The speaker said there aren't the votes on the floor to re-open the government. Let me issue him a friendly challenge. Put it on the floor Monday or Tuesday. I would bet there are the votes to pass it.
Oct 06, 2013
Republicans have a problem. If they don’t pass immigration reform, they can say ‘adios’ to the White House in 2016.
Dec 05, 2013
[President Obama] made so many promises. We thought that he was going to be -- I shouldn't say this at Christmastime -- but the next messiah.
Dec 17, 2013
Today, unfortunately, the right to vote seems to have become a partisan issue. Democrats seek to guarantee and expand voting rights. Republicans try to undermine and suppress voting rights.
Feb 27, 2014
All political movements are like this: we are in the right, everyone else is in the wrong. The people on our own side who disagree with us are heretics, and they start becoming enemies. With it comes an absolute conviction of your own moral superiority. There's oversimplification in everything, and a terror of flexibility.
Nov 11, 1997
You can’t build a base for a candidacy in a year, or two years, or even four years. The only way to get candidates worth having is to build the social force that will create candidates worth having.
Mar 09, 2014
What’s with the poverty Tourette’s? Why do these two think we need a hobo for president?
Jun 24, 2014
As goes Ohio, so goes the presidential race…We've got a full time field staff there now in Ohio. We’ve got full time offices now…This was something that, historically, unfortunately, our party's only been involved with during the last five months of a campaign. I think it's been terrible for our party. We've changed things at the RNC.
Jul 08, 2014
I think Republicans will not win again in my lifetime … unless they become a new GOP, a new Republican Party. And it has to be a transformation. Not a little tweaking at the edges.
Feb 13, 2014