They love to talk a good game… and use five-syllable words when a one-syllable word will do.
But let’s face it – some of our politicians aren’t the sharpest folks around.
And over the years they’ve said some things that are shocking, crazy, or downright dumb.
Here’s our list of the five dumbest quotes to ever leave politicians’ mouths. They’ll leave you picking your jaw up off the floor.
#5 Nancy Pelosi Forgets How Unemployment Works
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi knows that people collecting unemployment are out of work, right? You wouldn’t know it from this quote about unemployment insurance:
"It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name."
-- Nancy Pelosi, 2010
#4 Richard Nixon Was NOT Psychic… And Here’s the Proof
If former President Richard Nixon could see into the future… and knew that the Watergate scandal was about to ruin his reputation forever… it’s hard to believe he would have said this:
''You know, I've always wondered about the taping equipment. But I'm damn glad we have it.''
-- Richard Nixon, 1973
#3 Someone Get Hillary Clinton a Dictionary
And Democrats claimed former Vice President Dan Quayle couldn’t spell! Check out this gem from a speech given by former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
"We have a lot of kids who don't know what works means. They think work is a four-letter word."
-- Hillary Clinton, 2006
#2 Adam Schiff Puts On His Anti-Russia Tin-Foil Hat… Again
Is Russia secretly supporting the Second Amendment so Americans exterminate each other with guns? Amazingly, California Rep. Adam Schiff believes this to be the case. Of course, there are about 30,000 gun-related deaths in America each year… and our country has a population of more than 320 million.
So Russian leader Vladimir Putin must be playing the long, long… LONG game.
“Apparently Russians are very big fans of our Second Amendment… The Russians would be thrilled if we were doing nothing but killing each other every day.”
-- Adam Schiff, 2018
#1: Your Geography Bee Champion Is… NOT Barack Obama
Barack Obama spent eight years as president of the United States. Unfortunately, he thought the United States was about 16% bigger than it is.
“I’ve now been in 57 states. I think one left to go.”
-- Barack Obama, 2008