Quotations on Politicians

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The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.
- Franklin P. Adams
(Keywords: Time, Experience, People, Conviction, Country, Fool, Politicians, Trouble)

Right-wing media and politicians are looking for any opportunity to be critical of the reporters who are here. Some reporters make judgments, but that is not my style. I present both sides and report what I see with my own eyes.
- Peter Arnett
(Keywords: Opportunity, Eyes, Media, Politicians, Present, Right, Style)

People do not want politicians they know to be corrupt.
- Paddy Ashdown
(Keywords: People, Politicians, Want)

A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday.
- Russell Baker
(Keywords: Church, Morals, Politicians, President)

Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
- Wendell Berry
(Keywords: Nature, Deals, Decisions, Justice, Memory, Party, Politicians, Sense)

People aren't as stupid as the politicians think. More and more of us are laughing off our 'civic duty' to vote, rejecting the role of compulsory constituent.
- Bob Black
(Keywords: People, Duty, Politicians, Vote)

Mother is the first word that occurs to politicians and columnists and popes when they raise the question, 'Why isn't life turning out the way we want it?'
- Mary Kay Blakely
(Keywords: Life, Mother, First, Politicians, Question, Want, Word)

Politicians, no matter who they are, shouldn't be able to manipulate the public on a single issue and then call an election at the height of support - that's a little bit of a manipulation of democracy.
- Jim Bolger
(Keywords: Democracy, Manipulation, Politicians, Public, Support)

People are so docile right now. It is almost as if good government means when the politicians lie to us for our own good, for the public good, and bad government is when politicians lie for their own selfish interests.
- James Bovard
(Keywords: Government, Lie, People, Now, Politicians, Public, Right)

Some politicians are aware of the Bill of Rights. It seems that the opposition party is far more likely to invoke it, to wave it in the air, this is what we saw from a lot of republicans during the Clinton Administration, and we are seeing the same from Democrats under Bush.
- James Bovard
(Keywords: Democrats, Rights, Opposition, Party, Politicians, Republicans)

With attention deficit democracy, I am trying to wake up people to how the combination of mass ignorance, fear mongering by the government, and lying politicians is putting our entire system of government to a death spiral.
- James Bovard
(Keywords: Death, Government, People, Fear, Attention, Democracy, Ignorance, Lying, Politicians, Trying)

Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians.
- David Brinkley
(Keywords: History, Power, Politicians, Press)

Multinational corporations do control. They control the politicians. They control the media. They control the pattern of consumption, entertainment, thinking. They're destroying the planet and laying the foundation for violent outbursts and racial division.
- Jerry Brown
(Keywords: Control, Corporations, Entertainment, Media, Politicians, Thinking)

Left-wing politicians take away your liberty in the name of children and of fighting poverty, while right-wing politicians do it in the name of family values and fighting drugs. Either way, government gets bigger and you become less free.
- Harry Browne
(Keywords: Family, Government, Values, Children, Drugs, Fighting, Liberty, Name, Politicians, Poverty, Right)

Ensuring a bright future for all our children is the responsibility of the community, the schools, families and like it or not- politicians as well.
- Michael N. Castle
(Keywords: Children, Community, Future, Politicians, Responsibility, Schools)

Where journalists have gotten themselves in trouble over the last few decades is that their skepticism often extends only to American officials, the U.S. military and Republican politicians.
- Linda Chavez
(Keywords: American, Military, Politicians, Republican, Skepticism, Trouble)

Politicians neither love nor hate. Interest, not sentiment, directs them.
- Lord Chesterfield
(Keywords: Love, Hate, Interest, Politicians, Sentiment)

I would say keep supporting space flight, keep telling the public and the politicians why it's important to advance science and explore the galaxy. I encourage the Japanese to keep doing what they're doing.
- Leroy Chiao
(Keywords: Science, Politicians, Public, Space)

I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.
- Winston Churchill
(Keywords: Politics, War, Painting, Politicians, Writing)

Democratic politicians have disliked things I've written, Republican politicians... if they all love you, you might as well be driving a Good Humor truck.
- Adam Clymer
(Keywords: Humor, Love, Driving, Politicians, Republican)

Tonight, I concurred with President Bush when he stated that the decisions on future involvement of U.S. troops in Iraq should be left to the Pentagon and not politicians in Washington.
- Howard Coble
(Keywords: Decisions, Future, Iraq, Politicians, President, Troops, Washington)

Did you know that they introduced the 15 percent flat tax on individual and corporate income in Iraq? Something that some politicians very much wanted to push in the United States without success but in Iraq they do it.
- Juan Cole
(Keywords: Success, Corporate, Tax, Income, Iraq, Politicians, states, United)

Justices are not politicians. They don't run on a political platform, and senators should not ask them to do so.
- John Cornyn
(Keywords: Politicians, Senators)

Popular culture tells you that schools and parents don't know what's going on, the police are dogs, politicians are all liars and scum, and any crime that's not committed by the Mafia is done by the CIA.
- Stanley Crouch
(Keywords: Crime, Culture, Dogs, Parents, Police, Politicians, Popular, Schools)

