Skip to comments.What are the best quotes relevant to the 2008 election?
Posted on 11/12/2009 10:05:59 AM PST by Thirteen
Here's my choice: "I voted for the Democrats because I didn't like the way the Republicans were running the country. Which is turning out to be like shooting yourself in the head to stop your headache." --Jack Mayberry
“We are so hosed” — Attention Surplus Disorder
Well here’s mine for what it’s worth:
“Apparently, the saying, you can’t fix stupid” is an absolute truth”
“Thank you, my friends!” -John McKean
I remember McCain kept on saying Obama’s going to turn this recession into a depression. Looks like he’ll be proven right.
I’d like to pull one out from the 1992 election and apply it to the 2008 election - “It’s the economy, stupid”.
Our politicians are known for their gaffes, mistakes and on occasion downright dishonesty. But sometimes they come up with memorable sayings - for either the right or wrong reasons - and sometimes genuinely inspiring stuff. Here are your top ten political quotes from a range of politicians past and present:
We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
- Winston Churchill
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy
The lady’s not for turning.
- Margaret Thatcher
I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
- Charles De Gaulle
You teach a child to read and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.
- George W Bush
Now is not the time for soundbytes. I can feel the hand of history on my shoulder.
- Tony Blair
It’s no exaggeration to say that the undecideds could go one way or another.
- George Bush
The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.
- Franklin P. Adams
I did not have sexual relations with that woman.
- Bill Clinton
You are the deals-on-wheels Prime Minister - no wonder the Chancellor is not a happy eater!
- Michael Howard
Giuliani” “So I would say he [Mitt Romney] had sanctuary mansion, not just sanctuary city”.
“Stand up, Chuck!”
Sorry. I should have explained myself better. By relevant, I mean the quotes may not have occurred during or after the 2008 election but the content makes them relevant nonetheless. I think the quote I posted was from 2004 or so but could very well be mistakenly attributed to the year 2008 or 2009. I
“Stupid is as stupid does,” Forrest Gump.
"Regardless of the outcome of the Presidential election, the 2008 election cycle has been a winnowing season for all Americans who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ. Both major parties nominated individuals whose views discard the nations founding principle of respect for the authority of the Creator God."
“That’s above my pay grade” by Hussein 0bama, TOTUS..
| If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.
Think of the Press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.
The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.
The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over
Intellectual activity is a danger to the building of character
I’ve now been in 57 states — I think one left to.
Ok, look, you know, when I was a kid, I inhaled frequently. That was the point.
The Simple Fact That Barack Obama Is The Worst President Ever Can Only Be Blamed On One Thing...IT’S BUSH’S FAULT!
“...it happens to be, as Barak says, a three letter word, jobs...”
I know it asks for one...but I have a few...a woman I heard...
“Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown. And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves. I guess...a small-town mayor is sort of like a “community organizer”, except that you have actual responsibilities.
“I might add that in small towns, we don’t quite know what to make of a candidate who lavishes praise on working people when they are listening, and then talks about how bitterly they cling to their religion and guns when those people aren’t listening.
“I’ve noticed a pattern with our opponent. Maybe you have, too. We’ve all heard his dramatic speeches before devoted followers. And there is much to like and admire about our opponent.
“But listening to him speak, it’s easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or reform - not even in the state senate.
“This is a man who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting, and never use the word “victory” except when he’s talking about his own campaign.
“But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed... when the roar of the crowd fades away... when the stadium lights go out...and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot...what exactly is our opponent’s plan?
“What does he actually seek to accomplish, after he’s done turning back the waters and healing the planet?
“The answer is to make government bigger... take more of your money... give you more orders from Washington... and to reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world.
“America needs more energy... our opponent is against producing it.
“Victory in Iraq is finally in sight... he wants to forfeit.
“Terrorist states are seeking nuclear weapons without delay... he wants to meet them without preconditions.
“Al-Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America... he’s worried that someone won’t read them their rights.”
Ok...not just “some woman”!
My tagline - Ronald Reagan.
It’s not the exact quote but there was a limit on the number of characters. From the book “The Wit and Wisdom of Ronald Reagan.”
Here’s another good one:
“Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.” Ronald Regan