Republicans

Name (date added or updated)
Jeb Bush (3/27/17)
Ben Carson (3/27/17)
Chris Christie (3/27/17)
Ted Cruz (3/27/17)
Carly Fiorina (3/27/17)
Lindsay Graham (3/27/17)
Bobby Jindal (3/27/17)
John Kasich (3/27/17)
George Pataki (3/27/17)
Rick Perry (2/26/17)
Rand Paul (2/26/17)
Colin Powell (2/26/17)
Mitt Romney (2/26/17)
Marco Rubio (3/27/17)
Anthony Scaramucci (8/4/17)
George Will (2/26/17)


JEB BUSH
Unhinged. “Donald Trump is unhinged. His “policy” proposals are not serious.” (12/7/15, Twitter @JebBush) link
Scary… “But if you listen to him talk, it’s kind of scary to be honest with you…”
Misinformed… “He’s all over the map, misinformed at best and preying on people’s fears at worst.” (11/29/16, Face the Nation, CBS) link


BEN CARSON
Level of dishonesty…  “On and on it goes. [Trump’s] level of dishonesty in the press should be something that concerns all of you guys. What a bunch of crap.” (1/27/16, Bloomberg Politics breakfast) link


CHRIS CHRISTIE
Entertainer-in-chief. “Showtime is over. We are not electing an entertainer-in-chief.” (1/4/16, St. Anselm College, New Hampshire) link
Don’t care about what the law says… “There are folks in this race who don’t care about what the law says because they’re used to being able to just fire people indiscriminately on television. So, they don’t have to worry about what laws say or not say.” (12/7/15,Michael Medved radio show) link


TED CRUZ
Doesn’t know the difference between truth and lies. “This man is a pathological liar. He doesn’t know the difference between truth and lies. He lies practically every word that comes out of his mouth. And he had a pattern that I think is straight out of a psychology textbook. His response is to accuse everybody else of lying. He accuses everybody on that debate stage of lying, and it’s simply a mindless yell. Whatever he does, he accuses everyone else of doing.”
A narcissist… “The man cannot tell the truth, but he combines it with being a narcissist. A narcissist at a level I don’t think this country has ever seen. Donald Trump is such a narcissist, that Barack Obama looks at him and goes, ‘Dude, what’s your problem?’ Everything in Donald’s world is about Donald.”
Pathological liar. “And he combines being a pathological liar, and I say pathological because I actually think Donald—if you hooked him up to a lie-detector pass, he could say one thing in the morning, one thing at noon, and one thing in the evening, all contradictory, and he’d pass the lie-detector test each time. Whatever lie he’s telling, at that minute he believes it, but the man is utterly amoral.”
Utterly amoral. “The man is utterly amoral. Morality does not exist for him. It’s why the man went directly after Heidi and smeared my wife, attacked her.”
Donald is a bully. “Donald is a bully….Every one of us knew bullies in elementary school. Bullies don’t come from strength, they come from weakness. Bullies come from a deep, yawning cavern of insecurity. There’s a reason Donald builds giant buildings and puts his name on them everywhere he goes.”
Cynically exploiting that anger… “There are millions of people in this country who are angry, they’re angry at Washington, they’re angry at politicians who have lied to them….And Donald is cynically exploiting that anger and he is lying to his supporters.”
(5-3-16, Evansville, IN news conference) link video
Sniveling coward… “Donald you are a sniveling coward and leave Heidi the hell alone…It is not acceptable for a big loud New York bully to attack my wife.” (3/25/16, Wisconsin) link
Intricately involved in corruption… “Donald has, number one, been intricately involved in the corruption in Washington for 40 years.” (3/9/16, Fox News. The Kelly File) link


CARLY FIORINA
Insulting, offensive, outrageous… “The pattern is [Trump] says something insulting, offensive, outrageous, the media pays attention, and he claims we all misunderstood him, the media pays attention again.”
Only feels big… “Apparently, Donald Trump only feels big when he’s trying to make everyone else look small. Of course, in the end, he looks the smallest of all.” (11/29/15, Fox News Sunday) link


