President Obama, a short 6-paragraph speech from Colorado, broken down to its most important component parts: “Hello, everybody. I’m here in Colorado Springs…And we had a chance to tour some of the devastation… We’ve got volunteers who are out here…we’ve been engaging in some unprecedented coordination between federal, state, and local communities…one of the things I’ve done here, in addition to saying thank you to these firefighters…And one of the things that I told these firefighters is…I hope you guys remember the folks…I know this is a little bit unusual – we don’t usually do weekly addresses like this, but I thought it was a good opportunity for us to actually focus attention on a problem that’s going on here in Colorado Springs…it’s important that we’re there for them.”
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Liberals on Obamacare:
Barack Obama tweet, upon find out that Obamacare cleared the courts: “Still a BFD: OFA.BO/ayPgAZ” That’s both classy and presidential.
After Obamacare made it through the Supreme Court:
Greg Greene is the new media outreach director for the Democratic National Committee
DNC Executive Director Patrick Gaspard tweets on Obamacare Ruling: “It’s Constitutional. Bitches!”
Nancy Pelosi, when asked if Obamacare was a tax: “The court has upheld the legislation. I think and I have to see the specific language that they identified with how we wrote the bill in the House as part of the decision, their documentation for the decision. Call it what you will, it’s a step forward for America’s families and you know what? Take yes for an answer.”
Nancy Pelosi, when again asked, isn’t this a tax: “No, it’s a penalty. It’s a penalty that comes under the tax code for the 1% perhaps of the population who may decide that they are going to be free riders, but most people are not affected by that.”
When then pressed with, “But it’s a new tax,” Pelosi answered: “No, no, no, no.”
Nancy Pelosi of Sen. Ted Kennedy and Obamacare “I knew that when he left us he would go to heaven and help pass the bill.” Can you imagine if someone like George W. Bush said this? He would find his face on the front page of every paper, that called him a nutty, nutty, religious nutball.
Ed O’Keefe (of the Washington Post) tweeted: ‘Aides say Pelosi told Vicki Kennedy: “Now, Teddy can rest.” ’
Obamacare, p. 203, line 14-15: “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax.”
Nancy Pelosi: “[Republicans] will ask for repeal, repeal of all the things…that help children, help young adults, help seniors, help men or women who may have prostate cancer, breast cancer, whatever it is, any precondition. And everybody will have lower rates, better quality care and better access. So that’s what they want to repeal, [and] we’re happy to have that debate.”
DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “When it came to championing the health care legislation, President Obama made sure that although everybody — the vast majority of Americans have health insurance coverage, we want to make sure that if you’re a free rider, if you roll the dice and get sick and use the emergency room as your primary access point for health care. Those health care costs are going to get shifted to all of us. And if you choose not to carry health insurance, this legislation says you’re going to pay a small penalty so that we don’t have to pay for you rolling the dice. That’s what the health care reform law says and the Republicans are engaging in deception if they say anything else.”
President Obama, before the Supreme Court decision: “They understand that we don’t need to re-fight this battle over healthcare. It’s the right thing to do, that we got 3 million young people who are on their parents’ health insurance. It’s the right thing to do to give seniors discounts on prescription drugs. It’s the right thing to do give 30 million Americans health insurance.”
Joe Biden, hoping you will send the Obama campaign money: “Yesterday I shared an emotional moment with Barack in the Oval Office after he learned health reform had been upheld. Barack Obama is a man who refused to give up. No matter how politically unpopular it was, he knew it was the right thing to do.”
Patrick Kennedy email: “If the Court upholds the [healthcare] law, dangerous Tea Party extremists will go on a rampage.” Yeah, like carry a flag or a sign; wave American flags, and maybe dress up like a 1776 dandy. Hide the children.
Liberals on Fast and Furious:
NY Rep. Ed Towns: “You have to think that there is a connection [between the investigation of Operation Fast & Furious and voter ID laws], because you feel that they’re sidetracking him to stop him from looking into the voter ID [laws]. I have no proof of the fact that there’s a connection but I must admit that I’m suspicious of that.” The F&F investigation began around 18 months ago and would have been long over by now had Holder provided the requested documents. The voter ID laws are relative recent.
Jack Lew, the chief of staff to President Obama, when asked if there was something so important about these papers that they are withholding to invoke executive privilege: “Candy, this administration has been the most transparent ever.”
White House press secretary Jay Carney, concerning the vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt: “We hope Republicans change their minds as to what the right course of action is. I cannot imagine this will sit well with most Americans.”
Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents the city in Congress: “The gun lobby is directly responsible for the gap in federal law that allowed purchases of guns here that were sold in Mexico and ultimately for the tragic death of a border agent. Yet our committee spent no time on the root cause of the tragedy because of a political mandate from the gun lobby.” So, Fast and Furious sends out untracked guns all over, making gun dealers break federal laws in order to do their civic duty in this program, and somehow, it is the fault of the NRA?
