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Obama Administration Quotes


"The Obama Administration has been an unmitigated disaster" - Osama Bin Laden

"The Obama administration will never say 'radical Islam.' Never." - Dennis Prager

"Energy is under siege by the Obama administration." - Donald Trump

"Let's face it, the Obama administration was handed a pretty poor deal from the previous administration." - Richard Armitage

"I had no difficulty as Secretary of Defense moving from the Bush administration to the Obama administration." - Robert M Gates

"The good news is that, according to the Obama administration, the rich will pay for everything. The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration, you're rich." - P. J. O'Rourke

"The good news is that, according to the Obama administration, the rich will pay for everything. The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration, you're rich." - P J Orourke

"Instead of cutting waste, the Obama Administration is hurting workers. President Obama should stop protecting wasteful government spending." - Timothy Griffin

"Embarrassingly for Obama, it appeared that his administration had jumped the gun on banning the bullets." - John R. Lott Jr.

"My time in the Obama administration turned out to be a deeply disillusioning experience." - Vali Nasr

"Financial regulatory reform is one of the top legislative priorities of the Obama Administration." - Valerie Jarrett

"We are talking about institutionalizing a program on solar development that will outlast the Obama administration." - Ken Salazar

"The Obama administration has provided almost no public information about the NSA's compliance record." - Barton Gellman

"Ms. Clinton, like the Obama administration more broadly, believes that appeasing Islamists... promotes peace and stability." - Louie Gohmert

"The Obama administration has a nasty habit of equating basic conservative values with terrorism." - Tom Fitton

"This administration is totally colorblind." - Ronald Reagan

"This is a dishonest administration, because it is becoming clear that the unemployment statistics of the [Barack] Obama administration are not believable." - Nat Hentoff

"Should the Catholic Church find itself discriminated against by the Obama administration on key delivery of services because of the bias and the bigotry of the administration?" - Newt Gingrich

"In the Reagan administration, a great speech was just the first step in a long process. In the Obama administration, it's the only step." - Kathleen Troia Mcfarland

"Scandals never stop an administration unless the media wants them to stop an administration, which means that no scandal is ever gonna stop Obama." - Rush Limbaugh

"I have to say, early on, to be fair, in the [Barack] Obama administration, the Obama White House said that Fox News was not a true news organization." - Donald Trump

"A complete investment in the Obama administration required that any real opposition had to be demonized. The investment in Barack Obama had to be protected." - Bob Ehrlich

"I was naming the five warriors of our generation who have experience, four out of five I would argue were retired early out of the [Barack] Obama administration because they said things the Obama administration didn't particularly want to hear." - Carly Fiorina

"The Obama administration deserves credit for quickly ending the housing free fall. In particular, Obama empowered the Federal Housing Administration to ensure that households could find mortgages at low interest rates even during the worst phase of the financial panic." - Mark Zandi

"The America that has flourished for more than two centuries is being quietly but steadily dismantled by the Obama administration." - Thomas Sowell

"The Tsarnaev brothers, the elder brother made a public call to jihad and the [Barack] Obama administration didn't target it." - Ted Cruz

"I must say I'm surprised by how skeptical of the [Barack] Obama administration The Nation has been." - Edward Snowden

"[Barack] Obama administration looking at taking a more aggressive stance and some of the Arab countries coming together." - Juan Williams

"The Obama administration is on notice - they will not be allowed to regulate what they have been unable to legislate." - Fred Upton

"The examples of the Obama Administration 'stimulating' jobs everywhere on the planet except here in America are endless." - Bob Beauprez

"On issue after issue, the Obama Administration has openly ignored, defied, and unilaterally tried to change the law." - Ted Cruz

"It's so sad to see how few people in the Obama administration have any private sector experience." - Foster Friess

"If the Obama administration is this afraid of Glenn Beck, how do they deal with the Iranians?" - Newt Gingrich

"It's hardly news that the Obama administration is intensely and, in many respects, unprecedentedly hostile toward the news-gathering process." - Glenn Greenwald

