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1. "As a businessman, I know President Obama understands what it takes to spark economic growth, because I have seen him in action."
Author: Austin Ligon
2. "I want our leaders to lead our country to greatness, but President Obama and his misguided policies and ideology have really fundamentally changed our country in the wrong way, more so than any president in our history."
Author: Ben Quayle
3. "While a defeat for Obamacare in the Court would be nice, the defeat of President Obama at the polls on November 6 is crucial. If electoral victory is achieved, Obamacare can and will be repealed - and more judges of a constitutionalist persuasion will be appointed by the next president."
Author: Bill Kristol
4. "I think what's going to hurt the Republicans enormously is the extremist position of Mitt Romney on the immigration issue and states like New Mexico, states like Colorado, Nevada, Arizona - and I think it's going to be the margin of victory for President Obama, a very narrow victory."
Author: Bill Richardson
5. "President Obama came to visit me in the hospital. He said, 'I wish you were still in the Senate; I need your help.' I'm not certain I can help on everything. Maybe some things."
Author: Bob Dole
6. "When I look at President Obama, I see a leader with a cool head, a caring heart and an open mind, a president who has demonstrated through his demeanor and through his deeds that he is uniquely qualified to heal our divisions, rebuild our nation and lead us to a brighter future together."
Author: Charlie Crist
7. "I'll be honest with you, I don't agree with President Obama about everything. But I've gotten to know him, I've worked with him, and the choice is crystal clear."
Author: Charlie Crist
8. "Insisting that we must tax and take and demonize those who have already achieved the American Dream. That may turn out to be a good re-election strategy for President Obama, but is a demoralizing message for America."
Author: Chris Christie
9. "After President Obama's election, efforts at othering Obama quickly became about smearing his non-partisan allies and ambassadors."
Author: Christine Pelosi
10. "I'm very, very concerned ultimately, as Medicaid costs increase in my state and most states, it's going to reduce funding for state aid to our public schools, to our higher education institution or higher taxes on the middle class that President Obama said he didn't want to do. And that's exactly where he's headed."
Author: Dave Heineman
11. "A president who believed that America's greatness is recoverable and expandable - a chief executive determined to lead us back to national restoration - would reject the crippling notions of national impotency that Obama has embraced."
Author: David Limbaugh
12. "Democrats are going to proudly run on the fact that we turned the economy around. It was our policies under President Obama's leadership through the Recovery Act, through investing in the automobile industry."
Author: Debbie Wasserman Schultz
13. "I do have to say that I think that President Obama is the greatest President in the history of all of our Presidents, and that he can do no wrong in my book. So how's that for prejudice on the Democratic side?"
Author: Denis Leary
14. "I had great admiration for the election of President Obama. I believe that the U.S. at that moment showed tremendous capacity to show that it is a great nation, and it surprised the world. It may be very difficult to be able to elect a black president in the U.S. - as it was very difficult to elect a woman president in Brazil."
Author: Dilma Rousseff
15. "President Obama believes in a country where we invest in education, in roads and bridges, in science, and in the future so we can create new opportunities so the next kid can make it big and the kid afer that and the kid after that, that's what President Obama believes."
Author: Elizabeth Warren
16. "I am honored to be here as co-chair of President Obama's re-election campaign."
Author: Eva Longoria
17. "Thankfully, President Obama has stood firmly behind women's health care issues by supporting coverage for contraception and reaffirming commitment to organizations like Planned Parenthood."
Author: Felicity Huffman
18. "The Pope would have an easier job than the President of the United States in adopting a change of course. He has no Congress alongside him as a legislative body nor a Supreme Court as a judiciary. He is absolute head of government, legislator and supreme judge in the church. If he wanted to, he could authorize contraception over night, permit the marriage of priests, make possible the ordination of women and allow eucharistic fellowship with this Protestant churches. What would a Pope do who acted in the spirit of Obama?"
Author: Hans Küng
19. "Some say I was disappointed when President Obama won, and that is absolute nonsense."
Author: Harold Ford Jr.
20. "I'm sure the next time Piers Morgan asks me to host his show again I will ask President Obama to be my guest."
Author: Harvey Weinstein
21. "A disturbing prospect looms before us as Americans consider the possibility of a second term for President Barack Obama. Millions of conservatives who revere the Constitution, with its guarantees of freedom and limited government, have watched with alarm as the campaign season has unfolded."
Author: James Dobson
22. "With Barack Obama as president and the super-happening Michelle Obama as First Lady, you would think a new tone, a new tune, a kicky new jazzitude, would have entered Washington discourse, but it remains a landlocked island unto itself, held captive by its tribal fevers."
Author: James Wolcott
23. "It took President Obama to make America lead like America again."
Author: John F. Kerry
24. "Mitt Romney says he believes in America and that he will restore American exceptionalism. I have news for him, we already have an exceptional American as president and we believe in Barack Obama."
