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Elections Politics Sayings By Byron York: Now that the 2014 elections are over and national politics is all about 2016, Democrats Now that the 2014 elections are over and national politics is all about 2016, Democrats have good reason to worry that, for all his success at the polls, President Obama will leave his party with a toxic legacy. — Byron York
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Elections Politics Sayings By Saul Alinsky: The democratic ideal springs from the ideas of liberty, equality, majority rule through free elections, The democratic ideal springs from the ideas of liberty, equality, majority rule through free elections, protection of the rights of minorities, and freedom to subscribe to multiple loyalties in matters of religion, economics, and politics rather than to a total loyalty to the state. The spirit of democracy is the idea of importance and worth in the individual, and faith in the kind of world where the individual can achieve as much of his potential as possible. — Saul Alinsky
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Elections Politics Sayings By Noam Chomsky: This Sarah Palin phenomenon is very curious. I think somebody watching us from Mars - This Sarah Palin phenomenon is very curious. I think somebody watching us from Mars - they would think the country has gone insane. — Noam Chomsky
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Elections Politics Sayings By Molly Ivins: Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention.
[Shrub Flubs His Dub, The Nation, June 18, 2001] — Molly Ivins
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Elections Politics Sayings By Jon Stewart: [Stump speeches] are to oratory what a stump is to a tree. [Stump speeches] are to oratory what a stump is to a tree. — Jon Stewart
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Elections Politics Sayings By Mike Lofgren: I have come to call this shadow government the Deep State...a hybrid association of key I have come to call this shadow government the Deep State...a hybrid association of key elements of government and parts of top-level finance and industry that is effectively able to govern the United States with only limited reference to the consent of the governed as normally expressed through elections — Mike Lofgren
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Elections Politics Sayings By Bernie Sanders: I believe in public funding of elections, absolutely. But this system iscurrently very antiquated and I believe in public funding of elections, absolutely. But this system iscurrently very antiquated and no longer applies to modern day politics. — Bernie Sanders
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Elections Politics Sayings By Cristina Marrero: If the USA doesn't start learning how to put personal egos aside for the sustainability If the USA doesn't start learning how to put personal egos aside for the sustainability of a nation, then these "mighty" United States will be no better than the politically divided commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Where progress is slowed because each party thinks any idea from the other party must be stupid or without validity and Independence has become a distant dream squashed by corruption. I suggest politicians go back to kindergarten to learn the basics in decent humanity. The notions of sharing and respect obviously didn't stick the first time. — Cristina Marrero
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Elections Politics Sayings By Noam Chomsky: One of the best predictors of policy around is Thomas Ferguson's investment theory of politics, One of the best predictors of policy around is Thomas Ferguson's investment theory of politics, as he calls it - very outstanding political economist - which essentially - I mean, to say it in a sentence, he describes elections as occasions in which groups of investors coalesce and invest to control the state. — Noam Chomsky
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Elections Politics Sayings By George Packer: [O]nce demagogy and falsehoods become routine, there isn't much for the political journalist to do [O]nce demagogy and falsehoods become routine, there isn't much for the political journalist to do except handicap the race and report on the candidate's mood. — George Packer
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Elections Politics Sayings By Otto Von Bismarck: Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable - the art of the next Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable - the art of the next best — Otto Von Bismarck
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Elections Politics Sayings By Gore Vidal: Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half. — Gore Vidal
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Elections Politics Sayings By Dennis E. Adonis: Voting is not a right. It is a method used to determine which politician was Voting is not a right. It is a method used to determine which politician was most able to brainwash you. — Dennis E. Adonis
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Elections Politics Sayings By Hunter S. Thompson: The whole framework of the presidency is getting out of hand. It's come to the The whole framework of the presidency is getting out of hand. It's come to the point where you almost can't run unless you can cause people to salivate and whip on each other with big sticks. You almost have to be a rock star to get the kind of fever you need to survive in American politics. — Hunter S. Thompson
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Elections Politics Sayings By Juan Cole: If you put your politicians up for sale, as the US does (alone in this If you put your politicians up for sale, as the US does (alone in this among industrialized democracies), then someone will buy them
