President Obama: “Islam has always been a part of America.”
NBC’s chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd said that if the GOP has a big win it will still be seen as a “A bad election night for all of Washington.”
Pelosi’s $26 billion bill, which funds teacher’s unions by taking money from the Food Stamps program, caused Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro, chairwoman of the subcommittee that funds Agriculture Committee programs, to say, “This is a bitter pill to swallow. As you can imagine, for me personally, it’s like `Sophie’s Choice.'” In the movie, Nazi’s made Sophie choose which of her children would die.
Sheryl Crow, still a babe at age 48, calls for “Eco-friendly cleaning and bathroom products” and “post-consumer recycled toilet paper and paper towel” to be used at her concerts.
Vice President Al Gore bitterly denounced the Senate and federal government, saying several times, “The U.S. Senate has failed us” and “The federal government has failed us.” This is because he does not see climate change legislation as being passed this year.
Keith Halloran, a Democrat candidate for the New Hampshire House, posted in a Facebook thread about the plane crash that killed former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, “Just wish Sarah and Levy [sic] were on board.”
New Hampshire State Representative Timothy Horrigan replied Wednesday, “Well a dead Palin wd [sic] be even more dangerous than a live one … she is all about her myth & if she was dead she cldn’ t [sic] commit any more gaffes.”
Greg Gutfeld, in response: “Where did all the grown men go? Seriously, why are adult males writing like catty teens on facebook? Have we turned into a nation of 12-year-old girls pining for the Jonas Brothers and planning sleep overs?”
President Obama: “As a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country. And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances.”
Greg Gutfeld (of Fox’s Redeye) has proposed a gay bar to be build across the street from the Ground Zero Mosque, to cater both to western and eastern gay men. Park51 twittered, “You’re free to open whatever you like. If you won’t consider the sensibilities of Muslims, you’re not going to build dialog.”
Harry Reid, “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage can be a Republican, okay? Do I need to say more?”
Marco Rubio has responded to this outrageous claim on several occasions; here is one of those statements: “But let me explain why Americans of Hispanic descent would want to be Republicans, and it’s a pretty simple concept. The number one issue in the Hispanic community in America is economic empowerment, the desire to leave their children better off than themselves. It’s the reason why my parents worked two jobs and sacrificed throughout their lives so I would have the opportunity to do things they could not. It is possible because of God, and it is possible because of their sacrifices, and it was possible because of the American free-enterprise system. And the agenda that Harry Reid supports is trying to destroy and dismantle the American free-enterprise system. And so that’s why Hispanics should be Republicans, and I believe a growing number of Hispanics will become Republicans because the agenda Reid supports kills Hispanic dreams for their children.”
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told the Hill that the “professional left” will only be satisfied “when we have Canadian healthcare and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon. That’s not reality.”
Some Democrats have been furious with Robert Gibbs and his comments about the Professional Left, and one person commented: “[It’s] Time for Gibbs to grab a couple of beers, follow Romer, and slide down the exit chute along with the rest of this collection of arrogant bozos .” posted by Chris in FL. I had heard that Pat Buchanan said, this, but I could not confirm that. Several people posted quotes similar to this at various websites.
Time Magazine’s editor Joe Klein, after looking at President Obama’s speech touting the end of combat operations in Iraq, in a blog, wrote it “will not be remembered as vividly as George Bush’s juvenile march across the deck of an aircraft carrier, costumed as a combat aviator in a golden sunset, to announce-six years and tens of thousands of lives prematurely-the `end of combat operations.'”
Joe Klein on Face the Nation, on the May 4, 2003, said of this same event: “Well, that was probably the coolest presidential image since Bill Pullman played the jet fighter pilot in the movie Independence Day.”
Sarah Palin to President Obama: “Mr. President, should they or should they not build a mosque steps away from where radical Islamists killed 3000 people? Please tell us your position. We all know that they have the right to do it, but should they? And, no, this is not above your pay grade. If those who wish to build this Ground Zero mosque are sincerely interested in encouraging positive “cross-cultural engagement” and dialogue to show a moderate and tolerant face of Islam, then why haven’t they recognized that the decision to build a mosque at this particular location is doing just the opposite?”
John Boehner, the Ohio Republican who is the House minority leader, said: “The decision to build this mosque so close to the site of ground zero is deeply troubling, as is the president’s decision to endorse it.”
Representative Peter King, a New York Republican, said “President Obama is wrong. It is insensitive and uncaring for the Muslim community to build a mosque in the shadow of ground zero.”
Andrew Klavan: “Rape is one of the lowest of crimes because it deprives others of their personal choices in order to satisfy your own craving for power—it’s like being a Democrat.
From an unidentified Black leader in the TEA party express about the accusation that a Black Congressman was spit on: “In the words of Johnny Cochrane, ‘if there is no spit, then you must acquit.’ ”
Barry, a Verizon employee, said, “I feel like there is a ruling class of people who think that they know better than me on everything and they don’t really give a damn about what I think.” Quote conveyed by Rick Santorum.
Glenn Beck: “Why is the [Great] depression called a depression in every other country, but called a Great Depression in the United States?”
Sign at a TEA party rally: “Socialism: Tax dollars at work for those who don’t.”
On-air letter to O’Reilly: “I’ve been around people on LSD. They made more sense than [liberal Alan] Colmes trying to explain the [insurance] premium increase.”
A retired math teacher who spends most of his time exegeting the Old Testament and, once a week, puts out an ezeen.