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.

Obama Accomplishments with Citations

For those who think that our President has done nothing… please do a little research: http://pleasecutthecrap.typepad.com/main/what-has-obama-done-since-january-20-2009.html

Just a few examples from the article cited above…

  • Obama’s success rate in winning congressional votes on issues was an unprecedented 96.7% for his first year in office.  http://1.usa.gov/dUvbu5
  • Through an executive order, he created the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.  http://bit.ly/hwKhKa
  • He created the Making Home Affordable home refinancing plan.  http://1.usa.gov/goy6zl
  • Provided funding to states and the Department of Homeland Security to save thousands of police and firefighter jobs from being cut during the recession.  http://bit.ly/g0IKWR
  • He pushed through and got passed Dodd-Frank, one of the largest and most comprehensive Wall Street reforms since the Great Depression.  http://bit.ly/hWCPg0   http://bit.ly/geHpcD
  • He extended benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees.  http://1.usa.gov/g2RLCj
  • He signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, restoring basic protections against pay discrimination for women and other workers. This was after the GOP blocked the bill in 2007. Only 5 Republican Senators voted for the bill.   http://bit.ly/fT3Cxg
  • Closed a number of secret detention facilities. http://nyti.ms/rpUc9l
  • Ordered a review of our detention and interrogation policy, and prohibited the use of torture, or what Bush called “enhanced interrogation.” He ordered interrogators to limit their actions to the Army Field manual.  http://bit.ly/g6MTuC
  • Negotiated and signed a new START Treaty that will lst until at least 2021.  http://1.usa.gov/cI1bC4
  • He took decisive action to use NATO to limit the slaughter of innocents in Libya, so that the Libyan people could topple a despotic government and determine their own fate.  http://aje.me/qAh4Sj
  • He made sure that families of fallen soldiers could be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB, by providing funding for it.  He also ended the media blackout on coverage of the return of fallen soldiers. http://nyti.ms/glqN66   http://bbc.in/gWSSkA
  • He created the Green Vet Initiative, which provided special funding to the Labor Department to provide veterans with training in green jobs.  http://bit.ly/epwUQY
  • Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act , he invested heavily in elementary, secondary and post-secondary education.   http://1.usa.gov/gGRIAr   This includes a major expansion of broadband availability in K-12 schools nationwide   http://bit.ly/fNDcj3 , as well as an expansion in school construction.  http://bit.ly/fYwNrV
  • He crafted an Executive Order on Presidential Records, which restored the 30-day time frame for former presidents to review records, and eliminated the right for the vice president or family members of former presidents to do the reviews. This will provide the public with greater access to historic  White House documents, and severely curtails the ability to use executive privilege to shield them. http://1.usa.gov/gUetLb
  • Ordered and oversaw the Navy SEALS operation that killed Osama bin Laden. http://bit.ly/jChpgw
  • He eliminated the Bush-era practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug companies on price. http://bit.ly/fOkG5b
  • Ushered through and signed the Affordable Health Care Act, which expanded health insurance coverage to 30 million more people,  and ended many common insurance company practices that are often detrimental  to those with coverage.  He also established  http://www.healthcare.gov/
  • Under Obama, tax rates for average working families are the lowest they’ve been since 1950.  http://bit.ly/f74pD8
  • He ordered energy plants to prepare to produce at least 15% of all energy through renewable resources like wind and solar, by 2021. http://reut.rs/fV155p  (As you can see, Republicans are trying hard to kill it.)
  • He appointed the most diverse Cabinet in history, including more women than any other incoming president.   http://bit.ly/dX6vNB
  • He loosened the rules and allowed the 14 states that legalized medical marijuana to regulate themselves without federal interference.   http://huff.to/eQfa7j

The above are just a few of many that I chose at random…. read the article: http://pleasecutthecrap.typepad.com/main/what-has-obama-done-since-january-20-2009.html then read the citations.  This isn’t a bunch of propogandist BS like what the right is feeding you.  If you are going to the polls in November do it armed with facts not lies!!

Reminder for Wisconsinites

June 5th is fast approaching!  Make sure that you get out on Tuesday and vote!  We have worked hard to get this recall election let’s not blow it now by not showing up!!

Primaries today – get out and VOTE!

You don’t have to agree with my choices but you don’t get to gripe unless you get out there and vote for yourself!!!

