Morris Award Nominee

"It is the president of the United States—the same one who presented himself as the man who would transcend political partisanship because we were all Americans—who has for most of his term set about dividing the nation by class, by the stoking of resentments. Who mocks "millionaires and billionaires." Who makes it clear that he considers himself the president of the other—the good—Americans. How's that for presidential tone?" – Dorothy Rabinowitz, the day after the Romney dismissal of the 47 percent of Americans who are, apparently, parasites on the rest.

(The Dick Morris Award is what was once the Von Hoffman Award. A full award glossary is here. Readers are invited to submit quotes for the annual competition at the end of the year to select the champions.)