Quotes O’ the Week
“If the level of corruption or violation is under 10 percent, it will be acceptable for me.”- Jandad Spinghar, Executive Director of the Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan.
“If you like the post office and the Department of Motor Vehicles and you think they’re run well, just wait till you see Medicare, Medicaid and health care done by the government.” - Arthur Laffer, economic guru and creator of the “Laffer Curve.”
“Death to Obama. Death to Michelle and her two stupid kids.” – Unidentified sign holder at a health care town hall in Hagerstown, MD.
“I started reading my Bible to get right with my Creator before going. Through my reading I realized all this goes against what Jesus taught and what all true Christians should believe. I had a religious transformation, and realized that all war is wrong.” – Army Sgt. Travis Bishop, on refusing to deploy to Afghanistan
“Just a mom from a few blocks away - not affiliated with any political party.” - Heather Blish, Republican National Committee operative.
“Forty-million illegals! Forty million illegals!” – Health care protesters at Democratic Rep. Kathy Castor’s health care town hall in Tampa. The Center for Immigration Studies reports the number of undocumented immigrants is under 11 million, which is actually down from recent years. (Note: Neither Democrats nor Republicans are in favor of extending health care to undocumented immigrants.)
“People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn't have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless.” – Investor’s Business Daily on British-born and bred physicist Stephen Hawking.
“Adolf Hitler, like Barack Obama, also ruled by dictate.” - El Rushbo.
“I’m moving from being an independent, sir, to being absolutely opposed to ... any policy you could conceive of.” – “Raging Independent” Lou Dobbs.
“Sarah Palin exposed the shocking truth about Obama’s health care plan, saying that the America she knows is not one where her loved ones will ‘have to stand in front of Obama's death panel so his bureaucrats can decide ... whether they are worthy of health care.’ Bravo, Ms. Palin! That is the most powerful message you've written by throwing a handful of magnetic poetry against the fridge."” - Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report
“Over the past week, congressmen have been holding town hall meetings across the country. They’ve been disrupted by angry protesters who are against Obama’s new healthcare plan. And things could have gotten violent, but nobody could afford to get hurt. So, it was very peaceful protesting.” - Jimmy Fallon
“Congress would make it mandatory -- absolutely require -- that every five years people in Medicare have a required counseling session that will tell them how to end their life sooner.” - Betsy McCaughey, Chairman of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths on Fred Thompson’s radio show