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John Fugelsang on Benghazi ”They don’t care about these four innocent dead people,We went from using a terror attack in 2001 to cheer on a president to using a terror attack in 2012 to smear on a president. They exploited three thousand terror dead to attack Iraq. Now they exploit four terror dead to attack Barack.

This is all about one thing. And it’s not about a cover up,” John Fugelsang said. “If they cared about a cover up, Oliver North would be breaking rocks in a Federal Pen right now. This is about 2014. The GOP has no ideas and they’ve got to get the base out. This gets them angry. And I am sorry but the Democrats are taking this like a real piñata … and they keep getting pummel on this. The Democrats need to turn this around and call these guys out for what they are really doing, a crass exploitation of four tragic deaths for a really disgusting political gain.”


Barack Obama at the White House correspondents dinner “And, I’m feeling sorry for the Speaker Of The House as well. These days, the House Republicans are actually giving John Boehner a harder time than they are me, which means orange really is the new black.”

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Bill Maher “This Valentine’s day, Americans must remember that politicians are like a box of chocolates. We bite into them to find out what’s on the inside, only to discover that Democrats are too often soft and gooey, and Republicans are mostly nuts.

Valentine’s day is a good time to remember that psychologists tell us that the strongest relationships aren’t built on animal attraction, they’re built on a lifetime of respect and trust, if that’s what you’re into. But it’s also not really an accurate description of the American psyche which is always obsessed with what is new. We love the new phone, the new app, the new restaurant, the new app that tells us about the new restaurant, and we see this phenomenon in Presidential races. Voters say they want experience, but time after time a party nominates the guy we don’t know that well, and he wins. And, when they nominate the older guy, who’s waited his turn, they loose. Bob Dole, Al Gore, John McCain, John Kerry, Walter Mondale, Mitt Romney. America looked at all of them and said where’s the mystery, where’s the romance? Or in McCain’s case, where’s the pulse?

In America, the ideal candidate for office is someone no one knows, like Barack Obama in 2007. If he had waited another four years to run, voters might have caught on that underneath his chocolate coating was a creamy layer of intellect, and that never goes over well in America. But Obama, always smart, and he realized that if you wait your turn, when your turn finally comes, America is already tired of you. Oh, he was told to wait, told that it wasn’t his turn, that he had only been a Senator since Tuesday, told that nobody knew him, that he hadn’t done anything, and he said exactly. Yes, much better to be a blank canvas before you’ve cast all those votes that can be twisted in attack ads, before you’ve made enemies and left a paper trail, before your dick pics go viral. Before, in short, you have too much baggage.

And who has more baggage than the current favorite for the next Democratic nomination. This week Rand Paul and Reince Priebus both announced that the old Clinton scandals were fair game in 2016, as if it was Hilary’s fault that her husband got blown when he was President in the ’90’s. Like she was in on it….No, that Obama. Smart guy. He knew, get in early before some stuff happens.

And the guy who missed that lesson is Chris Christie. He could have, and should have run in 2012, back when he still had that new candidate smell. Back when the public didn’t look at him and think scandal, they looked at him and thought thank God humans invented clothing. Three months ago, Christie was such a shoe-in for the White House they were practically measuring which wall to knock down to get the forklift in. But now, he’s 350 pounds of toast, because the longer you stay in, the more likely some bad thing will stick to you.

It could be anything. A land deal from 25 years ago, an illegal nanny, the fact that you’re a witch. People in your office, who you had absolutely no knowledge of, doing something really stupid like throwing a tantrum and keeping people from crossing a bridge, like a four year old crossed with a troll.

Politicians are like suede jackets. There are cheap ones and expensive ones, but once they get rain on them, they all look like shit.”

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Bill Maher “Apparently, we are not leaving the region anytime soon. Barry, what happened? I thought we were getting out of Afghanistan. Well, the news this week is we struck a security deal to keep troops there until 2024. But, Obama said he made a promise to the Afghans, he said if you like the war you have, you can keep it.”

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Jon Stewart “And I get that Fox opposes a Syria peace plan because its motus operandi is to foment dissent in the form of a relentless and irrational contrarianism to Barack Obama and all things Democratic to advance its ultimate objective of creating a deliberately misinformed body politic whose fear, anger, mistrust and discontent is the manna upon which it sustains its parasitic succubus-like existence.”—blue-bombs

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Bill Maher “New Rule: Stop saying the producers of The Bible cast this guy as Satan because he resembles Obama.  Right wing nuts are not subtle like that.  They don’t hint around.  If tomorrow, Obama announced, I am Lucifer, the fallen one, prince of darkness, father of lies, son of perdition, king of the bottomless pit, Laura Ingraham would go, he’s hiding something.”


Stephen Colbert “Now, if you enjoy watching The Bible, you’ll want to explore the source material.  I speak, of course, of The Story Of God And All Of Us – A Novel Based On The Epic TV Series.  All the Biblical stories you love from the mini-series, finally assembled into one book.

This starts at 1:57 and you can watch here:–the-bible-

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Barack Obama “We may have battled fiercely, but it’s only because we love this country deeply and we care so strongly about its future. From George to Lenore to their son Mitt, the Romney family has chosen to give back to America through public service and that is the legacy that we honor and applaud tonight.

In the weeks ahead, I also look forward to sitting down with Governor Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward.”

“I know that political campaigns can sometimes seem small, even silly. And that provides plenty of fodder for the cynics that tell us that politics is nothing more than a contest of egos or the domain of special interests. But if you ever get the chance to talk to folks who turned out at our rallies and crowded along a rope line in a high school gym, or saw folks working late in a campaign office in some tiny county far away from home, you’ll discover something else.

You’ll hear the determination in the voice of a young field organizer who’s working his way through college and wants to make sure every child has that same opportunity.

You’ll hear the pride in the voice of a volunteer who’s going door to door because her brother was finally hired when the local auto plant added another shift.

You’ll hear the deep patriotism in the voice of a military spouse whose working the phones late at night to make sure that no one who fights for this country ever has to fight for a job or a roof over their head when they come home.

That’s why we do this. That’s what politics can be. That’s why elections matter. It’s not small, it’s big. It’s important. Democracy in a nation of 300 million can be noisy and messy and complicated. We have our own opinions. Each of us has deeply held beliefs. And when we go through tough times, when we make big decisions as a country, it necessarily stirs passions, stirs up controversy.

That won’t change after tonight, and it shouldn’t. These arguments we have are a mark of our liberty. We can never forget that as we speak people in distant nations are risking their lives right now just for a chance to argue about the issues that matter, the chance to cast their ballots like we did today.”


Posted November 7, 2012 by tmusicfan in Politics, Quote of the Day

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Stewart “The candidates are also taking the chance to make  final arguments to the American voters.”

Obama “Mitt Romney (audience boos), no, no, no.  Don’t boo, vote.  Vote.  Voting is the best revenge.”

Romney “President Obama asked his supporters to vote for revenge…Instead, I ask the American people to vote for love of country.”

Stewart “I WANT THIS OVER!  I don’t know if its that comment, or maybe this is the milk that I drank from a bodega that lost power during the blackout, but I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.  By the way, if the American people could really vote for revenge or love of country, they’d be kicking both of your asses in the polls.”