Nancy Pelosi: “Well, I don’t know what’s trickling down, but it’s not a pleasant experience.” Okay, taken out of context.
Liberals on the economy:
President Obama: “They have tried to sell us this trickle-down, tax-cut fairy dust before; and guess what, it didn’t work then and it will not work now. It’s not a plan to create jobs; it is not a plan to reduce the deficit; it is not a plan to build our middle class; it is not a plan to move our economy forward; it takes us backwards, to a place where we don’t need to be.” Apparently, when taxes were reduced and tax revenues increased, this was magic?
Democratic Mayor of Leesburg, Virginia Kristen Umstattd: “The president, I think, will never get the credit he deserves. I think his policies averted a second great depression and we ended up with a recession which hasn’t been a great thing to live through, but a depression would have been far worse.”
Socialist Bernie Sanders: “The last number of years, there has been class warfare being perpetrated by the very, very wealthy against the middle class and the working families.”
House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi: “The fact is we’ve been very clear. President Obama has said it in his campaign and since then and in this campaign as well. The Democrats want to be – have fairness in our tax code; that we want to go forward with giving – having the tax cuts for those making over $250,000, a couple making over $250,000, to have those tax cuts expire.”
Alen Krueger, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers: “Today’s employment report provides further evidence that the U.S. economy is continuing to recover from the worst downturn since the Great Depression.”
Alan Krueger: “The household survey showed that the unemployment rate ticked up to 8.3% in July (or, more precisely, the rate rose from 8.217% in June to 8.254% in July). Acting BLS Commissioner John Galvin noted in his statement that the unemployment rate was `essentially unchanged’ from June to July.”
Liberals on Chick-fil-A:
Former Vante CFO Adam Smith, who bullied a female worker at the Chick-fil-A drive-thru window, as he ordered a cup of water: “When I first thought about participating in this protest, I was really excited. I felt purpose in standing up against Chick-fil-A‘s funding of anti-human rights groups. I felt like it was the right thing to do – the human thing to do. After recording the conversation, my enthusiasm in standing up against Chick-fil-A was very high, and in that moment, I decided to post the video. For me, and at that moment, the main goal of supporting the gay community outweighed the collateral damage that Rachel became. And I literally just saw Rachel as collateral damage. We have to stop rationalizing our destructive actions this way. We have to start seeing people as people. We aren’t ever going to make social progress by personally attacking people. I’m clearly guilty of this. The degree of reaction my video ended up having took me by surprise, obviously. There was a lot of passion expressed, and still is being expressed. Part of me is quite discouraged by the threats made to my family and former co-workers. But another part of me is encouraged. If people can get this passionate about a guy being rude to a girl in a drive-through, how much more passion can we have for our fellow human beings whose basic rights are being threatened by corporations like Chick-fil-A. How much more passion can we channel toward fighting for equal rights – for all people, not just straight ones.”
Liberals on Mitt Romney’s tax returns:
Senate leader Harry Reid, back in July: “His father, George Romney, set the precedent, that people running for president file their tax returns, let everybody look at them. But Mitt Romney can’t do that because he’s basically paid no taxes in the prior 12 years.”
Harry Reid, to the Huffington Post, at the end of July, about a man who invested in Bain Capital who called Reid up a month ago: “Harry, he didn’t pay any taxes for 10 years. He didn’t pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain. But obviously he can’t release those tax returns. How would it look? You guys have said his wealth is $250 million. Not a chance in the world. It’s a lot more than that. I mean, you do pretty well if you don’t pay taxes for 10 years when you’re making millions and millions of dollars.”
Former car czar Steve Rattner on CNN: “I will tell you that as a private equity guy, I’m familiar with many of the things that he did. And I know many people who have done many of the things that he did. I do not know anyone who did everything that he did. Some of what he did, like the [up to $100 million] IRA, I have asked fellow private equity guys . . . none of us had even known this was a possible trick, if you will. He has pushed the envelope all the way to the edge, to his benefit, and I think that Americans would find that pretty distasteful.”
CBS’s Bill Buck: “Whatever the level of exaggeration from the Senator or his source, there is probably at least some level of truth to the statement. Unfortunately, Romney is stonewalling the American public by not releasing his records so we’ll never know the truth.”
Harry Reid, from the Senate floor: “The word’s out that he hasn’t paid any taxes for 10 years. Let him prove he has paid taxes, because he hasn’t.” The word is out because Reid put the word out.
