A Huge “Say What?” January 8, 2012 edition [Reader Post]



President Barack Obama: “We’ve already seen change take pace.  2012 is about reminding the American people how far we’ve traveled.”

Barack Obama campaign manager Jim Messina on a video for the Barack Obama YouTube channel: “People have speculated this is a billion dollar campaign, that’s bullsh*t.”

President Barack Obama: “I just called Reggie [Love, the former Duke University basketball player who had been his constant companion and presidential “body man”]; I miss him.”

Obama: “One of my New Year’s resolutions is to get out of Washington and spend time with folks like you.”

Obama: “Part of what 2012 is about is both reminding the American people of how far we’ve traveled and the concrete effects that some of our work. . . but part of it is also framing this larger debate about what kind of country are we going to leave for our children and our grandchildren.”

White House press secretary Jay Carney: “There are more things that need to be done.  There are elements of the jobs act that we believe, as we did from the beginning, merit bipartisan consideration and support. This country is in crying need of work on its infrastructure.”

Obama: “When Congress refuses to act, and, as a result, hurts our economy and puts our people at risk, I have an obligation as President to do what I can without them.  I’ve got an obligation to act on the behalf of the American people and I’m not going to stand by while a minority in the Senate puts party ideology ahead of the people that we were elected to serve—not with so much at stake, not at this make-or-break moment for middle class Americans—we’re not gonna let that happen.”

House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson: “It’s a new year; we’re going to give our colleagues the benefit of the doubt.  That’s why we’re here, sleeves rolled up and ready to work.  It has been suggested to me by the New York Times that, last week, in the science section, that what may, in fact, be impacting our colleagues on the other side of the aisle,  is that they have prosopagnosia.  Now that, for you out there in the audience, means this: It’s a blindness that they have. It is a blindness that also works in a way that you don’t recognize people’s voices. How else can you not hear the plea of 14 million Americans that are out of work who need to be put back to work?”

Released statement from Nancy Pelosi: Republicans have held the House majority for more than 230 days and here is their record:

Have failed to pass a single piece of legislation to create jobs.

Have actually voted to pass legislation that would destroy nearly 2 million jobs, including:
•    Passed the “So Be It” spending bill to slash investments in our economic future like education, college aid, life-saving medical research, infrastructure, and clean energy, and cut 700,000 jobs.
•    Passed a budget that would cost Americans 1.7 million jobs by 2014, with 900,000 jobs lost next year, according to Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics.
•    Passed GOP Patients’ Rights Repeal bill puts insurance companies back in charge of health care and repeals the Affordable Care Act, thereby destroying more than 300,000 jobs.”

House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi: “I simply will not have us engage in a this that last August, ten years ago. This is about the here and now and the highly unusual circumstances that we are in because of the of the Republican failed economic policies of President George Bush took us to a financial meltdown, took us into near depression, took us into deep deficits that we still have to deal with! Are they just too tired to come to work? I hope not!”

Joe Biden on op-ed: “[Presidential candidate Mitt] Romney appears satisfied to settle for an economy in which fewer people succeed, while the majority of Americans are left to tread water or fall behind. His proposal would actually double down on the policies that caused the greatest economic calamity since the Great Depression and accelerated a decades-long assault on the middle class.”

Obama recess appointee Richard Cordray: “The court has held that, any legislation that affects the national economy, even if it affects matters that are not economic themselves but have incidental effects on the economy—and healthcare insurance clearly does—is [a] valid exercise of Congressional authority.”  In other words, this means that, in his opinion, Congress should be able to legislate anything they want.

DNC Chief Wasserman Schultz: “Frankly, the collection of Republicans that are running for president really are pretty unremarkable. They all embrace extremism and embrace the Tea Party.”

DCCC fund-raising letter from Steve Israel: “[Give me $3 and] I’ll be able to tell Leader Pelosi, the Republicans, the media, and anyone else who’ll listen that half-a-million Americans are fed up with these Tea Party extremists “  And the last TEA party rally was when…?

Representative Joe Crowley, in a DCCC fund-raising letter “Democrats are fighting for jobs, for the middle class, for women’s rights. Republicans are busy groveling to the Koch Brothers and Grover Norquist’s wealthy buddies.”

