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Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by PatsWSB47, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. PatsWSB47

    PatsWSB47 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    I received this in an email earlier today

    A few excellent and biting observations of the political animal, regardless of party affiliation (or nation for that matter.)

    If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. ~ Jay Leno

    The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~ Henry Cate VII

    We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~ Aesop

    If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven. ~ Will Rogers

    Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. ~ Nikita Khrushchev

    When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~ Clarence Darrow

    Why pay money to have your family tree traced. Go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. ~ Author unknown

    Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. ~ John Quinton

    Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~ Oscar Ameringer

    I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them. ~ Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

    A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. ~ Tex Guinan

    I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. ~ Charles de Gaulle

    Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. ~ Doug Larson
  2. IcyPatriot

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    Good find ... this one was my favorite ... so true.

    Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~ Oscar Ameringer
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  3. The Brandon Five

    The Brandon Five Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    #75 Jersey

    A few of my own favorites:

    "If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law." - Winston Churchill

    "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill

    "All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." - Abraham Lincoln

    "You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence." - Abraham Lincoln

    "Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets." -
    Abraham Lincoln
  4. Triumph

    Triumph Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    "I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn't study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people." —Dan Quayle

    It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
    Ronald Reagan

    Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.
    Winston Churchill

    Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
    Ronald Reagan

    If everybody in this town connected with politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government.
    Barry Goldwater

    One lesson you better learn if you want to be in politics is that you never go out on a golf course and beat the President.
    Lyndon B. Johnson

    Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.
    Robert Frost

    Politics would be a helluva good business if it weren't for the goddamned people.
    Richard M. Nixon


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