quote by Alan Greenspan

If you get beyond the political rhetoric [and assembled a group to solve Social Security] it would take them 15 minutes. It would take them 15 minutes only because 10 minutes was used for pleasantries.

— Alan Greenspan

Reckoning Political Rhetoric quotations

Like so many before him who have ruined countries around the world, Obama has a greatly inflated idea of his own capabilities and the capabilities off what can be accomplished by rhetoric or even by political power.


Political rhetoric quote When words are both true and kind they can change the world.
When words are both true and kind they can change the world.

Politics is still crucially important.

Our choices are vital, and we've got to make them and not just say, 'Oh they're all the same.' They are all the same in certain ways, alas - a political animal is such an animal.

Political rhetoric quote Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can.
Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can.

It is truly a triumph of rhetoric over reality when people can believe that going into politics is 'public service,' but that producing food, shelter, transportation, or medical care is not.

British diplomats, constantly exposed to American political-ethical rhetoric, find their professional skills tested to the limits by the need to keep a straight face. For illustrations of what I mean, study the photographs of the expressions worn by Mr Douglas Hurd at any international conference involving all the Western allies.

A commonplace of political rhetoric has it that the quality of a civilization may be measured by how it cares for its elderly. Just as surely, the future of a society may be forecast by how it cares for its young.


Political rhetoric quote Be the person your dog thinks you are.
Be the person your dog thinks you are.

Do the rhetorical quarrels of bourgeois political parties have anything to do with the interests of the humble and downtrodden?

So I think it's important to communicate with the people in terms of what the real facts are on these proposals and try to have a discussion and a dialogue that gives people information. I think they're hungry for that rather than just political rhetoric.

One sees a trend in our political and legal cultures toward treating religious beliefs as arbitrary and unimportant, a trend supported by a rhetoric that implies that there is something wrong with religious devotion.

Political rhetoric quote There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.

Vision is not political rhetoric.

Democrats were simply hoping to win some political points by getting their outlandish rhetoric published in the newspapers and heard on the talk shows.


Being Muslim has become synonymous with pointed questions, with tension and mistrust, even with conflict. It has become a global phenomenon with profound consequences for inter-communal relations, political rhetoric and policies at the local, regional, national and international level.

Political rhetoric quote Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but beca
Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.
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Political rhetoric leads only to confusion.

My point is that there are a lot of forces, like the media and the general political rhetoric tells us we should have more. That we should do better than our parents and have a bigger house or a better car.

I say a vote for the Democrats or Republicans is the ONLY wasted vote.

... By buying into the rhetoric that there are only two parties worth voting for...you increase their power. And with it, you promote the watered-down freedoms and endless government growth that these two parties consisently vote for.

Political rhetoric quote The stronger you become, the gentler you will be.
The stronger you become, the gentler you will be.

...associational ad hominem attacks remain the left's favorite rhetorical strategy for undermining opponents.


The force of what was called Panther rhetoric or word mongering resided not in elegant discourse but in strength of affirmation (or denial), in anger of tone and timbre. When the anger led to action there was no turgidity or over-emphasis. Anyone who has witnessed political rows among the Whites will have to admit that the Whites aren't overburdened with poetic imagination.

On the other side, I do believe that the rhetoric we are seeing from the Democrats today is unprecedented, is a new low in presidential politics and goes beyond political discourse and amounts to political hate speech.

Political rhetoric quote Being polite is so rare these days, thats its often confused with flirting.
Being polite is so rare these days, thats its often confused with flirting.
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My extended family is very political and very polar with each other, and it's put a bad taste in my mouth. All the rhetoric going back and forth and sort of hating on each other. So I'm not an extremely politically active person at this stage of my life.

As a political activist you run the risk of having to settle for one compromise or another in order to achieve your goals. Artists face the obvious accusation of elitism. The fundamental principle of my work is that it critiques capitalism in very specific ways. I am not interested in generalized political rhetoric. Instead of "aestheticizing" political issues, I try to challenge ingrained perspectives.

When I see an entire community disenfranchised, it disturbs me.

Not that I'm a message guy, per se. I write about people. I like to write about human beings, not crap political rhetoric. I've tried to avoid that all my life. When I wrote about soldiers in Vietnam, I wasn't trying to make a political statement. I was trying to write about how screwed things were for soldiers, and how they still are.


Political rhetoric quote Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because the
Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, ut because you are.
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When Donald Trump campaigned for president, he told the American people that he would be a different type of Republican, that he would take on the political and economic establishment, that he would stand up for working people, that he understood the pain that families all across this country were experiencing. Well, sadly, it was just cheap and dishonest campaign rhetoric that was meant to get votes, nothing more than that.

I've been a social gospel-er and a person who sees politics as a central dynamic to the encoding of religious rhetoric.

The pope [Francis] takes his vocabulary from his pastoral experience, not from the rhetorical tool kit of liberation theology, with its Marxist yammering about "center" and "periphery." The "peripheries," for Francis, are all those who have fallen through the cracks of late-modernity and post-modernity - in his native Argentina, because of colossal corruption, political and financial.

Political rhetoric quote Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They're underused.
Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They're underused.

There's been an instant desire to try to take some of the rhetoric that has done so well for Mr. Trump and apply it to Australian politics.

Part of it is eight years of a black president, and white America still lost their [minds] about that. Part of it is a Republican politics of vicious, vicious partisan [stuff] that has completely poisoned what we would call the political rhetorical sphere. All of these things come together in a perfect storm.


The rhetoric of hate and binarisms pervades the politics of the "Third-World" and of the West.

Political rhetoric quote Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician and I'll show you a crook.
Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician and I'll show you a crook.

ISIS is a terrorist entity whose barbarities have been condemned by all those who value our common humanity. In the current political climate, when hate crimes are rising and political rhetoric is increasingly divisive, this is all the more shocking.

There is no regard for human lives, or local national interests.

It is because the West, despite its hypocritical rhetoric (political correctness) does not really consider non-whites and non-Christians as human beings.

I still think people like to hear from someone's heart and how they really feel than the old political rhetoric trying to not say the wrong thing because how would it look, would they get votes, lose votes.

Political rhetoric quote Someone asked me the other day if I believe in conspiracies. Well, sure. Here's
Someone asked me the other day if I believe in conspiracies. Well, sure. Here's one. It is called political system. It is nothing if not a giant conspiracy to rob, trick and subjugate the population.

I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to make the show, and that it is in alignment with what I'm interested in, with what I read about. For me, it just felt like an organic step - of course, I'm thinking I want a show that allows for more representation for the community and shows the struggles people face, especially when we're hearing all this political rhetoric - to have a way to show how much this affects people lives.


These acts of terrorism are being committed by American citizens in this particular instance at a Planned Parenthood site, certain with a political agenda, fueled by the extremist rhetoric that we`ve seen from some on the hill and from people all across the country as it relates to a woman`s right to choose.

Americans tend not to distinguish between political rhetoric and real intentions, which can lead to great misunderstanding.

Because a part of the entire [Donald] Trump experience or whatever this last six months [of 2015] has been sort of feels like we`ve been living in a dream, but this is all actually happening.I mean, it`s great to be a political journalist in this time. It`s about the rhetoric. You hear his supporters on the campaign trail say we`re glad he`s not politically correct.

Like all of you I'm angry. I'm angry at what's happening to our nation. Citizens, it's time to take our country back. Bombastic insults wont take it back. Political rhetoric that promises a lot and delivers little, won't take it back. All of our problems can be solved. All of our wounds can be healed by a tested leader who is willing to fight for the character of our nation.