Eclipse's Political Signature Quote Collection, Chapter 20
Signature Quotes: Politics, Part 20
These are from my collection of sig quotes, collected from years of crawling about the Internet. Share and Enjoy...
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One thing I guess I didn’t believe 16 years ago is that America would elect such a feckless President in 2008, and stand idly by while he flushed our global position, and security, down a left-wing toilet. But we did, and we’ll be paying the price for a long time." -- Glenn Reynolds, September 11, 2017
"It is evil "robber baron capitalism" that allows you to tweet from an iPhone while standing in front of stocked grocery shelves."
"I love it when communists act like their ideology hasn't killed more people than Hitler and the bubonic plague combined."
"The problem with Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented. From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venezuela, wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure. Those who preach the tenets of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems." -- President Donald J. Trump
"The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum." -- Noam Chomsky
"If congress wanted us all dead it would be easier to just put the democrats from Flint in charge of our water supply." -- Larry Correia
"Liberals are geniuses at unleashing social panics because
A) it never occurs to them that their motives are anything but pure and
B) because they are almost exclusively focused on short term tactics.
And yet they are invariably shocked when these moral frenzies come back to bite them. McCarthyism was a direct consequence of both the Red Scare and the Brown Scare. And when the tactics they mastered were turned on them, they acted as if they came from nowhere." -- Jonah Goldberg
2016: Celebrities acting morally superior to Trump and chiding people for supporting such an obviously evil man.
2017: Turns out a lot of them are rapists.
"Roy Moore, Al Franken and Joe Biden walk into a bar...and run into Bill Clinton."
"Conservatism is based on facts, logic, and reality. Liberalism is based on theory, feelings, and fantasy." -- Dana Perino
"Democrats were angry when Republicans took away their slaves after the Civil War, now they're angry because their race card is overdrawn and useless at the politics bank." -- Harry Gato (@harrygato)
"If you are black and vote for a Democrat, you are a political chump." -- Malcolm X
"The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits." -- Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States of America
If I had a dollar for every time Socialism worked, I would have zero dollars.
And ironically, if Socialism did work, I would still have zero dollars.
'Hate speech' is a made-up term used to justify censorship. It’s an un-American idea, used by anti-American people. It’s a marker for fascism. -- Glenn Reynolds
"If George W. Bush - or Mitt Romney - had pushed back against the media 1/10 as hard as Trump does, there wouldn't be a President Trump. For that matter, there wouldn't be a President Trump if the media had pushed back against Barack Obama 1/10 as hard as they pushed against Bush, Romney, or Trump." -- Glenn Reynolds
"Socialists say that the most diabolical crime against society is profit. Private industry runs at a profit and uses that profit to expand its producing capacity. Government industry runs at a loss and taxes the substance of the people to pay for its inefficiencies. Which the the greater crime against society?" -- John T. Flynn
"Antifa are the nearest thing to blackshirt fascists we have in our society. They are as vile and hateful as any Nazi."
"Kollusion Kangaroo Kourt"
"If your answer to every failure of government is more government, you are like an alcoholic trying to drink yourself sober." -- Will Spencer
"The Democrats' central concern isn't that taxes will be raised on the middle class, but that Republicans are taking away money that Democrats believe belongs to the federal government. This is the root of all the "heist" rhetoric — Democrats no longer believe in the basic principle of private property." -- Tyler O'Neil
"Socialists don’t care about the poor, they just hate the rich."
"The difference between a republic and a people's republic is a lot like the difference between a jacket and a strait jacket." -- Ronald Reagan
"Remember this: Not a single democrat voted for tax cuts for American citizens, yet every democrat is willing to shut down the government to get amnesty for illegal aliens."
"Here is everything you need to know about democrats. They call Americans "deplorables", and illegal immigrants "dreamers."
"Americans are dreamers too." -- President Donald Trump
"You have to be a dog to hear a dog whistle."
"Putting a rich white liberal from New England to respond to the SOTU is a funny way to win back the working class Americans that ditched the Dems in 2016, but whatever." -- Liz Shield
"So the American Civil Liberties Union complained that the American President said “America” too much while giving a report on the state of the Union of American states to the American congress as required by the constitution of the United States of America."
