真実と理由

Just felt like compiling a little noteworthy ”truth and reason”, as spoken in “their” own words… And these are in no particular timeline and/or order of significance unless otherwise stated…

1. George W. Bush at the ceremony dedicating his Presidential Library in April of 2013. “Ultimately, the success of a nation depends on the character of its people.”

2. President Bill Clinton on taking office in January, 1993 – “There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.”

3. “This is what change looks like.” President Barack Obama on signing the “Affordable” Health Care Act in 2010.

4. Obama WH Press Secretary Jay Carney: ‘Benghazi Happened a Long Time Ago’.

5. Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Senator Ted Cruz: “No, no. He’s anti-immigration. Almost every Hispanic in the country  wants to see immigration reform. No, I don’t think he should be defined as a  Hispanic. He’s a politician from Texas.”

6. “I will also hold myself as president to a new standard of  openness …. Let me say it as simply as I can:  Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.” President Barack Obama, January 2009.

7. “I will!” – Corporal Adam Mitchell from the movie “Courageous”

8. “While he was briefly on his boat on Wednesday, Secretary Kerry worked around the clock all day including participating in the president’s meeting with his national security council,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Friday.

9. “Had Trayvon Martin been white, the aftermath and outcome may have been different”. President Barack Obama July 19, 2013

10. “I was waiting for word from chief counsel as to how to proceed,” said IRS Official Carter Hull. Oops!!!

11. Military prosecutor Colonel Steve Henricks opened the Fort Hood “terror trial” of Major. Nidal Malik Hasan by stating: “He planned to kill as many soldiers as he could.”

12. “I don’t think [Edward] Snowden was a patriot.”  – President Obama

13. “That is obviously something that no one intended. No one intended the act to result in people working fewer hours just so they [employers] don’t have to pay for healthcare”.  – Teamster Thug Richard Trumka

14. “The simple fact remains: Obamacare is the law of the land and will remain the law of the land as long as Barack Obama is president of the United States and as long as I’m Senate majority leader.” – Harry Reid, September 23, 2013

15. “And so, it was 165 years ago, 165 years ago.  Imagine the courage it took for those women to go to Seneca Falls and do what they did there, to even leave home without their husband’s permission, or father’s, or whoever it was. To go to Seneca Falls, and to paraphrase what our founders said in the Constitution of the United States: they said the truths that are self-evident, that every man and woman, that men and women were created equal and that we must go forward in recognition of that.” 😉 – Nancy Pelosi, September 24, 2013

16. “It’s irresponsible… It’s un-patriotic…” Barack Obama on continually raising the debt ceiling in 2008…

17. “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. Barack Obama on the ACA.

18. “So if you’re getting one of these letters, just shop around in the new marketplace. That’s what it’s for,” President Obama on folks being dropped by their health insurers. – 10/13

19. “I’m not a particularly ideological person.” President Obama, California 11/13

20. “I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.” Phil Robertson – “Duck Commander”

21. Former Secretary of State Robert Gates: “It’s one thing to make a speech about supporting the troops, it’s another to convince them you believe the mission is worth their sacrifice. President Bush did that. President Obama did not.”

22. President Barack Obama – “We are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help that they need,” President Obama told reporters before a meeting with his Cabinet Tuesday.  “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone.”

23. “The Ten Cannots” – William John Henry Boetcker

  • You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
  • You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
  • You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
  • You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
  • You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
  • You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
  • You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
  • You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
  • You cannot build character and courage by destroying men’s initiative and independence.
  • And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.

24. New York Times – While a trend of increasing drought that may be linked to global warming has been documented in some regions, including parts of the Mediterranean and in the Southwestern United States, there is no scientific consensus yet that it is a worldwide phenomenon. Nor is there definitive evidence that it is causing California’s problems.

25. Presidents’ Day 2014 – Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

26. “The 1980’s are calling, and they want their foreign policy back.” President Obama, debate with Mitt Romney, 10/2012.

27. White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2014 – I did pick up on one theme the president seemed to focus on, that being the work ethic of the 113th Congress. At one point he joked, “If you want to get paid for not working, you should have to run for Congress just like everyone else.” I thought to myself, is he kidding? His nickname should be President Titleist, or “Back 9 Barry” for that matter. “Patriot64”

28. “It is important that our veterans don’t become another political football,” – President Obama 5/21/14 – Duh???

29. “So sue me.” The President of the United States, Barack Obama, to the Congress on 7/1/14, whipping up his Liberal Progressive base.

30. In God we trust…

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31. “The border is secure”… Senator Harry Reid, July 15, 2014

32. WH Press Secretary Josh Earnest August 7, 2014: “We’ve substantially improved the tranquility of the global community”. Really???

33.  “I think that my own experience tells me that race relations continue to improve.” – President Obama with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on 11/22/14

34. “Burn this bitch down.” Michael Brown’s stepfather on hearing the grand jury’s decision 11/24/14. See #33…

35. “The shadow of crisis has passed.” – President Obama, SOTU, 1/20/15.

36. “And lest we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. President Obama, Prayer Breakfast 2/5/2015.

37. “I mis-remembered.” NBC Anchorman Brian Williams on his experiences in Iraq.

38. “And it would be a foolish approach to take, and, you know, perhaps Mr. Walker, after he’s taken some time to bone-up on foreign policy, will feel the same way.” – President Obama commenting on Governor Scott Walker’s promise to squash the Iran deal “on day one” if elected.

39. “More probable than not”… The “Wells report” on Tom Brady and “Deflate-gate”… 5/7/15

40. “In fact, it’s those hard-liners who are most comfortable with the status quo,” Obama said Wednesday afternoon. “It’s those hard-liners chanting “death to America” who have been most opposed to the deal.”

They’re making common cause with the Republican caucus,”  – President Obama defending Iranian nuke deal at American University, 8/5/15.

41. “The questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media,” Sen. Ted Cruz at the CNBC Republican Debate, 10/28.

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43. “The second decision I have made is to close the borders. We must ensure that no one enters to commit any crimes and that those who have committed the crimes that we have unfortunately seen can also be arrested if they should leave the territory.” French President – François Hollande

44. “We are aware of seismic activity on the Korean Peninsula in the vicinity of a known North Korean nuclear test site,” State Department spokesman John Kirby 9/8/16

45. “It wasn’t Matt Lauer that hurt Hillary last night. It was her very dumb answer about emails & the veteran who said she should be in jail”. Donald Trump 9/7/16

46. “The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country”. President Donald Trump 1/20/17

47. “The Tax Cut Bill is coming along very well, great support. With just a few changes, some mathematical, the middle class and job producers can get even more in actual dollars and savings and the pass through provision becomes simpler and really works well”! President Trump via Twitter 11/27/17

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