Quotes of the Day

By Tom Johnson

Aug 21, 2009 11:24am

Fewer than half of Americans, 45 percent, support reform as it’s been explained to date, while 50 percent are opposed — with many more ‘strongly’ opposed than strongly in favor, 40 percent vs. 27 percent. Support’s at just 36 percent among independents, the crucial political center.” — ABC News Polling Director Gary Langer.

“Independents liked Obama because they thought he was going to break this partisan gridlock – not intensify it.” — ABC's Chief Washington Correspondent George Stephanopoulos

“Obviously the sight of a mass murderer getting a hero's welcome in Tripoli is deeply upsetting, deeply distressing." — David Miliband, Foreign Minister, Great Britain

“If you go to the beach this weekend, I highly recommend no swimming. If you’re not an accomplished boater, you should let this weekend pass.” — Richard Holdener, Director of Emergency Management, Freeport, NY, anticipating Hurricane Bill

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