Quotes of the day

posted at 9:30 pm on November 8, 2009 by Allahpundit

“Mr. Obama, during his private pep talk to Democrats, recognized Mr. Owens election and then posed a question to the other lawmakers. According to Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, who supports the health care bill, the president asked, ‘Does anybody think that the teabag, anti-government people are going to support them if they bring down health care? All it will do is confuse and dispirit’ Democratic voters ‘and it will encourage the extremists.’”

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“And, in fact, the new president and Congress had a real opportunity to divide the Republican Party. A moderate stimulus bill that offered a short-term boost and included a meaningful tax-cut component, for instance, might have won a very significant number of Republican votes in Congress last winter and launched a damaging internal GOP battle over the proper role of the opposition. Some restraint on taxes and spending in general, and on health care and energy policy in particular, would also have divided congressional Republicans and left the direction of the party in doubt.

“But Washington Democrats chose a different route. While they have been peddling the story of Republican self-immolation, they have actually been creating the conditions for a Republican resurgence. President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Majority Leader Reid have launched the country on a course of massive spending, a dramatic expansion of government, and a slew of new taxes in the midst of a recession. Finding themselves in control of Congress and the White House and so possessed of an unusual opportunity to pursue their ideological agenda, they have sought to make the most of it. But they have misjudged just how far to the left of the country as a whole the Democratic base now resides—and so, rather than strengthen their own brand, they have inadvertently done wonders to build and unify the Republican Party.”

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“I’m trying to imagine the political environment that Washington Democrats occupy. A President glibly lays out that analogy, and it is received — without any wincing or taint of disgust — as awesome inspiration. These are the minds that will be making decisions for us for quite a while.”


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SagebrushPuppet
Established NAFTA destroying US jobs, mfg., US economy.
VP Gore the “inventor” of the internet and the science-fiction of global warming .
Promotion of public teachers union to promote Socialism.
Pushing the USA into the New World Order.
The “Two for One” getting Hillary with Bill.

A puppet would (still) like Clinton.

maverick muse on November 9, 2009 at 9:01 AM

What a joker this guy is. The most divisive president we have ever had. The worst president we have ever had. The most egotistical, whiny, self-serving crybaby you could ever imagine. And he’s in charge. Boy are we in trouble.

scalleywag on November 9, 2009 at 9:35 AM

I just sent the SOB White House denizen an email and expressed my displeasure at his denigrating remark.

He has no class. What a rotten scumbag.

atheling on November 9, 2009 at 11:37 AM

He hates me! My President really, really hates me!

I must now run and cling to my guns…

Wyznowski on November 9, 2009 at 11:54 AM

The only thing which matters is winning BIG in 2010. So ask Beck to STFU when he says let’s keep defeating the republicans or run a third party. If the guy is serious about third party, his ass needs to be kicked.

rightistliberal on November 9, 2009 at 1:43 AM

If the choice is between an acknowledged democratic, and a RINO like Snowe, or Scozzafava they need to be defeated. Better a real democrat than a Rino.

darktood on November 9, 2009 at 12:14 PM

Does the Obama administration have ANY fact-checkers? Obama used the term “tea baggers”, rather than the term “tea partyers”. (Frankly, I don’t know how to spell “partyers”.)

“Tea partyers” is the correct term. “Tea baggers” is refers to a sexual practice that involves a male dipping his parts into the mouth of an accepting co-participant.

Sorry to be so blunt about this, but that the putative President of the United States using a term like “tea bagger” in his speech speaks loudly about his staff being completely incompetent.

…or not, as the case may be.

Quaoar on November 9, 2009 at 7:22 PM

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