Say What? July 9th, 2012 Edition [Reader Post]



President Obama to a young-looking grandmother: “Let me tell you, first of all. I love nurses.  Can I tell you. You look great. This is a good looking woman.”  Personally, I don’t find this offensive at all, but if Mitt Romney said this, it would be front page news, along with cries of sexism.

Liberals on the economy:

DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “I’m pretty happy about 28 straight months of job growth in the private sector.”

Vice President Joe Biden: “[Romney believes] somehow, that those so-called job creators will make everything okay for the rest of us,” Biden said at the National Education Association conference. “We believe that the way to build this country is the way we always have, from the middle out  . . . [to] invest in the things that have always made our economy grow: innovation, research, development, infrastructure, and education.”  Again proving that, even though Obama is a terrible president, he is not the worst president that we could have.

President Obama, explaining how bailouts are his vision for our economy: “Let’s talk about my theory, my vision. When the American auto industry was on the brink of collapse, and more than 1 million jobs were on the line, one in eight jobs in Ohio depends on the auto industry – not just the folks in the auto plants, not just the union workers, but all those suppliers up and down the chain – every restaurant outside the plant, every store, every school, depends on those jobs in that industry.”  I think that most businesses, after having $20 billion+ pumped into them (and not paid back) could be in reasonable shape right now as well.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka of the poor June jobs report: “The cruel reality is Mitt Romney and his Republican allies in Congress are willing to sabotage the recovery in the hope of scoring political points against the President.”  Someone needs to tell Trumka that Romney is a private citizen, at this point in time, running for an elective position.  I suspect that President Obama has just a teeny bit more affect on the economy than Mitt Romney does.

President Obama on the poor June jobs report: “That overall means that businesses have created 4.4 million jobs over the past 28 months.  That’s a step in the right direction. . . But we can’t be satisfied because our goal was never to keep on working to get back to where we were in 2007.” Whoops, did he just say, get back to the George W. Bush economy?

Vice President Joe Biden: “The very wealthy are just as noble and patriotic as the middle class. But nothing has been asked of them in this horrendous recession. And it’s time to just act.”

Liberals on Obamacare:

President Obama: “I’ll work with anybody who wants to work with me to continue to improve our health care system and our health care laws, but the law I passed is here to stay.”

President Obama: “You have to take responsibility, and if you don’t, you’re going to be penalized for it, and that’s the right thing to do.  I have consistently kept my promise not to raise taxes on people [making] under $250,000 a year.” So, government-mandated stuff will cost you more money, but that is not a tax.

WH press secretary Jay Carney: “…it is simply a fallacy to say that this [penalty] is a broad-based tax. That’s not what the opinion stated that was authored by the Chief Justice. The Affordable Care Act is constitutional under Congress’s taxing authority, but this is clearly a penalty that affects less than 1 percent of the American population. And it is a penalty you only pay as a matter of choice, if you’re in that 1 percent and you can afford health insurance but choose not to.”

Nancy Pelosi, explaining why Obamacare is not a huge new tax: “It’s a penalty which comes under the tax code.”

The Liberal agenda:

The United States Department of Agriculture explains on its “Outreach Toolkits” page: “Our common goal is to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.  Our purpose is to ensure that those going through difficult times can feed their families healthy, nutritious food. By working as a team, we can accomplish these goals.”  Or, to put it more bluntly, 1 in 7 Americans receiving foodstamps is just not enough.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: “Let’s call this right-wing ‘freedom’ catch phrase what it really is: a grossly political strategy to dupe the public, which holds the word ‘freedom’ as something sacred.”  He further warned that people might opt out of social security, out of a union or out of paying union dues.

Liberals just making stuff up:

President Obama, when asked about reaching across the aisle: “I suspect that most people…would acknowledge that I’ve tried real hard, and we just haven’t gotten the kind of willingness on the part of the Republicans to engage on a whole range of issues that, I wish had happened, and, part of what I think needs to happen in this election is the voters once again have to send a message, `We want common sense ideas. We don’t folks who are just saying no to everything.’ Even stuff, traditionally [they] were in favor of. .”  Many Congressmen in high positions have not heard anything directly from the President for a year and a half (like Mitch McConnell).

