In this post, you will find great Republicans Quotes from famous people, such as Cass Sunstein, Marco Rubio, Kurt Eichenwald, Seth Moulton, Norman Braman. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
On some issues, Republicans and Democrats disagree so sharply that compromise is nearly impossible. Republicans are not going to support a cap-and-trade program to limit greenhouse gases, and Democrats won‘t support a 1,000-mile wall on the border with Mexico.
Some of the most controversial things I’ve said about President Trump, I’ve heard from Republicans. But it’s just that I’ve heard them in the locker room. That’s what people actually talk about in the locker room – how terrible our president is.
The recent blind faith some Republicans have shown toward free trade actually represents more of an aberration than a hallmark of true American conservatism. It’s an anomaly that may well demand re-examination.
The caricatures that the mainstream media and the Democrats have about Republicans have taken hold.
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.
Obama has been attacked repeatedly for not wearing a flag pin, with Republicans claiming that his patriotism is in question. It’s all a bit silly.
During his presidency, Truman and the Republicans were locked in a series of furious assaults on each other that outraged him and made Truman an enduring foe of a party and its representatives, which he saw as on the wrong side of almost every domestic and foreign policy issue he considered important.
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.
Because Republicans believe that the federal government is limited in its function-some have concluded that Republicans are somehow inherently insensitive to minority rights. Nothing could be further from the truth.
In terms of Republicans, we have got to get to our cohorts in the Republican Party to get them to understand if we are going to get this country to its traditional values… we’re going to have to control our borders and manage this huge change in our culture that’s occurring.
Of course the Republicans have long wanted to privatize Social Security and destroy it. But Social Security has been the most important and valuable social program in the history of the United States.
My parents are Republicans, and I’m not.
Latins for Republicans – it’s like roaches for Raid.
Republicans can’t always agree on where to cut spending. They certainly can’t agree on what to do about entitlements. There isn’t a unified foreign policy vision, and there’s no consensus on immigration reform.
The Republicans are wrong in thinking that the rich create jobs. In reality, many of the richest Americans have been investing in efficiency innovations rather than to create jobs. And the Democrats are wrong, because growth won’t happen if they distribute the wealth of the wealthy to everyone else.
I follow politics in a big way, and always have since I was a kid. I’ve got opinions, but they’re opinions on both sides – not just anti-Republican, which is a real popular thing for a rap artist to do. If you dis Republicans, nobody will get mad. I think the two-party system sucks. It’s absolutely ignorant.
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.
To all of you who are Republicans of long standing, I hope you appreciate that I always tried to stand for conservative values.
New Hampshire polling data are unreliable because, when you call the Granite State’s registered Republicans and independents in the middle of dinner and ask them who they’re going to vote for, they have a mouth full of mashed potatoes and you can’t understand what they say.
An imposing wall prominently divides the visions of President Obama and congressional Republicans when it comes to economic growth and creating jobs. Solyndra is on one side and the Keystone pipeline is on the other.
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.
I think what happened during the Great Depression was that African Americans understood that Republicans championed citizenship and voting rights but they became impatient for economic emancipation.
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.
What I like about Bain Capital is that we have Republicans, we have Democrats, we have independents; we are a diverse firm in terms of political views. But what we do is we sit down and we try to solve the problems.
Working together with Democrats and Republicans, I passed legislation to help break the grip of addiction. By investing in prevention, treatment, and recovery, empowering law enforcement, and stopping the overprescribing of painkillers, we can turn the tide.
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.
The #MeToo movement doesn’t belong to Republicans or the Democrats. The #MeToo movement belongs to women who are having the courage to come forward and say this is wrong. People should be protected. We want that for all of our daughters and all of our sisters. We also want there to be rights for the accused.
Americans are guaranteed the constitutional right to legal abortion in Roe v. Wade, and it’s past time for Republicans to stop using the issue as a political football. In fact, it’s past time for Republican politicians to stop interfering in women’s personal lives, period.
In the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, American voters were forced to choose between a liberal Democrat and weak establishment Republicans. Democrats won both times.
The main issue is huge government spending, and my record has been trying to make sure the federal government lives within its means. I guess that’s really what separates where Republicans have been from the Democrats.
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.
Historically, the Republicans have been geniuses at throwing away advantages.
The women Democrats and Republicans work together incredibly well.
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.
For eight years Republicans worked around the clock to delegitimize Bill Clinton. For the next eight years, Democrats tried to delegitimize Bush. Now Barack Obama is enduring the rage of his conservative opposition.
There have been so many times when I challenged Republicans on air – in big moments.
Unfortunately, Republicans repeatedly waste taxpayer time and money, and even shut down the government, in efforts to repeal ACA. We simply cannot afford this kind of dysfunction.