"The Obama administration has issued numerous orders essentially suspending deportations, prompting a major spike in illegal crossings." - Aaron Klein

"We cannot afford four more years of this misguided socialist policies from President Obama and his administration." - Rick Perry

"The Obama administration has consistently refused to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli territory, let alone as the capital of Israel." - Ben Shapiro

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned, it seems, to direct the Middle East policy of the Obama administration." - Elliott Abrams

"We need to be calling out the flaws and misguided decisions of the Democrats in Congress and the Obama administration." - Tim Pawlenty

"I could have beat Obama." - John Catsimatidis

"[Barack] Obama administration, the [George W.]Bush administration have done nothing. And as China has manipulated its currency, we`ve lost trillions of dollars of wealth and millions of good-paying jobs." - Charles Schumer

"I think the Mexican government is going to be forced to at least be more aware of what goes on in the [Donald] Trump administration than they were in the [Barack] Obama administration." - Mark Halperin

"There were between 46 and 52 drone strikes under the [George W.] Bush administration. And now there are over 400 - that's not counting Afghanistan. So this has been tremendously increased under the [Barack] Obama administration." - Medea Benjamin

"Countless Americans who have died in recent years would be alive today if not for the open border policies of this [Barack Obama] administration and the administration that causes this horrible, horrible thought process, called Hillary Clinton." - Donald Trump

"It is clear that the Trump administration doesn't have the same reticence that the Obama administration did in terms of putting more boots on the ground, especially conventional troops, as opposed to special operations troops." - Andrew Exum

"In a Donald Trump administration, all immigration laws will be enforced. As with any law enforcement activity, we will set priorities. But unlike Barack Obama administration, no one will be immune or exempt from enforcement." - Donald Trump

"Look at the [Bill] Clinton Administration and now the [Barack] Obama administration more recently. What we believe is that we implement policies that help people reach the middle class which is the cornerstone of our economy." - Debbie Wasserman Schultz

"I wouldn't tell the President [Barack Obama] or any other official, because we are disappointed by their behavior recently, because we expected this administration to be different from Bush's administration. They are adopting the same doctrine with different accessories." - Bashar al-Assad

"The Obama administration is fighting to block access to names of visitors to the White House, taking up the Bush administration argument that a president doesn't have to reveal who comes calling to influence policy decisions." - Bill Dedman

"The Obama administration has had seven criminal leak investigations. That is more than twice the number of any previous administration in our history. It's on a scale never seen before." - Jill Abramson

"The last six months of the Bush administration lost four million jobs and the first six months of the Obama administration lost another four million before any initiatives of the president could take action." - Valerie Jarrett

"I voted for Obama and I will probably vote for him again, as opposed to the Republicans. But I believe his administration in some key aspects is nothing other than the third term of the Bush administration." - Daniel Ellsberg

"The Obama administration announced a deal with Iran that would prevent the Iranians from making a nuclear weapon. In exchange, we're giving the Iranians Netflix." - Conan O'Brien

"I can think of no better reason to vote against Obama than the prospect of an administration where any criticism of the President is treated as racism." - Glenn Reynolds

"[A]n Obama presidency would be an amusing approximation of the Carter administration, complete with vaporous moralizing and foreign policy bungling." - Emmett Tyrrell

"If the Obama administration responds with an even harsher hand against me, they can be assured that they'll soon find themselves facing an equally harsh public response." - Edward Snowden

"The data is going to indicate sadly that when the Obama administration is over, black people will have lost ground in every single leading economic indicator category.." - Tavis Smiley

"You know what the [Barack] Obama administration keeps getting wrong is whenever anything bad happens they focus on law-abiding citizens instead of focusing on the bad guys." - Ted Cruz

"We have 23 million people unemployed. They're America's forgotten people. It's the damndest thing that this much collateral damage is acceptable to this [Barack Obama] administration." - Lou Dobbs

"The Obama-Clinton administration tried repeatedly to remove our cruisers from service, then refused to modernize these very old, aging, aging ships. They're old. They're tired." - Donald Trump

"The Obama administration has attempted to prosecute more journalists and journalistic sources under the same Espionage Act she was being investigated under in all previous presidencies combined." - Julian Assange

