"Those of us outside the Beltway don't understand why the people inside always believe and fall for the media narrative that we're always getting our butts kicked and we cave. Why do they always accept it?"
"Sadly, I must interrupt myself. If you think you get mad when that happens, you have no clue what it's like for me, particularly when I'm on a roll."
"I think it was Lincoln who once said, 'Don't believe any quotes you read on the Internet.'"
"It feels like we've lost a war to a communist country. It's almost like there's been a peaceful coup. The media has led this coup, and the Democrats have taken over with popular support. We're getting policies and implementations and things that were never, ever part of this country's design and founding."
"Even I, ladies and gentlemen, your know-everything, in-touch host, even I mere moments ago was still trying to get the lay of the land on where we are on what's going on in Washington vis-a-vis the supposed shutdown, vis-a-vis continuing resolution, vis-a-vis the debt limit."
"The Democrats in Congress are willing to hold this country hostage and risk default rather than give up their Obamacare subsidy. Don't think that's not part of what this is about. Members of Congress and Senate want 75% of their Obamacare expenses paid for, and they are willing to hold the country hostage and shut down the government and risk the credit rating and all that garbage for their own personal gain."
"Fight this notion to let the media dictate what you think Republican policy ought to be. That's what's happening now, and that's why you're mad. Republicans are essentially trying to limit the damage from the media. They've been doing it my whole life."
"Obama's running around here talking about how every Republican proposal is a ransom or taking him hostage. I'll tell you who's held hostage. The Republican Party in Washington is being held hostage, and they're being held hostage by the Democrats. They're being held hostage by the media, and they're being held hostage by these skewed polls."
"You may not win this today or this week, but you might win 2014 and 2016. You might win in preparing the American people for the absolute debacle that is about to hit them."
"The Democrat Party is favoring deficit spending when we're broke. The Democrat Party is defrauding Americans with Obamacare. No apologies. The Democrat Party favors the end of the doctor-patient relationship. The Democrat Party favors the IRS running health care. The Democrat Party favors running the private sector via regulations."
"Every Republican, practically every Republican campaigned on the promise to do everything they could to get rid of this. But only a few stepped up at the moment of truth. And instead, the "we can't win" chorus of the Republican Party's carrying the day."
"Can I interrupt myself here for a moment? Yes, I can."
"90 million Americans not working, and they're all eating, and there's a lot of people in the country that vote for Santa Claus."
"Barack Obama is the problem. The modern-day Democrat Party is the problem. The pop culture media is the problem."