After 2012, all of the Washington political consultants and all the mainstream media came to Republicans and said, ‘You’ve got to do better with Hispanics, and the way to do better with Hispanics is to embrace amnesty.’ And, look, a lot of Republicans in Washington were scared.
Republicans spend too much time on defense. We have to be on offense. We have to point out the truth. President Obama stole seven hundred million dollars from Medicare. Republicans want to preserve Medicare. Obamacare robs from Medicare.
After 1994, the public had the impression we Republicans overpromised and underdelivered.
Obama has been perhaps the most partisan President since Truman. He hasn’t learned to be civil – note his insulting speech to Paul Ryan, who did us the courtesy of scoring a budget. The president has to talk to Republicans when it comes to the debt ceiling. He has reached the debt ceiling before anyone expected.
Here’s what the right-wing has in, there’s no shortage of the natural resources of ignorance, apathy, hate, fear. As long as those things are in the collective conscious and unconscious, the Republicans will have some votes.
Democrats do best in urban centers, Republicans in outer suburbs and rural areas.
We’re going to lose Social Security and Medicare if Republicans and Democrats do not come together and find a solution like Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill. I will be the Ronald Reagan if I can find a Tip O’Neill.
I think if you look all across the country, the so-called Blue Dogs are all gone to kennel. There are no more Blue Dogs, they’re called Republicans. People would rather elect consistently conservative Republicans than Blue Dogs, who are only conservative when it’s convenient.
Good Democrats love America. Good Republicans love America. We need a leader who understands not just the words of unity but the practice of building unity.
If Republicans are going in the wrong direction, I am still willing to stand up against them.
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.
Working together, we can help Americans get back on their feet and make businesses more competitive to allow them to hire and expand again and revitalize our economy. It requires Republicans and Democrats working in a bipartisan way, though.
We’re doing exactly what the Republicans don’t want: getting more people involved in our democracy. Giving more Americans a voice in their future.
Republicans have come up to me to say, ‘Hey listen. My knee hurts. What do you think I should do?’ I’ll give them my recommendations.
To be honest, I haven‘t seen much serious budget planning since the Republicans took control of the House after the 2010 elections and grabbed onto the Senate filibuster. It’s not the White House‘s fault that John Boehner couldn’t deliver on a bigger deal.
The Republicans are whistling past the graveyard. If we don’t change our policies on immigration, you’re going to be looking at Iran Deal after Iran Deal after Iran Deal. I can count on Americans to protect Israel. I don’t count on foreigners to care about Israel, and that’s who’s coming in to vote.
Look, rich people and business people do well whether Republicans or Democrats are in charge.
The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.
Reaching out to Hispanics is critical to our future. The fastest-growing, and most conservative, segment of the population are natural Republicans.
Republicans went off track. We were spending too much money.
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.
I have a long, long record of working with Democrats and Republicans alike.
In 2008, Barack Obama had all the wind at his back, everything going for him. He was an African-American at a time when the country was eager to do that. The Republicans had, in the view of many of us, pretty much disgraced themselves at home and abroad for eight years.
The Republicans won the women’s vote in 2010. It was the first time since Ronald Reagan that the Republicans had won the women’s vote. And when you look at the issues that really drove women to the Republican Party, it’s been the issues related to the economy, to jobs, the debt.
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.
The meaning of freedom is in the U.S. Constitution. Republicans want to live by the document‘s original meaning.
The difference between a Democrat and Republican is that Democrats fight to make sure everybody has an opportunity to succeed, and the Republicans are strangled by their right-wing extremists.
Anger in the black community towards Republicans is established and immutable.
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.
As exhausted as they may be, Republicans need to appeal to their sense of consciousness. To their principles. To what is right and wrong. To American values.
When I arrived in the Senate, the moderate so-called Rockefeller Republicans held the balance of power.
I challenge the Republican nominees and all Republicans to not just be the anti-illegal immigration party. That’s not who we are and that’s not who we should be we should be the pro-legal immigration party.
Republicans are manufacturing a Social Security crisis that does not exist in order to dismantle Social Security.
Democrats have bad ideas and Republicans have no ideas.
The more we allow Republicans to concentrate the lion‘s share of wealth in the hands of a few, the more power these wealthy few will have. And they will use this power to continue rewriting the rules of both our economy and our political system in their favor.
Franklin D. Roosevelt was fortunate: He didn’t take office until nearly four years after the Wall Street crash, by which time the Republicans’ responsibility for the Depression was taken for granted.
With control of the House, the Senate, and the White House, Republicans could have used their unified control of government to… balance the budget!
In the relatively short time frame of December 2015 to March 2017, nearly half of all young Republicans left their party at some point, with roughly a quarter bidding the GOP adieu for good.
