President Obama: “The recovery is accelerating. America is coming back.”
President Obama: “But I can comment on the fact that all good folks can agree that the remarks that were made don’t have any place in the public discourse. And you know, the reason I called Ms. Fluke is because I thought about my daughters, and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about, even ones I may not agree with them on. I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way. And I do not want them attacked or called horrible names because they are being good citizens, and I wanted Sandra to know that I thought her parents should be proud of her, and that we want to send a message to all of our young people that being part of a democracy involves argument and disagreements and debate, and we want you to be engaged, and there’s a way to do it that doesn’t involve you being demeaned and insulted, particularly when you are a private citizen.” Bill Clinton must be getting old. He has not called Sandra yet?
WH press secretary Jay Carney: “We are not, and cannot be, the arbitrator of every statement that everybody makes in the policy and political arena.” Unless, of course, it is politically helpful.
Bill Burton, the former Obama 2008 campaign press secretary: “But the notion that there is an equivalence between what a comedian has said over the course of his career and what the de facto leader of the Republican Party said to sexually degrade a woman who led in a political debate of our time, is crazy.”
President Barack Obama: “I firmly believe that an opportunity remains for diplomacy – backed by pressure – to succeed…Sanctions are continuing to increase…Faced with these increasingly dire consequences, Iran’s leaders still have the opportunity to make the right decision. They can choose a path that brings them back into the community of nations, or they can continue down a dead end.”
President Obama: “Now, because of these new standards for cars and trucks, they’re going to – all going to be able to go further and use less fuel every year. And that means pretty soon you’ll be able to fill up your car every two weeks instead of every week – and, over time, that saves you, a typical family, about $8,000 a year.” Maybe over the life of the vehicle, and that is a big maybe.
President Obama: “Because of [Obamacare]…, preventive care is now covered and, yes, that includes preventive care for women: check-ups, mammograms, birth control.” Yes, it is all free. This is not just a political debate. This is the defining issue of our times.”
Now that GM has temporarily shut down production of the Volt, President Obama: “We’ve got to invest in clean energy. We’ve got to invest in efficiency. We’ve got to make sure that the advanced batteries for electric cars, for example, are manufactured here in the United States.”
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “Playtime is over when it comes to women’s health decisions and no one needs to hear this message more than Mitt Romney.”
Dana Laurent, political director for Planned Parenthood Votes! Washington: “Women in Washington state are very familiar with the games that Mitt Romney and other anti-choice, anti-family planning Republicans are playing with women’s health. Americans want a president who is going to make sure that women have access to the health care they need,” Laurent said. “Mitt Romney would allow big corporations to deny health care options to their female employees. It’s just that simple.”
Michelle Obama: “There is an unspoken energy that comes from the millions of people who are lifting us up in prayer. We can’t fool ourselves into thinking we can be good servants of God, good parents if we’re not whole inside.”
Sen. Barbara Boxer: “And I personally, I’ve never faced violence, extreme violence, like a number of you have endured. But I do know a little bit about what it’s like to be told you don’t belong somewhere, or you can’t do something because you’re a woman.” It is that danged Republican “War on Women”! Oh, when will it end!
From Vice President Biden‘s schedule this week “At 1:00 PM, the Vice President will attend a meeting of the Government Accountability and Transparency Board in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. At 2:30 PM, the Vice President will meet with representatives of the National Sheriffs’ Association in the Roosevelt Room. These meetings are closed press.”
Campaign ad for Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.: “Debbie Halvorson sided and voted with the Republicans and the NRA against gun control…President Obama and Congressman Jackson fought them every step of the way.”
Former Democrat Congressman Alan Grayson, opening up a fund-raising dinner: “Dear Lord, thank God I’m a Democrat. And thank God I did not have to vote in the Republican presidential primary. They’re all a bunch of losers.” This comes after he ran a red light and into a bus. This man needs to be given a permanent status position in Congress; he gives the best quotes.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer: “I’d like to see her [Sandra Fluke] take him [Rush Limbaugh] to court. She is not a public figure and, for that reason, she should be able to sue for slander, libel or whatever else might be involved.”
