This Week In Quotes: Oct 19 – Oct 25
She goes to Washington, D.C., it’s a little bit like one of those dogs, ‘fetch,’”. She goes to Washington, D.C., and get all of these taxes and red tape and bureaucracy and executive orders and agencies and brings all of this stuff and dumps it on us in Missouri. It seems to me that she’s got it just backwards. What we should be doing is taking the common sense we see in Missouri and taking that to Washington, D.C., and blessing them with more solutions instead of more problems. — Todd Akin
If Obama looks as if he’s going black, he could turn off white people. So he’s largely been lying low on the race issues — visibly pushing for the Latino vote, the gay vote, the women’s vote, but not the black vote. But last weekend, he held a conference call with a collection of black preachers that included his old pastor, Jeremiah Wright. He wanted to talk to them about getting out the vote. — Willie Brown
You’ve been living inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. for the last four years. If you don’t think you can change Washington from inside the White House let’s give you the plane ticket back to Chicago you’ve earned. If he believes that, then what the hell is he doing asking for another four years? We’re happy to give you a bus ticket to the outside, Mr. President. — Chris Christie
Only Chris Matthews is still on racism patrol. After the third presidential debate on Monday night, Matthews said that conservatives and “the white working class in the South” have a “racial hatred” for Obama. Why, Chris is so crazy about black people, he’s even considering hiring one someday to work on his show! Not yet, but soon. — Ann Coulter
Black Democrats apparently can get elected to Congress only from majority black districts, whereas black Republicans are always elected from majority white districts: Gary Franks, J.C. Watts, Tim Scott, Allen West and (we hope!) Mia Love. How come white liberals won’t vote for a black representative? Why can’t a black person represent Nita Lowey’s district? — Ann Coulter
According to the Times, Obama’s black supporters were dismayed at a White House meeting last year when cards were passed out to campaign donors with talking points about how Obama had helped various groups. There were cards for women, Jews, gays and lesbians. But no talking points for how Obama had helped black Americans. So Joe Biden tells a black audience that Romney wants to “put y’all back in chains,” and MSNBC hosts claim opposition to Obama’s re-election is based on “racial hatred,” and the Democrats believe their work is done. — Ann Coulter
I’m asking everybody here, I’m asking everybody watching this nationwide to waste your vote on me. — Gary Johnson
Please, don’t follow in my mistakes. DO NOT vote for Barack Obama. He murders babies. — Norma McCorvey, AKA Roe from Roe v. Wade
I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. And I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen. — Richard Mourdock
Maybe what happened isn’t a mystery at all. That, anyway, is the view expressed this week by a member of the U.S. Senate who served there with Mr Obama and has met with him in the White House. People back home, he said, sometimes wonder what happened with the president in the debate. The senator said, I paraphrase: I sort of have to tell them that it wasn’t a miscalculation or a weird moment. I tell them: I know him, and that was him. That guy on the stage, that’s the real Obama. — Peggy Noonan
You know, kids have good instincts. They look at the other guy and say, ‘Well, that’s a bullshitter, I can tell.’ — Barack Obama
In this war on poverty, poverty’s winning. — Paul Ryan
About a month ago, we said we wanted to see where the House generic ballot went in the election’s last month; the generic ballot is a national poll question that asks respondents whether they will vote for a Democrat or a Republican in their local House race, and if one party has a big edge it could be indicative of major gains. When we wrote that on Sept. 20, Democrats had a 2.2 percentage point edge on that question; as of Wednesday afternoon, Democrats held just a 0.2 point edge. At this point in 2010, Republicans were up 7.7 points on the generic ballot; in 2006 and 2008, Democrats were up a whopping 16.8 points and 9.5 points, respectively. — Larry Sabato
“Frankly when you take a look at Colin Powell whether that’s an endorsement based on issues or whether he’s got a slightly different reason for preferring President Obama,” Sununu told CNN.
“What reason would that be?” asked host Piers Morgan.
“Well, I think when you have somebody of your own race that you’re proud of being President of the United States, I applaud Colin for standing with him,” responded John Sununu.