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Say What? Dec. 18, 2011 Edition [Reader Post]

                                       

Liberals:

President Barack Obama: “I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president – with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln.”

President Obama: “I wanna make sure they [diplomats and workers in Iraq] come home [safely], because they’re not soldiers.”

President Obama: “I do think those dynamics are making it more difficult to get things done.  And it’s not unusual, after such a severe economic crisis like this, for the politics to be impacted by that, for people to lurch into extremes, or to get more combative.”

President Obama: “No matter how well we’re steering the ship, if the boat’s rocking back and forth and people are getting sick and, you know, they’re being buffeted by the winds and the rain … if you’re asking, ‘Are you enjoying the ride right now?’ folks are  going to say, ‘No.’  People are  going to say, ‘You know what? A good captain would have had us in some smooth waters and sunny skies at this point.’ And I don’t control the weather.”

President Obama: “I mean if you look at the trend lines, essentially what’s happened is that because of automation, because of globalization, you had a lot of manufacturing move out of the United States. Business got more efficient. They needed fewer workers. They had more leverage over workers. And all this added up to a tougher time for middle class families.  Over the last decade, between 2000 and 2008, the wages and income were flatlined even though the costs from everything from energy, to food, to healthcare were going up. And that problem was being papered-over through consumer debt – home equity loans, credit cards. And then the bubble burst.  So now, I think we’re having to squarely address problems that had been building up over time.”  Note the time frame as well as Obama blaming technological advances.

Obama: “I do think that right now at least, in the Republican Party there are a couple of notions. Number one is that compromise is a dirty word. Number two, anything that Obama’s for, we’re against.”

President Obama: “It’s hard to remember a time when the administration gave more support to the security of Israel. Don’t let anyone to tell you otherwise. It’s a fact.”

President Obama: “I am confident that the vision that we believe in so deeply and that we’ve worked so hard for is the vision that is truest to our history and most representative of the core decency of the American people.”

Obama car czar Steve Rattner: “We never said taxpayers would get auto bailout money back…[because this saved jobs], I think the taxpayers got a good deal.”

Vice President Joe Biden: “The biggest thing that’s happened, the president has been able to unite the world including Russia and China. In continuing to ostracize and to isolate Iran. So the truth is, and I really mean this, Rachel, the talk about the projection, the capacity of [Iran] to project power in the Gulf is actually diminished. They are less feared. They are less – they have less influence than they have had any time, I would argue, in the last 20 years. And there will be a relationship between Iraq and Iran because they have a very long border. They will trade. They should have a normal relationship. But they are not allies.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: “Millionaire job creators are like unicorns.  They are impossible to find and don’t exist.”

California Governor Jerry Brown, who helped to take California over a financial cliff back in the 1970’s and 80’s: “The main thing we have to deal with in climate change is the skepticism, the denial and the cult-like behavior of the political lemmings that would take us over the cliff.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.): “The payroll tax cut that the president proposed would put $1,500 in the pockets of 160 million Americans.  The unemployment insurance extension is not only good for individuals. It has a macroeconomic impact. As macroeconomic advisers have stated, it would make a difference of 600,000 jobs to our economy.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi: “[Today’s legislature] can clearly be labeled the Republican do-nothing Congress. It’s a year of missed opportunities and made-up crises.”

California Democratic Congressman Mike Honda, a member of the Budget and Appropriations Committees: “The stimulus bill, which was under the other administration, was put together because we didn’t know what the hell was going on and you know, and we were trying to do things that we thought might help stimulate the economy.”  Bush’s fault again!

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Republicans of pushing legislation that would delay the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) industrial boiler regulations: “They have attached a poison pill – literally, colleagues – because it will kill 8,100 more people more than would have otherwise been killed from pollution.”

Maxine Waters: “This economy went into a tailspin and a meltdown because of what was going on on Wall Street.  Simply all of these exotic products that they put into the housing mortgage market caused this meltdown.  And so we have to work at getting the economy back on-line.  It’s not the president’s fault.  Don’t forget, the President of the United States came into office with a previous administration who had given, you know, unreasonable tax breaks to the wealthiest people in this country; they had allowed Wall Street to damage the housing market with exotic products, whether we’re talking about all of these different kinds of loans that came on the market, and so, it is not his fault.”  Interestingly enough, Ms. Waters was identified while spewing this nonsense as a Republican by MSNBC.  The same Waters who warned oil executives that she wanted to nationalize the oil industry.

Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas on the Occupy movement: “I want to passionately say that I do not see them as divisive…I think they are pushing fairness, justice and equality.”

New York Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel: “No matter what you think about the people who are exposing themselves out there in protesting, there’s one thing that’s abundantly clear, and that is the issues that we’re talking about are about economic justice, about moral justice.”  By exposing themselves, I don’t think Rangel meant exposing themselves.

