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Re: Political Quotes of the Day

Post by Dardedar » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:58 am

Polishing that turd, for 60 years.
Still a turd.
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Re: Political Quotes of the Day

Post by David Franks » Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:48 am

Savonarola wrote:The National Review has been a failure for 60 straight years?
A lot of people assume that they're straight.

Re: Political Quotes of the Day

Post by Savonarola » Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:15 pm

Dardedar wrote:[quoting George Will]
... the project William F. Buckley began six decades ago with the founding in 1955 of the National Review — making conservatism intellectually respectable and politically palatable.
The National Review has been a failure for 60 straight years?

Re: Political Quotes of the Day

Post by David Franks » Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:18 pm

Were they lying then, are they lying now, or do they always lie?

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Re: Political Quotes of the Day

Post by Dardedar » Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:01 am

So this has been going on a long time eh?
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Re: Political Quotes of the Day

Post by Dardedar » Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:52 am

George Will saying Buckley had quite the task before him!
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"In every town large enough to have two traffic lights there is a bar at the back of which sits the local Donald Trump, nursing his fifth beer and innumerable delusions. Because the actual Donald Trump is wealthy, he can turn himself into an unprecedentedly and incorrigibly vulgar presidential candidate. It is his right to use his riches as he pleases. His squalid performance and its coarsening of civic life are costs of freedom that an open society must be prepared to pay.

When, however, Trump decided that his next acquisition would be not another casino but the Republican presidential nomination, he tactically and quickly underwent many conversions of convenience (concerning abortion, health care, funding Democrats, etc.). His makeover demonstrates that he is a counterfeit Republican and no conservative.

He is an affront to anyone devoted to the project William F. Buckley began six decades ago with the founding in 1955 of the National Review — making conservatism intellectually respectable and politically palatable. Buckley’s legacy is being betrayed by invertebrate conservatives now saying that although Trump “goes too far,” he has “tapped into something,” and therefore. . . ."
--George Will George Will Calls For Trump to Be Thrown Out of the Republican Party

Here come the establishment knives!

Re: Political Quotes of the Day

Post by David Franks » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:01 pm

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Re: Political Quotes of the Day

Post by Dardedar » Thu May 07, 2015 1:46 pm

"What puzzles me is why there isn't more indignation. The Tea Party is the most indignant domestic political movement since Norman Thomas's Socialist Party, but its wrath is turned in the wrong direction. It favors policies that are favorable to corporations and unfavorable to individuals. Its opposition to Obamacare is a textbook example. Insurance companies and the health care industry finance a "populist" movement that is manipulated to oppose its own interests. The billionaire Koch brothers payroll right wing front organizations that oppose labor unions and financial reform. The patriots wave their flags and don't realize they're being duped. Consider taxes. Do you know we could eliminate half the predicted shortfall in the national budget by simply failing to renew the Bush tax cuts? Do you know that if corporations were taxed at a fair rate, much of the rest could be found? General Electric recently reported it paid no current taxes. Why do you think that was? Why do middle and lower class Tea Party members not understand that they bear an unfair burden of taxes that should be more fairly distributed? Why do they support those who campaign against unions and a higher minimum wage? What do they think is in it for them?" - Roger Ebert, April 9, 2011

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Post by Dardedar » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:58 am

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Post by Dardedar » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:47 pm

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Re: Political Quotes of the Day

Post by Dardedar » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:51 pm

CHUCK TODD: Let me go to Gul Rahman. He was chained to the wall of his cell, doused with water, froze to death in C.I.A. custody.
And it turned out it was a case of mistaken identity.

DICK CHENEY: --right. But the problem I had is with the folks that we did release that end up back on the battlefield. [...] I'm more concerned with bad guys who got out and released than I am with a few that, in fact, were innocent.

CHUCK TODD: 25% of the detainees though, 25% turned out to be innocent. They were released.

DICK CHENEY: Where are you going to draw the line, Chuck? How are-- [...]

CHUCK TODD: Is that too high? You're okay with that margin for error?

DICK CHENEY: I have no problem as long as we achieve our objective.

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Re: Political Quotes of the Day

Post by Dardedar » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:32 am

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Re: Political Quotes of the Day

Post by David Franks » Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:48 am

"By the way, I also did say Jesus was white; as I've learned in the past two days, that is far from settled." --Megyn Kelly, the Kelly File, 21 December 2013 (transcript punctuation corrected for clarity)

http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/12/21/megyn-kelly-addresses-white-santa-comments

I guess she told us.

Re: Political Quotes of the Day

Post by Dardedar » Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:46 am

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Post by Dardedar » Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:13 pm

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Re: Political Quotes of the Day

Post by Dardedar » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:51 am

Reich on why the election isn't so bad:
"I was in the Clinton administration Election Day 1994 when Democrats lost both houses of Congress, and Newt Gingrich became king of the Hill. It was horrible. But you know what? It created all sorts of opportunities. It smoked Republicans out. They could no longer hide behind blue-dog Democrats. Americans saw them for who they were. Gingrich became the most hated man in America. The 1994 election also marked the end of the coalition of conservative Republicans and southern Democrats that had controlled much of Congress since the end of the New Deal."

And hey look, voter suppression works:
"Voter suppression watch: In the North Carolina Senate race, Thom Tillis beat Senator Kay Hagen by 48,000 votes. North Carolina’s voters were, for the first time, voting under one of the harshest new election laws in the country — which Tillis helped craft. The Election Protection hotline reported widespread problems with voter registrations and voters being told they were in the wrong precinct. Numbers from recent elections suggest the magnitude of voter suppression is close to 45,000 to 50,000 votes.

Similarly, in Kansas, Governor Sam Brownback beat back challenger Paul Davis by fewer than 33,000 votes. The Kansas secretary of state says more than 24,000 Kansans tried to register this year but their registrations were held in “suspense” because they failed to present the documentary proof of citizenship now required by state law. And the Government Accountability Office found that Kansas’s voter ID law reduced turnout by 17,000 voters in 2012. You do the math." --Robert Reich

Re: Political Quotes of the Day

Post by Dardedar » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:37 pm

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Re: Political Quotes of the Day

Post by Dardedar » Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:07 am

"Men do tend to think about things on a much higher level... we need our male colleagues to understand that
if you can bring it down to a woman's level... that's the way to go." --GOP Congresswoman Renee Ellmers

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Re: Political Quotes of the Day

Post by Dardedar » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:31 pm

Bruce Bartlett, domestic policy adviser to Ronald Reagan and GHW Bush:

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Longer version:
[McCain] probably has his finger up in the air, looking around to see which way the tea party is blowing.

After the Vietnam experience, we all agreed that we must do more and do everything humanly possible to get all of our soldiers home who are captured, and we didn't ask questions about whether they were deserving or not. They're prisoners of war, they're American soldiers, they deserve to be brought home...

It's all been turned around now, because of the tea party. The Republicans in Washington constantly have their finger on the pulse of the grassroots, trying to figure out what they want, and how to pander to them.

But unfortunately, these people in the tea party are morons! I mean, they really are. They're stupid, they're ignoramuses, they have no idea what they're talking about, they're extremists, they're bigots.

Senator Thad Cochran... may very well lose his primary to some crackpot moron tea party person.

[Conservative Republicans] keep moving further and further to the right...

Fox-- which is essentially the Republican Party network, simply panders to the Republican Party line-- has an age 72 average viewing age. And so those people who make up the tea party are basically dying off."


http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2014/06 ... ots-dying/

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