When asked about Democrats running away from the president and running campaign messages in opposition to Washington and to the president’s policies, Tim Kane said, “People ought to be proud to be Democrats.”
Howard Dean: “We thought that Fox [news] worked for the Republican Party, now we know that Fox really runs the Republican Party”
Christina Romer: “The only surefire ways for policymakers to substantially increase aggregate demand in the short run are for the government to spend more and tax less. In my view, we should be moving forward on both fronts.”
Senate majority leader, Harry Reid: “It would take a real stretch to think I caused the problems with the economy…I don’t have any hand in what took place during the Bush administration. I tried to rein that in.” Reid was senate majority leader during the final 2 years of the Bush administration.
Harry Reid: “I think there is a significant hate wing of the Republican party, including the talk show hosts like Glenn Beck and Laura Ingraham and Rush Limbaugh.”
Rep. Keith Ellison “The people who are leading the anti-mosque effort are people who openly proclaim that Barack Obama is not a citizen. The real organizers of this thing are people who are just proponents of religious bigotry. Nothing more, nothing less.”
Cynthia Tucker, who understands almost everything in life as related to race: “We haven’t talked about the elephant in the room, and I don’t mean the Republicans: race. Changing demographics. Fear of a white minority…That’s what this crazy summer has been all about. Anti-mosque construction. Anti-immigrant ravings. It, that fear is very difficult for Obama to overcome.”
Robert McChesney, founder of the Free Press: “Advertising is the voice of capital. We need to do whatever we can to limit capitalist propaganda, regulate it, minimize it, and perhaps even eliminate it.”
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: “We will also keep track of insurers with a record of unjustified rate increases: those plans may be excluded from health insurance Exchanges in 2014. Simply stated, we will not stand idly by as insurers blame their premium hikes and increased profits on the requirement that they provide consumers with basic protections.”
Fareed Zakaria’s headline to a Newsweek story: “It’s clear we overreacted to 9/11.”
Howard Fineman, Newsweek: Well, sitting there in the press conference today with President Obama, you could almost hear sort of the classical music in the background. You know, I don’t mean to be facetious…
Chris Matthews, Host: No, I get you…
Fineman: But, you know what I mean. It was a stately thing, and a mature discussion, you could agree or disagree, let’s all be reasonable about this…
Matthews: This is an Oxford don, he’s so well turned…
Matthews: …he comes in there elegantly, presenting himself elegantly, presenting himself on a very high-level tone…
Fineman: And he gave a very…
Matthews: …against this menagerie…
Matthews: …that’s biting at his heals.
Fineman: That’s why I’m saying, those people that you cited, Boehner and Gingrich and Palin, are not playing the same ballgame that Barack Obama is.
Matthews: I shouldn’t them the Three Stooges, they’re a lot smarter than that. I think they know it. They’re not stooges.
Fineman: Sure they know what they’re doing.
Matthews: Stooges are the people that buy their act.
CBS News anchor and co-host Harry Smith: “…[Muslims now] feel like strangers in their own country, Muslims shocked by the growing opposition to new mosques….building a mosque has suddenly become a hot-button issue in many communities.”
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: “Western countries should not support (Israel) so much. The life of this regime has come to an end”
Michael Moore: “I am opposed to the building of the “mosque” two blocks from Ground Zero. I want it built on Ground Zero. ” and “There is a McDonald’s two blocks from Ground Zero. Trust me, McDonald’s has killed far more people than the terrorists.”
And when a liberal says something intelligent, I will include it:
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “[Our national debt] poses a national security threat in two ways: it undermines our capacity to act in our own interest, and it does constrain us where constraint may be undesirable.”
Ed Schultz: “I don’t think this [Koran burning] has been managed properly. I don’t think they’ve handled this right. I want to know if General Petraeus made all these comments about this nutjob pastor down in Florida before the White House knew about it. Because all that did was inflame the situation! It’s almost as if they want the radical world to start going nuts and helding (sic) all these demonstrations across the world. Does this make sense to you ’cause that’s where I’m at.”
Tim Kane (chairman of the Democratic Party): “We’re the underdog party.”
Jon Stewart: “You own the Senate, the House and the executive branch. In what universe are you the underdog?”
Alan Colmes: “Every 9/11 it’s become like a national day of remembrance, which I understand from an emotional standpoint, but I wonder if it’s such a good idea that every year we make such a big deal on the media of it being 9/11.”
Judith Miller: “The reason you do it is to remember why we have the counter-terrorism policies we have…We need to be reminded why we’re doing this.”
Colmes: “9/11 should not be revered as some kind of national almost holiday.”
Miller: “It’s not revered. It’s commemorated.”
Dana Loesch: “Well, Matt, perhaps if people like you in the liberal media quit trying to diminish the contributions of Black conservatives in the political sphere, more [Black conservatives] would have the courage to speak out.”
Matt Taibbi: “I just don’t—I mean, this is one of those things like when you see your crazy uncle taking his pants off at Thanksgiving; you don’t know whether to laugh or cry. It’s so incredibly offensive.”
David Limbaugh: “In that speech, he [Obama] says he’s committed to fiscal responsibility. What planet migh the be inhabiting right now?”
Sean Hannity (referring to President Obama): “He is so far left, he is out of step with the Democratic party.”
Laura Ingraham, describing liberal philosophy: “It’s a save the whales, abort the babies approach to life.”
Dennis Miller on Obama being treated like a dog: “Who’s been treated with more kid gloves than this cat?”
A retired math teacher who spends most of his time exegeting the Old Testament and, once a week, puts out an ezeen.