Obama and the swimmer

What follows is a collection of quotations having to do with the impostor in chief, and the recently departed felon…

“There is a lot one could say of Senator Kennedy — positive from supporters, negative from critics. They say one should not speak ill of the dead. True. But I am of the view that one should not lie about the dead either.” –political analyst Bill Bennett

“[Ted] Kennedy left the scene of a fatal accident for which he was at least partly responsible. Then he used his extraordinary power to get off, spending the rest of his career in pseudo-remorse, playing the most liberal of Senators. It was always an act to me, even when I agreed with him politically. This was not a life well lived.” –author and screenwriter Roger L. Simon

“The American people must regain the ability to distinguish between wants and needs and must shed the ridiculous notion that government exists to provide either. Our Constitution — drafted by men well acquainted with the abusive capacities of a centralized government — limited the roles and responsibilities of the federal government in order to allow the principle of self-government to flourish in the new nation. Government exists to preserve and protect the sphere of civil freedom within which we can work to meet our needs and our wants. Government does not exist to provide them.” –columnist Ken Connor

“With its stimulus, the Obama administration borrowed more money, and realized fewer economic benefits, than the government of any other major economy. Perhaps results would have been better had the stimulus been directed at the economy instead of at the 2010 campaign.” –columnist David Frum

“What if America transcended race, and Barack Obama wasn’t invited? The question comes to mind as cries of racism grow ever louder from Obama’s supporters. No one should be surprised. Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, liberal Democrats have to accuse their opponents of racism.” –columnist Jonah Goldberg

“Barack Obama’s escapes from his own past words, deeds and associations have been escapes worthy of Houdini. Like other magicians, Obama has chosen his distractions well. The insurance industry is currently his favorite distraction as scapegoats, after he has tried to demonize doctors without much success. … Obama even gets away with saying things like having a system to ‘keep insurance companies honest’ — and many people may not see the painful irony in politicians trying to keep other people honest.” –economist Thomas Sowell

“[I]t’s a mistake to think of the current legislation as a health-care reform bill. It is actually a bill for the formation of a massive health-care bureaucracy charged with the task of scheming endlessly to expand its own power. The only way to prevent this kind of free-floating grant of power to the bureaucracy is to prevent it from forming in the first place, by keeping government out of medicine. …[W]e don’t want a modified or watered down version of this health-care bill. We want no version of this health-care bill and no new health-care bureaucracy.” –columnist Robert Tracinski

Then we have…

Editor’s Note: If it were a matter of mere political disagreement, we would join the calls to strike a conciliatory tone and mourn the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy. But we do a disservice to him and the country to call him anything but what he was. Ted Kennedy was not a good man and we mourn the damage (or worse) he did both to individuals and to America.

“Our country has lost a great leader, who picked up the torch of his fallen brothers and became the greatest United States Senator of our time.” –President Barack Obama, lamenting the death of Ted Kennedy

“No one has done more than Senator Kennedy to educate our children, care for our seniors and ensure equality for all Americans. Ted Kennedy’s dream of quality health care for all Americans will be made real this year because of his leadership and his inspiration.” –House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (Does she mean that Kennedy did more than the people who actually educate our children and care for our seniors?)

“Ted Kennedy’s dream was the one for which the Founding Fathers fought and for which his brothers sought to realize. The liberal lion’s mighty roar may now fall silent, but his dream shall never die.” –Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (Actually, the Founding Fathers fought against oppressive big government.)

“[Ted Kennedy was] the best senator, the best advocate you could hope for.” –Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) (He was the best advocate — unless your last name was Kopechne.)

Messiah complex: “We are God’s partners in matters of life and death.” –Barack Obama (Apparently Obama got a promotion since stating that abortion decisions were “above his paygrade…”)

Say what?: “There is something about August going into September where everybody in Washington gets all wee weed up!” —Barack Obama

Clear as mud: “I think ‘wee-wee’d up’ is when people get nervous for no particular reason. … This is an August pundit pattern. …’Bed wetting’ would be the more consumer-friendly term.” –White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs explaining BO’s “joke”

The log is his eye: “I know there’s been a lot of misinformation in this debate, and there are some folks out there who are frankly bearing false witness.” –Barack Obama, the master of bearing false witness

Cry us a river: “We need to understand that it is very, very hard for the president or anybody else to take on not just the Republican Party, that’s the easy part — to take on all of right-wing talk radio, which covers 90 percent of talk show hosts, a whole Fox network which is nothing more than an arm of the Republican Party and the Democrats got to think long term. Why is there not a progressive television network?” –Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on MSNBC, which is, well, a “progressive” network, laying the groundwork for the so-called Fairness Doctrine to make a comeback

Victimitis: “Part of what I feel is that one very successful minority is permissible, but when you see too many success stories, then some people get nervous. … I don’t think the media has acted in a racist way, but I have felt stereotyped at times.” –New York Gov. David Paterson, who is black and using that fact to complain about being treated badly.

