53 Political Quotes of Donna Brazile

” I was motivated to be different in part because I was different. “
” A government of, by, and for the people requires that people talk to people, that we can agree to disagree but do so in civility. If we let the politicians and those who report dictate our discourse, then our course will be dictated. “
” It takes but one person, one moment, one conviction, to start a ripple of change. “
” I grew up in the once segregated South. I experienced forced integration during my formative school years. I lived the sacrifices, burdens, and tears. I also lived the moments of understanding, of acknowledgment, of fellowship and success. I saw my parents and grandparents coming home beaten down – and some of my friends beaten up. “
” Voter turnout comes down to organizing, educating, activating. “
” I think people involved in politics make good actors. Acting and politics both involve fooling people. People like being fooled by actors. When you get right down to it, they probably like being fooled by politicians even more. A skillful actor will make you think, but a skillful politician will make you never have to think. “
” In modern politics, polls often serve as the canary in the mine – an early warning signal of danger or trends. But polls can also be used to wag the dog – diverting attention from something significant. “
” We can be thankful President Barack Obama is taking aim at one of the prime causes of climate change and extreme weather: air pollution. The EPA’s carbon pollution standards are the most significant step forward our country has ever taken to protect our health by addressing climate change. “
” If you don’t know about the ‘black male code,’ you should. It’s something black boys learn early, even before adolescence. It goes, in part, like this: Even though you’re not a criminal, some people assume you are, especially if you’re wearing certain clothes. Never argue with the police, but protect your dignity and take pride in humility. “
” If you want your checkbook to follow your heart, make a donation to those doing work you support. “
” If you want your checkbook to follow your heart, make a donation to those doing work you support. “
” Politics is a rough and tumble business. It’s not for the faint-hearted. I’ve got bruises and cuts from being in the political arena. But by and large, I understand how to navigate the process. “
” We all know that an angry electorate is a voting electorate. “
” The law is only our best approximation of justice, and the law needs constant revision. “
” Integrated schools help students achieve academic success in the present and personal success in the future. “
” As a practicing Catholic all my life, my faith and the church are never far from my mind. The lessons I learned in the church have structured the way I’ve approached my life and my career. They were lessons of grace, kindness, forgiveness, and compassion. “
” Hurricane Katrina was the storm of the 21st century. It devastated an area the size of Great Britain. More than 1,800 Americans died. Three hundred thousand homes were destroyed. There was $96 billion in property damage. I served on the Louisiana Recovery Authority. I saw Congress write one big check and then skip town. “
” I’ve appeared three times on ‘The Good Wife.’ I’m proud of being associated with the show. ‘Time’ magazine called it ‘the best thing on TV outside cable.’ Did I mention that I also appear on cable? “
” Under Pope Francis, we have seen a change at the Vatican that is reflective of the church I know and love. He approaches controversial doctrine or past wrongdoing with humility, understanding, and faith in the goodness of mankind. He has served as a voice for the voiceless and has been working to re-establish the church as a home for the homeless. “
” Men don’t wear high heels, and they don’t make allowances for women who do. Tottering down the corridors of power in beautiful but crippling stilettos telegraphs your preference for style over substance. “
” Due process policies such as tenure are put in place to protect good teachers from being fired without cause. They aren’t there to protect ‘bad’ teachers. “
” No one remembers how the American people responded day-to-day, week-to-week, or month-to-month about the decisions that Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower made during the most dangerous decades in American and world history. But we know now that they did what was right, and we honor them for it. “
” I have a simple rule: when I’m on TV, I’m not talking to just my anchor or my colleague on my right. I’m talking to America. I look into the lens, and in my head, I’m talking to somebody in Nebraska. Why Nebraska? Why the Cornhusker State? I have no idea. But it feels like it’s a good place to talk to people. “
” I met Hillary Clinton when I was a young lady working as an intern, and I can tell you she’s been a progressive fighter all her life. And Bernie Sanders, I got to know him during campaigns on Capitol Hill, campaigns across this country. These are two wonderful, fighting souls. “
” Until there are no more hate crimes, no more vicious bullying and ugly slurs, whenever a person comes out – whether that person is a celebrity or a ‘nobody’ – it should be celebrated like the triumph of courage it is. “
