Say What? June 10, 2012 Edition [Reader Post]



President Obama, delivered as a humor at an LGBT fundraiser: “I want to thank my wonderful friend who accepts a little bit of teasing about Michelle beating her in pushups — (laughter) — but I think she claims Michelle didn't go all the way down. (Laughter.) That's what I heard. I just want to set the record straight — Michelle outdoes me in pushups as well. (Laughter.) So she shouldn't feel bad.”

Liberal talk show host Bill Press:  “It is a major crusade of mine and that is to get rid of the Star-Spangled Banner. Now I know you're going to say I am not a true American I'm not patriotic. I don't think patriotism has anything to do with it. The National Anthem is just absolutely monumentally un-singable. I mean there's so much wrong with it. I don't know where to start.  It's an abomination. First it ranges two octaves most people can only do kind of one octave. I mean when you think about it, it's bombs bursting in air rocket's red glare it all kinds of, you know a lot of national anthems are that way, all kinds of military jargon and the land there's only one phrase `the land of the free' which is kind of nice and `the home of the brave?' I don't know,” he said. “Are we [Americans] the only ones who are brave on the planet? I mean all the brave people live here. I mean it's just stupid I think. I'm embarrassed, I'm embarrassed every time I hear it.”

Former Obama environmental adviser Van Jones: “He [Obama] stands up for Trayvon; he stands up for gay marriage; we like him, but we're not in love with him.  We went from having a crush to feeling crushed.”

Bill Clinton: “This is not the 1950s! At least Joe McCarthy could skate on the premise that there were still one or two living communists walking around. Nobody's seen a communist in over a decade!”

Liberals on the Scott Walker election:

Bob Peterson, Wisconsin Teachers Union president: “I tell my teacher-members…to act as if we live in a democracy…because if we act in that we, we can make it into a democracy.”

Press secretary Jay Carney: “I know the president is aware of the election. I think he's got some other responsibilities.  I know that he's not following it minute by minute. . . You know that he tweeted about it earlier. He stands with the Democratic candidate, Mayor Barrett, in this race.”

When MSNBC host Ed Schultz realized that Walker had won the election: “This is not going to be an easy night for many broadcasters who are liberal. This is not going to be an easy night for this broadcaster. To say that I'm shocked and stunned is pretty much an understatement.”

Ed Schultz had to keep talking: “In many respects it's to be expected, considering how much money was thrown at this race. You know, NBC is calling it for Walker. Okay, I think it's awful close and there's a lot of absentee ballots yet that are still out and it's going to be very, very close down to the wire.  Certainly it is not the end and it's going to be an opportunity for the progressive movement to regroup nationally and understand exactly what they are up against…Scott Walker could very well be indicted in the coming days.”  For…?

Former DNC chairman Gov. Howard Dean: “I think the sad story of the night was the money because this is the beginning of the undermining of American democracy, and this is what you see tonight when you see a guy outspend somebody seven to one with money that nobody knows where it came from.”

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell: “How does he [Scott Walker] take a mandate from this?  He just squeaks by.”  O’Donnell made this observation when, below him on the MSNBC news screen, the vote tally was 59–40 for Walker.

O’Donnell also said (with many others): “President Obama is the big winner today.”  This was based upon an exit poll which indicated that Obama would win over in Mitt Romney Wisconsin (the same poll showed the governor’s race as a dead heat).

A top Wisconsin Democratic Party official: “We are frustrated by the lack of support from the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Governors Association.  Scott Walker has the full support and backing of the Republican Party and all its tentacles. We are not getting similar support.”

Disheartened Wisconsin liberal, to CNN: “Everyone in America, if you’re watching, democracy died tonight…we all had a lot invested in this; this was it; if we didn’t win tonight, the end of the USA as we know it just happened.”

Michael Dickman, folksinger and supporter of Scott Walker’s democratic foe, after Walker won the election: “We couldn’t lose last night; we didn’t lose.  We did not lose.  Now we go to the next chapter…this isn’t over.”

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney: “I certainly wouldn't read much into yesterday's result beyond its effect on who's occupying the governor's seat in Wisconsin.”

Washington Post columnist Harold Meyerson: “Of course, as historian Fred Siegel, a leading opponent of public-sector unions, remarked to me many years ago (when he was still on the left), before unions, the common form of protest for workers seeking a better life was rioting. That may eventually prove to be the common form of protest after unions, too.”

