The unique perspective and provocative opinions of Joe O’Neill
“Putin is so ‘popular’ that anyone who challenges him must be murdered, exiled or banned. Anyone who treats these (Russian) ‘elections’ as anything other than a dictator’s theater is a fool.”–Russian exile Gary Kasparov.
“I think we did a fantastic job in Puerto Rico.”–President Donald Trump.
“I don’t think they can impeach somebody that’s doing a great job.”–Donald Trump.
“Do not despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America. … Farewell, fellow Americans. God bless you, and God bless America.”–The late Sen. John McCain.
“I want to be a bridge between McCain World and Trump world.”–South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham.
“You learn to let things go.”–John McCain.
“We’ve never had a president who’s deliberately made decisions the effect of which is to tear down America’s standing in the world.”–Former Vice President Al Gore.
“(Trump) knows that the conservative base of the Republican Party will remain loyal as long as he’s busy stocking the courts with their brand of judges.”—David Van Drehle, Washington Post.
“My fellow Americans: Rudy Giuliani is right; truth isn’t truth. And climate change isn’t real. And Donald Trump isn’t president! Feels better already, doesn’t it?”–Bette Midler.
“I think Republicans will lose the House in the November midterms, and the results will yield enough angry Democrats for a majority of the House to vote for impeachment.”—Republican political consultant Ed Rogers.
“Resign.”–Al Gore’s one-word message to Donald Trump.
“Such a fantastic win.”–President Donald Trump, on Ron DeSantis’ primary win over Adam Putnam.
“Let’s keep Florida great–and make it even greater.”–Ron DeSantis.
“Florida’s not picking an apprentice. We’re electing a governor.”–Adam Putnam.
“I think (Gillum) is way, way too liberal for the state of Florida.”–Ron DeSantis.
“A failed socialist mayor … who has allowed crime and many other problems to flourish in his city. This is not what Florida wants or needs.”–Donald Trump, referencing Andrew Gillum.
“What our state and country needs is decency, hope and leadership.”—Andrew Gillum.
“He’s the talent that our party has waited for for so long.”–Gillum primary opponent Chris King.
“Now we must put all our efforts behind Andrew Gillum.”–Gwen Graham.
“Andrew’s nomination was good news for every Democrat on the ballot. This pumps energy, excitement into the Democratic ticket unlike anything we’ve seen before.”—State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando.
“I can’t believe the party has turned into a cult of personalities.”–Keith Rupp, former aide to Adam Putnam.
“Either (DeSantis) has got some nasty tendencies within himself or he just doesn’t get out much. And neither is good.”–David Brooks,New York Times.
“I’ve always assumed that the path to victory has been through the center. … He certainly has excited the Democratic base. Now the job is to expand the universe.”–Mayor BobBuckhorn.
“Search is not used to set a political agenda, and we don’t bias our results toward any political ideology.”–Google
“Give a man fake news, and he’ll fool you for a day. Teach a man to fake news, and he’ll lie to you for life.”–M. Berger, author and fellow with the Counter-Terrorism Strategic Communication Project.
“The best way to encourage continued economic growth, make it easier to rebuild aging infrastructure and place more young adults into high-paying careers is to address construction workforce shortages.”–Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America.
“The policing of women’s bodies must end.”–Billie Jean King.
“Sadly, it’s very common, ballot fatigue. You’ll see with the Amendments in November. … Undervotes have consequences. You literally are letting someone else choose for you.”–Pasco County Election Supervisor Brian Corley.
“Our estimates imply that the benefits of school air conditioning likely outweigh the costs in most of the U.S., particularly given future predicted climate change.”–From a Harvard research study of the impact of AC on standardized test results.
“His passing will leave a hole in the heart of theatre in the United States and abroad.”—Stageworks Theatre, on the passing of Neil Simon.
“The ability to get our new name out there was very important to us, because it is a very competitive landscape in health care.”–Florida Hospital president and CEO Mike Schultz, after signing 10-year deal with the Buccaneers to rename One Buc Place the AdventHealth Training Center.