Quotes and Sayings about Democrats



"My entire family were Democrats all our lives. But because how furious I was about the previous administration, I turned in my card to become a Republican. I did not want to be known as a Democrat under that person's regime."
- Danny Aiello
(Related: Family, Democrats, Republican, Want)

"Well, here's what I think. I mean, the people are saying, 'We don't want it,' and the Democrats are saying, 'We don't care. We're going to pass it anyway.' And so for the next three months, Washington will be consumed with the Democrats trying to jam this through in a very messy procedure an unpopular health care bill."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: Health, People, Care, Democrats, Months, Saying, Trying, Want, Washington, Will)

"During consideration in the Education and the Workforce Committee this year, Democrats and Republicans worked constructively together to improve the delivery of Head Start services to the target populations."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Education, Committee, Consideration, Democrats, Republicans)

"The Reagan Administration, generally regarded as having conducted the most successful Transition of modern times, had managed during the election campaign to build bridges to the Democrats in some areas, notably foreign and national security policy."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Policy, Successful, Democrats, National security)

"Let me put it this way: I think Republicans tend to keep the ball in play, Democrats go for broke."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Democrats, Play, Republicans)

"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
(Related: Work, Class, Cooperation, Creation, Democrats, Economy, Future, Job, Middle class, Republicans, Want)

"The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time and again that they have the management skills of celery."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Time, People, Management, Democrats)

"It's not just spending, it's not just taxes, it's not just corruption, it is progressivism, and it is in both parties. It is in the Republicans and the Democrats."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Corruption, Democrats, Republicans, Taxes)

"It seems to me the American people never really forgave the Democrats for being right about Vietnam."
- Paul Begala
(Related: People, American, Being, Democrats, Right, Vietnam)

"I think too many Democrats are too wimpy. But I think they're beginning to toughen up."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Beginning, Democrats)

"I never said all Democrats were saloonkeepers. What I said was that all saloonkeepers are Democrats."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Democrats)

"What is a democrat? One who believes that the republicans have ruined the country. What is a republican? One who believes that the democrats would ruin the country."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Country, Democrats, Republican, Republicans, Ruin)

"Republicans have nothing but bad ideas and Democrats have no ideas."
- Lewis Black
(Related: Ideas, Democrats, Nothing, Republicans)

"The President and the Democrats on Congress have exploited the financial crisis to advance their socialist big government tax, spend and borrow agenda."
- Bradley A. Blakeman
(Related: Government, Financial, Congress, Crisis, Democrats, Tax, President)

"Well, you have the public not wanting any new spending, you have the Republicans not wanting any new taxes, you have the Democrats not wanting any new spending cuts, you have the markets not wanting any new borrowing, and you have the economists wanting all of the above. And that leads to paralysis."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Borrowing, Democrats, Public, Republicans, Taxes)

"It's absolutely crucial for the Democrats to have a sense of their history, of who they are, in order to be able to project their values and stand up for them."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: History, Values, Democrats, Order, Project, Sense)

"The Democrats need to remind people of where were, in terms of our progress, as markers against where we are, and where we've fallen, and how we've declined under Bush."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: People, Progress, Democrats)

"The American people are screaming at the top of their lungs to Washington, 'Stop! Stop the spending, stop the job-killing policies.' And yet, Democrats in Washington refuse to listen to the American people."
- John Boehner
(Related: People, American, Democrats, Job, Washington)

"Make no mistake, a 'yes' vote on the Democrats' health care bill is a vote for taxpayer-funded abortions."
- John Boehner
(Related: Health, Mistake, Care, Democrats, Vote)

"When political figures are shown on television or in movies, it's always the liberal Democrats that are shown to be humane, caring people."
- Pat Boone
(Related: Movies, People, Caring, Democrats, Liberal, Television)

"In fact - statistically, as you know - people have done polls, research, and at least 80 percent or more or working media are liberal Democrats if they are involved with any party and certainly liberal in their philosophy."
- Pat Boone
(Related: People, Democrats, Fact, Liberal, Media, Party, Philosophy, Research)

"Some politicians are aware of the Bill of Rights. It seems that the opposition party is far more likely to invoke it, to wave it in the air, this is what we saw from a lot of republicans during the Clinton Administration, and we are seeing the same from Democrats under Bush."
- James Bovard
(Related: Democrats, Rights, Opposition, Party, Politicians, Republicans)

"I think Democrats are right. We fight for the American dream, for the environment, for privacy rights, a woman's right to choose, a good public education system."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Education, Dream, American, Democrats, Environment, Fight, Rights, Privacy, Public, Woman)

"When you have a Senate that is 50 Democrats and 49 Republicans and one independent, it's quite obvious that the only way we are going to get something done is if we work together."
- John Breaux
(Related: Work, Democrats, Obvious, Republicans, Senate)

