Friday, December 23, 2011

Top 2011 Quotes

John Hawkins of Right Wing News has collected the 50 best political quotes of the year, including:
48) Seriously, in 2008 we elected a community organizer, state senator, college instructor first term senator over a guy who spent five years in a Vietnamese prison. And now he’s lecturing us about how America’s gone "soft"? Really? -- Jonah Goldberg

45) There used to be no income inequality in China because everyone was poor. This is a tradeoff you accept for growth and freedom. -- Michele Caruso-Cabrera

38) [The Tea Party] has to be the first "Totalitarian" movement in the history of mankind that, if it gets everything it wants. . . will leave you the hell alone. -- Ed Driscoll

31) I give the president credit for at least one thing. He’s proven that someone can deserve a Nobel prize less than Al Gore. -- Tim Pawlenty

16) Let’s pass a bill to cover the moon with yogurt that will cost $5 trillion today. And then let’s pass a bill the next day to cancel that bill. We could save $5 trillion. -- Paul Ryan

8) Those who can do. Those who can’t form a supercommittee. -- Mark Steyn
Read the whole thing.


Anonymous said...

Roy: It puzzles me that so many can show such brilliance (no play on 22Dec QOTD), yet we still see such stupid results.

KitWistar said...

OK, Carl:
Here goes with the explosive questions I warned you about
(and look, there’s no profanity).
Several of the recent postings and comments have made me think :
Is the US actually too large, too diverse---both within its peoples and beliefs---perhaps too litigious & antagonistic, perhaps even too petty, within itself to actually continue to have one leader who can be successful both here at home and within the global community?
Is it even possible for the US government, as we now know it, to responsibly deal with issues that truly benefit most of its people, most of the time? ( I don’t believe our government currently really does and perhaps hasn’t in quite a while….)
Can the US successfully remain one nation? Should it?

Yet, whenever I read the Constitution I am in awe, that any nation could be built on such an extraordinary & beautifully written document, and then I feel a bit of a traitor for asking such questions.

Some background for all of you out in NOfP-land: I am not a politician, I’m not a lawyer, economist or educator. I do not call myself a liberal OR a conservative. I am liberal on some issues, conservative on others. Some current issues, I believe, do not even belong in politics at all. What I DO do, is think (one of the reasons I like NOfP so much. Thank you, Carl.)
I have become reluctant, particularly here in DC, to openly discuss my political views, which may make it appear that I don’t have any.

PS @ Carl: Hope you are feeling somewhat better. Warning: do NOT go see the new Tintin movie. The 3D + the cranked up volume is totally dizzyfying & nauseating,I had to close my eyes much of the way through it.

Carl said...

Roy: I had the same question.

Kit: Thanks--I'm a bit better. And, no plans to see Tintin; I rarely go to the movies (of course, I plan to make an exception for "Iron Lady"). Sorry you had to survive that.

I'll be answering your "explosive" questions on Thursday.

KitWistar said...

Am looking forward to seeing "Iron Lady" myself. I went to university in Manchester during her rise in power. It was an interesting time.

@Roy--well said. thanks.