Signature Quotes: Politics, Part 4

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"Anyone who gets his or her political news primarily from the New York Times (which made the ethically challenged carpetbagger Hillary a senator) is a fool." -- Camille Paglia
"[T]he most viciously intolerant campus I ever visited as a lecturer was Brown, where the humanities program has been gutted by a jejune brand of feminist theory and cultural and media studies." -- Camille Paglia
"These folks are so open minded, their brains leaked out."
"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." -- Winston Churchill
"The Democrats and their allies in the press were able to demonize Newt Gingrich -- vetoing his bill to keep the government open and blaming him for closing it, and drumming on ethics charges ultimately found to be groundless," Wall Street Journal Editor Robert L. Bartley
When the canvassing board announced that the ballots of 149 soldiers, sailors and airmen had been disqualified, a pair of jubilant Gore lawyers exchanged high-fives. A Republican, visibly shaken by this sight, demanded to know how they could celebrate the disenfranchisement of U.S. military personnel risking their lives around the world. One of the Gore lawyers glibly replied: "A win's a win." -- At Any Cost: How Al Gore Tried to Steal the Election
"The mind of the bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Media bias is almost beyond debate." -- Chattanooga Times Free Press. According to surveys collected by the paper:

Clinton "centrist" judicial choice Frederica A. Massiah-Jackson betrayed the identity of two undercover officers in her courtroom, announcing to the assembled criminals -- "take a good look at these guys ... and be careful out there."
Lucky for the American people, the Senate did not approve her federal judgeship.
"Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made." -- Oscar Wilde
"DNC chief Terry McAuliffe is driving around town in a giant Cadillac Escalade that gets about 10 miles to the gallon." -- democrat Energy Conservation Policy, May 2001
47% of Democrats believe that "most journalists are more liberal than they are." -- Brill's Content poll, 2000
"The most important thing to know about France is that French people are crazy. This people like to create taxes. They tried few months ago to create a tax on reading in libraries. Now they want to tax every hardware that can contain MP3s. This is crazy." -- La_Loutre
"There is a strong tendency in the USA to equate democracy with freedom, and to describe our system of government as a democracy. I consider these commonly-believed fallacies two of the clearer failures of the public school system." -- Brandon Blackmoor
"Any traitor (I mean, 'man of conscience´) worth his salt shoves the knife in to the hilt -- otherwise, what´s the point?" -- Liberal columnist Matthew Miller on Vermont Senator James Jeffords.
"Liberals aren't stupid. It's just that most of what they know is not true." -- President Ronald Regan
"Sixty-four percent of Americans believe President Bush will nominate federal judges who are either 'about right´ in their judicial philosophy or 'too liberal.´ Only 30 percent believe he will choose judges who are 'too conservative,´ almost half of the 30 percent who think Bush will nominate judges who are 'too conservative´ say that, even if he does, it won´t bother them 'that much´ or 'at all,´" -- Washington Post/ABC News poll, June 2001
"Bush did not kill [the] Koyto [treaty]. He just buried it's smoldering corpse" -- Michael Kelly, Editor in Chief of the National Journal.
Violence on TV? Why can't it be on CSPAN?
"Jeffords' move was one of the most blatant cases of political bait-and-switch in memory. Vermont voters went to the polls last November, just six months ago. As he had been for 26 years, Jeffords was listed as, and voted for, as a Republican. Countless Vermonters voted for him because he called himself a Republican--and countless Democrats voted against him for the very same reason. If Jeffords had made his thoughts known before November, there's an excellent chance that he wouldn't have been returned to the Senate. He sold out his supporters, and the party that funded his campaign, in a cold-blooded manner rendered all the more cynical by his recognition of the opportunity presented by a 50-50 Senate." -- extreme far left cartoonist Ted Rall writes in motherjones.com
"God, protect me from politicians who are determined to be seen doing something, no matter how poorly reasoned and counter-productive."
"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine
The far leftwing liberal organization NOW claims to represent 145 million women in the United States when in fact it has only 500,000 members, only 1,000 of whom showed up to vote last for their new president.
