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Alexis de Tocqueville: 3 Quotes & 2 Bumpers

November 7, 2012

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”

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“Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.”

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“A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.”

Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville (29 July 1805 – 16 April 1859) was a French political thinker and historian best known for his Democracy in America (appearing in two volumes: 1835 and 1840) and The Old Regime and the Revolution (1856). — Wikipedia, for those who don’t already know.

Welcome to the United States of Zombieland, Alexis. Two Bumpies for you:

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If Obama had a Vice President, He’d Look Just Like Joe Biden

March 29, 2012

And people said Dan Quayle was stupid, updated:

That’s DOCTOR Pepper, to you.

“So let me say it again: Thank you, Terry, and thank you, Dr. Pepper, and thank you, Chancellor — Dr. Paper — and thank you, Chancellor, for this partnership of yours. . . ”

— Joe Biden. Davenport, Iowa. Reported March 28, 2012 via ABC news.

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And People Said Dan Quayle Was Stupid

February 2, 2012

Quayle’s main sins? He was a  was a pretty boy and a Republican. Oh, and he “was widely lambasted for his apparent inability to spell the word potato.”  Because (insert astonished oath here) that matters, people! Yet, for the last four years we’ve had an honest-to-God moron on our hands serving as VP.  Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Joe Biden:

“. . . and then a bear came and ate them all!!!”

“When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened.”  — Joe Biden,  interview with Katie Couric. Sept. 22, 2008

[Except that FDR wasn’t president when the stock market crashed in 1929. And FDR used radio, not television, to spread his fertilizer around. TV was still in it’s experimental stage at that time.]


“Run run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me — I’m the ice cream man!”

Stand up, Chuck, let ’em see ya.” –-Joe Biden, to wheelchair-bound Missouri State Sen. Chuck Graham. Columbia, Missouri,  Sept. 12, 2008

[What can I even say about this? Except: Is he blind, as well as stupid?]


“Thank you come again.”

You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent…. I’m not joking.” — Joe Biden, C-SPAN. June, 2006

[Oh, if only he was joking. But no, in 2012, Joe the Blunder Kid did it again, “I like to talk to you about your credit card.” ]


“Dial one plus the area code, if it’s different from your own!”

“You know, I’m embarrassed. Do you know the Web site number?” – Joe Biden, during an interview on CBS’ “Early Show,” regarding a government-run Website that tracks stimulus spending.  Feb. 25, 2009

[Because our elected officials are so knowledgeable about the world outside of Washington; that’s exactly why the government should be in charge of the  Interwebs — or is it Intertubes — ah, go ask Al Gore the difference. He invented the thing.]

It is NOT a dunce cap!

Yes, people, he’s a fool.  No, more like a useful idiot:  look how smart Mr. Obama seems by comparison!