Who Said it: A Republican or an Insane Person?

craziesI thought it would be fun to play a little game I call “Who said it: A Republican or an Insane Person.”

Now, I know what some of you are thinking, “But most Republicans are insane.”  That might be true for some, but let’s just go with declared Republicans up against actual insane people (though not all will have been declared legally insane–but the majority of people would call them crazy).

The rules are simple.  I’m going to list a few quotes and you simply have to guess who said it, a Republican or an insane person (a piece of paper and something to write with might help).


1) “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them money, I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money.”

A) Republican
B) Insane Person

2) “I can’t judge you. I have no malice against you and no ribbons for you. But I think that it is time that you all start looking at yourselves, and judging the lie that you live in.”

A) Republican
B) Insane Person

3) “Feminism is about victimization.  Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream.”

A) Republican
B) Insane Person

4) “Feminists are desperately anxious to prove that women are as strong and as capable as men. Clearly they are nagged by a fear that women may not be as strong and as capable as men.”

A) Republican
B) Insane Person

5) “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.”

A) Republican
B) Insane Person

6) “Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice.”

A) Republican
B) Insane Person

7) “The government is afraid of the guns people have because they have to have control of the people at all times. Once you take away the guns, you can do anything to the people. You give them an inch and they take a mile. I believe we are slowly turning into a socialist government.”

A) Republican
B) Insane Person

8) “Abortion is murder. God hates baby-killers.”

A) Republican
B) Insane Person

9) ”I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”

A) Republican
B) Insane Person

10) “I like this place, everybody treats me nice, some of them are a little crazy though.”

A) Republican
B) Insane Person

11) “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”

A) Republican
B) Insane Person

12) “Same-sex marriage, by any name, civil union or otherwise, is the ultimate smashed-mouth in-your-face insult to God Almighty.”

A) Republican
B) Insane Person

13) “Our children will be forced to learn that homosexuality is normal and natural and that perhaps they should try it, and that’ll be very soon in our public schools all across the state, beginning in kindergarten.”

A) Republican
B) Insane Person

14) “I think we have to understand that when tolerance becomes a one-way street, it will lead to cultural suicide.”

A) Republican
B) Insane Person

15) “You know, we all have our inner demons. I, for one, I can’t speak for you, but I’m on the verge of moral collapse at any time.”

A) Republican
B) Insane Person

16) “As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice.”

A) Republican
B) Insane Person

17) “Understand though, that when we talk about exceptions, we talk about rape, incest, health of a woman, life of a woman. Life of the woman is not an exception.”

A) Republican
B) Insane Person

18) “Leftists tend to hate anything that has an image of being strong, good and successful. They hate America, they hate Western civilization, they hate white males, they hate rationality.”

A) Republican
B) Insane Person

19) “Everything about the left is perception, manipulation, and lies. Everything. Everything is ‘Wag the Dog.’ Everything is a structured deception.”

A) Republican
B) Insane Person

20) “The more toppings a man has on his pizza, I believe the more manly he is. A manly man don’t want it piled high with vegetables! He would call that a sissy pizza.”

A) Republican
B) Insane Person


Answer time:

1) A: Republican- Rick Santorum

2) B: Insane Person- Charles Manson

3) A: Republican- Rush Limbaugh

4) B: Insane Person- Ted Kaczynski

5) A: Republican- Glenn Beck

6) B: Insane Person- Adolf Hitler

7) B: Insane Person- Timothy McVeigh

8) B: Insane Person(s)- Westboro Baptist Church

9) A: Republican- Richard Mourdock

10) B: Insane Person- Ed Gein

11) B: Insane Person- Adolf Hitler

12) B: Insane Person(s)- Westboro Baptist Church

13) A: Republican- Michele Bachmann

14) A: Republican- Allen West

15) A: Republican- Glenn Beck

16) B: Insane Person- Adolf Hitler

17) A: Republican- Joe Walsh

18) B: Insane Person- Ted Kaczynski

19) A: Republican- Rush Limbaugh

20) A: Republican- Herman Cain

So how did you do?  If I hadn’t personally made this, I know I would have had a pretty difficult time figuring out most of the answers.

I would encourage everyone to share this with their friends to see how well they can do picking who said it, a Republican or an insane person.

Thanks for playing!