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." -- C. S. LEWIS
"We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle." -- Winston Churchill (1903)
"As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight. And it is in such twilight that we all must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness." -- Justice William O. Douglas, US Supreme Court (1939-75)
The watchword of the left in those days [1960s & 1970s] was "Never trust the government." Now, of course, the left IS the government, and the new watchword is, "Never mind."
"And what is a good citizen? Simply one who never says, does or thinks anything that is unusual. Schools are maintained in order to bring this uniformity up to the highest possible point. A school is a hopper into which children are heaved while they are still young and tender; therein they are pressed into certain standard shapes and covered from head to heels with official rubber-stamps." -- H.L. Mencken
Question authority and the authorities will question you.
"An ordinance which... makes the peaceful enjoyment of freedoms which the Constitution guarantees contingent upon the uncontrolled will of an official -- as by requiring a permit or license which may be granted or withheld in the discretion of such official -- is an unconstitutional censorship or prior restraint upon the enjoyment of those freedoms. And our decisions have made clear that a person faced with such an unconstitutional licensing law may ignore it and engage with impunity in the exercise of the right of free expression for which the law purports to require a license." -- SHUTTLESWORTH v. CITY OF BIRMINGHAM AL
"What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long." -- Thomas Sowell
"I sit on a man's back, choking him, and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by any means possible, except getting off his back." -- Leo Tolstoy, undoubtedly writing about government
"One doesn't expect governments to obey the law because of some higher moral development. One expects them to obey the law because they know that if they don't, those who aren't shot will be hanged." -- Michael Shirley
"You're going to the NRA headquarters?", inquires a middle-class woman of liberal and pacific politicsm "I'd like to blow that place up!" -- Michael Powell, Washington Post
Dramatic Urban Torture -- Dan Rather, Rocked by Rape
Criminal antigovernment love triangle -- Dan Rather, Rocked by Rape
Wild and wooly semi-automatic truck bomb -- Dan Rather, Rocked by Rape
Serious Murderer -- Dan Rather, Rocked by Rape
Hungry, homeless, frustrated terrorists -- Dan Rather, Rocked by Rape
"Confronting Liberals with the facts of reality is very much akin to clubbing baby seals. It gets boring after a while, but because Liberals are so stupid it is easy work." -- Steven M. Barry
"Miracles do not cluster. Hold on to the Constitution of the United States of America and the Republic for which it stands - what has happened once in six thousand years may never happen again. Hold on to your Constitution, for if the Constitution shall fail there will be anarchy throughout the world." - Daniel Webster, 1851
"They've all gone socialist, which works for a time if you've enough wealthy folks to suck dry, but really doesn't if you don't. -- Robert Uhl
"And now that the legislators and do-gooders have so futilely inflicted so many systems upon society, may they finally end where they should have begun: May they reject all systems, and try liberty, for liberty is an acknowledgement of faith in God and His works." -- Frederic Bastiat
If my "assault rifle" makes me a criminal
And my encryption program makes me a terrorist
Does Dianne Feinstein's vagina make her a prostitute?
"It isn't a fascist police state when you can publically call it one - unless you mean that term as a complement." -- Lisa Steele
"It is poor social hygeine to put in place systems that could facilitate a police state." -- Bruce Schneier
"The spectrum on the list is very broad. It includes leftists who think that whiny liberals should be stuffed in a sack and drowned." -- Alan Bradley on the TML
"And, by the way, how come all the people who were so in favor of unilateral nuclear disarmament are so opposed to unilateral protection against nukes?" -- P.J O'Rourke Wall Street Journal Saturday, August 25, 2001
"A person commits a class 4 felony when he knowingly uses or intends to use armed force to prevent assault, rape, murder, or other attack upon himself or another." -- Illinois Revised Statutes, Chapter 38, Paragraph 24
When a liberal says `thoughtful conservative,' he means `moderate liberal.'
