This Week In Quotes: Aug 26 – Sept 1
As reported here previously, African-Americans are hardly underrepresented in the U.S. government.
Though only 12 percent to 13 percent of the U.S. population, blacks hold 18 percent of all federal jobs. African-Americans are 25 percent of the employees at Treasury and Veterans Affairs, 31 percent of State Department employees, 37 percent of the Department of Education, 38 percent of Housing and Urban Development. They are 42 percent of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., 55 percent of the Government Printing Office, 82 percent of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency.
According to The Washington Post, blacks hold 44 percent of the jobs at Fannie Mae and 50 percent of the jobs at Freddie Mac.
The EEOC, where African-Americans are overrepresented by 300 percent, has been asked to oversee the new “government-wide initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the federal workforce.”
I’m not making this up. — Pat Buchanan
Some of these folks in Congress right now would love to see us as second-class citizens. Some of them in Congress right now with this tea party movement would love to see you and me … hanging on a tree. Some of them right now in Congress are comfortable with where we were 50 and 60 years ago but it’s a new day with a black President and a Congressional Black Caucus. — Andre Carson
I think Obama will be a one-term president… It’s been nearly three years now. Whatever you can say about this economy. It’s increasing his economy. His responsibility. If it’s not producing the results that he says he wants, most Americans want, then you have to look at the current occupants in the White House and not the last one. —
Get the hell off the Beach in Asbury Park and get out. You’re done. It’s 4:30 PM. You’ve maximized your tan. Get off the beach. Get in you cars and get out of those areas. — Chris Christie
I don’t see Islam as our enemy. I see that motivation is occupation and those who hate us and would like to kill us, they are motivated by our invasion of their land, the support of their dictators that they hate. After 9/11, (people said) ‘Oh yeah, it’s those very bad people who hate us,’ but 15 of (the hijackers) came from Saudi Arabia. One of the reasons they attacked us, is we propped up this Sharia government and the fundamentalists hated us for it.’ — Ron Paul
To justify their looting, the looters appealed to the conventional desperation-of-deprivation narrative: They’d “do anything to get more money.” Anything, that is, except get up in the morning, put on a clean shirt, and go off to do a day’s work. — Mark Steyn
All of us, especially Congressman Carson, Congresswoman Waters and others who have engaged in racially-motivated rhetoric, should follow the example of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., not the example of Reverend Jeremiah Wright. — Allen West
I think if you asked (the Obama administration) now they will say (saying the stimulus would lower the unemploument rate) was the stupidest thing that basically any administration probably ever said because that’s not something they can necessarily control. — Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Kentucky)
The liberal talking points have been established. Perry is dumb, Romney is weird and Bachmann is scary. Expect that to be repeated endlessly until one is established as the nominee, who will then inherit all three descriptions. — You Too, Congress
But don’t rule out Republican suicide. Their impulse is to work across the aisle and make deals. Holding the line
I have to just say from a very personal level, I’m not about to sit here and indict private equity.