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • This premise is so limiting. For some of your examples, why can’t it be an insane Republican? Or, at the very least, a delusional Republican? You’re going to try to convince me that it isn’t possible? Seriously?

    • When you say ‘delusional republican’, why do you need to repeat yourself?

  • moonkat51

    I’m beginning to think that insane and Republican are interchangeable.

    • Making them interchangeable may be a bit harsh, seeing as some of your friends are Republicans (Yes, they are. Mine too). But, you could certainly make the argument that they don’t have to be mutually exclusive. And there can be even more categories. For example – Rush Limbaugh IS a Republican. He is also a drug-addict. But, he could also be a hypocrite, or a jerk, or a blow-hard, or . . .

    • I was thinking the same thing. Michele Bachman, Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, Alan West and Joe Walsh are all on the fine line that divides the two.

      • LL11

        You’re generous. Those examples are all over the line. Have you ever LISTENED to Rush or Glen? Dear lord….

      • Vince Metzler

        The generosity of a saint and prophet is in you, clearly. Those people aren’t on anything close to a ‘fine line’. They skirted the border of Loonytown so long that they figured saying “fuck it” and getting their Loonytown citizenship was a-okay.

    • Bert Sierra

      Yes, I agree. However, this proves nothing. I am socialist by nature; very left wing. I am also quite insane (with documentation to prove it). And yet I can “pass for sane” quite well in society and online and you’d never know. So it’s kind of like saying “is this an orange” or “extremely moldy fruit” and then posting a series of images that are so borderline it would be hard to tell the difference.

      Good game, though. How did you all score? I went under the misassumption that there’d be more republicans than genuinely (documented) insane folk in the answers. And I question the inclusion of A.Hitler and Westboro in the “insane” category for minor technicalities about the definition of “mental illness” I won’t go into.

      • I can’t say as Hitler has been diagnosed psychiatrically as mentally ill. Even if we all recognize him as a mad man, he doesn’t stand alone in genocide, there are many more like him just not on the historical scale. The same goes for the Westbro bunch (they are a collective of hate mongers). Ed Gein stood out right off the bat, but that’s also because I’ve studied in my free time, in no professional capacity, criminal psychopathy. The Unibomber threw me for a loop, Charles Manson did not.

      • mommabear123

        Not good. I got 11 right. I really thought that the Hitler quotes were GW Bush.

    • exactly my thoughts

    • That’s a bit harsh.. a lot of my friends are insane!

  • Hugh Frederick

    they are about all the same !!!! cant tell o ne from the other

  • Hugh Frederick

    crazy and republican are all the same

    • mdgone

      No, some crazy people make sense.

  • MMMM wouldn’t some of the insane people also be Republicans or at least they would be currently leaning toward the Right Wing?

  • AuroraMoon

    Is it me, or did the first two not sound that crazy but then as the list progressed the quotes started sounding more offensive and crazy.
    The first two just sounded like poorly-worded speeches that most likely sounded good at first, until you realized the offensive implications of the comment. kinda like how a non-racist might have the occasional ideas that might be offensive to somebody… so instead of simply stating it they make it sound racist as hell just simply by saying those four words first: “I’m not racist but…”
    The first one wouldn’t had sounded so bad if he hadn’t specifically said “black people”. if he had just said “people” in general then it would had been less offensive.

    • Mikey Pita

      Thank you, I thought it was just me. I agree totally, change the first statement by removing the word “black” and it’s perfectly reasonable. I suppose specifying black people could make it sound racist or ignorant in certain contexts, but it’s by no means “crazy” sounding. And I’m no fan of Rick Santorum by any stretch. And #2 is just Charlie’s philosophy; yes, he’s insane, but this statement doesn’t really show that he’s crazy, just verbose.

  • I personally consider all of those Republicans listed to be insane people. I’d like to see some quotes from some that aren’t the obvious picks, but those would likely be easier.

  • Lori

    Sad thing is, I took the test honestly, and I honestly thought it was ALL said by Republicans!

    • peg2584

      Me too. Just goes to show how far off the beaten path some Republicans have gone.

    • kestrel

      I thought all the quotes were said by Republicans too!!

    • I thought every one except #10 and #20 were the Republicans.

