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Have you ever tried to split sawdust? Eugene McCarthy
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. Ambrose Bierce
The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too. Oscar Levant
There is no Democratic or Republican way of cleaning the streets. Fiorello LaGuardia
I have long been a vocal advocate of reciprocal free trade though that position did not endear me to my own political party. And I continue to strongly believe in free and fair international trade. Al Gore
The more Negroes who register as Democrats in the South, the sooner the Negrophobe whites will quit the Democrats and become Republicans. Kevin Phillips
The major difference lies in the parties' recruitment of female candidates. Recruitment was much more likely to shape women's candidacy decisions than men's, recruitment by party leaders being crucial, with Republicans less likely to recruit women than are Democrats. Karen Beckwith
The DNC hack shows the rapid increase in sophistication of nation states (and Russia in particular) in using the Internet to project powers. We're seeing skilled malicious actors pushing the boundaries of what they can accomplish. Nathaniel Gleicher
In this closely divided nation, it satisfies no practical purpose for the entertainment elite to be identified as so intensely political and utterly one-sided. Michael Medved
The difference between the Republican and the Democratic parties on the leading issue of this contest is, that the former consider slavery a moral, social and political wrong, while the latter do not consider it either a moral, social or political wrong; and the action of each…is squared to meet these views. Abraham Lincoln
I have no trouble understanding Democrats. I sleep with one every night. Arnold Schwarzenegger
The best thing to hold down spending is to have a Democratic President and a Republican Congress. Milton Friedman
I'm a confirmed Libertarian. I believe that the principal difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats just want to grow our Imperial Federal Government a bit faster than the Republicans do. Neal Boortz
The way to help this country is to limit Republican power. Howard Dean
Bipartisanship is like marriage. It takes two to make it work. It only takes one to make it a failure. The President has been playing politics with foreign policy. Mark Shields
The Democratic Party eats its young before the election, and then they weep and wail when they lose. Anna Quindlen
Americans should be free to make their own choice of life styles and private habits without being subject to discrimination or persecution. David Ginsburg (lawyer)
If we go through with this nomination, we will march straight through the slaughterhouse into an open grave. William R. Sparks
Whether we like it or not, we will have to resort to the use of television spots. George Ball
There is no question that the Vietnam War ruined the 1968 convention in Chicago…. We had nothing to give the moderates on Vietnam so the hard-liners tore the convention apart. Walter F. Mondale
If you can peel off a few unions, you can make the Democratic Party irrelevant. Peter Morici
You’ve got to be an optimist to be a Democrat, and you’ve got to be a humorist to stay one. Will Rogers
If the issue is money, the Democrats are always going to be behind…. It is like we were in a brick fight with the owner of the brick yard. Richard A. Gephardt
Vote Democratic. The party for you, not just the few. Democratic Party
… the most uncouth … mental torture Thruston Ballard Morton
Is there a single man among you who would vote for negro suffrage if he believed the negroes would vote the Democratic ticket? Not one, and you know it. Aaron Harding
All political ideas cannot and should not be channeled into the programs of our two major parties. History has amply proved the virtue of political activity by minority, dissident groups, who innumerable times have been the vanguard of democratic thought and whose programs were ultimately accepted. Earl Warren
Iowa caucuses have been a graveyard for hawkish Democrats. Peter Beinart
Republicans look after the rich, and Democrats focus on the needs of the middle class. Neither of them looks after the poor. Jim Wallis
As a general rule the Southern Delegates were not a creditable class. James Jones
I didn't desert the Democratic party; the Democratic party deserted me. Ronald Reagan
Men by their constitutions are naturally divided into two parties: 1. Those who fear and distrust the people and wish to draw all powers from them into the hands of the higher classes. 2. Those who identify themselves with the people, have confidence in them.... In every country these two parties exist.... Call them, therefore, liberals and serviles, Jacobins and Ultras, Whigs and Tories, republicans and federalists, aristocrats and democrats, or by whatever name you please, they are the same party still and pursue the same object. Thomas Jefferson
We truly have a balance of power. The Republicans control Washington and the Democrats control Hollywood. William Schneider
Neither party wants to do anything about the immigration problem. The Republicans want the cheap labor. The Democrats want the votes. G. Gordon Liddy
I do hope that next year Republicans and Democrats will do nothing. Lewis Black
The AFL-CIO giving money to the Democratic Party has all the appearances of dinosaurs mating. John Naisbitt
Most of us believe that we are morally bound to live as long as we can and to help our neighbors do the same. Bill Clinton
This is probably the greatest thing that I have ever accomplished but I fear that we Democrats have lost the South for the rest of my lifetime and probably you lifetime as well. Lyndon B. Johnson
Bipartisanship may be abnormal, but it does occur. The challenge is to explain why it occurs at all, and why it never lasts. Peter Trubowitz
President Bush said that he wanted to change the tone in Washington. He has; it has gotten worse. Tom Daschle
The term Party is applied equally to the peaceful parties of America and to the Communist Party of Russia, the Nazi Party of Germany, and the Fascist Party of Italy. The methodology of these parties varies, but their fundamental objective-to place and keep their leaders in control of the government - is the same. V. O. Key Jr.
