Signature Quotes: Politics, Part 7

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"The second type you have at these parades seems to be the people who want to mislabel Hitler. Everybody in the world is Hitler. Bush is Hitler, Ashcroft is Hitler, Rumsfeld is Hitler. The only guy who isn't Hitler is the foreign guy with a mustache dropping people who disagree with him into the wood chipper. He's not Hitler." -- Dennis Miller on the various types of anti-war protesters.
"I cannot tell you how proud watching that [Iraqi] war coverage makes me. I know a lot of people are saying that they think that it's, that you know what we're doing is imperialistic. I watch the way we handle ourselves over there and I've never felt more patriotic in my life." -- Dennis Miller
The top 50% of wage earners in America pay 96.09% of income taxes.
"I went to the UN and even the guidebook was spineless." -- Dennis Miller on Comedy Central's The Daily Show.
"Seems to me we move the furniture, the French come in later and put the doilies on top of it...It's a simple fact they've always been reluctant to surrender to the wishes of their friends and are almost anticipatory in their urge to surrender to wishes of their enemies. And if they want to get their hands dirty now they're just gonna have to run 'em through their own hair." -- Dennis Miller
"I lust for Ann Coulter; thin, cute, and slightly right of Atilla the Hun." -- Larry Bauer
"ABC News on Wednesday night raised the specter of McCarthyism and blacklists in condemning how some have dared to criticize the antiwar views of celebrities, as if celebrities must be accorded the right to pontificate without anyone having the right to say anything adverse about those views" -- Brent Bake, Media Research Center
"Each morning we sat reading our copy of the New York Times, the Washington Post or the Los Angeles Times and ruminated on their prophecies of doom and quagmire. Then we looked up to see, on television, correspondents actually embedded with our troops, reporting quick advances, one- sided firefights, melting opposition and, finally, welcoming crowds." -- Dick Morris
"We took Iraq in less time than it took Janet Reno to take the Branch Davidian compound." -- Scott Hovey
"Anyway, who really cares what Actors (Tim Robbins and his mom Susan Sarandon) and the Like have to say about anything? Its not like they actually live in the world they pretend to care about so much... Not only do they have the easiest job in the world, but they also do not even need to TOUCH money, and only have worries that they make for themselves. Makes one wish they could shut thier word holes and focus on trying to make good little stories to entertain the groundlings, what?" -- Baron Saarthuran
"Half the kids in the class didn't vote for your nephew. What about them? You don't give a crap about them because they aren't on your side. People like you preach tolerance and openmindedness all the time but when it comes to middle America you think we're all evil and stupid country yokels who need your political alignment. Just because you're on TV doesn't mean you know crap about the government." -- Mr. Garrison yelling at Rosie O'Donnell on South Park
"The welfare state is not really about the welfare of the masses. It is about the egos of the elites." -- Thomas Sowell. Capitalism Magazine, April 18, 2003.
"France has never gotten over the fact that it was once a great power and is now just a great nuisance." -- Thomas Sowell
"At least we finally got liberals on the record against looting. It seems the looting in Iraq compared unfavorably with the "rebellion" in Los Angeles after the Rodney King verdict. When "rebels" in Los Angeles began looting, liberals said it was a sign of frustration - they were poor and hungry. As someone noted at the time, apparently they were thirsty as well, since they hit a lot of liquor stores." -- Ann Coulter
"The United States has become great because we, as a people, have been able to work together for great objectives even while differing about details." -- President Harry Truman
"When the Soviet Union walked out of arms control negotiations, and refused even to discuss the issues, the San Francisco Democrats didn't blame Soviet intransigence. They blamed the United States. " -- Jeane Kirkpatrick in 1984
Only a Hollywood lefty would say that his First Amendment right to free speech is in jeopardy when he's invited to the National Press Club.
"The Democrats continue to snipe at Bush. They'll never give it up to him. You know Teddy Kennedy and Tom Daschle pick more nits than a father and son spider monkey team who know they're being followed by a National Geographic film crew." -- Dennis Miller
"If Clinton had only attacked terrorism as much as he attacks George Bush we wouldn't be in this problem." -- Dennis Miller, May 6, 2003
"And I know your next move, I watch you so much, 'There's been no proven link between the secular state of Iraq and al-Qaeda!' Come on. They both think we're Satan. Isn't that a nice starting point? Why are you so loathe to believe they might have each other on lunatic speed dial?" -- Dennis Miller on Hannity & Colmes.