The Republicans always do a good job of dividing and conquering. They do a really good job of making black folks, poor white folks, and Hispanics not like each other.
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.
I don’t ‘support the troops‘ or any of those other hollow and hypocritical platitudes uttered by Republicans and frightened Democrats. Here’s what I do support: I support them coming home. I support them being treated well.
I’ve got the most beautiful district. I can understand why Republicans want it.
Republicans and Democrats have used accounting gimmicks and competing government analyses to deceive the public into believing that 2 + 2 = 6. If our leaders cannot agree on the numbers, if ‘facts’ are fictional, how can they possibly have a substantive debate on solutions?
I think to the extent Republicans depart from the historic commitment, we do so at our peril.
It’s been clear for some time that FBI Director Comey has lost the confidence of Republicans, Democrats, and broader institutions, and his removal as FBI Director was probably overdue.
Most people are Democrats because they hate something; most people are Republicans because they love something.
If Republicans eliminate Medicare, America will become a country in which you can never retire – and once you physically can no longer work, you are desperately poor until you die.
Veterans are especially appealing candidates in key swing districts. Veterans have credibility, not just with Democrats but with independents and Republicans as well. They’re the kind of people respected for their leadership, not just their politics.
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.
And I think for some – not all – but for some Democrats, the issue of immigration is better politically if they just leave it the way it is now because they can use it against Republicans.
I do have my ducks in line if I want to do it, but I’d love to see the Republicans pick somebody that was going to win and take over this country and frankly, to use the expression, ‘Make America great again.’
Democrats view elections as a means to an end, while Republicans view an election as an end in itself.
I don’t see people who are eager for shutdowns. While some people have a romantic ideal about shutdowns, the vast majority of Republicans and Democrats believe you have to try to work problems out rather than having a shutdown.
For 50 years, the Republicans have been accusing the Democrats of being soft on national security.
We’re not Democrats first. We’re not Republicans first. We’re Americans first. We’re patriots first.
Israel has, enjoys bipartisan support – both Democrats and Republicans – and we extend bipartisan hospitality to both Democrats and Republicans.
I like to call the Republicans the Christian Brotherhood of the U.S. so that my fellow Americans recognise the line that connects their mix of religion and politics with their Muslim equivalent in Egypt.
People are clamoring to hear good ideas as opposed to the lesser of two evils… Either the Democrats are going to win or the Republicans are going to win, but the losers are all of us out here as citizens that really do want meaningful change, and none of it’s happening. There’s no dialogue regarding meaningful change.
Republicans have to move to a point of greater unity.
I said in a speech out in Peoria that with Jerry in as vice president, the pressures on Nixon to resign would be unbearable. I know that Republicans see 50 House seats flying out the window in 1974.
Republicans must stop putting tax increases on the fiscal cliff negotiating table and start demanding that Democrats put forth serious proposals to reduce spending.
Republicans stalled Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court because they could, and 136 years of American history recommended it as politically advantageous.
If Democrats were good at thinking like Republicans, they would see the light and stop being Democrats.
But I also hold the very strong view that republicans need to lead by example.
I don’t have a real attraction or interest to national politics, so I want to see Republicans win across the board in the state of Arizona, because those policies of lower taxes and lighter regulation and strong foreign policy are important to me.
The basic right to quality and affordable health care is under assault by Donald Trump and Republicans in Washington.
While all Republicans acknowledge that there were mistakes made during the Bush Administration, again the continuous pointing a finger at President Bush has gotten tiresome.
In 2005, Republicans passed a 360-page reconciliation bill without a single Democratic vote that provided deep cuts to Medicaid and raised premiums on Medicare beneficiaries.
What did Republicans get for 16 days of a government shutdown with people being hurt? We have absolutely nothing to show for it, other than a damaged brand.
My father, Birch Bayh, represented Indiana in the Senate from 1963 to 1981. A progressive, he nonetheless enjoyed many friendships with moderate Republicans and Southern Democrats.
Republicans are completely befuddled by Obama’s ‘star power’ and don’t seem to have a clear or effective strategy to compete.
The Republicans galvanize their base by inciting a lot of fear; they operate on a lot of mythmaking. So we have to have something compelling. We shouldn’t be afraid to be bold.
I keep Reagan’s 11th Commandment that I don’t run down other Republicans.
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.
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.
I support both Democrats and Republicans on many issues. I’m more interested in where they are on technology.
Much of Mr. Bush’s 28 percent approval rating is born not of ‘failed policies’ – of which there are many – but of the ill-gotten gains pilfered from a pre-Bush inauguration strategy to send the message to Republicans that the Democrats play politics harder and better.
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.