Black activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson to an Occupy camp in London:  “Jesus was an Occupier, born under a death warrant, a Jew by religion, born in poverty under Roman occupation.  Gandhi was an Occupier, Martin Luther King was an Occupier, (Nelson) Mandela was an Occupier.”  It is so nice that Jackson is in the Christmas spirit.

Joe Phelps, columnist and liberal pastor: “The church should celebrate the Occupy movement, the group that picked up the social justice mantle dropped by the majority of today’s church, and offer our stories of divine justice.  Like the story of Pharaoh, symbol of the monopoly of wealth held by the few, and what happens when leadership fears of scarcity turn Israelites into slaves…The demands of today’s Occupy movement may seem less divine, at least from our close-up point of view.  But I wonder if, from a distance, say from heaven, the demands for justice don’t look a lot like those old, old stories.”

Russell Simmons tweet, after calling for a boycott of Lowe’s: “[I will] sic every civil rights agency on (Lowe’s) until they straighten this out.”  Lowe’s decided not to advertise on the TLC reality show, All-American Muslim, bowing to pressure from a conservative evangelical group.

California state Sen. Ted Lieu: “Lowe’s action is bigoted, shameful, and un-American.  I call on Lowe’s to rescind its action and apologize to Americans who are Muslim. If Lowe’s continues its religious bigotry, I will encourage boycotts of Lowe’s and look into legislative remedies.”

73-year old actress Jane Fonda: “[The Republican candidates] all scare me frankly.  I get depressed and scared when I look at the Republican debates.  I’m worried about anybody getting elected to office who says we have to do away with or privatise social security, we have to reduce medical health insurance, we have to not raise taxes.  And, oh, there’s no problem with the environment, this is all made up by the left, the scientists don’t really know what they’re talking about – this worries me…I think he’s [President Obama] going to be reelected. I think he’s a good man, but I wish that he was tougher on the issues that I care about and that a lot of people care about.”

Jane Fonda: “And that’s just fine by me and all the rich people I know, like Ted Turner and Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, you’re, they’re all saying, Tax us.”

Country singer Willie Nelson: “Thanks to the Occupy Wall Street movement, there’s a deeper understanding about the power that corporations wield over the great majority of us. It’s not just in the financial sector, but in all facets of our lives. The disparity between the top 1 percent and everyone else has been laid bare — there’s no more denying that those at the top get their share at the expense of the 99 percent. Lobbyists, loopholes, tax breaks… how can ordinary folks expect a fair shake?”  Nelson is worth $15 million.

Rabbi Joshua Hammerman: “If Tebow wins the Super Bowl, against all odds, it will buoy his faithful, and emboldened faithful can do insane things, like burning mosques, bashing gays and indiscriminately banishing immigrants.”  Tim Tebow is an NFL football quarterback who is very demonstrative about his faith in Jesus Christ.

Paul “Bear” Vasquez, the stoned, double-rainbow guy on Obama being reelected:  “Once he’s really geared up, he’s going to be hard to beat. They say any Republican can beat him, but I think that when he really gears up, people are just going to re-elect him.  I think he’s had a tough job. I think he was left with a big mess, so I think that, overall, he’s done a pretty good job. Do I think he could have done better? Yeah, everyone can always do better…I think he deserves to keep going because I think the alternative – getting a Republican back in office – is scary.”

Obama campaign job posting for “quantitative analysts”: “The Obama for America analytics department analyzes the campaign’s data to guide election strategy and develop quantitative, actionable insights that drive our decision-making.  We are a multi-disciplinary team of statisticians, mathematicians, software developers, general analysts and organizers – all striving for a single goal: re-electing President Obama.”

You may have been a Democrat from birth, but these are the voices of your party today.  These people are light years away from Presidents John Kennedy and Harry Truman.

The Compliant Obama Press Corps:

Liberal radio pundit and former CNN host Bill Press: “.And you know what I want to say, S.T.F.U. I’m tired of hearing Tim Tebow and all this Jesus Talk.”  S.T.F.U. means shut the f** up.

Environmental photojournalist Jenny Ross about a polar bear carrying the dead and mauled body of a polar bear cub: “This type of intraspecific predation [cannibalism] has always occurred to some extent…However, there are increasing numbers of observations of it occurring, particularly on land where polar bears are trapped ashore, completely food-deprived for extended periods of time due to the loss of sea ice as a result of climate change.”

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews:  “Let Me Finish tonight with this: Think about Newt Gingrich with tens of thousands of nuclear weapons at his disposal. Interesting thought, isn’t it? A man known to be a bomb thrower with real live bombs in his hands…Newt was hardly the sort of individual you’d give license to over the world’s greatest stockpile of nuclear weapons. You don’t give WMD to someone known even by his old former allies to be in a crunch, or even whenever things get edgy, to be himself a weapon of mass destruction.  America needs many things but a nuclear armed Newt Gingrich is not one of them.”