"What would things been like [in Russia] if during periods of mass arrests people had not simply sat there, paling with terror at every bang on the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but understood they had nothing to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people?" -- Alexander Solzhenitsyn
"Welcome to my home school -- my private, little rebellion against the enemies of educational excellence and the forces of feminism who say a woman's place is in the paying workplace." -- "A Mother's Day of Home Schooling" by Isabel Lyman
"The ex-United States Attorney General who stonewalled congressional investigating committees; who refused to appoint an independent counsel to investigate the illegal campaign contributions to the 1996 Clinton-Gore campaign and the Democratic National Committee, including cash from the Red Chinese; who contorted federal law to block an independent investigation into Al Gore's illegal fundraising activities at a Buddhist temple, in the White House Map Room, and in the Old Executive Office Building; who obstructed the investigations of Independent Counsels Kenneth Starr, David Barrett, and Donald Smaltz; and who oversaw the disastrous siege at Waco, wants to be Florida's governor." -- Mark Levin, National Review Online
"I feel the way I do about liberals because I used to be one. Before I grew up and realized that they spew from the same orifice as those they are most against." -- Eric Freitas
"If you know the difference between a Democracy and a Republic, or between Fascism and Socialism, Socialism and Communism, or Dictatorship and Oligarchy, then you're just a pointy-headed intellectual with no understanding of "the real world" (a registered trade mark of the self-anointed)." -- Ken Maurer
"One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws." -- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"He reminds me of those left-over hippie radicals who've morphed into college professors here in the US. They couldn't really hack it on the outside, so they simply stayed at school and taught. They'll whip up their students over all sorts of loopy causes, but always seem to be missing when the protest turns ugly, or the pepper spray comes out, or the batons start swinging." -- Larsen Whipsnade
"If you can't convince them, confuse them." -- President Harry S. Truman
"If Communism was such a good idea, why does every single nation that could get rid of it as a form of government did, and why the last few remaining in the world require the largest per capita police, internal security, and military forces around to maintain domestic order?" -- Cheng Tseng
"The general difference between conservatives and liberals is that liberals like pretty pictures and conservatives like to build bridges that people can drive across." -- Tom Clancy
"To me, elitism means a love of excellence and superiority, but America has declared war on both and developed a sick love of the lowest common denominator to make sure no-one becomes too fine for our touted democracy. We are almost at the point of regarding every virtue as elitist." -- Florence King
"[T]he real aim of the show is to make fun of conservatives while sounding 'politically incorrect.'Maher calls himself a libertarian, but the fact is he's a libertine socialist." -- Jonah Goldberg, National Review Online
"Maher, his producers and fans have long contended that the show makes a valuable contribution by inviting apathetic Americans into the "national conversation." Of course, it's a mystery to me why any American who can't be bothered to pay attention to politics unless Pamela Anderson is discussing it should be welcome in that conversation." -- Jonah Goldberg, National Review Online
"Bill Maher is anything but an impartial host. He sucks up to Hollywood liberals because A) he needs to get them back on the show, B) he usually agrees with them, and C) they tend to be wildly ignorant." -- Jonah Goldberg, National Review Online
"Leftists would like to pretend that any criticism of their views raises the specter of domestic repression. But in a country with a First Amendment, no suppression from government is likely, and in the citadels of the media and the academy, the far left is actually vastly overrepresented." -- Andrew Sullivan, a senior editor of The New Republic
"The next step may be fatal to us. Let us then act like wise men, calmly look around us and consider what is best to be done...Let associations and combinations be everywhere set up to consult and recover our just rights." -- Samuel Adams, as "Valerius Poplicola," Boston Gazette, 1772
"It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all try something." -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
"I guess in Berkeley people always want to say they value free speech and are the home of the free-speech movement, but it always seems people stop following that as soon as you say something they disagree with." -- Daily Cal editor-in-chief Janny Hu
"It takes courage to set priorities because doing so is an admission that American policy cannot be all things to all people - or rather to all interest groups" - Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor (Bush 43 administration) on setting U.S. Foreign Policy.
"[I will] totally dismantle every intelligence agency in this country piece by piece, nail by nail, brick by brick" -- Ron Dellums, D-Calif, 1993, after House Democratic Caucus elected Dellums chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.
