Say What? March 6, 2011 Edition [Reader Post]



Michelle Obama: “ We call the President ‘The Fact Guy’ because he reads so much he knows facts about everything.”

Newsman Chris Matthews: “”Everything he’s [Obama] done has been good for this country.””

Chris Matthews: “[Tonight, we have] the right-wing freak-out over Egypt. Take Glenn Beck – please. Here’s his delusional analysis. The pro-democracy demonstrations in Egypt could lead to a Muslim takeover of the world and the establishment of a new Islamic caliphate. Did you get that?”  Beck suggested, almost from the get-go, that the intent of some participants in these Muslim insurrections is an Islamic caliphate (a worldwide Muslim government).

Newsman Chris Matthews on Newt Gingrich: “He looks like a car bomber, he looks like a car bomber … he looks like a car bomber.  He’s got that crazy Mephistophelian grin of his. He looks like he loves torturing. Look at the guy. This is not the face of a president.”

Donald Collins, columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribute-Review: ” .. our own House of Representatives has been recently overstocked with neo-Neanderthals who fail to connect the dots on denying women access to contraception and this looming [population] crisis. Defunding Planned Parenthood is akin to denying that sex never produces results unwanted by women.”

President Barack Obama: “I don’t think it does anybody any good when public employees are denigrated or vilified or their rights are infringed upon.”

President Obama, in accepting Joe “You lie” Wilson’s apology: “I do think that, as I said last night, we have to get to the point where we can have a conversation about big, important issues that matter to the American people without vitriol, without name-calling, without the assumption of the worst in other people’s motives.”

At a private White House dinner, a guest suggested that when Tea Party activists said they wanted to “take back” their country, their real motivation was to stir up anger and anxiety at having a black president, and Obama didn’t dispute the idea. He agreed that there was a “subterranean agenda” in the anti-Obama movement – a racially biased one – that was unfortunate. But he sadly conceded that there was little he could do about it.

From the Huffington Post about the rallies held in all state capitols last Saturday: “On Saturday, the powers-that-be (in both parties) should see a rainbow force coming together: organized workers, business leaders, veterans, students and youth, faith leaders, civil rights fighters, women’s rights champions, immigrant rights defenders, LGBTQ stalwarts, environmentalists, academics, artists, celebrities, community activists, elected officials and more — all standing up for what’s right.”  Part of those who were intimately involved, and did not just show up, were communist and socialist organizations, conveniently left out of public statements like this.

Diana Butler Bass: on Scott Walker: “…none of these prayers or sermons has swayed Scott Walker…He has steadfastly stayed on his original course, unfazed by the full weight of Roman Catholic authority or the mainline social justice tradition pressing upon him and urging him toward compromise and change.And this is why Scott Walker’s religion is actually dangerous in the public square. Because it lacks the ability to compromise, it is profoundly anti-democratic.”

Congressman Charles Rangel: “Collective bargaining is something that is so close to slavery in terms of abolishing it, that it is not an American concept to tell people that they cannot discuss their economic position.”

Michael Moore, at a recent and smaller rally in WI: “Madison is only the beginning.  The rich have overplayed their hand.”

Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin reminded the rally of the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery: “What they did was change the course of history.  That is what you are doing today.”

Attorney General Eric Holder, who refuses to prosecute the Black Panthers who intimidated some voters in 2008: “Think about that—when you compare what people endured in the South in the 60s to try to get the right to vote for African Americans, to compare what people subjected to that with what happened in Philadelphia, which was inappropriate .. .to describe it in those terms I think does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line for my people.”

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm: “I love the smell of democracy. It’s so inspiring that so many people feel moved to come out and express themselves.”

Bill Maher: “When George Bush ran for president he had the thinnest résumé anyone had ever seen.”

