Quotes and Sayings about Republicans



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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"I think 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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 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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

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

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

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

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

"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)