President Obama to the United Auto Workers in Washington D.C.: “Because I’ve got to admit, it’s been funny to watch some of these folks completely try to rewrite history now that you’re back on your feet. The same folks who said if we went forward with our plan to rescue Detroit, ‘you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye.’ Now they’re saying they were right all along. Or worse, you’ve got folks saying that the problem is . . . the workers, made out like bandits in all of this; that saving the American auto industry was just about paying back unions. Really? Even by the standards of this town, that’s a load of you-know-what.”
President Obama: “[My apology about the Koran burnings] calmed things down. We’re not out of the woods yet.”
President Obama to the UAW in Detroit: “And five years from now when I’m not president anymore, I’ll buy [a Chevy Volt] and drive it myself.” GM has suspended the building of Volts this week.
President Barack Obama: “America’s not just looking out for yourself, it’s not just about greed, it’s not just about trying to climb to the very top and keep everybody else down. When our assembly lines grind to a halt, we work together, and we get them going again. When somebody else falters, we try to give them a hand up, because we know [that] we’re all in it together.”
President Obama: “But we can’t just drill our way out of this problem. While we consume 20 percent of the world’s oil, we only have 2 percent of the world’s oil reserves.” Apparently the term “oil reserves” is technical. We think of it as the amount of oil under our soil (or water). However, this is actually a term for proven oil reserves, and I am not even sure it applies to getting oil via oil sands or frakking. However, in reality, when it comes to recoverable oil, we have a huge supply of it in the United States, far more than 2%.
Obama: “Every year, $4 billion of your tax dollars go to subsidizing the oil industry. These are the same companies making record profits – tens of billions of dollars a year. I don’t think oil companies need more corporate welfare. Congress should end this taxpayer giveaway.” Do you think this will increase or decrease the price of gas at the pump?
Obama: “Around the world, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela – what they did was hard. It takes time. It takes more than a single term. It takes more than a single president. It takes more than a single individual.”
Obama: “I think that the Israeli government recognizes that, as president of the United States, I don’t bluff.”
WH spokesman Jay Carney: “The reason why the Keystone XL required the review that it did is because it crossed, that pipeline crossed an international boundary. The State Department, by tradition and rule, reviews those requests for permits and was in the process of doing just that when the Republicans forced us to deny it because tried to compel the administration to grant a permit to a pipeline for which the route didn’t even exist.”
Jay Carney: “The Speaker of the House apparently spoke to reporters this morning in which he suggested that the president wasn’t in support of expanding domestic oil and gas production, which is demonstratively, categorically false. And suggested that somehow simply by drilling or approving the Keystone XL pipeline that that would lower gas prices. That would lower prices at the pump. And that’s the kind of empty promise that politicians make when we face hikes in the global price of oil. That is really is dishonest with the kind of promises that are really dishonest with the American people.”
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: “The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for the cost of contraception.”
First Lady, Michelle Obama: “[the President constantly stays up late thinking about] folks who desperately want to attend college but can’t afford it…We gotta fix that.”
Michelle Obama: “We’ve guaranteed equal pay for equal work (men and women).”
Michelle Obama: “We got rid of `Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ so that Americans will never have to lie about who they are to serve the country they love.”
An administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, about upcoming meetings between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “We’re trying to make the decision to attack [Iran] as hard as possible for Israel.”
John P. Holdren, the White House science adviser to President Barack Obama, in his book: “Advertising now functions in large part to keep the economy growing by creating demand for a wide variety of often useless, dangerous or environmentally destructive products. Its most dangerous abuses might be halted immediately by legislative action. For instance, it could be made illegal for any utility to advertise in such a way as to promote greater demand for power. Also references to size, power or sexual potency (direct or implied) could be banned from automobile advertising.” Who is really looking to control the lives of others? The left or the right?
Attorney General Eric Holder on Operation Fast & Furious in his Congressional testimony: “That was a fundamentally flawed program, fundamentally flawed; and, I think that I can agree with some of my harshest critics that there are legitimate issues that need to be explored with regard in which the way Fast and Furious was carried out. But, I think one thing that also has to be understood is that once this was brought to my attention” – Holder said before slamming his hand on the committee room table he was sitting at – “I stopped it. I stopped it.”
