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Loyalty to country always.
Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been.
The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.
As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people.
On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
( Henry Louis Mencken, 1880 – 1956 )
An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.
You show me a capitalist, and I’ll show you a bloodsucker.
We in America do not have government by the majority.
We have government by the majority who participate.
Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature made them.
He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything.
That points clearly to a political career.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.
( Harry S. Truman )
Politics is the only business where doing nothing other than making the other guy look bad is an acceptable outcome.
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
The worst illiterate is the political illiterate, he doesn’t hear, doesn’t speak, nor participates in the political events.
He doesn’t know the cost of life, the price of the bean, of the fish, of the flour, of the rent, of the shoes and of the medicine, all depends on political decisions.
The political illiterate is so stupid that he is proud and swells his chest saying that he hates politics.
The imbecile doesn’t know that, from his political ignorance is born the prostitute, the abandoned child, and the worst thieves of all, the bad politician, corrupted and flunky of the national and multinational companies.
I have never voted in my life.
I have always known and understood that the idiots are in a majority so it’s certain they will win.
Our masters have not heard the people’s voice for generations and it is much, much louder than they care to remember.
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons.
Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defence of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all.
What the experts say about David Cameron:
I wouldn’t trust him with my daughter’s pocket money.
( Jeff Randall, Sky News presenter )
Naïve and vacuous.
( Simon Heffer, Daily Telegraph columnist )
If anyone had said he might be Prime Minster, I would have told them to get some help.
( Chris Blackhurst, City Editor, London Evening Standard )
Smarmy, poisonous, slippery.
( Ian King, Financial journalist )
He was obstructive.
( Patrick Hosking, Investment Editor of The Times )
I have heard he is not, sometimes, as nice in private as you might think.
( Michael Portillo, Tory central office )
He never wasted his time chatting to people he thought were unimportant.
( Francis Elliot and James Hanning, Cameron’s biographers )
He was a bombastic bully, dismissive of those who didn’t agree with him.
( Central office colleague who wants to remain anonymous )
In the modern world the combination of Eton, hunting, shooting and lunch at Whites is not helpful when you are trying to appeal to millions of ordinary people.
( John Bercow, Tory speaker )
The Tory Party seems to be run by old Etonians and they don’t understand how other people live.
( Sir Tom Cowie, founder of Arriva )
He is an out-and-out opportunist.
I don’t believe he believes anything.
( Robin Harris, Tory research department )
In my experience, he never gave a straight answer.
Whether he flat-out lied I won’t say, but he went a long way to leave me with the impression that the story was wrong.
( Jeff Randell, Sky News presenter )
Aggressive, sharp-tongued, often condescending and patronising.
( Chris Blackhurst, City Editor, London Evening Standard )
He was a smarmy bully who regularly threatened journalists.
He loved humiliating people, including a colleague at ITV he would abuse publicly as ‘Bunter’, just because the poor bloke was overweight.
( Ian King, financial journalist )
Cameron told “Grotesque Lies.”
( Dame Joan Bakewell )
Tory culture minister Ed Vaizey said David Cameron was privately very conservative and only pretended to be moderate for political gain.
Mr Vaizey also suggested that Cameron’s wife voted for Labour in 1997.
I don’t believe for a minute he believes protecting the NHS is a good idea.
( Frazer Nelson, editor of The Spectator )
His comments show Cameron is nothing but a second-hand car dealer.
( John Prescott, Ex-Deputy PM )
I had the misfortune to work for David Cameron for a couple of months just after he was appointed to the shadow education brief in 2005.
Being an ex-journalist myself, I’ve worked for some nasty types in the past.
He was undoubtedly the nastiest.
( A comment made to Peter Hitchins, The Mail On Sunday, by a person who wishes to remain anonymous )
Jeremy Paxman: “Did you believe that politicians were treating the public as mugs when you put in a claim for £680 for removing the wisteria from your house?”
David Cameron: “Basically, I claimed for the basics of my second home.”
David Cameron is boring and still out of touch with the British public.
( Margaret Thatcher )
They’ll promise whatever they think it takes to get elected.
David Cameron is the conman of British politics, just telling people what they want to hear.
( Nick Clegg, 19 September 2009 )
Cameron seems to think it is just his turn to govern.
You can’t trust Conservatives.
( Nick Clegg, 13 April 2010 )