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Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-3rd

Stutzman quote No. 8 on website's 'dumbest' list

A remark by Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-3rd, ranked high on Rollingstone.com's "50 Dumbest Things Right-Wingers Said in 2013."

Stutzman ranked eighth for his comment on the Republican Party's position in negotiations to end the partial federal government shutdown in October.

"We're not going to be disrespected," Stutzman told the Washington Examiner. "We have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is."

Tim Dickinson, a writer for the politically left Rolling Stone, considered comments by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; 2012 presidential hopeful Rick Santorum; and four others as being worse than what Stutzman said. The list was posted Wednesday on the magazine's website.

Santorum finished second for saying: "The middle class. Since when in America do we have classes? That's Marxism talk."

Nevada state Assemblyman Jim Wheeler ranked first for his response to a question on whether he would vote to reinstate slavery if his constituents wanted him to: "Yeah, I would."