„Mr. President, you are not leading this Nation—you're just managing the Government. You don't see the people enough any more. Some of your Cabinet members don't seem loyal. There is not enough discipline among your disciples. Don't talk to us about politics or the mechanics of government, but about an understanding of our common good. Mr. President, we're in trouble. Talk to us about blood and sweat and tears. If you lead, Mr. President, we will follow.“

As quoted by President Jimmy Carter during his Malaise Speech, delivered on 15 July 1979 http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/whistlestop/2015/07/when_ted_kennedy_challenged_incumbent_president_jimmy_carter_for_the_democratic.html.
1970s

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42. Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika 1946

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Francis Escudero Foto

„Thank you, Mr. President and thank you distinguished colleagues. We ask earnestly for your help in the timely passage of the 2015 National Budget. At this junction, Mr. President, may I ask that we recognize Senate President Pro-Tempore Recto.“

—  Francis Escudero Filipino politician 1969

Sponsorship Speech on the FY 2015 National Budget http://www.senate.gov.ph/press_release/2014/1118_escudero3.asp
2014, Speech: Sponsorship Speech for the FY 2015 National Budget

Mitt Romney Foto

„Mr. President, you're entitled as a president to your own airplane, and to your own house, but not to your own facts. I'm not going to cut education funding. I don't have any plan to cut education funding.“

—  Mitt Romney American businessman and politician 1947

Presidential debate, , * 2012-10-03
2012 presidential debate: President Obama and Mitt Romney’s remarks in Denver on Oct. 3
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/decision2012/2012-presidential-debate-president-obama-and-mitt-romneys-remarks-in-denver-on-oct-3-running-transcript/2012/10/03/24d6eb6e-0d91-11e2-bd1a-b868e65d57eb_story_4.html
2012-10-04, viewable at [2012-10-03, Special Programming : Mitt Romney zingers at first presidential debate, CNN, YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PvpBLQXEJg, 2012-10-04]
in response to President Obama's assertion, "His running mate, Congressman Ryan, put forward a budget... it wasn't very detailed (this seems to be a trend), but what it did do, if you extrapolated how much money we're talking about, you'd look at cutting the education budget up to 20%."
possibly paraphrasing "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.", attributed to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
2012

Paul Gauguin Foto

„My Dear Mr. Pissarro; - I accept with pleasure the invitation that you and Mr. Degas were kind enough to extend to me. And naturally in that case I shall abide by all the rules that govern your Societe. Based on this decision, I also have the membership dues available. I will probably see you at Miss Latouche's and we will talk about this.“

—  Paul Gauguin French Post-Impressionist artist 1848 - 1903

Quote from a short letter of Gauguin, 3 April 1879, to French artist to Pissarro; as cited on 'Paul Gauguin Autograph Letter Signed to Camille Pissarro' - Nade D. Sanders http://natedsanders.com/paul_gauguin_autograph_letter_signed_to_camille_pi-lot13463.aspx
Gauguin accepted membership in the Societe Anonyme Cooperative des Artistes Peintres, Sculpteurs, Graveurs, formed in 1873 by Pissarro, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley for the purpose of exhibiting their artwork independently
1870s - 1880s

Adlai Stevenson Foto

„I have sometimes said that flattery is all right, Mr. President, if you don't inhale it.“

—  Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965

Opening sentence of Stevenson's first appearance at the UN as UN Ambassador, February 1, 1961. From "Looking Outward", by Adlai Stevenson, p. 3

Paul Harvey Foto

„Mr. President, I love you, but you're wrong.“

—  Paul Harvey American broadcaster 1918 - 2009

Statement regarding Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War (1972), as quoted in "Paul Harvey dead at 90" in Chicago Tribune (28 February 2009) http://web.archive.org/web/20090302092100/http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chi-paul-harvey-dead,0,3381755.story

Bill Maher Foto

„Mr. President, there are some people who are never going to like you.“

—  Bill Maher American stand-up comedian 1956

New Rule: Float Like Obama, Sting Like Ali (2009)
Kontext: Mr. President, there are some people who are never going to like you. That's why they voted for the old guy and Carrie's mom. You're not going to win them over. Stand up for the 70% of Americans who aren't crazy.

Harry V. Jaffa Foto
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Bill Moyers Foto

„Here is the crisis of the times as I see it: We talk about problems, issues, policies, but we don't talk about what democracy means — what it bestows on us — the revolutionary idea that it isn't just about the means of governance but the means of dignifying people so they become fully free to claim their moral and political agency.“

—  Bill Moyers American journalist 1934

"The Power of Democracy", speech accepting the Public Intellectual Award of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (7 February 2007), as quoted in Moyers on Democracy (2008), p. 92

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Jim Webb Foto

„George W. Bush: How's your boy?
Webb: I'd like to get them out of Iraq, Mr. President
Bush: That's not what I asked you. How's your boy?
Webb: That's between me and my boy, Mr. President.“

—  Jim Webb American politician, military officer and author 1946

In Following His Own Script, Webb May Test Senate's Limits, Washington Post, November 29, 2006, Michael D. Shear http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/28/AR2006112801582.html,

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Francis Escudero Foto

„Mr. President, in so far as special and general provisions. Your committee on Finance proposes the following.“

—  Francis Escudero Filipino politician 1969

2014, Speech: Sponsorship Speech for the FY 2015 National Budget

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Elie Wiesel Foto

„That place, Mr. President, is not your place. Your place is with the victims of the SS.“

—  Elie Wiesel writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor 1928 - 2016

Comments regarding US President Ronald Reagan's proposed visit to a Bitburg cemetery with then German President Helmut Kohl, on receiving the Congressional Gold Medal from Reagan (4/1/1985).

Joschka Fischer Foto

„With all due respect, Mr President, you are an asshole.“

—  Joschka Fischer German politician 1948

Mit Verlaub, Herr Präsident, Sie sind ein Arschloch.
Said to German Bundestag vice president Richard Stücklen after he excluded Jürgen Reents because he described Helmut Kohl as von Flick freigekauft [bought out by Flick) (1984-10-18); from S. Krause-Burger: Joschka Fischer. Der Marsch durch die Illusionen.

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