Signature Quotes: Politics, Part 17

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"O, I have read his Heart in his wicked eyes many a time. The very devil is in them." -- Abigail Adams, wife of President John Adams, on Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury.
"There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism." -- President Teddy Roosevelt, 1915
"The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure." -- Albert Einstein
"The great virtue of a free market system is that it does not care what color people are; it does not care what their religion is; it only cares whether they can produce something you want to buy. It is the most effective system we have discovered to enable people who hate one another to deal with one another and help one another." -- Milton Friedman
The Goracle told an audience in Germany in 2009 that the entire North Polari(ized) cap will disappear in 5 years. Sea ice has actually increased by 409,000 square miles, or 26 per cent, since 2007.
"Which of the following two groups contains the most former grand dragons of the Ku Klux Klan - the first 59 Tea Party people you run into this morning, or the U.S. Senate Democratic caucus?" -- Howie Carr
"Do Obama and Boxer realize they are on the wrong side of a tsunami of voter discontent with a government run by and for the public employee unions?" -- Mickey Kaus
Keep in mind folks, the only violence at a Tea Party Protest, was four white liberals in purple SIEU t-shirts attacking a black man for daring to stray off the leftist plantation to attend a Tea Party Protest.
"It's not racist, it's profiling."
Most Democrats in Congress are really just latte Communists.
Al Gore: sex-crazed poodle
Every middle-class leftwinger I've ever encountered is a highly emotionally disturbed control freak that uses Marxist rhetoric to exorcise their emotional conflicts at the expense of others.
"The difference between the Tea Party and the NAACP is if you are looking for racists at the Tea Party you look at the fringe and if you are looking for racists at the NAACP you look to the stage."
"A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own."
"When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both." -- James Dale Davidson, National Taxpayers Union
"Even more distressing are those good-hearted simpleton non-Muslims who are up in arms defending the rights of Muslims to practice their religion in free societies such as the United States of America. These well-meaning, badly misguided folks don't realize that practicing Islam requires subverting and destroying any and all non-Islamic beliefs and practices." -- Amil Imani, Iranian born former muslim and democracy activist
"This just makes the democrats look weak, unorganized, cowardly, and unwilling to take a stand for principles they plainly believe in."
"The anti-war movement was a sham; a cover for violent anarchists." -- Michael Haz
You know the Left has completely lost any semblance of rationality when they hurl the word "bigot" at Alveda King.
"Greedy capitalists get money by trade. Good liberals steal it." -- David Friedman
"It's the last best trick of a losing Democrat, is to accuse the Republicans of racism." -- RedState Editor and CNN contributor Erick Erickson
"I think the Tea Party couldn't ask for any better publicity than to be denounced by a millionaire who dodges paying taxes on his yacht." Actually, make that a near-billionaire who married another man's fortune.
"Socialism is like a dream, sooner or later you wake up to reality." - William Churchill
"In the liberal imagination, the money is the government's by default, and the president and Congress determine through the tax code how much to give back to the people." -- Matthew Continetti
If you're greener than Gore, you're green enough.
"Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." -- President Ronald Reagan
"If Juan Williams had said he was nervous around "tea baggers," NPR would have given him a raise."
"I hate money and Jews." -- Karl Marx
"Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -- Jon Stewart
"Liberals are so open minded and tolerant they think they know how everyone else should live their life. And if you disagree, you’'re a racist ignorant close minded bigot."
"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission." -- Ayn Rand
"The essence of Keynesianism is its complete failure to conceive the role that saving and capital accumulation play in the improvement of economic conditions." -- Ludwig von Mises
"Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others." -- Ayn Rand
"If philanthropy is not voluntary, it destroys liberty and justice. The law can give nothing that has not first been taken from its owner." -- Frederic Bastiat
"Stand up, speak out, and be bold. Screw political correctness. Never let them tell you to sit down and shut up." -- Gov. Sarah Palin
"Leftist are aways quick to change the subject when you start listing actual facts to counter their talking points."
Amazing that the Government hating radical's from 60's are now Gov loving liberals willing to be slaves to it.
"By rushing to politicize the tragedy before any evidence was in, liberals immediately poisoned the political well, and so now whenever a liberal talks in terms of moving away from "violent political rhetoric," "changing the tone" or "ending the climate of hate" it's perceived as a euphemism for attacking Sarah Palin, Fox News, the Tea Party and conservative talk radio." -- Philip Klein
"Consumers are served well by the actions of profit-seeking businessmen; they are only taxed, regulated, and harassed by power-seeking politicians." -- Morris and Linda Tannehill, The Market For Liberty
"There's a dishonest tyranny in the liberal/progressive/socialist agenda that comes down and says 'we are here because we care about you; we want what's best for you'. But really what they want is the control of your life." -- Rep. Alan West
"Detractors are more obsessed with [Gov. Palin] than supporters are. And they can't even explain why they hate her. Ask them about it, and they mumble something about her being stupid. But I'd hook her up to an intelligence test against Joe Biden any day."
"Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe in their particular political solutions, then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help." -- Thomas Sowell
"Civility. It's not a value, it's a partisan attack line." -- Ace
"Abuse of power isn't limited to 'bad guys' in other nations. It happens in our own country. Those in power get jaded, deluded, and seduced by power itself. I have a reverence for individuality. I've always considered myself too individualistic to be either right-wing or left-wing. I like the libertarian view, which is to leave everyone alone. People should be able to be what they want to be and do what they want -- as long as they're not harming other people. I am a libertarian." -- Clint Eastwood (Parade, 1997)
That awkward moment of reality when liberals try to use the fact that you're against institutionalized racism to somehow 'prove' you're racist.
"Personal liberty is the purpose of government, to protect liberty - not to run your personal life, not to run the economy, and not to pretend that we can tell the world how they ought to live." -- Ron Paul
"Keynesians are to economics what witch doctors are to medicine." -- Peter Schiff
"The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon." -- George Washington
If you support gay marriage, abortion, and the underprivileged; but attack anyone who presents an opposing opinion, you are not a tolerant person. By only promoting a set of generic set of left wing views, you are nothing more than an undereducated political hipster.
"There was one good thing about Marx; he was not a Keynesian." -- Murry Rothbard
"Marx was a pedophile rapist. Who cares if I can prove it, that's the same game the liberals play."
"Many thanks to Chrissy Tingles, who makes my job easier every time he returns from a brief hiatus by doubling up on the stupid." -- Stephen Kruiser
"The only thing I fear more than the government shutting down is the government staying open."
"The only future Barack Obama is trying to win is his own reelection." -- Gov. Sarah Palin
"A society that does not recognize that each individual has values of his own which he is entitled to follow can have no respect for the dignity of the individual and cannot really know freedom." -- F.A. Hayek
"Che was a cold-blooded, homophobic, Stalinist executioner; I think it's hilarious how his modern liberal fans, who claim to be on the side of the gay community and peace, don't seem to mind the disconnect." -- Ms. Daisy Vo
"One thing about the Dems when they want to try to sell something they are very good at syncing the talking points." -- Bruce McQuain
"Congress is so strange. A man gets up to speak and says nothing. Nobody listens - and then everybody disagrees." -- Boris Marshalov
"Politicians never accuse you of 'greed' for wanting other people's money -- only for wanting to keep your own money." -- Joseph Sobran.
"If everyone from either extreme who threatened to leave America did so, we'd have a 10% reduction in population and a 90% reduction in idiocy."
"A Leftist assumption: Making money doesn't entitle you to it, but wanting money does."
"Since this is an era when many people are concerned about fairness and 'social justice,' what is your fair share of what someone else has worked for?" -- Thomas Sowell
"As with George Bush, not only is Sarah Palin far better than her critics give her credit for, she is far better than her critics."
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." -- Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States of America
"Most bad government has grown out of too much government." -- Thomas Jefferson
According to the "reality based" left, Trig Palin not only hacked Tony Weiner's twitter account, he was the third shooter on the grassy knoll.
"If you want to restore honor to politics you need to demand of men, specifically, that they be better men...manlier men." -- James Poulos
"Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann represent an existential threat to the Democratic Party the way that twenty years ago Clarence Thomas as a black man represented to liberals and the Democratic Party." -- Andrew Breitbart
"Races didn't bother the Americans. They were something a lot better than any race. They were a People. They were the first self-constituted, self-declared, self-created People in the history of the world." -- Archibald MacLeish
"I love being a conservative. We conservatives are proud of our philosophy. Unlike our liberal friends, who are constantly looking for new words to conceal their true beliefs and are in a perpetual state of reinvention, we conservatives are unapologetic about our ideals." -- Rush Limbaugh
"Social Justice is the left's code for Wealth Redistribution"
"If someone from the government tries to put his hands on your money... run away as fast as you can and tell the nearest conservative." -- Andrew Klavan
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." -- Winston Churchill
"I'll work every day to try to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your life as I can." -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry
"When all else fails the liberals call you names or attack your personality." -- Herman Caine
"...in the negative part of Professor's Hayek's thesis there is a great deal of truth. It cannot be said too often -- at any rate, it is not being said nearly often enough -- that collectivism is not inherently democratic, but, on the contrary, gives to a tyrannical minority such powers as the Spanish Inquisitors never dreamt of." -- George Orwell
The social contract exists so that everyone doesn't have to squat in the dust holding a spear to protect his woman and his meat all day every day. It does not exist so that the government can take your spear, your meat, and your woman because it knows better what to do with them.