"The Obama administration kind of shows how you can use diplomacy to bring the most important countries together and get the whole world on board." - Chris Mooney

"Every government, from the Obama administration right through to Angela Merkel, the Eurozone and the IMF, promise to save the banks, not the economy." - Michael Hudson

"The administration [of Barack Obama] is going to have to figure out, you know, a tough response on the basis of this [Russian] hacking." - John Kasich

"President [Barack] Obama, it took him a number of days to do [appointments to Administration] and it took former President Bill Clinton even longer." - Kristen Welker

"As usual, the people who are poorest - the blacks, Hispanics and disabled people - are going to suffer more than anyone else under the [Barack] Obama administration." - Nat Hentoff

"Crafty politician that he is, Obama was smart enough to set low enough standards for his administration to claim 'victory' by the summer of 2011 or so." - Thomas Pm Barnett

"On taking office, Obama promised the 'most transparent' administration in history; yet his record as president has been anything but transparent." - Bob Barr

"Since declaring that she would not serve in a second Obama administration, Clinton has dismissed suggestions that she will run in 2016." - Ron Fournier

"For months, Obama administration officials attacked Snowden's motives and said the work of the NSA was distorted by selective leaks and misinterpretations." - Barton Gellman

"The Obama administration says we only destroy the privacy of non-Americans. That is not true. The government is spying on Americans." - Glenn Greenwald

"The Obama administration took rapid and decisive action to restructure GM and Chrysler. Within a fairly short period of time these companies were working effectively again." - Austin Ligon

"The debt they ran up in the first year of the Obama administration is bigger than the last four years of the Bush combined." - Mitch Mcconnell

"The Obama administration is an affront to every freedom-loving American, and a threat to every private sector job in this country." - Rick Perry

"I believe the Obama administration, from the president on down, has taken a very weak position regarding granting Palestine statehood at the United Nations." - Ileana Roslehtinen

"From the outset, the Obama administration has recognized that building a robust skills infrastructure means building strong partnerships with community colleges." - Thomas Perez

"The Obama administration is an affront to every freedom-loving American,and a threat to every private sector job in this country." - Rick Perry

"The violation of press freedoms has been egregious under this administration, even as the press fetes President Obama as an honest and effective commander-in-chief." - Ben Shapiro

"The Obama administration has been curtailing press freedom - but that hasn't ended the press' drool-cup worship for their beloved president." - Ben Shapiro

"The Obama administration will continue to fight for a comprehensive immigration solution that includes AgJobs and a stable workforce for our farms." - Tom Vilsack

"Poor people and working people have not been the focus of the Obama administration. That for me is not just a disappointment but a kind of betrayal." - Cornel West

"Even today, when the Obama administration has liberalized travel to Cuba - and failed to reverse that liberalization when Alan Gross was imprisoned - there are limits." - Elliott Abrams

"Are we witnessing an Obama 'Wag the Dog' moment with Boko Haram in Nigeria? I say yes. Consider all the scandals facing the Obama administration, especially Benghazi and the Select Committee." - Allen West

"I think, all in all, the Obama administration and what President Obama has focused on has lived up to our need to protect American interests, to live our values and assert our values, and to stand up for future generations." - John F Kerry

"You could argue that Barack Obama faced in '08 a situation as bad as any president since the Great Depression. What Obama inherited from the Bush administration, we all remember, was just an absolute global catastrophe." - Tony Kushner

"I have my disagreements with President Obama, but President Obama has run an amazingly scandal-free administration, not only he himself, but the people around him. He's chosen people who have been pretty scandal-free." - Mark Shields

"In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me, Bradley Manning or Thomas Drake. We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised - and it should be." - Edward Snowden

"[W]hile people are making a big fuss over Gruber's calling Americans stupid, they ought to be far more outraged that he admitted the administration purposefully lied to us. This is the real story, and it reveals, once again, the character and mentality of this entire administration, for Gruber was speaking not merely for himself but about the entire administration, beginning with Obama." - David Limbaugh