Email from Jim Messina, campaign manager for Obama for America: “The path ahead for Romney – or whichever of the Republican candidates is going to emerge from this process – is sadly and starkly very clear: to run even further to the extreme right, and make even more dangerous promises that threaten not only the progress we’ve made but the fundamental fabric of American society.”

Email from James Kraal, the National Policy Director of Obama for America: “So today the President appointed former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. For months, Senate Republicans – with Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum right behind them – have fought this bureau every step of the way, and their latest strategy is to refuse to allow even an up-or-down vote on this nomination.”

Email from Jim Messina, of BarackObama.com (subject line: This is not a joke: “The extremist Tea Party agenda won a clear victory [in Iowa].”  Interesting, simply because the establishment (read, non-TEA party) candidate, Mitt Romney, won the Iowa caucus.

Email from Mitch Stewart, BarackObama.com: “I know you’ve been pretty bombarded with messages from us lately.”

Former Vice President Al Gore on the Iowa caucus: “I think this was a good night for Barack Obama.”

DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “You know, I’m a hundred percent confident that the people of Iowa and the American people will win the day on November 6th of this year when President Obama is re-elected because of his policies, because of the fact that he has brought this country out of the worst economic disaster that we faced since the Great Depression and the people of America know.”

Attorney General Eric Holder: “Too many guns have fallen into the hands of those who are not legally permitted to possess them.”  He was not talking about Operation Fast & Furious.

Rep. Barney Frank quipped a slogan suggestion for 2012 Democratic candidates: “We’re not perfect, but they’re nuts.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who previously held pro forma sessions to block recess appointments by President George W. Bush, said Wednesday of President Obama’s decision to ignore those sessions to push through one of his key nominees: “I support President Obama‘s decision.”

Columnist Eugene Robinson on how Rick Santorum and his wife mourned their stillborn child: “He’s not a little weird, he’s really weird.  And some of his positions that he has taken are just so weird that I think that some Republicans are off-put. Not everybody is not going to be down, for example, with the story of how he and his wife handled the stillborn child. It was a body that they took home to kind of sleep with it, introduce it to the rest of the family. It’s a very weird story.”  However, it should be noted that a Boston Herald columnist takes up for Santorum.

Kalle Lasn editor-in-chief of Adbusters magazine and senior editor Micah White: “[The Occupy movement in 2012 will be] marked [by an] escalation of surprise, playful, precision disruptions, rush-hour flash mobs, bank occupations, `occupy squads’ and edgy theatrics…this means escalation, pushing us one step closer to a revolution.”

Al “Resist we much” Sharpton: “The Republican party has been in a mad rush to its extreme white wing.”

Hank Johnson is the congressman who thought Guam would tip over.

Haim Saban is an Egyptian born Israeli-American and Chairman of Univision, the Hispanic television station “The fact that Rubio and some Republican Presidential candidates have an anti-Hispanic stand that they don’t want to share with our community is understandable but despicable.”  That’s right; Marco Rubio is anti-Hispanic.

George Clooney: “I’m disillusioned by the people who are disillusioned by Obama.”

Actor Don Cheadle: “I think he inherited an impossible situation. I wish he had not been so much of a consensus-seeker. I just wanted to see a more `gangsta’ president.”

Republican Senator Scott Brown: “I’m the most bipartisan senator in the entire delegation if not the most bipartisan senator in the entire Senate.”  Great….

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who is suffering from cancer, in a nationally televised speech to the military: “It’s very difficult to explain, even with the law of probabilities, what has been happening to some of us in Latin America.  Would it be so strange that they’ve invented technology to spread cancer and we won’t know about it for 50 years?”

Hugo Chavez: “Obama, mind your own business and devote yourself to rule your country which you have turned into a disaster…I am sorry for you, Obama.  Ask the black communities and the porr of your country what you mean to them—the biggest frustration.”

Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro: “Many dangers threaten us, but two of them, nuclear war and climate change, are decisive and are drifting further away from a solution.”

The Compliant Obama Press Corps:

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams on President Obama’s shirtless photos from his Hawaiian vacation: “The photos that come out today may make it tougher for men of a certain age who go to the beach for summer vacation this year because a lot of guys are now going to be expected to dive for every football that comes remotely close to them. This is the 50-year-old President of the United States on New Year’s Day in what appears to be a hardcore beach football game.”

ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer on Obama’s controversial nominee: “Consumer champion. Can this brand new man in town help you with your mortgage, your car loan, your credit cards?”  By the way, if you are a liberal reading this, and you do not see the biased reporting here…

CBS’s Leslie Stahl, setting the table for a 60 Minutes segment with Eric Cantor: “2011 will be remembered as a year of perpetual gridlock in Washington and open combat between the President and the Republicans in Congress. There was a litany of standoffs: from three near government shutdowns, to a stalemate over raising the debt ceiling, to the latest skirmish over extending the payroll tax cut. There seems to be more finger-pointing than governing and the public is fed up.  President Obama‘s nemesis throughout the year was 48-year-old Congressman Eric Cantor of Virginia, the Majority Leader of the House, who played a major role in the Republican strategy. The White House blames Eric Cantor, more than anyone else, for disrupting the President’s first term. Especially for scuttling one set of deficit reduction talks after another.”

“Good Morning America’s” John Berman (on ABC) asks this question, looking forward to their Republican debate: “How mean for Mitt Romney? Will Romney go after his new chief rival, Rick Santorum, or leave that to his new friend John McCain?”

Huge ABC graphic showing a picture of Romney next to bold lettering: “How mean will he get?”

Newsweek‘s Andrew Romano: headline “Team Obama has quietly built a juggernaut re-election machine in Chicago.”

New York Times’ Opinion writer Andrew Rosenthal: “There has been a racist undertone to many of the Republican attacks leveled against President Obama for the last three years, and in this dawning presidential campaign.”

Washington Post Opinion writer Courtland Milloy: “Watching television coverage of the Republican caucuses in Iowa, I noticed that nearly everybody was white: white people smiling over coffee, white people applauding at candidate forums, white people singing praise songs at church. True, Iowa has so few blacks that it would probably take a hawk’s eye to spot one. But the GOP caucuses could have been held in any state, and the crowd would look the same…Which made me wonder: In a country as large and diverse as ours, how is it that one of the two major political parties has become, in essence, a white people’s party?”  Observations which are both distorted and were never made of the various occupy movements.

Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson: “Maybe, I understand Chris Christie‘s really popular in Iowa, he plays well out there, it just, the optics, to see it from a distance, to watch him essentially threaten the good folks of Iowa with some sort of Jersey-ness if they don’t do what he says.”

Time Magazine’s Joe Klein: “…we’re probably not going to be able to stop Iran from getting a bomb…Those guys don’t want to go to war again. If they got a bomb it would just be to deter Israel and Pakistan.”

Donna Brazile, who is a commentator for CNN, NPR and ABC, in a fund-raising letter for the DCCC (Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee): “I’d like to know what middle class Americans did to the Republican Party.  For that matter, what did seniors, women, students, folks that breathe air and drink water, and anyone who puts in an honest day’s work do to make Tea Party Republicans so angry and determined to attack us?”

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman: “And I think Newt’s rise is speaking to us. And what it says to me is, is that I think there’s a lot of Republicans who are starved for a candidate for their party who would be able to debate Obama head-to-head, they think is as smart and mellifluous as the president.”

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews: “I think Newt is like Freddy Krueger. He keeps coming back. You know? The guy does not die, there’s always going to be a sequel.”

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews: “Well, I think the Republican Party has, unfortunately for it, built itself over the droppings of the Democratic Party for about 50 years. First of all, they picked up all the Dixiecrats, all the segregationists who went from the Democratic Party after the civil rights bill of ’64 and the Voting Rights Act.  Their mind is closed because of these droppings they’ve picked up from the Democratic Party. The neocons have closed down their mind just like the segregationists closed down their mind about civil rights and the moral majority closed down their minds about social issues. The party is dying of this intake, effluent from the Democratic Party. That’s my thought.”

Former Newsweek writer Jonathan Alter on MSNBC about Michele Bachmann: “It doesn’t matter whether she does. You know, correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t she not standing for re-election to the House? Is it possible that finally we will be rid of this woman for good?”