"Aggressive fighting for the right is the noblest sport the world affords." -- Theodore Roosevelt
"Ammunition beats persuasion when you are looking for freedom." -- Will Rogers
"I would wager that the number of civilians that were killed [in] a typical week under Saddam Hussein was probably more than we killed during the weeks we were at war there." -- Bill Maher on Hardball With Chris Matthews
Are you a producer or a looter?
If diversity were always and everywhere good we would be clamoring for more midgets in the NBA.--Jonah Goldberg
"It is amazing how many people act as if the right to free speech includes the right to be free of criticism for what you say -- which means that other people should not have the same right to free speech that they claim for themselves." -- Thomas Sowell, Capitalism Magazine, June 15, 2003
"...associational ad hominem attacks remain the left's favorite rhetorical strategy for undermining opponents." -- Jonah Goldberg
"Why did conservatives feel a need to set up parallel media channels, with all the effort that entailed? Because the existing structures--elite newsrooms, plus the academic, publishing and entertainment industries that intertwine with the news business--are so hostile to conservative views that the only way to compete in the public debate was to set up shop across the street. Let me give you an example from personal experience. I was the conservative media critic for the now-defunct Brill's Content. The editors and staff--self-appointed arbiters of good journalism--were pretty much all liberals and leftists. A shocking number of them got their start at Mother Jones. I never encountered another conservative of any stripe." -- Jonah Goldberg
"Keep in mind that Eric Alterman is media critic for The Nation--a hysterically left-wing magazine dedicated to the proposition that corporate America, U.S. foreign policy and the Republican Party are criminal, racist or both. The simple reality is that, for him, the Democratic Party is far too conservative." -- Jonah Goldberg
"Look at what [democrats] stand for!"
"Tax Increases! Income redistribution programs that may work Eventually! Investigating our Armed Forces for damages to Iraq! And just WHO successfully filibustered Hispanic & Women Judicial Nonimees?"
-- Day by Day, June 19, 2003
"If any other religious cult knew so few basic facts about its own seminal beliefs as the liberal cult does about Joe McCarthy, Janet Reno would gas them." -- Ann Coulter
"Liberals dispute that Reagan won the Cold War on the basis of their capacity to put mocking quotation marks around the word, "won." That's pretty much the full argument: Restate a factual proposition with sneering quote marks." -- Ann Coulter
"In other words, under Attorney General John Ashcroft, the FBI, the INS and the Department of Justice are so out of control that they have actually begun to enforce U.S. immigration laws." -- Ann Coulter
"Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good." -- Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003)
"When I'm president, we'll have executive orders to overcome any wrong thing the Supreme Court does tomorrow or any other day," - Rep. Dick Gephardt (democrat Missouri)
"In the chummy corridors of the liberal media establishment, no self-satisfying myth is more prevalent than the notion that there are two types of national news networks. The first is Fox, the fiendishly opinionated, Roger-Ailes-manipulated Republican Party organ. The second is the non-Fox establishment, serenely gliding above the political fray on a magic carpet of nonpartisan open-mindedness." -- L. Brent Bozell III
"There's something retro about your persona. It's like the pre-World War II generation of reporters - those unpretentious, working-class guys who hung around saloons and used rough language. Now they've all been replaced with these effete Ivy League elitists who swarm over the current media. Nerds - utterly dull and insipid." -- Camille Paglia on Matt Drudge
"I've never seen hatred from Mallard. In fact, if more people were like that duck, the country (not to mention the world) would be a much better place. Probably the same people that get offended at Mallard Filmore are the ones that think that Doonsebury is genius..." -- J. Adam Price 10/19/2002
"[T]he harm [Clinton AG] Reno did to American national security in the fight against terror was incalculable." -- Dick Morris
"On Monday, Wednesday and Friday he was a National Liberation Front guerilla, and on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, he ... was on the left wing of the Democratic Party." -- Staughton Lynd on Tom Hayden, 1968
"Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal to explain that the face does, after all, enjoy free health care and 100 percent literacy." -- John Derbyshire
"Hollywood's martyr-mythology leaves out the fact that the famed Hollywood Ten, for example, were in fact members of the Communist Party, which advocated the violent overthrow of the U.S. government in violation of the Smith Act and which took orders directly from Moscow." -- Jonah Goldberg
