“In ’94 people were elected simply to come here to kill the National Endowment for the Arts. Now they’re here to kill women.”

â€"Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) on the GOP’s insistence that public funding for Planned Parenthood be stripped as part of a budget deal, quoted in The Christian Science Monitor, April 7

“It’s nothing different than what slave politics was.”  

â€"Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-University City), explaining her opposition to local control of the St. Louis Police Department, quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 7

“We’re trying to score a victory for the Republican people, forâ€"for the Americanâ€"for the Republican peopleâ€"trying to score a victory for the American people, not for the Republican Party.”

â€"Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), explaining the GOP’s goals for congressional budget negotiations, Fox News, April 7

“All these knuckleheads who want to run for president, like Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, and Newt Gingrich. Do we really want stupid people to run?”

â€"former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura on the 2012 Republican presidential field, quoted in The Washington Times, April 3