MSNBC’s Martin Bashir: “There’s nothing subtle about Newt Gingrich or Mr. Santorum. Their comments are clearly targeted at the President, who’s black, and at other members of society, who haven’t made millions of dollars from lobbying. But while sticks and stones may break your bones, the public inquiry into the life and death of Stephen Lawrence shows that words can and do cause irreparable damage to a culture and a society. Newt Gingrich is never going to win the Republican nomination, but he could badly damage race relations in the process. So here is a simple plea: Let’s cut out the food stamps rhetoric right now before things get any worse.”  In other words, Gingrich and Santorum are to blame for racists murdering black people.

Daily Kos’s Troubadour article title: “Barack Obama: Best President Ever.”

Huffington Post:

Liberals from the past:

Oprah Winfrey, from 2008: “I’m in his [Obama’s] corner for whatever he needs me to do.”

NY Times reporter Shaila Dewan when jobs were being lost in 2009, wrote a story entitled:  “Weren’t we working too much, anyway?”

Statement from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in 2005:  “The President’s decision to circumvent the Senate and use a recess appointment naming John Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations is a mistake.  John Bolton‘s record provides no evidence of the kind of diplomatic skill, temperament and judgment that ought to be prerequisites for this critical position. There are serious unanswered questions about whether Mr. Bolton improperly used sensitive intelligence information for political purposes, which contributed to the lack of support he had in the Senate.  For President Bush to use a recess appointment for such a controversial nominee not because there was a compelling case that Mr. Bolton was the best person for the job, but merely because the President had the power to do it subverts the confirmation process in ways that will further harm the United States reputation in the eyes of the international community. The American people deserve better.”

Barack Obama in 2008: “The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion dollars for the first 42 presidents — number 43 added $4 trillion dollars by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion dollars of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. It’s irresponsible. IT’S UNPATRIOTIC!”  Today, that debt is $48,873.84 for every man, woman and child.

Senator Obama on the stump in 2008: “[the president should not attach] a letter [to legislation that he signs] saying `I don’t agree with this part’ or `I don’t agree with that part.’  Congress’s job is to pass legislation. The president can veto it or he can sign it.”  So far, President Obama used 20 signing statements.

Media Headlines:

The Telegraph: Rick Santorum is a big government conservative. He’d be a disaster in the White House

National Review OnLine: Santorum’s Big-Government Conservatism

CBS News: Will Santorum’s big government conservatism resonate?

New York Times

Liberal civility:

Former CNN reporter Bob Franken on MSNBC talking on Republican candidates who talk about blacks and government dependency: “I think this is very intentional. I think it is part of a hateful campaign that is being very methodically run in the hope it`s going to appeal to voters who would love to see us return to the good old days of Jim Crow.”

Crazy Muslims:

Rally organizer on Al-Aqsa TV : “Praise be to you, our Lord. You have made our killing of the Jews an act of worship, through which we come closer to you.  Allah’s prayers upon you, our beloved Prophet [Muhammad]. You have made your teachings into constitutions for us – the light with which we dissipate the darkness of the occupation, and the fire with which we harvest the skulls of the Jews.  Yes, our beloved brothers, even though the entire world moves closer to Allah through fasting, through hunger, and through tears, we are a people that moves closer to Allah through blood, through body parts, and through martyrs.”

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Israeli attempts to “Judaize” Jerusalem: “This ridiculous move is in fact the continuation of the colonialist polices of oppressors, which will not save the Zionist regime, but also take the regime closer to the endpoint of its existence.”

Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi-Golpaygani, a senior cleric in Iran: “Basically, going to any website which propagates immoralities and could weaken the religious belief is un-Islamic and not allowed, and membership in it [facebook] is therefore haram (a sin),”

Habibulah Sayari, Iranian Navy Commander: “We are able to announce that our shore-to-sea missile systems are so powerful that we can hit any target, any time, if it’s necessary.”  Their range is 124 miles, which puts U.S. Naval vessels outside of their capabilities.

The Mauritanian Hamada Ould Mohamed Kheirou, presumed leader of an armed Islamist group active in west Africa: “We again declare war on France, which is hostile to the interests of Islam.”

Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniyeh: “The armed resistance and the armed struggle are the path and the strategic choice for liberating the Palestinian land, from the [Mediterranean] sea to the [Jordan] river, and for the expulsion of the invaders and usurpers [Israel]. . . We won’t relinquish one inch of the land of Palestine.”

