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"These guys who are the architects of defeat tell us we have to be more like them. And yet you go back and you find landslide Republican victories -- either the House takeover in '94 or Reagan in '80 and '84, what do you find? Conservatism."

"The media is now out there saying that Hurricane Katrina is hanging like a pall over the Republican convention in Tampa. So this whole thing has been politicized, as the Democrats politicize everything."

"Neil Armstrong had no desire to commercialize in any way, shape, manner, or form what he had done. He made speeches, but he didn't run around trumpeting himself as the greatest thing that had ever happened, the bravest guy. He went back and lived his small-town life outside Cincinnati for the rest of his life. Luck of the draw, first man on the moon, but just an amazing story."

"It's safe to say that NASA picked exactly the right man to be first on the moon: Neil Armstrong. He was a hero in every meaning of the word, and we need (and could use) a lot more Neil Armstrongs. Now more than ever."

"Do we never hear from anybody: 'You Democrats, you better watch your mouths! You better watch your tone. You're gonna send these independents running right to the Republicans'? Somehow we never hear that, do we? We only hear it's the Republicans who have to clam up."

"Armstrong wrote an open letter to Obama about his plans for the space program. And he didn't call MSNBC or the news networks when he did it. He just wrote it and sent it."

"Now, our old buddy Jim Pethokoukis -- by the way, I never met the guy. I just call him our old buddy. He may hate me. Although, I've never heard from him, he's never told me to stop quoting him, so I don't think he hates me, but I don't really know. He's my old buddy ideologically. I think we're on the same page ideologically."

"Somewhere in the Republican establishment, there are a lot of people who are totally... I wish I could use a colloquial term to describe 'em here. They are just absorbed in immigration. They just want amnesty. It's the only thing that matters to them. They think that that's the road to riches. They think it's the road to dominance."

"If this hurricane misses New Orleans, they're not gonna spend much time talking about it. New Orleans is the key. Maybe if they can show flooding or ramshackle destruction in places that you would think Democrats live, then they'll spend some time on it. But New Orleans is the key for 'em 'cause that's Katrina and 'cause everything is politicized."

"I think the Republican establishment does not see this election the way you and I do. This is not, as far as they're concerned, a defining moment for the country."

"The Washington Post/ABC poll is out. And it's got Romney up by a point, but it's the first time Romney's been up in that poll The incumbent president is at 46%. I don't care where Romney is. An incumbent president under 50% in any poll is a bad sign, and it's a warning."

"Four more years of this and who knows the length of time it's going to take to rebuild or recover. It's gonna have to happen if this country's to ever be what it was, and that remains the large question."

"The UK Telegraph. They got a picture here of Bob Dole. Bob Dole is now 89 years old and still eats steak, so he's a good guy. If you're 89 and still eating steak, you're cool."

"I don't know what's so hard. We've got the worst economy we've had since the Depression. We've got people out of work. We've got natural disasters all over. You want to talk about Hurricane Katrina, look at the droughts and the floods and the fires and everything and Obama hasn't done jack about any of it. And yet he supposedly gets all this credit for compassion? Tell that to all these millions of people without jobs and with no hope for jobs and jobs with decent wages and payroll."

"Why is it, whenever you hear references to Republican establishment types, their gloom (in every presidential race) is we're gonna lose because of our position on immigration, which means we oppose amnesty? Why?"

"Why do Democrats never get challenged? And when they do get challenged, we stop the presses and go, 'Looky, looky, looky! Whoa!' which itself is a sign of just how miserably biased and out of whack the mainstream media is."


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