It’s almost a very rough rule of thumb: when Democrats are able to successfully frame the meaning of an election season around middle-class fears, Democrats win the election; when Republicans are able to successfully frame the meaning of an election season around cultural fears, Republicans win the election.
If you want to join the Republican party, they have to let you in. There’s nothing they can do about it. I mean, if Republicans will take Al D’Amato, they’ll take anybody.
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.
Briefly after the 9/11 attacks, Republicans and Democrats were united in identifying the evil of the radical jihadists and fighting it.
One of the big mistakes Republicans made with the Contract with America is that they tried to do too much too fast, and people revolted against it.
When the Founding Fathers arrived here in Philadelphia to forge a new nation, they didn’t come as Democrats or Republicans or to nominate a presidential candidate. They came as patriots who feared party politics.
The art of the compromise, which was the art of politics, is no longer valid. Compromise needs to be between citizens, not between Republicans and Democrats.
Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future.
I’d hate to paint with a broad brush, but many Democrats don’t feel that we have a crisis in entitlements, and Republicans do.
When I walk around my neighborhood, the grocery store, or the farmers market, I don’t see Democrats or Republicans, Progressives or Conservatives. I see my brothers and sisters – living, breathing human beings with diverse and complicated stories, views, and desires that can’t be packaged neatly in a box.
I’ve thought about it, not a lot, but I thought my relationship with Congress – the Democrats and Republicans – would help me get some things done. Not everything, but at least they’d be willing to try.
I don’t know what’s going to happen specifically on votes on Obamacare. I suspect we’ll vote to repeal early to put on record the fact that we Republicans think it’s a bad policy, and we think it’s hurting our constituents, and we think health care cost should be going down, not up.
If you want to know why Republicans and conservatives are in a political crisis, you need only consider the fact that the Right’s deeply held view now boils down to this: Taxes should not go up on the wealthy, and your health benefits should be cut.
I think if there aren’t Republicans standing up to Trump and showing America that he does not represent the Republican Party, then he has the potential to ruin the brand and turn it into toxic waste for generations.
On the Republican playing field, Republicans always win.
I’m concerned that Speaker Boehner is getting ahead of House Republicans when he commits to getting a ‘comprehensive approach’ to immigration taken care of ‘once and for all.’
I really don’t think there’s a lack of good will between members of the parties. I go back a long way with a lot of Republicans, so I don’t think it’s personal. But there does seem to be a much greater gap in both the philosophy and emphasis on partisan victories as opposed to policy development.
Now that we have the Senate and the House fully controlled by Republicans, we need to be working together.
I ended up working on over 150 political campaigns in 42 states; over a third of those were for Republicans. I want to be clear about that. Approximately two-thirds were for Democrats, so, I worked on both sides of the aisle, across the United States.
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.
The difference between American parties is actually simple. Democrats are in favor of higher taxes to pay for greater spending, while Republicans are in favor of greater spending, for which the taxpayers will pay.
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.
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.
Republicans will own Congress.
There are some in black robes sitting on federal benches all across this country. They’re Democrats, Republicans, liberals, and even conservatives that pervert the Constitution.
Not all Republicans are rich, dress in three-piece suits, and have $200 haircuts. I’m somebody who’s lived from paycheck to paycheck. I’m focusing on my blue-collar roots – I’ve worked side by side with union people.
I’m an independent, probably. I’m not dogmatic. I’ve supported Democrats and Republicans.
The reason Gov. Romney passed Romneycare as governor of Massachusetts in 2006 was because many Republicans viewed health care reform, mandates and all, as a way to inoculate against Democratic charges that Republicans didn’t care about people who lacked health insurance.
Republicans need to stay strong on the fact that marriage is between a man and a woman. Those are values that are true to the party and true to who we are. They could focus on jobs and the economy, but we all know that keeping the family structure intact is very important in our country.
We need to stand up to Donald Trump and the Republicans, but we also need to stand up against our own party establishment when it’s on the wrong side of an issue.
Republicans do not believe in identity politics.
We in the Hispanic community are truly tired of both the Democrats and the Republicans promising all of these things during the campaigns and then forgetting about it after the campaigns are over.
It used to be that Democrats and Republicans would disagree, but they could be social to each other. There were times during the year that we acted together in the good of the country.
When I was in the state legislature, we asked for different examples of voter fraud, and the Republicans could never produce any sort of in-person voter fraud examples.
Trump has been criticized by mainstream Republicans for not really being one of them. But he is definitely one of them when it comes to the central palliative for any ill befalling the country: a tax cut for the rich.
Mitt Romney has won the 2012 presidential nomination by promising Republicans that he would end a so-called ‘culture of dependency‘ on welfare – welfare defined as ‘free stuff‘ and food stamps for poor folks, not tax breaks for Big Oil or tax shelters for Bain executives.
