THE 2016 Words to Remember

Over our hundreds of years of presidential campaigns, many memorable statements have been uttered by presidents running for re-election, by future presidents, and by losing candidates. Some have been made on the campaign trail, some specifically for the tv camera, some during debates, and some best remembered by their inclusion in historical speeches. The current campaign has been replete with memorable statements from numerous candidates, but the vast majority of such memorable utterances are so memorable due to their inherent stupidity and idiocy. And, most of those have come from gop candidates such as marco rubio, jeb bush, ben carson, carly fiorina, ted cruz and

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donald trump. In fact, volumes can be filled with asinine statements from each of these geniuses, who have seen their presidential campaigns as means to insult the intelligence of every American clamoring for a better time, for a campaign on the vital issues of the day, and bottom line, for real candidates rather than this collection of clowns that the gop has paraded across the country for what seems like forever.

In other times, we have had memorable statements that were actually so memorable due to their elegance or due to their insight into real issues. Sometimes in the past we have had quotes become memorable due to the humorous nature and how they reflect the intelligence, or lack of same, of the speaker, and sometimes they become memorable because they do that without the humor.

Those last two categories are most vividly exemplified by statements from Rick Perry, who unable to remember a simple list of three cabinet departments he would close down, famously said “Sorry. Oops”, and by Pres. Gerald Ford, running for re-election in 1976, when he stated for all to hear, that “There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe”.

At the other end of the spectrum were the words of Pres. John F. Kennedy, who in his phenomenal acceptance speech at the 1960 Democratic National Convention repeated


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these legendary words that he had earlier uttered during the campaign: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”

And, on a lighter note, there were the words of George H W Bush who famously stated the most memorable words of his life during the 1988 presidential campaign, “Read my lips, no new taxes”.

But, in this 2016 campaign, where we have had candidates say that the Egyptian pyramids were actually bins for storing grain, where we have had a candidate speak endlessly of building a massive wall to cut us off from our southern neighbors, where we have had candidates talk about viewing vile videos of horrendous events that never, ever occurred, this week the most memorable words of the campaign were uttered, words that will go down in history as the low point of a gop presidential campaign that has scratched across the garbage bins of America searching for new lows in civility, decorum and obscenity, words that should be on the tombstone of the person who spoke them, regardless of anything he may ever say in the future.

These words were spoken by ted cruz, referring to donald trump, and if you missed this statement and don’t believe it, listen to and watch the video:

“Donald Trump may be a rat but I have no desire to copulate him”

How presidential.

The words for which cruz should forever be remembered.

About theHoundDawg

For many years as a lawyer, I saw much of the good and bad of society, and did what I could to right many wrongs. The lack of understanding of what is good and bad, right and wrong, just and unjust, as evidenced by such events as the election of King W as president, (who as such far surpassed the evil of richard nixon but not quite that of ronald reagan) lead me in a new direction, to spend my time trying to understand what is happening to our society, to try as best I can to spread my insights to others, and along the way to maybe even eke out a living through the internet.
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