LINDSAY GRAHAM
Downright dangerous… “.@Realdonaldtrump has gone from making absurd comments to being downright dangerous with his bombastic rhetoric.” (12/7/15 Twitter @LindseyGrahamSC) link
The more you know… “The more you know about Donald Trump, the less likely you are to vote for him. The more you know about his business enterprises, the less successful he looks. The more you know about his political giving, the less Republican he looks.” (3/7/16, CNN interview with Wolf Blitzer) link
Tell Donald Trump to go to hell. “You know how you make America great again? Tell Donald Trump to go to hell.”
Race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot. “He’s a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot. He doesn’t represent my party. He doesn’t represent the values that the men and women who wear the uniform are fighting for. … He’s the ISIL man of the year.”(12/8/15, New Day, CNN) link
Race-bating, religious bigotry, zenophobia. “I think his [Trump’s] campaign is opportunistic, race-baiting, religious bigotry, zenophobia. Other than that he’d be a good nominee.” (3/24/16, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah) video


BOBBY JINDAL
Full of nonsense. “Donald Trump is also full of nonsense.”
Non-serious carnival act. “The Donald Trump Act is great, and the idea of Donald Trump is great — BUT the reality of Donald Trump is absurd, he’s a non-serious carnival act.”
Full of bluster but has no substance. “So here’s the truth about Trump that we all know, but have been afraid to say…Donald Trump is shallow. Has no understanding of policy. He’s full of bluster but has no substance. He lacks the intellectual curiosity to even learn.”
Has no idea what he is talking about… “It’s silly to argue policy with this guy, he’s doesn’t know anything about it, he has no idea what he is talking about, he makes it all up on the fly. ”
Believes in nothing other than himself… “Donald Trump is for Donald Trump. He believes in nothing other than himself…He’s for Donald.”
Narcissist and egomaniac. “Donald Trump is a narcissist and an egomaniac. That may sound like a serious charge to make, but it is also something that everyone knows to be true, and he knows it too, and he celebrates it.”
Insecure and weak… “Like all narcissists, Donald Trump is insecure and weak, and afraid of being exposed. And that’s why he is constantly telling us how big and how rich and how great he is, and how insignificant everyone else is. We’ve all met people like Trump, and we know that only a very weak and small person needs to constantly tell us how strong and powerful he is. Donald Trump believes that he is the answer to every question.”
Joke is on us. “Donald Trump is not a serious person. It’s all a solo act, it’s all just a show, and the joke is on us. He’s laughing all the way to the bank, or to the polling location. P.T. Barnum was never more right.” (9/10/15, Washington DC, National Press Club) link


JOHN KASICH
Created a toxic atmosphere… “Well, there’s no question that Donald Trump has created a toxic atmosphere pitting one group against another and name calling and all those kinds of things.” (3/13/16, CNN State of the Union) link
Created a toxic environment… “Donald Trump has created a toxic environment, and a toxic environment has allowed his supporters and those who sometimes seek confrontation to come together in violence.” (3/12/16, news conference) link
Entirely unsuited to lead the United States. “This is just more of the outrageous divisiveness that characterizes his every breath and another reason why he is entirely unsuited to lead the United States.” (12/7/15, statement from John Kasich) link


GEORGE PATAKI
Know-Nothing candidate… “Donald Trump is the ‘Know Nothing’ candidate of the 21st Century, and cannot be our nominee.” (12/15/15, CNN Republican debate) link


RICK PERRY
Appealing to the worst instincts… “…small-minded — divisive figures propelled by anger, and appealing to the worst instincts in the human condition.”
Sower of discord… “The sower of discord foments agitation, thrives on division, scapegoats certain elements of society, and offers empty platitudes and promises. He is without substance when one scratches below the surface.”
Toxic mix of demagoguery, mean-spiritedness, and nonsense… “He offers a barking carnival act that can be best described as Trumpism: a toxic mix of demagoguery, mean-spiritedness and nonsense that will lead the Republican Party to perdition if pursued.”
Cancer on conservatism… “Let no one be mistaken — Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism, and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded. It cannot be pacified or ignored, for it will destroy a set of principles that has lifted more people out of poverty than any force in the history of the civilized world — the cause of conservatism.”
Sower of division… “Donald Trump the reality television star is a great generator of ratings. But Donald Trump the candidate is a sower of division, wrongly demonizing Mexican-Americans for political sport.”
Appeal to our worst instincts… “He scapegoats Hispanics to appeal to our worst instincts, when we need a president who appeals to our best.”
Know-nothing movement. “Donald Trump is the modern-day incarnation of the know-nothing movement.”
Offered fear and soundbites. “He has piqued the interest of some Republican voters who have legitimate concerns about a porous border and broken immigration system. But instead of offering those voters leadership or solutions, he has offered fear and soundbites.”
Mean-spirited vitriol. “I, for one, will not be silent when a candidate for the high office of president runs under the Republican banner by targeting millions of Hispanics, and our veterans, with mean-spirited vitriol.”
Born into privilege… “Donald Trump was born into privilege. He received deferments to avoid service in Vietnam. He breathes the free air thousands of heroes died protecting. And he couldn’t have endured for five minutes what John McCain endured for five and a half years.”
Have you no sense of decency… “When a candidate under the Republican banner would abandon the tradition of magnanimous leadership of the presidency, when he would seek to demonize millions of citizens, when he would stoop to attack POWs for being captured, I can only ask as Senator Welch did of Senator McCarthy, “Have you no sense of decency, sir?” (7/22/15, Opportunity and Freedom PAC forum) link


