Quotes of the Day

By Sadie Bass

Sep 14, 2009 10:18am

“I think there're some who see this as a replay of 1993-94.  You know, young president comes in, proposes healthcare.  It crashes and burns and then the Republicans use that to win — back the House — in the subsequent election.” – President Barack Obama, to 60 Minutes

I am not going to apologize again.  I apologized to the president on Wednesday night.  I was advised then that — thank you, now let's get on to a civil discussion of the issues.” – Rep. Joe Wilson, R-South Carolina

"In the era of 24-hour cable news cycles that the loudest, shrillest voices get the most attention. And so, one of the– things I'm trying to figure out is, you know, — how– how can we make sure that — civility is interesting.” – President Obama

“Obama shows some improvement. He’s stanched his losses, shored up his base and gained on a few specifics. But his speech was no game-changer: Americans in this ABC News/Washington Post poll divide by 48-48 percent on his handling of the issue and by 46-48 percent on the reform package itself, both essentially the same as their pre-address levels.” – Gary Langer, ABC News Polling Director

“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Waterloo!” — Sen. Jim DeMint, R-South Carolina, speaking at the Tea Party rally in Washington

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