"Communism is based on sucha faulty view of the world that it could only appeal to either ignorant young people, or malevolent opportunists."
"Conservatives seek to limit the power of government in order to maximize the freedom of the individual."
"Late-stage socialism always involves fights over who gets to plunder the last corpses." -- Stephen Green
"We were told the release of the [Republican] memo would spark a constitutional crisis. I agree: it is evident the Democrats and the administrative state are not interested in participating in the American checks and balances system." -- Liz Sheld
"Nobody with open eyes can any longer doubt that the danger to personal freedom comes chiefly from the left." -- Friedrich Hayek
"Socialism is rape, and capitalism is consensual sex." -- Ben Shapiro
"When the guy who hosted the breast-obsessed 'Man Show' appears onstage with an NBA player once accused of rape to give awards to people who spent decades doing business with Harvey Weinstein — you know Hollywood has gotten serious about sexual harassment. I have no comment about the crop of overrated movies honored by the Academy Sunday night — other than to note that giving the Best Picture nod to 'Handicapped Woman Has Sex With Fish Man, Is Saved By Communists' may be the most #Oscars! moment ever. What is worthy of notice is the nonstop self-congratulations from society's most notoriously corrupt class, the Hollywood Left." -- Michael Graham
"Kate Steinle died in her father's arms because democrats need votes."
"It is usually futile to try to talk facts and analysis to people who are enjoying a sense of moral superiority in their ignorance." -- Thomas Sowell
"The sweet irony of the Democrats Russia collusion hoax may be passage of Voter ID legislation. True voting integrity would be the end of the democratic party, of course." -- James Woods
"WaPo: Democracy Dies in Darkness.
Also WaPo: Ignorance Is Strength." -- Glenn Reynolds
"Congress had not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but were restrained to those specifically enumerated." -- Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States of America
"In a free-market economy, you get what you give. In a state-run economy, you get what you can bribe a politician to give you." -- Will Spencer
"Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say." -- Edward Snowden, 2015
I don’t get why people dislike Bernie Sanders so much...
I mean, he’s the type of guy that would give you the shirt off someone else’s back.
"Capitalism has been called a system of greed - yet it is the system that raised the standard of living of its poorest citizens to heights no collectivist system has ever begun to equal, and no tribal gang can conceive of." -- Ayn Rand
"Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, in a official written communication, advised that President Trump fire James Comey. After President Trump fired Comey, Rosenstein advised Mueller to investigate President Trump for firing Comey."
"Imagine if democrats took even a small fraction of the time they spend protesting and spent it feeding the poor, housing the homeless, and all that other stuff they supposedly care about."
"To the left, facts are hate speech."
"Remember: Good news for Americans is bad news for Democrats." -- Kurt Schlichter
"Don't be down. Don't be discouraged. We're winning. And somewhere, in a dark room, Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit sits sucking down tumblers of Canadian Club and dreaming of the American Venezuela that might have been." -- Kurt Schlichter
"You shouldn't give a shit about skin color, you shouldn’t give a shit about sexuality, you shouldn’t give a shit about gender. You should be deeply suspicious of the people who do. "
"Toxic masculinity is always descending on the Right but somehow always lands on the Left."
AR-15 = "Assult Rifle"
Molotov Cocktail = "unarmed"
"Just as Charlie don't surf, zombies don't strategize. They smell fresh human flesh and they walk in that direction. If they hit a wall, they walk into the wall or maybe slide around it, gliding along their shoulder, like a drunk trying to find the back of the 7-11 to throw up. What they don't do is think about how to get where they need to go. They take the path of least resistance, but always head in the same direction." -- Jonah Goldberg
"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
"To be fair, it isn't easy holding a civil debate when it's between the Progressive Left and the Progressive Far Left, because the Left always eats its own. Always." -- Stephen Green
"Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrious, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country - and then declares itself puzzled that American has lost trust in politicians." -- Charles Krauthammer
"It is amazing how many of the intelligentsia called it 'greed' to want to keep what you have earned, but not greed to want to take away what somebody else has earned, and let politicians use it to buy votes." -- Thomas Sowell
"Liberalism now is like a cigarette. It's been marketed to use the same as the cigarette: fashionable, sophisticated. It's supposed to be liberating, but I think it needs a Surgeon General's warning: Hazardous to your families and all the values you were taught as a child." -- Jason Whitlock
"Venezuela isn't ungovernable — it's suffering from a surfeit of government. And now that the country is about out of things for the socialists to loot, that's the last surplus Venezuelans will "enjoy" until the socialists are gone." -- Stephen Green
"The modern socialist: Takes an Uber to the Starbucks, where they post on social media from an iPhone to complain about capitalism."
