This Week In Quotes: December 7 – 13


(Obama needs to) “Work like a 3rd world dictator & just put all these guys in jail.” — Harry Belafonte on Republicans

I got a new movie coming out ‘Django Unchained’. And in the movie I got to wear chains, how whack is that. But don’t be worried about it because in the movie I get out of the chains. I get free. I save my wife and I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that? And how black is that? — Jamie Foxx

We are about to undo 100 years of [labor progress]. There will be blood on the streets. We will relive the Battle of the Overpass,” he added, referencing a 1937 incident where labor organizers clashed with security guards working for Ford Motor Company. — Rep. Douglas Geiss

In right-to-work states, the average wage is about 10 percent lower. But in right-to-work states, unemployment also is about 10 percent lower. — Charles Krauthammer

And the conservative movement – a bulwark of American strength for the last several decades – is in deep disarray. Reading about some conservative organizations and Republican campaigns these days, one is reminded of Eric Hoffer’s remark, “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” It may be that major parts of American conservatism have become such a racket that a kind of refounding of the movement as a cause is necessary. A reinvigoration of the Republican party also seems desirable, based on a new generation of leaders, perhaps coming – as did Ike and Reagan – from outside the normal channels. — William Kristol

Voter suppression was in full force in so many states all over this country. — Michelle Obama

To be clear, my goal, and the goal of many of those joining me here today, is to make abortion, at any stage, a thing of the past,” Perry said at a press conference organized by Texas Right to Life. “While Roe v. Wade prevents us from taking that step, it does allow states to do some things to protect life if they can show there is a compelling state interest. I don’t think there is any issue that better fits the definition of ‘compelling state interest’ than preventing the suffering of our state’s unborn.” — Rick Perry

Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother? …He’s black, he kind of does his thing, but he’s not really down with the cause, he’s not one of us. He’s kind of black, but he’s not really the guy you’d really want to hang out with, because he’s off to do something else…. We all know he has a white fiancée. There was all this talk about he’s a Republican, which, there’s no information [about that] at all. I’m just trying to dig deeper as to why he has an issue. — Rob Parker on Robert Griffin III

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