Say What? May 8th, 2012 Edition [Reader Post]



[Obama thought that he ought to tweet this out, just in case you forgot; that is President Obama, 2nd to the left, wearing a golf shirt, it appears]
Former President Bill Clinton: “…the President is the Decider-in-Chief. Nobody can make that decision for you. Look, he knew what would happen. Suppose the Navy SEALs had gone in there and it hadn’t been bin Laden? Suppose they’d been captured or killed? The downside would have been horrible for him.” Interestingly enough, Time magazine article by true believer Jon Meacham edited out those last two words, because, quite frankly, that is so damaging to the President.

President Obama on his ordering the killing of Osama bin Laden: “I did choose the risk.”

CA Senator Barbara Boxer on President Obama taking too much credit for killing Osama bin Laden: “I hope he [Obama] reminds people all the time. They are coming after him with everything that they have and he has to tell the truth. He inherited the worse recession since the Great Depression. He turned it around. It’s tough going, but he’s doing it. He saved the auto industry, he got Osama bin Laden and fairness – paycheck fairness. He has done so much and I hope that he just keeps on telling the truth to the people. That’s what this election is about: `Do you want to trust this man again?’ and I say the answer is `yes.'”

President Obama: “I hardly think that you’ve seen any excessive celebration [of the bin Laden killing].”


President Obama: “If people ask you what this campaign is about, you tell them ‘it’s still about hope.’ You tell them ‘it’s still about change.’ I still believe in you. And I’m asking you to keep believing in me.”

President Obama: “Recovering from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression is a work in progress – but if we follow their example [the example of the troops], then I have no doubt we will preserve the promise of this country, protect the freedoms we cherish, and leave for our children an America that’s built to last.” Ask yourself—at what point did Obama become brilliant enough to design a utopian society for America? Everyone knows, there is no greater foundation for a great America than $1 trillion+ deficits year after year after year after year.


President Obama: “I want to sign the DREAM Act into law! I’ve got the pens all ready, I’m willing to work with anybody who’s serious to get this done, and to achieve bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform that solves this challenge once and for all.” Although the candidate Obama promises comprehensive immigration legislation in the first year of his presidency and even though he had strong enough majorities in Congress to pass anything, he chose not to. He could have passed immigration reform, the DREAM act or anything he desired.

Michelle Obama: “The vision that we have for this country is the right vision, we all know that.”

Michelle Obama: “So believe me, Barack knows what it means when a family struggles. He knows what it means when someone doesn’t have the chance to fulfill their potential. Because those are the experiences that have made him not just the man, but the President he is today. And we are blessed to have him.”

Obama pal and domestic terrorist Bill Ayers: “I don’t think there is any question the American empire is in decline . . . and yet the United States remains the most powerful and weaponized military system the Earth has ever known, and that’s a treacherous combination.”

The Occupy Movement:

Bill Ayers, reviews a children’s book on anarchy: “[This book is] A delight to read! A children’s book on anarchy seems somehow just right: an instinctive, intuitive sense of fairness, community, and interdependence sits naturally enough with a desire for participatory democracy, feminism, queer-rights, environmental balance, self-determination, and peace and global justice.”



It’s all about racism…

HBO comedian Bill Maher: “If the first black president only has one term, America reads that as a failure. This is what the right wing hopes and prays for more than anything else. America looks at this one-term president and goes, `We tried a black guy, but it just didn’t work.'”

It’s all about truth:

Michelle Obama at a fund-raiser: “My family, we lived in a little bitty apartment on the South Side of Chicago over my aunt’s house [and] my mom still lives in that house to this day.” Her mother lives in the White house.

The homosexual agenda:

Vice President Joe Biden: “The president sets the policy. I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual – men and women marrying – are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly, I don’t see much of a distinction beyond that…That’s why we stopped defending the constitutionality of section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act ” Although the President has sent out a myriad of indications that he believes the same thing, he will not come out and state this.

