26 Total Quotes

John Thune Quotes

This is partly a function of approval ratings. People pay attention [to polls] and start saying, 'Lets take a more independent tack.' It is frankly self-interest, self-preservation.
John Thune
#Approval

We must ensure that today's seniors' benefits are rock solid and find a solution that fixes Social Security for the next generation that is just entering the workforce.
John Thune
#American Politician #Security

I think they have proven they aren't a rubber stamp for the Pentagon.
John Thune
#Pentagon

We must work together to save and strengthen Social Security not just for my father's generation but also for my daughters' generation.
John Thune
#American Politician #Security

The issue is the future of Social Security. The program as we know it today will not last. It is headed for bankruptcy.
John Thune
#Future

Believe me, everyone is breathing a huge sigh of relief, ... I think we'll find a way to celebrate. Eating and sleeping will be a good start.
John Thune
#Believe

We need to stop the quibbling, the partisan games, and political brinkmanship to find a solution that saves and strengthens Social Security for the future.
John Thune
#Games

I don't happen to subscribe to the notion that everybody who criticizes Tom Daschle is criticizing Tim Johnson. I think that's a bit of a stretch.
John Thune
#American Politician

Let's not dismiss or attack individual ideas as being inadequate before we have had a chance to assess their positive effect as part of a whole solution.
John Thune
#American Politician

I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it's marked by the blood of those who died defending it.
John Thune
#American Politician

Social Security is an extremely complicated program.
John Thune
#American Politician

Ethanol reduces our dependence on foreign sources of oil and is an important weapon in the War on Terror. By investing in South Dakota's ethanol producers, we will strengthen our energy security and create new jobs.
John Thune
#American Politician

This fight was not about me. It was all about the people of South Dakota and Rapid City who were impacted by the decision. This whole decision was about the merits. It had nothing to do with politics.
John Thune
#People

That's all past now,
John Thune
#Past

Obviously this is a victory for South Dakota, all of South Dakota, ... I said this earlier and I mean it. I don't care whether you're a Republican or a Democrat or how you voted in the last election. People realized there are some issues that transcend politics, and this is one of them.
John Thune
#Victory

There's something about my Scandinavian heritage that knows that life shouldn't be easy -- life's got to be hard,
John Thune
#Life

We can stop the negative tone now, and we can reclaim this campaign from the special interest groups who want to control the message and the election if we mutually request a ban on ads from political parties and independent groups,
John Thune
#Interest

For conservatives out there, she's going to have to be very forthcoming ... to give them the comfort level that they need.
John Thune
#Comfort

His words embolden the enemy.
John Thune
#Words

[In South Dakota, former GOP Rep. John Thune declared victory over Daschle after his own drawn-out wait.] It would be nice just once to have an election settled before 4 a.m. in the morning, ... But I have to tell you, I've been on the other end of this equation, and if I have to wait till 4 a.m. in the morning, I'd rather be in on this end.
John Thune
#Victory

We believe there's a significant opportunity to expand and improve the base. There are some options we think could make Ellsworth really a premier base, an elite base in training. Bringing additional missions to Ellsworth is the best way to ensure its long-term operational status.
John Thune
#Opportunity

We prayed a lot about it as did a lot of other people and finally concluded that this was something that we needed to do.
John Thune
#People

If you look at the politics of 2006, having a fight would really energize and motivate our supporters. Our folks were ready to lace them up, they were ready for a fight. A left-right fight is a something that helps us. A right and less-right fight is something that doesn't help us.
John Thune
#Politics

This was something that was incredibly deeply felt. It is an issue that unites conservatives around the country, ... There are lots of issues we disagree about, but the one unifying factor in the last several years and continues to this day is the courts.
John Thune
#Country