Quotations on Republicans

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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
(Keywords: War, Iraq, Nation, President, Republicans, Support, Wonder)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Tax, Jobs, Republicans, Tax cuts)

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
(Keywords: Men, Care, Problems, Republicans, Will)

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
(Keywords: Corruption, Democrats, Republicans, Taxes)

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)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Fact, Republicans, Right, Terrorism)

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
(Keywords: Trust, Hope, Leaders, Now, President, Public, Public trust, Republicans, Senate, Support, United, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Mistake, Policy, Tax, Incompetence, Iraq, Republicans, Running)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Love, Money, Americans, Blind, Incompetence, Iraq, Managers, Reason, Republicans, Running, Waste)

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
(Keywords: Americans, Energy, Oil, Republicans, Years)

Today we voted as Democrats and Republicans. Tomorrow we begin again as New Yorkers.
- Hillary Clinton
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Americans, Congress, President, Republicans, Security, Want)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Truth, Legislation, Republicans, Years)

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
(Keywords: Change, Enthusiasm, Party, Republicans, Tea, Washington)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Democrats, Republicans, Service, Worry)

We're going to march on Washington with a host of Republicans, Democrats, business leaders, legislators.
- Gray Davis
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(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)

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

Now, so, if you want to blame someone for wasteful spending, the Republicans are in the majority.
- Chaka Fattah
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: American, Countries, Democrats, Jobs, Republicans, Trade, Workers)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Democracy, Legislation, Light, Republicans, Will, World)

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
(Keywords: People, Attention, Democrats, Republicans, Right, Saying)

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

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
(Keywords: Positive, Country, Republicans, Sense, Want)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Eyes, Public, Republicans, Spirit, Voice)

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
(Keywords: Work, Americans, Beginning, Help, Republicans, Results, Taxes, Will)

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
(Keywords: Men, Women, People, Body, Committee, Democrats, Republicans, Soldiers)

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
(Keywords: People, First, Republicans, State)

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
(Keywords: Government, Action, Body, Congress, Democrats, Osama bin laden, Republicans, states, United)

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
(Keywords: Health, Care, Democrats, Republicans, Running, Wonder)



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