Afghan President Hamid Karzai: “I am very happy that the American government has announced that the Taliban are not their enemies.  We hope that this message will help the Afghans reach peace and stability.”

Turkish Imam Suleiman Eniceri of Santa Claus: “If he was an honest person he would come through the door as we do.”

Liberals making sense:

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz “When is a win a loss? It’s a loss when you’re Mitt Romney, and you spent the most and only beat the guy who spent the least in the state by 8 votes.”

Moderates/Affiliation Unknown:

Talking car on The Simpson: “Hello, I’m an electric car—I can’t go very fast or very far.”

New York Times columnist David Brooks on President Obama (Brooks voted for Obama, in part, because he like the crease in his pants): “I still like him and admire him personally, but he’s certainly more liberal than I thought he was…He’s more liberal than he thinks he is. He thinks he’s just slightly center-left, but when you get down to his instincts, they’re pretty left. And his problem is that he can’t really act on them, because it would be political disaster. And so that means, I think right now he’s doing very little, proposing very little.”

In a random act of journalism, the Washington Post (writers Joe Stephens and Carol D. Leonnig): “Obama‘s green-technology program was infused with politics at every level, The Washington Post found in an analysis of thousands of memos, company records and internal -e-mails. Political considerations were raised repeatedly by company investors, Energy Department bureaucrats and White House officials.  The records, some previously unreported, show that when warned that financial disaster might lie ahead, the administration remained steadfast in its support for Solyndra.”

Washington Post writer Charles Lane: “I think one of the amazing thing that this all shows is that Republican Party might be about to crown winner of the Iowa caucuses someone (Ron Paul) with the foreign policy views of Jeremiah Wright. remember that?”

Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke: “Again, I go back to that, you know, traditional topic that I always talk about, you know, the powers of international Zionism – a power in banking, a power in media, a power in government influence, in campaign finance – a power that’s, you know, hurting the values of this country on behalf of Israel.  So, I would vote for Ron Paul at this moment because he’s one of the few candidates who have policies in this regard and this realm that I wholeheartedly support, and that’s why I’d vote for him.”  Should I have put this quote with the crazy Muslims?

Megyn McCain: “If Rick Santorum becomes the nominee of this party, I mean, it is going to be bedlam and hysteria like you have never seen.”

Megyn McCain: “If he [John McCain, her father] had endorsed Santorum, I mean, I would be like slitting my wrists on the table right now.”

Steve Kolesczar, school board chairman for school where 3rd graders supposedly wrote lyrics about the 99% movement as a part of being taught to be imaginative and artsy fartsy by the Kid Pan Alley group: “They don’t censor what the kids write, they [Kid Pan Alley] don’t shape what the kids write, it all comes out of the kids’ own mouths and the kids’ own words…the kids choose the topic…and those are their words.”  The lyrics are featured in Conservative Review #210.


Diane Sawyer: “Governor Romney?”

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney: “Do you have a question, or should I just—?”

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews: “Let me tell you what he [Rick Santorum] said. He’s said `My religion should dominate, should trump issues of the Constitution.’ He was saying, `Bill O’Reilly, you and I are of the same religion, therefore we should deny a woman’s constitutional right to buy birth control or a male to buy birth control.’ Isn’t that what he said? We just showed the tape.”

Traynham: “I don’t think he said that.”

Matthews: “He just did. Okay? He just did. And that’s what scares me. He thinks we should have a theocracy.”

Piers Morgan: “Have you been happy with the way that Obama has been runnin’ the country?”

Actor Matt Damon: “Uhhh, no; no; I really think he misinterpreted his mandate.”


Michele Bachmann, bowing out of the Republican race: “Last night, the people of Iowa spoke with a very clear voice, and so, I have decided to stand aside.”

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum: “Game on.”

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich: “The American people create jobs, not government.”

Presidential candidate Rick Perry: “We have a president that’s a socialist.  I don’t think that our founding fathers wanted American to be a socialist country.”

Walter E. Williams: “The big problems of the United States are Congress exceeding its authority.”

Ben Steyn: “Unemployment hits a few people, but inflation hits everyone.”