Joan Walsh from Salon.com, speaking on MSNBC: “You know, it’s a tough thing to talk about, Ed, but you and I both know a segment of the white working class did go over to Ronald Reagan, did abandon the Democratic party. Some of it was [because of] race and some of it was just believing that government was out of control and some people were getting something for nothing. And it was kind of a tragic thing that happened to the Democrats.””

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz: “And they talked about the uprisings in the Middle East, and I just had to get a little line in there, folks, it started at the capital in Madison, Wisc.”  They don’t even care if their facts are anywhere close to being correct.

Liberals from the past:

Although Car Czar Steve Rattner this week said that no one expected for taxpayers to recoup any monies from their “investment” in GM, Ron Bloom, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner‘s senior adviser on the auto industry, in 2010, said,  “We don’t like having this investment but we’re not going to sell it at a fire sale.”

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs in 2010 also promised, “The money that this administration invested, about $60 billion, we believe we’re on the path to recouping all of that.”

Senator Obama in 2002: “I don’t oppose all wars, what I am opposed to is a dumb war…What I am opposed to is the attempt by political hacks like Karl Rove to distract us from a rise in the uninsured, a rise in the poverty rate, a drop in the median income, to distract us from corporate scandals and a stock market that has just gone through the worst month since the Great Depression.”  And since Obama has become president, there has been a huge rise in the poverty rate, a big drop in the median income, many more corporate scandals (if you include all of the green companies who receive federal dollars that are headed by Obama bundlers and donors), and a stock market that is so erratic that more and more people have put their money on the sidelines.

Then candidate Obama: “I am the only candidate who opposed the war in Iraq from the beginning.”

President Obama in 2008: “Generations from now we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs for the jobless. This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”

Liberal civility:

Radio talker Thom Hartman: If evil is people pursuing policies that lead to the death of other people, yes, Karl Rove is evil.

Caller: On a comparison with Josef Goebbels?

Hartmann: No, I don’t think he’s anywhere near as bad as Goebbels. Goebbels was responsible for killing six million people. Karl Rove killed maybe 20, 30, 40, 50, maybe 100,000 people, or was responsible for policies that led to the death of those people.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews: “For the right price and a presidential nomination is his [sic], Newt is ready to jump on a dime and hit any opponent where he shows weakness. Why are they on the verge of enlisting in the army of Newt? Because he voices in cold, nasty, deadly tones the words of their contempt, because he’s an opportunist ready to seek any route to his opponent’s heart and thereby kill it. He’s a political killer, a gun for hire. But he offers a price so precious, he cannot be resisted.  This. This is the Faustian deal at hand: Newt Gingrich’s promise of a vision of which they on the right have set their hearts, the few minutes of national television in which the President and his wife stand before them in defeat. That’s why they’re offering up their partisan souls, why they’re ready to bow down before this false god of hatred.”

Gregg Doyel, CBS Sports: “If Tebow had more class he’d just kill dogs or get drunk and run over somebody and maybe end their life. You know, he’s got a lot of nerve talking about some higher power in his life.”  When asked about the harshness of this remark, Doyel said: “I’m sorry, I’m so sarcastic and dry, my humor’s not any good. I was joking.”

Chris Matthews: “It’s rare we get – this is a real morality play, the way these two guys – this isn’t complicated. One guy wants to be civilized [Romney] and the other guy wants to be a troglodyte [Gingrich] or, you know, a caveman. It’s really different approaches, to be – it isn’t hard to be a pundit this year, is it?”

Fishbowl DC’s Peter Ogburn: “ALL of the [Economic] videos with the women feature shots above the waist. Some even go out of their way to show off cleavage. Because when I think Keynesian economics, I think Titty City. Pretty weird, I know.  What’s weirder? The latest video is hosted by Michelle Fields, from the Daily Caller. It’s no secret that Michelle knows that she is gorgeous and has great hair, but this is super weird. The camera work seems to be largely inspired by the early works of the Al Qaeda hostage tapes. A nervous and awkward Fields, who clearly has NO IDEA what she is talking about, rattles on about “How the New Deal Was a Failure.” We get it, Michelle. You think you’re hot. But, if you want to be taken seriously, maybe just be good at reporting and stop showing off your legs and cleavage. Do you remember that time Diane Sawyer showed off a bunch of cleavage while reading the news? No? Because it didn’t happen!” To see what set off Ogburn’s anger, this is Michelle’s low budget Skinemax video.

Crazy Muslims:

Famous Salafi preacher Sheikh Abu Ishaq al-Huwainia in Egypt: “[The] Face of a woman like her vagina,” which necessitates all women to wear the niqab [veil].

Muslim Brotherhood female candidate, Azza al-Jarf: “Tourists don’t need to drink alcohol when they come to Egypt; they have plenty at home.”

Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah on the Day of Ashura, which aired on Al-Manar TV: “Brother and sisters, on the Day of Ashura, we renew our commitment and our pledge of allegiance. Wait a few minutes, and I will appear on the screen. Don’t go away. We will renew our commitment to Hussein, may he rest in peace.  Oh Arabs and Muslims, oh the people and the political forces, do not be misled by the US administration. It is this administration “

Police spokesman Colonel Abdullah Al Sarani  said, of a Saudi woman who was beaten and tortured with fire until she fell unconscious and died later at hospital: “We have determined that the woman beat herself up and tortured herself with fire because she is gripped by jinn…Investigation showed the other members of her family are also controlled by jinn . . . we closed the case as no criminal act is involved.”  Jinn is apparently some sort of demonic force.  “Investigation showed the other members of her family are also controlled by jinn . . . we closed the case as no criminal act is involved.”

Liberals making sense:

Senator Joe Machin: “Let me tell you right now what I can’t understand. We only have one topic on the table that everyone sort of agrees with, and it should be the template, which is Bowles-Simpson [a plan for fiscal responsibility].  Why doesn’t our leadership, why doesn’t our president, why don’t our leaders in the Senate take this template and put it together in bill form?”

President Obama: “The war in Iraq will soon belong to history, and your service belongs to the ages.  Never forget that you are part of an unbroken line of heroes spanning two centuries – from the colonists who overthrew an empire; to your grandparents and parents, who faced down fascism and communism; to you – men and women who fought for the same principles in Fallujah and Kandahar, and delivered justice to those who attacked us on 9/11.”
AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka and Obama supporter:  “I pay more than my fair share [of taxes], I’m sure.”

Time Magazine’s Ezra Klein on a graph that shows that people’s fear of Big Government is peaking: “But so far as liberalism goes, this is a pretty devastating graph.”

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews: “During the 11AM hour on MSNBC, we reported on a blog item that compared a phrase used by the Romney campaign to one used by the KKK in the 1920s.  It was irresponsible and incendiary of us to do this and showed an appalling lack of judgment. We apologize, we really do, to the Romney campaign.”

MSNBC’s Al Sharpton: “One note.  One note before I go. I want to say this.  NB–MSNBC apologized tonight for reporting earlier today on a blog attempt that compared a phrase used by Mitt Romney to one once used by the Ku Klux Klan-something I’m passionate about.  But as someone who’s been a victim of unproven innuendo and half-truths, I agree the report was not proper if you could not nail down all the facts. And this network did the right thing by apologizing.”

Kelly Bingel, who served as former Sen.Blanche Lincoln‘s (D-Ark.) chief of staff until 2005: “Democrats should reject Occupy Wall Street as the spokesmen for the 99 percent.  The chance of those guys going out and voting or encouraging anyone else to vote is very low.”

Moderates/Affiliation Unknown:

Rapper Jay-Z: “I wouldn’t mind paying more taxes if it went to the things that really mattered. If it went to education and people in poverty and, you know, if it went to the right things. You know, I wouldn’t mind.  I think it — I think it should be more — it should be clearly defined, you know, clearly defined, where all the money is being allocated. Because you can understand paying so much for taxes and then things not improving. You’re like where is everything going to?”

Audi of America President, Johan de Nysschen: “[The Chevy Volt] a car for idiots….No one is going to pay a $15,000 premium for a car that competes with a (Toyota) Corolla. So there are not enough idiots who will buy it…[electric vehicles are] for the intellectual elite who want to show what enlightened souls they are.”

WVEC’s David Alan to President Obama: “Do you take any personal responsibility for your administration creating economic conditions?”

Chief foreign NBC correspondent Richard Engel:  “Did America prevail? Iraq’s future remains uncertain….What was conspicuously absent today, Brian, there were no parades among Iraqis, no victory celebrations, no thank you’s.”

Crosstalk:

Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer who voted for the $1 trillion omnibus bill: “I rise in strong support of this bill. I urge my colleagues to support this piece of legislation. None of them have read it. Not one of us has read every page in this bill.”

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) Who voted against this bill: “Not one member of this body has read the 1,221 pages of this bill representing $915 billion of the taxpayers’ money. Here we are with 15 minutes to consider a document representing $915 billion of taxpayers’ money filled with unauthorized, unrequested spending.”

Senator Tom Coburn: “Although we have an earmark ban, there are thousands of earmarks in this bill….It’s not just wrong, it’s immoral. [W]e have either taken a stupid pill or a corruption pill.”


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President Obama, December 2011: “I think we understood that it [the economy] was bad, but we didn’t know how bad it was, I think I could have prepared the American people for how bad this was going to be, had we had a sense of that.”

Obama Dec. 2011: “At a time when people have been battered by the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, it is understandable if people aren’t feeling as chipper as they were in 2008.”

Paul Volcker, a top economic adviser to President Barack Obama, in 2009: “I don’t remember any time, maybe even the Great Depression, when things went down quite so fast.”

