August 16th, 2010
07:23 PM ET
8 years ago

Quayle doubles down on Obama being 'the worst'

Arizona congressional candidate Ben Quayle on Monday released a list of nine reasons why he says President Obama is the 'worst president in history.'

Arizona congressional candidate Ben Quayle on Monday released a list of nine reasons why he says President Obama is the 'worst president in history.'

(CNN) - Republican congressional candidate Ben Quayle put out a television ad last Wednesday in which he stared into the camera and solemnly declared that "Barack Obama is the worst president in history."

On Monday, Quayle lined up nine reasons why, in his opinion, he believes Obama is the worst.

Included on the list are the assertions that Obama has "destroyed more wealth than any human being in history" and that he has "divided America along racial lines in destructive ways."

The list did not include any evidence to back up Quayle's claims.

Read the list after the jump:

Quayle, the son of former Vice President Dan Quayle, is one of 10 Republicans vying for the GOP nomination for the third House district. Rep. John Shadegg announced in January that he was retiring and would not seek re-election.

Shadegg's former chief of staff, Sean Noble, announced on his political blog Monday his endorsement of Steve Moak, one of Quayle's nine opponents for the congressional seat.

"Steve Moak is not a fraud like another candidate in the race that is trying to trade on the family name to get elected to a position that he would squander," Noble wrote, seemingly referencing Quayle. "CD [Congressional district] 3 deserves to be represented by the adult in the race."

Quayle's campaign issued a statement Monday night in response to Noble's endorsement.

"Mr. Moak has already hidden behind his non-profit; now he hides behind his campaign consultant," said Quayle campaign spokeswoman Meghan Rose. "He needs to stop hiding, stop hurling hollow insults and start answering some tough questions about his use of a non-profit to make himself a wealthy man and his concealment of the scheme from the IRS."

The primary will be held on August 24.

(Updated with Quayle response at 7:35 p.m. ET)

Reasons why President Obama is the Worst President in History

1. He has loaded up every child in this nation with more debt than any President in history.
2. With his policies and the threat of more such policy, he has destroyed more wealth than any human being in history, which is always what happens when you set out to redistribute wealth: you end up destroying it.
3. He has brought us to the brink of the most massive tax increases in history and if we don't elect enough Republicans in November to stop him that is exactly what we will get.
4. He has forced through legislation without a single republican vote that may well destroy the finest health care system in history when all we needed were some measures to control costs.
5. He has divided America along racial lines in destructive ways and he is doing so again by suing Arizona over its attempt to control the drug trade and human smuggling trade threatening its security.
6. He has failed to form a policy to adequately deal with the vicious Mexican drug cartels that are essentially running parts of that nation and becoming an increasing threat to ours.
7. He has traveled the world making apologies for America instead of defending its timeless and treasured ideals of freedom and peace for all nations of good will.
8. He has said there is nothing exceptional about America, something no other president has ever said and something which alone suggests he is a historically poor president.
9. He has hired people of strange and radical views to hold important federal posts in which they pursue more bad policy that no administration in history has ever pursued.

Filed under: 2010 • Arizona • Ben Quayle
soundoff (300 Responses)
  1. Clwyd

    Just a plain idiot. It must run in the family!

    August 16, 2010 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  2. charles reilly

    You believe anything this lightweight says?

    August 16, 2010 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  3. Unemployed by Obama

    We are the evidence.

    August 16, 2010 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  4. Linda

    He didn't inherit his mother's intellegence!

    August 16, 2010 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  5. Nick

    That's quite an accomplishment to become a bigger joke than your dad. Congrats, big guy!

    August 16, 2010 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  6. Russ

    Another Ugly American running for office

    August 16, 2010 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  7. Naqib

    The list did not include any evidence to back up Quayle's claims.

    They pretty much speak for themselves... Quayle will win... way ahead in the polls... but winning the seat in November is a sure thing in AZ for whoever wins the primary... all the Dems are on the ropes come November...