"I think it is important to ask ourselves as citizens, not as Democrats attacking the administration, but as citizens, whether a world power can really provide global leadership on the basis of fear and anxiety?"
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Leadership, Power, Fear, Anxiety, Democrats, World)

"I reject the notion that a high turnout helps Senator Kerry. I think in Florida at least, it's going to help President Bush because we have gotten more registered voters than the Democrats, and our base is just fired up - thanks to your help and a lot of others."
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Democrats, Help, President)

"The real problem that I think those of us who are evangelicals and Democrats have to face up to is that the political right controls the religious media."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Democrats, Media, Religious, Right)

"So I really would like to see both parties respond to the poor with greater commitment. But I've got to tell you, the Democrats, I feel, are doing a better job in that respect than Republicans are."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Commitment, Democrats, Job, Poor, Republicans, Respect)

"I think there are other issues that the Democrats could use to rally evangelicals. There are a lot of us, for instance, who believe that the Bible calls us to be environmentally responsible."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Bible, Democrats)

"House Democrats have tried to increase port security funding on this House floor four times over the last 4 years, and House Republicans have defeated our efforts every single time."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Time, Democrats, Republicans, Security, Years)

"A government full of Democrats would rather have you be a Republican, and a government full of Republicans would rather have you be a Democrat, than have you oppose both."
- Brian Celio
(Related: Government, Democrats, Republican, Republicans)

"The Senate needs 60 votes to pass anything. They have to compromise with liberal Democrats to spend more money. Even though arguably we have control of the Senate, we really don't."
- Steve Chabot
(Related: Money, Control, Compromise, Democrats, Liberal, Needs, Senate)

"Today we voted as Democrats and Republicans. Tomorrow we begin again as New Yorkers."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Democrats, Republicans, Today, Tomorrow)

"Democrats are committed to mapping a new direction in Iraq, and we will work with the President and the new Defense Secretary to ensure that the will of the American people guides our future actions."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Work, People, Actions, American, Defense, Democrats, Direction, Future, Iraq, President, Will)

"Last week in the Homeland Security Committee, Republicans were against port security; and today, one week after Democrats unveiled our Real Security Agenda, they're for it."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Committee, Democrats, Republicans, Security, Today)

"Democrats are fighting for a new direction that includes protecting Social Security as well as making healthcare affordable, bringing down the high cost of gasoline, and making higher education more accessible for all Americans."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Education, Americans, Democrats, Direction, Fighting, Healthcare, Security)

"Democrats believe we must have comprehensive health care reform that includes giving the federal government authority to negotiate lower prices with drug companies."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Government, Health, Authority, Care, Democrats, Giving, Reform)

"Democrats have laid out a program that, if adopted, would make us independent of Middle Eastern oil in ten years, and create a new economy especially for those in rural America. Our program invests in clean energy alternatives and provides energy assistance for those in need."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: America, Democrats, Economy, Energy, Oil, Years)

"Our top priority is our troops, who are making the extraordinary effort to fulfill the mission they have been given. Democrats will work with this Administration to better define that mission and a realistic expectation of success in Iraq."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Success, Work, Democrats, Effort, Expectation, Iraq, Mission, Troops, Will)

"Welfare reform happened with reconciliation; half the Democrats voted for it. The Bush tax cuts happened with reconciliation; twelve Democratic Senators voted for it. You didn't have a real partisan issue on those times that it was used."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Democrats, Tax, Reform, Senators, Tax cuts, Welfare)

"Welfare reform happened with reconciliation; half the Democrats voted for it. The Bush tax cuts happened with reconciliation; twelve Democratic Senators voted for it. You didn't have a real partisan issue on those times that it was used."
- Kent Conrad
(Related: Democrats, Tax, Reform, Senators, Tax cuts, Welfare)

"The Democrats have no actual policy proposals of their own unless constant carping counts as a policy."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Policy, Democrats)

"The really amazing part, to me, was when Florida made it into the Final Four, the Democrats didn't demand a recount."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Democrats)

"When we were at peace, Democrats wanted to raise taxes. Now there's a war, so Democrats want to raise taxes. When there was a surplus, Democrats wanted to raise taxes. Now that there is a mild recession, Democrats want to raise taxes."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Peace, War, Democrats, Now, Taxes, Want)

"I might be in favor of national healthcare if it required all Democrats to get their heads examined."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Democrats, Healthcare)

"Democrats always assure us that deterrence will work, but when the time comes to deter, they're against it."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Time, Work, Democrats, Will)

"Democrats couldn't care less if people in Indiana hate them. But if Europeans curl their lips, liberals can't look at themselves in the mirror."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: People, Care, Democrats, Hate, Liberals)

"I've decided to cut out the part of the speech where I say anything nice about Democrats."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Democrats, Speech)

"Taxes are like abortion, and not just because both are grotesque procedures supported by Democrats. You're for them or against them. Taxes go up or down; government raises taxes or lowers them. But Democrats will not let the words "abortion" or "tax hikes" pass their lips."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Government, Abortion, Democrats, Taxes, Will, Words)

