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Alphabetical Listing of Quoted Individuals: M.



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Bill Maher

Stand-up comedian, television host, social critic, political commentator, author, actor. Before hosting HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," Maher hosted a late-night talk show called "Politically Incorrect," originally on the Comedy Central, then later on ABC.
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"When [Republicans] are losing, they squeal like a pig. [Now, Democrats should say to them,] shut the f*** up while I slap your face for making noise! Now pass the cap-and-trade law, you sutpid b****, and repeat after me, 'global warming is real!' The Democrats need to push the rest of their agenda while their boot is on the neck of the greedy, poisonous old reptile. [. . .] We need to regulate the banks, we need to overhaul immigration [. . .] and we need to put terrorists and other human rights violators on trial in civilian courts -- starting with Dick Cheney."

Said March 26, 2010 on his TV show. See him make these remarks.
Source: "Hateful Words? Watchdog, May 2010, page 5. Address: Media Research Center, 325 South Patrick Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Phone: 800-672-1423. Website.
Posted here: July 12, 2010.


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Comment: Mr. Maher seems to enjoy trashing people. Remarking about Sarah Palin's worry about death panels in the ObamaCare bill, he said, "You know what, Sarah, if we were killing off useless people, you'd be the first to know." How cute.
He also said, "I think religion is a neurological disorder."
Also, "I have zero doubt that if Dick Cheney was not in power, people wouldn’t be dying needlessly tomorrow. [. . .] I’m just saying if he did die, other people, more people would live. That’s a fact.
Also, "Democrats in America were put on earth to do one thing: Drag the ignorant hillbilly half of this country into the next century, which in their case is the 19th."



Bill Maher


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"When we see crazy, senseless deaths like this, we can only ask why, why, why couldn't it have been Glenn Beck?"

Commenting on his TV show about the death of a deranged pothead who tried to shoot his way into the Pentagon.
Source: Demonic, by Ann Coulter, 2011, page 220.
Posted here: January 30, 2012.


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Comment: Ann Coulter states (Demonic, page 220): "The liberal rule is: Any criminal act committed by white men with guns is a right-wing conspiracy, whereas any criminal act committed by nonwhites with guns is the government violating someone's civil liberties."



Bill Maher


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"The Second Amendment is bulls--t."

Said on his HBO program "Real Time" April 12, 2013.
Source: NRC NewsBusters webpage.
Posted here: August 12, 2013.


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Comment: Apparently, Mr. Maher is not a fan of the idea of self protection. But wait, it seems he is! It seems Mr. Maher has admitted to having two firearms in his house, "one upstairs and one down." Then, like a true NRA supporter, he says, "As long as we live in the gun country, I ain't giving up my gun." Like a true NRA supporter . . . and a true hypocrite.



Bill Maher


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"Ronald Reagan was an anti-government, union-busting, race baiting, anti-abortion, anti-gay, anti-intellectual, who cut rich people's taxes in half, had a incurable case of the military-industrial complex, and said Medicare was socialism that would destroy our freedom. [. . .] Both sides really should stop pretending he was something other than the man most responsible for our decline."

Said during the June 7, 2013 edition of HBO's "Real Time" TV program.
Source: "The Watchdog," MRC's monthly members' report, November 2013, page 4. (Watch Mr. Maher say these words.)
Posted here: February 24, 2014.


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Comment: Just so you understand the scale Mr. Maher uses for measuring the goodness of U.S. Presidents, in April, he said Jimmy Carter should be the role model for every President. Rush Limbaugh has a different take on President Carter: "Things were so bad [when Carter was President], the 'misery index' was invented as a way of expressing how bad it was. Interest rates were in the 12 to 14% range. Inflation was double-digit. I mean, it was an absolute, total, utter disaster. Jimmy Carter was giving speeches from the White House about the national malaise. He was telling everybody turn down the thermostats and wear sweaters because the Middle East was restricting oil delivery. It was absolutely disastrous."




Mike Malloy

Radio broadcaster from Atlanta, Georgia, whose show has been carried by WSB Atlanta, WLS Chicago, the I.E. America Radio Network, the Air America Radio network, Nova M Radio, and the On Second Thought network.
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"[Former Vice President Dick] Cheney, by the way, looks very ruddy. I couldn't get over that. Like, he must have feasted on a Jewish baby, or a Muslim baby. He must have sent his people out to get one and bring it back so he could drink its blood."

