Famous Republicans - Pearls of Wisdomby laurenjones | created - 28 May 2012 | updated - 29 May 2012 | Public
I had to limit myself on the quotes because many of these people have an encyclopdia's worth of ridiculous, sanctimonious, obnoxious or just flat out completely untrue statements (passed off as fact, naturally!) to their credit. Many of these folks - who fall into one of three categories; 1.) egotistical, self-absorbed and greedy 2. senile, sociopathic or just plain crazy or 3.) flat out stupid, are at the forefront of their party. Pretty scary.
Actor | Predator
With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and...
"I think gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman" ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
"My relationship to power and authority is that I'm all for it. People need somebody to watch over them. Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave." ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
Soundtrack | Crossroads
Britney Jean Spears was born in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana to Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears. As a child, Britney attended dance classes, and she was great at gymnastics, winning many competitions and the like. But, most of all, Britney loved to sing. At age 8, Britney ...
"I am for the death penalty. Who commits terrible acts must get a fitting punishment. That way he learns the lesson for the next time." ~ Britney Spears
3. Ted Nugent
Soundtrack | Pain & Gain
Ted Nugent was born on December 13, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Theodore Anthony Nugent. He has been married to Shemane Nugent since January 21, 1989. They have one child. He was previously married to Sandra Ann Jezowski.
"Obama, he's a piece of s***. I told him to suck on my machine gun. Hey Hillary, you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless b****! Any questions? Freeeeeeeeedom!" ~ Ted Nugent
Actor | The Killers
Ronald Reagan had quite a prolific career, having catapulted from a Warner Bros. contract player and television star, into serving as president of the Screen Actors Guild, the governorship of California (1967-1975), and lastly, two terms as President of the United States (1981-1989).
Ronald Wilson ...
"Trees cause more pollution than automobiles do." ~ Ronald Reagan
"All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk." ~ Ronald Reagan
Actress | Everybody Loves Raymond
While studying acting in New York with drama teacher William Esper, Heaton made her Broadway debut in the gospel musical "Don't Get God Started". She and her fellow students then formed Stage Three, an acting company that produced plays Off-Broadway. They took one production, "The Johnstown ...
"Stop buying toothpaste, soap and shampoo! You'll save money and no one will want to sleep with you!" ~ Patricia Heaton
Actress | Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Emmy Award-winning Sarah Michelle Gellar was born on April 14, 1977 in New York City, the daughter of Rosellen (Greenfield), who taught at a nursery school, and Arthur Gellar, who worked in the garment industry. She is of Russian Jewish and Hungarian Jewish descent.
Eating in a local restaurant, ...
"I don't call myself a feminist because feminism has a negative connotation. It makes you think of women who don't shave their legs." ~ Sarah Michelle Gellar
7. Ted Bundy
Self | Serious Serial Killers
Theodore Robert Bundy, more commonly known as "Ted", was one of the most prolific serial killers in the USA. He confessed to 36 murders, but nobody really knows how many had been committed or when he began his legacy of horror; the true total could be higher.
Ted was born to Eleanor Louise Cowell (...
"You feel the last bit of breath leaving their body. You're looking into their eyes. A person in that situation is God!” ~ Ted Bundy
Actor | Ben-Hur
With features chiseled in stone, and renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston was one of Hollywood's greatest leading men and remained active in front of movie cameras for over sixty years. As ...
"Mainstream America is depending on you - counting on you - to draw your sword and fight for them. These people have precious little time or resources to battle misguided Cinderella attitudes, the fringe propaganda of the homosexual coalition, the feminists who preach that it's a divine duty for women to hate men, blacks who raise a militant fist with one hand, while they seek preference with the other." ~ Charlton Heston
Self | The 700 Club
Pat Robertson was born on March 22, 1930 in Lexington, Virginia, USA as Marion Gordon Robertson. He is known for his work on The 700 Club (1966), First Landing (2007) and Route One USA (1989). He has been married to Adelia Elmer since August 26, 1954. They have four children.
"The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians." ~ Pat Robertson
"Haitians were originally under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon the third, or whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, we will serve you if you will get us free from the French. True story. And so, the devil said, okay it's a deal. Ever since they have been cursed by one thing after the other." ~ Pat Robertson
10. Jessica Simpson
Actress | The Dukes of Hazzard
Jessica Simpson has taken the music, fashion and entertainment industries by storm. A talented artist with universal appeal, she has become an international star and media darling.
Born and raised outside of Abilene, Texas, Jessica began her performing career by sharing the stage with famous gospel ...
"My father was a minister, so growing up we'd go on a missionary trip every summer. The first time I went to that orphanage I was 16 I remember holding this baby who was found in a dumpster. I wanted to adopt him right then and there. I was like, 'Dad can I have him for my birthday, please?' " ~ Jessica Simpson
11. Sean Hannity
Actor | The Siege
Sean Hannity was born on December 30, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA as Sean Patrick Hannity. He is an actor and producer, known for The Siege (1998), The First American (2016) and Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (2014). He has been married to Jill Rhodes since January 9, 1993. They have ...
