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Conservatives were griping for decades about liberal
by Michael K. Powell

Conservatives were griping for decades about liberal
media and nobody paid attention.
Now, all of a sudden, one news channel has gotten a
whole new community of people freaked out.
- Michael K. Powell

I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing.
- Michael K. Powell

The first thing I feel like we have the potential to
do is to deliver to consumers more roots to their home.
- Michael K. Powell

I love my DSL, but I love my WiFi more.
And I probably get on the Internet 40 percent to 50
percent more because of the combination of those technologies.
- Michael K. Powell

 

Unlike the phone system, which is engineered around an application,
the Internet layered model allows you to,
in essence, separate applications from infrastructure.
- Michael K. Powell

The comparison to the old world is something to get excited about.
We have the potential for more choice and innovation,
and a different regulatory environment that doesn't
place as much weight on economic regulations of terms and conditions.
- Michael K. Powell

We think the whole world's going to change,
and forget that human beings are still human beings;
we have the same five senses,
we still interact the same way, we still love and hate the same way,
but marketers lose track of that.
But then it comes down to earth.
- Michael K. Powell

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What scared me in that debate is that it's not about
the ownership rules at all.
The vast majority of people don't even know what the rules say,
to be perfectly candid.
Name all six of them.
- Michael K. Powell

So as I look at transitioning to the communication platforms of the future,
I see that the beauty of Internet protocols is you
get the separation of the layers between service and technology.
- Michael K. Powell

We're trying to fix this with the plan we've been floating.
Now, the law says the transition ends in 2006 or -
and the "or" is the only part that matters -
85 percent of Americans go buy a digital TV.
- Michael K. Powell

You can sell nothing for a mark-up for a while,
but only until something starts eating away at it.
Now I can go home and click on Yahoo,
call my sister and talk over a microphone for free.
- Michael K. Powell

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid,
but most stupid people are conservatives.
- John Stuart Mill

Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing
his decision on stem cell research.
He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution.
- Jay Leno

Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.
- George Will

Conservative talk radio works because there are lots
of conservatives who are convinced that they are not
getting the whole story from the regular media.
- Paul Weyrich

Liberals like using government to solve problems in
OUR country and conservatives are using our government
to solve problems in OTHER countries.
- Matthew Lesko

Liberals feel unworthy of their possessions.
Conservatives feel they deserve everything they've stolen.
- Mort Sahl

It's funny how the hippies and the punks tried to get
rid of the conservatives,
but they always seem to get the upper hand in the end.
- Bjork

Not a lot of conservatives on this list.
Are more liberals than conservatives screwing up America?
- Matt Lauer

Conservatives must avoid the siren song of schism,
or all is lost.
- John Podhoretz

Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people,
it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
- John Stuart Mill

Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism.
They have a distorted understanding of the traditional
values they claim to defend.
- Christopher Lasch

One of the most pervasive political visions of our
time is the vision of liberals as compassionate and
conservatives as less caring.
- Thomas Sowell

When you practice reporting for as long as I have,
you keep yourself at a distance from True Believers.
Either conservatives or liberals or Democrats or Republicans.
- Bob Woodward

Political debate with liberals is basically impossible
in America today because liberals are calling names
while conservatives are trying to make arguments.
- Ann Coulter

Liberals tend to put the onus of your success on society
and conservatives on you and your family.
- Dennis Prager

Of course, conservatives always claim to be against judicial activism.
- Michael Kinsley

Conservatives truly love America and support the armed forces,
while liberals are unpatriotic draft dodgers.
- Joe Conason

2010 is not just a choice between Republicans and Democrats.
2010 is not just a choice between liberals and conservatives.
2010 is a referendum on the very identity of our nation.
- Marco Rubio

Instead of taking environmentalism away from the left,
conservatives condemn it as a counsel of doom.
- Christopher Lasch

Conservatives divide the world in terms of good and
evil while liberals do it in terms of the rich and poor.
- Dennis Prager

Liberals often don't see the problems,
and conservatives don't see the promise,
of government.
- William Weld

My sense is that the majority of Conservatives share
my reservations about how we got into Iraq.
- Kenneth Clarke

Social conservatives say who drives the bus.
- Richard Land

Conservatives sense a link between television and drugs,
but they do not grasp the nature of this connection.
- Christopher Lasch

We have to struggle against the conservatives from all sides,
not only the right-wingers, but also the left-wing
conservatives who don't want to change anything.
- Jacques Delors

The pro-growth policies and spending restraint of Conservatives work.
- Zach Wamp

I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

They plan to ride into the White House on the Sweet Talk Express.
Well, think again.
Bush and Cheney are not compassionate conservatives.
They are ruthless reactionaries.
- Patricia Ireland

The "takings" clause of the Fifth Amendment is for
conservatives what the equal protection clause of the 14th is for liberals.
- Michael Kinsley