Seven presidents before him – Democrats and Republicans – tried to expand health care to all Americans. President Obama got it done.
I would say to Republicans that when you look at civil rights legislation that took place in the 1960s, it took a bipartisan effort to get those things done, and so what I would tell my colleagues, both Republicans and Democrats, is let’s come together, and let’s be for fairness.
Whether we’re Democrats or Republicans or independents, we have to learn to hang together or we’re gonna hang separately.
Republicans have been very successful. There are three things Americans don’t like: big unions, big government and big corporations. So Republicans go after big government and big unions, and only talk about small businesses.
Some people are surprised that the Republicans are waging a war on women, or that they voted against equal pay for women. I’m not surprised at all. In some ways, it may be a good thing. They’re defending the patriarchy, which is a wounded beast! And wounded beasts are always dangerous.
I would like Obama to be tougher on going up against the Republicans, I don’t think he should try to be so moderate.
It’s easy to keep issuing blame to Republicans or the president.
The Republicans in the House and Senate took the district that I firmly represent, 22 in south Florida, from a D plus one to a D plus five almost a D plus six district, which means you are given a five to six percent registration advantage to Democrats. They drew in more Democrats into the district I represent.
You know, Hillary Clinton’s always saying how Republicans don’t follow science? Well, they’re the ones not listening to the scientists today, because doctors say that at 20 weeks that is a viable life inside the womb. And at that point, it’s a life that we have the right to protect, and I think we should protect.
You know, Republicans should have a consistent philosophy. And if your philosophy is about limited government and not intruding in people’s lives, you shouldn’t just inconveniently take a social issue like gay marriage and say, ‘Well, unless we think – actually we should be intruding your life.’
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.
House Republicans are the most powerful force for limited government, strong national defense, and economic opportunity that exists in America today. But it is not enough to just talk about conservative values.
When Republicans say they want to run government ‘like a business,’ they apparently mean ‘run government like a Trump casino headed straight for bankruptcy court.’
A vast majority of Republicans are on the record saying that they believe the Violence Against Women Act should be reauthorized. Let me be clear: I believe that Violence Against Women Act must be reauthorized.
Republicans need to stop complaining about blacks voting over 90% for Democrats. If they’re not willing to compete in those neighborhoods, they will keep losing those voters.
I think the GOP, the Grand Old Party, the Republicans, they will regroup.
The Republicans want an autocracy where the rights of minorities and others are not protected.
I see the demographics increasing, and by that I mean the notion of social acceptance is growing, not decreasing; I think the notion of fiscal responsibility is growing, not decreasing. And Republicans seem to be moving further away from those two categories than closer.
My parents were admirers of President Roosevelt and the New Deal. Their parents and most of our relatives and neighbors were Republicans, so they were self-conscious in their liberalism and took it as emblematic of their ability to think for themselves.
Here’s the question for my fellow Republicans: Do we want to be the first-ever GOP House majority to raise federal marginal income tax rates?
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.
Though President Obama promised during the 2008 campaign to pass the DREAM Act, he never made it a priority and failed to bring Republicans and Democrats together to do it in his first term.
With the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the Republican political establishment has done something it is not actually used to doing. It won. It isn’t that Republicans have never won before, it is just that they typically win by forfeit.
The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too.
Republicans have nothing but bad ideas and Democrats have no ideas.
House Republicans continue to vote to repeal health care reform, not only removing guarantees that women aren’t charged more than men for coverage, but also assuring the world knows they don’t believe women should have control over their own health care decisions.
For years, Republicans have effectively outsourced their thought leadership to the loudmouths at the end of the bar. But perhaps the most extreme example of that trend has been the issue of guns, where the party has ceded control to a gun lobby that has built its brand on absolutism.
There are signs jobs will be plentiful in the future, if we train and prepare for it. That means investing in technology, innovation, and, as much as Republicans will hate to hear this, renewable energy.
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.
I’m not really conservative. I’m conservative on certain things. I believe in less government. I believe in fiscal responsibility and all those things that maybe Republicans used to believe in but don’t any more.
I showed people Republicans in Florida can do more than talk.
I still believe a majority of Republicans are for income tax cuts.
I do have friends that are Republicans, and we have very spirited conversations on a whole range of issues. I am often baffled by why they are Republicans, but I enjoy the dialogue and can move beyond politics to find common ground in my personal relationships.
The Democrats throw money at the problems, and the Republicans tend to ignore them. The Natural Law Party goes beyond those approaches. It’s about true change.
I remember when President Bush, George W. Bush, came into office, he focused on No Child Left Behind, and with – and before very long, suddenly, Republicans were thought of as being as interested and as competent in education as Democrats, and why? Because they were talking about it and doing something about it.