Obama on the economy:

President Obama, Friday, early afternoon, when asked if he was blaming Europe for the failure of his own economic policies: “The truth of the matter is, as I’ve said, we’ve created 4.3 million jobs the last 27 months…The private sector is doing fine.”

President Obama, Friday, later in the afternoon: “It is absolutely clear that the economy is not doing fine, that's why I had a press conference.”

President Obama: “Folks out there are still anxious, they're still scared about the future. And so what the other side is counting on is fear and frustration, that in and of itself is going to be enough because they sure aren't offering any new ideas.  All they're offering is the same old ideas that didn't work then, and won't work now.”

President Obama: “The big challenge we have in our economy right now is state and local government hiring has been going in the wrong direction.”  I.e., state and local governments need to hire more people.

The Liberal agenda:

President Obama: “People ask me sometimes, well, how does this campaign compare to 2008?  I say, `If somebody asks you, you tell them it's still about hope and change.' And if you want to know what change is, change is the first bill that I signed into law that said – the Lilly Ledbetter law that says an equal day's work deserves an equal day's pay, and that our daughters should be treated the same way as our sons.”  As an aside, the Lilly Ledbetter law would result in fewer women being hired and thousands of lawsuits filed (as did the Americans with Disabilities Act).

Attorney General Eric Holder in his fight to overturn state voter-I.D. laws: “It is the position of this Department of Justice and certainly this Attorney General that we will vigorously defend and vigorously use Section 5 [Jim Crow laws]. The need for it is still there.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi: “[many Americans oppose Obamacare is because] the understanding of it has been jeopardized by misrepresentations.”

Nancy Pelosi: “[The Affordable Care Act is] about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for the American people.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi: “I do my religion on Sundays, in church, and I try to go other days of the week; I don't do it at this press conference.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi: “Here's the thing: the American Affordable Care Act stands there with Social Security, Medicare, health care for all Americans as a right, not a privilege.”

Alan Grayson: “The Bush tax cuts were enacted 11 years ago …and in those 11 years, the private employment has increased by zero; zero; not a single job has been created by the private sector since the Bush tax cuts went into effect.”

Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate under fire recently for claiming to be Native American, complaining that the academic world lacked diversity in the workplace: “Let me put it politely: there was never a line in the ladies' room.”

Justin Gillis, the New York Times' s alarmist environmental reporter: “The earth could be nearing a point at which sweeping environmental changes, possibly including mass extinctions, would undermine human welfare, 22 prominent biologists and ecologists warned on Wednesday.”

The campaign:

Campaigner-in-chief Barack Obama: “And because they [the Republicans] don't have any new ideas, what they will do is spend 500, 700, a billion dollars in negative ads and their simple message will be: This is someone else's fault and that's enough reason for you to vote for us.”

Obama advisor David Axelrod to Univision: “{putting Marco Rubio on the ticket as Vice President would be] an insult to the Hispanic community … if Gov. [Mitt] Romney thinks that's sort of a get-out-of-jail-free card for all of the things and the positions that he's taken.”

The Vice President’s wife Jill Biden: “I think Joe would be a great president. I supported him twice. In 1987, I was out there campaigning. The last election I was out there campaigning. Of course, Barack must have thought he would be a good president, too, or he wouldn't have chosen him as vice president.”  There’s two votes.

The War on Women continues…

Sen. Barbara Boxer said the Paycheck Fairness Act would be implemented through the court system if passed: “You have to obey the law and you cannot discriminate against a woman, if this were to be the law.  You cannot fire her and if you fire her then you're going to get sanctions by a fair court and a fair jury.”

Let’s move:

Michelle Obama to a group which included kids: “I could go on and on and on [about President Obama], but we've got four little people who need to get outside and play I see right here. They need some ice cream or something.”

The Compliant Obama Press Corps:

CNN’s Candy Crowley: “Usually you kind of give the President a pass on leaking confidential stuff.”

Newsman Wolf Blitzer to Romney spokesman: “Mitt Romney and other top Republicans have not condemned Congressman Allen West for saying flatly that there are 78 to 81 members of the communist party among the House Democrats.”

