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web posted October 27, 2008

"It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy... Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy. I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate... And he's gonna need help. And the kind of help he's gonna need is, he's gonna need you -- not financially to help him -- we're gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it's not gonna be apparent initially, it's not gonna be apparent that we're right." -- Joe Biden

"I will look for those judges who have an outstanding judicial record, who have the intellect, and who hopefully have a sense of what real-world folks are going through." -- Barack Obama...who forgot about the law

"John McCain has been a party to the most significant redistribution of wealth in American history and it has been all the wrong way... [McCain believes in] trickle down, government is bad, markets are right [economics]." -- Joe Biden

"Yes, I believe later on there should be tax increases. Speaking personally, I think there are a lot of very rich people out there whom we can tax at a point down the road and recover some of this money." -- Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)

"What I said, that indicted everybody, that's not what I meant at all. What I mean is there's still folks that have a problem voting for someone because they are black. This whole area, years ago, was really redneck." -- Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) "apologizing" for calling Western Pennsylvania racist

"[Joe] Biden's erratic and gaffetastic behavior is the least of America's worries. He's worse than a blunderbuss. He's an incurable narcissist with chronic diarrhea of the mouth. He's a phony and a pretender who fashions himself a foreign policy expert, constitutional scholar and worldly wise man. He's a man who can't control his impulses. And he could be a heartbeat away." -- Michelle Malkin

"Socialism and communism have failed everywhere they've been tried in the world, yet die-hard socialists, such as William Ayers, still smarter than God, insist on cramming them down our throats in the name of ‘fairness.' Unreconstructed radicals always say that true socialism hasn't been given a real chance. Well, if Obama is elected, we may get that chance." -- David Limbaugh

"People who put faith in government to solve national or even individual problems are headed for deep disappointment, if it hasn't already arrived. Still, that doesn't stop politicians from attempting to sell political snake oil to the gullible. No one ever lost money betting on the ignorance of the uninformed masses." -- Cal Thomas

"[B]y ‘redistributing wealth,' as Obama wants the government to do, he's actually reducing overall wealth in the economy by taking away capital from those who can invest it efficiently in direct job creation. And the real irony is that if Obama is elected and succeeds in raising taxes on the top 5 percent, he's likely to collect less tax, not more, if history is a guide." -- Linda Chavez

"It was the Republican Party that demolished the shining city on the hill my father built. It was the Republican Party that was 100 percent responsible for the end of the Reagan Revolution...[T]he Republican Party abandoned the trail leading to that shining city on the hill to become itself a quasi-Left-wing organization which looks at the Democrats' welfare programs and says ‘me too'." -- Michael Reagan

"People have called you ‘The Savior,' ‘The Messiah,' ‘The Messenger of Change.' The expectations have been raised to such a level... If you are, as you just say, lucky enough to be elected the next president are you going to have to consciously manage expectations during the first several months of your administration?" -- NBC's Matt Lauer to Barack Obama

"Sometimes I think I'm watching Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd here. You know Bugs Bunny is driving him crazy. He's laughing, running away and Elmer just can't keep, can't keep, can't get his eyes off the guy." -- MSNBC's Chris Matthews likening Obama to Bugs Bunny and McCain to Elmer Fudd

"While we're on the symbolism, let me remind you how many Europeans see U.S. voters -- as a trigger-happy bunch with a Bible in one hand and a rifle in the other... Does either of you senators have any serious plans to reduce the number of guns available in the U.S. or even dare to suggest it? That really would impress the Europeans, that you stand for change." -- CNN European political editor Robin Oakley to Obama and McCain

"[P]olls show the image of the U.S. has improved slightly this year simply because President Bush is leaving. And, that if the world had a vote, Barack Obama would win in a landslide. Regardless of who wins, the world is clamoring for a new America in 2009." -- NBC's Dawna Friesen

"I have some concerns about the direction that the [Republican] party has taken in recent years. It has moved more to the right than I would like to see it... I would have difficulty with two more conservative appointments to the Supreme Court, but that's what we'd be looking at in a McCain administration." -- former Republican Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Colin Powell endorsing Barack Obama

