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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: LesMisanthrope
Winston Churchill on Prime Minister Clement Attlee: "He is a modest man with much to be modest about."
Abraham Lincoln on Stephen Douglas: “His argument is as thin as the homeopathic soup that was made by boiling the shadow of a pigeon that had been starved to death.”
Winston Churchill on Prime Minister Clement Attlee: “An empty cab pulled up to Downing Street. Clement Attlee got out.”
Andrew Jackson: “I have only two regrets: I didn't shoot Henry Clay and I didn't hang John C. Calhoun.” John C. Calhoun was his Vice President.
Former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli on Former British Prime Minister William Gladstone: “If Gladstone fell into the Thames, that would be a misfortune. If anybody pulled him out, that, I suppose, would be a calamity.”
Assistant Secretary of the Navy Teddy Roosevelt on President William McKinley: “No more backbone than a chocolate éclair.”
John Montagu (after a heated exchange with John Wilkes): "Sir, I do not know whether you will die on the gallows or of the pox!" John Wilkes: “That, sir, depends on whether I first embrace your Lordship's principles or your Lordship's mistresses.”
French statesman Georges Clemenceau on British politician David Lloyd George: “Oh, if I could piss the way he speaks!”
Just wanted to put it in historical perspective.
To those with more refined tastes, not only is name-calling designed to employ the weak and lazy thinking of an audience, but it also reveals the weak and lazy thinking of the very one using it. One wouldn’t require rendering his work into something found on a playground if he himself didn’t belong there.