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The good and the bad...presented with permission from The Patriot E-Journal

web posted November 22, 2010

"The trade association of U.S. airlines -- the Air Transport Association -- says that it expects that about 24 million Americans will take to the air over the Thanksgiving holiday. That would be about 3 percent more air travelers than flew last Thanksgiving. I hope they are wrong. Travelers should drive, take the train, bicycle, walk or just stay home. Just don't fly. If we stay on the ground, the message may finally get through to our government: stop harassing us and concentrate on finding the bad guys." --columnist Jed Babbin

"Mr. Obama's continued pursuit of romance with the Islamic world, little short of abasing both himself and his country, isn't winning him a lot of points from Muslims at home. ... The special pleaders are clear about the price they exact for returning Mr. Obama's respect and attempts at affection. They define 'progress' as withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan, shutting down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay at once, 'protecting' the civil rights of Muslim Americans, and compelling the Israelis to commit suicide. Do all that, Mr. President, and we'll love you -- maybe for a whole day. But eventually you'll probably have to put Michelle in a burqa." --Washington Times editor emeritus Wesley Pruden

"After being chastened by the voters in one of the greatest electoral reversals in American history, the president flew away on the most expensive foreign junket ever taken by an American head of state. But his appearances ... in India, Indonesia and South Korea have made it vividly clear to all that Obama is incapable of shaping events." --columnist Oliver North

"President Obama's fiercest obstacles as chief executive are neither recalcitrant Republicans nor the increasing complexity and demands of the job; they are his ideology and his political allegiances. Newsweek sees it differently. In its latest issue, it laments: 'The presidency has grown, and grown and grown, into the most powerful, most impossible job in the world. ... The issue is not Obama, it's the office. ... Can any single person fully meet the demands of the 21st-century presidency?' Can you imagine any 'mainstream' media publication interposing such a lame excuse for a Republican president's failures in office?" --columnist David Limbaugh

"Campaigning is different than governing. [Republicans] are flush with victory after a campaign of just saying 'No.' But I'm sure the American people did not vote for more gridlock." --Barack Obama

"We didn't lose the election because of me. Our members do not accept that. So, I'm not looking back on this. They asked me to run, I'm running. We don't let the Republicans choose our leaders, and again, our members understand, they made me a target because I'm effective, politically and policy-wise." --soon-to-be-former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

"The election was no ringing endorsement of Republicans. We do not accept their version of what this election means. It's not about rejecting what President Obama has done. It didn't go fast enough to create jobs. That's what it's about." --Nancy Pelosi

"[T]he stimulus prevented bad things from happening. There are about 10 million people probably who are working now who would not have been had we not passed those laws but they don't know who they are." --Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

"I am being denied the right to have a lawyer right now because I don't have the opportunity to have a legal defense fund set up. And because I don't have a million dollars to pay my counsel. ... All I am asking for is fairness. ... Can you tell me under what theory of fairness would dictate that I be denied due process, that I be denied an attorney, because it's going to be the end of the session? ... My reputation, 50 years of public service, has to suffer because you have concluded that this matter has to end before this Congress ends." --Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY), who was found guilty on 11 of 13 counts of ethics violations

"I said something deliberately provocative on This Week, so I think I'd better clarify what I meant (which I did on the show, but it can't hurt to say it again.) So, what I said is that the eventual resolution of the deficit problem both will and should rely on 'death panels and sales taxes'. What I meant is that (a) health care costs will have to be controlled, which will surely require having Medicare and Medicaid decide what they're willing to pay for -- not really death panels, of course, but consideration of medical effectiveness and, at some point, how much we're willing to spend for extreme care." --New York Times columnist Paul Krugman

"You know while you're making these proposals, the Congress is about to come back and talk about whether to extend the tax cuts first passed under President Bush. By extending them, that's going to cost about $4 trillion, about the amount that you save. Couldn't some of this be avoided by keeping the tax rates where they are? I mean, by letting them go back to where they were in 1998 when you were White House chief of staff?" --ABC's George Stephanopoulos to former Clinton chief of staff Erskine Bowles

"You wrote a book last year, I believe, that predicted 40 more years of Democratic dominance in Washington. Given what happened not long ago in those elections, do you stand by that prediction?" --ABC's Dan Harris to former Clintonista James Carville, who responded in the affirmative

