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Total Quotes : 236
Young Some

I've had Republicans come to me and say, 'Tell me how I should talk to young people!' as if it's some foreign language or something.

- Aaron Schock

Man Before

Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.

- Abraham Lincoln

Country Been

We tend in this country to talk about Democrats and Republicans, and think there's little group over there called Independents that's maybe 2%. That is not the case, and it has not been the case for most of modern American history.

- Adam Davidson

Will Telling

I will make a bargain with the Republicans. If they will stop telling lies about Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.

- Adlai Stevenson

Want Very

It is very clear that the Republicans do not want to raise taxes.

- Al-Waleed bin Talal


What Republicans need to do is to go back to their roots - starting with Lincoln - and remind the nation that they are the party of national growth, racial equality and unity of purpose. These Lincolnian themes will serve Republicans - and the nation - much better than becoming the party on the lookout for the supposed rat head of higher taxes.

- Alan Siegel


For the most part, congressional Republicans represent people who are whiter, older and richer than most Americans, and our creaky old political system gives those Americans disproportionate influence over public policy.

- Alex Pareene

Move Big

Republicans want to keep the open Internet safe from big government. Democrats want to keep it safe from big corporations. I say we agree to agree and move ahead.

- Alexis Ohanian

Firmly South

The Republicans in the House and Senate took the district that I firmly represent, 22 in south Florida, from a D plus one to a D plus five almost a D plus six district, which means you are given a five to six percent registration advantage to Democrats. They drew in more Democrats into the district I represent.

- Allen West

Play Democrats

I never heard the word 'compromise' used. So I'm starting to believe that these terms only come into play to try and force Republicans to do what the Democrats want.

- Allen West

Call Most

Most Republicans call the show 'The Left Wing.'

- Allison Janney

More Florida

I showed people Republicans in Florida can do more than talk.

- Ander Crenshaw

Politics Play

Much of Mr. Bush's 28 percent approval rating is born not of 'failed policies' - of which there are many - but of the ill-gotten gains pilfered from a pre-Bush inauguration strategy to send the message to Republicans that the Democrats play politics harder and better.

- Andrew Breitbart

Pure Other

It's getting hard to keep up with all of the news from Washington - witch hunts, conspiracy theories and Republicans tearing each other apart over who is ideologically pure and who is apostate. It's a real set of carnival sideshows.

- Andrew Rosenthal

Think Country

I have to say, after hanging out with Republicans for four days, I want to take a look at my own birth certificate. I don't think I was born in this country.

- Andy Kindler

Reaching Serve

I hope 'Bamboozled' will serve as a roadmap that will assist Republicans in reaching out to women, black and Latinos. I believe once minority groups open their eyes and are not afraid to see truth, they will choose the party of Lincoln.

- Angela McGlowan

Bad Lots

There are lots of bad Republicans, there are no good Democrats.

- Ann Coulter

New Democrats

'Moderate Republican' is simply how the blabocracy flatters Republicans who vote with the Democrats. If it weren't so conspicuous, the 'New York Times' would start referring to 'nice Republicans' and 'mean Republicans'

- Ann Coulter

Jews Accusing

I'm accusing Republicans of thinking the Jews have so much power.

- Ann Coulter

News Here

The Republicans here in Concord and down in Washington D.C. would have us believe that the War on Women is a phony war. Michele Bachmann and Fox News would have us believe that the whole thing is 'political fiction.'

- Ann McLane Kuster

Other Liked

The Democrats and Republicans need to come together. I've criticized Democrats for their unwillingness to address entitlement reform and Social Security and Medicare. Republicans, on the other hand, never saw a tax that they liked, even when it meant closing tax loopholes. They don't want to in any way support any revenue enhancements.

- Antonio Villaraigosa

Think I Think

We're not a homogeneous party, anymore than the Republicans are. But we are a party that I think has a plan to take us forward.

- Antonio Villaraigosa

Things Most

I believe in most of the things Republicans stand for.

- Charles Evers


Newt Gingrich had to work hard - getting Republican candidates to sign the Contract with America - to nationalize the election that swept Republicans to victory in 1994. A Democratic anti-Tea Party campaign would do that for the Republicans - nationalize the election, gratis - in 2010.

- Charles Krauthammer


When you are pulling people out of the water and off of rooftops, there are no Republicans and no Democrats.

- Charlie Melancon


You know, there were 29 Democratic votes for censure in the Senate. And if the Republicans had any sense, they would have censured him before the '98 midterm election, and they would have won the election.

