“I want to start by thanking you, Charles and David [Koch], for the important work you’re doing. I don’t know where we’d be without you.” – Mitch McConnell, speaking of the Republican party
During an appearance on Bill Bennett’s Morning in America, Paul Ryan made the following remarks
“We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work, and so there is a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with,”
Ryan also quoted Charles Murray, a conservative social scientist who believes African-Americans are, as a population, less intelligent than whites due to genetic differences and that poverty remains a national problem because “a lot of poor people are born lazy.”
Paul Ryan, a racist?
“It’s very clear to everyone but this administration that radical Islam is at war against us,” … “This administration has so many Muslim Brotherhood members that have influence that they just are making wrong decisions for America.”
– Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
Herman Cain, for the first time, named his economic-adviser who helped him create the 999 plan yesterday. The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO was pressed for his circle of economic advisers at Tuesday’s debate in response to a question from moderator Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post.
“A very wise TV executive once told me that the key to TV is projecting through the screen. It’s one of the keys to the success of, say, a Bill O’Reilly, who comes through the screen and grabs you by the throat. Palin too projects through the screen like crazy. I’m sure I’m not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, “Hey, I think she just winked at me.” And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America. This is a quality that can’t be learned; it’s either something you have or you don’t, and man, she’s got it.