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Quotes from Famous people (mostly about Republicans)

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posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 10:57 AM
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Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.
George Will

A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Woodrow Wilson

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.


In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
H. L. Mencken

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
William E. Gladstone

Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.
John Kenneth Galbraith

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.
Leonard Bernstein

Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future.
Jimmy Carter

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.
P. J. O'Rourke

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
John Kenneth Galbraith

Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don't know what they are conserving.
Robertson Davies

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.-John Stuart Mill

If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?
Paul Harvey

And last but not least...

Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
Stanislaw Lem




posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 11:00 AM
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This threat is ripe for the picking... You are definitely going to get flamed or praised for this one...

Might be better to put this in Political Madness...



posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 11:01 AM
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Originally posted by 12GaugePermissionSlip

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
Franklin D. Roosevelt



I think this is my favorite. The only one I coudl think to add is ...

A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time.
Alfred E. Wiggam



posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 11:28 AM
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Can I play too?


A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else's money.
Carter Glass

A liberal is a power worshipper without the power.
George Orwell

A liberal is man who will give away everything he doesn't own.
Frank Dane

A liberal man is too broad-minded to take his own side in a quarrel.
Robert Frost

Cosmopolitan critics, men who are the friends of every country save their own.
Benjamin Disraeli

I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means -- except by getting off his back.
Count Leo Tolstoy

If God had been a liberal, we wouldn't have had the Ten Commandments -- we'd have the Ten Suggestions.
Malcolm Bradbury



posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 11:55 AM
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im a libertarian,and ill do my best to explain why these are ignorant and flat out stupid quotes



Originally posted by 12GaugePermissionSlip
Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.
George Will


if asked about my political beliefs, you wouldnt here what i oppose. im for freedom and the protection of the constitution


a conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Woodrow Wilson


i do more than any liberal i know to spread my politcal beliefs and to fight for those beliefs.


A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


i dont even know where to start, what ignorance! also, what a stupid quote. every conservative is at best stuck in place? i dont agree. i think many conservatives have gone forward, many have achieved great things



In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
H. L. Mencken


im greatful for things to. im greatful that although im out of a job, in a bunch of debt, with health issues and without health insurance, i am greatful for the will to make it myself without begging my government for hand outs. im greatful that through hard times i can trust my ability to work hard and make my own way.


Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
William E. Gladstone




Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future.
Jimmy Carter


jimmy carter is an idiot! the same guy who claimed those who apose obamacare are racist. my sight is far from narrow. im a very open minded person. i dont rule anything out without really understanding it first. what a joke of a quote. to really think you can take such a huge group of people and then claim there all narrow minded? what a narrow minded quote


The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.
P. J. O'Rourke


i agree for the most part, democrats promise the world and dont deliver. as far as republicans, they are supposed to say big government doesnt work and do there best to minimize it. we havent had a republican elected as potus who really had those intentions. this isnt a problem with conservatism, this is a problem with fake conservatives being elected. i feel the necons in washington are far from true conservatives.


Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
Stanislaw Lem

democrats and neocons dont have spines in my opinion



posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 12:21 PM
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I like Margaret Thatcher quotes.
The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other
peoples money.



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