- Chris Matthews


We've had a tone-deaf White House that does not want to be reasonable. President Obama won't meet with the Republicans. It's all his way.

- Chris Smith

Ryan Gigantic

You remember had this gigantic clock in the arena showing the size of the national debt. And Paul told America, if you elect Republicans, we can fix that. But, if Paul Ryan was being honest, he would've pointed to the debt clock and said, we built that.

- Chris Van Hollen

Old Old One

How many Republicans does it take to change a light bulb? Three. One to mix the martinis, one to change the light bulb, and one to reminisce about how good the old one was.

- Christopher Buckley

Prove Obama

With the likely nominations of Barack Obama by the Democrats and John McCain by the Republicans, one of these two parties is headed for a 2009 crack-up that could prove as messy as any party civil war in recent history.

- Chuck Todd

United Been

From the day he took office, President Obama has been open to any good idea when it comes to the budget, as long as supporting middle-class families remains our North Star. Republicans won't extract concessions over the full faith and credit of the United States.

- Dan Pfeiffer

Mother Bondage

Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.

- Dan Quayle

Our Terms

This ought to be a season for cooperation in terms of pushing our economy forward, job creation, steadying the middle class, and laying the groundwork for a better future. And that's what we want to work on with Republicans and Democrats.

- David Axelrod

Think I Think

I think the Republicans are trying to learn from their mistakes about attacks on women because the women's vote will backfire.

- David Brock


Obama has offered no solutions; his Democratic majority in the Senate has failed to produce a budget in 1,200 days; and they have both obstructed the Republicans' proposed remedies.

- David Limbaugh

Deal Turned

All of these charges by McCarthy were a way of getting the Democrats out of power. The Democrats had controlled the government for 20 years, and the New Deal had helped a lot of people. So Republicans turned instead to saying that the Democrats were soft on communism, which was ridiculous.

- David Oshinsky

Mistake Shut

Make no mistake about it, my friends - Republicans, the American people are never going to forget that it was you who shut down the government of the people.

- David Scott

Added Voted

We certainly could have voted on making the middle-class tax cuts and tax cuts for working families permanent had the Republicans not insisted that the only way they would support those tax breaks is if we also added $700 billion to the deficit to give tax breaks to the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. That's what was really disturbing.

- Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Fact Works

The fact is, when it comes to economic leadership, the Republicans have nothing to brag about. This isn't what the American people want. They want to see progress that works for them.

- Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Democrats Had

I had just as much support from Republicans as I did Democrats when I ran for president. But I should have organized the Democratic Party to get me re-elected.

- Jimmy Carter


The Republicans would like to take us back to a darker time, when corporations ruled and the underserved had no rights.

- Joe Baca

New New Jobs

Instead of creating new jobs, Republicans gave tax cuts to companies that send jobs overseas.

- Joe Baca

Embrace Could

Republicans should embrace the possibility that Obamacare could pave the way toward lower health care entitlement spending overall. That won't be easy. But it's not unthinkable, either.

- Joe Klein


Nuclear weapons kill Americans - they don't kill Republicans or Democrats - they kill Americans.

- Joe Wilson

Dress Side

Not all Republicans are rich, dress in three-piece suits, and have $200 haircuts. I'm somebody who's lived from paycheck to paycheck. I'm focusing on my blue-collar roots - I've worked side by side with union people.

- Joe Wurzelbacher

Think I Think

But I think the - what the tea party movement demonstrates, and I think the, the, the enthusiasm that we're seeing from independents and Republicans, is that if Washington isn't going to change itself, then we're going to change Washington. And I think that's what we're seeing.

- John Cornyn

Vast Majority

A vast majority of Republicans are on the record saying that they believe the Violence Against Women Act should be reauthorized. Let me be clear: I believe that Violence Against Women Act must be reauthorized.

- John Cornyn


In light of these facts Republicans have put forth a variety of proposals to make Social Security remain solvent for future generations. But up to this point, Democrats have chosen to oppose our good faith efforts and insist that indeed there is no problem.

- John Doolittle

Reduce Putting

Republicans must stop putting tax increases on the fiscal cliff negotiating table and start demanding that Democrats put forth serious proposals to reduce spending.

- John Fleming

Going Very

It's very clear that Louisiana is gonna be voting for Republicans for statewide elections going forward because that's just where we are as a state.

- John Fleming


Now that we have the Senate and the House fully controlled by Republicans, we need to be working together.

- John Fleming


In terms of Republicans, we have got to get to our cohorts in the Republican Party to get them to understand if we are going to get this country to its traditional values... we're going to have to control our borders and manage this huge change in our culture that's occurring.