Robert Gibbs, Obama campaign guy: “Again, put the tax returns out. Put this whole thing to rest. Candy, have you ever seen anybody go to such great lengths to not put something out? And when you generally don’t put something out, isn’t it because you’re generally hiding something?”
Liberals on Obamacare:
President Obama: “[Women] are beginning to gain access to contraception at no additional cost I’m not going to give any ground to those who would deny women their own health care choices.” Government trumps religion.
The gay agenda:
Jacob Meister, Governing Board President of TCRA and the attorney who filed many complaints against Chick-fil-A in Chicago: “In our current high speed media and social media environment, Chick-fil-A has announced and caused to be published, to hundreds of millions of people, that LGBT people are unacceptable and objectionable. They have made it clear the lives of LGBT individuals are unacceptable to them and that same-gender families are unwelcome at Chick-fil-A.”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.: “I don’t think the burden should be on me. The burden should be on him. He’s the one I’ve alleged has not paid any taxes. Why didn’t he release his tax returns?” Harry Reid, incidentally, has not released any tax returns.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: “[Mitt Romney is] the most secretive presidential candidate since Richard Nixon…Forget about president – Mitt Romney couldn’t get confirmed as a cabinet secretary.”
Sen. Chuck Schumer: “Every day Mitt Romney has to talk about tax returns is a bad day for him and a good day for the Democrats.” Chuck’s right on this.
The Center for American Progress email of research that they did: “ANALYSIS: Romney would kill 360,000 in 2013 alone.” Left out the word jobs. I think. Given the state of this election, maybe they do think Romney will kill 360,000 people in 2013.
Jeremy Bird, BarackObama.com email: “President Obama’s 51st birthday is coming up this Saturday, August 4th. To celebrate, Californians [they seem to think I live in CA -ed] are coming together at phone banks across the state this weekend…”
We’re all going to burn:
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.): “I believe that the situation we face, Mr. President, is as dangerous as any of the sort of real crises that we talk about – today we had a hearing in the Foreign Relations Committee on the subject of Syria, and we all know what’s happening with respect to Iran, and nuclear weapons and the possibility even of a war. Well, this issue [climate change] actually is of as significant a level of importance, because it affects life itself on the planet.”
NASA scientist James Hansen: “[climate change] is not some scientific theory. We are now experiencing scientific fact…There is still time to act and avoid a worsening climate, but we are wasting precious time”
James Hansen: “We now know that the chances these extreme weather events would have happened naturally – without climate change – is negligible.”
The War on Women continues…
Woman in anti-Romney ad: “I don’t remember anyone as extreme as Romney.”
The Compliant Obama Press Corps:
ABC’s Bianna Golodryga: “Harry Reid, always one to speak his mind.”
The gay novelist Christopher Bram on NPR: “In 1968, he published “Myra Breckenridge,” where transsexuality leaves the gay-straight question in the dust. Later that year, he got into a battle with William F. Buckley, which began with Buckley calling him a queer — on national television during the Democratic convention.” Except, this was a lie.
Salon.com story title on the Olympics: Don’t chant “U.S.A.!”
Mark Krzos, a reporter for the News-Press in Southwest Florida, on his facebook page about a local Chick-fil-A restaurant on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day: “I have never felt so alien in my own country as I did today while covering the restaurant’s supporters. The level of hatred, unfounded fear and misinformed people was astoundingly sad. I can’t even print some of the things people said…It was like broken records of Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh and a recitation of half-truths and outright lies. Such a brave stand, eating a __damn sandwich.”
George Soros-funded far-left website Think Progress publish an article with the title: “In Oklahoma, It’s So Hot The Street Lights Are Melting.” The melted street lights were because of a fire. Think Progress has since changed the title.
Washington Post’s Lisa Miller about the Black pastors who oppose Obama’s stance on gay marriage: “CNN, Fox News, NBC, the New York Post, the Daily Caller and the Christian Post, among others, followed the story. Headlines underscored the potential threat: ‘Obama’s support for gay marriage `might cost him the election,’ wrote NBC.com. In reality, though, Owens isn’t a story. He’s a figurehead in what political operatives call an Astroturf campaign. It looks like a grass-roots movement, but it’s really a political stunt.” However, kudos to those other organizations for not burying this story.
Actor and CNN host D.L. Hughley: “[Obama] doesn’t seem to get that you have to be willing at some point to fight fire with fire. He’s closer to being a white kid. Intellectually, like his experiences are so different from mine that, I should say, he responds like an intellect as opposed to a regular guy.”
