Top 309 Republican Quotes

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“You know, Democratic and Republican administrations alike have supported individuals and regimes that have slaughtered millions across the globe. And they need to be held accountable for that.”

― Aaron McGruder

“You know me: I’ve been a lifelong Republican.”

― Abby Huntsman

“I don’t like to define myself as necessarily conservative. What is it to be a conservative? What is it to be a Republican, even?”

― Abby Huntsman

“I’m not a Republican.”

― Adam Carolla

“I used to be a Democrat, now I’m basically a Republican.”

― Adam Carolla

“What is a democrat? One who believes that the republicans have ruined the country. What is a republican? One who believes that the democrats would ruin the country.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“The Republican Party I grew up in was a Republican Party of family unity.”

― Ana Navarro

“I became a Republican, before I knew what a Republican even was, because of Ronald Reagan.”

― Ana Navarro

“Donald Trump’s grip on the Republican parties stronger than ever post the Mueller report.”

― Andrew Neil

“We’ve changed in the sense that we flipped – and this is no longer the Republican party of Lincoln. This is the party of suppression.”

― Andrew Young

“My parents were Democrats, and I was a Democrat. And John Wayne was a Republican.”

― Angie Dickinson

“I have never knowingly dated a Republican.”

― Angie Dickinson

“Any Republican who says he can work with Hillary Clinton is a traitor to the nation.”

― Ann Coulter

“The fact that a Republican is in the late Senator Kennedy’s old seat probably must have him rolling in his grave, probably spilling his drink.”

― Ann Coulter

“I just am a Democrat. I could never, never be a Republican.”

― Anne Cox Chambers

“These 21st-century ‘teavangelicals,’ who represent a considerable segment of the Republican party, are vastly different from their 19th-century forebears. Nineteenth-century evangelicals were concerned with societal ills such as temperance, slavery, the rise of industrialisation and suffrage.”

― Anthea Butler

“There is no such thing as a Democratic or Republican road, bridge, port, airfield or rail system.”

― Anthony Foxx

“I’d like to expand the base of the Republican Party. I would like the Republican Party to be more inclusive, not less inclusive.”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“I do not represent the Republican Party.”

― Arlen Specter

“I have been a Republican since 1966.”

― Arlen Specter

“When I supported the stimulus package, I knew that it would not be popular with the Republican Party.”

― Arlen Specter

“We all remember Abraham Lincoln as the leader who saved our Union. Founder of the Republican Party.”

― Barack Obama

“Actually, I’m a Republican.”

― Ben Bernanke

“I stopped being a Republican because of the Iraq War.”

― Ben Domenech

“The Republican ticket in 2012 was Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Whatever again you think of them, that’s not a dumbed-down ticket.”

― Bill Kristol

“What Democratic congressmen do to their women staffers, Republican congressmen do to the country.”

― Bill Maher

“I want all Hispanics in the Republican Party, in the Democratic Party, whether Latin Americans, Central Americans, Cubans, Mexicans, I want us to unite.”

― Bill Richardson

“I am a temperance Republican down to my toes.”

― Billy Sunday

“There is no Republican out there who wants a Hillary Clinton presidency.”

― Blake Farenthold

“I’m chairman of the Republican Governors Association.”

― Bob McDonnell

“Free trade was once a Republican conviction.”

― Bret Stephens

“A government full of Democrats would rather have you be a Republican, and a government full of Republicans would rather have you be a Democrat, than have you oppose both.”

― Brian Celio

“It’s no accident that the fastest growing states with the best economies are all led by Republican governors.”

― Brian Sandoval

“I registered as a Republican when I turned 18 because of Ronald Reagan – he was the president at the time; I admired what he stood for. I respected him.”

― Brian Sandoval

“Ronald Reagan helped me become a Republican.”

― Bruce Rauner

“I hate government. I’m apolitical. Write that down. I’m not a Republican.”

― Bruce Willis

“We are ready to end fascism once and for all, even in spite of the Republican government.”

― Buenaventura Durruti

“I have gotten more flak for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“I’m neither Democrat nor Republican.”

― Calvin Klein

“The Republican establishment no longer stands for us.”

