History Quotes / OurPresidentsAreDifferent

29th Aug '17 6:18:56 PM HalcyonDayz
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-> ''A rapid glance at the history of the USA also suggests scepticism about the impact of individual leaders. That great country has, by general consent, probably elected to its Presidency -- the post of chief executive and (as we have been reminded recently) commander-in-chief -- [[{{Eagleland}} a greater number of ignorant dumbos than any other republic]]. It has indeed evolved a political system that makes it almost impossible to [[TallPoppySyndrome elect to the Presidency persons of visible ability and distinction]], except [[RightManInTheWrongPlace by accident and, just possibly, at moments of national crisis]]. More than this, in the USA Presidents have quite frequently had to be replaced at short notice, whether because of assassination or malfeasance or for other reasons, by Vice-Presidents, who have usually been chosen for every reason other than their leadership potential. And yet the great US ship of state has sailed on as though it made very little difference that the man on the bridge was Andrew Johnson and not Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and not McKinley, [[TheWomanBehindTheMan Mrs Wilson]] and not Woodrow Wilson, Truman and not Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson and not Kennedy, Ford and not Nixon, or even that [[TakeThat there was nobody in the White House at all]] -- as under Reagan.''

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-> ''A rapid glance at the history of the USA also suggests scepticism about the impact of individual leaders. That great country has, by general consent, probably elected to its Presidency -- the post of chief executive and (as we have been reminded recently) commander-in-chief -- [[{{Eagleland}} a greater number of ignorant dumbos than any other republic]]. It has indeed evolved a political system that makes it almost impossible to [[TallPoppySyndrome elect to the Presidency persons of visible ability and distinction]], except [[RightManInTheWrongPlace by accident and, just possibly, at moments of national crisis]]. More than this, in the USA Presidents have quite frequently had to be replaced at short notice, whether because of assassination or malfeasance or for other reasons, by Vice-Presidents, who have usually been chosen for every reason other than their leadership potential. And yet the great US ship of state has sailed on as though it made very little difference that the man on the bridge was Andrew Johnson and not Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and not McKinley, [=McKinley=], [[TheWomanBehindTheMan Mrs Wilson]] and not Woodrow Wilson, Truman and not Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson and not Kennedy, Ford and not Nixon, or even that [[TakeThat there was nobody in the White House at all]] -- as under Reagan.''
25th Jun '17 11:38:22 AM JulianLapostat
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-> ''A rapid glance at the history of the USA also suggests scepticism about the impact of individual leaders. That great country has, by general consent, probably elected to its Presidency -- the post of chief executive and (as we have been reminded recently) commander-in-chief -- [[{{Eagleland}} a greater number of ignorant dumbos than any other republic]]. It has indeed evolved a political system that makes it almost impossible to [[TallPoppySyndrome elect to the Presidency persons of visible ability and distinction]], except [[RightManInTheWrongPlace by accident and, just possibly, at moments of national crisis]]. More than this, in the USA Presidents have quite frequently had to be replaced at short notice, whether because of assassination or malfeasance or for other reasons, by Vice-Presidents, who have usually been chosen for every reason other than their leadership potential. And yet the great US ship of state has sailed on as though it made very little difference that the man on the bridge was Andrew Johnson and not Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and not McKinley, [[TheWomanBehindTheMan Mrs Wilson]] and not Woodrow Wilson, Truman and not Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson and not Kennedy, Ford and not Nixon, or even that [[TakeThat there was nobody in the White House at all]] -- as under Reagan.''
-->-- '''Eric Hobsbawm'''

13th Oct '16 7:09:22 PM Luigifan
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->''UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington couldn't tell a lie. Useful/Notes/RichardNixon [[Film/AllThePresidentsMen couldn't tell the truth]]. UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush [[TheWarOnTerror couldn't tell the difference]].''

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->''UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington couldn't tell a lie. Useful/Notes/RichardNixon UsefulNotes/RichardNixon [[Film/AllThePresidentsMen couldn't tell the truth]]. UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush [[TheWarOnTerror couldn't tell the difference]].''



->''"When you get to Senator, it begins to become pretty symbolic, anyway. At the level of President, half the time I don't even bother--I think those are usually very subtle judgements. I mean, it's a difficult judgement to try to figure out whether Nixon or Humphrey is going to end the Vietnam War sooner; I actually didn't vote on that one, because I figured Nixon [[YankTheDogsChain probably would]]. I did vote against Reagan, because I thought the guys ''around'' Reagan were extremely dangerous--Reagan himself was [[PuppetKing irrelevant]], but the people in his administration were real killers and torturers, and they were just making people suffer too much, so I thought that might make a different. But these are usually not very easy judgements to make, in my opinion."''

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->''"When you get to Senator, it begins to become pretty symbolic, anyway. At the level of President, half the time I don't even bother--I think those are usually very subtle judgements. I mean, it's a difficult judgement to try to figure out whether Nixon or Humphrey is going to end the Vietnam War sooner; I actually didn't vote on that one, because I figured Nixon [[YankTheDogsChain probably would]]. I did vote against Reagan, because I thought the guys ''around'' Reagan were extremely dangerous--Reagan himself was [[PuppetKing irrelevant]], but the people in his administration were real killers and torturers, and they were just making people suffer too much, so I thought that might make a different.difference. But these are usually not very easy judgements to make, in my opinion."''
2nd Sep '16 7:41:18 AM MisterApple
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-->--'''Ron Swanson''', ''Series/ParksAnDRecreation''

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-->--'''Ron Swanson''', ''Series/ParksAnDRecreation''
''Series/ParksAndRecreation''
23rd Aug '15 10:08:42 PM MechWarrior
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->''UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington couldn't tell a lie. RichardNixon [[AllThePresidentsMen couldn't tell the truth]]. UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush [[TheWarOnTerror couldn't tell the difference]].''

