Election Quotes

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Jay-Z
“Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther King could walk. Martin Luther King walked so Obama could run. Obama's running so we all can fly.”
Jay-Z

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Pops added,"you know, they say if you don't vote, you get the government you deserve."
"And if you do, you never get the results you expected," (Katherine) replied.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

E.A. Bucchianeri
“...they say if you don't vote, you get the government you deserve, and if you do, you never get the results you expected.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

“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

Nancy Isenberg
“When you turn an election into a three-ring circus, there’s always a chance that the dancing bear will win.”
Nancy Isenberg, White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

Criss Jami
“If I were to vote, I would intentionally vote for the goofiest candidate. It is my theory that when the people can outwit the leader, the more respected their voices will be.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Israelmore Ayivor
“Contrary to popular opinion, leadership is not a reserved position for a particular group of people who were elected or appointed, ordained or enthroned. Leadership is self-made, self-retained, self-inculcated and then exposed through a faithful, sincere and examplary life.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Sarah Palin
“Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown.
And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves. I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a 'community organizer,' except that you have actual responsibilities.”
Sarah Palin

Israelmore Ayivor
“Self-leaders are still true leaders even if they have no known followers. True leaders inspire by the influence of their characters and general self-made brands. Leadership is defined by the virtues of one's behaviour.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Thomas Jefferson
“No man will ever bring out of that office the reputation which carries him into it. The honeymoon would be as short in that case as in any other, and its moments of ecstasy would be ransomed by years of torment and hatred.”
Thomas Jefferson

Dinesh D'Souza
“In philosophy seminars, the choice is usually between good and evil. In the real world, however, the choice is often between a bad guy and a worse guy.”
Dinesh D'Souza, Letters to a Young Conservative

Israelmore Ayivor
“Self-leaders do not look for followers because they are busily pursuing their influencial dreams that followers will trace and ask for. Followers look for influence and that can be obtained from self-leaders.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Mehmet Murat ildan
“When a stupid government is elected in a democratic country, the best thing about this is that you learn the number of stupid people in that country!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Sheri Holman
“Every four years we go through the same cycle of hope and disillusionment.”
Sheri Holman, The Mammoth Cheese

Israelmore Ayivor
“A young child is a leader to an elderly person once his purpose has a faithful, sincere and trustworthy influence on people. Leadership is not restricted to position and age; it is self-made and influencial. Everyone has this self-leadership quality.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Lesslie Newbigin
“Through the repeated hammer blows of defeat, destruction, and deportation, interpreted by the faithful prophets, Israel has to learn that election is not for comfort and security but for suffering and humiliation.”
Lesslie Newbigin, The Open Secret: An Introduction to the Theology of Mission

Israelmore Ayivor
“You can be in your room and lead people. Just develop your potentials and publicize them and you will see people looking for your product. That is influence; self-made leaders do not look for followers. Followers look for them.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Darren Shan
“Humans elect leaders on the basis of the promises they make. We [vampires] try to elect ours based solely on the strength of their character.”
Darren Shan, Palace of the Damned

Israelmore Ayivor
“The concept of leadership is abused by people who think a person becomes a leader when he grows grey hair, put into a position and expected to function. Everyone has a leadership potential carried within in a specific area of his or purpose. Leadership is universal and built on trust.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The real purpose of the opposition is to minimize the amount of money the ruling party will have stolen from the people at the end of its term.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Charles M. Schulz
“You sold out! We elected you, and you sold out! The next time we have an election, I think everyone should vote for himself. Or we might just as well vote for Charlie Brown! Yes, next year we may even say, 'You're elected, Charlie Brown!”
Charles M. Schulz, You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown

Colleen Hitchcock
“Why is it that we all say we hate our hypocritical politicians being controlled by special interests groups, and every election...we vote them in again.”
Colleen Hitchcock

Robert L. Reymond
“... apparently sees some value in the antiquity of the doctrine of ... This means absolutely nothing to me, for whom the Scriptures alone are my sole doctrinal authority, beyond the fact that this is just one more error of the ancient fathers. I could fill pages documenting other errors that the ancient fathers held and espoused.

Response to The Classic Arminian View of Election, page 135”
Robert L. Reymond, Perspectives on Election

Flannery O'Connor
“The boy knew that escaping school was the surest sign of his election.”
Flannery O'Connor, The Violent Bear It Away

Alexis de Tocqueville
“It is, indeed, difficult to conceive how men who have entirely given up the habit of self-government should succeed in making a proper choice of those by whom they are to be governed; and no one will ever believe that a liberal, wise, and energetic government can spring from the suffrages of a subservient people.”
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Jarod Kintz
“In the movie White Men Can’t Jump, the final boss duo that the two street hustlers must defeat are called King and Duck. I felt that, because I’m The Duck King, and I didn’t have to win a basketball game for the title—I was elected via unanimous and cacophonous quack.”
Jarod Kintz, Music is fluid, and my saxophone overflows when my ducks slosh in the sounds I make in elevators.

Steven Magee
“President Trump was trying to do election fraud in the end.”
Steven Magee

“for those who thought I was the best candidate but chose to work for someone else because they viewed my campaign as hopeless, they will need to reexamine their thinking for truly, no woman will ever achieve the presidency as long as their potential supporters hold this view.

(From Voices of Multicultural America)”
Shirley Chisholm

“What is my platform? Well, winning. And getting into NYU.

“I’ll identify my principles and platform during the campaign kickoff,” I say, which sounds very presidential without actually saying anything meaningful.”
Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win

Abhijit Naskar
“All political parties are sick, but while some are like the common cold, others are like cancer. We may bear with common cold, but there is no toleration with cancer.”
Abhijit Naskar, Bulldozer on Duty

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