Joe Biden to the National Education Association: “Gov. Romney is a good man. . I assume he cares as much about America and the education system as I do. But the fact of the matter is, we have a fundamentally different view.  He doesn’t think that you all know much about how to educate. His allies characterize you as not caring about students, but caring about yourselves.”

Obama campaign guy David Axelrod: “What happened after Nixon is we as a country said we need a higher level of disclosure.  Governor Romney and his campaign have stone-walled and are trying to turn the clock back 50 years on transparency and disclosure.”  One thing that I have noticed is, the Obama campaign is closing in on a handful of sound bites, and everyone is repeating those sound bites over and over.  The association between Nixon and Romney is one of them.

The campaign:

Michelle Obama: “To anyone who says that church is no place to talk about these issues, you tell them there is no place better – no place better.”

Barrack Obama: “One way or the other, this will be my last campaign.”

Obama: “I remember my favorite vacation when I was a kid, traveling with my mom and my grandma and my sister, and we traveled the country on Greyhound buses, railroads. And once in a while we’d rent a car, not that often, and stay at Howard Johnsons.”

Obama campaign guy, Jim Messina: “One hundred million [collected by the Romney campaign] is alarming enough, but it doesn’t even include the millions pouring into pro-Romney super PACs – or the fact that, unlike four years ago, it’s perfectly legal for the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson, Karl Rove, and anonymous billionaires to funnel unlimited money into attacking President Obama in critical battleground states.”

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “I’d really like to see Mitt Romney release more than one year of tax records because there’s been disturbing reports recently that he’s got a . . . secretive Bermuda corporation that no one knows anything about, investment in the Caymans . . . he’s got a Swiss bank account…Americans need to ask themselves: why does an American businessman need a Swiss bank account and secretive investments like that?”  If I had enough money on hand, I’d have money in other currencies and in foreign banks as well.  I will guarantee that Democrat donor George Soros has money stashed all over the place.

Jumping Joe Biden, asking for money:

“Want to have a cup of coffee sometime soon?

I’m sure we’ll have a lot to talk about, but mainly I just want to say thanks for helping out.

Make a donation of $3 or whatever you can to grow this grassroots campaign, and be automatically entered for the chance to come hang out – flight, hotel, and coffee on us. You can even bring a guest.”

Russian Alexey Pushkov, chairman of the international affairs committee of the State Duma, and a Putin ally: “We don’t think that for us Romney will be an easy partner.  We think that Romney will be, on the rhetorical side, a replay of the Bush administration…If he is serious about this, I’m afraid he may choose the neocon-type people. . . In the first year of his presidency, we may have a full-scale crisis.”  What a shock!  The Russian autocrats support the socialist president.

Posted on “I grew up on a plantation in the heart of Klan territory: Lexington, Mississippi, in the 1950s. Emmett Till was killed 35 miles away from where I lived. He was fourteen years old at the time and so was I.”  This goes on for awhile, mostly about the right to vote; but no mention is made of the KKK being made up of Democrats.

It’s all about racism…

Chris Rock tweet: “Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks”

Former Politico write Joe Williams, of his being fired from Politico: “It’s the schoolyard bully concept.  They’re in the business of gathering scalps. They’re in the business of pushing independent organizations to their point of view or at least to having to react to their point of view…I think the right has such an agenda here … that it’s impossible for this to be an isolated case.”  Somehow, right wing conservative media and organizations caused him to be fired.  One of his tweets included the words “Either Ann Romney meant Mitt is flaccid or that when we “unzip him” we’ll find out he’s a dick.”  That sounds pretty normal for a news guy, right?

Liberals on global warming:

Jane Lubchenco, who heads the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: “Many people around the world are beginning to appreciate that climate change is under way, that it’s having consequences that are playing out in real time and, in the United States at least, we are seeing more and more examples of extreme weather and extreme climate-related events.”

Jonathan Overpeck, professor of geosciences and atmospheric sciences at the University of Arizona: “This is what global warming looks like at the regional or personal level.  The extra heat increases the odds of worse heat waves, droughts, storms and wildfire. This is certainly what I and many other climate scientists have been warning about.”

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, when asked if all of the fires in the United States were linked to global warming: “You have to look at climate change over a period of years, not just one summer.  You could always have one abnormal summer. But when you see one after another after another then you can see, yeah, there’s a pattern here.”

NBC Nightly News correspondent Anne Thompson: “Leading some to question if this wildfire season is worse because of climate change.”

