President Obama: “Somebody gave me an education. I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth. Michelle wasn’t. But somebody gave us a chance – just like these folks up here are looking for a chance.” Insofar as I know, President Obama has never had to attend a public school.
President Obama to soldiers at Fort Stewart on the Georgia coast: “Each of us is only here because somebody looked out for us. Not just our parents, but our neighbors and our communities and our houses of worship and our VFW halls. Because we had a country that was willing to invest in things like community colleges and universities and scientific research and medicine and caring for our veterans. Each of us is only here because somebody somewhere had our backs. Because generations of Americans worked together. `Out of many we are one.’ Those are values we gotta return to.” So, probably news to these soldiers that they are now fighting for socialism.
Vice President Joe Biden: “I promise you the president has a big stick. I promise you.” The cool part of this is, on video, people start laughing, and Biden then has a confused look on his face, as if he is thinking, “I said something funny again?”
President Obama about singing Al Green: “I can sing. I wasn’t worried about being able to hit those notes.”
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney: “I never lie. I never say something that I know isn’t true.”
Michelle Obama: “It’s hard to sneak around and do what you want. I have done it a couple of times. But you know one fantasy I have, and the Secret Service they keep looking at me because they think I might actually do it, is to walk right out the front door and just keep walking.”
President Obama, who ran up $5 trillion in debt in 3.5 years: “We’re here only because somebody somewhere felt responsibility not just for themselves, but they felt responsibility for something else, but they felt responsibility for something larger. They thought about their neighborhood, they thought about their community, they thought about their country – now – they thought about the planet. Now its our turn to be responsible, its our turn to keep that promise alive. No matter how tough these times have been, no matter how many obstacles that may stand in our way, I promise you North Carolina, there are better days ahead.”
Presidential adviser David Axelrod: “We’ve imposed new strictures relative to waste and inefficiency and fraud that have saved tens of billions of dollars on travel, on printing, on leases, on fraud. Our Medicare, our health care fraud unit over at the Justice Department and HHS has recovered over $10 billion. those prosecutions are up 70%. We are saving taxpayers money all the time.”
Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Penn. “Unemployment continues to drop and those people who are unemployed, they’re not going to be voting for the party who wants to cut their benefits – cut access to food stamps, cut job training,”
Paul Begala fund-raising email: “Republicans won’t just take us backward, they’ll take us to a place called Radical.”
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev: “Of course, there are many people who don’t like what President Obama is doing. But, my opinion of him is very [favorable]. I will support him.”
President Obama of Mitt Romney: “I’ve met him, but we’re not friends. His wife is lovely.”
Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt: “Secretive oil billionaires are making good on their promise to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on Governor Romney‘s behalf attempting to defeat the President.”
Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “Ya know, [Romney is] wanting to take us back to a time when insurance companies could drop us or deny us coverage simply because of our gender being considered a preexisting condition.”
Michelle Obama: “See, believe me, what you have to know is your president, Barack, he knows this. He knows this all too well. He understands these issues because he’s lived them. He was raised by a single mother who struggled to put herself through school and pay the bills.” And yet, the president attended only private schools?
DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “The Republicans have fully embraced extremism and they have brought in two years almost no jobs legislation to this floor and not worked with the president on any legislation to help make sure that we can move the economy forward because their number one goal is political and that’s to defeat Barack Obama.” Except for those 30 bills which Harry Reid will not allow to be brought to the Senate floor.
Julianna Smoot of BarackObama.com in a fund-raising email: “Spend an evening with President Obama and George Clooney, all while helping build this campaign? You know you want to.”
Michelle Obama: “…let us never forget the impact their decisions [of the two justices appointed by President Obama] will have on our lives for decades to come-on our privacy and our security, on whether we can speak freely, worship openly, and, yes, love whomever we choose. That is what’s at stake here.” How about the actual rights enumerated in the constitution?
Michelle Obama: “Two years ago, we made history together by finally passing health reform. And because we passed this law, insurance companies will now have to cover basic preventive care – things like prenatal care, mammograms, contraception – at no extra cost.”
HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the balance between religion liberty and her most recent healthcare mandate on contraception: “I’m not a lawyer, and I don’t pretend to understand the nuances of the constitutional balancing tests.”
