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I think it’s dawning on some Democrats that obstructing the Patriot Act, like they’ve been obstructing everything else, is bad for them politically.
Most African-Americans really do believe that we are voting for our better interest in voting for Democrats.
Democrats don’t understand what is wrong in the black community or how to fix it. If they do, they don’t care.
Sometimes I like to think that the responsibility of every new generation of Democrats is to devise a program that mints new Democrats for another seventy-five years or so.
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.
I think the rise of progressives is the biggest storyline there is, whether it’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Kara Eastman or Randy Bryce, Richard Ojeda – real populist progressives that are willing to actually fight for the progressive message rather than the lukewarm establishment Democrats.
What I’d like to do is be able to work with Democrats to reform current entitlement programs for future generations, grandfathering all the grandparents.
Once the cry and the cause of a generation of progressives to make America safer, fairer and cleaner, ‘regulation‘ is now a dirty word in our politics. Even Democrats are quick to talk about cutting regulations; Republicans hate them with – how to put it? – evangelical fervor.
If you support amnesty, you should vote for the Democrats.
Democrats do best in urban centers, Republicans in outer suburbs and rural areas.
As Democrats, we believe in giving every eligible citizen the opportunity to vote – whether it’s early because they can’t take off work on Election Day or absentee because they might have plans to be out of town.
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.
I remember George W. Bush, who spoke about bringing the country together. Here’s a man who knew that he lost the popular vote but ended up with the Electoral College vote. He had lost that, and he spoke in a very inclusive way of bringing Republicans and Democrats together. It reflected what a president should do.
Democrats don’t relate to middle-class people.
I think anyone that thought that we were coming in as a bunch of liberal Democrats to deliver more large-scale social programs was nuts. I sure didn’t expect it.
As the nation watches, Democrats and Republicans should reflect the interspersed character of America itself. Perhaps, by sitting with each other for one night, we will begin to rekindle that common spark that brought us here from 50 different states and widely diverging backgrounds to serve the public good.
I wish that the Democrats would put some effort into Social Security reform, illegal immigration‘s reform, tax reform, or some of the other real issues that are out there.
Democrats creating the expectation that judges should act as politicians in robes is a dangerous precedent to set, threatening the very independence of the judiciary.
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.
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.
In May 2007, congressional Democrats and the Bush administration agreed to a plan to include environmental and international labor standards in upcoming trade agreements.
I think that one of the things that Democrats, in particular, need to recognize is that the way we have sometimes thought about issues as just affecting a particular group of people is not necessarily right.
I have people ask me if I’m going to convince my daughters to be Democrats, and I say, ‘I have yet to convince my daughters to close a door.’ I don’t how in the world I would ever convince them to be in a political affiliation.
Our objective should be to have a competition of ideas… I think it’s a golden age in terms of policy ideas when it comes to Democrats and health care.
I grew up in Queens, in New York City, in a middle class Jewish family. My mother was a public school teacher, my father was a lawyer. They were Democrats – kind of middle-of-the-road democrats.
One of the tragedies of the Bush administration is that we went back to business as usual, make a deal with the Democrats, let’s all be friends in Washington philosophy.
If Democrats don’t want the government to shut down, support border security. It’s that simple.
If Republicans and Democrats commit to working together, we can reach a bipartisan, common-sense agreement to reverse Illinois‘ economic decline and set the stage for a bright economic future.
Lost in much of the national debate about immigration reform is how Democrats ultimately stand to gain electorally with any legislation or executive action that would put the newly legalized residents on a path to voting.
I have no limits to my ambition for the Liberal Democrats.
When Obamacare was introduced, Republicans and Democrats knew the status quo wasn’t working. But Republicans rejected the notion that to help 2 million people with preexisting conditions get access to care, we needed a 2,000-page bill that transformed one-sixth of the economy.
There are lot of issues we passed out of the House that have gotten not only a lot of Republican support – Tea Party and every group within the Republican conference – but even Democrats.
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.
Not too many years ago, both parties acknowledged that our entitlement commitments were a sword hanging over our heads. But when President George W. Bush tried to begin discussions on Social Security reform, Democrats ridiculed and demonized him and told seniors he was after their nest eggs.
The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too.
There is no question: the Hollywood crowd predominantly supports Democrats.
What the Democrats don’t seem to understand is that higher taxes mean fewer American jobs and less American production.
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.
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.
It’s all about secular unionism, the advancement of atheism, which they even tried to create in this law – Democrats did – an atheistic chaplaincy.
Frankly, if independents and Democrats want to work with us on conservative ideas, I can do that better at Heritage than as a partisan inside.
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.
The Democrats in particular are do-nothing guys.
Since joining the U.S. House of Representatives in November of 2006, I have strongly supported Speaker Nancy Pelosi. I have the utmost respect for her, and I believe the Democrats were able to accomplish a great deal under her leadership.
Why has the Democratic Party become so arrogantly detached from ordinary Americans? Though they claim to speak for the poor and dispossessed, Democrats have increasingly become the party of an upper-middle-class professional elite, top-heavy with journalists, academics and lawyers.
Tonight, I want to say to every member of the democratic party, who believes in limited government, in personal opportunity and the united States constitution, and a safe and secure America, come home. To the Reagan Democrats, your party has left you. And the Republican party wants you, we welcome you back.
Shouldn’t Democrats insist that Sen. Durbin step down as their whip, the number two man in their leadership?
The only way Democrats can govern in this country is by making common cause with moderates and independents.
As Liberal Democrats and proponents of federalism, we must put our heads above the parapet and recapture and disseminate the true meaning of federalism. We have to win the vocabulary before we succeed in the vision.
For Democrats to reduce women to beggars for cheap government-funded birth control is demeaning to the women that I know who are far more complicated than their libido and the management of their reproductive system.
I’d like to say that right now, in the last few years, the Democrats have been closer – have been more pro-environment. The coal industry is pretty well entrenched in the Republican Party and that’s one of the things that we need to phase out.
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.
Republicans passed the Fourteenth Amendment, securing for blacks equal rights under the law, and the Fifteenth Amendment, giving blacks the right to vote, over the Democrats’ opposition.