A Little Friction:

Shirtless Wall Street Occupier: “I feel that Obama, especially on the civil liberties perspective, has raped me in the a___. I’m not very happy with his job in the slightest.”

Nancy Pelosi on the federal drug raids in California: “I have strong concerns about the recent actions by the federal government that threaten the safe access of medicinal marijuana to alleviate the suffering of patients in California.”

The War on Women continues…

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz : “I think the agenda of the Republican Party and of Mitt Romney has clearly been – and can be interpreted as – an attack on the issues that matter to women. From the very beginning of this Congress, the first priorities in the first bills the Republicans introduced repealing the Affordable Care Act which would dramatically impact women in a negative way [by] making sure that insurance companies could drop us or deny us coverage for preexisting conditions, making sure that we could once again be charged more simply because of our gender for insurance coverage, making sure that we would redefine rape as only being forcible rape – that was H.R. 3.”

Global warming/climate change:

Climategate’s Michael Mann, of the famed hockey stick graph: “I am saddened to see one major political party [Republican] and some energy industry interests openly attacking science. These attacks are un-American and are threatening the future of this country”  There seems to be a persistent typo in the source material, which has been repeated several times. I am 90% certain this is all attributable to Mann.

Rajendra K. Pachauri, chief of the Nobel-prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: “I think global society has to realize that we are affecting the climate of this planet and this is the only planet that we have…some facts, which are incontrovertible need to be accepted by the public.”

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta: “In the 21st Century, the reality is that there are environmental threats which constitute threats to our national security. For example, the area of climate change has a dramatic impact on national security: rising sea levels, to severe droughts, to the melting of the polar caps, to more frequent and devastating natural disasters all raise demand for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.” Most of the time I like Panetta. This is just silly, however.

Former Vice President Al Gore: “We have been studying Washington politics and Congress for more than 40 years, and never have we seen them this dysfunctional. In our past writings, we have criticized both parties when we believed it was warranted. Today, however, we have no choice but to acknowledge that the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party. The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition. When one party moves this far from the mainstream, it makes it nearly impossible for the political system to deal constructively with the country’s challenges.” What I have seen over and over again, is liberals accusing conservatives of exactly what liberals are doing.

Liberal Foreign relations:

Hours after Russia’s top general threatened pre-emptive strikes on proposed NATO missile defense facilities in Europe, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said, “I think we’re just going to redouble our efforts to seek common ground on this and to seek understanding.”

Total nutjob:

The Hon. Minister Louis Farrakhan: “Hardcore racists, the Tea Party zealots and the Republicans” are planning Obama’s assassination; Republicans “want a Muslim to kill President Obama” . . . and they “already have somebody in mind that they working on.”

The Compliant Obama Press Corps:

CNN’s Candy Crowley to Newt Gingrich: “Do you have a problem with being inclusive, because most people do look at Republicans going `They’re a conservative bunch of white guys who want to protect Big Oil.’?”  The press has done its best to destroy in non-white, non-male who is too far up the ladder in the Republican party (Sarah Palin, Alberto Gonzales, Clarence Thomas, Herman Cain, etc.).


The Washington Post headline on our economic growth: “Economy Continues On Path Of Growth.” {based on the same information, the headline in the NY Times was “Economic Growth Slows Unexpectedly to 2.2%.”]

MSNBC Breaking News (Banner): “Bin Laden Killed One Year Ago Today”

MSNBC’s Karen Finney on Life of Julia: “I would love to see the DNC or somebody follow up with a `Here’s what life under the Romney-Ryan plan would be like for Julia’. She’d be in the grave by her mid-30s I can almost assure you.”

New York Times blogger Luisita Lopez Torregrosa: “Cuba may just be the most feminist country in Latin America.”

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews: “It was right out of Henry V actually, a touch of Barry, in this case, in the night for those soldiers risking their lives over there. Well that’s great stuff. I was so proud of the President there, I must say. This has nothing to do with partisanship; this is the Commander-in-Chief meeting with the troops.”