    • I knew the Manson quote, and Glenn Beck telling 9/11 families to shut up and stop complaining about how unfair they were being treated… But really all of those could have been said by Republicans if you gave them enough time. haha

    • me too!!!!

    • Victor Amon Reis Schmidt

      The only one that I did know that as from a insane person was the 6, because of another post from here that had quotes from Hitler

    • Louis Bleier

      I did also!

    • Jim

      I thought I was the only one and didn’t have the guts to write your post.

  • Annie

    All I can say is ‘pardon me while I barf’

  • Glen Beck is an insane person. So is Rush.

    • Deep in my heart of hearts, I still believe that they aren’t insane. I truly believe that Limbaugh hit upon an entertainment “formula” that makes him an incredible amount of money, and that he eventually convinced himself that the baloney he was peddling could be true. He may leave behind a letter, when he dies, telling all of us that there’s a sucker born every minute.

      • I doubt if he will own up, and Beck is genuinely insane

      • noen

        I think that both Limbaugh and Beck are very stupid men just bright enough to realize what brings in the money. Both are college drop outs. Just your ordinary local collage was too high a bar for them.

        Now Sean Hannity on the other hand. He is smart. He knows what he says is a lie. That makes him evil and more of a danger. Beck and Limbaugh will follow the money where ever it takes them but Hannity has an agenda.

      • toxicthree

        I have to agree with that…. He’s a true, and very evil, menace.

    • Fay Lind

      and Bachmann is just bat crap crazy!

      • Quite true, but I recognise what she said, so I know it’s Republican

  • Anonymous Bosch

    Your first mistake was implying that the two categories are mutually exclusive.

    Sadly, the degree of overlap appears to have increased over the past decade.

  • lol well done! Everyone knows the GOP is psycho! This locks it up! ( too bad we can’t lock them up…for their own protection of course..) They make the Democrats look healthy & mentally palatable

  • It’s quite possible the insane people mentioned were registered republicans. Makes it a wash

  • wow how crazy, Charles Manson sounded wise and profound, Hitler sounded like carl rove to me

  • mommabear123

    This is so unfair, You should have found quotes from sane Republi…….oh wait…..never mind

    • There ARE a few smart intelligent Republicans, they just haven’t talked much to media in a while. Ashamed of their party probably. I would be.

      • Then they should leave that party and either join with more moderate Dems, or, start a more moderate party to counter the extreme right swing of the GOP. This is not going to change any time soon so long as these people continue to get a hearing. There comes a time when one just has to wash their hands of it.

  • worrierking

    You’d think that the most horrendous comments are from the lunatics, but you’d be wrong.

  • mike

    Is there a difference ?

  • Anonymous Lady

    I didn’t do too bad … Apparently I think Westboro Baptist Church, Herman Cain, and Glenn Beck make the comments of an insane person and Ted Kaczynski would be a Republican … Though I would argue that Republicans ARE insane!

  • How about Obama’s decision to make more nuclear warheads. Is that Republican or insane?

  • Ex yankee

    The test is flawed… Republican and insane person are the same thing,,,,,

  • SMbear

    Sorry, but #13 is a trick question. Both “A” & “B” are correct answers.

  • Here’s the cool part – the really, really reassuring part. The Republican Party is fractured into so very many groups, all fighting for control. Meanwhile, they continue to alienate nearly ALL voters in the fastest-growing demographics. This includes Asians and Hispanics. How do the numbers play out in the next ten years? A lot of angry, sometimes delusional, old white men will be gone, and a lot of Citizens, aged eight through seventeen today, will become voters. The President of the United States in 2024 or 2028 could be another white male (I say this because it nearly always has been), and there’s nothing wrong with that, but there’s a very real possibility that the POTUS could be Asian, HIspanic, female, gay, or some other Republican-despised category. Why not?

    • Probably will

    • noen

      Actually I think that makes them more dangerous than ever.

    • DoctorButler

      lol, I like how you make it out that “white male” and “gay” are mutually exclusive.

      Stop slut-shaming me.

  • They all sound Rethuglican to me!!

  • Well, to be honest, a pizza with only vegetables is a sissy pizza.

  • Is there anything better than Rushbo when he speaks in absolutes? You know Rush, like all drug addicts have a skewed view of reality.