White House spokesman Jay Carney: “Calls to approve Keystone XL right away are insulting to the American people . there is no pipeline application to review . the decision that the president made in January . was made without prejudice on the merits of the project. That’s how we view Keystone. Anybody out there who is telling his or her constituents that approval of Keystone [will lower gas prices] is blowing a lot of smoke.”
Majority Leader Harry Reid, regarding an anti-Fox News book by Media Matters founder David Brock: “I will do anything I can to make sure it’s a success.”
ThinkProgress: “Relentless attacks on the Chevy Volt from Rush Limbaugh and Republican politicians have taken their toll, as General Motors has announced a five-week suspension in production of the range-extended electric car. Conservative enemies of clean energy and the Obama administration seized on isolated reports Volts with battery fires, calling the cars ‘Obama-mandated death traps.’”
Gov. Martin O’Malley: “For the election I suppose it’s best for the president if they take their hard-right turn – sort of war on unions, war on women, and all these cultural issues.”
California Gov. Jerry Brown, of the Republican party: “Well, the extreme move to the right, they want to take away contraceptives from American women.”
NOW President Terry O’Neill of the Virginia bill requiring an ultrasound be shown to women considering an abortion: “The purpose of this bill is simply to stop women from exercising their constitutional right to have an abortion.”
From Obama donation letter: “…according to our records, you haven’t yet made an online donation to this campaign at this email address. (If our records are wrong, I apologize and thank you!). I’m not writing to ask you for money again. I’m actually writing to ask your opinion about why you haven’t given, and what you think would inspire you or other Obama supporters like you to decide to take the leap and donate.”
The Reverent Jesse Jackson about Obama: “Say, it’s an honor to be a food stamp president. Food stamps feed the hungry. Food stamps save the children. Food stamps help the farmer. Food stamps help the truck driver. Food stamps help the warehouse. Food stamps help the store. Food stamps hire people and feed people. Food stamps save people from starvation and malnutrition. Whenever you attack feeding the hungry, you undermine the moral authority of our faith. Give President Barack Obama a big hand. Show your love. Show your appreciation.”
Oklahoma Dem Senator Judy McIntyre carrying a sign that someone else made: “If I Wanted The Government In My Womb, I’d F__k a Senator.”
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson of a dance company that got a $25,000 grant: “It’s with a very well-respected group. . . that uses dance to educate. . . . Apparently they have a long history of doing this and are quite well-respected.”
Obama Energy Secretary Stephen Chu: “…the overall goal is to decrease our dependency on oil to – to build and strengthen our economy and to decrease our dependency on oil.”
Rep. Raúl Grijalva: “Why do we have this paralysis in Washington D.C. where we can’t get things done? Why do we have that? I’ve come to the real conclusion that the reason we have this paralysis is greed. A pervasive and corrupting influence in our political system that tells the American people, you wait your turn while some of us do well. You wait your turn while the rest of us do better.” It is almost as if he is talking about all of these “green” company executives who are getting huge handouts from the government, but he was talking about House Republicans and TEA party voters.
Rep. Raúl Grijalva: “This is a government as good as you elect…and you do it by understanding that this nation is about shared responsibility and not greed.”
Socialist favourite in France’s presidential election, Francois Hollande: “Above 1m euros [£847,000; $1.3m], the tax rate should be 75% because it’s not possible to have that level of income…It is patriotic to agree to pay a supplementary tax to get the country back on its feet.” The UK’s recent increase to a 50% tax on the rich is not resulting in any extra revenue.
President Obama was apparently Linsane before any of us were: “And I knew about Jeremy [Lin] before you did, or everybody else did, because Arne Duncan, my Secretary of Education, was captain of the Harvard team. And so way back when, Arne and I were playing and he said, I’m telling you, we’ve got this terrific guard named Jeremy Lin at Harvard. And then one of my best friends, his son is a freshman at Harvard, and so when he went for a recruiting trip he saw Lin in action. So I’ve been on the Jeremy Lin bandwagon for a while.”
