Cleaning up my 2014 files, here’s what we found in the Bartlett quotations deep inside Plato’s cave:
Gov. Kasich, at a meeting with casino mega-mogul Sheldon Adelson: “Hey, listen, Sheldon, thanks for inviting me and I want to thank you for giving me a chance to come here and speak. I don’t travel to these things much, but this is one I thought was really important. And God bless you for what you do.” (One of the things that Sheldon does is to heap millions of dollars on Republican candidates. Don’t know if God has an app for that..)
“I would say in Ohio, where premiums went up 41 pct. in the individual market, on average 18 percent in the small group market, consumer choice was limited, where requiring everybody to have the same kind of coverage regardless of what they want, could afford or need, that’s not a good solution for Ohio.” – Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, opponent of Obamacare, as she visited Washington to lobby against it.”
“We’re proud to have leaders in Ohio who stand up against the president’s failed agenda. They need our support this year so they can keep fighting for Ohioans’ freedoms.” – Ohio Republican Chairman Matt Borges, who has a few more years tell us what failed. .
“Judge Black has demonstrated his incompetence by allowing his personal political bias to supersede jurisprudence. ” – State Rep. John Becker, Union Twp. Republican, calling for the impeachment of Federal Judge Timothy S. Black for ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.
“Obamacare is expected to kill 2 million jobs.” – Speaker John Boehner
“I’d do it again in a minute” – Dick Cheney, denying that CIA tortured captives.
“Sea level rise” is a “left-wing term.” – North Carolina State Del. Chris Stolle,R-Virginia Beach, , who said “jury is still out” on human impact on global warming. He cut the term from a state report.
“I can’t help but believe, just based on the way we’ve got all these nebulous excuses why not to have a travel ban, this president, I guarantee you, we’ve going to find out, he has cut a deal with African leaders. – Rep. Louie Gohmert, Texas Republican saying on Fox News that Obama has opened the door to Ebola victims to come to America.
“God created America’s borders, ” Iowa Rep.Steve King, demanding a crackdown on immigration that is “disrespectful of God’s will”.
“Is this chicken, what I have? Or is this fish? I know it’s tuna, but it says chicken by the sea.” – Jessica Simpson (From 2009, but you get the point!)