Signature Quotes: Politics, Part 12
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My man Karl Rove put it to me straight one night, over salmon sashimi and black cod at Nobu. "Babe, it’s like I keep telling the Maximum Leader. This crossing-the-aisle thing is about as futile as using over-the-counter cosmetics to hide Henry Waxman’s hood scoop. Every time you extend the mano of friendship, you’re going to end up like Mark Hamill at the end of Episode V." -- Not Dennis Miller
"According to the Pew Center, the less you like to fly the American flag, the more likely it is you are Democrat. The more you think hard work and personal initiative aren't the ticket to the good life, the more likely you are to be a Democrat. The more you believe the United Nations is a better steward of international relations, while America is a negative actor on the world stage, the more likely you are to be a Democrat. The more you believe that the government is there to help, the more likely it is you are Democrat. The less seriously you take religion, the more likely you are to be a Democrat."
"Here, then, is the root cause of the Left's chronic depression and the irresolvable problem at the core of the Democratic Party: America's success is their failure. And here is the corresponding cause of the good humor and vitality of conservatives: So long as America succeeds, they cannot fail". -- Christopher Flannery
"I watched Nancy Pelosi and Tom Daschle. Good grief. What whining weenies." -- Andrew Sullivan
"I wasn't, initially, opposed to the war itself--just the way Bush was handling it. I always thought WMD was a smokescreen, but Saddam was our dog and he went rabid, and the embargo was killing the Iraqi people as surely as bombs were, and someone needed to shoot the rabid dog, and that was our responsibility." -- A liberal with a clue
"When robbery is done in open daylight by sanction of the law, as it is done today, then any act of honor or restitution has to be hidden underground." -- Ragnar Danneskjold, from Atlas Shrugged
"The Left is a party of the past, blinded by 19th Century industrial horrors that no longer exist, antiquated Marxist economic notions that have long since proven to be wrong, and romantic fallacies about those in the world who are not white American males. It's heartening to see that at least some on the Left are able to reorient themselves to the present -- to its benefits and burdens -- and to move forward with information about the world as it is, not as it was in some 20th Century Marxist demagogue's worldview." -- Bookworm
"...using democrat math, if the Republicans win the Electoral College, they actually lost because less people voted for them, despite what the Constitution says about the matter. If the Repubilicans control the Senate, according to the democrats, they shouldn't because there are more people in the states with democrat Senators. Never mind that according to the Constitution, it's the House of Representatives who's membership is based on population. This works because the democrats want to appoint "non-extremist" Judges who will interpret the Constitution, and any other law that gets in their way, to favor them." -- Mark Urbin
"...if the GOP had the guts to condemn David Duke, why can't the Democrats manage to send the same message to Al Sharpton?"
democrat Senator Robert Byrd, former Kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan, holds the distinction of being the only senator to have voted against both black nominees to the United States Supreme Court.
"an op-ed piece. It's my opinion about the last four years of the Bush administration. And that's what I call it. I'm not trying to pretend that this is some sort of, you know, fair and balanced work of journalism." -- Michael Moore describing his film Fahrenheit 9/11
"Media power then was heavily concentrated in the hands of a select few, and there is no question that the few wanted Nixon out of the White House." -- Boston Globe Columnist Joan Vennochi on the media during the Nixon administration.
"Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Maxine Waters and the Congressional Black Caucus are hypocrites and they are the real racists. Jackson has not apologized for his 'Hymietown' comments, Sharpton has never apologized for his role in the Tawana Brawley disgrace, members of the Congressional Black Caucus have never asked fellow Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd to step down for using the word 'nigger' twice on national television." -- The Rev. Jesse Peterson, head of the black organization BOND (Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny), referring to the furor swirling around Senate Republican leader Trent Lott's remark that Sen. Strom Thurmond would have made a great president when he ran in 1948.
"If Congress can regulate this under the Commerce Clause, then it can regulate virtually anything--and the Federal Government is no longer one of limited and enumerated powers." -- Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Ashcroft (Gonzalez) v. Raich, 2005
"Alan Colmes is not a liberal. He is Hannity's bitch" -- A serious assed left of Center Liberal.
"When simply repeating the comments made by the chairman of a political party is enough to make politicians in that party begin talking about vast political conspiracies you know said party is in trouble."
