"There's a big difference in having an idea and having the idea become official policy."
"You might disagree with me, I doubt it, few of you ever do."
"I don't have any doubt that Michele Bachmann would fight for this country every second she is awake were she to be elected president of the United States. I have no doubt whatsoever she would fight for the traditions and institutions that have defined this country's greatness."
"Before we start talking about deportation or what to do with the people that are here and however long they've been, we've got to secure the border. That remains the sieve. That remains the ongoing problem, national security problem, immigration problem."
"Securing the border also means dealing with the pro-illegal alien lobby, and they're big out there."
"Newt has his moments of brilliance during these debates, you have to admit it, you can't deny it."
"Our energy policy right now is, frankly, absurd. We're killing off our own energy sector; shutting down our own production; shutting down our own discovery; shutting down our own drilling, for a host of reasons, chief among them, a hoax: global warming and pollution."
"We're not acting like a superpower. We're acting like a needy, defensive, no- confidence little child because we don't have the right strategies. We don't think enough of ourselves as a country at the highest levels."
"I do believe that there are several high-ranking Republicans who do not think the country's in dire consequences. I don't think they believe as you and I do that we are at a moment in time where the country hangs in the balance."
"Sir Mix-A-Lot, I Like Big Butts, that was in the early nineties, folks, for those of you not hip like me with music."
"That's what we do here on this program, illustrate absurdity by being absurd."