Cher tweet: If Darth Vader & Dracula got married & had a Baby,it would be Dick Cheney!OMG! Darth Is BLACK &Born on another Planet Dicks Not an AMERICAN
Cher tweet: If u dont know my politics,U do now! I must fight against these T-Baggies ! Michele Bachman & Sarah these r the best they got ! Bring it !
Cher tweet: U R LUV’D & WELCOME! Mitts A Spineless Racist ! 2Words “British Olympics” @Suzannehaley: I GOP Pls don’t make fun of me,showing my luv 4 u !
Liberals from the past:
White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew from last month on the president’s decision to exert executive privilege over documents related to the “Fast and Furious” operation: “This administration has been the most transparent ever.”
Gore Vidal, recently deceased: “But what I was saying, that early on, before the word gay had really been invented, was there’s no such thing. Only a country, basically as mindless about these matters – based upon our peasant superstitions, religious superstitions – would they make categories…only a country that is based upon an extremely primitive religion, which is Christianity, I am a devoted enemy of monotheism in all of its forms, could have come with a categorizing of people as one thing or the other…well, it’s a very primitive country, the United States, and it’s full of superstitions, which come out of a very fundamental religious bias, which is primitive Christianity. And since they have enough votes to terrify the more sophisticated people who run the country, these are some of the bones that they get thrown – like prayer in the schools and abortion and all subjects which have nothing to do with the federal government, but they see to it that it does. No, no, we’re kind of a joke.”
President Obama from 2 weeks ago: “Most of the ads are negative. In fact, almost all of the ads are negative; and it’s understandable that as you watch these TV ads that you start thinking that politics just doesn’t seem to get what’s going on in your lives. That there’s so much negativity and so much cynicism; and it’s understandable if at a certain point, people just say `you know what, there’s a disconnect here. This is not speaking to me. It’s not speaking to what’s going on in my neighborhood, my community.’”
Van Jones: “[The TEA party] want Obama fired so they don’t care how many Americans are in economic pain… they want to hurt the American people economically so they can gain politically.”
Karl Warden tweet: keep letting all those conservative crazy christian ass holes eat all the @ChickfilA they want and they’ll die off! #NOsurvivalfortheFAT
Molly tweet: Hope all you judgmental bigots feeding your fat asses at @ChickfilA choke on their disgusting waffle fries.
s a m tweet: If you go eat at a Chick fil A today, I hope you choke to death on that LGBT hating chicken. #chickfilA
aleashuhh tweet: oh please please let there be a news story about some bible thumper having a heart attack and dying in a chick-fil-a today fingers crossed
Just a sample from twitchy.
Dick Cheney suggested that Sarah Palin was not ready as a vice presidential candidate; his daughter tweets:
Liz Cheney tweet: Rarely do I disagree with best VP ever but @SarahPalinUSA more qualified than Obama and Biden combined. Huge respect 4 all she’s done 4 GOP.
As you know, mention the name Palin anywhere, and the hate will suddenly appear:
psychedelicatessen tweet: @Liz_Cheney @SarahPalinUSA wow, you’re an idiot. She quit during her term as Gov. She was a train wreck VP Nom. Go drink blood w/ Daddy.
semironic tweet:@mlake9 @Liz_Cheney Agreed… as long as we’re talking about showing off your ass in tight skirts.
bmaz tweet: @speechboy71 @Liz_Cheney @SarahPalinUSA Yes, completely adorable. For a cravenly insane right wing sack of lying shit like Baby Dick Liz.
Karen J tweet: @Liz_Cheney That statement by you about @SarahPalinUSA is proof positive that you’re as insane/delusional as every other Tea Party nut.
And there is more.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: “They are the decision makers, to the extent that the presidential election hopefuls [of the USA] must go and kiss the feet of the Zionists to ensure their election victory. Anyone who loves freedom and justice must strive for the annihilation of the Zionist regime in order to pave the way for world justice and freedom.”
Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the head of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) party: “And all the troubles that exist around the world are because of the Jews. When the Jews are wiped out, then the world would be purified and the sun of peace would begin to rise on the entire world.”
Liberals making sense:
Congressman Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat, who is a married gay, on Chick-fil-A: “I wouldn’t want to personally eat there. I wouldn’t want to support a guy who thinks I shouldn’t have my rights, but I don’t think the government should do that.” Barney, I could kiss you for that.
Liberals being honest:
Stephanie Cutter, BarackObama.comfundraising email: “Subject: Romney defeats Obama? …When you read the news 101 days from now, that might be the headline you see.”