A liberal doesn’t sell out to the special interests. George McGovern
There should be no partisanship in war. We’re in a war where the enemy wants to kill all of us—Democrats as well as Republicans. Joseph I. Lieberman
We don't like to deal with people who are trying to kill the revolution. You need to hire a Republican! Thomas D. DeLay
Goodness knows, we have horrible problems to face in this Congress. I hope we can face them as colleagues in working unitedly for the people of this country and certainly not indulging in animosity or referring to each other as ''enemies.'' Harold S. Sawyer
It’s an easy house to play. You’ve got them all there, and they’re all on your side. Tommy Lee Jones
Republicans are the party of the rich. The Democrats are the party of the people. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Barnburners Anonymous
A Chinaman running under the star was bound to be elected. Anonymous
Copperheads Anonymous
Democrats buy most of the books that have been banned elsewhere. Republicans form censorship committees and read them as a group. Anonymous
Don't Dump the Donkey. Stop Nominating Jackasses. Anonymous
Free Silver and Free Cuba Anonymous
Hunkers Anonymous
I'm Just Mild About Harry! Anonymous
In your heart you know he's right. In your guts you know he's nuts. Anonymous
It's An Elephant's Job. No Time For Donkey Business. Anonymous
Nixon's The One Anonymous
With respect to government service, we hold distinctly that the rights of the people are paramount to the right to strike. Anonymous
The Democracy Anonymous
The party for you—not just the few. Anonymous
We denounce the arbitrary interference by federal authorities in local affairs as a violation of the Constitution and as a crime against free institutions, and we especially object to government by injunction as a new and highly dangerous form of oppression by which federal judges ... become at once legislators, judges and executioners. Anonymous
You can't win with just Republican voters. You can't win with just Democratic voters. The key is the ticket splitters. George Allen
Voters do not care about those kinds of things. Democrats get totally preoccupied with things that voters don't care about. Lee Atwater
A bureaucrat is a Democrat who has a job some Republican wants. Alben W. Barkley
If Frank [Franklin Delano Roosevelt] is nominated I won't give one cent to the Democratic Party. He's so wishy-washy. Bernard Baruch
Have we come to the point where the Democratic Party needs a Republican President? Warren Beatty
Is it our party's position that Americans are rich enough to police the world but not rich enough to take care of our own? Warren Beatty
When is the last time we had a tax cut before going to war? Joseph R. Biden Jr.
A Democrat is a progressive individual, who believes in regenerating the National Government by inaugurating a system of wholesale plunder in place of the policy which now obtains. A Republican is a conservative person, who favors leaving matters as they are. Of the two policies, that of the Democrat is safer and the more economical, but that of the Republican is the more practical at present. Ambrose Bierce
The passion which all Democrats seem to have for writing in Republican papers, and vice versa, is something astonishing, and it is only exceeded by their unconquerable desire to censure men of their own party. Ambrose Bierce
No one, not even the most malicious democrat, can form a conception of the charlatanism and self-importance of our assembled diplomacy [the Prussian parliament]. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
We are America. They [Democrats] are not America. Richard Bond
… the Democratic Party in robes. Robert Bork
The Republicans throw money at crime and military defense the way the Democrats do at poverty and welfare. Tony Bouza
We went in ... Whigs, Free Soilers, and Democrats. We came out of it Republicans. Alvan E. Bovay
Any well-established village in New England or the Northern Middle West could afford a town drunkard, a town atheist, and a few Democrats. Denis William Brogan
Democrats tend to always encourage people to vote – whether they are alive or dead. Hank Brown
I want to run this party like a campaign—not a bureaucracy. Ronald H. Brown
We should not be a party leading with our chin in the area of taxes. Ronald H. Brown
We are Republicans, and don't propose to have our party identify itself with the party whose antecedents are rum, Romanism, and rebellion. Samuel Burchard
Nowhere else in the democratic world has another parliamentary incumbency stood for so long or become so nearly beyond prospects for change. Horace Busby
I have contacted fifteen or twenty of the top [advertising] agencies in New York. The reluctance of all of them to take on our account boils down to the fact that they have big business clients who would not approve of them being responsible for the advertising and promotion of the Democratic Party. Paul M. Butler
The Negro has not only come into the Democratic Party, but the Negro has come into control of the Democratic Party. James F. Byrnes
May you be as rich as a Republican and have the sex life of a Democrat. Johnny Carson
Republicans will take on people in the interest of power. Democrats will take on power in the interests of people. James Carville
In those days the Communists talked like Democrats … We got along well enough until the Nazi-Stalin Pact …. Then my leftist associates started laying off Hitler and started ranting about the “imperialist war.” Jim Carrey
All men are democrats when they are happy. Gilbert K. Chesterton
The Federal Elections Commission is rigged. You've got party hacks—3 Democrats and 3 Republicans and no Independents. Pat Choate
If you really want to live like a Republican, vote Democratic because we give you a better economy. Bill Clinton
I don’t want you to be a laughing stock … a circus where we just throw people out the minute they make a tough decision. Don’t do this. Don’t do this. Bill Clinton
If the Democratic Party is to win in November, it will have to fly with both its wings—the liberal and the conservative. John Conyers
Too many pulpits have become political rostrums, openly taking sides with party or government as if Jesus Christ Himself, were He living today, would be either a Democrat of a Republican. Charles E. Coughlin
Republican pundits always believe Republicans are going to win; Democratic pundits always believe Democrats are going to win. Ann Coulter
All the time; same as you. Richard Croker
It's not a disaster, it's comfortably intimate. Lynn Cutler
This flag does not belong to the right wing of the Republican party. It belongs to all of us. Howard Dean
Asserting the equality of all men before the law, we hold that it is the duty of the government, in its dealings with the people, to mete out equal and exact justice to all citizens, of whatever nativity, race or persuasion—religious or political. Democratic Party
That our title to the whole of the Territory of Oregon is clear and unquestionable; that no portion of the same ought to be ceded to England or any other power, and that the re-occupation of Oregon and the re-annexation of Texas at the earliest and practicable period are great American measures, which this convention recommends to the cordial support of the Democracy of the Union. Democratic Party
We believe in honest money, the gold and silver coinage of the Constitution, and a circulating medium convertible into such money without loss. Democratic Party
The Democrats are the party of war. Bob Dole