CBS anchor Gayle King to The Daily Caller: “President Obama has done everything that he said he was going to do and I think people keep forgetting that. People keep forgetting. He talked about health care, he talked about Osama bin Laden, he talked about `don’t ask, don’t tell,’ he’s done everything that he said he was going to do.”

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews: “Today’s jobs report was a mixed bag of course. 115,000 jobs were added to payrolls in April. The unemployment rate did drop to 8.1 percent, the lowest rate since President Obama took office.” Unemployment was 7.8% when Obama took office.  Not sure if Matthews ever corrected this mistake.

Liberal Celebrities:



Cable mogul Ted Turner on how to achieve peace in the Middle East: “Well, first of all, I believe in total nuclear disarmament. That’s the only way we’re ever going to get there. We all got to play by the same set of rules. We have 2,000 or several thousand nuclear weapons. Iran has none at the current time. It’s okay for Israel to have 100, but it’s not okay for Iran to have two. That’s, that’s, you’re not treating everybody equally. I think we’ve already voted at the U.N. and the Security Council to get rid of nuclear weapons. Let’s get rid of them. Let’s get rid of ours, and then Iran will stop, I believe, and everybody else will because if everybody doesn’t have them, then we’re safe – at least safe from a nuclear attack.”

Saturday Night Live cast member and Obama impersonator Fred Armisen regarding Obama: “I’ve grown to like him more and more. You know, I was always – I’ve just been a fan of his, if you could say that about a president. So that’s the other kind of good part of it, is you know, getting to like him more and more.”

Actor Robert De Niro: “It’s very easy to criticize people. I think he’s [Obama’s] done a good job. He’s done other things that maybe he should have been a little stronger about, people will complain. But it’s not easy to be President of the United States…I know he’ll do better in the next four years, when he won’t have to worry whether he’s gonna be elected or not.”

Liberals from the past:

Senator Obama in 2006: “And let me tell you something else I’ve had enough of: I’ve had enough of using terrorism as a wedge issue in our politics.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in 2002, when unemployment was at 6.0%: “This is a crisis.”

Nancy Pelosi in 2003: “The good news that economic growth leaped from June through September runs smack up against the miserable realities of a 6.1% U.S. unemployment rate and a state jobless rate of 8.8%. Until those figures drop, there is no cause for celebration in the streets. Count reviving the national economy as one mission that President Bush hasn’t accomplished.”

Nancy Pelosi in 2006 when unemployment was at 4.4%: “[President Bush has] the worst jobs record since the Great Depression.”

Liberal civility:

Sex advice columnist, gay activist and anti-bullying crusader Dan Savage (mentioned in the previous issue): “I wish they [Republicans] were all f__g dead.”  This quote may have been from awhile ago.

There is just tons of good cheer abounding in the hearts of the Occupy Crowd. Here more of the same.




Ron Reagan: “Yeah, it has, but this isn’t entirely new, and it goes back farther than the ’80s or ’90s. Since the civil rights era, the Republican Party has been a haven for bigots. That is not to say that all Republicans are bigots, far from it. But, it has provided a refuge for bigots and it has exploited their fear and anger. It could be communists, of course. It could be African-Americans, Mexicans, women who want to stand up for their rights, but the most reliable “they” that the Republican Party has had, and there’s always a they in the Republican Party, it’s out there to undo family values and somehow drag down the America of their dreams, the most reliable they are gay people. Gay people will always, and are still to this day, are people who under certain circumstances can be demonized and they are demonized on the right.”

Muslims from the past:

Osama bin Laden on American news stations: “[A]s far as the American channel that could be used to deliver our messages, whether on the tenth anniversary or before or after, in my personal opinion there are no distinct differences between the channels from the standpoint of professionalism and neutrality…From the professional point of view, they are all on one level- except (Fox News) channel which falls into the abyss as you know, and lacks neutrality too…let her die in her anger”


Osama bin Laden: “[I] used to think that MSNBC channel may be good and neutral a bit, but is has lately fired two of the most famous journalists Keith Olberman and Octavia Nasser the Lebanese because they released some statements that were open for argument [The Lebanese had praised a Shia Imam Muhammad Husayn Fadlallah after his death and called him “One of the marvels of Hizballah” it seems she is a Shia.]…ABC channel is all right; actually it could be one of the best channels, as far as we are concerned.”

