We’ve come to be consumed by a 24-hour, slash-and-burn, negative ad, bickering, small-minded politics that doesn’t move us forward. Sometimes one side is up and the other side is down. But there’s no sense that they are coming together in a common-sense, practical, nonideological way to solve the problems that we face.
BARACK OBAMA, New York Times, Dec. 11, 2006
“So since Democrats are up right now, I’ll just keep ramming ridiculous, impractical, ideological laws down your throat.”