This Week In Quotes: Jan 22 – Jan 28

My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed! You’re facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don’t think too much further than that. — SC Lt. Gov Andre Bauer

“Not true.” — Samuel Alito’s silently mouthed response to Barack Obama’s untrue comments during the State of the Union

I’ve been doing that with this White House, and they just don’t seem to give it any credibility at all. They just kept telling us how good it was going to be. The president himself, when that was brought up in one group, said, ‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.’ We’re going to see how much difference that makes now. — Marion Berry

“I know I’m the people’s senator, but do I have to hang out with them?” — John Edwards, according to Edwards’ aide, Andrew Young

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(Obama) never advances a practical idea. Every proposal overreaches and comes wrapped in ideology and a claim of moral superiority. He doesn’t listen to anybody who doesn’t agree with him. — Michael Goodwin

I was thinking back to the first State of the Union Address with President Clinton and I thought this guy can say things that are untrue with greater conviction than anyone I’ve ever seen. I honestly think that Obama is better. — James Inhofe

I was trying to think about who he was tonight. It’s interesting: he is post-racial, by all appearances. I forgot he was black tonight for an hour. — Chris Matthews

In short, Barack Obama faces a moment where his presidency just might collapse or, rather, risks heading into a wilderness where it would accomplish next to none of its ambitious goals. — The New Republic

Speaking broadly: In the 2006 and 2008 elections, and at some point during the past decade, the ancestral war between Democrats and the Republicans began to take on a new look. If you were a normal human sitting at home having a beer and watching national politics peripherally, as normal people do until they focus on an election, chances are pretty good you came to see the two major parties not as the Dems versus the Reps, or the blue versus the red, but as the Nuts versus the Creeps. The Nuts were for high spending and taxing and the expansion of government no matter what. The Creeps were hypocrites who talked one thing and did another, who went along on the spending spree while lecturing on fiscal solvency. — Peggy Noonan

Well I do not accept second place for the United States of America. — Barack Obama

The Islamo-left alliance is attempting to criminalize discussion of public policy. — Mark Steyn

On the subject of anti-Americanism, I think you nailed it, and it really isn’t that complicated. You wrote, “Anti-Americanism is the region’s lingua franca, and from Nasser to Nasrallah it has not changed in over fifty years. The United States is hated not because of what it does, or because of what it is. The United States is hated for what it is not, not Arab and not Muslim. — Michael Totten

Clearly worried about the political landscape heading into the fall elections, Democratic Rep. Dina Titus tells colleagues Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is “done,” Politico is reporting today.

“Reid is done; he’s going to lose” in November, Titus said during a closed door meeting last week with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and colleagues, according to Politico. The paper cites three people in the room who heard the comment. — Las Vegas Sun

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