"Joe Biden would probably be running a Denny's if he wasn't Vice President." -- Bill Whittle
When you are a Progressive, history always began ten minutes ago.
The government has no money of its own; every cent that it spends must be taxed or borrowed from productive individuals.
"Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises; for never intending to go beyond promises, it costs nothing." - Edmund Burke
"Raw milk? What are you thinking? Sending your kids to a school of your own choice? What are you, racist?" -- Evil Teabagger
"Why are liberals who want the government to regulate their health care upset that the government wants to regulate their internet?" -- Judge Andrew Napolitano
"I am not apart of the 99%. I am not apart of the 1%. I am the smallest minority in society. I am an individual."
"The disproportionate anger on the part of progressives is fueled by their dislike of our military." -- Dana Loesch
"What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It's not good at much else." -- Tom Clancy
GM is #1 because it shirked on its debt to the taxpayers and mainly because the Tsunami crippled the Japanese auto industry.
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. For example, Obama getting elected.
So far, the only things that get executed properly in a communist country are its people.
Charges of imperialism would be more believable if the US regarded the world as a prize to be won rather than a nuisance to be tolerated.
Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured, but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.
It took generations of wealth accumulation for America to produce an entire class of intellectuals who could hate the middle-class country that produced them." -- The Tyranny of Cliches, page 192, by Jonah Goldberg
"How is the world ruled and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists and then believe what they read." -- Karl Kraus
Doctors learned long ago that applying leeches to patients is unlikely to cure them. Some day our economists may yet learn the same lesson.
Bill Clinton is black, Obama is gay, George Zimmerman is white, Elizabeth Warren is native American and I'm confused.
You might be a liberal...if you believe that freedom of expression is sacrosanct but would like nothing better than to deny it to anyone who does not share your views.
"Leftists believe they are fighting against the possibility of 1984, when in fact, they are struggling towards it."
Nationalism is mostly just an extension of the right of free association, I hardly see any conflict with liberty.
"Liberals love to think of themselves as intellectual and nuanced, but liberalism is incredibly simplistic. It’'s nothing more than childlike emotionalism applied to adult issues. Very seldom does any issue that doesn't involve pandering to their supporters boil down at its core level to more than feeling nice or mean to liberals. This makes liberals ill equipped to deal with complex issues." -- John Hawkins
In the political language of today, people who want to keep what they have earned are said to be greedy, while those who wish to take their earnings from them and give it to others (who will vote for them in return) show compassion." -- Thomas Sowell
The constitution stops where the Internal Revenue Code begins.
"Re-electing Obama is absolutely essential." -- Communist Party USA
"Above all, we must realize that no arsenal...is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women." -- President Ronald Reagan
"Lesser Evil" is a legitimate strategy. Just don't kid yourself that "lesser evil" = "good." -- Michael Z. Williamson
"The Left has turned Honesty into Intolerance.’ I suppose you can expect Tolerance to be a flat out lie."
"Bain Capital. Isn't that where Romney was running a successful business while Obama was somewhere getting high all the time?"
"So called ''compassionate' liberals who are more concerned about Gov. Romney's tax returns than the 300 dead Mexicans killed by Obama’'s Fast and Furious program are neither compassionate or liberal in the classical sense."
"You have an imperial presidency that makes Richard Nixon look like a boy scout." -- Rep. Allen West on our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama
"But this is the kind of ass-clownery that stems from the fact that all philosophy looks weird when you don't have one." -- Jonah Goldberg giving possibly the best explanation I've seen for so called "liberal logic."
"The thing we adore about these dog-whistle kerfuffles is that the people who react to the whistle always assume it's intended for somebody else. The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog." -- James Taranto
When even the Treasury Secretary cheats on his taxes, it may be a sign that we need to spend less instead of taxing more.
"A liberal is someone who demands that others understand his perspective, while deliberately misunderstanding everyone else's."
"You either get free stuff or you get freedom. You cannot have both, and you need to make a choice." -- Gov. Sarah Palin
"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." -- Thomas Jefferson, Third President of the United States of America
“Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.” -- Senator Barry Goldwater
"Lower rates of taxation will stimulate economic activity and so raise the levels of personal and corporate income as to yield within a few years an increased - not a reduced - flow of revenues to the federal government." -- President John F. Kennedy, January 17, 1963, Annual Budget Message to the Congress, fiscal year 1964
"Joe Biden is know officially known as Doofus Interruptus."
"When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'" -- Vice-President Joe Biden.
"If socialists understood economics, they wouldn't be socialist." -- Friedrich Von Hayek, Nobel Prize winner for economics
"I can't wait until dissent is patriotic again." -- David Burge, Iowahawk
"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." -- Malcolm X
"A modern liberal is someone who doesn't care what you do, as long as it's compulsory." -- Stanton Evans
"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)" -- Saul Alinsky
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future." -- President John F. Kennedy.