Presumably on his radio program -- date not known..
Source: "Who is telling opponents to 'slit your wrist'?" article by WorldNetDaily.
Posted here: September 6, 2010.


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Comment: This thoughtful, compassionate liberal also uttered these words, "Do you not understand that Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly are as complicit of the September 11, 2001 terror attack as any one of the dumba -- 14 who came from Saudi Arabia?" (Source.) Said Brent Bozell, "It is bad enough that the liberal media continue to attack conservative top talkers with baseless lies and concocted smears, but we now have proof that the real hate is being spread by liberal talk show hosts with no repercussion from the media."


Mike Malloy


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"I'm waiting for the day when I pick up the newspaper or click on the Internet and find that [Rush Limbaugh has] choked to death on his own throat fat, or a great big wad of saliva or something, whatever. Go away, Limbaugh, you make me sick."

Said on the January 4, 2010 Mike Malloy Show, talking about Rush Limbaugh going to the hospital after suffering chest pains. (Source.)
Source: "The Real Radio Hatemongers," a special report from the Media Research Center, PO Box 96131, Washington, DC 20077.
Posted here: January 2, 2012.


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Comment: The referenced source states: "If the establishment media were really interested in cleansing the airwaves of hateful rhetoric, they would not confine their criticism to conservative hosts. Instead, they would -- and they must -- make an equal effort to expose the nastiness that runs rampant on leftwing talk radio. Unless and until they do, they are participating in an act of journalistic hypocrisy."


Mike Malloy


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"These God---n birthers! Will you people please, please, get together with your AR-15s in a big circle, pointing inward, and on my count, open fire!"

Said January 9, 2013 on his radio broadcast.
Source: "Talk-Radio Host Calls for 'Birthers' to Be Killed," on the WND Website.
Posted here: January 21, 2013.


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Comment: Liberal tolerance on display.



Mike Malloy


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"[T]hese Tea Bag bastards . . . I just wish they would all just go away -- or, like in Passover, I just wish there was an angel of the Lord that would pass over -- instead of killing the first born in all the households of Egypt, just wipe out all the Tea Baggers. Just, you know -- the terrible swift sword -- just lob their heads off!"

Said November 27, 2012 (or thereabouts), presumably on his radio program.
Source: Article in The Blaze. Also quoted in Townhall magazine, February 2013, page 70.
Posted here: June 10, 2013.


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Comment: There he goes again -- such a caring, compassionate, loving liberal. Mr. Malloy also said that John Boehner should "drown himself in a vat of wine," and "gurgle himself right into the great bar in the sky." Now isn't that just special! Mike, oh Mike, where's the love?




Chris Matthews

Talk-show host and pundit, host of the TV show "Hardball with Chris Matthews," (MSNBC). He also hosts NBC's discussion program, "The Chris Matthews Show."
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"[Barack Obama has] come from a white family and a black family, and he's married to a black woman, and they're cool people. They are really cool. They are Jack and Jackie Kennedy when you see them together. They are cool. And they're great-looking, and they're cool and they're young, and they're -- everything seems to be great. [. . .] [I]f you're in the room [. . .] with Obama, you feel the spirit. Moving."

Talking about Democrat candidate Barack Obama on NBC's "Tonight Show," January 16, 2008.
Source: Watchdog, June 2008, page 3. Address: Media Research Center, 325 South Patrick Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Phone: 800-672-1423. Website.
Posted here: August 11, 2008.


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Comment: I don't think there's anything wrong with being a partisan, but this seems a little over the top, don't you think?


Chris Matthews


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"When I watched him [former President Bill Clinton] at Mrs. King's funeral, I just have never seen anything like it. [. . .] There are times when he sounds like Jesus in the temple. I mean, amazing ability to transcend ethnicity [. . .] and speak to us all in this amazingly primordial way."

In remarks on his "Hardball with Chris Matthews" TV show, February 28, 2007.
Source: Watchdog, June 2008, page 3. Address: Media Research Center, 325 South Patrick Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Phone: 800-672-1423. Website.
Posted here: August 11, 2008.


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Comment: Matthews is a Roman Catholic and a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, so I suppose he knows what Jesus sounds like.


Chris Matthews


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"Rush Limbaugh is beginning to look more and more like Mr. Big, and at some point somebody's going to jam a CO2 pellet into his head and he's going to explode like a giant blimp. That day may come. Not yet, but we'll be there to watch."

