33 Quotes About Conservatives/Republicans That Liberals Should Know About

33 Quotes About Conservatives/Republicans That Liberals Should Know About

September 2, 2012

We all know what conservatives/Republicans are like. It’s just unfortunate that they don’t know it themselves. And if they do, that’s just sad. Many things have been said about conservatives, Republicans, and conservatism. Most of it, of course, is bad but true. Humorists, politicians, writers, journalists, comedians, and even US Presidents have left us with many quotes about the right wing. Here are just 33 of them. If you’re a liberal, these are well worth book marking. If you’re a conservative, the truth hurts, doesn’t it?

Today’s so-called ‘conservatives’ don’t even know what the word means. They think I’ve turned liberal because I believe a woman has a right to an abortion. That’s a decision that’s up to the pregnant woman, not up to the pope or some do-gooders or the Religious Right. It’s not a conservative issue at all. ~Barry Goldwater

“I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all. ~Alexis de Tocqueville

Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals. ~Mark Twain

Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Have you ever wondered why Republicans are so interested in encouraging people to volunteer in their communities? It’s because volunteers work for no pay. Republicans have been trying to get people to work for no pay for a long time. ~George Carlin

Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square for the American home–but not for housing. They are strong for labor–but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights. They favor minimum wage–the smaller the minimum wage the better. They endorse educational opportunity for all–but they won’t spend money for teachers or for schools. They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine–for people who can afford them. They consider electrical power a great blessing–but only when the private power companies get their rake-off. They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. ~Harry S. Truman

Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future. ~Jimmy Carter

Latins for Republicans – it’s like roaches for Raid. ~John Leguizamo

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits. ~Woodrow Wilson

I like that about the Republicans; the evidence does not faze them, they are not bothered at all by the facts. ~Bill Clinton

A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt. ~Woodrow Wilson

A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy. ~Benjamin Disraeli

A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling ‘Stop!’. ~William F. Buckley, Jr.

Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative. ~John Stuart Mill

Even as someone who’s labeled a conservative – I’m a Republican, I’m black, I’m heading up this organization in the Reagan administration – I can say that conservatives don’t exactly break their necks to tell blacks that they’re welcome. ~Clarence Thomas

In the United States I have always believed that there was a big difference between Conservative and stupid. Boy is it getting harder to prove that one by the minute. ~Rick Mercer

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. ~John Kenneth Galbraith

When a nation’s young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung. ~Henry Ward Beecher

I wonder how many times you have to be hit on the head before you find out who’s hitting you? It’s about time that the people of America realized what the Republicans have been doing to them. ~Harry Truman

In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican. ~H. L. Mencken

A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they’re dead. ~Leo Rosten

Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose. ~George Will

The Republicans are looking after the financial interests of the wealthiest individuals in this country. ~Edward Kennedy

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone

Republicans don’t like people who talk about depressions. You can hardly blame them for that. You remember the old saying: Don’t talk about rope in the house where somebody has been hanged. ~Harry Truman

You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat. ~Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Brains, you know, are suspect in the Republican Party. ~Walter J. Lippmann

Herbert Hoover once ran on the slogan, “Two cars in every garage”. Apparently, the Republican candidate this year is running on the slogan, “Two families in every garage”. ~Harry Truman

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Republican. But I repeat myself. ~Harry Truman

Democrats legislate; Republicans investigate. ~Lyndon Johnson

A gathering of Democrats is more sweaty, disorderly, offhand, and rowdy than a gathering of Republicans; it is also likely to be more cheerful, imaginative, tolerant of dissent, and skillful at the game of give-and-take. A gathering of Republicans is more respectable, sober, purposeful, and businesslike than a gathering of Democrats; it is also likely to be more self-righteous, pompous, cut-and-dried, and just plain boring. ~Clinton Rossiter

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then get elected and prove it. ~P.J. O’Rourke

The typical conservative is one who opposes all progress. They are paranoid, enjoy using fear to control others, and in most cases have no clue what they are talking about. They hate facts, hate government, and do not believe in contributing to society. Conservatives cling to the failed policies and traditions of the past and are willing to use the threat of violence at times to return to them. Many of these quotes were meant to be funny, but it turns out the humorous quotes were quite accurate. The rest of the quotes were just bluntly truthful. In the spirit of this list, however, I’d like to add a quote of my own that describes today’s conservatives to a tee.