"Nancy Pelosi did two things for which she will go down in history. She was an incredibly effective majority leader when, and speaker, there was an opposition president. She helped make the majority. And when she was in the majority, she was the hammer that got through President Obama's agenda and sent it to the Senate. However, that is a completely different role than what she wants to do now. For which, I think she's kind of like Winston Churchill. I mean, she accomplished historic things for the Democrats, and they should be sending her off in a blaze of glory and adjusting for this new regime." --Fox News Sunday and NPR's Mara Liasson

"As part of our layered approach, we have expedited the deployment of new Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) units to help detect concealed metallic and non-metallic threats on passengers. These machines are now in use at airports nationwide, and the vast majority of travelers say they prefer this technology to alternative screening measures." --Homeland Insecurity Secretary Janet Napolitano

"I think that this is, there's a silver lining for the Democrats in this election. The Blue Dog Democrats, the conservative Democrats, lost by a huge margin. The majority of them, in fact, were thrown out of office last week. That's a good thing for the Democrats. That's good because so much of what the Democratic caucus has had to do is to sort of placate these conservative Democrats and they watered down these bills so they'll be happy. Well, they're gone now. The Progressive Caucus -- there's about 80 members in the Progressive Caucus in Congress -- only three of them lost election, lost the election last week. So it's going to be actually a more liberal Democratic group, more progressive group." --documentarian Michael Moore

"I'm the next president. I'll be 35 ... just before November, so I was born to be president. I'm the man. I'm the man. I'm the man. Greene's the man. I'm the man. I'm the greatest person ever. I was born to be president. I'm the man, I'm the greatest individual ever." --former South Carolina Democrat Senate candidate Alvin Greene

"[Barack Obama] used his Jakarta platform to complain about Israel building apartments for her growing population. Where? In Jerusalem, the capital of Israel. To make matters even worse, Jakarta is a city no Israeli is allowed to enter!" --columnist Ken Blackwell

"President Obama stood in front of India's congress and bowed low before he gave a speech to them. The gesture didn't work. The lawmakers still observed the Indian custom of putting the American on hold for twenty minutes before they'd listen to them." --comedian Argus Hamilton

"Obama's overseas trip has been such a disaster that people in Kenya now claim that he has an American birth certificate." --comedian Jay Leno

"Time was that telling a government agent not to 'touch my junk' was so obvious that citizens didn't need to bother. Thanks to Janet Napolitano, now we have government agents groping nuns and taking naked pictures of the rest of us." --columnist Bryan Preston

web posted November 15, 2010

"This is a great opportunity to show everyone that we got the message and that we're willing, in this post-election season, to come together and do what's best for the country we all love." --Barack Obama

"Because I'm effective. It's why they had to do it. They had to put a stop to me because we were effective in passing health-care reform, which the health insurance industry wanted to stop; Wall Street reform, which Wall Street wanted to stop; [reforms of] students loans for taking the money out of the banks and giving it back to the taxpayer and to families. ... I'm one of the most effective fundraisers that the Congress has had ... because I believe in something." --soon-to-be-former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on why the Republicans attacked her

"At a time when we are going to ask folks across the board to make such difficult sacrifices, I don't see how we can afford to borrow an additional $700 billion from other countries to make all the Bush tax cuts permanent, even for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. We'd be digging ourselves into an even deeper fiscal hole and passing the burden on to our children." --Barack Obama with nothing to offer but class warfare and lies about "cost"

"No matter how many ways they try to analyze last week's election, the American left will forever reject the most obvious explanation of all: for the first time since Jimmy Carter, Americans got a long, hard look at progressivism. Not the progressivism cloaked in the mainstream media- and Democrat-concocted facade of high-minded reasonableness. The haughty, elitist arrogance of those who truly believe they are the only lights shining across a darkened landscape populated by misguided misfits -- misguided misfits who thoroughly rejected their enlightened benevolence." --columnist Arnold Ahlert

"Here's Barack Obama's problem when it comes to dealing with newly elected Republican members of Congress. They are convinced they won because voters rejected Obama's agenda of national health care, spending and bailouts. But Obama cannot admit that his agenda -- his legacy -- is fundamentally flawed and that voters repudiated it. The result will be irreconcilable conflict." --columnist Byron York