” Placing limits on carbon pollution from power plants is about ensuring that we have clean air to breathe and communities that are safe to live in. Carbon pollution limits are about defending families who have borne the heaviest burden of the main pollutant that is driving climate change. “
” Being on food stamps can be demeaning. Cashiers know the difference between the new plastic SNAP cards and a credit card. Some food stamp recipients say some cashiers have made them feel uncomfortable and embarrassed. “
” As a child, I sat in the back of the bus. I was told, time and time again, that God’s potential didn’t exist in people like me. I’ve spent my life fighting to change that. And, from the first day when I met Hillary Clinton, I’ve known that she’s someone who cares just as much and fights just as hard. “
” Students of color who attended integrated schools in the decades immediately following Brown were more likely to graduate high school, go to college, earn higher wages, live healthier lifestyles, and not have a criminal record than their peers in segregated schools. “
” It’s not anti-Catholic to question, nor is it anti-Catholic to be honest about the previous shortcomings of the church, because that is the only way we can ensure its strength and dignity moving forward. It is, however, very Catholic to forgive each other and to never stop loving each other. “
” Civic education and civic responsibility should be taught in elementary school. “
” Watching ‘Scandal’ is a fun and exciting guilty pleasure, which is how I imagine most real scandals start out. “
” Women in Washington – and in positions of power anywhere – should be subjected to the same criticisms and held to the same standards as men. That does not include the assumption that any successful woman has attained her position through flattery, feminine wiles, or her ability to provide maternal comfort to a more powerful man. “
” Voting shouldn’t be a challenge. It should be as easy and accessible as possible. We shouldn’t require forms of ID that folks don’t have. We shouldn’t restrict days or hours that allow working people a chance to both do their job and exercise their democratic right, and we damn well shouldn’t be throwing up new obstacles midstream. “
” Generally, Senate races are not a referendum on the president or on any one issue but a choice between the two candidates on the ballot. “
” My mama told me it’s not what they call you – it’s what you answer to. “
” We march on because all lives matter, not to be judged by the color of their skin. “
” It’s true you never know the full depth of a parent’s touch in your life until they’re gone. Even if you cared for them in their old age, there’s never a way to prepare yourself for the death of a parent. “
” I denounce Donald Trump for not denouncing the kind of vitriol, the kind of violence that he has perpetrated with his angry rhetoric, and he knows exactly what he is doing. “
” Low turnout in off-year races is always a challenge for Democrats. Many of our voters require information and must be contacted way ahead of Election Day – and reminded of what’s at stake. “
” Our democracy relies on participation, and we’ve never done better by excluding folks. “
” If you’re a girl, you’re always Daddy’s little girl. You’re vulnerable, no matter how worldly or sophisticated or strong you’d become along the way. My dad Lionel let me know how proud he was, even as he kept me from being too big for my britches. “
” This apology is not just to Bernie Sanders. It is to donors. It is to anyone and everyone that clearly we offended. And the e-mails that were revealed that were hacked. “
” A white-boy attitude is ‘I must exclude, denigrate, and leave behind.’ They don’t see it or think about it. It’s a culture. “
” When I was growing up, our nation was partitioned: Blacks were segregated by law in the South and largely by custom in the North, though it, too, had segregation laws. Our best universities had quota systems. Many white communities had real estate covenants to keep nonwhites out. “
” Over the years, I’ve worked for and alongside the American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association. That’s because I am proud of our public school teachers – including my niece who teaches down in Louisiana – just as I am proud of our nation’s education system. “
” For some Republicans, 2016 is 1992: Hating Hillary Clinton is chic again. Only more so, since the former secretary of state is also the partner of and potential successor to the last two Democratic presidents – Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. “
” The 2000 election exposed some ugly history in our country. “
” No voters will be left behind. “
” Because of my faith and my imagination, I was able to enjoy my childhood, even though it was tough. “
” We’re like a Third World country when it comes to some of our election practices. “
” Look, Congress has allocated more money to finance the upcoming Iraqi elections than it has for the American elections. There’s something wrong with that. “
” A campaign is about defining who you are – your vision and your opponent’s vision. “