Let me begin, if I may, with a few words about my opponent. Don’t tell him I said this, but he’s an impressive fellow in many ways.
He’s inspired a great many Americans, some of whom have wrongly believed that a political campaign could hold no purpose or meaning for them. This success should make Americans, all Americans, proud. Of course, I would prefer his success not to continue quite as long as he hopes, but it does make you and me proud to know the country I’ve loved and served all my life, still a work in progress and always improving.
Senator Obama talks about making history, and he’s made quite a bit of it already. And the way was prepared by this venerable organization and others like it.
A few years before the NAACP was founded, President Theodore Roosevelt’s invitation of Booker T. Washington to dine at the White House was taken as an outrage and an insult in many quarters. America today is a world away from the cruel and prideful bigotry of that time. There’s no better evidence of this than the nomination of an African-American to be the presidential nominee of his party.
So whatever the outcome in November, Senator Obama has achieved a great thing for himself and his country, and I thank him for it.
Back then, GOP presidential candidates were above trolling. Not today.
(via the Washington Post)
The Tea Party is furious. They say this is a slippery slope to dental care.
Mitt Romney came out yesterday (and) said it is bad policy, it is bad law, I must have been drunk when I came up with it.
…Sarah Palin — did you see her Tweet? She said ‘Obama lies, Freedom dies.’ Freedom has died in America! And then she and Todd got on their snowmobile (and) rode across the tundra, shooting anything they wanted with a machine gun.
BILL MAHER, on the right’s reaction to the Supreme Court upholding Obamacare, on Real Time (via inothernews)
- “The right course for America is to drop these lawsuits against Arizona and other states that are trying to do the job Barack Obama isn’t doing.”
- “The answer is ‘self-deportation,’ which is people decide (sic) that they could do better by going home because they can’t find work here.”
- “I’ll also complete the fence. I’ll make sure we have enough border patrol agents.”
- “I will smear Vaseline all over the banks of the Rio Grande. And then I will tilt America slightly up about 38 degrees — that will solve the problem. They will slide.”
Republican presidential candidate RICK SANTORUM, on Sunday’s Meet The Press.
No seriously. This guy is a fucking dick.