"Politics isn't about left versus right it's about top versus bottom."
"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."Jim Hightower on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Jim Hightower on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Jim Hightower on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Jim Hightower on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Jim Hightower on Joseph Stalin
"The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow."
"There's enormous progressive activism and, more often than not, success at the grassroots level - everything from living wage campaigns to efforts to finance our elections are having terrific success."
"The corporations don't have to lobby the government anymore. They are the government."
"Populism is not a style, it's a people's rebellion against the iron grip that big corporations have on our country - including our economy, government, media, and environment."
"This is a matter of public health. The public was sick and tired of DeLay and his corruption."