22 May

Say What? May 22, 2012 Edition [Reader Post]

                                       

Liberals:

Barack Obama: “No wonder that faith in our institutions has never been lower, particularly when good news doesn’t get the same kind of ratings as bad news anymore. Every day you receive a steady stream of sensationalism and scandal and stories with a message that suggest change isn’t possible; that you can’t make a difference; that you won’t be able to close that gap between life as it is and life as you want it to be.” Yes, because I recall, as a youth, how often good news was reported on.

Barack Obama tweet: “See how President Obama fares when quizzed on his superhero knowledge: OFA.BO/D42u1X

Dem Dennis Kucinich “[Iran is] not threatening us! We’re threatening them!”

Liberals on the economy:

President Obama: “It was a house of cards and it collapsed in the most destructive, worst crisis that we’ve seen since the Great Depression. And sometimes people forget the magnitude of it…Sometimes I forget.”

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President Barack Obama: “economic growth can’t just be for the lucky few at the top, it’s got to be broad-based, for everybody. I’ve spoken before about relatives I have in Kenya, who live in villages where hunger is sometimes a reality – despite the fact that African farmers can be some of the hardest-working people on Earth.” The Obama’s are millionaires and they have apparently done nothing about Obama’s family in Kenya.

Vice President Joe Biden, in anger: “Well I get tired of being called `middle class Joe’ like that’s somehow I’m just good ole Joe and I don’t dream.”

President Obama, who once called Solyndra a good bet: “For the past three and a half years, we’ve been fighting our way back from an historic economic crisis – one caused by breathtaking irresponsibility on the part of some on Wall Street who treated our financial system like a casino.”

Joe Biden, screaming: “We’re not out there saying that we can go out there and rescue the economy with no pain? We inherited a god-awful situation! The worst recession in the history of America short of a depression. No one is sugar-coating this.”

Climate Change:

Forecast the Facts, concerning the fact that fewer than 50% of meteorologists believe in man-made global warming: “…we’re tracking meteorologists’ attitudes toward climate change across the country.” They are also going after the sponsors of an organization which does not believe in man-made global warming.

John Romm, of ThinkProgress, a progressive group closely associated with President Obama, on the idea of PBS giving any time to those who deny man-made global warming: “Seriously PBS? Would you give air time to someone who says the Earth is flat or cigarettes don’t cause cancer and simply follow those falsehoods by ‘These are views challenged by scientific evidence.’ Would PBS go so far as to give air time to an even more extreme kind of disinformer, a Holocaust denier? Where do they draw the line?”

The Liberal agenda:

Vice President Joe Biden on gay marriage: “We didn’t make it an issue, we were asked a question; I was asked how I feel about it, and I said I feel comfortable.”

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Joe Biden On the campaign trail:

Joe Biden, yelling and searching for a coherent thought: “I resent when they talk about families like mine that I grew up in. I resent the fact that they think we’re talking about envy: it’s job envy, it’s wealthy envy; that we don’t dream,” an impassioned Biden told a crowd of manufacturing workers. My mother believed and my father believed that if I wanted to be president of the United States, that I could be, I could be vice president! My mother and father believed that if my brother or sister wanted to be a millionaire, they could be a millionaire! My mother and father dreamed as much as any rich guy dreams! They don’t get us! They don’t get who we are!”

Joe Biden, when asked about incarcerated felon getting about 40% of the vote in West Virginia against Barack Obama: “Look, I come from a household where whenever there’s a recession, somebody around my grand-pop or my dad’s table lost a job. A brother, a sister a friend, a neighbor. When you’re out of work, man, it’s a depression. And a lot of people are still hurting because of this god-awful recession we inherited that cost 8.4 million jobs before we could really get going. And so I don’t blame people, they’re frustrated, they’re angry.”

Joe Biden (not yelling): “How about some ice cream?”

The War on Women continues…

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards: “Frankly, the Republican party leadership who seems to want to take away the right [of women to make decisions]…the fact that we are actually having a fight in this country about whether women should have access to birth control is extraordinary…Romney…literally wants to take women back to the 1950s.” Are there any women who actually believe that these are Romney’s positions?

The Compliant Obama Press Corps:

Newsweek columnist Michelle Goldberg of Ann Romney‘s Mothers’ Day holiday column: “In a lot ways, the column was totally anodyne, right? She’s, you know, yes, motherhood is beautiful. I found that phrase, `the crown of motherhood’ really kind of creepy. Not just because of it’s somewhat – you know, it’s kind of really authoritarian societies that give out like a Cross of Motherhood. They give out awards for big families. You know, Stalin did it, Hitler did it.”