Houston-made video for dealing with workplace gun attacks, with the 3 bullet-points, “Run, hide, fight…And commit to taking the shooter down, no matter what.” And this was put out by our female gay mayor. Even our female gay mayor has….
Chris Crane, president of the National ICE Council, and speaking on behalf of an 18-year law enforcement and military veteran: “[The federal government is] punishing law enforcement officers who are just trying to uphold U.S. law.”
Steve Robinson, Chick-fil-A‘s executive vice president of marketing: “While we don’t release exact sale numbers, we can confirm reports that it was a record-setting day.”
FoxNews host Shep Smith on Chick-fil-A: “Forget National Day of Intolerance, let’s just stay with badminton.”
Chicago Cardinal Francis George on Mayor Rahm Emanuel‘s statement that the fast food chain’s values “are not Chicago values”: “Recent comments by those who administer our city seem to assume that the city government can decide for everyone what are the `values’ that must be held by citizens of Chicago. I was born and raised here, and my understanding of being a Chicagoan never included submitting my value system to the government for approval. Must those whose personal values do not conform to those of the government of the day move from the city? Approval of state-sponsored homosexual unions has very quickly become a litmus test for bigotry. . Surely there must be a way to properly respect people who are gay or lesbian without using civil law to undermine the nature of marriage.”
CBS’s Scott Paulson on Harry Reid’s charges against Mitt Romney: “How dare Harry Reid, the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, spew his latest unsubstantiated rumored statements which he made against Mitt Romney? Reid now says that he has heard – but won’t specifically reveal from whom – that Romney hasn’t paid any taxes for ten years. Reid will only say that someone who used to invest with Bain Capital – where Romney was a former CEO – called his office with this no-tax-paid information…To play Reid‘s game, apparently the Republicans need to have their phones ringing with unsubstantiated information about Obama‘s unreleased files, as there are many. For starters, how about some calls about the sealed Occidental College records, the sealed Columbia College records, the sealed Harvard College records, the sealed Columbia thesis paper, the sealed selective service registration, the sealed medical records, the sealed Illinois State Senate records and schedule, and the sealed law practice client list. All of these things are ‘rumored’ to be unavailable. So, in Harry Reid‘s world, they are definitely worth mentioning.”
Scott Paulson said this?
CNN’s Candy Crowley: “But wages are lower than they were when he took office. The cost of health care is higher. The cost of college is higher. We all know what has happened to the housing market. So the question is, why should Americans look at this and say to themselves, am I better off than I was four years ago, since all of those mile markers that he put up there have gone south?”
Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs: “Well, let’s be clear, Candy. The President has taken dramatic steps that will help lower our health care costs. The President has countless number of times passed legislation and ideas to reduce the burden that students have and middle class families have to borrow money to go to college.”
Chris Wallace: “But, David [Axelrod], didn’t this White House badly misjudge this recovery. I remember in 2010, two summers ago, you and Vice President Biden were running around talking about Recovery Summer?”
David Axelrod, Obama campaign advisor: “First of all, I wasn’t running around saying anything other than we were going to have to be persistent, that it took years to get into this mess; it was gonna take years to get out of it.”
Chris Wallace: “You talked about recovery summer in 2010, sir.”
David Axelrod: “Well, you should show me the tape of me saying that.”
Full video of this exchange.
David Axelrod in 2010: “This summer will be the most active Recovery Act season yet, with thousands of highly-visible road, bridge, water and other infrastructure projects breaking ground across the country, giving the American people a first-hand look at the Recovery Act in their own backyards and making it crystal clear what the cost would have been of doing nothing.”
Politico story on Recovery Summer.
Senate Leader Harry Reid: “There is a controversy because the Republican presidential nominee, Governor Mitt Romney, refuses to release his tax returns. As I said before, I was told by an extremely credible source that Romney has not paid taxes for ten years. People who make as much money as Mitt Romney have many tricks at their disposal to avoid paying taxes. We already know that Romney has exploited many of these loopholes, stashing his money in secret, overseas accounts in places like Switzerland and the Cayman Islands…It’s clear Romney is hiding something, and the American people deserve to know what it is. Whatever Romney‘s hiding probably speaks volumes about how he would approach issues that directly impact middle-class families, like tax reform and the economy. When you are running for president, you should be an open book.”
Republican candidate Mitt Romney: “Harry Reid really has to put up or shut up, all right? So Harry, who are your sources? Let’s have Harry explain who that is. And by the way, Harry, I understand what you’re trying to do. You’re trying to deflect the fact the jobs numbers are bad, that Americans are out of work, and you’re trying to throw everything up on a screen that will grab attention away from the fact the policies of the White House haven’t worked to put Americans to work.”