President Obama to students: “So stand up, be heard, be counted. Tell them now is not the time to double interest rates on your student loans. Now is the time to double down on smart investments to build a strong and secure middle class. Now is the time to double down on building an America that lasts.” And he forgot to say, “And pack up your stuff and move back in with your parents. That is what you do next after graduation.”
Socialist senator Bernie Sanders: “A post office in a rural town is more than just a post office. That post office disappears, and many times, that town disappears.”
Barney Frank, of retirement: “I would like to do a TV hit once a week.”
President Obama: “I never bought into the notion that by electing me, somehow we were entering into a post-racial period.” I hope that is code for no Barney Frank on tv.
MoveOn.Org ad: “Calling a person illegal takes away their humanity; you can join with our voices to ask media and government to drop the I-word.” This is a push to get people to stop saying “illegal aliens.”
State Sen. Steve Gallardo at the Schumer scam hearings on the Arizona immigration law: “Juan Varela, a United States citizen who gets in an argument just days after Governor Brewer signs the bill and violence occurs and Mr. Varela is dead over Senate Bill 1070. These are the unintended consequences that come from legislation where the state tries to fix what is ultimately a federal immigration problem…Senate Bill 1070 and laws like it have fostered and legitimized vigilante movements responsible for violent and sometimes lethal attacks on Latinos.” What really happened.
Former Green Jobs Czar Van Jones: “They [tea party] understood that people were sitting on a white hot stove out there, and if Democrats weren’t going to point at the financial elites, they were going to point at the government elites. Somebody got to get blamed, and part of the problem with the president was by being so bipartisan and trying to not, you know, try to be one country about everything, he let his opponents set him up.”
Vice President Joe Biden: “We’re looking for Turkish leadership in the rest of that entire region…[because] It’s a model as to how you can have an Islamic population, an Islamic state and a democracy, something the rest of the region is groping to figure out how to do.”
A senior State Department official in the Obama administration: “The war on terror is over.”
Dan Savage, homosexual activist, at a journalist conference, as many people exit his speech: “We can learn to ignore the bulls__t in the Bible the same way that we have learned to ignore the Bible about shellfish, about slavery, about dinner, about farming, about menstruation, about virginity, about masturbation; we ignore bullsh__t in the Bible about all sorts of things. The Bible is a racially pro-slavery document.” This was a talk on bullying, during which, Savage thought it apropos to bully Christians.
It’s all about racism…
Bill Maher: “Barack Obama was born to a single mother on food stamps and he became the first black president of the racist states of America.”
The War on Women rages…
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd: “IT is an astonishing thing that historians will look back and puzzle over, that in the 21st century, American women were such hunted creatures, even as Republicans try to wrestle women into chastity belts, the Vatican is trying to muzzle American nuns.”
Nancy Pelosi on Republican plan to keep student interest rates low: “In order to pay for it, [House Republicans] are going to make an assault on women’s health, make another assault on women’s health, continue our assault on women’s health and pay for this with prevention initiatives that are in effect right now for childhood immunization; for screening for breast cancer, for cervical cancer; and for initiatives to reduce birth defects – a large part of what the Center for Disease Control does in terms of prevention.”
President Obama: “This contraception fight in particular was illuminating. This is a [Republican] party that says it prides itself on being rabidly anti-regulation. These are folks who claim to believe in freedom from government interference and meddling. But it doesn’t seem to bother them when it comes to women’s health.”
President Obama of mandatory ultrasound: “If you don’t like it, the governor of Pennsylvania said you can `close your eyes. It’s appalling. It’s offensive. It’s out of touch. And when it comes to what’s going on out there, you’re not going to close your eyes. Women across America aren’t closing their eyes. As long as I’m president, I won’t either.” Having had neither, I suspect that an abortion is a good deal more invasive than an ultrasound (and the kind the Obama is worried about apparently does not occur that often). It is also my understanding that many Planned Parenthood’s require an ultrasound.
Global warming and evil oil…
President Obama‘s Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, when asked if he is “being more strict on denying drilling permits based on safety and environmental concerns”: “We have new sets of regulations that that have been put into place. The permit reviews are rigourous. We make sure that any company that is going to be operating in the waters of the United States is going to be complying in the rules that we set out.”
