This Week In Quotes: November 27 – December 3

“Here’s a guy without much experience, who campaigned against much of what we put in place … and who now travels around the world apologizing. I think our adversaries – especially when that’s preceded by a deep bow … – see that as a sign of weakness.” — Dick Cheney

(The federal government is) “doing everything in [its] manpower [and] capability to destroy U.S. manufacturing….I am not going to hire anybody in the United States. I’m moving. They are doing everything possible to destroy jobs.” — David Farr, chairman and CEO of Emerson Electric Co

(Obama’s Afghanistan) policy isn’t “Go in big and get the job done.” Nor is it “Get out fast before any more Americans get hurt.” Instead, it’s the “Surrender Surge.” Go in big so you can get out fast. — Michael Graham

For 18 months we’ll pretend to fight a war. Some 100 or so soldiers and Marines will be killed – not for a military objective, but for a political one. To protect Obama and his party from the consequences of their Afghanistan policy.

Then in the summer before the 2012 election season, the troops will start coming home. The president will say “Well, we tried.” And Massachusetts liberals will be very, very happy. — Michael Graham

Policy decisions require real science and real solutions, not junk science and doomsday scare tactics pushed by an environmental priesthood that capitalizes on the public’s worry and makes them feel that owning an SUV is a “sin” against the planet. — Sarah Palin

Our president is setting up our military to fail — but he’ll be able to claim that he gave the generals what they wanted. Failure will be their fault. He’s covering his strong-on-security flank, even as he plays to our white-flag wavers. His cynicism’s worthy of a Saddam. — Ralph Peters

Immigration has been a great boon for many countries (namely the US) but it shouldn’t be a national or cultural suicide pact. Unfortunately, once you move from the idea of a “melting pot” to a “multicultural mosaic” that’s exactly what can happen. — DrewM

Since this is an era when many people are concerned about “fairness” and “social justice,” what is your “fair share” of what someone else has worked for? — Thomas Sowell

Poor Al Gore. Global warming debunked by the internet you created! Oh, the irony! — John Stewart

As the writer Barry Rubin pointed out, Major Hasan was the first mass murderer in U.S. history to give a PowerPoint presentation outlining the rationale for the crime he was about to commit. And he gave the presentation to a roomful of fellow army psychiatrists and doctors. Some of whom glanced queasily at their colleagues, but none of whom actually spoke up. And, when the question of whether then-Captain Hasan was, in fact, “psychotic,” the policy committee at Walter Reed Army Medical Center worried “how would it look if we kick out one of the few Muslim residents.” — Mark Steyn

They and the political class can’t imagine a decentralized world where good things happen…without them. But in the real world, that’s exactly how good things happen, and how jobs are created. When government sets simple rules that everyone understands and then gets out of the way, free people create jobs. — John Stossel

At this rate, Copenhagen is going to turn into a comedy convention with the real world laughing at these liars. Now is the time to mount massive resistance to the petty tyrants and hit them where it hurts — in the wallet. Further down the line there may be, in many countries, a question of criminal prosecution of anybody who has falsified data to secure funds and impose potentially disastrous fiscal restraints on the world in deference to a massive hoax. It’s a new world out there, Al, and, as you may have noticed, the climate is very cold indeed. — Gerald Warner

Anyone still trying to tune in the signal from this administration is hearing the most depressing funereal dirge: your lives are futile without the command and control of a government that cannot even handle the guest list of a White House state dinner. No wonder anyone taking those signals seriously is feeling enervated, and at least a little bit crazy. —
Dr. Zero

A nation slipping into endless debt, to buy off the social concerns of the moment, cannot help but feel helpless and doomed… because it wouldn’t be so quick to mortgage a future it believed in. To accept the leadership of Barack Obama, either in Afghanistan or at home, is to accept that triumph is a fantasy, and achievement is a relic of the past, so the only rational course is carefully managed decline. —
Dr. Zero

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