God and the politicians willing, the United States can declare peace upon the world, and win it.
- Ely Culbertson
(Keywords: Peace, God, Politicians, states, United, World)

We don't see the people who are doing real things getting enough props. We often see politicians who are everywhere but nowhere at the same goddamn time. You know the kind of person: You see them everywhere on television but nowhere in front of your face.
- Chuck D.
(Keywords: Time, People, Politicians, Television)

Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we're tired of hearing promises that we know they'll never keep.
- Ray Davies
(Keywords: Money, Corruption, Hearing, Land, Man, Politicians, Promises, Sheep)

Anyone can write one book: even politicians do it. Starting a second book reveals an intention to be a professional writer.
- Len Deighton
(Keywords: Intention, Politicians, Writer)

What passes for real debate in Washington often seems more like an echo chamber, with politicians talking at politicians.
- Bill Delahunt
(Keywords: Debate, Echo, Politicians, Talking, Washington)

The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Democracy, Politicians, World)

Right now we're in the middle of a cultural war between the Muslims and the Western world. The politicians get in the way, but if you put two people together in a room, they can talk it out and work it out, just like Anna and the King.
- Sandy Duncan
(Keywords: War, Work, People, Now, Politicians, Right, Talk, World)

Once brave politicians and others explain the war on drugs' true cost, the American people will scream for a cease-fire. Bring the troops home, people will urge. Treat drugs as a health problem, not as a matter for the criminal justice system.
- Larry Elder
(Keywords: Health, War, Home, People, American, Drugs, Justice, Politicians, Troops, Will)

Democracy no longer works for the poor if politicians treat them as a separate race.
- Frank Field
(Keywords: Democracy, Politicians, Poor, Race)

It seems to me that politicians ought to use the same words as other people.
- Barney Frank
(Keywords: People, Politicians, Words)

Musicians can run this state better than politicians. We won't get a lot done in the mornings, but we'll work late and be honest.
- Kinky Friedman
(Keywords: Work, Musicians, Politicians, State)

And I think musicians can better run this state than politicians. And, hell, beauticians can better run the state than politicians.
- Kinky Friedman
(Keywords: Hell, Musicians, Politicians, State)

What generally happens in this county is that our politicians don't serve us well because they don't tell the truth, and they don't keep their promises.
- Peter Garrett
(Keywords: Truth, Politicians, Promises)

You can't trust politicians. It doesn't matter who makes a political speech. It's all lies - and it applies to any rock star who wants to make a political speech as well.
- Bob Geldof
(Keywords: Trust, Lies, Politicians, Speech)

Politicians trim and tack in their quest for power, but they do so in order to get the wind of votes in their sails.
- Ian Gilmour
(Keywords: Power, Order, Politicians, Quest, Wind)

We're at the crossroads. Down one road is a European centralized bureaucratic socialist welfare system in which politicians and bureaucrats define the future. Down the other road is a proud, solid, reaffirmation of American exceptionalism.
- Newt Gingrich
(Keywords: American, Future, Politicians, Road, Welfare)

Our generals talk a good game about taking care of their grunts, and the majority of our Beltway politicians bay with moralistic fervor about how they, too, support the troops.
- David Hackworth
(Keywords: Care, Majority, Politicians, Support, Talk, Troops)

The politicians of New York have everything that is necessary to make proper decisions and they will have to live with what happens afterwards. The worst scenario is the politicians covering their eyes and turning it over to the FBI.
- Tom Hayden
(Keywords: Decisions, Eyes, Politicians, Will)

I am not liked as a President by the politicians in office, in the press, or in Congress. But I am content to abide the judgment the sober second thought of the people.
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Keywords: Thought, People, Congress, Content, Judgment, Office, Politicians, President, Press)

The first requisite of a sound monetary system is that it put the least possible power over the quantity or quality of money in the hands of the politicians.
- Henry Hazlitt
(Keywords: Money, Power, Quality, First, Politicians, Quantity, Sound)

In the restaurant business, you never want to have enemies, whereas it seems that many politicians judge their success by how high their enemies are and whether they can show that they can hold their ground and give a punch for every punch they take.
- John Hickenlooper
(Keywords: Success, Business, Enemies, Politicians, Want)

I would argue that one of the issues which the public should be much more emphatic about with all politicians... is patronage, appointing people to high positions because they supported your campaign or helped you raise money.
- John Hickenlooper
(Keywords: Money, People, Politicians, Public)

Smoking calms me down. It's enjoyable. I don't want politicians deciding what is exciting in my life.
- David Hockney
(Keywords: Life, Politicians, Smoking, Want)

We must have more union members in this country to fight the political and business forces that are undermining workers in this country. The AFL-CIO has chosen the opposite approach by planning to throw even more money at politicians.
- James P. Hoffa
(Keywords: Business, Money, Country, Fight, Planning, Politicians, Workers)

It is normal for politicians in all countries to profess themselves the pupils of history, anxious to draw the right lessons from her teaching.
- Douglas Hurd
(Keywords: History, Countries, Politicians, Right, Teaching)

It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.
- Henrik Ibsen
(Keywords: Animals, Politicians, Scientists)



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