This Week In Quotes: April 1 – April 7

Defense officials slammed the brakes on any broad participation Thursday, with Defense Secretary Robert Gates saying there will be no American ground troops in Libya “as long as I am in this job.” — Associated Press

I don’t want to try to insert Britain in some leading role where, as with so many of the world’s problems, we are responsible for the issue in the first place. — David Cameron

Broad health-entitlement reform is a necessity, not a choice. As Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress earlier this year, at some point the rest of the world will simply stop loaning us money if our debt continues to skyrocket. When that happens, our safety net — and our economy — could collapse. The time to make these choices is now. — Tom Coburn

Take the vehicle, I have 10 more. Police don’t have anything else (expletive) to do except (expletive) with me. Do you know who I am? — Allen Iverson

Maybe Eric Holder wants to live in a dictatorship, we don’t. If he feels so strongly about it […] and this is such an issue of conscious [sic] for him, then Eric Holder should resign. If he feels this strongly he should resign on principle. It would do him good, it would certainly do us good. It would do the country good. — Peter King

Every single voter who is benefitting from a government program right now not only wants to continue benefitting, but believes they have a moral right to do so. Meanwhile, almost everyone believes that they simply can’t get by if the government hikes their taxes by more than token amounts. (The only people I have heard angling for a tax hike on themselves are me and er, a bunch of billionaires.) — Megan McCardle

Now, we may not in this room have ‘tiger blood’ like (Charlie Sheen) does, but we do have something else in common with him. There’s going to be a lot of winning on the Republican side in 2012. — Tim Pawlenty

Last week brought a sober reminder that every religion has its extremists, as Christian radicals burned one copy of the Quran… And Muslim radicals attacked a half-dozen churches, burned dozens of Bibles, torched a girls school, and slaughtered 321 people in 26 terror attacks in just 7 days. — Religion Of Peace

If the president and Harry Reid and the Democrats conclude that (a government shutdown) helps them politically, then we’ll have a shutdown. My gut sense is that they have concluded that it helps them politically. What a remarkably reckless way to make public policy as a party and as a supposed leader. — Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.)

We’ve had) forty years of political promises to give people certain entitlements, certain benefits. And we’ve now come to understand that the United States is in a very difficult position than it was in the early post-World War II period. We’re not the dominant economy. And our pace of growth has moderated. Our ability to finance this is all limited. — John E. Silvia, chief economist at Wells Fargo

You don’t just walk up to the local bully and slap him across the face. If you are determined to confront him, then you try to knock the living daylights out of him. Otherwise, you are better off leaving him alone. — Thomas Sowell

It is the old liberal illusion that you can measure out force with a teaspoon, not only in military operations micromanaged by civilians in Washington, like the Vietnam War, but also in domestic confrontations when the police are trying to control a rioting mob, and are being restrained by politicians, while the mob is restrained by nobody. We went that route in the 1960s, and the results were not inspiring, either domestically or internationally. — Thomas Sowell

For the Western powers to be bogged down in the least consequential Arab dictatorship’s low-grade civil war desultorily providing air support to incompetent al-Qaeda sympathizers may be an artful if expensive piece of misdirection.Either that, or we haven’t got a clue what we’re doing. — Mark Steyn

Leave a Comment

Share this!

Enjoy reading? Share it with your friends!

Send this to a friend