Major League Baseball announcer Tim McCarver: “It has not been proven, but I think that ultimately it will be proven that the air is thinner now; there have been climatic changes over the last 50 years. I think that’s one of the reasons balls are carrying much better now.”
Former Vice President Al Gore: “Now there are some talk radio show hosts, they say that (global warming is) not (real). It’s up to you; my point is we must respond. What the scientists tell us is going to take place if we do not is too awful to contemplate.”
The Compliant Obama Press Corps:
NY Times columnist Gail Collins: “Did you ever notice how many of the Republican candidates seemed to have animal issues? Rick Perry shot that coyote, and Jon Huntsman got bitten by a goat — really, that was the high point of the Huntsman campaign. Also, Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, the veep front-runner, recently imitated a chicken on television…And the winner is the guy who drove to Canada with the family dog strapped to the roof of the car!” If someone wants to be a liberal and express their opinion, this is fine by me. But is this really political insight? Is there a person on this planet who read this and decided, “Wow, I never thought of it like that before. Republicans really do have some animal issues.” Gail Collins has mentioned Mitt Romney‘s carrying his dog on top of his vehicle in about 50 articles so far. She has never mentioned his involvement in the rescue of some people, which included the rescue of a dog. In any case, if you if you are a flaming liberal, and you love all liberal politicians and all liberal candidates, what can you actually get from an opinion piece like this which is meaningful?
The AP explains the anemic quarter growth: “Growth slowed at year’s start but some see rebound. Don’t panic yet. The government reported Friday that the economy got off to a tepid start this year, but that doesn’t foreshadow a repeat of the near-standstill that happened in 2011….the Commerce Department said it was 2.2 percent, mainly because of government budget-cutting and a slowdown in business investment.” Except that there has been no slowdown in government spending. The government continues to spend in excess of $1 trillion each year in borrowed money.
Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne Jr. column headline: “Romney’s principled, radical view for America”
A New York Times editorial calls Mitt Romney: “The best of a very bad bunch.”
(The news ran so many headlines like this when Bush was president. Google Bush and Great Depression; there were dozens of mainstream stories about Bush and the Great Depression when unemployment was at 5%)
Christian Science Monitor: “President Obama: The cool factor”
Real Clear Politics: “`Cool’ Obama Returns GOP Fire on Gas Prices”
Philly Tribune: “Obama: The new King of Cool”
Washington Post: “Barack Obama is cool. Mitt Romney is not. What does it mean for 2012?”
ABC News: “Campaigning for the `Cool’ Vote”
Rolling Stone Magazine: “The Obama-Romney `Cool Gap’”
MSNBC talking head Charlie Cook: “Small towns – states with a large small town rural populations, Democrats in general, the president has had a really hard time. I mean, we have kind of a metrosexual president. . . that doesn’t go over well in the small town. And it’s just cultural. It is what it is.”
MSNBC’s Martin Bashir: “A teenage taste of beer aside, Mitt Romney does not consume alcohol. Which begs the question, will total abstention put his candidacy, perhaps even this great nation in jeopardy?”
Jimmy Fallon: “The Barack-ness monster ain’t buyin’ it.”
Jason Sudeikis of Saturday Night Live: “We’re only a reflection of what’s being done out there, there is have no agenda, believe it or not. You can’t help it with our age and where we live that the writing and cast to skew a little bit liberal.” Sudeikis plays Mitt Romney in the 15 or so cold opens for SNL this season. If the President has been spoofed even once, then I missed it. When he said “skew a little bit liberal” I think he meant “in the tank 110% for Obama.”
Actor Josh Hartnett: “I believe that this President is the right man for the job. I have the entire time that he’s been in the national spotlight – I just, I have total faith in what he’s going to do in these next four years and total faith that he’s going to win this election as well
Sean Penn, referring to Rick Santorum: “It means that you did not read the Constitution, and indeed you are anti-American.”
Some Political Comedy:
President Obama: “What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? A pit bull is delicious.”
President Obama: “I have not seen `The Hunger Games.’ Not enough class warfare.”
Jimmy Kimmel: “There’s a term for President Obama. Not two terms.”
Jimmy Kimmel: “Uggie [the dog] is amazing. He can roll over on command. He’s a Democrat.”
