Subject: Government » Elections/Voting

If Voting Changed Anything, They’d Made It Illegal

You win some, you lose some, and then there's that little known third category.

(1948 – ) U.S. vice president & politician, author & environmentalist

If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.

(1950 – ) comedian & television host

Get the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.

(1902 – 1963) Danish actor

A fool and his money are soon elected.

If the people of a democracy are allowed to do so, they will vote away the freedoms which are essential to that democracy.

Short-term success with voters on any side of a given issue can be guaranteed by creating a long-term special study commission made up of at least three divergent interest groups.

Elections are when people find out what politicians stand for, and politicians find out what people will fall for.

fictional mascot and cover boy of Mad, an American humor magazine

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper; and half never voted for president… one hopes it is the same half.

(1925 – 2012) author, playwright, essayist & screenwriter

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won’t cross the street to vote in a national election.

(1915 – 1977) columnist, writer & actor

If voting changed anything they’d abolish it.

(1945 – ) British politician

I vote for whoever will annoy my dad.

(1988 – ) English comedian, television presenter & actor

America better beware of a candidate who is willing to stretch reality in order to win points.

(1946 – ) 43rd U.S. president

We don’t just have egg on our face; we have omelette all over our suits.

(1940 – ) American television journalist & author

Electile Dysfunction: The inability to become aroused over any of the choices for president put forth by either party.

It’s not the voting that’s democracy, it’s the counting.

(1937 – ) British playwright & screenwriter

The presidential race continued to tighten up – in fact, according to some polls, John McCain is only 6 points behind Sarah Palin.

(1971 – ) American actress, comedian, producer & writer

We have the greatest democracy in the world; of course, you don't have to win the election to become president, but don't nitpick this to death, alright?

(1953 – ) American comedian & writer

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

Bush gave an interview and he said people will vote for him because 'They've seen me weep, they’ve seen me laugh, and they’ve seen me hug – the same qualifications for a Tickle Me Elmo.

(1956 – ) comedian, television host, social critic & political commentator

Democracy: A system whereby the person who never votes can cuss out the man the other people elected.

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