Liberals on the economy:
President Obama: “You know, it’s fashionable right now for people to be cynical. We go in cycles like this and right now a lot of people are saying, `Oh, America is doing terribly’ and `What are we going to do?’”
President Obama: “We created a whole lot of millionaires to boot. Businesses did just fine. And you know there are plenty of patriotic, successful Americans all across the country – I meet them every day – who’d be willing to make this contribution again because they understand there is such a thing as the common good. They understand that we’re in this thing together.”
Rep. Jan Schakowsky: “We are not impotent here. If we are able to mobilize our opposition, we can get the Democratic Party leadership to back off their embrace of some sort of grand bargain that would include cutting those essential programs…we are not going to pass anything significant before the election that is really good for reaching the middle class…so I think it would be a serious mistake to do that [participate in a grand bargain] and, in some way, help ourselves…the TEA party will make that impossible as well.”
Liberals going red:
Clinton administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich: “When arguing against paying their fair share of taxes, wealthy regressives claim `it’s my money.’ But it’s their nation, too. And unless they pay their share, America can’t meet the basic needs of our people. True patriotism means paying for America. True patriots don’t hate the government of the United States. They’re proud of it. Generations of Americans have risked their lives to preserve it…[T]rue patriots work to improve the U.S. government, not destroy it. But regressive Republicans loathe the government – and are doing everything they can to paralyze it, starve it, and make the public so cynical about it that it’s no longer capable of doing much of anything.”
Marxist John Case, a writer for the Communist Party USA: “. . . re-electing Obama is absolutely essential…divisions among Democrats and a potential wave of bad economic news can combine to threaten President Obama‘s reelection.”
Liberals on the 2012 election:
President Obama: “In 2008 everything was new and exciting about our campaign. And now I’m the incumbent president. I’ve got gray hair. People have seen disappointment because folks had a vision of change happening immediately. And it turns out change is hard, especially when you’ve got an obstructionist Republican Congress. Nevertheless, we’ve gotten more done in the last three years than most presidents do in eight years.” When it comes to spending, Obama is correct.
President Obama at a high school: “You can decide that instead of restricting access to birth control or defunding Planned Parenthood, we should make sure that in this country, women control their own health care choices. That’s up to you.”
Obama campaign manager Jim Messina, accidentally revealing complex Democratic strategy in fund-raising email:
“It’s been a good day.
But this is a three-step process.
1. Pass historic health care reform. Check.
2. Get affirmation from the highest court in the country. Check.
Step three? Win the damn election.”
President Obama: “Gov. Romney disagrees with my vision. That’s what democracy’s all about-we choose. His allies in Congress disagree with my vision; they’ve got a different approach. Neither of them will endorse any policy that asks folks like me-or Marc Anthony-to pay even a nickel more in taxes.” In 2010, the federal government hit Marc Anthony with a $1.6 million tax lien, while New York authorities also filed a $1.8 million lien against the singer.
President Obama defines chutzpah: “These dinners represent how we do things differently. My opponent spent this past weekend at a secretive retreat for the biggest donors to both his campaign and the super PACs that support him. I’ve got other responsibilities I’m attending to.” The president made this claim in the midst of attending 7 fundraisers in a 48-hour period of time.
DNC Chief Wasserman Schultz To Dem Supporters via email: “We’re 96 hours from the campaign’s most important end-of-quarter deadline. Either we raise $1.4 million to protect the President and Democratic candidates, or we hand everything over to Karl Rove‘s GOP extremists.”
Obama campaign guy David Pouffe: “After over a decade of watching the security of the middle class erode, Republicans in Congress are determined to return to the exact same policies that led to the economic crisis. The President refuses to settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while a growing number of Americans barely get by.”
Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: “I don’t care if the president was at 122 percent favorability right now. I think (candidates) should be in their districts. A trip to Charlotte may be interesting, but why leave your districts?”
Nancy Pelosi on the harsh political climate, particularly against women: “The stridency, the harshness- they suppress, they suffocate the system with money, they suppress the vote and they poison the debate and that’s not a good formula for women because women need to have a civil conservation. The minute a woman gets tough in a debate, you know what they say about her.”
The Liberal agenda:
USDA pamphlet on ways to recruit people for SNAP (food stamps) (pdf): “Throw a great party. Host social events where people mix and mingle. Make it fun by having activities, games, food, and entertainment, and provide information about SNAP. Putting SNAP information in a game format like BINGO, crossword puzzles, or even a “true/false” quiz is fun and helps get your message across in a memorable way.” This is real; it is not a joke. This pamphlet had to be conceived, written and then printed up and/or posted on the internet. Maybe we have too many federal employees if this is their job?
