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Partisan Quotes

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I think it's an area that one writes from that is curious
because it is not a clearly defined partisan one.
- Breyten Breytenbach

In my job you can't just put your head in the sand
and throw partisan bombshells.
You have to get results.
- Amy Klobuchar

US presidents can make all the commitments and declarations
they want until they are blue in the face,
in the Muslim world they will always be perceived as partisan.
- Daniel Barenboim

I don't back down.
I don't cave when the pressure gets too great from
these partisan political ideological forces.
- Dan Rather

 

Due to the political nature of film,
partisan film making,
especially where the subject is close to the film makers hart,
tend to be the norm, rather than the exception.
- Ben Edwards

I never could be a partisan leader -
a man of one idea.
- Joshua Chamberlain

I am a partisan and artisan of Europe.
But I draw the lessons of my experience in government.
- Laurent Fabius

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The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan
value and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

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

I try not to spend too much time on partisan politics.
Life's too short for that.
I don't really believe that there have been many human
problems solved by politics.
- Dean Koontz

I'm very partisan, but I'm also very fair.
- Donald M. Payne

I am not a rabid partisan.
- Joe Wilson

He thinks that Schiller and St Paul were just two Partisan Review editors.
- Randall Jarrell

I full well realize that politics is a rough and tumble business,
but politics should not be reduced to lobbing partisan hand grenades.
Politics is not war.
Terrorism is.
- Pat Roberts

President Obama has embraced a partisan,
polarizing strategy since day one when he chose hyper-partisan
Rahm Emanuel to be his White House Chief of Staff.
- Rory Cooper

Partisan politics has no place in the classroom.
- Juan Cole

Even as a partisan Republican, I'm not sure a 40-year
run is healthy for either party.
- Ed Gillespie

You see, party labels do not ensure unanimity any more
than trying to cast the challenge we confront as a
people through a partisan prism.
- J. D. Hayworth

The administration still wants to govern from the far-left
and that's going to produce kind a partisan result here in the Congress.
- Mitch McConnell

I promised to have no partisan affiliation and no subsidy except advertising.
- Benjamin Henry Day

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

Congress needs strong parties, but it also needs the
capacity to deal with budget and entitlement challenges
that are likely beyond the reach of pure partisan exertion.
- David E. Price

Indeed it can be argued that to make a powerful film
you must care about the subject,
therefore powerful films tend to be both political and partisan in nature.
- Ben Edwards

Those who consider the Devil to be a partisan of Evil
and angels to be warriors for Good accept the demagogy of the angels.
Things are clearly more complicated.
- Milan Kundera

There's no such thing as a partisan base.
- Stephanie Herseth

I've worked very hard in this book to keep the lines of communication open.
I don't want to turn someone away from this information
for partisan political reasons.
- Jared Diamond

I was a little girl fighting as a partisan against Nazi-Fascism.
- Oriana Fallaci

I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition,
but by the ingenuous praise of the partisan.
- Jean Rostand

I have also come to understand Congress' need for a
bipartisan as well as a partisan capacity.
- David E. Price

But we must not, if we are loyal, disperse our energies
in a partisan warfare that is waged without regard
to its consequences to the well being,
security, or honor of the country.
- Bainbridge Colby

It's nice to say let's be bipartisan.
But we're a partisan nation.
We were raised as a partisan nation.
- Colin Powell

The Archivist of the United States essentially works
for the American people across partisan lines and not,
regardless of which Administration nominates the person,
for a particular President or political party.
- Allen Weinstein

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

All partisan movements add to the fullness of our understanding of society as a whole.
They never detract; or, in any case,
one must not allow them to do so.
Experience adds to experience.
- Alice Walker

I think he could have made most of the trips and gone
to most of the fund-raisers if he would have avoided
the partisan rhetoric and talked to the country as
President in each of these appearances rather than
to the narrow partisan audiences.
- Robert Teeter

In the beginning I thought, and still think,
he did great good in giving support and encouragement to this movement.
But I did not believe then, and have never believed since,
that these ills can be settled by partisan political methods.
They are moral and economic questions.
- Ray Stannard Baker

Welfare reform happened with reconciliation;
half the Democrats voted for it.
The Bush tax cuts happened with reconciliation;
twelve Democratic Senators voted for it.
You didn't have a real partisan issue on those times that it was used.
- Tom Coburn

Just last week, I was successful in passing two bi-partisan
amendments through the House of Representatives that
aim to address the even larger problem of cracking
down on countries who export the materials to create
meth into the United States.
- Mark Kennedy

