"I've always believed in the old-fashioned way: When you've got scoundrels in office, you vote 'em out."
"There was a time when the United States government earned the trust of its people. But this current data collection, scanning, whatever you want to call it, unfortunately has to be judged in context: the IRS leaks, the now unquestionable, undeniable, admitted-to-it IRS tactic of suppressing the vote of Tea Party conservatives, denying them their First Amendment rights."
"Obama got elected warning us that what's happening now was happening in 2007, 2008, and promising us that this kind of stuff was never gonna happen anywhere. Everything that was happening in 2007 has only grown. It's more sweeping than it's ever been."
"Obama puts people in positions that mirror him. Eric Holder, you name it, they're doing Obama's bidding. Everybody. Susan Rice and Samantha Power, they are Obama, and there's a context for what's happening."
"Obama's in California. Why? Fundraising. He's also got a meeting with the Chinese communist premier, but it's fundraising. That's why they go to California."
"We're not all stupid about this and this is not simply because we don't trust Obama. I don't want my government doing this. I do not want my government preoccupied with paying this close attention to what every citizen is doing every minute of the day. This government's already too big, it's too damn powerful, and it's too unforgiving."
"There was a time when the United States government earned the trust of its people. There was a time when most people believed that the United States government was protecting them. There was a time when most people believed that the United States government was spying on the bad guys, that the United States government was in fact earning the trust of the people. But this current data collection, scanning, whatever you want to call it, unfortunately has to be judged in context: the IRS leaks, the now unquestionable, undeniable, admitted-to-it IRS tactic of suppressing the vote of Tea Party conservatives, denying them their First Amendment rights."
"These are people who don't believe the government can possibly get too big. It's not possible for it to get too big. It's not possible for the government to get too powerful. It's not possible. And yet they are worried at the New York Times about what is happening to it under the guidance of the presidency and Mr. Obama."
"What everybody knows and nobody wants to really come to grips with is that we are in the midst of a coup taking place. Now, I know what's gonna happen. The people on the other side of the glass: 'Will you dial that coup talk back?' That's all the headlines are gonna be. I don't care. In fact, it's almost on par with: 'I hope he fails.' How does that sound now, by the way: 'I hope he fails'?"
"So if the Constitution exists as it is, the country was founded as it was, and an administration comes along and doesn't like that and is doing everything it can to overturn that Constitution without a convention, doing everything it can to change direction of this country, and what's the word, transform it, what's wrong with calling this a coup?"
"I have an institutional fear of big government. I have an institutional opposition to bureaucracy. By definition, they get bigger; by definition, they want more power, no matter who's running it; by definition, they become less efficient and they get less done, and, by definition, they exist for the sole purpose of existing. The last thing a bureaucracy needs is a problem solved. There's no need for the bureaucracy at that point. I have that as a general belief about government and bureaucracy."
"Conservatives don't want to use the government to further our political agenda is the point. Our political agenda is freedom. Our political agenda is liberty. Our political agenda is people being free to be the best they can be with as few government regulations in their way. We don't want to use government against people."
"The reason everything is scripted is to make sure Obama doesn't become Obama, is to make sure Obama stays inside of himself, to make sure that Obama doesn't default to Saul Alinsky up on that pedestal. That's why if it isn't written down, he's not gonna say it. They're not gonna take that chance."
"The country is in a big mess, the country is in crisis, the country is in chaos. Liberalism has had made that happen -- or call it socialism or leftism or whatever ism you want to call it. But that's why I want to defeat it. It is destructive. That's why it deserves to lose."
"I told Kathryn that we ought to do something with Two If By Tea like Apple does. We ought to announce a new flavor and then not make it available."