and it won't be you; you can't afford them. — Juan Cole
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Elections Politics Sayings By Chuck Klosterman: Now, I'm an apolitical person (which I realize is its own kind of misleading political Now, I'm an apolitical person (which I realize is its own kind of misleading political posture, but I think you know what I mean). I do not have conventional political affiliations. I follow presidential elections the same way I follow the NFL playoffs: obsessively and dispassionately. But Sarah Palin was (and is) a real problem. Her nomination for vice president in 2008 represents the most desperate inclinations of the Republican Party. In two hundred years, I suspect historians will use Palin as an example of how insane America became in the decade following the destruction of the World Trade Center, and her origin story will seem as extraterrestrial and eccentric as Abe Lincoln jumping out of a window to undermine a voting quorum in 1840. — Chuck Klosterman
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Elections Politics Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: Those of us who follow politics seriously rather than view it as a game show Those of us who follow politics seriously rather than view it as a game show do not look at Hillary Clinton and simply think 'first woman president.' We think - for example - 'first ex-co-president' or 'first wife of a disbarred lawyer and impeached former incumbent' or 'first person to use her daughter as photo-op protection during her husband's perjury rap. — Christopher Hitchens
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Elections Politics Sayings By Tony Evans: When it comes to politics and elections, far too many Christians spend more time appealing When it comes to politics and elections, far too many Christians spend more time appealing to family, history and tradition, culture, racial expediency, and personal preference than they do to what the Bible teaches. — Tony Evans
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Elections Politics Sayings By Tariq Ali: Proximity to power has an unsurprising ability to mutate a politician's spinal cord into bright Proximity to power has an unsurprising ability to mutate a politician's spinal cord into bright yellow jelly. — Tariq Ali
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Elections Politics Sayings By Thomas L. Friedman: When widely followed public figures feel free to say anything, without any fact-checking, it becomes When widely followed public figures feel free to say anything, without any fact-checking, it becomes impossible for a democracy to think intelligently about big issues. — Thomas L. Friedman
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Elections Politics Sayings By Peter Hart: It's not just tougher out there. It's become a situation where the contest is how It's not just tougher out there. It's become a situation where the contest is how much you can destroy the system, rather than how much you can make it work. It makes no difference if you have a 'D' or an 'R' after your name. There's no sense that this is about democracy, and after the election you have to work together, and knit the country together. The people in the game now just think to the first Tuesday in November, and not a day beyond it. — Peter Hart
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Elections Politics Sayings By Stephen Colbert: Can't wait for tomorrow when I get to exercise my patriotic duty as an American: Can't wait for tomorrow when I get to exercise my patriotic duty as an American: Complaining about how long it's taking to VOTE. — Stephen Colbert
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Elections Politics Sayings By Larry J. Sabato: We all live in the moment, and we often mistakenly believe that what is true We all live in the moment, and we often mistakenly believe that what is true today was true always. Not so in politics, and especially in Congressional elections. — Larry J. Sabato
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Elections Politics Sayings By Rassool Jibraeel Snyman: Elections; when the sheep get to decide which wolf will eat them - rjs Elections; when the sheep get to decide which wolf will eat them - rjs — Rassool Jibraeel Snyman
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Elections Politics Sayings By Gore Vidal: Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates. — Gore Vidal
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Elections Politics Sayings By Isaac Asimov: And so it happened, that when others bent their knee, he refused and added loudly And so it happened, that when others bent their knee, he refused and added loudly that his ancestors in their time bowed no knee to any stinking mayor. And in his ancestors' time the mayor was elected anyhow, and kicked out at will, and that the only people that inherited anything by right of birth were the congenital idiots. — Isaac Asimov
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Elections Politics Sayings By Sharad Pawar: I entered politics in 1967; since then, continuously, I am getting elected ... Fortunately I I entered politics in 1967; since then, continuously, I am getting elected ... Fortunately I never lost the elections. — Sharad Pawar
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Elections Politics Sayings By Winston Churchill: Elections exist for the sake of the House of Commons and not the House of Elections exist for the sake of the House of Commons and not the House of Commons for the sake of elections. — Winston Churchill
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Elections Politics Sayings By Franklin D. Roosevelt: For nearly four years you have had an Administration which instead of twirling its thumbs For nearly four years you have had an Administration which instead of twirling its thumbs has rolled up its sleeves. We will keep our sleeves rolled up. We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace
business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering. They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob. — Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Elections Politics Sayings By Garry Kasparov: When you say politics, you conjure a whole bunch of associations: elections, campaigning, debates, fundraising. When you say politics, you conjure a whole bunch of associations: elections, campaigning, debates, fundraising. None of this exists in Russia! We are still fighting not for election victories but for having elections at all. — Garry Kasparov
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Elections Politics Sayings By Aristophanes: To win the people, always cook them some savoury that pleases them. To win the people, always cook them some savoury that pleases them. — Aristophanes
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Elections Politics Sayings By Atifete Jahjaga: Democracy is a revelation, but it's complicated. There are elections to hold, politics to create, Democracy is a revelation, but it's complicated. There are elections to hold, politics to create, rights to assert, grievances to settle and institutions to build. To many, it's exhilarating. For others, it can be disappointing when it turns out that democracy doesn't immediately make life better. — Atifete Jahjaga
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Elections Politics Sayings By Hermann E. Ott: Once the impact of climate change becomes visible, politics will react quickly and forcefully. We Once the impact of climate change becomes visible, politics will react quickly and forcefully. We saw that in Germany in 2002 during the floods on the Elbe River. They, in fact, determined the result of the (general) elections (later that same year). — Hermann E. Ott
Elections Politics Sayings By Cathy O'Neil: At the federal level, this problem could be greatly alleviated by abolishing the Electoral College At the federal level, this problem could be greatly alleviated by abolishing the Electoral College system. It's the winner-take-all mathematics from state to state that delivers so much power to a relative handful of voters. It's as if in politics, as in economics, we have a privileged 1 percent. And the money from the financial 1 percent underwrites the microtargeting to secure the votes of the political 1 percent. Without the Electoral College, by contrast, every vote would be worth exactly the same. That would be a step toward democracy. — Cathy O'Neil
Elections Politics Sayings By Robertson Davies: The Conservative party found him an embarrassment because he was apt to criticize the party The Conservative party found him an embarrassment because he was apt to criticize the party leader in public, the Liberals naturally wanted to defeat him, and the newspapers were out to get him. It was a dreadful campaign on his part, for he lost his head, bullied his electors when he should have wooed them, and got into a wrangle with a large newspaper, which he threatened to sue for libel. He was defeated on election day so decisively that it was obviously a personal rather than a political rejection. — Robertson Davies
Elections Politics Sayings By Fouad Ajami: These others the overwhelming majority of Iraq's people have repeatedly given every indication of valuing These others
the overwhelming majority of Iraq's people
have repeatedly given every indication of valuing their newfound freedom: voting in two elections at the risk of their lives, preparing for a third, writing and ratifying a constitution granting more freedoms than exist in any country in the entire Arab Middle East. The secret is out, There is something decent unfolding in Iraq. It's unfolding in the shadow of a terrible insurgency, but a society is finding its way to constitutional politics. — Fouad Ajami
Elections Politics Sayings By Alain De Botton: Being political doesn't only or principally mean caring what party wins the next election; to Being political doesn't only or principally mean caring what party wins the next election; to be political is to care about the happiness of strangers. — Alain De Botton
Elections Politics Sayings By Edward S. Greenberg: A less well known impact of immigrant populations is the increase that destination states gain A less well known impact of immigrant populations is the increase that destination states gain in Congress where apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is calculated on the basis of a state's entire adult population regardless of legal status. And, because each state's electoral college vote is the sum of the number of its representatives in the House and its two senators, high immigration states play a larger role in presidential elections than they might if only adult citizens and legal aliens were counted in population surveys. — Edward S. Greenberg
Elections Politics Sayings By Nelson Mandela: If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don't ask for If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers. — Nelson Mandela
Elections Politics Sayings By Greg Gutfeld: The only candidate I'd allow to play my music would be Bigfoot, and unless we're The only candidate I'd allow to play my music would be Bigfoot, and unless we're talking about foraging for squirrels, he's notoriously apolitical. — Greg Gutfeld
Elections Politics Sayings By Duncan Hunter: I think the American people have been surprised by the enthusiasm with which the Iraqis I think the American people have been surprised by the enthusiasm with which the Iraqis have taken to elections and politics. — Duncan Hunter