― Carlos Beruff

“The good thing about having a Republican primary is that the voters will decide our nominee – unlike the Democrats.”

― Carlos Lopez-Cantera

“Well, I’ve been a Republican for all of my voting life.”

― Carly Fiorina

“When it comes to music, we should be hoping for as outlandish a Republican candidate as we can get.”

― Carrie Brownstein

“I’m a Republican.”

― Chael Sonnen

“This program that the Republican majority has taken us toward as a country is leading us to fiscal bankruptcy.”

― Chaka Fattah

“The Republican Party is in charge. They’ve been charge of the Congress and spending for 10 years.”

― Chaka Fattah

“Having access to affordable, available health care is not a Republican or Democrat issue.”

― Charles Boustany

“I’m a Republican, by the way.”

― Charles Evers

“The Republican Party is not inclusive.”

― Charles Evers

“The Republican Party does not reach out.”

― Charles Evers

“A State infinitely worse than that which the most inflamed Zealot, the most violent Republican or Enthusiast even pretended to dread before the Rebellion commenced.”

― Charles Inglis

“I don’t think Keynesian Monetarism has to be Democrat or Republican.”

― Charles L. Evans

“I haven’t left the Republican Party. It left me.”

― Christopher Buckley

“I’m a Republican, but I find Nancy Pelosi very attractive.”

― Christopher Buckley

“The Republican Party once could lay claim to the mantle of being the fiscally responsible, or ‘Daddy,’ Party.”

― Christopher Buckley

“But I came from a conservative Republican background.”

― Christopher Meloni

“McCain needs Hillary to run because that’s what keeps the Republican coalition together. She helps unite the Republican base.”

― Chuck Todd

“I became a Republican in 1951, the first year I could vote.”

― Clint Eastwood

“I was an Eisenhower Republican when I started out at 21 because he promised to get us out of the Korean War.”

― Clint Eastwood

“Kansas is very religious, very Republican, and very straight-laced. I needed to get away from that.”

― Colton Haynes

“Getting elected as a Republican in Massachusetts is very, very different from being elected as a Republican in New Hampshire.”

― Corey Lewandowski

“The Republican party is changing. It’s becoming more populist.”

― Corey Stewart

“I think Donald Trump has a significant number of issues where he is not a Republican.”

― Cory Gardner

“I never conducted business as a Republican D.A.”

― Dan Donovan

“I happen to be unique. I’m a Republican that represents an urban area.”

― Dan Donovan

“I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican.”

― Dan Quayle

“Ann Coulter is very popular. She has got a niche. She is a best selling author, but she does not represent Republican women.”

― Dana Perino

“The federal debt in this country is principally of Republican design.”

― Daniel Keys Moran

“I will absolutely be supporting the Republican platform and voting for Mr. Trump.”

― Darryl Glenn

“I am not a Republican apologist.”

― Darryl Glenn

“The only problem with Republican principles is no one’s following them.”

― Dave Brat

“For a label for me, ‘conservative’ is more appropriate than ‘Republican.’”

― David A. Clarke, Jr.

“I doubt if there will ever be another Republican president in my lifetime.”

― David A. Siegel

“Republican presidential debates have become contests of who can terrify viewers the most.”

― David Brock

“When it comes to Republican debates, fibs and fits come first; facts come last.”

― David Brock

“The thing that sustains a strong Fox network is the thing that undermines a strong Republican party.”

― David Frum

“Today’s Republican party is too beholden to factions generally.”

― David Frum

“It’s simply incorrect to call Dr. King a Republican.”

― David Garrow

“Iraq’s elite Republican Guard is doing so badly they’re changing their name to the Democratic Guard.”

― David Letterman

“Goodness knows the Republican electorate is a pretty narrow slice of the population.”

― David Price

“To some extent, the mainstream’s absence means the Tea Party is the Republican Party.”

― David Remnick

“The Republican movement have not behaved properly over the years. They have not themselves implemented the Agreement. If they had implemented the Agreement then they would have disarmed completely in May 2000, that is what they undertook to do, that is what they failed to do.”

― David Trimble

“Doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat or a Republican in Michigan. We want jobs in Michigan.”

― Debbie Stabenow

“Supreme Court justices should not be an extension of the Republican Party.”

