2013 is coming to a close, and unfortunately it appears the debates and controversies will continue into 2014. One thing I'm thankful for is that politicians and personalities love to talk. I present to you some of the more memorable quotations from 2013. As a reminder, memorable does not necessarily mean prolific, inspirational or historical. In fact, some of them might become the annoying song you can't get out of your head.
"I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is ... He knows how perceptive he is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability — the extraordinary, uncanny ability — to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them and make sense out of them, and I think he has never been really challenged intellectually." — Valerie Jarrett, President Obama's long-time advisor and confidant
By all means, President Obama, why don't you put down that Rubik's Cube and solve Obamacare and the economy?
"Those are benefits that Americans have been feeling and will increasingly feel as Obamacare is fully implemented. So, I think, actually, Candy, that Democratic candidates will be able to run on Obamacare as an advantage leading into the 2014 election." — Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee in an interview with CNN
Congresswoman Schultz, you just keep giving the Democrat party that advice, and we'll see what happens in November. Can anyone say "delusional?"
"We're currently led by the least noble, least talented, least respected, least respectful people — politicians. Period. But the world could be saved through art and design. Art is something that, in definition, I think is a really close thing to love, and love is really close to God, and God is the master creator. If you're creative, therefore, you are God, a god of something." — Kanye West, rap superstar and Mr. Kim Kardashian
Please don't spew your coffee across the table, but I actually agree with the first half of Mr. West's statement. The second half is the typical egotistical garbage that you'd expect to hear from the same entertainer who famously claimed, "George Bush hates black people."
"Am I an addict? No. Have I tried it? Probably in one of my drunken stupors a year ago." — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford trying to defend why he smoked crack.
At least Ford has some kind of excuse; our leaders have no excuse for their political malfeasance.
"I myself am a product of the 60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs, and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together, however, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty, and like him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other." — Duck Dynasty Patriarch Phil Robertson's response to his comments about homosexuality in GQ Magazine
This is the Phil Robertson quote that is being completely ignored by the media and various left-leaning organizations and pundits. But then again, liberals love tearing down individuals who are popular because of the Christian values they espouse.
"What we said was you can keep it (your plan) if it hasn't changed since the law passed." — President Obama trying to spin his big lie on his health care law.
Does our "tech savvy" president not understand that we can check the Internet for what he actually said?
Merry Christmas to All!
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