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It's time again for more quotable quotes from our leaders and intellectuals.
Supply sider - “It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now... Cutting taxes now is not to incur a budget deficit, but to achieve the more prosperous, expanding economy which can bring a budget surplus.” - John F. Kennedy.
Can you say 'Democrats' ? - "We are the only nation in the world with access to known oil deposits on our own land or off our shores that essentially refuses to tap those resources. The main stumbling block is a lack of political consensus" - Linda Chavez.
Money talks, you-know-what walks - "I support a robust system of public financing of elections" - Barack Obama, speaking as he announced he was opting out of public campaign financing.
Apt description - "[Pinning down Obama's policies] is like trying to nail Jello to a wall" - Republican Senator Lindsay Graham.
A flip-flop you can believe in (offer subject to immediate expiration without further notice) - "the [offshore drilling] moratoria should be lifted” - John McCain, reversing his earlier position.
Don't tell us, tell them - "No government can help the destinies of people who insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal" - Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Who knew this guy was so prescient ?- "Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future" - Adolph Hitler.
Only 2 in 5 voters can name the three branches of the federal government - "What good fortune for governments that the people do not think" - Adolph Hitler.
And who is the leading voice of YOUR politics ? - "The country is not as polarized as our politics would suggest" - Barack Obama
Are we sure this guy was the father of the Democratic party ? - "A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government" - Thomas Jefferson
Here's why he's the Republican nominee for president, and you're not - "We should be able to deliver bottled hot water to dehydrated babies" - John McCain
But he almost lost the working man's vote with this - "I will veto every single beer, um, bill with earmarks" - John McCain
And now for the classics. Yes, they made him head of the DNC - "I think with a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, you can't play, you know, hide the salami, or whatever it's called" - Howard Dean
Classics part II, don't question his patriotism - "The idea that the United States is going to win the war in Iraq is just plain wrong" - Howard Dean
Classics part III, God only knows - "Now that we're on dog pee, we can have an interesting conversation about that. I do not recommend drinking urine…but if you drink water straight from the river, you have a greater chance of getting an infection than you do if you drink urine" - Howard Dean