Said on MSNBC's "Morning Meeting" show, October 13, 2009.
Source: "Most Outrageous Media Quotes of 2009, Part I, Human Events, January 4, 2010, page 16. Address: 1 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001.
Posted here: November 1, 2010.


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Comment: Imagine the outrage that would erupt in the mainstream media if Rush Limbaugh said this of Chris Matthews. Ed Schultz, host of MSNBC's "The Ed Show," said on September 23, 2009: "The Republicans lie! They want to see you dead! They'd rather make money off your dead corpse! They kind of like it when that woman has cancer and they don't have anything for her." Imagine the outrage if any conservative said this of Democrats. The double standard is stunning!


Chris Matthews


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"They [Republicans] want more people to fry. They love executions. They want people that don't have insurance to die on the gurney, in the hospital bed. They want that to happen."

Said on the "Hardball with Chris Matthews" show on MSNBC, October 11, 2011.
Source: "Minibits," The Watchdog, December 2011, page 5. (Video
Posted here: September 9, 2013.


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Comment: This is not the comment of a rational person. This is not what a thinking person would say. It seems to me this kind of remark would only come from someone who is mentally unbalanced.


Chris Matthews


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"You've heard the news from North Korea, how the young head of that country just executed his guardian uncle. Well, back here in America, the right wing is acting if not as brutally, certainly as crazily."

Said on his TV program, "Hardball," December 13, 2013.
Source: "Minibits," The Watchdog, February 2014, page 5.
Posted here: March 10, 2014.


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Comment: Mr. Matthews comments were directed at Mark Levin and Glenn Beck. Matthews continues: "So now the cat is out of the bad. The people calling the shots are the loudest, angriest, nastiest voices in the right wing media." All this invective because Levin denounced Speaker John Boehner as feckless, and Beck said Ted Cruz did as his constituents wished by opposing the budget deal in the Senate.




Robert McChesney

Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the President and co-founder of Free Press, a national media reform organization. He also hosts "Media Matters," a Sunday afternoon radio program on WILL-AM.
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"Any serious effort to reform the media system would have to be necessarily part of a revolutionary program to overthrow the capitalist system itself."

[Also:] "We need to do whatever we can to limit capitalist propaganda, regulate it, minimize it, and perhaps even eliminate it."

[Also:] "[T]here's no real answer but to remove, brick by brick, the capitalist system itself, rebuilding the entire society on socialist principles."

As published in The Monthly Review. First quote: September 2008. Second quote: August 2009. Third quote: February 2009.
Source: The Glenn Beck TV program, April 5, 2010, Fox News. See also "Net Neutrality Pits Free Speech Against Free Press."
Posted here: April 26, 2010.


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Comment: Robert McChesney and Free Press have been working to help devise policy for the "Net Neutrality" plan President Obama has been pushing to help "save" us from the Internet and large corporations. If liberal points of view were what a majority of listeners sought out, ratings and advertising dollars would reflect this. Despite cries from the left over "lack of diversity" in content, substantial liberal interest just isn't there. Because a majority of talk radio listeners are not liberal, people like Robert McChesney, Free Press, and other socialists and Marxists President Obama confers, they believe negotiating or forcing the people by policy will increase their interest in liberal ideas. If it sounds tyrannical that's because it is. This is why Mark Lloyd, Robert McChesney, and the people at the ironically named Free Press have such an affinity for the tactics of Hugo Chavez in controlling the media in his country. [Source.]



Sarah McClendon

A long-time White House reporter who covered presidential politics for a half-century. She was best known for her aggressive-to-brash or blunt questions at Presidential press conferences.
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"It will take 100 years to get the government back into place after Reagan. He hurt people: the disabled, women, nursing mothers, the homeless."

Writing in USA Today, February 16, 1990.
Source: "MRC Special Report Documents Liberal Media's Vicious Assault on Ronald Reagan's Legacy," Watchdog, March 2011, page 3.
Posted here: July 30, 2012.


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Comment: Liberal media people hated Reagan. They despised him. For example: Bryant Gumbel (7-17-89): "Largely as a result of the policies and priorities of the Reagan Administration, more people are becoming poor and staying poor in this country than at any time since World War II." Of course this was not true. Sam Donaldson (3-28-93): "What Reagan did was destroy the economy!" Of course this was not true. Eleanor Clift (7-29-90): "Greed in this country is associated with Ronald Reagan." Of course this was not true. Katie Couric (9-27-99): "Good morning. The Gipper was an airhead! That's one of the conclusions of a new biography of Ronald Reagan that's drawing a tremendous amount of interest and fire today." Of course this, too, was not true.