I come from a blue-collar, Irish Catholic, pro-Kennedy, pro-union family of Democrats.
In 1980, in 1984, millions of middle-class Democrats became Reagan Democrats, and more of them drifted toward the Republicans with Bush in 1988.
Democrats with a good understanding of the need for strong energy policy in our country, especially in these difficult economic times, recognized the importance of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Democrats like Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders want to raise taxes on the rich, saying it will solve inequality. It won’t. All that will do is significantly reduce incentives to work, save, and invest. But I say inequality is not the problem. The problem is a lack of growth.
Again, if I was going to call Romney and the Republicans stupid, I’m certainly not going to call the Democrats and President Obama stupid.
Jon Tester’s priorities are with the liberal, extreme minority of Democrats in the Senate unwilling to compromise. He does not have Montana‘s best interests in mind. He has failed to represent Montanans.
After the Democrats shoved the 2700 pages of ObamaCare down our throats – and we did find out how expensive, controlling, and coercive the legislation was – a majority of Americans wanted the Supreme Court to toss it aside as unconstitutional.
I operate on the assumption that as a member of Congress, presently, I represent everybody – Republicans, Democrats, independents and, yes, some people who don’t care to participate.
Having three kids at home is sometimes like dealing with Democrats and Republicans when you’re choosing a restaurant.
That doesn’t necessarily mean they have to have an explicit proposal that they put forward that all Democrats sign up to, but I think they need to throw some ideas out that, at least directionally, point the way forward.
I reject the notion that a high turnout helps Senator Kerry. I think in Florida at least, it’s going to help President Bush because we have gotten more registered voters than the Democrats, and our base is just fired up – thanks to your help and a lot of others.
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.
For Republicans, accepting responsibility means accepting punishment; for Democrats, it means only an admission of error and a suggestion they’ll do better in the future. This double standard must end.
I’m an independent, straight in the middle. I’ve donated to candidates that I thought would be good that are Republican and Democrats alike.
We all know liberals and Democrats who look down on certain people, and there is such a thing as P.C.
A Democrat who had been JFK’s Secretary of the Navy, Connally believed that as many as 20 million Democrats would cross over to vote for Nixon because George McGovern wasn’t qualified to lead the nation, particularly because of his proposals for military cutbacks.
When the Democrats were investigating the U.S. attorneys that were accused of responding to political pressure, that I joined Senator Leahy in efforts to get transparency of all of the documents.
Democrats are fighting fire with fire. Our principled stance on Medicare and Social Security is absolutely no different than the Republicans’ stance on no revenue increases without cuts.
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.
The Liberal Democrat Party and the Conservative Party come at things very differently when it comes to Europe. When it comes to political reform, we have a much greater tradition in the Liberal Democrats of social justice and fairness than the Conservatives do.
Annie Lee Moss was a black woman who worked for the Army as a code clerk in the Pentagon. She was identified by an undercover agent of the FBI as a member of the Communist Party. Moss denied it, the Democrats sprang to her defense, and she has been treated ever since as an innocent victim of McCarthy.
A lot of disgruntled Democrats that don’t like Obama – old-line Democrats, some of them even conservative – will never vote for a Republican ticket, but they will vote for me as an independent.
Democrats have a long history of utilizing the threat of a potential Ebola outbreak to request massive federal funds while attacking Republicans for expressing skepticism over their funding schemes.
I don’t look for much to come out of government ownership as long as we have Democrats and Republicans.
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.
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.
The Southern Progress Fund will bring much-needed resources into multiple Southern states where Democrats must identify up-and-coming leaders and build a bench of strong potential candidates up and down the ballot.
If ISIS strikes, it’s going to strike Americans – not Republicans or Democrats. This is not partisan politics.
Democrats and Republicans alike support our military personnel.
Many times, disagreements between the two political parties in Washington get all the headlines. What’s not reported is the fact that Republicans and Democrats agree on where we want to go, but we disagree on how we’re going to get there.
We’re not Democrats first. We’re not Republicans first. We’re Americans first. We’re patriots first.
After Vietnam, the Democrats became fundamentally the anti-military as a party.
I can fight better on the outside. I can’t fight too many Democrats on the inside like I can on the outside.
We make artificial divisions everywhere: Democrats and Republicans, black and white, millennials and baby boomers. Even those of us who are against building walls find ourselves pointing accusing fingers at those wall-builders.
Today, the District of Columbia has more residents than at least two other states; Puerto Rico has more than 20. With numbers like that, admitting either or both to the union is less a political power play on the Democrats’ part than the late-19th-century partisan move that still warps American politics.
The Democrats are fighting for illegal aliens. Donald Trump is fighting for American citizens.
I think women bring a different perspective and that we tend to be more collaborative in our approach. I served in the Iowa Senate back in the ’90s, when there weren’t a lot of us. At the time, I think there were five or six women, and two or three of them were Republicans and two or three were Democrats.
My politics of optimism and hope still casts its lot with the Democrats – in the optimistic hope that the dying embers of its status as the party of our better angels, one that took risks for social justice, can still be fanned into a flame. But I’m an old man, born in 1969.
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.
Fox prefers to focus on people who are doing bad – especially if they’re Democrats, or environmentalists.
Liberal Democrats are inexorably opposed to tax cuts, because tax cuts give people more power, and take away from the role of government.
Democrats, myself included, tend to respect and value expertise and find that people who have established a record of accuracy and developed a model that’s proven to be beneficial over time should be people accorded great deference when they opine on a topic that they have demonstrated past mastery over.
Democrats, for their part, have chosen to go the way of reckless obstruction, pursuing the first partisan impeachment in history.
What I’ve said about compromise, I hope to build a conservative majority so bipartisanship becomes Democrats joining Republicans to roll back the size of government, reduce the bureaucracy, and get America moving again.
Democrats view elections as a means to an end, while Republicans view an election as an end in itself.
The men and women who lived through and came to our rescue on 9/11 were not Democrats or Republicans or Independents. They were Americans first and foremost, and so were the people they saved.
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.
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.
