This Week In Quotes: 5/20 – 5/26

by John Hawkins | May 27, 2011 2:23 am

All of which raises another question: If Obamacare is so great, why do so many people want to get out from under it? — Michael Barone[1]

Right behind her was a little kid who was patted down. And then right behind him was a guy in Arabian dress who just walked right through. Why are we patting down grandma and kids? — Paul Broun (R-Georgia)[2]

While the Jewish vote may be only one-seventh of the black vote, it has proven decisive in the crucial state of Florida. Moreover, Jewish contributions, by some estimates, may make up half of all the contributions to the Democratic Party. — Pat Buchanan[3]

I feel that my role as a former president is probably superior to that of other presidents. — Jimmy Carter[4]

I think the Democrats are going to have to be willing to give up, maybe, some short-term political gain by whipping up fears on some of these things – if it’s a reasonable Social Security proposal, a reasonable Medicare proposal. We’ve got to deal with these things. You cannot have health care devour the economy. — Bill Clinton[5]

I can tell you; people don’t like to deal with it, but the fact of the matter is, the president’s problems are in large measure because of the color of his skin. — James Clyburn[6]

Contradicting the endless New York Times articles celebrating “the new American family,” “blended families” and “quasi marriages,” a recent census report says that only 12 percent of Americans will be married as many as two times in their entire lives. Only 3 percent will be married three or more times. — Ann Coulter[7]

You may not know a lot about Huntsman yet but…he’s essentially John McCain without the war record and goofy daughter. — DrewM[8]

I’m sick and tired of liberals in this country, most of whom are white, telling conservatives in this country that they’re racist because we don’t adopt their big government, authoritarian, top-down policies that seek to divide this nation on every front, including race. — Mark Levin[9]

It’s hard to find a reason that is not environmentally centered, that [doesn’t have] something to do with global warming or what the planet is going through. The amount of tornadoes…it’s like three times the highest amount ever before, right? Something weird is happening with all of these natural catastrophes. — Rosie O’Donnell[10]

The reason why I oppose Mitt Romney is simple, He was born to destroy everything that we have accomplished since the Tea-Party Movement emerged in the Spring of 2009. Romney is the very model of a managerial progressive. He has one great virtue. He knows how to run things; he knows how to organize things. He would make a good Secretary of Commerce. He has no understanding of the principles that underpin our government. And, in fact, like most businessmen, he is a man almost devoid of political principles. Give him a problem, and he will make a highly intelligent attempt to solve it. Ask him to identify which problems should be left to ordinary people and what are the proper limits to government’s reach, and he would not understand the question. He is what you might call a social engineer; and, in his estimation, we are little more than the cogs and wheels that need to be engineered. — Paul Rahe[11]

President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Mo., on Sunday but you know what they’re talking about, like this right-wing slut, what’s her name?, Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she’s a talk slut. You see, she was, back in the day, praising President Reagan when he was drinking a beer overseas. But now that Obama’s doing it, they’re working him over. — Ed Schultz[12]

For a president to be sitting in Washington D.C and saying go back to your ’67 borders in Israel. How ’bout you live there and try to defend an indefensible border-9 miles wide….President Obama…he has no f-ing idea what the world is like because he doesn’t have to live there. — Gene Simmons[13]

I think my dear brother Barack Obama has a certain fear of free black men.It’s understandable. As a young brother who grows up in a white context, brilliant African father, he’s always had to fear being a white man with black skin. All he has known culturally is white…When he meets an independent black brother, it is frightening. — Cornel West[14]

(Obama is) a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats. — Cornel West[14]

  1. Michael Barone:
  2. Paul Broun (R-Georgia):
  3. Pat Buchanan:
  4. Jimmy Carter:
  5. Bill Clinton:
  6. James Clyburn:
  7. Ann Coulter:
  8. DrewM:
  9. Mark Levin:
  10. Rosie O’Donnell:
  11. Paul Rahe:
  12. Ed Schultz:
  13. Gene Simmons:
  14. Cornel West:

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