"Unlike the Democrats today, [John F.] Kennedy never pretended he was poor or even middle class; he let us know he was upper crust. And if you doubted it for a second, he'd put Jackie on display with her very expensive designer fashions. Today, kazillionaire politicians like Boxer, Feinstein, Bloomberg, Kerry, Clinton, and even a schmuck named Rockefeller, want us to believe they're just a bunch of regular folks who carry their lunch in a paper bag and shop at Walmart." --columnist Burt Prelutsky

"Whenever the party that controls the White House does not also control Capitol Hill, political pundits worry that there will be 'gridlock' in Washington, so that the government cannot solve the nation's problems. Almost never is that fear based on what actually happens when there is divided government, compared to what happens when one party has a monopoly of both legislative and executive branches. The last time the federal government had a budget surplus, instead of its usual deficits, there was divided government. ... By the same token, some of the worst laws ever passed were passed when one party had overwhelming majorities in both houses of Congress, as well as being led by their own President of the United States." --columnist Thomas Sowell

"As to whether the president 'gets it' about the midterms, it doesn't matter. As Bill Kristol has observed, Obama is not in the same position as President Clinton was in 1994. Hillarycare was defeated. President Clinton was thus free to let voters know that he had gotten the message and would never try anything like that again. And he didn't." --columnist Mona Charen

"After a momentous midterm election, now the focus turns to how the GOP adapts to the Tea Party, and how President Obama adapts to the newly empowered GOP. Pundits have suggested that the president follow the Clinton model by seeking common ground with Republicans in Congress, and he's certain to try -- it's in his DNA." --Newsweek's Eleanor Clift

"Are you willing to concede at all that what happened [on Election Day] was not just an expression of frustration about the economy but a fundamental rejection of your agenda? And given the results, who do you think speaks to the true voice of the American people right now, you or John Boehner?" --AP's Ben Feller to Barack Obama

"The Republican strategy of the last two years has been to force Obama over to the left so he could only pass left-backed legislation." --MSNBC's Chris Matthews

"I've been talking about left-wing bloggers this morning -- right-wing bloggers ginned up a funny controversy about the president going to India, and there's been a lot of noise on the far-right about him going to India. That's exactly where he should be. I would send my president to India, like once a month, if I could, for long weekends. ... [A]ny right-wing bloggers out there that are critical of the president being in India -- anybody -- is an idiot." --MSNBC's Joe Scarborough

"Speaker Nancy Pelosi is one of the strongest, most progressive leaders in Washington. Her determination brought health care reform back to life last winter, when the Senate and the White House were ready to scale back. She fought harder than anyone for bigger, better job creation bills. And right now, she is the strongest voice in leadership for ending Bush's millionaire tax bailout. But after Tuesday's elections, some corporate Democrats are taking the wrong lesson -- saying that Democrats should be less progressive and more like the Republicans. And they're pushing Speaker Pelosi to step down. This would be a terrible loss for progressives, and for the country." --MoveOn.org

"The president himself has to reconnect with the people. Remember, President Clinton reconnected through [the Oklahoma City bombing], right? ... And the president right now seems removed. And it wasn't until that speech that he reclicked with the American public. Obama needs a similar -- a similar kind of event." --Democrat pollster Mark Penn

"Seriously, if we ran Tom Hanks, if we ran Oprah -- there's a whole column of people who are beloved people. Smart and good." --Michael Moore suggesting a new slate of Democrat candidates

"We're nothing but a mirror of our consistent thoughts. You tend to manifest what you focus on. If you look around for what's wrong, you'll find it. But as all we know up here in San Francisco, when you focus on what's right, you see it all around you. ... There is absolutely nothing wrong with California that can't be fixed by what's right with California. ... If you're from another state, you'd love to have the problems of California." --California Lt. Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom

"John Kerry told a crowd that Rush Limbaugh has turned America into Know Nothings. He is one to talk. John Kerry lost the presidential election six years ago when any idiot could have beaten President Bush, but John Kerry proved he's not just any idiot." --comedian Argus Hamilton

"If the Republicans are celebrating this week, here's hoping that somewhere just one of their spokesmen will have had the candor to say what the real lesson of any GOP victory this year should be: 'We better not screw up again.'" --columnist Paul Greenberg

"Republican landslides are apparently inevitable whenever Democrats try to turn our health care over to the Department of Motor Vehicles." --columnist Ann Coulter

