"If you really want to end income inequality, I've got the way to fix it. People who don't work shouldn't get any income."
"I love this country. I want everybody to love this country. It is the greatest country human beings have ever devised. It's the greatest way to organize life. It's the greatest way to organize business. It's the greatest way to organize society that has ever been done on the face of the earth, in the course of human history. There is every reason in the world not to just be proud of it, but to love it. And I want everybody to."
"There has never been a greater opportunity for the Republican Party to connect with a majority of Americans across the spectrum. The opposition to Obamacare knows no bounds. And it is getting bigger."
"The Republicans are taking the focus off Obamacare and transferring it to amnesty? It's like they think Obama is still loved and adored by everybody and they've gotta tiptoe around any opposition."
"Conservatism doesn't see groups, doesn't see victims -- well, other than people that vote Democrat. But we don't want to capitalize on it. We want to remove them from victim status. We want to teach them self-reliance, rugged individualism. We want them not depending on a political party, no matter which one."
"I don't care what somebody's sexual orientation is or what their race is. I do not group people that way, nor do I want to take advantage of people by making them groups or victims. I want everybody to be as self-reliant as they can be, be as educated as they can be, 'cause that's how we're gonna have a great country."
"The Republican Party is having their retreat on the frozen banks of the Chesapeake. Nothing against Maryland, but aren't there other places you can go in February than a frozen lake? Why don't we do what the Democrats do? You know, grab a bunch of prostitutes and head down the Dominican Republic."
"Look, I don't care how you slice it, folks, it just doesn't make any sense. Even the most accepted, and some might say logical explanation, it doesn't make sense, and here's what it is. Why are the Republicans willing to commit suicide? Because that's what an amnesty is."
"If you look at national polls, you find that amnesty is important to 3% of the population. Obamacare polls at the top of issues the American people think are important, need to be addressed, fixed, done something with. The minute that polling data comes out, we drop our pursuit of Obamacare, which was tepid anyway as a party, and now we've shifted at our retreat, which is a good name for what's happening here, retreat, to amnesty and advancing amnesty. It doesn't make any sense."
"In the old days, immigration was about finding Americans. People wanted to come here to be Americans. They came here to assimilate. There was a distinct American culture they wanted to be part of."
"The fact is we haven't seen the Republican Party act much like the opposition party yet. Whenever some individual Republicans do pop up in opposition, they get cut down by other Republicans. I'm gonna tell you, folks, sometimes I end up angrier at Republicans and what they're saying than I get at Democrats."
"I mentioned earlier that there's a Wall Street Journal story today, "Peyton Manning Is Mr. Annoying." This is a story about Peyton Manning's pursuit of excellence and how it annoys people, and I think that's quite instructive, too. The focus here is that the pursuit of excellence is annoying. To me, that's a problem."
"If you're a liberal, I oppose you 'cause I think you are an obstacle to everything I believe in. Pure and simple."
" What is a fair shot for a job applicant? An interview? Or getting the job? See, with Obama, the opportunity is not what's fair; it's the outcome."
"Obama seeks to equalize by punishing people at the top."