quote by Mark Twain

Why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponent will do it for you.

— Mark Twain

Jittery Political Opponents quotations

Political opponents quote When words are both true and kind they can change the world.

When words are both true and kind they can change the world.

Politics is like boxing - you try to knock out your opponents.

I want you to know that also I will not make age an issue of this campaign.

I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience.

Political opponents quote Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can.

Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can.

I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents.

Know how to play the card of contempt.

It is the most politic kind of revenge. For there are many of whom we should have known nothing if their distinguished opponents had taken no notice of them. There is no revenge like oblivion, for it is the entombment of the unworthy in the dust of their own nothingness.

Primarily affecting low-information voters and members of the mainstream media, Obama Worship Syndrome attributes impossible capabilities to Obama's political opponents, finds excuses for every Obama failure in everyone around him and praises the president as the finest politician - nay, human being - of our time.

Political opponents quote There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.

There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.

The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt.

Often dismissed or underestimated by political opponents, President Reagan had the most valuable weapon in the political arsenal: a bond with the people.

I am an opponent of war and of war preparations and an opponent of universal military training and conscription; but entirely apart from that issue, I hold that segregation in any part of the body politic is an act of slavery and an act of war.

Political opponents quote Be the person your dog thinks you are.

Be the person your dog thinks you are.

Any time an elected official in the world we're in today that appears so dysfunctional challenges a core constituency not of their opponent but of their own political base, I think we should pause and give them credit.

If supporters of equality for women want to vote for the best candidate, they must look to a person regardless of gender and must disregard the gender of political opponents.

Nothing drives your opponents more crazy than being utterly reasonable.

And nothing makes demonizing or delegitimizing your opponents easier than letting them shriek unreasonable things for you. The Republicans need to get back to being the party that elicits unreasonable shrieking from their opponents. Not the other way around.

Political opponents quote Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but beca

Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.

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We do not have time to play at "oppositions" at "conferences.

" We will keep our political opponents... whether open or disguised as "nonparty," in prison.

Democrats always like to brag that their guys are smarter than the opponents and Republicans always like to brag that their guys are more moral than the opponents. But if you're looking for morals in politics you're looking for bananas in the cheese department.

Once upon a time my political opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a worldwide depression all by myself.

Political opponents quote The stronger you become, the gentler you will be.

The stronger you become, the gentler you will be.

I see it all the time in politics. If a candidate gets caught in a lie, he quickly tries to change the subject by throwing more mud at his opponent. The mud keeps flying until some of the slanderous material sticks.

I understand the harsh feelings and sentiments from my opponents and their supporters because I myself have been defeated twice in my political life in the past and I understand very well it is hard to accept your own failure.

I still believe the Lewinsky investigation was way off from the focus of what Whitewater was, which turned out to be nothing at the end of the process. And I think that there were people who were determined as political opponents to not allow his presidency to succeed.

Political opponents quote Being polite is so rare these days, thats its often confused with flirting.

Being polite is so rare these days, thats its often confused with flirting.

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You just work really hard and scrutinize.

What is it called in politics? "Opposition research"? You want to do the detective work on your client so to speak before your opponent can dig it up. We're vetting everything thoroughly.

To totalitarianism, an opponent is by definition subversive;

democracy treats subversives as mere opponents for fear of betraying its principles.

Listen, Al Gore is a very tough opponent.

He is the incumbent. He represents the incumbency. And a challenger is somebody who generally comes from the pack and wins, if you're going to win. And that's where I'm coming from.

Political opponents quote Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because the

Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, ut because you are.

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Liberals and conservatives are opponents in the most literal sense, each using the myth of pure evil to demonize the other side and unite there own.

Ward Churchill might be more valuable to the opponents of the academic left employed than unemployed. Above all, he can serve as a living window into the intellectual, moral, and political bankruptcy of the left.

The adoption by Jefferson and the Republicans of the political structure of their opponents is of an importance hardly inferior to that of the adoption of the Constitution by the states.

Political opponents quote Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They're underused.

Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They're underused.

Non-violent resistance implies the very opposite of weakness.

Defiance combined with non-retaliatory acceptance of repression from one's opponents is active, not passive. It requires strength, and there is nothing automatic or intuitive about the resoluteness required for using non-violent methods in political struggle and the quest for Truth.

If you do not regard feminism with an uplifting sense of the gloriousness of woman's industrial destiny, or in the way, in short, that it is prescribed, by the rules of the political publicist, that you should, that will be interpreted by your opponents as an attack on woman.

A striking feature of moral and political argument in the modern world is the extent to which it is innovators, radicals, and revolutionaries who revive old doctrines, while their conservative and reactionary opponents are the inventors of new ones.

Political opponents quote Someone asked me the other day if I believe in conspiracies. Well, sure. Here's

Someone asked me the other day if I believe in conspiracies. Well, sure. Here's one. It is called political system. It is nothing if not a giant conspiracy to rob, trick and subjugate the population.

True leadership will not be measured by the ability to muzzle dissent, or to intimidate and harass political opponents at home. The people of the world want change. They will not long tolerate those who are on the wrong side of history.

The Federalists also used bribes, intimidation, and fraud against opponents of the Constitution.

Philosophy is not politics, and we do our best, within our all-too-human limitations, to seek the truth, not to score points against opponents. There is little satisfaction in gaining an easy triumph over a weak opponent while ignoring better arguments against your views.

Political opponents quote A few nice words can help a person a lot more than you think.

A few nice words can help a person a lot more than you think.

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If you do not regard feminism with an uplifting sense of the gloriousness of woman's industrial destiny, or in the way, in short, that it is prescribed, by the rules of the political publicist, that you should, that will be interpreted by your opponents as an attack on woman.

A striking feature of moral and political argument in the modern world is the extent to which it is innovators, radicals, and revolutionaries who revive old doctrines, while their conservative and reactionary opponents are the inventors of new ones.

It is not the principled partisan, however obnoxious he may seem to his opponents, who degrades our public debate, but the preening, self-styled statesman who elevates compromise to a first principle.

Mudslinging - In politics, anything bad the opponent says about our candidate;

in contrast, when our candidate does this, it is called 'making a good point.

When dealing with Canadians, it is advantageous to seem to be negotiating from a position of weakness, for when faced with an abject opponent, they become concession-happy and will accede to almost anything.

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