This Week In Quotes: Jan 15 – Jan 22

There’s going to be a tendency on the part of our people to be in denial about all this. If you lose Massachusetts and that’s not a wake-up call, there’s no hope of waking up. The only we are able to govern successfully in this country is by liberals and progressives making common cause with independents and moderates. Whenever you have just the furthest left elements of the Dem party attempting to impose their will on the rest of the country – that’s not going to work too well. — Evan Bayh

Every state is now in play. — Barbara Boxer, D-Calif

Look at the damage Fannie and Freddie caused, and they were run by the Congress. Should they have a special tax on congressmen because they let this thing happen to Freddie and Fannie? I don’t think so. — Warren Buffet

As political analyst and data-cruncher extraordinaire Rhodes Cook noted in the December issue of The Rhodes Cook Letter, no other president in the past half-century has seen his Gallup job-approval rating drop as far as Obama’s has in his first year (down 21 points), and no president in that same half-century has seen his approval rating go up, even as much as 1 point, between the end of his first year and the eve of his first midterm election. — Charlie Cook

Obama has cut the remembering-what-we-don’t-like-about-Democrats stage of this process down from two to four years to about 10 months. — Ann Coulter

Massachusetts to Teddy: “F–k you.” — Roger Ebert

You know, the irony here, though, is that Obama’s unicorn of hope and changes is dying under Ted Kennedy, that, if Ted Kennedy had decided to resign or retire when he found out just how bad his health was, instead of wanting to be a martyr for the cause, the Democrats wouldn’t be in this position. — Erick Erickson

Devotees turn on false prophets with a special vengeance. Obama is beginning to grate. His flip-the-switch-on, evangelical cadences at rallies sound more like a Harvard nerd doing blues imitations than Martin Luther King Jr. — Victor Davis Hanson

Manly men are such an anomaly in today’s neutered society that they have to be put on TV so that we can remember what they look like. — Mac Johnson

I’m pretty close to giving up on Mr. Obama, who seems determined to confirm every doubt I and others ever had about whether he was ready to fight for what his supporters believed in. — Paul Krugman

The problem is this we are spending almost a trillion dollars and folks are telling me I should vote yes and we will fix it later. You wouldn’t buy a car for a trillion dollars and say yeah, it doesn’t run but we will fix it later. — Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.)

Back in May of last year Bill Clinton was appointed to be the UN special envoy to Haiti and and gushed: “I’ve been following this country for more than three decades, I fell in love with it 35 years ago when Hillary and I came here.”

But now that Haiti’s been hit with a 7.0 earthquake that may have killed up to 5% of the population, Clinton is busy off stumping for Coakley in Massachusetts, trying to rescue her from defeat. And in no mood for any criticism. Granted he’s only being paid $1 year as envoy, but you’d think he could at least go visit Florida and pretend to earn it. I wonder if Haiti now feels ‘disposable, used and insignificant’ just like Monica. — Mætenloch

How come when aid was slow to reach New Orleans it was because “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” but aid slow to reach Haiti is the fault of “Americans”? — Karol Markowicz

There’s been a coup, have you heard? It’s the CIA coup. The CIA runs everything, they run the military. They’re the ones who are over there lobbing missiles and bombs on countries. … And of course the CIA is every bit as secretive as the Federal Reserve. … And yet think of the harm they have done since they were established after World War II. They are a government unto themselves. They’re in businesses, in drug businesses, they take out dictators … We need to take out the CIA. — Ron Paul

After Massachusetts, the Democrats are quickly realizing that even if the president comes in to stump, and you get all the union support you need, it’s still not enough to get you elected. — Paul Ryan

I am trying to figure out why the hell I would be a Republican. I’m dead serious. — Joe Scarborough

As Michael Barone observed, “the educated class” was dazzled by style, the knuckledragging morons are talking about substance. They grasp that another year of 2,000-page, trillion-dollar government-growing bills offers America only the certainty of decline. — Mark Steyn

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