This Week In Quotes: May 2 – May 14 (Double Edition)
If GOP leaders do wait until after primary season to ram through a flawed immigration bill, the fact they did wait could easily become part of the media narrative and spread throughout the grassroots infrastructure. Even if many House members live safely in gerrymandered districts, there are numerous close Senate races ahead in November. The sight of major GOP figures working to help President Obama realize a key second-term priority might alienate a number of Republican and independent voters. — Fred Bauer
Tolerance, no, is not — it should not be a two-way street. It’s a one-way street. — MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart
(Democats are) against rape unless it’s committed by a Clinton or a Kennedy. — Ann Coulter
If the Republicans don’t do it, they shouldn’t bother to run a candidate in 2016. — Tom Donohue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Over the past two decades, the United States has run an immigration policy that has substantially increased poverty in this country. Two-thirds of immigrant households–that is counting both immigrants and their U.S.-born children–from Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala live in poverty or near-poverty. Other Latin-American immigrant groups fare only a little less badly: more than 50 percent among Salvadorans; just less than 50 percent among Cubans.
Even long-established immigrants are disproportionately likely to stay poor. Among immigrants (of all origins) who have resided in the United States for longer than 20 years, the poverty rate is 30 percent higher than among the native born (of all races).
As the United States debates an immigration reform that will substantially increase the flow of unskilled immigrants, Americans need to keep in mind that the debate over how much immigration to welcome is also a debate about how much more poverty to accept. — David Frum
So it is amazing that in the name of liberality, in the name of being tolerant, this fascist intolerance has arisen. People that stand up and say, you know, I agree with the majority of Americans, I agree with Moses and Jesus that marriage was a man and a woman, now all of a sudden, people like me are considered haters, hate mongers, evil, which really is exactly what we’ve seen throughout our history as going back to the days of the Nazi takeover in Europe. What did they do? First, they would call people “haters” and “evil” and build up disdain for those people who held those opinions or religious views or religious heritage. And then the next came, well, those people are so evil and hateful, let’s bring every book that they’ve written or has to do with them and let’s start burning the books, because we can’t tolerate their intolerance. — Louie Gohmert
The extremes to which Western elites will go to avoid blaming radical Islam for terrorism cripples our efforts to protect innocent Muslims. Terrified of offending butchers, we insist that we’re the bigots, not them. We make excuses for monsters. — Ralph Peters
Islam is in the midst of a great civil war between those who wish to modernize their faith, and those who want to return Islam to an age of barbarism. Through our silence, we strengthen the fanatics. — Ralph Peters
From last season alone, I should’ve been in the first three rounds. SEC Defensive Player of the Year, All-American. — Michael Sam
Democracies don’t end well. We are sliding very fast towards fascism. It’s an ugly kind of thing. There’s this kind of mob mentality that we have to be careful of. There’s a polarization that’s happening…I do think you look can look at government and go, ‘Wow, it is out of control now,’ and if you do criticize or tend to be not directly along a liberal stand, you can get murdered. — Rob Schneider
Call: “Check your privilege!” Response: “What you call ‘privilege’ is just me being better than you.” — Kurt Schlichter
Big Magic Johnson what has he done? …he’s got AIDS. He acts so holy. He made love to every girl in every city in America, and he had AIDS, and when he had those AIDS, I went to my synagogue and I prayed for him, I hope he could live and be well. I didn’t criticize him. I could have. Is he an example for children? …What kind of a guy goes to every city, has sex with every girl, then he catches HIV. Is that someone we want to respect, and tell our kids about? I think he should be ashamed of himself. I think he should go into the background. — Donald Sterling
“I mean, why watch the nightly news when you are the nightly news.” — George W. Bush Now, while Obama’s
The way you persuade a voter to your cause is to keep the initial intellectual buy-in as low as possible.