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.
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
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
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 am a Republican because I believe in the constitution, strength in national defense, limited government, individual freedom, and personal responsibility as the concrete foundation for American government. They reinforce the resolve that the United States is the greatest country in the world and we can all be eternally grateful to our founding fathers for the beautiful legacy they left us today.martha raye
God isregistered tovote for Hollywood as a Republican. However,Jesus Christ is a Democrat from Santa Monica.
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 assume that somewhere after he attacked Arizona; engaged in what I think was a racist dialogue to try to frighten Latinos away from the Republican Party; stood next to the president of Mexico and said, "Borders don't matter because we have strong bonds"; had the President of Mexico get a standing ovation from Democrats for attacking an American state, and has his own State Department apologize to the Chinese for the Arizona law.newt gingrich
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
Let us give to our republic a fourth power with authority over the youth, the hearts of men, public spirit, habits, and Republican morality. Let us establish this Areopagus to watch over the education of the children, to supervise national education, to purify whatever may be corrupt in the republic, to denounce ingratitude, coldness in the country's service, egotism, sloth, idleness, and to pass judgment upon the first signs of corruption and pernicious example.simón bolívar
Were an energetic and judicious system to be proposed with your signature it would be a circumstance highly honorable to your fame... and doubly entitle you to the glorious Republican epithet, The Father of your Country.henry knox
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.
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
In choosing a president, we really don't choose a Republican or Democrat, a conservative or liberal. We choose a leader.rudy giuliani
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
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
Vote! Voting's the best revenge.Barack Obama
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.
The Republican party is simply not interested in small government now. They're worse than the Democrats they replaced.
...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
It is difficult to see why the most advantageous political system, for the present, would not be a democratic state with an artistocratic government, provided only the artistocracy be that of real merit, and not of artificial qualities. If this be not the real principle of the Republican form of government then I must confess that I do not know what its principle is.