"We as Democrats have no apologies to make to anyone."
- Richard J. Daley
(Related: Apologies, Democrats)

"Don't worry if they're Democrats or Republicans. Give them service and they'll become Democrats."
- Richard J. Daley
(Related: Democrats, Republicans, Service, Worry)

"Well, the problem of the federal government is that they print money and go in debt. That's their national policy, Democrats and Republicans it doesn't matter. And this is where I differ."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Government, Money, Policy, Debt, Democrats, Republicans)

"I've been amazed at the degree to which Democrats, in particular, have expressed their enthusiasm for the president's manner with which he handled this budget."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Enthusiasm, Democrats, President)

"We're going to march on Washington with a host of Republicans, Democrats, business leaders, legislators."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Business, Democrats, Leaders, Legislators, March, Republicans, Washington)

"I think Democrats keep the commandments of the Lord more."
- Lincoln Davis
(Related: Democrats)

"The fact is that we wouldn't be in Iraq if it weren't for Democrats like Senator Kerry."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Democrats, Fact, Iraq)

"We need to go everywhere. There is not one county in this state, I don't care how far west you go, that doesn't have Democrats. We have to be proud of who we are."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Care, Democrats, State)

"Real Democrats don't make promises they can't keep."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Democrats, Promises)

"I still want to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks. We can't beat George Bush unless we appeal to a broad cross-section of Democrats."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Democrats, Flags, Want)

"I will use whatever position I have in order to root out hypocrisy. Democrats have strong moral values. Frankly, my moral values are offended by some of the things I hear on programs like "Rush Limbaugh," and we don't have to put up with that."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Values, Democrats, Hypocrisy, Order, Will)

"You know, the Democrats want to balance the budget by raising spending and raising taxes. The Soviet Union had a balanced budget."
- Tom DeLay
(Related: Balance, Democrats, Taxes, Want)

"The hope and change the Democrats had in mind was nothing more than a retread of the failed and discredited socialist policies that have been the enemy of freedom for centuries all over the world. I fear America is teetering towards tyranny."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Change, Fear, Hope, America, Democrats, Enemy, Freedom, Mind, Nothing, Tyranny, World)

"Prediction? The Democrats will win. I think it will be a close win, both for the House and for the Senate."
- John Dingell
(Related: Democrats, Senate, Will)

"For three decades, Democrats and Republicans worked together to make our environment better."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Democrats, Environment, Republicans)

"I realize that the majority of people in the entertainment business happen to be Democrats. I have no problem with that. And they should have no problem with the fact that I'm a Republican."
- Shannen Doherty
(Related: Business, People, Democrats, Entertainment, Fact, Majority, Republican)

"Democrats were simply hoping to win some political points by getting their outlandish rhetoric published in the newspapers and heard on the talk shows."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Democrats, Newspapers, Rhetoric, Talk)

"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
(Related: Faith, Democrats, Facts, Future, Generations, Light, Republicans, Security, Variety)

"Anybody who runs for president in this country and comes out as strong as the Democrats were about helping the poor folks and black folks is not going to win."
- Charles Evers
(Related: Country, Democrats, Poor, President)

"There's not an appropriations bill in the last 10 years that the-that Democrats passed in the Congress. We haven't spent any money of your taxes in the last decade."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Money, Congress, Democrats, Taxes, Years)

"Unfair trade agreements, passed by both Republicans and Democrats, have sent millions of jobs to other countries. We need to stop this hemorrhaging and find ways for American workers to compete in the new market."
- Russ Feingold
(Related: American, Countries, Democrats, Jobs, Republicans, Trade, Workers)

"These are international criminals, and the spineless Democrats are doing nothing about it."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Democrats, Nothing)

"A political party is dying before our eyes-and I don't mean the Democrats. I'm talking about the mainstream media, which is being destroyed by the opposition."
- Howard Fineman
(Related: Being, Democrats, Dying, Eyes, Media, Opposition, Party, Talking)

"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
(Related: Work, People, Chance, Democrats, Republicans)

"Democrats believe they can win at the ballot box by obstructing, and they would rather win the next election than move America forward."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: America, Democrats)

"Now, most of the time I'm going to agree with the Democrats and disagree with the Republicans."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Time, Democrats, Now, Republicans)

"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
(Related: People, Attention, Democrats, Republicans, Right, Saying)

"The Democrats and Republicans are the same guy admiring themself in the mirror."
- Kinky Friedman
(Related: Democrats, Republicans)

"I think Democrats often hold the unconstrained vision, and Republicans focus more on the Rule of Law."
- John Fund
(Related: Vision, Democrats, Focus, Law, Republicans)

"Let's be very honest about what this is about. It's not about bashing Democrats, it's not about taxes, they have no idea what the Boston tea party was about, they don't know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up."
- Janeane Garofalo
(Related: History, Idea, Boston, Democrats, Man, Party, Racism, Taxes, Tea)