I’m of the school that you’ve got to show a distinction between Democrats and Republicans. And in order to have the base energized, you’ve got to show that the party stands for something.
Our goal as Republicans is to ensure gender discrimination ends once and for all, and to also help guarantee those who want to remain in the workforce and continue their careers aren’t hindered by clunky, outdated regulatory structures that penalize them for making that choice.
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.
Republicans may learn they can’t appeal to right-wing patriarchs and most women at the same time.
When it came to dire warnings about Obamacare, the Republicans were the kings of ‘swing and a miss.’ People would flee the health care industry to avoid Obamacare? Nope – according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care gained about 1 million new jobs in preparation for increased demand.
Republicans believe that problems are best solved at the level closest to the people and that the nation’s strength comes from the diversity of its people, not from an all-powerful central government.
We are hopeful that President Obama, in his State of the Union Address, will express a willingness to work with Republicans to enact all of these jobs bills.
Republicans get a lot of money from big business, but they are not tied to the union dollar. As a result they have been aggressive advocates of school reform, charter schools and vouchers for private schools.
One of the reasons we don’t have our deficit under control is because Republicans are wusses and won’t tell their base a simple fact that everyone knows. We can’t eliminate the deficit without raising some revenue… They’re wusses.
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.
I’m going to work with Republicans when they do things I agree with and I’m going to fight Republicans when they’re doing things that I think are damaging.
There’re a lot of Republicans in the state of Texas that vote by mail, probably more than Democrats. We make it an incentive to make it easier for seniors to be able to vote. I do believe, from a personal experience, it discourages people from voting. It’s the hassle of getting the stamp that is my biggest concern.
Washington told Wall Street, ‘We’re going to let y’all regulate yourselves.’ The Republicans were in charge. They never said a word.
All of Obama’s policies are working against economic growth, not for it, and Republicans ought to be talking about it and they’re not. We need to take a stand.
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.
But the fact is that the vast majority of Republicans support the Sinn Fein leadership.
‘Business,’ properly understood, is so central to every aspect of our civilization that Republicans should proudly announce that they are indeed ‘the party of business.’
Most people don’t see themselves as Democrats or Republicans. They see themselves as Americans.
Republicans with any moral sense are desperate for a supportable alternative to Donald Trump.
Republicans want to use Obamacare in the 2014 elections against Democrats who voted for it. They want to see it fail, even at the expense of people’s health.
There are lots of bad Republicans, there are no good Democrats.
At the end of the day, Democrats go out and appeal to 30 percent of the far left; Republicans go out and appeal to 30 percent of the far right. Hey, there’s a big middle ground here that’s not represented. I think that, Bill Weld and myself, I think the Libertarian Party really occupies that ground.
We don’t know each other. Democrats don’t know Republicans, Republicans don’t know Democrats.
You have to love your country like an adult loves somebody, not like a child loves its mommy. And right-wing Republicans tend to love America like a child loves its mommy, where everything Mommy does is okay. But adult love means you’re not in denial, and you want the loved one to be the best they can be.
My hypothesis is that conservative Republicans have very clear values, and when you have that, you’re simply more relaxed.
The excitement right now is coming from the Liberty movement. And the Republicans want a piece of it.
I don’t remember a big fight between the Republicans and Democrats in the Nixon administration or President Gerald Ford and so on.
I don’t like to talk about politics. If you say you’re a Democrat, that’ll turn off Republicans, and that’s half of your fan base.
Wall Street’s outsized influence in our nation’s capital is something I’ve talked about for a long time – long before I even thought about running for office. But where I see a problem – an infestation, really – a lot of others in Washington, both Democrats and Republicans, seem to see government working just fine.
One thing everyone seems to agree on is that Republicans face a perceived compassion deficit.
Smaller government, more individual responsibility, more individual control creates more Republicans. More state power and ownership and control and top-down decision-making creates more Democrats.
Well the truth is, Republicans didn’t just lose a few elections, we lost our way.
I know that it takes a coalition of individuals fighting against this very divisive agenda that the Trump administration and the Republicans are trying to push.
Teddy Kennedy rose to become a liberal lion by collaborating with Republicans.
The way I look at it is this, as Republicans, we look for less government interference in our lives.
When it comes to social issues, Republicans don’t just need to be more empathetic. They also need to be more emphatic in explaining to voters what they believe, and why.
Our job every single night is to call out hypocrisy on both sides to make sure we’re holding Republicans accountable and Democrats accountable, that we’re holding the president accountable for promises made.
Republicans – well, we’re all part of the same family. We need to have some good disagreements with each other; we need to debate, but in the end, it’s all about uniting, not dividing.
If you’re a poor white person and your life sucks, it’s easy for you to blame Hispanics cos you don’t want to look in the mirror and say, ‘I’m the reason my life sucks.’ The Republicans do a good job exploiting that.
