Quote-a-palooza

“It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf.” – Thomas Paine

“It seems there is scarcely a serious bad actor on the planet with whom Jimmy Carter has not met. He is a serial tyrant-enabler, the very personification of Rodney King’s risible appeal, ‘Can’t we all get along?’ Mr. Carter has come to epitomize the notion that ‘dialogue’ is always in order, no matter how odious or dangerous the interlocutor- or the extent to which they or their agendas will benefit from such interactions.” – Frank Gaffney, Jr.

“Liberalism is so impressed with its own brilliance that results apparently don’t matter.” – Brent Bozell

“Liberals are always at their best chuckling at the ways of those they regard as hicks. That’s because liberals place far more importance on sophistication than on character, decency and values.” – Burt Prelutsky

“These days Democrats are not sounding very liberal. Classic liberals, after all, would support free markets, internationalism and the universal desire for constitutional government, while downplaying racial affinity.” – Victor Davis Hanson

“There is growing evidence that liberals are losing ground among blacks. In 1972, only one in ten of African-Americans identified themselves as conservative. Today, nearly 30% African-Americans publicly and openly identify themselves as conservative. Not Republican, mind you, but conservative.” – Christopher Alan Bracey

“A hundred years from now, Americans might still be fighting militant Islamists in Iraq and other places. What could be worse than that? A hundred years from now, America and the West could have been defeated by militant Islamists.” – Clifford May

“I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word ‘fair’ in connection with income tax policies.” – William F. Buckley Jr.

“To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: it is plunder.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“A government which lays taxes on the people not required by urgent public necessity and sound public policy is not a protector of liberty, but an instrument of tyranny.” – Calvin Coolidge

“The current tax code is a daily mugging.” – Ronald Reagan

“I’m proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money.” – Authur Godfrey

“Lord, the money we do spend on Government and it’s not one bit better than the government we got for one-third the money twenty years ago.” – Will Rogers

“As Americans [pass] another income-tax filing deadline, they are still burdened by an impossibly complex tax code that, with accompanying regulations, now consists of more than 60,000 pages. The average person who prepares his or her own taxes spends 34 hours on a 1040 long form, according to the IRS. That’s almost a full work week. Of course, 84 million taxpayers, about 60% of the total, find the whole thing so daunting that they pay someone else to prepare their returns. This helps underwrite a $65 billion industry of tax preparation and related services, and it enables the wealthy to exploit the code’s many artfully crafted loopholes. Alas, few people in Washington seem to care about the taxpayer’s plight. The last serious pruning of the tax code came in 1986; since then, it has grown like kudzu. In his first three years in office, President Bush added new marginal rates, new deductions and a raft of temporary tax cuts… The major presidential candidates all propose tax changes, but none sees simplification as an end in itself… The sad truth about America’s current political culture is that it no longer looks at the tax code as a way of efficiently raising revenue to provide for the common good. If it did, it would not tolerate a system so complex and subject to manipulation. Rather, the income tax has morphed into a way of appealing to broad demographic groups and narrow lobbies to achieve political and policy goals. Groups that have influence get tax breaks. Groups that don’t end up paying, in dollars and in time.” – USA Today

“In the final analysis, Jimmy Carter will be best remembered by history as a man whose time in and out of high public office was almost unblemished by success.” – Frank Gaffney, Jr.

“[Jimmy] Carter is about to make a disgrace of himself yet again, this time by meeting in Syria with Hamas terrorist leader Khaled Mashaal. His influence is nonexistent except where he can perform the role of useful idiot for America’s enemies.” – Jed Babbin

“One of the hardest things about being a liberal Democrat is that, when you’re talking to the resentful yahoos whose votes you unfortunately need, you have to pretend to care about them. When you’re trying to sell Hope and Change, you need to give the rubes Hope that the Change is going to be Change they want. Even when you know there’s no Hope of that.” – David Kahane

“Is American public education a form of child abuse?” – Mark Steyn

“One way to reduce illegal immigration might be to translate some of our far left publications into Spanish and give everyone in Mexico subscriptions. After they read how terrible this country is, many may want to stay away.” – Thomas Sowell

“Bill Clinton was ripped after House auditors revealed his taxpayer-paid office expenses. He has run up a $400,000 phone bill since he left office. It never occurred to Congress to block all 900 numbers for ex-presidents.” – Argus Hamilton

Jay Leno: Hillary Clinton attacked Barack Obama, called him “elitist,” and said he was out of touch with poor people. Later, Bill Clinton gave a speech on the subject, and charged a million bucks for it. … In an effort to try and connect with some of the rural voters in Pennsylvania, Hillary said she has gone hunting, and once shot a duck. Don’t confuse that with Barack. He shot himself in the foot. That’s a totally different thing. Personally, I like Cheney. He shot a lawyer. … Hillary Clinton was shown at a bar in Indiana drinking a beer, and doing a shot of whiskey. Hey, and it worked. Today, Ted Kennedy switched back. “I’m for Hillary now!”

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