"What's the point of Republicans winning if you're not even gonna try to stop the most egregious, outrageous assault on the very traditions and institutions of this country that we've seen? Why do you even want to win? And the answer is, they want to be in control of the money, 'cause it's apparently about that, not about ideas."
"I don't think anything takes a backseat to the quest for freedom. I don't care how corny that sounds."
"Ted Cruz is attempting to wake people up. He should be joined by members of his party, which he's also trying to save as an opposition party and as a party that is known for its devotion to limited government."
"SEN. CRUZ: But I promise you, Rush, if you had to sit through one Senate lunch, you'd be in therapy for a month. RUSH: (laughing)."
"Obamacare's ultimate aim is for you to have only one place to go get health insurance, and that's a government the exchange. That is the ultimate utopia. That is the objective of Obama and the Democrats -- and hell, I guess even some of the Republican establishment."
"There was talk not long ago about Obama and the fact that he did or didn't, depending on the day, draw a red line for Bashar Assad. We need a red line on Obama and his administration. Ted Cruz just drew it."
"Harry Reid wants to play the role of Grim Reaper, and he did. He looked just like the Grim Reaper."
"Did you look at how many Republicans didn't show up to vote for Mitt Romney in 2008? Do you realize that if the Republican Party base had turned out, Obama would have been defeated? Why didn't it happen? When does fighting for freedom backfire?"
"Ted Cruz was doing exactly what he was elected to do. Ted Cruz was elected in Texas to do exactly what he did in this filibuster, and, by the way, what he has been doing since he arrived. He's one Republican who is doing exactly what he was elected to do."
"There's no penalty in fighting for freedom."
"Washington isn't working. What in the world coming out of Washington is working? It isn't working."
"There isn't any effort to make the American people understand what it is the Democrat Party seeks for them. There's no push-back."
"Look at all the conversion of people that, at one time, used to have careers. Now they're part-time workers. This is a disaster. It's totally worth opposing this."
"The big danger that is happening in this country is that people are losing faith in the country. They're losing faith in the idea that there is opportunity here. They're losing faith in the old adage that hard work pays off. They're losing faith in all of the traditions and institutions that they have relied on in the past."
"The Republican Party has a guaranteed majority out there waiting to be connected with in the massive numbers of Americans that oppose this, because Americans are losing faith in their country."
"George W. Bush was elected twice, and I don't remember one Democrat ever saying, 'Well, you know, he won. The American people have spoken. I'm supporting the war in Iraq.' I don't remember one Democrat, after their first vote to do so. After that for seven years, six years, I don't remember one Democrat saying, 'Well, Bush won, we have to go along with this.' Not one."