The office of the presidency — the most powerful position in the world — brings with it many awesome and solemn responsibilities. This is not one of them.
— President Barack Obama
In an off-year election, with Obamacare embarrassing Democrats, the best a Republican not identified with “extremism” could do was 50%. That ought to be a wake-up call.
Why would those who have made war on society or have been a burden to it be permitted to say what shall be done with their remains? Why should they not be compelled to be of some use after death, having failed to be of value to the world during life?
— Washington Post
editorial in 1877
If the shutdown had ended a week earlier, or the election had ended a week later, Cuccinelli would have won. This is a bad omen for Democrats in 2014.
— Brian Baker
This man was talking bad about our people. This is the one issue that brought me here today.
I’ve been laughed at by Democrats since I left the party. They try to make me look like a fool. They’re trying to say, ‘Look at this guy. He’s racist.’ The whole question isn’t about racism.
— Don Yelton, standing by his comments on “The Daily Show”
in which he said the state’s new restrictive voting law is designed “kick Democrats in the butt” including “a bunch of lazy blacks that wants the government to give them everything,” or “a bunch of college kids that’s too lazy to get up off their bohunkus and go get a photo ID.”