The food police:
Ann Marie Habershaw, Chief Operating Officer, Obama for America in an email: “If you win Dinner with Barack, I’ll be the one approving your flight arrangements from your town to your dinner with the President and First Lady. Managing the logistics of these dinners is tough, but we do it because giving supporters a seat at the table – literally – is a huge priority for this campaign. You guys are out there knocking on doors, making calls, and working hard to re-elect the President. You deserve a thank you. And don’t forget – I see the hotel bills, too, so don’t break in to that minibar.”
A senior White House official speaking on condition of anonymity: “I’m sure they’ll [Republicans] nail us on taxes and I’m sure it will work. But, given the alternative [of Obamacare being declared unconstitutional], that’s a bitter pill I’m ready to swallow.”
Vice President Joe Biden: “One of the things that I resent about these guys is that they talk about us middle class guys and I don’t live a middle class life anymore; I live in a beautiful home, they fly me around, you know what I mean?” I may have listed this quote before?
Biden, a day later: “I love these other guys, they talk about us as a number, `Was it $49,270 or $52,719 dollars? What’s the definition of the middle class?’ The middle class, is a value set, the middle class is a way of life.”
It’s all about racism…
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews: “[Obama} did another sort of a walk-back, because he ran not just an African-American, but as a sort of a guy, the son of immigrants. Very much like our backgrounds, you know, white people's backgrounds."
NY Rep. Ed Towns: "People have a tendency of not getting along when there is a lack of resources. As long as there was money flowing, everybody was happy; but when the money started drying up that's when the whole issue of race became prevalent. Any time you have an economic downturn, the race issue will pop up."
The War on Women continues...
President Obama: "Well, 40 years ago, committed women from around the country, driven by everyone who said they couldn't do something, worked with Congress to ban gender discrimination in our public schools. Title IX was the result of their efforts, and this week, we celebrated its 40th anniversary - 40 years of ensuring equal education, in and out of the classroom, regardless of gender." Now, 25% few men graduate from college than women. That sounds equal.
The Compliant Obama Press Corps:
TIME Magazine asks: "Is Romney Too Focused on the Economy?"
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, before the Obamacare decision: “...a friend of mine, who is a fellow Roman Catholic said he [John Roberts] does want to be the second Roger Taney. Roger Taney, of course, was a Roman Catholic who upheld the Fugitive Slave Law back before the Civil War and was villainized throughout history because of that. That he doesn’t want to do something so egregious as to strike down something that’s passed with 60 Senate votes, with a majority in the House and signed by the President with full than mandate of the American people reflected in the election of 2008.”
Pete Williams, NBC News Justice Correspondent: “Well, saying that centrist is a loaded term, it’s usually a Democratic president is more likely to appoint somebody near the middle who is less ideological.”
Katty Kay, BBC: “Well, if you look at Obama’s record, he’s put, appointed Elena Kagan who is liberal and Sotomayor who isn’t particularly liberal. So that would lead you to think that he’s more of a centrist when it comes to appointing judges.”
Joan Biskupic, Reuters Supreme Court Correspondent: “Ditto with Bill Clinton. He put on Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.”
These are 4 very liberal justices who tend to vote as a group on every important issue.
CNN’s Candy Crowley:”It fits into the storyline that Republicans want to push which is he’s going to raise taxes on the middle class. But it just seems like we’re dancing on the head of a pin here. It’s a tax, it’s a penalty, it’s a fine.” Had any Democrat at any time said that Obamacare involved taxes, it would not never passed, even with the large majorities that they had.
From an AP report: “Under the agreement, interest rates on new subsidized Stafford loans will remain at 3.4 percent. That’s estimated to save 7.4 million students about $1,000 each on the average loan, which is usually paid off over 10 or more years.” From Newsbusters: Applying basic math, a skill which seems to be beyond the ability of many college graduates these days, the amount of savings involved is a whopping $8.33 per month ($1,000 divided by 120 “or more” months). All the ink used and bandwidth burned by leftist partisans has bee over less than 30 cents a day.
HLN’s Dr. Drew asked stripper Joslyn Jones about the drug use and trauma history common among strippers; she replied: “It’s definitely very common, but it’s actually like, um, like I always try to use the analogy. You know, you look at the Catholic Church. How much nonsense and debauchery, and disrespect, and really underground, you know, seedy stuff goes on, that’s, the Catholic Church, you’re supposed to go to Church and everybody’s like oh I go to Church and I’m all prim and proper, sweet – it’s not really like that. Most stuff that goes on at church is dirtier than what goes on in strip clubs.” The proper response of a newsman, at that point, should have been, “I cannot believe you are such an idiot.”
Washington Post editor Cathy Areu: “I think it’s a tough time to be a white man in America where the minorities are really taking over, to be quite honest. You’ve noticed on the show people are willing to vote for an atheist. The Latinos are stepping out. They are, minorities are outnumbering all whites in America.”
NPR‘s Scott Horsley: “…the rain had stopped, and a little sunshine was peeking through the clouds. See what his voice does? It clears up the weather, too. It clears up the economy, creates jobs, helps education, and straightens out the weather.” Yes, we help to fund this “news.”
