Sunday, October 19, 2008


Quote o' the Day

Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.
-- Charles Mackay in his 1841 book, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Quote o' the Day

I defy anyone to give a coherent explanation of what today's Republican Party, under George Bush and now John McCain, wants to do except perpetuate itself in power.

When a political party reaches the point of lurching incoherence, the most effective cure is a good, long spell in the wilderness.

-- Eugene Robinson in an op-ed for the WaPo

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Quote o' the Day

I no longer have any clear idea what, exactly, the modern conservative movement stands for.

Eight years of 'conservative' government has brought us a doubled national debt, ruinous expansion of entitlement programs, bridges to nowhere, poster boy Jack Abramoff and an ill-premised, ill-waged war conducted by politicians of breathtaking arrogance. As a sideshow, it brought us a truly obscene attempt at federal intervention in the Terry Schiavo case.

-- Christopher Buckley, the son of conservative icon William F. Buckley, after resigning from the conservative "National Review" magazine, which his father founded.

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