"The Tea Party is not really a party, in the sense that it's not an acknowledged party with party papers and identification. The Tea Party is a way of life."
"I've never seen the left come to the defense of a pope or the Catholic Church like I have seen them come to the defense of the pope and the Catholic Church this time. This is one of those days where my dad would not believe what has happened here."
"The media is livid at the same time that the pope deigned to respond to me. That has 'em ticked off. They name him Man of the Year simply because he attacks capitalism and ticks me off. And in the process they've named, as Man of the Year, the biggest pro-lifer in the world."
"Pro-abortion, abortion itself is the sacrament to the left. You cannot be a leftist and be everything else but. If you are pro-life and Marxist, you cannot be a leftist. You can't. Being pro-life will cancel everything out. That's how big it is on the left."
"I think there is a groundswell of opposition to Big Government taking place all over the country. It's not in the daily media narrative, of course, it never would be. It's not part of the daily soap opera. But there's a groundswell of opposition to this. The problem is that it isn't represented by anybody officially."
"There's trickle up. There's trickle-down. It has nothing to do with conservatism. It has nothing to do with tax cuts for the rich. Trickle-down is simply commerce, and it's undeniably true. It happens. The Catholic Church benefits from it. Everybody does."
"You can be the biggest leftist, socialist, communist in the world, but if you're pro-life, you don't get a ticket into their little tent."
"Do you know that on January 1st, 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent lightbulbs are illegal? Stop and think of that. The 60-watt and the 40-watt incandescent lightbulbs are illegal in the United States of America. Illegal!"
"A portly man used to be a sign of success and dominance and power. I envy those days. Just kidding, of course."
"There ought to be an ad right now: 'How are you spending the $2,500 you're saving on Obamacare insurance premiums this year for Christmas?' What a great ad that would be."
"You are talked to death by other people, but not by me."
"Who did you consider the most influential person in 2013? The pope is always up there. The president of the United States, no matter who it is, is always up there. Ted Cruz is the third most influential American. It's a Rasmussen poll."