The government cannot force you to buy things. It can only tax you; draft you; seize and sell your property; arrest you; incarcerate you; and execute you. But it cannot tell you to buy insurance! Only a gecko can do that.
You wanna add another candidate? It’s like the Republican primary is like a season of American Idol in reverse, where every week, you just add another idiot. …First you guys wanted (Michele) Bachmann, then (Rick) Perry — now (Chris) Christie? You know what, Republican base? Meet me at camera three!
(To camera three.) Have you ever considered the possibility that maybe your candidates aren’t the problem — maybe it’s you? You’re hard to please or figure out! You’re unrealistic! I mean, you’re pro-life, yet — (rolls tape of GOP members applauding Texas’s death penalty) — what was that? You’re afraid of ‘death panels,’ yet for uninsured coma patients — (rolls tape of GOP members shouting ‘YEAH!!!’ when Ron Paul was asked if a patient without health insurance should be allowed to die) — that’s the crowd: ‘YEAH!!!’ You guys ‘support the troops’ — well except for Captain Creatine over here (rolls tape of gay U.S. Army soldier who asked GOP candidates if they’d repeal DADT — and was booed by GOP debate crowd).
It’s like the Republican base is at war with its own talking points: ‘I want someone who’s gonna cut taxes — and balance the budget! Someone who’s a skilled orator — that doesn’t talk all fancy! The child of poor immigrants — who will build a fence to keep them out of this country! Someone who’s strong enough for a man — but Ph-balanced for a woman!
…It’s like your ideal candidate is a rare, super-heavy element that can only exist in a particular particle accelerator. And even then, only for a fraction of a second. Before you all remember how much you hate science.
You guys need to take a long, hard look in the mirror, and not come away thinking ‘Hey, there’s something wrong with this mirror.’
JON STEWART, on media-fed rumors that New Jersey governor Chris Christie may enter the GOP presidential race — as well as the hypocritical sentiments of the Republican party — on The Daily Show (via inothernews)
If I may add that, since I am living in Jersey, I can say that Christie could be worse BUT THAT DOESN’T STOP HIM FROM BEING TERRIBLE AS IT IS.
also this is a good quote.
Mean Girls jokes are so played out but I just want to say that terming Bill Clinton a “sexually active band geek” literally made me spit out a little bit of water.
Holy crap! In this moment I understand why politics frustrates me so much, it’s because it’s like High School. I know that pretty much all organizations are still High School but this shit, this is Movie High School.
“We know just how intense the right’s contempt for government workers is. A bipartisan proposal to present a flag at the funeral of federal workers killed in the line of duty was stopped dead in its tracks after Red State blogger [and CNN contributor] Erick Erickson denounced the bill as the “Flags for Bureaucrats Act.”
And I guess we now know that these people - all federal workers, all killed in the line of duty on 9/11 - aren’t heroes. They’re just bureaucrats, undeserving of a symbolic gesture of national gratitude.
I know it’s easy to demonize bureaucrats and government workers as shiftless, but as a son of two public servants who have worked their entire careers to make people’s lives better, all without much in the way of recognition, I know it’s a cheap lie. I know the people that do it ought to be ashamed, Erick Erickson.” - Chris Hayes, in his debut MSNBC show, “Up with Chris Hayes”
Pro-life. These people aren’t pro-life. They’re killing doctors. What kind of pro-life is that? They’ll do anything they can to save a fetus but if it grows up to be a doctor they just might have to kill it. They’re not pro-life. You know what they are? They’re anti-woman. Simple as it gets. Anti-woman. They don’t like them. They don’t like women. They believe a woman’s primary role is to function as a broodmare for the state. Pro-life. You don’t see many of these white anti-abortion women volunteering to have any black fetuses transplanted into their uteruses, do you? No, you don’t see them adopting a whole lot of crack babies, do you? No, that might be something Christ would do.