The Compliant Obama Press Corps:

AP headline in Yahoo News: “Poll: Election winner won’t affect economy much”

AP headline and sub-headline: “Most Doubt President Affects Economy”  “Poll: Half doubt next president will alter economy”

The Atlantic Wire headline: “Voters Think the Election Won’t Affect The Economy”

If it is a Democratic incumbent, and the gas prices are high and the economy sucks, well, then, the President really does not have much effect on either one of these.  However, if this were an incumbent Republican, there would be economic stories featuring the words great depression in the first few paragraphs of many of their stories, even if the economy is rosy.

Norah O’Donnell (NPR?): “…while the president’s on a bus, Romney‘s been on a boat, photographed while on vacation with his family in New Hampshire, and facing criticism from his own party.”

Kristin A. Lee of New York Daily News: “…as Mitt Romney continued a family getaway at his multi-million dollar New Hampshire compound on Friday, President Obama recalled riding on Greyhound buses and staying at Howard Johnson hotels on his own childhood vacations.”  The actual vacations that the President and his First Lady have made apparently were not germane to this story.  The fact that the Romney’s paid for their own vacations is probably not important either.

Washington Post’s “In the Loop” columnist: “Summer’s in full swing, and unless your family is rather Romney-esque, there’s a chance you’ll be spending some time in one of the country’s hundreds of national parks.”

ABC News‘s Emily Friedman: “…just a few hours after telling reporters the jobs report today was a ‘kick in the gut’ for Americans, Mitt Romney returned to his vacation, driving his high-power speedboat, filled to the brim with his kids and grandkids, to a nearby home for a dip in Lake Winnipesaukee.”   In case this is too subtle for you, we have the lousy jobs’ numbers being closely associated with Mitt Romney going on vacation.  In the Obama Media Complex, it is just as likely to see an association between Mitt Romney and the jobs’ numbers as President Obama and these jobs’ numbers.

The AP: “If you want a glimpse of some of the worst of global warming, scientists suggest taking a look at U.S. weather in recent weeks.  Horrendous wildfires. Oppressive heat waves. Devastating droughts. Flooding from giant deluges. And a powerful freak wind storm called a derecho.  These are the kinds of extremes climate scientists have predicted will come with climate change.”

The Washington Post: “No one predicted fires like the current ones, but years ago climate scientists warned state and federal officials that they could start seeing early springs, more hot and dry weather, and frequent and perhaps severe droughts.”

Paula Faris (ABC news) on gas prices going down: “This is great news…And, Amy, the best news, it might drop another 50 cents by Halloween, just in time for the election.”

Liberal Celebrities:

Lucy Lawless, Xena Princess Warrior, Global Warming Expert, Eco-warrior: “The scientists have been screaming about this for 15 years, and of late, it’s unanimous – there’s only a few wackos who deny climate change”

Actor Morgan Freeman: “First thing that always pops into my head regarding our president is that all of the people who are setting up this barrier for him . . . they just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white – very white American, Kansas, middle of America.  There was no argument about who he is or what he is. America’s first black president hasn’t arisen yet. He’s not America’s first black president – he’s America’s first mixed-race president.”

Liberals from the past:

President Obama in 2010 of Abound Solar: “Abound Solar Manufacturing,,,will manufacture advanced solar panels at two new plants, creating more than 2,000 construction jobs and 1,500 permanent jobs.  A Colorado plant is already underway, and an Indiana plant will be built in what’s now an empty Chrysler factory. When fully operational, these plants will produce millions of state-of-the-art solar panels each year.  Already, I’ve seen the payoff from these investments.” Shuttered factories are “humming with new workers…rolling up their sleeves to help America win the race for the clean energy economy.”  Two years later, things aren’t looking so good. The company, which was owned by a well-connected top Democratic donor, has declared bankruptcy and is laying off workers. Taxpayers are potentially on the hook for $70 million in funds drawn from the loan guarantee. Abound Solar is now under investigation by the House.

Anita Dunn, then-White House communications director, of Fox News: “We’re going to treat them the way we would treat an opponent.  As they are undertaking a war against Barack Obama and the White House, we don’t need to pretend that this is the way that legitimate news organizations behave.”

