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George Will Quotes and Sayings

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Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues.
- George Will

Related topics: Politics

World War II was the last government program that really worked.
- George Will

The future has a way of arriving unannounced.
- George Will

Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.
- George Will

 

Americans are overreaching; overreaching is the most
admirable and most American of the many American excesses.
- George Will

Being elected to Congress is regarded as being sent
on a looting raid for one's friends.
- George Will

Baseball, it is said, is only a game.
True.
And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona.
Not all holes, or games, are created equal.
- George Will

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Football combines the two worst things about America:
it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
- George Will

Politics should share one purpose with religion:
the steady emancipation of the individual through the
education of his passions.
- George Will

Politicians fascinate because they constitute such a paradox;
they are an elite that accomplishes mediocrity for the public good.
- George Will

Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike.
But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its
neck like the butt of a pistol and shout "Bang!"
- George Will

The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are
constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
- George Will

A politician's words reveal less about what he thinks
about his subject than what he thinks about his audience.
- George Will

If your job is to leaven ordinary lives with elevating spectacle,
be elevating or be gone.
- George Will

The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.
- George Will

Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict
pain and get away with it -
short-term pain for long-term gain.
- George Will

You really don't want a president who is a football fan.
Football combines the worst features of American life.
It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
- George Will

As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom,
language becomes printed noise.
- George Will

There may be more poetry than justice in poetic justice.
- George Will

If you seek Hamilton's monument, look around.
You are living in it.
We honor Jefferson, but live in Hamilton's country,
a mighty industrial nation with a strong central government.
- George Will

Pessimism is as American as apple pie -
frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese.
- George Will

Childhood is frequently a solemn business for those inside it.
- George Will

Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society:
violence punctuated by committee meetings.
- George Will

Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses
than for property crimes.
- George Will

In the lexicon of the political class,
the word "sacrifice" means that the citizens are supposed
to mail even more of their income to Washington so
that the political class will not have to sacrifice
the pleasure of spending it.
- George Will

Look, three love affairs in history,
are Abelard and Eloise,
Romeo and Juliet and the American media and this President at the moment.
But this doesn't matter over time.
Reality will impinge.
If his programs work, he's fine.
If it doesn't work, all of the adulation of journalists
in the world won't matter.
- George Will

A society that thinks the choice between ways of living
is just a choice between equally eligible "lifestyles"
turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind.
- George Will

Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty
as religious issues that speak to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight,
otherwise known as political power.
- Maggie Gallagher

You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere.
- Donella Meadows

The largest party in America, by the way,
is neither the Democrats nor the Republicans.
It's the party of non-voters.
- Robert Reich

I think he intends to run for president...
I think Senator McCain cares about the opinions of New Hampshire voters.
- Pat Toomey

Commitments the voters don't know about can't hurt you.
- Ogden Nash

Voters definitely believe Washington is corrupt -
but most think it's bipartisan.
- Chuck Todd

Memo to White House: Calling voters stupid is not a winning strategy.
- Karl Rove

The voters in my district, and around the country,
have demanded that Congress get a hold on the influx
of illegal immigrants and tighten the security around our borders.
- John Linder

We should be the natural home for younger voters.
But today we're not.
Because too often we sound like people who just don't
like contemporary Britain.
- Francis Maude

Conservative voters increasingly understand that the
one legacy a president can leave is his judicial appointments.
- Paul Weyrich

Voters must have faith in the electoral process for
our democracy to succeed.
- Blanche Lincoln

My own electorate, which I represented for 36 years
as an anti-apartheid politician,
had a considerable number of Jewish voters supporting me throughout my career.
- Helen Suzman

There are whole precincts of voters in this country
whose united intelligence does not equal that of one
representative American woman.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Bill Clinton was a liberal who could appeal to conservative-leaning Bubba voters.
- Rich Lowry