"Even in this room full of proud Manhattan Democrats, I can't shake that feeling that some people here are pulling for me. I'm delighted to see you here tonight, Hillary!" -- John McCain at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner Thursday night

"This must be the first time in Western civilization that being a plumber was considered too ‘high brow' to represent the vox populi... Then again, with all the political sewage in Washington, maybe more plumbers are just what our nation's capital needs." -- Elisabeth Meinecke

"Colin Powell is in the news, of course, because he endorsed Barack Obama. Wonder how John McCain feels about Colin Powell endorsing Obama? He is probably all right with it. Men his age are used to having colon problems." -- Conan O'Brien

"Washington, DC, was named in a health survey as having the highest rate of sexually transmitted diseases of any city in the United States. Blame it on the Wall Street bailout plan. You can't screw that many taxpayers and not catch something." -- Argus Hamilton

"This week, President Bush announced a $250 billion -- everything's billions now, millions don't even count, have you noticed that? Millions is like chump change -- plan for the government, to directly buy shares of the nation's leading banks, to make sure they're run properly. Because one thing we know is the people who gave us a $9-trillion debt, they know how to handle money." -- Jay Leno

web posted October 20, 2008

"How odd that all those boring lessons from our grandparents turn out to be true in the globalized, hip 21st century: Save your money. Don't borrow what you can't pay back. Look first at a man's character, not his degrees. And if a promised return on an investment seems too good to be true, it probably is." -- Victor Davis Hanson

"Mr. Obama's leadership during the [financial] crisis has consisted of standing out of the way and mouthing platitudes about the failings of the past eight years of Bush economics." -- Rich Lowry

"The big problem for the GOP isn't that Obama has a mid-single-digit lead in the national polls. The big problem for the GOP is that rank-and-file voters will decide that this race is over and not bother to go to the polls... If Republican voters fall into the trap being laid by the media that the Presidential race is over then Obama will win by default." -- Rich Galen

"[Ronald] Reagan moved the country to the right. Reagan didn't get Democrat votes by telling Democrats they're going to be comfortable as Democrats in the Republican Party because we're going to deemphasize conservatism. Reagan made several million Democrats like conservatism." -- Rush Limbaugh

"Logic has little to do with politics, especially in an election year, when winning tends to become the only goal. In the mounting urgency of a campaign, who's got time or energy to waste making sense?" -- Paul Greenberg

"I think it's too early to declare victory, Anderson, because Barack Obama is black. And I think until we play out the issue of race in this country, I don't think we -- will know, maybe less -- late in the campaign. We don't know about the race factor in America now. So I think it's too soon and I think it could close some before it's over." -- former presidential adviser and CNN contributor David Gergen

"I haven't been able to ask [Obama] directly about the relationship he has or had with Bill Ayers." -- CNN Drew Griffin

"Barack Obama is gifted in his birth by a wonderful smile. He has a wonderful way of disengaging or disarming attacks on him, even when they're ferocious. John McCain, when he smiles, has a somewhat menacing quality. It may not be purposeful, but when he smiles, you wonder what he's really thinking. For whatever reason, Barack Obama comes off as debonair, even under attack." -- MSNBC's Chris Matthews

"It's not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they've got a chance for success too. I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody." -- Barack Obama to a small business owner at a recent rally

"Ultimately, I ended up learning about the fact that [Weatherman terrorist Bill Ayers] had engaged in this reprehensible act 40 years ago, but I was eight years old at the time and I assumed that he had been rehabilitated." -- Barack Obama

"The administration keeps plowing an Uzi's worth of bullets into the McCain-Palin ticket every time they have something else go wrong... It's good politics for us." -- Bill Clinton admitting that pain for Americans is good for Democrats

"You are the instruments that God is going to use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth. And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn't care anything about. That's a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking." -- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan

"[It is] a miracle that the Democratic candidate hasn't suffered the same luck as Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and others who harbored dreams of equality and justice." -- Cuban dictator Fidel Castro

"Bush was so afraid of a snafu and of upsetting Israel that he gave the whole thing a miss. Barack will change that [because as long as the Palestinians haven't seen justice, the Middle East will] remain a source of danger to us all. Barack is determined to repair our relations with the world of Islam and Muslims. Thanks to his background and ecumenical approach, he knows how Muslims feel while remaining committed to his own faith." -- Jesse Jackson, who also decried the "Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades"

