Monday, March 21, 2011

Conservative on Target: Quips, Qotes & More – 3/21/11

This peculiarly Democrat ideology of defeatism ignores some of America’s greatest strengths--our ability to innovate, to adapt and to overcome setbacks. Those on the Left are deliberately discouraging a belief in American exceptionalism. They do this by fear-mongering, encouraging helplessness and obstructing individual effort

CBO: Obama Budget Underestimates Deficits a Little… $2.3 Trillion to be Exact … Administration doesn’t even deny it anymore…

… should we be more fearful because the engineering at the Japanese nuclear facilities worked as planned, or because the plan assumed more predictability than was possible? [ Complexity breeds unintended consequences – JS ]

Tea Party will back Democrats challenging GOP big spenders in 2012 > Tea Party activists across the country have already figured out their No. 1 opponents are not Democrats but GOP appropriators!

"This is not leadership, this is followership." In two major areas now the President has voted "present" in the last two weeks: on the budget, where he is AWOL, and on Libya, where he has purposely chosen to follow even as our troops do the heavy lifting.

"The tax that was supposed to soak the rich has instead soaked America. The beneficiary of the income tax has not been the poor, but big government. The income tax has given us a government bureaucracy that outnumbers the manufacturing work force. It has created welfare dependencies that have entrapped millions of Americans in an underclass that is forced to live a sordid existence of trading votes for government handouts." -- Paul Craig Roberts

"The only ends for which governments are constituted, and obedience rendered to them, are the obtaining of justice and protection; and they who cannot provide for both give the people a right of taking such ways as best please themselves, in order to their own safety." -- Algernon Sidney

imageQuote P. J. O'Rourke:

"The principal feature of American liberalism is sanctimoniousness. By loudly denouncing all bad things–war and hunger and date rape–liberals testify to their own terrific goodness. More important, they promote themselves to membership in a self-selecting elite of those who care deeply about such things... It's a kind of natural aristocracy, and the wonderful thing about this aristocracy is that you don't have to be brave, smart, strong, or even lucky to join it, you just have to be liberal."