“Whether or not his disorders are diagnosable, the president’s psychological flaws are all too apparent. They were alarming when he took the oath of office; they are worse now. Every day Donald Trump is president is a day of disgrace. And a day of danger.”
— Peter Weher, Trump Is Not Well.
“He pisses ice water.”
— Roy Cohn’s assessment of his protege, Donald Trump.
“We’ve become now an oligarchy instead of a democracy. And I think that’s been the worst damage to the basic moral and ethical standards of the American political system that I’ve ever seen in my life.”
— Jimmy Carter
“We on the left have forgotten that the question is not how do you get good people to rule, most people who rule are mediocre at best and usually venal. The question is how do we make those in power frightened of us and not be seduced by formal political processes.”
— Chris Hedges
“There was a time, not so very long ago, when perfectly rational people ran the Republican Party. So how did the party of Lincoln become the party of lunatics? That is what this book aims to answer. Fear not, the Dems come in for their share of tough talk— they are zombies, a party of the living dead.”
— Amazon review of The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted by Mike Lofgren.
“The capitalist system is in the process of destroying itself and it will destroy itself in the next ten years.”
— Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, interview.
“We need in, every community, a group of angelic troublemakers.”
— Bayard Rustin