The difficulty for Mr. Obama will be when the public sees where his decisions lead - higher inflation, higher interest rates, higher taxes, sluggish growth, and a jobless recovery.— Karl Rove
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As people do better, they start voting like Republicans - unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing.
Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war;
liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.
At the core, we are dealing with two parties that have fundamentally different views of the world.
If you look underneath the surface of the Tea Party movement, on the other hand, you will find that it is not sophisticated. It's not like these people have read the economist Friedrich August von Hayek.
I think it's dawning on some Democrats that obstructing the Patriot Act, like they've been obstructing everything else, is bad for them politically.
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You may end up with a different math, but you're entitled to your math. I'm entitled to the math.
If you really want to diminish a candidate, depict him as the foil of his handler. This is as old in American politics as politics itself.
Mr. Obama plans to boost federal spending 25 percent while nearly tripling the national debt over 10 years. Americans know that this kind of spending will have economic consequences, including new taxes being imposed by the new progressives.
For a person who promised hope and civility in politics, Mr.
Obama has shown a borderline obsessiveness in blaming Mr. Bush.
Mr. Obama has an ingenious approach to job losses: He describes them as job gains.
One of the great things about America is that we have the freedom to worship or not worship as we please. It doesn't matter whether you're a Christian, Jew, Muslim. It doesn't matter whether you're an evangelical or a Catholic or a moderate Jew. You're entitled to worship - or an agnostic or atheist.
Cindy Sheehan is a clown. There is no real antiwar movement. No serious politician, with anything to do with anything, would show his face at an antiwar rally.
In his first 100 days, Mr. Obama has put the fate of his presidency in the hands of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He may come to regret that decision.
If there's a leak out of my administration, I want to know who it is.
I wish I had the billions of dollars that George Soros has that he has used to fund Democratic causes in the past.
Somebody gets to be smart and somebody gets to be dumb.
If we win, it'll be because of the president. And if we lose, it'll be because of me.
My name is Patrick Fitzgerald ... I like to tear the tops off small animals.
I have become an adjective. There is something called a Rovian-style of campaigning and it's meant as an insult. One columnist said it consists mainly of throwing mud until it sticks. One prominent blogger described the elements of a textbook Rovian race as fear-based, smear-based and anything goes.
If you are wealthy and can hire enough accountants and attorneys, you can find ways around the code. It's fundamentally not fair. It wastes a lot of time and energy and effort to comply with it. It doesn't encourage savings and investment. And we need to simply it and make it more fair.
If you decide to become a political actor, then the things that you say and you do become subject of public scrutiny and comment.
Hurricane Sandy interrupted Mr. Romney’s momentum and allowed Mr. Obama to look presidential and bipartisan.
Senator McCain believes there ought to be a limit to how much the government can take from anybody, and he believes that today with the federal tax rate at 35 percent that that's more than the government ought to be taking from any individual regardless of how much they make.
There has to be a consequence to failure.
Schools in the inner cities cannot be told, 'Oh, we want you to teach every child to learn how to read and, incidentally, if you fail to do that there's no consequence,' .. There has to be a consequence to failure, and the Title I money needs to follow the child.
Our competition for American business is no longer in the next county or the next state, it's around the world.
I mean, if you have to wake up in the morning to be validated by the editorial page of the New York Times, you got a pretty sorry existence.
It's not comfortable for me to write about my family. I'm not comfortable writing about me.
Well, I'm a Christian. I was a born a Presbyterian and became an Episcopalian.
America has become a nation of struggling folks who are barely making it every day.
Look, America was a narrowly divided country in 2000;
49-49 was what Michael Barone called it. It's a 49-49 nation.
In chaos, there is opportunity.
But, look, Washington is a town that creates myths for its own existence and its own amusement, and I was a subject of myth, sort of like Grendel in Beowulf - you know, not seen very often but often talked about.
Mr. Obama denounced the $2.3 trillion added to the national debt on Mr. Bush's watch as "deficits as far as the eye can see." But Mr. Obama's budget adds $9.3 trillion to the debt over the next 10 years. What happened to Obama the deficit hawk?
Once again the powers of light and good have triumphed over the media!
Would I like to see the Republican Party be the dominant party for whatever time history gives it the chance to be? You bet.
We need to be asking for the vote in the most powerful way possible, which is to have people asking for the vote who are comfortable and look like and sound like the people that we're asking for the vote from.
I know enough about European politics to know you've got a lot of crazy people who make their way onto the ballot.
I believe in limited government and the right of the individual to make choices and in a strong national defense and in freedom and liberty as being the right of every person on the face of the Earth.
I hate to sound sort of diffident about it but it strikes me that a lot of people on the right have got active lives and are doing other things.
If we do with Latinos what we did with African-Americans, Republicans and conservatives will be doomed.
I think if you talk to my colleagues, I was less than a fearsome individual.
My Greek mythology is not strong enough.
What Mr. Obama wants in a nominee isn't really "empathy" and "understanding." He wants a liberal, activist Supreme Court justice.
The president has an obligation to serve all the people of America.
Well, marriage is a very important part of our culture and our society.
If we want to have a hopeful and decent society, we ought to aim for the ideal.
You may be right that people say: 'You know what, we had Obama.
He was inexperienced. The guy had great rhetoric, sounded good, looked good, but has turned out to be an utter disaster. I want someone where I have confidence and credibility that they're up to the job and that I can trust what they tell me.'
[T]he economy remains the top issue for the electorate.
Negative politics have always been around.
The effective strategies in politics are ones that are so clear and obvious that people can grasp it.
Life is rough for a lot of people. Some people live in greater material circumstances than others, but life is rough for everybody.