― Dianne Feinstein

“God is not a franchise of the Republican Party.”

― Dick Durbin

“I was a Democrat for a period of time early on. And then I was also an independent. And then I became a Republican.”

― Donald Trump

“Libertarians are essentially what the Republicans were 30 years ago. Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan. They’d all fit more under the Libertarian label than the modern day Republican label.”

― Drew Carey

“Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan. They’d all fit more under the Libertarian label than the modern day Republican label.”

― Drew Carey

“I’m not a registered Republican or Democrat. I don’t even vote.”

― Eazy-E

“Hawaiians want change, and if the Democrats don’t offer change, Hawaiians are going to vote for the Republican who offers change.”

― Ed Case

“Well, I think the Republican Party is the more populist party.”

― Ed Gillespie

“Even as a partisan Republican, I’m not sure a 40-year run is healthy for either party.”

― Ed Gillespie

“I’m a dedicated Republican and a proud party man.”

― Ed Gillespie

“The Republican Party, which John McCain led as our nominee in 2008, is going to become irrelevant if we become the party of intolerance and hate. The party founded by Abraham Lincoln was a party that fought slavery and intolerance at every level.”

― Ed Rollins

“This is what the Republican party stands for, though: racism.”

― Ed Schultz

“The majority of Puerto Ricans in Florida and New York are Democrats, but nonetheless, we have Republican governors.”

― Eduardo Bhatia

“In my state, the Republican Party was the most progressive party.”

― Edward Brooke

“I chose the Republican Party early on in the 1950s and 1960s in Massachusetts. My father was a Republican, as was my mother, in Virginia.”

― Edward Brooke

“I’m a conservative Republican.”

― Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.

“I don’t care what the political establishment says, Republican, Democrat – I’m a problem solver.”

― Elizabeth Emken

“I’m personally a moderate and a registered independent, so I’m not strongly Democratic or strongly Republican.”

― Elon Musk

“The author of McCarthyism was given the distinction of addressing the Republican National Convention. This strikes terror in the hearts of honest men.”

― Emanuel Celler

“There is no Democratic or Republican way of cleaning the streets.”

― Fiorello LaGuardia

“I’m a Reagan Republican, which means I don’t speak ill of other Republicans.”

― Fred Upton

“The voice of the Republican party is up for grabs. It’s a contest right now.”

― Gary Johnson

“I still subscribe to the theory that Ronald Reagan once pronounced: that I will never speak ill will of my fellow Republican.”

― George P. Bush

“Since the emergence of the Republican Party, only two Democratic presidents, Franklin Roosevelt and John Kennedy, have been followed by Democrats, and both FDR and JFK died in office, so their successors ran as incumbents.”

― George Will

“I prefer, in a word, the republican system, because it comes up more nearly to God’s system.”

― Gerrit Smith

“The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership.”

― Gerry Adams

“Sinn Fein has the potential and capacity to become the vehicle for the attainment of republican objectives.”

― Gerry Adams

“I wish there were a healthier Republican Party in the state of Oregon.”

― Gordon Smith

“In the 1960s, as a rising defense intellectual, Kissinger was a Nelson Rockefeller man, firmly entrenched in the center-right establishment. When he attended the infamous 1964 Republican convention in San Francisco, he was horrified by Goldwater supporters, whom he likened to fascists.”

― Greg Grandin

“When I was younger, I thought of myself as a Nixon Republican because he was the anti-Communist.”

― Grover Norquist

“In revering the Founders, we undervalue ourselves and sabotage our own efforts to make improvements – necessary improvements – in the republican experiment they began.”

― H. W. Brands

“Booker Washington was essentially the head Republican boss in the South. He was a power broker.”

― H. W. Brands

“Reagan has been deified by the Republican Party, which is odd. The Reagan that modern Republicans revere is not the real Reagan.”

― H. W. Brands

“The Republican Party has moved substantially to the right of where Reagan was.”

― H. W. Brands

“A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office that a Republican wants.”

― Harry S Truman

“Primaries are a family fight. I’m a pro-free enterprise, pro-Second Amendment, pro-life Republican.”

