What are the TOP 10 politics quotes by P. J. O'Rourke?


When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.


Politics are for foreigners with their endless wrongs and paltry rights. Politics are a lousy way to get things done. Politics are, like God's infinite mercy, a last resort.


Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy.


The good news is that, according to the Obama administration, the rich will pay for everything. The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration, you're rich.




The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.


Agriculture is a business that has been up to its bib overalls in politics since the first Thanksgiving dinner kickback to the Indians for subsidizing Pilgrim maize production with fish head fertilizer grants.


Politics is the attempt to achieve power and prestige without merit.


The minute somebody joins a committee... they immediately suffer from committee brain. They become wildly over-enthusiastic, over-optimistic, over-pessimistic. Committees turn people into idiots, and politics is a committee.


The best and brightest don't go into politics. The best and brightest are at Goldman Sachs.


The Bible is very clear about one thing: Using politics to create fairness is a sin.



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