History Quotes / AmericanPoliticalSystem

23rd Aug '17 1:44:37 PM Premonition45
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->''"In June, President UsefulNotes/BarackObama did an interview with ''Businessweek'', in which he was congratulated for his stewardship of the economy and was asked 'what industries' he might choose to join upon his retirement from the White House. The president replied as follows: 'But what I will say is that--just to bring things full circle about innovation--the conversations I have with Silicon Valley and with venture capital pull together my interests in science and organization in a way I find really satisfying.'''

->''Venture capital! [[FullCircleRevolution The man Americans elected in 2008 to get tough with high finance and stop the revolving door was now, in 2016, considering taking his own walk through that revolving door and getting a job in high finance]]."''
-->-- '''Thomas Frank''', ''Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?''
7th Jul '17 1:12:47 PM WaterBlap
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-> As the right doubles down on anti-anti-Trumpism, it will find itself goaded into defending and rationalizing ever more outrageous conduct just as long as it annoys CNN and the left.

->In many ways anti-anti-Trumpism mirrors UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump himself, because at its core there are no fixed values, no respect for constitutional government or ideas of personal character, only a free-floating nihilism cloaked in insult, mockery and bombast.

->Needless to say, this is not a form of conservatism that Edmund Burke, or even Barry Goldwater, would have recognized.
-->-- '''Charles Sykes''', ''If Liberals Hate Him, Then Trump Must Be Doing Something Right''[[note]]Ironic title[[/note]]
24th May '17 6:25:30 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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->In many ways anti-anti-Trumpism mirrors {{Donald Trump}} himself, because at its core there are no fixed values, no respect for constitutional government or ideas of personal character, only a free-floating nihilism cloaked in insult, mockery and bombast.

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->In many ways anti-anti-Trumpism mirrors {{Donald Trump}} UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump himself, because at its core there are no fixed values, no respect for constitutional government or ideas of personal character, only a free-floating nihilism cloaked in insult, mockery and bombast.
15th May '17 6:37:11 AM bobwolf
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->Oh look, another edition of "racist people (or people who voted for racism) angry at being called racist."
->"He's politically incorrect" and "he says true things that are unpopular" is barely code for "he says racist things and I like it."
->But I get it. The important thing is that no one ever feels bad for being racist or enabling racism. That, my friends, is the real racism.
-->-- '''[[https://twitter.com/jbouie/status/843463149701480448 Jamelle Bouie]]''' on how people are asked to treat Donald Trump voters.
14th May '17 4:10:30 PM bobwolf
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-> As the right doubles down on anti-anti-Trumpism, it will find itself goaded into defending and rationalizing ever more outrageous conduct just as long as it annoys CNN and the left.

->In many ways anti-anti-Trumpism mirrors {{Donald Trump}} himself, because at its core there are no fixed values, no respect for constitutional government or ideas of personal character, only a free-floating nihilism cloaked in insult, mockery and bombast.

->Needless to say, this is not a form of conservatism that Edmund Burke, or even Barry Goldwater, would have recognized.
-->-- '''Charles Sykes''', ''If Liberals Hate Him, Then Trump Must Be Doing Something Right''[[note]]Ironic title[[/note]]
9th Dec '16 10:09:30 AM Premonition45
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->There is no clearer piece of evidence that our system is broken, no more thoroughly dead canary in the coal mine, than [[JerkassHasAPoint when Donald Trump is making sense]].
-->-- '''Creator/JohnOliver''', ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'', on how Donald Trump got fewer delegates than Ted Cruz during the Louisiana primaries despite the fact that Cruz lost the state in the popular vote.


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->I've always said that we have two party's [sic] in this country, [[ExtremeDoormat one with no balls]] and [[KnowNothingKnowItAll the other with no brains]]. This election did nothing to dissuade me.
-->-- '''[[http://www.fark.com/comments/9393098/106197626#c106197626 Mentat]]''', Website/{{Fark}}, on the 2016 election
9th Nov '16 5:50:44 AM meanmetalmario
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->''"To understand the workings of American politics, you have to understand this fundamental law: Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil."''
-->-- '''Charles Krauthammer''', ''Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics''
29th Oct '16 9:17:55 PM Premonition45
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->The more I spend time in America, the more I appreciate UsefulNotes/{{Africa}}'s simplicity. Because in Africa, [[AtLeastIAdmitIt they still have the decency to call corruption "corruption"]].

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->The more I spend time in America, the more I appreciate UsefulNotes/{{Africa}}'s Africa's simplicity. Because in Africa, [[AtLeastIAdmitIt they still have the decency to call corruption "corruption"]].
29th Oct '16 9:17:19 PM Premonition45
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->The more I spend time in America, the more I appreciate [[DarkestAfrica Africa]]'s simplicity. Because in Africa, [[AtLeastIAdmitIt they still have the decency to call corruption "corruption"]].

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->The more I spend time in America, the more I appreciate [[DarkestAfrica Africa]]'s UsefulNotes/{{Africa}}'s simplicity. Because in Africa, [[AtLeastIAdmitIt they still have the decency to call corruption "corruption"]].
29th Oct '16 9:13:24 PM Premonition45
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->The more I spend time in America, the more I appreciate Africa's simplicity. Because in Africa, [[AtLeastIAdmitIt they still have the decency to call corruption "corruption"]].

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->The more I spend time in America, the more I appreciate Africa's [[DarkestAfrica Africa]]'s simplicity. Because in Africa, [[AtLeastIAdmitIt they still have the decency to call corruption "corruption"]].
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