― Heather Wilson

“That Newt Gingrich or any mainstream Republican has the nerve to look down from what they perceive as their moral mountaintop at anyone is laughable.”

― Henry Rollins

“I’m not going to say whether I’m a Republican or a Democrat.”

― Hugh Shelton

“I don’t think the deficit of the country is a Republican issue or a Democratic issue. I think it’s a country issue. I don’t think worrying about the reindustrialization of America is a Republican or Democratic issue.”

― Indra Nooyi

“I have a lot of Republican friends.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“The problem we are dealing with at the border is not a Democratic problem. It is not a Republican problem. It is an American problem.”

― J. D. Hayworth

“All too often the Democratic Party has taken the black vote for granted, and all too often the Republican Party has written it off.”

― Jack Kemp

“There are many Republicans who hardly even know a Democrat. And there are just as many, if not more, Democrats who don’t know a Republican.”

― James Carville

“The 1980 Republican presidential contest might have been as good a roster of candidates as ever fielded by any party.”

― James Carville

“I’m not a hard-line Republican, because I’m a lot more open-minded than that.”

― James Denton

“I’m pro-choice and those things, but I typically vote Republican.”

― James Denton

“Americans firmly rejected Republican legislative efforts to repeal the ACA – only 17 percent supported it.”

― Jan Schakowsky

“We have a wealth of talent in the Republican Party.”

― Jeb Bush

“I will support the Republican nominee.”

― Jeb Bush

“We tried two moderate Republican candidates, McCain and Romney, and we lost both times.”

― Jeff Duncan

“If I am a Republican shill, wouldn’t you think I am the least amount of a threat to the president?”

― Jeff Gannon

“If the Republican Party continues to ignore its conservative base, then the Party is headed to oblivion.”

― Jerome Corsi

“In 2004, I ran for Congress and lost. In 2006, I ran again and won – defeating Richard Pombo, a seven-term Republican incumbent.”

― Jerry McNerney

“I have long since thrown in the towel on the Democratic and Republican parties because they are really a front group for the 1%, for predatory banks, fossil fuel giants, and war profiteers.”

― Jill Stein

“The debate in the Republican Party needs to be between libertarians and conservatives.”

― Jim DeMint

“Not every Democratic idea is a good one; not every Republican idea is a bad one.”

― Jim Gray

“I’d be honored to be playing a Republican, although I’m not.”

― Joe Lando

“It’s not politically incorrect to say you’re Republican or conservative.”

― Joe Wurzelbacher

“I promoted myself as a fusion ticket. I was running as a Republican liberal.”

― John Catsimatidis

“I was a Mitt Romney Republican because he was pro-business.”

― John Catsimatidis

“I’m a Bill Clinton social Republican.”

― John Catsimatidis

“Am I a Republican? Yes. Am I a Democrat? Yes. Am I a conservative? Yes. Am I a liberal? Yes.”

― John Catsimatidis

“What the establishment was trying to do was to position me as a Republican running in the Democratic primary.”

― John Delaney

“Republican secretaries of state from Kissinger to Baker, Powell to Rice, President Bush, 71 United States Senators all supported President Obama’s new START treaty, but not Mitt Romney.”

― John F. Kerry

“Everybody who is a Republican wants to call themselves conservative even if they don’t necessarily vote that way.”

― John Fleming

“For nearly a century, Republican-controlled Houses held the line on tax rates, a Republican coup de pointe to Democratic tax-increase parries.”

― John Fleming

“I’ve always been fascinated with Ireland, especially Northern Ireland, having lived in London in the ’80s when there was an Irish republican bombing campaign there.”

― John Gordon Sinclair

“I don’t think Trump really believes in all this stuff. But he thinks this would be his ticket to the White House – at least to get the Republican nomination.”

― John Lewis

“I’m neither Republican nor Democrat. I’ve worked for the past five administrations.”

― John O. Brennan

“For Obama to save himself, he should be thinking about the example of an unlikely Republican predecessor: Richard Nixon.”

― John Podhoretz

“I am a proud moderate republican. But I like democrats as well.”

― John T. Chambers

“I’m a Republican myself, though I think there are actually some Democrats in Lynyrd Skynyrd.”