The Compliant Obama Press Corps:
Washington Post religion columnist Lisa Miller: “There’s nothing wrong with big families, of course. But the smug fecundity of the Republican field this primary season has me worried. Their family photos, with members of their respective broods spilling out to the margins, seem to convey a subliminal message that goes far beyond a father’s pride in being able to field his own basketball team. What the Republican front-runners seem to be saying is this: We are like the biblical patriarchs. As conservative religious believers, we take seriously the biblical injunction to be fruitful and multiply.”
Salon’s Joan Walsh: “And they’re [the Republican party] not going after the Latino vote. They really are, I mean, it is their last stand. It’s like they’re writing off women, they’re writing off Latinos, they’re writing off Asians, they’re writing off young people. It’s really the party of old white men basically.”
John Heilemann, New York Magazine: “Yeah, and look, I mean, I think it’s an amazing thing in the sense that, you know, James and I were talking about this before. The Republican Party is becoming just truly is becoming a whiter, more blue collar, more populist, less well-educated party, and more and more a religious party. And they cater to that base and just in a systematic way are making it impossible for them to win national elections. They are, you know, driving first Hispanics out of the party. They’re driving women increasingly out of the party. And they find these places where they think they can get narrow advantage and then they go too far. And this is one of the instances that I think is, there’s a logic to it, but it’s a faulty logic.” Pretty much everything that Heilemann said here is a lie. For the most part, those entrusted with bringing us the news no longer care about how much they lie or distort the truth. There is but one truth, and that is liberalism.
Former NY Times editor Bill Keller: “Remember earlier in the campaign when Newt Gingrich was worrying everybody about Sharia law-the Muslims were going to impose Sharia law in America? Sometimes Santorum sounds like he’s creeping up on a kind of Christian version of Sharia law.”
Richard Cohen from a column in the NY Daily News: “Mullah Rick [Santorum] has spoken. He wants religion returned to “the public square,” is opposed to contraception, premarital sex and abortion under any circumstances…This is a perilous and divisive approach. We have all of world history to warn us about what happens when religion takes too prominent a role. The public square gets used for beheadings and the like.” Good point. Elect Rick Santorum as president, and, next thing you know, there will be beheadings in the public square for the use of contraceptives.
MSNBC’s Karen Finney: “I never would have thought that we would be in a position to actually call someone ‘governor vaginal pro—governor trans-vaginal probe.’”
Politico columnist Roger Simon on PBS: “The question for some, especially women, is: Why do the Republicans want to get government out of our lives, but into our wombs? I mean, it’s more than contraception and reproductive rights, as the Supreme Court ruled decades ago. It is a matter of privacy whether the government can intrude upon your privacy to force you into doing or not doing certain medical acts.”
New York Amsterdam News story title: “Anti-Black Journalist Andrew Breitbart Dies Suddenly”
MSNBC’s Karen Finney: “I mean, and I think they’re also not paying attention to the fact that women have very much been awakened over the last several months. Again, look at these Republican legislatures and these sort of anti-women bills, you know, having to prove that you were raped in order to, you know, use Medicare, Medicaid, to have an abortion. I mean, some of the, you know, redefining rape, letting women die. I mean, the level of conversation we’ve been having. And then, contraception!”
Another example of great political discussion in the media:
Eugene Robinson on Rick Santorum: “Yes. I think he is a theocrat. I think that’s what he believes deep down inside of him. And I think that’s obviously dangerous for this country.”
Chris Matthews: “I think he is too.”
Liberal billionaire and CNN founder Ted Turner: “The tea party people [are] mean-spirited.”
Ted Turner: “It’s so heartbreaking to have [them] say that global warming is a hoax.”
Ted Turner: “Isn’t that the thinnest billionaire’s wallet you ever saw?”
Ted Turner: “I like Obama. I don’t know who could do a better job. He’s got an incredibly tough situation, and a good heart and mind.”
