Wednesday, September 14, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 375

“Ring of Power” Edition

Jim Funkhouser, at Tea Party Tribune:
“The seductive nature of the Ring of Power from the movie ‘Lord of the Rings’ is the perfect metaphor for all the evil that percolates up from the cauldron of slime that is Washington D.C... No one relinquishes power. They even switch political parties in their eighth decade ala Arlen Specter to maintain their slimy grip. The act of surrendering power is such a foreign notion to politicians that when it actually happens it isn’t perceived as the selfless act that it is; it is instead derided and ridiculed as too strange to be noble... Power is what most people want, and what all politicians crave, so it actually makes sense for the few who demonstrate the strength of character to relinquish it to be hated for their selflessness. Care to guess who I’m cleverly alluding to? Her initials are Sarah Palin. McCain needs to recognize that his political story, such as it is, is over. America can no longer tolerate a corrupt two-party/one ideology system. In 2012 we need a real choice, and as of right now the only alternative being offered is coming from the lowly hobbits of Middle Earth, and their ring bearer, Mama Grizz.”
Janne Mrydal, ND State Director, Concerned Women for America:
“I’m pretty convinced. The way she’s talking, in Iowa, in New Hampshire… I just can’t see she’s doing what she’s doing unless she’s getting in.”
Paul Burka, at Texas Monthly, a magazine well to the left of center:
“She’s going to have to time her entry into the race perfectly. But I think she’s the only Republican who doesn’t have to build an organization. It’s there, waiting for her, in Iowa, in New Hampshire, in every state. About those polls that say she can’t win: Many Republicans believe that the country is turning away from Obama, that he will not be electable come November of 2012, and whoever gets the GOP nomination wins. They may be right. I think Palin is playing her cards very smartly. She has the biggest following of any Republican, by far. She has 100% name identification. She is a free agent. I think she’s intent upon running, and I think Rick Perry had better watch out.”
William A. Jacobson, at Legal Insurrection:
“All the enlightened conservative pundits who bashed Palin endlessly over Revere now will denounce Obama’s historical ignorance, right? I know, I’m talking to myself again.”
Eric Olsen, at Gay Patriot:
“So the Lightbringer claimed during his rehash that Abraham Lincoln founded the Republican Party… Ummmm…dude? You’re wrong. Now, MoDo? Eric Boehlert? Daily Beast? Any idea when might we expect your flurry of articles talking about what a ‘fool’ and an ‘idiot’ The Chosen One is, as you were so quick to do over Palin’s entirely accurate remark? Of course, we all know that anything the Mocha Messiah says is Gospel, so I’ll just go ahead and assume the MSM has checked out...
Mark Whittington, at Associated Content:
“Maher should actually be glad that Palin will not be in the same room as him. He strikes one as the sort of person who would find being hit by a girl on national TV a humiliation that would be impossible to be borne.”
Lloyd Marcus, Tea Party activist, at American Thinker Blog:
“Sarah Palin inspired her typical (yet extraordinary) level of excitement and attendance at our Tea Party Express V national bus tour rally in Manchester, NH. I overheard a national reporter commenting to two of our staff members, ‘Yeah, Palin draws a crowd but they are all missing teeth.’ I was furious! I wanted to say, ‘How dare you? You arrogant jerk!’ I held my tongue as a representative of Tea Party Express. After attending over 200 tea parties on six national bus tours, I can assure you the majority of the attendees are extremely well informed, educated, articulate and patriotic Americans. They are not stupid rednecks as the reporter's comment implied. Unfortunately, the snobby reporter's view of the tea party is shared by the liberal Obama sycophant media. At our Tea Party Express rally in Providence, RI, a former Marine and his adult son stood in the rain and wept along with others as I sang ‘God Bless the USA’. We embraced as brothers in our love for the greatest nation on the planet... And yet... the consensus of the left and liberal media is the Tea Party is white ignorant violent racists.”
toma29, at Useful Info Nation:
“TIME visionary Mark Halperin sees racism in Palin remarks about ‘blank’ check... Liberalism is a mental disorder.”
Bradley Hennenfent, M.D., at
“I saw The Undefeated via Comcast Cable's On Demand service, and it was excellent. I rate it 10 Stars. One cannot help but feel that they have finally met an honest, ethical and hard working politician in Sarah Palin. Interestingly, the undeserved vilification of Sarah Palin is nearly beyond comprehension, and it was a brilliant move showing all of that at the beginning of the movie. Sarah Palin essentially stars as Jimmy Stewart in ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,’ except it's actually true, and you will feel the same warmth in your heart as you did when watching Jimmy Stewart. Everyone should see this movie.”
Sissy Willis, via Twitter:
is on record in 2008 e-mails expressing her general opposition to certain vaccine mandates
Adrienne Ross, at Motivation Truth:
“After Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann chewed out Governor Perry for the Texas mandate that young girls be inoculated with Gardasil, Governor Palin also took on this issue in her post-GOP presidential debate interview with Greta Van Susteren. [Tuesday], some looking to accuse Governor Palin of supporting the same practice in Alaska, took to their laptops--ill-informed though they were. Michelle Malkin takes them to task for what she calls ‘a really, really stupid attack on Palin.’ (Aren't they all?)”
Christopher Schoppa, at the Washington Post:
“Political Bestsellers — Sept. 11, 2011... The list swells to 15 this week, a mix of new titles... and older ones, as Sarah Palin’s most recent title mixes it up with Jon Stewart’s...”
Tina Hemond, at Degrees of Moderation:
“it is clearly too early to call a permanent front-runner, as fortunes in the polls, come and go between September and the Debates of November and December, mere months before the first primary and caucuses in 2012. This leaves room for additional candidates, a la Ronald Reagan, to enter the fray. Immediately following the debate, Sarah Palin weighed in on the debate and the performance of the current candidates, on Fox News with Greta Van Susteren... Asked and answered at least a thousand times, Palin continues to hold that her entry (or non-entry) into the 2012 field will be a time of her own choosing, not dictated by the media. However, the run-down on all candidates and the overall impression during her analysis was that she was readying to take to the field, as to timing of an announcement that is for Palin to decide. As a strategy, it may prove to be brilliant... As the front runners so often take so many hits, and then begin to slide in the polls, a late entry not only picks up support from those candidates who no longer can sustain a campaign (too early), and /or those top tier candidates who are less appealing than at first glance. This is especially true if one is in third place in polls after several debates, having not announced any intentions.”
John Kuddes, in a letter to The Kansas City Star:
“Maybe if our current president had Palin’s experience, he could accomplish more than merely voting ‘present,’ and blaming everybody else for challenges inherited, created and exacerbated.”
Patrick S. Adams, at Patrick's World USA:
“An army sits in their camps keeping their powder dry, cleaning their rhetorical weapons and preparing for a massive boots on the ground grass roots operation with air support from the more technologically savvy among us who can post youtube videos and blog posts that will get the message out to the American people. That army awaits their marching orders. To make this happen, they need Governor Palin to give them the go... Contrary to what the media says, the Palin army is not a fan club. This is our lives. There are people who are suffering because of what the Obama administration is doing. This ain't no party. This ain't no disco. This ain't no foolin' around. The American dream is at stake. People's livelihoods are at stake. People's children's futures hang on the outcome of the 2012 elections. For the diehard Palinista, removing Obama is not enough. Changing the way business is done in Washington is also a key component to that. We've spent decades frustrated by the inability to beat city hall. Now we have a shot to do it, and it can't be done without her.”
Exit Quote - Thomas Jefferson:
“Power is not alluring to pure minds.”
- JP

1 comment:

  1. Josh, thanks for the quote and once again a great video.