April 21, 2024

American Politics

cur-mudg-eon (cur-muj’un), n. [origin unknown] 1. archaic: a crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man. 2. modern: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner.

“Any American who is prepared to run for President should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.”
— Gore Vidal

“I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.”
— Will Rogers

“Americans have different ways of saying things. They say ‘elevator’, we say ‘lift’ … they say ‘President’, we say ‘stupid psychopathic git.’”
— Alexai Sayle

“In America, any boy may become President and I suppose it’s just one of the risks he takes.”
— Adlai Stevenson

“A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.”
— Fred Allen

“Heaven is an American salary, a Chinese cook, an English house, and a Japanese wife. Hell is defined as having a Chinese salary, an English cook, a Japanese house, and an American wife.”
— James H. Kabbler III

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire PR officers.”
— Daniel J. Boorstin

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.”
— Earnest Benn

“Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least. ”
— Robert Byrne

“If you can’t convince them, confuse them.”
— Harry S. Truman

“The problem with political jokes is they get elected.”
— Anonymous

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