Lawrence O’Donnell Quotes: Successful presidential campaigns follow a two-part strategy. For Republicans, Richard Nixon described it as running to the right in the primaries and running back to the center in the general election. For Democrats, the idea is to go to the left in the primaries, then to the center.
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People like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have been very busy educating America about just how much socialism we have, from Social Security to Medicare to public schools to public universities, (Lawrence O’Donnell Quotes) and how much we love that. The truth is that there is no pure socialist or capitalist economy on earth.
What we’re doing on ‘The West Wing’ is fictional. It’s not a place to learn about politics or government. Has there ever been a fundraiser on ‘The West Wing?’ No. (Lawrence O’Donnell Quotes) So right there, you’re in Disneyland.
Show business comes with wonderfully long vacations, (Lawrence O’Donnell Quotes) like the life of a college professor.
Around the courthouse when defense lawyers are chatting about their cases, the only question they ask each other is can you put your guy on the stand? Those conversations always assume the defendant is guilty. (Lawrence O’Donnell Quotes) The question is just about the degree of difficulty in presenting a defense.
If in the script there is an argument about gun control, the most precious document you could produce at ‘The West Wing’ that week is a passionate, intelligent case against gun control. (Lawrence O’Donnell Quotes) We know how to do the other one.
I can be as crazy as anybody (Lawrence O’Donnell Quotes) and go over lines I should not go over.
I tend not to look at Twitter in the morning; I try to force myself not to, for time management. (Lawrence O’Donnell Quotes) I’ll look at it on the way to work.
The ‘West Wing’ writers room would not have come up with the idea of running a presidential campaign in which an African-American gets elected. (Lawrence O’Donnell Quotes) Because the realism view would have said that’s not possible.
I am not a liberal who is so afraid of the word that I had to change my name to (Lawrence O’Donnell Quotes) progressive.
The Trump view of immigration defies our history. (Lawrence O’Donnell Quotes) Immigration is a transaction that has historically benefited the country.
Liberals amuse me. I am a socialist.
In pre-election polling, momentum is more important than position, (Lawrence O’Donnell Quotes) and in primary polling, national numbers are useless.
In pre-election polling, momentum is more important than position, and in primary polling, (Lawrence O’Donnell Quotes) national numbers are useless.
I’m one of those actors who finds the part in the wardrobe.
One of the things that I see on Twitter is that people think they know what you think about things you haven’t discussed.
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What MSNBC is, what cable news prime time has become in the shows that get the ratings, is the oped page of the newspaper.
Where I come from, no one settled their disagreements with bets, because no one of us had any money to bet.
I grew up a few years after John Kelly in an identical neighborhood in the other side of Boston and I went to high school in John Kelly’s neighborhood. I know the neighborhood John Kelly comes from, I know the culture.
I don’t for one second spend any time thinking about carefully ingratiating myself with someone for the future.
There was the slow discovery for me in the early ’80s that Republicans are people too… That Republicans are perfectly reasonable people… and that Republicans can be right about something.
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I was an extreme leftist-anarchist. Now, I guess I’m a European socialist who’s locked into American citizenship, without complaint.
There are people out there who disagree with me politically, and understand the limits of that disagreement. It doesn’t mean we disagree as people on basic human needs.
If a website has something I should know, somebody is spinning it around Twitter and I’ll see it there. Before I would look at Huffington Post and Slate every day, now I follow them on Twitter.
The pundit world, having spent years in awe of Karl Rove, will never understand how bad he is at his White House job.
Many chiefs of staff are close, very close, to their bosses on Capitol Hill.
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
Older men declare war .But it is the youth that must.
Know thy self know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
In peace sons busry their fathers.In war fathers bury their sons.