Hate in the Mainstream

Quotes From the Right

“May his children be orphans and his wife a widow.”
—An E-mail about President Obama, forwarded to colleagues by Kansas House Speaker MIKE O’NEAL (R), which he claimed in a Jan. 5 statement did not call for Obama’s death

“Should society avoid disapproving of pedophilia, prostitution, murder, etc., because practitioners of those behaviors may commit suicide at higher rates?”
—South Carolina State Rep. JOHN RAGAN (R), in a Jan. 21 letter about a proposed law on anti-gay bullying, likening homosexuality to serious crimes

“Most people realize that AIDS came from the homosexual community — it was one guy screwing a monkey, if I recall correctly, and then having sex with men.”
—Tennessee State Sen. STACEY CAMPFIELD (R), making a set of false claims to the Huffington Post on Jan. 26 that also included the assertion that it’s “virtually impossible” for AIDS to be transmitted via heterosexual contact

“If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him.”
—CNN political analyst ROLAND MARTIN, tweeting on Feb. 6 about a Super Bowl commercial featuring the soccer star and using a slang word for girlish

“Catholics write letters and Muslims stab you with letter openers.”
—Fox News personality GREG GUTFELD, speaking on Fox on Feb. 27

“So, Miss Fluke, and the rest of you feminazis, here’s the deal. … [I]f we are going to pay for your contraceptives — and thus pay for you to have sex — we want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”
—Radio personality RUSH LIMBAUGH, in Feb. 29 remarks about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke’s testimony to a panel of Congressional Democrats

“Carjackers are not called ‘underrated drivers.’ Bank robbers are not called ‘people who make unauthorized withdrawals.’ Illegal aliens should not be called ‘undocumented immigrants.’”
—IAN NICHOLS, an Iowa State University newspaper writer, comparing unauthorized immigrants to violent criminals in a Feb. 29 editorial

“[W]hen the race hustlers like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and race hustler-in-chief Barack Obama started exploiting the incident, I began to think we were being conned, once again, by the vicious, biased, America-hating, leftist-controlled press.”
—WorldNetDaily publisher JOSEPH FARAH, in a March 25 editorial dismissing anger over the controversial killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida