Radical Republican Quotes: Can You Guess Who Said What?

republicanpersonalitiesI did an article a while back titled “Who Said It: A Republican or an Insane Person?”  When you filter out the frequent “What’s the difference?” comments, people seemed to have a lot of fun with it.

Even some of my right-wing friends couldn’t get most of them accurate.  Of course, that didn’t change their mind on anything, but it was funny to see them guess incorrectly and try and act as if they didn’t just make their political party look ridiculous.

So I thought I’d do something similar.

The following quotes are a list I’ve comprised from various right-wing personalities like Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck, Mike Huckabee, Rick Perry, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Michele Bachmann.

I strongly encourage everyone to read all the way through to the end — I think most will be shocked at exactly who said what.

And here we go:

“It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.”

“All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people.”

“This human world of ours would be inconceivable without the practical existence of a religious belief.”

“As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice.”

Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice.”

“I soon realized that the correct use of propaganda is a true art which has remained practically unknown to the bourgeois parties. Only the Christian- Social movement, especially in Lueger’s time achieved a certain virtuosity on this instrument, to which it owed many of its success.”

“The greatness of every mighty organization embodying an idea in this world lies in the religious fanaticism and intolerance with which, fanatically convinced of its own right, it intolerantly imposes its will against all others.”

“Woman’s world is her husband, her family, her children and her home. We do not find it right when she presses into the world of men.”

“It may be that today gold has become the exclusive ruler of life, but the time will come when man will again bow down before a higher god.”

“Christianity could not content itself with building up its own altar; it was absolutely forced to undertake the destruction of the heathen altars. Only from this fanatical intolerance could its apodictic faith take form; this intolerance is, in fact, its absolute presupposition.”

“All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.”

“The Government, being resolved to undertake the political and moral purification of our public life, are creating and securing the conditions necessary for a really profound revival of religious life.”

“Just look at the bill of fare served up in our movies, vaudeville and theaters, and you will hardly be able to deny that this is not the right kind of food, particularly for the youth…Theater, art, literature, cinema, press, posters, and window displays must be cleansed of all manifestations of our rotting world and placed in the service of a moral, political, and cultural idea.”

“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”

I have to admit something to you — I lied.  These quotes aren’t from various right-wing personalities, as believable as that would be.

They’re quotes by Adolf Hitler.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • girl

    actually I have to say I agree with the first quote “It’s always more difficult to fight against faith than knowlege” in the only context I can think of. I can more easily explain to someone the difference between “you’re” and “your”, it’s much more difficult to explain to someone that their Bible says some outlandish and hypocritical things.

    • lindylou

      Totally: all the religious fanatic has to do is just stand there and repeat the same bible verse over and over, sort of like water eroding the Grand Canyon, Eventually we just give up and walk away.

  • kennywyland

    Well, I’m glad I’m not insane. As I was reading through the quotes I kept thinking two things: 1) These quotes are WAY too linguistically advanced for those Republicans you listed and 2) They kind of sound like things I’ve heard when discussing Nazis and WWII.

    • KyanaBelle

      My thought exactly. I could not see any of those Republicans listed being capable of articulating those quotes, except maybe Coulter. Since none of the quotes were blatantly vicious, I doubted she was the source.

      • The Dudeman

        Same with me. The only one I could have seen actually being able to say the quotes was Glenn Beck.

  • Come to think of it, the last one sounds like something Glenn Beck would say to himself every day before starting his show.

  • Ed

    I am a christian, and attack if you want. I’ve got tough skin 🙂
    But you cant go by just a few Nut burger comments from a few nut burgers, to base your believe on how all Christians Act.. Though I wish there were few of those types in power who appear to make it seem that their views are a common theme among the millions of Christians around the United States. Many of us are able to think and reason is a common sense way.
    There is a lot of diverse believes in all groups.

    • kennywyland

      If you think it’s just a “few” nut burgers, then you aren’t paying attention.

    • William Carr

      Forest for the Trees error.

      You’re standing in part of the Forest where the Trees are “Liberal” Christians.

      You should KNOW that there are many, MANY acres of twisted, anti-Science Religious Fanatic “Trees” in the Christian Forest.

      Especially as these loons are the only ones Conservatives allow into power.

      It’s not as if Michelle Bachmann, she of the limited intellect and paranoid fantasies, is a REAL old-fashioned Republican.

      But the Republican Party is dominated by Radicals and she’s the type of lunatic they like to promote.

      You have a severe problem. And you won’t be able to fix it until you admit “Yes, the Conservative Movement only promotes Religious Fanatics, and it’s an embarrassment to the sane among us”.