Political Insults & Putdowns
Insulting Quotations from Henry Mencken
slept more than any other president, whether by day or by night. Nero fiddled,
but Coolidge only snored.
On Calvin Coolidge
sailed through American history like a steel ship loaded with monoliths of granite.
On Grover Cleveland
there had been any formidable body of cannibals in the country he would have
promised them with free missionaries, fattened at the taxpayer's expense
On Harry Trueman's 1948 presidential campaign
tin horn politician with the manner of a rural corn doctor and the mien of a
On William G Harding
the haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy.
one in this world, so far as I know, and I have searched the records, and emplyed
agents to help me, has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of
the great masses of the plain people.
whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed, and hence clamourous
to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all
of them imaginary
democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that
the other party is unfit to rule, and both commonly succeed, and are right
Mencken talks about truth as if she were his mistress, but he handles her like
Sherman 1868-1944 on HL Mencken