"Why would we want to keep a tax cut that's failed? Why would we not want to go back to the Clinton tax code? And why would we not want to help every family more with a health-care plan like mine? Let's help average people. Let's be Democrats."
- Dick Gephardt
(Related: Family, People, Health, Democrats, Tax, Help, Want)

"On the other side, I do believe that the rhetoric we are seeing from the Democrats today is unprecedented, is a new low in presidential politics and goes beyond political discourse and amounts to political hate speech."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Politics, Democrats, Hate, Rhetoric, Speech, Today)

"I think one of the problems the Democrats have today is that they are an elitist party."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Democrats, Party, Problems, Today)

"Some fine day, Democrats may figure out how to get on the right side of the value divide - how to define America as a place of the common good and not a playground of the strong."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: America, Day, Democrats, May, Right, Value)

"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
(Related: Business, Work, People, Democrats, Economy, Republicans, Will, Workers)

"Yes, more than 100 Democrats voted to authorize Bush to take the nation to war. Most of them did so in the belief that the president and his administration were truthful in their statements that Saddam Hussein was a gathering menace."
- Bob Graham
(Related: War, Belief, Democrats, Nation, President)

"There's a lot of things we can do to balance out what Obama's done and going forward show the American people the Republican Party can govern. I want a coalition of tea party people, independents, moderate Democrats trying to find a way to move this country forward before we become Greece."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: People, American, Balance, Country, Democrats, Greece, Party, Republican, Tea, Trying, Want)

"We don't have a lot of Reagan-type leaders in our party. Remember Ronald Reagan Democrats? I want a Republican that can attract Democrats."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Democrats, Leaders, Party, Republican, Want)

"I never said all Democrats were saloonkeepers; what I said was all saloonkeepers are Democrats."
- Horace Greeley
(Related: Democrats)

"So, you know, I think that Democrats are being more successful in Congress and I'm really going to be proud of the role I will play tomorrow as ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee when this bill passes."
- Jane Harman
(Related: Intelligence, Successful, Being, Committee, Congress, Democrats, Play, Tomorrow, Will)

"Most centrist Democrats... try to distance themselves from controversies that recall the 1960s. There are journalistic centrists as well, who avoid hard truths for the sake of acceptance and legitimacy."
- Tom Hayden
(Related: Acceptance, Democrats)

"One of the great joys this year and the year before has been how all of the people in this body, men and women, Republicans and Democrats, have worked together so well with our chairman and the chairman of the full committee to address the issues of housing for our soldiers."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Men, Women, People, Body, Committee, Democrats, Republicans, Soldiers)

"This is not the time for partisan bickering. This is not the time for politics as usual. Some of us are Democrats. Some of us are Republicans. Some of us are Independents. Above all, we must be Oklahomans first."
- Brad Henry
(Related: Politics, Time, Democrats, First, Republicans)

"This body, the United States Congress, was united, Republicans and Democrats alike, in taking that action, toppling the Taliban government, and working to try and root out al Qaeda and find Osama bin Laden."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Government, Action, Body, Congress, Democrats, Osama bin laden, Republicans, states, United)

"I don't look for much to come out of government ownership as long as we have Democrats and Republicans."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Government, Democrats, Ownership, Republicans)

"One thing governors feel, Democrats and Republicans alike, is that we have a health care system that, if you're on Medicaid, you have unlimited access to health care, at unlimited levels, at no cost. No wonder it's running away."
- Mike Huckabee
(Related: Health, Care, Democrats, Republicans, Running, Wonder)

"A lot of Democrats are not that upset with Howard Dean. Howard Dean gets out here and he says these inflammatory things, and he doesn't apologize. He doesn't back down a little bit."
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: Democrats)

"And for far too long, the Democrats have had a monopoly on black votes in this country."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Country, Democrats)

"But people ought to be proud to be Democrats right now. You know, we're a happy warrior party. And this Congress has every reason to be very, very proud of the heavy lifting that they have done."
- Tim Kaine
(Related: People, Congress, Democrats, Now, Party, Reason, Right)

"Three simple words - freedom, justice and honesty. These sum up what the Liberal Democrats stand for."
- Charles Kennedy
(Related: Honesty, Democrats, Freedom, Justice, Liberal, Words)

"Democrats believe that government should reflect the sense of community that Americans demonstrated after Katrina - the sense of community that has defined and united America throughout its history."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Government, History, America, Americans, Community, Democrats, Sense, United)

"Real Democrats don't abandon the middle class."
- John F. Kerry
(Related: Class, Democrats, Middle class)

"Democrats were quick to point out that President Bush's budget creates a 1 trillion dollar deficit. The White House quickly responded with 'Hey, look over there, it's Saddam Hussein.'"
- Craig Kilborn
(Related: Democrats, President, Quick)

