Everybody does their year-in-review thing, famous deaths, most successful, most annoying, etc. To be truthful, there hasn’t been a year like this in quite some time. The last 8 years have left us drained of any optimism for the future, just more suffering under the Obama reign of terror. A new door will open in a few short days. We will finally have a strong, competent leader who wants to return this country to its past glory rather than punish success and spread suffering among all but the violent and the lazy. We will have some time now to listen to the cries of frustration and lamentation of those who have been giving us short shrift for just about as long as I can remember.
Oh, and the Cubs are World Champions, lest we forget.
Obama’s full-blown, year-end temper tantrum
Obama is having an extremely difficult time dealing with what may be his first-ever serious setback. This is a man described by his closest advisor, Valerie Jarrett, as “just too talented to do what ordinary people do.” More flattering, Jarrett noted that “I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is. …” He is so smart, said Jarrett, that “he’s been bored to death his whole life.”
Sheriff Clarke: For 8 Years Obama Has ‘Rubbed White Peoples’ Nose in the Stain of Slavery’ — He Can’t Let Go
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said Black Lives Matter never marches in Chicago and Obama, for eight years, has been rubbing “white people’s nose in the stain of slavery” because he cannot let the issue go, and wants America to wallow in racial division.
NewsBusters Year-in-Review: The Most Obnoxious Celebrity Quotes of 2016
THERE WERE SO MANY, HERE’S A FEW
Host Stephen Colbert: “Well, how about politics? Are you supporting Hillary Clinton?”
Actress Sally Field: “You betcha I am. I have been for a very, very long time. I mean, I’ll go door to door. I’ll wash everybody’s car who isn’t voting for her. I don’t care what it takes.”
— Exchange on CBS’s Late Show, March 9.
“If you vote for Hillary Clinton, I will give you a blow job. OK? I’m good. I’m not a douche, and I’m not a tool. I take my time. I have a lot of eye contact, and I do swallow.”
Delighting in Vicious Personal Attacks on Ted Cruz
“Ted Cruz, Princeton’s unwanted fetus. Fish-faced horseshit salesman. The world’s only unlikeable Canadian…. Self-described human….Half-melted Reagan dummy. Unflushable toilet clog.”
— Host Samantha Bee presenting a series of clips on the May 9 episode of TBS’s Full Frontal
Blame Trump’s Rise on Racist Republicans
NBC’s Willie Geist: “How do you explain the millions and millions of people who do not watch this show who actually like what they hear from Donald Trump
Actor/activist Rob Reiner: “Well, there are a lot of people who are racist in this country.”
Electing Trump = The End of Civilization
“If Clinton wins, I’ll miss the daily [Trump] outrage. If Trump wins, I’ll miss civilization as we know it.”
— Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau in an August 29 Washington Post Q&A with writer/artist Michael Cavna.
Trump Sons on Par With Saddam Hussein’s Evil Offspring
“Which explains his sons, Uday and Qusay. I mean, Trump senior in the White House is bad enough without these two American psychos, putting plastic over the furniture so they can axe murder prostitutes while discussing Phil Collins.”
— Host Bill Maher on HBO’s Real Time, September 30.
“The Klan won last night. White nationalists. Sexists, racists and buffoons….Hate was given hope. Abject dumbness was glamorized as being ‘the fresh voice of an outsider’ who’s going to ‘shake things up.’”
— Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin
Year-in-Review: The Dopiest Media Quotes of 2016
“Don’t believe everything you see and hear tonight. We hopefully will be the purveyors of truth and justice here.”
— Former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams
The Washington Post, of course, is neutral, Scott, but Trump argues that the paper famed for exposing the Watergate scandal is, quote, ‘phony and dishonest.’”
— CBS’s Nancy Cordes on the June 16 Evening News, talking about Trump’s feud with the Washington Post.
Hillary Clinton, Victim of Media Bias?
Barack Obama, Savior of the World
“I read somewhere that what you’ve done with your climate change plan is the most significant thing any single human being has ever done to protect the planet. That’s amazing because there are so many skeptics out there.”
Why Drive a Car When You Can Enjoy a Donkey Cart?
“It’s still one of those nations where you see donkey carts alongside cars, trucks and buses in downtown Havana, because that’s exactly what they’d rather have for transportation.”
— Disgraced ex-NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams during MSNBC live coverage of Castro’s death early in the morning of November 26.