Daily Kos mom: “I can hardly type, can hardly put this into words! I have been writing and rewriting this because if I don’t break down in tears, I get so angry that I can’t think straight! I know that so much has already been written about this whole issue, but I am writing this diary from a very personal point of view; forgive me if I find no humor in any of this, excuse me if I take no part in celebrating the loss of sponsorship for that pig’s radio program. You see, my 16 year old daughter came home from school on Friday in tears and has been in a state of utter despair since. She was told, in no uncertain terms, that she is a slut, a prostitute, a horny piece of trash that is out to sleep with every guy in school! The horrid little monsters who started harassing my daughter had the audacity to tell her their mothers were the ones who labeled her with these despicable opinions – they were just “telling it like it is, you know, like that guy on the radio! The one who isn’t afraid to tell the truth!” Who does this?! How does Rush Limbaugh or anyone else have the right to do this, to say these things about anyone?”
Pelosi: “[the radio commentators who verbally attacked Fluke should] remain nameless and hopefully advertiseless.” Who is she talking about?
Sen. Chuck Schumer: “Rush Limbaugh‘s comments were just nasty and directed at a particular young woman who had a particular point of view and was expressing herself. Bill Maher‘s a comedian. It’s much different.”
Bill Maher: “Today, Rush Limbaugh tried to drag me into this [toro caca] he caused…I made a contribution to Obama‘s super PAC and Rush Limbaugh says [Obama] has to give that money back because I sometimes call Sarah Palin a bad name. OK, this analogy breaks down in so many places I can’t even begin. Except, let’s just start with this – Rush, I don’t have sponsors. I’m on HBO. See, that’s the great thing about being on HBO, whereas Rush Limbaugh has already lost a lot of sponsors.” Here is the simple distinction, in Maher’s mind: you can be as misogynistic as you want to be, as long as you are on HBO.
They also need to add in that, (1) they are on at different times of the day; (2) Rush has a weekly show; (3) you can only hear Rush, but you can see Maher; (4) Sandra Fluke is shorter than Governor Palin; and (5) Girls just wanna have fu-un. There are a million reasons why it is okay for Maher to call conservative women any name that pops into his head, but it is wrong for Rush to do the same.
Former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, when she was asked about the accuracy of Sandra Fluke’s testimony that birth control would cost Law School students $3000: “I have a great deal of respect for the testimony that Sandra Fluke gave to Congress. She was factual, she was courageous, and she made a difference in the debate in our country, and we were honored by her presentation.” A Target store, 3 miles from the Georgetown campus, sells birth control pills at $9/month. Total out of pocket cost over 3 years, $324.
Head of the Democratic party, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and part-time geologist and minerals expert: “It would take 45 years if the Keystone Pipeline were in place, to produce as much oil as President Obama‘s policy to – on fuel efficiency standards for American automobiles would in increasing those over the next few years…It would take 45 years to produce out of oil shale from the Keystone Pipeline as much oil as we save in the increase in fuel efficiency standards from President Obama‘s policy that would be implemented by the middle of the next decade.” So, the key to solving the oil crisis is Obama formulating and signing a bill on oil efficiency standards. This is key to how liberals think.
Energy Secretary Stephen Chu, when asked if the overall goal was to reduce the cost of gasoline for the consumer: “The overall goal is to decrease our dependancy on oil, to build and strengthen our economy and to decrease our dependency on oil.” Right now, the United States is close to a 15 year low for fossil fuel usage. Chu does not own a car.
President Obama: “I’m going to keep doing everything I can to help you save money on gas, both right now and in the future.” And last week, he promised to buy a Volt.
Rev. Al Sharpton: “It’s against the law to organize unions [in Alabama].” Alabama is a right to work state, where the only ban is on mandating union membership as a condition of employment.
CODEPINK founder Medea Benjamin: “I think Ron Paul has a remarkable position when it comes to U.S. foreign policy, and his call for no war on Iran that something that many of us support. His call for an end of the U.S. empire – that we should be a democracy that lives within our own borders – is something that resonates with a lot of people. A call for an end to what he calls the `warfare state’ is something that resonates with many people in the peace community.”
3 Code Pink members in various states of undress, chant: “Bust up Bank of America.” This 3 woman protest was quite sad.
Susan M. Akram, Professor of Law at Boston University of Law: “Israel’s claim of a state, on the basis of exclusive and discriminatory rights to Jews [sic], has never been juridically recognized. In other words, the concept of the Jewish people as a national entity with extraterritorial claims has never been recognized under international law.”
An activist on signon.org is collecting signatures in support of a petition to FCC: “[to] remove Mr. Limbaugh from the radio as he has violated FCC rules and regulations countless times. The most recent incident being his assault on women and his degradation of Sandra Fluke.”