Liberals being honest:

The New York Times: “Job growth isn’t nearly fast enough to recover the losses from the Great Recession.”

The NY Times on the kickoff rallies by President Obama: “At times, the rallies had the feeling of a concert by an aging rock star: a few supporters were wearing faded ‘Hope’ and Obama 2008 T-shirts, and cheers went up when the president told people to tell their friends that this campaign was ‘still about hope’ and ‘still about change.’ ”

Cable mogul Ted Turner: “I can say about Mitt Romney I think he’s a real gentleman. I think he’s been very successful. I think he’s really smart. I don’t agree with everything that he believes, but I agree with a lot of it. And I think that he’d probably make a good president.”

Liberals making sense:

Arianna Huffington, founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, regarding the Obama campaign’s decision to tout the assassination of Osama bin Laden in a campaign advertisement: “I don’t think there should be an ad about that. I think it’s one thing to celebrate the fact that they did such a great job (with television specials). All that is perfectly legitimate. But to turn it into a campaign ad is one of the most despicable things you can do.”

Moderates/Affiliation Unknown:

Dania Londono Suarez, that Columbia prostitute who landed the U.S. Secret Service into hot water: “If I had wanted to, I could have gone through all his documents, his wallet, his suitcase…[these men are] fools for being from Obama’s security and letting all this happen…When I said, `I’m going to call the police so they pay me my money,’ and it didn’t bother them, didn’t they see the magnitude of the problem?”

Moderates/Affiliation Unknown from the past:

Genevieve Cook, an ex-girlfriend of Obama’s, describes his space in her journal: “I open the door, that Barack keeps closed, to his room, and enter into a warm, private space pervaded by a mixture of smells that so strongly speak of his presence, his liveliness, his habits – running sweat, Brut spray deodorant, smoking, eating raisins, sleeping, breathing.”


On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, talking about Life with Julia (video):

Politico‘s Mike Allen: “One of the things that those hundreds of young people in the Chicago headquarters do is create viral pieces of content for the web. Things that people will share. This is one that I think may be viral in the wrong way, that I think is a lot bigger on the Republican side, than it is on the Democratic side. The Life of Julia takes her from age 3 to age 67 and at every point along the way the government is giving her a hand.”

MSNBC‘s Willie Geist: “They did lob this up as a softball for Republicans, one conservative saying, ‘Who the hell is Julia and why am i paying for her whole life?'”

MSNBC‘s Joe Scarborough: “Who brushes her teeth?”

Mika Brzezinski: “I don’t think it helps. … I think we are at a state, time in this country where people feel that there is no hope, that they need help so desperately, but at some point we do have to inspire innovation and hope and get people on their way. … They do need a leg up but then at some point… but their whole life, funded?”

Donnie Deutsch: “Our character is John Wayne, rugged individualism. … Yes the government is there, but we feel weak in that. You don’t feel proud in that. … In reality, nobody, even a progressive guy like myself, wants to see America portrayed that way.”

Geist: “No one wants to think that from the age of three they are going to need the government to take care of them.”



Fox NewsEd Henry: “Because when you say, if there are concerns to be raised, [Chinese dissident] Mr. Chen told the Daily Beast, I believe, that his wife tells him that she was tied to a chair, beaten, and interrogated by Chinese guards after they found out that he had turned up at the U.S. Embassy. So how can you possibly believe that the Chinese government can be trusted to really let him reunify with his family, if his wife was beaten?”

WH Spokesman Jay Carney: “Ed, let me just again, first of all, refer you to the State Department for, because this is an issue that they handle, for details, hold on -”

Henry: “About human rights, that really matters to him. You can’t just keep saying the State Department, the President said -”

Carney: “I think I’ve said a great deal more than that.”