"The president went on to say: ‘Here's what the American people need to know: that the United States government is acting; we will continue to act to resolve this crisis and restore stability to our markets.' Which was Bush's way of saying: ‘Hi, I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.' Run for the hills!" -- Chuck Muth

"Gaze into the giant zero of the Obama logo, the hole in the star-spangled doughnut, the vast fathomless nullity that is the gaping keyhole to the door of utopia. To a sad shriveled Republican cynic, there's nothing there but the wide open spaces of Obama's blank rèsumè." -- Mark Steyn

"Investigators (of ACORN's voter fraud) discovered that the entire offensive line of the Dallas Cowboys had signed up to vote in Las Vegas, unless it turns out that someone forged their signatures to make a quota. The rules for this game were written in Chicago." -- Wesley Pruden

"Barack Obama denied any terrorist ties to Bill Ayers on ABC News Wednesday. He may have other skeletons in that area. According to Nevada's voter registration rolls, Fidel Castro and Osama bin Laden have already voted for him by mail in Las Vegas." -- Argus Hamilton

"A town in upstate New York is being accused of being biased ‘cause they sent out absentee ballots that say ‘Barack Osama.' Today they apologized and printed new ballots that say ‘Barack Hussein Osama'." -- Conan O'Brien

"Former President Jimmy Carter blasted President Bush, blaming the financial crisis on him. Carter called this the worst financial crisis since the Carter administration." -- Jay Leno

"Reviewing the polls printed in The New York Times and The Washington Post in the last month of every presidential election since 1976, I found the polls were never wrong in a friendly way to Republicans. When the polls were wrong, which was often, they overestimated support for the Democrat, usually by about 6 to 10 points." -- Ann Coulter

"There is no question that western Pennsylvania is a racist area." -- Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), who, when not slandering the U.S. Marines, apparently enjoys slandering his own constituents

"Look, John [McCain]'s last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle 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, jobs." -- Joe Biden

web posted October 13, 2008

"After watching [Tuesday night's] debate, it all boils down to this: If the election on November 4th is about the economy, Obama wins. If it's about national security, McCain wins. If the election were to be held tomorrow, say hello to President B.O. The only good news for McCain is that the election isn't being held tomorrow... and there's still one more debate to go." -- Chuck Muth

"For the most part they used their stump speech segments to answer the questions without paying much attention to one another... Who won? Neither. It was the rhetorical equivalent of bobbing up and down in the water." -- Rich Galen

"Obama has shown that he is a man of limited experience, questionable convictions, deeply troubling associations (Jeremiah Wright, William Ayers, Tony Rezko) and an alarming lack of self-definition -- do you really know who he is and what he believes?" -- Charles Krauthammer

"Obama could have allied himself with all sorts of other people. But, time and again, he allied himself with people who openly expressed their hatred of America. No amount of flags on his campaign platforms this election year can change that." -- Thomas Sowell

"Our opponent... is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect -- imperfect enough, that he's palling around with terrorists who would target their own country. This is not a man who sees America as you see America and as I see America. We see America as a force of good in this world. We see an America of exceptionalism." -- Sarah Palin

"Lots of other places -- from Britain to Australia -- took a hit in 1929 but, alas, they lacked an FDR to keep it going till the end of the Thirties. That's why in other countries they refer to it as ‘the Depression,' but only in the U.S. is it ‘Great'." -- Mark Steyn

"[Barack Obama] definitely won tonight... I really think Barack Obama won the debate tonight in strategy is on foreign policy. He took the debate to John McCain, took it to John McCain's judgment, jujitsued the line that John McCain used in the last debate about how Barack Obama doesn't understand foreign policy." -- ABC's George Stephanopoulos, the former Clintonista who declared the same clear victory for Obama in the first debate and Biden in the vice-presidential debate

"Down in the polls, the McCain campaign has found a new attack dog: McCain's once embattled running mate, Sarah Palin. Will it work?... [Saturday] she took after Barack Obama in a style reminiscent of Spiro Agnew when he was Richard Nixon's running mate." -- CBS's Bob Schieffer

