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Wil Wheaton

Republicans are spending a lot of effort trying to scare Americans about ISIS. Probably just a coincidence that there’s an election soon.

Ed Schultz 3

“Just when you think Republicans can’t sink any lower, they do. Attacking Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl isn’t cutting it anymore. They want more. Now Republicans are going to after his dad, his father, Bob Bergdahl. These guys are ruthless. They have no boundaries. Republicans have made Bob Bergdahl a tool in their toolbox to take down President Obama. They’ll try anything. They don’t like the way he looks. They don’t like the way he talks. They don’t like what comes out of his mouth and they can’t stand the fact that Bob Bergdahl doesn’t hate Muslims.

…For Congress and the conservative media to suggest that they know more than the military brass is an outrage. It’s an insult. Republicans, they’re not supporting the troops. They’re attacking the troops. They think our generals are idiots and can’t figure out what happened to this guy, and they don’t want to give him time to do it because they hate Obama so much. Republicans are disingenuous when they claim to support the troops and attack Bowe Bergdahl’s father. The one person who is supporting the troops, is President Obama. He is standing behind his decision.”

Barack Obama 7

“[I]f you look at the results of what we’ve done over the last five years, it is fair to say that our alliances are stronger, our partnerships are stronger, and in the Asia Pacific region, just to take one example, we are much better positioned to work with the peoples here on a whole range of issues of mutual interest.”

Barack Obama 5

“The United States cannot and will not impose this transition upon Syria. It is up to the Syrian people to choose their own leaders, and we have heard their strong desire that there not be foreign intervention in their movement.”

Chris Matthews 2

“We watched this gory hanging, this absurd hanging, of Saddam Hussein, while these thugs went about this thing on television. We watched this, on our watch. It happened because of us, we gave them the power to do this to the guy. Okay, you start making the big time moral decisions like that, saying ‘Oh, these are the good guys, these are the bad guys.’ I think it’s very dangerous.

…And by the way, if we don’t stop killings Arabs on international television one of these days — that’s all we do is kill Arabs on international television. We don’t fight Africans, we don’t fight Europeans, Who do we fight? Islamic people, on International television. I think that might have something to do with jihad, just guessing. Don’t you?”

Chris Matthews

“You know, I don’t often say it and I rarely say it, but there was echoes of Joe McCarthy there [in Ted Cruz’s observation that Iran praised Hagel’s nomination], really strong echoes. “

Chris Matthews 4

“Since [Romney] doesn’t have a foreign policy, he buys the foreign policies of the powers that be. So, he sings the song of his neocon so-called advisers. What they really are, of course, are people who advocate a point of view, the
need for a new war with each new Republican president.

…Mitt won’t say a word about taxes that Grover Norquist might disapprove. He won’t approve any deal to cut spending that Grover won’t say OK to. That doesn’t make Mitt a leader. It makes him Grover’s rover.

Grover says pitch. Mitt Pitches. Grover says, beg. Mitt begs.

Same with the religious right. He won’t say a word that Pat Robinson, Franklin Graham crowd hasn’t approved for his political prayer book. There he was down at the Liberty University getting an honorary degree. Now, I didn’t know they give honorary degrees for pandering.

The scariest thing about Mitt Romney is that he really is open for bids. He`s sold his soul to every faction that`s out there, the neocons on foreign policy, the religious right on social policy. Grover on the tax issue.”

Thom Hartmann

Caller: “[D]o you think it’s an absurd idea, that idea of completely closing down the military and cutting off a trillion dollars?”

Hartmann: “No, I think it’s a really good idea and I totally agree with you.”