"It doesn’t say anywhere in the Constitution this idea of the separation of church and state." ~ Sean Hannity
12. Toby Keith
Soundtrack | Beer for My Horses
Born July 8, 1961, Toby Keith Covel was the second child of Joan and Hubert Keith (HK) Covel. He was born in Clinton, Oklahoma, and grew up with his sister (Tonnie) and his youngest sibling (a brother, Tracy) in Moore, Oklahoma. After graduating from Moore High School; Toby did not go on to college...
"Cause we'll put a boot in your ass, it's the American way." ~ Toby Keith
13. Jeff Foxworthy
Actor | Racing Stripes
Foxworthy was born Jeffrey Marshall Foxworthy in Atlanta, Georgia on September 6, 1958.
He followed in his father's footsteps working for IBM in Georgia, but on a dare from friends, he did a few minutes of comedy at an Atlanta comedy club. A few months later, Foxworthy quit his job and started on ...
"You may be a redneck if... you have spent more on your pickup truck than on your education." ~ Jeff Foxworthy
14. Dennis Miller
Actor | Joe Dirt
Dennis Miller was born on November 3, 1953 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Joe Dirt (2001), The Net (1995) and Murder at 1600 (1997). He has been married to Ali Espley since April 10, 1988. They have two children.
"Liberals should not overplay this weapons of mass destruction card, because you want me to tell you the truth? Most of us are not going to care if they don't find these weapons of mass destruction." ~ Dennis Miller
15. Ann Coulter
Actress | Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
Ann Coulter was born on December 8, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA as Ann Hart Coulter. She is known for her work on Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015), Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe (2016) and Poodle Samizdat (2006).
"If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president. It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine, but I don't think it's going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women." ~ Ann Coulter
"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity." ~ Ann Coulter
"God gave us the earth. We have dominion over the plants, the animals, the trees. God said, 'Earth is yours. Take it. Rape it. It's yours.'" ~ Ann Coulter
16. Bill O'Reilly
Actor | Iron Man 2
Political commentator Bill O'Reilly was born on September 10, 1949 in New York City, to Winifred Angela (Drake) and William James O'Reilly. He was born into a classic Irish Catholic family and attended private Catholic schools.
O'Reilly attended Marist College and studied history. Bill was also in ...
""So anyway I'd be rubbing your big boobs and getting your nipples really hard, kinda' kissing your neck from behind...and then I would take the other hand with the falafel thing and I'd just put it on your p***y but you'd have to do it really light, just kind of a tease business..." ~ Bill O'Reilly
"If the Americans go in and overthrow Saddam Hussein and it's clean, he has nothing, I will apologize to the nation, and I will not trust the Bush Administration again, all right?" ~ Bill O'Reilly
17. Kirk Cameron
Actor | Growing Pains
Kirk Thomas Cameron was born in Panorama City, California, to Barbara Cameron (née Barbara Jeanne Bausmith), a homemaker, and Robert Cameron, a teacher. Though his parents initially did not project show business aspirations onto their children, a family friend in the business noted to Barbara that ...
"Have you ever told a lie? Then you are a liar. How many murders do you have to commit to be a murderer? Just one. If you have told even one lie, that makes you a liar. The Bible warns that all liars will have their part in the Lake of Fire." ~ Kirk Cameron
18. Ben Stein
Actor | Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ben Stein (Benjamin J. Stein) was born on Nov. 25, 1944 in Washington, D.C. The son of noted economist and writer Herbert Stein, he grew up in Silver Spring, Md., and attended Montgomery Blair High School. Some of his classmates included journalist Carl Bernstein, and actors Goldie Hawn and ...
"Love of God and compassion and empathy leads you to a very glorious place, and science leads you to killing people." ~ Ben Stein
19. George W. Bush
Camera_department | Journeys with George
The 43rd President of the United States of America, George Walker Bush (known colloquially as "W" to distinguish himself from his father, George Bush, the 41st president of the U.S.), was born two days after the national holiday of the Fourth of July, 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut. There, his ...
Hmmm, uhh, hah -- ummm -- I, the answer is -- I haven't really thought of it that way, heh, heh. Heh. Here's how I think of it. Ummm -- heh heh. First I've heard of that, by the way, I, ah -- uhh -- the, uhh -- I, I guess I'm more of a practical fella. Uhh. I vowed after September the 11th that I would do everything I could to protect the American people. And, uhh -- my attitude, of course, was affected by the attacks.ha ha ...ummm Let me see... I knew we were at a war. I knew that the enemy, obviously, had to be sophisticated, and lethal, to fly hijacked airplanes, uhh, into -- facilities that would, we would, killing thousands of people, innocent people, doin' nothing, just sittin' there goin' to work." ~ George W Bush
"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda." ~ George W. Bush
20. Glenn Beck
Producer | For the Record
Glenn Beck has built his rising media company "Mercury Radio Arts" from the ground up. The former Top 40 DJ entered the talk format in 2001 and already his show is broadcast nearly 200 stations nationwide. Millions of listeners are drawn to this modern-day story teller who is armed with a quick wit...
