"There are smart people on our side of the aisle who have known as early as I did who Obama was and should have been saying 'I hope this guy fails' right along with me. There should have been opposition to this guy all along."
"The president of the United States is a pretty important position and it's the ideas and policies that matter to me, not the color of their skin."
"There is no legal authority, in the Constitution or in any other statute, there is no legal authority for a president to repeatedly, even routinely rewrite federal statutes, which he is guilty of times 10 in Obamacare with all of his waivers, all of the delays, all the selective application of the law to certain people, moving in and saying to members of Congress and their staff, "Guess what? I'll make sure the taxpayers subsidize you through the Office of Personnel Management." None of that's in the law. He can't do that, but he can if nobody's gonna try to stop him. "
"If you're healthy, if you don't get sick much, if you don't go to the doctor much or use your health insurance much, you are a genetic lottery winner. It has nothing to do with the way you live, nothing to do with doing the right things. It's just sheer luck and you are gonna pay for that."
"Obama uses his ignorance as a sign of his brilliance. Or not a sign, but a way to explain, actually cement the idea that he's brilliant. "Hey, I'm so smart, you know, I'm not that dumb. I'm smart enough to know not to go out and sell this thing if it isn't working. Nobody told me." And yet over here everybody thinks this guy is the smartest, the most connected, the most in touch, the most engaged president we've ever had. And yet every day, he doesn't know anything about what's going on and gets away with that. And now he's turned not knowing anything into a sign of how smart he is."
"It just isn't true that we have a discriminatory health system where if you're sick, if you've been sick, if you're gonna get sick, you can't get health insurance. It's just not true."
"I'm sorry if you're the 25-year-old woman threatened by my yelling."
"Forced behavior, socialized anything, doesn't work. Ask Stalin, ask Andropov, ask Brezhnev, ask Castro, ask Mao. Well, it worked for them. But ask the people that live in their countries if it works? Go ask your average Cuban if it works. Go find your average Chinese in Shanghai, ask him if it's working. Go find somebody who lived in East Germany in the sixties and seventies and ask 'em if it worked. It doesn't work."
"There are plenty of people who've been sick who have insurance, just like there are plenty of people who've had car accidents who have automobile insurance. This is the best health care system in the world, that these people are now dismantling. We have the finest doctors, the finest hospitals, some of the greatest research, our pharmaceutical industry, unparalleled in the world."
"When you start talking about winning the genetic lottery, you are talking about a belief in eugenics. This is not me. This is Jonathan Gruber at MIT. I don't think this way. This stuff never crosses my mind."
"According to numbers posted by Matt Drudge, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims was the number one selling book last week according to the Nielsen BookScan. It's just wonderful, folks. Thank you so much, again."
"Bouncing off of the Obamacare website and the way they're counting enrollees. Shouldn't Amazon and the New York Times best-sellers list count, as a book sale, if somebody puts a copy of Rush Revere in the shopping cart? I mean, that's how they're counting enrollees atHealthCare.gov, whether they buy a policy or not they're counting them as enrolled."
"One of the really big frustrations associated with this program is the daily realization of how little people in the country actually are aware of, hear about, or care about, within the political arena."
"Most people have this protective view of the presidency. Anybody who holds the office is always gonna get the benefit of the doubt unless the media spends four years destroying them like they did Bush, and with Bush not returning fire. But I'd have to say that's one of the most frustrating things, is the overall level of detachment that a lot of people have."