Quotations on Republican

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There was a Republican majority of the Senate, and it tempered the nature of the nominations being made.
- Spencer Abraham
(Keywords: Nature, Being, Majority, Republican, Senate)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Country, Democrats, Republican, Republicans, Ruin)

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
(Keywords: People, American, Benefits, Republican, Republicans, Security)

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

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
(Keywords: Change, Earth, Facts, Friends, Republican, Republicans)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
(Keywords: Party, Republican, Republicans)

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

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

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

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

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



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