Funny man Bill Maher manages to draw some sort of a straight line between Charlie Sheen and Sarah Palin.  In reference to Sheen, Maher concluded; “So yes, it’s childish, it’s needlessly defensive, it makes no sense. So if you ever wondered what it would be like if Sarah Palin was on coke.”

Michael Moore: “They’re sitting on the money, they’re using it for their own — they’re putting it someplace else with no interest in helping you with your life, with that money. We’ve allowed them to take that. That’s not theirs, that’s a national resource, that’s ours. We all have this — we all benefit from this or we all suffer as a result of not having it.”

Rosie O’Donnell: “I believe the people of Wisconsin were inspired by watching the people of Egypt … stand up to tyranny and dictatorship, a thirty-year dictatorship taken down in seventeen days of peaceful protest. The people in Wisconsin deserve our support …They are us.”

Democrat Gordon Hintz to Republican Michelle Litjens: “You are f___ing dead.”  Litjens dismissed this as his being simply on edge from working on the legislature so long; and Hintz apologized to her as well.


Northwestern Professor Bailey (regarding a sexual demonstration for his class): “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but watching naked people on stage doing pleasurable things will never hurt you.”

Student Justin Smith: “It is probably something I will remember the rest of my life.”

Laura Anne Stuart, the sexual health education and violence prevention coordinator at University Health Services, said, concerning the live sex event as part of a sexuality course at Northwestern: “As a sexuality educator, I do think that demonstrations of specific arousal techniques – those definitely have educational value.”


Let’s not forget the civil left; is a leftist website, and they published an article which expressed some disenchantment with an interview that ABC did with Sarah Palin (perhaps because they were too nice to her?).

One letter to Salon read: “Let’s let Michael Vick keep Sarah Palin as a pet…Vick gets to torture and we get rid of Palin.”

Another response was: “I hear you, brother.  I tried to convince the networks to have that obnoxious dumbass bitch torn apart and eaten alive by starving dogs, but their _____ executives wouldn’t buy it.”

Some of the other letters I would not print:

Salon Publishes MULTIPLE Calls for Torture, Murder of Sarah Palin

Liberals from the past:

Vladimir Lenin: “The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. “  About a year ago, not knowing this quotation, I described the liberal plan as to trap salaries by inflation right below $250,000/year.

Liberals making some sense:

Singer Neil Young: “I’m angry because we don’t take care of the planet; that makes me upset…I think about it everyday; I wish there was something I could do…and I realize how hypocritical I am, because I’m part of the problem…I fly around, I do all these things in jets.”

Liberals from outer space:

Charlie Sheen: “I’m tired of pretending like I’m not a total bitchin’ rock star from Mars.”

Charlie Sheen: ”The run I was on made Sinatra, Flynn, Jagger, Richards just look like droopy-eyed armless children.”  Which, by the way, now has its own facebook website:


DAVID KERLEY (ABC NEWS) (Voiceover) But should he stand firm with the government poised to run out of money and shut down this week?

REPRESENTATIVE JOE WALSH (REP) (ILLINOIS): How many people would like me to vote against that even risking the government shutdown?

PEDESTRIAN (MALE): Shut it down.

PEDESTRIAN (FEMALE): Shut it down.

PEDESTRIAN (FEMALE): Call the Democrats out on the tactics.

PEDESTRIAN (MALE): If we ran our households as irresponsibly as the government has been running itself for the last 20 years, we’d be in prison.

DAVID KERLEY (ABC NEWS) (Voiceover): For two days, we followed the new congressman crisscrossing his district from a steel plant to classrooms and conference rooms, as he canvassed his constituents, asking if he’s on the right track.



Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., House Homeland Security Chairman: It was an assault on military personnel by a person carrying a heavy duty weapon, an automatic weapon, shouting jihadist chants. I mean if that isn’t a terrorist act, I don’t know what is.

Reporter: Even if it’s somebody acting alone that’s not a terrorist attack?

P.J. Crowley, State Department Spokesman: For example, was the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords a terrorist attack?

