Joe Lieberman Quotes (150 Quotes)

    My friends, 10 days ago, with courage and friendship, Al Gore asked me to be his running mate,

    I think what we've learned is that when growth occurs, it occurs in the private sector,

    Today, we can see with our own eyes what global warming is doing. In that context it becomes truly irresponsible, if not immoral, for us not to do something.

    We must do what is necessary do help the victims of this terrible tragedy, but we should make sure it is done in a way that does not add onto the already mounting debt, ... The best way to do this is a combination of cutting spending for less critical programs and canceling the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, who are in the best financial position to help their fellow Americans in this time of crisis.

    With all due respect, I think that's like saying that the veterinarian and the taxidermist are in the same business because either way you get your dog back.

    My feelings went from concern to grief to anger, and then to embarrassment.

    I think Al Gore's going to be himself, ... And I think the important thing ... is that he will clarify the choice that the American people have in what seems to be the closest presidential election in 40 years.

    I share the anger, but, ultimately, to govern this country, it takes more than anger. It takes experience. It takes positions that reflect the best values of the American people.

    I thought that Gov. Bush's attack on Al Gore, his character and credibility, was very unfair and not what the campaign should be about. In moments of desperation, Gov. Bush turned back to attack President Clinton. His name is not on the ballot, its Al Gore and me against George Bush and Dick Cheney.

    to fight for what's right, win this nomination, and defeat George W. Bush next year.

    I urge the Bush Administration to rethink its priorities. We can't talk about community values without being prepared to invest in those very same communities.

    I am humbled by this nomination and so grateful to Al Gore for choosing me, and I want you to know, I will work my heart out to make sure Al Gore is the next president of the United States.

    I've spent the last year listening to Americans, and the state of the union that George W. Bush lives in is very different from the state that most hardworking Americans are living in.

    The debate going on between us is really a debate about whether we want to take the Democratic Party back to where it was before Bill Clinton transformed it in 1992, or whether we want to take it forward,

    Yahoo Submarine base New London lives, and I think that it will live forever.

    This presidential campaign is over and I congratulate Governor Bush and Secretary Cheney and wish them well.

    He obviously wouldn't support it if he thought it would do any damage to the American military, ... So, how can two members of the House stand up to the commander in chief and somehow say that they're going to protect the war fighter better than the president or the rest of us are.

    He didn't get away with it tonight. Gov. Bush tried a lot of the stuff that he has gotten away with in the campaign so far, and Al Gore was right there on target with the facts. The fact is that it is Governor Bush who's overspending the projected surplus, and Al Gore is staying within the surplus.

    But I wouldn't say it's going to be a runaway by any means, ... Larry King Live.

    When you are asking the American people to support you for president, you have to be able to take a clear position for what you think is right for the country and stick with it, have the guts to stick with it.

    How can we teach our children that every vote counts if we are not willing to make a good-faith effort to count every vote

    As every faith teaches us -- and as presidents from Lincoln to Roosevelt to Reagan to Clinton have reminded us -- we must as Americans, try to see our nation not just through our own eyes, but through the eyes of others,

    I have been raised to face adversity and today, I will only double my determination,

    We must not condemn to frustration those whose job it is to protect us by failing to provide them with the necessary resources to meet the threats they face.

    We preserve and protect our system of justice best when we accept its judgments that we disagree with most,

    assault on democracy in Russia violates the spirit of the industrialized democracies and the letter of Russia's obligations to the Group of Eight.

    Although I am opposed to gay marriage, I have also long believed that states have the right to adopt for themselves laws that allow same-sex unions.

    It's just the worst kind of message to kids. They can be dangerous to your children's health.

    If we're for middle-class tax increases, if we send a message of weakness and ambivalence on defense, if we go back to big government spending, if we're against trade and for protectionism -- which never created a job -- we don't deserve to run the country, ... Fox News Sunday.

    Democrats have to embrace the Clinton legacy or reject it, ... He's going to lay out the case for building on the legacy and talk about how he's the only candidate who's actually capable of building on it. He'll identify the key policy elements that made Clinton Clinton, including recognizing the importance of trade and tax cuts.

    I go forward from this campaign that ended yesterday, full of gratitude, and full of hope that together we can, and will, build a new and better tomorrow for our beloved country, ... Thank you Connecticut.

    The question is, whether through tricks and pressure, that they're going to try to filibuster this to a defeat, ... I hope not. There's too much on the line for our democracy.

    The greatness, the strength of this country, is in its diversity. What we're seeing is an extraordinary rise in the Hispanic community, not just in numbers but in contributions made to our culture, security, and economy,

    Let's say for now, that I'm hopeful that Al will not run that kind of campaign,

    I will oppose any attempts by the right wing to change the Constitution in response to today's ruling, which would be unnecessary and divisive,

    Like many Connecticut residents, they are worried about how they are going to meet rising health-care costs for their families. I urge management at Sikorsky to resume negotiations and do everything possible to reach an equitable settlement with the people who are the lifeblood of this company. This isn't about bashing anyone it's about trying to find reasonable ways to address what I think are understandable concerns.

    In the case of ground forces, which will take weeks to deploy should they be necessary, we should begin now to plan for the logistics of such a mission and to ensure that appropriate personnel are adequately trained.

    In this era of uncertainty and conflict, the United States - blessed with the world's strongest military, most ingenious economy, and most tolerant society - remains a model and leader to the world.

    In fact, the cost of the private Medicare substitute plans, in the last few years, have gone up twice as much as Medicare itself has. In fact, this is a case where the government is doing something more efficiently than the private sector. And I want to protect Medicare as seniors have known it for the better part of almost 40 years now.

    I can tell you that he did turn away from some (legal) recommendations because he just thought they would be too divisive and they might take too long.

    The problem isn't explaining the tax cut plan. The problem is the plan itself, ... gives the most to those who need it least and the least to those who need it most.

    We're not going to be able to meet the challenges that America faces today.

    I hope not, and I don't believe they do, ... And I must say that I don't get nervous when I hear Christians speaking about the role of faith in their lives. My faith in God grounds my life as it does Al Gore's life, as it does the lives of most Americans. That's quite different from the separation of church and state, which, of course, we all support.

    It was wrong at the eleventh hour to try to attach this energy and environment measure to a bill whose sole purpose is to provide funding for the American military at a time of war.

    There's clearly a Democratic dilemma, ... But while other Democrats are debating how to change the Bush tax cut, we're changing the debate entirely. Instead of just talking about what Bush has done, we are focusing on reforming the income tax system as a whole, ensuring fairness and integrity for middle-class taxpayers.

    He joked that we'd probably have plenty of opportunities because with a 50-50 tie in the Senate, he expected to spend a lot of time in the chair,

    acts of one-sided diplomacy on the part of the Bush administration.

    If you ever wondered whether Michigan is central to what happens in this election, I've been here three times in the last week and twice in the last 10 hours,

    The Bush administration seems intent on compromising the beauty and tranquility of the great natural gifts that we've been given here in the United States of America. The president says he's a compassionate conservative. But isn't it true that a truly compassionate conservative would do everything he could to conserve the beautiful gifts of nature that God has given us.

    A short-term economic stimulus to help lift us out of this economic slowdown has to be followed by business tax credits and smart investments to sustain longer-term growth,

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