a country to have virtues, virtues of honesty."
    -- Herman Cain
  • November 12, 2011

    "For every one person that comes forward with a false accusation, there are probably -- there are -- thousands who would say none of that sort of activity ever came form Herman Cain."
    -- Herman Cain