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Thomas E. Mann Quotes and Sayings

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Congress requires states to draw single-member districts.
- Thomas E. Mann

In addition to the decline in competition,
American politics today is characterized by a growing
ideological polarization between the two major political parties.
- Thomas E. Mann

Responsibility for overseeing the implementation of
election law typically resides with partisan officials,
many with public stakes in the election outcome.
- Thomas E. Mann

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

 

America is an outlier in the world of democracies when
it comes to the structure and conduct of elections.
- Thomas E. Mann

Votes in federal elections are cast and counted in
a highly decentralized and variable fashion,
with no uniform ballots and few national standards.
- Thomas E. Mann

With the parties at virtual parity and the ideological
gulf between them never greater,
the stakes of majority control of Congress are extremely high.
- Thomas E. Mann

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But presidential approval also became a surrogate measure
of national unity and patriotism.
- Thomas E. Mann

A healthy degree of party unity among Democrats and
Republicans has deteriorated into bitter partisan warfare.
- Thomas E. Mann

Presidents are elected not by direct popular vote but
by 538 members of the Electoral College.
- Thomas E. Mann

Second, the President's popularity has not translated
into increased support for the Republican party or
for the policies and approaches on domestic policy
championed by the President.
- Thomas E. Mann

The increase in straight-ticket party voting in recent
years means that competitive congressional races can
tip one way or the other depending on the showing of
the candidates at the top of the ticket.
- Thomas E. Mann

The public's evaluation of the job George W. Bush is
doing as president changed dramatically as a result
of the horrific attacks of September 11 and his response
in leading the country on a campaign against terrorism.
- Thomas E. Mann

All of this suggests that while citizens became more
comfortable with President Bush after September 11
and thought him to have the requisite leadership skills,
they continue to harbor doubts about his priorities,
loyalties, interests, and policies.
- Thomas E. Mann

In the House, Republican prospects have been buoyed
by several successful rounds of redistricting,
which have sharply reduced the number of competitive
seats and given the Republicans a national advantage
of at least a dozen seats.
- Thomas E. Mann

Further-more, partisan attachments powerfully shape political perceptions,
beliefs and values, and incumbents enjoy advantages
well beyond the way in which their districts are configured.
- Thomas E. Mann

First, his job approval ratings have been trending down for many months,
a trend that has accelerated in recent weeks as the
war on terrorism has been supplanted in the public's
mind by corporate scandals,
stock market declines, and a growing sense of economic insecurity.
- Thomas E. Mann

Redistricting is a deeply political process,
with incumbents actively seeking to minimize the risk
to themselves (via bipartisan gerrymanders) or to gain
additional seats for their party (via partisan gerrymanders).
- Thomas E. Mann

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if
the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.
- Cullen Hightower

Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it.
- Cullen Hightower

The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening
in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.
- Hendrik Willem Van Loon

Suppose you were an idiot,
and suppose you were a member of Congress;
but I repeat myself.
- Mark Twain

This country has come to feel the same when Congress
is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
- Will Rogers

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

You can lead a man to Congress,
but you can't make him think.
- Milton Berle

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

You know they say the most dangerous person of the
world is a member of the United States Congress just
home from a three-day fact-finding trip.
- Johnny Isakson

Finally, we need more Border Patrol agents.
Although Congress has already tripled the number of
Border Patrol agents since the late 1980s,
more are still needed.
- Ric Keller

I really think the Patriot Act violates our Constitution.
It was, it is, an illegal act.
The Congress, the Senate and the president cannot change the Constitution.
- Peter Camejo

When I testified in front of Congress,
I know that I was testifying under oath and I told the truth.
- Rafael Palmeiro

Congress should pass legislation to remove from the
federal courts their jurisdiction to hear these outrageous
challenges to the Ten Commandments and the Pledge of Allegiance.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Sometimes running for Congress is a four-year strategy
in terms of getting out there and building a network.
- Artur Davis

What standards are upheld by the scientific community
affect the community internally,
and also affect its relations with society at large,
including Congress.
- Serge Lang

It is crucial that members of Congress cast votes that
are supportive of the values upon which our nation was founded:
equality,
freedom, and opportunity for all people.
- Joe Baca

