Top 10 Dumb Things Said by U.S. Politicians



I would say only that if some of my judgments were wrong and some were wrong Napoleon once said in politics stupidity is not a handicap these sound bites don't dispel that idea and I will tell you it's three agencies of government when I get there that are gone commerce education and the what's the third one there let's see welcome to watchmojo.com and today we're counting down our picks for the top ten dumb things said by United States politicians it was an obscene period in our nation's history no not our nation's but in World War two I mean we we all lived in this century I did I didn't live in this century but that's in this century's history for this list we're taking aim only at American politicians elected to the government of the people by the people for the people and our calling them out for their ignorant reckless unintelligent and or illogical statements and misstatements the things that she says the things that she does what it is that she represents but she's a perfect spokesperson if you want to see if the stars said anything equally idiotic be sure to check out our video of the top ten dumb things said by celebrities so what did empty nonsense about Ronald Reagan being just an actor number ten trees cause more pollution than automobiles Ronald Reagan when you look into that camera in a close-up you better be telling the truth or that camera will reveal it it probably came as a surprise to no one familiar with Ronald Reagan's environmental policies that he's no damn dirty tree-hugging hippie on the contrary Teflon Ron entered the office of President in 1981 cynical of environmental causes and unconvinced of their political importance and therefore he significantly reduced funding of the Environmental Protection Agency even with all that info critics were blindsided when Reagan wrongly made the assertion that trees pollute more than cars though he claimed to have been quoted out of texts whether it was sheer ignorance or deliberate misinformation Reagan's ridiculous reference still resonates in Republican thought today they love him beyond logic last year they tried to elect his heir cut number nine package 500 million Americans lose their job Nancy Pelosi first off Nancy Pelosi is a dingbat this prominent Democrat must have flunked math or at the very least she forgot to do a quick and simple calculation before delivering this statistic in a press conference Pelosi made this slip of the tongue in 2009 while she was the house speaker trying to drum up support for President Barack Obama's significant stimulus package so you can raise taxes on guys like me guys like me make millions of dollars a year let's do a quick math rundown on this one shall we Pelosi claimed 500 million Americans would lose their jobs every month if the package were not approved single-payer single-payer saying hey there are 300 million Americans in the US and prior to the 2008 financial meltdown about half of them were working Pelosi may have had to stay behind after Congress to redo her homework well I do think the House of Representatives at this time is an unsafe place for children and other living things number 8 life is indeed precious and I believe the death penalty helps to affirm that fact Edie Koch mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989 this liberal stalwart often deviated from the party line and his Democratic party colleagues it's all part of being mayor the secret is to enjoy it this was perhaps never more clear than in 1985 when he wrote an essay entitled death and justice how capital punishment affirms life though it definitely sparked debate Koch's declaration infuriated many of the era's top progressive minds even though he was echoing the feelings of many Americans who supported capital punishment but you can see where they get confused killing people who kill people to show people that killing people is wrong could be considered oxymoronic at best I'm gonna now take a short recess and I will be back at number 7 the binders full of women gaffe MIT Romney in what new ways do you intend to rectify the inequalities in the workplace specifically regarding females making only 72 percent of what their male counterparts earn picture this it's the second debate of the 2012 US presidential election between incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney Romney has asked how he deal with equal pay and gender inequality in America his response where he outlines that he keeps female and male job applications separate adds fuel to arguments that Romney and the GOP are sexist I went to a number of women's groups and said can you help us find folks and they brought us whole binders full of women within minutes backlash on Facebook Twitter and Tumblr spawns means depicting MIT as an elitist male with old-fashioned ideas about women's rights the debate debacle not only put Romney's and the gops gender track record in the spotlight but also brought women's issues front and center in general I think Governor Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works you mentioned the Navy for example and then we have fewer ships than we did in 1916 well governor we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed we have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them number six if Lincoln were alive today he'd be turning over in his grave Gerald Ford in this I dare not depend my personal sympathy has a longtime friend of the former president nor my professional judgment as a lawyer less than a month after being sworn in as president Gerald Ford granted Richard Nixon a full pardon for his involvement in the Watergate scandal I would say only that if some of my judgments were wrong and some were wrong that's one reason why this quote regarding that scandal seemed paradoxical but beyond that it's just a dumb thing to say Ford dragged a dead president from his grave and then put him back in it it was hyperbole and an unintelligent statement that did nothing but add fire to America's biggest scandal involving a living president fYI this quote appears in a book of bad english quotes entitled anguished english I must admit that many of them do not look at all the same as the hypothetical questions that I have answered freely number five I understand with Darden North Korean allies were bound to pipe by trees where are you bound by yeah Sarah Palin a gas machine second possibly only to george w bush this former Alaska governor faced several obstacles when she was campaigning for VP in 2008 alongside fellow maverick John McCain not the least of which was her own mouth Palin was asked by Glenn Beck how she'd