12 of the Most Boneheaded Quotes by Politicians in 2015 

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“A broken clock is right once a day, so the bottom line is I’m still here and I’m still working.” -- Former Gov. Rick Perry on September 8, shortly before he dropped out of the presidential race.
“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” -- The opening line of a December 7 statement by Trump’s campaign.
How about if we take four heterosexual couples, and put them on an island where they have everything they need to live and exist, and we take four couples of just men and put them on an island where they have all they need to survive. And then let's take four couples of just women and put them on an island, and then let's come back in 100 years and see which one nature favors. Just see, you know?” -- Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, on November 3 speaking at Liberty University about same-sex marriage.
“Only in an Orwellian Obama world full of sprinkly fairy dust blown from atop his unicorn as he’s peeking through a really pretty pink kaleidoscope would he ever see victory or safety for America or Israel in this treaty.” -- Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska and vice presidential candidate, on September 9 at a rally to oppose the Iran nuclear deal.
"Can you tell me which of these rattlers won't bite you? Sure some of them won't, but tell me which ones so we can bring them into the house.: -- Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller in a November 18 Facebook post comparing Syrian refugees to rattlesnakes.
"Not only would I probably not cooperate with him, I would not just stand there and let him shoot me, I would say, ‘Hey guys, everybody attack him. He may shoot me, but he can’t get us all,'" -- Presidentical candidate Ben Carson on what he would do if faced with an active shooter.
"I did leave an Israeli flag on the reception desk in my office with instructions to staff to ask representatives from the Muslim community to renounce Islamic terrorist groups and publicly announce allegiance to America and our laws. We will see how long they stay in my office." -- State Rep. Molly White, R-Belton, in a Facebook post on Texas Muslim Capitol Day.
"During the training operation, it is important that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed. By monitoring the Operation on a continual basis, the State Guard will facilitate communications between my office and the commanders of the Operation to ensure that adequate measure are in place to protect Texans." -- Gov. Greg Abbott on April 28, giving into the conspiracy theory crowd and directing the Texas State Guard to observe the Jade Helm 15 operation.
“The modern Democrat Party is filled with Democratic Socialists and soft socialists. Is this where we are in America?” -- State Rep. Jason Villalba, R-Dallas, in a tweet comparing Sen. Bernie Sanders to Nazis.
“Even Adolph Hitler thought it more important than Obama to get to Paris. (For all the wrong reasons.) Obama couldn’t do it for the right reasons.” -- Rep Randy Weber, R-Friendswood, misspelling Hitler’s first name and criticizing the president for not going to Paris after the Charlie Hebdo terror attack.
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“They’re nothing more than a referral service. They pretend to care about women’s health. But they don’t have professionals even giving any information to women except referring them to another clinic. They don’t have equipment. They don’t do anything except profit from killing babies and then selling body parts of those aborted babies." -- Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Planned Parenthood on October 19, after the release of likely doctored videos interviewing Planned Parenthood employees.
“The intellectual dishonesty of senior administration officials who are unwilling to admit when they are wrong is astounding. When assessing climate change, we should focus on good science, not politically correct science.” -- Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, climate change denier and chairman of the House Science Committee, in an April 23 Wall Street Journal editorial about the Obama administration is allegedly doctoring data to prove climate change is real.
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“A broken clock is right once a day, so the bottom line is I’m still here and I’m still working.” -- Former Gov. Rick Perry on September 8, shortly before he dropped out of the presidential race.