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Democratic politicians have disliked things I've written,
by Adam Clymer

Democratic politicians have disliked things I've written,
Republican politicians...
if they all love you, you might as well be driving a Good Humor truck.
- Adam Clymer

There's a Washington standard of casually putting things off the record.
It's really gone too far.
I don't know an easy way to turn it back.
- Adam Clymer

When I came back to Washington to be The Times' chief
congressional correspondent in 1991,
I was looking for a book subject, and Ted Kennedy stood out for two reasons.
- Adam Clymer

Ted Kennedy is the only person alive who might know
more than we do about Chappaquiddick,
and he may not.
- Adam Clymer

 

I thought writing about somebody current would be a
little closer to what I'm used to doing.
- Adam Clymer

Another thing that's quite different in writing a book
as a practicing newspaperman is that if you look at
what you've written the next morning and you think
you didn't get it quite right,
you can fix it.
- Adam Clymer

A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss,
in the Republican Party he is a leader.
- Harry S. Truman

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Radical changes in world politics leave America with
a heightened responsibility to be,
for the world, an example of a genuinely free,
democratic, just and humane society.
- Pope John Paul II

Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long
gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic
societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.
- Jacques Chirac

Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.
- Alvin Toffler

Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition.
- Mercy Otis Warren

Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve
the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.
- Margaret Thatcher

If we have only one that can govern,
and we chose him...
does that mean we're not democratic?
- Ahmed Ali

The class distinctions proper to a democratic society
are not those of rank or money,
still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned,
of race, but of age.
- W. H. Auden

Our plan is to struggle against terrorism and have
security for the country and help draft a democratic
constitution as soon as possible.
- Jalal Talabani

While there continues to be differences,
the important point is that all citizens and elected
officials use democratic and legal avenues for solving those differences.
- Boris Trajkovski

It's about getting a more democratic Wales for the
purpose of improving our economic performance,
for improving the delivery of health care,
for raising educational standards.
- Ron Davies

I think the Democratic Party realizes,
having lost two presidential elections,
we need to do a better job of creating a farm team.
- John Mahoney

This is the voice of Vietnam Broadcasting from Hanoi,
capitol of the Democratic republic of Vietnam.
- Hanoi Hannah

Tony Rezko and Bill Ayers should lead the Democratic Party.
They are the only Democrats with any convictions.
- Evan Sayet

No longer should we rely on oil from countries that
are not necessarily friendly or democratic.
- Cathy McMorris

If we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday at
a time of presidential inaugurals,
this is thanks to Ronald Reagan who created the holiday,
and not to the Democratic Congress of the Carter years,
which rejected it.
- David Horowitz

It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond
these failings that Black citizens and civil rights
workers risked unemployment,
violence and death.
- Elijah Cummings

In the kingdom of consumption the citizen is king.
A democratic monarchy: equality before consumption,
fraternity in consumption, and freedom through consumption.
- Raoul Vaneigem

We sincerely ask the Beijing authorities across the
Strait to view the election result from a positive perspective,
to accept the democratic decision of the Taiwanese people.
- Chen Shui-bian

It does not seem that the contradiction which exists
between the aristocratic function of art and the democratic
structure of modern society can ever be resolved.
- Herbert Read

It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-biased media
and the homosexuals who want to destroy all Christians.
- Pat Robertson

What Democratic congressmen do to their women staffers,
Republican congressmen do to the country.
- Bill Maher

I see Turkey's future as being in Europe,
as one of many prosperous, tolerant,
democratic countries.
- Orhan Pamuk

So what we - all we really want, I think,
from the so-called Democratic wing of the Democratic
Party is really to stand up for what we believe in.
- Howard Dean

We know from our own history that democratic institutions take decades to mature,
and we know from past conflicts that freedom is not free.
- Jim DeMint

Remember and help America remember that the fellowship
of human beings is more important than the fellowship
of race and class and gender in a democratic society.
- Marian Wright Edelman

I wish I had the billions of dollars that George Soros
has that he has used to fund Democratic causes in the past.
- Karl Rove

In subsequent years the groups you named had important
roles in educating people about the real issues in Washington and Raleigh,
and within the Democratic Party.
- Jesse Helms

I believe in trade unionism, and I believe in democracy,
in democratic trade unionism.
- Richard Attenborough

People live with the illusion that we have a democratic system,
but it's only the outward form of one.
In reality we live in a plutocracy, a government of the rich.
- Jose Saramago