― Johnny Van Zant

“President Obama is now losing to ‘Republican Nominee’ in polls – no name needed.”

― Jon Meacham

“Reagan is the Republican FDR, an exemplar of presidential greatness.”

― Jon Meacham

“Republicans don’t vote Republican because of Nancy Pelosi. They vote Republican because they are Republicans.”

― Joy Reid

“The Trump phenomenon might feel both interminable and unprecedented to Republican elites, but of course it isn’t.”

― Joy Reid

“Republican comes in the dictionary just after reptile and just above repugnant.”

― Julia Roberts

“I would consider myself a Reagan Republican.”

― Kane

“Ronald Reagan wasn’t in the establishment of the Republican Party either, nor was Richard Nixon.”

― Karl Rove

“The errors in media polling rarely benefit a Republican.”

― Kellyanne Conway

“The Republican Party is too fixated on this fiction of electability.”

― Kellyanne Conway

“Women are still congenitally Democratic – and I’m the Republican pollster saying that.”

― Kellyanne Conway

“Senator Cruz has done well in Republican states.”

― Ken Cuccinelli

“I am committed to ensure that our 2008 Republican presidential candidates forthrightly address issues of importance to the African-American community.”

― Ken Mehlman

“The first priority of the Republican majority is the security of Americans.”

― Kevin McCarthy

“I feel the whole issue has been a witchhunt from day one as part of a broader Republican political agenda.”

― Kojo Annan

“I am very much a Republican.”

― Laraine Day

“The right-wing of the Republican party isn’t so much a political agenda as a plea for help.”

― Larry Flynt

“The problems we face aren’t Democratic problems or Republican problems. These are Maryland’s problems.”

― Larry Hogan

“It doesn’t matter to me if someone is a Republican or a Democrat, I’m going to be the governor for all Marylanders.”

― Larry Hogan

“Often, the people who speak loudest about republican values are the least when it comes to honouring them.”

― Leo Varadkar

“I don’t understand how anybody’s still a Democrat or a Republican. I don’t know what they’re basing it on.”

― Lewis Black

“As a former Republican, I represent a group of Americans who all too often have no one to speak for them. This group doesn’t necessarily have a name. We’ve been called ‘moderates,’ but that term can be misleading.”

― Lincoln Chafee

“I’m the ranking Republican on the foreign aid appropriations subcommittee, so I know Tunisia well.”

― Lindsey Graham

“I’m not – I’m not going to define people by labels: who’s a real Republican, who’s not a real Republican.”

― Lisa Murkowski

“I am still a Republican. I have not changed that.”

― Lisa Murkowski

“I’m a Republican. I may go into politics myself.”

― Lou Ferrigno

“Obamacare, without a single Republican vote, cut $700 billion out of Medicare.”

― Louie Gohmert

“I came into the Republican party in 1980, when I was a college student at Georgetown.”

― Luis Fortuno

“I can’t go out with a Republican.”

― Madeleine Albright

“The Republican agenda is, and always has been, to repeal Roe v. Wade, and at the very least, erode it to the greatest extent possible.”

― Madeleine M. Kunin

“Doctrines provide an architecture for both Republican and Democrat presidents to carry out policies.”

― Malcolm Wallop

“I’m proud of the fact that the Republican Party is the pro-life party on the issue of life.”

― Marco Rubio

“In 1980, I watched my first Republican convention with my grandfather.”

― Marco Rubio

“The policies on the Republican side have been much better for Hispanics, for minorities, but the rhetoric, unfortunately, has not.”

― Mario Diaz-Balart

“Yes, I’m of the old guard, liberal Republican.”

― Mark Hatfield

“As a Republican, I never expected to be working with Hillary Clinton.”

― Mark McKinnon

“I’m saying it loud: I’m a Republican who supports gay rights.”

― Mark McKinnon

“My policy is I will help any policymaker who asks, whether they be a Republican or a Democrat.”

― Mark Zandi

“I’ve got Democratic skin, but a Republican pocket.”

― Marlon Wayans

“I’m a Republican. I’m running in a Republican primary.”

― Matt Bevin

“I’m on the pro-science side of the Republican Party.”

