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Monday, 2 February 2015

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After readers voted on "Who's The Dumbest Democrat?" contest held by N.S. News & World Report and chose Joe Biden for saying "Stand up, Chuck, let 'em see ya." to Missouri state Sen. Chuck Graham, who is in a wheelchair, Columbia, Missouri, Sept. 12, 2008," U.S. News is holding the "Who's The Dumbest Republican" contest. Readers are asked to base their votes on the following quotes:

"They're coming after your donuts!" - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul after the FDA said it would phase out trans fats.

"We can't harness the power of the wind because windmills will slow it down and we sometimes need strong breezes."-Rep. Louie Gomert, TX.

"The Great Flood is an example of climate change. And that certainly wasn't because mankind overdeveloped hydrocarbon energy." - Texas Rep. Joe Barton

"The incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low." - Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, explaining why abortion bans don't need rape exceptions.

[America has to import so many workers because] for the last 35 years we have aborted more than a million people who would have been in our workforce."-- Mike Huckabee

I think gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"If Lincoln were alive today, he'd be turning over in his grave. ~ Gerald Ford (on Nixon and Watergate)

"He is purple - the gay-pride color, and his antenna is shaped like a triangle - the gay pride symbol." ~ Jerry Falwell's warning to parents "Tinky Winky of Teletubbies, may be gay.

"We don't know what those other cycles were caused by in the past. Could be dinosaur flatulence, you know, or who knows?" -- Dana Rohrabacher (GOP Rep.)

"A lot of people like being in abusive relationships." - Harold Smith, GOP State Representative, New Hampshire, arguing for why the state should reduce assault charges from a misdemeanor to a violation.

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