February 22, 2012

The ‘Who Said It’ Quiz for 2/22/2012

Filed under: Commentary,Opinion — Tags: , , , , , — RS Janes @ 7:45 pm

Match the quote with the right name or source. If you’re correct on all of them, give yourself a big pat on the back!

1. “Critics on the right worried that [the president] was a Communist, a socialist or the tool of a … conspiracy. Critics on the left complained his policies didn’t go far enough.”

To which president does the quote refer:

A. Barack Obama
B. Woodrow Wilson
C. Franklin D. Roosevelt
D. Harry S Truman

2. “The idea is that the state doesn’t have rights to limit individuals’ wants and passions. I disagree with that. I think we absolutely have rights because there are consequences to letting people live out whatever wants or passions they desire.”

Who said it?

A. Newt Gingrich
B. Rick Santorum
C. Adolf Hitler
D. Benito Mussolini

3. “On religious issues there can be little or no compromise. There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious beliefs. There is no more powerful ally one can claim in a debate than Jesus Christ, or God, or Allah, or whatever one calls this supreme being. But like any powerful weapon, the use of God’s name on one’s behalf should be used sparingly. The religious factions that are growing throughout our land are not using their religious clout with wisdom. They are trying to force government leaders into following their position 100 percent. If you disagree with these religious groups on a particular moral issue, they complain, they threaten you with a loss of money or votes or both.”

A. John F. Kennedy
B. Barry Goldwater
C. Bill Clinton
D. Barack Obama

4. “The preservation of the family with many children is a matter of biological concept and national feeling. The family with many children must be preserved … because it is a highly valuable, indispensable part of the … nation. Valuable and indispensable not only because it alone guarantees the maintenance of the population in the future but because it is the strongest basis of national morality and national culture … The preservation of this family form is a necessity of national and cultural politics … it considers unborn life as sacrosanct. For the legalization of abortion is at variance with the function of the family, which is to produce children and would lead to the definite destruction of the family with many children.”

A. Ron Paul newsletter in the 1990s
B. Rick Santorum campaign press release in 2011
C. Family Research Council email in 2009
D. A Nazi newspaper in the 1930s

5. “Men by their constitutions are naturally divided into two parties: 1. Those who fear and distrust the people, and wish to draw all powers from them into the hands of the higher classes. 2. Those who identify themselves with the people, have confidence in them, cherish and consider them as the most honest and safe, although not [always] the most wise depository of the public interests.”

A. John F. Kennedy
B. Thomas Jefferson
C. Franklin D. Roosevelt
D. Dwight D. Eisenhower

6. “The liberal court found Him [Jesus] guilty of false offenses and sentenced Him to death, all because He changed the hearts and minds of men with an army of 12. His death reset the clock of time. Never before and not since has there ever been such a perfect conservative.”

A. Rick Santorum
B. Sarah Palin
C. Rick Perry
D. Herman Cain

7. “Stupid people are ruining America.”

A. Rick Santorum
B. Sarah Palin
C. Rick Perry
D. Herman Cain

Click on ‘Read the rest of this post’ for the answers…

1. Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930’s. From “When The Bankers Plotted To Overthrow FDR” by the NPR Staff: “The Wall Street Putsch, as it’s known today, was a plot by a group of right-wing financiers,” trying to bring fascism to the U.S. “The conspirators had several million dollars, a stockpile of weapons and had even reached out to a retired Marine general, Smedley Darlington Butler, to lead their forces.” Fortunately, Gen. Butler, author of 1935’s “War is a Racket,” was a patriot and exposed the conspiracy against FDR.

2. Rick Santorum

3. Barry Goldwater, called the ‘Father of Modern Conservatism’

4. From the Oct. 14, 1931, Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the Nazi Party in Germany, as quoted by Mike Lofgren in “A Conservative Explains Why Right-Wingers Have No Compassion.”

5. Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Henry Lee, Aug. 10, 1824

6. Herman Cain, as quoted by Think Progress

7. Herman Cain strikes again!

Copyright 2012 RS Janes.


  1. 3 of 7. Missed Herman Cain entirely. Got 1, 4, & 5.

    Comment by db — February 22, 2012 @ 9:45 pm

  2. That’s pretty good, db. A friend took this test the other night and said he didn’t get any. I guess the quotes were a little obscure.

    Comment by RS Janes — February 23, 2012 @ 7:09 am

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