  • BostonSocialWorker

    I think what you really mean to say is “sociopath” (rather than “insane person”), which is both more accurate and, I think, a better way to make the point. A lot of people would be colloquially called “insane” – if they major mental illness that includes some kind of psychotic features, like delusions or hallucinations – and while they may be troubled, they are not generally hateful nor violent. Your “insane” people are mostly mass murderers – not really the same thing.

  • Oh shoot. I thought they were all said by Republicans lol.

  • With regards to #16, how is that insane? And how the hell did you choose it over the countless other completely batshit things that inhuman fuckstick said?

  • Danita

    Can’t the answer be both? Like, aren’t a lot of republicans insane? I cry foul!

  • I thought it was a trick test. I swore everyone was a Republican………That’s fucking scary.

  • Just a typo note: the labels for Ted Kaczynski and Glenn Beck are reversed. Kaczynski was a Republican and vice versa.

  • I’m sorry but I am a 26 yr old Republican and this is the most cherry picked list I have ever read, and your readers are some of the most ignorant readers I have also had the displeasure of reading. Any group of people that is pro socialism, hates white people, and wants to classify anyone with a moral code as insane including you author 50 years ago would have been tried by McCarty for being a Russian sympathizer. It’s sad to see how far we really have fallen, to create a state of socialism we sacrifice all that our Constitution and Bill of Rights stand for. There is no more liberty and justice for all, there is no longer a right to sink or swim. We are creating an entire of generation of people that will be so reliant on the Government to make there decisions that if the unthinkable happens and this government falls they will be unable to function.

    The only hope for America to remain as it was meant to remain, as the founding fathers intended it to remain is to weed out socialist views in Washington, to educate our people that they can succeed without the Governments help. To stop saying there is no winner or looser, stop giving rewards for showing up. We need this country back on the right path, one where competition is encouraged where the measure of a person can be seen by there deeds and there accomplishments.

    This is something the readers of this sit seem unaware of, they would gladly have the Government tell them where to work, where to live, what to eat, and what to say, and that is more anti American than anything else, and they also want to take the choice away from the public, as seen when they don’t get there way they go to the supreme court to over rule the will of the people.

    I pray for our country because on our current road, we will not be a nation in 20 more years, the road we are taking is making more and more American’s unhappy and this union will divide once more if this path is followed.

    • Garrett Trotter

      Both sides cherry pick, but this is mainly to illustrate a very deft point about who said what kind of things.

      Haha! Pro-socialist groups don’t hate white people. In fact most of the groups that have done western socialism before have been predominantly white people! The Russian socialists, French socialists, German socialists, Christian socialists…they have all been (like their societies) white.

      Yeah the author here would’ve been tried by McCarthy, that is true, which is exactly the opposite of things like rights in the Bill of Rights (speech and/or press). Have you ever heard of the Red Scare? Where right-wing forces were so scared of communism that they demonized anyone even espousing mild socialistic views. To this day that’s why when someone says “socialism” it’s a loaded word in today’s politics. The Red Scare was really the first example of a version of the Patriot Act, individual liberties pushed aside by a overbearing government. The right-wing did that. There’s no denying it.

      When we talk about reliance on the government, all peoples in all nations with functioning governments (not failed states or so forth) are reliant on the government. There are varying degrees of reliance: At the core is the reliance of defense and protection from outside states all the way up to cradle-to-grave welfare. I always just find it funny how the overwhelmingly white military is the largest and most effective example of socialism in the United States. So many Republicans go into the military expecting to be fed, housed, clothed, given proper medical care, and eventually free college afterward. It’s actually a great example of functioning socialism. You know the military, where they tell you where to work, live, eat, say, and everything else, yet the right-wing holds the military as their golden example of “true Americanism” and “patriotism”.

      The Founding Fathers had very little qualms about petty socialism. They were busy creating a Republic, something not seen for over a millennium at the time. That was extremely radical of a viewpoint: people rule. Coming from a Europe controlled by monarchies, nobility, and crown-approved monopolies, an extremely radical viewpoint.

      Socialistic principles are one side of a coin. Capitalistic principles are based on benefiting only one or a few entities that grow larger and gain more power over time. Socialistic principles are based on benefiting many, many entities that grow more and more distributed and equal over time. Both are necessary to provide both the potential for personal initiative and fairness a growing economy needs.

