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Quote of the Day || February 13, 2014

“We shall surrender on the beaches, we shall surrender on the landing grounds, we shall surrender in the fields and in the streets, we shall surrender in the hills; we shall always surrender.”

– John Boehner

A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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23 Responses to Quote of the Day || February 13, 2014

  1. Mr. Speaker! Do you have a preference for your position of obeisance?
    You will not fight on your feet and now you and the republican(lower case intended) party will die on its knees. You have amply indicated your complete surrender to the dark side of the force.
    “I am not a member of an organized party; I am a democrat!” That is attributed to Will Rogers.
    There is no party of opposition in America. Amerika ist tot!

  2. It was funny until the John B part.

    As an aside, I believe Winston Churchill was the greatest leader of the 20th Century and not just because he lived long enough to write his memoirs. He had a firm, unwavering belief in democracy and freedom. He faced not only adversity, but also, significant career setbacks and persevered. He alone stood between aggression and the last light of freedom.

    Discredited by the failure of the Dardanelles expedition, which he had championed, Churchill lost (1915) his admiralty post and served on the front lines in France. There is no chagrin, no sense of shame, with this current set of leaders.

  3. I have a weird idea–why didn’t Boehner cut the pain on this thing, which was going to get extended, and not make all of us, not to mention Rep candidates, defend another shutdown–and pick another battle? …What? He did? Never mind.

  4. I don’t know which is better – your post, Keith, or the comments.
    Thanks to all of you.
    Nice to evoke Churchill at a time like this…
    Will you ever forget the cranes bowing on the Thames as his funeral barge went by?