Then we have…

Selling health care: “As with most of us, [Ted Kennedy’s] final days were another object lesson in the necessity of good health care. He thought it should be available to everyone, and he worked to make that a reality until the end. Moving toward that goal would be the greatest tribute his fellow legislators could pay him.” –The Washington Post, using Kennedy’s death to push socialized medicine

From the sycophants: “Mr. Obama has continued a presidential tradition, what Thomas Jefferson called neology, making up a new word or giving new meaning to an old one. … President Obama has introduced us to ‘wee wee’d up.'” –CBS’s Katie Couric on Obama’s most recent bizarre crack (“Do you recall anyone in the media ever hailing Bush’s ‘misunderestimated’ as advancing ‘a presidential tradition’?” –Media Research Center’s Brent Baker)

Slamming the protestors: “Instead of a multicultural tableau of beaming young idealists on screen, we see ugly scenes of mostly older and white malcontents, disrupting forums where others have come to actually learn something. Instead of hope, we get swastikas, death threats and T-shirts proclaiming ‘Proud Member of the Mob.’ President Obama has proven quicksilver instincts, but not in this case. You would think that a politician schooled in community organizing and the foul balls of a presidential campaign would be ready to squash this kind of nuttiness.” –New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd

Wrong on so many levels: “The debate over the ‘public option’ in health care has been dismaying in many ways. Perhaps the most depressing aspect for progressives, however, has been the extent to which opponents of greater choice in health care have gained traction — in Congress, if not with the broader public — simply by repeating, over and over again, that the public option would be, horrors, a government program. Washington, it seems, is still ruled by Reaganism — by an ideology that says government intervention is always bad, and leaving the private sector to its own devices is always good. Call me naïve, but I actually hoped that the failure of Reaganism in practice would kill it. It turns out, however, to be a zombie doctrine: even though it should be dead, it keeps on coming.” –former Enron advisor and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman

Everybody else is doing it: “We’re the only industrialized democracy that doesn’t cover every citizen. That is immoral. …[E]very other industrialized democracy has done this through a government program.” –Time Magazine’s Mark Halperin

Sarcasm detector failure: “[H]ere’s one from Republican Congressman Wally Herger of California. At his town hall meeting some guy yelled out, bragging that he was quote, ‘A proud right-wing terrorist.’ To which the Congressman responded, ‘Amen. God bless ya! Now there’s a great American.’ A great American. A guy who thinks it’s okay, in this day and age, to call himself a right-wing terrorist. This is the dangerous edge, in which these people, including some elected officials are now dancing.” –MSNBC’s Chris “thrill up my leg” Matthews, too dense to understand that the citizen-speaker was mocking guys like … well, Chris Matthews for falsely alleging common Americans are “right-wing terrorists”


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2 Responses to “Obama and the swimmer”

  1. Patrick Sperry Says:

    Related to the above, same source:

    “Liberals think they can improve the problem of a partial monopoly by turning it into a total monopoly. That’s what single-payer health care is: ‘Single payer’ means ‘single provider.’ It’s the famous liberal two-step: First screw something up, then claim that it’s screwed up because there’s not enough government oversight (it’s the free market run wild!), and then step in and really screw it up in the name of ‘reform.'” –columnist Ann Coulter

    “I know that everybody likes to poke fun at California — but I can tell you right now that despite all of its problems, California remains one of the best places in the world to build a successful small business. All you have to do is start with a successful large business.” –Rep. Tom McClintock

    “When the leader of the free world is complaining about a posting on the former governor of Alaska’s Facebook page, he’s got problems.” –columnist Chris Stirewalt

    “For Obama, government health care is the fastest way to a permanent left-of-center political culture in which all elections and most public discourse will be conducted on Democrat terms. It’s no surprise that the president can’t make a coherent economic or medical argument for Obamacare because that’s not what it’s about — and for all his cool he can’t quite disguise that. Apropos a new poll, the Associated Press reports that Americans ‘are losing faith in Barack Obama.’ ‘Losing faith’? Oh, no! Fall on your knees and beseech the One: ‘Give me a sign, O Lord!'” –columnist Mark Steyn

    “The Angry Left is angry at the president of the United States. That makes it official. Nothing changed when Barack Obama became president.” –Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto

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