“I’m glad there were no cameras in my apartment yesterday because I was just sitting there weeping … I just burst out crying when I saw that moment. It was incredible.” — Matt Lauer, on Joe Biden receiving the Medal of Freedom, on NBC’s “Today,” quoted in The Hill
Matt — remember that Motown song, “Tears of a Clown”?
“Just watching that ceremony, I was in tears.” — Andrea Mitchell, on Joe Biden receiving the Medal of Freedom, on msnbc, quoted at Real Clear Politics
“Obama Warns Trump Not to Overuse Executive Orders.” — headline, upi
“The corrosive nature of everything from talk radio to fake news to negative advertising has made people lack confidence in a lot of our existing institutions.” — Barack Obama, blaming me — again — for his inability to succeed as President, on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” quoted at Breitbart
As the most corrosive force in U.S. history left the building, American confidence walked back in.
“With House GOP sprinting ahead w/o [without a] plan, it’s worth remembering how carefully we considered ACA.” — Nancy Pelosi, on Obamacare, on Twitter
Hey Nancy. We have to repeal it first — then you’ll find out what’s in it.
“I had trouble transferring my personal popularity or support to the broader cause of the Democratic Party.” — Barack Obama, bragging and blaming Democrats at the same time, on nbc’s “Dateline,” quoted at Mediaite
“[T]he whole process was done with the 60 votes — hundreds of hearings, bipartisan, over and over again. Some Republican amendments taken, some Democratic amendments taken.” — Nancy Pelosi, claiming Obamacare, which passed without a single Republican vote, was “bipartisan,” cns News
“If I had to fault myself, I would say I should not have trusted that other people were going to be the message piece while we were doing policy. We were in the foxhole; we were in the trenches fighting the fight.” — Nancy Pelosi, claiming that the only problem with Obamacare was selling it via “messaging,” quoted at Vox.com