Three of the last four [elections], ’06, ’08, and ’12, were disastrous for Republicans. And they were years in which we just we stayed quiet, we went along the get-along, we didn’t stand on principle. The only year that was a good year for Republicans was 2010, when we painted in bold colors, not in pale pastels. We stood for principle. I think winning this fight right now is the most important thing we can do to see significant victories in 2014.
Oct 07, 2013
You know what? I think the American people are a little pissed, and I think they’re pissed at both parties - I think they’re really pissed at both parties - and it will be reflected during election time…
Oct 08, 2013
We fought the good fight. We just didn’t win.
Oct 16, 2013
While the president is happy to negotiate with Vladimir Putin, he won't engage with congress.
Sep 19, 2013
When it comes to the budget, we know that we shouldn't be cutting more on core investments, like education, that are going to help us grow in the future. And we've already seen the deficit cut in half. It's going down faster than any time in the last 60 years. So why would we make more cuts in education, more cuts in basic research? Nobody thinks that's a good idea.
Aug 23, 2013
We want [government] down to the size to where it would fit in a bathtub, and then it could worry about what we were up to.
Aug 26, 2012
The first question that they should ask themself, what do wars give America? ...No political gain, no economic gain, no good reputation. United States is at all low...the credibility is at...all-time low. So this war is against the interests of the United States.
Sep 09, 2013
We found enough fat in the Defense Department to send a truck of potato chips to the obese.
Aug 08, 2011
It is not merely a mathematical exercise. It’s really a cultural decision over who we are and what kind of country we want to be.
Feb 19, 2011