506 Total Quotes

Debate Quotes

Bill Delahunt
What passes for real debate in Washington often seems more like an echo chamber, with politicians talking at politicians.
Bill Delahunt
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It is time to shine the spotlight on those who have seized upon the immigration debate as an opportunity to advance their agenda of hate, bigotry and white supremacy. This report reminds us that there is a direct connection between the national policy debate and the atmosphere surrounding the daily lives of immigrants. Extremist groups are seeking to exploit the flow of foreign workers into this country to spread a message of xenophobia, to promote hateful stereotypes and to incite bigotry and violence against Hispanics, regardless of their status as citizens.
Abraham Foxman
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Hannah Arendt
Opinions are formed in a process of open discussion and public debate, and where no opportunity for the forming of opinions exists, there may be moods /moods of the masses and moods of individuals, the latter no less fickle and unreliable than the former /but no opinion.
Hannah Arendt
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Stephen Harper
We were committed at the time of the convention, and through the last debate, to put a free vote to the next Parliament on this issue, ... It will be a genuinely free vote when I am prime minister. I will not whip the cabinet; cabinet can vote as they want.
Stephen Harper
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Well, I'll be available to debate you before the Republican state convention Saturday. You name the time, and I'll be there.
Tom McClintock
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The debate in Washington will focus on ideology, ... will be no less important.
Jonathan Adler
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The governor has always said that a healthy debate is a good thing for our party. He looks forward to going to the convention, speaking at the convention and meeting with all the grass-roots Republicans who have helped him since the recall.
Adam Mendelsohn
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If they can get into a debate with the major party candidates, then they've got an opportunity.
Larry Jacobs
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The GOP was the party of Joe McCarthy. . . . Now, though, it is the Democrats who . . . stifle debate and smother thought.
Bill Bennett
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I saw a clear majority here this morning indicating support for the direction we're taking the party, but the debate will always signal that when we are dealing with things related to uranium or nuclear that there are concerns ? environmental and otherwise ?
Lorne Calvert
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This is not a new debate. Debates of voting methods have been going on for hundreds of years.
Christopher Borick
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Hubert Humphrey
Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.
Hubert Humphrey
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Hilary Clinton
What we have to do... is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.
Hilary Clinton
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George W. Bush
John Kerry could debate himself for ninty minutes.
George W. Bush
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Rather than the debate being about how immigration impacts neighborhoods, schools and hospitals, maybe you'll now see discussion about how it impacts the business sector.
Abel Valenzuela
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There has been great debate and interest around the NAB Cup with these rules, and there will be plenty of debate for weeks to come and we look forward to it.
Adrian Anderson
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There has been great debate and interest around the NAB Cup with these rules and there will be plenty of debate for weeks to come and we look forward to it.
Adrian Anderson
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There will be a healthy debate as to the mayor's inability to manage the public school system in his own city. There will be a healthy debate as to why Baltimore City is one of the most violent cities in America.
Henry Fawell
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Christopher Lasch
The job of the press is to encourage debate, not to supply the public with information.
Christopher Lasch
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Ooh, there will be debate. They'll probably have the parade after the Orange and Blue game. They don't want to mess up that game.
Adrian Moss
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I think that it will be another factor in the debate ? that wolves can kill people.
Adrian Wydeven
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Harry Reid
There has been adequate time for people to debate. I hope this matter will be resolved without too much more talking.
Harry Reid
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[On Sept. 12, Germany’s party leaders met in the final pre-election debate in the format of a round-table discussion. Merkel attacked the current chancellor’s economic record, declaring,] You have failed in this question. That’s why you are in such a difficult position. ... as a medium-sized power which always tries to solve conflicts peacefully.
Gerhard Schroeder
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A report like this will continue to fuel the debate about how strong consumer spending will be over the holiday season.
Alan Gayle
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What we have on the table is a proposal and the union board will debate, discuss and vote on it within the next few weeks.
Gregg Overman
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Alan Simpson
It's going to be an extraordinary debate filled with fear and guilt and racism and xenophobia.
Alan Simpson
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There's been a lot said about Social Security reform. What has been left out of the debate is the double tax on Social Security benefits. I believe it's time to get rid of a tax that punishes seniors and discourages work and retirement savings.
Rob Simmons
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He offered a perspective to the debate that will be missed, ... But his decision to withdraw intensifies my resolve to stay and fight.
Tom McClintock
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I certainly hope the administration's long-awaited re-involvement in this fundamental debate is genuine, and not because of election year conversion.
Ted Kennedy
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Dick Gephardt
It is my hope that we don't get side-tracked by the right wing into a debate over a phony constitutional amendment, ... I strongly oppose such an effort as purely political and unnecessarily divisive at the expense of those who already suffer from discrimination.
Dick Gephardt
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