Radical conservatives want to police bedrooms.
- Robert Reich

It's not that conservatives don't care.
We do.
We just have different answers than liberals do.
It's a difference of the mind, not of the heart.
- Tom Selleck

Conservatives believe in providing Constitutional rights to our citizens,
not to enemy combatants like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
- Mitt Romney

In museums and palaces we are alternate radicals and conservatives.
- Henry James

It has been surprising to me that so few conservatives
have voiced concern over the precedence that are being
set in favor of suppression by this so-called conservative administration.
- James Bovard

Self-professed conservatives comprise about 40% to 45% of the electorate.
- Paul Weyrich

Big government conservatives are spending trillions and wasting billions.
Republicans are no longer the party of fiscal conservancy,
but the party of runaway spending and corruption.
- Sherrod Brown

There are no black conservatives.
Oh, there are neoconservatives with black skin,
but they lack any claim to blackness other than the biological.
They have forgotten their roots.
- Stephen Carter

Conservatives and liberals alike have been waiting
for this moment for a third of a century.
- Michael Kinsley

We're not programming to conservatives.
We're just not eliminating their point of view.
- Roger Ailes

Conservatives unwittingly side with the social forces
that contribute to the destruction of traditional values.
- Christopher Lasch

Conservatives have a different view of a lot of issues
versus our friends on the other side.
The election determines how that shakes out.
- Lindsey Graham

The silent majority really is a liberal majority,
even though the word liberal has taken a real beating
over the last 20 years by radical conservatives.
- Robert Reich

We conservatives don't have a corner on saying 'no'.
We're just the ones who say it when it's the right thing to say.
- Mitt Romney

The Conservatives over the years have done a great deal,
from Sir John A, to Diefenbaker, and others.
- Brian Mulroney

Time and time again, history has proved that the conservatives
are right and the liberals are wrong.
- Stockwell Day

This open eye for possible alternatives which need
to be scrutinized before we can determine which is
the best grounded is profoundly disconcerting to all
conservatives and to almost all revolutionaries.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

Let me tell you who we conservatives are:
we love people.
When we look out over the United States of America,
when we are anywhere, when we see a group of people,
such as this or anywhere, we see Americans.
We see human beings.
We don't see groups.
We don't see victims.
- Rush Limbaugh

The future of Conservatism lies in our beliefs and values,
not by throwing them away.
We need to shed associations that bind us to past failures,
but hold faith with those things that make us Conservatives.
- Iain Duncan Smith

Just think of what Woodrow Wilson stood for:
he stood for world government.
He wanted an early United Nations, League of Nations.
But it was the conservatives, Republicans,
that stood up against him.
- Ron Paul

Conservatives, despite their increasingly powerful
presence on cable TV and talk radio,
feel excluded and disregarded by the longstanding preponderance
of liberal voices on public television.
- Michael Medved

And conservatives know that if you reject these principles
of limited government and urge others to reject them you can be my ally,
you can be my friend but you cannot call yourself a conservative.
- Mike Pence

President Bush is supporting Arnold but a lot of Republicans are not,
because he is actually quite liberal.
Karl Rove said if his father wasn't a Nazi,
he wouldn't have any credibility with conservatives at all.
- Bill Maher

When teachers try to teach, nurses try to nurse,
small businesses try to serve their clients and the
police try to arrest criminals,
there is always a regulator or three breathing down their necks.
Conservatives want to make people's lives easier.
- John Redwood

Be these people either Conservatives or Socialists,
Yellows or Reds, the most important thing is -
and that is the point I want to stress -
that all of them are right in the plain and moral sense of the word.
- Karel Capek

Even as someone who's labeled a conservative -
I'm a Republican I'm black,
I'm heading up this organization in the Reagan administration -
I can say that conservatives don't exactly break their
necks to tell blacks that they're welcome.
- Clarence Thomas

The logic is often far-fetched - how does medical marijuana
affect interstate commerce? -
and some conservatives would like judges to start throwing
out federal laws wholesale on commerce clause grounds.
The court once again said no thanks.
- Michael Kinsley

Let's leave behind the predictable and stale debate
between liberals and conservatives.
Let's take the resources that we have,
and prioritize, and manage, and focus our energy on
just doing things that count -
on real results.
- Phil Bredesen

Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life
what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth:
namely,
a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good.
- Daniel P. Moynihan

Conservatives, please.
Let's not duplicate the manias of the Left as we figure
out how to deal with Mr. Obama.
He is not exactly the anti-Christ, although a disturbing
number of people on the Right are convinced he is.
- David Horowitz

You know, I think, people of all stripes in California,
Republicans, Democrats, conservatives,
liberals, frankly, as I have traveled the state,
the number one issue is jobs.
And they are looking for which candidate can get the economy back on track.
- Meg Whitman


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