    August 16, 2010 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  8. Donnatella

    I'm so sick of this idiot already, if anybody has caused racial division in this country it is the republican party and Fox News, they sprew hate 24 hours a day seven days a week, thats why they have such high ratings where else on TV is you going to find that. It's quite obvious we have a lot of racists in this country including this dummy Quayle. He will learn like the rest that calling out the president does not impress everybody, as a matter of fact it makes him look stupid just like his father.

    August 16, 2010 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  9. LarsWV

    I see that the "potatoe" doesn't fall far from the tree...

    August 16, 2010 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  10. Loren

    The apple hasn't fallen very far from *that* tree.

    August 16, 2010 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  11. JK

    Uhh, I guess facts and context don't exist anymore.

    August 16, 2010 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  12. Mike in Houston

    This man is A) lying, B) an idiot, or C) has never read a history book. Even if you are against everything Obama does, it is ridiculous to suggest he is the worst– try U.S. Grant, Herbert Hoover, Woodrow Wilson, etc. There are 42 contenders, not just the last few.

    August 16, 2010 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  13. emma

    It looks like his accusations are subjective and unprovable. How does that kind of rhetoric help our country at this time? It is clear that it is a lot about Corporations and wealth mongering.

    August 16, 2010 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  14. Justin

    Wow. What a blissful idiot. Which should put him next in line to lead the Republican party ...

    August 16, 2010 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  15. Lady Leo from Georgia

    I wished every time one of you criticized President Obama for some stupid stuff a hungry person gets fed, a person finds a job, a person house is saved from foreclosure. Can you all get to work and get this country back on track as a team after all you are part of President Obama administration and if he fails everyone fails, this division crap is really getting on my nerve, democrats, republicans, independents, moderates, whatever your political party is really doesn’t matter when people are struggling. It is going to take more than one person to clean up this mess, so roll up your sleeves and get to work and let’s see what you can do besides complaining about what someone else is doing. It is called TEAM work – Together Everyone Achieves More.

    August 16, 2010 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  16. CaliforniaBC

    Oh my god! He's a bigger moron than his dad!

    I guess his ridiculous and baseless "reasons" are right in line with the mindless sheep tea party mentality that has permeated Arizona political culture. So he's perfect for them.

    I guess he's trying to be the next glen beck, spreading idiotic propaganda, since his political future is in the toilet. I'm sure fox entertainment will snatch him right up after the elections. May be he and Palin can co-host a show together and form the Best Brain-Dead Couple on TV.

    August 16, 2010 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  17. jeff

    Ben quayle dan quayle..... hmmmmm dont think he has any room to be talking about being the worst at anything

    August 16, 2010 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  18. Mr Independent

    Quayle is an idiot. I can't believe anyone would vote for or contribute money to him...smh

    August 16, 2010 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  19. Jackson from Rome, GA

    With this masterful diatribe, Quayle has demonstrated that he is no small potatoe.

    August 16, 2010 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  20. Sandy Carey

    Again, THIN THE HERD –mandatory sterilization of guys like Daddy Dan would have saved us all from morons like this freakshow.

    August 16, 2010 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  21. randy lilly

    Reason your the biggest joke in the history of the U.S.....Dan Quayle!

    August 16, 2010 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  22. dan

    Why Quayle is the worst candidate for whatever congressional seat he is seeking.

    1. He's an idiot.
    2. He's a historical revisionist.
    3. He's a racist.
    4. He's a republican!!!
    5. He has AIDS.

    See, I can make stuff up too d. bag.

    August 16, 2010 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  23. phoenix86

    Absolutely right. Bar none, Obama is the most incompetent individual ever to hold elected office...anywhere.

    August 16, 2010 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  24. Stevie

    People need to understand about Obama and the "Ground Zero Mosque" – that's his heritage. His father was a Muslim and so are his relatives. He is different from us, that is the way he is and that is how he thinks.

    August 16, 2010 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  25. The Big J

    This goofball has found his gravy train for his 15 minutes of fame. When is the GOP going to start attracting WISE & SERIOUS people into its fold?

    August 16, 2010 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
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