I might be in favor of national healthcare if it required all Democrats to get their heads examined.
McCain is completely against the sequester. It was one thing when we had a Democratic chair who was against it – all the Democrats were against it. But to have a Republican chair who is outspoken and strong against the sequester, who has the credentials in military issues – who is going to challenge him?
I have a mindset that says bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view.
Scott Brown may be the last Republican to win a statewide fight in Massachusetts for a very long time. He caught the machine flat-footed in January 2010 when he out-hustled Martha Coakley and stole the Senate seat Ted Kennedy held all those years. And since then, the Democrats haven‘t lost a single statewide fight.
What I’m hoping to do is see Democrats get elected. That’s what I’m trying to contribute to.
We are, as a Democratic Party, really highlight and emphasize inclusiveness and diversity at our convention, and so we want to give every opportunity to grass-roots activists and diverse committed Democrats to be able to participate, attend, and be a delegate at the convention.
We tend to talk, Democrats, as a party, in legislative terms.
There might be a lot of difference between Republicans and Democrats on key social issues like women’s rights and health care. But when it comes to taking corporate cash, they’re pretty much the same beast.
On any state elections map, the reservations are blue places. Native people are most often progressives, Democrats, and by no means gun-toting vigilantes.
Most centrist Democrats… try to distance themselves from controversies that recall the 1960s. There are journalistic centrists as well, who avoid hard truths for the sake of acceptance and legitimacy.
It is amazing that the wisdom of the chattering class to the Republicans is always, always, always ‘Surrender your principles and agree with the Democrats.’ That’s been true for my entire lifetime.
It’s time that America’s government lived by the same values as America’s families. It’s time we invested in America’s future and made sure our people have the skills to compete and thrive in a 21st century economy. That’s what Democrats believe.
The Democrats want to destroy the country immediately.
It is the Democrats who get the economic engine of this economy moving forward again.
Texas Democrats should be more concerned about what President Obama is doing to destroy the party, and the nation, than about what I am doing in going after him for that.
It is wrong to believe that Hispanics are Democrats. Hispanics are traditionally and historically conservative, not just socially conservative, but fiscally conservative.
The truth is that at the White House and in Congress, you are as likely to find sympathy for animal issues among Republicans as among Democrats.
The tendency among Democrats, especially after a devastating loss, is to come up with either a new individual to lead us, a new strategy, a new slogan.
I actually think that the Republicans are the party of jobs and the Democrats are the party of mobs.
The Democrats have responded to the Republicans’ lack of dealing with reality by truly not dealing with reality, either.
Despite our differences, I know that both Republicans and Democrats love America.
While dam-busting Democrats are focusing on destroying water storage projects, I’m busy working on real solutions that put rural communities first.
Veterans are one area where Republicans and Democrats have made progress together.
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.
Democrats must adopt a progressive economic message that focuses on large, direct infrastructure investments, affordable health care, portable pensions, and public-private investments that promote advanced manufacturing.
The overwhelming number of Democrats… think our trade policy has gone in the wrong direction. They think that our trade policy encourages companies to leave the country. They think our trade policy has caused more and more businesses to outsource.
The best thing the Democrats can do is to get Hillary Clinton elected.
Democrats refuse to deal with reality. They make things up, sensationalize common sense solutions, and exacerbate this obsession over political correctness.
It is unimaginable that anyone, right or left, can aspire to be president without having thought about this. Every candidate has the stage; the Republicans have used it to fuss unproductively over the Common Core. The Democrats have all but refused to speak.
Republicans are the party of ‘no,’ and Democrats are the party of ‘don’t know’ because it hasn’t fought for bold ideas, policies, or plans to turn us in a new direction.
I am going to be respectful of you, and I want you to be respectful of me. We are all Democrats, and we need to act like it.
We are not jumping on the austerity bandwagon. A healthy economy is by far the most important thing for Social Democrats.
I can tell you if you look at the polls, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, they do not think we should increase the debt limit.
Millions of dollars, millions of dollars are spent by Planned Parenthood to elect Democrats to the House of Representatives and to the Senate. This isn’t about babies; this is about money.
What Democrats haven’t focused on are the kind of policies that would promote economic growth – such as making permanent the 2001/2003 tax cuts, opening up federal lands to more energy production, and reforming government to reduce its burden on business.
The Democrats have pretty much given up on the white working class. That would require a commitment to economic issues, and that’s not their concern.
A French Republican is a Republican who beats up on conservatives and is constantly praising the Democrats and contributing to the massive spending in this country while they go home and pretend otherwise.
It is past time for Democrats and Republicans to join together to create a bipartisan coalition for courage and common sense.
I was nominated at first by a group called Justice Democrats. They were trying to essentially field non-corporate candidates in the 2018 midterm election. They were looking for people with a history of community service, and my name had come across their desk, and they called.
Tom Daschle and I worked together on Families First every step of the way, making sure that Democrats in both the House and Senate were involved in putting the agenda together.
Briefly after the 9/11 attacks, Republicans and Democrats were united in identifying the evil of the radical jihadists and fighting it.
Let me put it this way: I think Republicans tend to keep the ball in play, Democrats go for broke.
Candidates and their consultants keep making the same mistake. They assume that all independents are bundled neatly together ideologically between Republicans and Democrats.
As Governor, I’ve worked to solve problems the New Hampshire way – bringing together Democrats, Republicans and Independents to help hard-working Granite Staters adapt to our changing economy so that everyone has the opportunity to get ahead and stay ahead.
The Democrats have invested a lot of time in telling struggling Americans that Republicans or anyone who doesn’t agree with their agenda doesn’t care about people who are struggling.
I come from a long line of Democrats.
The black vote is always important, and the reason is it serves as a tremendous base for the Democratic Party. On the national level, Democrats traditionally receive at least 90 percent of the black vote.
Political consultants are pugilists, masters in the dark art of negativity. Which is why it’s surprising to hear Democrats such as Steve McMahon and Republicans like Rich Galen urging their presidential candidates to be more, well, positive.
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.
Democrats talk about programs like Social Security or Medicare, but it’s not clear to most voters what Democrats’ core moral values are.