Jodi Miller: “On the campaign trail, Vice President Biden told a crying baby he was crying because he was going to have to pay for Romney’s tax cuts. See, even Joe Biden thinks Romney’s going to win.”
Jimmy Kimmel: “Alright, it’s time for the fun part of the evening. I’d like everyone to look under your seats. Under each one you will find a copy of Keith Olbermann‘s resume. Is Keith here tonight? Limo wouldn’t pick him up? The thing about Keith Olbermann is he’s so likable. Al Gore launched Current TV in 2005 and it took off like a North Korean rocket. To be honest, I didn’t even know Current TV was still on the air, but then I don’t get channel a million. Keith Olbermann burned more bridges than the Arsonist of Madison County. He has more pink slips than Marcus Bachmann.” Marcus Bachmann plays a gay character on Modern Family.
Occupy DC Speaker to fellow protesters: “[If I’m arrested,] I want you to start killing motherf___s!”
One of the dozen or so Blacks who did a beat down on white Matthew Owens using chairs, pipes and paint cans: “Now that’s justice for Trayvon.”
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY) on the Tea Party: “These are individuals who have no problems with using racial epithets, have no problems with cursing and spitting. They showed the ugliest side of the United States of America.”
Lib radio talker Randi Rhodes: “[Marco Rubio] looks like a little boy [next to Romney]. It’s almost like the Batman and Robin thing that Quayle and Bush senior had going there, it’s very homoerotic I gotta say!” This is why liberal radio is going nowhere. This is why it garners such a small audience.
MSNBC’s Martin Bashir: “We should point out that when you listen to someone like Rush Limbaugh, the sort of comedy that he enjoys generally is sexist, homophobic, and racist.”
Liberals from the past:
Barack Obama from 2006: “I think I could probably do every job on the campaign better than the people I’ll hire to do it. It’s hard to give up control when that’s all I’ve known.”
Obama 2006: “I think I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.”
President Obama last year: “If Congress refuses to act, I’ve said that I’ll continue to do everything in my power to act without them.”
William M. Daley, when he was the White House chief of staff: “The president expressed frustration, saying we have got to scour everything and push the envelope in finding things we can do on our own.”
Little 3 or 4 year old girl on a U.S. funded Palestinian children’s show: “…our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail.”
Liberals being honest:
James Lovelock, former climate change alarmist: “The world has not warmed up very much since the millennium. Twelve years is a reasonable time. . . it (the temperature) has stayed almost constant, whereas it should have been rising – carbon dioxide is rising, no question about that.”
MSNBC’s Martin Bashir: “if there isn’t a war on women, most of us must be ignorant” Okay, I admit that I pulled this out of a much larger quote; but otherwise, how can I put Bashir into the subheading?
From Jodi Kantor‘s The Obamas, of the inability of Americans to understand Obama: “Later in the first term, there were points where the American public seemed to be giving up on Barack Obama. . . But the relationship went both ways, and there were many times the president seemed to be giving up on the public, too, convinced Americans would never understand his point of view”
From Jodi Kantor‘s The Obamas, of the president’s trip to Oslo to collect the Nobel Peace Prize: ”The trip spurred a thought the Obamas and their friends would voice to each other again and again as the president’s popularity continued to decline: the American public just did not appreciate their exceptional leader.”
Female neighbor to George Zimmerman: “Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. I’m black, OK? There were black boys robbing houses in this neighborhood. That’s why George was suspicious of Trayvon Martin.”
Alan Dershowitz: “Now, one of the problems is because they’ve indited for second degree murder – and there’s nothing in this affidavit that suggests second degree murder, the elements of second degree murder aren’t here – the expectations have been reduced. There’s an article today in one of the. . . the Daily Beast saying “there’ll be riots in the street if there’s an acquittal.” If there are riots, it’s the prosecutor’s fault. Because she over-charged, raised expectations. No reasonable jury is going to convict based on the evidence I know of second degree murder. So this prosecutor not only may have suborned perjury, she may be responsible if there are going to be riots here for raising expectations to unreasonable levels.”
Michael Steele: “I resent that. What is this `grand wizard’ nonsense?”
Chris Matthews: “I should say the far-right party.”
Steele: “Are you saying that we’re the Ku Klux Klan? Give me a break. Don’t go there with me on that.”
