Alan Colmes Quotes

Alan Samuel Colmes (September 24, 1950 – February 23, 2017) was an American radio and television host, liberal political commentator for the Fox News Channel, and blogger. He was the host of The Alan Colmes Show, a nationally syndicated talk-radio show distributed by Fox News Radio that was broadcast throughout the United States on Fox News Talk on Sirius and XM. From 1996 to 2009, Colmes served as the co-host of Hannity & Colmes, a nightly political debate show on Fox News Channel. Beginning in 2015, Colmes supplied the voice of The Liberal Panel, an animatronic robot face built into a panelled wall who spouts conventionally liberal political opinions, on Fox News Channel's The Greg Gutfeld Show

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Alan Colmes


Little did I know that the last words I would say on WNBC would be the last ones anyone would say.

Alan Colmes


If what you are claiming is true, I would have shouted it from the rooftops. I would have gone to the authorities, the FBI, the police, the Democratic (Party) anybody that would listen. I wouldn't depend on one guy with the Department of Transportation.

Alan Colmes


“You know what bothers me more? Whether or not a member of the White House leaked the identity of a CIA agent and now we have Karl Rove who is going to be testifying, it seems, once AGAIN (his emphasis). And is he doing so to cover his posterior? And what do you make of that?”

Alan Colmes


“Genius, scholar, and war hero though he is, you have to admit - or maybe you should think about admitting - that George Bush might have rushed things a little in invading Iraq.”

Alan Colmes


“Democrats need to be not only gracious in defeat, but positive about the future.”

Alan Colmes


“the real smear here, is against the Democrats who are held up as these evil people... Heaven forbid we should ask tough questions of a nominee.”

Alan Colmes


“I still believe that the Democrats have it right about health care, education, the war in Iraq and, yes the war on terror.”

Alan Colmes


People tune in to the Fox News Channel because it was founded on the premise that all sides should be presented fairly. This has upset the 'media establishment' but has made Fox the most powerful name in the news. I'm proud that Hannity & Colmes has contributed to this success, an achievement that has been often dissected by liberal media pundits who argue that Sean is more aggressive than I am and therefore dominates the show.

Alan Colmes


Gary Berntsen, head of the CIA in Afghanistan there, he was a field commander. And he has a book out called "Jawbreaker." And he says we missed an opportunity at Tora Bora to get him. We put resources elsewhere. That's been a critique of the administration. Did we miss opportunities?

Alan Colmes


“Also, interestingly enough, some of the things he was accused of believing ...actually were not his personal beliefs but what he instituted as a government employee - some of the same arguments are now being suggested will be used by Judge Roberts in his confirmation hearings.”

Alan Colmes