Last Week In Quotes: Aug 7 – August 13

(I missed putting up “This Week in quotes” on Friday because I was at RightOnline. Still, there are too many great quotes in there to skip. So, enjoy!)

I have found myself saying, in conversation, “I’m afraid Obama is going to kill me.” Now, I’m not picturing him or one of his minions coming over to murder me, but I am afraid that as I get older and need expensive care to keep me alive that I will be told I cannot have it, because at my age, in the government’s opinion, there’s not enough life left in me to be worth the money that I would take from the system that needs to pay for everything. — Obama voter, Ann Althouse

Because while distrusting the government is normal (and to a certain degree healthy), when the government and its attendant “elites” start assuming the people are some sort of mass of depraved animals, it’s a very bad thing. …That is the legacy of the Obama administration, so far; dissent is worse than unpatriotic; it is depraved. They hate you. — Mitch Berg

So here we are in New York, an overwhelmingly blue state, and Democrats are too afraid to even hold public meetings. Do they not stop for even a second and ask why their constituents might not want to be forced into a government-run operation that they themselves aren’t fully clear about?

…This is not the democratic process. Indeed, it’s mob rule, the mob reigns from Washington and you peasants better just get out of the way and shut up.

These Democrats who don’t want to bother meeting the people who elected them may not have such concerns any longer once the 2010 midterms roll around. They’ll have plenty of time on their hands when they’re booted from office. — JammieWearingFool

Everyone seems to ignore that Pelosi started this, saying town hall participants were showing up with swastikas, etc. That’s calling them Nazis, as Dick Durbin referred to our Gitmo interrogators from the Senate floor. I’ve been listening to the left compare George W. Bush to Hitler for eight years. I’ve been listening to Democrats and the left compare conservatism to Nazis my whole career. This time I responded. In kind, by comparing the radical left policies of the Nazis to today’s radical left leadership of the Democrat Party. I’m not surprised they don’t like it. — Rush Limbaugh

For Barack Obama, democracy appears to be a distraction. He really does seem to view himself as a Caesar. — Kathryn Jean Lopez

Obama’s White House and its allies have unleashed a barrage of criticism and condescension at people daring to show up at town-hall meetings and ask their elected representatives pointed questions. “Fired up and ready to go!” apparently works only one way. If engaged citizens shower Obama with adoration at stage-managed rallies, they are the very stuff of American democracy. If they boo their congressman, they are a scandalous eruption of fake or hateful sentiment. — Rich Lowry

But I don’t want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don’t mind cleaning up after them, but don’t do a lot of talking.” — Barack Obama

There are few things more unjust than the possibility that my kids are going to inherit a weaker nation than the one I inherited from my parents….Things don’t have to be the way they are. You can lose your country. — Marco Rubio

Remember: When lefties do it, it’s called “community organizing.” When conservatives and libertarians do it, it’s “astroturf.” — Glenn Reynolds

Different people have very different reactions to Pres. Barack Obama. Those who listen to his rhetoric are often inspired, while those who follow what he actually does are often appalled. — Thomas Sowell

Gotta love this “post-racial America”: Democrat union heavies can beat up a black guy using racial epithets and leave him in a wheelchair unable to speak — and happily (unlike, say, a black professor being asked for picture ID) it’s not “symbolic” of anything at all. Not a Sharpton in sight to speak up for him: Mr. Gladney’s only shot at fame is an entry in The Guinness Book of Records under “Least Famous Black Hate-Crime Victim In America.” Nothing personal, of course. Just what happens when Uncle Tom the Plumber decides to hang with the uncivil-rights movement. — Mark Steyn

When government is big, the well-connected always have an advantage over the rest of us in influencing public policy. — John Stossel

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