Top 128 Mike Gallagher Quotes

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“Right and wrong are not relative terms. There are fundamental truths. Evil flourishes, but good men continue to battle it – and win.”

― Mike Gallagher

“I continually ask myself if a decision I’m about to make falls short in the eyes of God or my family or my colleagues. It’s actually a pretty simple litmus test: am I doing the right thing or not? The answer is generally an easy one.”

― Mike Gallagher

“I’m not brave. Far from it.”

― Mike Gallagher

“You can’t improve what you can’t measure, and liberals have resisted any kind of meaningful measurement of success in the classroom for decades. Instead of focusing on the three R’s, liberals have thrown up a barrage of silly things designed to distract us all from their awful stewardship of the schools.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Education means teaching kids how to do stuff and how to think about stuff. Education is a pretty simple concept with a very clear way to measure results: you give some kind of an exam – maybe it’s one of those standardized tests all kids hate, maybe it’s some kind of essay, but whatever it is, it’ll measure the results, and the kids will hate it.”

― Mike Gallagher

“If a natural disaster like a flock of birds or a bolt of lightning causes a plane’s engines to fail, you know what should be expected? That the pilot will keep his or her wits about them and do their best to save each and every soul on board. That’s precisely what Captain ‘Sully’ Sullenberger and the rest of his crew did.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Liberals would prefer it if the bald eagle on the Great Seal was holding olive branches in both talons, or, better, an olive branch in one, and maybe a soft cushion in the other, to entice our enemies to lie down and snooze.”

― Mike Gallagher

“I often debate liberals on Fox News Channel who tend to start yelling and attacking when they run out of facts or common sense. I suppose these folks figure if they bow up and get in our faces, we’ll just back down and see the world their way.”

― Mike Gallagher

“I wish I could understand why so many people have a nearly manic desire to excuse, defend, explain or condone evil.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Hamas, Hezbollah, and other Arab terror groups are committed to the destruction of Israel, a position supported by millions in the Muslim world.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Millions of Americans recognize the right of private businesses to donate to any cause they choose; that if one doesn’t want to patronize a chicken sandwich business, one can certainly buy fast food anywhere they want.”

― Mike Gallagher

“The more insanity that comes from Washington, D.C., the stronger the loyal opposition becomes.”

― Mike Gallagher

“’Out of many, one’ is the national motto, and what the Founders imagined it meant is that out of the great and celebrated differences between us comes one nation and one larger purpose.”

― Mike Gallagher

“We know how to take care of one another without whining and accusing and belly-aching.”

― Mike Gallagher

“I’ve caught myself watching MSNBC more and more, simply amazed at the nightly hate-fest against millions of Americans who don’t see the world through the granny glasses of Keith Olbermann or any of the other radical liberals who host shows there.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Let me get this straight: I can’t defend the military because I didn’t serve. So does that mean I can’t support police officers or firefighters because I’ve never been one? How about teachers? Can I support them since I’ve never taught a class before?”

― Mike Gallagher

“Michael Savage turns on a microphone and broadcasts his opinions to faithful followers who enjoy listening to his views on politics, social issues, and anything else that this colorful, provocative, entertaining guy comes up with. It doesn’t matter which of his views I agree or disagree with.”

― Mike Gallagher

“I think you can be conservative and fight for what you believe in without being mean-spirited or bash people or be ugly about it.”

― Mike Gallagher

“For people who never tire of telling the world what a moral high ground they’ve taken in opposing Donald Trump, they sure don’t seem to mind offering up a bellyful of gloats and taunts.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Donald Trump is clearly the underdog in this race. Just about every organized institution has thrown everything it has at him. And they won’t stop until they get their wish, that Hillary Clinton will be sworn in on January 20, 2017.”

― Mike Gallagher

“This game of pretending that to be Never Trump doesn’t lead to a President Hillary Clinton has to end.”

― Mike Gallagher

“The George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin affair is one of the most important and clarifying moments in American history.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Despite the fact that there was not one shred of evidence that George Zimmerman ‘racially profiled’ Trayvon Martin, America’s liberals have literally taken to the streets to denounce a verdict that was, by all accounts, a just one.”

― Mike Gallagher

“I cannot imagine what it must feel like to be treated differently because of the color of my skin.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Want to fire up a liberal? Dare to suggest that a nervous looking young Middle Eastern man standing in a TSA line to get on an airplane should be scrutinized.”

― Mike Gallagher

“All I can think is that the owners of Chick-Fil-A have decided they have had enough, that they’re just going to focus on selling chicken sandwiches to as many people as they can, and they figure that keeping their views about marriage to themselves is better than having a bunch of angry activists on your doorstep.”