I came to Congress to help reduce spending.
- Dave Reichert

Yet the whole preamble of the second authorization
act for the Marshall Plan showed the direction Congress
was ready to take about breaking down barriers within Europe.
- W. Averell Harriman

Congress should be forward thinking in the policies we set,
instead of waiting until catastrophe looms.
- Bill Frist

Since coming to Congress, I have been advocating for
increased resources for research in the physical sciences
and for the Department of Energy Office of Science in particular.
- Judy Biggert

Congress: Bingo with billions.
- Red Skelton

Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades
pandering to environmental extremists.
The policies they have put in place are in large part
responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today.
We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years.
- Marsha Blackburn

The President and the Democrats on Congress have exploited
the financial crisis to advance their socialist big government tax,
spend and borrow agenda.
- Bradley A. Blakeman

I continued to serve in Congress until 2001.
- David Minge

We're committed to working with Congress to doing what
the president said he was always going to do,
which is cut the deficit in half over the -
over his first term.
- Christina Romer

Media companies, under the guise of piracy,
are asking congress to give them more control over fair use.
Hollywood wants to control innovation.
- Joe Krauss

The jam is moving toward the Capitol where Congress
sits in judgment on all the administrative agencies of Government.
- Grace Abbott

Last year, Congress gave the Department of Defense
the authority to design a new civilian personnel system
for its employees as part of the defense authorization bill.
- Norm Dicks

We're novices.
We have friends now who are part of the freshman class
who in some cases have run for Congress two and three
times before they won their seat.
- Max Burns

I had taken on the color of the climate around me and
had driven back all the emotion that rose from the
Brooklyn streets so that I could belong to the exclusive club of Congress.
- Emanuel Celler

My mother was a Northern woman, daughter of Hon.
John Sergeant, a distinguished lawyer,
and for many years representative in Congress from Philadelphia.
- John Sergeant Wise

The difference between the more traditional sports
clubs and Congress is that Congress doesn't really
compete against another team.
- Cal Thomas

Yes, I do agree we need health care reform;
however,
this bill badly misses the mark.
Congress can and must do better for the American people.
- John Mica

Republicans in Congress boosted the economy by cutting
taxes and ending programs that don't work.
- Zach Wamp

Congress is headed in the wrong direction with this
bill which removes any and all incentives from the
food industry to improve their products for children.
- Bob Filner

My top three priorities for my first term in Congress are growing our economy;
providing for quality,
affordable health care; and keeping our nation and communities safe.
- Cathy McMorris

We need to be calling out the flaws and misguided decisions
of the Democrats in Congress and the Obama administration.
- Timothy Pawlenty

They all agree, they are all unanimous in Congress,
in the States, on the rostrum, in the sanctuary -
everywhere they declare that slavery shall not go into the Territories.
- Robert Toombs

In the first 50 years of the filibuster,
it was used only 35 times.
But the last Congress alone had 112 cloture motions filed,
plus threats of more.
This is the tyranny of the minority.
- Peter Fenn

Promoting job creation and economic growth in the Hudson
Valley is one of my top priorities in Congress.
- Sue Kelly

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

Anytime a large, emergency spending bill makes its way through Congress,
the potential for mischief is great.
- Chris Chocola

I supported Bob Schaffer's three races for Congress.
But we all had concerns about whether he could win statewide.
Then my wife suggested that I get it.
- Pete Coors

The Republican Party is in charge.
They've been charge of the Congress and spending for 10 years.
- Chaka Fattah

I said what I said before Congress because I meant every word of it.
- Rafael Palmeiro

Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could
get through Congress today? It wouldn't even get out of committee.
- F. Lee Bailey

There is a need for Social Security reform to ensure its stability,
and Congress must act.
- Grace Napolitano

I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate;
and while the debate goes on,
the canal does also.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Sometimes Congress likes to milk an issue.
- Steve Largent

You want to balance the budget in this country? We
change the salary structure for Congress and the President.
Every year they don't balance the budget,
we don't pay them.
- Daniel Keys Moran

This Congress is simply not doing its job under Republican leadership.
- Jim Cooper

Madam Speaker, before being elected to Congress,
I ran a manufacturing business that did a significant
percentage of our sales outside the United States.
- Chris Chocola

We have some Jewish members of Congress,
not a lot but there's a bunch of us.
- Gary Ackerman


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