Matthews: “Okay. Great. Good. Thank you. There’s none of those problems over there. All those birthers out there.”
Steele: “Oh my gosh.”
Region 6 EPA Administrator Al Armendariz was recently found to have made this public statement, explaining how the EPA would get control of various oil companies: “It was kind of like how the Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean. They’d go into a little Turkish town somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they saw and they would crucify them. And then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years. So, that’s our general philosophy.” Armendariz has recent apologized for this remark (which was certainly not a slip of the tongue; they were embarrassed to let us know what they really do).
Benjamin Cole, American Energy Alliance: “If the president wants to fix the controversy at the EPA. This is a simple solution. He should follow the advice of the administrator. He should walk into the EPA headquarters, fire the first five people he sees, and it probably will become an agency a little easier to manage from that point forward.”
S.E. CUPP: Let’s make the distinguish though, just real quick, between Mitt Romney the person and Mitt Romney the politician, because Mitt Romney the person has donated millions of dollars to poor people.
BILL MAHER: To Mormons.
CUPP: To poor people.
MAHER: Not poor people. No, no, no. Wait, wait, I gotta call bullshit on that one.
MAHER: All his charitable donations are to Mormons. He gives to his cult.
CUPP: So what?
MAHER: So what? That’s not a charity. That’s not a charity.
CUPP: So we can’t help certain poor people.
MAHER: They’re not poor people.
CUPP: Yes, they are.
MAHER: Name one poor Mormon. Alright, I’ve got to move on.
For some perspective (and I am not a Mormon), many Mormons take care of their own; that is, if someone gets into financial trouble, they help out those in trouble—but it is generally not a lifelong commitment of money. That is, a struggling Mormon is given a reasonable amount of time to get things straightened out. They do not get put on Mormon welfare for the next 20 years. It is very sensible.
President Obama, misquoting Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.): “I’m going to quote this because I know you guys will think I’m making it up. She said she had `very little tolerance for people who tell me they graduate with debt because there’s no reason for that.'”
Virginia Foxx actually said that she had: “very little tolerance for people who tell me that they graduate with $200,000 of debt or even $80,000 of debt because there’s no reason for that” – apparently limiting her comments to those who take on large amounts of debt for school.
Obama at another school: “You’ve got one member of Congress who compared these student loans – I’m not kidding here – to a `stage-three cancer of socialism.'”
Republican Akin in a Republican senate debate: “America has got the equivalent of stage 3 cancer of socialism because the federal government is tampering in all kinds of stuff it has no businesses tampering in.”
In a statement, Akin later objected to Obama‘s dishonest paraphrase: “With all due respect, the president misquoted me. I was not saying that student loans are a cancer. I referred to the policies where there is a government takeover of private industries.”
CIA interrogator Rodriguez: No, he [Khalid Sheikh Mohammed] gets a good night’s sleep. He gets his Ensure. By the way, he was very heavy when he came to us. He lost 50 pounds.
60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl: What, his Ensure, you mean like people in the hospital who drink that stuff?
Rodriguez: Yes. Dietary manipulation was part of these dire techniques.
Stahl: So sleep deprivation, dietary manipulation. I mean, this is Orwellian stuff. The United States doesn’t do that.
Rodriguez: Well, we do.
Rush Limbaugh must have played this clip 4 or 5 times, laughing every time.
Question: “…can you appreciate the criticism leveled at you regarding a possible double standard when it comes to the things Limbaugh said, and specifically a name you called (former vice presidential candidate) Sarah Palin?”
Bill Maher: “First off, it’s not a double standard. It’s false equivalency. Rush Limbaugh was talking about a civilian, a college student, and called her disgusting and vile names. I used a rude word (regarding Palin) that was not on the air. It was only in my comedy routine. It was met with gales of laughter. I trust my audience. It was part of a carefully crafted routine. It’s not like I just went out on stage and said, ‘Good evening, ladies and gentleman. Sarah Palin is a (expletive).’ ” Personally, I have listened to Rush and have seen Bill Maher do his routines. I have laughed many times at what Rush Limbaugh has said; I cannot remember ever laughing at anything that Maher says. It is not just a conservative-liberal thing either; Jon Stewart makes me laugh. Stewart and Limbaugh are funny; Maher isn’t. He is just arrogant and angry.