"I'm not a politician," She says evenly. "If I want to be one, I'll run for office. Susan Sarandon, whom I know and love, is a fantastic actress. It's her right as an American to say whatever she wants. [But] just because you're rich and famous doesn't qualify you to make political statements. I don't put my opinions out there to influence people. You have alot of influence. And sometimes I feel it's undeserved influence." -- Reese Witherspoon
"At the heart of every liberal program lies the idea that we are entitled to something just because we have a heartbeat. Liberals tell us that we are entitled to these things not because we've earned them, worked for them, or sacrificed for them; we are entitled to them because we have a pulse. ... Like the grasshopper in Aesop's fable, liberals believe that the government owes them a living. It exists to meet their every need, regardless of their own efforts, or lack thereof." -- Rich Hailey
"Corrupt the young, get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial, destroy their ruggedness. Get control of all means of publicity and thereby: Get the peoples' mind off their government by focusing their attention on athletics, sexy books and plays, and other trivialities. Divide the people into hostile groups by constantly harping on controversial matters of no importance. Destroy the peoples faith in their natural leaders by holding up the latter to ridicule, contempt and obloquy. Always preach true democracy but seize power as fast and as ruthlessly as possible. Encourage government extravagance, destroy its credit, produce fear with rising prices, inflation and general discontent. Foment unnecessary strikes in vital industries, encourage civil disorders and foster a soft and lenient attitude on the part of government towards such disorders. By specious argument cause the breakdown of the old moral virtues: honesty, sobriety, continence, faith in the pledged word, ruggedness. Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with the view of confiscating them and leaving the population defenseless." -- Vladimir Ilich Lenin
"The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time and time again that they have the management skills of celery. They're the kind of people who'd stop to help you change a flat, but would somehow manage to set your car on fire. I would be reluctant to entrust them with a Cuisinart, let alone the economy. The Republicans, on the other hand, would know how to fix your tire, but they wouldn't bother to stop because they'd want to be on time for Ugly Pants Night at the country club." -- Dave Barry
"So, let me get this straight: The world asks - no , demands - that the American military intervene only in places where we have no national interest. Anything done on behalf of our own security is evil warmongering. " - Donna posting at The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler
"To insist on strength ... is not war-mongering. It is peace-mongering." -- Barry Goldwater
"Can we be sure that terrorism and WMD will join together? If we are wrong, we will have destroyed a threat that, at its least is responsible for inhuman carnage and suffering. That is something I am confident history will forgive. But if our critics are wrong and we do not act, then we will have hesitated in face of this menace, when we should have given leadership. That is something history will not forgive." -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair speaking to the US Congress, July 17, 2003
"The Democrats smell blood and don't want to be told that it's their own." -- Mark Steyn
"Our system freed the individual genius of man. Released him to fly as high & as far as his own talent & energy would take him. We allocate resources not by government. decision but by the millions of decisions customers make when they go into the market. place to buy. If something seems too high-priced we buy something else. Thus resources are steered toward those things the people want most at the price they are willing to pay. It may not be a perfect system but it's better than any other that's ever been tried." -- President Ronald Reagan.
" Come on, come over here and make me, I dare you... You little fruitcake. You little fruitcake. I said you are a fruitcake." -- Rep. Fortney "Pete" Stark (democrat-Calif.) to another member of Congress. So much for reasoned debate from the left. Why is it when every liberals get really mad, they accuse their foe of being gay?
"No one ever judged the outcome of a war by the quality of the intelligence going in. If you look at where we are today and compare it to where we were on the day the Clinton Administration left office: we've removed the Taliban from power in Afghanistan; we've removed from power Saddam Hussein; we're removing our troops from Saudi Arabia; we've established new bases in the Gulf in stable, small countries; Jordan is secure; Syria and Hezbollah in Lebanon are acquiescent and very quiet; and there's a revolution under way in Iran. I've named every country between Afghanistan and the Mediterranean. This is the most dangerous, hostile region in the world -- and it has been remarkably changed. And I should add there's also a peace process in the Middle East. .... What's important [in terms of history] is how has the foreign policy of this Administration changed a region dramatically, remarkably..." - Charles Krauthammer, "Inside Washington," July 12, 2003.
