Favorite quotes from readers, PPPS staff, famous people, and found on Twitter.
A video quote for our loyal readers who keep coming back:
On the 2012 Presidential Election:
It's easier to fool people, than to convince them they have been fooled.—Mark Twain
On the Tea Party Movement:
I only joined the Tea Party movement 'cause I thought I'd get to turn over cars and burn things.....but then it turned out to be just a bunch of really nice people.....who pick up their trash!
—Persnickety Pete, 2009
A window decal made by Citizen Caryn.
The word "racism" is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything.
On the Economy
A free market economy floats all boats, large and small. Under socialism, everything sinks, except the Ship of State, and some of its favored tenders.—Pundit Pete, 2014
Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive.
—William F. Buckley, Jr.
On Immigration and Border Security:
On Freedom and Politics:They should change the name of the Department of Homeland Security to: Mi Casa Es Su Casa.—Pundit Pete, 2013
Liberty is never safer than when politicians are terrified.
—Senator Ted Cruz, 2013 (video link for this quote)
The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.On Gun Control:
—Anonymous (comment below if you know the source)
This is your gun control, this finger right here – your index finger.On Global Warming
—Allen West, 2013
So, when President Obama, renowned scientist and law professor, says the science on global warming is settled, why does my gut tell me otherwise?......mmm......could it be because Obama's word is about as reliable as a climate model?
—Pundit Pete, 2014
|(Click to enlarge) —Citizen Pete photo, 2012|
On Green Energy Policy:
TRADE PANELS FOR PIPELINE GREEN ENERGY = RED INK
—Bridge to Nowhere Tea Party, 2012
On the September 11, 2012 Murders at the Benghazi Consulate:
Make no mistake, this was not an angry mob action, as the press is calling it, but a planned attack by Islamic radicals timed to occur on the 11th anniversary of 9/11. The claimed outrage about the YouTube film is just a ruse, perhaps used to inflame the crowd, while the professional terrorists did their deadly work.
—Pundit Pete Press Service, posted early morning, September 12, 2012
What difference at this point does it make?—Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, 2013
On President Obama's Interpretation of Executive Powers
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones.
—Robert Mugabe, President (for life) of Zimbabwe
President Obama may not actively seek to become a dictator, but if offered the job, who among us thinks he would turn it down? —Pundit Pete, 2011
The President is right when he says Congress has not done their job....because he still has his. #ImpeachObama —Al Bennett @ab26825, 2014
On Restoring Fiscal Discipline:
The Administration took the initial steps to restore fiscal discipline by signing into law an economic recovery bill that is free of all earmarks and by launching Recovery.gov .......To continue the progress, the Administration will:
- Cut the deficit in half by the end of the President's first term.
- Review the budget line-by-line for waste.
- Return to honest budgeting.—White House web site, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (through May 18)
On the White House Jobs Council:
A video quote (click here)On Politics:
Is the GOP becoming irrelephant?
I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.
—UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
You are a Democrat. What's the matter with you? Are you wicked?
—Thaddeus Stevens (played by Tommy Lee Jones) in the movie Lincoln, 2012
One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective. Election and power are.
On Our 1st Amendment Rights:
In America, you have a right to be stupid.On Jouranlism:
—Secretary of State John Kerry, in Germany, February, 2013
And if you are a Democrat, it's an obligation.
—Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC Chairwoman (in response to John Kerry)
We may make stuff up, but it's always accurate, and it's always the truth. Kind of like the mainstream media, except for the accurate and truth parts.
—Pundit Pete Press Service Editorial Policy
A slow news day is fertilizer to a creative mind.....and a New York Times reporter.
—RePete Pete, Gossip Columnist
I don't report the news, I make it up. And, if a stray fact or two makes its way in, it's only because I'm lazy.On Obamacare
—confession of an unnamed mainstream media journalist
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.On Acting Black and Acting White
—J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954 (as revealed to Citizen Caryn, 2013)
If you got some sense, use it.On Political Perceptions
If you don't have sense, hang out with some people who have some sense and let it rub off on you.
—Fredrick Wilson II, 2014 (here is the video)
Some only see things as they were,
and others, as they would wish them,
but a few see things as they could be,
if the first two would only listen.
—Philosopher Pete, 2013
Favorite Bible Verse:
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NIV)
—submitted by Pleasant Pete, the Cheerful Patriot