Friday, March 23, 2012

Political Quotes

The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~Henry Cate, VII

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop

If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven. ~Will Rogers

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. ~Nikita Khrushchev

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. ~Author Unknown

If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. ~Jay Leno

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~Oscar Ameringer

I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them. ~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

A politician is a fellow who will lay down YOUR life for his country. ~Texas Guinan

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so. ~Gore Vidal

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. ~Charles de Gaulle

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. ~Doug Larson

Don't vote, it only encourages them. ~Author Unknown

Hat tip: Duffy L.

24 comments:

  1. I'm with Jay Leno!

    Happy Finally Friday, Sandee! big hugs xoxo

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  2. happy friday is right honey... and i am so sick of them all, they call day and night (for money of course) and the last one that called, i told him if they called one more time they would never get another dime from me (not that I would send it anyway, ha!) and so far it has stopped. it's the "republican party" calling now.

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxooxox

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  3. Sad but true.

    Politicians have two goals in life...get elected and get re-elected. They will say anything that will assist in accomplishing these two goals. Just sayin'.

    Have a blessed week-end.

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  4. I'm tired of holding my nose when I vote...

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  5. Those statements are all so very true. I liked them all. Have one heck of a week end Sandee.

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  6. They knew hundreds of years ago that politicians are crooked. No matter which party they belong to. Yet we still elect them... :)
    Have a great weekend, Sandee!

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  7. Love this

    Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato

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  8. Love the one about the family tree.

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  9. Great ones today.The only political primer I need; "A statesman is he who thinks in the future generations, and a politician is he who thinks of the upcoming elections". - Abraham Lincoln

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  10. Those are great ... and oh so true!

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  11. Congratulations ... I see you just broke a Half a Million visits to your blog.

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  12. Politicians are like diapers. They should be changed often, and for the same reason.

    Have a great w/e. We are beginning to make leaving preparations. Big hugs, honey...

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  13. There was that bridge no nowhere. Who knew that Nikita Khrushchev would have predicted it.

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  14. Boy aren't these all the God awful truth! And Jay Leno couldn't have been more right!

    Have a lovely Friday and terrific weekend!

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  15. Don't vote, it only encourages them. I believe it! But if you vote for me I will build you a bridge.

    For years and years there was a bridge over the Missouri River about half way between Omaha and Souix City. But no road.

    Finally that road was built, many years later. It had to be rebuilt this year because of the man made Missouri River flood last summer.
    ..

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  16. Good God these are so true....spot on especially for the awful ones we have at the moment in the UK.

    Have a great weekend :-)

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  17. Some of these I've heard, and quite a few I haven't. Good laughs here.

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  18. Thats NOT FUNNY .... IT's too close to the truth :P

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  19. Those are all great and say something about politicans from the beginning of time. I would add they always "complicate the obvious while trivializing the momentous"!

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  20. If only we could find a way to live without them.

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  21. Have a great weekend!!

    Big hugs!
    Lydia

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  22. I certainly won't be voting for anyone with a (D) next to 'em, that's for sure!

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  23. 'The problem with political jokes is they get elected' - I think on both sides of the Atlantic we are suffering from that!

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  24. These quotes make me smile but they certainly give serious food for thought!:) Take care Sandee.

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