― Mike Gallagher

“I expected a lot of flak over my new book, ’50 Things Liberals Love to Hate’ from, well, liberals. It’s not a big shock that the kind of liberals I skewer in the book – the radical, Che Guevara-loving type – have posted scathing reviews at Amazon and written nasty e-mails and voiced opposition to a book they haven’t actually read.”

― Mike Gallagher

“I’ve loved traveling around the country and meeting people at book signings.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Liberals spend a whole lot of time trying to convince us they love teachers, but dig even skin deep into the matter, and it becomes evident that liberals hate teachers.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Public school teachers enjoy a huge amount of job security, thanks to their powerful unions and inflexible work rules.”

― Mike Gallagher

“’The Daily Show’ is a cultural phenomenon.”

― Mike Gallagher

“One day before I die, I will finally understand why liberals, especially Jewish liberals, fail to fully support Israel in its right to survive terror attacks.”

― Mike Gallagher

“All Israel wants to do is survive.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Oliver Stone might think he’s a guy who chews with his mouth open and yells at the hired help, but the George W. Bush I’ve spent nearly three hours with is a warm, funny, smart, engaged, compassionate, patriotic, decent and honorable man.”

― Mike Gallagher

“For millions of Americans, the continued incarceration of Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos is a grim reminder of everything that has gone wrong with border security.”

― Mike Gallagher

“People on the Left get a pass when it comes to condemning white Americans.”

― Mike Gallagher

“We simply have to reign in the piggish people and money-hungry lawyers who chase every ambulance they see and expect companies and individuals to pay for everything that goes wrong.”

― Mike Gallagher

“People are savvy enough to know that simply a threat of litigation is tantamount to a nice, hefty check.”

― Mike Gallagher

“I’m fired up about TV converter boxes.”

― Mike Gallagher

“While headlines are being generated about the Democrat mindset of nationalizing private businesses and bailing out failed ventures, we seem to be ignoring one of the most massive bail-outs ever: the taxpayer-funded process of transitioning people from analog to digital television.”

― Mike Gallagher

“For many impoverished people, living under a tarp or in a cardboard box is a way of life.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Fueled by the kindness and generosity of strangers, ‘Food for the Poor’ builds houses for people.”

― Mike Gallagher

“In many cases, the joy and honor of having a home has lifted people into a spirit of determination to try and achieve a better life for themselves and their families.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Every new revelation about the Obama Administration comes with the familiar musical notes of the Rod Serling TV classic ringing in my head: ‘Do-dee-do-do, do-dee-do-do.’”

― Mike Gallagher

“The silliest, most frustrating national dialogue has been this chattering about waterboarding and slapping around bad guys in order to extract information from them.”

― Mike Gallagher

“’We don’t torture’ is the anguished cry of squishy people who have decided that trying to frighten terrorists by roughing them up is somehow the very definition of torture.”

― Mike Gallagher

“If you asked a team of expert psychologists and sociological researchers to come up with a design that was sure to infuriate and offend liberals in America, they’d probably come up with what we call the Great Seal.”

― Mike Gallagher

“’E pluribus unum’ is perhaps the most obnoxious motto the Founders could have come up with, as far as liberals are concerned. They don’t mind the e pluribus part – they love to note the things that divide and separate us. But they positively despise the unum part.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Arlen Specter is a scoundrel.”

― Mike Gallagher

“I’m not fond of kicking a man when he’s down.”

― Mike Gallagher

“I’ve made mistakes, usually when I felt backed against a wall or faced enormous pressure. I’m human and flawed.”

― Mike Gallagher

“It’s my goal to show the world that Americans know how to help Americans without expecting the government to come riding in on a white horse and save the day.”

― Mike Gallagher

“The belief that government must be the ultimate nanny to our children is one of the fundamental philosophical disagreements between the Right and Left.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Liberals don’t think parents can be left to their own devices when it comes to raising our children.”

― Mike Gallagher

“The arrogance of the Left always fascinates me.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Many activists and antagonists who are on the wrong side of an issue employ the tactic of, ‘the best defense is a good offense.’”

― Mike Gallagher

“Respect? The people supporting illegals don’t know the meaning of the word.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Ask any cop, and they’ll assure you that it doesn’t exactly take a forensics team from NCIS to figure out that someone is an illegal.”

― Mike Gallagher

“We are, after all, a nation of laws. And we live in a culture where carrying a form of identification is as normal as keeping your car keys in your pocket. When any of us walk into a grocery store and cashes a check, no one skips a beat when asked to present our driver’s license.”

― Mike Gallagher

“If a police officer is looking for a criminal, he or she might stop a number of people in that particular area and ask to see their driver’s license. No one bellyaches about civil rights or privacy issues. We’re just happy the cops are trying to find the bad guy.”