"Deplorable: A hardworking American patriot."
"Hollywood punished Roseanne for a tweet faster than they punished Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey for being sexual predators."
"[Portland:] a second-rate Seattle, which makes it, by extension, a fourth-rate (22) San Francisco. Which is to say: Austin without the sunshine and higher education and tacos." -- Kevin D. Williamson
"Communist regimes were not some unfortunate aberration, some historical deviation from a socialist ideal. They were the ultimate expression, unconstrained by democratic and electoral pressures, of what socialism is all about. … In short, the state [is] everything and the individual nothing." -- Dutchess Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013), British Prime Minister
"A splendid storehouse of integrity and freedom has been bequeathed to us by our forefathers. In this day of confusion, of peril to liberty, our high duty is to see that this storehouse is not robbed of its contents." -- President Herbert Hoover (1929-1933)
"The record of history is absolutely crystal clear, that there is no alternative way so far discovered of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by the free-enterprise system." -- Milton Freidman
"Liberty is liberty, not equality or fairness or justice or human happiness or a quiet conscience." -- Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997) British social philosopher
"...the reason for the #WalkAway from the Democrat party, people are citing the feeling that the Democrat party is manipulating them with fake, ginned-up fear." -- Ace of Spades citing Scott Adams
"Russians phished a DNC operative whose password was 'password' and releases his emails and this proves GOP collusion because shut up bot."
"The last year of the Obama adminstration, 19,000 manufacturing jobs hemorrhaged. The first year of the Trump Administration, 196,000 added." -- Kayleigh McEnany, RNC spokesperson
"Unlike the dems, I didn't sabotage Bernie Sanders in primaries, then try to cover my tracks with ludicrous Russia conspiracy theories." -- Dr. Jill Stein
"I love that people are acting like if elections were fair, Hillary would be president. If elections were fair, Hillary wouldn't have been the democrat nominee to begin with."
"Socialism is an alternative to capitalism as potassium cynaide is an alternative to water." -- Ludwig von Mises
"It’s 2018 and democrats are still kicking blacks out of restaurants. Somethings never change."
"The Declaration of Independence is not only an American document; it follows on Magna Carta and the Petition of Right…They spring from the same source; they come from the same well of practical truth." -- Winston Churchill, 1918
"Antifa is whiter than Pat Boone making a mayonnaise sandwich with Wonder Bread in a snowstorm." -- Cameron Gray
"The exact kind of toxic call out culture that he helped spearhead has come back to bite him in the ass." -- Spot on commentaryon the hyper partisan and worthless sack of shit Wil Wheaton's cowardly exit from twitter.
"No one knows how to put people out of work faster than a Democrat."
Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States." -- President Ronald Reagan
"That's the thing about liberalism: the promising is easy; it's the delivering that's hard."
