Quotes On Conservatives

I am one who believes that calling the group of thieves and religionist posers that inhabit the Republican Party “conservative” is an insult to the very word “conservative.” Shouldn’t a “conservative” strive to conserve something besides their own fat check book?

Well, anyway I ran across a great post online with 33 quotes about conservatism. Many of these ring quite true. Go here for the full set: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/05/05/33-quotes/

1) “Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they’re sure trying to do so, it’s going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can’t and won’t compromise. I know, I’ve tried to deal with them.” (Barry Goldwater)

2) “Today’s so-called ‘conservatives’ don’t even know what the word means. They think I’ve turned liberal because I believe a woman has a right to an abortion. That’s a decision that’s up to the pregnant woman, not up to the pope or some do-gooders or the Religious Right. It’s not a conservative issue at all.” (Barry Goldwater)

3) “I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.”
~Alexis de Tocqueville

4) “Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals.”
~Mark Twain

5) “Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square for the American home–but not for housing. They are strong for labor–but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights. They favor minimum wage–the smaller the minimum wage the better. They endorse educational opportunity for all–but they won’t spend money for teachers or for schools. They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine–for people who can afford them. They consider electrical power a great blessing–but only when the private power companies get their rake-off. They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.”
~Harry S. Truman

6) “Latins for Republicans – it’s like roaches for Raid.” ~John Leguizamo

7) “A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward.”
~Franklin D. Roosevelt

8) “I like that about the Republicans; the evidence does not faze them, they are not bothered at all by the facts.”
~Bill Clinton

9) “Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.”
~John Stuart Mill

10) “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.” ~John Kenneth Galbraith

11) “I wonder how many times you have to be hit on the head before you find out who’s hitting you? It’s about time that the people of America realized what the Republicans have been doing to them.” ~Harry Truman

12) “In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.”
~H. L. Mencken

13) “Brains, you know, are suspect in the Republican Party.” ~Walter J. Lippmann

14) “Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Republican. But I repeat myself.” ~Harry Truman

15) “Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.”
~William E. Gladstone

Mitt Romney seems to embody damn near everything that is bad about conservatives and conservatism.

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