Now more than ever we all need a few laughs to take our minds off the perils of the day. I have always admired the ability of some individuals to express themselves in memorable phrases, and at the same time have been amazed at the stupidly of some statements that repeatedly come back to haunt the speaker for years. Recently a good friend sent me an email that covered these situations perfectly, so I will share the material with you. Now don’t get your knickers in a wad because this particular item covers only Democrats. Believe me, the Republicans have their share of wonderful quotes and an equal number of “foot in the mouth” blunders to fill many books.
Here we go…….
Great Orators of the Democrat Party
“One man with courage makes a majority." - Andrew Jackson
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt
“The buck stops here.” - Harry S. Truman
“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” - John F. Kennedy
And from some of today’s Democrats……..
“It depends what your definition of IS is?" - Bill Clinton
“That Obama- I would like to cut his NUTS off.” - Jesse Jackson
“Those rumors are false…I believe in the sanctity of marriage.“ - John Edwards
“I invented the Internet.” - Al Gore
“The next Person that tells me I’m not religious, I’m going to shove my rosary beads up their ASS.” - Joe Biden
“America is-is no longer, uh, what it-it, uh, could be, uh, what it was once was…uh, and I say to myself, ‘uh, I don’t want that future, uh, uh for my children.” - Barack Obama
“You don’t need God anymore, you have us Democrats.” - Nancy Pelosi (2006)
“Paying taxes is voluntary.” - Harry Reid
“Bill is the greatest husband and father I know. No one is more faithful, true, and honest than he.” - Hillary Clinton (1998)
Don’t you wish you had the ability to make memorable statements like the first ones? At the same time, can you just imagine what would happen to you had you made any of the latter statements? Do you wonder, as I do, why nothing seems to stick to some of our politicians? Your Commander is beginning to believe that there really are two sets of standards impacting our daily lives.
I will leave you with these two statements for the day….
Illegitimi non carborundum - “Don’t let the bastards get you down.”
Gaudeamus igitur - “Let us make merry.”