Friday, July 29, 2016

The Best Presidential Insults of All Time

The Best Presidential Insults of All Time

LBJ takes the cake: "Ford’s economics are the worst thing that’s happened to this country since pantyhose ruined finger-fucking." A colorful character was Lyndon Johnson.

My all-time favorite is still a John Wilkes response to "Sir, I do not know whether you will die on the gallows or of the pox!" He declaimed: “That, sir, depends on whether I first embrace your Lordship's principles or your mistresses.”

3 comments:

  1. Democrats frequently say that Republican Presidents are 'stupid' (although they more frequently say that about the Vice Presidential nominees and it's hard to dispute when looking at Dan Quayle and Sarah Palin and I think people will quickly discover Mike Pence isn't very sharp either.)

    But, most Democratic Presidential nominees seem to be downright strange people. JFK and Bill Clinton were probably the most 'normal' and JFK was a monster in his private life and we all know about Clinton (or we all think we know about Clinton.)

    Jimmy Carter was considered to be a rather odd person as President and certainly both Michael Dukakis and especially Al Gore were flat out weird. John Kerry was an pompous windbag, but, unfortunately he's not all that uncommon.

    Walter Mondale and Barack Obama seem to be the only down to earth Democrats nominated for President in the last 40 years.

    I used to think George McGovern was down to earth, but in his later years he denied he ever ran for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 1984.

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  2. Gotta disagree on Kerry. He IS a pompous windbag.

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  3. I used the past tense because none of them are any longer Presidential nominees.

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