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->''UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington couldn't tell a lie. RichardNixon [[AllThePresidentsMen Useful/Notes/RichardNixon [[Film/AllThePresidentsMen couldn't tell the truth]]. UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush [[TheWarOnTerror couldn't tell the difference]].''



->''"When you get to Senator, it begins to become pretty symbolic, anyway. At the level of President, half the time I don't even bother--I think those are usually very subtle judgements. I mean, it's a difficult judgement to try to figure out whether Nixon or Humphrey is going to end the Vietnam War sooner; I actually didn't vote on that one, because I figured Nixon [[YankTheDogsChain probably would]]. I did vote against Reagan, because I thought the guys ''around'' Reagan were extremely dangerous--Reagan himself was [[PuppetKing irrelevant]], but the people in his administration were real killers and torturers, and they were just making people suffer too much, so I thought that might make a different But these are usually not very easy judgements to make, in my opinion."''

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->''"When you get to Senator, it begins to become pretty symbolic, anyway. At the level of President, half the time I don't even bother--I think those are usually very subtle judgements. I mean, it's a difficult judgement to try to figure out whether Nixon or Humphrey is going to end the Vietnam War sooner; I actually didn't vote on that one, because I figured Nixon [[YankTheDogsChain probably would]]. I did vote against Reagan, because I thought the guys ''around'' Reagan were extremely dangerous--Reagan himself was [[PuppetKing irrelevant]], but the people in his administration were real killers and torturers, and they were just making people suffer too much, so I thought that might make a different different. But these are usually not very easy judgements to make, in my opinion."''
29th Apr '15 7:34:28 PM nombretomado
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->''GeorgeWashington couldn't tell a lie. RichardNixon [[AllThePresidentsMen couldn't tell the truth]]. UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush [[TheWarOnTerror couldn't tell the difference]].''

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->''GeorgeWashington ->''UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington couldn't tell a lie. RichardNixon [[AllThePresidentsMen couldn't tell the truth]]. UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush [[TheWarOnTerror couldn't tell the difference]].''
19th Apr '15 3:18:09 PM TVRulezAgain
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-->-- '''President Wintergreen''', ''OfTheeISing''

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-->-- '''President Wintergreen''', ''OfTheeISing''
''Theatre/OfTheeISing''
10th Mar '15 7:19:00 PM johnnyfog
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->Lee Mercer Jr. was a 2008 candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the US. To understand his platform one might first need to understand some facts about his background, and we’ll give it in his own words since his unconventional grammar makes a little hard to determine exactly what those main points are... In short, what he seems to be up to is thinking that [[TalkativeLoon he is really a robot and needs to take over the government as part of his program]]. In fact, everyone is controlled by the mind control program that created him. [[InsaneTrollLogic That’s why you should vote for him]]. Also, it is supposed to be payback time, it seems.\\\
He has already announced that he will be running again in 2016.

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->Lee ->''"Lee Mercer Jr. was a 2008 candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the US. To understand his platform one might first need to understand some facts about his background, and we’ll give it in his own words since his unconventional grammar makes a little hard to determine exactly what those main points are... In short, what he seems to be up to is thinking that [[TalkativeLoon he is really a robot and needs to take over the government as part of his program]]. In fact, everyone is controlled by the mind control program that created him. [[InsaneTrollLogic That’s why you should vote for him]]. Also, it is supposed to be payback time, it seems.\\\
He has already announced that he will be running again in 2016."''
10th Mar '15 7:18:49 PM johnnyfog
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->Lee Mercer Jr. was a 2008 candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the US. To understand his platform one might first need to understand some facts about his background, and we’ll give it in his own words since his unconventional grammar makes a little hard to determine exactly what those main points are... In short, what he seems to be up to is thinking that [[TalkativeLoon he is really a robot and needs to take over the government as part of his program]]. In fact, everyone is controlled by the mind control program that created him. [[InsaneTrollLogic That’s why you should vote for him]]. Also, it is supposed to be payback time, it seems.\\\
He has already announced that he will be running again in 2016.
-->--''[[http://americanloons.blogspot.com/2014/03/941-lee-mercer.html Encyclopedia of American Loons]]''
14th Aug '14 3:33:55 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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-->-- '''President Callahan''', ''{{Transmetropolitan}}''

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-->-- '''President Callahan''', ''{{Transmetropolitan}}''
''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}''



->''GeorgeWashington couldn't tell a lie. RichardNixon [[AllThePresidentsMen couldn't tell the truth]]. GeorgeWBush [[TheWarOnTerror couldn't tell the difference]].''

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->''GeorgeWashington couldn't tell a lie. RichardNixon [[AllThePresidentsMen couldn't tell the truth]]. GeorgeWBush UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush [[TheWarOnTerror couldn't tell the difference]].''
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