Notable Quotables

Remember Obama’s “Era of Austerity?” Well, It’s Over “With the 2015 budget request, [President] Obama will call for an end to the era of austerity that has dogged much of his presidency and to his efforts to find common ground with Republicans. Instead, the President will focus on pumping new cash into job training, early-childhood education and other programs....” — Washington Post business reporter Zachary Goldfarb in a February 21 front-page article, “Obama budget to rebuff austerity.” Since President Obama took office, the federal government’s total public debt has risen from $10.63 trillion to $17.42 trillion. vs . “This idea... continue reading
Spinning ObamaCare: Two Million Jobs Lost = “Freedom” “We got a report today about ObamaCare that was both surprising and widely misunderstood. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said about two million Americans are likely to pass up full-time jobs because of the President’s health insurance program. Those aren’t necessarily jobs being lost. They’re also workers choosing to work less.” — Anchor Scott Pelley on the CBS Evening News , February 4. “Is this — I’m sure you’re happy to have Democrats on the defensive here. But why shouldn’t this be seen as freedom for folks who didn’t have it before?”... continue reading
Please, Let’s Not Forget How Wonderful Barack Obama Is “With all the talk about the President entering this period where ‘lame duck’ has been tossed around, this period in his second term, it was David Remnick in The New Yorker magazine, a long, long article, a long, sustained-access interview with the President over many stops, who put a sentence in the middle of the article to reset everyone’s expectations and remind us what it took to get here. And I’m going to quote from it. ‘A President who after all,’ quote, ‘won two terms as only 17 of 44 presidents... continue reading
Like the Grueling “Vetting” Candidate Obama Endured? “This is, you know, welcome to the NFL. You know, this is — he [Chris Christie] has gotten a lot of benefit by being sort of this Republican rising star in the New York City media markets, so he gets a lot of access to media attention, access to national media. And so he’s had a free ride, if you will. Well, now, welcome to the vetting process. Now that he’s essentially shown interest in being a presidential candidate, this is what life is like. This is what happens when the bright lights... continue reading
Calling It “ObamaCare” Is Just a Racist Smear “I want to talk today about a controversial word. It’s a word that has been with us for years and, like it or not, it’s indelibly printed in the pages of American history. A word that was originally intended as a derogatory term, meant to shame and divide and demean. The word was conceived of by a group of wealthy white men who needed a way to put themselves above and apart from a black man, to render him inferior and unequal and to diminish his accomplishments.... Y’all know the word that... continue reading
Obama’s #1 Fan Gets an Early Christmas Gift “I’ve got the Christmas Eve excitement brewing right here at Hardball . Because tomorrow night at precisely this time, 7:00 Eastern, the President of the United States is going to join us....Big night, big questions, big opportunity. I hope the President names — or actually, makes the best of tomorrow night.” — MSNBC host Chris Matthews on the December 4 Hardball , previewing his interview with President Obama. “I’m not sure what Chris Matthews was doing with President Obama yesterday, but it wasn’t hardball. It wasn’t even softball. It was more like... continue reading
MSNBC’s Most Disgusting Attack on a Conservative (So Far) “One of the most comprehensive first-person accounts of slavery comes from the personal diary of a man called Thomas Thistlewood, who kept copious notes for 39 years....In 1756, he records that ‘A slave named Darby catched eating canes; had him well flogged and pickled, then made Hector, another slave, s-h-i-t in his mouth.’ This became known as ‘Darby’s Dose,’ a punishment invented by Thistlewood that spoke only of the slave owners savagery and inhumanity.... When Mrs. Palin invoked slavery, she doesn’t just prove her rank ignorance. She confirms that if anyone... continue reading
Not a Lie, Just an “Impossible to Keep” Promise “I mean, having the President go out there and make a promise that he had no control to keep, right? Making that promise — ‘If you like your health care plan, you can keep it’ — well, it was impossible to keep that promise. You can’t tell a company — you know, 80 percent of us, you and I, we don’t get to control our health care policy. We work for a company that controls our health care policy. So that was a promise they couldn’t keep. It set a false... continue reading
Ted Cruz = “The David Koresh of the Republican Party” “Do you think Ted Cruz is a bit like the David Koresh of the Republican Party? He’s a bit like a character who believes himself to be anointed, believes himself to be a prophet, ignores everything, and torches the place in the process....Is he the David Koresh of the Republican Party?” — MSNBC host Martin Bashir tossing out a question to his panel, October 16, referring to the Branch Davidian leader who led 76 members of his cult to their deaths during a 1993 standoff near Waco, Texas. “Question: If... continue reading
Obama’s Media Minions Assign All Shutdown Blame to GOP “Wolf, the suicide caucus is comprised of 80 hard-line Republicans who got the ball rolling toward a government shutdown....” — Correspondent Brian Todd on CNN’s The Situation Room , October 1. “It’s about the results of the last election. It’s about a standing law for three years. It’s about a small — they’ve been called ‘the suicide caucus’ in the U.S. House, about 80 members....It’s been called a political hostage taking, it’s been called political extortion. You’ve heard the vitriol and the rhetoric this week. But right now, because of this... continue reading