Ever notice how politics often looks like you’re watching through a kaleidoscope? Here is a little collection of examples:
1. “We’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.” – Barack Obama
2. People who favor Federalism believe in powerful state governments. People who favor Statism believe in a powerful federal government.
3. “We have to pass it so you can find out what is in it.” Nancy Pelosi describing the Obamacare law or a stool sample (but I repeat myself).
4. “A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.” – Winston Churchill
5. It’s not ‘voter fraud’ unless someone can prove those dead guys would’ve voted the other way.
6. “What right does Congress have to go around making laws just because they deem it necessary?” —Marion Barry, former mayor of Washington, D.C.
7. When politicians try to sell you a bigger government security blanket, of course their best tactic is to criticize the security blanket they sold you 4 years ago.
8. “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” – Winston Churchill
9. The difference between Groundhog Day and the State of the Union Address: One involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to a creature of little intelligence for prognostication, and the other involves a groundhog.
10. “I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.” – Alan Greenspan, testifying before a congressional committee.