"The Democrats in the Senate adopted a resolution, an amendment, saying that there should be no Guantanamo detainees brought into this country. So, more and more, we're finding the American people on one side, the ACLU and the troglodytes from the New York Times on the other, where they belong."
- Peter King
(Related: People, American, Country, Democrats, Resolution, Saying, Senate)

"I welcome the Democrats' ideas on Social Security. I think it is very important to make a bipartisan reform."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Ideas, Democrats, Reform, Security)

"I wish that the Democrats would put some effort into Social Security reform, illegal immigration's reform, tax reform, or some of the other real issues that are out there."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Democrats, Effort, Tax, Reform, Security)

"I think Social Security should be bipartisan and it should transcend the next election, and you should get the best ideas of the Democrats and of the Republicans, and move forward with the best."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Ideas, Democrats, Republicans, Security)

"Democrats can't get elected unless things get worse - and things won't get worse unless they get elected."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: Democrats)

"The Christian Democrats always made you feel like the poor relation."
- Helmut Kohl
(Related: Christian, Democrats, Poor)

"Shouldn't Democrats insist that Sen. Durbin step down as their whip, the number two man in their leadership?"
- Bill Kristol
(Related: Leadership, Democrats, Man)

"This is a struggle for the soul of the Democratic Party, which in too many cases has become so corporate and identified with corporate interests that you can't tell the difference between Democrats and Republicans."
- Dennis Kucinich
(Related: Soul, Corporate, Democrats, Difference, Party, Republicans, Struggle)

"Canadians can get Parliament working again. Here's how to do that: elect more New Democrats."
- Jack Layton
(Related: Democrats, Parliament)

"You get fifteen democrats in a room, and you get twenty opinions."
- Patrick Leahy
(Related: Democrats, Opinions)

"The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too."
- Oscar Levant
(Related: Democrats, Difference, Poor, Republicans)

"I voted Republican this year; the Democrats left a bad taste in my mouth."
- Monica Lewinsky
(Related: Democrats, Republican, Taste)

"The last thing they want is a revitalized economy now. I'm not saying the Democrats don't want a strong economy. Don't misunderstand. They just don't want it now."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Democrats, Economy, Now, Saying, Want)

"Will some reporter, or some Republican on the Sunday shows, please ask why tax cuts raid the non-existent Social Security Trust Fund but all the Democrats' new spending doesn't? Will someone please ask that?"
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Trust, Democrats, Tax, Republican, Security, Tax cuts, Will)

"Liberal Democrats are inexorably opposed to tax cuts, because tax cuts give people more power, and take away from the role of government."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Government, Power, People, Democrats, Tax, Liberal, Tax cuts)

"When I started in this business, everybody said the Democrats were the better communicators because they sounded like social workers, and Republicans were awful because they sounded like morticians. In some cases. they actually dressed like morticians."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Business, Democrats, Republicans, Workers)

"While Republican voters have remained universally supportive of their President, Democrats and Independents are returning to a more naturally critical stance."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Democrats, President, Republican)

"A healthy degree of party unity among Democrats and Republicans has deteriorated into bitter partisan warfare."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Democrats, Party, Republicans, Unity)

"All people are born alike - except Republicans and Democrats."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: People, Democrats, Republicans)

"The Democrats just don't have a foreign policy that they're willing to defend, that they're willing to use to take down the president's. We're dealing with the power of suggestion here."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: Power, Policy, Democrats, Foreign policy, President)

"Once it was suggested that Saddam Hussein might give his weaponry to terrorists, or might use weapons himself in the region, then it became hard for the Democrats to say, 'Well, that can't happen.'"
- Chris Matthews
(Related: Democrats, Weapons)

"Today, Democrats not only have the White House; they have the Senate too. So we have to be realistic about what we can and cannot achieve, while at the same recognizing that realism should never be confused with capitulation."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Democrats, Realism, Senate, Today)

"Americans simply ask for, not just Democrats in the House but also the Senate has asked the President for a clear plan as it relates to dealing with the issue of Iraq and our troops and making sure that we can bring families together in the very near future."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: Americans, Democrats, Future, Iraq, President, Senate, Troops)

"I will always remember and we must all remember that Democrats are our political rivals, not our enemies, and they deserve our respect."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Democrats, Enemies, Respect, Will)

"The Democrats' plan for 2006? Take the House and Senate and impeach the president. With our nation at war, is this the kind of Congress you want?"
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: War, Congress, Democrats, Nation, President, Senate, Want)

"When you are pulling people out of the water and off of rooftops, there are no Republicans and no Democrats."
- Charlie Melancon
(Related: People, Democrats, Republicans, Water)

"In the German football team players from different clubs need to get on with each other both on and off the pitch. In the grand coalition Christian Democrats and Social Democrats sit in the same boat and need to pull in the same direction."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Christian, Democrats, Direction, Football)

"Democrats have no agenda, no plan for the future, and no sense of leadership."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Leadership, Democrats, Future, Sense)

"I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny."
- Zell Miller
(Related: America, Democrats, Duty, Fight, Freedom, Tyranny)