Candidate Obama in 2008: “We are in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, and a lot of you I think are worried about your jobs, your pensions, your retirement accounts.”  I could continue with pages of our president claiming that this recession was every bit as bad or nearly as bad as the Great Depression before and after he became president.

Declan McCullagh on EconWatch in 2009: “Comparisons with the Great Depression have become commonplace.”

Bradley R. Chiller from 2009 from a Wall Street Journal article: “President Barack Obama has turned fearmongering into an art form. He has repeatedly raised the specter of another Great Depression. First, he did so to win votes in the November election. He has done so again recently to sway congressional votes for his stimulus package.”
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Reps. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), Robert “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.) and Mike Honda (D-Calif.) sent a joint letter to the attorney general Eric Holder: “The NYPD has engaged in conduct that has singled out Muslims for police contact – stops and investigations – based upon their race, ethnicity or national origin…This surveillance allegedly included targeting mosques, student groups, restaurants and even motorists in both NYC and outside the NYPD‘s jurisdiction.”

Reps. Pete King (R-N.Y.) and Bob Turner (R-N.Y.) then sent their own letter: “A recent ‘Dear Colleague’ from three members of Congress attacking the NYPD was embarrassingly uninformed and shamefully misleading.  The reality is that the NYPD is the leading police department in the country with the largest and most effective counterterrorism force, dedicating 1,000 officers to protecting New York from terrorist attacks.”

From:
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/199709-congress-members-clash-over-call-to-investigate-nypd
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Barbara Walters: “Does that suggest that the American people find you a mediocre president?”

President Obama: “I think what it suggests is that we’ve gone through a very difficult time. And, in order for us to move forward, we’re going to have to do more work.”

Walters: “So, you won’t be a mediocre two-term president?”

Obama: “I want to be a really good two-term president.  I think that the choices we’ve made have made America stronger, and have made the American people. . . put them in a better position in order to succeed over the long term. Short term, folks are still hurting.”


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Fox News host Gretchen Carlson: “Unemployment has gone up precipitously since he [Obama] took office.”

DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: “That is simply not true. In fact, unemployment has now dropped below 9%. It’s continuing to drop.”
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Chris Matthews, from a simulcast program for MSNBC and an Iowan radio station: Well, Simon Conway is an Iowa radio talk show host who has spoken to each of the Republican presidential candidates, except Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman, who’s not competing in Iowa. Simon, thank you so much for coming on and doing this simulcast. I see you at the mic there. What’s it smell like to you out there? What’s the sense? Just, if I’d ask you to do a little peroration now on which way it’s going, what’s it feels like? What is it?

Simon Conway (Iowa talk radio host): Well, first of all, it’s always a pleasure to welcome a Democrat to the Simon Conway Show, Chris. So, you’re very welcome.

Matthews: Well, what is that? Are we all giving our party labels out here? Are you giving me yours or what? Or you don’t want to give one? No, you want to give me one but don’t give yourself one. That’s fair enough.

Conway: No- Chris, I’m not a Republican, never have been and never will be. I’m keeping my independence.

Matthews: So you give out labels, but you don’t assign one to yourself. That’s very clever.

Conway: Well, there isn’t one. There isn’t one. I just want to make sure we’re starting with some honesty. You’re clearly working for the re-election of Barack Obama.

Matthews: No, I want to make sure-

Conway: -and that’s okay.

Matthews: This isn’t going to go very long here if you’re going into this game of assigning- What is your political voting record, then? How’d you go last time?

Conway: I’ve only voted once, I’m a fairly new citizen to the United States, and I voted for John McCain while holding my nose.

Matthews: You voted Republican.

Conway: I voted Republican.

Matthews: So, that is how we should identify you, sir, based upon your record.

Conway: If you wish to do that, but, look, the bottom line-

Matthews: No, no. You’re doing it to me. So, why don’t we do it to you and have some fun?

Conway: Fine! If you want to do that, Chris, you can go ahead and do it. It’s untrue, but you can go ahead and do it. But, that’s okay. I just want to be clear that we’re going to be honest. You’re clearly working for the re-election of Barack Obama and I’m okay with that. I just want some honesty here.

Matthews: Well, what are you working for, sir?

Conway: I’m working for the election of a conservative.

Matthews: And who would that be?

Conway: Well, we don’t have an individual yet. We’ve still got an open field, and it’s very interesting, and certainly Iowa is not, is not done yet. I think we’ve got plenty of time, I think we can still see this race change.

