Quotes and Sayings about Republican



"The way forward is by building political support for republican and democratic objectives across Ireland and by winning support for these goals internationally."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Goals, Winning, Building, Ireland, Objectives, Republican, Support)

"Your ability as republican volunteers, to rise to this challenge will mean that the two governments and others cannot easily hide from their obligations and their responsibility to resolve these problems."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Ability, Challenge, Problems, Republican, Responsibility, Will)

"Sinn Fein has the potential and capacity to become the vehicle for the attainment of republican objectives."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Objectives, Potential, Republican)

"The catalyst for much of this change is the growing support for republicanism."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Change, Support)

"The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Leadership, Army, Commitment, Irish, Republican)

"But if republicans are to prevail, if the peace process is to be successfully concluded and Irish sovereignty and re-unification secured, then we have to set the agenda - no-one else is going to do that."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Peace, Irish, Republicans)

"Republican patience with how unionism deals with the political institutions, and with key issues like equality and human rights, will be tested because, obviously, there will be a battle a day on these matters. So lets face up to all of this with our eyes wide open."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Equality, Battle, Day, Deals, Eyes, Rights, Human rights, Key, Open, Patience, Republican, Will)

"But I also hold the very strong view that republicans need to lead by example."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Example, Republicans)

"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)

"The character and fight against fascism moved centre stage when, in 1936, Franco attempted to overthrow by force the Popular Front Government of Republican Spain."
- Bill Alexander
(Related: Government, Character, Fascism, Fight, Force, Popular, Republican, Spain)

"The International Brigades and the British volunteers were, numerically, only a small part of the Republican forces, but nearly all had accepted the need for organization and order in civilian life."
- Bill Alexander
(Related: Life, Order, Republican)

"There are a growing number of conservatives and Republicans who, while they support the president and support the war in Iraq, wonder how many of these nation-building wars we're going to engage in and what the parameters of that are."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: War, Iraq, Nation, President, Republicans, Support, Wonder)

"I didn't want to engage in a campaign where I was defending myself on those issues at every turn, so I just decided that I'd switch and run as a Republican."
- Rodney Alexander
(Related: Republican, Want)

"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)

"Unlike the Reagan and Bush Administrations, with but one exception, the Clinton administration failed to reach out to Republicans in creating a new team, and eventually paid a political price."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Republicans)

"What our Republican friends are doing, if we look at what they do and not what they say, they have decided that the most important thing in this country is to increase payments for interest on the national debt."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Country, Debt, Friends, Interest, Republican)

"The Republicans in the House and the Bush administration are bankrupting this country."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Country, Republicans)

"Washington's character was rock solid. He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues, which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Character, Choice, First, Nation, President, Republican, Washington)

"I feel the whole issue has been a witchhunt from day one as part of a broader Republican political agenda."
- Kojo Annan
(Related: Day, Republican)

"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)

"Instead of creating new jobs, Republicans gave tax cuts to companies that send jobs overseas."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Tax, Jobs, Republicans, Tax cuts)

"To help U.S. workers, farmers and businesses, and America's long-term economic security, Congress should take decisive action to bring about fair trade with China, instead of squandering this opportunity on a weak Republican bill."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Opportunity, Action, America, Congress, Help, Republican, Security, Trade, Workers)

"The Republicans would like to take us back to a darker time, when corporations ruled and the underserved had no rights."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Time, Corporations, Rights, Republicans)

"The Republican majority will stop at nothing to prevent access to the legal system for those who are hurt."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Legal, Hurt, Majority, Nothing, Republican, Will)

"It is our responsibility as Americans to provide for the families of those who have died to defend our nation. Raising the military death benefit is not a Democrat or Republican issue - it is an American issue."
- Brian Baird
(Related: Death, American, Americans, Military, Nation, Republican, Responsibility)

"I mean I look forward to the day when I can be Republican again."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Day, Republican)

"Obama specializes in knocking down straw men. "I reject the view that says our problems will simply take care of themselves," he said, implying that's the view of Republicans. It's the view of almost no one."
- Fred Barnes
(Related: Men, Care, Problems, Republicans, Will)

"You know I don't think we need the Republicans to steal family values from us."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Family, Values, Republicans)

"It's very clear you have to engage the public and say: You have to vote no on 74, no on 75, no on 76, no on 77. Those are the issues that Arnold pushing. And those are reactionary, Republican initiatives."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Public, Republican, Vote)

"The definition of a Schwarzenegger Republican is a Bush Republican who says he's a Schwarzenegger Republican."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Republican)

"But the Republican right-wing agenda, these people - Arnold and his patrons - felt it could be accomplished by circumventing the Legislature and spending money and organizing and giving sound bites."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Money, People, Giving, Republican, Right, Sound)

"We aim in the domain of politics at republicanism; in the domain of economics at socialism; in the domain of what is today called religion, at atheism."
- August Bebel
(Related: Politics, Religion, Atheism, Economics, Socialism, Today)

"I think every American has a role in saving this country. Whether you're Democrat, Republican, independent, it doesn't matter. We all know the country's in trouble. We may disagree on how to solve it, but we all know the country's in trouble."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: American, Country, May, Republican, Trouble)

"'Hello my name is the Republican Party and I got a problem. I'm addicted to spending and big government.' I'd like one of them just to stand up and say that."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Government, Name, Party, Republican)

"I have not heard people in the Republican Party yet admit that they have a problem. And when they do say that they have a problem I don't know that I believe 'em."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: People, Party, Republican)

"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 must kill George Bush that John McCain is the most popular and Beloved Republican in America."
- Paul Begala
(Related: America, Popular, Republican)

"If George W. Bush is given a second term, and retains a Republican Congress and a compliant federal judiciary, he and his allies are likely to embark on a campaign of political retribution the likes of which we haven't seen since Richard Nixon."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Congress, Nixon, Republican)

"I filed the ethics complaint against Tom DeLay not because I'm a Democrat and he's a Republican or even because he drew me out of my congressional seat but because he engaged in corruption to further his plans to disenfranchise voters in Texas."
- Chris Bell
(Related: Complaint, Corruption, Delay, Ethics, Republican)

"The way I look at it is this, as Republicans, we look for less government interference in our lives."
- Craig Benson
(Related: Government, Republicans)

"I read a funny story about how the Republicans freed the slaves. The Republicans are the ones who created slavery by law in the 1600's. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and he was not a Republican."
- Marion Berry
(Related: Funny, Law, Republican, Republicans, Slavery)

"In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Intelligence, Government, Civilization, Office, Republican)

"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)

"Republicans rejected calls for amnesty and we've fought efforts to provide illegal aliens with taxpayer funded benefits. The American people are far closer to our Republican approach to border security than they are to Nancy Pelosi's approach."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: People, American, Benefits, Republican, Republicans, Security)

"Republicans are not going to play I-told-you-so, but it is pretty obvious that the tax reductions passed in 2003 helped Americans dig out of a recession and get back to work."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Work, Americans, Tax, Obvious, Play, Pretty, Republicans)

"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)

"At a time when 2500 American soldiers have given their lives for the cause of bringing democracy to Iraq, it is sad and frustrating to watch the Republican establishment disgrace the exercise of democracy in our own House of Representatives."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Time, American, Cause, Democracy, Disgrace, Exercise, Iraq, Republican, Soldiers)

"The attack on Clinton on terrorism is entirely politically inspired by the right-wing of the Republicans, and has no basis in fact whatsoever."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Fact, Republicans, Right, Terrorism)

"House Republicans want to pass a strong border security, illegal immigration bill. We want a bill. There is no ifs, ands or buts about it."
- John Boehner
(Related: Republicans, Security, Want)

"House and Senate Republicans are now united in adopting earmark bans. We hope President Obama will follow through on his support for an earmark ban by pressing Democratic leaders to join House and Senate Republicans in taking this critical step to restore public trust."
- John Boehner
(Related: Trust, Hope, Leaders, Now, President, Public, Public trust, Republicans, Senate, Support, United, Will)

"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)

"Since 1980, we've used reconciliation 22 times, and out of those times, Republicans used it 16 times. So, earth to my Republican friends, you can have your option but you cannot change these facts. They're in the Congressional Record."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Change, Earth, Facts, Friends, Republican, Republicans)

"I am sure that every one of my colleagues - Democrat, Republican, and Independent - agrees with that statement. That in the voting booth, every one is equal."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Republican, Voting)

"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 am going to work with Tom Daschle. And I'll work with the Republican leaders and the president to try and come up with something that we can all be proud of."
- John Breaux
(Related: Work, Leaders, President, Republican)

"He looked like such a Republican. He dressed like Pee-Wee Herman. But had I known what he had done when I was reading about him, I might have thought different."
- Matthew Bright
(Related: Thought, Reading, Republican)

"I think the Republicans are subverted by the fact that so many of their leaders send their kids to private schools, they don't really have the stomach for the fight."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: Fact, Fight, Kids, Leaders, Republicans, Schools)

"The Republicans are running wild with our tax dollars and it's been a mistake to let this administration continue a policy of incompetence when it comes to Iraq."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Mistake, Policy, Tax, Incompetence, Iraq, Republicans, Running)

"Republican leadership in Congress let the energy companies write the energy bill that sent prices soaring, and has turned a blind eye to the struggles of working families trying to make ends meet."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Leadership, Blind, Congress, Energy, Eye, Republican, Trying)