"The House Democrats don't want Gore humiliated, so they slammed the door of the Capitol in my face. They are cowards."
- Christopher Monckton
(Related: Cowards, Democrats, Want)

"Now a great debate has been born. The thesis is Democratic Socialism. The antithesis is free-market capitalism. The Obama Democrats have posed the challenge. It is now up to the Republicans to pick it up and fight along these lines."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Capitalism, Challenge, Debate, Democrats, Fight, Now, Republicans, Socialism)

"Democrats are not about to nominate anyone who backs the tax cut, and Americans are not going to elect anyone who favors a tax increase."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Americans, Democrats, Favors, Tax)

"But what is striking about this, in a town that often talks about tax cuts, we could quite easily, Republicans and Democrats working together, do something that everybody in America desires, and that is a simplification of our Tax Code."
- Richard Neal
(Related: America, Democrats, Tax, Republicans, Tax cuts)

"A large family and Democrats have a lot in common: teenagers and Democrats are always happy spending other people's money."
- Anne Northup
(Related: Family, Money, People, Democrats, Teenagers)

"Since I'm the president and Democrats have controlled the House and the Senate, it's understandable that people are saying, you know, 'What have you done?'"
- Barack Obama
(Related: People, Democrats, President, Saying, Senate)

"The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Government, Work, Democrats, Party, Republicans, Will)

"And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready to defame concerned citizens as the "mob" - a word betraying a Marie Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals. I thought my party was populist, attentive to the needs and wishes of those outside the power structure. And as a product of the 1960s, I thought the Democratic party was passionately committed to freedom of thought and speech."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Power, Thought, Superiority, Delusion, Democrats, Freedom, Needs, Party, Speech, Wishes, Word)

"Why has the Democratic Party become so arrogantly detached from ordinary Americans? Though they claim to speak for the poor and dispossessed, Democrats have increasingly become the party of an upper-middle-class professional elite, top-heavy with journalists, academics and lawyers."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Americans, Democrats, Lawyers, Party, Poor)

"We need independents, we need the GOP, we need Reagan Democrats."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Democrats)

"For too long, Democrats have been telling people what they want to hear. I'm going to tell you what I believe."
- Deval Patrick
(Related: People, Democrats, Want)

"You know, when Republicans were in charge, we doubled the debt. But, now, our concern is the Democrats are in charge and they're tripling the debt. So, really, our concern is that we want smaller government."
- Rand Paul
(Related: Government, Concern, Debt, Democrats, Now, Republicans, Want)

"We need to be calling out the flaws and misguided decisions of the Democrats in Congress and the Obama administration."
- Timothy Pawlenty
(Related: Congress, Decisions, Democrats, Flaws)

"Social Security has never failed to pay promised benefits, and Democrats will fight to make sure that Republicans do not turn a guaranteed benefit into a guaranteed gamble."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Benefits, Democrats, Fight, Republicans, Security, Will)

"The reality is the cap-and-trade legislation offered by the Democrats amounts to an economic declaration of war on the Midwest by liberals on Capitol Hill."
- Mike Pence
(Related: War, Democrats, Legislation, Liberals, Reality)

"I opposed No Child Left Behind, I opposed the Medicare prescription drug bill, I opposed the Wall Street bailout. What the American people are starting to see is that Republican, Republicans on Capitol Hill get it and the Democrats, from the White House to Capitol Hill, just don't get it."
- Mike Pence
(Related: People, American, Democrats, Republican, Republicans)

"Reforming public education, cutting property taxes, fixing adult and child protective services and funding our budget can all occur when Democrats and Republicans engage in consensus and cooperation - not cynicism and combat."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Education, Cooperation, Cynicism, Democrats, Property, Public, Republicans, Taxes)

"That doesn't necessarily mean they have to have an explicit proposal that they put forward that all Democrats sign up to, but I think they need to throw some ideas out that, at least directionally, point the way forward."
- John Podesta
(Related: Ideas, Democrats)

"I think if you look at yesterday's New York Times poll, particularly when you judge Democrats in Congress versus the Republicans in Congress, people put a little more faith, or even a little more than a little more faith in the Democrats in Congress."
- John Podesta
(Related: Faith, People, Congress, Democrats, Republicans, Yesterday)

"One of the tragedies of the Bush administration is that we went back to business as usual, make a deal with the Democrats, let's all be friends in Washington philosophy."
- Pete du Pont
(Related: Business, Democrats, Friends, Philosophy, Washington)

"I think the Tea Party movement is great. I think anybody who has been frustrated over the last few years with the Republicans and Democrats, when they were trying to grow government and have spending and we weren't focusing on creating jobs and get our private sector growing again, I think that's when people started to wake up."
- Ben Quayle
(Related: Government, People, Democrats, Jobs, Party, Republicans, Tea, Trying, Years)

"Every poll shows that most journalists are Democrats."
- Sally Quinn
(Related: Democrats)