Wolfe Blitzer, not liking that the Romney spokesman started talking about the economy instead: “Bill Clinton said that what Allen West is saying about these Democrats that they’re communists —these are echos of Joe McCarthy from the 50's and he would hope that Mitt Romney would flatly condemn these comments.  Do you think that the Republican presidential nominee is ready to do so?”

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz: “President Obama brought this up years ago on the campaign trail when he said folks in rural areas cling to their guns and their religion.  And he was criticized for it.”

NY Times opinion piece headline: “Reagan Was a Keynesian”  Paul Krugman wrote this article, which included the statement: “Reagan, not Obama, was the big spender.”  Isn’t that weird how the left just hated Reagan, but now, all of a sudden, he is a hero, from time to time, to those on the left?  And Obama is just like Reagan, except he doesn’t spend as much money.  In truth, Keynesian types hated Reagan in his day.  Krugman also believe the Stimulus bill was too small.

Mike Lupica, of the NY Daily News: “There will be so many things to talk about with Obama vs. Romney from here to November, but the one that nobody will want to talk about very much in polite society, even in what has a chance to be the meanest presidential campaign for all times, is race.  It works against the President this time, in a big way…And please don't believe a single poll on this issue.  If there is one great truth about polling in this country, at least when it comes to race, is that people lie through their teeth. Mostly because they don't want to look like some lousy, scummy bigot – even talking to an anonymous voice on the telephone….Race won't be the only issue, not in a world of these gas prices, not in an America with this kind of unemployment. But you better believe it will be a huge issue….But race wins that one every time, first-round knockout, just because race is always the main event in America, no matter how enlightened we like to think we are.”  Nope, it can’t be that Obama has, because of his inexperience and rigid ideology has done a lousy job.  It’s about race.  That’s the story.  If Obama loses, it is because there are too many racists in the United States.

Washington Post headline when Governor Scott Walker wins recall election by 7 points: “Wis. governor Walker survives recall election.”

Washington Post headline when President Obama wins election by 7 points: “Obama Makes History; U.S. Decisively Elects First Black President.”

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, introducing Minority Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “TARP, the stimulus, health reform, Wall Street reform, student loan reform, the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the new GI bill, the number of major pieces of legislation that you not only saw passed in the House – but we can also include cap-and-trade, we can include the DREAM Act there – but beyond those, the ones that also became law is, and I don't just mean to flatter you, but is [the] kind of list of legislation we associate with people whom we name large buildings after in Washington.”

Liberal Celebrities:

Comedian Bill Maher, being serious: “How could it get much worse [in the United States]?  I mean, right now we're fifth in the world, fifth worst in income inequality.”  We’re actually 43rd.

Bill Maher tweet: “Obama's joke about Michele not going down all the way – hey, who's the pottymouth here? Barry, take my million, but not my act!!”

Comedian Chris Rock, when asked what animal would he want to be: “I'll take the zebra, you know, in honor of our zebra president, you know, black and white, white and black.  I love our president, but he's, you know, he's black and white, he appeals to all and that`s what I'm going for..we ignore the president's whiteness, but it's there, it's there.”

Comedian Martin Short: “Rick Santorum is a crazy Catholic, don’t you think?  Even Mel Gibson’s father thinks he’s nuts.”

Liberals from the past:

Senate leader Harry Reid in 2010: “It's very clear that private-sector jobs have been doing just fine.”

Candidate Obama, in 2007: “And understand this: If American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when I'm in the White House, I will put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I'll will walk on that picket line with you as President of the United States of America. Because workers deserve to know that somebody is standing in their corner.”  Or send out a tweet of support the night before.  One or the other.

Minutes of New Party's Chicago chapter meeting January 11, 1996: “Barack Obama, candidate for State Senate in the 13th Legislative District, gave a statement to the membership and answered questions. He signed the New Party “Candidate Contract” and requested an endorsement from the New Party. He also joined the New Party.”  The New Party is a far-left, even socialistic party.  The President’s campaign strongly denied his being a member.

Liberal civility:

A ranking administration official of Newark mayor Cory Booker: “He's dead to us.”  Cory accidentally said that equity funds were not evil.

Gilbert Johnson, the president of AFSCME Local 82: “You never see this at a tea bag, man. What you have is a bunch of haters, people that tell lies, people that want to go back to the '50s. White man rule. White man only. Here in the state of Wisconsin we have people that lie. They want money and they care only about themselves. You know the statistic came out that the minority population would soon be exceeding the white population and all of the sudden we start having fear. And they started, `Let's get guns!'”