Ted Turner sees a psychiatrist friend once a month: “I’m not in therapy; it’s just somebody to talk to.” You have to wonder; did Ted Turner just fall into a huge hole filled with money? He has to be reasonably intelligent to make so much money, but when you look into his brain…
Bill Maher: “You are allowed to have your opinion. You’re allowed to have your opinion that a Palestinian 2000 years ago walked on water and did magic tricks and he was really still his own father and all that stuff. That’s fine. You can have whatever opinion you want, and the fact that a billion other people believe it gives you a lot of strength and credence. But I also have the opinion that that’s ridiculous, that it’s anachronistic, this is the 21st century.”
Liberal radio host Thom Hartmann explains why Bush took us to war in Iraq: “I would submit to you that the reason we’re at war is because big oil companies bought Ronald Reagan, they bought his election, they brought him into office, the big oil companies…he was going to go to war in Iraq ’cause it would give him the power to privatize Social Security for his bankster buddies!” And liberal hosts wonder why they cannot garner an audience.
Star of TV’s Parenthood [NBC], Dax Shepard tweet: “Saw `Triumph of the Will’ tonight, oh wait, I mean `Act of Valor’ great action.” Triumph of the Will is a Hitler propaganda film. Apparently, Dax has since tried to walk this remark back.
Filmmaker Michael Moore: “I have to tell you a lot of my Democratic friends will vote for Santorum in something they are calling Operation Hilarity.”
Liberals from the past:
WH spokesman Jay Carney 2011: “The economy has vastly improved from what it was when Barack Obama was sworn into office.”
Occupy Oakland chant, as Cops are being taken to the Hospital: “From Oakland to Greece, f__k the police.”
Denver Occupier: “Hey, remember! We’re American citizens. We don’t have to put up with terrorists. These people are terrorists. These people are f___g terrorists. These people are [something...put in jail?]. These people should be put down like the [mother-f___g?] dogs they are. And when you do no one’s going to cry for it. You’ve got all the weapons now. America’s the f___g land of [doxing?] and you have addresses, families, don’t you? And we have the internet. That’s scary. Hey, that’s cool you can have the pepper spray now. You’ve got addresses, you’ve got families, you’ve got everything. Go away. We’ll go away. Remember, it can happen here or at your houses.”
Troubadour at the Daily Kos, describing Republicans: “…mendacious, death-loving, frothing, lamprey-mouthed, inhuman, abominable, atrocious, verminous, rapacious, sadistic, bullying, invasive, grasping, psychopathic, twisted, warped, animalistic, belly-crawling, mouth-breathing, illiterate, innumerate, know-nothing, imbecilic, sheep-raping, horror movie extras masturbating into wads of money while fantasizing about war collateral damage. . . (inhale). . . puppy-torturing, vacuous, mindless, nihilistic, evil, diseased, soulless, morally bankrupt, greedy, insecure, envious, kleptomaniac charnel-house mascots stewing in universal hatred for all life. . . (inhale). . . toxic, ugly, bestial, humorless, loveless, compassionless, demonic human-shaped ruins forever slouching toward Bethlehem in search of some fresh nightmare to wreak on the defenseless via other people’s money and heroism. . . (inhale). . . Satanic monkey-s__t-throwing, cowardly, chickenhawkish, parasitic, baby’s-candy-stealing, wife-beating, minority-purging, syphilitic Confederate poltergeists with erectile dysfunction…perverse, prurient, crocodile-eyed, necrophiliac mass-producers of human misery and gleeful destroyers of truth, justice, and the American way. . . sepulchre-hearted human deserts walking the Earth only to look for more victims. . . silly, stupid, ignorant bastards proud of every good thing they’ve never done, every person they’ve never been considerate toward, every fact they’ve never learned and will never acknowledge, and every virtue they will never possess or even attempt to comprehend. . . preternaturally drunken, bleary-eyed, zombie-like, empty vessels who wander aimlessly until given instruction by their masters. . . unthinking, unquestioning, unfeeling diabolus ex machina mockeries of the human condition, perpetually acting out a burlesque of the basest and least interesting psychological dysfunctions…face-chewing, self-devouring, medieval barbarian museum dioramas and depraved Nazi homunculi preserved in formaldehyde to frighten children. . . sick, ominous, loathsome, Nosferatu-impersonating Gollum-acolytes feasting on the flesh of our society while complaining about its taste. . . tax-evading, sommelier-abusing, election-buying, yacht-aficionado hemmorhoids flying flags of convenience and berating their six-year-old Chinese employees for requesting bathroom breaks. . .Republicans, you vile, repulsive, scum. You’re not leading this country. You’re not contributing to this country. You’re not even part of this country. You are the maggot-ridden rot that arises in this country’s damaged flesh; you are the vultures constantly picking at us to see if we’re weak enough yet to become your next meal; you create problems where none would otherwise exist, just to further weaken America and quicken your own insatiable appetites; you are garbage, and you are traitors. And you are not welcome in this country anymore.” That link a page back will take you to the comments, because Troubadour did not quite get all of the adjectives in.
