This Week In Quotes: Feb 18 – Feb 24

by John Hawkins | February 25, 2011 12:04 am

Partisans tend to love very partisan-sounding politicians because such politicians give voice to their beliefs and feelings. And not very partisan sounding politicians are often derided as squishy. But at the end of the day it’s the guy who doesn’t sound partisan, but is unflinching on principle, who actually gets things done. — Ace[1]

Americans may admire Woodrow Wilson’s aspirations to make the world safe for democracy, but they actually follow Theodore Roosevelt’s devastating response: “First and foremost, we are to make the world safe for ourselves.” — John Bolton[2]

Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary. — Congressman Michael Capuano of Massachusetts[3]

Now-former Indiana Deputy Attorney General Jeff Cox, who responded to a Tweet from a Mother Jones reporter saying riot police have been ordered to clear protesters by retweeting the news with the words “Use live ammunition.” He also wrote, “You’re damn right I advocate deadly force” and, one week ago, “Planned Parenthood could help themselves if the only abortions they performed were retroactive. — CBS[4]

Oh, Matt, please, stop asking me about whether I should be president of the United States! The leader of the free world! Please stop! I’m exhausted by the question!’ I mean, come on. If I get to that point, just slap me around, because that’s really presumptuous. What it is to me is astonishing, not exhausting. — Chris Christie[5]

The need for a union comes down to this question: Do you have a boss who wants you to work harder for less money? In the private sector, the answer is yes. In the public sector, the answer is a big, fat NO. —
Ann Coulter[6]

Mitt Romney is proud of what he accomplished for Massachusetts in getting everyone covered. — Mitt Romney’s spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom[7]

I ran against Traficant buckwheat … so take your personal shots, and shove them where the sun don’t shine. —
Democrat Robert F. Hagan[8]

I just want to tell you a little bit about what it’s like to not have Planned Parenthood. You have to add water to the formula to make it stretch. You have to give your kids Ramen noodles at the end of the month to fill up their little bellies so they won’t cry — Democrat Gwen Moore [9]

(Obama) had not accomplished a thing when he got the Nobel Prize. It was given to him on hope. He’d been in office 15 minutes. — Donald Rumsfeld[10]

Moderation is fine– if it is not carried to extremes. But some moderates seem to think that it is always a good thing to tone down your words. Yet history shows that muffling your message can mean forfeiting many a battle to extremists. — Thomas Sowell[11]

Only the President, only the President can break the logjam. His State of the Union was a profile in cowardice. His budget is a profile in cowardice. I hope there’s a secret plan he has here to come forward to lead us, but he hasn’t shown it yet. — Evan Thomas[12]

There hasn’t been persecution since that, since World War II. You don’t take other people’s land. …(Jews) didn’t have to go anywhere really, because they weren’t being persecuted anymore but they were taking other people’s land. — Helen Thomas[13]

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  2. John Bolton:,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3
  3. Congressman Michael Capuano of Massachusetts:
  4. CBS:
  5. Chris Christie:
  6. Ann Coulter:
  7. Mitt Romney’s spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom:
  8. Democrat Robert F. Hagan:
  9. Democrat Gwen Moore :
  10. Donald Rumsfeld:
  11. Thomas Sowell:
  12. Evan Thomas:
  13. Helen Thomas:

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