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John F. Kennedy
“If by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people-their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties-someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal", then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.”
John F. Kennedy, Profiles in Courage

Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Extremes to the right and to the left of any political dispute are always wrong.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Paul Krugman
“I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it.”
Paul Krugman

“Every election is determined by the people who show up.”
Larry J. Sabato, Pendulum Swing

Thomas L. Friedman
“When widely followed public figures feel free to say anything, without any fact-checking, it becomes impossible for a democracy to think intelligently about big issues.”
Thomas L. Friedman

P.J. O'Rourke
“The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.”
P.J. O'Rourke, Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government

P.J. O'Rourke
“We had a choice between Democrats who couldn't learn from the past and Republicans who couldn't stop living in it...”
P.J. O'Rourke

Harry Truman
“[The American President] has to take all sorts of abuse from liars and demagogues.… The people can never understand why the President does not use his supposedly great power to make ’em behave. Well, all the President is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.”
Harry Truman

James Morcan
“Democrats and Republicans were essentially the same party with different faces and that was why, no matter how many promises each leader made, significant change rarely transpired.”
James Morcan, The Ninth Orphan

Mark R. Levin
“We now have the liberal playbook and we know what they are doing, and we are using it against them. Unlike the Democrats though, we aren't out to destroy our society, we are out to save it.”
Mark R. Levin

Michael Parenti
“Democrats—lily-livered, weasel-assed collaborators. ”
Michael Parenti

“The Republican and Democratic parties both feed out of the same bag provided by the monied system, and where the list frequently differs the same interests are represented.”
George Seldes

David T. Dellinger
“The changes that take place when liberal Democrats replace not so liberal or compassionate Republicans (or Democrats) are merely cosmetic. ”
David T. Dellinger

T.H. White
“The race will find that capitalists and communists modify themselves so much during the ages that they end by being indistinguishable as democrats...”
T.H. White, The Once and Future King

Charlton Heston
“I didn`t change. The Democratic Party slid to the Left from right under me.”
Charlton Heston

Peter Hart
“It’s not just tougher out there. It’s become a situation where the contest is how much you can destroy the system, rather than how much you can make it work. It makes no difference if you have a ‘D’ or an ‘R’ after your name. There’s no sense that this is about democracy, and after the election you have to work together, and knit the country together. The people in the game now just think to the first Tuesday in November, and not a day beyond it.”
Peter Hart

Richard Hofstadter
“Major parties have lived more for patronage than for principles; their goal has been to bind together a sufficiently large coalition of diverse interests to get into power; and once in power, to arrange sufficiently satisfactory compromises of interests to remain there.”
Richard Hofstadter, The Age of Reform

“I am not for the left or the right, but for what is right over the wrong. I am not an elephant or a donkey, but a lion that stands only with Truth and my conscience.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Early survey researchers noted in 1936 that 83% of Republicans believed that Franklin Delano Roosevelt's policies were leading the country down the road to dictatorship, a view shared by only 9% Democrats.”
Bradley Palmquist, Partisan Hearts and Minds: Political Parties and the Social Identities of Voters

“Democratic Party not only elected virtually all public officials in the region and therefore commanded the admiration and participation of high-status people, it symbolized the abiding principle of right-thinking citizens—white supremacy. Even after Truman's integrationist policies drove Dixiecrats into revolt in 1948 Southern Democrats still saw their party in the 1950s as arguably committed to segregation by virtue of the power that the Southern delegation wielded within it. Goldwater's candidacy, the enfranchisement of black Democrats, Wallace's Independent candidacy in 1968, and the endorsement of Nixon by many Southern Democratic leaders in 1972 gradually chipped away at the middle-class respectability of the Democratic Party. When conservative Christian leaders became outspoken Republicans in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Democratic Party was routinely castigated as the party of secular humanists. The allure of respectability eventually redounded to the benefit of Republicans, as their ranks were augmented by evangelical and fundamentalist Christians.”
Donald P. Green, Partisan Hearts and Minds: Political Parties and the Social Identities of Voters

“Democrats comprised 37% of voting electorate in 200 compared with 46% in 1960. If the electorate of 2000 had the same balance of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents as the electorate of 1960, Gore would have won an additional 3% of the vote.”
Donald P. Green, Partisan Hearts and Minds: Political Parties and the Social Identities of Voters

“Although the New York wing of the Democratic Party had made considerable inroads during 1920s, it was still the Republican Party that was home to progressives, Italians, Slavs, blacks, and many urban dwellers. By the end of the 1930s. however, the liberal wing of the Democratic Party had become its dominant image in the (Northern) public's mind.”
Donald P. Green, Partisan Hearts and Minds: Political Parties and the Social Identities of Voters

Leland Lewis
“real Democrats stand strong for truth telling, and never compromise with corruption.”
Leland Lewis, Random Molecular Mirroring

“By the century's end, the balance of white Republicans and Democrats in the South mirrored the long-standing pattern in the non-South. In the past, each region perceived the parties in different terms. Southerners associated the Republican Party with the forces of Reconstruction, and non-Southerners associated it with business, farmers, and Protestantism. In the South, the Democratic Party was the party of states' rights and segregation, and in the non-South ii was the party of cities, labor and immigrants. For a variety of reasons—economic integration, migration, mass communication, the extension of federal power—the non-South's conception of the parties gradually spread southward.”
Donald P. Green, Partisan Hearts and Minds: Political Parties and the Social Identities of Voters

“Democrats care about what's fair and true. Republicans only care about winning, no matter how much they have to lie and cheat.”
Oliver Markus Malloy, Inside The Mind of an Introvert

“If Hollywood was a Republican town, Weinstein would still be president, and he'd still be molesting women.”
Oliver Markus Malloy, Inside The Mind of an Introvert

“While many have depicted the War on Drugs as a Republican initiative, the drug war was a bipartisan effort. This rhetoric of law and order deployed by politicians won elections nationwide, from races for local council seats to the presidency.”
Dominique DuBois Gilliard, Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores

“In the immigration studies, we find that anxiety-driven trust has a partisan dimension. Democrats and Republicans are both more likely to trust fellow partisans to handle immigration. However, anxiety causes both Democrats and Republicans to become more trusting of the Republican Party.”
Bethany Albertson, Anxious Politics: Democratic Citizenship in a Threatening World

Jennifer DeLucy
“Adhering too blindly and unyieldingly to a particular party is detrimental to the wellfare of humanity. We should be discerning, watching for candidates who have a career of demonstrable justice, wisdom, compassion and goodness. Otherwise you become recordings of a party line incapable of standing up to an associated group should they legitimately be screwing up. It just becomes about BEING right instead of doing right.”
Jennifer DeLucy

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