Democrats give away their old clothes; Republicans wear theirs. Republicans employ exterminators; Democrats step on the bugs. Democrats eat the fish they catch; Republicans stuff 'em and hang 'em on the wall. Sean Donlon
The Democratic party is like a mule. It has no pride of ancestry or hope of posterity. Ignatius Donnelly
Whin a man gets to be my age, he ducks pol-itical meetin's, an' r-reads th' papers an' weighs th' evidence an' th' argymints—pro-argymints an' con-argyments—an' makes up his mind ca'mly, an' votes th' Dimmycratic ticket. Finley Peter Dunne
The President goes around the country speaking Spanish. The only thing he has to say about jobs is “Hasta La Vista.” John Edwards
The democrat is a young conservative; the conservative is an old democrat. The aristocrat is the democrat ripe and gone to seed. Ralph Waldo Emerson
If we don't like what the Republicans do, we need to get in there and change it.... By the turn of the century it'll be a 95 percent white Republican Party and a 99 percent black Democratic Party. That's not what we need. Medgar Evers
Black people are taken for granted by the Democratic Party and not even sought after by the Republican Party. Louis Farrakhan Walcott
Money has made it more difficult for Democrats to define an economic agenda that is different than the Republican agenda; we are taking from the same contributors. Dan Glickman
I don't necessarily vote a straight ticket in my own state because there are sometimes Democrats out there who are better than Republicans. It's hard to believe but it's true. Barry Goldwater
The Democrats want to save more on defense so they can spend more money to buy votes through the welfare state. Barry Goldwater
We don't have an allegiance to either party. Our allegiance is to the issues that affect our community. Larry Gonzolez
The strength of our unity is directly proportional to our conviction that we can win. Al Gore
I never said that all Democrats were saloon keepers. What I said was that all saloon keepers are Democrats. Horace Greeley
All Democrats recognize we do have differences because we are a big family. William H. Gray
Republican politics: Every man for himself. Democratic politics: Something for nothing. Al From
It now appears we are defeated by the combined power of rebellion, Catholicism, and whiskey, a trinity very hard to conquer. James A. Garfield
I am an organization Democrat. I never in my life cast a vote against my own judgement, except I had to go along with the Democratic organization. I have done that. I will do it again. You must have organization. John Nance Garner
The Democrats fought with the conservatives. The Republicans fought with the liberals. The Bull Moosers fought with everybody. General Dynamics
To arms Republicans ... Every Republican in Wisconsin should go armed to the polls on Election Day. The grain stacks, houses, and barns of active Democrats should be burned; their children burned and their wives outraged, that they may understand that the Republican party is the one which is bound to rule, and the one they should vote for or keep their vile carcasses away from the polls. If they go to the polls ... meet them on the road, in the bush, on the hill, or anywhere, and shoot every one of the base cowards and agitators. If they are too strong in any locality, and succeed on putting their opposition votes into the ballot box, break open the box and tear in shreds their discord-breathing ballots. Fond du Lac Commonwealth
Some people say we Democrats have to nominate a moderate in 1988, someone who doesn't say much, who says it with a slightly southern accent, who espouses strong conservatism with just a little dash of compassion thrown in. They've described a liberal Republican basically, sort of a George W. Bush with chest hair. Jim Hightower
I am a Democrat still—very still. David Bennett Hill
My family [old-line Nebraska Republicans] can't figure out which is worse, being a Democrat or being an attorney. Peter Hoagland
The Democrats have an answer to the unemployment problem. They're all running for the Presidency. Bob Hope
We’re going to the same people. Virtually all of my major donors are the same as their [the Democratic National Committee] major donors …. I can never compete with the President of the United States or the First Lady. Judith Hope
The Democrat’s worst fear is that somebody, somewhere is making money. And the Republicans are afraid that people are having fun. Well, we like to do both. Jacob Hornberger
The time has come for the Democratic party of America to get out of the shadow of state's rights and walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights. Hubert Horatio Humphery
Every man that lowered our flag was a Democrat.... Every preacher that said slavery was a divine institution was a Democrat. Recollect it! Every man that shot a Union soldier was a Democrat. Every wound borne by you Union soldiers is a souvenir of a Democrat. Robert G. Ingersoll
Every man that tried to spread smallpox and yellow fever in the North, as the instrumentalities of civilized war, was a Democrat. Robert G. Ingersoll
If you have a job in your department that can't be done by a Democrat, then abolish the job. Andrew Jackson
This election isn't about race; it's about the direction of the [Democratic] party. They say, "You're not supporting the party nominee." I endorsed Daley twice over Republican opponents. He didn't endorse me once. This is about reciprocal voting and mutual support. Jesse Jackson
It doesn't matter whether you're riding an elephant or a donkey if you're going in the wrong direction. Jesse Jackson
Sometimes in Congress I believe change is impossible …. Democrats read too many polls to change the climate. Republicans benefit from the climate too much to want to change it. Jessie Jackson Jr.
Democrats make up plans and then do something else. Republicans follow the plans their grandfathers made.... Republican boys date Democratic girls. They plan to marry Republican girls, but feel they're entitled to a little fun first. Andrew Jacobs Jr.
The appellation of Aristocrats and Democrats is the true one expressing the essence of all [political] parties. Thomas Jefferson
In truth, the parties of Whig [Liberal] and Tory [Conservative] are those of nature. They exist in all countries, whether called by these names, or by those of Aristocrats and Democrats, Cote Droite and Cote Gauche, Ultras and Radicals, Serviles, and Liberals. Thomas Jefferson
We’ve got to debunk the myth that Democrats and Republicans are different species that cannot crossbreed. Mae Jemison
I knew the Civil Rights Act was right … but I also loved the South and didn't want it used as the whipping boy of the Democratic Party Lady Bird Johnson
Our party’s always been the place you can come to wherever there’s injustice. That’s what the Democratic Party’s for. That’s why it was born. That’s why it survives. So the poor and the downtrodden and the bended can have a place to turn. Lyndon B. Johnson
We are an inclusive rather than an exclusive party …. The authority of the people is to be extended, not restricted. Barbara Jordan
In New York, the opposite of a Democrat is not a Republican; it’s a Fascist. Myron Magnet
The issue between the Republicans and the Democrats is clearly drawn. It has been deliberately drawn by those who have been in charge of twenty years of treason. Joseph R. McCarthy
The difference between Democrats and Republicans is like the difference between Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dummer. Dwight McDonald
We elect Democrats to Congress to give us stuff. We elect Republicans to the White House so that we don't have to pay for it. Charles McDowell Jr.
