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“If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.”
—Jay Leno

“The problem with political jokes is they get elected.”
—Henry Cate, VII

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.”
—Aesop

“If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn’t be any inducement to go to heaven.”
—Will Rogers

“When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.”
—Clarence Darrow

“Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, they go out and buy some more tunnel.”
—John Quinton

“Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.”
—Oscar Ameringer

“I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.”
—Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

“A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.”
—Tex Guinan

“I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.”
—Charles de Gaulle

“Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.”
—Doug Larson

“There ought to be one day — just one — when there is open season on senators.”
—Will Rogers

“If you want a real friend that you can trust in Washington — go buy a dog!”
—Harry Truman

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Re-posted from the syndicated column by on July 4, 2013  in Daily Rant, Politics:

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THE FOLLOWING IS MY SYNDICATED COLUMN THAT WAS PUBLISHED July 4, 2006. OBVIOUSLY NOT ALL OF THE PEOPLE NAMED THEN ARE LIVING AND/OR IN OFFICE TODAY BUT THE NAMES OF THE ELECTED POLITICIANS ARE INTERCHANGEABLE WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR NOT HAVING OUR BEST INTEREST IN MIND AND THEIR LEVEL OF CORRUPTION. AS I SAID, CHANGE THE NAMES I REFERENCED THEN WITH THOSE IN OFFICE TODAY AND THIS PIECE IS EVEN MORE PRESCIENT THAN WHEN FIRST PENNED SEVEN YEARS AGO.
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John Kerry’s idea of freedom may be marrying uber-wealthy heiresses. Ted Kennedy’s idea of same has been to live off his gangster father’s bootlegging money. Howard Dean, D-Vt., Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., view freedom as bullying and intimidating any Democrat congressman who gets out of line (especially if he is black) and bashing the president at every opportunity. (more…)

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by Thomas Sowell

If you are driving along and suddenly see a big red rubber ball come bouncing out into the street, you might want to put your foot on the brake pedal, because a small child may well come running out into the street after it.

We all understand that an inexperienced young child who has his mind fixed on one thing may ignore other things that are too dangerous to be ignored. Unfortunately, too much of what is said and done in politics is based on the same tunnel vision pursuit of some “good thing,” in utter disregard of the repercussions.

For years, homeownership was a big “good thing” among both liberal Democrats like Rep. Barney Frank and Sen. Christopher Dodd, on the one hand, and moderate Republicans like President George W. Bush on the other.

Frank: Ignored all warnings on housing bubble.

Frank: Ignored all warnings on housing bubble.

Raising the rate of homeownership was the big red bouncing ball that they pursued out into the street, in utter disregard of the dangers.

A political myth has been created that no one warned of those dangers. But among the many who did warn were yours truly in 2005, Fortune and Barron’s magazines in 2004 and Britain’s The Economist magazine in 2003. Warnings specifically about the dangerous roles of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were made by Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan in 2005 and by Treasury Secretary John W. Snow in 2003.

Many, if not most, of the children who go running out into the street in pursuit of their bouncing ball may have been warned against this by their parents. But neither small children nor politicians always heed warnings. (more…)

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