Barack Obama: “We can’t ignore future deficits, but just as ignoring deficits would mortgage our future, failing to invest in our kids and our infrastructure and our basic research and clean energy, that would be mortgaging our future, as well. And I’m not willing to do it…I’m rooting for everybody to get rich. But I believe that we can’t ask everybody to sacrifice and then tell the wealthiest among us, well, you can just relax and go count your money, and don’t worry about it. We’re not going to ask anything of you.”
President Obama: “Instead of subsidizing yesterday’s energy sources, we need to invest in tomorrow’s.” We do not have to subsidize oil production; but we do have to subsidize alternative energies.
Obama: “Everyone likes change in the abstract, but change in the concrete is hard. It’s tough.”
Bob Beckel: “Barack Obama is the greatest economic president since FDR.”
PBS’s Mark Shields: “The most urgent priority that we have is to find jobs somehow, not simply for Americans, which is an urgent priority, but for young Egyptians.”
Jemu Greene: “The middle class exists in the U.S. because of unions.”
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on what would happen if we did not raise the debt limit: “We’d have to stop making payments to our seniors — Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security. We’d have to stop paying veterans’ benefits. We’d have to stop paying all the other payments on all the other things the government does. And then we would risk default on our interest payments. If we did that, we’d tip the U.S. economy and the world economy back into recession, depression.” None of which is true, of course.
Caroline Heldman, one of the most beautiful liberals on FoxNews, pretty much broke the record for repeating the largest number liberal myths about petrochemicals in less than 5 minutes: “Speculators taking advantage of unrest in the Middle East [is why oil prices are high]…we have 2% of the world’s reserves [of oil]…He [Obama] doesn’t want little kids to get asthma [so he is against burning coal]…if we tap all of our [oil and gas] reserves, we’d be in the same place in 5 years…we have an addiction to fossil fuel.”
Jesse Jackson Jr. on why America is losing jobs; it is the iPad: “It’s simple: Because everyone can download books and newspapers, everyone who works at bookstores (he notes Borders going out of business) or the publishing industry, or for textbooks, will lose their jobs to the people making iPads in China.”
Fresh Juice Party (song) sung at fund-raising breakfast for Obama: “We paid our dues; where’s our change?”
California activist Naomi Pitcairn (of the Fresh Juice Party, I believe), as she was escorted out from an Obama $5,000-a-plate breakfast fundraiser: “Free Bradley Manning. I’m leaving. I hope I don’t get tortured in jail.”
From State-funded Mariatalks website, answering the question “Can I get an abortion in Massachusetts if I’m under 18?”: “Planned Parenthood…can…provide you with a free lawyer who will help you go to court and talk to a judge. These hearings are scheduled quickly, are kept completely confidential and so far, no minor who’s gone through this process has ever been denied access to an abortion by a judge.””
A letter from the environmentalist group Earth Day Network written to priests: “This year we again invite you to celebrate Earth Day Sunday and share with your parishioners a story of creation care that will impart to them the importance of protecting a nurturing the planet that was provided to us. Earth Day Sunday is a great way to bring your parish together through community building and sharing the faith with those in the community while improving the world around us.” This is also Easter Sunday, when Christians celebrate the risen Messiah.
Liberals from the past:
Jesse Jackson Jr.: “I believe that the solution to the long-term unemployment problem is actually in the constitution of the United States…it’s not in the constitution of the United States; it should be in the constitution of the United States and one of these days, we are going to get there. We need to add to the Constitution The right for a family to have a decent home. What would that do to home construction in this nation? What would that do for millions of unemployed people? We need to add to the Constitution the right to medical care. How many doctors would such a right create?”
Liberals being civil:
The College Republican club at the University of Iowa sent out a university-approved blast e-mail regarding its “Conservative Coming out Week,” one professor sent back the email: “Fu** You Republicans!”
Various leftists on twitter: “Could somebody please kill Donald Trump?”
“Donald Trump needs to die with that thin comb over hair…”
“Donald Trump can die a slow death he is a puppet.”
“Donald Trump can you please just die already?”
Paul Krugman, who was the first person to blame the uncivil right for the Arizona shooting: “Let’s not be civil. Instead, let’s have a frank discussion of our differences. In particular, if Democrats believe that Republicans are talking cruel nonsense.”
Californian Rep Loretta Sanchez, mocking new Congressmen she’s met [spoken in a southern accent to indicate stupidity]: “Well, Loretta, it’s unconstitutional.”
Liberals making sense:
President Obama: “We have to live within our means; we have to reduce our deficit.” Now, if only his words were more than those he reads off a teleprompter.
Sean Hannity: “The more you increase supply, and demand stays the same, [the] price [for oil] goes down.”
Caroline Heldman: “The [oil] market doesn’t work that way.”
New Republican slogan: “Washington is addicted to spending.”