What is the primary purpose of a political leader? To build a majority.
If voters care about parking lots, then talk about parking lots.
- Newt Gingrich

While only about half of the voters feel they know
very much about Reagan or what he stands for,
the Republicans who do have a very positive perception of him.
- Robert Teeter

Local television and local TV news isn't telling the
voters about local candidates.
- Reed Hundt

The Democratic Party is on the move across the country.
Voters are responding to our message of progress and fiscal responsibility.
- Joe Andrew

People want a result.
Immigrant voters aren't stupid, and they're going to
know who's on their side.
- Tom Snyder

While Republican voters have remained universally supportive of their President,
Democrats and Independents are returning to a more
naturally critical stance.
- Thomas E. Mann

The Democratic Party looks at massive immigration,
legal and illegal, as a source of voters.
- Tom Tancredo

They reality is that we have 70% of our voters use
a punch card system that I tried to change and that
bipartisan resistance in the legislature stopped.
- Kenneth Blackwell

We do not believe voters gave President Bush a mandate
to turn back the clock decades on so many of our legal protections.
- Ralph Neas

Even as voters, we try to keep up with the guys as much as possible,
mainly through television or ESPN.
- Marcus Allen

Some 43 percent of voters in union households voted
for President Bush in 2004,
according to exit poll data.
- Linda Chavez

Crime is only the worst example, but it is a paradigm
for other Labour policy disasters.
No one tells the voters that crime is falling:
let them stay scared senseless.
- Polly Toynbee

Voters want to know that elections will be conducted fairly and accurately.
- Bill Nelson

I don't think voters give a hoot about the character
of their political advisors,
except to the extent that character reflects on the candidates.
- Bob Woodward

Voters quickly forget what a man says.
- Richard M. Nixon

No voters will be left behind.
- Donna Brazile

He who uses the office he owes to the voters wrongfully
and against them is a thief.
- Jose Marti

I think our voters have made it clear.
Unless someone can demonstrate to me that having larger
class sizes is better than having smaller class sizes,
I'm not going to support it.
- Ron Klein

That the decision is taken away from the voters,
and as in 2000 turned over to the lawyers and the courts.
- John Fund

The voters reward good performance.
So, I'm going to go out and focus, if I become the governor,
to do the very best job I can as governor.
The rest of it will take care of itself.
- Dave Heineman

Research has shown that the perceived style of leadership
is by far the most important thing to most voters in
evaluating officeholders and candidates.
- Robert Teeter

Judges were not the biggest issue for most voters in Georgia in 2002.
- Paul Weyrich

Taxes are important.
President Bush's tax proposals leave no rich person behind.
Voters approve of President Bush helping the kind of
people they wish they were one of.
- Andy Rooney

I firmly believe that as voters come to learn more
and more about John Kerry and learn more and more about
his message that they're going to want a President
who is willing to address the fact that we didn't have a post-war plan in Iraq.
- Harold Ford

At the next General Election, voters face a clear choice:
deregulation and less interference in everyday life with the Conservatives,
or yet more regulation and interference under Mr Blair.
- John Redwood

Voters did say 'repeal health care,' they did say 'reduce the size of government.'
But not a single one of them from the tea party or
anywhere said 'give tax breaks to the wealthiest.'
- Charles Schumer

I reject the notion that a high turnout helps Senator Kerry.
I think in Florida at least, it's going to help President
Bush because we have gotten more registered voters than the Democrats,
and our base is just fired up - thanks to your help and a lot of others.
- Jeb Bush

Well, first of all, I think that a lot of the voters
who are voting for the tea party candidates have really good impulses.
That is, they believe that for years and years and years,
the people with wealth and power or government power
have done well and ordinary people have not.
That's true.
- William J. Clinton

We love the ability of the people to influence the
actions of decision-makers,
of lawmakers and presidents to be removed from or elevated
to office by the will of voters,
and of the community to connect amongst diverse populations through the ballot box.
- Charles Rangel


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