Quotes That Make You Go “Hmmmmmm”

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"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."

— President Bush, 5/24/05

Oh yes, George.  We know, we know.

TOO-GOOD-TO-LEAVE-IN-THE-COMMENTS-SECTION UPDATELizard Queen completes the circle, by comparing the Bush quote to FDR’s:

"Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth."

Franklin D. Roosevelt, October 26, 1939

I know many here already do, but for those who don’t, check LQ’s site out.

ONE MORE UPDATE FOR THE ROAD: I think Sam Rosenfeld‘s take is right:

Bush is absolutely correct to believe that that kind of battering-ram repetition strategy has worked well for him in the past. The problem is that it doesn’t make for a particulalry limber or multi-dimensional approach; when the hard sell doesn’t gain him any ground at all, as in the Social Security fight, he ends up in a rut with little by way of exit strategy.


Another quote to compare with Bush’s quote:

“Freedom has a power all its own, requiring no propaganda to find recruits, no indoctrination to keep its believers in line.”

– Vice President Cheney, 4/15/04

Hmmmmmm.  Freedom requires no propaganda, yet Bush has to repeat things in order to catapult to propaganda.  Hmmmmmm.