Sarah Palin: “The GOP would be so remiss to marginalize Ron Paul and his supporters as we come out of Iowa tonight and move down the road to New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida, et cetera. If we marginalize these supporters who have been touched by Ron Paul and what he believed in over these years, well, then, through a third party run of Ron Paul’s or the Democrats capturing those independents and these libertarians who supported what Ron Paul’s been talking about, well, then the GOP is going to lose. And then there will be no light at the end of the tunnel…So, the worst thing that the GOP machine can do is marginalize Ron Paul and his supporters.”

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum on President Obama’s appointment of Richard Cordray during a Senate pro forma session: “What the president did was wrong – pretty scary stuff.  I hope that the United States Senate does what they’re supposed to do, and they should go and even take the president to court. This is not something that the president should get away with.”

Rick Santorum: “We will degrade those facilities [in Iran] through airstrikes, and make it very public that we are doing that.”

Santorum: “On occasion, scientists working on the nuclear program in Iran turn up dead. I think that’s a wonderful thing, candidly.”

Dick Morris, former advisor to Bill Clinton: “Conservatives like the conservatism of Newt but know that Romney can win.”  [quoted from memory]

Brent Bozell: “How’s this for a number: 1,289 network news stories on Barack Obama in 2008, only six ever mentioned his position on the Born Alive Bill, which is a bill to save the life of a baby that survives a partial-birth abortion and he stopped even that…. No one ever called that extreme. ”  Obama’s position is to allow the doctor or nurse to kill the baby who was accidentally born alive.

Bill Kristol, Editor, the Weekly Standard, on Obama’s proposed military cuts: “Look at how much trouble we had doing the surge in Iraq. Look at how much of a strain that put on our military. What? Five years ago or so, we had to have 15-month tours for the army, we’re now going to have a much smaller Army and Marine Corps. But luckily, nothing’s ever going to happen anymore. You know what, there’s never gonna be a case we’re gonna have to intervene, we’re never gonna be attacked. Al Qaeda is never going to set up safe havens, there’s never gonna be a surprise like Korea. And so we can go ahead and blindly do this.”

Iowa voter on Rick Perry’s plan to cut the salary and time in session for Congress: “I don’t know they need a full year to make that many mistakes.”  [quoted from memory]

Charles Krauthammer on the same topic: “Under John Kennedy, whom I don’t remember liberals ever attacking as a man who overspent on defense, half of the budget of the federal budget was on defense. Today it’s a fifth. Under Kennedy, we spent 9.5 percent of our economy on the military. Today it’s headed to four percent and shrinking. As a percentage of our economy it’s going to get a lot smaller.”

Ed Rollins on Obama: “This is a tired president who doesn’t like his job.”

FoxNews commentator Kimberly Guilfoyle on Obama: “Here’s the problem: he’s got a record now.  He’s got actually something which is like an albatross around him that he can’t escape: the reckless spending, our deficit, the unemployment numbers, the lack of jobs.”

Kimberly Guilfoyle on Obama’s appearance on his video to Iowa: “Somebody give him some geritol, vitamins and an I.V.”

Kimberly Guilfoyle’s child on Obama: “He always talking, mom.”

Andy Levy, comedian/commentator for FoxNews: “There’s a big difference between Jon Stewart and Bill Maher—one is that, he’s [Stewart] funny.”

Weasel Zippers headline: “Obama Photographed Shirtless In Hawaii, Tingles [Chris Matthews] Seen Hyperventilating Into a Paper Bag.”

Rush Limbaugh: “Mitt Romney never laid off half a million people at Bain Capital. How come there’s no outrage at Obama laying off all these military people? We want to talk about the electability of these Republicans, how about the unelectability of Barack Obama?”

Rush Limbaugh: “Perception is reality in politics. It frustrates me, too. Really does.”

Rush Limbaugh: “I may get to the point where I will pay somebody to write a story in the mainstream media suggesting the Democrats better tone it down or else they’re gonna tick off the independents. I just want to see that story one time.”

Rush Limbaugh: “We do not have a media that is in any way focused on news, truth, anything of the sort. They are totally focused on how much fun it is to flummox the opposition and how when the White House does it how wonderful that is and how the media will help do that.”

Rush Limbaugh: “There is no economic growth taking place and that’s the truth that’s not being reported and that’s what underlies the myth and the fraud that’s being reported today.”

Rush Limbaugh: “I could sit here all day and tell you how these jobs numbers are not accurate. It’s not gonna matter. The news is Obama’s policies are working. The news is it’s finally kicking in. The news is the economy is growing. The news is jobs are being created.”