New York Times opinion columnist Charles M. Blow of voter identification laws: “This election is very close to being stolen before the votes are actually cast.”
Matthews: “Let’s get to this GOP leader in the Keystone state and other states, this plan to kill off the older voters and others who might be planning, how dare they, to vote for Obama.”
MSNBC’s Toure to chairman of College Republicans Alex Schriver: “I generally find young Republicans to be a sort of strange breed. Most young people, regardless of who’s at the top of the ticket, most young people tend to be Democrats and it’s been that way for a long time. So when I meet a young Republican, I want to put him on a couch and be like, `how did this happen to you?’ and `how might you be saved?’ Can you talk a little bit just philosophically about why you’re a Republican, and how old are you by the way?”
NBC’s Savannah Guthrie: “Let’s talk about Chief Justice John Roberts. Tom Brokaw, not many people saw this one coming. What do you make of this almost Nixon-to-China alignment with liberals on the Court?”
Hollywood director Judd Apatow, who donated $30,800 to the DNC in September and has given $63,000 to President Obama, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and other Democrats since 2008, responding to the Supreme Court ruling striking down state-level restrictions upon political donations by declaring, “Supreme Court Reversed Anti-Citizens United Ruling From Montana – aaaaagg!! More money in politics!!!” I guess this was a tweet? My guess is, he probably did not even realize how silly he just sounded.
Cher tweet: “I Feel if he doesn’t get all his DUCKS IN A ROW we’ll b forced 2 listen 2Uncaring Richy Rich! The whitest man in MAGIC UNDERWEAR in the WH”
Cher: “The Republicans just thought that they’d be able to be in office forever, and I think that, not only were they not, but…they got thrown out by a Black man…that’s the stumbling block that they won’t be able to get over.” I know that some race-baiters just say this kind of stuff, but I think that Cher actually believes it.
Michael Moore: “I know we’re slow learners sometimes. But geez, come on now, we’ve got this piece of it. Now let’s move forward and get the next piece and the next piece. There’s no going back, though. We’re on the path leading toward this universal health care. We’re not on the path back on the past to Oliver Twist. Those days are gone.”
Glamour: “Do you fund-raise for Obama?”
Mila Kunis: “More like street-art-based stuff in Los Angeles that I can’t talk about . . . because I’m pretty sure it’s illegal.”
Glamour: “You graffiti?”
Mila Kunis: “Mm-hmm. I’d rather do that. I don’t need attention for it. What I truly believe in I will do privately.”
Michael Moore blog: “And that, I’ve come to believe, is the true divide in this country. It’s not blue state vs red state, liberal vs conservative, Democrat vs Republican. The split we have in America can be boiled down in its simplest form to this: On one side are the people who believe Adam and Eve rode on dinosaurs 6,000 years ago – and then there’s everyone else. On that first side are the people who’ve been fed a diet of fear and lies and hate. And who is feeding them? The 1%. The richest people in the country, the ones who aren’t done with us yet because they still don’t have enough wealth, have done their best to dumb down the population through destroying our educational system and using media to provide them with a vastly distorted sense of reality. The rich’s only obstacle is that they only hold 1% of the votes in the country. So they have to try to get a slim majority of Americans to vote their way. And fear, plus keeping them stupid, usually works.”
Bill Maher tweet: “#SarahPalin tweeted “Obama lies, freedom dies” – oh cheer up, it just means when one of ur kids gets knocked up they’ll be covered”
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley: “The only health care mandate they [Republicans] can embrace are transvaginal probes for women.”
New Black Panthers tweet, excited about the upcoming Republican convention in St. Petersburg/Tampa area: “Kill these racist honkeys, these crackers, these pigs, these pink people, It has been long overdue!”
New Black Panthers tweet: “Now It Is Time To Stand Up And Fight Back There Are No Good Crackers, And If You Find One, Kill Him Before He Changes”
General Taco, of the New Black Panthers: “Once they [white people] die, we should dig ‘em up, and kill ‘em again, bury ‘em, dig ‘em up, and kill ‘em again, and again, and again!” It is so tough to take a Black racist who calls himself Taco seriously.
There are times I read these words and think, “Chris Rock could probably pull this off and make it funny.” Maybe he will go back on SNL and do a General Taco impression.
Obama supporters give two words to describe Mitt Romney :
Chocolate Thunder @ChocolateThund9: “#RomneyinTwoWords Mormon faggot”
Shawn Swinehart @shawn_swinehart: “#RomneyInTwoWords Mormon. I think that about sums it up.”
Matthew Deski @minimack722: “#RomneyInTwoWords: Theological Bigot. >> Mormon’s Believe that Black skin is a Curse from God. // Let’s keep that quiet right Mitt & Media?”
Lots more here.