Scott Walker won his recall election and immediately, hundreds of twitters calling for his death were posted.  Language warning.

Bill Maher tweet: “Is it treason to purposefully block any help for the economy so voters blame the president and turn to the other party? Just asking.”


The wife of Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri: “I congratulate all Muslim women for these blessed revolutions.  I advise you to raise your children in the cult of jihad and martyrdom and to instil in them a love for religion and death.”

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Liberals making sense:

Comedian Jon Stewart: “Mayor Bloomberg's large soda ban would combine the draconian government overreach people love with the probable lack of results they expect.”

Vice President Joe Biden: “I know, literally, Barack and I talk about it. Neither one of us would have had any shot [without government help].  The same with our wives. Both wives are smarter than both of us. Literally, these very accomplished women would not have any chance without some help.”

President Obama on Republicans using the economy in order to win the election: “It's very easy to put on a bumper sticker: `It's Obama's fault.'”  Whoops.

Rep. Barney Frank: “I think the people on the Democratic side made a big mistake and the funding thing was a big deal.  My side picked a fight they shouldn't have picked. The recall was upsetting to people, the rerun of the election with [Democratic Milwaukee Mayor] Tom Barrett – it's not a fight I would have picked.”  I must admit to being shocked when I agree with anyone like Barney Frank; but, as I said months ago, the liberals declaring war on Scott Walker when he began to institute reforms was a mistake.  Conservative and liberal governors come and go.  You just wait until it is your time around, and undo what he did in the first place.  However, their massive offensive against Scott Walker made this issue come to the forefront when even San Diego and San Jose voted to reduce the public pensions that are destroying those cities.  Had this issue not been made so public, I am convinced that a lot of people would have remained ignorant of it.

Gov. Jerry Brown of California: “[the vote in San Jose sent] “a very powerful signal that pension reform is imperative.”

Ed Rendell, complaining that Obama simply let the Congress craft his major bills: “Hilary Clinton would have said, ‘Here’s my bill; here’s what I want.’”

Liberals being honest:

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews: “He's got to be aggressive. He's got to be big time. Stop this nickel and dime, a couple of bucks for the teachers, a couple of bucks for the firefighters. ‘I'm going to reduce the payroll tax.’ This is pissant. You can't get reelected with tactics.”

Ann Marie Habershaw, chief operating officer for the campaign, in a fundraising email: “We are not guaranteed to win this election.  If there's anyone still out there acting like we have this thing in the bag, do me a favor and tell them they're dead wrong.”

CNN’s Howard Kurtz: “I would just make the closing point that I think the reason that Romney is getting so much scrutiny right now is because the press belatedly, in my view, has finally come around to the view that he may win this election.”

Moderates/Affiliation Unknown:

Hitler, when he finds out that Scott Walker won his reelection: “[Sacramento] It's the last bastion of imbeciles.  They'll put free hookers and cocaine on our health plan, as long as we say it's for the children.”

Callers to Junior Alexander Guy’s phone, who ended up with George Zimmerman’s old phone number: “You murderer!”  “You deserve to die!” He estimated about 70 threatening calls.

Geoffrey Dickens: “In the media's coverage of the Wall Street occupiers and Tea Partiers, a clear tale of two different protests is seen. One that grew out of concern for out-of-control government spending was initially ignored and treated to catcalls of racism and thuggery by ABC, CBS and NBC. The other, a leftist movement screaming for an even more expansive government, that actually resulted in hundreds of arrests, was greeted by the Big Three networks with a tidal wave of coverage full of friendly talking heads.”


Liberal woman in Wisconsin to CNN bus (Thistle Peterson): “Why are you leaving?”

CNN guy: “We’re finished.”

Woman: “What are you finished with? This job?”

CNN guy: “Yeah.”

Woman: “What was the job?”

CNN guy: “To cover the recall.”

Woman: “Cover the recall.  Okay, it’s over now?”

CNN guy: “Yeah.”

Woman: “Okay, well.”

Rep. Darrell Issa: “Well, let me – let me run you through some questions here because you're here because we're having a green jobs counting discussion.  Does someone who assembles turbines – is that a green job?”