Nancy Pelosi in a fund-raising email: “It’s time to put an end to the Republicans’ unrelenting war on women. With your help, we can send a deafening message to anti-woman Republicans – but we’re still $4,800 short of our $1 million goal.”
Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone Magazine, headline: “Andrew Breitbart: Death of a Douche”
Taibbi text: “So Andrew Breitbart is dead. Here’s what I have to say to that, and I’m sure Breitbart himself would have respected this reaction: Good! F__k him. I couldn’t be happier that he’s dead.”
Wikipedia entry for Taibbi (at least for a few hours):
Mister Opus1 of the Daily Kos on Andrew Breitbart, recently deceased conservative journalist: “He was a piece of s__t…He was a complete piece of s__t, ripe full of vitriolic hate for anyone who disagreed with his views – you know, us…smug bastard…He deserves no respect, not while he’s living and certainly not in his afterlife. ”
David Frum: Breitbart‘s politics did inevitably become racially coded.”
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman El-Zawahiri on our military budget cutting: “The Afghan Mujahideen inflicted the disasters on the US which forced it to shrink its military budget.”
Qazi Nazir Ahmad Hanafi, head of an Afghan group comprising clerics and parliamentarians investigating the burned Koran incident: “The military leaders who ordered the burning and the offenders should both be tried and punished . This evil crime has been done inside Afghanistan so the punishment must be according to the country’s law.”
Senior Afghan clerics released a statement: “The council strongly condemns this crime and inhumane, savage act by American troops by desecrating holy Korans…The council emphasized that the apology for this evil act can never be accepted. Those who committed this crime must be publicly tried and punished.”
Liberals making sense:
Bill Clinton on the Keystone LX pipeline: “So, I think we should embrace it.”
FoxNews’ Kirsten Powers: “This is not to suggest that liberals-or feminists-never complain about misogyny. Many feminist blogs now document attacks on women on the left and the right, including Jezebel, Shakesville, and the Women’s Media Center (which was cofounded by Steinem). But when it comes to high-profile campaigns to hold these men accountable-such as that waged against Limbaugh-the real fury seems reserved only for conservatives, while the men on the left get a wink and a nod as long as they are carrying water for the liberal cause. After all, if Limbaugh‘s outburst is part of the ‘war on women,’ then what is the routine misogyny of liberal media men? It’s time for some equal-opportunity accountability. Without it, the fight against media misogyny will continue to be perceived as a proxy war for the Democratic Party, not a fight for fair treatment of women in the public square.”
Liberals being honest:
In the New York Times corrections: “A previous version of this article misstated how many of the president’s proposals to reduce the country’s reliance on imported oil were new in his speech on Wednesday. None of them were, not one of them.” I didn’t believe that either. I had to see if with my own eyes.
SNL character portraying Shepherd Smith on Romney’s sons: “My thanks to Stephen King for creating those boys.” Perhaps, you had to be there.
Nancy Pelosi on Obama: “One week and one day after the president’s inaugural address, the House of Representatives passed his recovery stimulus package. And that, not by us, don’t take it by me, by the economists who studied this, three and a half million jobs saved or created. And that was the beginning of taking down this 800,000 jobs being lost on a regular basis. He had inherited a terrible thing. Professional and statesman that he is, he was about getting the job done rather than pointing fingers.”
From Obama’s first presidential press conference: “What I won’t do is return to the failed theories of the last eight years that got us into this fix in the first place.”
And more recently, Obama: “My job over these first two years has frankly been to clean up a big mess.”
