People who fundamentally disagree with you politically or socially are not bad people. I can't expect that other side to have compassion for me if I can't put myself in their shoes, too.
Instead of listening to the siren song of false prophets, we must relearn to work together with respect for opposing points of views in a search for the common ground and a recommitment to shared values that will help us together reaffirm our common humanity.
Jan 12, 2017
Oftentimes when we think we're engaged in reasoned policy discussion we're actually engaged in complex efforts to rationalize the direction in which our tribal affiliations are pushing us.
Jan 10, 2014
We will have disagreements, but we will disagree as friends and never stop working together toward victory.
Aug 05, 2016
Article II Section 2 of the Constitution says the President of the United States nominates justices to the Supreme Court, with the advice and consent of the Senate. I can't find a clause that says '... except when there's a year left in the term of a Democratic president.'
Feb 14, 2016
Get a backbone—do your job.
Oct 26, 2015
I was not elected dictator of the House.
Nov 01, 2015
I think the process stinks.
Oct 27, 2015
Our founders didn’t want some parliamentary system where if you won the majority you got to do whatever you wanted. They wanted this long, slow process. And so change comes slowly. And obviously too slowly for some.
Sep 27, 2015
I’m a policy guy, so I think I can do the most good for the country at Ways and Means. It’s the job I always wanted, and it allows me to focus on the issues that are really important for our future.
Oct 08, 2015