Liberal radio host Mike Malloy, of the fires in Colorado: “Could that be Jesus or God saying hey, you know, we’re sick of you right-wingers. We’re sick of you religious nuts. We’re gonna flood you, we’re gonna burn you?”
The Daily Kos: “As the flames approach the VERY conservative city of Colorado Springs– we are reminded that this is one of the proud beachheads of the Tea Party movement…perhaps as disaster is about to strike their city, these folks may wish there was a little more government around.”
Bill Maher, on possible Republican VP choices: “But Senator Rubio has intelligence, experience, and honesty issues, or what pundits call ‘The Full Palin.’ Now many Republicans of course want naugahyde beanbag chair and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as Mitt’s second in command, and it’s hard to look at him and not think number two. So Mitt, if you are serious about winning, you have to think outside the box. What about, hear me out, Romney Zimmerman 2012? It’s unorthodox, but who better than George Zimmerman to personify your campaign theme of ‘I Think The Black Guy’s Up To No Good?’ ”
Hamas Minister Fathi Hammad a to a graduating class of police officers in the Gaza Strip: “None of you should give up playing with all the tools of force and equipment, which will bring us closer to our aspirations: Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Haifa, Akko, and Jaffa…Therefore, from this place, we declare to all those who usurped our lands that they must prepare to leave, because we have prepared for jihad. You are going to leave, while we are summoned to battle. We are the owners of this land.”
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) tweet: “[an FBI training program is] racist, xenophobic, misdirected, dangerous – and really, really stupid.”
Egyptian presidential candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood Islamist movement Mohamed Morsi: “The Koran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader, jihad is our path and death in the name of Allah is our goal.” Things should be fine in Egypt.
However, there is no reason to be alarmed. Sen. John Kerry: “During my recent visits to Cairo, I’ve had two candid discussions with the new president. He’s acknowledged that the central issue to Egypt’s future is economic. His words suggest he understands the gravity of the challenges facing Egypt. In our discussions, Mr. Morsi committed to protecting fundamental freedoms, including women’s rights, minority rights, the right to free expression and assembly, and he said he understood the importance of Egypt’s post-revolutionary relationships with America and Israel. Ultimately, just as it is anywhere in the world, actions will matter more than words.” And Kerry could have been our president.
Liberals making sense:
Utah Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson said Tuesday of his plans to vote in favor of holding Holder in contempt over his refusal to comply with a subpoena into the Operation Fast and Furious scandal: “It just compounds the tragedy when both sides play politics instead of releasing the facts. The Terry family, the public and Congress deserve answers. Sadly, it seems that it will take holding the attorney general in contempt to communicate that evasiveness is unacceptable.”
Liberals being honest:
Politico editor-in-chief John Harris wrote in a memo to staff, concerning Joe Williams, who asserted that Mitt Romney was mostly comfortable being around white folks: “After some cordial discussions, Joe Williams and I mutually decided that the best step for him is to begin a transition to the next phase of his career. Joe is an experienced and respected journalist, with keen insights into politics. After nearly 30 years in the business, he has the authority and is ready to give voice to his insights and conclusions in a new setting.” That is such an excellent statement.
Barack Obama: “…the economy is bad and it’s Obama‘s fault.” Okay, perhaps I did take this a wee bit out of context.
Joe Biden: “My grandpa used to say – he’s from Scranton – he’d say, ‘Joey, when the guy in Dunmore – the next town over – when the guy in Dunmore’s outta work it’s an economic slowdown. When your brother-in-law’s out of work, it’s a recession. When you’re out of work, it’s a depression.’ It’s a depression for millions and millions of Americans; It’s a depression.” It was Joe Biden who kicked off recovery summer 2 or 3 years ago.
CBS’s Mark Knoller tweet: “Pres Obama again forecasts close election because “the other side” is spending “ungodly sums” on negative ads against him.”
Mark Knoller tweet: “Though SCOTUS upheld constitutionality of healthcare mandate under tax law, WH says today the penalty for not buying insurance is not a tax.”
Mark Knoller tweet: “At a briefing on Air Force One, spksmn Jay Carney said “it’s not a tax…it’s a penalty” over which people have a choice.”
Jay Leno: “Analysts, according to The Wall Street Journal, say the weak economy is causing less energy use, resulting in falling oil prices. So basically the worse the economy is, the lower the price of oil. Do you know what that means? If Obama gets re-elected, gas could be free.”
Germany’s finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, on advice coming from President Obama: “Mr. Obama should first of all take care of reducing the American deficit, which is higher than in the eurozone.” The 17-nation eurozone bloc’s debt relative to its economic output stands at about 80% while it is about 100% in the U.S.
Josephine Terry, mother of Brian Terry, the border agent killed by a F&F weapon, of the Democrat walkout when Eric Holder was held in contempt: “I was like, totally shocked, but you know what? I think it was a disgrace to them and not to my son.”