Elections Politics Sayings By Yann Martel: To prosper, a zoo needs parliamentary government, democratic elections, freedom of speech, freedom of the To prosper, a zoo needs parliamentary government, democratic elections, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of association, rule of law and everything else enshrined in India's Constitution. Impossible to enjoy the animals otherwise. Long-term, bad politics is bad for business. — Yann Martel
Elections Politics Sayings By Jeffrey A. Miller: Both groups [of pundits] were critics, and that is the heart of the problem. If Both groups [of pundits] were critics, and that is the heart of the problem. If you are a pundit, you seem so smart when you are telling the President what he did wrong ... This [is] mostly BS. — Jeffrey A. Miller
Elections Politics Sayings By Bjork: In elections in Iceland, I have always been an abstainer. It seems like politics is In elections in Iceland, I have always been an abstainer. It seems like politics is such a small bundle of self-important people, who don't have much to do with things I'm interested in. — Bjork
Elections Politics Sayings By A. J. Jacobs: The Bible is right: A deluge of images does encourage idolatry. Look at the cults The Bible is right: A deluge of images does encourage idolatry. Look at the cults of personality in America today. Look at Hollywood. Look at Washington. I'd like to see the next presidential race be run according to Second Commandment principles. No commercials. A radio-only debate. We need an ugly president. I know we're missing out on some potential Abe Lincolns because they'd look gawky and gangly on TV. — A. J. Jacobs
Elections Politics Sayings By Ernest Agyemang Yeboah: say what the masses want just to win the masses and never do what the say what the masses want just to win the masses and never do what the masses want and you will loose the masses — Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Elections Politics Sayings By Fela Durotoye: The challenge has always been that "good people" don't know how to win elections The challenge has always been that "good people" don't know how to win elections — Fela Durotoye
Elections Politics Sayings By Franklin P. Adams: Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody. — Franklin P. Adams
Elections Politics Sayings By Robert Orben: Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right? — Robert Orben
Elections Politics Sayings By Bidzina Ivanishvili: It was not my wish to come into politics. I was not a public person; It was not my wish to come into politics. I was not a public person; I preferred to spend my birthdays with family and friends. But the 2008 elections were fraudulent, so I decided to finance the opposition to make them stronger. — Bidzina Ivanishvili
Elections Politics Sayings By Joe Green: When all is said and done and the e-book is written about politics and the When all is said and done and the e-book is written about politics and the Internet, it is not going to be about the presidential election. It will be about the smaller elections in aggregate that have a huge effect on people's lives. — Joe Green
Elections Politics Sayings By Glenn Greenwald: I'd like to vote for the candidate similar to the one the Right absurdly claims I'd like to vote for the candidate similar to the one the Right absurdly claims Obama is. — Glenn Greenwald
Elections Politics Sayings By George Lakoff: Conservatives talk constantly about the centrality of morality and the family in their politics, while Conservatives talk constantly about the centrality of morality and the family in their politics, while liberals did not talk about these things until conservatives started winning elections by doing so. — George Lakoff
Elections Politics Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: People who think with their epidermis or their genitalia or their clan are the problem People who think with their epidermis or their genitalia or their clan are the problem to begin with. One does not banish this specter by invoking it. If I would not vote against someone on the grounds of 'race' or 'gender' alone, then by the exact same token I would not cast a vote in his or her favor for the identical reason. Yet see how this obvious question makes fairly intelligent people say the most alarmingly stupid things. — Christopher Hitchens
Elections Politics Sayings By Ljupka Cvetanova: Politics knows no currency. Politics knows no currency. — Ljupka Cvetanova
Elections Politics Sayings By Ralph Nader: The 'democracy gap' in our politics and elections spells a deep sense of powerlessness by The 'democracy gap' in our politics and elections spells a deep sense of powerlessness by people who drop out, do not vote, or listlessly vote for the 'least worst' every four years and then wonder why after every cycle the 'least worst' gets worse. — Ralph Nader
Elections Politics Sayings By Chuck Todd: We may like to think politics is a battle of ideas and that the best We may like to think politics is a battle of ideas and that the best idea wins out. But that's not true in most elections. Most elections are about the worst ideas losing, not the best ideas winning. — Chuck Todd
Elections Politics Sayings By Herbert M. Shelton: General Motors, General Mills, General Foods, general ignorance, general apathy, and general cussedness elect presidents General Motors, General Mills, General Foods, general ignorance, general apathy, and general cussedness elect presidents and Congressmen and maintain them in power. — Herbert M. Shelton
Elections Politics Sayings By Eric Liu: Sometimes when I listen to fellow progressives, I wonder if the only lesson we took Sometimes when I listen to fellow progressives, I wonder if the only lesson we took away from the '04 elections is that politics is a word game. — Eric Liu
Elections Politics Sayings By Phil Harvey: He's too reasonable," Janice said."I agree. But the president's campaign advisors understand controlled violence. They He's too reasonable," Janice said.