"Or in need of new leadership." -- Rob
"[democrat Senator Robert] Byrd filibustered the original Civil Rights Act in 1964, eating up 14 hours of debate before his own caucus finally put an end to his embarrassing display." -- Captain Ed
The morning the Deep Throat story broke, the voice on my answering machine was as raspy as Hal Holbrook's. "I just want you to remember that I wrote 'Follow the money,' " said my caller. "I want to know if anybody will give me credit. Watch for the accuracy of the media!"
The voice belonged to my friend William Goldman, who wrote the movie "All the President's Men." His words proved more than a little prescient. As if on cue, journalists everywhere - from The New York Times to The Economist to The Washington Post itself - would soon start attributing this classic line of dialogue to the newly unmasked Deep Throat, W. Mark Felt. But the line was not in Woodward and Bernstein's book or in The Post's Watergate reportage or in Bob Woodward's contemporaneous notes. It was the invention of the author of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "Marathon Man" and "The Princess Bride."
-- Frank Rich, New York Times, 6/12/05
"The Fox News Channel didn't report something that just got people killed, nor have we fired our executive editor, our top producers, our anchors, and we don't have a former attorney general investigating our journalism." -- Roger Ailes
The next day's [LA] Times brings word that National Security Advisor Hadley is too nice. Bolton is a meanie; Hadley is too nice. Senator Biden is juuuuuuuuust right.
Like we said, beyond pathetic. -- New Sisyphus
"Gosh, theres no better minority spokesman in the world better suited at pointing out the evils of 'White folk' than a lilly white, ivy league doctor from the rough and tumble ghettos streets of Montpelier Vermont." -- Ramone
"There's nobody more intolerant and narrow-minded than an tolerant and open-minded liberal..." -- Brian Francoeur
With the mailing came a button, which said, "Liberals wage peace." So that’s what they do! Nice job in Vietnam, guys -- lot of peace those people had, after we abandoned the South. Liberal peace, of course, is the peace of the grave - or, worse, the concentration/reeducation camp. -- Jay Nordlinger
Hotel Gitmo! The Preferred Lodging of Terroists Worldwide!
"If we have to use force, it is because we are American. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future." -- Madeleine Albright in 1998, when she was Bill Clinton's Secretary of State.
"The United States provided almost $700 million for overseas assistance to refugees and conflict victims in 2004. It provided additional hundreds of millions of dollars in global food aid, much of which flowed to refugees and displaced persons." -- AllAfrica.com
"Undocumented immigrants?" Could it be any more PC? Are bank robberies now to be called "undocumented withdrawals?" -- Jay Tea
"We turn our attention now to Washington, and the Democrats. Political party founded in 1792 that enjoyed an active role in American politics through much of the 20th century. Perhaps you've heard of them. No? Ask your parents." -- Jon Stewart
Q: What is Gitmo?
A: Contrary to what some suggest, it does not stand for "Git mo' Peking chicken for Muhammad, he wants a second portion." It stands for "Guantanamo," a facility the United States built to see if the left would ever care about human rights abuses in Cuba. The experiment has apparently been successful.
If ‘violence never solved anything,’ cops wouldn’t have guns and slaves may never have been freed. If it’s better that 10 guilty men go free to spare one innocent, why not free 100 or 1,000,000? Cliches begin arguments, they don’t settle them. -- Jonah Goldberg of NRO
"It’s clear that the true problems of our Nation are much deeper - deeper than gasoline lines of energy shortages, deeper even than inflation or recession. And I realize more than ever that as President I need your help. So, I decided to reach out and listen to the voices of America." - democrat President Jimmy Carter
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." -- Republican President Teddy Roosevelt.
"From Day One the very existence of [Camp Bravo] has been a popcorn hull in the tender gums of the hard left." -- James Lileks
"There’s too much political hay to be made undercutting the war, and the consequences be damned. If they want to defeat the war to defeat Bush, well, noted. If they truly believe that the United States is in the same group as the Nazis, the Soviets and Pol Pot, then they’ve shown they have no perspective, no judgment, no sense of nuance, shall we say. And the idea that such comparisons might be picked up in the Middle East and broadcast with glee is irrelevant; they’re parochial to a fault, and care little for anything beyond their reputation and power in Washington." -- James Lileks
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." -- Winston Churchill
"The message of [Fahernheit 9/11] is very weak and propagandistic ... We were used to such messages in the communist days. Everybody has open eyes and can understand that this is propaganda. It was a weak film that tells us nothing new." -- Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus
"If conservatives have proven anything over the last generation, it is that a clarity and integrity of ideology ultimately translates into political power." -- Edward Lazarus
"For what it's worth, my take on this whole affair can be summed up thusly: I believe whatever Chuck Schumer doesn't. Which, in addition to serving me well in this specific case also happens to be an excellent way to vet Supreme Court justices. Kind of a bonus, that." -- Jeff Goldstein
Somewhere in Vermont, a Village is missing its idiot.