"Nothing drives your opponents more crazy than being utterly reasonable. And nothing makes demonizing or delegitimizing your opponents easier than letting them shriek unreasonable things for you. The Republicans need to get back to being the party that elicits unreasonable shrieking from their opponents. Not the other way around." -- Jonah Goldberg
"Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon." -- Sir Winston Churchil
"Open hostility to the people who pay your bills is the hallmark of failed governments and 14 year olds." -- Iowahawk
"What are truck rental companes and fertilizer salesman goign to do in response to the OK city bombing?" -- Michael Z. Williamson
"I really enjoy my adopted nation, where the answer to a great many whines of outrage is, "The Constitution ways so and the Supreme Court agrees. Go Fuck yourself."" -- Michael Z. Williamson
"A new report shows that medicare and Medicaid made more than $50 Billion in bad payments during fiscal year 2011. Under Obamacare, that'll become known as 'Tuesday.'" -- Senator Fred Thompson
"Freedom is never more in peril than when politicians feel the pressure to 'do something.'" -- Sheldon Richman
"I'm a classic liberal. It means fiscal conservatism and social tolerance. That means free market capitalism and free love baby. Ya dig?" -- Austin Petersen
"Let me offer you my definition of social justice: I keep what I earn and you keep what you earn. Do you disagree? Well then tell me how much of what I earn belongs to you -- and why?" -- Walter E. Williams
"The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Conservatives are in their socilogy department." -- Thomas Sowell
Hillary lied, Americans died.
"Socialism is not an alternative to capitalism; it is an alternative to any system under which men can live as human beings." -- Ludwig von Mises
"The socialized state is to justice, order, and freedom what the Marquis de Sade is to love." -- William F. Buckley Jr
If I had a nickel for every time I heard a liberal place social issues above economic issues, I’d have enough money to pay off the monstrous $16.4 trillion and counting national debt.
"Government is like a baby...a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other." -- President Ronald Reagan
"It is hard to image a more stupid or more dangrous way of making decisions than putting those decisions in the hands of poeple who pay no price for being wrong." -- Thomas Sowell
"There is no other creature in the world who feels more justified in their intolerance than a Liberal who believes they are fighting intolerance."
No one knows how to put people out of work faster than a Democrat.
"People often say with pride, 'I'm not interested in politics.' They might as well say, 'I'm not interested in my standard of living, my health, my job, my rights, my freedoms, my future, or any future.'" -- Martha Gelhorn
"He's supposed to be the face of clean energy and just sold [the channel] to very big oil, the emir of Qatar! Current never even took big oil advertising - and Al Gore, that bulls***ter sells to the emir?" -- A recently fired Current TV employee about the former owner, Algore
"Just call him Al Gorezeera."
Police State. (noun) - A state in which the government exercises rigid and repressive controls over the social, economic and political life of the population.
"How to become a media star: Be a Republican who bucks the party line. How to be ignored by media: Be a Democrat who bucks party line." -- John Nolte
Since Liberals spend the majority of their waking lives ruled by emotion, it is every Conservative's duty to make sure that emotion is sad."
If you think liberals favor free speech, try telling them something they disagree with.
Arguing with liberals is like playing chess with a pidgeon; no matter how good I am at chess, the pidgeon is just to knock over the pieces, crap on the board, and strut around victoriously.
People who work for a living are being overwhelmed by people who vote for a living.
"The same people claimed Mitt Romney was waging a "War on Women" are doing everything they can to avoid talking about Bob Menedez." -- Jim Treacher
"Wal-Mart has done more for poor people then any ten liberals, at least nine of whom are almost guaranteed to hate Wal-Mart." -- Thomas Sowell
"You need to respect Bush, he's the President," said absolutely no liberal who uses the line "you need to respect Obama, he's the President."
"Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Give a man a welfare check, a free cell phone, food stamps, Section 8 housing, a six-pack of beer, and he'll vote democrat for the rest of his life."
"The capitalist wants to run his business. The socialist wants to run everyone's."
"The sequester has forced liberals to clarify their conviction that whatever the government's size is at any moment, is the bare minimum neccessary to forestall intolerable suffering." -- George Will
"The left just exposed their hypocrisy on waterboarding by supporting drone killing without due process." -- Dana Loesch
"You gotta be think'n Sam Adams, not drink'n Sam Adams" -- Gov. Sarah Palin to college republicans
"Socialism only works in two places, Heaven where they don't need it and Hell where they already have it." -- Ronald Reagan
"We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added." -- President Ronald Reagan
"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tepestuous sea of liberty." -- Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States of America
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