This Week In Quotes: Feb 7 – Feb 13

We finally have a president who was able to accomplish something. This really is an incredible civil right. We have a right to food. We have a right to water. We have a right to shelter. And we have a right to affordable health care in this country. — Charlie Crist

Disincentivizing work, up until two days, was agreed by Democrats and Republicans to be not a great thing. The project of economics on the left and the right has always been to come up with welfare programs that disincentivize work the least. Why? Work is dignity. Work is social and economic empowerment. Work is women’s lib. Work is opportunity. So this false argument that somehow disincentivizing 2 million people to work and leave the economy is now a good thing is bull. It’s absolute spin. — S.E. Cupp

I voted for Barack because he was black. ’Cuz that’s why other folks vote for other people – because they look like them. That’s American politics, pure and simple. [Obama’s] message didn’t mean [bleep] to me. — Samuel L. Jackson

Generally speaking, you get past the next election by changing your policies, by announcing new initiatives, but not by wantonly changing the law, lawlessly. I mean, this is stuff that you do in a banana republic. It’s as if the law is simply a blackboard on which Obama writes any number he wants, any delay he wants and any provision. It’s now reached a point where it is so endemic that nobody even notices or complains. I think if the complaints had started with the first arbitrary changes, and these are are not adjustments or transitions. These are political decisions to minimize the impact leading up to an election, and it’s changing the law in a way that you are not allowed to do. … It’s not incompetence. Willful breaking of the constitutional order – where in the Constitution is the president allowed to alter a law 27 times after it’s been passed? — Charles Krauthammer

There are certain elements of the (Republican) party who go out of their way to demonize people who don’t look like the way they’d like them to look like or came from some other place. I think the party has to deal with this. — Colin Powell

From a historical point of view, there are effectively no poor people in the United States or Western Europe. Those who go without shoes or sleep on the streets do so almost exclusively for psychiatric rather than economic reasons. — Kevin Williamson

And I think that’s a question of what kind of economy do you want? Do you want one where people are working more hours for themselves and their families? Or do you want one where some people are going to be working more hours to pay for the subsidies, and some people are going to be working fewer hours but they’ll have health care? — Ben Domenech

Yes, children suffer when their parents break the law. Also when their parents get divorced, become alcoholics, don’t read to them at night, feed them junk food and take them to Justin Bieber concerts. None of that is the child’s fault. But it’s not the country’s fault either. If we have to excuse lawbreaking so as not to “punish the children,” there’s no end to the crimes that have to be forgiven – insider trading, theft, rape, murder and so on. — Ann Coulter

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