Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Just for Fun!

Sometimes those in Washington lead us to believe that we just aren't smart enough to make our own decisions.  Next time you even consider that idea, just think about some of these quotes!
  • John Conyers on the Health Care Bill, which he voted for: "I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill ... What good is reading the bill if it's a thousand pages and you don't have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?'"
  • Barack Obama: "I've now been in 57 states? I think one left to go?"  
  • John Kerry on the troops: "You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq.
  • "Howard Dean: "We know that not one person can succeed unless everybody else succeeds."
  • Rosie O'Donnell: "Don't fear the terrorists. They're mothers and fathers." 
  • Al Gore: "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet."
  • Nancy Pelosi on the economy: "every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs."  
  • Helen Thomas: Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine" and "go home" to Germany and Poland. 
  • Bill Clinton on ordinary Americans: "African Americans watch the same news at night that ordinary Americans do."
  • Barack Obama on a tornado that killed twelve people: "In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died - an entire town destroyed"
  • Harry Reid on Iraq: "This war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything."
  • Joe Biden on the economy: "The number one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S." 
  • Bill Maher on Christianity: "I think religion is a neurological disorder. 
  • Ted Rall: "Over time, however, the endless war in Iraq began to play a role in natural selection. Only idiots signed up; only idiots died. Back home, the average I.Q. soared."
  • Michael Moore on terrorism: "There is no terrorist threat. Yes, there have been horrific acts of terrorism and, yes, there will be acts of terrorism again. But that doesn't mean that there's some kind of massive terrorist threat."
  • Marion Barry, former mayor of Washington, DC: "If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate."
  • California Senator Barbara Boxer: "Those who survived the San Francisco earthquake said, ‘Thank God, I'm still alive.' But, of course, those who died, their lives will never be the same again."
  • Wesley Bolin, former governor of Arizona: "We'd like to avoid problems, because when we have problems, we can have troubles."
  • Senator Chris Dodd, while on the campaign trail: "Eight more days and I can start telling the truth again." 
  • Bill Clinton: "It all depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is' is."
  • Jerry Brown, newly elected governor of California: "The conventional viewpoint says we need a jobs program and we need to cut welfare. Just the opposite! We need more welfare and fewer jobs."
  • Marion Barry, former mayor of Washington, DC: "I am clearly more popular than Reagan. I am in my third term. Where's Reagan? Gone after two! Defeated by George Bush and Michael Dukakis no less."
  • Bill Clinton: "I have never had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky. I've never had an affair with her."
  • Al Gore on zoology: "A zebra does not change its spots."
  • Rod Blagojevich, former governor of IL: "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."
  • Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on the newly passed health care law: "We actually have not required in this law that you carry health insurance."
  • Congressman John Dingell on freedom: "The harsh fact of the matter is when you're passing legislation that will cover 300 million American people in different ways, it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people."
  • Congressman Charlie Rangel on our troops: "If a young fella has an option of having a decent career or joining the army to fight in Iraq, you can bet your life that he would not be in Iraq."
  • Radio personality Ed Schultz on elections: "If I lived in Massachusetts, I'd try to vote ten times ... Yeah that's right, I'd cheat to keep these bastards out. I would. Because that's exactly what they are." 
  • John Kerry on health care: "I'm going to be honest with you -- I don't know a lot about Cuba's healthcare system. Is it a government-run system?"
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters on socialism: "Guess what this liberal would be all about? This liberal will be about socializing...uh, um...Would be about, basically, taking over, and the government running all of your companies." 
  • Senator Harry Reid on Barack Obama: "...light-skinned," and with "no negro dialect."
  • Nancy Pelosi on legislation: "But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."
  • Joe Biden to Missouri State Senator Chuck Graham, who is wheelchair bound: "stand up ... Chuck, stand up, Chuck, let 'em see you!"
  • Harry Reid “Our system of government is a voluntary tax system… Of course you have to pay them.” 
  • Hilary Clinton insulting all "stay at home" moms:  “I suppose I could have stayed home, baked cookies, and had tea.” – Hillary Clinton
  • Richard Nixon:  “If you can’t lie, you’ll never go anywhere.”
  • Bill Clinton:  “I can spend your money better than you can.”  
  • "Gerry Brown:  "The private enterprise system indicates that some people have higher incomes than others.
  • "Connecticut Governor William O'Neill at a 1998 political rally:  "People don't want hand outs!"  People want hand jobs!"  (His comment was followed by riotous applause.)
  • Dee Dee Myers, press secretary to Bill Clinton:  Democrats did very well in the Democratic primaries.
  • L.Douglas Wilder, governor of Virginia:  "The first black president will be a politician who is black.
  • "Senator Barry Goldwater talking about women in the armed forces:  "Women are hard enough to handle now without giving them a gun."  (my personal favorite)
  • Sheryl Crow on Environmentalism: "I propose a limitation be put on how many sqares [sic] of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting. Now, I don't want to rob any law-abiding American of his or her God-given rights, but I think we are an industrious enough people that we can make it work with only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where 2 to 3 could be required.
  • '"Joy Behar on Economics: "Isn't it a little racist to call it Black Friday?"

Are they smarter than YOU?

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