New York Times economic columnist and Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman of Republican leaders, who have called for spending cuts to accompany the debt ceiling increase: “Sometimes you do wonder if these guys are moles -Manchurian Candidates – for I don’t know who…their real job [seems to be]…to bring down America, because they really are doing the best they can.”

The New York Times webpage: “Footage of BO looking slick and cocky.”

From the White House Pool Report, of Obama in Hollywood: “[George] Clooney listened intently to Potus throughout, his hands folded as if in prayer and his chin resting on them.”

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CNN’s Don Lemon, after playing a clip of George Wallace calling for segregation forever: “Honestly, can you imagine having uttered those words in front of television cameras or being one of those people in the crowd cheering on Alabama’s governor George Wallace? That wasn’t so long ago. It was the 1960s. Now think about how far we have come, and think about what this might sound like a few decades from now.” And then he plays this video clip:

Mitt Romney: “Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman.” Which was exactly the President’s stand until very recently.

Liberal Celebrities:

David Letterman: “I was talking to Mitt Romney earlier today, and he and his family got a big two day weekend planned. They’re going to hike to the top of his money.” David Letterman is worth about $400 million; Romney is worth about $230 million.

Bill Maher, about the new information that Trayvon Martin had marijuana in his system: “…turns out he probably did beat the dogs__t out of that guy…if I had a son he would not look like Trayvon Martin, but I hope he would act like him.”

“Sex and the City” star Sarah Jessica Parker: “As a woman, a mother, and an entrepreneur, I need to believe our country can be a place where everyone has a fair shot at success. This November’s election will determine whether we get to keep moving forward, or if we’re forced to go back to policies that ask people like my middle-class family in Ohio to carry the burden – while people like me, who don’t need tax breaks, get extra help.”

Sean Penn in Cannes at a lavish dinner party on giving to a Haiti relief fund: “Tell the man next to you, ‘I’m not going to f*** you tonight unless you pay the f*** up.’ ”

Occupy this:

Chicago marchers chanting: “No justice no peace, f*ck the police,” and “From Chicago to Greece, f*ck the police,” and “Cops, pigs, murderers.”

Chicago marchers chanting: “F__K you, NATO, more war, hell no….s__ts f__ked up and bull__t…f__k you, Congress, we want progress…J.P. Morgan sucks and f__k Monsanto.”

Leftist protestor while Scott Walker is speaking at a ceremony honoring fallen police officers: “Scott Walker, you suck.”

Occupy Berkeley protesters to police: “You wanna suck my ___, Faggots?”  Liberals can make all of the gay slurs that they want.

Francis Fox Piven: “What I really want to talk about is, what is my, the love of my life now: Occupy. I want to try to explain why Occupy is becoming one of those great, national movements that has changed American history- But amazingly, very, very few people can locate Occupy in American history, and that’s what I want to try to do….[In 1776] the ideas of radical democracy were sweeping the country at the time. And if you pay attention the philosophy of radical democracy that animated the dirt farmers, and the artisans and the laborers- that doctrine was really a little like Occupy. They believed government should never be far from where they were, and that they should be able to watch what it did. There should only be a legislature- it should be unicameral, one House, no House based on property- and they believed also that they should be able to un-elect these characters every year.”

Liberals from the past:

President Obama in 2011 on giving $½ billion to Solyndra: “Hindsight is always 20/20. It went through the regular review process and people felt this was a good bet.”

1998 Democratic political ad: “When you don’t vote, you let another church explode. When you don’t vote, you allow another cross to burn. When you don’t vote, you let another assault wound a brother or sister. When you don’t vote, you let the Republicans continue to cut school lunches and Head Start.”

Rev. Al Sharpton 1994: “White folks was in the cave when we were building empires. We learned to admire them, but they knew to admire us. We built pyramids…We talked philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.”

Liberal civility:

Senior Obama adviser David Axelrod: “We’re also going to be prepared – and I want to be clear – to respond to the attacks that we expect to continue not just from the Romney campaign but the [Karl] Rove and Koch brothers contract killers over there in super PAC land who are going to continue to pound away on behalf of governor Romney.”

Former Obama official Betsey Stevenson: “And then there’s this other issue, which is portraying him as a guy who has no empathy for people. And that really resonates, because he comes across as a guy who has no empathy for people, in many different dimensions. You know, you’ve got the gay-bashing thing when he was in high school. You’ve got his wife saying I don’t feel rich, even though I’m richer than 99.99% of Americans. I mean, they come across as really having no empathy for people.”