"Barak Obama... was given a police escort to his hotel. In recent days, he's been under a non-stop verbal assault from Sarah Palin." -- CBS's Katie Couric, seemingly implying that Palin is a threat to Obama, who has had Secret Service protection for some time now

"The thing that worries me the most is [Sarah Palin] has this George Bush quality to make up her mind before she has the facts and she's dogmatic and, you know, she's impulsive, and the things that get you into trouble when you're president of the United States." -- Newsweek's Evan Thomas

"One can be known in part by the company one keeps. William Ayers is not somebody who just did evil things when Obama was eight years old. They have an adult relationship and Ayers has been a booster of Obama's and they have worked together on ‘education issues' in Chicago. Let's have some perspective here. What do you suppose the mainstream media reaction would be had McCain been associated with an abortion clinic bomber?" -- Cal Thomas

"I believe this is a final verdict on the failed economic policies of the last eight years, strongly promoted by President Bush and supported by Sen. McCain, that essentially said that we should strip away regulations, consumer protections, let the market run wild, and prosperity would rain down on all of us." -- Barack Obama

"We will not Christmas-tree this bill. The times are too urgent. Everyone has their own desires and needs. It's going to have to wait." -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) before the bailout bill was larded up to 451 pages

"[Republicans] get to take things out on poor people. Let's be honest: The fact that some of the poor people are black doesn't hurt them either, from their standpoint. This is an effort, I believe, to appeal to a kind of anger in people." -- Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)

"We kicked -- along with France, we kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon." -- Joe Biden in Thursday's vice-presidential debate

"Biden said the strangest and most ill-informed thing I have ever heard about Lebanon in my life. Nobody has ever kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon. Not the United States. Not France. Not Israel. And not the Lebanese. Nobody. Joe Biden has literally no idea what he is talking about." -- Michael Totten

"Tom Brokaw had no control over the program. I don't know why the candidates decided to have a one-minute rule, but no United States Senator in the history of the United States Senate has been able to say ‘hello' within one minute, much less discuss tax policy." -- Rich Galen

"Anybody that wants the Presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office." -- David Broder

"If Obama wins, it means hiring an arsonist to fight a fire." -- Mona Charen

"What do Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden have in common? They both have friends who bombed the Pentagon." -- Rush Limbaugh

"[Joe] Biden was glib and fluent and in command of the facts -- if by ‘in command of the facts' you mean ‘talks complete blithering balderdash and hogwash."' -- Mark Steyn

"In what proved to be one of the biggest Democrat cover-ups since Ted Kennedy avoided charges in Mary Jo Kopechne's death, the media covered for the Democrats by blaming the ‘financial crisis' on everything from de-regulation to testosterone, while we did ourselves in by adhering to the tenets of political correctness." -- A.W.R. Hawkins

"The Labor Department has announced that 159,000 people lost their jobs last month. Worst job loss in five years. Here's the ironic part -- all 435 members of Congress still have their jobs." -- Jay Leno

web posted October 6, 2008

"It's incredible how generous you can be with other people's money." -- Star Parker

"So, yes, our recent financial turmoil does suggest failure -- a failure to truly practice capitalism and a failure to accept and believe in the value, appropriateness and morality of a limited government and maximum personal responsibility." -- Larry Elder

"Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac do not deserve to be bailed out, but neither do workers, families and businesses deserve to be put through the economic wringer by a collapse of credit markets, such as occurred during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Neither do the voters deserve to be deceived on the eve of an election by the notion that this is a failure of free markets that should be replaced by political micro-managing." -- Thomas Sowell

"Treasury Secretary Paulson, asked about conservative complaints that his rescue program amounts to socialism, said, essentially: This is not socialism, this is necessary. That non sequitur might be politically necessary, but remember that government control of capital is government control of capitalism." -- George Will