Motivated more by partisan politics than by national security,
today's Democratic leaders see America as an occupier,
not a liberator.
And nothing makes this Marine madder than someone calling
American troops occupiers rather than liberators.
- Zell Miller

Politics is too partisan, and sometimes patriotism is cast aside.
Patriotism is honor and love of your country and your brothers and sisters.
With politics I get the impression that it's all about
what's good for the party and not necessarily what's good for the country.
- Ricardo Montalban

I am confident that this legislature will rise above partisan bickering,
especially after the public promises its members made last fall,
and that it will demonstrate a high capacity for civil service.
- Charles Edison

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

What is more comforting to the terrorists around the world:
the failure to pass the 9/11 legislation because we
lacked 'a majority of the majority,'
or putting aside partisan politics to enact tough new
legislation with America's security foremost in mind?
- Rahm Emanuel

I.
cannot stoop to reply to the folly and the slander
of every poor Tory partisan who assails me,
and I should not have noticed you but for the fact
that you are a member of the House of Commons.
- John Bright

In the face of severe partisan divisions,
a still floundering economy, and two foreign wars,
"yes we can" is at risk of becoming this generation's
"a chicken in every pot."
That is,
a punchline rather than a political affirmation.
- Thomas J. Whalen

This is not the time for partisan bickering.
This is not the time for politics as usual.
Some of us are Democrats.
Some of us are Republicans.
Some of us are Independents.
Above all, we must be Oklahomans first.
- Brad Henry

We have a rare and perhaps small window of opportunity
to set partisan differences aside,
and attempt to achieve what many in recent years have felt was unreachable -
greater retirement security for ourselves and our children.
- Gordon Smith

Someone wrote a piece about Henry Green in The Partisan
Review that was so intriguing that I got one of his novels,
Loving, I believe, which was the first that came to
attention in the United States.
- Terry Southern

The Almighty has fixed the distinction of the races;
the Almighty has made the black man inferior,
and sir, by no legislation, by no partisan success,
by no revolution, by no military power,
can you wipe out this distinction.
- Fernando Wood

We simply must look beyond partisan goals and find
common ground as Americans.
It is imperative that the Members of Congress recognize
that partisanship will not serve the American people.
- Michael Crapo

The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for
the loan of his Public Opinion,
will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not
a compliment to his intelligence,
but an imposition on his good nature and an insult
to his sense of evidence.
- Walter Lippmann

We are in a period when old questions are settled and
the new are not yet brought forward.
Extreme party action, if continued in such a time,
would ruin the party.
Moderation is its only chance.
The party out of power gains by all partisan conduct of those in power.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

I urge the enactment of a civil service law so explicit
and so strong that no partisan official will dare evade it,
basing all rewards, promotions and salaries solely on merit,
on loyalty and industry in the public service.
- Arthur Capper

Barbara Boxer is the most bitterly partisan,
most anti-defense senator in the United States Senate today.
I know that because I've had the unpleasant experience
of having to serve with her.
- John McCain

Partisans fight on familiar territory with professed
political objectives to conquer power.
This is what distinguishes them from terrorists.
- Jurgen Habermas

It is difficult to discriminate the voice of truth
from amid the clamor raised by heated partisans.
- Friedrich Schiller

Osama bin Laden, the person, more likely serves the function of a stand-in.
Compare the new terrorists with partisans or conventional terrorists in Israel.
These people often fight in a decentralized manner in small,
autonomous units, too.
- Jurgen Habermas

Nobody doubts my partisanship, but a lot of the activity is nonpartisan.
- Norman Lear

I have never seen such extreme partisanship,
such bitter partisanship, and such forgetfulness of
the fate of our fathers and of the Constitution.
- Robert Byrd

If you are tired of partisanship over patriotism,
you need to vote for a change in direction.
- Jennifer Granholm

Partisanship is our great curse.
We too readily assume that everything has two sides
and that it is our duty to be on one or the other.
- James Harvey Robinson

In recurring episodes over the next couple of decades,
the minority view gradually won.
A profusion of factors differentiates each case from the others,
including naked partisanship on both sides,
but the trend has been clear.
- Michael Kinsley

To the American people I say, awaken to what is happening.
It is the duty of each citizen to be vigilant,
to protect liberty, to speak out, left and right and
disagree lest be trampled underfoot by misguided zealotry
and extreme partisanship.
- Robert Byrd

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

An error does not become truth
by reason of multiplied propagation,
nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige


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