Conservatives remind me of Yosemite Sam, Wile E. Coyote, and Elmer Fudd. They bring the guns, the stupidity, and of course, the failure.

Sorry conservatives, it had to be said.

April 2011 Book Reviews

Some of the books I read in April (acutally read Instinct last week, but who’s counting?)…
Weirdly enough 3 of the books I read this month turned out to be about genetic mutations\de-evolution\super-evolution etc.  In fact, 2 of them both featured female veterinarians as the heroines.  Just thought that odd… Made me wonder if we’ve run out of things to be afraid of and had to start making up shit.  Anyhoo…. I’ll start with the biggest loser…

Breathless by Dean KoontzContemporary Literature)

Horrible.  Too may story threads that never really come together.  A lot of character building that wasn’t very well sequenced.  The worst though, in my view, was the complete non-ending.  It just ends… no closure, no explanation, nothing.  I guess I was expecting something better from a writer of Koontz reputation.  This is one of those that had a female vet and weird genetics (or possibly aliens, couldn’t really figure that out).  Not recommending this one folks. 

Altar of Eden by James RollinsLiterature & Fiction Books)

Girl-vet (actually cryo-zoologist) v. weaponized genetic mutations. Better than Breathless by a long shot but still just mediocre.  I did enjoy the scenery though… one interesting setting was an alligator farm in New Orleans.  Wasted a few pages with yet another romantic angle… I really don’t understand the purpose of that in suspense-thrillers… but oh well.

Storm Cycle by Iris Johansen & Roy JohansenContemporary Literature)

Things that I liked: the heroine is a computer whiz and is chasing down secrets from a long dead Egyptian Lady Doctor.  Love it!  And thanks to the authors who included a note at the end telling about the real Egyptology involved (which I also loved!).  This book had another common theme I see in thrillers of late… looking for a cure for something ‘incurable’.  Of course, I didn’t need the romantic twist (there were actually two) but in this case I don’t think it detracted from the story too much.  Ending could have been better but overall I enjoyed it.

Instinct by Jeremy RobinsonAction & Adventure Genre Fiction)
Here’s a twist… genetic freaks v Delta Force.  If you’re into military fiction then I think you’ll enjoy Robinson’s Chess Team.  (Warning… there weren’t any magical Ramboesque M-60s but some of the Delta members do seem to be more than human.)  I will likely pick up another of the Chess Team missions because of this book.  The story was okay… alot was borrowed from other stories… several came to my mind.  It was entertaining enough to keep me reading through to finish it in one night.


Next up is:


