This Week In Quotes: June 25 — July 1

His bigger complaint is that the GOP’s model — to the extent they have some kind of coherent theory about new media, and it’s quite questionable they even have that — is that the GOP shall be tasked with all intellectual work of creating and shaping a message, and then they will send out mass press releases to bloggers, who will do nothing but cut and paste those well-crafted messages and hit “publish.”

Again, I don’t know if they even really intend that, because this seems so impossible to imagine one strains to believe someone could believe it would really happen.

And, in fact, no bloggers publish these endless press releases from politicians or the GOP; that’s not news. The very fact it’s in a mas press release sort of indicates it’s not news.

No one does that. No one would do that. I don’t even read press releases. My email is cluttered with fifteen thousand unopened press releases.

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I don’t know why the GOP is so fearful or disdainful of bloggers and activists. I know they’re plugged in, a bit, with more conventional, mainstreamish outlets (like the Weekly Standard). And I understand why such respectable outlets should be more important than lowly bloggers.

Still, this idea that the GOP just won’t do virtually anything to help a blogger out is counterproductive, and, if you’re one of the bloggers so disdained, it’s actually sort of personally insulting, too. — Ace

Why don’t you say something nice instead of being a smartass all the time — Joe Biden’s response after being asked to lower taxes

As things heat up, you can expect House Democrats will be hit with a GOP blitzkrieg of vicious Swift-Boat-style attack ads, Karl Rove-inspired knockout tactics, thinly veiled attempts at character assassination and tea party disruptions. — Joe Biden

For someone who asked to be held to the highest standard, President Obama spends an awful lot of time making excuses and whining about others. The American people want leadership from the White House, not childish partisanship. — John Boehner

No one will know until this is actually in place how it works. — Chris Dodd on financial legislation

The general fear that the banking members [sic], that we’re going to over regulate on behalf of consumers is a fantasy unrelated to any human experience. The federal government has never done that. — Barney Frank

And we haven’t tackled Islam because we have families. — Penn Jillette

Here’s the thing. If the polls said that 70% of illegals are gonna vote Republican, the Democrats would have already built a high speed railroad train all the way down to Peru to get them outta here, they’d have been long gone years ago. There’s no question. So you want to call ’em illegal Democrats just to make the point. — Rush Limbaugh

Considering his accuser claims to have DNA evidence, it looks like Al’s fate is in the hands of his old friend: science! — Jim Treacher

You know, Mark, I gotta say I got a few chills listening to (Obama) there. It was very powerful. But it was also pretty heavy on detail and direction. — Alex Witt

White folk done took this country. You’re in their home, and they’re gonna let you know it….You are not now, nor have you ever been, nor will you ever be a brother to white folk and if you do not realize that, you are in serious trouble. —
Jeremiah Wright

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