We as Democrats have no apologies to make to anyone.
The fact is that we wouldn’t be in Iraq if it weren’t for Democrats like Senator Kerry.
The caricatures that the mainstream media and the Democrats have about Republicans have taken hold.
As a general rule of thumb, Democrats do better in national elections when the year’s defining issue is economic fairness, and Republicans do better when the defining issue is national security.
When Democrats lose, they’re pathetic. When Republicans lose, they’re bitter and mean.
It is astonishing that the architects of variable fees in Scotland should be the Scottish Liberal Democrats.
A political party is dying before our eyes-and I don’t mean the Democrats. I’m talking about the mainstream media, which is being destroyed by the opposition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reagan was president and had Democrats control the House and Senate, and they reformed the tax code. Clinton was president, and he had Newt Gingrich and Bob Dole; they reformed welfare and balanced the budget.
The foreign policy of the Democrats is bad for Europe and deadly for Hungary. In contrast, the foreign policy of the Republicans and proclaimed by presidential candidate Trump is good for Europe and means life for Hungary.
As Republicans try to trample on our most sacred freedoms, Democrats will do everything we can to end discrimination and protect the one right that preserves all others – the right to vote.
For all their scare tactics, President Obama and Democrats have no plan whatsoever to preserve Medicare for future generations – or protect it for today’s seniors and those nearing retirement. They did, however, cut Medicare by $700 billion to bankroll Obamacare.
For 50 years, the Republicans have been accusing the Democrats of being soft on national security.
As long as we’re focused on spending, there are only two ways to do that: One is spend less, and Democrats have no solutions for that. Or we have pro-growth policies that make the economy grow so the dead-weight cost of government becomes a smaller percentage of the economy and therefore less expensive.
Rule of thumb: When Democrats lose, they blame the candidate. When Republicans lose, they blame the opposition.
If Democrats in Washington haven’t got enough sense to own the issue of political reform, I give up on them entirely.
I would cap the amount of federal government can spend at 20 percent of the economy. Bring it back to 20 percent or lower. And say, we are not going to spend above that level. Democrats, they want to raise your taxes and spend more and more and turn us into an economy which is no longer driven by the private sector.
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.
It’s true that Americans are less than thrilled with President Obama and congressional Democrats. Their approval ratings are nothing to celebrate. But electoral politics is a zero-sum game. If one side loses, then the other side wins. Success depends on being just slightly less odious than your opponent.
If there’s one thing I’m not going to apologise for as the leader of the Liberal Democrats in government after 60 or 70 years of being out of government, it’s that you just cannot avoid but deal with the world the way it is.
Governance should be designed as an equalizer. Democrats are more inclined towards working families and those who are struggling for a better life.
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.
Low turnout in off-year races is always a challenge for Democrats. Many of our voters require information and must be contacted way ahead of Election Day – and reminded of what’s at stake.
We believe that in times like these we should turn to each other, not on each other. We believe that government has a role to play, not in solving every problem in everybody’s life but in helping people help themselves to the American dream. That’s what Democrats believe.
Yes, Democrats can prove that America pays more for health care than other countries; yes, they have won the dispute that private health insurance is needlessly expensive. But what they’ve lost is the argument that we are a society.
Democrats should be focused on which way we can help the most people in this country, and Republicans should be focused on how to do that in the most fiscally responsible manner possible.
The Republican Party supported the Equal Rights Amendment before the Democratic Party did. But what happened was that a lot of very right-wing Democrats, after the civil rights bill of 1964, left the Democratic Party and gradually have taken over the Republican Party.
Let us learn from the lessons of September 11 and not wait for a major strike before we act. We must work together – Democrats and Republicans, Congress and the White House, government and the private sector – to make our country a safer and more prosperous place.
Democrats embrace The Affordable Care Act. We’re very proud of it.
The Democrats promised equalizing outcomes through unlimited federal assistance while Republicans offered something that seemed less tangible – the promise of equalizing opportunity through free markets.
So you know, I think that the federal government, the Democrats, and President Obama are selling a lot of hope and change, but no delivery of any of those promises.
The last thing that Israel needs is to be part of the internal agenda in the United States between Republicans and Democrats.
Democrats hate stay-at-home spouses, no matter what gender or gender preference.
We Liberal Democrats believe in dialogue. We believe in cooperation with both sides of industry and between both sides of industry. And we believe in the language of cooperation. We reject the language of confrontation.
We have a crisis in nuclear weapons, and again, thanks very much to the Democrats: Bill Clinton, who removed us from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty framework for nuclear disarmament, and then Barack Obama, who created a trillion-dollar budget for us to spend on a new generation of nuclear weapons and modes of delivery.
Real Democrats don’t make promises they can’t keep.
Even Democrats were donating to me.
Republicans are for clean water, clean air, and clean energy. We are not for taxing people out of their house, home and business to pay for it. And that is the fundamental difference between the Democrats and Republicans on this issue.
The Republican Party views Hispanics in terms of market share: Who are they? How do we reach them? Democrats still view us in terms of quotas.
With the woke progressive fire hose spraying on and on and on, my Republican colleagues are constantly saying they want to stop the Democrats. But when the time comes to stop them, it’s business as usual for some.
You won’t catch Liberal Democrats describing trade unionists as wreckers.
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.
I get along with Democrats really well, and I think that’s something that’s unreported. I think it’s partly my libertarian tendencies.
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.
Democrats have always historically referred to our families as working families, and I have sort of changed that moniker. I think what we have is a nation of worried families – families that are concerned about job security, families who thought their pensions were secure and now have questions.
The beauty of the tea party movement is that it is independent and thus a true check and balance of the Republican and Democrat parties. It’s not a pawn of the GOP, thus untouchable in criticism of the Democrats – I view it as an unattached conscience of the Republican party.
While I am talking about private sector job creation, the cap-and-trade energy tax, Speaker Pelosi’s health-care bill and card-check legislation, Washington Democrats are defending groups like ACORN. They are on the wrong side of the issues and know their views are wrong for Arkansas, so they attack me.