"My administration will be the most transparent in history" - Barack Obama

"[Of James Monroe's administration:] The Era of Good Feelings." - Benjamin Russell

"This administration affects the everyday life of the common person." - Al Jourgensen

"The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government." - George Washington

"Bad administration, to be sure, can destroy good policy; but good administration can never save bad policy." - Adlai Stevenson

"I have worked in every - every Democratic administration since the Kennedy administration, and I know dysfunctionality when I see it." - Richard Holbrooke

"I ain't got no beef with Obama." - Daron Malakian

"Let us now praise Barack Obama." - John Podhoretz

"I'm a big supporter of President Obama." - Russell Simmons

"The Obama Administration has embraced the policies of George W. Bush, and then gone much further. Wall Street bailouts went ballistic under Obama-$700 billion under Bush, but $4.5 trillion under Obama, plus another $16 trillion in zero-interest loans for Wall Street." - Jill Stein

"[A dramatic increase in regulation under the Obama administration is] threatening to short-circuit our recovery and undermine our long-term growth....More importantly , it is suffocating the entrepreneurial spirit so vital to America's success." - Tom J. Donohue

"Sources say the Obama administration is in the 'final stages' of planning the closing of Guantanamo Bay. The way it's gonna work is, they're going to put a Radio Shack sign out front and let nature take its course." - Jimmy Fallon

"This week the Obama administration warned China to remove its secret agents from the U.S. Then in the middle of Obama's announcement a plant behind him got up and walked away." - Jimmy Fallon

"President Obama has announced a task force to review the tax codes. He's concerned there are too many loopholes and too many people manipulating the system to avoid paying taxes. And that's just in his administration." - Jay Leno

"Who knew, when you were watching the Verizon ad and the guy said, 'Can you hear me now,' that was really just a mic check for the Obama administration." - Rick Perry

"But I should tell you honestly that this administration under President Obama is doing in regard to our security more than anything that I can remember in the past." - Ehud Barak

"Well, I don't think that the Obama administration knows what's Jesus, what belongs to Jesus and what belongs to them. That's my big gripe. Apparently, he doesn't know. But then, that's because he's not a Christian. He's Muslim," - Christine O'Donnell

"Against the background of the Obama administration' s negotiating what can turn out to be the most catastrophic international agreement in the nation's history, to complain about protocol is to put questions of etiquette above questions of annihilation." - Thomas Sowell

"What is Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton done to this country? That the most basic responsibility of an administration is to protect the safety and security of the American people." - Chris Christie

"Today's endorsement by President Barack Obama of the creation of a Hamas-led Palestinian state based on the pre-1967 borders signals the most egregious foreign policy decision his administration has made to date." - Allen West

"My administration will terminate the Obama administration's deadly, and it is deadly, non-enforcement policies that allow thousands of criminal aliens to freely roam our streets, walk around, do whatever they want to do, crime all over the place." - Donald Trump

"Essentially the Obama administration sabotaged Trump's transition to the White House. They were doing this during the transition. While Obama's talking about, "I want the smoothest transition in the history of transitions," he was sabotaging it even then." - Rush Limbaugh

"The Barack Obama Administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers than all previous administrations combined. That's a staggering record. And it comes from a president who said that he's going to have one of the most transparent administrations ever." - Alex Gibney

"It is clear that whatever language of democracy Obama and his administration use is very tactically deployed, and has as its main aim the extension of US power and interests." - Judith Butler

"I can tell you about health care and also about the financial reform bill. The Barack Obama, the President personally and his administration officials at his direction were very much involved." - Barney Frank

"It is the policies of the Obama Administration that has led to a stagnated economy as well as high unemployment, as well as many of the other issues that we face." - Herman Cain

"Wikileaks has - we specialize in bringing the First Amendment to the world, and we were always very surprised one of our biggest battles would be trying to bring it to the United States under an Obama administration." - Julian Assange

"The [Barack] Obama administration, from the time they've come in, is over 230 years' worth of debt, and he's topped it. He's doubled it in a course of almost eight years, seven-and-a-half years, to be semi- exact." - Donald Trump