Union leader Brandon Judd of what is becoming DHS policy for border agents: “We are now taught in an `Active Shooter’ course that if we encounter a shooter in a public place we are to `run away’ and `hide.’ If we are cornered by such a shooter we are to (only as a last resort) become `aggressive’ and `throw things’ at him or her. We are then advised to `call law enforcement’ and wait for their arrival (presumably, while more innocent victims are slaughtered).”
According to this same website (I’m not sure if this is Judd or not): “It is always comforting to know that for those of us who carry a weapon when we are off-duty, if we should encounter such a situation, stop a shooter and save countless lives, we can look forward to being disciplined or fired by the Border Patrol because we should have run away to hide and then maybe thrown objects at the deranged killer instead of taking action and stopping him with a firearm.”
Arizonan Sheriff, Larry Dever: “If ICE or border patrol won’t come get them [illegal aliens which have been captured], then we take them and dump them on their doorstep and say, ‘You figger it out.’ ”
Liberals from the Past:
Joy Behar, on The View, discussing the Dream Act and making some illegal immigrants legal: “But what about the kids who were born here?”
Marco Rubio: “Well, the kids who are born here are U.S. citizens.”
Maybe it is just me, but I laughed when I heard this.
Sarah Palin tweets: “Obama lied to the American people. Again. He said it wasn’t a tax. Obama lies; freedom dies.”
Here were some of the responses:
??obiin? @RFLAWLESS: “White Bitch, With your slut daughter and retard child RT @SarahPalinUSA: Obama lied to the American people. Again. Obama lies; freedom dies”
Stephen Wundar @roscow “@SarahPalinUSA ahahahaha you have a retarded son #tcot”
He Who Plays Xbox @insanityreport: “Levi Johnston got in your daughter’s thighs RT @SarahPalinUSA: Obama lied to the people He said it wasn’t a tax. Obama lies; freedom dies.”
O @O_Sh1tT: “@SarahPalinUSA shut up bitch before we run a train on your slut ass daughter.”
There is a lot more.
Justice Clarence Thomas voted against Obamacare; liberals sounded perhaps just a wee-bit racist in their criticisms of him.
From 2009 (if you want to know what a word means, you ask Obama; do not try anything like getting its meaning from a dictionary):
George Stephanopoulos: I – I don’t think I’m making it up. Merriam Webster’s Dictionary: Tax – “a charge, usually of money, imposed by authority on persons or property for public purposes.”
President Obama: George, the fact that you looked up Merriam’s Dictionary, the definition of tax increase, indicates to me that you’re stretching a little bit right now. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have gone to the dictionary to check on the definition. I mean what—
Stephanopoulos: Well, no, but.
Obama: —what you’re saying is.
Stephanopoulos: I wanted to check for myself. But your critics say it is a tax increase.
Obama: My critics say everything is a tax increase. My critics say that I’m taking over every sector of the economy. You know that. Look, we can have a legitimate debate about whether or not we’re going to have an individual mandate or not, but.
Stephanopoulos: But you reject that it’s a tax increase?
Obama: I absolutely reject that notion.
George W. Bush, at the beginning of his presidency: “Today, we affirm a new commitment…to principle with a concern for civility. A civil society demands from each of us goodwill and respect, fair dealing and forgiveness. Some seem to believe that our politics can afford to be petty, because, in a time of peace, the stakes of our debates appear small. To the stakes for America are never small.”
President Obama, near the beginning of his presidency, when negotiating with Republicans over the Stimulus package, and Senator McCain was talking to him about giving a list of non-negotiable demands: “Elections matter, I won. You lost.”
And when Senator McCain expressed concerns over the size of the his healthcare bill, the president told him: “Let me just make this point, John, because we are not campaigning anymore…So we can spend the remainder of the time with our respective talking points going back and forth, we were supposed to be talking about insurance reform.”
Reporter’s question: “It has to do with the visa for the Gama’a al-Islamiyya member. You said last week that there was a – you were looking into the circumstances of how this was issued. Has – have you determined how this – how it happened? And are you aware that Representative King has asked – formally asked Homeland Security to find out how he was in fact allowed entry, quite apart – separate from the visa issue?”
Ms. Nuland [State Dep't Spokeswoman]: “On the latter, yes, I’ve seen the reporting. As we promised, we did look into it. Unfortunately, you’re not going to be happy with me when I tell you that we are not going to get into the details of confidential visa issuance. He and the rest of that delegation who were here last week have all now returned to Egypt.”
Question: “Do you regard it as a mistake to have issued him a visa, given that he is self-proclaimed a member of Gama’a al-Islamiyya?”
Ms. Nuland: “Well, let’s start with the fact that we have an interest in engaging a broad cross-section of Egyptians who are seeking to peacefully shape Egypt’s future.”
