Monday, August 9, 2010

Quips, Quotes and Tweets – 8/8/10

michelle_obama_antoinette“On the contrary, the Obamas seem to think of themselves as being much more than merely a U.S. President and First Lady. While, in our country, our elected President is merely “one of us,” and is entrusted with a lot of power to lead us for a finite period of time, in much of the rest of the world a head-of-state is more akin to royalty, and is substantively “above” the people he leads. And Barack and Michelle’s “do as I say, not as I do” approach to life looks a lot more “royal,” than it does “presidential.” Austin Hill at Townhall.com > Read more…

"I am in full accord with the [teaparty] movement, but it can get out of line, which I think it has," said James Witt, a Republican activist in Pensacola and a retired political scientist from the University of West Florida. "They are promoting people for office who shouldn't be there. They bring lots of enthusiasm, which will help get out the vote. But it's emotional voting rather than intellectual voting." [ Surprise, surprise! Even the Republicans have their elitists.-JS ]

An August Surprise from Obama?: "Main Street may be about to get its own gigantic bailout. Rumors are running wild from Washington to Wall Street that the Obama administration is about to order government-controlled lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to forgive a portion of the mortgage debt of millions of Americans who owe more than what their homes are worth. An estimated 15 million U.S. mortgages – one in five – are underwater with negative equity of some $800 billion.”

“I hope we have once again reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts.” Ronald Reagan [Listen to this in President Reagan’s own voice.]

From William Kristol: “If my ears didn't deceive me, I heard Juan Williams say this morning, seated only a few feet away on Fox News Sunday, that "everyone likes Chris Christie and Mitch Daniels." He said this, of course, as a prelude to arguing that Christie and Daniels are much more reasonable than those wacky Republican congressional candidates who are going to doom GOP chances this fall. Still he said it, as if it were an obvious fact, a consensus view, a given.”

JIHAD Watch: “Taliban on murder of aid workers: "They were Christian missionaries and we killed them all. Sickness and squalor fi sabil Allah: The medical workers wouldn't even have had to have been preaching openly to provoke the jealousy of the Taliban: filthy infidels performing greater acts of mercy than the mujahedin could dream of is a liability when absolute supremacy is the name of the game.” [ This seemed to hit me harder than any of the other recent terroristic islamofascist cowardices! More from others here. JS ]