"Ah, the ego of the French. Often I think that most of the friction between our two countries is caused by Americans having the cultural ego that goes with having a world-spanning empire, while the French act as if they never lost theirs, and demand to be treated accordingly." -- Kelly St.Clair
"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 anti-tax-cut, soft-on-defense, big-spending Democrats will take the Democratic Party to the edge and maybe over." -- Joe Lieberman, 7/24/03
"I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution, or that have failed in their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is 'needed' before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible. And if I should later be attacked for neglecting my constituents' interests, I shall reply that I was informed their main interest is liberty and that in that cause I am doing the very best I can." -- Barry Goldwater
But most of all, Democrats hate [President Bush] because on every political issue of significance since he came into office, he has beaten them like rented mules.
"Victory will never be found by taking the path of least resistance." -- Winston Churchill
"Hussein praised his sons for putting up a brave fight, noting that U.S. forces had surrounded their compound with advanced weaponry, ground troops and warplanes. In case that didn't work, U.S. forces were prepared to tell Janet Reno that a small Cuban boy was inside the house." -- Ann Coulter
"Bush is quite vulnerable if the Democrats pick the right issues. So far, though, they've shown their usual tendency to go for the capillary." -- Glenn Reynolds
"You know, a huge drain on California's economy is the illegal immigrants. We need to close the borders." -- Larry Flynt, Hustler publisher and CA democrat gubernatorial candidate
"In California, the fabulously rich support the poor with government jobs, paid for by the middle class ­ which is now living in Arizona. " -- Ann Coulter
"I have to thank Ed Meese for saving my life" -- Former Porn Star Traci Lords
"The main plank in the National Socialist program is to abolish the liberalistic concept of the individual and the Marxist concept of humanity and to substitute for them the folk community, rooted in the soil and bound together by the bond of its common blood." [Adolph Hitler, quoted in Hitler, A Study in Tyranny, by Alan Bullock (Harper Collins, NY)]
We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society." [Hillary Clinton, 1993]
"Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the individual decisively, once and for all." [Nikita Khrushchev , February 25, 1956 20th Congress of the Communist Party]....
"Liberals and leftists have been dismissing inconvenient facts by attacking motives for generations. In the 1930s, '40s, and '50s, Soviet spies and abettors attacked the motives of their accusers because the fact of their guilt was undeniable. In the 1960s, over a thousand psychiatrists who'd never even met Barry Goldwater signed a petition saying the GOP candidate was too mentally unstable to be president." -- Jonah Goldberg
"Churchmen are quick to defend religious freedom; lawyers were never so universally aroused as by President Roosevelt's Court bill; newspapers are most alert to civil liberties when there is a hint of press censorship in the air. And educators become perturbed at every effort to curb academic freedom. But too seldom do all of these become militant when ostensibly the rights of only one group are threatened. They do not always react to the truism that when the rights of any individual or group are chipped away, the freedom of all erodes." -- Earl Warren, "The Law and the Future", Fortune, November 1955, The Public Papers of Chief Justice Earl Warren, H. M. Christman, (Ed). Simon & Schuster, NY 1959
"Let's never forget what made us great as a nation. It's not diversity, it's liberty." --Joseph Farah
"[Bush Hating] undermines the good faith necessary for democratic discussion. Which is a large part of what people like Al Franken are all about." -- Andrew Sullivan
"Three year sof unconditional MFN have not lead to any subtantial improvement in human rights, trade and nuclear proliferation practice of the Chinese government. In addition to the trade barriers, China has marred our trade relationship wit prison labor or export and other unfair trade practices." -- Rep. Nancy Pelosi, democrat-CA, page 4A, USA Today, Friday, April 23, 1993
"The Mexican people I know seem to respect the country in a way that many spoiled brats who were born here don’t. So come on over folks, the more the merrier. But please, sign the guest book on the way in." -- Dennis Miller
"My vision is to make the most diverse state on earth, and we have people from every planet on the earth in this state. We have the sons and daughters of every, of people from every planet, of every country on earth." -- California Governor Gray Davis
"If we can't get a body comprised primarily of nondemocratic monarchies, dictatorships and screwed-up Third World shitholes to agree to get rid of another dictator, then fuck the poor souls who live under him."
