Sunday, October 15, 2006

Old Fogey's Quotes for Sunday

Democrats are fighting a war on two fronts: One is combating the spin and intimidation that defines this administration. The other is fighting to change course, to do things better, to substitute smart, disciplined strategy for dogma and denial in Iraq.

That's not defeatism. That's our duty.
Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.), the ranking member on the House Appropriations defense subcommittee.
Confessions of a 'Defeatocrat'
[As a history major, I remember studying with disbelief the WWI legislation that made criticizing the war illegal. Never again will I wonder how the American people let that happen, now that I have seen fear-mongering at its best]

"Religious leaders may get on board the sports link initially, but how will they feel when they see Jesus in a Browns helmet or Moses in a Cavaliers uniform?"
Joseph Kelly, chairman of the department of religious studies at John Carroll University, referring to the marketing ploy of professional sports to use religious events to increase attendance
Praying for More Than a Win
[I seem to remember Jesus throwing the money changers out of the temple. In fact he seemed to get most angry at at them and the hypocrites]

"The president is going to be articulating the big issues and do so in a way that grabs people's attention."
Karl Rove
White House Upbeat About GOP Prospects
[Wouldn't it be nice if these clowns' optimism was justified in Iraq and not in November?]

"It may be that women like these will give the men in power a needed kick in the pants -- to get them moving on the real issues."
David Broder in WaPo editorial
A Gender Insurgency In Politics
[Perhaps it would be even better if the women gave the men in power a boot out of office]

"Lobbyists and special interests are the biggest bogeymen of this election."
Evan Tracey of TNS Media Intelligence/CMAG, a nonpartisan research firm that monitors political commercials
Candidates Taking Aim at Lobbyists
[Far better as bogeymen than gays, flag burners, war protesters, Islam, and the 'war against Christianity']


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