"It is past time for Republican leadership to answer for record deficits and reckless spending, both in Iraq and in the U.S. It's time for a plan to bring our troops home."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Home, Leadership, Time, Iraq, Past, Republican, Troops)

"This drug coverage program was clearly designed by Republicans in Congress to serve the interests of the drug and insurance industries. America's seniors were an afterthought."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: America, Congress, Republicans)

"Big government conservatives are spending trillions and wasting billions. Republicans are no longer the party of fiscal conservancy, but the party of runaway spending and corruption."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Government, Corruption, Party, Republicans)

"Year after year, President Bush has broken his campaign promises on college aid. And year after year, the Republican leadership in Congress has let him do it."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Leadership, College, Congress, President, Promises, Republican)

"If you're honest with yourself, you're going to find out whether you truly love America, or whether your primary allegiance is to the Republican party."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Love, America, Party, Republican)

"Knowledge is power. Most of us agree that something has to be done to strengthen Social Security, and I believe it's irresponsible to arbitrarily dismiss any idea, Republican nor Democrat, without giving it a hard look."
- Conrad Bums
(Related: Power, Idea, Knowledge, Giving, Republican, Security)

"As a Republican, I am all for competition."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Competition, Republican)

"And, finally, as a Republican, I believe it is important to keep our word and keep our covenant, and that is exactly what we should do with the Wright amendment today."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Republican, Today, Word)

"It's the No.1 issue with people I talk to, whether Republican, Democrat or independent. They want to see the way business is done in Washington change."
- Francine Busby
(Related: Business, Change, People, Republican, Talk, Want, Washington)

"I mean, we are facing so many very, very important issues and those are the issues that you heard talked about last night from the Republican convention, and that you'll hear my husband talk about. And those are the really important issues facing our country right now."
- Laura Bush
(Related: HusbCountry, Night, Now, Republican, Right, Talk)

"A Green Party candidate would be very different from a Democrat or Republican and should be heard."
- Peter Camejo
(Related: Party, Republican)

"And it sends an important message to me, because I am sick to death to hear my opponent saying Republicans don't trust me. They do trust me, in landslide proportions, and they're proving it tonight. We're going to bury that for good."
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell
(Related: Death, Trust, Republicans, Saying)

"I don't know how anyone could vote Republican. It's so obvious that their only interest is keeping the rich rich."
- Vivian Campbell
(Related: Interest, Obvious, Republican, Vote)

"The reason why I buy into the Democratic Party more than the Republican Party is because there are over 2,000 verses of Scripture that deal with responding to the needs of the poor."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Needs, Party, Poor, Reason, Republican, Scripture)

"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)

"And basically, the sense of the 'Pledge to America' is this: Republicans understand when we were in charge, we got fired in '06. We spent too much money. We defied the trust that the people had put in us. And we know that there is a better way."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Trust, Money, People, America, Republicans, Sense)

"We as Republicans understand that we have got to protect these... entitlement programs - these entitlement programs for our seniors today. And we have to sit down and have a discussion. We need more ideas on the table."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Ideas, Republicans, Today)

"The Republicans have put together serious detailed counter-proposals when we have objected to this administration's agenda. And so, I want to tell the President and remind him again, we're not voting no for political expediency. We've got our principles, and we're going to stand up and defend those."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Expediency, President, Principles, Republicans, Voting, Want)

"I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination of government threatens many values that I hold to be important to America's role as a light among nations. But there are no values that matter to me that will not be gravely endangered if we lose this war."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Government, War, Values, America, Light, Nations, Republican, Will)

"The truth is the Republican leadership has created a credit card Congress that is recklessly selling out the future of America, our children and our grandchildren, and President Bush is the most fiscally irresponsible President in the history of America."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: History, Leadership, Truth, Selling, America, Children, Congress, Credit, Future, President, Republican)

"I know that my Republican colleagues are as ashamed as I am that the United States is forced to borrow over $1 trillion from foreign nations to pay for our national priorities like reconstruction of the gulf coast and the war in Iraq."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: War, Iraq, Nations, Priorities, Republican, states, United)

"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)

"Is puppy love the reason so many Americans are blind to the incompetence and waste of Republicans - who at a minimum are supposed to be good money managers - running Iraq reconstruction?"
- Margaret Carlson
(Related: Love, Money, Americans, Blind, Incompetence, Iraq, Managers, Reason, Republicans, Running, Waste)

"The Clinton era is over. I think that there would even have been a certain amount of rejoicing among some Republicans if Gore had won or if Ralph Nader had won or if Satan had won."
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: Republicans, Satan)

"Five years of Republicans' failed energy policies have resulted in Americans paying twice as much at the pump as they did in 2001, while big oil companies make triple the profits."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Americans, Energy, Oil, Republicans, Years)

"If Republicans want to bring these things up for a vote, I'm letting them know where I stand."
- Brad Carson
(Related: Republicans, Vote, Want)

"Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Men, Vision, Future, Republicans)

"The teachings of the Church line up more with the Democratic Party than the Republican Party."
- James Carville
(Related: Church, Party, Republican)

"I am convinced that this approach, a mainstream Democratic approach, commands the strong support of the American people, and presents a sharp and compassionate contrast to the Republican abortion position which offers no real hope or commitment to mother or child."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Mother, People, Hope, Abortion, American, Commitment, Contrast, Republican, Support)

"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 author of McCarthyism was given the distinction of addressing the Republican National Convention. This strikes terror in the hearts of honest men."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Men, Republican, Terror)

"We pledge to fight the dark forces high in the counsels of the Republican Party which have made political capital out of the techniques of character assassination by innuendo."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Character, Assassination, Fight, Party, Republican)

"The security of the United States, which is so dependent on having accurate and timely intelligence, is not a Republican or a Democratic issue."
- Saxby Chambliss
(Related: Intelligence, Republican, Security, states, United)

"Where journalists have gotten themselves in trouble over the last few decades is that their skepticism often extends only to American officials, the U.S. military and Republican politicians."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: American, Military, Politicians, Republican, Skepticism, Trouble)

"If you're black in this country, if you're a woman in this country, if you are any minority in this country at all, what could possibly possess you to vote Republican?"
- Cher
(Related: Country, Minority, Republican, Vote, Woman)

"Being a soldier, fighting for this country, is neither Republican nor Democrat."
- Max Cleland
(Related: Being, Country, Fighting, Republican)

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

"We really got a lot of very conservative gay people. You could look at the figures from the last election and realize that a third of the gay movement voted Republican."
- Kate Clinton
(Related: People, Conservative, Gay, Republican)

"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)

"The president and Republicans in Congress have repeatedly promised to revisit Social Security privatization after November. But Americans have already said, loud and clear, that they don't want Social Security to be privatized or dismantled."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Americans, Congress, President, Republicans, Security, Want)

"Pharmaceutical companies are enjoying unprecedented profits and access with this Administration. Yet the Republicans' prescription drug plan for seniors has been a colossal failure, and over 43 million Americans wake up every morning without health insurance."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Health, Failure, Americans, Republicans)

"Democratic politicians have disliked things I've written, Republican politicians... if they all love you, you might as well be driving a Good Humor truck."
- Adam Clymer
(Related: Humor, Love, Driving, Politicians, Republican)

"We need real leadership, Democrat, Republican and independent to stand up and say, we have to live within our means."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Leadership, Republican)

"Republicans should simply focus on first principles and give the American people what they want - an honest party dedicated to common sense, fiscal responsibility and limited government. If we govern to save the country, we'll do well as a party."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Government, People, American, Common sense, Country, First, Focus, Party, Principles, Republicans, Responsibility, Want)

"Obeying instructions I should never dare to disregard, expressing, also, my own firm conviction, I rise in behalf of the State of New York to propose a nomination with which the country and the Republican party can grandly win."
- Roscoe Conkling
(Related: Conviction, Country, Party, Republican, State)

"The Republicans claim they are for strengthening Pell grants when the truth is that over the last four years, their legislation has done the exact opposite."
- John Conyers
(Related: Truth, Legislation, Republicans, Years)

"The Republicans have chosen to neglect young Americans who need assistance with the costs of higher education."
- John Conyers
(Related: Education, Americans, Neglect, Republicans)

"This Congress is simply not doing its job under Republican leadership."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: Leadership, Congress, Job, Republican)

"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
(Related: Change, Enthusiasm, Party, Republicans, Tea, Washington)

"If the Republican Party continues to ignore its conservative base, then the Party is headed to oblivion."
- Jerome Corsi
(Related: Conservative, Party, Republican)

"The fact that a Republican is in the late Senator Kennedy's old seat probably must have him rolling in his grave, probably spilling his drink."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Fact, Grave, Old, Republican)

"In revolt against this new and very evil thing came the republicanism of the eighteenth century, inspired and directed in large measure by members of the fast perishing aristocracy of race, character and tradition."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: Character, Aristocracy, Evil, Measure, Race, Tradition)

"The first phase of American political history was characterized by the conflict between the Federalists and the Republicans, and it resulted in the complete triumph of the latter."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: History, American, Conflict, First, Republicans)

"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
(Related: American, Democracy, Republicans)

"The combination of Federalism and Republicanism which formed the substance of the system, did not constitute a progressive and formative political principle, but it pointed in the direction of a constructive formula."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Direction, Formula)

"The adoption by Jefferson and the Republicans of the political structure of their opponents is of an importance hardly inferior to that of the adoption of the Constitution by the states."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Adoption, Constitution, Importance, Opponents, Republicans, states)