RAND PAUL
Bully…who thinks he is King. “We don’t need a bully, and we don’t need another President who thinks he is King. We certainly don’t need someone who has driven his companies into bankruptcy four times yet smugly tells us he uses our nation’s Chapter 11 laws to his own personal advantage.” (August 2015, Independent Journal Review opinion piece) link
Worried about having him in charge of nuclear weapons… “I am worried about having him in charge of the nuclear weapons because I think his response, his visceral response, to attack people on their appearance –short, bald, fat, ugly—my goodness, that happened in junior high Are we not above that?” (9/17/15, GOP debate) link
This clown… “I’m thinking, how did we get the race for the most important office in the free world to sink to such depths, and how could anyone in my party think that this clown is fit to be president?” (9/23/15, CNN New Day) link
Doesn’t have qualifications for office… “The media continues to reinforce a celebrity that really doesn’t have qualifications for office and in fact would alarm me if he were in charge of our nuclear weapons.” (9/12/15, Politico interview) link
Delusional narcissist and orange faced windbag… “Have you ever had a speck of dirt fly into your eye? Annoying, irritating, might even make you cry. But if the dirt doesn’t go away, it’ll keep scratching away at your cornea until eventually it blinds you with all its filth and then it makes fun of you on CNN…Donald Trump is a delusional narcissist. Donald Trump is a delusional narcissist and an orange-faced windbag. A speck of dirt is way more qualified to be president.”
Goebbels maybe. “I’m not sure I would say Trump is Hitler – Goebbels maybe.” (1/26/17, Nightly Show) link


COLIN POWELL
National disgrace… “Trump is a national disgrace and international pariah. Even Gerson, Krauthammer and Will are beating on him.” (June 16, 2016, 14:04, email to Emily Miller) link1 link2
Racist. “Yup, the whole birther movement was racist. That’s what the 99% believe. When Trump couldn’t keep that up he said he also wanted to see if the certificate noted that he was a Muslim. As I have said before, “What if he was?” Muslims are born as Americans every day. The transcript thing was also racist. The President graduated Harvard and was editor of the Law Review. And now decades later Trump wants to see his transcripts to see if he should have been admitted. And for him to say yesterday that within four years he would have 95% of blacks voting for him is schizo fantasy.” (August 21, 2016, 16:04, email to Emily Miller) link
False sincerity… “He [Trump] takes us [black voters] for idiots…You don’t fall for his false sincerity, I hope.” (August 21, 2016, 16:04, email to Emily Miller) link
Appeals to the worst angels… “He appeals to the worst angels of the GOP nature and poor white folks.” (August 2015, email) link


