This Week In Quotes: Aug 24 – Aug 30

They say African Americans. I say black people. I’ve only been to Africa once. I’ve been in America all my life! — Herman Cain

Stay informed because stupid people are ruining America! They are! — Herman Cain

R convention delay due to Isaac: I guess God has ways to shut that whole thing down. — Jennifer Granholm

The sicker the patient, the less important is bedside manner. If you’ve just been diagnosed with a brain tumor, you honestly don’t care if your neurosurgeon is a jerk. You don’t care if he has a great personality. You want to know if you’re going to cut my head open, can you get the job done? — Mike Huckabee

Repeatedly asking for government help undermines the foundations of society by destroying initiative and responsibility. It is also a fatal blow to efficiency and corrupts the political process. When everyone gets something for nothing, soon no one will have anything, because no one will be producing anything. — Charles Koch

Mitt Romney is going to raise more money than Barack Obama. That should guarantee his victory. I think people should start to practice the words ‘President Romney.’ To assume the other side are just a bunch of ignoramuses who are supported by people who believe that Adam and Eve rode on dinosaurs 6,000 years ago is to completely misjudge the opposition. — Michael Moore

“Somebody – rather nationally –- said the other day on the Internet ‘if those Paul people had been in charge Osama Bin Laden would still be alive.’ But you know what I think the answer is? So would the 3000 people killed on 9/11 still be alive!” — Ron Paul

But our finances will be in what’s technically called a world of hurt before Social Security costs peak. Under current projections by the Congressional Budget Office, by 2025 public debt will have reached 106 percent of gross domestic product. By 2035, it will have reached 181 percent. What would happen after that point is an academic question: We can’t allow ourselves to get there. — Ramesh Ponnuru

If more than 10 people actually watched (Chris Matthews’) show I’d actually care. But they don’t. So whatever. — Rence Preibus

I love being home, where but the both of us were born. No one asked to see my birth certificate. They know this is where we were born and raised. — Mitt Romney

I know Todd (Akin). He is a good man and he’s got a good heart. He said a really stupid, indefensible thing from which there is no recovery and if he really cares are about the values of conservatism and pro-life, he will not go down for defeat as the biggest loss by a Republican candidate for Senate in modern history. — Karl Rove

The Vice President said he’s going to put ‘y’all in chains.’ Was he talking about slavery? You bet your ass he was. Was he using the vernacular? Yes, he was. Did he think it was cute? Yes, he did. Was it something stupid to say? You bet your life it was stupid. It was something that if a black had said it, we would have been laughing, because we would know deep down, they may be beating the hell out of us but they ain’t thinking about putting us into any chains. — Charlie Rangel

Still, one should never underestimate the peculiar lens through which “progressives” view reality: The “war” on women boils down to Sandra Fluke, a 30-year-old schoolgirl, demanding Georgetown Law should pay for its students’ contraceptives – notwithstanding that the entire cost of that four-year contraceptive bill works out to less than the first week’s paycheck of a Georgetown Law graduate’s first job (average starting salary: $160 grand per year). War is hell. — Mark Steyn

According to Pew, the Americans in the middle half of the income distribution — defined as households from $39,418 to $118,225 — suffered an almost 40 percent wealth loss from 2007 to 2010. Adjusted for inflation, their wealth, consisting mostly of homes, stocks and bonds, was barely greater than in 1983. “Everyone was getting wealthier through the first half of the decade,” says Pew’s Paul Taylor. “Well, a lot of that was paper wealth and housing wealth” — which went poof. Richer households didn’t fare so badly, because they had a smaller share of their wealth in homes. — Robert Samuelson

Make a feminist cry: Fall in love. Get married. Have kids. Live a happy life free from government dependence. Be more than your sexual organs. — Chelsea Shields

PS: Quotes from the Republican National Convention are in a different article.

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