Candidate Obama running for Senator in 2004, and complaining that 315,000 jobs created under the Bush administration and a 5.6% unemployment rate was good enough: “After three dismal years of job-loss, we all welcome encouraging statistics.  But for most Americans, the health of our economy is measured in a different and more personal way: If I lose my job, where will I find one that pays as well and offers real benefits? Can I afford health-care coverage on my own, or the cost of sending my children to college? Will I ever be able to save and retire with dignity and security? These are the questions I hear hardworking people asking. For them, the basic rewards of a middle-class life, rewards that we once took for granted, have become an elusive dream.”

Thomas Santa Lucia professor at Amherst, 2009: “One hundred fifty years from now, historians may rate Obama the second best president ever. Lincoln is likely to always be number one. Not even Lincoln, however, has had a more “meteoric rise” than the 44th president-elect. Indeed, it is unprecedented.”

Liberal civility:

A South Florida representative to the Democratic National Committee and friend to Debbie Wasserman Schultz, from a series of leaked emails: “The illegal . occupation [of Palestine] must end… Slavery was ended. Apartheid was ended, and so this occupation must also end. Code Pink is promoting PEACE and FREEDOM. Get on board…By supporting Israeli occupation with U.S. foreign military aid, we are all complicit and guilty of their crimes against humanity…The continued Israeli occupation of Palestine is ugly, on moral, ethical, religious, and legal grounds, and no amount of marketing will cover up this ugliness.  What possible justification you have for continuing this unholy occupation is beyond my understanding.”

Stephanie Miller @obamasbestfan: “@billmaher In this country EVERYTHING is a crap shoot with the GOP in control! Wish sum1 would chew their faces off!!!!”

Stephanie Miller @obamasbestfan: @billmaher the GOP has proven anyone can hatef__k anything!!!”

That is Stephanie above; such a lovely girl.

Stephanie Miller @obamasbestfan: “I’ll be like Pres. Obama any day rather than those GOP test tube projects gone wrong they are why ABORTION is legal!!”

Stephanie Miller tweet: “Has the GOP all drank the kool aid??? Too bad it wasn’t the Jim Jones special!!!”

Stephanie Miller tweet: “better than those GOP vomit buckets Not 1 of them have a wrking head above their shoulders unfort. the 1 btwn the legs seem to wrk fine”

Stephanie Miller is somewhat of an emotional supporter of president Obama, featured on the Obama-Biden election site.

Occupy this:

MicCheckWallStreet‘s website (an Occupy Wall Street group) asking for donations of money so they can throw it out of a window: “Every dollar you donate is guaranteed to be thrown off a building and is tax deductible, what more could you ask for?!”  Oh, I don’t know, maybe something that is not so blatantly stupid?


Ansar Dine spokesman Sanda Abu Mohamed on the destruction of historically significant sites in Mali: “We’re going to destroy everything before we apply Sharia in this city.”

Moderates/Affiliation Unknown:

Rev. William Owens, the president of CAAP (the Coalition of African-American Pastors): “By embracing gay marriage, President Obama is leading the country down an immoral path.  The Black Church has always been the conscience of America, and today we are calling on black pastors and black Christians to withhold support from President Obama until he corrects course.”

CAAP letter to Obama and Holder: “President Obama is the fulfillment of our dreams for our sons.  And he has broken our hearts by using his power and position to endorse as a civil right something that is simply wrong. . . Some things are bigger than the next election.”

Liz Marlantes of the Christian Science Monitor on Obamacare: “[Obamacare] has been a tricky issue for the Obama White House.  Any time you’ve got the White House coming out and saying, ‘We want to get back and talk about the economy,’ you know it’s a bad issue for them.”

Legal immigrant Igor: “I’m living the American dream now.  American is the best country in the world.  You guys just don’t really know how blessed you are.”

Former Office of Management and Budget Director James Nussle: “Recovery? Recovery? Seriously?  …And Obama‘s in Ohio right now trying to explain this to a bunch of diners. No way!  This doesn’t compute to anybody out there. There’s no recovery.”

CBS’s Mark Knoller tweet: Pres Obama says his accountant says he can afford to pay a little more in taxes and that Romney “can sure pay a little more.”  I think that is pretty much sums up the Obama economic philosophy.

Mark Knoller tweet: “Unemployment rates: adult men 7.8%; adult women 7.4%; teenagers 23.7%; whites 7.4%; blacks 14.4%; Hispanics 11.0%. Asians 6.3%.”