From:
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2011/12/15/radio-host-nails-chris-matthews-your-clearly-working-re-election-bar#ixzz1ghgt6v7g

Conservatives:

Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain on President Barack Obama on handling of Iraq. “All I will say is that, for three years, the president has been harvesting the successes of the very strategy that he consistently dismissed as a failure.  I imagine this irony was not lost on a few of our troops at Fort Bragg today, most of whom deployed and fought as part of the surge.  Over 4,000 brave young Americans gave their lives in this conflict. I pray that their sacrifice is not in vain. I hope that their families will not mourn the day that their sons and daughters went out to fight for freedom for the Iraqi people. Unfortunately, it is clear that this decision of a complete pullout of United States troops from Iraq was dictated by politics, and not our national security interests. I believe that history will judge this president’s leadership with the scorn and disdain it deserves.”  McCain was referring to the surge which then senator Obama opposed in 2007.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), after telling about a Palestinian woman who was treated for burns at an Israeli hospital, and then later returned for a follow-up visit wearing a suicide belt.  “What kind of culture leads one to do that? Sadly, it is a culture infused with resentment and hatred.  If the Palestinians want to live in peace in a state of their own, they must demonstrate that they are worthy of a state.”

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.): “If Joseph Goebbels was around, he’d be very proud of the Democrat Party, because they have an incredible propaganda machine,”  Joseph Goebbels was the head of the Minister of Propaganda in Germany while it was under the control of the Nazi party from 1933 to 1945.

Greg Gutfeld: “Looking to NPR for facts on capitalism is like looking to the protestors for advice on hygiene.” [quoted from memory]

Presidential candidate Rick Perry: “I’m kinda getting to where I like these debates.  I hope Obama and I debate a lot. I’ll get there early. We will get it on, and we will talk about our differences…I hope I am the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses.”

Presidential candidate Ron Paul at the FoxNews debate: “Fortunately for the Republican party, almost anyone up here could beat Obama.”

Christian Conservative Spectator: “Arab Spring, Sharia Harvest”

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), on the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill that he and 146 other House Republicans voted for: “I have consistently said throughout my time in Washington that the American people deserve more from their government.  This bill is a crap sandwich! You definitely do not want to bite into it, you cannot stand the taste, but you know you have to eat it.”


Weasel Zippers on Meghan McCain: “One-celled organisms outscore Meghan in IQ tests and yet MSNBC still hired her.”

Rush Limbaugh: “The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended a ban on all cell phone use in the car by the driver. Not Congress, not lawmakers, but a bureaucracy.”

Rush Limbaugh: “Our guys don’t want to go Trump‘s debate but they’ll let Stephanopoulos ask them this stupid question about fidelity from the guy who covered ‘em all up for Clinton.”

Rush Limbaugh: “I never once asked myself what I think you want to hear. It never even crosses my mind. But a politician who does is essentially saying that they make calculations, and they will deviate from their core if necessary in order to have an audience hear what they want to hear.”

Rush Limbaugh: “Conservative primary voters want a conservative — it’s really not complicated — and the Republican establishment doesn’t. It’s not complicated. They don’t like conservatives, they are scared to death of conservatives on a host of levels.”
Rush Limbaugh: “Chelsea Clinton is dutifully learning the inner workings of television in order to learn how to manipulate it later. That’s all this is. Nobody starts at the top like this unless they’re the daughter of an ex-president who can call in some chits. Nobody starts at the top like this.”

Rush Limbaugh: “Notice Obama is threatening to veto a bill that would both lower taxes and create jobs. Aren’t those two of the things that he claims to want, that he claims to be focused like a laser on?”

Rush Limbaugh: “You ever notice Tim Russert is the only news figure that the media can cite as being somewhat objective? Whenever the news media wants to tell us about somebody in their ranks that calls ‘em down the middle, it’s always Tim Russert.”

Rush Limbaugh: “The Democrat led government is taking over. The Democrat led government is becoming the family. Three meals at school all year, breakfast, lunch, and dinner? So when summertime comes, ‘Well, where they gonna eat?’ You gotta keep the schools open to feed them, creating more dependency on government. Fifty years of socialism, feminazi-ism, the American family’s breaking up.”

Rush Limbaugh: “The Republican establishment likes to deny that they exist. They like to say that there really isn’t a Republican establishment.”

Rush Limbaugh: “The state of public education is pathetic. I don’t mean this as an attack on the individuals in it from the standpoint of teachers. I’m just telling you: The whole education system has been corrupted by liberalism. It’s not even an education system anymore. It is an indoctrination, a series of indoctrination camps.”

Rush Limbaugh: “The fastest growing segment of an investment structure, business, is compliance software to keep you compliant with government regulations. Stop and think of that.”

Rush Limbaugh: “Romney’s attacking Newt for being rich and Newt’s not that rich, and Newt’s attacking Romney for being rich, and Romney is that rich. But it’s usually the Democrats that do that kind of stuff.”

Rush Limbaugh: “This whole cultural attitude the country has made towards a majority position on the pro-life side of this is one of the things that constantly gives me faith that the country isn’t lost.”