George Will: “We have a president who believes, because he says so, that ATMs and airport ticket kiosks cause unemployment. So that gives you some sense of his grasp of how the economy works.“
George Will: “Mr. Obama, the night he clinched the nomination, said this will be the moment when the rise of the seas stop. Well, if he can stop the seas from rising, why can’t he bring down the gas prices?”
Mike Huckabee about citizens who would visit him in the Arkansas capitol: “The people who came to our offices were not interruptions; they were our bosses.”
Mitt Romney: “This America is fundamentally fair. We will stop the unfairness of urban children being denied access to the good schools of their choice; we will stop the unfairness of politicians giving taxpayer money to their friends’ businesses; we will stop the unfairness of requiring union workers to contribute to politicians not of their choosing; we will stop the unfairness of government workers getting better pay and benefits than the taxpayers they serve; and we will stop the unfairness of one generation passing larger and larger debts on to the next. In the America I see, character and choices matter. And education, hard work, and living within our means are valued and rewarded. And poverty will be defeated, not with a government check, but with respect and achievement that is taught by parents, learned in school, and practiced in the workplace. This is the America that was won for us by the nation’s Founders, and earned for us by the Greatest Generation. It is the America that has produced the most innovative, most productive, and the most powerful economy in the world.”
Mitt Romney: “President Obama and I have very different visions. Government is at the center of his vision. It dispenses the benefits, borrows what it cannot take, and consumes a greater and greater share of the economy. With Obamacare fully installed, government will come to control half the economy, and we will have effectively ceased to be a free enterprise society. This President is putting us on a path where our lives will be ruled by bureaucrats and boards, commissions and czars. He’s asking us to accept that Washington knows best – and can provide all. We’ve already seen where this path leads. It erodes freedom. It deadens the entrepreneurial spirit. And it hurts the very people it’s supposed to help. Those who promise to spread the wealth around only ever succeed in spreading poverty. Other nations have chosen that path. It leads to chronic high unemployment, crushing debt, and stagnant wages. I have a very different vision for America, and of our future. It is an America driven by freedom, where free people, pursuing happiness in their own unique ways, create free enterprises that employ more and more Americans. Because there are so many enterprises that are succeeding, the competition for hard-working, educated and skilled employees is intense, and so wages and salaries rise.”
Peggy Noonan explains a fairly elementary fact to Keith Olbermann: “There is a lot of people who think businessmen create businesses which create jobs.”
Charles Krauthammer on Joe Biden’s foreign policy chops: “The Vice President has been over the last 30 years holds the American record for wrong on the most issues in foreign affairs ever. And the list starts with the nuclear freeze in the early ’80s against Thatcher and Reagan and Cole which is one of the follies of the era. He supported it. He was against aid to the Nicaraguan Contras which in the end brought democracy and ended the Sandinista rule at the time. He was against Reagan’s expansion of the defense budget, which bankrupted the Soviet Union and led to the end of the Soviet Empire. He was against Reagan on Strategic Defenses, which is the big advantage that we have now in the missile age. And look at where he was on Iraq. He opposed the first Iraq War, the Gulf War that liberated Kuwait that everybody agrees was a good thing. He supported the Iraq War which he, not I, he says was a terrible mistake. And then when the surge happened, he opposed the surge in Iraq which rescued a losing war and ended with our leaving with our heads held high and some promise in the future.”
GOP Strategist Alex Castellanos to Rachel Maddow about “equal pay”: “When you look at, for example, single women working in America today between the ages of, I think, 40 and 64, who makes more? Men or women, on average? Men make $40,000 a year. Women make $47,000. When you take out the marriage factor, look at some economics. My point here is that we’re manufacturing a political crisis to get away from what this election really wants to be about.” The entire exchange is here.
Congressman Allen West: “President Obama seems determined to punish and wipe out economic success in this country, leveling tax weapons of mass destruction on all taxpayers”
Rush Limbaugh: “The Democrat Party must have a permanent underclass. That’s the voting base. The ‘permanent underclass’ is simply poor people who have no alternative but than to vote Democrat for a meager subsistence.”