      Right now capitalism has run amok into crony capitalism where the few ultra-wealthy control the government to do their bidding. It has gotten to the point where capitalism starts to shoot itself in the foot creating monopolies. Monopolies impede competition and growth, the individual doesn’t matter anymore. So socialistic principles are becoming more in vogue as crony capitalists, trying to maximize profits, won’t offer up wages even close to livability.

      What we need is to find a balanced, progressive approach. The approach not being the “dreaded” communism or in unregulated, free-for-all capitalism, but an approach to find a balanced, regulated mixed market economy where both socialistic and capitalistic principles are in force allowing both room for personal innovation and achievement as well as ensuring that a person willing to work hard can still earn a suitable wage.

      While you could do something actual in helping our nation, instead of praying, I would first advise you stop being a hypocrite when it comes to policy. Bringing a nation together, working together, not dividing a union, those are socialistic principles, not capitalistic principles.

      • jeffrey osborne

        Please , just don’t feed the Troll. Hint 1) Preface with “sorry”. 2) Implied moral principle ” Socialists hate white people.” 3) MCcarty – notice the misspelling- is considered relevant. So half-way through the first paragraph I stopped, not that I would be trying to tell anyone what to do, just that he is trying to make you angry and I like to enlighten. Anyway, I did read your response and it has historical knowledge, was considerate and accurate. Yet was wasted on someone who professed that only HIS narrow minded opinion has “moral code”. and that those of us who actually live by a code that Jesus himself taught do not. So don’t encourage him. He (and we don’t even know if this is a 26 yr old man or not) is on a path that leads to violence ie. Bombing, shooting, mugging… I don’t see the particular religious doctrine as the culprit, But rather the selfish “insane persons” view that any, and I mean any, imperative to justify the hate they feel toward others is righteous. But I could be wrong and would be the first to learn and evolve if proven so. that is the diff twixt them and us. thanks

      • Garrett Trotter

        I suspected he was a troll but I posted it anyway just in case anybody read it and actually started to agree with it. So it was mainly for other people who might have watched and not as much me.

      • Beep Boop

        A troll is someone who deliberately posts a belief that is not theirs in order to cause a ruckus which they laugh at, which doesn’t seem to be the case here, he actually seems to believe the views he espouses. Before you accuse someone of being something, learn what it means.

    • Your basic problem is using McCarthy as a test. Nobody believes that what he did was anything but crazy, unless they are crazy themselves …

    • Is that part of the test?

  • Garrett Trotter

    Technically the WBC are Republicans. Still just giving the crazier answers to Republicans and more sane responses to the crazy people I was right about 2/3 of the time based on that test alone.

  • Scott

    I don’t Republicans necessarily are insane, but many of their spokespeople appear to be.

  • kthinsa

    I have to agree, in taking the test, I was honest answering every question with “Republican”. I wavered a little on #6, thinking it to be from an insane person, but then went ahead and chose Republican. Scary thing is that the most insane quotes are all from Republicans, and the less offensive, more sane sounding quotes are all from insane people…go figure.

  • I thought only one was an insane person.

  • Pezdrake

    Westbrook should not be categorized as crazy. They are closer to Republicans than insane.

  • IronRat6

    Hell I thought all were just insane republicans

  • The trouble is Beck is insane and Hitler was a fascist=similar to Republican. I got 13 out of 20, though.

  • Crazy Horse

    Trick question: Republicans ARE insane.

  • Bonni

    The problem is that many of the quotes may have originated with crazy people but have been adopted by the GOP

  • It’s not about the questions, but the answer is:

  • HP

    While insane, I don’t think anyone that is a member of Westboro Baptist is a registered Democrat, Liberal or even Centrist in any way. I’m betting they all vote Republican, so those two would be wild cards!

  • Guest

    That is the most I have laughed in a month!

  • 3 , 5, and 15 are trick questions –

  • Tim

    What I find interesting is that even a broken analog clock is right twice a day. Some of the “insane” comments certainly are true. Some of the comments made by republicans are marginal.

  • JamieHaman

    lol, I only googled 4, and all 4 were by republicans. Thought that for sure those 4 were by genuinely crazy people.

