25 Most Ridiculous Quotes from the Republican Debates
As the Republican party gets ready to begin the process of selecting its contender for the 2012 presidential election, we here at List25 took a moment to reflect over the past year of political debates and forums. For some reason, more than any other year, it seems that 2011 brought us a truckload of quotable gems, many of which left us scratching our heads. Because there were far more than we could fit on this page, however, we selected the 25 most ridiculous quotes from the Republican debates.
20. “Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn’t even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.”
Michelle Bachmann on the environment.
15. “The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting money from private industry or private sources is essentially a socialist argument.”
Newt Gingrich on sources of funding.
10. “I should tell my story. I’m also unemployed.”
Mitt Romney, speaking in 2011 to unemployed people in Florida.
5. “John McCain doesn’t understand how enhanced interrogation works. I mean, you break somebody, and after they’re broken, they become cooperative.”
Rick Santorum, arguing that torture survivor John McCain knows nothing about torture.