Mark Knoller tweet: Pres Obama again tells supporters “the other side” will spend more money than ever and rain ads down on them saying “it’s all my fault.”

Former documentary filmmaker Erick Allen Bell: “The liberal media, which I didn’t believe existed before this – I thought that was invented by Rush Limbaugh – there is a liberal media.  And they do have a bias. They’re not interested in this story.  I wrongly thought that the opposition to the mosque was about evangelicals wanting to maintain the home court advantage and just not wanting another religion to have such a big facility in their town.  Sure enough, there is no such thing as radical Islam – it doesn’t exist. Islam is radical. Muslims, fortunately, in America mostly – not radical. But Islam is radical to the core.”  Bell originally set out to make a film about the construction of a large mosque in Tennessee.  He was going to reveal the religious intolerance of southern evangelicals but, as he pursued this subject further, his original intent was upended and what he discovered about radical Islam while making the film forced him to reconsider his preconceptions.

Jonas Max Farris, centrist liberal economist on Fox News: “We can’t have millionaires leaving our country to avoid taxes.”

Didn’t get their names:

Marine: “Get over it; we’re not equal.”

Black dude: “Because of political correctness, I am called an African-American; I don’t know s___ about Africa.”


Wolf Blitzer: “The Solicitor General tells the Supreme Court representing the Obama administration  it is in fact a tax, it’ll be administered by the IRS, it’ll be collected on April 15th; why can’t you acknowledge that it is in fact a tax?”

DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “Because it’s a penalty; it’s not a tax.”


Charles Krauthammer: “Obama has to defend the policies he’s instituted. Five trillion dollars of debt added leaving us with a 1.7 percent economic expansion. That is a disaster. I think, yes, the Romney argument is not lies. The argument is—“

Nina Totenberg, NPR: [Laughs]

Krauthammer: “—you conducted a Keynesian experiment – here’s the argument – and it did not succeed, because it sprinkled all this money on programs, crony capitalism and government jobs, which is not the key to growth, and that’s the major distinction between the policies of the Left and the Right, Democrats and Conservatives.”

Mark Shields, PBS: “Well we do all of this equal time of who’s at fault, I just point out one thing: George Herbert Walker Bush dared to raise taxes in 1991. Since that action, 21 years, Republicans have not voted for a single broad-based tax increase, and that’s become the theology of the party, the ideology of the party, the definition of the party, and that is irresponsible.”

CBS’s Jeff Glor: “David, you keep calling Mitt Romney the ‘outsourcer-in-chief’. We heard what the President said on the trail, indicating that he sent jobs overseas. Fact Check, as you know, looked at this, found no evidence that Mitt Romney, while he was still running Bain Capital shipped American jobs overseas. Is it fair to keep those ads on the air?”

David Axelrod: “Yeah, it absolutely is. First of all, those ads are based on reporting — assiduous reporting, by the Washington Post, based on documents from the securities and exchange commission. So, we take issue with  that particular fact check. The other issue that’s in contention is Governor Romney keeps contending that he was not involved with Bain Capital after 1999, and, in fact, he remained as the chief executive and sole owner until 2001, and documents reflect that as well. So he — you know, he can’t run on his record and run from his record at the same time. And we’re not going to allow him to do that.”

Glor: David, last night, you said that Mitt Romney was the most secretive candidate since Richard Nixon. You said this to CBS News Radio. I think that would strike a lot of people as extreme. Do you stand by those comments?

Axelrod: “Oh, I absolutely do. Listen, you mentioned the $100 million that Mitt Romney raised. You know, he’s the first presidential candidate since that time — in recent years, Republicans and Democrats have all revealed who’s raising money for them – the so-called bundlers. You have no idea, as we sit here, who is raising this money for Mitt Romney. He’s the first candidate, Republican or Democrat, who hasn’t released a series of years of tax returns. His father was a pioneer in this, when he ran for president, and said, you have to release multiple years or else, people can hide some of what they’re doing. We just learned the other day, Jeff, from the Associated Press that Governor Romney has this Bermuda business, and he transferred it to his wife’s ownership the day before he became governor of Massachusetts, so he wouldn’t have to put it on an ethics form.