"It is an affront to the nation that some of the people who brought on the crisis (and financially and politically benefited from the status quo) were asking the questions at the Banking Committee hearing. They should have been in the witness chair. [Sen. Chris] Dodd said the crisis was ‘entirely foreseeable and preventable.' Then why didn't he try to prevent it? He should have been answering questions about the PAC contributions he received from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, (according to opensecrets.org, he's the Senate's no. 1 recipient of campaign contributions, $133,900, Barack Obama is no. 3, $105,849), his sweetheart Countrywide Financial mortgage rate and whether they influenced his inattentiveness to the growing mortgage crisis." -- Cal Thomas

"Liberals love to talk about those evil corporations and those big, bad, overpaid executives -- the bogeymen of the era. Since the fall of Enron, Lefties learned they could pick on businesses with immunity. They learned that they could use the idea of the evil corporation run by the evil corporate executives who secretly fritter away all the hard-earned money of the employees to entice voters away from Republicans. It is an easy ploy. Everyone likes to have a fall guy, and it is comforting in hard times to blame someone -- an unseen presence that is far away and inhuman -- for one's troubles." -- The Washington Times

"If this [bailout] doesn't pass, do you think there's a risk of another Great Depression?" -- CBS's Katie Couric to Sarah Palin, who repeated the phrase in her answer. Couric later asked John McCain, "But isn't so much of this, Senator McCain, about consumer confidence and using rhetoric like the ‘Great Depression,' is that the kind of language Americans need to hear right now?"

"The rain pouring down, his jacket off, his white dress-shirt clinging to his body, Barack Obama played to a crowd in a state that hasn't elected a Democrat since 1964." -- ABC's Sunlen Miller, Matt Jaffe and John Berman getting a little carried away

"In an imaginary world where liberal journalists are held to the same standards as everyone else, [PBS anchor and vice-presidential debate moderator Gwen] Ifill would be required to make a full disclosure at the start of the debate. She would be required to turn to the cameras and tell the national audience that she has a book coming out on Jan. 20, 2009 -- a date that just happens to coincide with the inauguration of the next president of the United States. The title of Ifill's book? ‘The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.' Nonpartisan my foot." -- Michelle Malkin

"It was capitalism that caused the ruin [in the United States]. Let the U.S. empire end and let a great nation and great republic rise from the ruin." -- Venezuela's Hugo Chavez

"[Monday] the House of Representatives voted against the Wall Street bailout plan, a plan which House Minority Leader John Boehner called ‘a crap sandwich.' Yeah, that's what he said. Congress hasn't given up though. They're already working on a new plan which they call ‘a crap sandwich with cheese'." -- Conan O'Brien

"Merely voting ‘present won't do it [to confront and conquer today's financial mess]. The people in all 57 states, clinging bitterly to God, guns and now to their life's savings, deserve nothing less." -- Wesley Pruden

"Spanish police arrested a self-styled Robin Hood in Madrid Friday. He took out millions of dollars in loans and gave the money to the poor, and now he refuses to pay it back. He had to sit in jail for two hours before he was bailed out by U.S. taxpayers." -- Argus Hamilton

"Before we begin, I want to warn people from Nigeria who might be watching our show, if you get any emails from Washington asking for money, it's a scam. Don't fall for it." -- Jay Leno

"Think $700 billion to bail out Wall Street is expensive? Just wait. The mortgage meltdown is cheap compared with the coming fiscal firestorm fanned by unfunded Social Security and Medicare costs. Together, these programs hold unfunded obligations totaling $41 trillion -- 60 times larger than the proposed Wall Street bailout." -- Brian Riedl

"[It was tempting to oppose a bailout and] stick a finger in the eye of the bankers and the tycoons whose greed brought us to this crisis, but after the rush of righteousness fades, what then? We can take a cut at Wall Street, but Wall Street won't feel the brunt of the pain." -- Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), chairman of the Senate Banking Committee and one of those on Capitol Hill who are chiefly responsible for the current crisis

"[T]he ideology of that judge makes a big difference. That's why I led the fight against Judge [Robert] Bork. Had he been on the court, I suspect there would be a lot of changes that I don't like and the American people wouldn't like, including everything from Roe v. Wade to issues relating to civil rights and civil liberties." -- Joe Biden, admitting to a litmus test for judges

web posted September 29, 2008

"Financial institutions are not being bailed out as a favor to them or their stockholders. In fact, stockholders have come out worse off after some bailouts. The real point is to avoid a major contraction of credit that could cause major downturns in output and employment, ruining millions of people, far beyond the financial institutions involved. If it was just a question of the financial institutions themselves, they could be left to sink or swim. But it is not." -- Thomas Sowell

