Skip to comments.Say What?...Silly Things Liberals Say; Oct 12th Edition
Posted on 10/12/2011 4:19:21 PM PDT by Starman417
President Barack Obama: Weve made steady progress to stabilize the economy.
President Obama on the Solyndra loan guarantees: "It went through the regular review process and people felt that it was a good bet...If you look at the overall portfolio . overall it's doing well."
Former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi: "I don't remember being ever disappointed in the president."
President Obama: I don't think they're [the American people] better off than they were four years ago. They're not better off than they were before Lehman's collapse, before the financial crisis-- before this extraordinary recession we're going through. I think that-- what we've seen is that we've been able to make steady progress to stabilize the economy. But the unemployment rate is still way too high.
President Barack Obama: "The question, then, is, will Congress do something? If Congress does something, then I can't run against a do-nothing Congress. If Congress does nothing, then it's not a matter of me running against them. I think the American people will run them out of town, because they are frustrated."
Senator Chuck Schumer on Obamas 5% tax on millionaires: Drawing the line at a million dollars is the right thing to do."
Joe Biden: "We are in charge. We have turned it [the economy] around."
Joe Biden: "I don't disrespect the Tea Party. I think the Tea Party and the Van Jones folks are different hats of the same concern. There's an overwhelming frustration. There's a great frustration here in America that the two parties haven't been able to get very much moving. We have been in this period where there's just nothing but fighting. So, you have, on the one hand, Van Jones' guys - whoever he is - the point is, talking about the excesses of Wall Street and there's some truth in what he says and there's truth in what the Tea Party says."
Obama: I had a chance to meet a young man named Robert Baroz. He's an English teacher in Boston[.] ... In the last few years, he's received three pink slips because of budget cuts. Why wouldn't we want to pass a bill that puts somebody like Robert back in the classroom teaching our kids? Except, the president never met this man; and, even though he got a pink slip, he is presently teaching.
Jim Messina, Obama's 2012 campaign manager, emailed this message to supporters: President Obama is in Dallas today urging Americans who support the American Jobs Act to demand that Congress pass it already...But here's something you can do: Find Republican members of Congress on Twitter, call them out, and demand they pass this bill. This was sent out shortly after Republican Mitch McConnell introduced the bill in the Senate and Senate leader, Harry Reid, blocked the vote. Although the context of this email was House Republicans, a similar email will not be sent out to urge Senate Democrats to pass the bill.
Representative Keith Ellison, when asked if regulations kill jobs: "I think the answer is no, and here is why: When we talked about increasing fuel efficiency standards, the industry responded, and they need engineers and designers and manufacturers, and they need actually more people to help respond to the new requirement."
Senator Dick Durbin on Bank of America: Vote with your feet, get the heck out of that bank," Durbin specifically limited one set of fees that banks could charge, so that Bank of America is instituting a new charge. This is amazing. A senator telling you which businesses you ought (or ought not) patronize; and blaming Bank of America for reacting to Durbin's amendment (if there was no Durbin amendment, there would be no additional charge by BofA).
Al Sharpton, MSNBC: [Herman Cain] had the right not to be involved [in the civil rights movement]. What he does not have the right is to rewrite history by saying that blacks were brainwashed by becoming Democrats, because when blacks became Democrats, my parents were Republicans. As I said, Dr. King's family was. I'm nine or ten years younger than Mr. Cain, and I joined the movement later on in the '60s when I was still a teenager. I don't begrudge him for not making my choice, but I do begrudge him for acting like we're brainwashed because we went with a Party that stood up for the Civil Rights Act of '64 and Voting Rights Act of '65. There's a reason blacks did not stay with the Republican Party. So I think when he stepped in to calling people brainwashed and totally discarded the fact that it was based on public policy that people made their political choices, and, in fact, changed their choices from the Party of Lincoln. See By the Numbers.
Bill Maher: "And what is the Republican solution to these outrageous [racial] inequalities? There isn't one. And that's the point. Denying racism is the new racism...And that is the unwritten rule about being a black Republican. You're welcome in the party as long as you never, ever, ever mention race."
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