"There are few things more amusing in the world of politics than watching moderate Republicans charging to the right in pursuit of greater glory."
- Mario Cuomo
(Related: Politics, Glory, Pursuit, Republicans, Right, World)

"I was the last Republican lieutenant governor and it's been over 20 years."
- Mike Curb
(Related: Republican, Years)

"I think it's a tremendous opportunity, particularly given the complexion of the overall voter structure in California. It's very hard for a Republican to get elected."
- Mike Curb
(Related: Opportunity, Republican)

"Sir, I am a republican; and I desire to see this House observe the principles of that democracy which is ever on the lips of its members, and which, I hope, is in their hearts, as I know and feel it is in mine, and mean it shall be in my conduct."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Hope, Democracy, Desire, Principles, Republican)

"Here, again, as I conceive, gentlemen forget that this government is a republican one, resting exclusively in the intelligence and virtue of the People."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Government, Intelligence, People, Virtue, Forget, Gentlemen, Republican)

"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)

"People don't realize that they're being played by the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, but more so by the Democratic Party because the Democratic Party does not want another party in there."
- Glenn Danzig
(Related: People, Being, Party, Republican, Want)

"The Democratic party has gone so far to the left that people just can't relate to it anymore and the Republican party is trying to go totally to the right."
- Glenn Danzig
(Related: People, Party, Republican, Right, Trying)

"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)

"It is not about Republicanism, it's about conservatism."
- Mark Davis
(Related: Conservatism)

"In the United States, commentators recognize that, generally speaking, most people who hold liberal positions over a range of issues will likely vote Democratic, while most people, again generally speaking, who hold conservative positions will vote Republican."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: People, Conservative, Liberal, Republican, states, United, Vote, Will)

"Once again, the Republicans in the Senate have rejected an increase in the minimum wage. They support tax breaks for multi-millionaires, but they oppose helping the working poor to earn a decent income."
- Mark Dayton
(Related: Tax, Income, Poor, Republicans, Senate, Support, Wage)

"The way we're going to win elections in this country is not to become Republican lite. The way we're going to win elections in this country is to stand up for what we believe in."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Country, Elections, Republican)

"There are no ideas in the Republican Party right now in the Congress. They're the party of no. They desperately need some intellectual leadership. And whatever you think of Newt Gingrich, he can supply intellectual leadership. So I hope he does run."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Leadership, Ideas, Hope, Congress, Now, Party, Republican, Right)

"We've not had one Republican president in 34 years balance the budget. You can't trust right-wing Republicans with your money. You ought to hire somebody who has balanced a budget. I'm much more conservative with money than George Bush is."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Money, Trust, Balance, Conservative, President, Republican, Republicans, Right, Years)

"Hypocrisy is a value that I think has been embraced by the Republican Party. We get lectured by people all day long about moral values by people who have their own moral shortcomings."
- Howard Dean
(Related: People, Values, Day, Hypocrisy, Party, Republican)

"I hate Republicans and everything they stand for."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Hate, Republicans)

"Not one Republican president has balanced the budget in 34 years. You can not trust Republicans with your money."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Money, Trust, President, Republican, Republicans, Years)

"The Bush administration and Congressional Republicans have failed to bring up comprehensive energy reform or any piece of legislation for that matter that would lower gas prices, opting instead to give massive subsidies to the oil and gas industry."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Energy, Legislation, Oil, Reform, Republicans)

"I'm pro-choice and those things, but I typically vote Republican."
- James Denton
(Related: Republican, Vote)

"I'm not a hard-line Republican, because I'm a lot more open-minded than that."
- James Denton
(Related: Open, Republican)

"The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? Like 'Republican party' or 'airplane food.'"
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Food, Actor, Party)

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

"I'm from the South. I'm a Southern Baptist. I have a conservative point of view. I'm a Republican."
- Shannen Doherty
(Related: Conservative, Republican)

"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)

"Thanks to President Bush and Republican principles, businesses now have more confidence to hire workers."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Confidence, Now, President, Principles, Republican, Workers)

"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)

"I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: Progress, Freedom, Party, Republican)

"I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man's political hopes and the ark of his safety."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: Man, Party, Republican, Safety)

"Unfortunately the Republican tax cut will deny important revenues to many states facing their own deficits. This will create greater pressure for higher state and local taxes."
- Dick Durbin
(Related: Tax, Pressure, Republican, State, states, Taxes, Will)

"If we do nothing, as the Republicans suggest, we're going to see health care costs reach a point where small businesses can't afford it and families can't afford it. We're going to see people turned down from pre-existing conditions. We're going to find the Medicare doughnut hole - a gap in coverage that's going to hurt a lot of seniors."
- Dick Durbin
(Related: Health, People, Care, Hurt, Nothing, Republicans)

"We are ready to end fascism once and for all, even in spite of the Republican government."
- Buenaventura Durruti
(Related: Government, End, Fascism, Republican)

"How did sex come to be thought of as dirty in the first place? God must have been a Republican."
- Will Durst
(Related: God, Sex, Thought, First, Republican)

"There are fewer and fewer Republicans."
- Greg Dworkin
(Related: Republicans)

"I actually defeated an incumbent Republican senator who was part of the Jesse Helm's political machine in North Carolina, the result of which is I'm now the senior senator from North Carolina instead of Jesse Helms, which is a very good thing for this country."
- John Edwards
(Related: Country, Machine, Now, Republican, Result)

"There's no safe Republican district. You can run, but you cannot hide."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Republican)

"Medical liability reform is not a Republican or Democrat issue or even a doctor versus lawyer issue. It is a patient issue."
- John Ensign
(Related: Medical, Reform, Republican)

"Most people don't know who Ken Mehlman is. He's the chairman of the Republican Party, obviously, but what he's doing that Howard Dean isn't doing is spending a lot of time on the nuts and bolts of putting the party together."
- Susan Estrich
(Related: Time, People, Party, Republican)

"A lot of Republicans are white Christians, but the Republican Party is reaching out to Hispanics, and reaching out to blacks, and reaching out to Asians."
- Susan Estrich
(Related: Party, Republican, Republicans)

"Public office is supposed to be a public trust. This is a clear sign of the rampant corruption at the highest levels of the Republican leadership."
- Bob Etheridge
(Related: Leadership, Trust, Corruption, Office, Public, Public trust, Republican)

"The Republican Party is not inclusive."
- Charles Evers
(Related: Party, Republican)

"So I'm in the Republican Party for the same reason I was in the Democratic Party: to make sure blacks are included, along with everyone else."
- Charles Evers
(Related: Party, Reason, Republican)

"The problem is, the Republican Party hasn't done anything to make this country better and I speak as a Republican."
- Charles Evers
(Related: Country, Party, Republican)

"The Republican Party does not reach out."
- Charles Evers
(Related: Party, Republican)

"Go down to the Republican headquarters. They ain't got a single black working there. Not one."
- Charles Evers
(Related: Republican)

"I believe in most of the things Republicans stand for."
- Charles Evers
(Related: Republicans)

"I'm a Republican and I'm gonna stay a Republican because they need somebody like me to stay in the Party and keep hammering away."
- Charles Evers
(Related: Party, Republican)

"I'm a Republican, by the way."
- Charles Evers
(Related: Republican)

"If we don't like what the Republicans do, we need to get in there and change it."
- Medgar Evers
(Related: Change, Republicans)

"The Republican Party is in charge. They've been charge of the Congress and spending for 10 years."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Congress, Party, Republican, Years)

"This program that the Republican majority has taken us toward as a country is leading us to fiscal bankruptcy."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Country, Leading, Majority, Republican)

"Now, so, if you want to blame someone for wasteful spending, the Republicans are in the majority."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Blame, Majority, Now, Republicans, Want)

"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)

"This is a race in a heavily Democratic state that, for a Republican candidate, will require full-time devotion in order to win... I could not be a senator and a father during this campaign. I could only be a candidate."
- Peter G. Fitzgerald
(Related: Father, Devotion, Order, Race, Republican, State, Will)

"The reality is we talk a lot about it, but we really don't give everyone an opportunity to buy into it, and this combines both the best of Republican and Democratic ideals."
- Harold Ford
(Related: Opportunity, Ideals, Reality, Republican, Talk)

"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)

"I expect the Republicans will enjoy a large bounce out of their convention. They're here wrapping themselves in the 9/11 flag, which I think is inappropriate in many ways, but it's their choice."
- Harold Ford
(Related: Choice, Republicans, Will)

"It is not safe in the republican form of government that clannishness should exist either by compulsory or voluntary reason. It is not good for the government and it is not good for the individual."
- Timothy Thomas Fortune
(Related: Government, Reason, Republican)

"Republicans are pushing legislation forward that will improve the effectiveness of and bring more accountability to U.S. foreign assistance around the world and bring democracy even further into the light."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Democracy, Legislation, Light, Republicans, Will, World)

"What's troubling is that the Republicans to defend Mr. DeLay are weakening the ethics process."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Delay, Ethics, Republicans)

"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)

"It is, of course, further indication that a fundamentalist right has really taken over much of the Republican Party, People might cite George Bush as proof that you can be totally impervious to the effects of Harvard and Yale education."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Education, People, Party, Proof, Republican, Right)

"But in the right-wing media, they do have a right-wing bias. And they also have an agenda. So their agenda is: we're an adjunct of the Republican Party, and we're going push that agenda every day, and, as you say, brand these stories that help further the right-wing cause."
- Al Franken
(Related: Cause, Day, Help, Media, Party, Republican, Right)