Former president Jimmy Carter: “[The Muslim Brotherhood have] assured me personally and they have made public statements accordingly that they will honor the peace treaty that I helped negotiate in 1979. They know its very important to Egypt to maintain peace with Israel and I don’t have any doubt that they will carry out their promise to me.”
Leftist professor and activist Frances Fox Piven: “It may well be that the Occupy movement is now in its second phase, in the phase where it makes trouble, in the phase where it threatens to shut down institutions. The Occupy movement has moved into the neighborhoods of our cities, it has moved into the schools..This spring, we’ll see action against the banks, against the corporations.”
Climatologist Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research: “As spring moves up a week or two, tornado season will start in February instead of waiting for April.” Does anyone recall what Global Warming enthusiasts said about hurricanes and global warming?
The Compliant Obama Press Corps:
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell: “I want to see hard core Republican conservatism put up there on a debate stage with President Obama‘s practical approach to governing, and I want to see hard core Republican conservatism crushed because it represents a minority view in our politics. And if it gets crushed that way, then the Republican party is going to have to say, “We’re going to have to listen to more voices than just these right-wing conservatives”
NY Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal on the idea that the NY Times is to the left what FoxNews is to the right: “Well it begins with bull and ends in it and you can figure out what comes in between. I think it’s absolute pernicious nonsense. I think that there, you know, I’ve been at this newspaper a long time, I’ve been at a lot of newspapers. Fox News presents the news in a way that is deliberately skewed to promote political causes, and the New York Times simply does not.” I would argue that, apart from the editorial page (and editorial shows on FoxNews), that FoxNews is far closer to presenting a fair and balanced approach to the news. This was already shown with stats for the 2008 election. FoxNews gave candidates equal time and their positive and negative stories on each candidate were about equal. This is not true of the NY Times (or of anyone else in the Obama Media Complex).
And every single news and network station that had Sandra Fluke on, asked her only about Rush Limbaugh and her experience; and did not ask her any real penetrating questions about her statement, what she really believes in or what she actually expects the government to do. None of them did any investigation into who Fluke is, where she came from, who wrote her statement or who looked over her statement, or if she changed her statement. The things news organizations ought to do were ignored. Had this been a conservative young person, giving a conservative view, do you suppose perhaps there may have been one or two difficult questions?
Bill Maher: “Rick Santorum homeschools his children because he does not want them eating that f–king apple. He wants them locked up in the Christian madrassa that is the family living room not out in public where they could be infected by the virus of reason.”
Singer-songwriter and North Carolina native James Taylor: “I am so – I really love this president. I love what it says about America, that we were able to elect this man.” Do I sense a song being written?
Liberals from the past:
“Comedian” Louis CK (joking about Palin coming to the Republican convention): “…holding a baby that just came out of her f-ing, disgusting [C-word], her f-ing retard-making [C-word].”
Cohen from editorial: “It is not nice to speak ill of the dead, my mother once told me. But it is okay, I think, to speak ill of those who praise the dead when the deceased was best known for sliming a well-intentioned and wholly commendable public servant or for exposing a politician who had already exposed himself. I am referring to Andrew Breitbart, whose passing was noted and mourned throughout the conservative firmament. His eulogies tell us more about the movement than they do about him.”
John “Sly” Sylvester, a liberal talk-show host on Madison radio station WTDY, “paying tribute” to Andrew Breitbart, who recently died: “I’m just tired of people faking that they are sad when people are dead. I want to say something, and make it real clear . I will never urinate on his grave. I’m gonna pour Round-Up on his grave and I’ll tell you why I’m gonna pour Round-Up on his grave. I’m gonna pour Round-Up on his grave so there’s no chance that he ever comes back to life! And I can kill him like the weed that he was. I’m glad he’s dead! There are very few people I can say that about. This guy, absolutely! I don’t have the slightest bit compunction of saying good. The world is a better place today. Can you think of the last time you’ve been this happy that someone is dead? You want to make a comparison? I was thinking of Anwar al-Awlaki.”
Liberal radio host Randi Rhodes, speaking of the ovaries of conservative women: “You know, these women, somebody really needs to go repossess their ovaries. Really, truly, they have no right to them. They are fabulous, little organs and they have absolutely no right to be estrogen-bearing beings. Okay? Just cut ’em off, let ’em go through the hot flashes, let ’em just sit there and complain about hormone therapy, okay? Just take the ovaries and get it over with. Because they don’t deserve to have estrogen. They really don’t. It’s a privilege.”