The Moses Quest by Will Adams

The Siege of Troy by Greg Tobin

Another episode of funny forwards…

Did you ever notice…

  • Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.
  • I don’t understand the  purpose of the line, “I don’t need to drink to have fun.” Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and
    sticks when they’ve invented the lighter?
  •  Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you’re going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and  walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do  something like
    check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture  and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area  thinks you’re crazy by randomly switching directions on the  sidewalk.
  • I totally take back  all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.
  • The  letters T and G are very close to each other on a keyboard.  This recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will 
    never be ending a work email with the phrase “Regards” again.
  • Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn’t work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would 
    magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem?  There was no internet or message  boards or FAQ’s. We just figured it out. Today’s kids are  soft.
  • There is a great need for sarcasm font.
  •  Sometimes,  I’ll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly  realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw  it.
  •  I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I’ll end up  wasting
    90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that  everyone’s laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a  little
    bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I’m still  the only one who really, really gets it.
  • How the hell are you  supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
  • I would rather try to carry 10  plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my  groceries in.
  • I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
  • The only  time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to finish a  text.
  • A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.
  • Was learning cursive really necessary?
  • Lol has gone from meaning,  “laugh out loud” to “I have nothing else to say”.
  • I have a hard  time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
  • Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a  Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.
  • My brother’s Municipal  League baseball team is named the Stepdads. Seeing as none of the guys  on the team are actual stepdads, I inquired about the name. He  explained, “Cuz we beat you, and you hate us.”  Classy, bro.
  • Whenever someone says “I’m not book smart, but I’m street smart”, all I  hear is “I’m not real smart, but I’m imaginary smart”.
  • How many  times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod and smile  because you still didn’t hear what they said?
  • Every time I have  to spell a word over the phone using ‘as in’ examples, I will  undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete
    idiot. Today I had  to spell my boss’s last name to an attorney and said “Yes that’s G as  in…(10 second lapse)..ummm….Goonies”
  • What would happen if I  hired two private investigators to follow each other?
  • While  driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively  swerved to avoid it….thanks Mario Kart.
  • MapQuest really needs to  start their directions on #5.  Pretty sure I know how to get out of my  neighborhood.
  • Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they  told you how the person died.
  • I find it hard to believe there are  actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the  water.
  • Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
  • I can’t remember the  last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.
  • Bad decisions make  good stories
  • Whenever I’m Facebook stalking someone and I find  out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning  who just got
    the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures?  Don’t mind if I do!
  • Is it just me or do high school girls get  sluttier & sluttier every year?
  • If Carmen San Diego and Waldo  ever got together, their offspring would probably just be completely  invisible.
  • Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole  room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get  so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I’m from, this  shouldn’t be a problem….
  • You never know when it will strike,  but there comes a moment at work when you’ve made up your mind that you  just aren’t doing anything productive for the rest of the day.
  •  Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don’t want  to have to restart my collection.
  • There’s no worse feeling than  that millisecond you’re sure you are going to die after leaning your  chair back a little too far.
  • I’m always slightly terrified when I  exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten  page research paper that I
    swear I did not make any changes  to.
  • “Do not machine wash or tumble dry” means I will never wash this ever.
  • I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There’s so much pressure. ‘I love this show, but  will
    they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we  weren’t watching this. It’s only a matter of time before they all get  up and
    leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?’
  • I  hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello?Damnit!),  but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and
    goes to  voicemail. What’d you do after I didn’t answer? Drop the phone and run away?
  • I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
  •  When I meet a new girl, I’m terrified of mentioning something  she hasn’t already told me but that I have learned from some  light
    internet stalking.
  • I like all of the music in my iTunes,  except when it’s on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen  songs in my iTunes.
  • Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like  the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles…
  • As a driver I  hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter  what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.
  •  Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still  not know what time it is.
  • It should probably be called  Unplanned Parenthood…
  • I keep some people’s phone numbers in my  phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
  • I think  that if, years down the road when I’m trying to have a kid, I find out  that I’m sterile, most of my disappointment will stem from
    the fact  that I was not aware of my condition in college.
  • Even if I knew  your social security number, I wouldn’t know what do to with it.
  • Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys  in a pocket, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey – but I’d bet my
    ass  everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about  1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time…
  • My 4-year old  son asked me in the car the other day “Dad what would happen if you ran  over a ninja?” How the hell do I respond to that?
  • It really  pisses me off when I want to read a story on CNN.com and the link takes  me to a video instead of text.
  • I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.
  • I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
  • I  disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday  night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.
  • The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words,
    someone at  the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it, and  then estimated that there must be at least four people
    eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself.  There’s nothing like being made to feel like a fat bastard
    before dinner.