  • MiserblOF

    There is so much overlap between Republican and Insane that the question is moot. Is Rick Santorum more sane than the Unabomber? Well, legally, yes, but factually??? This is a man that wants to BAN birth control and consensual sexual activity between adults.

    • JonesRobynj

      Cuccinelli in Virginia is cut from the same cloth. He’s not going to have a chance in the election this year.

  • Realistically, how can you tell the difference?

  • HoldenMars

    I think we can all agree that Michelle Bachman and Allen West are insane. So I technically got questions 13 and 14 wrong

  • Notice how all the “insane people” are wingnut insane people, though? Well except for Charles Manson, I don’t know what he is (besides very, very crazy)

  • Don’t forget to try to distinguish Republican Christian fascist’s comments from Adolf Hitler’s comments. They are also difficult to tell apart. The world’s religious are fucking insane. They all hate us for our rights, freedoms, and liberties.

  • I think Mark Twain was correct when he said “When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained”.

  • Ron

    They overlap often. All of the above or both should have been a option for most of them.

  • Jimmy Hastings

    Wow!! This is really amazing. It just goes to show that even insane people have more sense than liberals.

  • Dennis M

    I answered A and B to all the questions

  • …. I thought they were all Republican quotes, they all stunk of that rhetoric…

    What does that say??? Oh dear Lord… :O

  • Geez ,I thought they had all been said by Republicans. Even after reading who actually said some of them, I still think I was right. The R’s are so far off the rails that all of these quotes were easily attributable to them .

  • oddly, my question is how many of the insane folks are republicans?

  • terry


  • sickness…thrives…

  • Daya

    I thought it was all Republican quotes :O

  • jjdoe

    Trick question. All the quotes have all been said by republicans – or will eventually be said by republicans. And they are all insane.

  • I swear, I thought that all the Hitler and Ted Kaczynski quotes were from Bill O’reilly.

  • Edge

    As an independent I find some of the below comments have demonstrated how extremely stupid some people are.. Which is Ironic since they’ve all gathered here to bash on republicans who they are equally just as bad as.

    I mean its absolutely amazing that anyone would disagree or think #1 is insane..It must must be absolutely ludicrous to think black people should have to work. Its horrible/ I mean its much better if they sit on their ass and don’t work and collect a welfare check from taxpayer dollars.

    • JonesRobynj

      Well, if that is all you have to say, I think you might just be in that category of people who still don’t get it.

  • Johnny Smith

    That was a hard test. After all, when you’re quoting Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Michelle Bachmann, Allen West, etal, you have to choose again. Are THEY designated as a Republican or an insane person? They fit both categories.

  • Leslie Nelson

    Super inappropriate. As a person living with mental illness I can only encourage you to think about how this reads. I urge you to consider that one of the first populations considered for extermination by Hitler were individuals with mental illness. Our country’s history with the practice of eugenics is of no small consideration as this article/game clearly exhibits the same type of disregard to all of us living with mental illness.

    • JonesRobynj

      Leslie, I am sorry if this has offended you. I’m sure it wasn’t meant to do that. Sometimes people do loose sight of what we say may not sit well with everyone.

  • Daniel Burchfield

    LOL! That is hilarious! 🙂

  • urcnstarz

    I missed two and it’s only because some the things that Hitler said, remind me of what a republican might say….

  • DoctorButler

    I tried to do it, and after number 2 I stopped tried. It all became a homogeneous blur of ignorance, arrogance, and delusion.

    Just like the far-right.

  • DoctorButler

    Republicans are not insane.

    Everything these people say is a cold, calculated tactic to bamboozle the public. It’s effectiveness varies from person to person.

  • pszymeczek

    With apologies to Mark Twain:
    “Suppose I were a Republican. Now suppose I were insane. But I repeat myself…”

  • Ellen Silverberg

    All said by insane Republicans!

  • Conservative Republican

    Number 11 pretty much defines the Obama administration.

  • Kimberly Simko

    The majority was the Repubes (intentionally spelled that way) cause that’s what they are. No one likes a pube anywhere! Repubs are liars, cheaters, back stabbers, back scratchers, money grubbing, entitlement recipients, low life bastards that ever walked the earth. And if YOU voted for these bitches, then you are to blame as well!!!!