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Liberal radio personality Randi Rhodes on conservative Mark Levin: “You think that he could live in his bedroom the way he does and broadcast his show from there, never leave the house and he’s not a pothead? Are you kidding me, he’s not a stoner? Right! Yeah, uh-huh, I’m down with you, Mark Levin, oh yes, oh yes baby! I get – yeah, oh I believe you have never smoked the pot you will never smoke the pot – this is why you have what, social anxiety disorder, to the point where you have like agoraphobia – you can’t go out of the house – it’s paranoia, honey.”

Muslims:

CAIR-NY head Zead Ramadan, one of those moderate Muslims, in an interview Monday with Iranian state-controlled Press TV, describing the treatment of Muslims in the United States: “In Nazi Germany, they targeted the minority, the Jewish minority. I don’t think we will ever get there, but I don’t think we should allow the road to continue to be built towards that direction because the comments that are being made against Muslims are very eerily echoing the comments that were being made against Jews by Nazis…[W]henever you think that America, the land of the free, is going to grow up and go beyond it [racism], more intolerant, extremist voices come out. And the easiest target, the minority, the easiest target has been the Muslim people.”

Imam Abdel Malik Ali at UC Irvine: “The current financial crisis and collapse, the architects of it are Zionists.”

Ali: “There’s no such thing as al-Qaida…that’s another deception. There is no such thing as al-Qaida. Like no such thing as al-Qaida. No, no such thing at all.” I am guessing that is the invention of zionists?

Liberals making sense:

Former President Bill Clinton: “I think this budget issue should become front and center in this election.”

Former CNN anchorette Campbell Brown: “When I listen to President Obama speak to and about women, he sometimes sounds too paternalistic for my taste.”

Present-day Obama aide Alan Krueger, in 2008: “…across the 50 states and D.C., job search is inversely related to the generosity of unemployment benefits”

Liberals being honest:

Obama Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter: “I have to say also there are also disadvantages to being an incumbent. The economy, you know, will continue to be a challenge as we continue to fight out this race over the next six months.” Well, she can’t exactly say, “We’ve got problems because the economy sucks.”

Michael Ahearn, the chairman of First Solar, a company that received approximately $3.1 billion in federal loan guarantees under President Obama’s green energy initiative: “In sheer numbers, most of our full-time employees are outside the U.S.”

Moderates/Affiliation Unknown:

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Philippines Congressman and boxer Manny Pacquiao, answering a question: “God’s words first. . . obey God’s law first before considering the laws of man. God only expects man and woman to be together and to be legally married. It should not be of the same sex, so as to adulterate the altar of matrimony, like in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah.”

Dave in Denver on his blog: “Anyone who thinks the Fed is serious about not printing any more money is either cluelessly naive or hopelessly ignorant. The apathy and nonchalance about what is happening in this country is beyond appalling. And now Charles Schumer, a supposed Democrat, wants to prevent anyone giving up their U.S. citizenship from re-entering the U.S. ever again. Dare I remind Herr Schumer that is exactly the kind of law the Nazis imposed on Schumer’s relatives (my relatives too) in the 1930′s?”

Crossfire:

Obama Deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter: “The goal of Romney economics has always been about wealth creation, but job creation. It’s wealth creation for a handful of investors like Mitt Romney, not about the creation of jobs for everybody else.”

Chris Wallace: “Mr. Goolsby, can you name a single CEO who does not see their job as creating wealth for their investors rather than creating jobs?” [quoted from memory]

Austin Goolsbey, an Obama adviser: “Uh, I don’t know the answer to that.”

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Granderson: Welcome to the right side of history, Mr. President.

Boxer: He’s on the right side of history.

Jordan: The right side of history.

Wolfson: The President of the United States is on the right side of history.

FoxNewsShepherd Smith: “The President of the United States, now in the twenty-first century. And what I’m most curious about is whether it’s your belief that in this time of rising debts and medical issues and all the rest, if Republicans would go out on a limb and try to make this a campaign issue while sitting very firmly, without much question, on the wrong side of history on it.”

FoxNewsBrett Baier: “I don’t know about that. You point to the Gallup poll, 50-48; it’s very close. And, you’re right, there has been an evolution on people’s thinking. But you still look at 32 states, when put to a vote, a referendum in those states, and the most recent, of course, last night in North Carolina, 32 states voted to ban same-sex marriage. So those are voters going to the polls, even in California, making that choice. So I don’t know if you can say because of this Gallup poll that electorally it is a perfect position for a candidate to run on.”

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.: “To toss this [spending must be reduced in order to raise the debt ceiling] into the mix right now — saying we have to have cuts that exceed even the extent to which we lift the debt ceiling is really immature, irresponsible. This is not a wholesome debate. It already can be damaging just the fact that it’s brought up. I think we should snuff it out, immediately.”