Gowdy: When you say you balance things, can you understand why I might be seeking a constitutional balancing instead of any other kind?

HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius: I do, sir, and I defer to our lawyers to give me good advice on the Constitution. I do not pretend to be a constitutional lawyer.

Gowdy: Is there a legal memo that you relied on?

Sebelius: I relied on discussions.

Gowdy: At least when Attorney General Holder made his recess appointments, there was a legal memo that he relied on. Is there one you can share with us?

Sebelius: Attorney General Holder clearly runs the Justice Department and lives in a world of legal memos.

From WZ.


SF Chronicle: “What specifically are you going to do in the next term to work with the tech sector?”

Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA): “I wish I had big enough expense allowance to get one of those new “S’s” that Solyndra’s going to make down there, the electric car. My 10 year old is after me. He no longer wants a Porsche. He wants dad to have an “S” sedan. They sound Wild. I guess they run $60,000-$90,000.”


Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren: “My papa had high cheekbones like all of the Indians do.”

Tucker Carlson (on Elizabeth Warren being part Indian]: “Having a great grandparent who may or may not have been Native American is not a qualification. Being 1/32nd some racial group is not a qualification, okay, it’s an accident of history. It’s something over which you had no control and for which in a just society you would not be rewarded.”

Jehmu Greene: “To question this woman on her qualifications is going to be something that does appeal to folks like, voters like you, bow tie and white boys.”

Elizabeth Warren, fending off questions about whether she used her Native American heritage to advance her career, said today she enrolled herself as a minority in law school directories for nearly a decade because she hoped to meet other people with tribal roots: “I listed myself in the directory in the hopes that it might mean that I would be invited to a luncheon, a group something that might happen with people who are like I am. Nothing like that ever happened, that was clearly not the use for it and so I stopped checking it off.”


British Journalist: “Your sign—tell me about your sign.”

Occupy Wall Street Protester: “Sign? Uh, it says, ‘Throw me a bone, pay my tuition.’ ”

Journalist: “Why?”

Protester: “Why, because I think these billionaires are getting a lot of money just out of greed. Uh, um, they’re exploiting people, the underclass, like lower-class people, middle-class people.”

Journalist: “How do they do that?”

Protester: “How do they do that—just through, well, I guess it has to do with the government as well, for example, we get taxed more than they do.”

Journalist: “That’s not true.”

Protester: “It’s not true?

Journalist: “You know this country has the highest corporate tax rate in the world.”

Protester: “Okay, but that doesn’t mean—“

Journalist: “25%—that’s pretty high. 1% of the population pays 40% of all the taxes.”

Protester: “Well, that’s really like statistics, from what I’ve seen, for every dollar that we’re taxed, corporations are taxed like 25 cents. And that just doesn’t seem fair to me.” As an aside, this could very likely be true; and what are there, 1000 people for every corporation?

Journalist: “Where did you read that?”

Protester: “Uh, online.”

Journalist: “Okay, let’s just suppose that there was lots of money and there was no economic crisis, why should anyone pay for your college tuition?”

Protester: “Why? It’s just my opinion.”

Journalist: “Give me the reason for it, like…your car, should that be paid for?”

Protester: “No. I mean it’s just, people can say whatever they want.”

Journalist: “Of course you can say what you want, but I’m asking why that in particular?”

Protester: “Just because, it’s what I want.”

Journalist: “Yeah, but you can’t just have everything you want paid for…?”

Protester: “No, but I can put it out there. I can say what I want, so, that’s what I think.”

Journalist: “That’s fine, but from my perspective, you’ve basically written stuff that you want on a sign, like a Christmas list, and then you’re holding it in the air.”

Protester: “Yeah, why not? Why not?”

Journalist: “Well, thank you.”

