"When the media makes you, the media can break you -- and that is going to be true of Obama at some point."
"You think if there'd been a picture of Obama with Tiger Woods it would hurt him? I don't. Who we talking about here? Low-information voters. Plus, he's already the Celebrity of the United States to these people."
"Every day you heard people in the media and the Democrat Party demanding that Bush do something about gas prices. You hear anybody demanding Obama do anything them today? No, because it's assumed by the low-information voters that he's already tying."
"Obama's entire governing style is centered around the whole concept of plausible deniability."
"There was no such thing as Presidents Day until the ski industry decided they wanted one."
"The way the media is reacting, you would think Obama had invited me up there to play golf."
"Politics is about power -- having it, wielding it, having the guts to wield it, having the willingness to use it, to project it -- and the Republicans don't have any."
"So few reporters get satire. They're not nearly as smart as I give them credit for being, and they certainly don't get humor."
"It is my theorem -- it is my fervent, heartfelt belief -- that even if full-fledged amnesty were passed tomorrow, it would not get the Democrats as many votes in an off-year election as fighting the Republicans over amnesty will get them. "
"Obama's the first president in my lifetime whose policies are thought to have nothing to do with the reality of the direction the country is going."
"The one thing you've never been able to do is go get insurance after you wreck the car. You've never been able to get insurance after the house has burned down. You don't get to play the game that way. You have to pay for those eventualities in advance. You have to take the risk. That's part of the game."
"I can't tell you how I feel for those of you who are gonna have to sign up at an exchange or some bureaucratic department for health care."
"You have Fox, ostensibly owns conservatives. MSNBC, ostensibly owns liberals. I think CNN is going upscale celebrity trash. I think Piers Morgan is the role model for everything they want that network to be."
"Obamacare is going to collapse on itself, if it doesn't get full-fledged resources of the states, and it's not going to have those. This law mandates things that the federal government has no idea yet are mandated, because not everybody has studied this thing. It's gonna require expenditures that nobody's aware of yet."
"I mean, this didn't happen on TV so, as far as the low-information voters are concerned, it didn't happen. (chuckling) You think they're reading USA Today? Ha!"
"We're gonna have to redefine low-information voter. They're not just people watching TMZ. In fact, I would venture to say that over half of the average, ordinary Democrats voting for Obama have no clue what they're really doing."
"You know, I must tell you: I'm into my 25th year now, and I think I have established an incredible track record of accuracy, predictions, and cutting edge stuff. Yet it is amazing how often people think I don't know what I'm talking about, even among my own staff!"
"The media's telling everybody right now that everything's okay! During the Bush eight years, everything was terrible, but everything's okay now. All they know about this country is the media."
"Only in the bizarre world of our one-party news media would a cut of $85 billion from a budget of $3,800 billion be called 'massive spending reductions.'"
"I don't care what anybody else thinks. That's why I don't have guests."
"Don't you get mad you driving along and you see a long line of traffic and you know one person's caused it? One stupid idiot rubbernecker stopped and caused it, and you would love to get hold of that one idiot and just tell him he's an idiot and then be done. You'd feel better."
"I think the Democrats have calculated that they'll get many more votes by having the Republicans out there as this mean-spirited, racist, extremist, anti-immigrant bunch than they will get if they get a bill that grants amnesty."