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Sunday November 16, 2008

New Yorker Quote of the Day

"At a Clinton event in Hampton, New Hampshire, a seventy-one-year-old woman named Ruth Keene told me that 'the Republicans would chew Obama up.'

"They tried like hell. They called him an élitist, a radical, a socialist, a Marxist, a Muslim, an Arab, an appeaser, a danger to the republic, a threat to small children, a friend of terrorists, an enemy of Israel, a vote thief, a non-citizen, an anti-American, and a celebrity."

—George Packer in his article "The New Liberalism: How the economic crisis can help Obama and redefine the Democrats."

No tagsPosted at 11:37 AM on Nov 16, 2008 in category Quote of the Day
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Saturday November 15, 2008

Quote of the Day

“The Rush Limbaugh attacks and other attacks from the far right generate a lot of heat but not much light.”

—Colin Powell, in “The Joshua Generation: Race and the Campaign of Barack Obama” by David Remnick, in the latest New Yorker

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Posted at 07:35 PM on Nov 15, 2008 in category Quote of the Day
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Friday November 14, 2008

Baffling Republican Quote of the Day

More than halfway through David Grann's must-read piece in the post-election issue of The New Yorker, "The Fall," about John McCain and his disastrous campaign, Grann paraphrases McCain speechwriter and close aide Mark Salter:

In a recent conversation, Salter told me that at one moment the press was criticizing McCain for lacking a central message and the next was castigating him for not being spontaneous.

First, the media is not monolithic. More importantly, those two criticisms are not mutually exclusive — as the sentence seems to imply. One can have a central message and be spontaneous. Just look at Barack Obama. Unfortunately, McCain didn't have (a central message) and wasn't (spontaneous). The worst of both worlds.

No tagsPosted at 01:02 PM on Nov 14, 2008 in category Quote of the Day
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Wednesday November 12, 2008

Reader Quote of the Day

"In Norway I live in a little town outside Oslo. Movies here are subtitled save for the Disney films directed at the children. They tried the dubbing thing with a TV series 10 years ago and there was a public outcry and it was stopped. "

— Reader and Bob Marley fan Badru, from East Africa
No tagsPosted at 10:33 AM on Nov 12, 2008 in category Quote of the Day
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Tuesday November 11, 2008

DFMF Quote of the Day

"Life is short, Barack," he would say. "If you're not trying to really change things out here, you might as well forget it."

—Community organizer Marty Kaufman to the future president in Dreams From My Father, pg. 229

No tagsPosted at 02:43 PM on Nov 11, 2008 in category Quote of the Day
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