Romney: “I’ve paid taxes every year—and a lot of taxes.”
Rush Limbaugh: “I’ll tell you what ought to be happening here. IRS agents should be interrogating Harry Reid to determine who it is that supposedly leaked confidential tax information about a private citizen to him. And Harry Reid, having disclosed publicly what he was told, should be investigated as well for passing such information on to the public. This is a felony, what Harry Reid is doing. So if anybody needs to be investigated here, it’s Harry Reid. IRS agents ought to be talking to him and trying to figure out who leaked. You know, who is this guy from Bain that’s calling Harry Reid? Who are these people? And then he publicly disclosed what he was told, and he doesn’t know if it’s true. He’s demanding that Romney prove it, so Harry Reid‘s admitting he doesn’t know if it’s true.”
Reince Priebus: “As far as Harry Reid is concerned, listen…I’m not going to respond to a dirty liar who hasn’t filed a single page of tax returns himself, complains about people with money, but lives in the Ritz Carlton here [pointing]…down the street…this is just a made up issue.”
George Stephanopoulos: “You really think Harry Reid is a dirty liar?”
Reince Priebus: “I just said it.”
Noel Sheppard of Newsbusters: “You know, Candy Crowley‘s a great journalist. But she earlier said that Harry Reid wouldn’t reveal his sources. How do we know he has any sources?”
Even Jon Stewart got all snarky about Reid.
Chris Matthews: I think a lot of it [the TEA party platform] is ethnic to it and I’m not trashing people as racist or anything, but I think a lot of it is ethnic. Meaning, they don’t like the changing demographic of the United States. So every time—
Max Pappas, FreedomWorks: Yeah, especially Hispanics like Ted Cruz.
Matthews: No, no. He’s a Cuban-American and that’s always been a little different situation.
Pappas: Or Marco Rubio? Allen West?
Matthews: Every time a speech is written by a Tea Partier, they’re not sufficiently happy with saying, ‘we’re going to cut spending.’ They’ve got to say we’re going to do something with the border. By the way, the border doesn’t cross Cuba by the way, it’s always Mexico.
Pappas: That’s not a Tea Party position.
Matthews: Well why watch Cruz that statement?
Pappas: He’s in Texas, they have a big border.
Matthews: All the time, you hear border, border, border.
Pappas: What brings the whole Tea Party together across the country is at the center of American politics. It’s not extreme. It’s let’s only spend what we bring in. It’s fiscal policy.
Matthews: You’re saying Tea Partiers don’t have an attitude about immigration?
Matthews: They don’t?
Pappas: No. There is not a consistent Tea Party position on immigration.
Matthews: What do you mean there’s not a consistent position? How come when you meet them, they talk about the ’cause’? It sounds like the Confederate Army still fighting the Civil War when you talk to them.
Pappas: When we bring together Tea Partiers from across the country to FreedomWorks, what they agree on is on free-market fiscal responsibility and Constitutional limit to federal power. They disagree on everything else; social policy, immigration.
Matthews: My experience is they’re on the far right.
Pappas: We’ll have you by the next time they come. Open door.
Matthews: Far right. It is a far right political movement.
From real clear politics (video available there)
Bob Schieffer: “…some pretty dismal economic figures that came out Friday, our economy is really just limping along. It is President Obama’s policy. He’s been there for a long time now. So with the election just a hundred days away now, Congresswoman, is the President running out of time here in terms of turning this economy around?”
Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “Well, we have made progress from where we were when President Obama took office, when the economy–our economy had just contracted almost by nine percent. Now we’ve begun to turn things around and had our twelfth straight quarter of growth. We have a long way to go.”
Bob Schieffer, CBS Host: “Let me go to you, Governor Strickland. You have been pounding Mitt Romney for not releasing his tax returns, and you have repeated what Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been saying that Mitt Romney may have paid no taxes in all of, in some of those years. You know, this morning Reince Priebus who’s the chairman of the Republican Party, said I think over on Fox, that, that Harry Reid is a dirty liar. And I have to say, he has shown nothing, no evidence to substantiate that charge. He just says he heard it from somebody. Do you have any proof that Mitt Romney paid no taxes in some years?”
Ted Strickland, Former Democratic Governor of Ohio: “No, but Mr. Romney could give us the proof that he has paid taxes consistently. The fact is, Bob, Mitt Romney wants the American people to trust him with the presidency, but he won’t trust us with his tax returns. All he has to do is release his tax returns. The question that I think is this: why is Mitt Romney refusing to give us his tax returns?”