The Democratic Party had no idea how to use the Internet.
They treated it like free money and then kept on doing
all the rest of the things they normally do.
- Wes Boyd

A democratic government is the only one in which those
who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Democracy is the common pursuit of mankind,
and all countries must earnestly protect the democratic rights of the people.
- Jinato Hu

I think the real place where most evangelicals have
trouble with the Democratic Party is on the issue of abortion.
- Tony Campolo

In other words, a democratic government is the only
one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Lasting peace and security in Iraq and Afghanistan
will be achieved when we establish the conditions for democratic,
economically viable nations.
- John Warner

The Democratic party has gone so far to the left that
people just can't relate to it anymore and the Republican
party is trying to go totally to the right.
- Glenn Danzig

We have not created any sort of democratic test for any nation.
- Mikhail Saakashvili

They talk about conscription as a democratic institution.
Yes; so is a cemetary.
- Meyer London

The message of the free world to any potential Palestinian
leadership should be a simple one:
Embrace democratic reform and we will embrace you.
- Natan Sharansky

I believe and I say it is true Democratic feeling,
that all the measures of the Government are directed
to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.
- William Henry Harrison

I believed that English-speaking people had a divine
mission to civilize the world by making it western,
democratic and Christian.
- Luke Ford

I think that those elements - light and sound -
are beyond democratic.
They're into the creative part of life.
- Ornette Coleman

They knew that Roosevelt and the Democratic party made a difference on them,
on their quality of life issues, and they believed in that.
But today it is completely different.
- Richard M. Daley

Someone who does an act.
In a democratic society, you're supposed to be an activist;
that is,
you participate.
It could be a letter written to an editor.
- Studs Terkel

Iraq's elite Republican Guard is doing so badly they're
changing their name to the Democratic Guard.
- David Letterman

Apparently there are some Democratic leaders in the
Senate that are running for office who now believe in tax cuts.
- Jeb Bush

This Constitution does not reflect the thoughts,
hopes and aspirations of ordinary people.
It does nothing for jobs or economic growth and widens
further still the democratic deficit.
- Nigel Farage

We have new developing ties with Japan whom always
supports our democratic process and economic development.
- Ali A. Saleh

If you talk to any of my Democratic colleagues who lost that year,
they would tell that gun control was one of the major
contributory factors in the loss of their seats.
- John Dingell

There is no Democratic or Republican way of cleaning the streets.
- Fiorello LaGuardia

The way forward is by building political support for
republican and democratic objectives across Ireland
and by winning support for these goals internationally.
- Gerry Adams

The merit of a democratic regime rests on one's continual
willingness to exchange views,
and to compete on the basis of individual merit and capacities.
- Jose Eduardo Dos Santos

The government of the German Democratic Republic rejects secret policies.
It works for the people, and only the people,
so it does not need to keep secrets like the warmongers.
- Walter Ulbricht

A lot of the things that we've been able to do in the
last several years were Democratic ideas,
including the structure for this new director of national intelligence.
- Jane Harman

We have established a new basis in our country in which
economic liberalization would continue to flourish
alongside democratic forces and deregulated power structure.
- Ibrahim Babangida

One needs to know what the hierarchy of values are
from which one takes inspiration,
and in a democratic society this is the subject of
continuous democratic debate.
- Rocco Buttiglione

The reason why I buy into the Democratic Party more
than the Republican Party is because there are over
2,000 verses of Scripture that deal with responding
to the needs of the poor.
- Tony Campolo

The whole new Democratic Party is the old Republican Party.
We have a whole bunch of elephants running around in donkey's clothes.
- Robert Novak

I think that people have to have to have a sense of
what ideas are one the progressive side,
the Democratic side in order ultimately to be effective in the political world.
- John Podesta

So I'm in the Republican Party for the same reason
I was in the Democratic Party:
to make sure blacks are included,
along with everyone else.
- Charles Evers

If our country is to reach a workable solution to the abortion issue,
the Democratic party must be open to and tolerant of opposing views.
- Robert Casey

The health of a democratic society may be measured
by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

The list of non-democratic regimes that have seen significant
reforms since 2001 is long and significant.
- Ginny B. Waite

Few businessmen are capable of being in politics,
they don't understand the democratic process,
they have neither the tolerance or the depth it takes.
Democracy isn't a business.
- Malcolm Forbes


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