Ms. Jane Oates: Wind turbines?

Rep. Issa: “Yeah. Wind turbines.”

Ms. Oates: “I think we would call any kind of sustainable manufacturing -“

Rep. Issa: “OK.”

Ms. Oates: “- fitting the definition that was -“

Rep. Issa: “Does someone who sweeps – does someone who sweeps the floor in a facility that makes solar panels, is that a green job?”

Ms. Oates: “Solar? I'll give that to -“

Rep. Issa: “To Galvin?”

Ms. Oates: “- if you don't mind.”

Mr. John Galvin: “We define – we have a two-part definition -“

Rep. Issa: “We already had the briefing on that. So just answer the question. If you're sweeping the floor in a solar panel production facility, is that a green job?”

Mr. Galvin: “If you ask me for the number of health care jobs in the United States, I'll give you the employment from the health care industry.”

Rep. Issa: “Look, Mr. Galvin -“

Mr. Galvin: “- nurses and doctors -“

Rep. Issa: “You did not want to come here as a witness. You are not a delighted witness. So let's go through this.  I asked you a question. You know the answer. Would you please answer it.  If you sweep the floor in a solar panel facility, is that a green job?”

Mr. Galvin: “Yes.”

Rep. Issa: “Thank you. If you drive a hybrid bus -public transportation – is that a green job?”

Mr. Galvin: “According to our definition, yes.”

Rep. Issa: “Thank you. What if you're a college professor teaching classes about environmental studies?”

Mr. Galvin: “Yes.”

Rep. Issa: “What about just any school bus driver?”

Mr. Galvin: “Yes.”

Rep. Issa: “What about the guy who puts gas in the school bus?”

Mr. Galvin: “Yes.”

Rep. Issa: “How about employees at a bicycle shop?”

Mr. Galvin: “I guess I'm not sure about that.”

Rep. Issa: “The answer is yes, according to your definition. And you've got a lot of them.  What about “a clerk at the bicycle repair shop?”

Mr. Galvin: “Yes.”

Rep. Issa: “What about someone who works in an antique dealer?”

Mr. Galvin: “I'm not sure about that either.”

Rep. Issa: “The answer is yes. Those are – those are recycled goods. They're antiques; they're used.”  What about someone who works at the Salvation Army in their clothing recycling and furniture?”

Mr. Galvin: “Right. Because they're selling recycled goods.”

Rep. Issa: “OK. What about somebody who opened a store to sell rare manuscripts?”

Mr. Galvin: “What industry is that?”

Rep. Issa: “People sell rare books and manuscripts – but they're rare because they're old so they're used.”

Mr. Galvin: “OK.”

Rep. Issa: “What about workers at a consignment shop?”

Mr. Galvin: “That's a green job.”

Rep. Issa: “Does the teenage kid who works full time at a used record shop count?”

Mr. Galvin: “Yes.”

Rep. Issa: “How about somebody who manufacturers railroads rolling stock – basically, train cars?”

Mr. Galvin: “I don't think we classified the manufacture of rail cars as -“

Rep. Issa: “48.8% of jobs in manufacturing, rail cars counted, according to your statistics. About half of the jobs that are being used to build trains.  Ok. how about – just one more here. What about people who work in a trash disposal yard? Do garbage men have green jobs?”

Mr. Galvin: “Yes.”

Rep. Issa: “OK. I apologize. The real last last is, how about an oil lobbyist? Wouldn't an oil lobbyist count as having a green job if they are engaged in advocacy related to environmental issues?”

Mr. Galvin: “Yes.“

Ben Stein on the definition of a green job: “George Orwell said in 1984 that government would seize control; that government would…change the definitions to mean anything they wanted.  ‘War is peace, freedom is slavery.’   That is what the government is doing now; they’re using definitions to try to control the thought processes of America.  These definitions are meaningless.  It’s extremely frightening to see such dishonesty even in politics.  To see this level of dishonesty is extremely discouraging.”

Ben Stein: “Bueller?  Bueller?  Bueller?”

Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder: “If I were to go to the federal courthouse here in D.C., either as a party or as an attorney, wouldn't I have to show a government-issued photo ID?”

Holder: “That's not been my experience, here in DC. I don't–you know.”

