THE BLOG
11/13/2014 12:44 pm ET Updated Jan 13, 2015

Things You Will Never Hear Republicans Say

"We have a mandate since we won the mid-term election: to work with the Democrats in order to help the middle-class and grow the economy for all."

"John Boehner should work with all House members regardless of their party affiliation to get as much done as possible this year."

"We need to fill all the court vacancies by approving Obama's nomination."

"I'm worried that the Robert's court is too conservative and not making rulings that are good for America."

"Let's compromise. If we negotiate and both give a little, we can get this done."

"Cooperation is something we pride ourselves on."

"Valuing the different views of Democrats and Republicans makes us a stronger nation."

"Voter IDs are not necessary. Voting should be made easier for everyone, not harder."

"There is no voter fraud."

"If we want minorities to vote for us, we should have policies and actions that appeal to them, not just to our big donors."

"We should take big, non-transparent, special interest money out of elections to prevent it from corrupting them."

"Political ads should only be allowed to run after they are fact-checked and everything that is said is true."

"I'm glad we have Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security. People have paid into them for years and deserve to be able to live comfortably when they are disabled, poor or elderly."

"We should never have voted 50 times to repeal Obamacare because now millions of Americans are able to get affordable insurance and good health care."

"Women should have more rights including decisions about their family planning and bodies, equal wages for equal work, and protection from domestic abusers."

"If women are smart enough to raise a child for 18 plus years, they are smart enough to decide if they want to continue their pregnancy."

"What we need to do to close the gender gap is develop programs and policies that help women."

"There is so much good happening in America now, such as creating jobs for the past 55 months that has lowered unemployment. We should be passing more jobs programs to grow it even faster."

"Raising the minimum wage is a good idea because it would spur the economy, create more jobs and take millions out of poverty."

"We need to fund work projects that would fix our crumbling roads and bridges. Let's vote on this immediately."

"Let's make some budget decisions that are reasonable and will help grow our economy rather than kicking the can down the road."

"We need to focus on rebuilding America and putting our people back to work, not invading other countries."

"No matter how hard we try, we can't fix the Middle East to be the democracy we would like it to be."

"Some people are not as lucky as others and need help from the government."

"We have tried 'trickle-down economics' numerous times and it never works."

"We should tell Paul Ryan to come up with a budget that is realistic, increases taxes on the top five percent, cuts defense spending and supports social programs that help the poor and elderly."

"Everyone knows that a Paul Ryan budget that increases the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would help 1.7 million workers get off public assistance, saving the U.S. government billions of dollars."

"Taxes are necessary to support not just health care and social safety nets programs, but to fund education, libraries, parks, infrastructure, police and fire departments, and many other services Americans count on."

"The federal government has a role to play in creating jobs, funding infrastructure, assisting when disasters occur and building and maintaining public facilities."

"I think it would be impossible to live on $7.25 an hour. I make $178,000 for very little time and work and think others need more money to have a better life too."

"Darrell Issa is wasting taxpayer money and Congress' time with his phony investigations targeting the Obama administration."

"I'm sorry. I'm wrong. Obama is right."

"Immigration reform should be the first thing we tackle. These families deserve to have a better life knowing they can stay together, work towards citizenship, and not fear deportation."

"You can't say you are pro-life if you support less gun regulations when 88 people a day die from gunshot wounds."

"Laws like Stand Your Ground are designed to allow people to shoot first and ask questions later. Of course sometimes the victim can't speak because they are dead, and that's why we need to get rid of this law."

"Reasonable gun regulations and background checks should be done for anyone who is allowed to purchase and carry a weapon."

"Guns kill people and we don't care what the NRA says, we are going to regulate them."

"The NRA is an organization that values profits over human life. We shouldn't listen to them and should pass reasonable gun laws."

"Our Founding Fathers established a clear separation of church and state, and we should uphold that."

"Marriage should be between two consenting adults who love each, regardless of their gender."

"Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and Ted Cruz should be censored by our party for the obstructionism they have caused."

"The postal service, prisons, and schools are important to our future and need to be supported by the government, not privatized."

"We need to listen to scientists and do whatever we can to stop the growing dangers of climate change."