From YouTube (2011 OWS protest)


Bill Maher: No, I do. I think you should give some money. Anyway -Liberal radio talk show host Ed Schultz: They won’t let me. I can’t give money.

Maher: You can’t give money.

Schultz: Where I work, I’m not allowed to give money. I can’t give political money to anybody.

Maher: To even the Super PAC?

Schultz: Not even to the Super PAC. I can’t give money. It’s the standards of practice of where I work. If I could, I would. Damn right I would.

From WZ.


Senator Marco Rubio and possible VEEP: “When this president ran for office in 2008, he said he was going to be different, he said he was going to be a post-partisan uniter that brings everyone together and three and a half years later the president, quite frankly, has become like everyone else in Washington D.C. This obsessive effort to win his reelection – he has lost himself and he has lost what makes him different…the president has become, divisive, cynical, given to hyperbole on these issues, always looking to pit Americans against each other in some sort of political calculation.”

Mitt Romney of the Obama Forward slogan: “Forward, what, over the cliff?”



Rep. Allen West: “As a Member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the House Small Business Committee, I am seriously concerned with the 13 percent unemployment number for Black Americans. The failed economic policies of President Obama are destroying the black community and lessening the chances for economic freedom while promoting economic dependence.”

Rep. Chris Smith: “The war on women is very real, and it’s being employed by the Chinese government every day of the week against Chinese women, including mothers, but also against unborn baby girls who are killed simply because they happen to be female.”

Mitt Romney on if he would have given the order to kill bin Laden: “Of course, even Jimmy Carter would have given that order.”



Senator James Ihofe: “DoD [the Department of Defense] is already drastically cutting its personnel, the number of brigade combat teams, tactical fighters, and airlift aircraft. It is cutting or postponing programs such as the C-27, Global Hawk Block 30, C-130 avionics modernization, the F-35, the littoral combat ship, the next generation ballistic missile submarine, and ground combat vehicles. Forcing DoD to expend more money on expensive alternative fuels further exacerbates its budget issues. The far-left green energy agenda being carried out at the Pentagon by the Obama administration is clearly in need of Congressional oversight. In the coming days and weeks, I will be working to put the spotlight on this radical agenda, which further drains our defense budget and puts our military at risk. I don’t mind President Obama writing press releases for the rest of his lackeys but Secretary Panetta has an important job and doesn’t need to waste his time trying to perpetrate President Obama‘s global warming fantasies or his ongoing war on affordable energy. He has a real war to win.”

A Republican official noted that Obama, at a 2008 rally in Florida, had told voters: “The question in this election is not `Are you better off than you were four years ago?’ We know the answer to that. The real question is, `Will this country be better off four years from now?'”

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus of Obama: “He failed to change Washington as he promised and unlike 2008, he will have to answer for his record.”

Rush Limbaugh: “We don’t have the money to support people not working! We are $16 trillion in debt. We don’t have the money. We are borrowing it from the ChiComs, enabling them to ramp up their military complex. This is a horrible, horrible situation.”

Rush Limbaugh: “The ideal citizen to Barack Obama is someone who is totally dependent on government, has no independent thought, and no independent life. Whatever is needed, there’s something in Washington where you can go to get it.”


Rush Limbaugh: “The unemployment rate has not been this high for this long since the Great Depression. This is life in Obama’s America. It’s reality. This is not a cartoon; this is not a slideshow; this is not a socialist utopian slideshow with a woman named Julia.”

Rush Limbaugh: “I saw a great little poster: ‘Reaganomics: Start a business, become a gazillionaire in your garage. Obamanomics: Live in your parents’ garage.'”

Rush Limbaugh: “Barack Obama has decided that the only way to lower the unemployment rate is to kill off jobs. The unemployment rate went down one-tenth of a percent from 8.2% to 8.1%, but the number of people who left the labor force is at an all-time high.”

Rush Limbaugh: “Food stamps are at a record high. Social Security disability is at a record high. So the transformation from a capitalist market system to authoritarian centralized welfare state continues, while Obama claims an improving job market.”

