Who said it?
1. “I’m always skeptical of confirmation-day conversions. I understand it’s difficult to oppose a president of your own party.”
2. “Chuck Hagel has questions to answer, and one will be ‘Why is it the position you held in the past about Iranian sanctions and our support for Israel no longer … [appears] appear to be your positions?’ ”
3. “That messiah never came, and a sluggish economic recovery overshadowed his term. Obama was reelected less because he inspired the nation than because he discredited his opponent. Most Americans still think that the country is headed in the wrong direction, and just one in five trust their government to do the right thing. Much of this says less about Obama than about the times. But the president manages to make his own presidency seem smaller by his frequent invocations of our greatest president.”
4. “I don’t think Sen. Harry Reid even brings [Obama anti-gun provisions] to the Senate floor because he has six Democrats up for election in two years in states where the president received fewer than 42 percent of the votes. He doesn’t want his Democrats to have to choose between their own constituents and the president’s positions.”
5. “Do not patronize the passionate supporters of your opponents by looking down your nose at them.”