This is the most secretive candidate since Richard Nixon. What happened after Nixon was, we, as a country, said we need a higher level of disclosure, so people know who their candidates are, what their entanglements are and we can make judgments on it. Governor Romney and his campaign have stonewalled, and they’re trying to turn the clock back 50 years on transparency and disclosure. So I absolutely stand by it, and the real question is, you know, is the news media going to press him on it? And I know that Jan Crawford had an interview with him the other day, and she had a very brief time with him. But I’d like to see those questions asked of him.”


Host: “So many businessmen and others have said that the message has become one of class warfare, attacking the rich, attacking people who make a profit, people who make jobs. Why is that that tone has been set that people believe that this is a class war?”

Valerie Jarrett, presidential aid: “Well, they may be watching one particular network.”


White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs in 2010: “at strictly political events we would not use [the presidential seal].”

An Obama campaign official 2012: “it’s common practice for sitting presidents to use the presidential seal at campaign events when they are running for re-election.”

CNN interviewer: “One of the side arguments [made to the Supreme Court], kind of like the back-up argument, was that it was a tax.”

Obama campaign national press secretary Ben LaBolt: “It never referred to it as a tax; it said that it was a penalty.”  Which is simply not true.


Democrat Rep. Andre Carson: “America will never tap into educational innovation and ingenuity without looking at the model that we have in our madrassas, in our schools, where innovation is encouraged, where the foundation is the Quran. And that model that we are pushing in some of our schools meets the multiple needs of students.”

Carson, when these remarks became public: “My remarks at ICNA call attention to the fact that faith-based schools throughout this country have excelled because of innovative instructional methods and a willingness to engage different learning styles – whether visual, auditory, or kinesthetic. While I do not believe that any particular faith should be the foundation of our public schools, it is important that we take note of the instructional tools these schools utilize to empower their young people. Christian, Jewish, and Islamic schools have experienced notable success by casting off a one-size-fits-all approach to education, and this is a model we must replicate. Having attended a parochial elementary school myself, I’ve seen these successes first hand. If we are going to take American education to the next level, we must expand successful models and implement the practices that will enable success for our students.”

David Axelrod tweet: “Romney meets w/Murdoch last week, which world only learned from Rupert‘s tweet. How long does media let Mitt get away w/out pool coverage?”

Mark Knoller tweet: “Same might be asked of @davidaxelrod why press barred from 25 Obama Campaign fundraisers so far this year.”

Liberal Adam Lachinsky: “Let me play the Reagan optimist—

Neil Cavuto: “Wow, that is a fox moment.”


Allen West: “When you go back and you read the documents, the Declaration of Independence, the full declaration, the full Constitution, you’ll understand limited government, you’ll understand fiscal responsibility, you’ll understand individual sovereignty, free markets . . . strong national defense.  But there are people on the other side, and you can call them whatever you wish, you can call it Communism, Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, or Statism. . . They believe in creating and expanding an entitlement or welfare state.”

Edward Klein, who wrote The Amateur: “It is the hallmark of a political amateur to ignore the advice of wise men and women who tell him what he doesn’t want to hear and, instead, embrace those who cater to his inexperience, vanity, and worst instincts. This has been the pattern of the Obama presidency. And that was exactly what happened in the case of ObamaCare.”

Jane Pitt (Brad Pitt’s mom) in a letter to the editor, to “I think any Christian should spend much time in prayer before refusing to vote for a family man with high morals, business experience, who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality just because he is a Mormon.  Any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney‘s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama – a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright‘s church for years, did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer, and is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.”

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal: “The president, his administration, needs to understand what makes this country great in part is that we’re not dependent on government programs.  It seems to me like the president measures success by how many people are on food stamp rolls and government-run health care. That’s not the American dream.”

Mitt Romney: “I said that I agreed with the dissent and the dissent made it very clear that they felt it was unconstitutional. But the dissent lost.  It’s in the minority. And so now the Supreme Court has spoken, and while I agreed with dissent, it’s taken over by the fact that the majority of the court said that it’s a tax and therefore it is a tax.”

Paula Priesse: “July 8th – Big govt. again “off the rails.” Initial budget for the CA rail project was $33 billion. Some now put it at $100B. Mostly state money but fed funds also. Despite this, and ignoring the state auditor’s reports, the CA Senate voted Friday to plow full speed ahead. First leg (no environmental complaints) will be between Madera & Bakersfield. Great for viewing coyotes & brush rabbits. This mother of all boondoggles will cost travelers more money & time than airline passengers on similar routes. It will straddle fault lines and its est. completion date is 2033. When CA goes belly up (and it will) we sane folks BETTER NOT get stuck with the tab! Let Hollywood libs pay for it. They’re good at fundraisers. And fantasy!”

