This Week In Quotes Double Edition: May 31 — June 13

by John Hawkins | June 14, 2013 1:28 am

Republicans are using [the IRS scandal] as their latest weapon in the war against the black man in the White House. IRS” is the new ‘N****r.'” — Martin Bashir[1]

I’m telling you, America, if we don’t stop this right now, we will be remembered as the most evil nation in history of the world. We will dwarf what Germany did. This is the way totalitarian states are created,” Beck continued. “You wanna shut down the tea party? They can do it overnight. You wanna scoop up everybody who has ever been a part of the tea party, ever visited any web site…All they have to do is put the connections in, hit print, round them up. — Glenn Beck[2] on NSA technology

Mr. Speaker, the President’s dishonesty, incompetence, vengefulness and lack of moral compass lead many to suggest that he is not fit to lead. The only problem is that his vice president is equally unfit and even more embarrassing. — Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) [3]

Well, Chuck Schumer is playing Marco Rubio, the Jack Kevorkian of the Republican Party. If this amnesty bill goes through – and it is amnesty – step one, is legalization. Everything after that, all the triggers to citizenship are phony triggers. There doesn’t have to be a fence. There doesn’t have to be E-verify. There just has to be Department of Homeland Security assuring us they have a plan. — Ann Coulter[4]

Because I tell ya, I ain’t here working for the New York Times. I’m working every day for 26 million Texans and for conservatives and Americans all across this country that want to get back to our Constitution, and want to get back to the free market system that has made us the greatest nation in the history of the world. — Ted Cruz[5]

The “Gang of Eight” bill is not immigration reform. It is big government dysfunction. It is an immigration Obamacare. All advocates of true immigration reform – on the left and the right – should oppose it. — Mike Lee[6]

And look at this Kelly Ayotte, “Tea Party” candidate, slobbering all over herself, supporting this thousand-page bill she doesn’t even understand. — Mark Levin[7]

The claim ignores the reality that the preponderance of crime perpetrators, and victims, in New York are also minorities. Blacks, for example, constituted 78% of shooting suspects and 74% of all shooting victims in 2012, even though they are less than 23% of the city’s population.

Whites, by contrast, committed just over 2% of shootings and were under 3% of shooting victims in 2012, though they are 35% of the populace. Young black men in New York are 36 times more likely to be murdered than young white men–and their assailants are virtually always other black (or Hispanic) males.

Given such a crime imbalance, if the NYPD focuses its resources where people most need protection, the effort will inevitably produce racially disparate enforcement data. Blacks, at 55% of all police-stop subjects in 2012, are actually understopped compared with their 66% representation among violent criminals. — Heather Mac Donald[8]

I think they don’t want the votes (on illegal immigration) because you know what? They know if they’re going to take 11 million people and make them citizens and allow them to vote, they’re just creating more Democrats. Latinos who are mostly young — young trumps it all — they hate Republicans. — Bill Maher[9]

When the most lavishly funded government on the planet comes after you, eventual guilt or innocence is irrelevant: The process is the punishment. — Mark Steyn[10]

It was, for example, amusing to see Lois Lerner plead the Fifth Amendment and exercise her constitutional right not to put herself at risk of self-incrimination. As the great Walter Williams pointed out the other day, every single American waives his Fifth Amendment rights every time he signs that tax return on April 15. — Mark Steyn

We put the president in the White House. To support the new NRA president’s agenda of arming the populace for confrontation with the government is bloody treason. And many invite it gladly as if the African-American president we voted for is somehow infringing on their Constitutional rights.

Normally, I am a peaceable man, but in this case, I am willing to answer the call to defend the country. From them.

To turn the song lyric they so love to quote back on them, “We’ll put a boot in your —, it’s the American way.”

Except it won’t be a boot. It’ll be an M1A Abrams tank, supported by an F22 Raptor squadron with Hellfire missiles. Try treason on for size. See how that suits. And their assault arsenal and RPGs won’t do them any good. — Marshall University Journalism Professor, Christopher Swindell[11]

At the end of the Eisenhower administration in the late 1950s, nearly three-quarters of Americans said they trusted the government to “do what is right” all or most of the time. Now that’s only 26 percent, according to a Pew survey done in January. — Robert Samuelson[12]

So we know the IRS is corrupt. What happens then when an ambitious government understands it can yoke that corruption to its political needs? What’s striking as the revelations multiply and metastasize is that at no point does any IRS official appear to have raised objections. If any of them understood that what they were doing was wrong, they kept it to themselves. When Nixon tried to sic the IRS on a few powerful political enemies, the IRS told him to take a hike. When Obama’s courtiers tried to sic the IRS on thousands of ordinary American citizens, the agency went along, and very enthusiastically. This is a scale of depravity hitherto unknown to the tax authorities of the United States, and for that reason alone they should be disarmed and disbanded – and rebuilt from scratch with far more circumscribed powers. — Mark Steyn[13]

Why are men averse to higher-income women? Perhaps because they understand that women are averse to lower-income men. Mating preferences, after all, are driven not only by attraction but by attainability. In theory all men should be attracted to supermodels; in practice few would have the confidence to ask one out. If, as Mundy suggests, female breadwinners find it a “struggle” to remain attracted to their husbands, then avoiding such a marriage seems a wise defensive move for a man. — James Taranto[14]

Now I’m going to teach you a hard, but very important lesson. You see, I don’t care how you feel. I really don’t. More importantly, neither does anyone else. Only about 200 people on a planet of 7 billion actually care about your feelings, and that’s if you’re lucky. The sooner you grasp this lesson, the better off you will be. And since almost no one gives a damn what you do, say, think, or feel, appealing to your feelings when you encounter differences of opinion is not only illogical, but useless. — Vox[15]

The case against the NSA is: Lois Lerner and others of her ilk. Government requires trust. Government by progressives, however, demands such inordinate amounts of trust that the demand itself should provoke distrust. Progressivism can be distilled into two words: “Trust us.” The antecedent of the pronoun is: The wise, disinterested experts through whom the vast powers of the regulatory state’s executive branch will deliver progress for our own good, as the executive branch understands this, whether or not we understand it. Lois Lerner is the scowling face of this state, which has earned Americans’ distrust. — George Will[16]

The Republican party is plagued by leaders who really want to be Fox News personalities and talk-radio hosts rather than politicians. Those professions have very different skill sets and very different success metrics. — Kevin Williamson[17]

  1. Martin Bashir:
  2. Glenn Beck:
  3. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) :
  4. Ann Coulter:
  5. Ted Cruz:
  6. Mike Lee:
  7. Mark Levin:
  8. Heather Mac Donald:
  9. Bill Maher:
  10. Mark Steyn:
  11. Marshall University Journalism Professor, Christopher Swindell:
  12. Robert Samuelson:
  13. Mark Steyn:
  14. James Taranto:
  15. Vox:
  16. George Will:
  17. Kevin Williamson:

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