"The public understands that Republicans want to fight terrorists, but Democrats only want to fight Republicans." -- Ace
"You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else." -- William Churchill
When a I say (in jest) that black kids are too stupid to learn english it is "hate speech."
When a liberal says it for real they are an educator. -- Paul at WhizBang
"The Democrats' problem isn't that Americans think they're wimps who lack personal courage. Their problem is that Americans think, rightly, that they lack an agenda for protecting the country. Bush understands that in this terrifying new era, what Americans want from their leaders isn't heroism; it's clarity and direction." -- " Peter Beinart, editor of the liberal New Republic, December 2002.
"The Kerry camp evidently hoped the media would gloss over the candidate's antiwar activities, and for the most part, for many months, they did. One exception was ABC's Charlie Gibson, who in April 2004 confronted Mr. Kerry about the 1971 medal incident. Mr. Kerry answered evasively, then muttered into a live microphone that Mr. Gibson was "doing the work of the Republican National Committee." This was a telling comment. Mr. Gibson was, in truth, doing the work of a journalist: asking a politician tough questions. But Democrats expect the mainstream media to treat them sympathetically--an expectation that has ample basis in experience." -- James Taranto
"Is it just me, or is it kind of funny that after decades of reviling the CIA as the source of "right-wing death squads" and all the evil in the world (John Kerry actually advocated abolishing the CIA), that all of the sudden, the lefties are suddenly the biggest fans the CIA ever had?" -- V the K
"When the first words of a personal message are FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, you know it's a poll-felt communication from a politician." -- Brian J. Noggle
What is the difference between the boy scouts and the ACLU? -- The Boy scouts have adult leadership.
"There isn't a lot of distance between the Political Religious Right fanatics and the Secular Leftists/LibDem fanatics." -- Bruce
"Judge Roberts is a brilliant lawyer, a brilliant judge. He is a very careful judge, a thoughtful judge. I would agree with what the President said earlier. He is a decent man. I think everybody who knows him likes him." -- Former Al Gore Attorney David Boies
"I'm perfectly willing to go for a false statement that illustrates a truth." -- A Kos Kid who wouldn't know the Truth if it droppd on his head.
"Speaking of shivering coatless girls in Bush's America, spare a thought for the underprivileged urchins of the Bronx. The Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club, a nonprofit social-services organization in New York, receives millions of dollars in government funds to give disadvantaged youth in poor neighborhoods a leg up the ladder of life. But mysteriously much of the money wound up being diverted to the coffers of Air America, the liberal talk-radio network whose ratings are yet another example of "deferred success." The needs of disadvantaged Al Franken and his pals apparently outweigh those of Bronx welfare recipients. Perhaps Janeane Garofalo is the coatless girl John Edwards was talking about all those months. Air America looks like the broadcast version of the U.N. Oil-for-Food program, whereby money earmarked to save starving moppets somehow winds up in the bank accounts of bloated self-described do-gooders with political connections." -- Mark Steyn
Former President Jimmy Carter is still a practicing Baptist. You don't have to be a hippie-hating conservative to be part of the Christian religion. Even if you're a fundamentalist.
"It's all part of the same ball of wax, right? The oil companies, Israel, Halliburton." -- Michael Moore
"That FBI lawyer broad's gotta pair a' Reno’s on her, eh?" No one remembered exactly when the former Attorney General’s name became synonymous with the slang expression for testicles. -- The Toaster Rebellion of ’08
Guy on right: "..a zombie has no will of his own. You see them sometimes, walking around blindly, with dead eyes, following orders, not knowing what they do, not caring."
Bob Hope: "You mean like democrats?"