― Mike Gallagher

“If any person – white, black, brown or yellow – objects to having a police officer potentially ask them for their ID, it makes me wonder what that person is trying to hide.”

― Mike Gallagher

“I want to attract as many people as I can to listen to my show, and I don’t expect everyone to always agree with me.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Maybe I’m just as bad as my critics who hound me.”

― Mike Gallagher

“I guess many of us are just prone to see what the other side is up to, maybe to reinforce our own worldviews and feel confident that our ideology is right and theirs is wrong.”

― Mike Gallagher

“For years, I have been criticized for supporting the military because I have no military experience. It’s one of the craziest complaints I’ve ever experienced in over 30 years as a radio talk show host.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Getting to shake hands, pose for pictures, sign books, and interact with people who listen to our radio shows is a blast.”

― Mike Gallagher

“The sheer genius of talk radio and Townhall.com is that the environment is so interactive.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Listener and reader input is every bit as important as anything any of us can say. We’d be like crazy people chattering in the middle of that empty field that Joe Biden thinks we should stand in to be safe from swine flu if it weren’t for the calls, the letters, the blogs, and the reaction from our audience.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Leave it to an Obama supporter to bring up Iraq in the middle of a conversation about the swine flu pandemic.”

― Mike Gallagher

“It’s awfully hard to get into the head of a liberal. Instead of logic and reason, they are drawn to emotions and feelings.”

― Mike Gallagher

“If there’s a swarm of bees outside an open window, it might be a good idea to close the window, even if a few bees have already flown into the house. Somehow, Democrats who oppose shutting the border don’t see the analogy.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Liberals instinctively cling to racism or bigotry or hate or narrow-mindedness whenever they can.”

― Mike Gallagher

“I’m the kind of guy who likes to have a little friendly banter, even with someone I disagree with.”

― Mike Gallagher

“The Kennedy family might be a lot of things, but for RFK, Jr., ‘warm and fuzzy’ doesn’t exactly come to mind.”

― Mike Gallagher

“The global warming hysterics don’t just offer opinions and beliefs about greenhouse gases and the like. These are people who speak as if they belong to a cult.”

― Mike Gallagher

“There is simply no defending the preferred mode of travel for many of the celebrity crazies who lecture us about carbon credits. Do you think these folks are willing to give up their mansions and private jets in order to ‘save the planet?’”

― Mike Gallagher

“Jesse Jackson is a master of the old expression that it doesn’t matter what someone says about you as long as they spell your name right.”

― Mike Gallagher

“As a Fox News Channel contributor, I’ve learned most of the tips over the years: look into the camera like it’s a good friend; pull your suit jacket down and sit on it so it doesn’t bunch up; and most importantly, never, ever say anything while sitting in that studio that you wouldn’t want someone else to hear.”

― Mike Gallagher

“It doesn’t matter if one is live on-air or sitting through a commercial break. There aren’t any on or off switches on a lapel pin microphone; it is always ‘hot.’”

― Mike Gallagher

“People who are desperate for Barack Obama to win the presidency are capable of practically anything.”

― Mike Gallagher

“It’s awkward to tell others that your spouse has died. Everyone becomes so sad and sorry, and you just hate like heck to have to break the news to someone who hasn’t heard the news.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Sharing bad news with strangers is most certainly a selfish act.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Since I’m a professional communicator, I think I instinctively cling to doing what I do best, even in times of crisis and turmoil.”

― Mike Gallagher

“When your spouse is given a bleak prognosis, you become an expert in soaking up every moment of every day.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Sen. McCain isn’t someone who strikes you as a particularly dynamic speaker. He doesn’t seem to like the formality of giving speeches. He clearly isn’t too comfortable reading off a TelePrompter.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Yes, Barack Obama could easily be cast as an American president in a movie or TV show.”

― Mike Gallagher

“When you get John McCain going about the war against terror, he comes alive. That’s when it gets fun. He rattles off the statistics, he showcases his wealth of military experience, and he doesn’t recognize the concepts of defeat or surrender.”

― Mike Gallagher

“While everyone of all political stripes are admitting that the surge is working and dramatically reducing the level of bloodshed in Iraq, Obama managed to complain that the Iraqis aren’t spending as much in rebuilding their own country as a result of the surge.”

― Mike Gallagher

“The failure to readily identify the battle between good and evil is a nagging, ongoing, dangerous pattern that shows no sign of easing up any time soon.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Picture what this country felt like in the weeks and months after 9/11. Can you imagine anyone even beginning to allow an advertising campaign promoting Islam, being endorsed and supported by a man the feds believe to be a terrorist, on New York City subways?”