It is important for women to have a choice, to have an opportunity to plan their families, because if they don’t, the Republicans have said this is an ownership society. You are on your own, and they’re going to begrudge that child everything, from WIC to a Pell Grant to health insurance.
Congressional Republicans themselves have vehemently defended the idea that preexisting conditions should not be used to deny people insurance.
I can tell you if you look at the polls, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, they do not think we should increase the debt limit.
The Republicans need all the entertainment help they can get. When Charlie Daniels was one of your convention headliners, you know you need some serious help.
Republicans tend to be more steadfast in their allegiance, and Democrats read one headline in the ‘New York Times,’ and the sky is suddenly falling.
Ripping on Republicans is not that fun for us only because everyone else does it.
The way I’ve gotten things done is by working with Democrats and Republicans. I worked with Jay Rockefeller, for example, on highway safety issues.
We’re going to march on Washington with a host of Republicans, Democrats, business leaders, legislators.
I might not understand everything a Democrat or liberal thinks but hey let’s be honest, I don’t understand some of the things the Republicans think, but that doesn’t make me some dumb hick that doesn’t have the right to live here.
As a Republican, I know that myself and the overwhelming majority of the Republicans I have served or interacted with understand that Americans have different beliefs, and they have the right to voice those beliefs.
My house is solar powered. I tell Republicans, ‘You can hate the subsidies – I hate the subsidies, too – but you can’t hate solar panels.’
America’s demographic shift was obvious to everyone in the 2010 Census – but Republicans stubbornly rejected math, facts, and polls to their electoral peril. While Republicans tailored their platform by and for the pale stale and male, among us, Obama and Democrats are embracing America’s diverse mosaic.
I’m accusing Republicans of thinking the Jews have so much power.
It’s important for Republicans to nominate someone who not only has a vision of how to create jobs, but who has done it. That’s why I am endorsing Texas Governor Rick Perry for President.
As the Republicans run to the crazy Tea Party right, they leave behind the huge mass of genuinely moderate and independent Americans that make up the majority of voters. The ones that used to consider themselves now-extinct moderate Republicans. They’re up for grabs. And the Democrats have to grab them!
Mitt Romney won the GOP nomination on a platform of ‘self-deportation’ for illegal immigrants – and the Obama team never let Hispanics forget it. The Obama campaign also branded Republicans with Romney’s ill-chosen words about 47 percent of Americans as the party of uncaring millionaires.
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.
Imagine if, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Gulf Coast residents had to wait on Democrats and Republicans to agree on cuts before receiving clean water or loans to rebuild. Congress’ negotiations often come slow or not at all.
Democrats want to use government power to make people’s lives go better; Republicans respond that people know more than politicians do. We think that both might be able to agree that nudging can maintain free markets, and liberty, while also inclining people in good directions.
I recognize that Republicans see a moral difference between a dollar taken away from a millionaire in government benefits and a dollar taken away from a millionaire in taxes.
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.
The attack on Clinton on terrorism is entirely politically inspired by the right-wing of the Republicans, and has no basis in fact whatsoever.
The thing about Republicans is that they don’t care so much about respect, but they love fear, at least in others.
I have to say, after hanging out with Republicans for four days, I want to take a look at my own birth certificate. I don’t think I was born in this country.
We’ve had a tone-deaf White House that does not want to be reasonable. President Obama won’t meet with the Republicans. It’s all his way.
In my experience, all Americans – Republicans, Democrats, and everyone in between – want roughly the same thing: an assurance that if they work hard, they can create a better life for themselves and their families. They want to feel safe in their communities and secure in their future.
Today we voted as Democrats and Republicans. Tomorrow we begin again as New Yorkers.
The immigration policies that Donald Trump and the Republicans are pushing are downright hateful and must be stopped.
Well, I will be a president for Democrats, Republicans and independents, for the struggling, the striving, the successful, for all those who vote for me and for those who don’t. For all Americans together.
Republicans have been accused of abandoning the poor. It’s the other way around. They never vote for us.
The Republicans have long had a platform of being pro-life. And I’m someone that believes life begins at conception and should be protected.
I don’t enjoy politics. I like to get things done, and I like Republicans and Democrats, and that doesn’t always work well.
At his best, Obama promised to work with Republicans to reduce the deficit in a way that honors both individualism and community.
The Democrats have responded to the Republicans’ lack of dealing with reality by truly not dealing with reality, either.
It is past time for Democrats and Republicans to join together to create a bipartisan coalition for courage and common sense.
The Republicans in the House and the Bush administration are bankrupting this country.
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.
I don’t think the Republicans care much about minorities.