Dennis McDonough

A foreign policy advisor in the Obama Administration, serving as Deputy National Security Advisor.
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"We don’t make decisions about questions like [Libyan] intervention based on consistency or precedent."

Speaking to a gaggle of reporters hours before President Obama’s speech on Libya March 28, 2011.
Source: "White House Says Libya Decision Based on 'Best Interests'," as posted on the The Hill webpage.
Posted here: April 18, 2011.


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Comment: McDonough went on to say, "We make [such decisions] based on how we can best advance our interests in the region." Okay, fine, but don't you think consistency and precedent are rather important considerations? Is it acceptable to be inconsistent? To take actions without precedent? This sounds like the President and his men wish to have no constraints on policy. They'll just do as they please. That doesn't sound reasoned. It sounds dangerous!



Eliseo Medina

A Mexican-American labor union activist and leader, and advocate for U.S. immigration reform. Currently (2011) he is serving as an international vice president of SEIU (the Service Employees International Union). He's the first Mexican American to serve on the union's executive board.
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"We reform the immigration laws, it puts 12 million people on the path to citizenship and eventually voters. Can you imagine if we have -- even the same ratio, two out of three -- can you imagine 8 million new voters who care about our issues and will be voting? We will be creating a governing coalition for the long term, not just for an election cycle."

Said during a speech at the 2009 America's Future Now! conference in Washington DC.
Source: "Obama Adviser, SEIU Honcho: Amnesty Will Ensure Our Rule," by Aaron Klein, Whistleblower magazine, May 2011, page 30. Address: PO Box 2450, Fair Oaks, California 95628. Phone: 916-852-6300. Fax: 916-852-6302. Website.
Posted here: June 13, 2011.


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Comment: What a cheap way to round up votes. A little legislation -- no big deal. Then, millions of staunch Democrat voters -- priceless! That is if you're a Democrat. The Whistleblower article states, "Medina was a chief lobbyist credited with a change in the longstanding policy of the AFL-CIO, the largest union federation in the U.S. The union reversed its stance against illegal immigration in February 2000, instead calling for new amnesty for millions of illegals." Apparently the calculation was made that illegals will eventually vote, and vote at least 66% Democrat. Thus, unions will achieve their agenda by means of leftist government policy, and as a side benefit, union ranks will swell with new members.



Courtland Milloy

A columnist on the metropolitan news staff of The Washington Post. His column, which appears twice a week, covers a wide range of issues relating to life in Washington.
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"I know how the 'tea party' people feel, the anger, venom and bile [. . .] I know because I want to spit on them, take one of their 'Obama Plan White Slavery' signs and knock every racist and homophobic tooth out of their Cro-Magnon heads."

Writing in the The Washington Post.
Source: "The Human Events Top 10 Examples of Liberal Hate," Human Events, January 24, 2011, page 17. Address: 1 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Phone: 202-216-0600. Website.
Posted here: March 7, 2011.


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Comment: The Washington Post article cited at left observes: "Liberals tried to assess blame for the Arizona shooting to Sarah Palin and the Tea Party. When the gunman turned out to be a deranged lunatic, liberals continued to denounce a climate of hate. Those making that charge have forgotten the hatefulness coming from their own."



Michael Moore

Filmmaker, author, and liberal political commentator. He directed and produced "Bowling for Columbine," "Fahrenheit 9/11," and "Sicko," three of the top five highest-grossing "documentaries" of all time.
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"I find myself filled with -- dare I say it -- joy."

Reacting to the news that General Motors had been nationalized and turned into what some call "Government Motors." He made the remark in a blog for The Daily Beast website.
Source: "What Does Michael Moore Feel about the Demise of General Motors? 'Joy'," NewsMax magazine, August 2009, page 46. Address: Sequoia Digital Corporation, 224 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401. Website.
Posted here: October 5, 2009.


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Comment: According to the referenced article, "Moore urged President Obama to begin a massive socialization of American industry to develop 'green' cars and bullet trains. He recommends a $2 per gallon gasoline tax to finance the plan." My guess is Obama doesn't need any coaxing to adopt such socialist recommendations.


