10 Great Quotes about Government Ineptitude

10 Great Quotes about Government Ineptitude

If you’re a Republican, you probably think President Obama is at fault for our government shutdown. If you’re a Democrat, you probably blame the Republicans in Congress. Blah, blah, blah…I think we can all agree that our government as a whole is sort of—a joke. So let’s take a deep breath and try to see the humor in the situation. Read the quotes below, all the while remembering that there is much truth in almost all humor.

 

DANIEL P. MOYNIHAN
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“The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it’s so rare.”

 

KIN HUBBARD
kin-hubbard“Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature.”

 

 P.J. O’ROURKE
pj o rourke“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.”

 

WILL ROGERS
will rogers
“I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.”

 

CLARENCE DARROW
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“When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.”

 

CULLEN HIGHTOWER
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“The mistakes made by Congress wouldn’t be so bad if the next Congress didn’t keep trying to correct them.” 

 

PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN
ron reagan“I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.”

 

EDWARD EVERETT HALE
edward everett hale“I look at the Senators and pray for the country.”

 

MILTON BERLE
milton berle“You can lead a man to Congress, but you can’t make him think.”

 

PRESIDENT JAMES BUCHANAN
buchanan“If you are as happy, my dear sir, on entering this White House as I am in leaving it and returning home, you are the happiest man in this country.”

 

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