"Elections have consequences. Voters make choices. But a campaign is like dating -- it's the sales phase of the relationship. Once an election is over, citizens are watching to see how candidates live up to the promises they've made. Will the 'love' and 'trust' be earned and re-earned month after month?" --speaker and columnist Terry Paulson

"Nancy Pelosi says she will seek to become the House minority leader. Who better to be the minority leader than the person who led their party to become the minority?" --comedian Jay Leno

"The deficit commission appears to have adopted the flawed notion that taxes and revenues are a zero-sum game -- that tax increases produce higher revenues, when more often the opposite is true. For example, does anyone doubt that the commission's proposal to eliminate the mortgage interest deduction would detrimentally impact the housing (and possibly financial) market? Equally important, how can this commission be taken seriously if it sanctions Obamacare, which not only is wildly unpopular with the American people but also greatly burdens the federal fiscal equation? Many are praising the commission's 'boldness' in proposing to reduce the growth of the federal deficit by $3.8 trillion by 2020 from its projected growth of $7.7 trillion. That's like an alcoholic promising to cut down his liquor consumption from two bottles of bourbon a day to one. Obama, who initiated (and stacked) this commission as an Alinskyite strategy to turn the tables on Republicans on the spending issue, must be laughing all the way to the statist bank." --columnist David Limbaugh

web posted November 8, 2010

"I think that the message is unmistakable that the Obama agenda is dead. ... [N]ow it will depend on how Obama proceeds. He has now tried a two-year experiment in hyper-liberalism, and the country has said no." --columnist Charles Krauthammer

"Democrats will spin Harry Reid's victory and cling to it like the American people allegedly cling to their Bibles and guns, but I see a huge silver lining here for conservatives. ... Yes, Reid would have made a great trophy on the GOP's mantle. But cheer up: He's even better as a leader of Senate Democrats -- depending on your point of view." --columnist Stephen Spruiell

"I so want to believe that the tea party marks the beginning of a comeback for small government. But I'm probably deluding myself. I know that big government usually wins. Remember the last time the Republicans took power? They promised fiscal responsibility, and for six of George W. Bush's eight years, his party controlled Congress. What did we have to show for it? Federal spending increased by 54 percent. That's more than any president in the last 50 years." --columnist John Stossel

"[T]he GOP still faces significant challenges. Heck, an electoral bonanza notwithstanding, Republicans are still fairly unpopular. But if the first half of the Obama presidency proves anything, it is that straight-line predictions lead to political hubris. Events change and attitudes change with them, for every demographic." --columnist Jonah Goldberg

"The Constitution cannot protect us and our freedoms as a self-governing people unless we protect the Constitution. That means zero tolerance at election time for people who circumvent the letter and the spirit of the Constitution. Freedom is too precious to give it up in exchange for brassy words from arrogant elites." --economist Thomas Sowell

"America, its founding principles, its Constitution, its robust liberty tradition and its strength are being stolen out from under us by a man who has no appreciation for America's greatness and who has contempt for ordinary Americans (we're 'enemies'), whom he considers beneath him and unworthy of their sovereign prerogative to preserve this nation. The people have had enough. Consequently, absent unimaginable, comprehensive voter fraud ... we're going to see an unprecedented housecleaning." --columnist David Limbaugh

"Across the board, things have gotten better over the last two years. The question is can we keep that up. We can only keep it up if I've got the friends and allies in Congress, in statehouses. So even though my name is not on the ballot, my agenda -- our agenda -- is going to be dependent on whether folks turn out to vote today." --Barack Obama

"The early returns show so far that a number of Democrats are coming out and we are on pace to maintain the majority in the House of Representatives." --soon to be former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Nial) early on election night

"We see high levels of energy on the Democratic side, we saw this early on in the early vote that were submitted, the Democratic votes, the early projections and now you are seeing strong turnouts by Democrats across the country in voting today. All this talk we heard from Washington trying to project the outcome of this election was so obviously immature. This is not over. Voters are sending the opposite message." --Democrat Congressional Committee Chairman Chris VanHollen (D-MD)

"I still carry this missionary zeal to transform the world." --California Governor-elect Jerry Brown

"It's absurd. We've lost our minds. We're in a period of know-nothingism in the country, where truth and science and facts don't weigh in. It's all short-order, lowest common denominator, cheap-seat politics." --Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)

"Every single great idea that has marked the 21st century, the 20th century and the 19th century has required government vision and government incentive." --Joe Biden