Liberal radio host Ed Schultz: “[Newt Gingrich is] lying to the American people if he thinks he has the formula to get us guaranteed down to $2.50 a gallon. I don’t mean to dis the South, but low-information voters might grab onto that, but I don’t know.”
Bill Maher: “I got crap from both the left and the right this week because – OK, let me address the left first, because I found this more disheartening. They were very mad at me because I tweeted that people like Rush Limbaugh – who I absolutely disagree with, I’ve never said a good word about him, I did a whole monologue about what an a__hole he was only a week ago – but I said I don’t like it that people are made to disappear when they say something or people try to make them disappear when they say something you don’t like. That’s America. Sometimes you’re made to feel uncomfortable, OK? Can we put this in perspective? No one died. A guy made a bad joke, a bad joke because a – it was a disgusting sentiment that he was evoking and also because it wasn’t even a joke. It’s a stupid fat f__k who is not funny and it annoys me that people who cannot keep two disparate thoughts in their own mind lump me in together with him and say I’m defending him. I’m not defending him. I’m defending living in a country where people don’t have to be afraid that they might go out of the bounds for one minute. Do we all want to be talking like White House spokesmen?” Even when making sense, Maher still has to verbally attack Rush.
Liberal Radio person Brian Maloney on the Mike Malloy show, regarding the people whose lives have been harmed by the tornadoes in the Midwest: “Their God … keeps smashing them into little grease spots on the pavement in Alabama, and Mississippi, and Arkansas, and Georgia, and Oklahoma. You know, the Bible belt, where they ain’t gonna let no goddamned science get in the way, it says in the Bible, blah blah blah blah. So, according to their way of thinking, God with his omnipotent thumb reaches down here and so far tonight has smashed about twenty people into a grease spot on highway 12, or whatever the hell highway they live next to.”
Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to us in the U.S.: “As God is my witness, the Iranian nation will not give a damn for [your] bombs, warships and planes.”
Saudi cleric Muhammad Al-Arifi: “There is no doubt that one’s devotion to Jihad for the sake of Allah and one’s will to shed blood, smash skulls, and chop off body parts for the sake of Allah and in defense of His religion constitute an honor for the believer. Just having this notion in your heart is a mark of honor, even if you do not actually wage Jihad. The infidel countries – the US and its allies – would not have dared to fight the Muslims, to rape their wives, and to turn them into widows. . . They only dared to engage in the daily corrupting of and fighting against Islam and the Muslims when they saw that the Muslims did not even consider fighting and conquering the [infidel] countries.”
Liberals being honest:
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer: “[Obamacare] was clearly a liability in the last election in terms of the public’s fear.”
Bud Light commercial specifically for Texans: “Sure, there are other states in the union, but they’re smaller, wousier, and the people talk funny.”
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, concerning Obama’s attempts to control their healthcare offerings: “We have made it clear in no uncertain terms to the government that we are not at peace with its invasive attempt to curtail the religious freedom we cherish as Catholics and Americans. We did not ask for this fight, but we will not run from it.” So, will he appear on all the same talk shows as Sandra Fluke and be asked, “Don’t you think this is really a war on women?”
Dr. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, president and dean of the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass. concerning the time she took a 15-year-old girl she had never met before to get an abortion: “Although New Hampshire was closer to that girl’s home than Boston, as it happened, I did not take her across state lines; nor did I, to my knowledge, break any laws. But if either of those things had been necessary in order to help her, I would have done them. And if helping young women like her should be made illegal I will, nonetheless, continue to do it.” Certainly a liberal.
MSNBC‘s Mika Brzezinski: “In our country when it comes to processed foods, sugar, and high-fructose corn syrup, unless they’re regulated, we’re going to continue on a downward spiral toward obesity and bad health. I think the government should step in. One way to do that is to put a tax on soda.”
Joe Scarborough: “Mika‘s vision of the nanny state is so overreaching. She is obsessed with telling people what to eat, what to drink, how to live their lives. And to a small-government conservative like myself, that’s offensive. The fact is, most people don’t want the federal government involved in their bedrooms or in their refrigerators.”
Mika: “The amount of sugar our kids ingest is absolutely insane. If America’s parents were educated on what it does to their children’s teeth and bodies, they would be horrified.”