Rush Limbaugh: “Obama and the Democrats know they can’t jump-start the economy. Look at what we’ve tried here. How many trillions have been spent on ‘stimulus’ that has not worked? Even if they still believed in that, they know that there’s not stimulus out there. There’s nothing they can do to create private sector job growth.”

Rush Limbaugh: “The media, as fractured as they are, still has the ability to make a whole bunch of people believe things which are not true.”

Rush Limbaugh: “Every report on jobless numbers, the AP has the word ‘surprised’ or ‘unexpected,’ meaning: Whatever the number is, everybody that they talked to prior is shocked that the number is what it is. So the experts they’re talking to are always wrong.”

Rush Limbaugh: “Why are we just learning about it now? Why are we just learning about the fact that Obama ‘composited’ a bunch of girlfriends into one? I mean, he’s been president for almost four years, 3-1/2 years, and we’re just now hearing about this?”

Rush Limbaugh: “After five years with Democrats in control of two-thirds or more of the government, only somebody genuinely ignorant, or a liar, would think Republicans or conservatives have any responsibility for the current state of affairs. The Republicans haven’t had the power to implement their own ideas.”

Rush Limbaugh: “Whenever the Republicans present a budget that has some reductions in spending, the Democrats start talking about potential government shutdowns, and that’s when Republicans cave. Oh, no, they don’t want to be blamed for that. Not after what happened in 1995.”

Rush Limbaugh: “Democrats claim that that’s what they care most about is funding government. Tax receipts always plummet when Democrats run things because they destroy economic output. They transfer wealth from the private sector to the government. They make the private sector smaller. Obama’s done that better and more intensively than any Democrat since FDR.”

Rush Limbaugh: “Okay, like the lower third of the screen, lower one-fourth of the screen, a static chyron: “Breaking News! Bin Laden killed one year ago today!” That was just on MSNBC. We’re not lying. Breaking News! What is “Breaking News” to you? Stuff that just happened, right? A second ago, you didn’t know it, until some network news guy found out about it and put a Breaking News bulletin up, right?”


Rush Limbaugh: “So Obama‘s out there trying, folks, to call himself or have us think of him as a hero. For doing something that if Bush or Cheney had done, Obama probably woulda called ’em war criminals. That’s another real irony.”

Rush Limbaugh: “A decade of courage, sacrifice, cooperation, coordination, investigation, brains, and discipline on the part of the US military, the Special Ops, the CIA interrogators, the entire intelligence community, has been exploited now for the personal gain of one small man who had the easiest job in this long chain of command.”

Rush Limbaugh: “If you don’t work, Washington matters. If you do work, Washington’s in your way, when run by liberals.”

Rush Limbaugh: “Washington can only do a few things: tax, spend, and regulate. And none of that helps anybody in a tangible way for long term.”

Snarky comments from Weasel Zippers:

Pakistan: US Drone Smokes Eight Militants

Because Obama believes it’s morally superior to kill a militant than capture and waterboard him.

Obama Campaign Puts Bo On The Trail, “Bark for Barack”

That is assuming of course Obama doesn’t eat him first.


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So much rich stuff here (on my birthday, no less) but I’ll just point to one:

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta: “In the 21st Century, the reality is that there are environmental threats which constitute threats to our national security. For example, the area of climate change has a dramatic impact on national security: rising sea levels, to severe droughts, to the melting of the polar caps, to more frequent and devastating natural disasters all raise demand for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.” Most of the time I like Panetta. This is just silly, however.

Panetta and all others who buy and sell revisionist history want us all to be woefully ignorant of the fact that – historically – humans did not live next to the oceans when they could avoid doing so.
It was not until the early 20th century that people started looking at these danger spots as desirable places to build homes.
I live at the beach, myself.
BUT where I live there is a gigantic breakwater that turns land to our north into the country’s biggest ports.
Every few years the newest Lefty politician comes along wanting to break up the breakwater to restore the surf.
(Our most recent councilman is a gay man whose policies seem to wrap around making more places where he can boy-watch. (parks, skateboard parks, surfing, bike paths and so on.)
But there are some in our city who know history and have the photos to prove that we FLOODED way inland REPEATEDLY before the breakwater was installed.