Rush Limbaugh: “If the Obama’s are so worried about student debt, how come there’s no record of either of them ever working a day to put themselves through college?” To be fair, a former student of mine claims that college student Obama did work while he was in college; or, at least for a portion of the time.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. concerning the Arizona immigration law that is up before the Supreme Court: “It seems to me the federal government just doesn’t want to know who’s here illegally.”
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: “What does sovereignty mean if it does not include the ability to defend your borders?”
Rush Limbaugh: “All the Arizona state law does is require Arizona law enforcement officials to enforce federal law on immigration. There’s no conflict between the Arizona state law and the federal law that anybody can cite. Even Mr. Verrilli, the government lawyer, could not find and could not cite any conflict.”
Rush Limbaugh: “Illegal immigration is a big deal to the left because it’s a source of voters. The Democrats are losing voters. They have to replace them. They’re aborting voters. Literally! They are aborting their own future voters. They need new voters.”
Rush Limbaugh: “Make no bones, folks, I know it sounds sort of incomprehensible, but I’m telling you that the Democrat Party is looking at as many illegals as possible turning into voters. That’s why they don’t want photo ID at the polling place. It is the number one reason why.”
Rush Limbaugh: “Not only, folks, can Obama not run on his past, he very likely can’t even run on his future. He has no plans to address Social Security. He has no plans to address Medicare. He has no plans to address the debt. He has no plans to address any of the problems we’ve got. All of his plans — and he can’t run on these, either — all of his solutions boil down to one thing, and that is taking more of our money.”
Rush Limbaugh: “Oil is the fuel of the engine of freedom. Oil is directly tied to standard of living, prosperity, opportunity for prosperity, and freedom. It’s not a pollutant. It’s not any more dangerous than anything else that’s organic and found naturally on this planet.”
Rush Limbaugh: “There are hundreds of thousands of jobs waiting for the Keystone pipeline. There’s all kinds of new domestic oil we have. We would be less dependent on Middle Eastern oil. Obama’s opposed to it. ‘Why?’ Who cares why? The fact is he’s opposed to it; that ought to be enough to disqualify him.”
Rush Limbaugh: “January 16th of 2009, Wall Street Journal calls, ‘We want 400 words on what your hopes for Obama are as this historic new presidency is inaugurated.’ And they told me they were gonna be asking a lot of other people to submit 400-word little mini-essays, gonna publish them in the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal. I wrote back and I said, ‘I don’t need 400 words or 200 words. I can do it in four words: I hope he fails.’ And reactions were predictable.”
Rush Limbaugh: “There’s no evidence whatsoever that fracking contaminates groundwater. But because the left is against the discovery of oil and gas, they’ll simply lie about the destruction of the environment in the process of getting more oil and gas, because they hate it.”
Rush Limbaugh: “The $800 billion that Obama supposedly injected in the private sector had to be taken from the private sector first. It was a wash, a net zero. There was no new money.”
Rush Limbaugh: “Every one of Obama administration forecasts has been way wrong. They have been predicting that a boom is right around the corner. They make their predictions after such things as the stimulus or other Obama legislation, like the American Jobs Act, or the health care bill. Then they come out with their forecasts, ‘This is gonna cause a boom,’ and all it’s doing is destroying the US economy.”
Rush Limbaugh: “The vision that Obama and the Democrats have of work in this country is a hundred years old. Assembly line jobs, union jobs. It’s a hundred years old, 50 years old. There’s nothing high-tech, new, forward-thinking about the kind of work they envision.”
The Conservative Press:
Cal Thomas: “To say that the New York Times is biased in favor of Barack Obama is on the same level as announcing that chickens lay eggs. Nothing’s going to change; they’re going to endorse him in the general election. They’re going to put as positive a face on him as possible.”
Snarky Weasel Zipper sub-headline comments:
On mug shots of Occupiers who were arrested: I know these guys are supposed to be “just like the Tea Party” and maybe it’s just me, but they sure don’t look like it.
Of Obama’s claim that “I think I could probably do every job on the campaign better than the people I’ll hire to do it”: Delusional with an ego the size of Michael Moore’s ass, not a good combo.
The NY Times admits to being too pro-Obama in the last election and promises to be fair this election: I’d put the chances of this happening somewhere between Michael Moore passing on seconds and Obama giving up golf.