House majority leader John Boehner: “It’s the debt! $1.3 trillion more this year. $16 trillion already.”

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Nina Totenberg, NPR: “Reverend Wright‘s biggest sin was talking about 9/11 as if somehow, you know, the United States government was involved, and it was a reprehensible speech in many ways. But, you know, Barack Obama killed, ordered the killing of Osama bin Laden. How is this relevant?”

NewsbustersNoel Shepard: “Actually, I think Totenberg has a great point. Maybe everything – the economy, the debt, gas prices, and Obama’s entire record as president – is irrelevant because bin Laden’s dead.”

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The Press asking real questions of WH press secretary Jay Carney:

Todd: The president himself last night raising money at a hedge fund, the home of a hedge fund president whose hedge fund is twice the size of Bain seemed to also praise the idea of risk taking and this or that. So what are you attacking there, why are you attacking this one failure essentially of Bain Capital out of others. Why are you singling this one out?

ABC Newsman Jake Tapper: “The president has been making a very strong case against Mitt Romney‘s form of capitalism as he practiced at Bain Capital. Does the president believe Bain Capital and the private equity measures that were taken there are significantly different from the ones take at the Blackstone Group?”

Tapper: “I get that, it’s just that the campaign has been very critical of some members of the Blackstone group for quote betting against America, being quote less than reputable, and also obviously against Bain Capital but the president and correct me if I’m wrong went to a fundraiser at the home of the president of the Blackstone Group, Hamilton Tony James. And I guess my question is as an American, as a citizen, I don’t understand which ones you’re criticizing and which ones you’re not. It seems like the ones you’re criticizing are the ones that belong to people supporting Mitt Romney or are affiliated with Mitt Romney but the same exact types of organizations or in the case of Blackstone, the same exact organization if they support President Obama then they’re totally kosher.”

Ashleigh Banfield: Alright Ben, I want to take you to task on this one because it was real heart wrenching to listen to those steelworkers in your ad that was ripping Mitt Romney for being at the helm of Bain when, in fact, he wasn’t at the helm when that company went bankrupt. So was that fair or was that dirty?

Banfield: That is prior to him — come on, you’re mincing dates and you’re cheating here. He left to Salt Lake City. You know as well as I do this is a way you can twist things to be a good campaign ad. Is it fair and is it clean?

Banfield: Let me read something to you from the Washington Post which, by the way, gave your ad one Pinnochio, which is a big fat lie and they were going to give you two Pinnochios but held back because of some gray areas that could be read either way. This is what they said about Pinnochio. The biggest problem with this ad is it takes a single data point – Bain’s investments to GS Industries and then it tries to draw larger conclusions about Romney’s business practices and his values because Ben, come on, you and I also know he had plenty of success as the Washington Post has outlined. Many successes the Wall Street Journal has outlined. Many successes Bain Capital has had in creating jobs and saving companies from going under. And also there are other steel companies like steel dynamics did incredibly well under their leadership.

Banfield: You know that business is complex and it can’t be boiled down to a simple black and white, that easily. You know that, I know that, Americans know that. Don’t you think it’s a little unfair to take one plant that was already failing, that many analysts have said had Bain not come in, it probably would have failed sooner and that the steel industry was at its worst at this particular time. and then extrapolate this guy is a job killer or a vulture capitalist.

From:

http://www.gop.com/index.php/comms/comments/wh_on_defense_over_private_equity_mixed_messages#ixzz1vNOjyoRo

Conservatives:

Jodi Miller: “The Obama justice department is suing Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio for his efforts to crack down on illegal immigration. Cracking down on illegal immigration, or, as Democrats call it, vote tampering.”

Senator Marco Rubio: “These ideas that sounded so good in the classrooms of Harvard and Yale haven’t worked out well in the real world…we have not seen such a divisive figures in modern American history as we have in the last three and a half years. Sadly, because he cannot win on his record, the president has decided that he must divide us in order to win; that he must pit Americans against one another.”

Speaker of the House John Boehner: “It’s not like our debt problem is going away. When the president told me yesterday that he wanted a clean increase in the debt limit, it almost took my breath away. We had this debate last year; we put that idea on the floor of the House and it got about 20 votes and over 400 members against it. The problem is the debt; the problem is the spending. Washington keeps kicking this can down the road.”

