Notably Quotable: “The people in power would not be working so hard to silence those of us who…”

“The people in power would not be working so hard to silence those of us who care deeply about American democracy if they thought our actions didn’t matter.”

— Heather Cox Richardson, The History Of American Political & Social Reform Has Always Begun By People Speaking Out


“Let’s just go on the record. They talk about 40 Democrats. Twenty-one of those are people that I spent a hundred million dollars to help elect. All of the new Democrats that came in and put Nancy Pelosi in charge and gave the Congress the ability to control this president, I bough—…I, I got them.”

— Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg Almost Admits to Buying Members of Congress


“I could teach anybody, even the people in this room (to farm). You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn.” 

— Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg and Trump: Two peas in a pod


“We are confronted by a rapidly evolving fascist state and no billionaire pooped out by such a system will rescue us. We — as citizen voters, activists, and free people — are the ones to rescue us.”

— Mark L. Taylor, Worshipping Bloomberg: The False Savior Of Wall Street & The Corporate Dems


“We are all soon going to face a test. We have a president who has turned his office into a cult of personality, who has repeatedly shown his disdain for the law, and who puts his personal interests above everything else. Is it any wonder that we are being prepared for the increasingly likely event that the president may declare martial law? I ask everyone reading this to undergo the same uncomfortable self-examination. If Trump refuses to leave the White House, how much are you willing to sacrifice, and how much you are willing to tolerate? Our democracy depends on your answer.”

— DemSem, Trump has already ‘joked’ about defying 2020 election results. Here’s what could happen if he refuses to concede


“What are you talking about, Susan!? Of course he hasn’t learned his lesson. Trump never learns his lesson. This is the man whose first-born child was Donald Trump Jr., and he kept having children!”

— John Oliver, John Oliver tells Susan Collins she can tell Trump doesn’t learn


“Centrists are the car that won’t get out of the way of the ambulance.”

— John Ewen, Jimmy Dore (9/19/19)


“If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.”

― Noam Chomsky


“Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

― Greek Proverb


“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

— Aldous Huxley