"I can't imagine that either a President Spacey [on House of Cards] or the president's chief of staff on Scandal could really get away with murder. I wish I'd known about that when I was in office.…You know, think of all the opportunities I've missed…so many people had it coming."

-former President Bill Clinton, The Washington Post, November 12

"You're not going to get close to even one number in the nuclear launch codes."

-President Barack Obama in an interview with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, Politico, December 8

"I actually voted against the Affordable Care Act, because unlike some people, I actually sat down and read it."

-Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, December 9

"I shook Gruber's hand, looked him in the eye, and said: 'Thank you for helping us destroy the shitty law you passed.'"

-tweet by American Commitment President Phil Kerpen, referencing Obama­care architect Jonathan Gruber's gaffe that "the stupidity of the American voter" was crucial to the success of the president's health care law, December 9