- John Fleming

Like Raid

Latins for Republicans - it's like roaches for Raid.

- John Leguizamo


If you ask the people who are professional political analysts, they would say that the way redistricting has worked, that the Republicans have something of a lock on the House until a redistricting occurs after 2010, particularly as a result of what DeLay did in Texas.

- John Podesta

Against Obama

Hurtling the Pentagon into an unprecedented budgetary meltdown is horrifically irresponsible. Obama doesn't care. This is war - not against the Taliban, but war against the GOP. He has Republicans on the ropes, and that's a victory he savors and desires - unlike Afghanistan, where he seems only to want to turn tail.

- John Podhoretz

Election Last

The 2004 presidential election that saw George W. Bush win with 51 percent of the vote was the last one Republicans will ever win with the overwhelmingly white and male coalition they have now.

- John Podhoretz

Nation Margins

Obama's coalition would have consigned him to the political margins as little as 12 years ago, but the nation's demographic changes are moving far more quickly than most Republicans anticipated.

- John Podhoretz


That distinctive presidential conduct is now gone forever, banished to the snows of yesteryear by Barack Obama. From the beginning of his presidency to the present, he has spoken specifically and in unprecedented fashion of Republicans as his rivals, his stumbling blocks, the primary cause of his troubles.

- John Podhoretz

I Think Deal

I think that if Republicans are given the reins of leadership in the House or Senate or both, we will have to govern in a way - at least put forward solutions whether or not the president goes along with them or not, that deal with these long-term challenges.

- John Thune

Back Victories

I really don't think there's a lack of good will between members of the parties. I go back a long way with a lot of Republicans, so I don't think it's personal. But there does seem to be a much greater gap in both the philosophy and emphasis on partisan victories as opposed to policy development.

- John Yarmuth

Happen Over

Republicans let this happen over and over, and there is never anyone to stick up for them. They spend too much time defending themselves.

- Johnny Ramone

Politics Quick

Once the cry and the cause of a generation of progressives to make America safer, fairer and cleaner, 'regulation' is now a dirty word in our politics. Even Democrats are quick to talk about cutting regulations; Republicans hate them with - how to put it? - evangelical fervor.

- Jon Meacham

Your Obama

Incumbent White House parties have won 10 of the last 18 presidential elections; the odds are tight, but they favor Obama in 2012. And so gloomy Democrats, check your despair; gleeful Republicans, watch the hubris.

- Jon Meacham

More Spent

I would also say Barack Obama has spent much, much, much, much more money than the Republicans.

- Jonah Goldberg

Think Filing

Republicans think tax filing should be easier for you, not just the well-connected.

- Joni Ernst

Over Democrats

We in the Hispanic community are truly tired of both the Democrats and the Republicans promising all of these things during the campaigns and then forgetting about it after the campaigns are over.

- Jorge Ramos

Bad Shape

The Republicans do not have feeling for people who are in bad shape.

- Joy Behar

Country United

I have had extremely good relations with the United States and with both parties (Republicans and Democrats), and I hope to continue to have these good relations, which I, again repeating, do not consider to be mutually exclusive with having good relations with Venezuela or Ecuador or whichever country in South America.

- Juan Manuel Santos

Teddy Kennedy

Teddy Kennedy rose to become a liberal lion by collaborating with Republicans.

- Juan Williams

Election Idea

Republicans believed that their job was not governing but blocking any idea coming from President Obama and the Democrats, and wiping out Democrats in the 2012 election.

- Juan Williams

Bring Obama

Though President Obama promised during the 2008 campaign to pass the DREAM Act, he never made it a priority and failed to bring Republicans and Democrats together to do it in his first term.

- Juan Williams

Expert Back

I believe - I'm not a political expert, but I believe there is a broad consensus, a middle ground if you will, that Democrats and Republicans, business people and workers can agree on, to get this - the economy growing faster, getting people back to work.

- Austan Goolsbee

Politics Very

I do have friends that are Republicans, and we have very spirited conversations on a whole range of issues. I am often baffled by why they are Republicans, but I enjoy the dialogue and can move beyond politics to find common ground in my personal relationships.

- Barbra Streisand

I Think About

But on those occasions when I do strongly disagree with the Democrats and I don't say anything, I think I forfeit my right to have people pay attention to me when I say the things that I don't like about what Republicans are saying.