Reporter: The secretary herself called it a terrorist act.

P.J. Crowley: You have to look at the evidence and look at the motivation, and then you make a judgment and that is a process as far as I know that is ongoing.

Greg Gutfeld: “P.J., which must stand for ‘poor judgment,’ actually compared a horrible crime linked to radical Islam, to whatever was bubbling in Jared Loughner’s damaged head.”


Chris Christie, still refusing to run for president: “You’re barking up the wrong tree. I already know I could win [the 2012 presidential election].’ That’s not the issue.”

Mitt Romney, with a little soaring rhetoric of his own: “He [President Obama] created a deeper recession, and delayed the recovery, reviewing his campaign message before Republicans in this influential early nominating state.  The consequence is soaring numbers of Americans enduring unemployment, foreclosures and bankruptcies. This is the Obama Misery Index, and it is at a record high.  It’s going to take more than new rhetoric to put Americans back to work – it’s going to take a new president.”

Jonah Goldberg on the brevity of Joe Biden’s remarks on the budget: “Joe Biden said enough to fill one bumper sticker.  That is saying these guys are on message.”

Michelle Litjen, state congresswoman in WI: “If we give in right now to the thuggery happening in Wisconsin, we’ll have to give in every time”

Charles Krauthammer: “Was the guy in Germany a terrorist? All the evidence says yes. This is a guy who shouted by the word of many witnesses repeatedly, “Allah hu Akbar,” which is the jihadist cry, as he shot the Americans and as he was being taken away. Now, and he was recently radicalized, he’s a Muslim, either born or emigrated out of Kosovo, and now he has confessed. Clearly this was a jihadist attack.  And the fact that when the president came out and spoke yesterday about this, he talked about it as if it was a bus accident, it was a tragedy. It is incomprehensible why he can not even say out loud that this could have been a jihadist attack, a part of the war on terror. This was an attack on the American military abroad, an attack on our country, an act of war by a terrorist enemy. And if a president can’t speak about that, what does it say to moderate Muslims around the world who are against the jihadist, and here a president of the United States who won’t speak the truth about it? It’s demoralizing.”

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker: “No he [the President] shouldn’t [interject himself into Wisconsin politics], for a couple reasons. One, we’re doing this to balance our budget, and the president of the United States should be focused on the much, much graver budget crisis we have in our nation’s capital, which he’s failed to lead on.  Secondly, the president really has no position talking about this, because what we’re asking for here is still more generous than what federal employees get. I think many people do not recognize – I certainly hope the president was aware of it – the fact that the federal employees do not have collective bargaining for wages and benefits.  And in fact the average federal employee pays twice as much for their health insurance premiums as what we’re proposing in our budget repair bill,” Walker says. “So the reality is, it’s really quite ironic that the president would be criticizing us for something that is less restrictive, when it comes to collective bargaining, and less expensive, when it comes to healthcare, than what we are proposing here in the state of Wisconsin.”

Speaker of the House John Boehner: “The constitutionality of this law [The Defense of Marriage Act] should be determined by the courts — not by the president unilaterally.”

Rush Limbaugh: “When Bush was president and the unemployment rate was 4.75%, do you ever remember the giddiness about that that there is today over 8.9%?  No!”

Uncommon Knowledge (an article about welfare): “No one under the age of 45 has any memory of government being organized any differently  – FDR’s New Deal and LBJ’s Great Society fundamentally changed the intellectual framework for our government,  We went from a limited constitutional government to a more energetic, powerful government that can (try to) solve people’s problems.”

Rush Limbaugh: “If anybody looks at African-Americans in this country as inferior and incompetent, it’s the American left and the Democrat Party.”

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer: “Government is a necessary evil.”

Rush Limbaugh: “The left can say and do anything. In fact, the left can abort 60% of black babies, and it’s cool. Let me report it, and all hell breaks loose.”

Libyan freedom fighters: “Bring Bush.”