Paula Priesse: “The chances of a recent college graduate now finding full-time work is about 50%. Commencement speakers always talk about how to succeed. Be nice to see just one telling graduates how to fail: 1) View life in America as hopelessly “unfair” 2) Identify yourself as an aggrieved victim of a special interest group, never responsible for your life choices 3) Place your faith in politicians to achieve happiness & success 4) Rather than learn from them, be angry and bitter at others who are successful 5) Consider yourself highly skilled thus above any entry level position 6) View the debt crisis as irrelevant to your future and 7) Keep believing in slogans like “Forward” and “Hope & Change””

John Boehner: “Just so we’re all clear: I’m talking about real cuts and real reforms—not these tricks and gimmicks that have given Washington a pass on grappling with its spending problem…it would be more irresponsible to not raise the debt ceiling without taking dramatic steps to reduce spending and reform the budget process. Now we shouldn’t dread the debt limit—as a matter of fact, I think we should welcome it. It’s an action-forcing event in a town which has become infamous for inaction…I will again insist on my simple principle of cuts and reforms greater than the debt limit increase. This is the only avenue I see at this time to force our elected leadership of this country to solve our structural fiscal imbalance.”

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Mitt Romney: “Today America faces a financial crisis of debt and spending that threatens what it means to be an American. Here in the heartland you know in your hearts that it’s wrong. We can’t spend another four years talking about solving a problem that we only make worse every day…A prairie fire of debt is sweeping across Iowa and our nation and every day we fail to act we feed that fire with our own lack of resolve. This is not a Democratic or Republican problem. That fire could care less if you have a donkey or an elephant in your front lawn, it’s still coming for your house.”

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage: “Maine’s welfare program is cannibalizing the rest of state government. To all you able-bodied people out there get off the couch and get yourself a job.”

John Tamni, FoxNews commentator: “Unless you’re Paul Krugman, you understand the government spending does not drive growth.”

Pat Buchanan: “… our president is talking about interest on student loans. These kids need jobs. That’s what they need. Let’s create jobs in this country. That’s where he has failed so miserably.”

Huh?

Speaker of the House John Boehner: “It is hard to keep 218 frogs in a wheelbarrow long enough to get a bill passed”

Conservatives being snarky:

Dr. Charles Krauthammer on Joe Biden: “I have no idea what the hell he’s talking about. . . I think he needs an adjustment in his medications…I’m not sure he even knows what he is saying.”

Rush:

Rush Limbaugh: “Fiscal responsibility, there is no pretense of that. There was some journalist wringing his hands over the fact that Obama hasn’t yet proposed anything on entitlement reform. He’s never going to! Entitlement reform, what the heck do you people think Obamacare is? It’s a brand-new one. There’s no reform of entitlements proposed on the Democrat side.”

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Rush Limbaugh: “Social Security is in heap big trouble. Little Elizabeth Warren lingo there. Heap big trouble. And it has been for a long time.”

Rush Limbaugh: “Obama has $500,000 to a million dollars invested in Chase, not General Motors. Did you know that? Got maybe a million dollars invested. He loves Jamie Dimon.”

Rush Limbaugh: “You know what the real crisis is in this country? You know what the real catastrophe is in this country? It’s not global warming. It’s not that we’re gonna need two earths in 18 years. It’s none of this crap. The real crisis in this country is out-of-control spending that is destroying the United States private sector, because the solution to the world’s problems is the United States of America continuing to lead the world as a bastion of freedom.”

Rush Limbaugh: “Obama has inserted himself into the biographies to show how he has capitalized and moved forward all of these great achievements of past presidents. So Obama is ‘slow-jamming’ history is essentially what he’s doing. He’s inserting himself in it. It’s laughable. It’s an indication of an out-of-control ego, narcissism, you name it.”

Rush Limbaugh: “What we have to do is get rid of liberals and socialists from positions of power who want to dictate their way of life to everyone else. That’s the catastrophe. That’s the crisis. That’s the biggest problem the world faces, is the end of the United States of America as the lone outpost of freedom, guidance for greatness, pursuit of excellence, and happiness.”

Rush Limbaugh: “Everything Biden said about job creation after the stimulus bill, not one thing has come true. Eight hundred thousand, 500,000 jobs a month. Not even close.”

Rush Limbaugh: “The only thing in short supply in the world is capitalism. We have an unequal, unfair distribution of capitalism. There simply isn’t enough of it. There’s way too much socialism in the world. There’s way too much Marxism. There’s way too much communism. There is way too much dictatorship, which, by the way, is the way humanity, for the most part, has lived since we first began walking the earth.”

Conservative Media:

Matthew Sheffield of Newsbusters: “Among the shocking examples of how gay rights extremists are using hate speech laws to silence conservatives is a ruling by a Canadian official that Christian parents who home-school their children can not teach their children that homosexuality is a sin.”  The video he references is here: Banned from YouTube.

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