Lungen: “Some federal courts-are you aware that's required in some federal courts in this land?”

Holder: “I don't know.”

Lungen: “Is your Justice Department investigating the discriminatory effect of those laws?” Lungren asked this after citing other places where one is told to show ID, like the airport and even when visiting the Justice Department itself.

Attorney General Holder is suing states over their voter ID laws, calling the practice of showing a photo ID to vote discriminatory.


Former Clinton pollster Mark Penn: “If you look at this, I think, particularly, southern, white, older men, they're probably out of reach…[Obama should pursue the] suburban better-educated men who can appreciate a president like President Obama.”

Chris Matthews: “So you go after the more sensitive males, the less macho males, is that what you're saying?”

_______________________________________ “What about the 43 Catholic institutions [that] have now sued the administration over the regulation that requires them to provide contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortifacients in their health care plans?  They say that violates their religious freedom. Do you support the Catholic Church in their lawsuits against the administration?”

Nancy Pelosi: “Well, I don't think that's the entire Catholic Church.  Those people have a right to sue, but I don't think they're speaking ex cathedra for the Catholic Church.”  Ex cathedra refers to the infallible authority that Catholics believe the pope exerts when he makes a formal and solemn declaration on matters of faith and morals. It is not a term to describe lawsuits the church files in civilian courts.

Senator John McCain on the security leaks: “Such disclosures can only undermine similar ongoing or future operations and, in this sense, compromise national security. For this reason, regardless of how politically useful these leaks may be to the president, they have to stop.”

White House spokesman Jay Carney:”[the White House] takes all appropriate and necessary steps to prevent leaks [of classified or sensitive information that could risk ongoing operations]. Any suggestion that this administration has authorized intentional leaks of classified information for political gain is grossly irresponsible.”

McCain: “No, what is grossly irresponsible is US officials divulging some of the most highly classified programs involving the most important national security priorities facing our nation today.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham: “I don't think you have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure out what is going on here. You've had three leaks of intelligence that paint the president as a strong leader.  I don't think it's an accident that you have three stories within about 45 days that paint the Obama administration as being effective in the war on terror at our national security detriment.”

Robert Gates, the former defense secretary, reportedly blasted the national security team in the Obama White House for blabbing about the raid to kill Osama bin Laden: “I have a new strategic communications approach to recommend.”

Tom Donilon, of Obama’s national security team: “What’s that?”

Gates: “Shut the f— up.”

Judge Marilu Henner to Miss Ohio: “Do you think women are depicted in movies and on television in an accurate and positive way? And please give us an example,” asked her.

Audrey Bolte, Miss Ohio: “I think there are some movies that depict women in a very positive role, and then some movies that put them in a little bit more of negative role,” she said. “But by the end of the movie, they show that woman power that I know we all have. Such as movie Pretty Woman. We had a wonderful, beautiful woman, Julia Roberts, and she was having a rough time, but, you know what, she came out on top and she didn't let anybody stand in her path.”

Bill O’Reilly: “The phrase ‘come out on top’ may have been an unfortunate choice of words.”  [quoted from memory]

NBC’s chief medical editor Nancy Snyderman: “Well, you might learn that a child has a severe genetic problem. It gives parents a chance to decide whether they're going to continue that pregnancy or not. This is the science of today. It is running fast into the future. And I think the future will be such that you'll find out that your child may have a genetic hit. You can fix that genetic problem, and improve your chance, a child's chance of having a healthier-“

Savannah Guthrie: “Do you think it raises ethical issues? I mean a what point, if you have information that your child is going to have a genetic problem, and then you're posed with the question of whether to go forward with the pregnancy?”

Snyderman: “Well, I'm pro-science, so I believe that this is a great way to prevent diseases.”

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Diane Feinstein: “This has to stop.  When people say they don't want to work with the United States because they can't trust us to keep a secret, that's serious.”

President Obama: “The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive. It's wrong. People I think need to have a better sense of how I approach this office and how the people around me approach this office.”

WZ: “Total bull___, all the leaks have come from his White House (that's a fact) and all portray Obama as being strong on national security.”


Bill Maher, after a clip of Sean Hannity and Herman Cain discussing Obama destroying capitalism: “This is where the Republican Party is. And, you know what? Corporate profits as a percentage of GDP are higher than ever. How can he be destroying capitalism? They're eleven percent. This is the highest since World War II.”