― Matt Gaetz

“The Republican game is hilariously transparent: if Obama doesn’t shift to more muscular postures, he’s not a patriot. If he does, he’s a flip-flopper.”

― Maureen Dowd

“I consider myself a progressive Republican. I am liberal on social issues.”

― Meghan McCain

“I don’t fit into the traditional Republican box that the wingnuts who have hijacked my party think all Republicans should.”

― Meghan McCain

“Gimmicks belong almost anyplace except a Republican presidential primary.”

― Meghan McCain

“There is very little chance of the modern Republican Party putting the national interest above their own partisan interests.”

― Mehdi Hasan

“Barack Obama’s class warfare will not work on this Republican nominee. Not in Utah.”

― Mia Love

“As a Republican, I am all for competition.”

― Michael C. Burgess

“Clinton was a pretty good president for a Republican.”

― Michael Moore

“There is no Democratic or Republican way to fill a pothole.”

― Michael Nutter

“Senator Arlen Specter hasn’t really switched parties; he’s simply realized he cannot win the Pennsylvania Republican primary election.”

― Michael Reagan

“The Republican Party is extremely pro-women.”

― Michele Bachmann

“Can I take on the Republican Party machine? Get real. No. Zero percent.”

― Mike Cernovich

“I was the last Republican lieutenant governor and it’s been over 20 years.”

― Mike Curb

“A Republican in my state of Arkansas feels about as out of place as Michael Vick at the West Minister dog show.”

― Mike Huckabee

“I’m a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order.”

― Mike Pence

“The Republican party has become as hostile towards its own base as the Liberals have always been.”

― Milo Yiannopoulos

“If there is true evil in the world – it is Republican conservatives.”

― Moby

“I think the Republican Party is supposed to be the party of less government intrusion.”

― Monica Crowley

“I’ve been a staunch Republican.”

― Montel Williams

“There are three species of government: republican, monarchical, and despotic.”

― Montesquieu

“The name ‘Republican’ in some ways has been hijacked by obstructionists.”

― Nancy Pelosi

“They’re anti-government ideologues who dominate the Republican Party.”

― Nancy Pelosi

“The Mormons’ passage from bugbears of the Republican Party to its stalwarts may be analogized to a similar move among middle-class white Southerners, to whom the Republican Party was anathema until the 1970s and ’80s, after which it became almost the sole representative.”

― Noah Feldman

“We have promised to do better, and no Republican concern should ever be enough to filibuster our own bill.”

― Orrin Hatch

“I was never a Democrat. I went from Republican to Maoist and then back again.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“On right-to-life, see the Republicans flee from Todd Akin, who committed a gaffe while restating his support for what has been a plank of the Republican platform since 1980.”

― Pat Buchanan

“Politically speaking, Miami-Dade was once a Republican stronghold, thanks in large part to older Cuban voters who became more politically influential following the Bay of Pigs invasion. In contrast, Democrats used to rely on votes in North Florida and the Space Coast in an era of much softer partisanship.”

― Patrick Murphy

“It must kill George Bush that John McCain is the most popular and Beloved Republican in America.”

― Paul Begala

“The Republican Party is a composition of the members of the party and not just the leadership.”

― Paul Manafort

“Securing the Republican nomination is an intricate series of steps that requires a comprehensive strategy.”

― Paul Manafort

“I took on the leader of the globalist agenda, the leader of the Republican Party, the Koch brothers.”

― Paul Nehlen

“You have to be careful as a libertarian because you can sound very Republican.”

― Penn Jillette

“Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan harbor incredible promise for America once they forge an effective partnership.”

― Pete Hoekstra

“A Green Party candidate would be very different from a Democrat or Republican and should be heard.”

― Peter Camejo

“My father was raised a union Democrat. He cast his first ballot for a Republican in 1980 for Ronald Reagan.”

― Rachel Campos-Duffy

“Feminism should be about liberating women, all women, even Republican women, to be their true selves.”

― Rachel Campos-Duffy

“There’s no safe Republican district. You can run, but you cannot hide.”

― Rahm Emanuel

“The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That’s the only difference.”

― Ralph Nader

“The Republican platform specifically says we don’t believe in bailing out private business, and yet we did.”