"I agree. But the president's campaign advisors understand controlled violence. They realize that war unites us, brings us together. Yellow ribbons, Support Our Troops, all that. Little wars help win elections, provided they're short. — Phil Harvey
Elections Politics Sayings By Tsai Ing-wen: Gender used to be a barrier for women to overcome if they wanted to be Gender used to be a barrier for women to overcome if they wanted to be in politics, but today in Taiwan the situation is somewhat different. I think there is even a preference for a woman candidate, and in local elections, we have seen that younger, better-educated female candidates are overwhelmingly preferred by the voters. — Tsai Ing-wen
Elections Politics Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: I used to call myself a single-issue voter on the essential question of defending civilization I used to call myself a single-issue voter on the essential question of defending civilization against its terrorist enemies and their totalitarian protectors, and on that 'issue' I hope I can continue to expose and oppose any ambiguity. — Christopher Hitchens
Elections Politics Sayings By Noam Chomsky: Our only real hope for democracy is that we get the money out of politics Our only real hope for democracy is that we get the money out of politics entirely and establish a system of publicly funded elections. — Noam Chomsky
Elections Politics Sayings By Ernest Agyemang Yeboah: The masses who complain about bad leadership must first check their unbiased choices. The masses who complain about bad leadership must first check their unbiased choices. — Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Elections Politics Sayings By Stephen Colbert: Forgot to live-tweet the election last night, so I'm post-tweeting today. I'll start as soon Forgot to live-tweet the election last night, so I'm post-tweeting today. I'll start as soon as my fingers unclench from their rage fists. — Stephen Colbert
Elections Politics Sayings By Mark Gevisser: Remember one thing as South Africa prepares to go to the polls this week and Remember one thing as South Africa prepares to go to the polls this week and the world grapples with the ascendancy of the African National Congress leader Jacob Zuma: South Africa is not Zimbabwe.
In South Africa, no one doubts that Wednesday's elections will be free and fair. While there is an unacceptable degree of government corruption, there is no evidence of the wholesale kleptocracy of Robert Mugabe's elite. While there has been the abuse of the organs of state by the ruling ANC, there is not the state terror of Mugabe's Zanu-PF. And while there is a clear left bias to Zuma's ANC, there is no suggestion of the kind of voluntarist experimentation that has brought Zimbabwe to its knees. — Mark Gevisser
Elections Politics Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: One might come up with other and kinder distinctions (I shall not be doing so) One might come up with other and kinder distinctions (I shall not be doing so) but the plain fact about the senator from New York is surely that she is a known quantity who has already been in the White House purely as the result of a relationship with a man, and not at all a quixotic outsider who represents the aspirations of an 'out' group, let alone a whole sex or gender. — Christopher Hitchens
Elections Politics Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: Mrs. Clinton, speaking to a black church audience on Martin Luther King Day last year, Mrs. Clinton, speaking to a black church audience on Martin Luther King Day last year, did describe President George W. Bush as treating the Congress of the United States like 'a plantation,' adding in a significant tone of voice that 'you know what I mean ... '
She did not repeat this trope, for some reason, when addressing the electors of Iowa or New Hampshire. She's willing to ring the other bell, though, if it suits her. But when an actual African-American challenger comes along, she rather tends to pout and wince at his presumption (or did until recently). — Christopher Hitchens
Elections Politics Sayings By Glenn Greenwald: A number I'd love to know: the % of those now saying 'we have to A number I'd love to know: the % of those now saying 'we have to vote Obama to stop an attack on Iran' who will support one if Obama does it. — Glenn Greenwald
Elections Politics Sayings By Curtis Sittenfeld: I've always found the thousand dollar dinners more unsettling than the twenty-five-thousand dollar ones if I've always found the thousand dollar dinners more unsettling than the twenty-five-thousand dollar ones
if someone pays the Republican National Committee twenty-five thousand dollars (or, more likely, fifty per couple) to breathe the same air as Charlie for an hour or two, then it's clear the person has money to spare. What breaks my heart is when it's apparent through their accent or attire that a person isn't well off but has scrimped to attend an event with us. We're not worth it! I want to say. You should have paid off your credit-card bill, invested in your grandchild's college fund, taken a vacation to the Ozarks. Instead, in a few weeks, they receive in the mail a photo with one or both of us, signed by an autopen, which they can frame so that we might grin out into their living room for years to come. — Curtis Sittenfeld
Elections Politics Sayings By Jennifer Crusie: What happened to the good old days when rich white men just bought their way What happened to the good old days when rich white men just bought their way into office? — Jennifer Crusie
Elections Politics Sayings By Molly Ivins: When politicians start talking about large groups of their fellow Americans as 'enemies,' it's time When politicians start talking about large groups of their fellow Americans as 'enemies,' it's time for a quiet stir of alertness. Polarizing people is a good way to win an election, and also a good way to wreck a country. — Molly Ivins
Elections Politics Sayings By Seneca.: For it is dangerous to attach one's self to the crowd in front, and so For it is dangerous to attach one's self to the crowd in front, and so long as each one of us is more willing to trust another than to judge for himself, we never show any judgement in the matter of living, but always a blind trust, and a mistake that has been passed on from hand to hand finally involves us and works our destruction. It is the example of other people that is our undoing; let us merely separate ourselves from the crowd, and we shall be made whole. But as it is, the populace,, defending its own iniquity, pits itself against reason. And so we see the same thing happening that happens at the elections, where, when the fickle breeze of popular favour has shifted, the very same persons who chose the praetors wonder that those praetors were chosen. — Seneca.
