This Week In Quotes: October 23 – October 29

“I mean, why watch the nightly news when you are the nightly news.” — George W. Bush

Now, while Obama’s original birth certificate has never been made public, Hawaii has issued a certificate of live birth that declares Barack Obama to be a forty-eight-year-old man. Usually I’d consider something like that official enough, but evidence has mounted that’s made me doubt it. First it was his weakness on foreign policy. Then there were his complaints about Republican opposition. Next was just how easy he is to push around. Finally, there is his whimpering about Fox News. Now, I think we owe it to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers to analyze Obama and ask ourselves: Are these the actions of an adult male or a whiny, sissy little girl? — Frank J. Fleming

“We are trying on every front to increase the role of government in the regulatory area.” — Barney Frank

Mr. Obama campaigned with promises of a post-racial, post-partisan, post-rancor administration, and millions of Americans responded with enthusiasm. The candidate who said he took inspiration from Abraham Lincoln of Illinois now acts as if he takes inspiration from the distinguished statesmen of the Third World, where press opposition to the leader is usually a bloody no-no. — Wesley Pruden

Lipman also urges feminists to “have a sense of humor” — a very constructive proposal. When I tell a joke during my college lectures, I can identify the feminists by the students who are not laughing. — Phyllis Schlafly

Did you imagine that anyone would even be talking about having a panel of so-called “experts” deciding who could and could not get life-saving medical treatments?

Scary as that is from a medical standpoint, it is also chilling from the standpoint of freedom. If you have a mother who needs a heart operation or a child with some dire medical condition, how free would you feel to speak out against an administration that has the power to make life and death decisions about your loved ones?

Does any of this sound like America? — Thomas Sowell

Benjamin Disraeli’s most famous advice to aspiring politicians was: “Never complain and never explain.” — Mark Steyn

The conformity enforcers of “tolerance” and “diversity” are growing ever more explicitly totalitarian. — Mark Steyn

“Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize is an exquisite act of condescension from the Norwegians, a dog biscuit and a pat on the head to the American hyperpower for agreeing to spay itself into a hyperpoodle.” — Mark Steyn

“The most recent whine — the anti-Fox campaign — is, apart from anything else, unbecoming to the office. President Obama is the chief of state of one of the oldest free societies in the world, but his official White House Web site runs teasers such as: “For even more Fox lies, check out the latest ‘Truth-O-Meter.'” It gives off the air of somebody only marginally less paranoid than this week’s president-for-life in some basket-case banana republic ranting on the palace balcony because his interior security chief isn’t doing a fast-enough job of disappearing his enemies.” — Mark Steyn

The GOP is currently fighting a number of critical battles in the war to regain control of the Senate. Two of those involve the battle to retain the Florida seat formerly held by the retired Mel Martinez, and the battle to unseat the increasingly unpopular Barbara Boxer. Both races feature a Republican primary pitting a “pragmatic moderate” against a more conservative candidate. In both races, the conservative candidate polls as well (or, in the case of Florida, better than) the moderate against the likely Democrat opponent. For reasons understandable to no one with any principles, the NRSC has undertaken to actively support the less electable moderate in both elections.

Naturally, the NRSC has come under fire for this from those who are loyal to the conservative candidates in California and Florida (Chuck DeVore and Marco Rubio, respectively). Both DeVore and Rubio are serious candidates who have shown fundraising ability despite total abandonment by the GOP establishment. Both poll well in general election matchups. These facts seem to strongly imply that John Cornyn is using the NRSC to push liberal Republicanism for the sake of liberal Republicanism, as opposed to doing so for the sake of electing Republicans in tough elections. — Leon Wolf

“I really don’t give a f*ck (about Polanski’s rape of a 13 year old). Look, am I going to sit and weep every time a young hooker feels as though she’s been taken advantage of?” — Gore Vidal

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