“Every year for the past few years on Mother’s Day I’ve taken a delegation to Afghanistan – or Iraq – to say thank you to our moms – and by the way, our grandmothers – who are serving there – to also thank all of our troops for what they do to protect America’s families. I won’t be going this particular weekend because we don’t have – you know, under sequestration – we don’t have CoDels [Congressional Delegations].”
“I don’t think we should [cut Congressional pay]; I think we should respect the work we do. I think it’s necessary for us to have the dignity of the job that we have rewarded.”
“It’s part of what they’re doing. Suffocate the airwaves with endless, unidentified special interest money, suck the air out of the airwaves. Suppress the vote with these regulations and laws that they have passed, and the other way they suppress the vote is to help people — it’s no use even going, you’re not going to be able to vote, it’s a turnoff.
What else is a turnoff is their poisonous campaign. If you suffocate the airwaves, suppress the vote, poison the debate, people throw up their hands and say, I just don’t even know if I want to participate in this. And when they walk away, right, thinking people walk away, the special interests achieve a victory.”
“On the very first day… We would pass a DISCLOSE Act. ‘I’m Nancy Pelosi, I approve this message’ – but Mr. Big Bucks who put hundreds of millions of dollars into campaigns to get tax breaks for their industry or their heirs, they don’t have to disclose their names. So DISCLOSE: Amend the Constitution to overturn ‘Citizens United.’”
“[Bush] was saying something to the effect of we’re so glad to welcome you here, congratulations and I know you’ll probably have some different things to say about what is going on–which is correct. But, as he was saying this, he was fading and this other thing was happening to me.
My chair was getting crowded in. I swear this happened, never happened before, it never happened since.
My chair was getting crowded in and I couldn’t figure out what it was, it was like this. And then I realized Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul, Sojourner Truth, you name it, they were all in that chair, they were. More than I named and I could hear them say: ‘At last we have a seat at the table.’ And then they were gone.”
“Let’s hope and pray that the court will love the Constitution more than it loves broccoli.”
“Contempt of Congress? Contempt of Congress? To frivolously use that really important vehicle – to undermine the person who’s assigned to stop the voter suppression in our country – I’m telling you this is connected. It is no accident. It is a decision and it as clear as can be. It’s not only to monopolize his time, it’s to undermine his name.
…They’re going after Eric Holder because he is supporting measures to overturn these voter suppression initiatives in the states. This is no accident, it is no coincidence. It is a plan on the part of Republicans.”
“I think it’s also important for the public to know that obstruction is the agenda of the Republican party. If they win, that will be their agenda. They don’t believe in a government role, clean air, clean water. You name it.”