This Week In Quotes: Dec 16 – Dec 22

by John Hawkins | December 23, 2011 3:00 am

A Washington Post opinion piece cites a survey that found “African Americans, who are 12.6 percent of the U.S. population, make up only 1.6 percent of Occupy Wall Street.” And blacks are 25 percent of New York City’s population. Occupy Wall Street was a home game for them. By contrast, 6 percent of tea party supporters, according to an April 2010 Gallup poll, are black. That’s almost four times the number of blacks who make up Occupy Wall Street. — Larry Elder[1]

Look, I’ll tell you what. If he wants to test the heat, I’ll meet him anywhere in Iowa next week one on one, 90 minutes, no moderator. Let’s test this kitchen. I’m happy. I’ll go in the kitchen. Go back and ask Gov. Romney, would he like to play in the kitchen? I don’t think so. I don’t think he wants to do anything but hide over here and pretend it’s not his fault that he is flooding the people of Iowa with falsehoods. That’s his money and his staff and it’s his responsibility. — Newt Gingrich[2]

We don’t need to replace Obama’s dishonesty with a Republican who’s equally dishonest. — Newt Gingrich[2]

The only person helped by Mitt Romney’s attack ads is Barack Obama. The only person who is better by the attack ads of the other Republicans is Barack Obama. If you look at the polling in the last two weeks Obama’s positives are going up. Obama’s head to head against Republicans is going up. And that’s because of the attacks ads of Republicans. Everyone who has watched the debates has seen me. I have said over and over in the debates–Let’s not fight each other, we have one opponent, it’s Barack Obama. — Newt Gingrich[3]

Paul’s supporters love to talk about how he was a lone voice of dissent. They never explain why he was alone in his dissent. Why couldn’t he convince even his ideologically sympathetic colleagues? Why is there no Ron Paul caucus? Now he insists that everyone in Washington will suddenly do what he wants once he’s in the White House. That’s almost painfully naive. And it’s ironic that the only way the libertarian-pure-constitutionalist in the race could do the things he’s promising is by using powers not in the Constitution. — Jonah Goldberg

I support Mitt because “he’s been consistent since he changed his mind.” — Christine O’Donnell

They talk about income inequality. I’m for income inequality. I think some people should make more than other people, because some people work harder and have better ideas and take more risk, and they should be rewarded for it. I have no problem with income inequality. — Rick Santorum[4]

Some people claim the Republican Establishment does not exist. We have a name for those people: Establishment Republicans. — Milton Wolf[5]

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