This Week In Quotes: 7/20 – 7/26

We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that. We operate as a family business … our restaurants are typically led by families; some are single. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that, Cathy emphasized. We intend to stay the course. We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles. — Dan Cathy, Chick-fil-A’s president and chief operating officer

“I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage. I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about. — Dan Cathy, Chick-fil-A’s president and chief operating officer

I’ve known their family for many years and have watched them grow Chick-fil-A into one of the best businesses in America while never compromising their values,” the statement read. “Each generation faces different issues and challenges, but our standard must always be measured by God’s word. I appreciate the Cathy family’s public support for God’s definition of marriage … As the son of a dairy farmer who milked many a cow, I plan to ‘Eat Mor Chikin’ and show my support by visiting Chick-fil-A next Wednesday. — Billy Graham

They’re not even pretending to care about the economy. They’ve sort of given up on the argument that this is about the economy. We know that because two years ago the Democrats agreed that this tax increase, they’re now fighting to increase – two years ago they agreed it would hurt the economy. So let’s look at the economy then and the economy now. At a time when economic growth was 3.5 percent back in December of 2010, 40 Democrats over here voted to keep rates where they were on the grounds that it was the best thing to do for jobs. December 2010, 40 Democrats voted to keep tax rates where they were because it was the best thing for jobs. Yet now, when the growth rate is 2 percent – 3.5 percent then, 2 percent now – and 13 million Americans are still out of work, they’re voting to slam nearly a million businesses with a tax increase. Now, maybe they’re expecting the GDP numbers tomorrow to be 3.5 percent. We’ll see.” — Mitch McConnell

I’m looking forward to the bust of Winston Churchill being in the Oval Office again. — Mitt Romney

If Republicans lose every race my newsletter currently rates as “Toss-up/Tilt Republican,” “Toss-up” or “Toss-up/Tilt Democrat,” they would still win 226 seats in the House – eight more than needed for a majority. — Stuart Rothenberg

Medicaid reimbursement rates average only 72 percent of Medicare levels. The low rates have caused some doctors not to accept Medicaid patients. — Robert Samuelson

It’s hard to know just how well it will turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting: the stories about the private security firm not having enough people, supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging. ….Do they come together and celebrate the Olympic moment? That’s something which we only find out once the Games actually begin. — Mitt Romney

If government is as wonderful as Obama says it is, why doesn’t he ask us to pay what it costs? Why doesn’t he raise the price — taxes — to a point where the deficit is zero? — Kyle Smith

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