Dambisa Moyo, an African-born international economist: “But there's two ways to make profit, right?  The problem's that there's two ways to make profit. Profit equals revenue minus costs.  You can either reduce costs or raise revenues.  And in this case, the reason why everybody is up in a tiz correctly is that companies have been cutting costs quite aggressively, amongst them labor costs, and amongst them higher unemployment. And that's why I think there's a schism between that kind of discourse between the Republicans.”

Maher: “But you don't think Obama is purposely trying to destroy capitalism?”

Moyo: “No I don't, but I just think it's a bit more nuanced than what you see.”

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC chair: “We came up short, but at the same – of the ultimate goal, which was to make sure that Governor Walker couldn't adopt his extremist policies and continue to hurt middle class and working families…And so we're going to be able to stop Governor Walker from being able to really continue to pursue those extremist policies. So ultimately we were at least in part successful [as the Senate is now controlled by the Democrats].”

Piers Morgan: “You keep calling him this great extremist who everyone apparently, is terrified of and everything else, but the reality is he won. And he won pretty convincingly. So the only people laying down, it would seem to everybody else, are the Democrats on this. So how are you claiming some kind of weird victory out of all this?”


Conservative columnist George Will: “That's modern liberalism: They delight in bossing people around.  What Bloomberg is saying [is] the government helps with your health care, the government's implicated in your health. Therefore, we own you. Therefore, the government can fine tune all the decisions you make pertinent to your health.  This is one of the reasons liberals are so enamored over the issue of climate change.  They say all our behaviors in some way effect the climate, therefore, the government — meaning, we liberals, the party of government — can fine tune all your behavior right down to the light bulbs you use.”

Scott Walker, first line in his victory speech: “First of all, I want to thank God for His abundant grace.”

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney: “Sadly, it has become clear that this president simply doesn't understand or appreciate these fundamental truths of our system. Over the last three and a half years, record numbers of Americans have lost their jobs or just disappeared from the workforce or can only find part time jobs.  This is not just a failure of policy; it is a moral failure of tragic proportions.

Paula Priesse: “La La Land comes to DC! Days after saying federal spending has ‘risen at the lowest pace in nearly 60 years,’ President Obama outdoes himself yesterday with his “private sector is doing fine” statement. Speaking of fantasy, O's been the ‘star’ at a mind-blowing 28 celebrity fundraisers in just this past year. Narcissism on steroids! Makes sense though, actors (like O) still believe a “special talent” is required to mouth words written by others. Here's a message for all these self-absorbed twits who feel gay marriage is more important than trillion dollar deficits. ‘Barack the Movie’ opened to rave reviews in 2009. It's been tanking ever since, and each passing day lessens the chance for a sequel!”

Kevin Madden, Senior adviser to Governor Romney, of Obama: “He's always mastered the pageantry of bipartisanship, the pageantry of centrism…but he’s never executed it.”

Jodi Miller: “More bad news for the economy; in May, unemployment rate actually increased to 8.2%.   But the White House is not giving up on the spin.  They’re now referring to jobs saved or imagined.”

Jodi Miller: “African American Democratic congressman Artur Davis is switching parties to become a Republican.  Or, as the network news reported—oh, wait, they didn’t.”

Jodi Miller: “ says they may have to pull the plug on their campaign to reelect Obama if their donors don’t give them more money.  So, wait, they need money to reelect the guy who made the economy so bad that they’re not getting any money?  Huh?”

Jodi Miller: “A Miami man known as the zombi killer was shot and killed after eating another man’s face.   Democrats are called the shooting part of the Republican war on zombis.”

Economist Gary B. Smith: “If the government created companies like Apple, I’d say we need more government spending.”

Mitt Romney, on the president saying that the private sector is doing fine: “It's an extraordinary miscalculation and misunderstanding by a president who is out of touch, and we're going to take back this country and get America working again.”

Mitt Romney: “The president is delaying the sale of the shares [of GM stock] to try and avoid the story that the taxpayer took another loss. I would get the company independent from government and run for the interests of the consumer and the enterprise and its workers – not for the political considerations of government officials.”

Mitt Romney, when asked who should host the CMT awards, Toby Keith or Kristen Bell: “I think I have a solution. I propose that Toby and Kristen co-host the show. See, I just put two people back to work.  You're welcome, America.”  Yeah, I know he was reading from a script.  Still funny.

