Monday, September 21, 2009

Principled Opposition

“So all this is a diversion by the people who want to, frankly, hurt President Obama.” – Sen. Barbara Boxer

Interviewer: Do you think there’s legitimate grassroot opposition going on here?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: I think they are Astroturf...you be the judge.

“"These are nothing more than destructive efforts to interrupt a debate that we should have, and are having. They are doing this because they don't have any better ideas. They have no interest in letting the negotiators, even though few in number, negotiate. It's really simple: they're taking their cues from talk show hosts, Internet rumor-mongerers ... and insurance rackets." – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

“I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he's African American," – Former President Jimmy Carter

"Are there people out there who don't like me because of race? I'm sure there are. That's not the overriding issue here. I think there are people who are anti-government. I think there's been a long-standing debate in this country that is usually that much more fierce during times of transition, or when presidents are trying to bring about big changes. "I mean, things that were said about FDR (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) were pretty similar to things that were said about me. 'He's a communist, he's a socialist.' Things that were said about Ronald Reagan when he was trying to reverse some of the New Deal programs, you know, were pretty vicious as well." – President Barack Obama

Practically alone among the Democratic leadership, President Obama gives opponents of big government credit for acting out of conviction. For attempting to refocus the debate on actual issues, the Logic Critic gives him…

Impeccable Reason. 4 Blades - Flawless.

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