New German interior minister Hans-Peter Friedrich, in connection with the investigation of the deaths of 2 American soldiers there at the hand of Islam: “Islam in Germany is not something supported by history at any point.”


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Not to be missed…..
“Mr. Obama has told people that it would be so much easier to be the president of China. As one official put it, ‘No one is scrutinizing Hu Jintao’s words in Tahrir Square.’”
Last paragraph:

No exact quote out….yet.
I’d love to hear it, though.

Poor Obama.
As president of China, people around the world who are fighting for freedom don’t really expect you to help.
As president of China, you don’t have to put up with annoying off-year congressional elections, and then negotiate your budget with a bunch of gun-and-religion-clinging congressmen and senators.
As president of China, you can fund your national public radio to your heart’s content.
And as president of China, when you host a conference on bullying in schools, people take you seriously.

Poor us.
Obama is president of the USA, not of China.

Gary, putting all of this in one place makes me sick. Our government represenatives, our media and prominent civilian leaders are all talk with no action. I wonder how much room there is on Old Trooper’s ranch in Montana? Can he accomodate all of us who want to disengage?

You listen to and watch what is coming form the left and the propaganda industry known as the MSM and you can’t help but wonder if there isn’t a concerted effort to completely brainwash the electorate and foment the radical change in our way of life. The parallels to pat failed Socialist regimes are eerie! Read the stuff above (which by the way I look forward to every week) and there can be no other conclusion made! And for what it’s worth, the Rhinos and other entrenched political blowhards are every bit as responsible as the hard left! Misinformation and lies, all to hold onto power and take away what our country has worked for and earned over the last 200+ years, all in the name of Socialism. Like the term or not, that is the fight that is now being waged, one that as evidenced above, the MSM is reporting only one way!

Michael Moore:

“What’s happened is that we’ve allowed the vast majority of that cash to be concentrated in the hands of just a few people, and they’re not circulating that cash. They’re sitting on the money. That’s not theirs, that’s a national resource, that’s ours. We all have this… we all benefit from this or we all suffer as a result of not having it. America’s not broke,”

The USA has about 400 billionaires.
About half of those have less than $2 billion each, and those with a net worth in the double-digit billions is an exclusive club of about 30.
The grand total of the combined net worth of every single one of America’s billionaires is roughly $1.3 trillion.
The 2011 deficit alone is $1.6 trillion.
So, if the government were to simply confiscate the entire net worth of all of America’s billionaires, we’d still be $300 billion short of making up this year’s deficit.

MM is a dummy.

@Nan G, #5:

Moore isn’t talking about 400 billionaires. He’s talking about how the nation’s wealth is presently distributed.

There’s an obvious problem when too great a percentage of a nation’s total wealth becomes concentrated into the hands of too few of us: There’s no longer enough consumer spending to drive the economy. This is because the wealthiest simply aren’t numerous enough to consume a broad spectrum of goods and services at the necessary level, no matter how wealthy they are.

Higher tax rates at the top end is one way to address the distribution problem. You direct more of the wealth back downward via social spending, which results in more consumption while simultaneously addressing certain social needs. This is a reasonable approach, but one that can be taken too far.

Another approach is to allow working people to bargain for higher wages. When they earn more they can spend more, which broadly increases demand for the goods and services they produce. Since the wealthy generally profit from increased economic activity, it works out well for everyone. It also allows the middle class to save and invest more, decreasing their dependence on social programs for long-term economic security.

The third approach is a peasant revolt, led by Michael Moore. He might have a problem when the downtrodden masses suddenly realize that he’s not actually one of the peasants.

Please take the time to read and pass along to whomever will benefit:

@Gary Kukis: I could not stop laughing. The vision of Michael Moore leading a peasant revolt. I envisioned a scene from Les Meserables with Michael running Stumbling and panting carring a wooden pitch fork! In the back ground, I saw him hesitating while passing Dunkin Donuts! LOL