Back in the ’60s and ’70s, it was all about “Global Cooling” and “The Coming Ice Age”, and how we needed to change how we lived to prevent the cooling. In the ’90s and ’00s, it was all about “Global Warming” and the melting of the polar ice caps, flooding everything, ala Waterworld (which is a whole subject to be easily debunked unto itself).

Wasn’t it AlGore who used the line of “Everything that should be up is down, and everything that should be down is up,” during his campaign in ’04? Here’s a few examples of that today compared to 4 years ago:

Federal Debt and Deficits are up.
Military spending is down
Wealth redistribution is up
Available jobs are down
Unemployment rate is up
The value of the Dollar is down
Gas prices are up
Food prices are up
Precious metals prices are up
The Stock Market is down

Everything that should be down is up, and everything that should be up, is down.

Rush Limbaugh: “The media, as fractured as they are, still has the ability to make a whole bunch of people believe things which are not true.”

Rush Limbaugh is part of the media. He could serve as Exhibit A in support of the observation he just made.

Rush Limbaugh: “We don’t have the money to support people not working! We are $16 trillion in debt. We don’t have the money. We are borrowing it from the ChiComs, enabling them to ramp up their military complex. This is a horrible, horrible situation.”

Limbaugh is currently raking in $28,000,000 per year for brainwashing people into believing that he and wealthy people like him shouldn’t be paying higher taxes as part of the solution to that very problem.

“A decade of courage, sacrifice, cooperation, coordination, investigation, brains, and discipline on the part of the US military, the Special Ops, the CIA interrogators, the entire intelligence community, has been exploited now for the personal gain of one small man who had the easiest job in this long chain of command.”

Did I mention that this vainglorious “ex”-pill-popper is a total a-hole? Anyone who believes that being President of the United States is or ever has ever been some sort of easy gig has got to be a complete idiot.

(Are my feeling about this pompous, hypocritical, unpatriotic gas bag apparent yet, or shall I continue? He’s probably done more damage to the common American cause and the national level of confidence than any other public figure in recent history. )


Limbaugh is currently raking in $28,000,000 per year for brainwashing people into believing that he and wealthy people like him shouldn’t be paying higher taxes as part of the solution to that very problem.

Liberals present this over and over again as the choice: we either have welfare and do nice things for the helpless or we let the rich continue to have their “tax breaks.” (i.e., get taxed at 35% rather than 40%).

Mathematically, that is NOT the choice and it never has been. Taxing the rich more would bring in about $4billion a year; the student loan lower interest giveaway by itself costs $6 billion/year. You can take all the income from all the rich and it might cover the deficit for one year. What do you do for an encore? At what point are the rich either destroyed or gone? New York and California have experience people leaving–among them the rich–because of their high taxes. The end result has often been LOWER revenue (Great Britian recently found that out when they raised taxes on the rich to 50%).

The problem is, government spends too much and we, as citizens, expect the federal government to do too much.

Furthermore, Limbaugh did not always make that much money; but his views have remained consistent.

You’re simple jealous of his income and his opinions. If you could shut him down and reduce his income to, say, $1 million/year, even if there was no benefit to anyone else, you probably would.


Did I mention that this vainglorious “ex”-pill-popper is a total a-hole?

It is funny to listen to liberals, who will judge Limbaugh over and over again for becoming addicted to pain killers (which, it is my understanding, is easy to do) (which happened when? 15 years ago????); but would never think about judging, say, Sandra Fluke, for her hypocritical push to get free contraceptives?

it look like an easy job for so much money too much money,
you campaign all the time AND GO IN VACATION ,and have thousands of employees do your job for you,
and get paid good moneys BY THE PEOPLE too much compare to the TAXPAYERS PAYING THEM