My purpose is to call on my colleagues, whether they’re Republicans or Democrats, to get behind the agenda of trying to reform the government and make it work for the people rather than the other way around.
Don’t forget the Vietnam War was brought to us by Democrats.
I will make a bargain with the Republicans. If they will stop telling lies about Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
I say Republicans aren’t right all the time. Democrats aren’t wrong all the time – now, maybe most of the time, but not all the time.
Now we Democrats believe that America is still the country of fair play, that we can come out of a small town or a poor neighborhood and have the same chance as anyone else, and it doesn’t matter whether we are black or Hispanic, or disabled or women.
President Trump committed obstruction. From the moment he defeated Hillary Clinton, Democrats have tried to overturn the 2016 election, and President Trump has obstructed their efforts every step of the way.
If the GOP wants to know why it lost the Reagan Democrats, it is because the GOP exported their jobs to Mexico and China.
I will continue to stand strongly with my fellow House Democrats, with immigration reform advocates and with millions of hard-working, law-abiding families who want simply to remain together and contribute to our great country.
Democrats haven’t been functioning effectively as a party at the national level.
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.
The American taxpayers are a powerful force. They don’t want their taxes raised. Obama and the Democrats have a fight with the American people, not with me.
Admittedly, no Republican can get elected statewide in California anymore, but nor can what we think of as, nationally, the Democratic Party. There are no Joe Bidens running; it is not working-class Democrats vs. liberal Democrats, or whatever their division is these days. It is Hispanic Democrats vs. Asian Democrats.
You know, you look at term limits, you poll term limits, 70, 80 percent of Republicans or Democrats are for it.
When are American Jews going to realize that the Republican Party is far better for Israel than the Democrats?
There’s a lot of Democrats, myself included, who have supported right-to-life.
Democrats single out glaring examples of tax preferences or spending priorities that favor the wealthy and Republicans cry ‘class warfare!’
California Democrats – we fight on the front lines – we don’t equivocate on the sidelines.
We believe that there are aspects of border security that Democrats and Republicans can agree on.
Concerns about the size and role of government are what seem to leave reformers stammering and speechless in town-hall meetings. The right wants to have a debate over fundamental principles; elected Democrats seem incapable of giving it to them.
I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends… that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
The Democrats just don’t have a foreign policy that they’re willing to defend, that they’re willing to use to take down the president’s. We’re dealing with the power of suggestion here.
Democrats have a history of backing away, backing down.
We need independents, we need the GOP, we need Reagan Democrats.
I am a proud moderate republican. But I like democrats as well.
Democrats hate America being a world power because world power gives power to the nation instead of to Democrats.
Democrats should insist that a pluralistic democracy such as ours rely on bipartisanship in formulating a foreign policy based on moderation and the nuances of the human condition.
Democrats in Louisville were led by Courier-Journal editor Henry Watterson and were implacably opposed to blacks voting.
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.
Voter fraud happens on both sides of the aisle. And if nothing else, I’m glad Democrats are acknowledging that it exists.
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.
The central question is whether Medicare and Medicaid should remain entitlement programs guaranteeing a certain amount of care, as Democrats believe, or become defined contribution programs in which federal spending is capped, as Republicans suggest.
Liberal Democrats in government will not follow the last Labour government by sounding the retreat on the protection of civil liberties in the United Kingdom. It continues to be essential that our civil liberties are safeguarded, and that the state is not given the powers to snoop on its citizens at will.
Our forefathers never envisioned that a handful of staff write a bill and you rush it through a committee without reading it and you rush it to the floor without reading it, and you pass it just because you’re a Democrat and Democrats told you to do that.
I think Democrats keep the commandments of the Lord more.
Successful presidential campaigns follow a two-part strategy. For Republicans, Richard Nixon described it as running to the right in the primaries and running back to the center in the general election. For Democrats, the idea is to go to the left in the primaries, then to the center.
Today we voted as Democrats and Republicans. Tomorrow we begin again as New Yorkers.
Democrats and Republicans have been very keen to make home ownership almost a national purpose.
People are very upset with Washington. They’re upset with Democrats. They’re upset with Republicans. They’re upset with the establishment.
A lot of Democrats like to play the ‘If we were Republicans’ game. I usually hate it; I don’t want to behave like the Republicans do.
Democrats want to peer into every second of President Trump’s life, hoping to find a smoking gun.
Democrats will come together as we should to make sure that we can defeat Donald Trump and elect our party’s nominee.
The Democrats are besides themselves because they don’t understand Trump. They don’t understand: you don’t get between the American people – because Americans are upset.
If Democrats insist on looking for skeletons in the closet, they should take a long look at themselves. They’ve hidden more than their fair share.
I have a message for Democrats, including Joe Biden: the time of demeaning and destroying conservative Americans simply for their beliefs has come to an end.
Republicans have nothing but bad ideas and Democrats have no ideas.
The Democrats in the Senate adopted a resolution, an amendment, saying that there should be no Guantanamo detainees brought into this country. So, more and more, we’re finding the American people on one side, the ACLU and the troglodytes from the New York Times on the other, where they belong.
If Democrats start consistently winning Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Nevada, the electoral outlook for Republicans in the future is mighty bleak.
It was easy for the Democrats to attack the wealthy fat cats of Wall Street, the elite, and the privileged people – to portray them as a profiteer of the system, which to some extent, they are. Not because they wanted to, but because Mr. Bernanke enabled them to be profiteers.
I think Democrats made a mistake running away from liberalism. Liberalism, uh, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John and Robert Kennedy – that’s what the Democratic party ought to reach for.
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.
The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or women and men, but between talkers and doers.
Folks are really tired of this rabid division between Republicans and Democrats. Folks want people to come together and solve the problems and the challenges of America.
If you wonder why urban young black women are allowing themselves to be victimized by Planned Parenthood, look at BET, which is owned by very wealthy white Democrats.
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.
This trend of reporting process over substance is unfortunate, if omnipresent. Even worse is the media’s inability – or unwillingness – to fact-check Republicans who are angry about the Democrats trying to debate and vote on Iraq policy.
Aren’t we at the point where the closer we get to chaos, the more concern that there should be about coming to the table and compromising with Democrats? This is not leadership. This is almost like dictatorship.
