I was motivated to be different in part because I was different.— Donna Brazile
The most passioned Donna Brazile quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual
Civic education and civic responsibility should be taught in elementary school.
Be the buffalo. Wilma Mankiller, the first female principal chief of the Cherokee nation, once told me how the cow runs away from the storm while the buffalo charges directly toward it—and gets through it quicker. Whenever I'm confronted with a tough challenge, I do not prolong the torment. I become the buffalo.
Why you? Because there is no one better. Why now? Because tomorrow isn't soon enough.
We're like a Third World country when it comes to some of our election practices.
Today, unfortunately, the right to vote seems to have become a partisan issue.
Democrats seek to guarantee and expand voting rights. Republicans try to undermine and suppress voting rights.
Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a governor.
And perhaps they should understand the role of a community organizer is to help people in distress.
I think they [Hillary and Bill Clinton] have been - they have shown over and over again that they're willing to be transparent and that they have gone beyond the letter of the law, to show that they're trying to make sure there are bright red, green, purple lines that will separate them from any type of conflict.
I inspired a new generation in the same way the previous generation inspired me.
I believe that our democracy itself is very inspiring.
Every member of my family was displaced by Katrina.
We didn't know what was coming next. And, you know, this is not just about computers; this is harassment of individuals, it's harassment of our candidates, harassment of our donors. We had stolen information, personal information. People were personally harassed.
There is a place in America for diversity of views and opinions.
I may cook my gumbo differently from you, but that does not make mine better. I may just use different ingredients. Politics has gotten so spicy, and we need to cool it down some. We may find that your recipe for gumbo is just as good.
I you don't value your time, no one else will.
I've been a government official. I've been dealing with another situation, another e-mail situation. The DNC was the victim of a cybercrime, an attack. And that has been my focus, not the focus of another round of e-mail controversies.
Since Bush has been in office, African-American women have fallen behind in terms of income and wages.
If you're not out front defining your vision, your opponent will spend gobs of money to define it for you.
No one is demonizing or even saying anything as intemperate as Donald Trump has said about blacks living in squalor conditions.
The 2000 election exposed some ugly history in our country.
We put up the very best cyber security - what I call infrastructure to stop them, but [hackers] constantly [didn't stop].
Look, Congress has allocated more money to finance the upcoming Iraqi elections than it has for the American elections. There's something wrong with that.
We were not republicans or democrats during Katrina.
We truly were all Americans, and Trent Lott came through for me.
No voters will be left behind.
Just got off the phone with my health care provider asking them to explain why my premium jumped up. No good answer!
There's no question that Donald Trump has had ample opportunity to distance himself from the kind of racist language that comes from some of his supporters.
Trent Lott saved my family. I needed three things from him personally, and he came through for me. He made sure that the ice that we desperately needed was delivered. He got us ice, insulin and water. The food came as well. He put politics aside and made sure my family was ok. I will always thank him for that.
Because of my faith and my imagination, I was able to enjoy my childhood, even though it was tough.
When I look around me, I can't help having faith.
I know people have embraced Donald Trump.
He may not have embraced them. But he has every - he should distance himself. This sort of alt-right movement is very disturbing.
No one is spreading any kind of rumors or saying anything about Donald Trump supporters or, for that matter, the supporters of Ted Cruz and everyone else.
I am disappointed that we went through this process.
The country went through this process. I think it's the responsibility of the government to help individual citizens as well as institutions, non-profits, corporations, to protect us. To help protect us.
[Glenn] Thrush's emails to [Hillary] Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta were splashed across screens in newspapers nationwide. Thrush was criticized for sharing a half dozen paragraphs of a draft of a story for Podesta to rebut. Some reporters do just that. Other newsrooms have policies discouraging or forbidding it. Thrush says he does the same for Republicans.
[Hackers] did not stop. They - they came after us absolutely every day until the end of the election. They tried to hack into our system repeatedly.
Donald Trump has not gone to historical black colleges - Hillary Clinton.
He's not met with the mothers of children who have been slain and killed from violence in the country as Hillary Clinton has done.
This is a woman [Hillary Clinton] who has shown over and over again in her career that she will elevate this conversation but, more importantly, she will get things done so all Americans can prosper and grow.
We are victims of - the DNC and other institutions are victims of a cybercrime led by thugs.
Isn't horrible weather great? It means I don't have to wash my car!
Dr. [Martin Luther] King led a very historic march here in Washington, D.C. It was a march for jobs and freedom. It was a march to raise expectations that this country could live up to its ideals. I have watched this debate, this conversation [betwin Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump] about bigotry, about racism, I find it all misplaced.
While CNN has hired a fleet of new political reporters to beef up its coverage of these elections , it also maintains a huge stable of paid pundits. [Donna] Brazile was on the air and the payroll at CNN while vice chairwoman of the party. She took an absence when she became chief.
Barbara Jordan is one [of the political heroes].
Her 1976 speech in New York inspired me to get into politics.
The Democratic Party would like to see an open independent bipartisan investigation [about hacking].
People are human beings.If you are nice to me, than I am nice to you. I live by my mother's advice, which is that the Golden Rule is the way to go.
Was that Donna Brazile, a CNN analyst, or a [Hillary] Clinton partisan? Two batches of emails posted by WikiLeaks show Brazile gave Clinton advisers a heads up about questions the candidate might receive at CNN events during the primaries.
[Donna] Brazile had sent an email to a top [Hillary] Clinton aide the day before the town hall warning of just that question with almost the identical wording.
Trying to gin up political violence for its electoral utility is - I think inarguably what we're seeing here. And I know that the Donald Trump campaign will not say that is what they're doing.
We cannot excuse the fact that he [Donald Trump] is running for president. He's a frontrunner.
The nomination of John McCain is another milestone. So whether black, women, or bald, yes we can.
It's almost like a renaissance of racism we have.
CNN says it did not share its coverage materials with any candidate, party or campaign and says it was completely uncomfortable with [Donna] Brazile's involvement with the [Hillary] Clinton camp.
I'm a reporter. I've been a big supporter of The Clinton Foundation. Back in 2001 and 2002, people forget that Bill Clinton went to Harlem and set this foundation up. They've helped millions of people across the globe and here in America.
Shirley Chisholm is another one [political hero].
She was a dynamic speaker, and the first black woman to run for President.