[Ads-l] Appeal for Notable Quotations of 2018

Chris Waigl chris at LASCRIBE.NET
Sat Nov 10 18:02:57 EST 2018


I've been thinking of Andrew Gillum's "I’m not calling Mr. DeSantis a
racist. I’m simply saying the racists believe he’s a racist." I think it'll
have legs. For one thing, as one commentator I'm forgetting pointed out,
it's extremely rare that a black American can basically call their opponent
a racist without a firestorm accusing them of "playing the race card".

Full context:  “My grandmother used to say, ‘A hit dog will holler,’ and it
hollered through this room. Mr. DeSantis has spoken. First of all, he’s got
neo-Nazis helping him out in this state. He has spoken at racist
conferences. He accepted a contribution and would not return it from
someone who referred to the former president of the United States as a
Muslim N-I-G-G-E-R. When asked to return that money, he said no. He’s using
that money to now fund negative ads. Now, I’m not calling Mr. DeSantis a
racist. I’m simply saying the racists believe he’s a racist.” (After:
http://time.com/5434734/andrew-gillum-a-hit-dog-will-holler/ )

On Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 12:12 PM Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
wrote:

> It's that time of year again.  In the next few weeks I have to finalize my
> list of the 10 notable quotations of the year, disseminated by the
> Associated Press, and would welcome input.  The criteria are quotations
> that are famous, or important, or particularly revealing of the spirit of
> our times.  Invariably many of the quotes are political in nature, but I do
> very much want some nonpolitical quotes from fields such as popular
> culture, sports, business, science, etc.  I also would like to have some
> foolish quotes from Democrats to give the list some balance.
>
>
> Below are some of the candidates I already have.  Comments on which of
> these are most notable, or which of them are not so notable, and
> suggestions of additional quotations would be most welcome.  Note that
> quotes from December 2017 may be eligible.  Internet memes can be
> considered if they are very popular.
>
>
> Fred Shapiro
>
>
> Our country is led by those who will lie about anything, backed by those
> who will believe anything, based on information from media sources that
> will say anything.
>
> James Comey
>
>
> Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter.
>
> Christine Blasey Ford
>
>
> This is America
>
> Don't catch you slippin' up.
>
> Donald Glover
>
>
> Truth isn't truth.
>
> Rudy Giuliani
>
>
> I liked beer.  I still like beer.
>
> Brett Kavanaugh
>
>
> This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated
> political hit, fueled with revenge on behalf of the Clintons.
>
> Brett Kavanaugh
>
>
> We gather to mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not
> cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so
> willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those that live lives of
> comfort and privilege while he suffered and served.
>
> Meghan McCain
>
>
> If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting
> of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we as
> American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom.
>
> Rex Tillerson
>
>
> Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him
> that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful
> one than his, and my Button works!
>
> Donald Trump
>
>
> [I am] not smart, but genius ... and a very stable genius at that!
>
> Donald Trump
>
>
> Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?
>
> Donald Trump
>
>
> If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department
> store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you
> push back on them and you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere.
>
> Maxine Waters
>
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