"Why has America's fringe left been making common cause with the Taliban, whose views on such matters as women's rights and separation of church and state are appallingly retrograde by anyone's standards? One reason may be that the Taliban seem to have mastered the language of victimhood, sounding like denizens of some college ethnic-studies department." -- James Taranto, Wall Street Journal, 10/22/01
"The United States of America is an enemy of those who aid terrorists and of the barbaric criminals who profane a great religion by committing murder in its name." -- President G.W. Bush
Gerry Adams, head of the Sinn Fein party, has visited America nine times since 1994, when some of Hollywood's terrorist groupies, including Martin Sheen and Oliver Stone, gave him a 46th birthday party
"Al Gore did not want a fair recount of the Florida votes. He wanted to win by any means necessary," David Horowitz, Front Page Magazine's obituary of the Gore campaign.
"When Bill Clinton was president, Senator Daschle thought that 75 vacant judgeships was a 'judicial emergency.' Why isn't it a crisis when 106 judgeships are vacant now that George W. Bush is president?"
National Public Radio senior foreign editor Loren Jenkins answered Chicago Tribune columnist Steve Johnson’s question as to whether NPR correspondents would report the presence of an American commando unit presumably unknown to the enemy in a northern Pakistan village, with a hearty yes, saying: "You report it since I don’t represent the government. I represent history, information, what happened." Johnson’s column appeared on October 12.
"Yeah, this country's founding fathers are a bunch of dead rich white men, but they did set things up so you could come and sit at the table, so don't piss in the finger bowls, all right? Thank you. In return for unfettered economic opportunity and no government death squads, try to get along with your new stepmotherland, and don't be resentful if there's a set of house rules already in place." -- Dennis Miller
"Decency, security and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen. In a government of laws, existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our Government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the Government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that, in the administration of the criminal law, the end justifies the means -- to declare that the Government may commit crimes in order to secure the conviction of a private criminal -- would bring terrible retribution. Against that pernicious doctrine this Court should resolutely set its face." -- Justice Brandeis, Dissenting Opinion in Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438 (1928) at 485.
"Charlene, like all of her friends, couldn't handle issues. Issues meant disagreement. Voicing disagreement was a form of conflict. Conflict, acted out openly and publicly, was a male mode of social interaction - the foundation for patriarchal society which brought with it the usual litany of dreadful things." -- "Cryptonomicon" p. 82 top
"We have staked the whole future of American civilization not upon the power of government. Far from it. We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." -- James Madison (1751-1836) Fourth President of the United States.
"Imperialism is da woist thing I ever hoid!" -- Karl Marx
"The American Constitution was not written to protect criminals; it was written to protect the government from becoming criminals." -- Lenny Bruce
"When an American says that he loves his country, he means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect." -- Adlai Stevenson
"This week's winner for best comedy line about the war is New York Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer. Referring to - well, it doesn't really matter what he was referring to..." -- Ann Coulter
"If the State converts a right into a privilege, the citizen can ignore the license and fee and engage in the right with impunity." -- Shuttlesworth v. City of Birmingham, AL
"I'm surprised someone has not pointed out that Robert Kennedy wiretapped Martin Luther King. Given that RFK's daughter bashed Bush for 'violating' civil liberties, does this mean she would also reject such an honor for her father?"
"With hearts that believe in Allah's will and predetermination, we have received the news about the martyrdom of the martyr. . . . Al-Hotary, the son of Palestine, whose noble soul ascended to . . . in order to rest in Allah's Kingdom, together with the Prophets, the men of virtue, and the martyrs. The heroic martyrdom operation . . . who turned his body into bombs . . . the model of manhood and sacrifice for the sake of Allah and the homeland." -- Yasser Arafat, in a letter to a dead terrorist's family after the suicide bombing of a Tel Aviv disco, which killed 21 people.