"The credit crunch and foreclosure problems are failures of government policy. In fact, what we see now is a market correction to foolhardy government policy. Congress' move to bail out lenders and borrowers who made poor decisions will simply create incentives for people to make unwise decisions in the future." -- Walter Williams

"[A]s lawmakers debate buying up hundreds of billions in assets, they should realize that the government's aggressive meddling in financial decision-making is what got our economy into this mess in the first place. The long-term answer isn't more federal control, it's a return to free-market principles." -- Ed Feulner

"Crisis is the friend of the State. The politicians are desperate to be seen as ‘showing leadership,' so we're surely in for a new round of government interventions." -- John Stossel

"When the Forbidden Fruit was handed to Adam and Eve, they were allowed the moral choice to accept or decline. I know people who have refused to feast on the money tree. They live simply, within their means, and seem far more content than those who are trying to horde their wealth while clinging to the ladder of ‘success,' terrified to let go. That isn't real living. The Puritans rightly saw that as covetousness." -- Cal Thomas

"I certainly don't fault Sen. McCain for these problems [on Wall Street], but I do fault the economic philosophy he subscribes to." -- Barack Obama

"I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face." -- Barack Obama

"I guarantee you Barack Obama ain't taking my shotguns, so don't buy that malarkey... If he tries to fool with my Beretta, he's got a problem." -- Joe Biden on Obama, who recently said, "Even if I want to take them away, I don't have the votes in Congress."

"You got to be kind to the disabled... There's no question about it politically [that she's disabled]." -- Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) on Sarah Palin

"Relating to the fears of the average American is one of [Joe] Biden's strong suits." -- CBS's Katie Couric setting up for a tough interview with Biden

"We have to talk about Palin. Let me just say, I don't want to go this far in talking about her. She is a farce. This nomination, the nomination of this person to be potentially President of the United States next January... is a joke. It is absurd! It is something that should be dismissed out of hand as the most irresponsible act any candidate has ever made, ever!" -- Andrew Sullivan of The Atlantic

"Palin's evangelical rigidity on social issues puts her out of step with the modern woman. She is said to be more reactionary than McCain -- if that's possible. Is it any wonder that the activist feminist organizations have come out in support of Obama?" -- White House Press Corps member Helen Thomas

"Race is arguably the biggest issue in this election, and it's one that nobody's talking about. The differences between Barack Obama and John McCain couldn't be more well defined. Obama wants to change Washington. McCain is a part of Washington and a part of the Bush legacy. Yet the polls remain close. Doesn't make sense... unless it's race." -- CNN's Jack Cafferty

"[B]ailing out people who made ill-advised mortgages makes no more sense that bailing out people who lost their life savings in Las Vegas casinos." -- Thomas Sowell

"[T]he federal government announced a massive plan to bail out a number of banking institutions. One expert said it might cost Americans more than a trillion dollars... Where they'll get this money and how it's going to be handed out still isn't clear. All we know for sure is that it's a trillion dollars and it's going to be hosted by Howie Mandel." -- Jimmy Kimmel

"Joe Biden says the Wall Street crisis is the result of George W. Bush's tax cuts, which makes as much sense as blaming the rising price of fairy dust. But as a wise man once asked, Who gives a rat's patoot what Joe Biden thinks?" -- Jonah Goldberg

"Barclays Bank in England purchased bankrupt Lehman Brothers Tuesday along with its Manhattan tower, saving nine thousand jobs. It's humiliating. The United States of America is 232 years old and we're having to go to mom for money." -- Argus Hamilton

"Barack Obama continues to criticize John McCain's economic plan. McCain would like to criticize Obama's plan, but nobody knows what it is yet. ... Barack Obama said again that he wants to raise taxes on the rich -- that's provided by November anyone is still rich. ... That seems to be the theme: Joe Biden said that paying higher taxes is patriotic. The Republican strategy on Joe Biden? Let him keep talking." -- Jay Leno



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