"Are the Democrats going to dance the mandate Macarena?"
- Dan Rather
(Related: Dance, Democrats)

"Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: April, Day, Democrats, July, Republicans)

"The largest party in America, by the way, is neither the Democrats nor the Republicans. It's the party of non-voters."
- Robert Reich
(Related: America, Democrats, Party, Republicans)

"It's time that America's government lived by the same values as America's families. It's time we invested in America's future and made sure our people have the skills to compete and thrive in a 21st century economy. That's what Democrats believe."
- Harry Reid
(Related: Government, Time, People, Values, America, Democrats, Economy, Future)

"The American people do not like privatization. They are afraid of the debt the president's willing to do. And they don't like benefit cuts. And everyone here should understand all 45 Senate Democrats are united. We are not going to let this happen."
- Harry Reid
(Related: People, American, Debt, Democrats, President, Senate, United)

"I think the Democrats are catering to them, but, you know, in the entire history of the United States of America, there has never been a judge who has been refused a vote when there was a majority of Senators willing to vote for his confirmation, never in history."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: History, America, Democrats, Majority, Senators, states, United, Vote)

"The difference between a Republican and a Democrat is the Democrat is a cannibal they have to live off each other, while the Republicans, why, they live off the Democrats."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Democrats, Difference, Republican, Republicans)

"Democrats never agree on anything, that's why they're Democrats. If they agreed with each other, they would be Republicans."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Democrats, Republicans)

"What we're seeing early on is Democrats rallying around Al Gore, Republicans rallying around George Bush and the difficulty of anybody else to get any room in the race."
- Stuart Rothenberg
(Related: Democrats, Difficulty, Race, Republicans)

"The environment is better and better for Democrats."
- Stuart Rothenberg
(Related: Democrats, Environment)

"California is going to be quite good for the Democrats. But the rest of the country is a draw."
- Stuart Rothenberg
(Related: Country, Democrats, Rest)

"I think it's dawning on some Democrats that obstructing the Patriot Act, like they've been obstructing everything else, is bad for them politically."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Act, Democrats)

"Many Democrats have a pre-9/11 worldview."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Democrats)

"2010 is not just a choice between Republicans and Democrats. 2010 is not just a choice between liberals and conservatives. 2010 is a referendum on the very identity of our nation."
- Marco Rubio
(Related: Choice, Democrats, Identity, Liberals, Nation, Republicans)

"You've got the brain-washed, that's the Democrats, and the brain-dead, that's the Republicans!"
- Mark Russell
(Related: Democrats)

"The most important political task facing the out-of-power party - the Democrats for now - is creating a villain to run against. It's certainly easier than developing some grand new ideas or policies on which to campaign."
- Pat Sajak
(Related: Ideas, Democrats, Now, Party)

"This is my fourth term and my seventh year. My first year was in 1997, the same year for Vic Snyder. It is still exciting to be there even though Washington is not run by Democrats right now, but we are working very hard."
- Loretta Sanchez
(Related: Democrats, First, Now, Right, Washington)

"I am very proud of the fact that many workers in my Gau, numerous former Communists and Social Democrats were won over by us and became local group leaders and Party functionaries."
- Fritz Sauckel
(Related: Democrats, Fact, Leaders, Party, Workers)

"Tony Rezko and Bill Ayers should lead the Democratic Party. They are the only Democrats with any convictions."
- Evan Sayet
(Related: Democrats, Party)

"What Democrats call 'nuanced,' most people refer to as 'stupidity.'"
- Evan Sayet
(Related: People, Democrats)

"Contrast that with the call of the Liberal Democrats in April, when they were prepared to call upon the British people to participate in a 24-hour strike. It shows how far to the right the Labour Party's gone."
- Arthur Scargill
(Related: People, April, Contrast, Democrats, Liberal, Party, Right)

"Well, I was a very strong opponent of the war, in fact, one of those who went door to door to my colleagues and thus achieved 60 percent of the Democrats voting no against this war."
- Jan Schakowsky
(Related: War, Democrats, Fact, Voting)

"And American voters understand that if we want to keep fighting to move in the new - in a new direction, we've got a long way to go. And we need to make sure we continue with Democrats being in the majority."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: American, Being, Democrats, Direction, Fighting, Majority, Want)

"Democrats are going to proudly run on the fact that we turned the economy around. It was our policies under President Obama's leadership through the Recovery Act, through investing in the automobile industry."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Leadership, Act, Democrats, Economy, Fact, President)

"We're going to need to absorb some pain. The Republicans want to pile all the pain on people who can least afford it and the middle class and Democrats under his leadership want to make sure that we can address deficit reduction and continue to make investments and shared sacrifice is going to be imperative in order to be able to do that."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Leadership, Sacrifice, People, Class, Democrats, Middle class, Order, Pain, Republicans, Want)

"Democrats don't relate to middle-class people."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: People, Democrats)