"Gen. Wesley Clark... has that characteristic more important than any other in today's politics: The guy looks and sounds terrific on television. This is known as being 'telegenic,' and it can overcome almost any handicap, other than being pro-life." -- Dennis Campbell
"... when you employ a merit-based system, you get Condoleezza Rice. And when you employ affirmative action , you get Madeleine Albright." -- Julia Gorin
"When a white person kills a black person, we all go out in the street to protest. But our children are being educationally killed every day in public schools and nobody says a thing." -- Floyd Flake, a six-term liberal New York Democrat who, despite opposition from the Congressional Black Caucus, co-sponsored a 1997 voucher bill for New York City
"Hmm. Petty? Yes. Ineffectual? Yes. Infuriating and off-putting? Yes. Counterproductive? Yes. It's got to be a product of the French Foreign Ministry." -- Glenn Reynolds
"I inherited half my father's friends and all his enemies" -- US President George W. Bush
"The feminist women's organization NOW has endorsed Carol Moseley-Braun for president. Once again NOW has shown it is so far behind the times it should change its name to THEN." - Lyn Nofziger, 22 September 2003
92% of the staff and faculty of UMASS Amherst classify themselves as "Liberal," "Very Liberal," or "When Do We Start Killing Republicans?"
"The free market is the enemy of democracy." -- a caller to Liberal Talk Radio, NPR, "On Point", 9/5/03
"Feminism died in 1998 when Hillary allowed henchlings and Democrats to demonize Monica as an unbalanced stalker, and when Gloria Steinem defended Mr. Clinton against Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones by saying he had merely made clumsy passes, then accepted rejection, so there was no sexual harassment involved. As to his dallying with an emotionally immature 21-year-old, Ms. Steinem noted, 'Welcome sexual behavior is about as relevant to sexual harassment as borrowing a car is to stealing one.' Surely what's good for the Comeback Kid is good for the Terminator." -- Maureen Dowd
"The most valuable function performed by the federal government is entertainment." - Dave Barry
"In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other." -- Voltaire (1764)
"Buh-by Davis. Oh and don't forget to remove the A and S keys from your office keyboards" -- Moxie Slade, 10/8/03
"Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it." -- Woodrow Wilson
"The core threat to democracy is not in the White House, it's the [Bush] haters themselves." -- David Brooks, New York Times columnist
"I'm not surprised that Governor Dean would oppose [the $87 billion to fund Iraq reconstruction].... I've lost confidence that he has any understanding of the national security responsibilities of a President... [b]ecause I don't believe that he has any understanding of the international role that the United States has to play in the world. I think it's a kind of a pseudo-isolationism that appeals to the base of the caucus voters. I do not believe that particularly in the case of Iraq that Governor Dean has any fundamental understanding of what's at stake here." - Senator John McCain (Meet The Press, 10/19/03)
"[Alan] Dershowitz has also offered to defend Osama bin Laden in court, saying it would be "an act of high patriotism." It's kind of too bad there isn't going to be a trial. Having Dershowitz defend him could be Osama's only shot at not being the least popular person in the courtroom." -- Ann Coulter
"Howard Dean knows about as much about the South as a hog knows about Sunday." - Senator Zell Miller (D-GA) (11-02-03)
"In politics an absurdity is not a handicap." -- Napoleon Bonaparte
Freedom of speech is wonderful - right up there with the freedom not to listen.
"The notion that the UN is some sort of dispassionate body that, "does right" and just pursues everybody's best interests is a fantasy. Each individual nation will be pursuing their best interests. That's the normal behavior of nation-states. It shouldn't surprise us, but neither should we go to them for permission to do what's in our national interests." -- Mona Charen, from her interview on Right Wing News
Someone once said that the Wall Street Journal is the newspaper for people who run the country, the New York Times is the newspaper for people who think they run the country, The Washington Post is the newspaper for people who think they ought to run the country, and The Washington Times is the newspaper for people who don't think anyone should run the country.
"Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question." - Thomas Jefferson
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