“In reality there is perhaps no one of our natural Passions so hard to subdue as Pride.” – Benjamin Franklin

“At this point it would take a willing suspension of disbelief to put any trust in the military judgment of… Barack Obama.” – Paul Greenberg

“The idea that four months before a presidential election a candidate can run through these countries, meet some world leaders, and claim experience in these matters may impress the liberal media, but to me, it exposes just how unprepared for the presidency this guy is… I have never seen a presidential candidate with less to offer this nation- yet with more arrogance and self-delusion- than Barack Obama.” – Rush Limbaugh

“I think that the coverage [Barack Obama] is getting is beyond presidential. It’s papal. I mean, a president never has all three anchors on the way with him… If you needed any evidence of how much in the tank the mainstream media are, this is it.” – Charles Krauthammer

“Obama’s self-deprecation was his most charming bit, but lately he is, well, less charming. He and his wife seem more like a finger-wagging principal and teacher tag team, with Michelle Obama promising that her husband will make us work harder when he becomes president. You get the feeling that should the Obamas take over, we’ll all be staying after school. They used to call that detention.” – Kathleen Parker

“To say you’re going to get out on a certain schedule- regardless of what the Iraqis do, regardless of what our enemies do, regardless of what is happening on the ground- is the height of absurdity.” – Michael O’Hanlon, Democrat foreign policy analyst at the liberal Brookings Institute

“The real American dream is not found in having a government that helps you pay for your home, your health care and your retirement. It is found in taking care of those things yourself, as a free and independent person.” – Terence Jeffrey

“Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are called government-sponsored enterprises. At times, Congress has seemed a Fannie Mae- and Freddie Mac-sponsored enterprise.” – Rich Lowry

“Barack Obama departs for Iraq… with a media entourage as large as some of his rallies. He’ll no doubt learn a lot, in addition to getting a good photo op. What we’ll be waiting to hear is whether the would-be Commander in Chief absorbs enough to admit he was wrong about the troop surge in Iraq. Mr. Obama has made a central basis of his candidacy the ‘judgment’ he showed in opposing the Iraq war in 2002, even if it was a risk-free position to take as an Illinois state senator. The claim helped him win the Democratic primaries. But the 2007 surge debate is the single most important strategic judgment he has had to make on the more serious stage as a Presidential candidate. He vocally opposed the surge, and events have since vindicated President Bush. Without the surge and a new counterinsurgency strategy, the U.S. would have suffered a humiliating defeat in Iraq. Yet Mr. Obama now wants to ignore that judgment, and [recently] his campaign erased from its Web site all traces of his surge opposition. Lest media amnesia set in, here is what the Obama site previously said: ‘The problem- the Surge: The goal of the surge was to create space for Iraq’s political leaders to reach an agreement to end Iraq’s civil war. At great cost, our troops have helped reduce violence in some areas of Iraq, but even those reductions do not get us below the unsustainable levels of violence of mid-2006. Moreover, Iraq’s political leaders have made no progress in resolving the political differences at the heart of their civil war.’ Mr. Obama’s site now puts a considerably brighter gloss on the surge. Yet the candidate himself shows no signs of rethinking.” – The Wall Street Journal

“Too many people expect wonders from democracy, when the most wonderful thing of all is just having it.” – Walter Winchell

“Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.” – Jonathan Swift

“The chief object of education is not to learn things but to unlearn things.” – G. K. Chesterton

“Common sense is not so common.” – Voltaire

“For the first few months of the campaign, the question about Obama was: Who is he? The question now is: Who does he think he is? We are getting to know. Redeemer of our uninvolved, uninformed lives. Lord of the seas. And more.” – Charles Krauthammer

“Obama’s record is like floor wax: all shine and no depth.” – Cal Thomas

“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recommended oil drilling in already-explored Alaska leaseholds Tuesday. She won’t yield on offshore or wildlife preserves. The Democrats are not opposed to drilling, they are just opposed to drilling in areas that have oil.” – Argus Hamilton

Jay Leno: Barack Obama is very popular in the Middle East. I guess a lot of people over there saw the cover of The New Yorker. This is Barack’s third day in the Middle East. And President Bush said that he has no timetable for bringing him back home. … You know, sometimes when President Bush speaks, he does not use the best choice of words. You know? Like, today, he said the financial institutions are basically sound, and you can take that to the bank. … John McCain called a press conference today. Unfortunately, all the press was out of the country covering Obama. … Barack Obama is in Afghanistan. Bill Clinton went with him. At least that’s what he told Hillary. … The feds say federal institutions are in trouble for giving money to those already in debt. That’s the problem. They gave money to those already in debt. So, why are we paying taxes? Who’s more in debt than the government? What, are they $9 trillion in debt? We’re giving them more money? We’re enablers. We need to stop this.