Quotes - Repeat Offender (The American People)
"In my line of work you gotta keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kinda catapult the propaganda." - Dubya, May 24, 2005

The American People
This repeat offense features Dubya claiming to know exactly what the American people are thinking. Inspired by Dana Milbank's White House Notebook article (Washington Post) of June 3, 2002. Thank you to the several readers who brought it to my attention.

  1. The American people also understand that the object of any terrorist activity is to cause Americans to abandon their lifestyles. (Oct. 29, 2001)
  2. I the American people know that we have acted quickly in terms of this attack that has taken place, and we've done so on the domestic front in quick order. (Oct. 31, 2001)
  3. I tapped a great one when I tapped Christie Todd Whitman. She brings a lot of sense and a good view of our environmental policy. And the American people are proud of the job she's doing, and so am I. (Oct. 31, 2001)
  4. The American people are incredibly patient and resolved. ...They know that we have succeeded in one phase of our war in Afghanistan. ...They also know that the stage we're now in, which is hunting down the cave dwellers, is going to take a while. ...They understand that this is a dangerous phase of the war. ...They also understand that we are not preoccupied by one or two people, that while bin Laden thinks he can hide in a cave or Mullah Omar thinks he can run, it's just a matter of time. (Feb. 1, 2002)
  5. And I'm not going to miss the moment, by leading the world to a more freedom-loving world. And the American people understand that and they're solid behind this administration's efforts to defend freedom. (Mar. 1, 2002)
  6. Now, we're doing everything we can to protect the American people, and the American people understand that. (Mar. 1, 2002)
  7. The American people are patient and calm in the face of danger. The American people understand that history has called this nation into action. The American people understand that the struggle we face is going to be long and arduous, but a united nation has sent a loud message to the rest of the world. We will defend freedom. We will defend the values we hold dear, no matter what the price. (Mar. 4, 2002)
  8. I have cautioned the American people that this is going to take a while, that it's going to take a while to rout out al Qaeda wherever it tries to hide. The American people understand that. (Mar. 4, 2002)
  9. And after nearly six months, the American people still understand that that in order to fight for freedom, in order to win for freedom, we've got to be determined and strong and not relent. (Mar. 6, 2002)
  10. And the good news is the American people understand the cause. They understand the need. They understand that history has called us into action, and we must not blink. (Mar. 27, 2002)
  11. The American people know this about me, and my national security team, and my administration. Had I known that the enemy was going to use airplanes to kill on that fateful morning, I would have done everything in my power to protect the American people. (May 17, 2002)
  12. The American people understand that some days there will be moments of great drama on the TV screens, and sometimes there's going to be, you know, kind of a lull in the action. (Jun. 3, 2002)
  13. The American people understand that this is a new type of war. (Jun. 11, 2002)
  14. The American people understand that we need to be patient and resolved and determined to do what is right. (Jul. 1, 2002)
  15. People in America understand that we're into a different era, we're heading to a different culture. (Jul. 29, 2002)
  16. The American people know that Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction. (Mar. 6, 2003)
  17. You know, thus far in the campaign we haven't heard much in the way of strategies from the other side to win the war on terror, or to expand our economy. So far we've heard bitterness and outbursts, instead of calm debate. The American people understand that anger is not an agenda for the future of America. (May 5, 2004)
  18. Obviously, the raids aren't going to end terrorism. I understand that, and the American people understand that. (Jun. 14, 2006)
  19. I know the American people understand the stakes in Iraq. They want to win. They will support the war as long as they see a path to victory. (Oct. 25, 2006)
  20. The American people understand the status quo is unacceptable when it comes to our immigration laws. (Jun. 28, 2007)
  21. You know what? The American people understand that we need to be listening to the enemy. (Feb. 21, 2008)
  22. The American people understand the stakes in this struggle. They want their children to be safe from terror. Congress has done little in the three weeks since the last recess, and they should not leave for their Easter recess without getting the Senate bill to my desk. (Mar. 13, 2008)
  23. Democratic leaders have been delaying action on offshore exploration and now they have an opportunity to show that they finally heard the frustrations of the American people. (Jul. 15, 2008)
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