"The Democrats have essentially adopted the Japanese model of economic recovery - throw tens of billions of dollars year after year into inane public works projects, and then watch the economy tank." -- Economist Stephen Moore, president of the Club for Growth, writing in the Weekly Standard
"Japan has increased its government sector spending and national debt twice as fast as any other industrialized nation over the past decade, and its economy is now wallowing in its eleventh year of depression. This is the model for the United States? What crackpot policies could possibly come next from the Democrats? An Argentinian-style call to devalue the U.S. currency?" -- Economist Stephen Moore, president of the Club for Growth, writing in the Weekly Standard
"It's a cocktail-party circuit in D.C., That guy who couldn't master the guitar and get in a band and get laid, he ends up there. Gary Condit make sense to me. He's away from his family, he's in D.C. -- if he was a car dealer in the [San Fernando] Valley somewhere out there, he'd be the guy who was trying to get laid by offering you the free undercoating package." -- Dennis Miller
"...simple logic tells you that if somebody wants you dead you have one course of action: To get them deader sooner." -- James Woods, Entertainment Tonight interview
"...if [the 9/11/01 attacks] had happened to the Russians, about three major cities in the Middle East would have been parking lots in twenty minutes" and "and they wouldn't have worried about the consequences because there would not have been any because the remaining terrorist states would have said 'we get the message.'" -- James Woods, Entertainment Tonight interview
"Acts of domestic terrorism claimed by the elusive Animal Liberation front and Earth Liberation Front. Strikes continuing without pause or apology since September 11th." -- CBS reporter Jerry Bowen
"I raised the question, What's going on here? I didn't come over to do Fox...I just wanted to make sure I wasn't walking into a Fox sewer. If I ran into O'Reilly or Hannity there, I would have had to shower three or four times before I could come home." -- - Defense attorney and ultra far left ubiquitous media talking head Alan Dershowitz after detecting a Fox News sign in a broadcast facility also used by CNN and other news media, as quoted by the Boston Herald's Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa in their Nov. 21 "Inside Track" column.
"Look, Bernie, of course there's a liberal bias in the news. All the networks tilt left....If you repeat any of this, I'll deny it." -- CBS News President Andrew Heyward in 1993, as quoted in former CBS reporter Bernard Goldberg's new book, Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News.
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." -- John Stuart Mill
Facts are to liberals what garlic is to a vampire.
"Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries." -- Douglas Casey (1992)
"The first ten amendments to the constitution are what make this a country worth fighting for. Ignorance and apathy are what make it so difficult to defend." -- Jack Barone
"You do not preserve freedom by destroying freedom." -- Eric Green
"But the biggest fake of the year, Paul Begala's last smile" -- Dennis Miller
"As a card carrying anarchist, I just want to say that this kind of comment riles me. Anarchism is not about having no organisation. It is about having no hierarchy self-proclaimed card carrying anarchists."
"That settles it! I'm buying the book! Liberal whiners are like pseudo-intellectual movie reviewers. If they hate it, I know I'll like it." -- Jim Alder
"America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She well knows that by one enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standards of freedom." -- John Quincy Adams (1821)
"The individual may stand upon his Constitutional Rights as a Citizen. He is entitled to carry on his private business in his own way. His power to contract is unlimited. He owes no duty to the state or to his neighbors... He owes no such duty to the state, since he receives nothing therefrom, beyond the protection of his life and property." -- Hale v. Henkel, 201 US 43(1906) at 74
"All radical parties tend to attract disaffected teenagers. It's part of growing up. Most don't stay involved for long after they discover that radical politics are not necessarily good for pulling the opposite sex. Unfortunately some of us stay involved long after our sell by date." -- A self-proclaimed Communist-Anarchist
"When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck to crush him." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
In 1970, the U.S. Census had five racial classifications. By the 2000 Census, that number swelled to 63 classifications, more than 120 if you include ethnicity
"Asking someone in the media about liberal bias is like asking a fish about water. 'Huh, what are you talking about? Where is it?'" -- ABC's John Stossel addressing the Fabiani Society, the young conservatives who meet each month at the Princeton Club.
"We've never actually seen "The West Wing," but we understand it's about a liberal Democratic president who's both honest and effective. Talk about fiction!" Wall Street Journal Best of the Web
"There will never be a really free and enlightened state until the state comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly." -- Henry David Thoreau
JANE FONDA
Occupation: Highly paid activist on behalf on anorexia, friend of Pol Pot who stuck it up the ass of our boys in Nam the way she later stuck other stuff up Captain Superstation's ass in an brain-melting home video that I swear to God I know nothing about, Mr. Turner. -
"Life in America shows that liberty, paired with law, is not to be feared." -- Pres. George W. Bush, speaking on Chinese TV.
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