Schieffer: “Well, you know, I take your point, Governor, but isn’t this kind of like Joe McCarthy back in the era when he said, ‘I have here in my hand the names of 400 people in the state department who are communist?’ It turned out he didn’t and he was saying the way to prove that they’re not is for them to come forward here. I mean, asking somebody to come forward to, to just because there’s been an unsubstantiated charge, that’s a little thin to me.”
What? Bob Shieffer said this?
George Stephanopoulos, Host: “Before we go, George, Ann Coulter talks about energizing the base. I think we saw one base that was certainly energized this week by the — in Texas, the Tea Party had a big victory by the election of Ted Cruz. He’s going to be the Republican Senate nominee, almost certainly the next senator from Texas.”
George Will: “Another example of journalistic malpractice in this country – the constant writing off of the Tea Party, which just goes about its business of electing senators. They’ll elect Cruz, they’ll probably elect Mourdock in Indiana, they’ll probably elect Deb Fischer in Nebraska. Often, George, the most interesting and important fights in American politics aren’t between the parties, they’re within the parties. People say about Ted Cruz, well, he’s part of the anti-intellectual Tea Party. Well, Princeton, Harvard, clerked for Justice Rehnquist, I don’t think so.”
Will: Then, they say, well, he doesn’t play well with others. And people in Texas say, he doesn’t play well with others? Send him to Washington.
The back of actor D.L. Hughley’s new book:
“Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth to see it like it is, and tell it like it is.” -Richard Nixon
“I believe America is the solution to the world’s problems.” -Rush Limbaugh
“SHUT THE F#CK UP.” -D. L. Hughley
The full title of his book is: I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up: How the Audacity of Dopes Is Ruining America
Roseanne Barr tweet:@CindyChafian u certainly have a lot of disrespect 4 someone who is running for POTUS-why is that? No respect for american ways?
Cindy Chafian tweet: @JoeySwinson @TheRealRoseanne No darling, its called common sense and being married to a naval officer who deals with it.
Roseanne Barr tweet: @CindyChafian @JoeySwinson i knew you were on the dole-as are all ppl who think like u! living off tax $ forever.
Roseanne Barr tweet: t party is another word 4 ppl employed by the military who want to see the social safety net dismantled so they can b assured of their gov$
Ted Cruz, nominee for the U.S. Senate from Texas, on Washington values: “The rest of America is looking at Washington and saying, ‘What’s wrong with you people?’ ” [quoted from memory]
Ted Cruz, on compromise: “I’ll work with martian if they’re willing cut spending and reduce the debt.”
Ted Cruz on the conservative principles of Hispanics: “When was the last time you saw a Hispanic panhandler?”
Mancow, on Mayor Bloomberg saying police should go out on strike: “Goodnight, Irene; that’s 2 scoops of stupid.”
Ann Coulter: “The Obama campaign message is, you can vote for the guy who put millions of people out of work, quadrupled the deficit and wrecked American healthcare, or you can vote for that really mean guy whose wife owns a horse.”
Rep. John Carter (R-Texas): “You said when we fail, there are dire consequences. Of course, we know there are dire consequences, there’s a bunch of dead people stacked up over at Fort Hood right now that are dire consequences…two of the most important agencies of this government still haven’t defined what happened at Fort Hood by even mentioning that Islamic terrorism had anything to do with it…at what point does it get to be Islamic terrorism?”
Obama birthday cake sent from the RNC to the DNC: “You didn’t bake this.”
Mitt Romney: “Over the years Iran has amassed a bloody and brutal record. It has seized embassies, targeted diplomats, and killed its own people. It supports the ruthless Assad regime in Syria. They have provided weapons that have killed American soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq. It has plotted to assassinate diplomats on American soil. It is Iran that is the leading state sponsor of terrorism and the most destabilizing nation in the world. We have a solemn duty and a moral imperative to deny Iran‘s leaders the means to follow through on their malevolent intentions.”
Mitt Romney: “A nation has the capacity to choose its own capital city, and Jerusalem is Israel‘s capital. I think it’s long been the policy to ultimately have our embassy in the nation’s capital of Jerusalem.” This is a dig at the Obama administration, as none of them will call Jerusalem the capital of Israel.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio): “Sometimes I have to catch my breath and slow down because the rhetoric in this campaign is just so over-the-top. And that’s because the president’s policies have failed. Listen – 93% of Americans believe they’re a part of the middle class. That’s why you hear the president talk about the middle class every day, because he’s talking to 93% of the American people. But the president has never created a job. He’s never even had a real job.”
