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Success is... a triumph over those who choose to hold him back

Success is not the measure of a man but a triumph over those who choose to hold him back.

among free men, there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet

...among free men, there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet; and that they who take such appeal are sure to lose their case, and pay the cost.

Letter to James C. Conkling, http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?document=1066

There are only two ways to deal with corporate misbehavior

In the real world, there are only two ways to deal with corporate misbehavior: One is through government regulation and the other is by taking them to court. What has happened over 20 years of free-market proselytizing is that we have dangerously weakened both forms of restraint, first through the craze for "deregulation" and second through endless rounds of "tort reform," all of which have the effect of cutting off citizens' access to the courts.  By legally bribing politicians with campaign contributions, the corporations have bought themselves immunity from lawsuits on many levels.

Just when you thought there wasn't a dime's worth of difference

It's like, duh. Just when you thought there wasn't a dime's worth of difference between the two parties, the Republicans go and prove you're wrong.

I can't wait to see Romney's appearance on BET

"It's rumored that in a recent Univision interview, Mitt Romney wore makeup to appeal to Latino voters. I can't wait to see Romney's appearance on BET."

The Stench of Romney

“I hate to say this, but if Ryan wants to run for national office again, he’ll probably have to wash the stench of Romney off of him”

New York Times, September 23, 2012

It’s amazing what a little clever accounting can do

We are very powerful people who need to keep our lives as private as possible to protect our image. There is no reason we need to give more than what is legally necessary or considered adequate. Mitt and I live our lives as we always have, and of course we think we’re above the law. We have bought our way out of several risky situations. It’s amazing what a little clever accounting can do.

http://www.freewoodpost.com/2012/07/19/ann-romney-of-course-we-think-were-above-the-law/

you're not a political movement, you're the witness protection program

"Republicans don't have to accept evolution, economics, climatology, or human sexuality, but I just watched a week of their national convention, and I need them to admit the historical existence of George W. Bush.

three proud words: Made in America

I’ve signed trade agreements that are helping our companies sell more goods to millions of new customers — goods that are stamped with three proud words: Made in America.

Democratic National Convention - September 6, 2012

Over and over, we have been told by our opponents

Over and over, we have been told by our opponents that bigger tax cuts and fewer regulations are the only way, that since government can’t do everything, it should do almost nothing. If you can’t afford health insurance, hope that you don’t get sick. If a company releases toxic pollution into the air your children breathe, well, that’s the price of progress.

Democratic National Convention - September 6, 2012