"You'reÂ darned straight youâ€™re not taking them: â€œIf youâ€™ve got a gun in your house, Iâ€™m not taking it. Even if I want to take them away, I donâ€™t have the votes in Congress.â€ â€”Barack Obama, who thinks the only thing between him and your guns is a few votes
Left-theology: â€œLetâ€™s not play games... Youâ€™re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith... uh, my Christian faith. Well, what Iâ€™m saying is that he hasnâ€™t suggested that Iâ€™m a Muslim... What I think is fair to say is that, coming out of the Republican camp, there have been efforts to suggest that perhaps Iâ€™m not who I say I am when it comes to my faithâ€”something which I find deeply offensive, and that has been going on for a pretty long time.â€ â€”Barack Obama demonstrating that heâ€™s as confused about his religious faith as everybody else is
So there: â€œWeâ€™re not going to be bullied, weâ€™re not going to be smeared, weâ€™re not going to be lied about. I donâ€™t believe in coming in second.â€ â€”Barack Obama
He would have served, but...: â€œI graduated in 1979. The Vietnam War had come to an end. We werenâ€™t engaged in an active military conflict at that point. So itâ€™s not an option that I ever decided to pursue.â€ â€”Barack Obama on joining the military
On global warming: â€œGlobal warming is a serious problem. Uh, i-itâ€™s not just some tree hugger, you know, uhhh, sprout eatinâ€™ liberal thing. You know, the polar ice caps are melting. Temperatures are getting warmer in the oceans, and it could wreck [sic] havoc on our agriculture. It could increase insect-borne diseases.â€ â€”Barack uh, Obama
On Iraq: â€œI think that the surge has succeeded in ways that nobody anticipated...[I]t succeeded beyond our wildest dreams.â€ â€”commander in chief wannabe Barack Obama conceding he did not, in his â€œwildest dreamsâ€ expect to win in Iraq
On taxes: â€œIf I am sitting pretty, and youâ€™ve got a waitress who is making minimum wage plus tips, and I can afford it and she canâ€™tâ€”whatâ€™s the big deal for me to say, â€˜Iâ€™m going to pay a little bit more.â€™ That is neighborliness.â€ â€”Barack Obama **Because taxes are JUST LIKE tipping the poor.