March 28, 2013

My father had a ranch; we used to have 50-60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes.

— Don Young
April 4, 2013

When you say it’s not a man and a woman anymore, then why not have three men and one woman or four women and one man? Or why not, you know, somebody has a love for an animal? There is no clear place to draw a line once you eliminate the traditional marriage.

— Louie Gohmert
April 17, 2013

We know Al Qaeda has camps over with the drug cartels on the other side of the Mexican border. We know people are being trained to come in and act like Hispanic [sic] when they’re radical Islamists. We know these things are happening.

— Louie Gohmert
June 4, 2013

The young folks who are coming into each of your services are anywhere from 17 to 22 or 23. Gee whiz, the hormone level created by nature sets in place the possibility for these types of things to occur.

— Saxby Chambliss on sexual assault in the military
June 12, 2013

The incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low.

— Trent Franks
June 14, 2013

When I hear politicians talk about restoring faith in government, no, no, no, no, no. That is the wrong solution. We need to engender that healthy distrust, that healthy distrust, that our founders found with government.

— Ron Johnson
June 15, 2013

I say let Allah sort it out.

— Sarah Palin on the conflict in Syria
July 21, 2013

Ken Cuccinelli: Homosexuality is a “personal challenge.”

July 25, 2013

For everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.

— Steve King on DREAMers
Aug. 14, 2013

I have a handicap, you know. I am a white guy running in the state of New Jersey. That is my handicap.

— Steve Lonegan
Aug. 14, 2013

I have no interest in paying for your health care. I’d hate to see you get cancer, but that’s your problem, not mine.

— Steve Lonegan
Aug. 16, 2013

Who does Barack talk about all the time? The middle class. Since when in America do we have classes? Since when in America are people stuck in areas, or defined places called a class? That’s Marxism talk.

— Rick Santorum
Oct. 13, 2013

Admit it. You want a white Republican president again. Wanting a white Republican president doesn’t make you racist, it just makes you American.

— Joe the Plumber
Nov. 9, 2013

Our free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children and borrowing from China. When that note comes due — and this isn’t racist… but it’s going to be like slavery when that note is due, right? We are going to be beholden to a foreign master.

— Sarah Palin
Nov. 11, 2013

I am tired of you people. What do you want?

— Chris Christie to a public school teacher
Dec. 10, 2013

John McCain criticized President Obama for shaking hands with Cuban leader Raul Castro at the memorial ceremony for Nelson Mandela, comparing the gesture to Neville Chamberlain’s handshake with Adolf Hitler at the start of World War II, saying, ‘It gives Raul some propaganda to continue to prop up his dictatorial, brutal regime.’

Dec. 11, 2013

Michigan Republicans passed a law banning all insurance plans in the state from covering abortion, forcing women and employers to purchase a separate abortion rider if they would like the procedure covered.

Jan. 14, 2014

Eighty percent of the farm bill was food stamps. That enslaves people. What you want to do, it’s crazy but it’s true, teach people to fish instead of giving them fish. When you’re at the behest of somebody else, you are actually a slavery [sic] to them. That kind of charity does not make people freer.

— Greg Brannon
Jan. 15, 2014

Louie Gohmert: Judges ruling in favor of same-sex marriage ‘need some basic plumbing lessons.’

Jan. 22, 2014

The wife is to voluntarily submit, just as the husband is to lovingly lead and sacrifice. The husband’s part is to show up during the times of deep stress, take the leadership role and be accountable for the outcome, blaming no one else.

— Steve Pearce
Jan. 24, 2014

The Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control, because they cannot control their libido.

— Mike Huckabee
Jan. 24, 2014

The Arizona Republican Party formally reprimanded John McCain for a “liberal” voting record and for working with Democrats in Washington.

March 6, 2014

The Washington establishment can join us, follow us, or get out of the way.

— Mike Lee
March 12, 2014

We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning to value the culture of work, so there is a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with.

— Paul Ryan