"This has always been the way of presidential politics. The president rises above the fray while his surrogates go on the attack. They throw the spears and fling the mud he sits upon the throne."
"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."John Podhoretz on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."John Podhoretz on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."John Podhoretz on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."John Podhoretz 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."John Podhoretz on Joseph Stalin
"Romney is right that the Obama vision is too centered on government. But his is too centered on the promotion of business and wealth creation at the expense of everything else."
"Your race and gender don't change, but you can choose to change your political affiliation at will."
"Pop culture is a reflection of social change, not a cause of social change."
"All non-incumbent campaigns promise hope and change, but Obama took the promise to a new level of absurdity. He suggested that a vote for him would literally transform the Earth."
"It has never made any sense to argue that, unique among the people of the world, Arabs are more concerned on a day-to-day basis about the treatment of people they don't know than they are about how they're going to put food on their own tables, or whether their sons will ever find a job."