Charles Gasparino: “Maybe that’s because the real administration power on these issues is senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, who shares the president’s most absurd economic theories, like the virtues of raising taxes on job-creating small businesses even in a time of economic distress.”
Florida congressman Allen West: “As a retired Army officer I am appalled at the Obama administration’s actions to bring a lawsuit against the State of Ohio for the early voting privileges it extends to our Men and Women serving in uniform. To have the Commander in Chief make our US Servicemen and Women the target of a political attack to benefit his reelection actions is reprehensible. The voting privilege extended to these Warriors who represent the best among us should not be a part of the collective vision of this inept President who is more concerned about his reelection than sequestration. As a Combat Veteran, for this President to unleash his campaign cronies against our Military is unconscionable..how dare this President compare the service, sacrifice, and commitment of those who Guard our liberties not as special and seek to compare them to everyone else. Barack Obama is undeserving of the title Commander-in-Chief.”
Chicks On The Right fb posting: “So, Harry McSenile makes about 200 grand a year. And he’s worth over 10 million….hmmm….makes me want to see HIS tax returns. Hypocrite.”
Paula Priesse fb posting: July 29th – Unemployment over 8% for 41 straight months. GDP growth at 1.5%. Trillion dollar plus deficits. Poverty at the highest level in 50 years. Now imagine if a republican president had said, “We tried our plan and it worked.” The media would go bonkers! O uttered these exact same words last Monday. But nary a peep from ABC, NBC, CBS & CNN. In 1980, more than 50 million Americans watched network news. That figure today is barely over 20 million. CNN‘s ratings are the lowest since 1991. This is O’s last election. Be nice if it was the last election for the corrupt media as well. P
Paula Priesse fb posting: July 30th – First Newsweek informs us Romney was a school bully, a dog torturer and a heartless Gordon Gekko wannabe. Now they pull a 180 and insist Mitt‘s a “wimp.” They must have photos of Romney wearing mom jeans while very “delicately” throwing a baseball. Or ones where Mitt‘s riding a kid’s bike wearing a helmet. Hmm . scratch that. (below) The magazine also thinks Romney‘s too “insecure.” Like making up stuff in his book to make himself look good. And saying “I” or “me” 117 TIMES in a recent 25-minute campaign speech in Ohio. Oops . that was O too. Sadly, Newsweek will soon be available online only. Sorry bird & cat lovers, looks like you’ll have only the NY Times to line your cages & litter boxes. P
Paula Priesse fb posting: August 2nd – Sure, most polls over-sample Dems. But even so you wonder, “How can O still be in the mid-forties?” Could make you depressed. Then something like yesterday happens. Americans saying they’ve had enough! Not with mindless chants or drum circles but with their wallets. They’ve had enough of insecure blowhards dictating what their values should be. There’s no record of discrimination at Chick-fil-A. Yet the anger from the left yesterday was brutal. No way to show quotes, way too vile. But the basic sentiment was this: “Hope these fat, Bible-thumpers all die of heart attacks!” Peace & love to you too, oh tolerant & open-minded ones. As for the believers in free speech? A great day to be an American! P
Paula Priesse fb posting: August 4th – 163,000 new jobs in July. Still terrible but better. But how so when 195,000 fewer Americans were employed? (Bureau of Labor Statistics: June – 142,415.000, July – 142,220,000) Oh right, hundreds of thousands of fake “seasonally adjusted” jobs were added. No worries, O & the Dems have a surefire plan to finally tackle 42 straight months of 8% plus unemployment. First, Harry Reid will demand Romney release all his tax returns. If that doesn’t work, they’ll raise a big stink over Ann Romney’s horse. And if that doesn’t work, they’ll demand higher taxes on those (including small businesses) making more than 250 grand. That’s always been a big job creator. Who says Dems don’t know squat about economics? P
Paula Priesse fb posting: August 5th – Lib columnist Mary Williams on gymnast Gabrielle Douglas: “The gold medalist is a teenager of deep faith and gratitude and that can be a little unnerving.” What has Mary “unnerved?” Gabby saying this after her win: “I give all the glory to God. The glory goes up to Him and the blessings fall down on me.” A salon.com colleague of Mary remarked, “I would like her more if she were not so, so, so into Jesus.” Ms. Williams then snidely asks, “What is Jesus going to do now for Gabby Douglas’ career?” Two things Mary: 1) Millions still believe “deep faith” and “gratitude” are qualities to be admired & 2) Not being as crass and as self-absorbed as you, it’s likely Gabby views her faith as much more than a smart “career move.” P
Jodi Miller: “Ice T defended gun rights as the last defense against tyranny. Racist.”
