Quotes of the afternoon

Are Democrats indoctrinating our children, and mugging them at the same time?

By Alex Koppelman

Published January 29, 2009 10:25PM (EST)

Since we've already had a quote of the morning, how about two quotes for the afternoon?

First, by way of my colleague Mike Madden, who's been covering Thursday's Republican National Committee meeting, where RNC Chair Mike Duncan told the crowd the GOP has to stand up against its opponents because the Democrats' goal is "to indoctrinate a generation of American children to the gentle comforts of the nanny state."

And, by way of TPMDC, this is from Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), speaking about the stimulus at the Heritage Foundation:

The stimulus bill that is being championed by President Obama, which was passed by Democrats in the House last night, is the worst piece of economic legislation Congress has considered in a hundred years. Not since the passage in 1909 of the 16th Amendment -- which cleared the way for a federal income tax -- has the United States seriously entertained a policy so comprehensively hostile to economic freedom, nor so arrogantly indifferent to economic reality...

This bill is not a stimulus, ladies and gentlemen; it is a mugging. It is a fraud.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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