The Democrats cannot find Romney fingerprints on what’s happening to this country. Every fingerprint is Barack Obama’s, Joe Biden’s, Nancy Pelosi’s, Harry Reid’s, Barney Frank’s, you name it, Eric Holder.
I have no love for the Republicans, but the Democrats drive me absolutely crazy.
There is nothing more threatening to Democrats than strong Republican women!
I am very proud of the fact that many workers in my Gau, numerous former Communists and Social Democrats were won over by us and became local group leaders and Party functionaries.
Most people are Democrats because they hate something; most people are Republicans because they love something.
I still want to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks. We can’t beat George Bush unless we appeal to a broad cross-section of Democrats.
I think too many Democrats are too wimpy. But I think they’re beginning to toughen up.
The Democrats’ drive to defeat Neil Gorsuch is the latest battle in a 50-year war for control of the Supreme Court – a war that began with a conspiracy against Richard Nixon by Chief Justice Earl Warren, Justice Abe Fortas and Lyndon Johnson.
The fact that two-thirds of Americans who work at small businesses will see premium increases because of the health law is devastating news. This is one more in a long line of broken promises from President Obama and Washington Democrats.
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.
Many Democrats have a pre-9/11 worldview.
The fact is that Democrats cannot stand dissent.
I don’t require a background check to contribute to my campaign. And so there are probably lots of people with unsavory backgrounds and pasts who have given to both Democrats and Republicans.
I hate movies that tell people what to think. I’m proud that Democrats thought ‘Thank You For Smoking’ was their film and Republicans thought it was theirs. I’m proud that pro-choice people thought ‘Juno’ was their film and pro-life people thought it was theirs.
Democrats literally hate all police officers.
I used to play against a high school football team that always used to run the single wing. And eventually, other teams figured out that they ran the single wing. And so they prepared for it. The Democrats are stuck running the single wing.
Don’t worry if they’re Democrats or Republicans. Give them service and they’ll become Democrats.
So, you know, I think that Democrats are being more successful in Congress and I’m really going to be proud of the role I will play tomorrow as ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee when this bill passes.
Washington is politics! Somehow if people have political objectives, then those objectives are automatically disqualified? If that’s the case, the Democrats have no business being legitimized about anything because everything they do is political.
I don’t understand the Democrats’ approach to Social Security in this country, and I’m not alone.
There is only one thing that gives me hope as a Republican, and that is the Democrats. It’s going to be hard to do a worse job running American than the Republicans have, but if anybody can do it, it’s the Democrats.
Make no mistake: I will work with both Democrats and Republicans to cut wasteful spending and reduce our debt in a balanced, responsible way.
We can be civil. We can still be friends, and be Democrats and Republicans, and have different views.
In the end, all Republicans want to make sure we don’t increase taxes. That’s where we differ with the Democrats.
Anarchists are simply unterrified Jeffersonian Democrats.
We’re going to march on Washington with a host of Republicans, Democrats, business leaders, legislators.
Whether we’re Democrats or Republicans or independents, we have to learn to hang together or we’re gonna hang separately.
When it comes to judicial nominations, President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats are fond of reminding Republicans that elections have consequences.
Some Democrats deserve to be criticized.
The Democrats need to be confident about making their argument… and making sure that everybody knows we care about them.
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.
Make no mistake, a ‘yes’ vote on the Democrats’ health care bill is a vote for taxpayer-funded abortions.
Self-reliance – that’s a dirty word to Democrats. They want people to believe that self-reliance means you don’t do anything with anybody. They don’t want it thought of as accepting responsibility for one’s life. Enterprise. Imagination. Independence. Entrepreneurism.
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 support both Democrats and Republicans on many issues. I’m more interested in where they are on technology.
I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny.
For Trump, success always has a single father – himself. Failure has a hundred – everyone and anyone else. The media. The Democrats. The ‘deep state.’ Disloyal staffers. Prosecutors. Judges. Anyone who doesn’t do his bidding or sufficiently sing his praises.
I’m in the gym every morning and have lockers by Democrats. You know, I don’t ask person X or person Y to go out to dinner. Not because they’re bad people – I just have very little in common with them.
The Democrats complain; I choose to compete.
Look, there is no question the Hollywood crowd predominantly supports Democrats. But within Los Angeles, there’s a big community, and there’s a large community of support for the Republican party and Republican candidates.
The American people are sick and tired of this ‘lesser evil’ garbage they get fed every election year. Both the Democrats and the Republicans do the same evils once they’re in office.
I’m running against the Democrats. I’m running against evil.
Contrast that with the call of the Liberal Democrats in April, when they were prepared to call upon the British people to participate in a 24-hour strike. It shows how far to the right the Labour Party‘s gone.
We now live in a very polarized nation, divided not between Republicans and Democrats but between those who want to defend our liberties and those who want to defend politically correct stupidities.
Democrats believe in reigniting the American dream by removing barriers to success and building ladders of opportunity for all, so everyone can succeed.
In terms of immigration, we’re seeing a lot of Democrats and Republicans use the really elastic term, ‘Comprehensive Immigration Reform,’ and they don’t totally understand what that means. For us in El Paso, it’s part of a larger discussion about the nature of the border.
I’ll let Democrats defend spending our grandchildren broke on entitlements.
The longer they talk about identity politics, I got ’em. I want them to talk about racism every day. If the Left is focused on race and identity, and we go with economic nationalism, we can crush the Democrats.
Since the emergence of the Republican Party, only two Democratic presidents, Franklin Roosevelt and John Kennedy, have been followed by Democrats, and both FDR and JFK died in office, so their successors ran as incumbents.
The women Democrats and Republicans work together incredibly well.
Democrats have no agenda, no plan for the future, and no sense of leadership.
I can’t stand by, the Liberal Democrats will not stand by, to see disabled people lose their rights, lose the care they need, when they need it the most.
The perception a lot of folks have of the Clintons, even folks who are Democrats, see the Clintons as bending the rules.