"If terrorists succeeded in using a weapon of mass destruction against the U.S. or one of our allies, it would likely have catastrophic consequences for our cherished republican form of government."
- Tommy Franks
(Related: Government, Consequences, Destruction, Republican)

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

"A Democrat has to show the toughness to govern. People don't doubt that Republicans will be tough."
- Al From
(Related: People, Doubt, Republicans, Will)

"I've always believed in challenging Republicans where they think they are strongest."
- Martin Frost
(Related: Republicans)

"The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Mother, Father, Son, Republican)

"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)

"Republicans regard Dean as one of their best secret weapons, I have yet to find a Democrat who, in private chatter, doesn't think he's a problem for them."
- Rich Galen
(Related: Republicans, Weapons)

"If I am a Republican shill, wouldn't you think I am the least amount of a threat to the president?"
- Jeff Gannon
(Related: President, Republican)

"I think people are going to have a choice to make in the fall. But I think there's no doubt there are enough seats in play that could cause Republicans to gain control. There's no doubt about that."
- Robert Gibbs
(Related: People, Control, Cause, Choice, Doubt, Gain, Play, Republicans)

"Texas is now a cornerstone of the electoral college for Republicans."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: College, Now, Republicans)

"The fact is that we as a party at the Republican National Committee registered 3.4 million new voters in the past two years and brought them into the political process. The president won by 3.5 million votes."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Committee, Fact, Party, Past, President, Republican, Years)

"We are seeing at the Republican National Committee a phenomenon that is worth noting this week; maybe today, maybe tomorrow, maybe Wednesday, we will have a million first time donors since the president took office."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Time, Committee, First, Office, President, Republican, Today, Tomorrow, Will, Worth)

"Well, I think the Republican Party is the more populist party."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Party, Republican)

"And so it was interesting for me to find myself very enamored of a Republican president, but Ronald Reagan was someone I thought captured the spirit of America."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Thought, America, President, Republican, Spirit)

"But I think there was a sense amongst the House Republicans especially that we didn't just want to be opposed to Bill Clinton; that we wanted to tell the country what we were for and to brand ourselves in a more positive manner."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Positive, Country, Republicans, Sense, Want)

"Even as a partisan Republican, I'm not sure a 40-year run is healthy for either party."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Party, Republican)

"I'm a dedicated Republican and a proud party man."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Man, Party, Republican)

"I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Politics, Party, Problems, Republican, Words)

"The Republican Party is a much bigger tent than people give it credit for. We have a lot of what I guess you all call moderate Republicans."
- Rudy Giuliani
(Related: People, Credit, Party, Republican, Republicans)

"In choosing a president, we really don't choose a Republican or Democrat, a conservative or liberal. We choose a leader."
- Rudy Giuliani
(Related: Leader, Conservative, Liberal, President, Republican)

"Naturally, I'm conservative; I'm a Republican. I always was."
- Rube Goldberg
(Related: Conservative, Republican)

"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)

"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)

"We've got this proposal which has been languishing in the legislature, the Water Legacy Act, which is derived from a Republican task force on protecting the Great Lakes. Yet nothing has been done on it."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Act, Force, Nothing, Republican, Water)

"I've always avoided expressing an opinion about where I think the republican movement should go - if it should go anywhere at all."
- Guy Green
(Related: Opinion, Republican)

"Something about her eyes or voice has always suggested the hint of a free spirit, trapped in a Peck and Peck cage, dreaming of making rude noises at public gatherings of Republicans."
- Jeff Greenfield
(Related: Eyes, Public, Republicans, Spirit, Voice)

"Truly, the challenges we face are not Democratic challenges or Republican challenges. In fact, they are not political challenges at all; they are fiscal challenges, and educational challenges, and the challenges of figuring out how to take care of each other."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Care, Fact, Republican)

"All life is a blur of Republicans and meat."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Life, Republicans)

"The doctrine of blind obedience and unqualified submission to any human power, whether civil or ecclesiastical, is the doctrine of despotism, and ought to have no place among Republicans and Christians."
- Angelina Grimke
(Related: Power, Blind, Doctrine, Obedience, Republicans)

"Our fumbling government's response since Beirut - during both Republican and Democratic administrations - has been to cut and run, or to flat ignore this growing threat, apparently hoping it would go away."
- David Hackworth
(Related: Government, Republican)

"Our economy is robust and will remain strong as more Americans who want a job find one. Republican economic policies based on tax relief are working for the American people."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: People, American, Americans, Economy, Tax, Job, Republican, Want, Will)

"America's economy is resilient, and I am confident that Republican pro-growth policies will continue to keep our economy growing - just as it has since after the September 2001 terrorist attacks."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: America, Economy, Republican, Will)

"On Capitol Hill, House Republicans have been doing our part. We've been hard at work developing policies that will help empower all Americans. We're beginning to see results. We reduced taxes for everyone."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Work, Americans, Beginning, Help, Republicans, Results, Taxes, Will)

"Yes, I'm of the old guard, liberal Republican."
- Mark Hatfield
(Related: Liberal, Old, Republican)

"Twice the Republicans in the California legislature tried to block my seating because of my trips to Hanoi."
- Tom Hayden
(Related: Republicans)

"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)

"Low unemployment numbers are clear indicators that Republican tax relief and economic policies are spurring growth and helping businesses hire new workers while providing American families with job security."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Growth, American, Tax, Job, Numbers, Republican, Security, Unemployment, Workers)

"The problem we are dealing with at the border is not a Democratic problem. It is not a Republican problem. It is an American problem."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: American, Republican)

"Although I had arrived in total darkness the light of truth at once burst upon my mind and I perceived most clearly that the republicans had overreached themselves."
- Francis Bond Head
(Related: Truth, Darkness, Light, Mind, Republicans)

"There was no Congressional Club for my first campaign. There was no organized state group of Young Republicans, but there was a dedicated core of young people who volunteered to do anything my campaign needed."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: People, First, Republicans, State)

"I became a Republican when a very wise young lady asked me how I could remain a Democrat when I didn't agree with what they stood for and did agree with what the Republicans supported."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Lady, Republican, Republicans)

"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)

"The fact of the matter is it's very reasonable to ask the wealthiest estates to pay their share. We did that since Teddy Roosevelt, a Republican president."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Fact, President, Republican)

"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)

"I want to say with the utmost of sincerity, not as a Republican, but as an American, that I have great respect for Senator Obama's historic achievement to become his party's nominee, not because of his color, but with indifference to it."
- Mike Huckabee
(Related: Achievement, American, Indifference, Party, Republican, Respect, Sincerity, Want)

"A Republican in my state of Arkansas feels about as out of place as Michael Vick at the West Minister dog show."
- Mike Huckabee
(Related: Republican, State)

"For the year after I left government service, I worked as a consultant to the Republican National Committee because the lawyers advised that was the proper way for me to comply with ethics regulations and continue to advise the President."
- Karen Hughes
(Related: Government, Committee, Ethics, Lawyers, President, Republican, Service)

"You can make an argument that Bill O'Reilly is a conservative or a Republican. Bill's kind of unpredictable. Somebody might say that he would have been comfortable in the Democratic Party of Scoop Jackson."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Argument, Conservative, Party, Republican)

"I was criticized at some level within the Republican Party by those who say government should not be in the economic development business at all. My response is that the only country I know that doesn't have an economic development plan is Papa New Guinea."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Business, Government, Development, Country, Party, Republican)

"A State infinitely worse than that which the most inflamed Zealot, the most violent Republican or Enthusiast even pretended to dread before the Rebellion commenced."
- Charles Inglis
(Related: Rebellion, Republican, State)

"I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King my republican feelings and principles forbid it the simplicity of our system of government forbids it."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, Feelings, Body, Principles, Republican, Simplicity)

"Most Republicans call the show 'The Left Wing.'"
- Allison Janney
(Related: Republicans)

"Great drama is all about conflict, and what's a better conflict than Republican-Democrat?"
- Allison Janney
(Related: Conflict, Drama, Republican)

"The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, War, Rights, Mankind, Open, Republican)

"Over the course of two terms, President Reagan revolutionized the Republican Party and changed the political atmosphere in a way still being felt today."
- William L. Jenkins
(Related: Being, Party, President, Republican, Today)

"Tonight was a great opportunity to take on the political status quo that has given us trillion dollar deficits and put millions out of work. Our objective was to inject some common sense into the conversation among Republicans at a time when business-as-usual simply won't work."
- Gary Johnson
(Related: Time, Work, Business, Opportunity, Common sense, Conversation, Republicans)

"The voice of the Republican party is up for grabs. It's a contest right now."
- Gary Johnson
(Related: Now, Party, Republican, Right, Voice)

"The excitement right now is coming from the Liberty movement. And the Republicans want a piece of it."
- Gary Johnson
(Related: Excitement, Liberty, Now, Republicans, Right, Want)

"It is important that the United States remain a two-party system. I'm a fellow who likes small parties and the Republican Party can't be too small to suit me."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Party, Republican, states, United)

"Race to race, the Republicans are putting up candidates that are quite far out of the mainstream in terms of should we have passed the Civil Rights Act or does Social Security need to exist."
- Tim Kaine
(Related: Act, Civil rights, Race, Republicans, Security)

"Republicans many times can't get the words 'equality of opportunity' out of their mouths. Their lips do not form that way."
- Jack Kemp
(Related: Opportunity, Republicans, Words)

