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Stephen Colbert “Now, Senator Sanders you’re a guy who’s a rabble-rouser.  You whip people up.  That may play in Vermont, but there is talk that you may be throwing your hat into the Presidential ring.  Sir, I only have 15 more shows.  If you want the Colbert bump…  Are you ready to declare tonight? … Would you like to make some news?”

Sen Bernie Sanders (I-VT) “The news is I’m thinking about running for President. ”

Colbert “Sir, you have a campaign manager.  Is he doing nothing?  Is that just socialist handouts?”

Sanders “We haven’t put anybody on the campaign staff yet.  What we have to ascertain is whether or not in this country there is the appetite and willingness to put together a strong grass-roots movement to take on the billionaire class.  That’s a very difficult undertaking and when you’re running against people who have unlimited sums of money the question is how you raise the twenty dollars and forty dollar contributions, the money that you need to run a serious campaign.  So, those are the issues we’re looking at.”

Colbert “OK, you believe the government can achieve things.  True?  That’s a controversial stance.  Can you name a country where that’s worked out?”

Sanders “I think, one of the sad things about American politics is that we don’t know a whole lot about what’s going on in a number of other countries.  In Denmark, for example, you have a very good health care system which provides quality care to all of its people without out of pocket expense.  At a time when our young people, by the millions, are having a hard time affording to go to college, are graduating deeply in debt, in Denmark college and graduate school is without any out of pocket expense.”

Colbert “I do want to point one thing out to you Senator.  Denmark has five and a half million people and I have more than that on my Twitter feed.  So, I’m going to tweet something here tonight, uhm, hold on, ‘suck it Denmark’.  Alright folks, please retweet that.  If I get more get more retweets than there are people in Denmark, (points at Sanders) you have to move there.”

 

 

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“Wouldn’t the fundamentalist Christians you know really want to vote for Jesus Christ for president? Who wouldn’t want to vote for an American president who was a peaceful radical nonviolent revolutionary guy who hung out with lepers, hookers and criminals, who never spoke English — was not an American citizen. A guy who was anti-wealth, anti-possessions, anti-self defense, anti-greed, anti-death penalty completely, anti-public prayer (Matthew 6:5 — he was) but never once anti-gay, never mentioned abortion, never really mentioned premarital sex, never justified torture, never called the poor lazy, never asked a leper for a copay, never fought for tax cuts for the wealthiest Nazarenes, and was a long-haired, brown-skinned — it’s in Revelation, I didn’t write it — brown-skinned, homeless, community organizing, pro-womens’ rights, Middle Eastern outrageously liberal reformer Jew.” — John Fugelsang

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Stewart “It’s the opening ceremony of the (George W) Bush library. It’s been four and a half years since we’ve seen President Bush. I imagine, like most Ex-Presidents, he’s been devoting himself to public service. You know, Bill Clinton’s got the Clinton Global Initiative, attacking a multitude of issues through tenacios NGO work. 88 year old Jimmy Carter, literally pulling the last remaining Guinea Worms out of poor children’s feet with his hands. What’s President Bush been up to?

 

George W Bush April 25, 2013 “I paint two or three hours a day.”

 

 

Stewart (imitates Bush) “Sometimes it seems, only a gallon of paint can drown out the screams of those I’ve wronged.”

 

 

 

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie On Morning Joe on MSNBC Tuesday October 30 speaking about hurricane Sandy:

“The President’s been great.  I spoke to him three times.  He called me for the last time at midnight last night.  He asked me what I needed.  I said, if you could expedite the major disaster declaration without all the normal FEMA mumbo jumbo.  He got right on it.  I got a call from FEMA at 2am for me to answer a couple of questions and then this morning, I understand, he signed the major disaster declaration for New Jersey.  The President has been all over this and he deserves great credit.  I’ve been on the phone with him, like I said, yesterday personally three times.  He gave me his number at the White House and told me to call him if I need anything, and he absolutely means it.  It’s been very good working with the President, and he and his administration have been coordinating with us great.  It’s been wonderful.”

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David Letterman “Ever since we’ve been on the air, we’ve had the candidate for election as a guest on the show.  And, sometimes they win, sometimes they don’t win, but they’ve always been here.  In Bob Dole’s case, remember he came on the very day after the election when he lost.  He couldn’t have been more charming, and everybody said wait a minute, let me rethink my vote, but it was too late.  So, a couple weeks ago we had President Obama who was on the show.  He’s running for the office.  33 days ’til the election?  36.  36days ’til election, we have not heard from Mitt Romney and his people.  They have an open invitation to be here.  36 days remaining, he’s going to have to…you know, if you want to be in the White House, you’ve gotta sit right over there and talk to me.  I’m sorry, it’s the way it is.  So, Mitt is on record as saying when he gets to be President the first thing he will do, is he will talk tough to China.  He will put China in their place.  (Letterman points to his guest chair) Really?  What about that?  What about over there, Mitt?  He can handle China, but he can’t handle me.”

http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/video/

 

Posted October 2, 2012 by tmusicfan in Politics, Quote of the Day

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