Thursday, April 17, 2008

Favorite Quotes - Election '08

Obama on why rural voters tend to vote Republican:

It's not surprising when [rural people] get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them.

Michelle Obama:

For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country.

Obama supporter Senator Rockefeller (D-WV) proclaiming that McCain doesn't care about "the lives of people."

McCain was a fighter pilot, who dropped laser-guided missiles from 35,000 feet. He was long gone when they hit. What happened when they [the missiles] get to the ground? He doesn't know. You have to care about the lives of people. McCain never gets into those issues.

Hillary Clinton on visiting Bosnia as First Lady:

I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.

Obama defending his friendship with unapologetic convicted terrorist William Ayers:

The fact is, is that I'm also friendly with Tom Coburn, one of the most conservative Republicans in the United States Senate, who during his campaign once said that it might be appropriate to apply the death penalty to those who carried out abortions.

New York Times Headline:

As violence falls in Iraq, cemetery workers feel the pinch

Keith Olbermann:

Al Qaeda really hurt us, but not as much as Rupert Murdoch has hurt us, particularly in the case of Fox News. Fox News is worse than al Qaeda -- worse for our society. It’s as dangerous as the Ku Klux Klan ever was.

John McCain:

In case you missed it, a few days ago Senator Clinton tried to spend $1 million on the Woodstock concert museum. Now, ladies and gentlemen, I wasn't there. I'm sure it was a cultural and pharmaceutical event. I was tied up at the time.

Obama on whether he inhaled marijuana:

The point was to inhale. That was the point.


Jon Vander Plas said...

Sorry for the lack of postings, just got back from vacation in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Tom said...

I think the time when Karl Rove criticised Obama for not wearing a flag pin, while he himself not wearing a flag pin, is my favorite.

I also like how Romney this week is saying he supports McCain's economic policies, when he said the exact opposite in debates several months ago. But it's good to see that he's staying consistent. Or should I say inconsistent.

Jon Vander Plas said...

Romney did not say he supports all of McCain's economic policies, he said that McCain has more experience in economics than Hillary and Obama, which is true. In his campaign, Romney touted his economic experience as greater than McCain's (which it is), but does that mean that McCain's isn't greater than Obama/Hillary? I fail to see how this is a "reversal" of Romney's earlier statements as reported by the AP.

As far as the flag pin, Rove was criticizing Obama's explanation for why he didn't wear the pin, not that he didn't wear one. Obama could have said "my patriotism speaks for himself" but instead basically said he stopped wearing it because of his opposition to the Iraq War and that he felt wearing the pin was representative of fake patriotism and support for the Iraq War.

Tom said...

this might better explain Romney's reversal:

Romney criticised McCain specifically for lacking knowledge of the economy, and said his experience in government wasn't all that important. Now he's saying his experience is very important. That's a reversal.

The flag pin issue is stupid anyways. But in an interview with GQ Rove said wearing a flag pin is for some people the definition of patriotism. Since he wasn't wearing a flag pin, he failed his own test, which points out the absurdity of the whole idea anyways.