Shit Republican Candidates Say

Because none of these people should be President.

 “I think it’s a theory — the theory of evolution. And I don’t accept it, you know, as a theory.” -Ron Paul in Texas, 2007.
"I get a kick out of folks who call for equality now, the people on the left, ‘Well, equality, we want equality.’ Where do you think this concept of equality comes from?" said Santorum, according to ABC News. "It doesn’t come from Islam. It doesn’t come from the East and Eastern religions, where does it come from? It comes from the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, that’s where it comes from. Don’t claim his rights, don’t claim equality as that gift from God and then go around and say, ‘Well, we don’t have to pay attention to what God wants us to do,’" Santorum continued to the enthusiastic crowd. “‘We don’t have to pay attention to God’s moral laws.’ If your rights come from God, then you have an obligation to live responsibly in conforming with God’s laws, and our founders said so, right?"
ABC News link. Quotes from Rick Santorum at a town hall in South Carolina, January 2012.
"He [Romney’s Mississippian bodyguard Garrett Jackson] is now turning me into an, I don’t know, unofficial Southerner. And I’m learning to say ‘y’all,’ and I like grits. Strange things are happening to me." -Mitt Romney campaigning in Mississippi, March 8, 2012.
See the original version here.
"It’s unacceptable for Iran to have a nuclear weapon…. Syria is their key ally. It’s their only ally in the Arab world. It is also their route to the sea." -Mitt Romney at the Arizona Republican debate, February 2012.
"This [the Obama administration] is an administration which, as long as you’re America’s enemy, you’re safe. You know, the only people you’ve got to worry about is if you’re an American ally." -Newt Gingrich at the Arizona Republican debate, February 22, 2012.
"This is not a political war at all. This is not a cultural war. This is a spiritual war. And the Father of Lies has his sights on what you think the Father of Lies - Satan - would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country. The United States of America. If you were Satan, who would you attack, in this day and age?…He [Satan] attacks all of us, and he attacks our institutions. The place where he was, in my mind, the most successful and first successful was in academia. He understood the pride of smart people. He attacked them at their weakest: that they were, in fact, smarter than everybody else, and could come up with something new and different. Pursue new truths, deny the existence of truth. Play with it, because they’re smart." -Rick Santorum at Ave Maria University, 2008. Audio here.
"I was born and raised here. I love the state. It seems right here. Trees are the right height. I like — I like seeing the lakes. I love the lakes. Something very special here. The Great Lakes but also all the little inland lakes that dot the parts of Michigan. I love cars. I don’t know — I mean, I grew up totally in love with cars…. I love cars. I love American cars." -Mitt Romney in Michigan, February 2012.
But watch the video. The transcript doesn’t do it justice.
"I have two grandchildren — Maggie is 11, Robert is 9. I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they’re my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American." -Newt Gingrich in San Antonio, March 2011.
"[Santorum] lambasted the president’s health care law requiring insurance policies to include free prenatal testing, ‘because free prenatal testing ends up in more abortions and therefore less care that has to be done because we cull the ranks of the disabled in our society. That, too, is part of Obamacare, another hidden message as to what President Obama thinks of those who are less able than the elites who want to govern our country,’ Santorum said." -Rick Santorum in Columbus, Ohio, February 2012, via CBS News.
Free prenatal testing is not mandated by the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. “Obamacare”).
"Victims of the disease AIDS argue, with no qualms of inconsistency about rights, for crash research programs (to be paid for by people who don’t have AIDS), demanding a cure. And it’s done in the name of rights. The victims demand health care and scream ‘discrimination’ if insurance companies claim they have the right to refuse to issue a policy to someone already infected with the AIDS virus. The rights of the insurance company owners are not considered, while legislation is passed forcing insurance companies to provide insurance demanded by the victims. The individual suffering from AIDS certainly is a victim - frequently a victim of his own lifestyle - but this same individual victimizes innocent citizens by forcing them to pay for his care." -From Ron Paul’s 1987 book Freedom Under Siege (pages 22-23).
Paul defended these comments on Fox News in January of 2012. You can see that video here (starting at around 3:30).