This Week In Quotes (Double Edition)

Progressives play this game where they launch nothing but nasty Marxist Critiques upon America, agitating for the country to remake itself entirely, but want to claim simultaneously: We love America as much as anybody. Oh you most certainly do not! — Ace

A long time ago I read a trenchant criticism of McCain that always stuck with me. The writer (forget who) noted that there was indeed a “Reaganism” apart from the man himself — that is, there were a series of propositions, ideas, and values which composed a freestanding “Reaganism” that was independent of the man himself.

But was there such a McCainism? No, of course not. There was nothing to any “McCainism” except the idea, dearly held by McCain and his hangers-on, that John McCain really ought to be in charge.

The same criticism obviously applies to Boehner. There is no “Boehnerism,” no coherent “Boehner Agenda,” apart from the very dubious proposition that Only One Man can lead the country and thus and so Providence has delivered unto us John Boehner. — Ace

A 2011 study by the UCLA law school’s Williams Institute estimated that there are only about 700,000 self-identified transgenders in the United States, with perhaps a third of those taking active steps to alter their physical appearance. That contrasts to the more than 9 million people?—?3.5 percent of the population?—?who identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual, according to the Williams Institute. Furthermore?—?Chaz Bono and Shiloh, the 8-year-old daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie who now wants to be called “John,” aside?—?transgenderism is an overwhelmingly male phenomenon. Three times as many men as women want to transition into the opposite sex, according to the American Psychological Association, and physicians confirm that the genetic males who visit their offices for hormones and surgery outnumber the genetic females by as much as three to one. — Charlotte Allen

The harsh reality awaiting these low-income Americans is undeniable: according to 2013 data from a 2014 Merritt Hawkins study, 55% of doctors already refuse new Medicaid patients. According to the HSC Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008, the percentage of doctors that refuse new Medicaid patients dwarf by about 8 to 10 times the percentage that refuses new private insurance patients.

Such “insurance” from Obamacare not only fails to provide access to doctors, but research in the top medical journals such as Cancer, American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation and Annals of Surgery, show that Medicaid beneficiaries suffer worse outcomes than similar patients with private insurance … all at an added cost of another $800 billion by CBO estimates to taxpayers after the decade.

It is not hyperbole to call Medicaid a disgrace at its annual cost of about $450 billion, and expanding it rather than helping poor people buy private insurance is simply inexplicable. — Scott Atlas

Why don’t Republicans spend all their airtime attacking the media for lying about what Obama’s amnesty does and what the Democrats are doing? It’s hard to avoid concluding that Republicans aren’t trying to make the right arguments. In fact, it kind of looks like they’re intentionally throwing the fight on amnesty. If a Republican majority in both houses of Congress can’t stop Obama from issuing illegal immigrants Social Security cards and years of back welfare payments, there is no reason to vote Republican ever again. — Ann Coulter

YOU CAN TAKE THE BOY OUT OF THE GHETTO…Watch this vulgar man show his stuff, while America cowers in embarrassment.” — Dinesh D’Souza

I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America…He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country. — Rudi Giuliani

I’m Gay. And I Want My Kid To Be Gay, Too. — Sally Kohn

I’m ashamed of my country, I’m ashamed of my president, and I’m ashamed of myself that I haven’t done more to help these people. — John McCain

“Today’s Medicaid enrollment report shows even more great news: Approximately 8.7 million additional Americans now have coverage through Medicaid and [the Children’s Health Insurance Program], many for the very first time. Medicaid enrollment grew to more than 67.9 million in August 2014, which shows nearly a 15 percent increase over the average monthly enrollment for July through September 2013.” Wait. This is “great news?” How is putting more people on Medicaid a triumph? Medicaid is a welfare program. If this were a well-functioning economy with good jobs, Medicaid rolls would be shrinking and Americans would be coming self sufficient. — Stephen Moore

Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding. — Barack Obama

We might have been better off if the question of Obama’s patriotism had been raised before he was first elected. Never should we ignore so many red flag warnings again. — Thomas Sowell

In the annals of American blunders, the Bay of Pigs may have been even more feckless, and the invasion of Iraq more costly, but we cannot yet calculate the cost of teaching Iran and others, by our role in the casual overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi, the peril of not having nuclear weapons. — George Will

Questions about patriotism and love of country are, according to our self-appointed referees, out of bounds, déclassé, boob bait for bubbas, etc. Those are questions that we are not allowed to ask in polite society. Why? Because polite society does not want to hear the answers. — Kevin Williamson

There is a personality type common among the Left’s partisans, and it has a name: Holden Caulfield. He is adolescent, perpetually disappointed, and ever on the lookout for phoniness and hypocrisy. His is the sort of personality inclined to believe in his heart the declaration that “behind every great fortune there is a great crime.” (He also believes that this is a quotation from Honoré de Balzac, whose works he has not read, when it fact it comes from Richard O’Connor’s The Oil Barons: Men of Greed and Grandeur.) He believes with Elizabeth Warren that the economy is a rigged game based on exploitation and deceit rather than on innovation, productivity, and competition. He believes with Barack Obama that the only reason (e.g.) Staples does not pay its part-time associates more or schedule them for more hours is so that it can pad its executive pay and protect its “billions” in annual profits. (He believes that Staples, whose financials he has not read, makes “billions,” when in fact it does no such thing.) Say an admiring word about Steve Jobs and he’ll swear that there are four-year-olds working 169 hours a week in Chinese sweatshops producing iPods at the point of a bayonet. He believes that most people get into Harvard and Yale because they have influential parents (that’s the University of Texas, unfortunately), that rich Americans mostly inherit their money (in reality, about 15 percent of their assets are inherited, less than for middle-class families), that the U.S. goes to war abroad to enrich contractors at home, and that the entire history of Latin America must be understood through the prism of the United Fruit Company’s maneuverings in 1954. Give Holden Caulfield a television show and you’ve got Chris Hayes. — Kevin Williamson

Also see,

The 15 Best Quotes From CPAC 2015

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