This Week In Quotes: Jan 8 – Jan 14

by John Hawkins | January 15, 2010 5:11 am

I’m blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father had a little laundromat in a black community not far from where we lived. I saw it all growing up. — Rod Blagojevich[1]

It’s not the ‘Kennedy Seat. It’s the people’s seat. — Scott Brown[2]

Coakley bristles at the suggestion that, with so little time left, in an election with such high stakes, she is being too passive.
“As opposed to standing outside Fenway Park? In the cold? Shaking hands?” she fires back, in an apparent reference to a Brown online video of him doing just that. — Martha Coakley[3]

Did Harry Reid ask you to stop using your negro dialect too? — Ann Coulter[4] to Al Sharpton

People once thought Obama could sound eloquent reading the phone book. Now, whatever the topic, it often sounds as though he is. — Michael Gerson[5]

But the GOP’s troubles over the last decade have a lot to do with the fact that Americans didn’t stop liking what the Republican Party is supposed to deliver. They stopped liking what the GOP actually delivered. — Jonah Goldberg[6]

Instead of reacting to perceived Muslim grievances, we should be continually directing questions to Islam: Why are there numerous mosques in the West, but few churches in Islamic countries? Why are Korans freely disseminated in the West, but Bibles not so under Islamic rule? Why do Muslims enjoy more freedom and rights under Western secular law than in their own countries? The aim of such interrogatories is not to score points, but to suggest to radical Muslims that we hold them to the same standards as we hold ourselves. — Victor Davis Hanson[7]

People used to joke about Dick Cheney hiding out in undisclosed locations – but no one is even remotely interested in where Biden spends his days. — Ed Morrissey[8]

Well, (Iran) certainly can be bombed. The level of effect would vary with who it is that carries it out, what ordnance they have and what capability they can bring to bear. — General David Petraeus[9]

The job creators are people who have access to money, whether it’s their own or borrowed, who use that money to open up a new business or expand an existing one. And they’re not doing that right now because of the tax chaos and all the regulatory chaos and all of this uncertainty created in Washington DC. Perhaps the most stimulative thing they can do right now is take a two year recess or something. — Marco Rubio[10]

There is this standard where the Democrats feel that they can say these things and they can apologize when it comes from the mouths of their own. But if it comes from anyone else, it’s racism. It’s either racist or it’s not. And it’s inappropriate, absolutely. — Michael Steele[11]

For two weeks, the government of the United States has made itself a global laughingstock. Don’t worry, “the system worked,” said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Incompetano. Don’t worry, he was an “isolated extremist,” said the president. Don’t worry, we’re banning bathroom breaks for the last hour of the flight, said the TSA. Don’t worry, “U.S. border-security officials” told the Los Angeles Times, we knew he was on the plane and we “had decided to question him when he landed.” Don’t worry, Obama’s chief counterterrorism John Brennan assured the Sunday talk shows, sure, we read him his rights and he’s lawyered up but he’ll soon see that “there is advantage to talking to us in terms of plea agreements.” — Mark Steyn[12]

You can talk about how light-skinned and clean the Negro is and that’s perfectly okay as long as you support the President’s policies (or, as Mr Obama put it in his acceptance of Reid’s apology) “social justice”. But, if you go along to a town hall meeting and say you oppose the health care bill because you’re very concerned at what you hear about waiting times for MRIs in Canada, you’re obviously a knuckledragging racist who’s itching to string that uppity Negro from the nearest tree. — Mark Steyn

If you’re a member who voted no after the uproar these plans have caused, how do you vote yes? I mean, really. Those who voted no probably went home and got slapped on the back. Those of us who voted yes got slapped across the head with a two-by-four. — Bart Stupak[13]

I think we’ve gotten to the point in America that it’s a coin flip whether or not the law or even reason matters in legal cases or not. — Christopher Taylor

…I do not trust the computer models which state that if CO2 reaches a particular level then temperatures and sea levels will rise by a given amount. These models cannot be trusted to predict the weather for a week, yet they are running them to give readings for 100 years. — Prof Anastasios Tsonis[14]

  1. Rod Blagojevich:
  2. Scott Brown:
  3. Martha Coakley:
  4. Ann Coulter:
  5. Michael Gerson:
  6. Jonah Goldberg:
  7. Victor Davis Hanson:
  8. Ed Morrissey:
  9. General David Petraeus:
  10. Marco Rubio:
  11. Michael Steele:
  12. Mark Steyn:
  13. Bart Stupak:
  14. Prof Anastasios Tsonis:

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