2 Weeks Of “This Week In Quotes”

(I missed getting up last week’s “This week in quotes because of CPAC, so here’s a couple of week’s worth).

So if (Obama and Biden are) going to take credit for (Iraq), fair enough, for what they’ve done while they’re there, but it ought to go with a healthy dose of “Thank you, George Bush” up front and a recognition that some of their early recommendations, with respect to prosecuting that war, we’re just dead wrong. — Dick Cheney

Could America get any less risk-averse? I mean really. This is the country that conquered the West, sent a man to the moon and just beat Canada’s ass in hockey and we’re going to re-design a hotdog so kids don’t choke? — Melissa Clouthier

Complaining that Republicans are “obstructionists” is not a damaging charge when most Americans are dying to obstruct the Democrats with a 2-by-4. While you’re at it, Democrats, why not call the GOP the “Party of Brave Patriots”? — Ann Coulter

You can’t be using the church just to get elected and then push the church to the side. If the president says he’s Christian, then in his narrative, and in his speeches and in his life, that should be displayed. — Rev. Wilfredo De Jesus

You almost need that blank piece of paper. That’s the new model. Like, you know, this coconut Rubio down in Florida. — Donny Deutsch

Where is the compromise between right and wrong? Where’s the compromise between good and evil? If I believe in liberty, free market capitalism and all that, where is there any area of compromise with this administration? If I think the federal government has no business running health care to any greater extent than they already do, why should I entertain any bit of compromise with them, why should I accept their premise…? I disagree with every premise.

We’re here to defeat them. We’re here to politically defeat them and see to it their agenda does not succeed. And when was the last time…you asked the Democrats to compromise with me? When’s the last time you asked the Democrats to compromise with Newt Gingrich or George W. Bush? You guys have this one-way street, you have this august view of yourselves as in power in perpetuity, as a birthright and we’re just a bunch of little ankle biters knocking around bugging you people, a bunch of Chihuahuas and we gotta start healing, “Yes master.” We gotta run around and when you say “sit” we sit, when you say “heel” we heel, when you say “lay down” we lay down. It ain’t that way…. There’s nothing to compromise with here. Zilch, zero. Do you think I want the federal government owning car companies or banks? You know what’s happening? Folks, I’m going to tell you what’s happening. Everybody thinks Wall Street is a bunch of Republicans, big, evil, rich Republicans. Hell, folks, do you realize Walmart even wants a national health care plan? — Rush Limbaugh

Myself, and several other black conservative candidates, have enjoyed broad and growing support from the tea party movement. (Meghan) McCain has led a life of privilege and couldn’t understand the pressures of living from paycheck to paycheck. I respect her father’s service to this country, but she ridicules what she cannot understand. — Les Phillip

“Men, when they’re out of work, tend to become abusive.” — Harry Reid

Obama’s lack of resolve even makes comparisons to Carter seem charitable. Financial blogger Eric Salzman argued that we haven’t seen such a lack of leadership “in the White House since our 15th president, James Buchanan, stood by and let the country dissolve into Civil War while trying to appease everyone.” — David Reilly

I’ve been saying for months that the difference between America and Europe is that, when the global economy nosedived, everywhere from Iceland to Bulgaria mobs took to the streets and besieged Parliament demanding to know why government didn’t do more for them. This is the only country in the developed world where a mass movement took to the streets to say we can do just fine if you control-freak statists would just stay the hell out of our lives, and our pockets. You can shove your non-stimulating stimulus, your jobless jobs bill, and your multi-trillion-dollar porkathons. This isn’t karaoke. These guys are singing “I’ll do it my way” for real. — Mark Steyn

The slow-motion nuclearization conducted in full view and through years of tortuous diplomatic charades and endlessly rescheduled looming deadlines is not just a victory for Iran but a decisive defeat for the United States. It confirms the Islamo-Sino-Russo-everybody-else diagnosis of Washington as a hollow superpower that no longer has the will or sense of purpose to enforce the global order. — Mark Steyn

With the coldest winter ever recorded, with snow setting record levels up and down the coast, the Nobel committee should take (Al Gore’s) Nobel Prize back. — Donald Trump

During the 1920s, W.E.B. Du Bois, prominent black historical figure and devoted communist, became so fascinated with Nazism that he decorated the magazine he edited with swastikas. This love affair was not a one-night stand, either. As late as 1936, Du Bois remarked that “Germany today is, next to Russia, the greatest exemplar of Marxian socialism in the world.” — Robert Wargas

This was my heart, my choice and my health. I did not sign away my right to get the best possible health care for myself when I entered politics. — Canadian premier Danny Williams explaining why he had surgery in the United States

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