When a leader is in the Democratic Party he's a boss. When he's in the Republican Party he's nothing but a leader.
I am not the Catholic candidate for President. I am the Democratic Party's candidate for President, who happens also to be a Catholic.
The strength of the Democratic Party of Cook County is not something that just happened.
We need to remake the Democratic party. We need to remake America.
So I'm in the Republican Party for the same reason I was in the Democratic Party: to make sure blacks are included, along with everyone else.
The teachings of the Church line up more with the Democratic Party than the Republican Party.
I hope the two wings of the Democratic Party may flap together.
The Democratic Party has pretty much abandoned all the things that they cherish.
No poll can equal the day-to-day visits of the men and women of the Democratic Party.
I represent the Democratic wing of the Democratic party.
Nationalizing businesses, nationalizing banks, is not a solution for the democratic party, it's the objective.
The principal purpose of the Democratic Party is to use the force of government to take property away from the people who earn it and give it to people who do not.
But I know that the vote of 9 out of 10 black Americans for the Democratic Party or for leftist kinds of policies just is not reflective of their opinions.
The whole new Democratic Party is the old Republican Party. We have a whole bunch of elephants running around in donkey's clothes.
The Democratic party has gone so far to the left that people just can't relate to it anymore and the Republican party is trying to go totally to the right.
But I don't think the Democratic Party is at eye level with the middle class.
I do not think it is an exaggeration at all to say to my friend from West Virginia [Sen. Robert C. Byrd, a former Ku Klux Klan recruiter] that he would have been a great senator at any moment. . . . He would have been right during the great conflict of civil war in this nation.
Let us not despair but act. Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past - let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
The Democratic Party needs to look carefully at moving towards the middle, where the American people are.
The Democratic Party is getting very angry, and that came through clearly in this election.