Scarborough: “I’m sure that Mika was raised in the woods and ate tree bark, but I grew up in a middle-class family, and most of my breakfasts were Cap’n Crunch, Froot Loops, or Lucky Charms. I was healthy and slender -because I led an active life, just like most of us a generation ago. My grandmother poured sugar into just about everything, and she lived to be 93. Instead of focusing on telling -people what to eat, we need to focus on encouraging kids to get up off the couch and go outside to play. I think most Americans have changed a lot of their bad habits over the past decade. That’s why I don’t think the federal government needs to aggressively step in and dictate what people eat.”
Neil Cavuto: “Eric Cantor, I know you talk to a lot of people. You called me Bret. That’s ok.”
Eric Cantor: “Oh Neil, I’m sorry!”
Cavuto: “No you talk to Brett [Baird], and then call him Neil. It will drive him nuts. He has an ego the size of the Chrysler Building!”
Barbara Walters, after reading Rush Limbaugh’s public apology to Ms.Fluke: “Do you accept his apology?”
Sandra Fluke: “Well, let me just say this, and I encourage everyone to look at the statement in its entirety online but what I have to say is that I don’t think that a statement like this issued saying that his ‘choice of words was not the best’ changes anything.”
CNN”s Piers Morgan: “What are the negatives in your movie about Barack Obama?”
Documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim of his new film about President Obama: “The negative for me was there were too many accomplishments. I had, you know, 17 minutes to put them all in there.”
Piers Morgan: “Oh, come off it; you can’t say that with a straight face.”
Guggenheim: “I’m looking at you now with a straight face.”
Morgan: “The only negative is that there are to many positives?”
Guggenheim: “That was the negative for me; the challenge for me was to put more in there.”
Morgan: “Are there any negatives in there?”
Guggenheim: “…He ran, hoping to change the political climate in Washington, and that hasn’t changed. He’s wanted to bring people together; he’s wanted to compromise…”
Morgan: “Where do you find fault in him, personally?”
Guggenheim: “I don’t, frankly.”
Morgan: “He’s a perfect human being?”
Guggenheim: “I’m really quite in awe of him as a leader.”
Nina Totenberg, NPR: You have to take a risk when you are running for president, and the risk that he did not take this week that he should have taken was to say something less than complimentary about Rush Limbaugh. It was a perfect opportunity for what is called in the political profession a Sister Souljah moment, to say that “I don’t always play it safe, I have real values, you went over the line.” And to make the optics worse, Bain Capital owns Clear Channel, which is the Rush network so to speak. Not that, he’s no longer an active partner of Bain, but the optics of it aren’t great.
Charles Krauthammer: Look, I’m sure that’s a liberal’s dream, but when the President of the United States apologizes for what Bill Maher has said about women and receives a million dollars of his for.
Totenberg: I didn’t say he should apologize.
Krauthammer: .for his, or even acknowledge or talk about it, when Obama speaks about Maher‘s misogyny as he takes a million dollars for his campaign, then I’d expect Romney to denounce somebody else. But the hypocrisy on the left about this is just.
Gordon Peterson, Host: About what?
Krauthammer: About Rush Limbaugh as if he’s the spokesman of the Republican Party, and as if misogyny is exclusively the province of conservatives and Republicans. It is out there all the time with Maher, with Chris Matthews, and with this guy is it CK Louis, or Louis CK who’s going to be the emcee at the Congressional Correspondents’ dinner? And so when I hear a denunciation on the left I’ll expect one on the right.
Actress Julianne Moore, who plays Sarah Palin in the HBO film, Game Change: “You know, I’m leaving politics out of this. And she’s [Palin] not a political figure right now, I mean, I think she’s a – right now – she’s a correspondent for Fox News, so.”
CNSNews.com: “What about President Obama, do you agree with some of his policy positions?”
Moore: “Yes. I’m a Liberal Democrat. So, yes.”
Chris Matthews: We have to talk about that Romney speech tonight. That was the most – is he the American candidate running against somebody else? running against the non-American candidate? How many times did he say America like he’s the home team? It’s brilliant apple pie, I’m not going to say the rest of it because we know what the rest of it is. It’s playing home team politics against a guy who he can play to his base as somewhat exotic, somewhat foreign, right Al?
Al Sharpton: Different. He’s the `other.’ I think that’s the implicit campaign against the president, which is a very biased campaign. And I think that he needs to be called out on that.
Matthews: America, America, America. Who are we running against, Norway? Who is the other team?