"There really has not been a strong Republican message to either the poor or the African American community at large."
- Jack Kemp
(Related: African, American, Community, Poor, Republican)

"There was no imminent threat. This was made up in Texas, announced in January to the Republican leadership that war was going to take place and was going to be good politically. This whole thing was a fraud."
- Edward Kennedy
(Related: Leadership, War, Fraud, Republican)

"The Republicans are looking after the financial interests of the wealthiest individuals in this country."
- Edward Kennedy
(Related: Financial, Country, Republicans)

"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Blame, Future, Past, Republican, Responsibility, Right)

"The Republican consciousness has no integrity and it falls apart once you check it out. If you're a Christian, why would you want to fry this dude?"
- Ken Kesey
(Related: Christian, Consciousness, Integrity, Republican, Want)

"Finally, I want to make the point that we are Republicans. We are the majority. It is going to be a little more difficult because we have to govern and come up with ideas."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Ideas, Majority, Republicans, Want)

"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)

"I was a woman in a man's world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an ink blot."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: Man, May, Republican, Woman, World)

"I'm neither Democrat nor Republican."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Republican)

"The Republicans are coming - make nice."
- Ed Koch
(Related: Republicans)

"People are first and foremost Republicans, first and foremost Anarchists, first and foremost a man or woman, and that is a mistake. It hurts the individual and it hurts the whole."
- Peter Krause
(Related: Mistake, People, First, Man, Republicans, Woman)

"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
(Related: Work, Victory, America, Party, Republican, Republicans)

"It's easy to keep issuing blame to Republicans or the president."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Blame, President, Republicans)

"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)

"True republicanism is the sovereignty of the people. There are natural and imprescriptible rights which an entire nation has no right to violate."
- Marquis de Lafayette
(Related: People, Rights, Nation)

"There is no Democratic or Republican way of cleaning the streets."
- Fiorello LaGuardia
(Related: Republican)

"I'd be honored to be playing a Republican, although I'm not."
- Joe Lando
(Related: Republican)

"I would say practical progressive, which means that the Republican party or any political party has got to recognize the problems of a growing and complex industrial civilization. And I don't think the Republican party is really wide awake to that."
- Alf Landon
(Related: Civilization, Party, Problems, Republican)

"I've left specific instructions that I do not want to be brought back during a Republican administration."
- Timothy Leary
(Related: Republican, Want)

"By virtually any measure, the record of the Republican Majority is an appalling failure."
- Sheila Jackson Lee
(Related: Failure, Majority, Measure, Republican)

"Latins for Republicans - it's like roaches for Raid."
- John Leguizamo
(Related: Republicans)

"Iraq's elite Republican Guard is doing so badly they're changing their name to the Democratic Guard."
- David Letterman
(Related: Iraq, Name, Republican)

"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)

"If they understand, which I believe they really are sensing, that the alternative the Republicans have been offering is to repeal what we've done, to go back to Bush policies - and if you asked the public what would you prefer, Bush economic policies or Obama economic policies, they take and prefer Obama economic policies."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Public, Republicans)

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

"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)

"After the Republican Party did everything that Colin Powell says it needs to do to grow, and nominated the very kind of candidate he wanted in 2008, what did Powell do? He endorsed Obama! So according to the Drive-Bys and David Gergen, Republicans should let somebody who campaigned and voted for Obama, tell us how to build our party."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Needs, Party, Republican, Republicans)

"Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Conflict, Man, Republicans)

"Brains, you know, are suspect in the Republican Party."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Party, Republican)

"If our republican form of government is perishing because communications - the infrastructure of that republic - is under the yoke of international business how, at last, do we save it? We must build a confrontational movement to reclaim our democracy, a movement committed to active and sustained protest against the present order."
- Mark Lloyd
(Related: Business, Government, Democracy, Order, Present, Protest, Republican)

"And that's very important, too, 'cause a lot of people just assume everyone's a Democrat, or everyone's a Republican or whatever, and they're not. And that's a really important thing to adhere to."
- Kurt Loder
(Related: People, Republican)

"The platform we had in Dallas, the 1984 Republican platform, all the ideas we supported there - from tax policy, to foreign policy; from individual rights, to neighborhood security - are things that Jefferson Davis and his people believed in."
- Trent Lott
(Related: People, Policy, Ideas, Foreign policy, Rights, Tax, Republican, Security)

"The fundamental problem for Republicans when it comes to the environment is that whatever you say is viewed through the prism of suspicion."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Environment, Republicans, Suspicion)

"The language of America changed with the election of Bill Clinton, because with all due respect to my friends on the Republican side, Bill Clinton is the best communicator of the last 50 years. He felt your pain."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: America, Friends, Language, Pain, Republican, Respect, Years)

"The Republican National Committee hired me, and they hired me because they wanted someone who could look members straight in the eye and tell them the truth."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Truth, Committee, Eye, Republican)

"There are people still in the Republican Party that I believe practice the communication of anger, of disappointment, of regret, of pain, of sorrow, of suffering. That's not what the American people want to hear."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Anger, People, American, Communication, Disappointment, Pain, Party, Practice, Regret, Republican, Sorrow, Suffering, Want)

"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)

"Republicans use think tanks to come up with a lot of their messages. The think tanks are the single worst, most undisciplined example of communication I've ever seen."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Communication, Example, Republicans)

"What Democratic congressmen do to their women staffers, Republican congressmen do to the country."
- Bill Maher
(Related: Women, Country, Republican)

"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
(Related: Father, Credibility, Liberal, President, Republicans)

"Second, the President's popularity has not translated into increased support for the Republican party or for the policies and approaches on domestic policy championed by the President."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Policy, Party, Popularity, President, Republican, Support)

"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)

"In the House, Republican prospects have been buoyed by several successful rounds of redistricting, which have sharply reduced the number of competitive seats and given the Republicans a national advantage of at least a dozen seats."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Successful, Republican, Republicans)

"The problem is, is that President Bush and the Republican leadership in the Congress have resisted attempts to increase dramatically our fuel economy standards over the last five years."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Leadership, Congress, Economy, President, Republican, Years)

"The Republican Party is bringing out here onto the floor of Congress an all-out assault on the protection of the rights of people who work in the fields of our country, in the factories of our country, in the offices of our country."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Work, People, Congress, Country, Rights, Party, Protection, Republican)

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

"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
(Related: Censure, Republicans, Senate, Sense)

"The tea partiers are a great addition. The tea partiers have invigorated a base that has been dormant for a long period of time. We're going to have a broad array of different views in our Republican conference, and I think it might be more interesting than any I've been in in a long time."
- John McCain
(Related: Time, Republican, Tea)

"I am a Republican. I'm loyal to the party of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. And I believe that my party, in some ways, has strayed from those principles, particularly on the issue of fiscal discipline."
- John McCain
(Related: Discipline, Party, Principles, Republican)

"I'm a moderate. I hang out in the middle. I vote against my party with some regularity and try to compromise. It doesn't appear right now that the Republican Party is welcoming moderates any more."
- Claire McCaskill
(Related: Compromise, Now, Party, Republican, Right, Vote)

"I was in the room with, you know, more than a dozen Republicans trying to negotiate the stimulus. Most of them decided the politics of the situation meant they should walk away, even if it wasn't responsible in terms of what our country needed right then."
- Claire McCaskill
(Related: Politics, Country, Republicans, Right, Trying)

"The Republican Party is not in the hands of the Jewish lobby in America as the Democratic Party must look quite often to Jewish money to finance candidates."
- Pete McCloskey
(Related: Finance, Money, America, Party, Republican)

"By their own admission, leaders of the Republican Revolution of 1994 think their greatest mistake was overlooking the power of the veto. They gave the impression they were somehow in charge when they weren't."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Power, Mistake, Impression, Revolution, Leaders, Republican)

"You know, Democratic and Republican administrations alike have supported individuals and regimes that have slaughtered millions across the globe. And they need to be held accountable for that."
- Aaron McGruder
(Related: Republican)

"But the fact is that the vast majority of Republicans support the Sinn Fein leadership."
- Martin McGuinness
(Related: Leadership, Fact, Majority, Republicans, Support)

"In November 2000, the Republicans stole from America our most precious right of all: the right to free and fair elections... Now President Bush occupies the White House, but with questionable legitimacy."
- Cynthia McKinney
(Related: America, Elections, Now, President, Republicans, Right)

"Everyone except the far right wing of the Republican Party realizes that oil, gas and coal burning are the main activities that have sent the climate into bigger floods, droughts, hurricanes, and El Ninos."
- Donella Meadows
(Related: Climate, Oil, Party, Republican, Right)

"Ronald Reagan, of course, was a Republican governor of California who went through a painful defeat in the 1976 presidential race before winning four years later."
- Michael Medved
(Related: Winning, Defeat, Race, Republican, Years)

"First of all, I'm in favor of making price gouging a crime, and in fact, one the reasons I didn't vote for the Republican House version was because there were too many breaks for the oil companies."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Crime, Fact, First, Oil, Republican, Vote)

"At the same time, Republicans are pushing a $70 billion tax package that will overwhelmingly benefit the most wealthy Americans and actually increases the deficit by $16 billion."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Time, Americans, Tax, Republicans, Will)

"Studies have consistently shown that financial hardship is the biggest obstacle to heterosexual marriage, yet the Republican leadership has done precious little to help address the financial hardship faced by American families."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: Leadership, Marriage, Financial, American, Hardship, Help, Republican)