I grew up in a small town in the Mojave Desert where conservative Republicans were as common as cacti. Inexplicably, I grew up liberal and a feminist.
I always get a little bit frustrated with Republicans, because we always talk about job creators, and really who we should be talking to is their employees.
If a Democrat took Republicans on rudely, they wouldn’t be elevated in the Democratic Party. There’s a different standard. We’re supposed to be polite to people.
I am absolutely stunned how the Democrats were able to somehow say that the Republicans had a war on women… What was the war on women?
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.
I don’t fit into the traditional Republican box that the wingnuts who have hijacked my party think all Republicans should.
Honestly, I enjoy nothing more than two Republicans going after each other.
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.
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.
Republicans should embrace the possibility that Obamacare could pave the way toward lower health care entitlement spending overall. That won’t be easy. But it’s not unthinkable, either.
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.
Republicans know that government spending creates jobs. They just want that spending to be funneled to their projects and districts… and they certainly don’t want to say it out loud.
Republicans working in leadership and the trenches are largely old, white, male, out-of-touch, out of ideas, technology averse, and living in the past.
I had very good support from Democrats and Republicans all throughout my administration. I had a very high batting average. We added more jobs per year in my four years than any other president since the Second World War.
Voter suppression laws, overzealous filibuster use, you name it – the Republicans use every tactic they can to stop our democracy from actually selecting the person with the most support.
I didn’t know my Dad – he moved out early. And my mom’s politics were kind of hardscrabble. She didn’t think about Democrats or Republicans. She thought about who made sense. I’ve been both in my life.
Republicans will criticize whatever President Obama does because that is what they do.
As a former lifelong Republican, it pains me to tell you that today’s Republicans – and their standard-bearers, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan – just aren’t up to the task. They’re beholden to ‘my way or the highway’ bullies, indebted to billionaires who bankroll ads and allergic to the very idea of compromise.
There are a great number of Republicans who are economically conservative but have hearts and a consciousness about their country.
Mr. Obama still has time to reverse course. A great deal depends on it. To fail on health care yet again might well be the ‘Waterloo‘ Republicans dream of.
For three decades, Democrats and Republicans worked together to make our environment better.
Right now, there are nearly 30 jobs bills passed by the House with support from both Republicans and Democrats that are awaiting action in the Democratic-run Senate.
I would also say Barack Obama has spent much, much, much, much more money than the Republicans.
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.
Whether you’re an opera singer, a legislator or customer service operator, there is a way that we can find common ground with our audience – be they young or old, Democrats or Republicans, rich or poor, religious or secular.
By definition, a hearing is an inquiry into many sides of an issue with testimony from various points of views. But mark this: The Republicans did not have a single woman to testify in support of the contraception mandate. That is not a hearing; that is a sham.
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.
Remember, many Republicans didn’t vote for Mitt Romney. He didn’t inspire people.
I had just as much support from Republicans as I did Democrats when I ran for president. But I should have organized the Democratic Party to get me re-elected.
The fundamental problem for Republicans when it comes to the environment is that whatever you say is viewed through the prism of suspicion.
Well, I’m like most Americans, we don’t vote by party, we both by the person because a person is bigger than the party, which is why sometimes the Democrats get in and sometimes the Republicans get in.
I am shocked that Republicans can’t explain why our technological and economic advantages are the result of sound monetary and economic policy.
The Republicans have a me too candidate running on a yes but platform, advised by a has been staff.
Democrats and Republicans agree on most of a unified, politically viable, and workable immigration reform package. Both parties agree that border security is a key part of any strategy.
I’ve had Republicans come to me and say, ‘Tell me how I should talk to young people!’ as if it’s some foreign language or something.
Republicans think tax filing should be easier for you, not just the well-connected.
Arkansas is a very small state, and it’s even a smaller field when you break it down to Republicans in this state.
I don’t look for much to come out of government ownership as long as we have Democrats and Republicans.
Most Republicans have made it very clear they’re not interested in raising taxes. They want to reform government.
To understand how Republicans lost the African American vote, we must first understand how we won the African American vote.
I think, as Republicans, we need to stick by what we believe in. And that is fiscal conservatism and individual freedom.
House Republicans are flimsier than toilet paper, except toilet paper actually has use. They’re so pathetic.
The first thing we need is for President Obama to finally enforce current immigration law and strengthen our borders. To take up any other agenda is bad policy for the American people and bad politics for Republicans.
Republicans would have preferred the court overturn the health care bill, an act that would have underscored Obama’s biggest liability – the perception among voters, including those who like and trust him, that he has been ineffective.
Conservatives, they’re like the Republicans to me. They don’t do much. They have this whole hierarchy and boys’ club thing going on. That doesn’t help the regular person.
If diversity is O.K. for God, it ought to be O.K. for Republicans.