This Week In Quotes: Aug 10 – Aug 16

by John Hawkins | August 17, 2012 8:50 am

If we want to keep our reproductive rights, we must be willing to tell our stories, to be willing and able to say, “I love my life, but I wish my mother had aborted me.” — Lynn Beisner[1]

They want to put y’all back in chains! — Joe Biden[2]

I mean, I think that (Ryan’s) a practical conservative. He’s got a very conservative voting record, but he’s not a knuckle-dragger, all right? He understood that TARP, while none of us wanted to do it, if we were going to save — save our economy, save the world economy, it had to happen. I wish we didn’t have to do it, either, but he understood that. —
John Boehner[3]

For example, the average wait to see a new family doctor in this country is just under three weeks, according to a 2009 survey by medical consultancy Merritt Hawkins. But in Boston, Mass.–which enacted a law under Gov. Mitt Romney that established near-universal coverage–the wait is about two months.

When people cannot find a primary-care physician who will see them in a reasonable length of time, all too often they go to hospital emergency rooms. Yet a 2007 study of California in the Annals of Emergency Medicine showed that up to 20% of the patients who entered an emergency room left without ever seeing a doctor, because they got tired of waiting. Be prepared for that situation to get worse. — John Goodman[4]

The thing I really have against him is actually how he and Gov. Romney have misused the Declaration of Independence. I’m deeply irritated by their notion that the ‘pursuit of happiness’ means money for the richest and that we extricate the capacity of ordinary people to pursue happiness. When they say ‘God and nature give us our rights, not government,’ that is a lovely thing to say as a wealthy white man. — Melissa Harris-Perry[5]

From the dawn of the republic, no president has ever won consecutive terms while drawing less support (in both the electoral college and the popular vote) in his second bid for election than he did in the first successful campaign. In other words, presidents who win reelection manage to earn more backers, not more opponents, during their first four years in the White House. If, on the other hand, their critics multiply and the pool of admirers shrinks in response to their record of leadership, the embattled president always loses. When some significant portion of the voters who backed a president the first time now feel disillusioned and join the opposition (or stay home), and if the incumbent can’t replace these losses with comparable gains from people who rejected him four years before, it’s an indication of a failed presidency. — Michael Medved[6]

[Obama]’s trying to pass a gun ban, so he’s staging all of these murders, like the ‘Fast And Furious’ thing down at the border; [the massacre in] Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there; and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple,” Mustaine said at the concert, video of which surfaced. — Dave Mustaine[7]

Let me be very clear here that Floyd Corkins was responsible for the wounding of one of our colleagues and friends at the Family Research Council. But I believe he was given a license to do that by a group such as the Southern Poverty Law Center who labeled us a hate group because we defend the family and stand for traditional orthodox Christianity. I think it’s time for people to realize what the Southern Poverty Law Center is doing with their reckless labeling of organizations they disagree with. — Tony Perkins[8]

This president stole— he didn’t cut Medicare— he stole $700 billion from Medicare to fund Obamacare. If any person in this entire debate has blood on their hands in regard to Medicare, it’s Barack Obama. He‘s the one that’s destroying Medicare. — Rence Priebus[9]

Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago. — Mitt Romney[10]

We can play ‘stump the VP later.’ — Paul Ryan[11]

“MItt Romney and Paul Ryan, two men who will destroy our people…” — Russell Simmons[12]

Put an Obama bumper sticker on your forehead when you do this. — John Sununu[13] to Soledad O’Brien

“That really bothered me. You notice (Romney) said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization,’ he’s not like us. I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is ‘niggerization.’ — Touré[14]

“Age is cruel to women, and subordination is cruel to men.” — Kevin Williamson[15]

  1. Lynn Beisner:
  2. Joe Biden:
  3. John Boehner:
  4. John Goodman:
  5. Melissa Harris-Perry:
  6. Michael Medved:
  7. Dave Mustaine:
  8. Tony Perkins:
  9. Rence Priebus:
  10. Mitt Romney:
  11. Paul Ryan:
  12. Russell Simmons:
  13. John Sununu:
  14. Touré:
  15. Kevin Williamson:

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