Elections Politics Sayings By Akuku Mach Pep: When your actions towards acquiring leadership in any country portrays blatant mischief orchestrated towards disregarding When your actions towards acquiring leadership in any country portrays blatant mischief orchestrated towards disregarding the concepts of the constitution, you do not only become guilty of hijacking power which rightfully belong to the people, but also, you are guilty of violation of the rights of freedom of the same people that you purport to want to lead. Like any match, elections is competition towards democracy, and all competitions have rules that set guidelines in that particular competition. Any violation of such rules renders that competition invalid. True democracy does not condone compromises. True democracy upholds and adheres to the rule of law, for it is the rule of law that can explicitly define democracy. — Akuku Mach Pep
Elections Politics Sayings By Sinclair Lewis: Like every thoughtful parent in every age of history, Neil consoled himself, My generation failed, Like every thoughtful parent in every age of history, Neil consoled himself, My generation failed, but this new one is going to change the entire world, and go piously to the polls even on rainy election-days, and never drink more than one cocktail, and end all war. — Sinclair Lewis
Elections Politics Sayings By Caroline Kennedy: Growing up in politics I know that women decide all elections because we do all Growing up in politics I know that women decide all elections because we do all the work. — Caroline Kennedy
Elections Politics Sayings By Bob Rae: As the issue of security becomes more important in people's midst, the party and leader As the issue of security becomes more important in people's midst, the party and leader that offer the deepest sense of understanding and competence will win support. At the same time there is always the risk that negativity, fear, and nastiness may become issues in their own right. People may tire of it, wanting more optimism and more hope. — Bob Rae
Elections Politics Sayings By Bill Stern: Our elections are free-it's in the results where eventually we pay. Our elections are free-it's in the results where eventually we pay. — Bill Stern
Elections Politics Sayings By Barbara W. Tuchman: Nineteenth-century liberalism had assumed that man was a rational being who operated naturally according to Nineteenth-century liberalism had assumed that man was a rational being who operated naturally according to his own best interests, so that in the end, what was reasonable would prevail. On this principle liberals defended extension of the suffrage toward the goal of one man, one vote. But a rise in literacy and in the right to vote, as the event proved, did nothing to increase common sense in politics. The mob that is moved by waving the bloody shirt, that decides elections in response to slogans - Free Silver, Hang the Kaiser, Two Cars in Every Garage - is not exhibiting any greater political sense than Marie Antoinette, who said, "Let them eat cake," or Caligula, who made his horse a consul. The common man proved no wiser than the decadent aristocrat. He has not shown in public affairs the innate wisdom which democracy presumed he possessed. — Barbara W. Tuchman
Elections Politics Sayings By Takafumi Horie: Elections are a kind of business. I have to present myself: 'I can do this Elections are a kind of business. I have to present myself: 'I can do this and that for this area so please give me your vote'. People vote for the politicians who can best understand and contribute to their region or country. In a business you can choose your clients, and the message is targeted to them only. But politics is universal; no matter what age the audience, you have to send the same message to everyone. — Takafumi Horie
Elections Politics Sayings By Peter Beinart: It's easy to see why conservatives would be salivating at the thought of a Hillary It's easy to see why conservatives would be salivating at the thought of a Hillary primary challenge. Presidents who face serious primary challenges - Ford, Carter, Bush I - almost always lose. The last president who lost reelection without a serious primary challenge, by contrast, was Herbert Hoover. But in truth, the chances that Obama will face a primary challenge are vanishingly slim, and the chances that he will lose reelection only slightly higher. No wonder conservatives are fantasizing about Hillary Clinton taking down Barack Obama. If she doesn't, it's unlikely they will. — Peter Beinart
Elections Politics Sayings By Rebecca Traister: What [Sarah] Palin so beguilingly represented ... was a form of female power that was What [Sarah] Palin so beguilingly represented ... was a form of female power that was utterly digestible to those who had no intellectual or political use for actual women: feminism without the feminists. — Rebecca Traister
