Politicians say the darndest things

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Re: Politicians say the darndest things

Postby Krashlia » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:09 am

NathanLoiselle wrote:Isn't shekel a jewism? Like a anti-semitic jewism?

...Much like the word Jew... Depends on how and when you say it.
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Re: Politicians say the darndest things

Postby Aquila89 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:25 pm

Yeah, shekel is the currency of Israel, but Woodward isn't from Israel, so I don't see any innocent reason why Eric Trump would say "shekels" instead of "dollars".

I find it beliveable that he picked up the term from reading far-right websites and doesn't even know about its associations.
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Re: Politicians say the darndest things

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Re: Politicians say the darndest things

Postby JamishT » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:51 am

Deathclaw_Puncher wrote:


Tammy is not a politician. She is a commentator with no expertise besides being hot and saying stuff that Trump supporters agree with.
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Re: Politicians say the darndest things

Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:56 am

the thread allows for pundits and such too
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Re: Politicians say the darndest things

Postby Aquila89 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:12 am

Mitch McConnell on Kavanaugh at the Values Voters conference:

"You’ve watched the fight, you’ve watched the tactics, but here’s what I want to tell you: In the very near future, judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court. So my friends, keep the faith, don’t get rattled by all of this ― we’re gonna plow right through it and do our job."

Great choice of words, considering the situation.

(Values Voters, oh God).
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Re: Politicians say the darndest things

Postby NathanLoiselle » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:46 pm

Wonders if Mitch plows through his wife.
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Re: Politicians say the darndest things

Postby Aquila89 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:40 pm

There's a segment on the British panel show Mock the Week, where the host suggest a topic and comedians come in with funny suggestions. One of the subjects were "Ill Advised Things to Say in Court" and Mark Watson made this joke: "Well if stabbing a man makes me guilty, I'm guilty!"

I only bring this up because Rodrigo Duterte (president of the Philippines, all-around homicidal maniac) basically said it in real life. I quote from the Telegraph:

Mr Duterte, who is known for his provocative, expletive-ridden statements, made his surprise confession on Thursday while speaking to government officials at the presidential palace when he said he had challenged the military to remove him if they were not satisfied with his leadership.

“I told the military, what is my fault? Did I steal even one peso?” Mr. Duterte said. “My only sin is the extrajudicial killings.”
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Re: Politicians say the darndest things

Postby cmsellers » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:37 pm

Apparently John Cornyn compared the accusations against Kavanaugh to the "McCartney hearings," which you can hear right at the start of this video. I don't can't decide whether to be angry at the analogy he tried to invoke or laugh at the visual of Paul McCartney in front of the Senate.

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Re: Politicians say the darndest things

Postby iMURDAu » Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:47 pm

That band was on the run for a reason! The public needs to know why!
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Re: Politicians say the darndest things

Postby Aquila89 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:02 am

Scott Wagner, Republican gubernatorial candidate in Pennsylvania got quite upset over Governor Tom Wolf's negative ads. So upset that he made a Facebook Live video where he said this:

Well, Governor Wolf, let me tell you what, between now and Nov. 6, you better put a catcher’s mask on your face, because I’m going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes.


Golf Digest magazine noted that he "didn't specify whether he meant metal or soft spikes".
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Re: Politicians say the darndest things

Postby cmsellers » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:19 pm

I mean, in context that is clearly metaphorical, but it still comes across as a bit unhinged.
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Re: Politicians say the darndest things

Postby Aquila89 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:38 pm

When you complain about negative ads, talking about stomping on the face of your opponent doesn't give the best impression, even as a metaphor.
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Re: Politicians say the darndest things

Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:45 pm

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Re: Politicians say the darndest things

Postby iMURDAu » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:43 am

Cue the "you're racist because you assume she meant a black person" reaction.

This will probably tip the scales in her favor. Mississippi.
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