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Year End

22 Shocking Political Quotes of 2012


Vice President Joe Biden smiles as he makes a call on the cell phone of Costco employee Ivey Stewart, left, after shopping at the a Costco store in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Biden went shopping for presents and to highlight the importance of renewing middle-class tax cuts so families and businesses have more certainty at this critical time for our economy.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

From Mitt Romney's "47 percent" riff to President Obama singing an Al Green song, here are 21 political quotes worth remembering from 2012.

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22. Rep. John Boehner says "Ifs and Ands and Buts Are Like Candy and Nuts" when talking about fiscal cliff negotiations.

21. Todd Akin's Comments Concerning "Legitimate Rape"


20. The Media Confusion Surrounding the Supreme Court's Decision on the Affordable Care Act

19. President Obama's Statement Regarding the Trayvon Martin Shooting


18. Mitt Romney's "47 Percent" Controversy 

17. Joe Biden Talks "Chains"

16. President Obama's "You Didn't Build That" Debacle

15. The "You Didn't Build That" Remix

14. Mitt Romney Talks About His Friends

13. Mitt Romney Loves the Trees in Michigan

12. The Romney and Anchorman "I Love Lamp" Mash-Up

11. President Obama Sings Al Green's "Let's Stay Together"

10. Joe Biden Commends the President's "Big Stick"

9. British Prime Minister David Cameron Responds to Romney's London Olympics Comments

8. London Mayor Boris Johnson Talks About "A Guy Called Mitt Romney"

7. Romney Aide Rick Gorka Demands Respect for a Polish Holy Site

6. Clint Eastwood's Speech to a Chair at the Republican National Convention

5. Mitt Romney Misspeaks on His Introduction of Running Mate Paul Ryan

4. Mitt Romney Would Fire Big Bird

3. Mitt Romney's Binders Full of Women

2. Jill Biden Mentions How Well She's Seen Husband Joe Biden

1. Ann Romney Loves Women

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