30 May

Soundbites-02-sized“It’s freedom of speech. You folks should understand that better than I. It is the First Amendment, then there is the Second and I love ’em both. The minute we start stifling our speech, we might as well go home, roll up our sleeves and get our guns out.”

– Maine Republican Governor Paul LePage on being denied a request to speak to lawmakers.

“God closes one door for Michelle Bachmann and opens three to Louie Gohmert.”

– James Carville suggesting Republican Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas will take Michele Bachmann’s place as the Democrats favorite Republican.

“He has given the impression that somehow, he’s disconnected with what’s gone on at the IRS, just like he’s now saying he was disconnected with what’s going on in Benghazi. He’s disconnected with what’s going on in the DOJ as far as its investigation of the national security leak. It seems that he is disconnected with the leadership and lost focus in terms of what he should be doing as far as leading the country.”

– House Majority Leader Eric Cantor

“I like winning, I’m different. I definitely am a RINO in that respect, my dear howling friends. I like to win. In fact, I do win. That’s just what I do. I go out — I don’t know if you knew this or not — the idea in elections is to get more votes than the other side.”

– Joe Scarborough asking Republicans if they “ever want to be in the White House again.”

“The Republican Party is undergoing some, you know, significant and serious changes and they are going to have to rethink their approach as a political party and how they are going to regroup and become a governing majority party that appeals to a broader group of Americans than they do today.”

– Former Republican Senator Olympia Snowe.

“I have no idea how a struggling newspaper has nine reporters covering us.”

– New York City mayoral Democratic candidate Anthony Weiner ribbing a New York Post reporter.

“I think they ought to put a sign on the national committee doors that says ‘closed for repairs’ until New Year’s Day next year and spend that time going over ideas and positive agendas.”

– Former Senator Bob Dole on the Republican party’s problems.

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