The Patriot PostChronicle Â· Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The Foundation "Amplification is the vice of modern oratory." --Thomas Jefferson
The BIG Lie: "Absolutely. But I don't think they realize it.... The job creating portions are really loaded at the second half here.... They have gotten their money's worth [out of the $787 billion stimulus]." --Vice President Joe Biden, when asked if taxpayers "got their bang from the buck from the stimulus."
Which administration? "I am very optimistic about -- about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration." --Joe Biden
"Greatest achievement" equals mistake? "I don't think the [Iraq] war was worth it, in the sense that we paid a horrible price, not only in loss of life, the way the war was mishandled from the outset, but we took our eye off the ball, putting us in a much different and more dangerous position in Afghanistan." --Joe Biden
Breaking news from 2002: "The president of the United States said in the State of the Union, 'We're at war with al-Qa'ida.' He stated this -- and by the way, we're pursuing that war with a vigor like it's never been seen before." --Joe Biden, who is just now tuning in
Biden in 20021: "We have no choice but to eliminate the threat. [Saddam Hussein] is a guy who is an extreme danger to the world."
Nanny state: "I don't know if anybody noticed that, for the first time this year, you saw more people getting health care from government than you did from the private sector; not because of anything we did, but because more and more people are losing their health care from their employers. It's becoming unaffordable." --Barack Obama
He's catching on: "[Obama] said, you know, I'm for clean coal, then he says it in speeches, but he doesn't say it in here, and he doesn't say it in the minds of my own people, and he's beginning to be not believable to me." --Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)
No Meal Left Behind: "There are kids who are obese in this state who are going to school hungry." --Gov. Bill Ritter of Colorado
On the climate change front, check out this montage2 of video of Democrats blaming the lack of snow on global warming. Where are they now?
Insight "Virtue is harder to be got than a knowledge of the world; and, if lost in a young man, is seldom recovered." --English philosopher and political theorist John Locke (1632-1704)
"Politics is the best show in America. I love animals and I love politicians, and I like to watch both of 'em play, either back home in their native state or after they've been captured and sent to a zoo -- or Washington." --American humorist Will Rogers (1879-1935)