Rush Limbaugh: “The elites look at conservatives as a bunch of Tim Tebows that really, when you get down to it, can’t play the game. All they can talk about’s God. So it’s a threat.”

Rush Limbaugh: “Obama wants class warfare where he plays judge and jury as to how much money we have to spend. We are to have limited information about where our money is spent, sort of like Jon Corzine’s.”

Rush Limbaugh: “What is called poor today would have been considered upper-middle class just a generation, two generations ago. The truth is, wealth does trickle down.”

Republican Infighting:

Conservative radio host Michael Savage: “Newt Gingrich is unelectable. Mitt Romney is the only candidate with a chance of defeating Barack Obama, and there is nothing more important than that for the future health, safety, and security of the United States of America.  Therefore I am offering Newt Gingrich one million dollars to drop out of the presidential race for the sake of the nation.”

Radio host Mark Levin: “I see ‘Weiner Nation’ is trying to get his ratings back. That won’t happen. He wants to offer Newt a million dollars to get out of the race… I’ll offer $100,000 if “Weiner Nation” gets off the air on every single station and resigns forever from radio tomorrow.”

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul of Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann: “She doesn’t like Muslims, she hates Muslims, she wants to go get them.”

Conservatives not making any sense:

Ann Coulter: “[the Tea Party rejecst Romney because] “they’re not looking at the substance, they’re looking at who is going to go around bombastically demanding to see Obama’s birth certificate or calling him a Kenyan.”

Dick Morris: “The Democrats are trying to nominate Gingrich.”

Presidential Candidate Ron Paul: “How would I deal with the threat or the so-called threat of the Iranians, that they are going to disrupt the oil supply?  Well I’d be provoking them a lot less because they’re reacting to the provoking of the West saying “we’re gonna put on sanctions”. We have them surrounded with nuclear weapons and we’re claiming that they’re gonna build a nuclear weapon and there’s no evidence for this.  So we’re just looking for trouble. We’re building the war propaganda against Iran just as we did against Iraq.  And people want to go to war against Iran. And I think they’re reacting to the provocations of so many other people saying that “we’re liable to bomb you because you are building a nuclear weapon.” But our CIA doesn’t confirm that nor does the UN confirm that.”

About Gary Kukis

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12 Responses to Say What? Dec. 18, 2011 Edition [Reader Post]

  1. Zelsdorf Ragshaft III says: 1

    Obama’s real position is somewhere between Mao and Stalin. He ranks just below Jimmy Carter. If he thinks in any way he has accomplished much, it is in the area of government expansion. America CANNOT survive 4 more years of this.

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  2. Nan G says: 2

    Obama:

    “…..wages and income were flatlined even though the costs from everything from energy, to food, to healthcare were going up.”

    Yes, but what a creative solution Obama has for his union cronies in government employment!
    Take your base pay.
    Subtract all your normal deductions to get your normal take-home pay….
    Also legal to deduct ate ganishments and child support.

    THEN….
    ALSO subtract your mortgages, car insurance, and homeowners’ insurance and anything else that your bank or credit union automatically pays for you.

    Call that new LOW figure your actual take-home pay and use it to qualify for FOOD STAMPS!

    Obama’s union buddies in Conn. are doing this.
    State troopers are doing it.
    The Department of Social Services workers who processed the benefits were told that they should look at the applicant’s self-declared take-home pay, not their gross pay, and that they only had two minutes to go over the details of the application.
    More here.

    My question is: Hubby and I automatically let the credit union pay almost all my bills.
    Some of our major investments come out of his paycheck automatically, too.
    Can I then qualify for FOOD STAMPS?
    Seems the answer is yes.

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  3. Nan G says: 3

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), after telling about a Palestinian woman who was treated for burns at an Israeli hospital, and then later returned for a follow-up visit wearing a suicide belt. “What kind of culture leads one to do that? Sadly, it is a culture infused with resentment and hatred. If the Palestinians want to live in peace in a state of their own, they must demonstrate that they are worthy of a state.”

    This is a story about a woman a few years ago.
    A study has since been done on the emotional blackmail perpetrated on Muslim women and girls by their own family and friends.
    One common way to get a female to wear a bomb belt is to arrange for her to be raped.
    After she is caught, having been raped, the ”husband,” (who likely set it all up) gives her only two options:
    He will ”honor kill” her OR she can blow up and hopefully take an infidel or Jew with her thereby buying herself a small chance to escape hell forever.
    Lovely.
    __________________

    Crazy Muslims:

    Famous Salafi preacher Sheikh Abu Ishaq al-Huwainia in Egypt: “[The] Face of a woman like her vagina,” which necessitates all women to wear the niqab [veil].

    I saw a political cartoon this week which I have not been able to find again.
    It showed the Egyptian women lined up behind a large ballot booth.
    They were dressed like ordinary Western women dress, and like Egyptian women have dressed up to the present.
    But there were two religious leaders (I bet Egyptians know who were depicted) standing on top of the booth.
    As the women emerged each was fully covered in a niqab. (That’s the black all-covering thing with just one small slit for her eyes.)
    Heck of a powerful cartoon, if you can find it.

