Hate in the Mainstream
"He wants you to be sure your child can speak fluent illegal alien."
— G. GORDON LIDDY, reacting July 9 on his Radio America program to Barack Obama's comment about the importance of learning a second language
"Seventy thousand people at an outdoor sports palace, well, that's something the führer would have done."
— Commentator BEN STEIN, on the July 23 edition of CNN Headlines News' "Glenn Beck," discussing the prospect of Barack Obama accepting the Democratic presidential nomination before a packed stadium in Denver
"[Barack Obama] … would deliver us unto a culture of corruption, murder and conquest."
— GLENN SPENCER, leader of the American Border Patrol nativist group, commenting on Obama's immigration views in his online American Patrol Report on July 25
"We need to get our troops out of Iraq and put them on the streets of America to protect us from the scourge of illegal immigrants … raping, murdering like a scythe across America."
— MICHAEL SAVAGE, on the Aug. 4 edition of Talk Radio Network's "The Savage Nation," commenting on the right-wing Italian government's decision to deploy soldiers on city streets to combat violent crime allegedly committed by undocumented immigrants
"Don't go demonizing these poor kids. … I think Mr. Ramirez would have been alive today if he would have stayed in his own country."
— RUTH MILLER, who runs www.illegalprotest.com, at an anti-immigration rally Aug. 30 in Shenandoah, Pa., after three white teens were charged in the allegedly hate-motivated beating death of Luis Ramirez, an undocumented Mexican immigrant
"They're political whores. They are whores for liberalism in general."
— JIM QUINN, on the Sept. 5 edition of his syndicated radio show "The War Room With Quinn & Rose," explaining why he referred to the National Organization for Women (NOW) as the National Organization for Whores
"Mexicans are trashy. All they do is work and make love, I think. Everywhere you look, it's like little Mexico around here."
— Johnston County, N.C., Sheriff STEVE BIZZELL, quoted in a Sept. 7 story in the Raleigh News & Observer
"What I'm really studying is any and all possibilities that we can reduce the number of people that are going from generational welfare to generational welfare."
— Louisiana State Rep. JOHN LABRUZZO, a Republican, saying on Sept. 23 that he was studying a plan to offer $1,000 to poor women to undergo voluntary sterilization
"I'm getting really sick of being told that if I disagree with Barack Obammy, the Nicolae Carpathia candidate, that I'm a racist."
— CHRIS BAKER, on his radio program on KTLK-FM in Minneapolis on Sept. 23, elaborating on comments comparing Obama to the Antichrist character in the Left Behind series of end-times Christian novels written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
Quotes on this page were compiled from media accounts, web pages, E-mail groups and Media Matters for America, a website that monitors the far right.