This Week In Quotes: Jan 13 – Jan 19

Mitt Romney: Because “electability” doesn’t have to mean an actual record of winning elections. — Ace

Still, just because the private equity revolution was necessary doesn’t mean that it was an unmitigated good. And for Mitt Romney to frame criticisms of Bain as just “the bitter politics of envy,” as he did last week, displays a tone-deafness that could cost him the presidency. No one – and certainly no politician – who has profited so immensely from an age of insecurity should ever appear to be lecturing the people who’ve lost out. — Ross Douhat

We actually think work is good. We’ll help you IF you help yourself. – Newt Gingrich

Certainly, (Sarah Palin’s) one of the people I’d call on for advice. I would ask her to consider taking a major role in the next administration if I’m president, but nothing has been discussed of any kind. And it wouldn’t be appropriate to discuss it at this time. — Newt Gingrich

“If I had to vote in South Carolina in order to keep this thing going, I would vote for Newt and I would want it to continue.” — Sarah Palin

I call them dumbarses. They, thinking that by trotting out this old Gingrich divorce interview that’s old news – and it does feature a disgruntled ex, claiming that it would destroy his campaign – all it does, Sean, is incentive conservatives and independents who are so sick of the politics of personal destruction, because it’s played so selectively by media, that their target, in this case Newt, he’s now going to soar even more. Because we know the game now, and we just won’t put up with it. — Sarah Palin

Why would we pick someone who has had a record that as a liberal governor of Massachusetts to lead our country at a time we need fundamental change. — Rick Santorum

You want to win this election? Then we’ve got to go to the states where you win the election, and it’s Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, North Carolina, Missouri, Wisconsin. How do you win elections as a Republican in these states? You do it by getting Reagan Democrats to vote for you. I respect Mitt Romney’s career in business, but as the grandson of a coal miner, who grew up in public housing in a steel town in Western Pennsylvania…and whose record is a track record of working in those blue-collar communities, [I have] a much better chance of winning those states than an executive from Bain Capital. — Rick Santorum

Palin’s tweet made me come in my pants. — Andrew Sullivan

Mitt Romney has been quick to justify his record of laying-off workers and closing plants as CEO of Bain Capital by wrapping himself in the “creative destruction” of free market capitalism. But Romney’s concept of capitalism is that you can fire workers and strip companies on the way up — and then if you are big and influential enough — demand taxpaying workers bail you out on the way down. — Richard Viguerie

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