"Things happen in American politics in the political center. If the President will meet us in the center, there are things we can accomplish."
"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."Mitch McConnell on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Mitch McConnell on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Mitch McConnell on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Mitch McConnell 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."Mitch McConnell on Joseph Stalin
"After adding trillions to the debt on big-government policies most Americans didn't ask for and which we couldn't afford, Democratic leaders say they need more money, which they intend to take from small business, even though small businesses create the majority of new jobs."
"Mitt Romney has never been resigned to what someone else said was possible. He cut his own path. That's why he believes in his heart that America has a future full of opportunity and hope. And that's why when Mitt Romney looks down the road, he sees a country that's ready for a comeback."
"The money that goes into Social Security is not the government's money. it's your money. You paid for it."
"Are we still a country that takes risks, that innovates, that believes anything is possible? Or are we a country that is resigned to whatever liberty the government decides to dish out?"
"The fact is, if our primary legislative goals are to repeal and replace the health spending bill to end the bailouts cut spending and shrink the size and scope of government, the only way to do all these things it is to put someone in the White House who won't veto any of these things."