Mitt Romney: “What the court did not do on its last day in session, I will do on my first.”  I.e., repeal Obamacare.

Romney spokesman Ryan Williams: “From our perspective, Obamacare has been and will continue to be a central issue in the campaign.  It presents voters with a bright line that divides the two candidates. Gov. Romney is going to repeal Obamacare and President Obama is going to keep it. There is a clear choice in November.”

Josh Bolton: “The North Korean patent office—I bet that’s a beehive of activity.”

Neil Cavuto on Fox News: “We’re you looking at the folks behind the vice president?  Did it not look like a hostage tape?  You’ve got a government already spending a trillion bucks on jobs and it’s not getting much bang for those bucks—now wants to spend more of your bucks on jobs.   So, we are asking this morning, what the buck?”

Gary B. Smith, economist on Fox News: “The UN is the only thing that makes our government look efficient.”

Bill O’Reilly on what’s up next: “[Dennis] Miller and [Adam] Corolla up next—I’m tempted to say for mature audiences only, but that would be very misleading.”

Conservatives being mean:

Maine Gov. Paul LePage: “We the people have been told there is no choice.  You must buy health insurance or pay the new Gestapo – the IRS.”

From Rush Limbaugh’s Pearls of Wisdom:

Rush: “The Constitution is the greatest document ever written in the world regarding individual liberty and freedom. It’s not taught that way. It’s taught as an antiquated piece of out-of-date junk that limits what the government can do for people, giving them this and giving them that and making them eat that for their own benefit and making them drive that for their own benefit.”

Rush: “If you’re a statist, if you’re a dictator, if you’re an authoritarian, the Constitution of the United States is your biggest enemy because all it does is tell you what you can’t do. It limits you. It limits your power over your citizens, your subjects, your people. We can’t have that.”

Rush: “Didn’t the Democrat Party spend millions advertising for more people to take free handouts from the government? Isn’t there a big advertising campaign right now to expand the scope of food stamps to the food free riders? Hell’s bells, folks, the Democrat Party is the free rider party.”

Rush: “The entire mission of the Democrat Party is to create more and more free riders. Haven’t they seen to it that almost half the country doesn’t pay income tax, a bunch of free riders? Isn’t their goal to get more and more people dependent on the government?”

Rush: “The biggest problem we have is that nobody’s gonna get screwed ’til starting in 2014 or 2015. That’s when the screw job implements. Nobody’s gonna get screwed between now and the election.”

Rush: “There is going to remain a top-drawer health care in this country only for the rich because it’s gonna be direct pay with no insurance involved or very little insurance, and that’s why you don’t see any of the super rich upset about this because they know none of it’s gonna impact them.”

Rush: “If there is a second Obama term, it will be noted for two things: a continuing, long recession, and widespread breakdowns in the implementation of his health reform plan.”

Rush: “You know, if something is unconstitutional, the legislative and presidential branches have violated the Constitution. It’s the role of judiciary to uphold the Constitution, not throw it back to the corrupt bunch that created it in the first place. Where’s the win-win in that? Where is the silver lining in throwing it back to the corrupt party that gave us this in the first place?”

Rush: “I don’t care what John Roberts said, I don’t care what Romney’s guy says, and I don’t care what the argument ends up determining whether it’s a tax or a penalty. What are we gonna end up with? We’re gonna end up with massive transfers of wealth from individuals to the government.”

Rush: “People do not want government-run health care. It forces them into an inferior system. Everybody who knows anything about this bill knows that.”

Rush: “Republicans are busy arguing semantics — tax, penalty, silver lining — rather than exposing what Obamacare does to every American using health care and every American who’s going to use it. It does enormous damage to the Constitution.”

The Conservative Press:

Brit Hume of Fox News, when it was suggested that Obama needs to sell Obamacare: “He made dozens of speeches [already].  This is a problem with the dogs don’t like the dog food.”

Snarky comments from Weasel Zippers:

Obamanomics: More People Went On Disability Than Got Jobs In June.
Or as Obama called it, a “step in the right direction.”