Btw, when did Ice T start working on Breaking Bad?
Alec Baldwin, in character, on 30 Rock: “There’s an iPod3 now and a Mitt Romney4—he’s no longer killing hobos at night.”
Jodi Miller: “Michael Moore said if the founding fathers had actually seen assault weapons, they would have banned them. Hey, Michael, had the founding fathers had actually seen you, they might have banned special sauce.”
Ann Coulter tweet: The word’s out, Harry Reid is a child pornographer. If he’s not, let him prove it.
Quite obviously, that accusation is now “out there.”
Pat King from my fb asks: “If by being in support of traditional marriage you are automatically in support of gay hate and anti-gay groups would the same be true for gay people who announce their support for same sax marriage. Would they not be in support of Christian hate and and anti-Christian groups. Why do gay people hate Christians so much?”
From Rush Limbaugh’s Pearls of Wisdom:
Rush: “Obama is nothing. He’s not even president of the United States right now. He’s not even celebrity of the US. He is the fundraiser-in-chief.”
Rush: “The playbook for the Obama campaign is to find out whatever dirt there is on your opponent and get it out there, have the help of the media, and have it be so embarrassing, whether it’s true or not, have it be so embarrassing that it just destroys the candidacy or, in best instances, it forces the opponent to withdraw.”
Rush: “Obama’s whole history, his whole electoral history, is to find dirt on opponents or make it up and run them out of the race before the election. That’s the Axelrod-Obama modus operandi.”
Rush: “More and more people are becoming more dependent each day on the government. The welfare rolls, or the dependency rolls are growing; they’re not shrinking. And that growth is being promoted and advertised and sought by this administration.”
Rush: “What must be done cannot happen under Obama. It will not happen. He doesn’t understand it. He is in an ideological straitjacket. He is obstinate and stubborn, and he’s not all that smart. And we are paying the price.”
Rush: “Obama doesn’t understand self-reliance, and he doesn’t believe in it. And the reason is, he’s a liberal, and they don’t believe in people having the innate ability to provide for and care for themselves.”
Rush: “This is the United States of America that we’re talking about. Our GDP ought to be 5%, 6%, 7%, not one-and-a-half, not 1.7, not 1.9.”
Rush: “The economy under Obama has been so bad that there are over two million fewer jobs to have in this country. That’s why everybody talks about job growth. It’s not as though there are jobs unfilled out there. It’s that there aren’t any jobs besides those that we have.”
Rush: “Dingy Harry loves throwing out baseless, ridiculous, slanderous accusations, and then hiding behind the fact that he’s a member of the Senate and can’t be sued, or any number of other protections.”
Rush: “There will always be a select group of people, who, because of who they are, their upbringing, or just their own innate ambition, whatever obstacles are in their way, they’re going to work around them. They will find a way past them.”
The Conservative Press:
Chris Wallace of FoxNews to David Axelrod: “Let’s do a lightning round; and frankly, you’re not very good at it.”
Bernie Goldberg on CNN playing the song Stupid Girls before a news story on Sarah Palin: “The most offensive part of all of this is this statement by a news organization, whose only mission is to tell the truth, and they say that this was unintentional. Really? They have literally millions of songs in their data base to chose from—millions….and they pick `Stupid Girls’ and they have the nerve to tell us…it was unintentional. They’re not even embarrassed by this. Look, CNN and other news organizations expect politicians to tell the truth, they expect business people to tell the truth….and they issue a statement like this? They show no respect for the people who watch them…I’m guessing the people who watch them don’t like Sarah Palin all that much anyway, which is why they did it and thought, like the old days that they could get away with it. Well, it’s not the old days anymore.”
Snarky comments from Weasel Zippers:
Is it me or has Dingy [Harry] been acting crazier than usual lately?
No, not Ahmadinejad.
Errr, you’re doing it wrong, Barack.
Who in their right mind thought this was a good idea?
Flashback: Team Obama Said In 2009 Stimulus Bill Would Have Unemployment Below 6% By 2012.
And let’s not forget 2010′s “Recovery Summer”.
War On Women: 175K Fewer Women Held Jobs In July, 94K Dropped Out of Labor Force.
Sandra Fluke unavailable for comment.