This Week In Quotes: May 13 – May 19

by John Hawkins | May 20, 2011 12:01 am

Like so many liberal icons, Marx seldom bathed and left his wife and children in poverty. As Schlafly says, no wonder liberal women think men are pigs: Their men are pigs. —
Ann Coulter[1]

But me? I was very anti-Bush. I’m a Democrat, I’ve got the canceled checks to prove it, and suddenly I’m the enemy? Me? Me? — Jim Cramer[2]

I’m not saying it’s not worth continuing to work on, but what is going on in the Arab world these days has little or nothing to do with Israel or Palestine, it has to do with tyrannical regimes which have really stifled prospects for their people who are now restless for a better life. I think that should be encouraged. I think that tyrants who suppressing this human urge to greater freedom and prosperity ought to be sanctioned at a minimum. … I don’t think right now it pays very much of a dividend to try to cut the Gordian Knot of Israel and Palestine. — Mitch Daniels[3]

The whole idea that carbon dioxide is the main cause of the recent global warming is based on a guess that was proved false by empirical evidence during the 1990s. But the gravy train was too big, with too many jobs, industries, trading profits, political careers, and the possibility of world government and total control riding on the outcome. So rather than admit they were wrong, the governments, and their tame climate scientists, now outrageously maintain the fiction that carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant. — David Evans[4]

I sent an email to President Obama saying, ‘You are a fucking traitor.’‘You’re a traitor, you allowed foreign boots on our soil telling our military – in this case the Coast Guard – what they can and could not do, and telling us, the citizens of the United States, what we could or could not do. —
Peter Fonda[5]

I don’t think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering. I don’t think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for a free society to operate. — Newt Gingrich on the Ryan Plan

I think we are going to want to find some way to deal with the people who are here to distinguish between those who have no ties to the United States, and therefore you can deport them at minimum human cost, and those who, in fact, may have earned the right to become legal, but not citizens. — Newt Gingrich[6]

First of all (Newt), you gave a speech in Georgia with language a lot of people think could be coded racially-tinged language, calling the president, the first black president, a food stamp president. — David Gregory[7]

Got kind of a funny letter from a reader I’d like to share with you – funny-tart, funny-bitter. …Okay, that reader letter. He says, “Why doesn’t anyone ever talk about ‘Christian-o-phobia’? I don’t think the Copts in Egypt worry too much about whether people burn the Bible. I think they care about the burning of their churches, their homes, and themselves. — Jay Nordlinger[8]

Unflippingbelievable! No, wait, it is believable. Seriously, this is corrupt. And anyone who still supports the Pelosi-Reid-Obama agenda of centralized government takeovers of the free market and the corresponding crony capitalism is, in my book, complicit. — Sarah Palin[9] on the Obamacare waivers

Well, talk about racism — that was a racist-tinged question from David Gregory. He made it sound like if you’re on food stamps and the president is referring to you being on food stamps. I think that’s racist. And you know, enough is enough of this calling out, this racism, these false charges. Obviously, it is done to end the conversation, just to distract, divert attention from what the real substance is and stop the conversation. Here again, enough is enough. Why do we let the press, the media personalities get away with such? Let’s call him out on them and let’s start concentrating on what the real issue is. The real issue is we have 40-something million Americans on food stamps. You know why? Because we don’t have a robust economy allowing the private sector to grow and thrive and have jobs provided via the private sector because government has overreached, overtaxed and overspent and got us in debt and there isn’t enough private sector money out there creating jobs. That needs to be the focus, not allowing David Gregory to falsely charge Newt Gingrich as being a racist because he’s making a statement of fact about how many people are on food stamps. — Sarah Palin[10]

Along with concern over China’s ownership of trillions of dollars of U.S. debt, it is truly troubling that an American company financially supported now by the U.S. taxpayer is happily promoting Communist propaganda that glosses over the atrocities of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. What’s next for GM? Selling military vehicles for the Chinese to threaten their own people with? — Kerry Picket[11]

Socialists: for the women, for the underdog, for the worker … until one of them gets in the way. — Jenn Q. Public[12]

These are pictures of a violent crime scene. This is a dead person. A dead Osama bin Laden. — Jan Schakowsky[13] (D, IL) on the Osama death scene pics

Unless things change, the man (or woman) elected in 2012 will be the last American president to preside over the world’s leading economy. If things get really bad, he will find himself presiding over the early stages of American collapse. Not “decline” but “collapse.” “Decline” is what happens when you’re Britain in the 1940s and you cede global dominance to a major ally that shares your language, legal system, cultural inheritance, and broad geopolitical objectives. That deal isn’t on offer this time round. — Mark Steyn[14]

Barack Obama is offering us a Latin-American future – that’s to say, a United States in which a corrupt governing class rules a dysfunctional morass. — Mark Steyn[14]

After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the Presidency. This decision does not come easily or without regret; especially when my potential candidacy continues to be validated by ranking at the top of the Republican contenders in polls across the country. I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election. I have spent the past several months unofficially campaigning and recognize that running for public office cannot be done half heartedly. Ultimately, however, business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector. — Donald Trump[15]

  1. Ann Coulter:
  2. Jim Cramer:
  3. Mitch Daniels:
  4. David Evans:
  5. Peter Fonda:
  6. Newt Gingrich:
  7. David Gregory:
  8. Jay Nordlinger:
  9. Sarah Palin:
  10. Sarah Palin:
  11. Kerry Picket:
  12. Jenn Q. Public:
  13. Jan Schakowsky:
  14. Mark Steyn:
  15. Donald Trump:

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