"It is sad that the Republican leadership is not as interested as they say they are in protecting the institution of marriage as they are in waging a campaign to divide and distract the American people from the real issues that need to be addressed."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: Leadership, Marriage, People, American, Republican)

"I want to share with the American people that President Bush and the Republican majority in just 4 years have borrowed $1.05 trillion from foreign nations. That is selling our country to other nations because of the spending that is going on."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: People, Selling, American, Country, Majority, Nations, President, Republican, Want, Years)

"Some Republicans gave up on winning the African-American vote, looking the other way or trying to benefit politically from racial polarization. I am here today as the Republican chairman to tell you we were wrong."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Winning, African, Republican, Republicans, Today, Trying, Vote, Wrong)

"I am committed to ensure that our 2008 Republican presidential candidates forthrightly address issues of importance to the African-American community."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: African, Community, Importance, Republican)

"Reaching out to Hispanics is critical to our future. The fastest-growing, and most conservative, segment of the population are natural Republicans."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Conservative, Future, Population, Republicans)

"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)

"But I came from a conservative Republican background."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Conservative, Republican)

"In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Republican, Sin, Sorrow, World)

"If Mr. Ware does not want republican laborers on his plantation, let him pay them in full for the time contracted for, and they will leave his plantation at once."
- Charles E. Merrill
(Related: Time, Republican, Want, Will)

"The 2004 Election marks the first time in modern political history that Republican voter turnout matched Democratic turnout in a presidential election year."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: History, Time, First, Republican)

"I continue to vote against such spending increases, but sometimes I think some of my Republican colleagues forgot that we were sent here to shrink the federal government, not to grow it."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Government, Republican, Vote)

"As a taxpayer, I want to assure you that Republicans are doing everything we can to reduce wasteful spending."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Republicans, Want)

"Clinton was a pretty good president for a Republican."
- Michael Moore
(Related: President, Pretty, Republican)

"The federal debt in this country is principally of Republican design."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Design, Country, Debt, Republican)

"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)

"If the Republicans get control back of the United States Senate, we will no longer have a check and balance on the White House, on the Republican Congress."
- Patty Murray
(Related: Control, Balance, Congress, Republican, Republicans, Senate, states, United, Will)

"Caring for our veterans is the duty of a grateful nation. Unfortunately, the Bush administration and congressional Republicans have not lived up to this duty."
- Patty Murray
(Related: Caring, Duty, Nation, Republicans, Veterans)

"The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That's the only difference."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: Corporations, Difference, Republican)

"The Tax Code today is more complicated than ever, and the very people on the Republican side who denounce the Tax Code's complexity are the ones that put together what they now call a convoluted monstrosity. They put it into effect."
- Richard Neal
(Related: People, Complexity, Effect, Tax, Now, Republican, Today)

"The slogan of the moderate Republican Party is this: we are rich, and we are not going to take it any more."
- Richard Neal
(Related: Party, Republican)

"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)

"The whole new Democratic Party is the old Republican Party. We have a whole bunch of elephants running around in donkey's clothes."
- Robert Novak
(Related: Clothes, Old, Party, Republican, Running)

"We can't have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Class, Middle class, Mind, Republicans)

"Republicans have called for a National African-American Museum. The plan is being held up by finding a location that isn't in their neighborhood."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: African, Being, Republicans)

"Hopefully, at some point, people will at least credit the Republicans with carrying out their oversight responsibilities and with pursuing a principled course of action even in the face of everyone's short-attention spans."
- Barbara Olson
(Related: People, Action, Credit, Republicans, Will)

"You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat."
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
(Related: Republican)

"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)

"There's a whole set of values, spawned by the vocal and highly visible Republicans, that appeal to the worst in people. Our society is moving in that direction."
- Major Owens
(Related: Society, People, Values, Direction, Republicans)

"I want everyone in the Republican party who opposed me to know this: you are welcome to join this people's crusade. Come aboard. You are both welcome and needed. If we unite, we'll win - and we'll rebuild New York."
- Carl Paladino
(Related: People, Party, Republican, Want)

"I am a conservative Republican, a firm believer in free market capitalism. A free market system allows all parties to compete, which ensures the best and most competitive project emerges, and ensures a fair, democratic process."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Capitalism, Conservative, Project, Republican)

"The Republican Party would be really smart to absorb as much of the Tea Party movement as possible."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Party, Republican, Tea)

"The problem is we moved to LA... The only way to be punk rock in L.A. is to be a Republican."
- Trey Parker
(Related: Punk, Republican)

"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
(Related: Family, Leadership, Americans, Republican, Republicans, Vote, Wage, Will)

"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)

"Just think of what Woodrow Wilson stood for: he stood for world government. He wanted an early United Nations, League of Nations. But it was the conservatives, Republicans, that stood up against him."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Government, Nations, Republicans, United, World)

"How did we win the election in the year 2000? We talked about a humble foreign policy: No nation-building; don't police the world. That's conservative, it's Republican, it's pro-American - it follows the founding fathers. And, besides, it follows the Constitution."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Conservative, Constitution, Fathers, Founding, Nation, Police, Republican, World)

"Throughout the 20th century, the Republican Party benefited from a non-interventionist foreign policy. Think of how Eisenhower came in to stop the Korean War. Think of how Nixon was elected to stop the mess in Vietnam."
- Ron Paul
(Related: War, Policy, Foreign policy, Nixon, Party, Republican, Vietnam)

"It appears that President Obama is making great progress on climate change, he is changing the political climate in the country back to Republican."
- Timothy Pawlenty
(Related: Change, Progress, Climate, Climate change, Country, President, Republican)

"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 conservative movement today is like that tall ship with its proud captain: strong, accomplished but veering off course into the dangerous and uncharted waters of big government republicanism."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Government, Conservative, Today)

"Well the truth is, Republicans didn't just lose a few elections, we lost our way."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Truth, Elections, Republicans)

"I'm a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Christian, Conservative, Order, Republican)

"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)

"I stand before you today as a disciplined conservative Texan, a committed Republican and a proud American, united with you to restoring our nation and revive the American dream."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Dream, American, Conservative, Nation, Republican, Today, United)

"Let's stand up. Let's speak with pride about our morals and our values and redouble our effort to elect more conservative Republicans."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Values, Conservative, Effort, Morals, Pride, Republicans)

"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
(Related: People, Delay, Republicans, Result)

"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)

"The struggle you see in the Republican Party today is the country club Republican versus the bowling alley Republican. Colin Powell brings us back to the country club image. He's an insider. He's a moderate."
- Pete du Pont
(Related: Country, Party, Republican, Struggle, Today)

"Newt has two transitions behind him. First he had to capture control of the House. He had to get the Republican budget through. He had to get the Contract With America through. He has done that."
- Pete du Pont
(Related: Control, America, First, Republican)

"There's a very big gulf between the black civil rights leadership in America and the black middle class in America. The black middle class are conservative. Many of those minorities can be persuaded to be members of the Republican Party."
- Pete du Pont
(Related: Leadership, America, Civil rights, Class, Conservative, Middle class, Party, Republican)

"Newt Gingrich's job to capture the Congress was to give Republican candidates an edge and a distinction from their Democratic opponent. That required a very high profile, some very strong language."
- Pete du Pont
(Related: Congress, Job, Language, Republican)

"I consider myself a moderate Republican. I have very, very moderate social views, and I'm pretty strong on, on defense matters."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Defense, Pretty, Republican)

"You can't just have slogans, you can't just have catchy phrases. You have to have an agenda. And I think what the Republican Party has to do, if it's going to incorporate the tea party efforts in it, is to come up with an agenda that the American people can see, touch, and actually believe in, and something they believe in."
- Colin Powell
(Related: People, American, Party, Republican, Tea)

"And so we go over the cliff fiscally, and our Republican friends try to pin the blame on discretionary domestic spending, including spending for security. We pass budget resolutions that fall far short."
- David E. Price
(Related: Blame, Friends, Republican, Security)

"There are worse things than being thought a Republican."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Thought, Being, Republican)

"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)

"I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Republican)

"Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Mother, Importance, Republicans)

"Republicans have been accused of abandoning the poor. It's the other way around. They never vote for us."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Poor, Republicans, Vote)

"Let me just be very clear that the Republican Party will select a nominee that will beat Bill Clinton."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Party, Republican, Will)

"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
(Related: Time, Republicans)

"Senator Arlen Specter hasn't really switched parties; he's simply realized he cannot win the Pennsylvania Republican primary election."
- Michael Reagan
(Related: Republican)

"I knew if I waited long enough, the Republican Party would rock."
- Michael Reagan
(Related: Party, Republican)

"Now, ignorance is one thing, ignorance can be cured. But many of the Republican leaders opposing this research know better."
- Ron Reagan
(Related: Ignorance, Leaders, Now, Republican, Research)

"Latinos are Republican. They just don't know it yet."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Republican)

"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)

"I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Money, Republican)

"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)

"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
(Related: Change, Ethics, Hearing, Republicans, Rules, Want)

"I am convinced that I do not want to give up more power to the White House, whether it's George Bush or Barack Obama. And I'm going to fight as hard as I can against President Obama on these earmarks and my Republican colleagues who hate to vote for them, but love to get them."
- Harry Reid
(Related: Love, Power, Fight, Hate, President, Republican, Vote, Want)

"My Republican friends are lamenting reconciliation. But I would recommend for them to go back and look at history."
- Harry Reid
(Related: History, Friends, Republican)