Rush Limbaugh: “Capitalism was not in play during the TARP bailout, during Obama stimulus, and it’s not at play here with this potential mortgage bailout, either. If capitalism were really in play, none of this would be going on.  Capitalism’s getting a bad rap.”

Rush Limbaugh: “I wanted to remind you, this is an election year and there is no news.  The fact that the media does news is a misnomer.  The media is an arm of the Democrat Party of the Obama administration.  They have an agenda and the whole point here is to spread propaganda.”

Rush Limbaugh: “Obama is not confronting the Republicans.  He’s confronting the Constitution.  The Republicans are not Obama’s obstacle.  The Constitution is Obama’s obstacle.”

Rush Limbaugh: “If big government anything was a winner, then they’d be running around calling Obama a big government guy, not Santorum.”

Rush Limbaugh: “Now the media is telling us they’re afraid of Romney. That’s strategic so that we think we should support Romney. But the left is never gonna tell us what they really want us to do, and the left is never looking out for our best interests.”

Rush Limbaugh: “‘Big government’ has a specific meaning today, and it means welfare state. It means redistribution. It means high taxes. It means command-and-control of the economy.”

Conservatives from the Past:

Rick Santorum, from March of last year: “Jihadism is evil and we need to say what it is.  We need to define it and say what it is. And it is evil. Sharia law is incompatible with American jurisprudence and our Constitution.”

Republican Infighting:

Newt Gingrich: “Romney would buy the election if he could.”

Rick Santorum on Ron Paul:  “I mean he’s out in the Dennis Kucinich wing of the Democratic Party.”

Dick Morris: “Forget Rick Perry; he’s done.”

Conservatives not making any sense:

Michael Krull, campaign director for New Gingrich, about not getting on the ballot in Virginia: “Newt and I agreed that the analogy is December 1941 [Pearl Harbor].  We have experienced an unexpected setback, but we will re-group and re-focus with increased determination, commitment and positive action”

Very moderate Republican Senator Scott Brown of Newt Gingrich’s desire to reign in rogue judges and rogue courts: “[Speaker Gingrich is] blissfully unaware that the Founding Fathers deliberately established our government with three co-equal branches of government, or he is fully aware of that elementary fact and yet is pandering to the right-wing extreme element in our own party.”

Presidential candidate Ron Paul: “Last week, I believe, we had a rally and people on the staff were worried. You know: Occupiers are there, occupiers are there. They’re in the front row. What are you going to do? What are you going to do? Should we call the police? I said no: Just relax a little bit. And there was no ruckus, and afterwards I shook a lot of hands. They come up to me and they say: We are from the Occupy movement but we support you. So, I figure that, you know, an open viewpoint about the Constitution and freedom and attacking some of the things that they don’t like – they don’t like the bailouts, and I don’t like the bailouts. So, there are some things that we can agree on. I think the Tea Party movement and the Occupy movement are motivated for different reasons, but they come together because they don’t trust government anymore and that’s why I think I can connect with both groups.”

Ron Paul on Obama’s enemy combatant doctrine: “As bad as they were, you know even Adolf Eichmann finally when he was captured he was taken to Israel. Israel gave him a trial. What did we do with the Nazis – war criminals – after World War II? They got trials. Yeah, and they got what was deserving: they got hung,” Paul told more than 700 voters during a campaign speech at a convention center in western Iowa.  This year has not been good for the cause of personal liberty because about a year ago the president announced there are so many bad people around that he has to really go after them to protect us.  There are some dangerous people out there. There’s a lot of ’em. Most of them get a trial, but he changed the rules. He [Obama] says now it is proper for the president to decide to assassinate an American citizen without a trial, without charges, because he thinks they’re that dangerous.”

Ron Paul: “There’s a lot of people unhappy, and they’re not so happy with the two-party system because we have had people go in and out of office, congress changes, the presidency changes, they run on one thing, they do something else. Nothing ever changes.”

Jon Huntsman: “They pick corn in Iowa, they actually pick Presidents here in New Hampshire.”

From Conservative Review #210 (HTML)  (PDF)

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a bunch of know it all know nothing, disastrous for AMERICA,fire them all. you’ll save money,