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Partisanship Quotes

We’ve collected the best Partisanship Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: John Avlon, Chris Gibson, Neal Katyal, Cory Booker, Heather Cox Richardson. Use them as an inspiration.

One tell-tale sign of a Wingnut: they always confuse partisanship with patriotism.
John Avlon
We can bring people together in an era rife with partisanship and divide.
Unanimity is important because it signals that the justices can rise above their differences and interpret the law without partisanship.
In college, I was a fiercely committed Democrat – a meeting with Jack Kemp, then Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, challenged my blind partisanship.
New states were supposed to join the union when they reached a certain population, but in the late 19th century, population mattered a great deal less than partisanship.
There is too much blind partisanship in Congress, which has blocked progress on critical issues. Too many members view compromise as weakness rather than the essence of our democracy. This has to end.
President Obama‘s record on national security is a tribute to his strength, and judgment, and to his preference for inclusion and partnership over partisanship.
We simply must look beyond partisan goals and find common ground as Americans. It is imperative that the Members of Congress recognize that partisanship will not serve the American people.
Mike Crapo
We can’t allow ourselves to descend down the rabbit hole of unbridled partisanship for partisan sake.
Logic, fact, morality, legality, ideology: All of it is irrelevant in understanding the Party of Trump. Republicans have made crystal clear that nothing matters to them other than partisanship.
I want you to know that California is your sanctuary. We will always be a place where you can be whoever you are and become whoever you dream of being. California will always stand up for you. That’s a principle that’s bigger than partisanship, more powerful than any president.
We’ve never thought too deeply about the roles things like forgetting or partisanship or inefficiency or ambiguity or hypocrisy play in our political or social life. It’s been impossible to get rid of them, so we took them for granted, and we kind of thought, naively, that they’re always the enemy.
The cause of peace is too great for us to allow political disagreements or partisanship to stand in our way.
In short, I will never allow partisanship to undermine our national security when the lives of countless people lay in the balance. If that earns me enemies in Washington or at the State Department, then so be it.
It is hard to put aside partisanship. It is hard to give up the easy wisecracking jeer that divides and destroys. It is hard – very hard – to have worked sincerely and wholeheartedly for a cause and to have lost. Most of all, it is hard to put aside personal prejudices. And yet we must put these things aside.
We voted for Obama on rhetoric of ‘hope and change.’ We voted for him because of some idea that he was beyond politics and certainly beyond partisanship.
The politics of partisanship and the resulting inaction and excuses have paralyzed decision-making, primarily at the federal level, and the big issues of the day are not being addressed, leaving our future in jeopardy.
Though I am probably guilty of indulging in excessive tribalism myself at times, I try to put partisanship to one side where appropriate.
Over the years, increasing partisanship has led many members of Congress reflexively to speak in favor of any military action launched by presidents of their own party while withholding support to presidents of the opposing party.
Nobody doubts my partisanship, but a lot of the activity is nonpartisan.
It’s time for political leaders across the ideological spectrum to realize that, while partisanship is understandable, hyper-partisanship is destructive to our country. We need more visionary leaders who will earnestly strive for bipartisanship and finding policy solutions that can move America forward.
Ultimately journalism has changed… partisanship is very much a part of journalism now.
Of course I am partisan in my politics, but my partisanship is rational – which, in my book, is not necessarily oxymoronic.
I work with people. It’s not about partisanship. I can’t say this enough. It’s about how do you set the tone to try to work together.
The partisanship surrounding space exploration and the retrenching of U.S. space policy are part of a more general trend: the decline of science in the United States. As its interest in science wanes, the country loses ground to the rest of the industrialized world in every measure of technological proficiency.
We need to recognize that, whether you’re looking at Georgia or North Carolina or North Dakota or Florida, that the disenfranchisement of voters, the suppression of votes, cuts across every community, and therefore, it cuts across partisanship.
What is important to me is that I’m not accountable to and not controlled by party leadership. At the end of the day, I’m able to make my own decisions according to what’s best for the community and the constituents I represent. It doesn’t depend on what the partisanship is to the right or to the left.
Political paralysis and partisanship are sabotaging American power.
John McCain felt very strongly about virtually every issue that he tackled, but it was never based in partisanship. He didn’t try to score partisan points as he worked on issues. He would work with anyone who wanted to accomplish the goal that he shared.
Let’s fix our roads, and be the state that’s not paralyzed by partisanship, but works together. And create the blueprint for rebuilding America’s crumbling infrastructure.