Sharpton: He’s the President of the United States, he’s running against. When you talk, like he’s talking about somebody other than an American.
Matthews: He’s an interloper.
Interviewer: “Obviously in the organization there were bombings that were set up. I know you’ve written about it, you said maybe it was a mistake. Is it fair to say you were a domestic terrorist?”
Bill Ayers, domestic terrorist from the 60’s: “That is not true. Well the reason it is not fair is because if you define terrorism in an even-handed way what you would say is that terrorism is any act that indiscriminately targets civilians for the purpose of coercing a political view, and I never did that, and we never hurt anybody, and we never killed anybody. It is a well-known fact for example that the war in Vietnam was a war of terror and if terrorism. If you take a stable definition of terrorism, it can apply to a cult or a political group or a religious group or a group of fanatics or a government, and overwhelmingly the amount of violence that is perpetrated on people indiscriminately by governments is overwhelmingly greater than by cults or groups or political.”
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.”
Cathy Cleaver Ruse: “Should Ms. Fluke give up a cup or two of coffee at Starbucks each month to pay for her birth control, or should Georgetown give up its religion? Even a first-year law student should know where the Constitution comes down on that.”
Dennis Miller: “If I was the GOP candidate come summer and fall, I would just put a debt clock on the front of the podium. I wouldn’t even say a word – I’d stand there and watch it go up.”
U.S. Marines sign: “It’s God’s job to judge the terrorists. It’s our mission to arrange the meeting.”
Newt Gingrich: “let’s set the record straight. Barack Obama, as a state senator, voted to allow doctors to kill babies if they survived the abortion. Barack Obama, as president, in the most radical anti-religious move made by a–by any president, is trying to coerce the Catholic Church at a time when he’s been told by the bishops that would have to give up every single hospital…They would have to give up every single hospital, they would have to give up every single religious–every single university and college associated with the church because he is asking them to violate their religious beliefs. Now you want–if you want a debate over whether or not the president of the United States should be able to impose his views on a religious institution and whether America’s now a secular country, let’s have that debate.” This coherent and sensible statement that Newt made was interrupted 4 times by David Gregory, who did everything possible to threw Newt off his game and to mess up the logical progressive point that Newt was making.
GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich: “We need an administration with the courage to say the words `radical Islam.'”
John Bolton on the U.S. “seeking permission from the international community before we act”: “That’s saying, ‘Mother, may I;’ and that’s a new model.”
Senator James Inhofe: “The Genesis 8:22 [verse] that I use in there is that `as long as the earth remains there will be springtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night.’ My point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.”
Here’s another quote you may never see again; Charles Krauthammer on Syria: “I think Obama is right on this one and McCain is wrong.”
I caught about the first 30 minutes of ABC’s new show, GCB, which apparently stands for Good Christian Bitches. I did not know this prior to watching the show, but stopped partway through it, not finding it to be very compelling. Of all people, Newt Gingrich comments on this show: “Look at the new show that’s on that has the word `Christian’ in it, and I want you to take the exact name, drop out Christian and put in `Muslim.’ And ask yourself is their [sic] any network that would have dared to run a show like that and you know the answer is not a one, because anti-Christian bigotry is just fine in the entertainment industry but they have to be very protective of Islam”
Rush Limbaugh: “I’ve been doing this for 23 years. I think I’ve got enough evidence to know that no matter what I do, the left is focused on only one thing: getting rid of me.”
Rush Limbaugh: “Everybody was happy with the Thomas Edison good old incandescent light bulb. Nobody was unhappy with it except Obama and his buddies on the left. And for some reason that light bulb of Thomas Edison’s was going to destroy the planet, along with oil and any other sign of progress.”
Rush Limbaugh: “When Obama’s stimulus bill passed there were 12.5 million unemployment persons. Obama spent over a trillion dollars to lose an additional 0.3 million jobs. That’s almost as impressive as awarding $10 million to some outfit to create a 50-dollar light bulb.”
Rush Limbaugh: “There was a Reuters report from yesterday: ‘US Jobless Claims Rise, But Labor Market Healing — More people applied for unemployment checks, but the labor market is healing.’ Healing! Do you think you would ever get a definition like that of ‘healing’ with a Republican in the White House? ‘Jobless Claims Rise; Country Going to Hell,’ would be the headline if George W. Bush were in the Oval Office.”
Rush Limbaugh: “There is nothing President Obama has done that does not expand government’s power and its control. Not a single thing. Everything he has done expands government power and government control. Every single thing. And that cannot be an accident.”