Senator Chuck Schumer on the Blunt Amendment: “This is one of the most extreme amendments that’s come up.”
Sen. Barbara Boxer: “The Blunt amendment is a radical amendment.”
Senate leader Harry Reid on Democrats voting for the Blunt Amendment: “I have the greatest respect for what Senator Ben Nelson did, what Bob Casey did, and what Joe Manchin did. That’s their privilege. We don’t demand everyone vote the same way.”
NBC’s David Gregory: “Do you think it was harmful that Limbaugh, as certainly an influential voice in a conservative grassroots and you well know that, was it appropriate for him to apologize? Do you think that he’s done damage to the debate that you’re now getting into?”
Newt Gingrich first said it was appropriate for Limbaugh to apologize, and then said: “Do you think the President owes an apology to all the men and women in uniform who he frankly abandoned when he apologized to religious fanatics in Afghanistan? What’s your opinion, David?”
Question: “Was the president’s speech to the UAW this morning a campaign speech?”
Jay Carney, White House: “Not at all. The president was speaking to American workers, which he certainly enjoys doing. He was speaking to them about several things, principally the resurrection of the American automobile industry which is a subject that has been a focus of his attention since he took office.”
President Obama to the UAW: “We are going to keep on fighting to make our economy stronger. To put our friends and neighbors back to work faster. To give our children even more opportunity. To make sure that the United States of America remains the greatest nation on earth. Thank you, UAW. I love you! God bless you! God bless the work you do! God bless the United States of America!”
Townhall question: “Under what portion of the Constitution is the government allowed to require a private or religious organization to pay for anything for free?”
Dem Rep. Kathy Hochul: “Well, basically, we’re not looking to the Constitution on that aspect of it. What I’m trying to say is basically the decision has been made by this congress that American citizens are entitled to health care.”
Rep. Peter Roskam: “How about when the president said you can keep your health care coverage if you like it? And yet, the reality is, according to Bloomberg at least, 9 percent fewer businesses are offering medical coverage than in 2010. There, the rhetoric didn’t meet the reality, did it?”
Sec. Kathleen Sebelius: “Well again, Congressman, what you’re seeing – it wouldn’t have mattered if we had passed the Affordable Care Act or not. The private market is in a death spiral.”
Secretary of energy Steven Chu: “Well I would give myself a pretty good grade because if you look at what we’ve done, and what we’ve supported, and the breakthroughs that have occurred during this tenure, I think it speaks very well. As I said before, that battery research has been going extremely well, way ahead of what we thought was the schedule. We’re very focused on a lot of the good technologies on solar technologies, and as another example, the bioenergy, the bioenergy centers that which were started under the previous administration have done extremely well and we’re continuing funding those. A lot of the inventions and technologies are now being licensed by companies and they’re entering into pilot production. So there are many successes in the technologies that the Department of Energy has supported and the private sector, American industry, are picking up these technologies.”
Rep. Paul Broun : “A to F, what grade would you give yourself?”
Chu: “There’s always room for improvement, maybe an A-.”
Newt Gingrich to NBC’s David Gregory: “You know, David, I am astonished at the desperation of the elite media to avoid rising gas prices, to avoid the President’s apology to religious fanatics in Afghanistan, to avoid a trillion dollar deficit, to avoid the longest period of unemployment since the Great Depression, and to suddenly decide that Rush Limbaugh is the great national crisis of this week”
Gingrich continued: “There is no debate about access to contraception. There is a debate, which Cardinal George of Chicago has pointed out, is a war against the Catholic Church. You do have this weird situation where President Obama apologizes to Islamic extremists while waging war against the Catholic Church.”
Gingrich: “Barack Obama as President in the most radical anti-religious move made by any president, is trying to coerce the Catholic Church at a time when he’s been told by the bishops they would have to give up every single hospital…they would have to give up every single university and college associated with the church, because he is asking them to violate their religious beliefs.”