I have to convince other Democrats and Republicans that it’s wise to invest in the U.S.-Mexico border, not just for security, but also for mobility and trade, and that’s why we should open up the border.
I can do an hour-long speech about Democrats taking African Americans for granted, and I’d have a line behind me of very prominent African-Americans who would say, ‘Amen.’
It’s our job as Liberal Democrats to be an effective opposition – and an increasingly tough one as well.
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.
I’ve decided to cut out the part of the speech where I say anything nice about Democrats.
Welfare reform happened with reconciliation; half the Democrats voted for it. The Bush tax cuts happened with reconciliation; twelve Democratic Senators voted for it. You didn’t have a real partisan issue on those times that it was used.
You know, the Democrats want to balance the budget by raising spending and raising taxes. The Soviet Union had a balanced budget.
Democrats should be getting high-fives from sanitation truck drivers – that is what should be happening in America.
The NAACP was not a black-run, black-originated organization. It was run by 21 white, socialist, atheist, Marxist Democrats. It was the antithesis of Rev. Martin Luther King Sr.’s community at that time, which was capitalist, Christian, very pro-life, and pro-America.
The Christian Democrats always made you feel like the poor relation.
The Labour Party has become consumed by collective bile towards… the Liberal Democrats. That portrays a rather nasty arrogance.
While Democrats in Congress have surrounded themselves with a wall with razor wire, the NG, and they demand security literally from federal law enforcement, they are going to take away police rights.
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.
You’ve got the brain-washed, that’s the Democrats, and the brain-dead, that’s the Republicans!
First of all, the idea that natural gas is better than coal is a lie, especially when it comes to fracking for natural gas. It is a lie that was bought into by a lot of Democrats and a lot of environmentalists because I think they wanted to have a win against something; against coal.
Democrats did not lose control of the Senate because African Americans did not vote. Actually, as supported by preliminary exit poll data, the complete opposite is the case. African Americans increased as a proportion of the electorate in 2014 over 2010.
Taxes are like abortion, and not just because both are grotesque procedures supported by Democrats. You’re for them or against them. Taxes go up or down; government raises taxes or lowers them. But Democrats will not let the words ‘abortion’ or ‘tax hikes’ pass their lips.
I am very concerned about anything that says ‘revenue’ because let’s just be honest; revenue for Democrats has become code for tax increases.
The majority of Puerto Ricans in Florida and New York are Democrats, but nonetheless, we have Republican governors.
Violence against women in this country is not levied against just Democrats, but Republicans as well… not just rich people or poor people. It knows no gender, it knows no ethnicity, it knows nothing.
I have given to Democrats in the past. I’ve always believed in supporting the best candidate at the time.
Democrats were simply hoping to win some political points by getting their outlandish rhetoric published in the newspapers and heard on the talk shows.
I guess the news is this: If you’re a Republican and you smile, liberals don’t like it. Maybe that’s because Democrats are afraid that I’ve been able to show an optimistic vision for this country.
Democrats are so spineless, so afraid to go against the tide… but dissension is the greatest form of patriotism.
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.
Opting for conspiracy over facts and partisanship over constitutional principles, Democrats have chosen to ignore the damning evidence of wrongdoing by the Obama-era FBI.
I get along with the Democrats, but please – I’m not their hero.
I’ve done work for both Democrats and Republicans.
It’s absolutely wrong to see all of these large corporations folding into basically what the Democrats want, and that’s kissing the ring.
I’ll be reaching across the aisle to find opportunities to work with Democrats on the issues that desperately need to be addressed.
I didn’t become leader to transform the Liberal Democrats into an enlarged form of the Electoral Reform Society. It’s not the be all and end all for us. There are other very, very key ambitions in politics, not least social mobility and life chances, that I care about as passionately if not more.
Democrats can’t get elected unless things get worse – and things won’t get worse unless they get elected.
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.
I have a long, long record of working with Democrats and Republicans alike.
Instead of continuing with his empty crusade against voter fraud, President Trump should urge his Republican colleagues in Congress to work with Democrats to update the 1965 Voting Rights Act and restore the right to vote to all American citizens.
Mr. Cain would structurally change the voting demographic. There would be more black economic conservatives, and the Democrats would lose their stranglehold on the black vote.
Not all Democrats are the same.
The fact is, I can vote for anybody; independents, Republicans, Democrats. But I’m a registered Democrat in the District of Columbia.
The Senate needs 60 votes to pass anything. They have to compromise with liberal Democrats to spend more money. Even though arguably we have control of the Senate, we really don’t.
As Democrats and progressives look to the future, we should remember our most essential values.
To defeat Donald Trump, the Democrats must run a stellar cast of all-stars in their primary.
On the other side, I do believe that the rhetoric we are seeing from the Democrats today is unprecedented, is a new low in presidential politics and goes beyond political discourse and amounts to political hate speech.
The advantage that Democrats have is that they’re a big-tent party.
We may be a nation of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans, but first and foremost we are all human beings and Americans.
In Georgia, agriculture is one area where Democrats and Republicans consistently reached across the aisle and work together.
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.
Democrats and all public servants just need to be honest. If we have schools that aren’t working … we need to face the facts and fix them.
Democrats have consistently been the party that supports small businesses to drive the new economy forward. That’s where innovation comes from.
Millions of Americans are standing up and saying, ‘We want our country back!’ Republicans, Democrats, Independents, will not go down the path of Greece, we will not go quietly into the night.
Look, rich people and business people do well whether Republicans or Democrats are in charge.
Democrats misinterpreted the mandate for change in 2008 as an ideological mandate to move the country sharply to the left. They rammed through policies like ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank with little, if any, bipartisan support.
Our platform is crafted by Democrats but it is not about partisanship, its about pragmatism.
Democrats cannot win elections without capturing the votes of independent-minded swing voters. And that is where writing off the Tea Party as a bunch of racist kooks becomes self-destructive. The Tea Party outrage over health-care reform, deficit spending and entitlements run amok is no fringe concern.
If you look at the future of the Democratic Party, things like raising the minimum wage – Democrats need to get behind raising the minimum wage and be clear on where we stand on trade deals.