Everybody

Rules:
1. Put your music player on shuffle (ALL MUSIC)
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer
3. You must write an answer for each one no matter how correct or silly it may sound!
4. Tag 20 people to your note so they can complete their own!

1. IF SOMEONE SAYS “IS THIS OK?”
San Pedro (Vibrasphere)

2. WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
My Baby Loves Lovin’ (White Plains)

3. WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Sister Mary Elephant (Cheech & Chong)

4. WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
Sick Little Suicide (The Matches)

5. WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOu?
Broken Promise (God Forbid)

6. WHAT DO YOU VERY OFTEN THINK ABOUT?
X-Static Process (Madonna)

7. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Life Goes On (Poison)

8. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Love Me Good (Michael W. Smith)

9. WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Run Away (The RealMcCoy)

10. WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE
One Night Love Affair (Bryan Adams)

11. WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
I Care 4 U (Aaliyah)

12. WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Eyes of a Child (The Moody Blues)

13. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
The River (Bruce Springsteen)

14. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
Mixed Emotions (The Rolling Stones)

15. WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
It’s A Man’s World (Ice Cube)

16. HOW WILL YOU DIE?
Candle In The Wind (Elton John)

17. WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
Brite Eyes (Robbin Thompson)

18. WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
Shout (Tears for Fears)

19. WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
Birth, School, Work, Death (The Godfathers)

20. WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
Danger Zone (Kenny Loggins)

21. DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
Lil’ Jack Slade (The Dixie Chicks)

22. IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
Sweet Dreams (Air Supply)

23. WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
Sick (Seven Wiser)

24. WHAT WILL YOU TITLE THIS AS?
Everybody (Backstreet Boys)

My verdict….

  • #9 is soooo true
  • #10 makes me giggle
  • #15 reflects my fembot nature
  • #20 should be printed on my marriage license

The Sun, The Moon and Stars

Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on to 15 people you like (or think will actually do this) and tag me. Try not to repeat a song title. It’s harder than you think.

Your Artist:   Prince

Are you male or female:   Cinnamon Girl

Describe yourself:   Irresistable Bitch

How do you feel about yourself:   Something in the Water (Does Not Compute)

Describe where you currently live:   America

The first thing you think of when you wake up:   Starfish and Coffee     and     Cream

If you could go anywhere, where would you go:   Erotic City

Your favorite form of transportation:   Little Red Corvette

Your best friend is:   My Computer

Your favorite color is:   Purple Rain

What’s the weather like:   Sometimes It Snows In April

If your life were a TV show, what would it be called:   Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother, Wife

What is life to you:   Live 4 Love

What is the best advice you have to give:   Money Don’t Matter 2 Night

If you could change your name, what would it be:   Darling Nikki

Your favorite food is:   Peach

How I would like to die:   I Would Die 4 U

My soul’s present condition:   Superfunkycalifragisexy

The faults I can bear:   Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?

How would you describe your love life:   Strange Relationship

What are you going to post this as:   The Sun, The Moon and Stars


Listen to Prince

another bzoink….