Newt Gingrich: “Nobody’s blocking anyone from having access to contraception. No one. The young lady who testified can get access to contraception. Nobody said she couldn’t. The question is should a Catholic institution, or for that matter, the Ohio Christian University which is a Protestant institution, which is a very pro-Life institution, which is now being told it will have to pay for abortion pills. Should a Protestant fundamentalist institution be dictated to by Washington politicians over whether or not it can have its own religious beliefs, or have we become a country where it’s okay to go to church on Sunday morning for one hour, but let’s not actually express those beliefs the rest of the week?”
Gun-toting, Politi-chick guest Jan Morgan: “Criminals, thugs and the federal government will always own guns.”
Jan Morgan: “There are millions of Americans out there who own guns who understand the real reason behind the second amendment, and that is, that, in the 20th century alone, over 170 million people were annihilated by their government after being disarmed.”
Jan Morgan: “Since the election of Barack Obama, he has done more for increasing gun sales. There has been more sale of guns in this country than ever in the history of America and there’s a reason for that.”
Jonah Goldberg, on the idea of Rand Paul becoming Mitt Romney’s running mate: “It would also be awesome to see Superman fight the Hulk.” I’ve predicted that is the plan for Romney’s VP choice. Goldberg does not seem hold the same view.
Rep. Allen West: “You’re looking at a second Holocaust . . . [if Israel doesn't] know they can trust and depend upon the stars and stripes . . . to provide them support. There will be no homeland for the Jewish people in the United States of America for their birthright. This is a dangerous situation and we have to take the Iranians for their word.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s (R-Ky.) office press release headline “Top Democrat Senator Demands Increased Energy Production, Jobs In Saudi Arabia Rather Than Increasing American Energy And American Jobs.” The Democrat is Chuck Schumer.
Sen. John Cornyn: “Rather than approve the Keystone pipeline, the Democrats’ energy plan now calls for the most powerful nation in the free world to politely ask other countries for more oil and cross our fingers.”
Previous presidential candidate, John McCain on the Republican candidate campaigns: “This is like watching a Greek tragedy. It’s the negative campaigning and the increasingly personal attacks . it should have stopped long ago. Any utility from the debates has been exhausted, and now it’s just exchanging cheap shots and personal shots followed by super PAC attacks.”
Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich: “President Obama is very quick to apologize for Islam while he attacks the Catholic Church. You’ll notice he’s very sensitive about problems involving Islam, but he has a willingness. This is the most anti-religious administration in American history.”
Presidential candidate Rick Santorum on the John Kennedy separation of church and state speech: “To say that people of faith have no role in the public square? You bet that makes you throw up. What kind of country do we live that says only people of non-faith can come into the public square and make their case? That makes me throw up and it should make every American who is seen from the president, someone who is now trying to tell people of faith that you will do what the government says, we are going to impose our values on you, not that you can’t come to the public square and argue against it, but now we’re going to turn around and say we’re going to impose our values from the government on people of faith, which of course is the next logical step when people of faith, at least according to John Kennedy, have no role in the public square.” Some phrases in here are the very definition of “inartful.” Santorum has been trying to walk back the “throw up” portion of this quotation.
Rick Santorum: “I don’t believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute. The idea that the church can have no influence or no involvement in the operation of the state is absolutely antithetical to the objectives and vision of our country.”
Rush Limbaugh on the young woman who went before Congress and said, in essence, that she and many of the women that she knew were having so much sex in college that they needed to have their contraception needs subsidized (they did not, of course, phrase it in that way): “What does it say about the college co-ed Susan [sic] Fluke who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex? What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex.”
Rush Limbaugh: “Obama is going to be campaigning exclusively to the people who are being pulled in the cart: The people that aren’t paying income tax, the people that are on the federal dole. He has made the calculation that that’s where he wins.”
Rush Limbaugh: “It’s clear to me that the Democrat Party has now made the determination that of the people that vote in this country, a clear majority of them don’t work. A clear majority of them don’t want to work. A clear majority of them live and breathe on this class envy stuff, and are gonna vote for somebody who’s gonna make sure their contraception pills keep coming; their welfare checks keep coming, their disability checks keep coming, their unemployment checks keep coming. Food stamps, you name it. That’s his group.”
Rush Limbaugh: “If you think birth control is expensive now, wait ’til it’s free. When Obamacare fully kicks in. We are all being asked to pay for everyone’s birth control pills.”