"We tend to talk, Democrats, as a party, in legislative terms."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Democrats, Party, Talk)

"One of my movies was called "True Lies." It's what the Democrats should have called their convention."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Movies, Democrats, Lies)

"Despite the state of denial exhibited by most Democrats, Americans all across the nation acknowledge that changes are necessary to preserve Social Security for today's younger workers."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Americans, Democrats, Denial, Nation, Security, State, Today, Workers)

"I think anyone that thought that we were coming in as a bunch of liberal Democrats to deliver more large-scale social programs was nuts. I sure didn't expect it."
- Donna Shalala
(Related: Thought, Democrats, Liberal)

"Democrats always like to brag that their guys are smarter than the opponents and Republicans always like to brag that their guys are more moral than the opponents. But if you're looking for morals in politics you're looking for bananas in the cheese department."
- Harry Shearer
(Related: Politics, Democrats, Morals, Opponents, Republicans)

"On the show, we are not trying to get people to eat their vegetables; we are not trying to get people to become Democrats. We are basically trying to encourage people to get involved with public life so that politics isn't left to the wealthy and privileged."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Life, Politics, People, Democrats, Public, Trying)

"It's not about Obama, it's about the Democrats and their policies that cause consternation on the right."
- Elizabeth A. Sherman
(Related: Cause, Democrats, Right)

"Democrats' attack on the Republican majority leader is nothing but a coordinated agenda to stop an effective leader from accomplishing the people's business."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: Business, Leader, People, Democrats, Majority, Nothing, Republican)

"I think Democrats made a mistake running away from liberalism. Liberalism, uh, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John and Robert Kennedy - that's what the Democratic party ought to reach for."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Mistake, Democrats, Liberalism, Party, Running)

"The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or women and men, but between talkers and doers."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Women, Country, Democrats, Republicans)

"Democrats and Republicans alike support our military personnel."
- John Spratt
(Related: Democrats, Military, Republicans, Support)

"Democrats' definition of "rich" - always seems to be set just above whatever the salary happens to be for a member of Congress. Perhaps that says it all."
- Steve Steckler
(Related: Congress, Democrats)

"If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Truth, Democrats, Lies, Republicans, Will)

"I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Truth, Democrats, Friends, Lies, Republican, Thinking, Will)

"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
(Related: Truth, Bargain, Democrats, Lies, Republicans, Will)

"Right-to-life groups won't fund us because we're Democrats."
- Bart Stupak
(Related: Democrats, Right)

"Well, the economic recovery was successful even though the Democrats opposed the reforms every step of the way. And it is clear the Democrats have no clear plan to strengthen our economy, as Republicans do."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: Successful, Democrats, Economy, Republicans)

"It's not like Massachusetts, where they're baptized Democrats."
- Robert Torricelli
(Related: Democrats)

"I don't believe we need the government's help as much as some think we do. That belief sets me apart from the Democrats, since their way of dealing with everything is to tax and spend."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Government, Belief, Democrats, Tax, Help)

"Working together during the past three years, we have confounded the skeptics and the cynics. We've shown that here in Virginia, Democrats and Republicans can come together, put politics aside, and make tough decisions when times demand it."
- Mark Warner
(Related: Politics, Decisions, Democrats, Past, Republicans, Years)

"I don't understand the Democrats' approach to Social Security in this country, and I'm not alone."
- William Weld
(Related: Country, Democrats, Security)

"What the Democrats don't seem to understand is that higher taxes mean fewer American jobs and less American production."
- Lynn Westmoreland
(Related: American, Democrats, Jobs, Production, Taxes)

"And I want to be able to - you know, make Republicans and Democrats famous for keeping jobs in California."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: Democrats, Famous, Jobs, Republicans, Want)

"You know, I think, people of all stripes in California, Republicans, Democrats, conservatives, liberals, frankly, as I have traveled the state, the number one issue is jobs. And they are looking for which candidate can get the economy back on track."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: People, Democrats, Economy, Jobs, Liberals, Republicans, State)

"Nuclear weapons kill Americans - they don't kill Republicans or Democrats - they kill Americans."
- Joe Wilson
(Related: Americans, Democrats, Republicans, Weapons)

"As I've said repeatedly, Republicans are very good at describing things in black and white; Democrats are very good at describing the 11 shades of gray."
- Joseph C. Wilson
(Related: Democrats, Republicans)

"When you practice reporting for as long as I have, you keep yourself at a distance from True Believers. Either conservatives or liberals or Democrats or Republicans."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Democrats, Liberals, Practice, Republicans)

"I have written things that Republicans and Democrats and all kinds of figures have either hated or felt very uncomfortable about. Because in doing these long projects and books, you get close to the bone. And they're not calling me up and asking me for dinner."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Books, Democrats, Projects, Republicans)

"I lost a lot of territory I really enjoyed having, but there was no doubt I had to do it to help Democrats."
- Albert Wynn
(Related: Democrats, Doubt, Help)