"I like the libertarian view, which is to leave everyone alone. Even as a kid, I was annoyed by the poeple who wanted to tell everyone how to live." -- Clint Eastwood
"That would be absolutely foolish, inconsistent, and hypocritical. Those who believe that Bill Clinton should never have been impeached for allegedly lying about his sex life are now going to lead the campaign to impeach Kavanaugh for allegedly lying about his sexual and drinking activities back when he was a 17-year-old? It's hypocrisy run rampant." -- Alan Dershowitz
"What I dislike is the left-wing media in America are trying to smear the bloke as a racist and that's completely not true." -- Johnny Rotten
"We must never remain silent in the face of bigotry. We must condemn those who seek to divide us. In all quarters and at all times, we must teach tolerance and denounce racism, anti-Semitism and all ethnic or religious bigotry wherever they exist as unacceptable evils. We have no place for haters in America -- none, whatsoever." -- President Ronald Reagan
"Well, when you're investigating important Democrats like Harvey Weinstein, you’ve got to nail all the details down with surgical precision. When you're going after Republicans, you can just fling poop." -- Glenn Reynolds
"Trump destroys his enemies not by silencing them, but by sunlighting them - like vampires. He puts them center-stage, hands them the mic, and lets them destroy themselves. He is not trying to make democrats stop being democrats, he is making them them show who they really are." -- Bill Mitchell
"What we call the market is really a democratic process involving millions, and in some markets, billions, of people making personal decisions that express their preferences. When you hear someone say that he doesn't trust the market, and wants to replace it with edicts, he's really calling for a switch from a democratic process to a totalitarian one." -- Walter Williams
"Congress can raise taxes because it can persuade a sizable fraction of the populace that somebody else will pay." -- Milton Friedman (1912-2006) American Economist
"If I had a dollar for every time communism worked, I'd have zero dollars. If I had communism, I'd also have zero dollars."
"Oppresors can tyrannize only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace." -- James Madison, 4th President of the United States of America
People say "democratic socialist" instead of "dirty communist" all the time. It doesn't change the fact that those phrases mean the exact same thing.
"Watching the so-called "Peace Movement" dry up and blow away as soon as Barack Obama was elected was very instructional." -- Glenn Reynolds
You cannot tax your way to prosperity.
You cannot ban your way to safety.
You cannont legislate your way to morality.
"Capitalism sustains and builds civilization, communism destroys and subverts it. No one can prosper under communism."
"We have a society in which there are an awful lot of people who have no idea that Stalin, Hitler, Mao Tse-Tung all came to power promising the same kinds of things that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is promising. And it lead to Mass murder, it lead to dictatorship, it lead to genocide. These promises are old promises and they invariably lead to bad things." -- Ben Stein, January 23, 2019
MABA: Make Alexandria Bartend Again
"Promoting socialism is hate speech."
"Envy was once considered to be one of the seven deadly sins before it became one of the most admired virtues under its new name, 'social justice.'" -- Thomas Sowell
"Just a reminder, former Obama AG Eric Holder ran guns to Mexican drug cartels, lied to congress about it, was found in contempt and never prosecuted."
"Hands up, don't shoot. Trump's a Russian spy. Kavanaugh ran a secret gang rape cartel. Covington kids assaulted a vet. Never forget that these lies — and yes, they were outright lies - were deliberately peddled by all the same people for all the same reasons." -- Sean Davis
"I invented a new drink in honor of the democrats: Kahlua and Stolichnaya vodka. I call it Russian Kahlusion."
"Silencing other people is not free speech."
"Beto is a furry."
"If Hillary Clinton had won the presidential election in the same way as Donald Trump, the American left would consider the Electoral College a sacrament."
"Democrats want count every vote, except the ones in Flyover Country."
"Liberalism is a simple concept: if you have it, I want it. If you do it, I'll control it. And if I don't get my way about everything, I'll whine like a five year old."
"The problem with socialism is that you vote your way into it, but you need to shoot your way out of it." -- Larry Lambert
"The young radicals who engaged in bombings and the assassination of policemen during the 1970s and early 1980s were, for the most part, deadly serious, hard-core leftists. Members of the Black Liberation Army read Mao as part of their mandatory daily political-education classes." -- Days of Rage by Bryan Burrough
"I hope nobody missed leg day because carrying these goal posts is going to very heavy...There was no collusion." -- Mary Katharine Ham
"Living inside a media-generated echo chamber where everyone shares their simplistic worldview, the Trump-haters tune in nightly to their MSNBC/CNN religious revival and are catechized, so to speak, with the latest reiteration of the Orange Man Bad gospel." Stacy McCain