― Rand Paul

“The Republican Party is an empty vessel unless we imbue it with values.”

― Rand Paul

“Income inequality is worse in towns run by Democrat mayors than in towns run by Republican mayors.”

― Rand Paul

“Mike Bloomberg may be a Republican these days. But he has been a Democrat for most of his adult life.”

― Randi Weingarten

“I’m so Republican, my first name starts with ‘R.’ I’m so right-wing – well, Randy Weber. You do the math.”

― Randy Weber

“Repeal of the individual AMT has been a fundamental element of Republican tax reform campaign promises for years.”

― Richard Burr

“Trump’s overriding accomplishment is plain: The Republican Party can no longer be shamed.”

― Richard Cohen

“I have a mindset that says bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view.”

― Richard Mourdock

“The slogan of the moderate Republican Party is this: we are rich, and we are not going to take it any more.”

― Richard Neal

“I’m out of the Republican Party. I’m fed up.”

― Richard Painter

“Ethics knows no party. Those rules should be applied the same in a Republican administration and a Democratic administration.”

― Richard Painter

“Once the religious right got their beachhead in the Republican Party in 1980, they expanded it. Even Barry Goldwater was extremely hostile to the religious right, but Reagan catered to them. The religious right then expanded their base and that drove the moderates out.”

― Richard Painter

“I grew up in Illinois. If you were in Chicago, you were a Democrat. You get out to the suburbs and central Illinois, you’re a Republican.”

― Richard Painter

“I consider myself a Republican.”

― Robert M. Gates

“On the Republican playing field, Republicans always win.”

― Robert Reich

“Ten of those Republican incumbents, all of whom voted for the impeachment of President Clinton, are from states that Bill Clinton carried.”

― Robert Torricelli

“I’m fiscally conservative but socially moderate. A moderate Republican – there just aren’t many of us left.”

― Rodney Frelinghuysen

“I am a Reagan Republican.”

― Roger Stone

“I’m a total Republican, but I’ve never claimed to be a Christian-right conservative. They’re a large but dwindling part of the Party.”

― Roger Stone

“I am a Libertarian Republican in the Goldwater style.”

― Roger Stone

“Trump is the toughest guy I’ve ever met, and I’ve known some killers. His movement is bigger than the Republican Party, and he knows it.”

― Roger Stone

“I’m a 9/11 Republican.”

― Ron Silver

“Latinos are Republican. They just don’t know it yet.”

― Ronald Reagan

“The Republican party is not the party for the wealthy. We care about everyone.”

― Ronna McDaniel

“I’m not a Republican, and I’m not a Democrat.”

― Ronnie Dunn

“Both the Democratic and Republican parties are bought and paid for by corporate America and cater to the needs of the highest bidder as opposed to the people they claim to represent. I cannot be bought.”

― Roseanne Barr

“Naturally, I’m conservative; I’m a Republican. I always was.”

― Rube Goldberg

“I am a free market Republican. I am against subsidies, in most cases.”

― Rudy Giuliani

“Dave Camp has been very much influenced by, and often guided by, the radicalization of the Republican Party… and too often failed to speak out.”

― Sander Levin

“Like the other Republican candidates, Mr. Trump is pro-life, pro-marriage and will appoint conservatives to the courts.”

― Sarah Huckabee Sanders

“No, I’m not a Republican working in Hollywood, I am a Democrat.”

― Sarah Paulson

“The security of the United States, which is so dependent on having accurate and timely intelligence, is not a Republican or a Democratic issue.”

― Saxby Chambliss

“I support anyone who supports what’s in the Republican platform, which includes support for traditional marriage.”

― Scott Garrett

“Wisconsin is a very liberal state and a very conservative state. We’re the home of the progressive movement. We’re the home of the Republican Party.”

― Sean Duffy

“It takes guts in this country to refuse to be a Democrat or a Republican.”

― Shaun King

“By virtually any measure, the record of the Republican Majority is an appalling failure.”

― Sheila Jackson Lee

“The extent of my political involvement is that I’m a registered voter – Republican.”

― Shelly Burch

“I’m not really a Democrat or a Republican, but I don’t like rhetoric.”