"My mom was a Democrat and I was scared to death that she was gonna blow it. First I was going to hell with Monroe, and now to Republican hell with Nixon."
- Tommy Rettig
(Related: Death, Mom, First, Hell, Nixon, Now, Republican)

"Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, our nation is stronger when we are respected throughout the world."
- Bill Richardson
(Related: Nation, Republican, World)

"It's a technical, fairly difficult job that has no particular political connotations, so I doubt there are any big campaign contributors dying to be on the Fed. And remember, it doesn't pay very well, certainly by Republican standards."
- Alice Rivlin
(Related: Doubt, Dying, Job, Republican)

"There are a great number of Republicans who are economically conservative but have hearts and a consciousness about their country."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Consciousness, Conservative, Country, Republicans)

"Republican comes in the dictionary just after reptile and just above repugnant."
- Julia Roberts
(Related: Republican)

"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)

"The 1928 Republican Convention opened with a prayer. If the Lord can see His way clear to bless the Republican Party the way it's been carrying on, then the rest of us ought to get it without even asking."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Party, Prayer, Republican, Rest)

"Well, my constituents are happy that the Republican Party has finally gotten off its duff, seeing that we do control the House and the Senate and the presidency, and taken up the issue of illegal immigration."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Control, Party, Presidency, Republican, Senate)

"It's a real conflict for me when I go to a concert and find out somebody in the audience is a Republican or fundamental Christian. It can cloud my enjoyment. I'd rather not know."
- Linda Ronstadt
(Related: Christian, Conflict, Enjoyment, Republican)

"Carry out the republican principle of universal suffrage, or strike it from your banners and substitute 'Freedom and Power to one half of society, and Submission and Slavery to the other.'"
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Power, Society, Republican, Slavery)

"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)

"Republicans have to be relieved. Given all the bad news this White House has faced, at least the president's hemorrhaging has stopped."
- Stuart Rothenberg
(Related: News, President, Republicans)

"As people do better, they start voting like Republicans - unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Education, People, Republicans, Vote, Voting)

"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)

"Anyway, I just haven't been able to find any humanity in any Republican candidate ever in my entire life."
- Alan Rudolph
(Related: Life, Humanity, Republican)

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

"Our debt is out of control. What was a fiscal challenge is now a fiscal crisis. We cannot deny it; instead we must, as Americans, confront it responsibly. And that is exactly what Republicans pledge to do."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Control, Americans, Challenge, Crisis, Debt, Now, Republicans)

"Republicans have offered dozens of comprehensive healthcare plans many of which achieve comprehensive healthcare reform without breaking what's working in healthcare. We want to fix what's broken in healthcare."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Healthcare, Reform, Republicans, Want)

"The Republicans learned well from Bill Clinton."
- Morley Safer
(Related: Republicans)

"I do that mostly because I believe that the fantasy business is in terrible trouble right now, for several reasons, not the least of which being the almost Democrat vs. Republican mentality of readers on the Internet."
- R. A. Salvatore
(Related: Business, Being, Fantasy, Internet, Now, Republican, Right, Trouble)

"Everyone, Republican or otherwise, has their own particular part to play. No part is too great or too small; no one is too old or too young to do something."
- Bobby Sands
(Related: Old, Play, Republican)

"The House Republican leadership has simply run out of ideas."
- Jan Schakowsky
(Related: Leadership, Ideas, Republican)

"Rather than proposing a forward-looking energy initiative, House Republicans continue to push Big Oil's tired old ideas, ideas that will do absolutely nothing to lower gas prices for the American consumer."
- Jan Schakowsky
(Related: Ideas, American, Energy, Nothing, Oil, Old, Republicans, Will)

"The current Republican Party is not really the Republican Party. It's been hijacked by this group that is not just Islamophobic but, really, xenophobic. They believe in sort of white, middle America, gun-toting - it's scary. They're seriously racist, racist people."
- Ron Schiller
(Related: People, America, Party, Republican)

"If it were up to the candidates for president on the Republican side, we would be driving foreign cars. They would have let the auto industry in America go down the tubes."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: America, Driving, President, Republican)

"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)

"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
(Related: Americans, Tax, Republicans, Support, Tax cuts)

"Unfortunately, the Republican leadership in the House right now seems to have been strangled by the tea party."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Leadership, Now, Party, Republican, Right, Tea)

"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
(Related: Leadership, People, Progress, American, Fact, Nothing, Republicans, Want)

"The economic recession in America wasn't caused by bad luck; it was caused by bad Republican policies. But the Republican candidates are doubling down on the same flawed policies that led to the loss of 3.6 million jobs in the final months of 2008 and gravely affected middle class families across America."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: America, Class, Jobs, Loss, Luck, Middle class, Months, Republican)

"Really it's hard to know where the Republican Party ends and the Tea Party begins."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Party, Republican, Tea)

"Well, the tough thing for them is that the Republican primary is pretty far over to the right, just as the Democratic primary is further over to the left than the average voter in each party."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Party, Pretty, Republican, Right)

"Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, whether you are a liberal or a conservative, we know that neither this President nor prior Presidents of both parties did everything right or we would not have had a 9/11."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Conservative, Liberal, President, Republican, Right)

"I speak directly to the people, and I know that the people of California want to have better leadership. They want to have great leadership. They want to have somebody that will represent them. And it doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or a Republican, young or old."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Leadership, People, Old, Republican, Want, Will)

"I think we're probably more unified than ever before because we're in a battle for survival. Not only for survival as the Republican Party, but survival of the check and balance system in our government."
- Bill Scott
(Related: Government, Survival, Balance, Battle, Party, Republican)

"I think it's very clear that the American people are frustrated with this move toward socialism. And so whether you're back or white, if you believe that the conservative construct is in the best interest of our future, than you too would be voting with Republicans, and if you had the opportunity to run you'd join us as well."
- Tim Scott
(Related: People, Opportunity, American, Conservative, Future, Interest, Republicans, Socialism, Voting)

"Certainly I feel like I'm the tip of the arrow at times because certainly the national media wants to talk about the fact that I'm a black Republican and some people think of that as zany that a black person would be a conservative but to me what is zany is any person black, white, red, brown or yellow not being a conservative."
- Tim Scott
(Related: People, Being, Conservative, Fact, Media, Republican, Talk)

"I don't necessarily believe there's a message in the fact that I'm an African-American Republican. I think there is a message that America as a whole, we are now awake. We are looking at a political construct and we're fairly disappointed. I think the message is no matter where you come from in this country, there is great potential."
- Tim Scott
(Related: African, America, Country, Fact, Now, Potential, Republican)

"There are three species of government: republican, monarchical, and despotic."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Republican)

"Sadly, this is the same old Republican story of Robin Hood in reverse - tax cuts for the rich while programs for average and low income Americans suffer."
- Jose Serrano
(Related: Americans, Tax, Income, Old, Republican, Tax cuts)

"I think it's clear to me that what - when I look at the tea party, it's about one-third Democrat, one-third Republican, one-third independents. But 100 percent of them are sure that the agenda that is taking place in Washington, D.C., is about extremism and is about bankrupting this country and every state within this country."
- Jeff Sessions
(Related: Country, Extremism, Party, Republican, State, Tea, Washington)

"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)

"What we try to say is that it doesn't matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat or conservative or independent. You are equally responsible for your place in the culture, and you must make a contribution, and you must accept responsibility for what goes down on your watch."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Conservative, Culture, Republican, Responsibility)

"I'm not going to say whether I'm a Republican or a Democrat."
- Hugh Shelton
(Related: Republican)

"I am proud that the Republican Party stands for strong support for the military, and I am sure we will consistently support our men and women serving in dangerous places around the world and their families."
- John Shimkus
(Related: Men, Women, Military, Party, Republican, Support, Will, World)

"Don't think of him as a Republican. Think of him as the man I love, and if that doesn't work, think of him as the man who can crush you."
- Maria Shriver
(Related: Love, Work, Man, Republican)

"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)

"The strength of a nation, especially of a republican nation, is in the intelligent and well ordered homes of the people."
- Lydia Sigourney
(Related: People, Strength, Nation, Republican)

"I'm a 9/11 Republican."
- Ron Silver
(Related: Republican)

"I prefer, in a word, the republican system, because it comes up more nearly to God's system."
- Gerrit Smith
(Related: God, Republican, Word)

"As a Republican, I voted with President Clinton consistently in our efforts to bail out our European friends in Kosovo to stop genocide. I am proud of those votes. I am proud of President Clinton for that."
- Gordon Smith
(Related: Friends, Genocide, President, Republican)

"Oh no, the dead have risen and they're voting Republican."
- Yeardley Smith
(Related: Republican, Voting)

"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)

"The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Time, Diversity, Republicans)

"The Republican form of government is the highest form of government: but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature, a type nowhere at present existing."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Government, Nature, Human nature, Present, Republican)

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

"My guess is more reporters probably vote Democrat than Republican - just because I think reporters are smart."
- Jerry Springer
(Related: Republican, Vote)

"There is no struggle, rift, fight between those who claim the banner of the tea party and those who are in the Republican Party. We work together."
- Michael Steele
(Related: Work, Fight, Party, Republican, Struggle, Tea)

"Up until, really, Roosevelt, African-Americans largely voted ninety per cent Republican. That was the political origins, that's what their political voice was in the Republican party. During that history, that last sixty or seventy years of history, the Republican party effectively walked away from the community. They were afraid to really embrace civil rights even though they embraced civil rights legislation. And so it's not enough to just to put it on paper, you gotta actually show up and be in the community, and understand what that struggle was really about."
- Michael Steele
(Related: History, African, Civil rights, Community, Legislation, Party, Republican, Struggle, Voice, Years)

