The Week in Quotes (Nov. 13 – 19)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday in response to Gov. Rick Perry’s debate challenge.

Well, he did ask if I could debate here in Washington on Monday. It is my understanding that the letter has come in. Monday, I’m going to be in Portland in the morning. I’m going to be visiting some of our labs in California in the afternoon. That’s two. I can’t remember what the third thing is.

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Lauren E. Pierce, the president of the College Republicans at UT-Austin, an intern for Americans for Prosperity-Texas and for Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s campaign for U.S. Senate, in a message posted on Twitter after Pennsylvania State Police arrested a 21-year-old Idaho man for allegedly firing a semi-automatic rifle at the White House.

Y’all as tempting as it may be, don’t shoot Obama. We need him to go down in history as the WORST president we’ve EVER had! #2012.

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The Fort Worth Star-Telegram‘s editorial board, in an opinion piece critical of the State Board of Education’s handling of social studies curriculum standards.

Too many students leave high school unprepared for college. This, we know. The Texas State Board of Education doesn’t help much by adopting curriculum guidelines that fall short of college readiness standards developed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.


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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, falsely implying that Planned Parenthood uses federal funds to perform abortions.

And lastly, we will put a permanent stop to federal funding of Planned Parenthood because our tax dollars should never be used in taking an innocent, unborn life.

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TIME columnist Amy Sullivan, writing that evangelical voters are starting to realize that “their supposedly-powerful cultural and religious movement” will once again fail to get “the candidate it wants.”

If the whispers about Mitt Romney’s faith have faded, it’s not because conservative evangelicals suddenly feel ashamed about their qualms, but because they’re starting to realize that it’s a lost cause.


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6 Comments

  1. Posted November 22, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    The 1% cares nothing about the troops or the rest of the 99%, including the brainwashed TEAbaggers.

  2. JamesBreck
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    One need not be a world class economist to know that starting 2 wars and simultaneously lowering the capital gains tax is wreckless and irresponsible fiscal policy. And here we are, almost 10 years down the road, and those that pounded the war drums the hardest are doing their utmost to avoid paying those deferred war expenses. Should no comprimise be found in Washington then in January of 2013 veterans benefits will be cut 10%. Talk about not supporting the troops.

  3. Charles
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    James. I think GWB was incredibly predictable. If you look at his life, everything he ever touched, including his business interests, turned to “cow pie stuff.” Why would anyone be surprised that letting him touch our country would be any less of a disaster?.

  4. JamesBreck
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    That’s a good call bluescat. Presidential historians, those who study this exact thing, generally consider James Buchanan the worst president of all-time. It’ll be another decade or so before they’re able to draw conclusions on the BoyGeorge Bush presidency but at this juncture he’s either #1 or #2 on the worst of all-time list.

  5. Charles
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    “Pierce tweeted to her roughly 480 followers,”Y’all as tempting as it may be, don’t shoot Obama. We need him to go down in history as the WORST president we’ve EVER had! #2012.”

    That sounds like an incomplete thought to me. Let’s finish it for her:

    “So we can guarantee that another n_ _ _ er will never be elected President of the United States ever again.”

    If the Texas Republican Party does not believe the same thing, they could prove it to the American people by publicly kicking her out of the party and telling her to never come back again. If they do not, I am just going to assume that what she said—and I said above—is the actual official position of the Texas Republican Party.

  6. Posted November 20, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    from one of the articles, ” Y’all as tempting as it may be, don’t shoot Obama. We need him to go down in history as the WORST president we’ve EVER had! #2012.”

    How can Obama be possibly worse than Bush II.

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