This Week In Quotes: Double Edition (June 20 – July 3)


(I’m) not proud to be an American. — Bill Ayers

I’ve even heard people say, ‘Well, I don’t vote because I don’t know what’s going on. And I say ‘Good!’ Stupid people are ruining America, and I’m glad some of them stay home! — Herman Cain

Do they even have MVPs in soccer? Everyone just runs up and down the field and, every once in a while, a ball accidentally goes in. That’s when we’re supposed to go wild. I’m already asleep. — Ann Coulter

It’s inevitable at some point there will be a cap on student loan guarantees. And when that happens you’re going to see a repeat of what we saw in the housing market. When easy credit for buying or flipping a house disappeared we saw a collapse in the price housing, and we’re going to see that same collapse in the price of student tuition, and that’s going to lead to colleges going out of business. — Mark Cuban

The U.S. economy shrank at an annual rate of 2.9 percent during the first three months of 2014, government bean counters announced this morning. That matches the worst non-recession contraction of the U.S. economy in over 40 years. — Sean Davis

The best way to get the measure and value of ideological distinctions is to see what the ideologues are willing to fight for, in public, at some reputational risk. On the right today, those metrics are on full display. Not so on the left. Everyone gets along, all oars pull in the same direction. And what disagreements there are — between liberals and leftists or liberals and progressives — they’re overwhelmingly about tactics or insufficient zeal toward “common goals” and they are kept to a dull roar. — Jonah Goldberg

Unless you can outcompete a machine, and a Chinese worker, your wages have suffered over the past few decades. Megan McArdle

If (The name Redskins is) offensive to one person, you’ve got to change the name. — Terence Moore on MSNBC

Government, we are sometimes told, is just another word for things we choose to do together. Like a lot of things politicians say, this sounds good. And, also like a lot of things politicians say, it isn’t the least bit true. Many of the things government does, we don’t choose. Many of the things we choose, government doesn’t do. And whatever gets done, we’re not the ones doing it. And those who are doing it often interpret their mandates selfishly. — Glenn Reynolds

They must always have a Great Evil to crusade against, because only crusading against a Great Evil can excuse their own actions. — Glenn Reynolds

If the law means nothing, if half the people can’t avail themselves of it, and if there are no consequences for violating it, then what is there for the loyal opposition to be loyal to? — Kurt Schlichter

For too long, the immigration debate has been driven by the needs of politicians, business interests, and immigration activists who fail to appreciate that a nation owes certain obligations to its own citizens. Consider immigration policy from the viewpoint of a middle-aged unemployed American who has to borrow gas money to drive to a job interview 100 miles away. Imagine how his or her life is affected when the company gives that open job to a temporary guest worker hired from 10,000 miles away. Imagine what any of the 58 million working-age Americans who don’t have jobs might have to say to the lawmakers and activists who claim there is a “labor shortage”. — Jeff Sessions

The U.S. government has become a part of the smuggling business. — Albert Spratte, the sergeant-at-arms of the National Border Patrol Council, Local 3307

Beijing’s “one-child” policy has sharpened the trend. Today China has 16 retirees per 100 workers. Projections see that increasing to 64 retirees per 100 workers by 2050, resulting a much grayer population than in America. — War is Boring

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