"At the end of the day, I have one job requirement right now that's been given to me by the Republican Party and, I think, the American people, and that's to fire Nancy Pelosi."
- Michael Steele
(Related: People, American, Day, End, Fire, Job, Now, Party, Republican, Right)

"Strip the proud nobility of their bloated estates, reduce them to a level with plain republicans, send forth to labor, and teach their children to enter the workshops or handle the plow, and you will thus humble proud traitors."
- Thaddeus Stevens
(Related: Children, Labor, Nobility, Republicans, Will)

"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)

"The Republicans have a me too candidate running on a yes but platform, advised by a has been staff."
- Adlai Stevenson
(Related: Republicans, Running)

"It is hypocritical that Republicans can call any President "polarizing" after what Bush and the Republican Party did during his 8 years in office."
- Jeffrey C. Stewart
(Related: Office, Party, President, Republican, Republicans, Years)

"Intellectually I'm probably a Republican."
- Sting
(Related: Republican)

"I am a Reagan Republican."
- Roger Stone
(Related: Republican)

"We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties, arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks, elderly Jews and other minorities."
- Barbra Streisand
(Related: Family, Arrogance, Elderly, Exercise, Fraud, Presidency, President, Republican)

"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
(Related: Money, Example, Fighting, Measure, Republicans, State, Want)

"The Dixiecrats meet again in New York. Now they're called Republicans."
- Andrew Sullivan
(Related: Now, Republicans)

"I am a temperance Republican down to my toes."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Republican, Temperance)

"The Democratic party of Florida has put a temperance plank in its platform and the Republican party of every state would nail that plank in their platform if they thought it would carry the election."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Thought, Party, Republican, State, Temperance)

"As the Republican platforms says, the welfare of the farmer is vital to that of the whole country."
- William Howard Taft
(Related: Country, Republican, Welfare)

"You know, I'm a Republican, I'm a Conservative, I voted for George Bush."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Conservative, Republican)

"The Republican Party looks at massive immigration, legal and illegal, as a source of cheap labor, satisfying a very important constituency."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Legal, Labor, Party, Republican)

"Rather than showing themselves to be an ally to the middle class by ending the AMT or repealing it for years to come, my Republican colleagues refused to include it in today's legislation and America's middle class will surely suffer that choice greatly."
- Ellen Tauscher
(Related: America, Choice, Class, Ending, Legislation, Middle class, Republican, Today, Will, Years)

"Today's tax cuts provide yet another illustration of the Republicans' fiscally irresponsible economic policies that ignore the needs of America's middle class, students, and working families."
- Ellen Tauscher
(Related: America, Class, Tax, Middle class, Needs, Republicans, Students, Tax cuts, Today)

"The President has not created any Ford constituency, unique from that of any Republican President. The one exception to this is that he does show unique strength with young voters for a Republican."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Strength, President, Republican)

"The endorsement of respected conservative Republican officeholders and politicians is particularly important at this time as to destroy Reagan's credibility as a loyal Republican."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Time, Conservative, Credibility, Politicians, Republican)

"I think we need one recognized, respected public figure to make a tough, blunt statement on just what Reagan's record is and what he might do to the country, let alone the Republican Party before Christmas."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Christmas, Country, Party, Public, Republican)

"While only about half of the voters feel they know very much about Reagan or what he stands for, the Republicans who do have a very positive perception of him."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Perception, Positive, Republicans)

"This person should not be directly connected with the President Ford Committee nor should he be seen as a member of the liberal wing of the Republican Party. He should be someone like Laird or Rogers Morton."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Committee, Liberal, Party, President, Republican)

"Even as someone who's labeled a conservative - I'm a Republican I'm black, I'm heading up this organization in the Reagan administration - I can say that conservatives don't exactly break their necks to tell blacks that they're welcome."
- Clarence Thomas
(Related: Conservative, Republican)

"I don't think the Republicans would appreciate the comparison, but they're exactly like the Labor Party in England in the 1970s. They're letting their extremists take them straight down. The same thing is going to happen - they had to disappear for a while and when they reinvented themselves they did it with moderates, they did it with Tony Blair."
- Evan Thomas
(Related: England, Labor, Party, Republicans)

"I think that the justices were totally answering the way that they should. I think that the senators, as best I could tell, for the most part, Democrat and Republican, respected that."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Republican, Senators)

"For the next century, the Republicans have agreed that we will promote the dignity and future of every individual by building a free society under a limited, accountable government that protects liberty, security and prosperity for a brighter American dream."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: Government, Society, Dream, American, Building, Dignity, Future, Liberty, Prosperity, Republicans, Security, Will)

"Ten years ago, Republicans decided it was time to reform our broken welfare system and give welfare recipients the tools they needed to escape the system and build a better life."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: Life, Time, Reform, Republicans, Tools, Welfare, Years)

"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)

"McCain needs Hillary to run because that's what keeps the Republican coalition together. She helps unite the Republican base."
- Chuck Todd
(Related: Needs, Republican)

"I think it's the broadest source of dissatisfaction amongst Republicans, out-of-control spending."
- Pat Toomey
(Related: Republicans)

"Ten of those Republican incumbents, all of whom voted for the impeachment of President Clinton, are from states that Bill Clinton carried."
- Robert Torricelli
(Related: President, Republican, states)

"The Republican movement have not behaved properly over the years. They have not themselves implemented the Agreement. If they had implemented the Agreement then they would have disarmed completely in May 2000, that is what they undertook to do, that is what they failed to do."
- David Trimble
(Related: Agreement, May, Republican, Years)

"A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Leader, Boss, Party, Republican)

"A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office that a Republican wants."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Office, Republican)

"Well, I am a Republican, and I would run as a Republican. And I have a lot of confidence in the Republican Party. I don't have a lot of confidence in the president."
- Donald Trump
(Related: Confidence, Party, President, Republican)

"Well, I am a Republican, and I would run as a Republican. And I have a lot of confidence in the Republican Party. I don't have a lot of confidence in the president. I think what's happening to this country is unbelievably bad. We're no longer a respected country."
- Donald Trump
(Related: Confidence, Country, Party, President, Republican)

"I also believe that government has no business telling us how we should live our lives. I think our lifestyle choices should be left up to us. What we do in our private lives is none of the government's business. That position rules out the Republican Party for me."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Business, Government, Choices, Party, Republican, Rules)

"If the Republicans think that by having stated and even achieved most of the Contract that they are therefore entitled to the acceptance and favor of the American voter, they're crazy."
- Malcolm Wallop
(Related: Acceptance, American, Republicans)

"It's insanity for a party that believes in freedom to allow some Republicans to seize an agenda that is totally alien to the agenda that was established in the election."
- Malcolm Wallop
(Related: Freedom, Insanity, Party, Republicans)

"Doctrines provide an architecture for both Republican and Democrat presidents to carry out policies."
- Malcolm Wallop
(Related: Architecture, Republican)

"Republicans in Congress boosted the economy by cutting taxes and ending programs that don't work."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: Work, Congress, Economy, Ending, Republicans, Taxes)

"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)

"Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty."
- George Washington
(Related: Government, Liberty, Military, Republican)

"Republicans are manufacturing a Social Security crisis that does not exist in order to dismantle Social Security."
- Diane Watson
(Related: Crisis, Manufacturing, Order, Republicans, Security)

"It is the sincere desire of the writer that our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the bible, particularly the New Testament or the Christian religion."
- Noah Webster
(Related: Religion, Christian, Bible, Desire, New testament, Principles, Republican, Writer)

"We always make the mistake in the United States of America in Democratic or Republican administrations alike is we tend to embrace the despot that's least troublesome to us. That should not be the way we view things."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Mistake, America, Republican, states, United)

"Mike Bloomberg may be a Republican these days. But he has been a Democrat for most of his adult life."
- Randi Weingarten
(Related: Life, May, Republican)

"There are several such issues where I have departed radically from the Republican orthodoxy."
- William Weld
(Related: Republican)

"You had 42 blacks that ran on the Republican ticket this Cycle, 14 made of them made it to the general election and two of us made it to the House of Representatives. So I think that there is a new movement that needs to have a voice in the Congressional Black Caucus."
- Allen West
(Related: Needs, Republican, Voice)

"When the bus or the plane rolled or flew through the night, they sang songs of their own composition about Mr Nixon and the Republicans in chorus with the Kennedy staff and felt that they, too, were marching like soldiers of the Lord to the New Frontier."
- Theodore White
(Related: Night, Nixon, Republicans, Soldiers, Songs)

"You know, I like to think that I will subscribe very much to the core Republican principles of small government. Making a small number of rules and getting out of the way. Keeping taxes low. Creating an environment for small businesses to grow and thrive."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: Government, Environment, Principles, Republican, Rules, Taxes, Will)

"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)

"I hate government. I'm apolitical. Write that down. I'm not a Republican."
- Bruce Willis
(Related: Government, Hate, Republican)

"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)

"I will not speak with disrespect of the Republican Party. I always speak with respect of the past."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Party, Past, Republican, Respect, Will)

"I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Friendship, Companionship, Instinct, 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'm not a Democrat, I'm not a Republican-I'm an American, I'm a human."
- Chely Wright
(Related: American, Republican)