Sendak, who wrote the children’s book, “Where the Wild Things are”: “Bush was president, I thought, ‘Be brave. Tie a bomb to your shirt. Insist on going to the White House. And I wanna have a big hug with the vice president, definitely. And his wife, and the president, and his wife, and anybody else that can fit into the love hug.’ ”
Groth: “A group hug.”
Sendak: “And then we’ll blow ourselves up, and I’d be a hero. [Groth laughs.] To hell with the kiddie books. He killed Bush. He killed the vice president. Oh my God.”
Groth: “I would have been willing to forgo this interview.” [Sendak laughs.]
Sendak: “You would have forgotten about it. It would have been a very brave and wonderful thing. But I didn’t do it; I didn’t do it.”
DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, 2011: “In two previous gentlemen’s statements on the amendment. Both of them referred to the Affordable Care Act, which is the accurate title of the health care reform law, as `Obamacare.’ That is a disparaging reference to the President of the United States, it is meant as a disparaging reference to the President of the United States. . . It is clearly in violation of House rules against that.”
But, after the Supreme Court give thumbs up to Obamacare……….
George Will, concerning an article where a progressive feminist was despairing that women cannot yet “have it all”: “I’ve got news for her: Men can’t have it all, either. That’s the nature of life, tragic choices, et cetera. But she gives us a perfect expression of the progressive mind. I still strongly believe that women can have it all, but not today, not with the way American economy — America’s economy and society are currently structured. So if you’ll just restructure everything, everything is possible.”
George Will, when asked about Nancy Pelosi in 2009, when she exclaimed “Are you serious? Are you serious?” after being asked “Is the mandate Constitutional?”: “I think she was completely ingenious. I think such is the political culture of the Congress since The Great Society in the 1960′s that it is unintelligible to most Congressional members that we actually have a limited government -that there are things the federal government is not allowed to do. What the court has now been trying to do for six, seven, eight weeks, is draft a limiting principle on the reach of what Congress can do under the pretense, often mere pretense, of regulating commerce.”
Charles Krauthammer: “A liberal doesn’t care what you do, as long as it’s mandated.”
Rep. Allen West concerning members of the Congressional Black Caucus for staging a walkout on a contempt vote by the House against Attorney General Eric Holder: “Today the Congressional Black Caucus and other liberal Members of Congress judged the Attorney General by the color of his skin, and not by the content of his character. I am disappointed my colleagues would rather engage in a political stunt to distract the American people from knowing the truth behind the Attorney General’s disregard of the law and disrespect of congressional oversight to provide requested documents.”
Mitt Romney: “Wawa’s gives you a sandwich for $4. The government couldn’t do that, or it would cost more and they would give you a sandwich you don’t want.”
Paula Priesse: “June 30th – It’s an Obama world! Did you know our government is now running radio ads for FOOD STAMPS? O’s team is promoting this as a new health plan. No joke. This from the ad: “Will you look at Margie . she looks amazing.” “Yes she sure does.” “I wonder how she stays so fit? What’s her secret?” “Well, she told me that food stamp benefits help her eat right.” Wow, didn’t know the record 1 in 7 Americans now on food stamps are fitness freaks! Another 4 years of Obamanomics and we’ll all be the picture of good health. Wouldn’t it be nice if O ever realized that the measure of a successful presidency is not how many are on food stamps but rather how few? Silly me, that would mean fewer Dem votes. P”
Rep. Allen West regarding Nancy Pelosi refusing to say that the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act constitutes a tax: “I think that former Speaker Pelosi is somewhat delusional. You have to remember that this is the person who said that we have to pass this bill in order to find out what is in his bill. So there has been a deception against the American people from the onset.”
Chief Justice John Roberts: “The Affordable Care Act‘s requirement that certain individuals pay a financial penalty for not obtaining health insurance may reasonably be characterized as a tax.”
Republicans on the campaign trail:
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani: “What do we want to elect, an unsuccessful person? We tried that, OK, we tried a person of no accomplishment. Now let’s try something different, let’s try a man who has actually been successful in life…Anybody in Las Vegas who is going to vote for him [Obama] is out of their mind…He’s going to make France look like a low-tax country.”
File this under, whoops—Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal: “There’s only one candidate, Gov. Romney, who has committed that he will repeal the Obomney, uh, the Obamacare tax increase.” Republican candidate Tim Pawlenty coined the phrase “Obomney-care” to tie Romney-care in Massachusetts to Obamacare.
Jodi Miller: “Last week, the Secret Service removed forks and knives at a dinner speech by President Obama to Latino-elected officials. Apparently, the Secret Service overheard someone say about Obama, stick a fork in him, he’s done.”
Jodi Miller: “Some predict president Obama may LEGALIZE POT in order to energize young voters for his reelection. Plus they figure more voters will be too STONED to notice what he’s doing to the country!”
Jodi Miller: “The Congressional Black Caucus says it is RACIST to refer to President Obama as ‘cool’… Well, it’s a good thing NOBODY is calling him THAT anymore.”
