Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Victoria Jackson, a far-right Christian activist (and former Saturday Night Live cast member), on the election results.
Thanks a lot Christians, for not showing up. You disgust me.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, on the results of Tuesday night’s election.
Ohio really did go to President Obama last night, he really did win. He really was born in Hawaii, and he really is, legitimately, president of the United States again. And The Bureau of Labor Statistics did not make up a fake unemployment rate last month. And the Congressional Research Service really can find no evidence that cutting taxes on rich people grows the economy. And the polls were not skewed to oversample Democrats. And Nate Silver was not making up fake projections about the election to make conservatives feel bad. Nate Silver was doing math.
And climate change is real. And rape really does cause pregnancy sometimes. And evolution is a thing! And Benghazi was an attack on us, it was not a scandal by us. And nobody is taking away anyone’s guns. And taxes have not gone up. And the deficit is dropping, actually. And Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction. And the moon landing was real. And FEMA is not building concentration camps. And UN election observers are not taking over Texas. And moderate reforms of the regulations on the insurance industry and the financial services industry in this country are not the same thing as communism.
Republican candidate for vice president Paul Ryan, speaking on a Faith and Freedom Coalition tele-townhall.
It’s a dangerous path, it’s a path that grows government, restricts freedom and liberty, and compromises those values, those Judeo-Christian, western-civilization values that made us such a great and exceptional nation in the first place.
Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress, once a vocal critic of Mitt Romney’s candidacy and his Mormon faith, in a pre-election sermon.
I want you to hear me tonight, I am not saying that President Obama is the Antichrist, I am not saying that at all … But what I am saying is this: the course he is choosing to lead our nation is paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist.
Outgoing Texas Senator Kay Baily Hutchison, talking about what the Republican Party must do following Tuesday’s election defeats.
When we talk about women’s issues and the social issues, people have to stop acting like the woman is a throw-away here. We’ve got to talk to women about the issues they care about.