Team Mitt: “From our perspective, Obamacare has been and will continue to be a central issue in the campaign”

More and more every day it appears that Mitt’s walking into a Reagan-like moment. He better not whiff.

Occupiers Drop $5K Out Window To Protest Citizens United Ruling.
And libs wonder why people think they suck with money.Oh, and they videotaped it, and managed to suck at making a movie as well.

Obama Dissed During Campaign Speech: Crowd Yells “Where’s Michelle?”.
Probably off lecturing people about how fat they are.

New CNN Poll Finds 63% Of Americans View Individual Mandate As A Tax, Only 39% Agree With Obama That It’s A Penalty.

Still, this won’t stop Obama and the Democrats from insisting water isn’t wet.

Zambia: George W. Bush Helps Renovate Clinic That Specializes in Early Detection and Treatment of Cervical Cancer
All this while his idiot successor is busy hiring IRS agents to implement his signature achievement.

Norah O’Donnell interrogates John Boehner on GOP replacement for Obamacare – Neglects to ask if he supports government-funded detox for Obots

Conservatives not making any sense:

Former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman: “I will not be attending this year’s convention, nor any Republican convention in the future, until the party focuses on a bigger, bolder, more confident future for the United States – a future based on problem solving, inclusiveness, and a willingness to address the trust deficit, which is every bit as corrosive as our fiscal and economic deficits.”  He released his delegates to Mitt Romney.

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Odd about Obama and his bailout recovery scheme.
The private company that converted C-130’s into fire-fighting machines went under last month.
Obama didn’t lift a finger!
Obama is cutting the number of C-130s in half.
Only 8 of them had even been converted at all to fight fires.
One of those crashed yesterday in South Dakota killing all the crew and NOW Obama has grounded the other 7!
There will be no more of them and the ones we have will not be used to help fight the fires.
Whose side is Obama on again?

@Nan G:

Whose side is Obama on?
Certainly not on the side of Texas.

Last September, as the fires in Bastrop County, Texas raged out of control due to high winds that were constantly changing direction, two C-130s were flown from California to drop fire retardant on the flames. Except…….
the Obama administration decided that the pilots were out of hours and had to leave the planes, ready to do their job, sitting on the tarmac at Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Flight, drop and return to ABIA for more fire retardant was 25 minutes. Over the course of the night, over 250 homes were lost.

The next day, the planes were redirected away from the almost 40,000 acre fire in Bastrop County by the National Forestry Service to a small, few hundred acre fire in Conroe, just north of Houston.

In total, BC, Tx lost 1,557 homes in a week. The Obama response? Two FEMA agents, a couple of people from Forestry Service and a month later, 100 FEMA trailers for 6,000+ homeless people who were homeless because their homes were in ashes.

The heroes? The volunteer firefighters who left their jobs for over a week, many without pay, to save their neighbors, family and friends homes and the firefighters who came from Phoenix, Houston, Tucson, Oklahoma City and other large cities to help the volunteers.

“President Obama: “I’ll work with anybody who wants to work with me to continue to improve our health care system and our health care laws, but the law I passed is here to stay.”

But, Ofraud – Americans have been telling you for 4 years we do not want your monster – do you not hear us???? Of course he does – he and ilk just don’t care!!

Ummm….OFraud also made comments about the ‘small/fine print’ in insurance policy’s …my insurance policy is in sections about 8 – 10 pages on each section – Hospital admittance – doctor visits…etc –> IT’S NOT 13,000 and counting pages of effing regulations!!!! nor is it 2700 pages of a policy!!!

…only our Government [operative word here is “purposefully” ] create this monster then shove – yes, shove it down our throats…

Mark Levin was reading some of the “regulatory language” on his show tonite…showing his audience how convoluted, complex, complicated and down right exasperating to decipher this monster is…and he is a really really intelligent guy….even HE was scratching his head!!

This whole thing is already a mess for everyone….

Now, Mark also made a comment…about people who in the past, did their own TAXES…well, this is yet ANOTHER thing the American people will have to consider can anyone decipher this enough to do their own taxes?? Seriously, listen to the play back of his show….

Give me the insurance ‘small print’ any day…

This monster really, really needs to go…

Same comment (in spades) as “If You Can’t Take The Heat, Get Off The Bus”, above.