MITT ROMNEY
Safety and prosperity greatly diminished. “If we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished.”
Lacks the temperament to be president. “I am far from the first to conclude that Donald Trump lacks the temperament of be president. After all, this is an individual who mocked a disabled reporter, who attributed a reporter’s questions to her menstrual cycle, who mocked a brilliant rival who happened to be a woman due to her appearance, who bragged about his marital affairs, and who laces his public speeches with vulgarity.”
Dishonestly is Trump’s hallmark. “Dishonesty is Trump’s hallmark: He claimed that he had spoken clearly and boldly against going into Iraq. Wrong, he spoke in favor of invading Iraq. He said he saw thousands of Muslims in New Jersey celebrating 9/11. Wrong, he saw no such thing. He imagined it. His is not the temperament of a stable, thoughtful leader. His imagination must not be married to real power.”
Bullying, greed, showing off, misogyny, third grade theatrics. “Think of Donald Trump’s personal qualities, the bullying, the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd third grade theatrics. We have long referred to him as ‘The Donald.’ He is the only person in America to whom we have added an article before his name. It wasn’t because he had attributes we admired.”
Imagine your children… “Now imagine your children and your grandchildren acting the way he does. Will you welcome that?”
Trump is a con man… “There are a number of people who claim that Mr. Trump is a con man, a fake. There is indeed evidence of that. Mr. Trump has changed his positions not just over the years, but over the course of the campaign, and on the Ku Klux Klan, daily for three days in a row.”
Directing our anger for less than noble purposes. “Mr. Trump is directing our anger for less than noble purposes. He creates scapegoats of Muslims and Mexican immigrants, he calls for the use of torture and for killing the innocent children and family members of terrorists. He cheers assaults on protesters. He applauds the prospect of twisting the Constitution to limit first amendment freedom of the press. This is the very brand of anger that has led other nations into the abyss.”
A phony, a fraud. “Here is what I know. Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He’s playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat.”
Neither the temperament nor the judgment… “He has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president. And his personal qualities would mean that America would cease to be a shining city on a hill.”
(3-3-16, University of Utah) link


MARCO RUBIO
Offensive and outlandish statements… His habit of making offensive and outlandish statements will not bring Americans together.” (12/8/15, Twitter @marcorubio) link
“If he had not inherited $200 million, right now he would be selling watches in Times Square or doing a Saturday morning infomercial where he teaches you how to flip properties.” (2/26/16, Dallas, TX) link
Con artist. “We’re on the verge of having someone take over the conservative movement and Republican Party who is a con artist.”
Career sticking it to working Americans. “He has spent a career sticking it to working Americans.”
Trump University was a fraud. “I mean this is a guy that’s taken Trump airlines bankrupt, Trump vodka, nobody wanted it, Trump mortgage, was a disaster, Trump university was a fraud.”
Always making things up… “This guy is a con artist. He is always making things up and no one holds him accountable for it.” (2/26/16, Today Show) link
Most vulgar person… “Donald Trump has been perhaps the most vulgar — no I don’t think perhaps — the most vulgar person to ever aspire to the presidency in terms of how he’s carried out his candidacy.”
Level of vulgarity…we’ve never seen. “This man is — as I told you, I mean, he’s injected a level of vulgarity into the political discourse that we’ve never seen.” (3/4/16, New Day, CNN) link
Narrative of anger and bitterness and frustration. “This is what happens when a leading presidential candidate goes around and feeds into a narrative of anger and bitterness and frustration.”
Stoke that anger… “The job of a leader is not to stoke that anger…not try to stoke that anger so they vote for you.”
Justifies physically assaulting people… “We have a frontrunner in my party who has fed into language that basically justifies physically assaulting people who disagree with you.”(3/12/16, Largo, FL press conference) link


ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI
Hack politician. “He’s a hack politician.” (August 24, 2015, Fox Business Network) link
President of…Queens County Bullies Association. “It’s very very divisive. I’ll tell you who he’s going to be president of, you can tell Donald I said this, the Queens County Bullies Association. You gotta cut it out now and stop all this crazy rhetoric spinning everybody’s heads around.” (August 24, 2015, Fox Business Network) link
Got a big mouth… “I don’t like the way he talks about women, I don’t like the way he talks about our friend Megyn Kelly, and you know what, the politicians don’t want to go at Trump because he’s got a big mouth and because [they’re] afraid he’s going to light them up on Fox News and all these other places. But I’m not a politician. Bring it. You’re an inherited money dude from Queens County. Bring it, Donald.” (August 24, 2015, Fox Business Network) link


GEORGE WILL
Vindicated his severest critics… “Oblivious to the moment and the setting, the always remarkable Trump proved that something dystopian can be strangely exhilarating: In what should have been a civic liturgy serving national unity and confidence, he vindicated his severest critics by serving up re-heated campaign rhetoric about “rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape” and an education system producing students “deprived of all knowledge.” Yes, all.” (1/20/17, “The Most Dreadful Inaugural Address in History”) link