Ever wonder how this country got so totally screwed up over the last few decades? Here are some randomly selected quotes by several who — each and all — spent much of their respective lives in effort to
make America a better place screw the country bigtime in order to accelerate and secure their own accumulations of power, wealth, or both. The bottom line, however, suggests that it’s long been, really and truly, their (obviously ‘secure’) IDIOCY that still to this day DEFINES the entire lot of them!
Interesting that most of what they’ve had to say sounds more like troll spam on a blog than comments by folks who ought to know better. But nope, their words are all real! So, grab the popcorn, sit back, and . . . well, you know.
“I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself,
but for predecessors as well.”
~George W. Bush; January 29, 2001
“People don’t give a shit about the place.” ~Richard Nixon, commenting on Latin America
“The nuclear bomb, does that bother you? I just want to you to think big, Henry, for Christsakes.” — Richard Nixon to Henry Kissinger, Oval Office; April 25, 1972.
“Given the present bitterness, given the angry irresponsible charges being hurled by both camps, the nation will be in dire need of a conciliator, a likable guy who will make things better and not worse. That man is not Al Gore. That man is George W. Bush.” ~Richard Cohen, Washington Post columnist, November, 2000
“[W]e want our children being able to drive cars not fueled by gasoline but by hydrogen. That’s why I’ve been a strong advocate of ethanol as an alternative source of — of fuel to run our cars.” ~Gerorge W. Bush, 2006
“[T]he WORLD would be better off without him [Hugo Chavez of Venezuela] where he is, because he is a danger to the United States.” ~Sean Hannity (Caps and underline mine)
“Our school systems teach the children that they are nothing but glorified apes who have evolutionized out of some primordial soup of mud.” ~Rep. Tom DeLay, R-TX, explaining the school massacre in Littleton, CO
“Once you institutionalize thinking outside the box, it turns to dust in your hand.” ~General Michael Hayden, Bush nominee to head CIA; May 18, 2006
“The Book of Genesis tells of the first woman. She was created innocent, and in her innocence she was naked but not ashamed. She lost her innocence through deliberate disobedience of God’s command. Her disobedience and that of her husband brought death to the world. God clothed her, but he clothed her in such a way as to signify her place as the authoress of death. God clothed her with the skin of dead animals.” ~James Leon Holmes, nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the Senate on July 6, 2004, to the US District Court in the Eastern District of Arkansas
“To the extent we adopt the feminist principle that the distinction between the sexes is of no consequence and should be disregarded in the organization of society and the Church, we are contributing to the culture of death.” ~James Leon Holmes
“[The biblical mission of] the wife is to subordinate herself to her husband [and] place herself under the authority of the man.” ~James Leon Holmes
“Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.” –Reverend Pat Robertson
“I knew that my God was bigger than his God. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol.” ~Lt Gen William Boykin, speaking of his battle with a Somali (Muslim) warlord
“America’s enemy is a spiritual enemy … called Satan [which will only be defeated] if we come against them in the name of Jesus … We in the army of God, in the house of God, kingdom of God have been raised for such a time as this …” ~Lt Gen William Boykin, speaking of the Global War on Terror
“ I admire the two Popes. These are strong, capable men who challenge the concept of moral relevancy.” ~George W. Bush to German reporters, commenting on the last two Popes; May 5, 2006
NOTE: His actual script contained the words “moral relativism,” but perhaps his malaprop was better?
“You know, that charge [of lying] is frequently leveled against the President for one reason or another, and it’s so wrong and so unfair and so destructive of a free system, where people need to trust each other and government.” ~Donald Rumsfeld, May 4, 2006
“The best moment was … I don’t know, it’s hard to characterize the great moments. … I would say the best moment was when I caught a seven-and-a-half pound large-mouth bass on my lake.” ~George W. Bush responding to a German (Bild) reporter’s question as to what has been the greatest moment of his Presidency; May, 2006
“I hear the voices. And I read the front page. And I know the speculation. But I’m the decider and I decide what is best.” ~George W. Bush, 18 April 2006
“President Washington, President Lincoln, President Wilson, President Roosevelt have all authorized electronic surveillance on a far broader scale.” ~Alberto Gonzales, US Attorney General, during Senate Committee hearing on warrantless spying by the Bush Administration. February 6, 2006
And finally, two ‘definitions’ of a sort, of *Idiotica*:
“It is an ironic juxtaposition: one involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to a creature of little intelligence for prognostication,
and the other involves a groundhog.”
~Air America Radio (commenting on the fact that Groundhog Day
is the same day that Bush will deliver his State of the Union Address)
“To be ignorant of one’s ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.”
~Amos Bronson Alcott
Republican “wisdom” is apparently immutable, eternal, and idiotic. But then, what else might one expect from an outfit based solely on Greed. Opression. Power — plus, of course, Ignorance.
Amen, and Q.E.D.