Michael Moore


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"I am opposed to the building of the 'mosque' two blocks from Ground Zero. I want it built on Ground Zero. [. . .] There is a McDonald's two blocks from Ground Zero. Trust me, McDonald's has killed far more people than the terrorists." [Emphasis added.]

As written on his own website, in a 9-11-10 article titled, "If the 'Mosque' Isn't Built, This Is No Longer America." Mr. Moore explains further in this video.
Source: The O'Reilly Factor TV show, Thursday, September 16, 2010.
Posted here: October 18, 2010.


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Comment: William J. Federer explains why it's so important for Muslims to have a mosque on or near Ground Zero. The reason: it's a symbol of Muslim victory over an enemy, at the site of the victory. The reason the Muslims want the mosque is the reason patriotic Americans oppose it.



Michael Moore


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"I'm very optimistic about the future. . . [T]he older generation [was] really behind Reagan. If you were 55 or 60 years old in 1980 when Reagan ran, you're dead now. They're not alive. They left. And when they left, you know, things got better."

Said in a discussion on Current TV.
Source: "Michael Moore Is Optimistic about the Future Because Reagan Voters Are 'Dead Now,'" by Don Irvine, AIM Report, December-B 2012, page 6.
Posted here: December 2, 2013.


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Comment: After making such an insulting statement, Mr. Moore had second thoughts. Said he: "Nothing against -- my dad is 91. I love old people." What Mr. Moore seems to be saying is that lots of older folks who took pride in this country and who treasured freedom have passed on. The younger generation seems much more willing to embrace the politics of socialism. And that's why he's so optimistic.




Jim Moran

Democrat, elected to the U.S. House of Representatives representing the 8th congressional district of Virginia in 1991.
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"[W]e have been guided by a Republican administration who [sic] believes in this simplistic notion that people who have wealth are entitled to keep it. [These people don't like the idea of] redistributing wealth."

Said before the 2008 elections. Representative Moran was re-elected with 68 percent of the vote.
Source: "Capitol Offenses," by Elizabeth Howard, Middle America News, December 2008, page 12.
Posted here: December 15, 2008.


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Comment: The socialist notion of wealth redistribution in the United States is now so common, politians who support and promote it suffer no negative consequences.



Terry Moran

Worked as a correspondent and anchor for "Court TV," was ABC News' chief White House correspondent from September 1999 to November 2005, became one of the three full-time anchors of "Nightline" following Ted Koppel's last broadcast in November 2005. He sometimes anchors "World News" and other ABC News broadcasts.
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"Why not just nationalize the banks? [. . .] Why shouldn't you just fire the executives who wrecked these banks in the first place and tanked the world's financial system in the process?"

During an interview of Barack Obama on ABC News, February 10, 2009.
Source: "Obama: No 'Easy Out' for Wall Street," a transcript of Terry Moran's interview of President Obama.
Posted here: September 14, 2009.


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Comment: Perfect socialist thinking: the government can do anything it wants -- fire bank executives, nationalize the banks. Such contempt for capitalism and the U.S. Constitution is amazing. And terrifying! What's at stake is something called freedom! It would seem Mr. Moran has no concept whatsoever of what it's all about. It's looking more and more as if Mr. Obama is similarly deficient.



John Murtha

Democrat from Pennsylvania, who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1974.
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"If I'm corrupt, it's because I take care of my district."

As quoted in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Source: Stupid Quotes, The Limbaugh Letter, May 2009, page 13.
Posted here: June 8, 2009.


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Comment: That sounds to me very much like an admission of guilt. In 1980, Murtha was one of several Congressmen involved in the Abscam scandal, which resulted from an FBI investigation of corruption in Congress.



Dee Dee Myers

Served as White House Press Secretary during the Clinton administration, from January 20, 1993 to December 22, 1994.
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"Barack Obama is the most famous living person in the history of the world [. . .] Obama has made America cool again -- and more than that, he's made his own brand arguably the most powerful the world has ever known."

In her article, titled "Is Obama the Most Famous Living Person Ever?" in Vanity Fair, January 27, 2009.
Source: "Stupid Quotes," The Limbaugh Letter, March 2009, page 12.
Posted here: May 11, 2009.


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Comment: Barack Obama's popularity is intense only because the mainstream media have chosen to worship him for his far-left ideology. They were about ready to worship Hillary Clinton, but then found someone even more liberal than she. And of course it doesn't hurt any that he's handsome, charming, and black.