"When I see a 9/11 victim family on television, or whatever, I'm just like, 'Oh shut up' I'm so sick of them because they're always complaining." ~ Glenn Beck
""This president I think has exposed himself over and over again as a guy who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture....I'm not saying he doesn't like white people, I'm saying he has a problem. This guy is, I believe, a racist." ~ Glenn Beck
"The only [Katrina victims] we're seeing on television are the scumbags." ~ Glenn Beck
21. Rush Limbaugh
Actor | Forget Paris
Rush Limbaugh was born on January 12, 1951 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA as Rush Hudson Limbaugh III. He is an actor, known for Forget Paris (1995), The Drew Carey Show (1995) and The ½ Hour News Hour (2007). He has been married to Kathryn Rogers since June 5, 2010. He was previously ...
"I mean, let's face it, we didn't have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: slavery built the South. I'm not saying we should bring it back; I'm just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark." ~ Rush Limbaugh
22. Sarah Palin
Writer | The Undefeated
Sarah Palin is an American politician and television personality. She was born on February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, Idaho, as Sarah Louise Heath, the daughter of Chuck Heath and Sally Heath. She grew up in Alaska and received a bachelor's degree from the University of Idaho. She has been married to ...
"As for that VP talk all the time, I'll tell you, I still can't answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day?" ~ Sarah Palin
23. John Ashcroft
Self | The Practice
John Ashcroft was born on May 9, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as John David Ashcroft. He has been married to Janet Elise Roede since 1967. They have three children.
I feel the best way to ensure Americans' freedom is to tighten restrictions on that freedom in any way possible. Only through wiretaps, illegal searches and seizures, unfettered government intrusion, a controlled media and a complete crackdown on free speech can we ensure the liberties of all people." ~ John Ashcroft
24. Gary Ridgway
Self | Martin Kemp's Murder Files
Gary Ridway who would become infamous as the 'Green River Killer' was born in Utah. He then moved to Washington state where he worked as a truck painter in Renton Washonton for nearly 30 years. Ridgway also worked at a computer company. Ridgway claims to have killed a man as early as 1971 but it ...
"I'm a murderer, not a rapist." ~ Gary Leon Ridgway
Self | Quantum Leap
As one of the most popular talk show hosts in radio history, Dr. Laura Schlessinger offers no-nonsense advice infused with a strong sense of ethics, accountability, and personal responsibility; she's been doing it successfully for more than 30 years, reaching approximately 8.25 million listeners ...
"When we have the word 'homosexual,' we are clarifying the dysfunction, the deviancy, the reality." ~ Dr. Laura
26. Jerry Falwell
Writer | Old Time Gospel Hour
Jerry Falwell was born on August 11, 1933 in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA as Jerry Lamon Falwell. He was a writer, known for Old Time Gospel Hour (1956), The Grim Reaper (1976) and Thomas Road Live (2006). He was married to Macel Falwell. He died on May 15, 2007 in Lynchburg.
"The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country." ~ Jerry Falwell
"The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way -- all of them who have tried to secularize America -- I point the finger in their face and say 'you helped this happen.'" ~ Jerry Falwell
27. Michele Bachmann
Actress | Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
Michele Bachmann was born on April 6, 1956 in Waterloo, Iowa, USA as Michele Marie Amble. She is an actress, known for Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015), Janeane from Des Moines (2012) and Caucus (2013). She has been married to Marcus Bachmann since September 10, 1978. They have five children.
"Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn't even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas." ~ Michele Bachmann
"If we took away the minimum wage -- if conceivably it was gone -- we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level." ~ Michele Bachmann
28. Tom DeLay
Tom DeLay was born on April 8, 1947 in Laredo, Texas, USA as Thomas Dale DeLay. He has been married to Christine Furrh since August 26, 1967. They have one child.
"Guns have little or nothing to do with juvenile violence. The causes of youth violence are working parents who put their kids into daycare, the teaching of evolution in the schools, and working mothers who take birth control pills." ~ Tom DeLay
29. Dan Quayle
Dan Quayle was born on February 4, 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as James Danforth Quayle. He has been married to Marilyn Quayle since November 18, 1972. They have three children.
"Mars is essentially in the same orbit . . . Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe." ~ Dan Quayle
"The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century." ~ Dan Quayle
"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it." ~ Dan Quayle