We opened the door of the Democratic party, and 30 million Democrats walked out. George McGovern
Nothing so marks Republicans as their genius for organizing, and their take-no-prisoners approach to problems that Democrats leave to chance. Mary McGrory
You ... have done more than elect a President. You have created a new party that ought to hold power for twenty-five years. Raymond Moley
This Constitutional amendment will forever withdraw the subject from politics, and will strike down that prejudice [racism] to which the Democratic party has appealed for years. Oliver Perry Morton
We cost the Democratic party the opportunity to demagogue the issue of race forever. And I am damn proud of that. Bill Moyers
The Democrats have prevailed because at heart we have embodied a great idea, which is that an elected government can be the instrument of the common purpose of a free people; that government can embrace great causes and do great things. Daniel P. Moynihan
Any Italian-American who votes the Democratic ticket this year is an Austrian bastard. Fiorello H. La Guardia
The Republicans can't say no to military spending, and the Democrats can't say no to social spending. Richard Lamm
The Republican Party started with Lincoln as the party of civil rights. And the Democrats started with Jefferson as the party that did not believe in big government. If Lincoln and Jefferson came back now, they wouldn't know which party to vote for. Jefferson might start another revolution; Lincoln might secede. Aaron Latham
Republicans ask, 'Is it Miss or Mrs.?' Democrats don't ask. Robert Levey
Both Republicans and Democrats want to use our children as cannon fodder in order to police the world. Libertarian Party
Democrats: The party that can't wait to fund every abortion in the world. Rush Limbaugh
There was once in this country a man by the name of Thomas Jefferson, supposed to be a Democrat—a man whose principles and policies are not very prevalent among Democrats today. Abraham Lincoln
I suppose we could say of Gen. Cameron that he is not Democrat enough to hurt him. Abraham Lincoln
I relate to both parties. I eat like an elephant and act like a jackass. Rich Little
The Communist Party and the Republican Party and the Democratic Party are the same in some ways ... To stay in power you've got to give people a good life and improve the economy. Liu Shuji
In time the Democratic party will fade away and we will have a capitalistic party and a socialistic party. Jack London; John Griffith London
She's got five children, doesn't she. I can't ask that. We'll just have to give up the seat. John F. Kennedy
[Referring to the Democrats:] They can't get elected unless things get worse, and things won't get worse unless they get elected. Jeane Kirkpatrick
The Republicans make a pastime of trashing the 1st Amendment while the Democrats pastime is trashing the 2nd Amendment. Dean Cameron
[As the minority] you vote for the legislation that’s presented to you. That’s sometimes a very difficult choice to make. Hillary Clinton
Resolved, that the Democratic party are in favor of the acquisition of the Island of Cuba on such terms as shall be honorable to ourselves and just to Spain. Democratic Party
If the American people are going to choose you to be their President, they’re entitled to know an awful lot about you. John Edwards
We still have two separate public school systems in this country. It’s not [any longer] based on race; it’s based on economics, but that’s related to race. John Edwards
Equal opportunity for all, special privilege for none. Andrew Jackson
Democrats name their children after politicians, athletes, and entertainers. Republicans name their children after whichever grandparent has the most money. Andrew Jacobs Jr.
Democrats and Republicans alike are citizens. Equal patriotism is in each Hiram Johnson
I never thought I'd see the day when a man of the Jewish faith had to plead before a group of Irish Catholics about allowing another Irish Catholic to be nominated for the position Abraham A. Ribicoff
On my conservative days I’m a Democrat. George Singleton
it does not make any difference whether it were the Republican or Democratic Party. It is the business of the party in power to face the American Nation, stand responsible for the conduct of its administration, and to give the people of this Nation a prosecution in this case that will restore the confidence of the people not in the party in power merely, or any party, but in their Government, in the integrity of their public officials. Hatton William Sumners
Republicans say to Democrats, “Your judges are political activists.” The Democrats respond to the Republicans, “Your judges are political activists.” So the public thinks that all judges are political activists and just politicians in robes. This is very worrying. Charles Gardner Geyh
Bob, please get me the name of the Jews—you know the ones who give money to the democrats... Go after them … hang the kikes from the rafters. Richard Nixon
Godless Republicans Anonymous
One of the consolations of having orthodox, fundamental religion is that it provides a hot Hell for the Texas Legislature. Herbert Hoover
Tonight I come before you to announce that the Federal Deficit will be simply zero. Bill Clinton
The Democratic party favors low tariffs and no surplus in the treasury; but when its opponents, in their eagerness to favor the manufacturing interest keep the tariffs so high as to accumulate a surplus in the treasury, our policy is to return the money, as nearly as may be, to the people from whom it ought not to have been taken. Lawrence O'Bryan Branch
Republicans lobby; Democrats march. Donna Brazile
Time is running out on our opportunity to seize our opportunities and solve our problems. Kathleen Sebelius
Polk & Democracy Against, Clay & Aristocracy Anonymous
Incremental change will not solve this nation’s problems. John Edwards
The unfettered free market has been the most radically disruptive force in American life in the last generation. Hillary Clinton
After the April Conference we will have General Conferences all over the nation, and I will attend as many as convenient. Tell the people we have had Whig and Democratic Presidents long enough: we want a President of the United States. If I ever get into the presidential chair, I will protect the people in their rights and liberties. Joseph Smith, Jr.
