About the Book:
"Quoting Liberally: Why Lefties Are America’s Best Hope" is William Martin's fourth book of liberal quotations. One of its main purposes is to help energize liberals in support of President Obama’s reelection. Martin agrees with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd’s assessment that Obama is “a rational man running a most irrational nation, a high-minded man in a low-minded age.” Martin thinks we are fortunate to have a president who leans left in a country that increasingly leans right. He appreciates how he ended the Iraq War, extended heath care to millions of Americans, and kept us out of another Great Depression.
There are many critical topics referenced in Quoting Liberally. One of them deserves special notice. We desperately need to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. In the Citizens United decision, five GOP members of the Supreme Court disregarded mountains of legal precedent and empowered millionaires and billionaires to spend unlimited amounts of money to buy any and all elections. Campaign finance, already legalized bribery, has gone from obscene to corrupt. Without a constitutional amendment to reverse this power grab, corporations will completely control the political process. Campaign finance reform is now the issue upon which all others depend.
Because big corporations now have the ability to drown out competing perspectives, enabling liberal voices to be heard has never been more important. Quoting Liberally will help address this need. It will be a resource for bloggers, speechwriters, activists, and everyday patriots who care about the future of their country. The book’s special section on “Stupid Republican Quotes” will remind us of the nuttiness and cruelty of conservative discourse, while the liberal quotes will show us why lefties are America’s best hope.
Dr. William Martin has been a college professor at Temple University and Monmouth University and has worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a press secretary, school auditor, and management consultant. He has published the other books of quotations, The Best Liberal Quotes Ever, What Liberals Believe, and Quotes from the Underground:
Some samples from the book:
In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy. - Fran Lebowitz
A Romney presidency will be awesome unless you're poor, sick, gay, female, Mexican or a dog. - Andy Borowitz
If homosexuality is a disease, let's all call in queer to work: "Hello. Can't work today, still queer." - Robin Tyler
I hate the word homophobia. It's not a phobia. You are not scared. You are an asshole. - Unknown
The idea that the blame for our government's dysfunction is equally shared by the parties just is a giant, steaming mound of horse shit. - Bill Maher
Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings. - Richard Dawkins
Quoting Liberally: Why Lefties are America's Best Hope
Authored by William Martin
List Price: $14.95
5.5" x 8.5" (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
Sunbury Press, Inc.
BISAC: Reference / Quotations
Political Science / Political Thought
Also available for Kindle and Nook.
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