The Democratic and Republican parties each operates as a necessary counterweight in a partnership designed to keep the pendulum of power swinging in perpetuity from the one set of colluding quislings to the other, and back.
As one of our colleagues recently put it, this Republican pledge of no new taxes is pure Bushlips. It's Bushlips when the president says 'No new taxes' and sends a budget requiring the Finance Committee to raise $20 billion in new revenues: $15 billion in taxes and $5 billion in user fees.lloyd bentsen
I have notified the speaker that I will temporarily step aside from my position as majority leader pursuant to rules of the House Republican Conference and the actions of the Travis County district attorney today.tom delay
The Mao quote is one I picked up from the late Republican strategist Lee Atwater from something I read in the late 1980s, so I hope I don't get my progressive friends mad at me. The use of the phrase 'favorite political philosophers' was intended as irony, but clearly the effort fell flat -- at least with a certain Fox commentator whose sense of irony may be missing.anita dunn
I think people recognize that I'm not a partisan Republican that I'm someone who is moderate, and that my views are progressive .mitt romney
In [the Irving Kristol] era, rather than being the "stupid party," Republicans became the party of ideas. Neoconservatism's task was, he said, to "convert the Republican Party and American conservatism in general, against their respective wills, into a new kind conservative politics suitable to governing a modern democracy."
Forts, arsenals, garrisons, armies, navies, are means of security and defence, which were invented in half-civilized times and in feudal or despotic countries; but schoolhouses are the Republican line of fortifications, and if they are dismantled and dilapidated, ignorance and vice will pour in their legions through every breach.horace mann
I am Bourbon as a matter of honour , royalist according to reason and conviction, and Republican by taste and character .françois-rené de chateaubriand
We are now forming a Republican government. Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.
God isregistered tovote for Hollywood as a Republican. However,Jesus Christ is a Democrat from Santa Monica.
I will pick up a large percentage of votes on both sides (Republican and Democrat) and those in the middle.scott ashjian
The only time you'll see me as a Democrat is when I play Sophia. In the real world I'm a Republican from head to toe.estelle getty
... name association was big, as were my presumed interests in vaudeville and politics. In St. Louis the Bow tie was characterized as "very Charlie McCarthy", while in Chicago a young man defined it as "the pierced eyebrow of the Republican party".david sedaris
I look forward to the day when I can be Republican again. I'm an Alan Simpson Republican.alan k. simpson
(The Republican plan would) make sure we bring down the cost of health care for all Americans and that ensures affordable access for all Americans and is pro-life because it will not put seniors in a position of being put to death by their government.virginia foxx
The great goal of the backlash is to nurture a cultural class war, and the first step in doing so, as we have seen, is to deny the economic basis of social class. After all, you can hardly deride liberals as society’s "elite" or present the GOP as the party of the common man if you acknowledge the existence of the corporate world the power that creates the nation’s real elite, that dominates its real class system, and that wields the Republican Party as its personal political system.thomas frank
The Democratic and Republican parties each operates as a necessary counterweight in a partnership designed to keep the pendulum of power swinging in perpetuity from the one set of colluding quislings to the other, and back.ilana mercer
Think of lab rats racing through a maze, when you watch the sub-intelligent, dual-panel 'dialogue' ... Each rat runs with a designated, neatly bifurcated (Republican or Democratic) political orthodoxy. Each is a 'maze-bright' rat, and not the possessor and giver of any truth.ilana mercer
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.adlai stevenson
The Republican party makes even its young men seem old; the Democratic Party makes even its old men seem young.adlai stevenson
There is no Democratic or Republican way of cleaning the streets.
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.
When the chips are down and the decisions are made as to who the candidates will be, then the 11th commandment prevails and everybody goes to work, and that is: Thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican.
The Republican party is simply not interested in small government now. They're worse than the Democrats they replaced.
"I have served the Government of China for many years, first the Emperor, and after that the Republican Government at Nanking. I have always tried to do my best; but I must have committed errors--- though I do not know what they were---or this misfortune would not have befallen me. I have lost face."
...in a little place called El Salvador, a Republican president, Ronald Reagan, provided that little shield around that government, while they stood up and had free elections and brought freedom to El Salvador... that lady in El Salvador who stood there in the line for the elections... she had a bullet hole in her arm and she was asked, do you want to go to the aid station, and she said, yes, but first, I vote.
To the American people of 1789, their nation promised a new way of life: each individual a free man; each having the right to seek his own happiness; a Republican form of government in which the people would be sovereign; and no arbitrary power over people's lives. Less than two hundred years later, almost every aspect of the dream has been lost.charles a. reich
In truth, the abuses of monarchy had so much filled all the space of political contemplation, that we imagined everything Republican which was not monarchy. We had not yet penetrated to the mother principle, that "governments are Republican only in proportion as they embody the will of their people, and execute it." Hence, our first constitutions had really no leading principles in them. But experience and reflection have but more and more confirmed me in the particular importance of the equal representation then proposed.