Democracy, Whiggery, and Cliquery, will attract their elements and foment divisions among the people, to accomplish fancied schemes and accumulate power … Joseph Smith, Jr.
We care not a fig for Whig or Democrat: they are both alike to us; but we shall go for our friends, our TRIED FRIENDS … DOUGLAS is a Master Spirit, and his friends are our friends—we are willing to cast our banners on the air, and fight by his side in the cause of humanity, and equal rights—the cause of liberty and the law Joseph Smith, Jr.
I'm a liberal. The "L" word! ... I love it. Being a liberal is the best thing on earth you can be. You are welcoming to everyone when you're a liberal. You do not have a small mind... I'm a total, total, total liberal and proud of it. And I think it's outrageous to say "The L word". I mean, excuse me. They should be damn lucky that they were liberals here. Liberals gave more to the population of the United States than any other group. Lauren Bacall
The Republicans are much better at negative ads than we are. But we have the 24 hour rule. If they hit you, you get your response on the media within 24 hours. Charles E. Schumer
The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best Will Rogers
It’s hard to be a front-runner in the Democratic Party. My party tends to destroy front-runners. Paul Begala
I was never a Democrat but there are some Republicans who think I ought to be. Harold Stassen
The main difficulty with the South is that they are living eighty years behind the times and the sooner they come out of it the better it will be for the country and themselves. I am not asking for social equality, because no such thing exists, but I am asking for equality of opportunity for all human beings and, as long as I stay here, I am going to continue that fight. When mob gangs can take 4 people out and shoot them in the back, and everybody in the country is acquainted with who did the shooting and nothing is done about it, that country is in pretty bad fix from a law enforcement standpoint … I can't approve of such goings on and I shall never approve it, as long as I am here, as I told you before. I am going to try to remedy it and if that ends up in my failure to be reelected, that failure will be in a good cause. Harry S Truman
… the party of treason Joseph R. McCarthy
You never had it so good. Democratic Party
The special interests drive both parties to their extremes. Karen Hughes
I never have attended a Democratic convention …. Now I’ll tell you why I don’t attend them. Because I’ll not be bound. If I attend a convention and I vote, I’m bound. I think I am bound. Felix Edward Hebert
Howard Dean is just like that reel-to-reel tape in Mission Impossible. He gave the party its instructions and then self-destructed. Eric Alterman
In all history no class has been enfranchised without some selfish motive underlying. If to-day we could prove to Republicans or Democrats that every woman would vote for their party, we should be enfranchised. Carrie Chapman Catt
The two real political parties in America are the Winners and the Losers. The people don’t acknowledge this. They claim membership in two imaginary parties, the Republicans and the Democrats, instead. Kurt Vonnegut
Washington is corporate occupied territory …. The two parties are fighting it out to see who will take orders from their corporate paymasters. Ralph Nader
The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best. Will Rogers
Our two-party system has served us well over the years, but never better than in those times of great challenge when we came together not as Democrats or Republicans, but as Americans united in a common cause. Ronald Reagan
Half the Democrats in Congress get elected by running for Civil Rights and the other half gets elected by running against Civil Rights. Richard Nixon
If a supposed insurrection in the sparse slave population of Northern Virginia throws the whole South into consternation, what kind of security will that section enjoy when thousands of ship loads of the same incendiary material have been brought from Africa, filling up the southern States? We appeal to the conservative men of the country to say which is the safest and best policy: the Democratic, which is striving to multiply and expand this volcanic element, or the Republican which seeks to limit and circumscribe it, and place it on the way of ultimate extinction. Chicago Tribune
In the Democratic party they call the people who lost the last election losers. In the Republican party, we call them the next nominee. David Frum
Do you know the difference between liberals and cannibals? Cannibals only eat their enemies. Lyndon B. Johnson
One of the reasons that I did not win reelection, was that I was unable to hold the Democratic Party together. Jimmy Carter
Never again should we Democrats wear the livery of the conservative. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democrats fall in love, Republicans fall in line Bill Clinton
This is a struggle for the soul of the Democratic Party, which in too many cases has become so corporate and identified with corporate interests that you can't tell the difference between Democrats and Republicans Dennis Kucinich
Libertarians love their children at least as much as the democrats and the republicans, probably more. Michael Badnarik
Republicans hate government ... So they let us Democrats run it for them. David Helbach
The Democratic support against Barker [72 to 25] was so strong that they didn't even need us Republicans. Joe L. Heaton
Both Republicans and Democrats are corrupt. The motto of the Democratic Party is, "Anything to get in." The motto of the Republican Party is "Anything to stay in. William Randolph Hearst
[Describing the Democratic Party:] ... the party of the homosexuals. Orrin Hatch
Financial markets will tolerate a Republican deficit but will run screaming in panic from a Democratic deficit a fraction its size. Gary Hart
The liberals of both the Democratic and Republican Parties are the instruments of Satan to destroy the former great principles of these two political parties. Billy James Hargis
You could as soon scrub the blackamoor white, as to change the principles of a professed Democrat George Washington
There isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between politicians of either major party. George C. Wallace
How hard it is to accept the truth. How hard it is Abraham A. Ribicoff
Fuck you, you Jew son of a bitch! You lousy motherfucker go home Richard Joseph Daley
Democratic (campaign) commercials subjected American citizens to the most uncouth mental torture. Thruston Ballard Morton
The Republicans got everything but the Democratic donkey. Emanuel Cleaver II
Liberals and the Democratic Party are demonic. Ann Coulter
Lifting the Klan mask revealed a chaotic multitude of anti-black vigilante groups, disgruntled poor white farmers, wartime guerrilla bands, displaced Democratic politicians, illegal whiskey distillers, coercive moral reformers, bored young men, sadists, rapists, white workmen fearful of black competition, employers trying to enforce labor discipline, common thieves, neighbors with decades-old grudges, and even a few freedmen and white Republicans who allied with Democratic whites or had criminal agendas of their own. Indeed, all they had in common, besides being overwhelmingly white, southern, and Democratic, was that they called themselves, or were called, Klansmen. Elaine Frantz Parsons
