24 Total Quotes

Jim Jordan Quotes

I was kind of nervous because I didn't know how the team would react when I came back.
Jim Jordan
#Kind

By the end of the first quarter we knew that we could hang with them. I think our aggressiveness was better than theirs, but it was tough to match them inside.
Jim Jordan
#Aggression

very little credibility and very little appeal to anyone anywhere on the Republican ideological spectrum.
Jim Jordan
#Credibility

highlighted a negative stereotype of the party -- a party that truly only welcomes conservative white males. That's an unflattering view of the party and one frankly we thought they were trying to ameliorate.
Jim Jordan
#Conservative

He was one of my boys. He was just one of those scrappy little kids, who wouldn't give up. He worked hard, he trained hard and he maintained his training.
Jim Jordan
#Boys

we knew he had his work cut out for him.
Jim Jordan
#Work

In politics, tone and modulation matter.
Jim Jordan
#Politics

He did his best, and cleverly, to imply that he's sympathetic to Roe and its value as precedent. But we'd be foolish to take his testimony as an assurance that he's supportive of the right to choice or even the more fundamental right to privacy.
Jim Jordan
#Value

Never once have Democrats benefited from attempts at reasonableness and compromise and accommodation. To the contrary, Bush and his team seem to view political compromise as weakness, and they punish it rather than reward or reciprocate it.
Jim Jordan
#Compromise

In a sense these are two guys who have never stopped running — they have never gotten out of campaign mode.
Jim Jordan
#Running

A lot of Democrats feel cross-pressured. They're uneasy about Roberts' record. They're more uneasy about his refusal to answer questions about it. But they instinctively feel some measure of deference to the president on these appointments and, let's face it, Roberts was a good pick for Bush.
Jim Jordan
#Democrats

He's easily the most powerful Republican on Capitol Hill, and nobody's in his weight class. He exerts the kind of discipline that hasn't been seen in decades.
Jim Jordan
#Class

[In 1984, he was principal at Buford High School in Lancaster, S.C., when he hired two former West Brunswick teachers who told him about the community and the school. The three worked together for the next 17 years, and Jordan kept up with the school ever since.] They were two of the best teachers I worked with, ... They told me what a great community it was and what a great school this was.
Jim Jordan
#School

We've got some challenges, but I think we've got the capability to be a North Carolina School of Excellence, ... I don't know how long that will take, but it can be done.
Jim Jordan
#Excellence

Here's the final word from a giant of American jurisprudence on the methods, motives and ethics of Ken Starr.
Jim Jordan
#Ethics

The political currents were extraordinarily strong for everybody involved. I'm certainly not implying that Democrats had their finger to the wind and didn't make votes of conscience, but it was a piece of the puzzle, clearly.
Jim Jordan
#Democrats

I've heard from physicians just out and about that they have a real reluctance to deal with the whole Medicare program unless it's fixed.
Jim Jordan
#Physicians

It was driven by a petulance and frustration, and it had the tone of a president with an approval rating of 35 percent. He's sounding less statesmanlike when he needs to seem more.
Jim Jordan
#Approval

From almost every standpoint -- the national political environment, the state political environments, recruiting, retention, fundraising -- Democratic candidates are in exceedingly strong shape. Because of the map, a flip in either chamber is significantly harder, but you can certainly see how it's done.
Jim Jordan
#Environment

The good news is he's not talking about his indicted chief of staff or ordering the leaking of classified information.
Jim Jordan
#Information

A lot of the producers don't want to get into marketing and shipping it to the end user, that's not their thing. But this is a particularly good niche to be in for the next few years. It's going to be unbelievable.
Jim Jordan
#Marketing

I would say that this is a political calamity that the Republicans own completely. The public understands very well that Bush and (Vice President Dick) Cheney made fortunes in the industry, that oil company lobbyists wrote our energy policy and they see George Bush holding hands and trading kisses with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. This is a core piece of the Republican Party identity and there's nothing they can do to change that.
Jim Jordan
#Republicans

I would say that this is a political calamity that the Republicans own completely. . . . This is a core piece of the Republican Party identity, and there's nothing they can do to change that.
Jim Jordan
#Republicans

We need to think beyond the next election and we need to go on the offensive NOW. Simply put we need to be strategic and long term and beat them at their own game.
Jim Jordan
#Game