Elections Politics Sayings By Lucy Powell: We need to dig deep and give people a reason to be optimistic just as We need to dig deep and give people a reason to be optimistic just as Obama is doing in America. Because in the same way that outcome of the U.S. elections will change the course of events there and around the world, so too do politics here in Britain. — Lucy Powell
Elections Politics Sayings By Neil Postman: The point is that television does not reveal who the best man is. In fact, The point is that television does not reveal who the best man is. In fact, television makes impossible the determination of who is better than whom, if we mean by 'better' such things as more capable in negotiation, more imaginative in executive skill, more knowledgeable about international affairs, more understanding of the interrelations of economic systems, and so on. The reason has, almost entirely, to do with 'image.' But not because politicians are preoccupied with presenting themselves in the best possible light. After all, who isn't? It is a rare and deeply disturbed person who does not wish to project a favorable image. But television gives image a bad name. For on television the politician does not so much offer the audience an image of himself, as offer himself as an image of the audience. And therein lies one of the most powerful influences of the television commercial on political discourse. — Neil Postman
Elections Politics Sayings By Alex Callinicos: Elections are supposed to be political occasions. In fact the opposite is true. The last Elections are supposed to be political occasions. In fact the opposite is true. The last thing politicians want to talk about at election-time is politics. What they want to talk about is votes. And the less you talk about politics, the more votes you're likely to win - otherwise you might offend someone. — Alex Callinicos
Elections Politics Sayings By Katharine Weymouth: I think smart aggregation is a service to readers. And we do it, too ... I think smart aggregation is a service to readers. And we do it, too ... Whether it's a politics page and you want Dan Balz to tell you what is he reading, what does he think are the smartest articles today on the elections or the primaries. So, I think aggregation is great ... So I'm all for aggregation. And the more eyeballs we can get to our content, the better. We do want readers to be educated and to understand the difference between, what is a source that you can trust as opposed to just rumors out there. And the difference between just repurposing content and not crediting it. — Katharine Weymouth
Elections Politics Sayings By Robert W. McChesney: In the United States [ ... ] the two main business-dominated parties, with the support In the United States [ ... ] the two main business-dominated parties, with the support of the corporate community, have refused to reform laws that make it virtually impossible to create new political parties (that might appeal to non-business interests) and let them be effective. Although there is marked and frequently observed dissatisfaction with the Republicans and Democrats, electoral politics is one area where notions of competitions and free choice have little meaning. In some respects the caliber of debate and choice in neoliberal elections tends to be closer to that of the one-party communist state than that of a genuine democracy. — Robert W. McChesney
Elections Politics Sayings By Joseph Alois Schumpeter: Politicians are like bad horsemen who are so preoccupied with staying in the saddle that Politicians are like bad horsemen who are so preoccupied with staying in the saddle that they can't bother about where they're going. — Joseph Alois Schumpeter
Elections Politics Sayings By Moises Naim: Established politicians are also bumping into a new cast of characters within corridors of legislative Established politicians are also bumping into a new cast of characters within corridors of legislative power. In 2010 parliamentary elections in Brazil, for example, the candidate who won the most votes anywhere in the country (and the second-most-voted congressman in the country's history) was a clown - an actual clown who went by the name of Tiririca and wore his clown costume while he campaigned. His platform was as anti-politician as it gets. "I don't know what a representative in congress does," he told voters in YouTube video that attracted millions of voters, "but if you send me there I will tell you". He also explained that his goal was "to help needy people in this country, but especially my family". — Moises Naim
Elections Politics Sayings By Neil Postman: Voting, we might even say, is the next to last refuge of the politically impotent. Voting, we might even say, is the next to last refuge of the politically impotent. The last refuge is, of course, giving your opinion to a pollster, who will get a version of it through a desiccated question, and then will submerge it in a Niagara of similar opinions, and convert them into
what else?