a drunken Democrat who the Republicans dragged out of the Galena gutter, besmeared with the blood of his countrymen slain in domestic broil, ... rules ... over the prostrate ruins of Washington's Republic. Harper's Weekly
One party is under the ironclad control of Wall Street and the other one caters to Wall Street. Alan Grayson
These are not Democratic issues or Republican issues. Liberal or Conservative issues. They are people’s issues. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Democrats generally do not miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. Margaret Carlson
I am advised by Senator Hubert Humphrey that my information on the cooperation between Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives on the question of disarmament was not correct. My information stated that only one Republican sponsor could be found in the House and I am now told that there were 14. Eleanor Roosevelt
The Republican high command thinks that Henry Wallace will take so many votes away from the Democrats, and so little from the Republicans, that it does not matter what the Republican Party does. Victory will be theirs, they assure themselves. When any political party gets this feeling, it is time for that party to beware. Eleanor Roosevelt
I view the traditional two parties as in some ways very evil. They've become monsters that are out of control. The two parties don't have in mind what's best for Minnesota. The only things that are important to them are their own agendas and their pork. Government's become just a battle of power between the two parties. Jesse Ventura
You don't have to be a career politician to serve in public office. You don't have to be well-connected. You don't even have to be a Democrat or a Republican. You can stand on your own two feet and speak your mind, because if people like where you're coming from, they will vote you in. The will of the people is still the most powerful force in our government. Jesse Ventura
From now on, I think it is safe to predict, neither the Democratic nor the Republican Party will ever nominate for President a candidate without good looks, stage presence, theatrical delivery, and a sense of timing. James Thurber
I am an organization Democrat, always have been, and always will be. Joseph V. McKee Sr.
The two old parties … fight only for office. Observe how utterly both parties in this respect lack program and new leadership. Norman Thomas
Our present two-party system lives on the strength of organization rather than of principle. Both parties belong to the same general set of masters who pay their bills. Norman Thomas
My definition of bipartisanship is Democrats agreeing with Republicans Richard Mourdock
Those who promise to spread the wealth around, only succeed in spreading poverty around. Mitt Romney
The policies of the Democratic Party are not consistent with the philosophy of Liberty University. Liberty University
My Republican compatriots do not feel that people ought to work with Democrats across the aisle—Compromise is a bad word. Richard Lugar
We Democrats tend to treat our losing nominees like Superfund Sites. Robert Beckel
As an American, I condemn a Republican "Fascist" just as much as I condemn a Democrat "Communist." I condemn a Democrat "Fascist" just as much as I condemn a Republican "Communist." They are equally dangerous to you and me and to our country. As an American, I want to see our nation recapture the strength and unity it once had when we fought the enemy instead of ourselves. Margaret Chase Smith
Democrats are just very poor, in general, at explaining what it is when they accomplish something. I think that they are pretty bad at it. Republicans are very good at it…. Democrats like to pick each other apart. George Clooney
While the new GOP House majority is the second-largest since World War II, more people cast votes for Democratic House candidates than for Republican candidates. Frank Luntz
Social spending is going up at a tremendous rate. The irony is that it went up even faster during the “prudent” years of Republican administration more so than it did under the “spendthrift” Democratic administrations…. Alan Greenspan
Definition of Moron: What the Republicans would call George W. Bush if he were the Democratic President Mark Russell
The only time the Democrats and the Republicans are together is when they are voting for their own pay raise. Mark Russell
We look at education as an investment. They [the conservative Republicans] see it as an expense. Arne Duncan
I assume that everyone here is impressed with my control of this convention as my choice for the vice president was challenged by only 39 other nominees. George McGovern
Democrats legislate; Republicans investigate. Lyndon B. Johnson
Republicans sleep in twin beds—some even in separate rooms. That is why there are more Democrats. Will Stanton (author)
How to Turn Democrats & Republicans Into Americans Marvin Henry “Mickey” Edwards
The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then get elected and prove it. P. J. O'Rourke
The Federal campaign contribution limit of $2,500 is way too low. You can’t even buy a Democrat for $2,500. James Bopp Jr.
All right, there are 47 percent who are with him [President Obama], who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them… These are people who pay no income tax…. My job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. Mitt Romney
One of Mitt Romney’s spokespeople said, “we will not be dictated to by the fact checkers”. What that really means is “we will not be dictated to by the facts.” But the changing demographics is a fact. The Republicans may not compromise with the Democrats, but they are going to have to compromise with reality. Martin Amis
Souls to the Polls. Anonymous
At that time, 1856, there were but six known Free Soilers in Davis County. Being thoroughly impressed that human slavery was wrong and wholly bad, and convinced that the Democratic party was hopelessly committed to the institution, and pledged to perpetuate and extend it, after consultation with my parents, I openly left my party in 1857 and announced myself as a Free Soiler .... James Baird Weaver
By birth Mr. Roosevelt is an aristocrat. An unfeigned interest in the lives of his fellow millions has made a democrat of him, and through both channels he draws that social understanding …. But partly from the consciousness of a lack of sympathy for his "class," and partly from the inevitable sense that his lot is cast with the multitude, it is the democrat in him which has gained the permanent ascendency. Ellery Sedgwick
How much longer, for instance, can we continue to crowd more and more people into this world? …. How long can we permit the uncontrolled use of the earth's resources when there is no possibility of replacing them? Indeed, how long will it be before we have completely used up everything our lives depend on? These issues are the politics of the future. Neither Republicans nor Democrats have begun to spell out in substantive fashion the means by which we can control population growth, environmental problems, and the conservation of our natural resources. Leo Joseph Ryan Jr.
