Just a clarification on this post. I refuse on principle to write the name of the GOP party head at the moment, for his name comes from the language of Mordor, which I shall not utter in Middle Earth. So I am using the moniker OM – the Orange Menace.
“But lest some unlucky event should happen unfavorable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman, in the room that this day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with” – George Washington
“John McCain is not a war hero . . . He’s a war her because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured”. The OM (Orange Menace)
“The General is sorry to be informed, that the foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing, a vice heretofore little known in the American army, is goriwng in fashion – he hopes the officers will, by example as well as influence, endeavor to check it, and that both they and the men will reflect that we can have little hope of the blessing of Heaven on our arms, if we insult it by impiety and folly; added to this, it is a vice so mean and low, without any temptation, that every man of sense and character detests and despises it” – Orderly book of the army under command of George Washington, 1770)
“You know, it really doesn’t matter what the media write as long as you’ve got a young, and beautiful, piece of ass.” OM
“America is open to receive not only the Opulent and the respectable Stranger but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges” – George Washington,
“I will build a great wall, and nobody bui;ds walls better than me, believe me and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for the wall. Mark my words” – OM
“As I would not be a slave so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.” – Abraham Lincoln.
“You know right now I would have to go with Whoopi. Look, it’s a terrible thing. It’s a sad thing. You know, it’s a terrible thing.” OM to Stern on whether he’d rather sleep with Pamela Anderson or Whoopi Goldberg.
“The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done but can not do, at all, or can not, so well do, for themselves – in their separate, and individual capacities.” Lincoln 1854
“There was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her whatever.” – OM
“Understanding the spirit of our institutions to aim at the elevation of men, I am opposed to whatever tends to degrade them”, Lincoln (letter to Theodore Canisius, 1859)
“I’d like to punch him in the face” – OM on a protestor exercising his first amendment rights
“This is essentially a People’s contest. On the side of the Union, it is a struggle for maintaining in the world, that form and substance of government, whose leading object is, to elevate the condition of men – to lift artificial weights from all shoulders – to clear the path of laudable pursuit for all – to afford all, an unfettered start, and a fair chance, in the race of life” –Lincoln, message to congress, July 4, 1861
“How stupid are the people of Iowa?” OM
“The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our object” – Jefferson
“I don’t think Ivanka would do that [pose for Playboy], although she does have a very nice figure. I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.” OM
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” – Jefferson
“The other thing with the terrorists is you have to take out their families, when you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families.” OM
The head of the GOP and his supporters have betrayed our dignity, our traditions, our humanity. Proof? Reread the above. To quote Shakespeare’s Henry V, “Shame, shame, and eternal shame. Nothing but shame.”