Rush Limbaugh: “The longer the primaries go on, the longer Romney will have to sound conservative. Maybe it will become a habit.”
Rush Limbaugh: “The American people — and the number is well over 50%, in some polls to get close to 60% — want Obamacare repealed. A vast majority of the American people understand full well what life in this country will be the moment that thing is fully implemented. They know in their collective guts that it’s a freedom-killer.”
Rush Limbaugh: “If you can imagine life in America where the media was as equally accusatory, equally suspicious of Democrats as Republicans, we’d have an entirely different national mood and national landscape.”
Rush Limbaugh: “There’s no greater people on this planet than the American citizens. None greater! And I really resent this implication here that we are selfish, greedy, un-sharing exploiters.”
Rush Limbaugh: “The less money you have to spend on discretionary items, the more dependent you will be on Obama and his party. And that’s the ultimate objective. They want to take your ambition away from you. They want to take your dreams away from you.”
Rush Limbaugh: “Businesses evolve out of need and creativity and invention in the private sector. Government doesn’t start anything.”
Rush Limbaugh: “Folks, this is not an evil country. And the president is trying to say that we have used more than our share, and that’s the justification for making us cut back. That’s the justification for high prices. That’s the justification for us having to drive smaller and smaller cars, and maybe not even drive cars at all but drive batteries — and maybe get on mass transit.”
Rush Limbaugh: “Folks, there’s no substitute for oil. There’s no replacement for it. We are not going to get off of oil. We are not going to have automobiles, airplanes, anything that moves, without oil. It isn’t going to happen, because there is no alternative.”
Rush Limbaugh: “Oil is the fuel of the engine of freedom, and that’s dead-on accurate right between your eyes. That’s not spin; that’s not deception; that’s not in any way painting pictures. There is no replacement for it, and there is no substitute for it.”
Rush Limbaugh: “No matter how you slice it, ladies and gentlemen, there are two million fewer jobs in this country since Obama took office, two million fewer jobs that you can get, two million fewer jobs to be filled.”
Rush Limbaugh: “There is enough oil in this country to run this country at current levels of usage for around 250 years, and the regime wants you to believe we’ve only got 20 billion barrels; we’re gonna run out here in ten years or so.”
Rush Limbaugh: “Every green energy area that Obama has looked into has failed. It is corrupt. And the money that he has given it, federal tax dollars, much of it comes back to him in the form of campaign donations.”
Rush Limbaugh: “Obama, who’s still living in his idealistic youth in college when you have people in the faculty lounge and in the classroom living in utopia in their minds, speculating about how perfect life could be. They drum up and create all of these villains and all of these enemies, all of these demons that are getting in the way.”
Rush Limbaugh: “Look at everything the American left and the Democrat Party demonizes. Practically everything in the private sector — every business, every industry — they demonize it.”
Rush Limbaugh: “What is the exit strategy for the war on women? When do you pull out in the war on women?”
The Conservative Press:
Bill O’Reilly on the Chevy Volt: “I’d like to get 60 miles to the gallon as long as I don’t get fried.”
Conservatives from the Past:
In 1787 Alexander Tyler, a classics in history professor at the university of Edinburgh was asked what contributed to the fall of the Athenian republic: “A democracy is always temporary in nature. It simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time the voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidate who promised the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy which is always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s civilizations from the beginning of history up to the present is about two hundred years. During those two hundred years these civilizations go through the following sequence. They begin in bondage, and so they move from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, and from courage to liberty. From liberty to abundance, from abundance to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, and from dependence back into bondage.”
George Will: “Mr. Boehner comes out and says, Rush’s language was inappropriate. Using a salad fork for your entree, that’s inappropriate. Not this stuff… And it was depressing, because what it indicates is that the Republican leaders are afraid of Rush Limbaugh. They want to bomb Iran, but they’re afraid of Rush Limbaugh.” Dems loved this quote; it was on nearly every left-wing website there ever was.
Newt Gingrich: “The Romney strategy of outspending his opponents will not work against Obama.” [quoted from memory].
Donald Trump of George Will: “I think he’s a totally overrated fool. I think this guy is so overrated. I don’t think he’s very smart. He looks smart with the little glasses and the hair slicked to the side…He’s a hack.”
A retired math teacher who spends most of his time exegeting the Old Testament and, once a week, puts out an ezeen.