Sarah Palin, when asked about Pelosi’s comments on the Supreme Court healthcare ruling: “Nancy Pelosi is a dingbat.”
Jodi Miller: “It’s been discovered the Obama supporters who heckled Mitt Romney in Michigan were paid to do so. In fact, the Obama administration now refers to them as heckling jobs saved or created.”
From Rush Limbaugh’s Pearls of Wisdom:
Rush: “The IRS has just become Obama’s private army.” [quoted from memory]
Rush: “For crying out loud, folks, we have a political party that is in bed with tyranny. This is not your Democrat party of 50 years ago. This is not JFK’s Democrat Party. This is a Democrat Party that wants to punish people who disagree with them, wants to criminalize political differences.”
Rush: “I think it is the birthright of every American to have the opportunity to become the best they can be, to exercise the ambition and the desire and the ability that they have to pursue excellence to whatever degree they wish, and to have that effort rewarded accordingly, knowing that there’s no such thing as fairness and equality and all that, we can stipulate that.”
Rush: “Obamacare being upheld will, in the end, galvanize the Tea Party like nothing before, after they’ve gotten mad and depressed for a while.”
Rush: “The Constitution was written to limit government power. This ruling expands government power like no one has ever imagined. This ruling expands government power like nobody’s ever asked for it before!”
Rush: “I’m getting sick and tired of people marveling at each other for their so-called intelligence, when there isn’t any. ‘Wow, we didn’t predict that. This guy is smarter than we are! This is really cool. We got to find a way to acknowledge this.’ Nobody ever tried a stunt like this in 200 years of the Supreme Court. That’s why nobody predicted it.”
Rush: “When the federal government has the power to tax behavior, there is no end to what can be taxed. And that’s what Obamacare was always about from the get-go.”
Rush: “The health care bill is not about health care. The health care bill is about the expansion of government and the total loss of freedom. Once the federal government has control of your health care, that means they can dictate your behavior. That’s what it’s about. That’s why the Democrats want this.”
Rush: “Obama doesn’t know what outsourcing is. He has been misusing the term. He doesn’t know what outsourcing jobs is.”
Rush: “Obama‘s out raising money left and right, but he’s spending more than he’s raising. These people could not live on what they produce themselves. They cannot live, they cannot work, they cannot function without their hands in everybody else’s pockets.”
Rush: “How many young people, college students and recent grads entering the real world are depressed and disappointed that life isn’t as they see it on TV. That they don’t have sex with everybody they meet in a bar. That not everybody drives a Lamborghini. I think you’d be surprised.”
Rush: “Biden‘s out there flapping his gums on a whole bunch of stuff, and it’s a warning, I think: You get rid of me, and there’s more of this to come. You let me know you’re not getting rid of me, and this stuff stops.”
Rush: “The solution to this isn’t complicated…What we want is for all branches to uphold the Constitution. It’s that simple. We wouldn’t be here if the Democrats cared about the Constitution. On immigration or health care, we would not be here if there was respect for the Constitution. It’s that simple.”
Rush: “Do you think liberals actually want to fix poverty? Do they want an end to racism? Do they want to fix any of this? No! They want credit for trying. They want credit for great, big, heartfelt intentions. But if the problem were ever solved, there would be nothing to blame Republicans for.”
Rush: “Folks, I found a story from 1995. It’s actually a YouTube video. All I have to do is give you the headline. You ready for this? Eric Holder, a 1995 quote: ‘We must brainwash people against guns.’ Can anybody say Fast and Furious?”
Rush: “The Associated Press: ‘When it comes to the economy, half of Americans in a new poll say it won’t matter much whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney wins — even though the presidential candidates have staked their chances on which one would be better at fixing the economic mess.’ Do you believe this? This is the latest propaganda point from the White House and from the AP, that a president really has no effect on the economy.”
Rush: “When’s the last time you heard anybody in the media say that the economy is irrelevant to a presidential election? ‘Cause that’s what the AP is trying to tell people.”
Rush: “Folks, have you seen the CNN audience, 54,000 people? Fifty-four thousand people, 25-54, ten o’clock at night. Fifty-four thousand, it’s a test pattern! We’ve got that many at the corner of 5th and 57th in New York.”
Snarky comments from Weasel Zippers:
How can they expect the lobotomized Obamabots to understand anything beyond simple commands?
Another Global Warming Propaganda Claim Goes Poof: Antarctic Ice Shelves Not Melting After All.
Al Gore’s bank account hardest hit.
Without even the slightest hint of irony.
Oreo Cookies Go Fabulous.
Celebrate your pride for love! #dailytwist pic.twitter.com/ryqS3HyK
I could care less if someone is gay or not, makes zero difference in my life. The problem I have is they make up roughly 1% of the population, yet you would never know it with the non-stop pandering coming from Dems, libs and the media that filters into mainstream society (WZ).