Regular readers of “The Lid” know that my friend John Hawkins is master of the list post.  I don’t know where he finds the time for all the research but his latest The 40 Best Political Quotes For 2012 is exceptional (even though it doesn’t include me):

For example

  • 38) “If liberals like it, it’s subsidized; if they don’t, it’s prohibited.” — Ann Coulter

  •  33) The wonderful fact of American life is that most American civil
    liberties and civil rights organizations have little reason for their
    continued existence. The NAACP, therefore, has to justify its existence.
    Which it does by manufacturing crises (and hopefully garnering media
    attention). Without major eruptions of racism, its raison d’etre
    disappears — along with its funding. — Dennis Prager

  • 27) A 2,700-page law is not a “law” by any civilized understanding of
    the term. Law rests on the principle of equality before it. When a bill
    is 2,700 pages, there’s no equality: Instead, there’s a hierarchy of
    privilege micro-regulated by an unelected, unaccountable, unconstrained,
    unknown, and unnumbered bureaucracy. It’s not just that the legislators
    who legislate it don’t know what’s in it, nor that the citizens on the
    receiving end can never hope to understand it, but that even the
    nation’s most eminent judges acknowledge that it is beyond individual
    human comprehension. A 2,700-page law is, by definition, an affront to
    self-government. — Mark Steyn 
  • 22) My working poor parents told me that I could do better. They taught
    me that I was as good as anybody else. And it never occurred to them to
    tell me that I could just rest comfortably and wait for good old Uncle
    Sugar to feed me, lead me and then bleed me. — Mike Huckabee

  • 20) An armed man is a citizen – a disarmed man is a subject. — Allen West

  • 13) As my father-in-law once said, when they talk about taxes it’s
    always for teachers, firemen, and police — but when they spend your
    taxes, it always seems to go to some guy in a leather chair downtown you
    never heard of. — Glenn Reynolds

  • 7) (If the rich are evil) why are you sitting in their library? Why are
    you sitting in their hall? Why did I just listen to a whole show on
    orangutans with no commercials that they paid for? — Adam Carolla

These are just a few examples, you must go to Right Wing News and read them all, the post is both entertaining and informative.  Just click here to read all forty. 

Oh and John–if you see this— we need to talk before you make next year’s list, I thought my “Honey will you stop at the supermarket and bring home Oreo Cookie Ice Cream”  or my “no son daddy doesn’t have a cash machine in his belly” were classics and should have been on this year’s list.

For the rest of you It is well worth your time to read the 40 quotes that made the list.