1.   US Senator (Wisconsin)

Comprised of the Senate and the House of Representatives, the U.S. Congress is responsible for making laws for the country. It has legislative power to spend and tax in order to provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare of the citizenry. Members of both the House and Senate attend to constituents’ requests and problems with the government. Each state elects two senators who represent the whole state for 6-year terms; one Senate seat is up for election this year. The House of Representatives has 435 members who are elected to 2-year terms from districts within the states. Members of the House serve 2-year terms.

  1. Russ Feingold
  2. Stephen M. Finn
  3. Ron Johnson
  4. Robert (Rob) Taylor
  5. David Westlake

2.   Wisconsin Congressional District 7

Comprised of the Senate and the House of Representatives, the U.S. Congress is responsible for making laws for the country. It has legislative power to spend and tax in order to provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare of the citizenry. Members of both the House and Senate attend to constituents’ requests and problems with the government. Each state elects two senators who represent the whole state for 6-year terms; one Senate seat is up for election this year. The House of Representatives has 435 members who are elected to 2-year terms from districts within the states. Members of the House serve 2-year terms.

  1. Sean P. Duffy 
  2.  Gary Kauther
  3. Julie Lassa
  4. Daniel E. Mielke
  5. Don Raihala

3.   Wisconsin Governor

The Governor is the state’s chief executive, representing all the people and responsible for safeguarding the public interest. The governor has the authority to veto legislation and to direct state policy. Through the biennial budget, the Governor reviews and directs the activities of all administrative agencies. The Governor also appoints over 1,000 persons to various councils and boards, which advise and serve state government. The Governor serves as commander in chief of the Wisconsin National Guard when it is called into state service during emergencies. The Governor earns an annual salary of $137,092.

  1. Tom Barrett
  2. James James
  3. Timothy S. John
  4. James Dean Langer
  5. Mark W. Neumann
  6. Scott S. Paterick
  7. Scott Walker

4.   Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor

The Lieutenant Governor is the state’s second-ranking executive officer. If the incumbent Governor dies, resigns, or is removed from office, the Lieutenant Governor becomes Governor for the rest of the term. The Lieutenant Governor may be designated to represent the Governor’s office on any statutory board, commission, or committee on which the Governor is entitled to membership. The Lieutenant Governor earns an annual salary of $72,394.

  1. G. Spencer Coggs
  2. Brett Davis
  3. Rebecca Kleefisch
  4. Robert Gerald Lorge
  5. Thomas Nelson
  6. Dave Ross
  7. Henry Sanders
  8. James L. Schneider
  9. Terry Virgil

10. Nicholas J. Voegeli

5.   Wisconsin Attorney General

The Attorney General protects the public interest in various legal actions at the Governor’s request. The Attorney General directs the Department of Justice, which provides legal advice and representation, criminal investigation, and various law enforcement services for the state. The Attorney General earns an annual salary of $133,033.

  1. P. Scott Hassett
  2. J B Van Hollen

6.   Wisconsin Secretary of State

The Secretary of State oversees a variety of services for state government and Wisconsin municipalities, maintains the official acts of the legislature and Governor, and keeps the Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin and affixes it to all official acts of the Governor. The Secretary of State earns an annual salary of $65,079 per year.

  1. David D. King
  2. Doug La Follette

7.   Wisconsin State Treasurer

The State Treasurer serves citizens and local government by providing for receipt, custody, oversight, and disbursement of state money, as well as unclaimed property reported to the state. The office also administers the state’s college savings program. The State Treasurer earns an annual salary of $65,079.

  1. Daniel R. Bohrod
  2. Scott Feldt
  3. James Sanfilippo
  4. Dawn Marie Sass
  5. Kurt Schuller

8.   Wisconsin Senate District 25

The Wisconsin Legislature is made up of a 33 member senate and the 99 member assembly, together with the service agencies created by the legislature and the staff employed by each house. Senators serve staggered four year terms and assembly members serve two year terms. The legislature’s main responsibility is to make policy by enacting state laws. The legislature can also override a governor’s veto of any legislation by a two-thirds vote in both houses of the legislature. Members earn a salary of $49,943 per year.

  1. Dane A. Deutsch
  2. Robert Jauch

9.   Wisconsin Assembly District 75

The Wisconsin Legislature is made up of a 33 member senate and the 99 member assembly, together with the service agencies created by the legislature and the staff employed by each house. Senators serve staggered four year terms and assembly members serve two year terms. The legislature’s main responsibility is to make policy by enacting state laws. The legislature can also override a governor’s veto of any legislation by a two-thirds vote in both houses of the legislature. Members earn a salary of $49,943 per year.

  1. Judith Wells Espeseth
  2. Dari McDonald
  3. Steve Perala
  4. Michael D. Quinton
  5. Roger Rivard

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