"I'm very optimistic about -- about Iraq, and this can be one of the great achievements of this administration. You're going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the, uh, end of the summer. You're going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government."
"Now, people when I say that look at me and say, 'What are you talking about, Joe? You're telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?' The answer is yes, that's what I'm telling you."
"I would tell members of my family – and I have – I wouldn't go anywhere in confined places now. It's not that it's going to Mexico. It's you're in a confined aircraft. When one person sneezes, it goes all the way through the aircraft. That's me. I would not be, at this point - if they had another way of transportation – suggesting they ride the subway.
"Um... So, from my perspective, what it relates to is mitigation. If you're out in the middle of a field when someone sneezes, that's one thing. If you're in a closed aircraft or closed container or closed car or closed classroom, it's a different thing."
"[I]n Louisiana there's 400 people a day losing their jobs, what's [Gov. Bobby Jindal] doing?" (Note: "In December, Louisiana was the only state in the nation besides the District of Columbia, according to the national press release that added employment over the month.")
"My memory is not as good as Chief Justice Roberts."
"Look, John's last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs."
Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy. And he's gonna have to make some really tough - I don't know what the decision's gonna be, but I promise you it will occur. As a student of history and having served with seven presidents, I guarantee you it's gonna happen. I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate. And he's gonna need help. And the kind of help he's gonna need is, he's gonna need you, not financially to help him, we're gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him.
"We want to take money and put it back in the pocket of middle-class people. It's time to be patriotic … time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut."
"This is bullshit, this is malarkey. This is outrageous, for the president of the United States to go to a foreign country, to sit in the Knesset... and make this kind of ridiculous statement."
"The president has no authority to unilaterally attack Iran, and if he does, as Foreign Relations Committee chairman, I will move to impeach… If you're going to impeach George Bush, you better impeach Cheney first."
"This guy (Bush) is brain dead."
"Mr. President I have a message for you: the only thing that is emboldening the enemy is your failed policy."
"You don't know my state. My state was a slave state. My state is a border state. My state is the eighth largest black population in the country. My state is anything from a northeast liberal state."
"The president has yet to be straight with the American people on what the deal in Iraq is. All the way back since Abu Ghraib, the president has yet to be straight about the mistakes he has made ... He has no credibility. No one believes the president of the United States on matters of foreign policy."
"It’s about the fact that no one has faith in the United States of America as long as Rumsfeld is running the show. Look where we are now: Nobody in the world is prepared to trust the president of the United States, led by Donald Rumsfeld leading the military to use military force against Iran. We can’t sustain this lack of
credibility for the next 2 1/2 years."
"[Bush] has no credibility. No one believes the president of the United States on matters of foreign policy."
"You cannot go into a Dunkin Donuts or a 7-Eleven unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking."