Sunday, July 24, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 340

“Believe” Edition

Jeanette Pryor, at Lipstick 2012:
“1980 is coming. Not because conservatives are anticipating our version of ‘The One.’ Reagan didn’t restore the country by saying, ‘Yes, we can.’ His message was far more American. He simply said, ‘Yes, You Can.’ We loved him, but we were primarily inspired by his faith in the principles and practices that had made America great in the first place. He was so sure that these constitutive elements would fix every problem, and this certitude was contagious. Reagan was gloriously optimistic, but not about himself. He wanted to be President because he knew no other candidate shared his confidence in America and in Americans. Reagan insisted that, if we were simply untethered from neo-Socialist collectivism, and left to free-market entrepreneurship, industry, and pursuit of excellence, we would again experience American exceptionalism in every domain of life. If I am so deeply convinced that Sarah Palin will be this generation’s 1980, it is not because I believe ‘Sarah will save us!’ but because she appears to share Reagan’s confidence in the power of America’s essence. She has no personal ideology, only her mentor’s repudiation of neo-Marxist class warfare and a desire to eliminate intrusive government.”
Pennsylvanians for Palin:
“Palin's Jobs Record Beats All Others in the GOP Field...”
Don Surber, at the Charleston Daily Mail:
“What we need is the public to form a Gang of 80 million to vote out this president and to give Republicans all 33 Senate seats that are up for grabs next year. That number is based on Obama getting a little less than 70 million votes last time and being given a ‘mandate’ by the media. Kick the Democrats real hard — 80 million would be an LBJ-sized landslide — and give Republicans a filibuster-proof Senate for the first time, and watch what happens. President Palin will balance the budget, will lower taxes and will make this country proud again. If she is given a genuine majority in both houses of Congress. Something Reagan never, ever had.”
Abie, at The Thinking Voter:
“How about forwarding Sarah Palin's Facebook post from Friday... to all those swooning over Obama at a time when he presents no plan whatsoever?”
Ed Morrissey, at Hot Air:
“John Boehner’s (momentary) dismissal of Barack Obama as a partner in deficit-reduction talks has the effect of making him a ‘lame duck president,’ Sarah Palin wrote [Friday] night on her SarahPAC website... Palin praises the leadership of the Republican caucus for sticking to their promises, and then reminds readers about the history of this President and the deficit... Democrats have simply refused to participate in any forward thinking of their own, and have since 2009, when the Democrats passed their last budget resolution. That’s the reason that Obama is a lame-duck President, for all intents and purposes, and for that matter, Reid is thus far a lame-duck Senate Majority Leader.”
Roderic Deane:
“Sarah Palin... has already demonstrated the willingness to govern based on the principles of our founding.”
Smitty, at The Other McCain:
“The Ruling Class Overlords on the Right and Left have been pissing down your back and telling you it’s raining for a century now. The GOP Ruling Class Overlords have been playing a nominally more Federalist hand over the last century; Governor Palin is cheerfully breaking that off where they sit. It’s hyperbole to say that, if the people blow off this movie, and she sits out the 2012 campaign, that we’re doomed. We can’t have a meaningful Constitution if the salvation of the country boils down to any one person, family, clique, or union. But the list of other hopefuls with significant charisma is painfully short.”
Frank Aquila:
The Undefeated and Governor Palin can be described in a summary of three E’s – Energy, Ethics, and Excellence!”
AWR Hawkins , at Big Government:
“The Left hates her. They don’t just hate her politics or the fact that she’s beautiful or the fact that she gave birth to a child with Down syndrome instead of having an abortion or the fact that she went to school in flyover country or the fact that she doesn’t need them or the fact that she really does want to ‘drill here, drill now.’ While all of these things are contributing factors, the bottom line is that they simply hate her for being Sarah Palin: for being the one who remains ‘The Undefeated’ in the minds of so many conservatives across the fruited plain.”
Ian Lazaran, at Conservatives 4 Palin:
“Even Roger Ebert concedes that almost 200 people saw The Undefeated at noon [Saturday] in Chicago on short notice with no advertising.”
Frank Main, at the Chicago Sun-Times:
“The Chicago screening of a new Sarah Palin documentary Saturday was a political love fest for her conservative supporters. But Tea Party members weren’t the only ones who came away from the film with admiration for the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential candidate. Eddie Bryant, who attended the screening of ‘The Undefeated’ at downtown’s Gene Siskel Film Center, is an African-American and Chicago Democrat. The retired 67-year-old Union Pacific employee said he was surprised to find he actually likes Palin. ‘I came because my friend is always talking about Sarah Palin. People say this lady is brainless. She’s not only smart, but she’s a clean-government person. I gained respect for her,’ Bryant said.”
Scott Conroy, via Twitter:
“Iowa GOP could face big test in keeping straw poll relevant. McCain (the eventual nominee) finished 10th in '07. 10th!”
William A. Jacobson, at Legal Insurrection:
“The decision to leave Rick Perry and Sarah Palin out of the Ames straw poll renders the poll even less meaningful. Perry seems on a clear trajectory to enter the race, and Palin is less clear but still needs to be considered when weighing relative candidate strength. Leaving Perry and Palin out turns the Ames poll into a no-win situation for those in the poll. Regardless of which candidate exceeds expectations, such a victory will be tempered by the absence of the two heavyweight contenders. It’s hard now to see any candidate getting a big bounce, but certainly it is possible to do damage to Pawlenty and Bachmann if either of them does poorly. Remind me again, why do we have ‘straw polls’?”
UNRR, at The Unreligious Right:
“Liberal hack James... Fallows' credibility is sinking into the same territory of his fellow Atlantic writer Andrew Sullivan.”
Andrew Klavan, at City Journal:
“Comedian-commentator Bill Maher has been getting a lot of attention lately for trying to get a lot of attention. He generally goes about this by using sexist hate speech against attractive, powerful, and intelligent conservative women like Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann, calling them female vulgarisms, for instance, or, as most recently, hosting comedians who fantasize aloud about sexually abusing them... There does seem to me to be one thing worth saying about Maher and the others. Their ugliness seems to be escalating day by day, and with it the dishonesty, distortions, and bullying anger of their mainstream-media fellow travelers. There’s a reason for this, I think. It’s the increasingly apparent failure of Barack Obama... The increasingly low and vulgar meanness of Maher and all his cronies... may, on the one hand, be the tactic of second-rung celebrities desperate for more attention, but it may at the same time represent the dismay of yet another generation of leftists waking from yet another utopian daydream to find themselves in a disaster of their own making.”
Exit Quote: Abraham Lincoln, to Congress, January 12, 1848:
“Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.”
- JP

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