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1. "A favorite liberal taunt is to accuse conservatives of clinging to an idealized past. Poor, right-wing Americans vaguely sense the world is changing and now they're lashing out. What about the idealized past liberals cling to? They all act as if they were civil rights foot soldiers constantly getting beat up by 500-pound southern sheriffs, while every twenty-year-old Republican today is treated as if he is on Team Bull Connor. At best, the struggle for civil rights was an intra-Democratic Party fight. More accurately, it was Republicans and blacks fighting Democrat segregationists and enablers."
Author: Ann Coulter
2. "Today, grass-roots Republicans want to drink a bottle of 2010 small-government wine, but our candidates were bottled in another era, before the tea party's ideas took root."
Author: Ari Fleischer
3. "And the Republican Party especially associates the market with the idea of progress, goodness, family, and points us toward the mall as an answer to all our personal dreams."
Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild
4. "Perhaps my children will one day pledge their loyalty to the Republican Party. Or perhaps they'll dismiss my liberalism as mild pap, and become anarchists. Either way may well be a reaction to my manipulation, my values. We are all the product of the indoctrination we received at the hands of our parents, even when we are repudiating that ideology."
Author: Ayelet Waldman
5. "It is, of course, further indication that a fundamentalist right has really taken over much of the Republican Party, People might cite George Bush as proof that you can be totally impervious to the effects of Harvard and Yale education."
Author: Barney Frank
6. "Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them."
Author: Barry M. Goldwater
7. "When, in 2012, Newt Gingrich was asked about how his religious beliefs would affect his conduct should he become president, the Republican nominee hopeful answered, "One of the reasons I am running is there has been an increasingly aggressive war against religion and in particular against Christianity" in the United States. For a potential president to state that he sees himself as a wartime candidate who will defend his party against other citizens is astonishing. There is not even a pretense here of "united states"."
Author: Candida Moss
8. "I want everyone in the Republican party who opposed me to know this: you are welcome to join this people's crusade. Come aboard. You are both welcome and needed. If we unite, we'll win - and we'll rebuild New York."
Author: Carl Paladino
9. "I'm a Republican and I'm gonna stay a Republican because they need somebody like me to stay in the Party and keep hammering away."
Author: Charles Evers
10. "I think I can do more inside the Republican Party to keep it in the center of the road. That's where Eisenhower was. And I'm an unabashed Eisenhower Republican."
Author: Charles H. Percy
11. "Half a century ago, Ronald Reagan, the man whose relentless optimism inspired me to enter politics, famously said that he didn't leave the Democratic Party; the party left him. I can certainly relate. I didn't leave the Republican Party; it left me."
Author: Charlie Crist
12. "If I can't negotiate something that gets more than four Republicans, I'm not a very good representative of my party."
Author: Chuck Grassley
13. "Really it's hard to know where the Republican Party ends and the Tea Party begins."
Author: Debbie Wasserman Schultz
14. "Everyone except the far right wing of the Republican Party realizes that oil, gas and coal burning are the main activities that have sent the climate into bigger floods, droughts, hurricanes, and El Ninos."
Author: Donella Meadows
15. "Even as a partisan Republican, I'm not sure a 40-year run is healthy for either party."
Author: Ed Gillespie
16. "I'm a dedicated Republican and a proud party man."
Author: Ed Gillespie
17. "…in recent history the Democrat Party has created the illusion that their agenda and their policies are what's best for black people. Somehow it's been forgotten that the Republican Party was founded in 1854 as an abolitionist movement with one simple creed: that slavery is a violation of the rights of man."
Author: Elbert Guillory
18. "We pledge to fight the dark forces high in the counsels of the Republican Party which have made political capital out of the techniques of character assassination by innuendo."
Author: Emanuel Celler
19. "I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man's political hopes and the ark of his safety."
Author: Frederick Douglass
20. "I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress."
Author: Frederick Douglass
21. "Before the nineteen-seventies, most Republicans in Washington accepted the institutions of the welfare state, and most Democrats agreed with the logic of the Cold War. Despite the passions over various issues, government functioned pretty well. Legislators routinely crossed party lines when they voted, and when they drank; filibusters in the Senate were reserved for the biggest bills; think tanks produced independent research, not partisan talking points. The "D." or "R." after a politician's name did not tell you what he thought about everything, or everything you thought about him."
Author: George Packer
22. "A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader."
Author: Harry S. Truman
23. "It is intellectually dishonest to present the Republican Party as the only supporter of Zionism and Israel. The Democrats, while posing as an alternative to the right wing, are just as dedicated to Israel and they are far more dependent on Jewish votes and Jewish money than the Republicans. According to Israeli sources, over 70% of all contributions to Democratic candidates are provided by Jews; Jews provide a relatively meager 35% of all contributions to Republican candidates."
Author: Israel Shamir
24. "If the Republican Party continues to ignore its conservative base, then the Party is headed to oblivion."
Author: Jerome Corsi
25. "The debate in the Republican Party needs to be between libertarians and conservatives."
Author: Jim DeMint
26. "I'm serious about this. The Republican Party needs to reform or die. President Bush did three things. He destroyed the Republican majority, he crippled the American conservative movement and he weakened the country. That's a hell of a trifecta."
Author: Joe Scarborough
27. "On economic policy, my support of smaller government, lower taxes and economic reform is consistent with the mainstream of the Republican Party in the United States and with many Democrats as well."