handle a conflict in North Korea her response may have angered the u.s. defense and state departments as well as South Koreans given the fact that the South is America's closest ally and the North perhaps America's last true enemy it's funny that a comment like that was kind of made to care you know reporters yeah mocked I guess that's the word yeah Palin's statement was either another painful palin geography slip-up or part of a liberal conspiracy that manipulated glenn beck into putting this gotcha question to palin to undermine the right wing patriot movement i believe that diplomacy should be the cornerstone of any foreign policy and i can see Russia from my house number four I took the initiative in creating the Internet Al Gore in this 1999 CNN video Wolf Blitzer interviews Vice President Al Gore in a way Gore was being interviewed for a job it just so happens that job was President of the United States in many job interviews people over exaggerated past achievements and sometimes those answers are so dumb you wish you could take them back now while we feel fairly confident that what Gore meant was that he was a key factor in terms of the advancement of economic and legislative aspects of the internet which is true and not that he'd outright invented the thing this is still pretty awkward luckily for Gore Americans fall into a coma whenever he addresses the nation so most people probably miss this body language makes a difference than debate between Al Gore and George W Bush as well Gore sighs over and over again and Bush the underdog surprises by winning the debate and of course the election number three if it's a legitimate rape the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down Todd Achan one of the things that I love about this country is the fact that Americans do consider life really important Todd akin had everything going for him in 2012 he'd won the Missouri Republican state primary against some fierce competitors and looked poised to go places but on the campaign trail he made one fatal mistake Aiken was asked about his abortion policy a hot-button issue to be sure Eakins inexplicable response which he has since reiterated was not a misstatement but his true belief basically outlined that the female uterus magically prevents unwanted pregnancy after rape even more akin was grilled for using the qualifier legitimate to describe such rapes as if it had to pass a was sheer wasn't she asking for a test the damage was done what he said was I used the wrong word but I said legitimate right what I meant was forcible because that's the word Paul Ryan used they nobody ever refuted the other part the part about the magical suicide number two well when the president does it that means that it is not illegal Richard Nixon by definition exactly when reliving the blunders of American politicians one name stands out Nixon his Watergate scandal scarred the political scene for years and caused him to become the first and so far only u.s. president to resign I have never been a quitter to leave office before my term is completed is abhorrent to every instinct in my body Nixon fell victim to the terrors of technology and the media multiple times during his career whether it was on TV or through pesky tape recordings but Nixon's goofiest gaffe came after he'd stepped down during 1977 s famous frost Nixon interviews the disgraced former President evidently slipped up and answered David Frost's question on national security by declaring that the president is above the law and he wanted us to believe that he was not a crook no no there will be no picture no after the broadcast you've taken your picture didn't you take one just now that's it before we unveil our number one pick here are some honorable or in this case this honorable mentions I was aware that an agreement was reached the word settlement versus the word agreement you know I'm not sure what they called it it depends upon what the meaning of the word is number one everything he's ever said george w bush just seems like i was here yesterday everything's bigger in Texas and nothing's bigger than the list of Bush juniors gasps our enemies are innovative and resourceful and so are we they never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and her people and neither do we son of President George HW Bush this 43rd president pushed the English language to terrifying new frontiers with his myriad Bush isms recruiting tools he's credited with coining new terms and expressions many of which were subsequently lampooned by the likes of Jon Stewart and Saturday Night Live first I met Putin stared right into his eyes through his eyes into the back of his skull hmm and he said what's up why you looking at me like that and I just said staring into your soul that makes me think do you ever use that as a diplomatic strategy creeping out on purpose other world leaders and all the questions about whether or not our children is learning statements on how his opponents had misunderestimated him and assertions that fish are our friends were just the icing on the cake I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully often caught with his foot in his mouth or the odd shoe in his face Bush is a Saudi oil well of dumb political jokes don't mess with Texas there's an old saying in Tennessee I know it's in Texas probably true fool me once shame on shame on you if fool me can't get fool again do you agree with our list which dumb political quote deserve dimension oops for more blunder full top 10s published every day be sure to subscribe to watchmojo.com I'm afraid you'll catch me picking my nose

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  1. remember the time when you sat down and saw these political debates and wondered what the fuck humans were doing? and then you looked out your window from your space ship while dissecting a man down to his left shoe?

  2. Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.

    George W. Bush

  3. Welp this explains why American politics has its priorities backwards.
    I mean the entire country can succeed if we didn't have such a sorry political government bullshiting us constantly ..
    Why do we keep taxing the rich here,?

  4. Sad how all of these politicians belong to the current generation.. really hope we can go back to the old days when our politicians were as intelligent as Jefferson, Hamilton, and Lincoln

  5. Get these clowns outa here, lol
    I could be the next clown!
    I will do my best but there is so much that the puplic should not know! But i will make areas of my focus better! Thank you!

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