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  4. Gary Kukis says: 4

    This is a story about a woman a few years ago.

    I had never heard it before. I am not sure if the quote from Cantor is recent or not, then.

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  5. NO WANDER the DEMOCRATS are corrupt, we hear that bunch of PROVOCATOR above on the POST,
    and all they say is aimed at the PEOPLE of this AMERICA, they hate so much,
    get them out of there, they all are defecating in the WHITE HOUSE,
    even the white color of the WHITE HOUSE is being replace by a color resembling shit
    the PEOPLE are noticing

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  6. Gary Kukis says: 6

    even the white color of the WHITE HOUSE is being replace by a color resembling shit

    I don’t recall you ever being this harsh before??

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  7. Gary Kukis,
    yes you’re right, I was coming back from CJ .S POST, and I was angry at the information about
    THE MISSING MILITARY, AND
    the CONVOY of TROOPS’ necessity stranded in PAKISTAN, BY THEIR LEADER DEMANDING A THOUSAND AND MORE FOR LETTING A THOUSAND TRUCKS GO BY,
    sorry to have been harsh, yes It’s not my natural language.
    MERRY CHRISTMAS

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  8. Nan G says: 8

    @Gary Kukis:
    Gary, Eric spoke this month to a group of Reform Jews (he is an orthodox Jew).
    He educated that audience about this woman at that time.
    Secular Jews and reform Jews are amazingly ill-informed about what happens to Jewish (and their minorities of non-Jews) inside Israel.
    Here’s her story:

    Wafa Samir Ibrahim al-Biss is a 21 year old Palestinian woman, who lives in the Gaza strip.

    In January 2005 she suffered burns in a cooking accident in her home. She was admitted for treatment to the Soroka hospital in the Israeli town of Beer Sheva.

    She became an outpatient and was issued by the Israeli authorities with a special pass entitling her to cross into Israel to receive medical treatment.

    On 21 June 2005 she was arrested at the Erez crossing point, on her way out of Gaza and to Soroka, wearing 10 kgs of explosives in her underwear. On Israeli TV she admitted that she had planned to explode the bomb in the hospital where she was being treated. She stated that she had been recruited by the Fatah Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, and added that she had wanted to target as many children as possible .
    http://www.beyondimages.info/b146.html

    The remainder of this link is an open letter from a Muslim doctor who was outraged by her actions.

    UPDATE:
    Wafa Samir Ibrahim al-Biss was one of 1000 prisoners exchanged for the freeing of Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit .
    She made the news in Oct 2011 when she said this to Gaza’s school children:
    “I hope you will walk the same path we took and God willing, we will see some of you as martyrs.”
    http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=242418

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  9. Greg says: 9

    John Boehner, today:

    “If you can get this fixed, why not uh, why not do the right thing for the American people—even though it’s not exactly what we want?”

    Boehner’s Words for the Ages

    What matters, I guess, is that something got done.

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  10. GREG
    the REPUBLICANS knew, they should not have extended the high debt expanses, because as oppose to OBAMA, they know there is no money available, but because it was for AMERICANS, they deliver,
    that’s what they do. and they did it before on the DEBT CEILING DECISIONS, because of the fear factor which OBAMA spread among the welfare recipients, up to the the MILITARY,
    fighting wars that he selected.

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  11. Gary Kukis says: 11

    @Greg: I was highly disappointed with the Republican decision. Essentially what we have is about half the population paying no federal income tax or social security tax; and the top 50% are paying there way entirely….even paying for their retirement.

    I know that the news sources framed all of this as a tax cut, but this was essentially removing huge portions of our population from any federal tax obligation whatsoever.

    The Republicans pandered to the population and lost. The Democrats bought themselves a lot of votes, with the help of the media.

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  12. JUST READ ,, ABOUT FREEDOM FLIGHT, a once CHAMPION HORSE, RESCUED,
    from a place in FLORIDA, hidden on a fictif name, they slaughter horses it’s illegal, and sell the meat
    in a blackmarket,,
    THE HORSES found where mistreated and killed in a manner so inhumane along with other animals pigs and other, the most horrible sight to see,
    FREEDOM FLIGHT was there his head so low with sore, and the agent of the spca conducting a check, happen to see his name, and took him home and nurtured him back to his proud condition of CHAMPION HE WAS, and the man is asking the AMERICANS TO RESPOND TO THOSE ILLEGAL PLACES,
    AND THE NEW TREND ALSO is they enter the place and cut out the horse in their stalls for meat while the owners are away, so there is warning to horse owner to be on GUARD FOR THOSE ROBBERS,
    so sad is in it, DON’T ENJOY YOUR HORSE STEAK, it will contaminate you

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