This Week In Quotes. Special Double Edition (Nov 19-Dec 2)
What we said back last Thanksgiving and repeated again and got the living Devil beat out of us by good friends like John McCain and others, we said, ‘Look, beginning in the summer of 2011, we’re going to begin to transition. That commitment will be kept. We said then the slope and the pace of which we get out depended upon the circumstances, but we will begin to transition. And 2014 is now a date that everyone has agreed upon – NATO as well as the Afghanis – that’s kind of the drop-dead date. — Joe Biden
(Sarah Palin) has an incredible skill to connect with people. She has fantastic political instincts, I think. — Jeb Bush
This is why the people have thrown you out. — Rep Steve Buyer
Liberals don’t care. Their approach is to rip out society’s foundations without asking if they serve any purpose. Why do we have immigration laws? What’s with these borders? Why do we have the institution of marriage, anyway? What do we need standardized tests for? Hey, I like Keith Richards — why not make heroin legal? Let’s take a sledgehammer to all these load-bearing walls and just see what happens! — Ann Coulter
Of the 75 black, Hispanic, and Asian-American Democrats in Congress and governorships, only nine represent majority-white constituencies–and that declines to six in 2011. Two of the party’s rising black stars who sought statewide office this year were rejected by their party’s own base. And when you only look at members of Congress or governors elected by majority-white constituencies (in other words, most of the governorships and Senate seats, and 337 out of 435 House seats), Democrats trail Republicans in minority representation. — Josh Kraushaar
There is one thing an advanced society has to have it’s an independent central bank. And to corrupt it over this – the Fed is always human and fallible; but regardless, it’s better to have it act than having it act as an instrument of politicians in power. — Charles Krauthammer
Grandmama, they touched you on your special girl spots. — Antonia Riggs Miernik’s granddaughter on her TSA pat down
Let’s address the Bristol thing. That’s the thing I get the biggest kick out of on the show. I’m going to put on my political hat. I’m a liberal Democrat, and I state that proudly. But I have no patience with my friends who believe there is a conspiracy keeping Bristol on the show. They’ll say, and they’re friends of a similar political persuasion though I have friends across the spectrum, “Oh, well! She’s still on the show! She’s obviously not the best dancer! She gets the lowest scores!” My response to that is similar to my response to the midterm elections. I’ll say, “OK, right. So who did you vote for instead of Bristol?” “Uh, well, I don’t vote!” “Well, then, f*ck you.” — Tom Bergeron
WikiLeaks presents a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States. I strongly urge you (Foreign Secretary Hillary Clinton) to work within the Administration to use every offensive capability of the US government to prevent further damaging releases by WikiLeaks. — Peter King
Wikileaks’ deliberate disclosure of these diplomatic cables is nothing less than an attack on the national security of the United States, as well as that of dozens of other countries. By disseminating these materials, Wikileaks is putting at risk the lives and the freedom of countless Americans and non-Americans around the world. — Joe Lieberman
My anti-bullying message would be to knock a bully on his ass, because pacifism doesn’t deter knuckle-draggers who like to beat up on anyone they feel to be vulnerable. — Dana Loesch
I think the majority of Americans don’t want to put up with the blue bloods. And I say it with all due respect because I love the Bushes. The blue bloods who want to pick and choose their winners instead of allowing competition to pick and choose the winners. — Sarah Palin on Barbara Bush
English-language magazine Inspire is a “journalist.” He is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands. His past posting of classified documents revealed the identity of more than 100 Afghan sources to the Taliban. Why was he not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban leaders. — Sarah Palin
The government want us to show them our genitalia. They want to take pictures of us and put their hands in our pants and all that. That’s hopefully enough to wake the people up. — Ron Paul
Little-known fact: the more murals a neighborhood has, the less safe it is. Walking past an actual mugging scares me less than coming down a dark alley late at night and seeing a mural entitled The Triumph of the Human Spirit. That tells you that you are probably not going to make it out of there intact.
Read more at Wonkette: Washington Post: Stupid Poor People Always Be Painting Murals. — Alexandra Petri
Utopians will always be less happy than those who know that suffering is inherent to human existence. The utopian compares America to utopia and finds it terribly wanting. The conservative compares America to the every other civilization that has ever existed and walks around wondering how he got so lucky to be born or naturalized an American. — Dennis Prager
They want to make it that guys paid this much money for a ticket, yeah, I understand that, I understand completely. We risk ourselves out there on the field each and every day also. When soldiers come home from Iraq you don’t boo them. I look at it the same way. I take my job seriously. — Antrel Rolle
We had the greatest generation — I think this is the greediest generation. — Alan Simpson
There have been many sharp cuts in tax rates under Presidents Calvin Coolidge, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. So we don’t need to argue in a vacuum. There is a track record.
What does that record say? It says, loud and clear, that cuts in tax rates do not mean cuts in tax revenues. In all four of these administrations, of both parties, so-called “tax cuts for the rich” led to increased tax revenues– with people earning high incomes paying not only a larger sum total of tax revenues, but even a higher proportion of all tax revenues.
Most important of all, these tax rate reductions spurred economic activity, which we definitely need today. — Thomas Sowell
We are owned by propagandists against the Arabs. There’s no question about that. Congress, the White House, and Hollywood, Wall Street, are owned by the Zionists. No question in my opinion. They put their money where there mouth is…We’re being pushed into a wrong direction in every way. — Helen Thomas
Evil always starts at 15 volts. — Philip Zimbardo
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For Americans who are unaware of the Democrats’ history of repeatedly reneging on their promises to cut spending in return
Governor Romney’s argument is, we’re not fixed, so fire him and put me in. It is true we’re not fixed.