"Fahrenheit 9/11 proposes conspiracy theories in support of a pacifist American foreign policy. Some of the film's major assertions are that a connection between George Bush and Osama Bin Laden can be made, that Bush has acted in favor of Saudis at the expense of Americans, and that the Saudis were behind the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The film implies that the wars in Afganistan and Iraq are ineffective and unjust. It's also an attmpt to reduce Bush's chances of re-election." -- Dr. Kelton Rhoads's one paragraph summary on Moore's Propaganda film
"I can't say I'm surprised: the "grassroots" antiwar movement keeps turning out to be MoveOn/A.N.S.W.E.R. astroturf." -- Glenn Reynolds
"Marxism is an emotional disorder, not a political philosophy. And political correctness is really the only form of hate speech." -- Mike S. Adams
"If only the left hated crime as much as they hated hate." -- William F. Buckley, Jr., writing about the left and their love of hate-crime legislation
"It's high school politics, I swear. Europeans are the Goth losers snivelling and snarking at the popular kids as they walk down the hall" -- Ace
"Well, It's a Communist country, and the Communists do not reward personal initiative...except by execution." -- Tom Clancy
"Bean-counting government bureaucrats are free to take race, ethnicity and gender into account when doling out public funds to non-white-male contractors. But God help law enforcement officers, air marshals and border agents who try to use those same factors to combat terrorism and protect American lives." -- Michelle Malkin
"The U.S. intelligence community is palsied by lawyers. When we were going to capture Osama bin Laden, for example, the lawyers were more concerned with bin Laden's safety and his comfort than they were with the officers charged with capturing him. We had to build an ergonomically designed chair to put him in, special comfort in terms of how he was shackled into the chair. They even worried about what kind of tape to gag him with so it wouldn't irritate his beard. The lawyers are the bane of the intelligence community." -- former CIA analyst and bin Ladin expert Michael Scheuer
"I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents." -- James Madison
"They care about us enough to make sure we have a ride to go vote for them but not enough to make sure we have a ride out of town when a Hurricane is coming." -- A New Orleans evacuee living in the Astrodome after the levee break destroyed their home.
"Yes, the right-wing religious nuts have set up their tent in our camp. Just as Barbara Streisand, the French and the neo anti-Semitics have pitched their tents in the Democrat’s camp. We all have shit on our bathroom floors that needs to be mopped up." -- Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr
"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapon stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." -- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002
"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation. And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real." - Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003
A Democrat Gov
A Mayor Who's Democrat
I know- Let's blame Bush
Disturbing in its squalor
Immune to reason
"...it is incontestable that on the day I left office, there were unaccounted for stocks of biological and chemical weapons [in Iraq]." -- former US President William Clinton.
"The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other." -- Ronald Reagan, former President of the United States of America
"And herein lies the problem: to Democrats, respect for the rule of law doesn't count as a value. To them, the law is simply a pretext for achieving desired results or (if not suited for that work) an obstacle to be circumvented for the same purpose. No wonder John Roberts gives them the willies." -- The Smallest Minority
However, the end result of this downward spiral has been an electorate ignorant in the simple foundations of this country and its government. Most especially the foundation of a rule of law in which EVERYONE is equal under the laws of the land. The Democrats have taken advantage of this general ignorance to its logical extreme. President Clinton, when testifying under oath, debates the meaning of the word "is", and essentially gets away with it. Vice President Gore, when shown to be in direct violation of campaign finance law states that there was no "controlling legal authority".
Laws don't MEAN anything to them. A law is an inconvenient bit of wording that just has to be "interpreted" properly to achieve their ends. When they file suit, they must shop for the proper judge, or they might not be able to get the "spin" they want. Like the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland, words mean just what they want them to mean, no more no less. And that meaning can change at any time.
-- Paul Mirengoff, Sept. 15, 2005:
"It is customary in democratic countries to deplore expenditures on armaments as conflicting with the requirements of social services. There is a tendency to forget the most important social service a government can do for its people is to keep them alive and free." -- Sir John Slessor
"It seems to many of us that if we are to avoid the eventual catastrophic world conflict we must strengthen the United Nations as a first step toward a world government patterned after our own government with a legislature, executive and judiciary, and police to enforce its international laws and keep the peace [...] To do that, of course, we Americans will have to yield up some of our sovereignty. That would be a bitter pill. It would take a lot of courage, a lot of faith in the new order. [...] Within the next few years, we must change the basic structure of our global community from the present anarchic system of war and ever more destructive weaponry to a new system governed by a democratic U.N. federation." -- Walter Cronkite, October 19, 1999 to the World Federalists Association at the United Nations in New York.
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