Author: John F. Kerry
25. "Our Keystone legislation received strong bipartisan support in the Senate. Although it didn't receive the 60 votes necessary for passage, 56 senators - a majority - voted in favor of the bill. Despite President Obama's actively lobbying against the bill, we still won the support of 11 Democrats."
Author: John Hoeven
26. "I think that President Obama is beginning to realize that a lot of his plans have backfired."
Author: Jonathan Krohn
27. "Sherrod Brown and President Obama have lost the faith of Jewish Democrats."
Author: Josh Mandel
28. "There is no debating that, under President Obama, corporate profits are at their highest levels in decades."
Author: Juan Williams
29. "After four years as Administrator of the SBA, I have let President Obama know that I will not be staying for a second term. I will stay on until my successor is confirmed to ensure a smooth and seamless transition."
Author: Karen Mills
30. "President Obama vowed in his State of the Union address to make assisting domestic manufacturers a top priority for his second term."
Author: Karen Mills
31. "If 'extreme' means that I am unwilling to go to Washington, D.C., and do what President Obama tells me, then so be it. But I am certainly not going to Washington, D.C. to represent the interests of D.C. I'm going there to represent Colorado values."
Author: Ken Buck
32. "I'm here not just as an actress but as a woman, an African-American, a granddaughter of Ellis Island immigrants, a person who could not have afforded college without the help of student loans and as one of millions of volunteers working to re-elect President Obama!"
Author: Kerry Washington
33. "The first bill that President Obama signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. I think it says something about his priorities that the first bill he put his name on has my name on it too. As he said that day with me by his side, 'Making our economy work means making sure it works for everyone.'"
Author: Lilly Ledbetter
34. "McChrystal's defenders at the Pentagon were making the case Tuesday that the president and his men—(the McChrystal snipers spared Hillary)—must put aside their hurt feelings about being painted as weak sisters. Obama should not fire the serially insubordinate general, they reasoned, because that would undermine the mission in Afghanistan, and if that happens, then Obama would be further weakened.So the commander in chief can be bad-mouthed as weak by the military but then he can't punish the military because that would make him weak? It's the same sort of pass-the-Advil vicious circle reasoning the military always uses."
Author: Maureen Dowd
35. "I tend to agree with many aspects of President Obama's policies."
Author: Naoto Kan
36. "Banks are slowly but surely lending again, and never again will taxpayers foot the bill for Wall Street's excesses. In case we forgot, that was the change we believed in. That was the change we fought for. That was the change President Obama delivered."
Author: Rahm Emanuel
37. "When President Obama entered the White House, the economy was in a free-fall. The auto industry: on its back. The banks: frozen up. More than three million Americans had already lost their jobs. And America's bravest, our men and women in uniform, were fighting what would soon be the longest wars in our history."
Author: Rahm Emanuel
38. "We're competing against other great cities: Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo. That's why it's important that we all join together on the final path to Copenhagen. Having the support of President Obama is key."
Author: Richard M. Daley
39. "We can support President Barack Obama, because he supports us. We can support Barack Obama, because he shares our values and our vision."
Author: Richard Trumka
40. "Newt Gingrich would be a much better president than Barack Obama."
Author: Rick Santorum
41. "President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob."
Author: Rick Santorum
42. "President Obama likes to talk about the Buffett Rule. Well, here's a Buffett Rule that all Americans should be able to support: mom and pop businesses should not pay a higher tax rate than Fortune 500 corporations like Warren Buffett's."
Author: Rob Portman
43. "The future is not Big Government. Self-serving politicians. Powerful bureaucrats. This has been tried, tested throughout history. The result has always been disaster. President Obama, your agenda is not new. It's not change, and it's not hope."
Author: Rush Limbaugh
44. "But despite historic levels of obstruction, President Obama was able to bring the economy back from the verge of a second Great Depression."
Author: Steny Hoyer
45. "And those of us who have business opportunities and the capital to do it are going to sit in fear of the President. And a lot of people don't want to say that. They'll say, God, don't be attacking Obama. Well, this is Obama's deal and it's Obama that's responsible for this fear in America."
Author: Steve Wynn
46. "Increased revenues, meaning higher taxes, will be a central element of any successful long-term budget plan, and President Obama is right to insist that the wealthy - the slice of America that has come through the recession in by far the best financial health - should provide those funds."
Author: Steven Rattner
47. "We can absorb a terrorist attack. President Barack Obama, quoted in Obama's Wars by Bob Woodward"
Author: Tim LaHaye
48. "Given the daunting challenges that we face, it's important that president elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one."
Author: Valerie Jarrett
49. "People are struggling. They're trying to make ends meet, and they're looking for Washington to deliver for them. And they don't feel that that's been happening as quickly as it should. We share that frustration. There's no one more frustrated than President Obama."
Author: Valerie Jarrett
50. "Instead of sitting on the sidelines, President Obama has made it clear that the US is ready to lead a global effort to combat climate change."
Author: Valerie Jarrett

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