The Year in Quotes: Potluck Nuttery II

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We end our review of what we heard from the far right in 2010 with a second round of potluck nuttery. Click here, here, here, here, here and here for earlier posts about quotes from the far right this year.

“Q: What would you do if you found yourself in a room with Hitler, Mussolini and an abortionist, and you had a gun with only two bullets? A: Shoot the abortionist twice.”

— A flier sent to the homes of University of California at San Francisco medical school students and professors in 1992, New York Times Magazine, July 14, 2010

“I assume that the majority of students at San Marcos High School are Christian. And if that is the case, then this whole thing is anti-Christian.”

— David Castillo, trustee on the San Marco CISD (Texas) school board, explaining why he voted against a proposal to adopt an abstinence-plus sex education curriculum for the school district. Despite Castillo’s objections, the board voted to abolish the district’s abstinence-only curriculum in favor of an abstinence-plus approach. San Marcos Local News (formerly Newzstreamz), July 20, 2010

“Being anti-religion is cool, so Edwards’ non-theological theology gets props from the neo-communists. Still, at her death bed and giving what most folks are calling a final goodbye, Elizabeth Edwards couldn’t find it somewhere down deep to ask for His blessings as she prepares for the hereafter? I guess that nihilism I’ve been discussing reaches up higher into the hard-left precincts than I thought.”

— Donald Douglas, a neoconservative blogger, in a stunningly insensitive criticism of Elizabeth Edwards’ final public message before she died from cancer, Politics Daily, December 8, 2010

“My fear is, in some sense, America today is being governed by the dreams of a Luo tribesman from the 1950s who was in a sense locked into a view of the world that is completely irrelevant in the world today.”

— Dinesh D’Souza, president of The King’s College in New York City and a popular Christian apologist, referring to President Obama in a speech at the National Conference on Christian Apologetics, The Christian Post, October 18, 2010

“I think the president’s problem is that he was born a Muslim, his father was a Muslim. The seed of Islam is passed through the father like the seed of Judaism is passed through the mother. He was born a Muslim, his father gave him an Islamic name.”

— Rev. Franklin Graham (son of famed preacher Billy Graham), who has prayed with President Obama, saying he takes the president at his word that he’s Christian — unlike the 18 percent of Americans who believe he is Muslim. Note that Rev. Graham has also called Islam “a very evil and wicked religion.” Christian Science Monitor, August 21, 2010

“This is an Esther moment in your life. Esther hid her identity until Mordecai challenged her to risk everything for such a time as this. Your identity is ‘Sarah Barracuda.’ Esther removed corruption from the Persian government and Haman fell. She didn’t have experience, she had grace and favor. Sarah, don’t hide your identity tonight.”

— Lou Engle, a prominent right-wing activist, in an e-mail to Sarah Palin comparing her to the biblical Queen Esther, Vanity Fair, October 2010

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