Republican House Speaker John Boehner on a news story with several mistakes on the Congressional investigation of Operation Fast & Furious: “This story shows how the mainstream media is ignoring this scandal and covering up for the Department of Justice. Staff for the Speaker, other leadership offices, and Chairman Issa have been encouraging Attorney General Holder's staff to comply for weeks or months to no avail, but there have certainly been no direct talks between the Speaker and Attorney General, and the department is still stonewalling.”

Snarky comments from Weasel Zippers:

Obama Calls For More Stimulus Spending Over Austerity.
Try to contain your shock and amazement.

May: Team Mitt $76.8M, Team Zero $60M
“Money doesn't talk – it screams.” – Bob Dylan

Team Mitt Creates Bogus Bill Clinton Twitter Account, Proceeds to Taunt Obama
Nothing but high marks for Team Mitt – and if he keeps this up, I might have to apologize for all those awful things I said about him.

Arizona Dem Senate Candidate: “I Have No Connections To President Obama”.
At this point plutonium-239 is less toxic than Obama.

Dumb: Senate Dem Claire McCaskill Accuses GOP Opponent Of Being Sexist – Dumber: Republican Opponent Is A Woman.
McCaskill's IQ rivals that of single-celled organisms.

Report: Senator Barack Obama Attended Bill Ayers 4th of July Barbecue In 2005.
I think the bigger story here is Bill Ayers actually celebrates the Fourth of July.


Rush Limbaugh: “Whatever happened to this notion in America, if you want it, you buy it. If you want it, you pay for it. Whatever happened to that? Why is that considered so out of touch?”

Rush Limbaugh: “Why should anybody think that Obama will fight for them when he doesn't even fight for his number one supporters?”

Rush Limbaugh: “The left don't care about fiscal responsibility or sanity. They don't care about balanced budgets. They don't care about any of that. It's why there's no compromise with them.”

Rush Limbaugh: “The biggest net takers are municipal unions and the biggest net payers are property owners.”

Rush Limbaugh: “When I read liberal journalists talk about how Obama is obviously struggling with policies to reduce America's indebtedness, I laugh. Do they think he cares? Where's the evidence that he cares about reducing the deficit, or the national debt? He doesn't care.”

Rush Limbaugh: “You have to admit the New York Times is consistent. They always publish national security secrets if they will hurt a Republican president, or if they will help a Democrat president.”

Rush Limbaugh: “I don't think there's anything forward about Obama or progressive. I think Obama's locked in the thirties. I think that's his nirvana.”

Rush Limbaugh: “Obama is blaming the weakness in our economy on budget cuts made by state and local governments.”

Rush Limbaugh: “I'm telling you that a significant number of the people that voted for Obama were not supporters. They had other reasons that were surface, shallow, specious, and those people aren't going to vote for him again.”

Rush Limbaugh: “This Fast and Furious is about more than just walking guns across the border to drug cartels and having them used as a means of ginning up opposition to the Second Amendment.”

Rush Limbaugh: “They are really irritated that I'm calling him Barack Hussein Kardashian. And I got to thinking, you actually could say it's an insult to the Kardashians, because they have started businesses. They have employed people. Obama's not done some of the things the Kardashians have done. Now, they both star in reality TV shows, Obama as celebrity of the United States.”

Rush Limbaugh: “Romney is accusing Obama of purposely slowing down the economy so as to worsen people's economic circumstance so that they would demand health care since they were losing it because they're getting fired. That's what he's saying. And that is a bold criticism. That is something that we would say and have said. But to hear a Republican presidential candidate say it, is kind of cool.”

Rush Limbaugh: “My buddy Andy McCarthy…says Obama's profiling Muslim men. This is profiling Muslim men. Obama has simply granted to himself here folks the right to wipe out all Al Qaeda Muslim men. If they're military age 18 or over – if they're male and they're 18 and they're Muslim – he can wipe them out.”

Rush Limbaugh: “A public employee union member gets a job, works for 23 years, retires, and gets 90% of salary as the pension and full health care until they die. And people who are out of work or don't make very much money are paying the taxes that fund all that.”

Conservatives from the Past:

Thomas Reed: “One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.”

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