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Hate in the Mainstream

“Someone is paying the National Park Service thugs overtime for their efforts to carry out the order of the De Fuhrer.”
—Arizona State Rep. BRENDA BARTON (R)  
On her Facebook page on  Oct. 7, attacking government workers and comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler during the GOP-led federal government shutdown

“In America we have a ruthless tyrant in Barack Obama.”
—Regular Fox News guest and columnist ERIK RUSH
Writing in WorldNetDaily on Oct. 16 about a possible uprising to overthrow Obama and his “criminal administration”

“The individualism of feminism has been devastating to this country.”
—Colorado pastor and Internet radio host KEVIN SWANSON
On Generations Radio on Oct. 21, asking people not to support “lesbianism” by buying cookies from the “wicked” Girl Scouts

“We should be praying that we will all be able to go around armed, because that will be one outward indicator that we have God’s blessing.”
—Executive director of Gun Owners of America LARRY PRATT  
In a Nov. 4 speech to a Tulsa, Okla., prayer breakfast arguing that the Bible is against gun control

“He has rewritten the Constitution for himself as a part of his effort to fundamentally transform the United States of America.”
—U.S. Rep. MICHELE BACHMANN (R-Minn.)
Referring to Obama during a Dec. 2 discussion on Fox News about the Affordable Care Act, which was upheld by the United States Supreme Court

“For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white.”
—Fox News anchor MEGYN KELLY
In Dec. 11 remarks on her show in which she also insisted that Jesus Christ was white, responding to an essay by a black woman saying that both Santa Claus and children come in all colors

“Hispanics don’t exemplify ‘family values.’”
—Senior policy analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies STEPHEN STEINLIGHT

“He’s been allowed to have his boys, men. … The man has his sexual proclivity, and it’s being fed with the full knowledge, of course, of ‘Moochelle,’ she knows exactly where he’s coming from.”
—Right-wing activist JIM GARROW
In a Jan. 1 interview with the online “Hagmann & Hagmann Report,” attacking Obama, who he called “Bathhouse Barry”

“It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus.”
—PHIL ROBERTSON, the 67-year-old patriarch of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty”
In comments for the January issue of GQ magazine in which he also compared homosexuality to bestiality and said that Southern blacks before the civil rights movement “were happy”