Sunday, December 30, 2012

Ten Political Quotes of 2012

(Sorted by Date of Quote)

1. "Every once in a while you have to rise above principle and do the right thing (Source)." Lt. Governor Brian Calley on MIRS Quote of the Day on January 23, 2012 speaking about his support for autism insurance legislation in Michigan despite opposition from business groups.

 2. "I hope you don't see much of it [me]. I don't want to be in the news. In other words I believe that quiet service is the best kind of service (Source)." George W. Bush on his service trip in Zambia in July, 2012.

3. "When times are tough, constant conflict may be good politics but in the real world, cooperation works better (Source)." Bill Clinton at the Democratic National Convention on September 5, 2012.

4. "Tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual. You elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours (Source)." Barack Obama after winning 4 more years as President on November 7, 2012

5. "This is a time of great challenges for America, and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation (Source)." Mitt Romney after losing the Presidential Election on November 7, 2012.

6. "Mr. President, this is your moment. We’re ready to be led, not as Democrats or Republicans, but as Americans. We want you to lead — not as a liberal or a conservative, but as the president of the United States of America. We want you to succeed. Let’s challenge ourselves to find the common ground that has eluded us (Source)." House Speaker John Boehner after Barack Obama won reelection on November 7, 2012.

7. "People spoke. Move on, get on with it. I want to do other things and not to be ugly (Source)." Barbara Bush remarking about Barack Obama's reelection as President on November 15, 2012.

8. "We're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics (Source)." Barack Obama after the Newtown, CT school shooting on December 14, 2012.

9. "This is not us and them, us against the NRA or us against the entertainment industry. This is all of us. This is a question of how we all protect ourselves from wanton violence and most fundamentally how we protect our children (Source)." Sen. Joe Lieberman after the Newtown, CT school shooting on December 17, 2012.

10. "The President is alert and, as always, in good spirits - and his exchanges with doctors and nurses now include singing (Source)." Jim McGrath, spokesperson for the George H.W. Bush family speaking about the condition of George H.W. Bush on December 28, 2012.

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