What is your name?: candi
How old are you?: 32
When is your Birthday?: november 29
What is your zodiac sign?: sagittarius
Where were you born?: MN
Where do you live now?: WI
What color eyes do you have?: brown
What color hair do you have?: brown
How tall are you?: 5′ 2″
How much do you weigh? (Be Honest Ladies): this survey was obviously created by a man
What is your race?: caucasion
What is your worst fear?: hhmmm….
Do you smoke?: no
Do you drink?: occasionally
Do you cuss?: frequently
Do you use drugs?: no
Have you ever or will you ever steal?: i take the fifth
Are you dependable and/or trustworthy?: yes
Do you play in a band or play an instrument?: no
Do you have any tattoos and/or piercings?: yes
If you had a favorite serial killer who would it be?: don’t really know any serial killers
Do you suffer from depression disorder?: not really
If you had a choice about how you wanted to die what would it be?: quick and painless
Have you ever tried to commit suicide?: hhhmmm…
Have you ever purposely caused harm to yourself or someone else?: hhhmmmm….
What subculture do you belong too?: bitches-r-us
Are you evil?: about 30% evil
Do you believe that you can be possesed?: no
Are you a paranoid person?: occassionally
Do you ever get jealous of somebody else?: absolutely
Are you obsessive and/or compulsive?: no
Are you a violent person?: depends if you piss me off
Do you take your anger out on other people?: depends if the other people are bigger than me
Do you blame other people for your mistakes?: no
What is your favorite game?: WoW
What is your favorite movie?: If A Man Answers
Who is your favorite band?: Metallica
What is your favorite song?: I Will (Beatles)
What kind of books and/or magazines do you read?: Science, Archeology, International News
What is your favorite color?: green
What is your favorite food?: spaghetti
What is your favorite drink?: Coke
Do you own a pari of converse?: no
Do you own a pair of dickies?: no
Would you ever kill yourself or someone else?: depends on the circumstance
Are you a virgin?: ROTFLMAO
Are you kinky?: (-;
Do you like biting?: maybe….
Do you masturbate?: hhhhmmm…..
Do you watch pornography?: not really
Have you ever dyed your hair an unusual color?: yes
Have you ever shaved your head in a socially unacceptable way?: yes
Are you hyper active person?: sometimes
Are you religious?: no
Do you have any self inflicted scars?: yes
Does pain turn you on?: depends on the situation
Do you stand for originality and creativity?: i hope so
Do you like meeting new people?: yes
What do you like most about life?: the living part
What do you dislike most about life?: the dying part
Do you believe in love at first fright?: not anymore
Have you ever pierced a body part yourself?: yes
Have you ever had to beg for dinner money?: no
Do you own a car?: yes
Have you been to jail, yet?: no
Are your clothes held together with safety pins?: not since the 80s
Do you have actual scars from punk rock shows?: no
Have you ever vomit while making out?: no
Have you held a job for less than a day?: yes
Do you own more than two pair of jeans?: yes
Have you ever had to fuck stuff up for no good reason?: ?
Have you ever been kicked out of your parents house?: yes
Have you ever been fired from your job because of your attitude?: no
Does the world piss you off?: occassionally

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Random Randomness
What Do They Call You? candi
Do You Hate 55% Of Your Family? yes
What Do You Spend Most Of Your Time Doing? cruisin the net
Where Do You Live? wisconsin
… Where Would You WANT To Live, and Why? a secluded tropical island
Do You Have An Annoying Aunt Who MAKES You Hug Her? no
Do You Have A Friend Who’s Like A Sibling? yes
This-or-That
Slipknot/Stone Sour slipknot
Beastie Boys/Disturbed beastie boys
DVD/VHS VHS
Cats/Dogs dogs
Sugar/Cinnomin sugar
Hugs/Kisses hugs
Good Charlotte/Simple Plan good charlotte
Marilyn Manson/Alice Cooper alice cooper
Knowledge! (If You Don’t Know This…Go Back To Pre-K!)
Do You Know Who Corey Taylor Is? no
What Year Was Hawaii Made A State? no idea
What’s Marilyn Manson’s Real Name? no idea
How Did Marilyn Monroe Die? assasinated by the cia
Can Penguins Fly? no
Is Orlando Bloom Gay? no
Can You Name An “Anal Blast” Song? no
What Are The Colors Of The Rainbow? red,red,orange,yellow,green,blue,indigo
Name The 7 Dwarves happy,sleepy,grumpy,dopey,bashful,brainy,smurfette
List 9 Johnny Depp Movies Pirates of the Caribbean, Edward Scissorhands, Ninth Gate, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, Secret Window
Faves
Color green
Band Metallica
Food spaghetti
Drink coca cola
Band Beatles
Hair Style short
Class english
Book Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Movie If A Man Answers
CD I have over 400… so I have no idea
Cereal Count Chocula
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