"...The Washington Monthly... says 'Romney is a craven con-man, or deranged' for saying what I just read you. Now those are very strong words for a relatively simple drawing of contrast between two competing views of the government's role in our lives..."
"...I wanted to see the Republicans - to a man - say, 'hey, you know what? None of us like this. None of us think this is any good. And you know what? This President is saying there's gridlock. We're going to show you there isn't, and we're going to show you, that [even] without gridlock, his plans still stink and have no results..."
"...Whether history will be kind to Obama or not, my dear friends, depends... on who's writing. If *I* was writing, history would not be kind to Obama. 40 years later, he'd be relegated to the bottom tier of US presidents, along with Jimmy Carter and Herbert Hoover and Millard Fillmore..."
"...What Obama's saying is that his legislations and policies have done more to expand the powers of the centralized federal government, and transform America from a constitutional republic to something more of a socialist democracy..."
"Republicans - get your talking points together and refer to this bill not as a tax cut, not as a jobs bill. Call it 'a debt-increase program.' Call it 'a theft from Social Security.' Get your most aggressive language going, or you are sunk."