"[Trump supporters] cannot say, ’Oh, I’m just supporting him because he’s giving them hell in Washington, D.C. No, he’s been openly racist, just like we said back in December of 2015, openly racist. If you support him, then you’re supporting that, and you are that. It’s that simple."--MSNBC host and former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough
"Donald Trump is the most powerless President we have ever seen and nothing can change that because it is who he is. He is a weak President because he is a weak person."--Lawrence O'Donnell on The Last Word, March 24, 2017
“You may have heard Governor Bush say last week that Americans just need to work longer hours. He must not have met very many American workers.
Let him tell that to the nurse who stands on her feet all day, or the teacher who is in that classroom, or the trucker who drives all night.
Let him tell that to the fast food workers marching in the streets for better pay. They don’t need a lecture -- they need a raise!"--Hillary Clinton, July 13, 2015
"Right-wing white men love to tell minorities they should be be less violent, as they bomb countries that didn't attack us and wantonly kill thousands and thousands of people."--comment by anon004 in response to racist tirade from Joe Scarborough about the Michael Brown case on MSNBC
Most income of the rich and super rich is the result of speculation, usury, and theft of the product of labor. Every mathematical study of the American economy verifies these simple facts. The rich and super rich are superfluous to society, they're irrelevant, they do nothing that can't be done without them.--Danny S, Yahoo comment to the story "The Poor Should Stop Whining, Says Luxury CEO"
He wants someone to get to the bottom of it so they won't get to the top.—Roy Zimmerman, political satirist and singer, on theGovernor Chris Christie "Bridgegate" scandal in New Jersey
The Republican vision is clear: "I've got mine, the rest of you are on your own." Republicans say they don't believe in government. Sure they do. They believe in government to help themselves and their powerful friends. After all, Mitt Romney's the guy who said corporations are people.
No, Governor Romney, corporations are not people. People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cry, they dance. They live, they love, and they die. And that matters. That matters because we don't run this country for corporations, we run it for people.--Elizabeth Warren, 2012 Democratic National Convention
Here's a nicely done satirical song about Citizens United from one of the best--if not THE best--musical satirists around today, Roy Zimmerman. Pay him a visit at his web site and "like" him on facebook (he likes you, too).
"Four years ago, the Mitt Romneys of the world nearly destroyed the global economy with their greed, shortsightedness and – most notably – wildly irresponsible use of debt in pursuit of personal profit. The sight was so disgusting that people everywhere were ready to drop an H-bomb on Lower Manhattan and bayonet the survivors. But today that same insane greed ethos, that same belief in the lunatic pursuit of instant borrowed millions – it's dusted itself off, it's had a shave and a shoeshine, and it's back out there running for president."--Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone
Go read: "Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital" by Matt Taibbi for the full story.
Thievery is what unregulated capitalism is all about.--Robert Sherrill, investigative journalist
Are you watching the GOP debates? I almost hope one of them wins, just to hear "Hail to the Chief" played on calliope.--Roy Zimmerman, satirist and folk singer
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