“Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the arc of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. ...But I know also, that laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. ” Thomas Jefferson
Their Boy, Little Ayn Rand
"It became an excuse. 9/11 became an excuse for a war they already wanted in Iraq."
“Think of what happened after 9/11, the minute before there was any assessment, there was glee in the administration because now we can invade Iraq, and so the war drums beat. That’s exactly what they’re doing now with Iran.”
George Walker Bush's Trillion Dollar Deficits
''The federal budget deficit will nearly triple to an unprecedented $1.2 trillion for the 2009 budget year, according to grim new Congressional Budget Office figures''. - CBO release, on January 7, 2009 - two weeks before Barack Obama took office. Sorry teabaggers.
What Gump began with;
"...the Bush administration now estimating that the surplus for this fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, 2001 could fall as low as $160 billion"
"The hard truth was that Reagan had borrowed from Clinton, and Clinton was having to pay it back. I was impressed that he did not seem to be trying to fudge reality to the extent politicians ordinarily do. He was forcing himself to live in the real world." -- Alan Greenspan
"If by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people — their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties — someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “Liberal,” then I’m proud to say I’m a “Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy
Would you have profiled him?
When wingnuts' prayers and hope for failure go unanswered, America wins.
The Quitter is not a racist...
...she just speaks for them
FACT CHECK FOR THE PHONY-ASS CONSERVATIVES
Who gave us the largest tax increase in our nation's history? That would be none other than, Ronald Reagan.
Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security. Benjamin Franklin
"...Having always regarded the practical distinction between Religion and Civil Government as essential to the purity of both, and as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States, I could not have other wise discharged my duty on the occasion which presented itself." -- James Madison - June 3, 1811
Washington on Republicans
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism ~ George Washington
(They were the Tories)
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world. Thomas Jefferson
Senators who voted NO on Iraq invasion and occupation
Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Paul Wellstone (D-MN)
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
Paul Sarbanes (D-MD)
Jack Reed (D-RI)
Patty Murray (D-WA)
Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)
Carl Levin (D-MI)
Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Edward Kennedy (D-MA)
James Jeffords (I-VT)
Daniel Inouye (D-HI)
Bob Graham (D-FL)
Russ Feingold (D-WI)
Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Mark Dayton (D-MN)
Jon Corzine (D-NJ)
Kent Conrad (D-ND)
Lincoln Chafee (R-RI)
Robert Byrd (D-WV
Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
Daniel Akaka (D-HI)
126 Democrats, 6 Republicans and 1 Independent voted 'no'