Right now, [the Israel lobby] has become a subject that you can barely talk about without people immediately trying to silence you, immediately trying to discredit you in various ways, such that no American politicians will touch this, which is quite remarkable when you consider how much Americans argue about every other controversial political issue. To me, this is a national security priority for us, and we ought to be having an open debate on it, not one where only one side is being heard from.
I shall be but a short time tonight. I have seldom spoken with greaterregret, for my lips arenot yet unsealed.Were thesetroubles over I would make a case, and Iguarantee that not a man would go into the lobby against us.
But Titus said, with his uncommon sense,When the Exclusion Bill was in suspense:"I hear a lion in the lobby roar;Say, Mr. Speaker, shall we shut the doorAnd keep him there, or shall we let him inTo try if we can turn him out again?"james bramston
The corporations don't have to lobby the government anymore. They are the government.jim hightower
Not surprisingly, the insurance lobby recoils in horror at the prospect of automatic coverage ( including, when it was first proposed, Social Security), no matter how efficient it may be. Automatic coverage eliminates sales commissions and profit.andrew tobias
One of the first uses of stainless steel over a large exposed building surface. The decorative treatment of the masonry walls below changes with every set-back and includes story-high basket-weave designs, radiator-cap gargoyles, and a band of abstract automobiles. The lobby is a modernistic composition of African marble and chrome steel.
I marched the lobby, twirled my stick, * * * * * The girls all cried, "He's quite the kick."
Congress is 'terrorized' by AIPAC... In practice, the lobby groups function as an informal extension of the Israeli government.
Perhaps the most apt description of the power of AIPAC has been provided by Eric Alterman, who argues: Without a doubt, AIPAC is the most powerful ethnic lobby to emerge in recent American history.
You may call it coalition, you may call it the accidental and fortuitous concurrence of atoms?but when gentlemen are in the habit of finding themselves in the same lobby, it is not unnatural to suppose that they may, under certain circumstances, be ready to unite themselves together for the purpose of forming an Administration and becoming responsible for the opinions that they severally entertain.Palmerston, HenryJohnTemple, 3rd Viscount
Although I am still in favour of a National Government in these difficult times, and shall probably be found in the great majority of cases in the Government lobby, there are some issues that have arisen, or are likely to arise, upon which I am unable to give the Government the support which it has, perhaps, the right to expect from those receiving the Government Whip. It occurs to me, therefore, that it would perhaps be more satisfactory if I was no longer regarded as being among the supporters of the present Administration.harold macmillan
The banks -- hard to believe in a time when we're facing a banking crisis -- that many of the banks created -- are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. And they frankly own the place.richard durbin