On economic policy, my support of smaller government, lower taxes and economic reform is consistent with the mainstream of the Republican Party in the United States and with many Democrats as well.
We aren’t as divided as we think we are. We’re not just Republicans sitting in one corner, and Democrats sitting in the other corner.
The Democrats have come right out and said it: the power of the central government shall have no limits at all.
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.
Once it was suggested that Saddam Hussein might give his weaponry to terrorists, or might use weapons himself in the region, then it became hard for the Democrats to say, ‘Well, that can’t happen.’
Over the years, Democrats have had a lot of very talented individuals, but they have lacked fighters.
Louisiana‘s a very conservative state. When we’ve ever polled this, we’ve found that they like conservative reforms. They want us to fight back against our leadership and Democrats, so it’s very consistent.
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 don’t enjoy politics. I like to get things done, and I like Republicans and Democrats, and that doesn’t always work well.
There are several reasons to oppose tax increases. First, every dollar of tax increase is a dollar you didn’t get in spending restraint. Two, if you walk into the Democrats’ Andrews-Air-Force-Base, Lucy-with-the-Football trick for the third time in a row – they don’t have have a saying for being fooled three times!
I think the Democrats’ role is to be vocal.
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.
When Republicans say, ‘The first thing you do when you do deficit reduction is reduce rates,’ it would be like Democrats saying, ‘The first thing you do when you do deficit reduction is provide free Medicare at age 55.’ We’d like to do that! But it won’t bring the deficit down. That’s for sure.
Republicans and Democrats are obsessed with making sure that illegal aliens are granted citizenship. The American people are not. They’re concerned about jobs, the economy, debt. They’re concerned about a plundering country. They’re concerned about a decaying, dying country.
The Democrats never fight about who is more like Jimmy Carter.
Democrats believe that when more people vote, it’s not just good for our party; it’s good for democracy.
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.
Canadians can get Parliament working again. Here’s how to do that: elect more New Democrats.
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.
The Democrats filibustered something in the Senate when I was eight years old. I don’t remember what it was on and I didn’t honestly care when I was eight years old. I cared about the history and the Senate rules.
These are international criminals, and the spineless Democrats are doing nothing about it.
I think what Democrats need to do is they need to work for the country and make sure that not only the southern border but the northern border is secure – make sure that we have the ability on the borders to be able to screen every vehicle coming across to make sure that drugs don’t come into this country.
I never heard the word ‘compromise’ used. So I’m starting to believe that these terms only come into play to try and force Republicans to do what the Democrats want.
Democrats need to stand strong against any efforts to cut benefits to Social Security and Medicare.
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.
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.
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.
California Democrats are out to kill the American dream by ridiculing the commitment to hard work.
There’s an old saying in politics: You never run the same race twice. Democrats are running the same race three, four, five times. It’s an old ploy, and Coloradans see through it.
The Democrats can engage in the most reprehensible, mean-spirited, vile, vicious verbal attacks known in politics, and they get praised for it.
Some Republicans are good, and some Republicans are bad. Some Democrats are good, and some Democrats are bad. There are good police, and there are bad police. There are good black people and bad black people. There are good white people and bad white people.
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.
I don’t even think the biggest divide is between Republicans and Democrats. I think it’s between institutionalists and reformers.
Sherrod Brown and President Obama have lost the faith of Jewish Democrats.
Democrats are like a big tortoise that’s on its back and can’t get up; you can’t make jokes about that.
If there is one good thing I can say about the Republicans, it is that they are generally better than Democrats at putting the interests of their party above the interests of any one of its members.
What bothers me the most are the Republicans and the Democrats: they act like little kids. They are lying to real people out here trying to get through life.
Republicans, Democrats, libertarians, and independents all agree on only one thing – our national politicians are bought.
I was entirely comfortable reaching across the Senate aisle to work with Democrats.
Media does not get everything they want all the time. The Democrats certainly don’t. They don’t win every election, and they don’t win every battle.
It’s one thing to earnestly try but fail to bring the two sides together. Though Democrats will deny it, that was the case with George W. Bush.
If I don’t get along with Democrats, I’m sort of, like, out of business.
Democrats who see virtue in the estate tax are doing the equivalent of aborting future enterprises. They deprive businesses of oxygen with their support for capital gains taxes and disregard for contracts.
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.
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.
Those fundamentally liberal values – openness, inclusion, internationalism – are what truly represent the best of Britain, and it’s those values that I’m determined to fight for as leader of the Liberal Democrats.
Democrats are fighting for a new direction that includes protecting Social Security as well as making healthcare affordable, bringing down the high cost of gasoline, and making higher education more accessible for all Americans.
Democrats don’t react the same way Republicans do, because they are not forced to react the same way Republicans are forced to react. They get to be as corrupt as, basically, they want, and just ignore it.
While Obama might not push college education exclusively, like most Democrats he does oversell it and does shortchange the alternatives. And millions of young Americans pay the price.
They ought to be focused on saving healthcare. They ought to be focused on making sure we don’t privatize Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. That’s where the Democrats ought to be.
I welcome the Democrats’ ideas on Social Security. I think it is very important to make a bipartisan reform.
Of course the Liberal Democrats are going to say things to try and get attention – but I don’t think the country is paying much attention.
‘Democratic socialism’ is awful as a slogan and catastrophic as a policy. And ‘social democracy’ – a term that better fits the belief of more ordinary liberals who want, say, Medicare for all – is a politically dying force. Democrats who aren’t yet sick of all their losing should feel free to embrace them both.
You can’t go do the Green New Deal, but Republicans can’t just criticize the ideas of Democrats without proposing an alternative.
Most people don’t see themselves as Democrats or Republicans. They see themselves as Americans.
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.
The Democrats have essentially decided to move more toward central power, control of just about every aspect of our culture and economy.
President Obama and Democrats won a mandate to move us forward with jobs, healthcare reform, equality, and nation building here at home.
‘Moderate Republican’ is simply how the blabocracy flatters Republicans who vote with the Democrats. If it weren’t so conspicuous, the ‘New York Times’ would start referring to ‘nice Republicans’ and ‘mean Republicans’