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My childhood, adolescence and high school days are unusually important. If there has ever been a time that I developed a uniqueness and sense of humor and the ability to organize, it was then. In those early days, I developed the skills that gave me a certain degree of success in American politics.
Friends, there is no Left in American politics.
Objective journalism is one of the main reasons that American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long.
Hunter S. Thompson
I think Ralph Nader is the biggest liar in American politics when he said it didn't matter who was president.
Whether you are on the Right or the Left, everyone can agree that there are a lot of outside influences in American politics that are not good for the system. There's just too much money.
It is money, money, money! Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics.
Obama seemed poised to realign American politics after his stunning 2008 victory. But the economy remains worse than even the administration's worst-case scenarios, and the long legislative battles over health care reform, financial services reform and the national debt and deficit have taken their toll. Obama no longer looks invincible.
Dee Dee Myers
A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.
Things happen in American politics in the political center. If the President will meet us in the center, there are things we can accomplish.
American politics is always an open competition.
The battle in American politics used to be for the middle. Now, it's all about the building and the intensity of support on the far left and far right wings of both parties. And we have forgotten about the people here in the middle.
If American politics are too dirty for women to take part in, there's something wrong with American politics.
Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country - and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians.
In modern American politics, being the right kind of ignorant and entertainingly crazy is like having a big right hand in boxing; you've always got a puncher's chance.
The world of American politics is more contentious than it has ever been in my lifetime.
I've often thought that the gauntlet of American politics is more individualistic, more expensive, more unpredictable than in many other democracies.
I voted for Barack because he was black. 'Cuz that's why other folks vote for other people - because they look like them... That's American politics, pure and simple.
Samuel L. Jackson
A wise nation should cultivate a political spirit that allows opponents to cooperate without fearing an automatic execution from their core supporters. Who knew that the real rogues in American politics would be the ones who dare to get along?
I can tell you that too much money is corrupting American politics. Don't blame the American public. The U.S. Supreme Court has a lot to answer for, because it has made it impossible for Congress to reduce the corrupting influence of money on American political life.
Barack Obama has brought glamour back to American politics - not the faux glamour-by-association of campaigning with movie stars or sailing with the Kennedys, but the real thing. The candidate himself is glamorous. Audiences project onto him the personal qualities and political positions they want in a president.
American politics is theatre. There is a frightening emotionalism at national conventions.
The tax issue is the most powerful issue in American politics going back to the Tea Party.
If you really want to diminish a candidate, depict him as the foil of his handler. This is as old in American politics as politics itself.
The ability of the 1 percent to buy politicians and regulators is nothing new in American politics - just as inequality has been a permanent part of our economic system. This is true of virtually all political and economic systems.
Although he's regularly asked to do so, God does not take sides in American politics.
George J. Mitchell
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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