Rush Limbaugh: “So what I’m doing and what I’m saying and how I’m reacting is ‘reprehensible.’ But it’s not reprehensible for Obama to violate the Constitution. It’s not reprehensible for Obama to impose his own morality on the Catholic Church and all of its schools and all of its hospitals. No, that’s not reprehensible? To me it is. To me it’s insulting and reprehensible.”
Rush Limbaugh: “You know what the solution is here, why doesn’t Georgetown lower their tuition? Tuition and room and board is 60 grand a year, and this woman’s up at Congress asking for thousands of dollars in birth control pills. This law school, they need to establish a new scholarship, the Wilt Chamberlain Scholarship, exclusively for women.”
Rush Limbaugh: “The poor babes have to buy their own pills. What has gone wrong with our country? What has happened to our country where law students have to buy their own contraceptives? What have we done with our hearts? How did we become so cruel? Require each other to pay for the contraceptions of the women law students at Georgetown?”
Rush Limbaugh: “The one real threat to your freedom — to your birth control pills, to your abortion, to whatever — comes from the White House, from the Democrat Party, not from a guy on the radio who can’t do anything about it.”
Rush Limbaugh: “Where is it written that all of a sudden, if you want something and don’t have the money for it, somebody else has to pay for it.”
Rush Limbaugh: “What can I do to the women of America? Do I have the power to raise their taxes? I do not. Do I have the power to regulate their behavior? I do not. Do I have the power to make health care decisions for them? I do not. Do I have the power to withhold birth control pills from them? I do not. Do I have the power to audit their tax returns? I do not. Do I have the power to take their little four-year-old kindergarten student’s lunch and throw it away and make ‘em eat something else? I do not. Do I have the power to look into their personal life and leak the information to the media? I do not. Is there one bit of freedom that I can deny them?” -
Rush Limbaugh: “Why did she have to go to Georgetown? Why didn’t she go someplace else instead of trying to get them to change their religion? If you ask me, this is part of the coordinated assault on the Catholic Church, and this little bomb is like a hand grenade with a timer that has just been waiting for the right political moment to be exploded.”
Rush Limbaugh: “If this is where the left wants to fight the battle of government-run health care, then this is where it should be fought, and that’s what they’re doing. This whole episode is to advance the premise of government-run health care, and notice the left is choosing contraception, not cancer, not heart disease, not diabetes. They’re choosing one-dollar condoms.”
Rush Limbaugh: “I’m offering a compromise today. I will buy all of the women at Georgetown University as much aspirin to put between their knees as they want.”
Rush Limbaugh: “Wouldn’t you think that real life journalists would applaud Breitbart’s efforts to expose government corruption and media bias? I mean, what does the media claim to exist to do? To hold the powerful accountable! ‘Speak truth to power,’ is that the phrase? Well, the mainstream media has become part of the power. When that power is held by the Democrat Party, the mainstream media covers up the corruption. He was exposing it.”
Rush Limbaugh: “I know the Democrats work closely with the media to get these propaganda stories out, there’s no denying this. At some point, though, they want to live in this world of total perception, not reality. And they’ve pulled it off in the area of social issues.”
Rush Limbaugh: “I believe that an informed voting electorate is the absolute best way to affect long-term, positive, deep-rooted change in the country.”
Rush Limbaugh: “We’re supposed to believe stock prices are rising on growing expectations Obama will be elected this November. What an absolute crock. No, it can’t have anything to do with the turmoil in the financial markets in Europe. It can’t have anything to do with the fact that that’s a black hole to invest in. Investors are losing half of their holdings thanks to the various bailout deals. No. Can’t have anything to do with that.”
Rush Limbaugh: “You notice that as far as Obama’s concerned the religious right care only about abortion, gay marriage, school prayer, intelligent design. Isn’t that what they call projection? Isn’t that all the church of liberalism is concerned about? They’re haunted by these things. All of those things that Obama mentioned, the left hates.”
Conservatives from the Past:
President Richard Nixon in 1970: “We are all Keynesians now.” He did? He said this??
Often attributed to Alexis de Toqueville: “In a democracy, people get the government they deserve.”