As people do better, they start voting like Republicans...unless they have too much education and vote Democratic Karl Rove
Political parties exist to secure responsible government and to execute the will of the people. From these great tasks both of the old parties have turned aside. Instead of instruments to promote the general welfare they have become the tools of corrupt interests, which use them impartially to serve their selfish purposes. Theodore Roosevelt
The bosses of the Democratic party and the bosses of the Republican party alike have a closer grip than ever before on the party machines in the States and in the Nation. This crooked control of both the old parties by the beneficiaries of political and business privilege renders it hopeless to expect any far-reaching and fundamental service from either. Theodore Roosevelt
I don't belong to an organized political party. I'm a Democrat. Will Rogers
You've got to be optimist to be a Democrat, and you've got to be a humorist to stay one. Will Rogers
The regular Democratic Party and its organization was run by men who looked on women as little more than machine parts. Ann Richards
If you will refrain from telling any lies about the Republican Party, I'll promise not to tell the truth about the Democrats. Chauncey Depew
It's the fault of the liberals and the media and the Democrats, that from the very beginning have tried to undermine the will of the American people to fight this [war on terror] Tom DeLay
Economics trumps environmentalism, for Democrats and Republicans. David Brooks
… triangulation is the idea that you demonstrate to some set of swing voters that you are politically palatable by poking the extremes of both parties in the eye. Daniel Pfeiffer
Resolved, That the Democratic party will abide by the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States upon these questions of Constitutional Law … the enactments of the State Legislatures to defeat the faithful execution of the Fugitive Slave Law, are hostile in character, subversive of the Constitution, and revolutionary in their effect. Democratic Party
Historically, a Democrat without business experience has been extraordinarily better for the economy and the stock market than a Republican who had a career in business. In the past 84 years, GDP has grown 7 percent per year under Democrats without business experience (FDR, JFK, LBJ, Clinton and Obama) and fallen by .2 percent under Republicans with business experience (Hoover and the 2 Bushes). The Dow has risen an average of 16.8 percent under Democrats without business experience and has fallen 3.7 percent per year under Republicans with business experience. Robert S. McElvaine
If you want to live like a Republican, vote Democratic. Anonymous
Immigration reform is something that the Democrats have promised and the Republicans need. Steve A. Schwartzman
It’s an Elephant’s Job. No Time For Donkey Business Anonymous
The Democrats want to help people who have been disadvantaged by the economy these last decades. The Republicans want to weaken and roll back various aspects of what the Democrats have tried to do. Edmund G. Brown Jr.
If you want to live like a Republican, vote Democratic. John Kerry
They [the Republicans] are the most crooked, lying bunch I have ever seen. John Kerry
The trashing and trampling of comity leaves ugly scars that are sure to fester and linger. Robert Byrd
We must not allow any president to unleash the dogs of war at his own discretion and for an unlimited period of time. Robert Byrd
Everything looks bright for us. The Democrats of the North are helping us by their speeches. William Dorsey Pender
The red and the blue. There are only two political parties in America. No other country has such a situation…. It’s an anomaly in the world. So is having elections on a Tuesday; nobody shows up. Ricardo Salinas Pliego
I have been deeply touched by the small contributions which have been sent to me to transmit to the Democratic campaign fund. They represent more sacrifice perhaps than larger sums of money and are often accompanied by letters which make one realize even more keenly the weight of responsibility on a man who has the confidence of so large a part of a nation such as ours. Eleanor Roosevelt
The mainstream of both the Republican and Democratic Parties are equally committed to militarism today. Andrew J. Bacevich
We’ve had gerrymandering all along, so there is no proof that this is the cause of all this polarization…there are two other major factors that are much, much more prevalent than redistricting. One is the 24-hour a day, 7 days a week news media, where you only get noticed if you’re extreme. And the other is McCain-Feingold which pushed a great deal of money to the extremes. Tom Hofeller
As recently as the 1960s, dozens of members of Congress frequently crossed the aisle to vote with a majority in the other party. Now there is only a handful of such moderates and they are a dying breed. Jordan Tama
I must confess that when I see anyone with an Obama bumper sticker I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool. Allen West
A government shutdown provides opportunities for both political parties to raise money from their base. Peter Schweizer
All governments lie, including our own—under Democrats and Republicans. Bill Moyers
Republican voters were more likely to be pro-choice than Democrats until the late 1980s. Emily Bazelon
As a rule, large capitalists are Republicans and small capitalists are Democrats, but workingmen must remember that they are all capitalists, and that the many small ones, like the fewer large ones, are all politically supporting their class interests. Eugene V. Debs
We have this civil war at home between our own version of Shiites and Sunnis called Republicans and Democrats… Thomas Friedman
Historically, tobacco control was not a partisan issue in American politics. Neither major party favored it. Republicans were sympathetic to corporate interests and Democrats were dominant in states where tobacco was grown and manufactured. However, beginning in the late 1960s Republicans began replacing Democrats in the South … and that liberated the Democrats to be the party of tobacco opposition. Martha Derthick
It’s a mind control experiment by the majority party, the Democrats in Colorado, to force everybody—including children in schools, everything else—under penalty of law to believe in homosexual marriage. Kent Lambert
Here are people who murdered folks who were trying to help people get a chance to vote and you’re coming up here to recognize them as members of the Democratic Party when they won’t even say that they will support the nominee… Lyndon B. Johnson
Those who furnish the blood and bear the burden imposed by war should whenever possible be consulted before the supreme sacrifice is demanded of them. Democratic Party
We demand a strict and sweeping reduction of armaments by land and sea so that there shall be no competitive military program or naval building. Until agreements to this end have been made we advocate an army and navy adequate for our national safety. Democratic Party
