This Week In Quotes: Oct 21 – Oct 27

Obama, who sounded so fresh in 2008, now sometimes sounds a bit like Al Gore and Nancy Pelosi. Obama, who inspired the country, now threatens to run a campaign that is viciously negative. Obama, who is still widely admired because he is reasonable and calm, is in danger of squandering his best asset by pretending to be someone he is not. Obama, a natural unifier and conciliator, seems on the verge of running as a divisive populist while accusing Mitt Romney, his possible opponent, of being inauthentic. — David Brooks

God forbid, If ever there is a war between Pakistan and America, Afghanistan will side with Pakistan. — Hamid Karzai

Well, I’m trying to see what the new criteria is for getting a Nobel Peace Prize. Remember they gave it to President Obama right when he took office. And right now, I mean when you look at the, amount of people he has killed worldwide, you think to yourself, wow, what do they give it for? Maybe a new set of criteria. I don’t know, it amazes me as well. — Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.)

President Obama said in July, and I quote, part of the problem with the political proccess is folks are rewarded for saying irresponsible things to win elections or obtain short-term political gain – and then you’ve got Numb Nuts out on the campaign trail talking like, he’s talking out of his backside. — Dagen McDowell

The one thing that we absolutely know for sure is that if we don’t work even harder than we did in 2008, then we’re going to have a government that tells the American people, ‘you are on your own.’ — Barack Obama

If you ask a representative of the Tea Party, ‘OK Social Security, socialist. Get rid of it?’ They’re going to get very confused. At the end of the day, there’s a big bubble coming out of their heads saying, you know, can we just lynch him? — Sean Penn

I’m really not worried about the President’s birth certificate. It’s fun to— to poke and add him a little bit and say hey, how about— let’s see your grades and your birth certificate. — Rick Perry

For example, under the Obama “stimulus,” U.S. taxpayers gave a $529 million loan guarantee to the company Fisker to build their Karma electric car. At a factory in Finland. If you’re wondering how giving half a billion dollars to a Finnish factory stimulates the U.S. economy, well, what’s a lousy half-bil in a multi-trillion-dollar sinkhole? Besides, in the 2009 global rankings, Finnish schoolkids placed sixth in math, third in reading, and second in science, while suffering under the burden of a per-student budget half that of York City. By comparison, America placed 17th in reading, 23rd in science, and 31st in math. So the good news is that, by using U.S.-government money to fund a factory in Finland, Fisker may be able to hire workers smart enough to figure out how to build an unwanted electric car that doesn’t lose its entire U.S.-taxpayer investment. — Mark Steyn

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