Tag Archives: Lawrence O’Donnell
Rush Limbaugh: “I’m a guy on the radio. What can I do? I can’t raise anybody’s taxes. I can’t send anybody off to war. I can’t force anybody to go out and buy a $50 light bulb. I can’t make anybody give up their car and buy an electric car. I can’t make anybody do anything, and yet I have to be destroyed.”
Jay Carney: “The President…spends a relatively small amount of time campaigning.”
Senate majority leader Harry Reid: “In spite of the conservative obstructionism, we’ve been able to get a lot of good things done. [According to congressional scholar Norman] Ornstein said it was the most productive Congress in the last 75 years.”
First lady Michelle Obama to her husband: “You had BBQ? You didn’t tell me you had BBQ.”
President Obama: “Too many children can no longer expect to join the middle class, the president said, no matter if they work hard and play by the rules.” It is difficult to determine if these are his exact words. They are attributed to him, but without quotes. However, what this means is, what he has done so far for Americans has not worked.
John Kerry: “People are ripped. I’m ripped. We’ve got to respond, we’ve got to make something happen.”
John Kerry, about the House Republicans: “What I saw on the floor in the last 48 hours of the House just made my stomach turn. The lack of thought, the lack of consequence, the lack of connection to the real values of our country, as ideologue after ideologue comes to the floor to chew up the valuable time we have to address these problems.”
New White House Press secretary, Jay Carney, when asked about the Stimulus, said, “The goals [of the Stimulus package] have been met.”
Jay Carney: “The reality, as time passed, was, the hole that we were in…was much deeper than we knew even in December or November.” Recall that the Bush recession was compared over and over and over again to the Great Depression.
DNC chairman Tim Kaine: “Governors and others in state houses across this country on the Republican side have decided what they want to do is wage a war against their own employees.”