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What did liberals do that was so offensive to the Republican party?

What did liberals do that was so offensive to the Republican party?  I'll tell you what they did. Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got African-Americans the right to vote. Liberals created Social Security and lifted millions of elderly people out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation. Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act. Liberals created Medicare. Liberals passed the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act. What did conservatives do? They opposed them on every one of those things ­ every one.

I believe that ignorance is the root of all evil

I believe that ignorance is the root of all evil. And that no one knows the truth.

The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it

The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.

we must make sure that nobody is denied an opportunity because of race, creed, or color

My firm belief is that if we are to make progress in this area -- if we are to be truly great as a nation -- then we must make sure that nobody is denied an opportunity because of race, creed, or color.

May 6, 1961 - http://www.rfkcenter.org/rfk50/georgiaspeech

If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf will not act we will

If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and [Pakistan] President Musharraf will not act, we will.

August 1, 2007

We will kill bin Laden

We will kill bin Laden. We will crush al Qaeda. That has to be our biggest national security priority.

October 7, 2008

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward.

radio address, Oct. 26, 1939

small government for the big guy and big government for the little guy

Republicans are always talking about deregulation and big government and I always say their philosophy is small government for the big guy and big government for the little guy. And so, if my wife's uterus was incorporated or my friend's bedroom was incorporated, maybe they would be talking about deregulating.

St. Petersburg Times

There are two kinds of humor

There are two kinds of humor. One kind that makes us chuckle about our foibles and our shared humanity -- like what Garrison Keillor does. The other kind holds people up to public contempt and ridicule -- that's what I do. Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful. I only aim at the powerful.  When satire is aimed at the powerless, it is not only cruel -- it's vulgar.

Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful

Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.