― Mike Gallagher

“I yearn for the day when we’ll return to the foundational value that makes this country great.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Obama and his staff’s sheer disrespect for the presidency is probably causing the Gipper to spin in his grave.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Larry King and his producers ought to go back to school and learn what ‘fair and balanced’ really means.”

― Mike Gallagher

“The public can’t be fooled all the time.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Air America has tanked because it features a bunch of talentless, angry demagogues who wouldn’t know how to entertain a radio audience if their lives depended on it.”

― Mike Gallagher

“The Left loves to demonize the financially successful.”

― Mike Gallagher

“My radio company has begun calling me ‘the happy conservative warrior.’”

― Mike Gallagher

“America is full of success stories featuring victories by the underdog.”

― Mike Gallagher

“After one election comes many more.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Like it or not, liberal radio hosts fail miserably in the spoken word format.”

― Mike Gallagher

“The fact is that Democrats cannot stand dissent.”

― Mike Gallagher

“In 1972, former Texas Governor John Connally led ‘Democrats for Nixon.’”

― Mike Gallagher

“A Democrat who had been JFK’s Secretary of the Navy, Connally believed that as many as 20 million Democrats would cross over to vote for Nixon because George McGovern wasn’t qualified to lead the nation, particularly because of his proposals for military cutbacks.”

― Mike Gallagher

“After watching the shrill reaction from liberals to the George Zimmerman verdict, I am reminded about why I’m proud to be a conservative.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Few news stories can demonstrate the stark difference between conservatism and liberalism like the George Zimmerman trial has done.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Evil is everywhere. But to believe that this is a country that resembles the Jim Crow-era is ludicrous and disingenuous.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Liberals love to screech about ‘free speech,’ but it’s pretty clear to most of us that they don’t really tolerate any speech but theirs.”

― Mike Gallagher

“I’m not allowed to buy advertising for my book ’50 Things Liberals Love to Hate’ on Facebook because, according to their representative, they have received complaints about the word ‘hate’ in my book title.”

― Mike Gallagher

“When school officials want to get a teacher out of the classroom, they have to go through an arduous and multi-year process involving hearings and appeals and lawyers and more hearings. All the while, the teacher draws full pay.”

― Mike Gallagher

“All of these ‘protections’ were put into place to provide public school teachers with the kind of job security and cushy work rules that United Auto Workers have enjoyed.”

― Mike Gallagher

“School systems now routinely have more administrators than classroom teachers. They have armies of counselors and therapists and nutritionists and ‘multi-cultural learning facilitators.’”

― Mike Gallagher

“Schools insist that everything is under their purview – what your kids eat, what they believe, what they say on the playground.”

― Mike Gallagher

“The Great Seal has got it all – everything liberals despise is there, front and center.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Oddly enough, Asians are a much smaller ‘minority’ than African Americans in this country. But because Asians are so successful, college admission officers don’t feel sorry for them, so they are not a preferred ‘minority.’”

― Mike Gallagher

“That’s the underlying tactic of the Obama administration in 2012: push the war on women, the war on the middle class, the war on gay people, and the war on Hispanics, and hope it will carry the day.”

― Mike Gallagher

“You can’t be part of the unum, to a liberal. You always have to be a pluribus.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Maintaining America’s role as the greatest nation in the world means we must stay the course.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Liberal idiocy surrounds us all. It threatens to destroy the values and lifestyles that millions of us cherish.”

― Mike Gallagher

“The Founding Fathers: A bunch of old white guys who are making it nearly impossible for modern government to pick our doctors, teach our children, correct our diets, and save our money.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Football: War with cleats and pads.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Success: When you make more money than the rest of us, it hurts our feelings.”

― Mike Gallagher

“I think liberals would love to see the conservative party be more moderate, more middle of the road. I mean, my gosh, what do you call John McCain? Some would argue, what do you call Mitt Romney?”

― Mike Gallagher

“I think the Republican Party is lost in terms of whether we should be stronger on the social issues or ignore the social issues. But I think the Rand Pauls, the Ted Cruzes, that’s the future of the party.”

― Mike Gallagher

“I think that the tea party, grassroots ideology will win every time.”

― Mike Gallagher

“A lot of theatre people are definitely not conservative, but I don’t think liberals get to own the culture.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Believe me, I bash liberals for being mean-spirited and angry, but there are plenty on my side who are the same way.”

― Mike Gallagher

“I don’t have the level of vitriol and hatred for the other side as some of my colleagues do.”

― Mike Gallagher

“I’d like liberals to listen to my show and not feel offended. The fact that the love of my life was a liberal, I think that probably surprises people who expect me to spew just contempt for the other side.”

― Mike Gallagher
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