The domestic policy of the Democratic Party is to do away with privilege as between individuals, and to secure the cooperation of all citizens for the common good; its standard of success is not the wealth of a few individuals, but the welfare of the people as a whole. Norman H. Davis
The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best. Will Rogers
It is my purpose nowhere in these remarks to make personal reproaches; I entertain no ill-will toward any human being, nor any brute, that I know of, not even the [Democratic] skunk across the way to which I referred. Least of all would I reproach the South. I honor her courage and fidelity. Even in a bad, a wicked cause, she shows a united front. All her sons are faithful to the cause of human bondage, because it is their cause. But the North—the poor, timid, mercenary, driveling North—has no such united defenders of her cause, although it is the cause of human liberty ... She is offered up a sacrifice to propitiate southern tyranny—to conciliate southern treason. Thaddeus Stevens
This difference between the two parties covers a wide range, and is indicative of the conservative thought of the one and the progressive thought of the other. Edward Mandell House
… if we are a national party, it must be, as I think, because we profess a truly national creed. John W. Davis
The great principles of the Democratic Party: Honesty in Government; All Public Office is a Public Trust; Equal Rights to All Men, and Special Privilege to None; Fair and Equal Taxation; An Open Door of Opportunity to the Humblest Citizen in all the Land; Loyalty at Home, Courage and Honor and Helpfulness Abroad John W. Davis
The Republican and Democratic parties are alike capitalist parties — differing only in being committed to different sets of capitalist interests. Eugene V. Debs
When the corporations have their paid agents in the labor unions as they have their paid agents in the legislatures, and in the executive councils of the great parties, the necessity for reform in corporate management is clear. Morley Safer
Trusts and Protectionism are robbery of the many to enrich the few.. Democratic Party
Our relations with the other powers of the world are important, but still more important are our relations among ourselves. Theodore Roosevelt
He has upset the public confidence, arrayed class against class, and fomented mistrust and hatred.. Paul Dana
The Republican approach would compel the trusts to conduct their business in a lawful manner while [William Jennings] Bryan and the Democrats would destroy the entire business in order to stamp out the evils which they have practiced. William Howard Taft
On the one side stand the corporate interests of the United States, the moneyed interests, aggregated wealth and capital, imperious, arrogant, compassionless.... On the other side an unnumbered throng, those who gave the Democratic party a name and for whom it has assumed to speak. William Jennings Bryan
Can you let me know what positions you have at your disposal with which to reward deserving Democrats? William Jennings Bryan
The Republican idea of a compromise is that they take only 90 percent of what they want and the Democrats get nothing. Bill Clinton
We Democrats think the country works better with a strong middle class, real opportunities for poor people to work their way into it and a relentless focus on the future, with business and government working together to promote growth and broadly shared prosperity. We think "we're all in this together" is a better philosophy than "you're on your own”. Bill Clinton
We’re a cyclical country. 8 years one party – 8 years another party. William B. Richardson
I don’t think as a general matter we should be encouraging people who don’t know anything about what they’re voting for to vote. That’s what Democrats do. Republicans shouldn’t follow suit on that. Tucker Carlson
The Republicans in America are better for us. They are more consistent and predictable than the Democrats Mao Zedong
I ran for chairman of the Democratic Party to win elections. Terry McAuliffe
I would not wear a collar round my neck, with ‘my dog’ on it, and the name of ANDREW JACKSON on the collar. David Crockett
May the hickory ramrods ram down the powder of equality into our national guns, and wadded well with the voices of the people to blow Clay in the mud. Democratic Party
In essence, populism is an illiberal democratic response to decades to decades of undemocratic liberal policies. Caa Mudde
Government Enviornmental poisitions are tradeoffs. In that process, Democrats tend to worry more about the harm done to the enviornment and the health of the people; Republicans tend to worry more about harm to business and the economy. David Brooks
Donald Trump defeated not one but two political parties on his way to winning the Presidency. Nancy Gibbs
We didn't leave the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party left us. Joseph Dougherty
The Republicans do not believe that health care is a right. They believe that health care is a privilege, no a right. We Democrats believe taht health care is a right. Joe Biden
One of the most underrated qualities of Republicans is that they police their own ranks. If you have a problem with a violent Republican racist, call some Republicans. They’ll solve it for you. But don’t call a Republican if you are simply offended by another person’s opinion. In that situation you want to call some Democrats to ridicule and physically attack the person with the objectionable opinion. By the way, I’m not a Republican. This is just an observation. I’ve been watching Democrats not police their own ranks – after the Berkeley violence for example – and it occurred to me that you don’t see that on the Republican side. Republicans generally appreciate free speech, but if someone attacks your family, your country, or your freedom in some physical form, keep some Republicans on speed dial. Scott Adams
Stopping Trump is imperative, so long as it doesn’t require the party rethinking its uncompromising stance on abortion, guns or immigration. Every old rule should be thrown out in the cause of the resistance—except the tried-and-true orthodoxies on social issues. . . .It’s not just that national Democrats don’t believe any give on these issues is politically necessary—they positively oppose it. Rich Lowry
I know a guy--a gambler who bets on politics. He made so much money betting on the Democrats that he became a Rep ublican. Bob Hope
You cannot be a party which on one hand says we're in favor of working people, we're in favor of the needs of young people but we don't quite have the courage to take on Wall Street and the billionaire class. People do not believe that. You've got to decide which side you're on. Bernie Sanders
I didn’t leave the Democratic Party. The party left me. Ronald Reagan
Mr. [Thomas] Jefferson founded the Democratic Party and President Roosevelt has dumfounded it Dewey Jackson Short