- Barney Frank

Against Allen

Why would Senator Allen want to oppose saving money for the state? It's simply another example of Republicans fighting the governor tooth and nail against any measure where she might be able to turn the state's budget around.

- Bart Stupak


But, you know, we have these entrenched entities - and I'm talking about both Republicans and Democrats - who believe that when you're elected to office, you become some kind of member of the aristocracy, and that anyone who challenges you is attacking you and is unpatriotic. This is foolishness.

- Ben Carson

About Brought

Twenty-five years ago, I created the Taxpayer Protection Pledge at the federal level. Then I brought it to the state and local level. About 97 percent of the Republicans in the House and 85 percent in the Senate have signed on, and the number of candidates who have taken the pledge is even higher. It's become a party position.

- Grover Norquist

Insurance Pell

It is important for women to have a choice, to have an opportunity to plan their families, because if they don't, the Republicans have said this is an ownership society. You are on your own, and they're going to begrudge that child everything, from WIC to a Pell Grant to health insurance.

- Gwen Moore

Think I Think

You know, I think that the Republicans have made it really clear that they want to end the so-called social safety net from cradle to grave.

- Gwen Moore

Health Led

The myopic obsession of the Tea Party with destroying health care reform and wounding the president has led Republicans astray.

- Hank Johnson

Six Major

In 1996, Republicans used reconciliation to pass major legislation that ended six decades of welfare policy.

- Bernie Sanders

Cut Wealthy

In 2001, Republicans used reconciliation to pass President Bush's $1.35 trillion tax cut that mainly benefited the wealthy.

- Bernie Sanders

Deep Medicaid

In 2005, Republicans passed a 360-page reconciliation bill without a single Democratic vote that provided deep cuts to Medicaid and raised premiums on Medicare beneficiaries.

- Bernie Sanders

Use Larger

In terms of immigration, we're seeing a lot of Democrats and Republicans use the really elastic term, 'Comprehensive Immigration Reform,' and they don't totally understand what that means. For us in El Paso, it's part of a larger discussion about the nature of the border.

- Beto O'Rourke

Chance Give

Republicans believe largely in the market working, Democrats believe stereotypically that you've got to give people something. So why not give people a chance to let the market work for them.

- Harold Ford, Jr.

New Give

I refuse to do anything that would help Republicans win a Senate seat in New York, and give the Senate majority to the Republicans.

- Harold Ford, Jr.


Folks are really tired of this rabid division between Republicans and Democrats. Folks want people to come together and solve the problems and the challenges of America.

- Bev Perdue

Next Some

So the next thing I assume I'll be hearing from Republicans, they want to change rules some way, as they do on the House when you get a problem with ethics, they just change the rules.

- Harry Reid

Father Bush

President Bush is supporting Arnold but a lot of Republicans are not, because he is actually quite liberal. Karl Rove said if his father wasn't a Nazi, he wouldn't have any credibility with conservatives at all.

- Bill Maher

Year Allow

House Republican leadership have refused to allow a clean minimum wage vote. Close to 15 million Americans will be affected if we did this. Do Republicans really expect a family to live on less than $11,000 a year?

- Bill Pascrell

Think Need

You know I don't think we need the Republicans to steal family values from us.

- Birch Bayh

Cut Ethnic

The harshness and choice of words can cut deeply. Republicans need to show compassion and to be reasonable when talking to any ethnic group.

- Henry Bonilla

Will Congress

Republicans will own Congress.

- Bob Corker

Woven Almost

When Jefferson and the Republicans rallied to the Union and to the existing Federalist organization, the fabric of traditional American democracy was almost completely woven.

- Herbert Croly

Give Negotiate

It is time for Republicans in D.C. to fight. Too often, they give up; they negotiate with themselves. They said they would get rid of the unconstitutional amnesty. They didn't do that. They said they would repeal Obamacare if we gave them the majority. They didn't do that, either.

- Bobby Jindal

Want Bring

If Republicans want to bring these things up for a vote, I'm letting them know where I stand.

- Brad Carson

Trust Money

Not one Republican president has balanced the budget in 34 years. You can not trust Republicans with your money.

- Howard Dean

Hate Stand

I hate Republicans and everything they stand for.

- Howard Dean


I believe that the real difference in the American church is not between conservatives and liberals, fundamentalists and charismatics, nor between Republicans and Democrats. The real difference is between the aware and the unaware.

- Brennan Manning

Agreement Set

If Republicans and Democrats commit to working together, we can reach a bipartisan, common-sense agreement to reverse Illinois' economic decline and set the stage for a bright economic future.

- Bruce Rauner