Quotables From SRLC, Thursday Night Edition

To be updated continuously throughout tonight’s session…

Mary Matalin: “The Southern thing is the American thing.”

Liz Cheney: “I say Mary Matalin is my sister, but I have to tell Dad that doesn’t mean James Carville is his son-in-law.”

Liz Cheney, on the back-and-forth between the Obama administration and her father: “I see it as a conversation between a two-term vice president and a one-term president.”

Liz Cheney: “Nothing convinces the American people of the rightness of conservative causes than seeing the alternative in action.”

Liz Cheney, on Obama: “One of the most arrogant power plays in American history.”

Liz Cheney, on the three prongs of Obama foreign policy: “Apologize for America, abandon our allies and appease our enemies.”

Liz Cheney: “The world is safer when there is no daylight between the United States and Israel.”

Liz Cheney: “There is a saying in the Arab world that it’s more dangerous to be America’s ally than our enemy. In the Age of Obama, that is proving true.”

Liz Cheney: “Somebody needs to keep reminding this administration that foreign terrorists do not have constitutional rights.”

Liz Cheney: “I do not believe that a law license puts anybody above inquiry and criticism.”

Liz Cheney: “If Eric Holder is looking for patriots and heroes to bravely defend, I suggest he start with the CIA officers and lawyers who defend the American people.”

Liz Cheney: “America has no choice about whether we lead or not. We must lead. No other country has the resources to protect individual freedom around the world.”

Liz Cheney: “The Obama administration is accustomed to deference from their followers or the media. Sometimes those two are the same.”

J.C. Watts: “I have studied that World War II generation. And like that Nike slogan, they just did it.”

J.C. Watts: “We Republicans can’t just wash our hands over what we’ve seen happen over the last six or seven years.”

J.C. Watts: “We don’t need more taxes, we need more taxpayers.”

J.C. Watts: “If 70 percent of the economy is consumer spending, how is it a bad thing to give you more of your money back?”

J.C. Watts: “History is going to be kind to George W. Bush.”

J.C. Watts: “We’ve got an opportunity to paint a picture to the world of what it’s supposed to look like.”

Newt Gingrich: “When you speak from the heart, you don’t need a teleprompter.”

Newt Gingrich: “Obama only reads parts of things. He picks out a few words he thinks feel right and pretends he understands the rest of it. He doesn’t.”

Newt Gingrich: “This is the most serious conflict since the 1850’s.”

Newt Gingrich, on Obamacare: “No rational person could believe that the current federal government could implement this.”

Newt Gingrich: “Historians will someday write that the longer Obama talked, the less the American people believed him.”

Newt Gingrich: “Two rules. First, elections have consequences. However, consequences lead to elections.”

Newt Gingrich: “Stage One of the end of Obamaism will be a Republican Congress that refuses to fund any of his healthcare plan.”

Newt Gingrich: “If EPA gets no budget, it can’t enforce Cap And Trade.”

Newt Gingrich: “Stage Two is a Republican President and Republican Congress in 2013, which will repeal every radical bill Obama has passed.”

Newt Gingrich: “This is not a normal series of elections…this is a fundamental fight over the core definition of America.”

Newt Gingrich: “This is going to be the worst administration since Herbert Hoover.”

Newt Gingrich: “I’m tired of figuring out new ways to help people who aren’t working. I want to find new ways to help people who are working.”

Newt Gingrich: “In February of 2011, Callista and I will have to make a decision whether to run.”

Newt Gingrich: “Card Check is the perfect example of the machine mentality.”

Newt Gingrich: “A rising tide doesn’t raise boats if they aren’t in the water.”

Newt Gingrich: “It will get worse, not better, over time for the Democrats because these things tend to compound themselves.”

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