RNC 2012 Notable Quotables... - Granite Grok

RNC 2012 Notable Quotables…

Here are some notable quotes from the 2012 RNC.  I’m sure I missed some…

“… Biden is the intellect of the Democratic Party” — Clint Eastwood

“My dad was a bartender….You see, he stood behind the bar all those years so that one day I could stand  behind a podium…” – Sen. Marco Rubio

“…instead of moving oceans and healing planets, let’s get our bills in order and pay down the debt so we control our own future.” — 2008 Obama campaign co-chair Artur Davis

“College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life.” — VP Nominee Paul Ryan

“You see, Mr.President, real leaders do not follow polls.  Real leaders change polls.” — Gov. Chris Christie

“… a little girl grows up in Jim Crow Birmingham.  The segregated city of the south where her parents cannot take her to a movie theater or to restaurants, but they have convinced that even if she cannot have it hamburger at Woolworths, she can be the president of the United States if she wanted to be, and she becomes the secretary of state.” “– Fmr. Sec State Condoleezza Rice

“We own this country…politicians are employees of ours…and when somebody doesn’t do his job, we gotta let them go.” — Clint Eastwood

“Now all that’s left is a presidency adrift, surviving on slogans that already seem tired., grasping at the moment that has already passed, like a ship trying to sail on yesterday’s wind.”– VP Nominee Paul Ryan

“Barack Obama’s failed us. But look, it’s understandable. A lot of people fail at their first job.” — Gov. Tim Pawlenty

“And we need to give parents greater choice – particularly poor parents whose kids – most often minorities — are trapped in failing neighborhood schools. This is the civil rights struggle of our day. “– Fmr. Sec State Condoleezza Rice

“… two Republicans invited my husband and me to lunch, and I knew a party switch was exactly what they wanted.  So, I told Chuck, “We’ll be polite,enjoy a free lunch, and then say good-bye.”  But we talked about issues — they never used the words Republican or Democrat,conservative or liberal.  We talked about many issues, like welfare, is it the way of life or hand up? Talked about size of government, how much should it tax families and small businesses?  And when we left that lunch, we got in the car and I looked over at Chuck and said,  “I’ll be damned. we’re Republicans.” — Gov. Susana Martinez

“These ideas don’t move us ‘Forward,’ they take us ‘Backwards.’

These are tired and old big government ideas. Ideas that people come to America to get away from. Ideas that threaten to make America more like the rest of the world, instead of helping the world become more like America.” – Sen. Marco Rubio on Obama’s ideas.

“When I heard the current president say, “You didn’t build that,” I was first insulted, then I was angered, then I was saddened that anyone in our country, much less the president of the United States, believes that roads create business success and not the other way around.

Anyone who so fundamentally misunderstands American greatness is uniquely unqualified to lead this great nation.” — Sen. Rand Paul

“And I look … at that clock that shows fifteen trillion dollars in the national debt. That’s the sword of damocles hanging over our children’s head. And the president is doing nothing about an attack and each year he’s increasing that by one trillion dollars.” — Gov. John Kasich

“The story of our time will be written by Americans who haven’t yet even been born.  Let us make sure the right that we did our part. That, in the early years of this new century, we lived in an uncertain time, but we did not allow fear to make us abandon what made us special.” — Sen. Marco Rubio

“There is no country,no, not even a rising China that can do more harm to us than we can do to ourselves…””– Fmr. Sec State Condoleezza Rice

“The American Dream is our story. It is a story of human struggle, standing up and striving for more. It’s been told for over 200 years with small steps and giant leaps; from a woman on a bus to a man with a dream; and the bravery of the greatest generation, to the entrepreneurs of today.

This is our story. This is the America we know because we built it.” — Mayor,Mia Love

“Before the math and the momentum overwhelm us all, we are going to solve this nation’s economic problems.”– VP Nominee Paul Ryan

“And with any luck, in a few months, Barack Obama will at last get some experience in the private sector.” — Gov. Tim Pawlenty