  • Kimberly Simko

    I hope all that took this test realize it is the Repubs and the GOP that are the problem. Why do they have so much control over the American people? That’s what we need to be asking ourselves…really…..

  • Lawrence Hartman

    The quotes by Hitler should really be labeled, Republican Quotes, he is the epitome of the Neo-Conservative Movement and the Neo-Conservatives of today are walking in lock step with their fallen brothers, Adolph Hitler and Benito Mussolini. And here is Benito Mussolini’s famous quote, “Corporatism is Fascism” and that is the Neo-Cons chant as they worship at the altar of Multi-Naional Corporations that exploit people and the environment here in the United States and the rest of the world.

  • fairmont66

    I think the test is a little flawed. I believe you can be insane AND be a republican!

  • 1CarolineYull1

    I’m just going to put this out there — if they are Rethugs, they’re almost ALL insane persons!

  • Yet_Another_Steve

    In the case of Michele Bachmann, how do you draw the line between “Republican” and “Insane person”? Seems to me she could fit in both camps even more readily than the rest.

  • Linda_Coleman

    So…you’re saying that Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Rick Santorum are sane? I don’t think so! 🙂

  • Krist Martin

    To be fair, except for Hitler (who I’d suspect would be very much into the current version of the US GOP) all of them (insane and otherwise) were in fact Republicans or political conservatives. So this test should really be titled “Was it said by a Republican or an Insane Person…who so happens to also be Republican?”

  • katev

    Haha, good trick quiz! I realize if you answer “Insane Person” for all you’re still correct! Good one!

  • me

    Don’t degrade the insane by comparing them with the Republicans! The insane can’t help it !

  • lolkiller1

    Hey, does anyone else have any painfully obvious jokes about republicans being the same as insane people? I really want to read more.

  • mickey

    #13 was a trick question. the answer is Michele Bachmann, republican? could also be insane

  • Skeptic

    Some of these are absolutely ridiculous, but to be quite honest, some aren’t too far off. Now, obviously Timothy McVeigh was crazy and went about his point the wrong way, but he did have a point. The restrictions the government is slowly imposing on gun owners is a little scary. I have never owned a gun in my life and I don’t really want to, but I think the second the government tries to take our right to own them away, is the day I get the hell out of dodge. It’s one short step from that to 1984 and frankly, we’re living a lot closer to that reality than some people care to admit. That being said, all the stuff about black people and feminists made me laugh. Some republicans are complete idiots.

  • pnutsugar

    I thought they were all Republicans, and specifically, that No. 11 was anyone from Fox News.

  • Barbara Harrison

    Wow! They ALL sounded like Republicans to me!

  • olmert2

    they forgot the line about Guam falling into the ocean from overpopulation… oops!. I forgot. That was a democrat congressman.

  • olmert2

    let’s play more of this game. 57 states, have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it, I didn’t have sex with that woman,……………………

  • pauly

    This is a trick quiz. Even the insane people were all Republicans…and very religious at that!

  • liquidwindows

    I saw one of these recently where it was all – :who said it, Hitler or a Republican – Republicans didn’t do as well as liberals telling the difference.

  • Vince Metzler

    To be perfectly honest, Adolf Hitler, Ed Gein, WBC, McVeigh, and Kaczynski would all be Tea Party members or supporters which at this stage of the game might as well be the GOP. On the flipside, Bachmann, Glenn Beck, Limbaugh, Cain and Santorum are all absolutely certifiable and would undoubtedly be in jail or a nuthatch by now if they didn’t try their hand at politics.

    So insane people would be Republicans, and Republicans are insane people. Seems pretty solid to me.

  • pixeloid

    Every single quote is from an insane person, although half of them also happen to be Republicans.

  • Joyce Meredith

    I honestly thought they were said by Republicans. It really is hard to tell the difference especially between Limbaugh and Hitler!

  • korhal

    A few of the “crazy person” ones sounded more rational than the Republican ones.

  • Raji the Green Witch

    Well, to follow your OWN guidelines, the two Westboro Baptist Church ones should also fall under Republican. While we ALL agree that ALL of these truly ARE insane. We ARE labeling political vs, truly insane and therefore, Westboro comes under the heading of political.

  • geofly

    Insane and Republican are essentially the same thing

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  • howardg738

    Clearly they are all republican insights and key principles from crazy people and Christian cults.