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Category: Compassion

Nuking Cuban-Americans.

“There is a sound case to be made for dropping a tactical nuclear weapon on the Cuban section of Miami. . . .”

- Alexander Cockburn


“Write down the name of that motherf***er. When I’m back in office, he’s a dead man.”

- Bill Clinton

Hating President Bush.

I hate President George W. Bush. There, I said it. I think his policies rank him among the worst presidents in U.S. history. And, while I’m tempted to leave it at that, the truth is that I hate him for less substantive reasons, too. I hate the inequitable way he has come to his economic and political achievements and his utter lack of humility (disguised behind transparently false modesty) at having done so. . . . I hate the way he walks — shoulders flexed, elbows splayed out from his sides like a teenage boy feigning machismo. I hate the way he talks — blustery self-assurance masked by a pseudo-populist twang. I even hate the things that everybody seems to like about him. I hate his lame nickname-bestowing — a way to establish one’s social superiority beneath a veneer of chumminess. . . . And, while most people who meet Bush claim to like him, I suspect that if I got to know him personally, I would hate him even more.”

- Jonathan Chait , September 29, 2003.

Conservatives are bad.

“You’re evil, horrible people. You’re awful people. You represent horrible ideas. God hates you and He wants to kill your children. You should all burn.”

- Rachel Buchman

Trent Lott and racism.

“It is a totally visceral reaction, but whenever I hear [Republican Senate majority leader] Trent Lott speak, I immediately think of nooses decorating trees. Big trees, with black bodies swinging from the business end of the nooses.”

- Karen Grigsby Bates , January 15, 1999.

Stoning Henry Hyde.

“I’m thinking to myself if we were in other countries, we would all, right now, all of us together, . . . would go down to Washington and we would stone [Republican U.S. Representative] Henry Hyde to death! We would stone him to death! Wait! . . . Shut up! No, shut up! I’m not finished. We would stone Henry Hyde to death, and we would go to their homes and we’d kill their wives and their children. We would kill their families.”

- Alec Baldwin