"By nominating Chuck Hagel to be his Defense secretary, President Obama is putting forward an aloof contrarian who doesn't suffer fools - a striving politician who considers himself above politics."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Ron Fournier on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Ron Fournier on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Ron Fournier on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Ron Fournier on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Ron Fournier on Joseph Stalin
"For a man who has compared himself to Theodore Roosevelt and the nation's challenges to those of the Gilded Age, Obama put forward a tepid agenda."
"Shock, confusion, fear, anger, grief, and defiance. On Sept. 11, 2001, and for the three days following the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, President George W. Bush led with raw emotion that reflected the public's whipsawing stages of acceptance."
"We're living in an era of unprecedented change, and I want to be a part of documenting it."
"Climate change was a point of division between Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney. The president declared climate change a global threat, acknowledged that the actions of humanity were deepening the crisis, and pledged to do something about it if elected."
"Close elections tend to break toward the challenger because undecided voters - having held out so long against the incumbent - are by nature looking for change."
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