"We have done things that people don't even know about." --Barack Obama

"Am I the last person in America who still adores President Obama?" --Slate columnist Curtis Sittenfeld

"A right-wing Republican takeover of Congress and state capitals isn't something to accept with indifference." --Newsweek's Jonathan Alter

"No one will talk about taxes. They are terrified. Somehow the religion, the anti-tax religion has gotten so bad that if you -- if anybody says, 'We're just going to have to [raise taxes],' I mean, it's as if, you know, you killed a baby or something." --CBS 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl

"I mean it isn't far from what we saw in the '30s, where all of a sudden, political parties started showing up in uniform." --MSNBC's Chris Matthews

"The political winds blow back and forth but I think you will find that President Obama is a pretty steady captain of the ship. So no matter what happens in our election, you will see him ... continuing to promote his agenda, which I think is right for America and right for the world." --Hillary Clinton

"There's almost an inverse relationship in how much you accomplish and what people know about it." --Bill Clinton

"[O]bviously, the Tea Party movement has been almost completely financed by hard-right oligarchs.... The Tea Party movement has been suborned by these very right-wing people who don't give a darn about low-class working people, but just want to feather their own nest." --Jimmy Carter on the same Tea Party folks he laughably claims elected him

"Well, I mean, partly, it is the Democrats' fault. They don't do very good at bragging about their achievements. ... The teabaggers are all carrying the banner, really, of corporatist America. ... Somehow, their agenda, as a populist organization, is the exact same agenda as billionaires like Steve Forbes. ... Republican voters, which is basically the far Right -- it's a fringe group of people who are very forceful, even though they don't have a lot of numbers, because they have enthusiasm." --HBO's Bill Maher

"President Obama listed his accomplishments in office on Urban Radio Tuesday. No one gives him enough credit. Barack Obama took something that was in terrible shape and brought it back from the brink of disaster, and that something was the Republican Party." --comedian Argus Hamilton

"If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates." --comedian Jay Leno

"Imagine this: Obama says Boehner is a little cocky, he doesn't know if he can work with him. Boehner is a little cocky? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!" --radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh

"For America's ruling class, the scariest day of the year [wasn't] Halloween, but Tuesday -- the day we all dress[ed] up as American citizens and cast our ballots." --authors David Corbin & Matthew Parks

"We make a great mistake if we believe that ... these results are somehow an embrace of the Republican Party. What they are is a second chance, a second chance for Republicans to be what they said they were going to be not so long ago." --Senator-elect Marco Rubio (R-FL)

"In short, despite all of the flack and the arguments from a couple months ago, I am forced to conclude that the Buckley rule still seems the most sound: vote for the most conservative candidate electable. Now, I will concede that's hardly an easily applied rule of thumb like, say, 'Never try to tickle a wolverine when it's eating.' But I think reasonable people understand that electability is a perfectly valid factor to consider and not impossible to apply, either." --columnist Jonah Goldberg

"Looking at what happened [Tuesday], what we heard and saw [then] is -- let's understand the message. The message was not, 'I reject the course that you are on.' The message is it didn't go fast enough to produce jobs. ... No regrets. Because we believe we did the right thing. I feel very at peace with how things have proceeded." --soon-to-be-former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

web posted November 1, 2010

"Either this is just the end of a big election that rolls back a few important mistakes, but basically changes little besides who gets the good parking spaces and whose staffers get to cash in for a few years. Or this is the beginning a great reformation that will take America back for liberty. It's up to the people. We are so close. In 50 years in politics, I have never seen as large a percentage of the public self-motivated for reformation. For those of us who believe we are a providential country, now is the chance for the public to demonstrate it." --columnist Tony Blankley

"The Democrats are about to be beaten by something they do not in their heart of hearts think exists, a huge national majority. ... That majority is amiable, sensible and believes in limited government. It is convinced that we face a catastrophic budget crisis and that measures must be taken against the spending and on behalf of growth. ... The liberals show no hint that they realize this, but the American majority does. Now that majority has to deal with the mess we are in. As for the liberals, they have to explain why they are summarily leaving office." --columnist R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

"Team Obama's message in the closing weeks of the campaign was completely eclipsed Friday by a union official who openly boasted in a story reported by The Wall Street Journal: 'We don't like to brag,' but 'we're the big dog' when it comes to campaign funding. Big as in $87.5 million. Big as in the biggest spender of any outside group -- all meant to protect the interests of unions, the new 'privileged class.' But wait a minute: Team O led us to believe that honor went to the vilified U.S. Chamber of Commerce and all of its alleged contributions from 'foreign money' sponsors." --columnist Mark McKinnon