another piece of news. Thus we have here a great loop of impotence: The news elicits from you a variety of opinions about which you can do nothing except to offer them as more news, about which you can do nothing. — Neil Postman
Elections Politics Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: For years, I declined to fill in the form for my Senate press credential that For years, I declined to fill in the form for my Senate press credential that asked me to state my 'race,' unless I was permitted to put 'human.' The form had to be completed under penalty of perjury, so I could not in conscience put 'white,' which is not even a color let alone a 'race,' and I sternly declined to put 'Caucasian,' which is an exploded term from a discredited ethnology. Surely the essential and unarguable core of King's campaign was the insistence that pigmentation was a false measure: a false measure of mankind (yes, mankind) and an inheritance from a time of great ignorance and stupidity and cruelty, when one drop of blood could make you 'black. — Christopher Hitchens
Elections Politics Sayings By Janusz Korwin-Mikke: The sleep of reason encourages the elections. The sleep of reason encourages the elections. — Janusz Korwin-Mikke
Elections Politics Sayings By George Lakoff: Why didn't the Democrats accomplish more right after the 2006 elections that gave them control Why didn't the Democrats accomplish more right after the 2006 elections that gave them control of Congress? It wasn't just that they didn't have votes to override a presidential veto or block a filibuster. They didn't use their mandate to substantially change how the public--and the media-- thought about issues. They just tried to be rational, to devise programs to fit people's interests and the polls. Because there was little understanding of the brain, there was no campaign to change brains. Indeed, the very idea of "changing brains" sounds a little sinister to progressives-- a kind of Frankenstein image comes to mind. It sounds Machiavellian to liberals, like what the Republicans do. But "changing minds" in any deep way always requires changing brains. Once you understand a bit more about how brains work, you will understand that politics is very much about changing brains-- and that it can be highly moral and not the least bit sinister or underhanded. — George Lakoff
Elections Politics Sayings By Douglas Adams: The major problem - one of the major problems, for there are several - one The major problem - one of the major problems, for there are several - one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.
To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.
To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. — Douglas Adams
Elections Politics Sayings By Anthony Everitt: Rome became a republic in 509 B.C., after driving out its king and abolishing the Rome became a republic in 509 B.C., after driving out its king and abolishing the monarchy. The next two centuries saw a long struggle for power between a group of noble families, patricians, and ordinary citizens, plebeians, who were excluded from public office. The outcome was a apparent victory for the people, but the old aristocracy, supplemented by rich pledeian nobles, still controlled the state. What looked in many ways like democracy was, in fact, an oligarcy modified by elections. — Anthony Everitt
Elections Politics Sayings By Matt Taibbi: In the elaborate con that is American electoral politics, the Republican voter has long been In the elaborate con that is American electoral politics, the Republican voter has long been the easiest mark in the game, the biggest dope in the room. Everyone inside the Beltway knows this. The Republican voters themselves are the only ones who never saw it. Elections — Matt Taibbi
Elections Politics Sayings By Matt Taibbi: To be robbed and betrayed by a fiendish underground conspiracy, or by the earthly agents To be robbed and betrayed by a fiendish underground conspiracy, or by the earthly agents of Satan, is at least a romantic sort of plight - it suggests at least a grand Hollywood-ready confrontation between good and evil - but to be coldly ripped off over and over again by a bunch of bloodless, second-rate schmoes, schmoes you chose, you elected, is not something anyone will take much pleasure in bragging about. — Matt Taibbi
Elections Politics Sayings By Anne Lamott: I have a terrible time during elections. I am way too politically involved. I absolutely I have a terrible time during elections. I am way too politically involved. I absolutely never argue politics with anyone, as it makes me crazy and full of judgment and hostility. I have two very conservative friends, whom I cherish and would entrust my life to; we avoid politics like the plague. So in a certain way, it limits how completely we let ourselves know each other, but this is just the way it is and it is the best we can do. And I am secretly convinced that God is a progressive Democrat. — Anne Lamott
Elections Politics Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: I shall not vote for Sen. Obama and it will not be because he - I shall not vote for Sen. Obama and it will not be because he - like me and like all of us - carries African genes. And I shall not be voting for Mrs. Clinton, who has the gall to inform me after a career of overweening entitlement that there is 'a double standard' at work for women in politics; and I assure you now that this decision of mine has only to do with the content of her character. We will know that we have put this behind us when [ ... ] we have outgrown and forgotten the original prejudice. — Christopher Hitchens
Elections Politics Sayings By Noam Chomsky: The European reaction to Obama is a European delusion. The European reaction to Obama is a European delusion. — Noam Chomsky