Sarah Palin at a TEA party rally: “And speaking of President Obama, I think we ought to pay tribute to him today on this Tax Day Tea Party because, really, he’s the inspiration for why we’re here today. That’s why the Tea Party movement wouldn’t exist without Barack Obama. You see, Candidate Obama didn’t have a record while he was in office, but President Obama certainly has a record, and that’s why we’re here.”
Bernard Goldberg: “I’m not saying Barack Obama has a monopoly on hypocrisy. There are plenty of politicians on the left and on the right who speak out of both sides of their mouth. But Barack Obama sold us. He sold himself to the American people as somebody who was different and better. He’s not different. He’s not better. He made a great first impression, but you can only make a first impression once, and his act is getting a little old.”
Mitch McConnell: “Over the past two years, the administration has undertaken what can only be described as a war on American energy. It’s cancelled dozens of drilling leases. It’s declared a moratorium on drilling off the Gulf Coast. It’s increased permit fees. It has prolonged public comment periods. In short, it’s done just about everything it can to keep our own energy sector from growing. As a result, thousands of U.S. workers have lost their jobs, as companies have been forced to look elsewhere for a better business climate.”
Neil Bortz on the hysterical accusations of the left when it comes to reducing the budget: “When you engage in hysterical rhetoric like that, it means that you don’t have a [n alternative] plan.”
California Congressman Tom McClintock: “History offers us not a single example of a nation that has ever spent and borrowed and taxed its way to prosperity—not one. But it offers us many, many examples of nations that have spent and borrowed and taxed their way into economic ruin and bankruptcy.” McClintock is the man who should have been elected governor of California instead of Arnold.
George Will: “I can’t, in 40 years in Washington, remember a president submitting a budget and two months later saying, “Oh, never mind” — say a Mulligan, in effect.”
Matthew Dowd: “The Republicans aren’t willing to tell the truth to the American public that we don’t have enough revenues to pay for everything that we have. The Democrats are unwilling to tell the truth to the American public that we cannot live anymore with the entitlement programs as they exist today. To me, the president — he gives a good speech; he does all that; Republicans make these grand announcements, but in the end, they are unwilling to tell the American public the truth. They keep telling the American public they can have it all and they don’t have to pay for it. To me, the difference between the two political parties today is you have a Democratic Party that believes in big government that shouldn’t be paid for, and you have a Republican Party that believes in a slightly less big government that shouldn’t be paid for. That’s the problem. ”
Allen West: “What the President of the United States does not understand is that we do not need class warfare rhetoric in the United States of America. We do not need to penalize the people that are out there producing and trying to create the next generation of jobs and growth in our private sector.”
George Will: “this is the 50th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, I never thought I’d live to see a more feckless use of American power, but lo and ‘hold, you live long enough, you get to see something like Libya. We have no coherent exit strategy because we have no coherent objective, other than to get someone else to overturn the existing Libyan government so that people we don’t know can take over.”
Allen West: “He [Obama] said, ‘The fourth step of our approach is to reduce spending in the tax code.’ I can’t figure out in Sam Hill what that means? Could it be that the President does not believe that is your money?”
Sarah Palin, to the GOP, when it appears as if they did not put up much of a budget fight: “Stand up, GOP, and fight. Maybe I should ask some of the [Wisconsin] Badger women’s hockey team, those champions, maybe I should ask them if we should be suggesting to GOP leaders that they need to learn to fight like a girl.”
Donald Trump (after 3 questions on Obama’s birth certificate): “Next question, George.”
Rush Limbaugh: “Obama’s reelection doesn’t depend on American economic recovery. Contrary to what everybody believes, his reelection depends on making sure the people he’s giving money to stay loyal and vote for him.”
Rush: “After World War II, we didn’t say, ‘Okay, Germany, you’re ours.’ We didn’t say, ‘France, you’re ours.’ What did we do? Marshall Plan. We gave them untold amounts of money and let them rebuild. That’s just who we are.”
Rush: “Obama doesn’t have the courage to tell these young skulls full of mush that Medicare won’t even exist when they become of age. He leaves that part out of his propaganda.”
Rush: “Obama actually said today that we can’t spend more than we take in. Now, if you are a rational person who has been paying attention for three years and you hear the president say that, you are incredulous. It’s like Colonel Sanders saying we have to stop killing chickens.”
Rush: “All liberalism requires is a bunch of fake wording that adds up to how much you care about something, and that’s it. You don’t have to solve one problem. In fact, you can make problems worse as long as you talk about your good intentions.”
Rush: “So Obama basically said that you’d be better off renting, as opposed to buying. Translation: ‘Look, I’ve done so much damage to the housing market, I wouldn’t even mess with it if I were you.'”
Rush: “I’m really not trying to be provocative, but I wonder if there are any sane Democrats anymore, or are they all just a bunch of pure, radical ideologues who are totally animated by their hatred for conservative Republicans?”
A retired math teacher who spends most of his time exegeting the Old Testament and, once a week, puts out an ezeen.