"All of these [European] countries -- and many more -- are going through painful retrenchments because they spent too much money, made too many promises and expected too little from their own citizens. The era of European austerity is upon us, because the Europeans -- or at least those in charge -- understand the mess they've made of their economies. This should present a real problem for Barack Obama and the vast (though shrinking) chorus of experts, editorialists and activists who support his agenda. In broad terms, all of the policies Obama and the Democrats have pushed are the sorts of policies the British, the French and other Europeans had for years, even decades." --columnist Jonah Goldberg

"My name may not be on the ballot, but our agenda for moving forward is on the ballot, and I need everybody to turn out." --Barack Obama

"If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, 'We're gonna punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,' if they don't see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it's gonna be harder and that's why I think it's so important that people focus on voting on November 2." --Barack Obama explaining on Univision why he hasn't passed immigration reform

"[W]e haven't really gotten the credit for what we have done." --House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who doesn't realize that's exactly why Democrats are losing

"We found ourselves in a hole that I didn't dig, but I have dug, dug and dug to try to get out of that hole." --Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who forgot that when you find yourself in a hole (that Democrats did dig), stop digging

"I was amazed at the amount of money [for campaigns] -- this $200 billion of money that is -- where there's no accountability. When I say accountability, we don't know where it's coming from. There's no disclosure, so the folks watching the ad can't make a judgment based upon motive when you say it's paid for by so-and-so. ... I've never seen this before, so the only caveat I'd put in terms of the House is how much impact this $200 billion are going [sic] to mean." --Vice President Joe Biden, who clearly meant to say "million," not "billion"

"We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back." --Barack Obama on "bipartisanship"

"There's too much at stake to turn back now." --Michelle Obama, offering yet another reason to vote Tuesday

"I almost gag when I hear these Republicans lambasting the president and the Democrats in Congress, 'Oh, they're such big spenders, they're just crazy, they're quasi-socialist.' I have a simple question: Who's the last president to give you a balanced budget? ... [F]rankly there are a few things about this election that have gotten me somewhere between disturbed and ticked off." --Bill Clinton

"You never get into a political discussion unless you bring the word Hitler in. ... He wasn't a majority guy, but he was charismatic and they were having bad economic times -- just like we are now -- people were out of work, they needed jobs and a guy came along and rallied the troops. My fear is that the Tea Party gets a charismatic leader, because all they're selling is fear and anger and that's all Hitler sold. 'I'm angry and I'm frightened and you should hate that guy over there.' ... And that's what they're doing." --director Rob "Meathead" Reiner

"Republicans are cynical about politics from the jump. Political cynicism fuels them. Democrats are idealistic about politics. When they become cynical they tend to drop out. Message to Obama: Whatever happens Nov. 2, don't move to the center. Push even harder for what you believe in. Message to Democrats: Whatever happens, keep the courage." -- Clintonista Robert Reich

"In 2008 Obama promised us the moon if elected President. Instead ... gullible Americans got mooned." --columnist Doug Giles

"National Public Radio is a monument to political correctness. Its acronym might better be thought of as 'not professionally responsible.' It is not a left-leaning organization. The Leaning Tower of Pisa leans. NPR has fallen over completely for the 'progressive' agenda. It is supine. Horizontal." --columnist Ken Blackwell

"The Chamber of Commerce ridiculed the White House claim Friday that it funnels foreign money to GOP candidates. The president made a point he didn't intend to make. We can't allow foreign money to steal our democracy, we need it to fund our debt." --comedian Argus Hamilton

"Why would anyone blame Obama for the deficit when all he did was double it?" --Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto

"People you wouldn't trust around heavy machinery or sharp tools should never be trusted to run America. The only place they'll run it is into the ground." --columnist Burt Prelutsky

"Far from being a unique historical event, a GOP victory on Tuesday will repeat the pattern we have seen since the 1960s. Four times Democrats have won control of both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, and four times they have attempted to govern from the left. Each time Americans saw that agenda and its results, and they rejected it at an early opportunity. Maybe there's a lesson here." --The Wall Street Journal

"If you want small government you should support the Democrats because we know how to do it." --Bill Clinton



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