― Sir Mix-a-Lot

“I am a conservative Republican from the South.”

― Sonny Perdue

“There was a Republican majority of the Senate, and it tempered the nature of the nominations being made.”

― Spencer Abraham

“I got into my first fight, Democrat versus Republican, in second grade. I won.”

― Stacey Abrams

“I’m a Republican, but I like the Queen. Like everyone else, I’m sentimental about the Queen.”

― Stephen Frears

“In his tub-thumping speech at the 2008 Republican National Convention, Romney sounded like the hedge-fund tycoon he is.”

― Stephen Kinzer

“The Republican establishment is trying to nullify the 2016 election. That’s a brutal fact we have to face.”

― Steve Bannon

“My father was an ex-Marine Goldwater Republican.”

― Steven Van Zandt

“The spectacle of insensitivity that is the gun lobby and its outspoken, out-of-their-mind apparatchiks, is the apotheosis of what the Republican Party has allowed itself to become.”

― Steven Weber

“Intellectually I’m probably a Republican.”

― Sting

“I’m not, like, some big Hillary supporter. I’m a Republican.”

― Stormy Daniels

“A lot of Republicans are white Christians, but the Republican Party is reaching out to Hispanics, and reaching out to blacks, and reaching out to Asians.”

― Susan Estrich

“Are Republican women politicians more ‘feminine’ than Democratic women politicians?”

― Susan Estrich

“Anybody who doesn’t support the Republican nominee… is a RINO.”

― Thom Tillis

“While Republican voters have remained universally supportive of their President, Democrats and Independents are returning to a more naturally critical stance.”

― Thomas E. Mann

“In the House, Republican prospects have been buoyed by several successful rounds of redistricting, which have sharply reduced the number of competitive seats and given the Republicans a national advantage of at least a dozen seats.”

― Thomas E. Mann

“If Strom Thurmond could get 30% of the black vote, any Republican can.”

― Tim Scott

“I’ve left specific instructions that I do not want to be brought back during a Republican administration.”

― Timothy Leary

“Republican presidents talk about freedom. Democratic presidents talk about equality.”

― Timothy Noah

“I and many other senators, Republican and Democrat, have expressed our sincere and long-held intent that Congress must approve any nuclear deal with Iran for months.”

― Tom Cotton

“When I make decisions, it’s not based on what the Republican Party does. I’m elected by the 9th congressional district.”

― Tom Graves

“The Republican playbook is voter suppression.”

― Tom Perez

“Even arch-isolationists, such as former President Herbert Hoover and Senator Robert Taft of Ohio – two of the most right-wing figures in the Republican Party – insisted on being called liberal.”

― Tom Reiss

“The second we define someone as a Democrat or Republican, it creates a whole set of limitations.”

― Tom Shadyac

“You know, I’m a Republican, I’m a Conservative, I voted for George Bush.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Protestants so often confuse being Republican with being Christian.”

― Tony Campolo

“On the Republican Party platform and the major issues of the Republican Party, Charlie Dent is significantly removed from those foundational principles in his voting record.”

― Trent Franks

“Facts are neither Republican nor Democrat.”

― Trey Gowdy

“The only way to be punk rock in L.A. is to be a Republican.”

― Trey Parker

“Even if I was a Republican, George Bush would have pushed me out of that party.”

― Tucker Max

“Brains, you know, are suspect in the Republican Party.”

― Walter Lippmann

“The definition of a Schwarzenegger Republican is a Bush Republican who says he’s a Schwarzenegger Republican.”

― Warren Beatty

“I think the Republican party should be a broad party.”

― Will Hurd

“I shouldn’t be the only African American Republican in the House of Representatives.”

― Will Hurd

“I’ve got Republican fans. Republicans like the Black Eyed Peas.”


“The difference between a Republican and a Democrat is the Democrat is a cannibal they have to live off each other, while the Republicans, why, they live off the Democrats.”

― Will Rogers

“As the Republican platforms says, the welfare of the farmer is vital to that of the whole country.”

― William Howard Taft

“There are several such issues where I have departed radically from the Republican orthodoxy.”

― William Weld

“Oh no, the dead have risen and they’re voting Republican.”

― Yeardley Smith
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