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A new game: guess who said this and when

  1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    And don't Google it.

    "The Republican party goes right along, from year to year ... until it has come to think that the political power of the United States is its property, and that it is a sort of insolence for any other party to aspire to any part of that power. Nothing can be worse for a country than this."

    1. frogdropping profile image86
      frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

      Fred Flinstone? big_smile:

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

      No smile

    3. PrettyPanther profile image85
      PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago

      I have no clue, but I'll embarrass myself with a wrong guess.  William F. Buckley, Jr.?

    4. Buffoon profile image83
      Buffoonposted 6 years ago

      Uhhh Mark Twain? tongue

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You googled didn't you?  You are right.
        I love how things don't change that much...

        Anyone else want to have us guess a quote?

        1. Buffoon profile image83
          Buffoonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Feck!!! I'm gonna crack a beer open to celebrate that the Buffoon isn't such an idiot after all!! I swear on THE CONSTITUTION that I DID NOT GOOGLE IT!   HONEST TO GOODNESS!

          Got me in the mind of what happened earlier in the month with Huck Finn, and one thought led to another?  Damn, I promise!

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
            Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I believe you smile

        2. Evan G Rogers profile image83
          Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Back when Mark Twain was alive, the "Republican" party was more like the current Democrat Party.

          so twain's statements would currently be anti-Democrat

          1. John Holden profile image61
            John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            False, as all political parties have been moving to the right over time the democrats would have been further to the left and thus Mark Twain's analysis of the Republican party would still have applied to the republican party.

            1. Evan G Rogers profile image83
              Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Abraham Lincoln - and thus the scorn of the South - was a Republican...

              ... and things have changed.

              Lincoln stood for government spending, federal bailouts, federal consolidation of power, and above all more taxes.

              Today much of the same claims apply to the Democrat Party (although, the Republican is guilty as well).

              1. habee profile image90
                habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Right. A liberal on another thread was just talking about the parties' shifting positions.

                http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/64712?page=13

          2. Doug Hughes profile image60
            Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            From 1901 until his death in 1910, Twain was vice president of the American Anti-Imperialist League. Doesn't sound like a neo-con group.

            1. habee profile image90
              habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Hi, Doug. Do you consider Lincoln a neo-con?

              1. Doug Hughes profile image60
                Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Habee, you and I both know history. Lincoln was a Republican. So was Teddy Roosevelt, a clear progressive. The Democratic party was steeped in racism until progressive democrats embraced the Civil Rights movement. The 'Southern Strategy' propelled Reagan to power by converting unhappy racists to the GOP. Neither party is staticic in philosophy - neither is pure.

                1. habee profile image90
                  habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  You got that right!

        3. Druid Dude profile image62
          Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          "Three men can keep a secret, if two of them are dead."

          1. Druid Dude profile image62
            Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Ben Franklin

    5. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago

      Who said this memorable 5 words?

      "Dude, you have no Quran."

    6. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago

      Ok,how about this one?

      "No one party can fool all the people all the time.  That's why we have two parties."

      1. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image60
        VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        .... have two parties to fool the people when its turn comes....?

        People in a democracy can never be fools. Because they have a chance in the next elections.

    7. Mighty Mom profile image90
      Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

      Hmmm. That sounds like it could be a Mae West quote :-).

    8. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image60
      VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 6 years ago

      I think it may be from Mr.Obama...?

      1. couturepopcafe profile image60
        couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The 'two parties" quote was actually comedian Bob Hope.

        The "Quran" quote was skateboarder Jacob Isom, who prevented the burning of a copy of the text when he snatched the book out of the book burner's hands.

    9. profile image61
      umair bajwa88posted 6 years ago

      I have panic breathing when I am stressed. I will certainly attempt this as a way of calming myself. Thank you for the advice.

    10. profile image61
      umair bajwa88posted 6 years ago

      i love 4 all

    11. profile image69
      logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago

      Who said, "It is not ours to fix the blame for the past, rather it is ours to fix the course for the future"?

      1. Buffoon profile image83
        Buffoonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That would be JFK, I think?

        1. Stump Parrish profile image60
          Stump Parrishposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Who said...As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it.

          How about...It is easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.

          These last 3 are all from the same person.

          If you are in a spaceship that is traveling at the speed of light, and you turn on the headlights, does anything happen?

          Sponges grow in the ocean. That just kills me. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn't happen.

          If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?

          1. Lisa HW profile image82
            Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            That last one was from Hubber, Don Ship (thinker-up of ever-challenging questions on HubPages), wasn't it?   smile

            1. Stump Parrish profile image60
              Stump Parrishposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Sry Lisa thats not correct.

              1. Stump Parrish profile image60
                Stump Parrishposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                1st one, was Dick Cavett

                Elana was correct with the Alfred Adler response and the last three are from Steven Wright who is argueably the smartest man on this planet. The surest sign of intelligent life in the universe is that none have tried to contact us.

            2. Don Ship profile image75
              Don Shipposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Actually, I said that. You're right, according to me, Lisa! tongue

          2. Elena. profile image87
            Elena.posted 6 years ago in reply to this



            I know this one, it's Alfred Alder's. I just know it because I fell for it in the movie "The Contender", which is quoted in one of my hubs... don't even remember which one, but it did make a long lasting impression on me! smile

    12. lovemychris profile image80
      lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

      "Republicans Must Realize They Don't Run Government"

    13. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

      “ Unless you knew better, you might swear that Chicken Little has taken over the newsroom and bolted the door. Hyping hysteria and peddling panic around the clock is now an enterprise listed on the Dow Jones ticker. And everybody watches, anxiety junkies cruising for another hit, just in case there’s some real news. After all, another 9/11 could happen, and we might miss it. ”

      I like this one...it's from a novel.

      1. Doug Hughes profile image60
        Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Author's name, please

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
          Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Steve Martini

    14. Stacie L profile image88
      Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

      ...who said.."A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government."

      1. Doug Hughes profile image60
        Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Ken Lay?

        1. Stacie L profile image88
          Stacie Lposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          no...it was a political leader,though

          1. Stacie L profile image88
            Stacie Lposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            actually it was Richard Nixon's sidekick-- Spiro Agnew

    15. Laura du Toit profile image90
      Laura du Toitposted 6 years ago

      A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

      While you decide who said all of the previous I am giving you an easier quote to put a name to.

     
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