Democrat Quotes

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Camille Paglia
“We cannot have a world where everyone is a victim. "I'm this way because my father made me this way. I'm this way because my husband made me this way." Yes, we are indeed formed by traumas that happen to us. But then you must take charge, you must take over, you are responsible.”
Camille Paglia

Robert A. Heinlein
“Political tags — such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth — are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.”
Robert A. Heinlein

Frank Zappa
“The essence of Christianity is told us in the Garden of Eden history. The fruit that was forbidden was on the tree of knowledge. The subtext is, 'All the suffering you have is because you wanted to find out what was going on. You could be in the Garden of Eden if you had just kept your fucking mouth shut and hadn't asked any questions.”
Frank Zappa

Theodore J. Kaczynski
“The conservatives are fools: They whine about the decay of traditional values, yet they enthusiastically support technological progress and economic growth. Apparently it never occurs to them that you can't make rapid, drastic changes in the technology and the economy of a society without causing rapid changes in all other aspects of the society as well, and that such rapid changes inevitably break down traditional values.”
Theodore J. Kaczynski, Industrial Society and Its Future

“Pick a leader who will keep jobs in your country by offering companies incentives to hire only within their borders, not one who allows corporations to outsource jobs for cheaper labor when there is a national employment crisis. Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Republican or Democrat, this nation's affluent urban and suburban classes understand their bread is buttered on the corporate side. The primary difference between the two parties is that the Republicans pretty much admit that they grasp and even endorse some of the nastiest facts of life in America. Republicans honestly tell the world: "Listen in on my phone calls, piss-test me until I'm blind, kill and eat all of my neighbors right in front of my eyes, but show me the money! Let me escape with every cent I can kick out of the suckers, the taxpayers, and anybody else I can get a headlock on, legally or otherwise." Democrats, in contrast, seem content to catalog the GOP's outrages against the Republic, showing proper indignation while laughing at episodes of The Daily Show. But they stand behind the American brand: imperialism. They "support our troops," though you will be hard put to find any of them who have served alongside them or who would send one of their own kids off to lose an eye or an arm in Iraq. They play the imperial game, maintain their credit ratings, and plan to keep the beach house and the retirement investments if it means sacrificing every damned Lynndie England in West Virginia.”
Joe Bageant, Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War

“Pick a leader who will not only bail out banks and airlines, but also families from losing their homes -- or jobs due to their companies moving to other countries. Pick a leader who will fund schools, not limit spending on education and allow libraries to close. Pick a leader who chooses diplomacy over war. An honest broker in foreign relations. A leader with integrity, one who says what they mean, keeps their word and does not lie to their people. Pick a leader who is strong and confident, yet humble. Intelligent, but not sly. A leader who encourages diversity, not racism. One who understands the needs of the farmer, the teacher, the doctor, and the environmentalist -- not only the banker, the oil tycoon, the weapons developer, or the insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyist.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Noam Chomsky
“Both political parties have moved to the right during the neoliberal period. Today’s New Democrats are pretty much what used to be called “moderate Republicans.” The “political revolution” that Bernie Sanders called for, rightly, would not have greatly surprised Dwight Eisenhower.

The fate of the minimum wage illustrates what has been happening. Through the periods of high and egalitarian growth in the ‘50s and ‘60s, the minimum wage—which sets a floor for other wages—tracked productivity. That ended with the onset of neoliberal doctrine. Since then, the minimum wage has stagnated (in real value). Had it continued as before, it would probably be close to $20 per hour. Today, it is considered a political revolution to raise it to $15.”
Noam Chomsky

Michael Moore
“[Bill] Clinton was a pretty good president for a Republican.”
Michael Moore

Ben Carson
“If Americans simply choose to vote for the person who has a D or an R by their name, we will get what we deserve, which is what we have now.”
Ben Carson, One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future

“When there are no ceilings the sky's the limit”
Hilary Clinton

Thomas Frank
“Deleting welfare didn't eliminate poverty itself. We might as well have expected to conquer aging by overturning Social Security.”
Thomas Frank, Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People

Dominique DuBois Gilliard
“While many have depicted the War on Drugs as a Republican initiative, the drug war was a bipartisan effort. This rhetoric of law and
order deployed by politicians won elections nationwide, from races for local council seats to the presidency.”
Dominique DuBois Gilliard, Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores

Tushar Shinde
“Any political action
with breach of constitution
is called open-ended corruption.”
Tushar Shinde

Steven Magee
“There will be no effective change until the masses move away from voting Republican or Democrat and start voting for a party that represents the people and not corporations.”
Steven Magee

“If you're a Republican, just imagine what you would have done if Obama slept with a porn star months after Michelle gave birth to Malia, paid hush money to the porn star, and lied to America about doing so.”
Ed Krassenstein

Steven Magee
“Stop and frisk does not get my vote.”
Steven Magee

Alan Bennett
“In fact she knew perfectly well (Norman again), but to her everybody's name was immaterial, as indeed was everything else, their clothes, their voice, their class. She was a genuine democrat, perhaps the only one in the country.”
Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

“I was born and raised in America. However, I am not red or blue. I am red, white and blue. Those are the same colors in my body (my heart, blood and veins). I am only human, and the human race is the only race in which I am an active participant - mind, body and soul.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Steven Magee
“Voting Republican or Democrat is a wasted vote.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Voting Republican or Democrat is a wasted vote for the common people.”
Steven Magee

A.K. Kuykendall
“Clarence Thomas got his ass on the court. If Brett Kavanaugh gets ousted, THAT'S RACIST.”
A.K. Kuykendall

Steven Magee
“You are living in a rigged system of corporate controlled government.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“You have to go through blue to get to green.”
Steven Magee

Gianno Caldwell
“My family, all these people, the black community…they were both perpetrators and victims. They believed and spread the narrative that Jim Crow segregation was a Republican thing, and that rich white men were the lone and total group Republicans actually cared about. I, along with everyone else I knew, had been robbed of the right to find out what we truly believed. I had been denied that opportunity by my own family, neighbors, friends, teachers, and even pastors.

What’s more, we had been encouraged to act in a particular way because of these lies, offering Democrats our votes and support.

The Democrats had effectively influenced the black community for decades using this narrative. And they still are.”
Gianno Caldwell, Taken for Granted: How Conservatism Can Win Back the Americans That Liberalism Failed

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“By its very nature, politics appears to be a system that has great difficulty preserving what the patriot dreamt of and died for.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Steven Magee
“I find it hard to get excited about elections when the two leading parties are corrupt.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The older I get, the more I dislike the corrupt government.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The more government corruption I became aware of, the more I disliked the government.”
Steven Magee

Ben Shapiro
“The Democrats running the universities don't separate politics and teaching.”
Ben Shapiro, Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth

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