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June 24, 2008

Funniest Political Quotes

Extreme Mortman has this list of the top ten funniest quotes for 2008. We couldn't help noting that Obama's "heal the oceans" quote made the list. Speaking of funny Obama quotes, the other day KJ sent around this amusing quote, purportedly from the Obamessiah himself:

"My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it." -- Barack Obama

To KJ's credit, he was skeptical of the authenticity of the quote though we all thought it was pretty funny. Turns out, Obama never said it. It was a Mark Steyn spoof:

Along with all the predictable moans and groans of disapprobation, I actually found one Obama supporter attempting to defend the statement. Trouble is, Obama said no such thing.

It's a spoof, originally posted on Mark Steyn's blog on NationalReview.com. What's more, Obama wasn't even its intended target -- John McCain was.

Hopefully we never get so caught up in the idiocy that we stop caring about the truth. Let's face it: neither of the candidates needs our help in generating risible soundbytes. And during those times when they fail to entertain us, their followers can be relied upon to step up to the plate. Back in February, Sue Sarandon piped up with this gem:

"So I think he definitely has convinced people that he stands for change and for hope, and I can't wait to see what he stands for."

Neither can we, Sue. In fact, we're still waiting. Hillary got in a few digs of her own, too:

“I could stand up here and say, ‘Let’s just get everybody together, let’s get unified, the sky will open, the light will come down, celestial choirs will be singing, and everyone will know we should do the right thing and the world will be perfect.”

–Hillary Clinton mocking Barack Obama

Feel free to nominate your own quotes in the comments section.

Posted by Cassandra at June 24, 2008 08:04 AM

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"My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it." -- Barack Obama (spoof version)

"This was the moment, this was the time when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves and our highest ideals." - Barack Obama (Transcript: Obama Democratic Nomination Victory Speech)

It made me wonder when he said it then; it makes me wonder now:
As this nation is so great - why the need to "remake" it at all?

Posted by: Cat at June 24, 2008 04:09 PM

As this nation is so great - why the need to "remake" it at all?

Because great nations don't usually steal money from the poor and power from the weak, to give it to the rich and powerful.

For Obama to have power and remain in power, the protections against tyranny in America must be changed, thus this means America must be remade... in their own image.

Posted by: Ymarsakar at June 24, 2008 06:41 PM

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