Author: John Howard
28. "And Republican women have always been the backbone of our party. We do the work, we are strong believers in conservative values. Having more of those voices in place at a state level is going to be a great improvement for us as a party."
Author: Kerry Healey
29. "The right-wing of the Republican party isn't so much a political agenda as a plea for help."
Author: Larry Flynt
30. "Decades ago, women suffered through horrifying back-alley abortions. Or, they used dangerous methods when they had no other recourse. So when the Republican Party launched an all-out assault on women's health, pushing bills to limit access to vital services, we had to ask: Why is the GOP trying to send women back... to the back alley?"
Author: Lisa Edelstein
31. "I came into the Republican party in 1980, when I was a college student at Georgetown."
Author: Luis Fortuno
32. "The reality of it is I think the GOP - Republicans and certainly conservatives - will partner with the Tea Party movement around this country."
Author: Michael Steele
33. "There is no struggle, rift, fight between those who claim the banner of the tea party and those who are in the Republican Party. We work together."
Author: Michael Steele
34. "Up until, really, Roosevelt, African-Americans largely voted ninety per cent Republican. That was the political origins, that's what their political voice was in the Republican party. During that history, that last sixty or seventy years of history, the Republican party effectively walked away from the community. They were afraid to really embrace civil rights even though they embraced civil rights legislation. And so it's not enough to just to put it on paper, you gotta actually show up and be in the community, and understand what that struggle was really about."
Author: Michael Steele
35. "My style is a little bit different than most conventional Republican Party chairmen. My style is more grass roots-oriented. I'm much more of a street guy. I love hanging out in boardrooms, but I prefer to be in neighborhoods and communities."
Author: Michael Steele
36. "I think more so than the Republican Party, we reflect America on the Democratic side of the aisle, and that's a healthy thing. I mean, that's what democracy is all about."
Author: Mike Ross
37. "I think the Republican Party is supposed to be the party of less government intrusion."
Author: Monica Crowley
38. "The struggle you see in the Republican Party today is the country club Republican versus the bowling alley Republican. Colin Powell brings us back to the country club image. He's an insider. He's a moderate."
Author: Pete Du Pont
39. "The whole new Democratic Party is the old Republican Party. We have a whole bunch of elephants running around in donkey's clothes."
Author: Robert Novak
40. "The largest party in America, by the way, is neither the Democrats nor the Republicans. It's the party of non-voters."
Author: Robert Reich
41. "I think we need one recognized, respected public figure to make a tough, blunt statement on just what Reagan's record is and what he might do to the country, let alone the Republican Party before Christmas."
Author: Robert Teeter
42. "I'm a total Republican, but I've never claimed to be a Christian-right conservative. They're a large but dwindling part of the Party."
Author: Roger Stone
43. "Traditionally, Young Republicans have been a leading indicator of the direction of the party."
Author: Roger Stone
44. "The current Republican Party is not really the Republican Party. It's been hijacked by this group that is not just Islamophobic but, really, xenophobic. They believe in sort of white, middle America, gun-toting - it's scary. They're seriously racist, racist people."
Author: Ron Schiller
45. "I am impatient with those Republicans who after the last election rushed into print saying, 'We must broaden the base of our party'- when what they meant was to fuzz up and blur even more the differences between ourselves and our opponents"
Author: Ronald Reagan
46. "Christians can disagree about public policy in good faith, and a libertarian and a social democrat can both claim to be living out the gospel. But the Christian libertarian has a particular obligation to recognize those places where libertarianism's emphasis on freedom can shade into an un-Christian worship of the individual. Likewise the Christian liberal: even as he supports government interventions to assist the poor and dispossessed, he should be constantly on guard against the tendency to deify Leviathan and wary of the ways that government power can easily be turned to inhuman and immoral ends.In the contemporary United States, a host of factors—from the salience of issues like abortion to the anti-Christian biases of our largely left-wing intelligentsia—ensure that many orthodox Christians feel more comfortable affiliating with the Republican Party than with the Democrats. But this comfort should not blind Christians to the GOP's flaws."
Author: Ross Douthat
47. "Second, the President's popularity has not translated into increased support for the Republican party or for the policies and approaches on domestic policy championed by the President."
Author: Thomas E. Mann
48. "Today's Republican Party...is an insurgent outlier. It has become ideologically extreme; contemptuous of the inherited social and economic policy regime; scornful of compromise; unpersuaded by conventional understanding of facts, evidence, and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition, all but declaring war on the government. The Democratic Party, while no paragon of civic virtue, is more ideologically centered and diverse, protective of the government's role as it developed over the course of the last century, open to incremental changes in policy fashioned through bargaining with the Republicans, and less disposed to or adept at take-no-prisoners conflict between the parties. This asymmetry between the parties, which journalists and scholars often brush aside or whitewash in a quest for "balance," constitutes a huge obstacle to effective governance."
Author: Thomas E. Mann
49. "Republicans should simply focus on first principles and give the American people what they want - an honest party dedicated to common sense, fiscal responsibility and limited government. If we govern to save the country, we'll do well as a party."
Author: Tom Coburn
50. "The Republican Party looks at massive immigration, legal and illegal, as a source of cheap labor, satisfying a very important constituency."
Author: Tom Tancredo

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