"The fact that this highly classified information of very, very important people in many cases was so poorly protected demonstrates that cybersecurity is just one more area where the [Barack] Obama administration has failed." - Donald Trump

"In a two-year period, all my dreams came true: the birth of a son... publishing a best-selling book... launching a successful organization... joining the [Barack] Obama Administration... And then all my nightmares came true." - Van Jones

"That was an exception within the [Barack] Obama administration's economic policy, a crisis that he inherited from the previous administration, and felt it was essential to carry through on." - Judy Woodruff

"Anyway, the [Barack] Obama administration took four years to say they weren't gonna do anything on George W. Bush. There were all kinds of people that wanted to prosecute him over the torture, quote, unquote, at Guantanamo Bay." - Rush Limbaugh

"The [Barack] Obama administration has pressured Mexico to keep them away from the Mexican border, so that they don't succeed in reaching the United States. Pretty much the same thing Europeans have done to Turks and Syrians." - Noam Chomsky

"I know from my conversations with people in the administration that every world leader that Obama met in Berlin, in Peru, in Athens was extremely alarmed by Trump's election. That very much includes Angela Merkel." - David Remnick

"The [Barack] Obama administration almost appears as though it is afraid of the intelligence community. They're afraid of death by a thousand cuts - you know, leaks and things like that." - Edward Snowden

"It is clear that whatever language of democracy [Barack] Obama and his administration use is very tactically deployed, and has as its main aim the extension of US power and interests." - Judith Butler

"And under the new guidelines issued by the Obama Administration, Federal agents will not pursue pot-smoking patients in states that allow medical marijuana. This new policy is called 'Don't Ask, Don't - What Was I Talking About?'" - Jay Leno

"The Obama administration has revealed the size of America's nuclear arsenal. We have 1,000 warheads aimed at China, 1,000 aimed at Russia, and the rest aimed at Fox News." - Jay Leno

"As nearly two dozen Secret Service agents and members of the military were punished or fired following a 2012 prostitution scandal in Colombia, Obama administration officials repeatedly denied that anyone from the White House was involved." - Carol D. Leonnig

"The [Barack] Obama administration wants to take our rights to keep and bear arms away from us. They are trying to take our God, and our gun. And if they do that, they can impose a dictatorship upon us." - Ted Cruz

"The [Barack] Obama administration has both their hands in your pocket. They're trying to take every hard dollar you make to give it out in handouts to buy votes." - Ted Cruz

"Donald Verrilli has argued 37 cases in five years on behalf of the [Barak] Obama administration. Many of them turned out to be truly landmark cases. He is the seventh-longest-serving solicitor general in American history." - Dahlia Lithwick

"It's the spring of 2012, that the [Barak] Obama administration would be embracing the argument that the Affordable Care Act was a tax, and that was going to, itself, be a political albatross." - Donald Verrilli Jr.

"Vice President Joe Biden said today that 'Syria must be held accountable.' Unfortunately, the Obama administration has never employed an accountant, so they have no idea how to do that." - Jay Leno

"The things we saw happen in the last four years of the Obama administration would all, or many of them, go away under a President Gingrich. It would be a huge setback," - Candace Gingrich-Jones

"We commend President Obama and his administration for taking this strong action against Iceland and its barbaric whaling industry... and we urge the President to take similar action against Japan and Norway as well!" - Hayden Panettiere

"The Obama administration believes in experts and blue-ribbon panels. They believe in creating new agencies and boards. They believe in all that, but they just don't trust the entrepreneur's ability to grow her own business and to create jobs." - Sher Valenzuela

"The Obama administration is not helping small businesses create jobs. In fact, it is responsible for the regulatory uncertainty nearly 50 percent of small-business owners cite as responsible for their lack of hiring." - Sher Valenzuela

"Government is, by its very nature, a destroyer of liberties; the Obama administration, specifically, is promising to interfere with the economy and the health care system so profoundly that Washington will soon have us all in chains." - Thomas Frank

"Under President Barack Obama, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has been invited into the White House and given a seat at the table. Hispanics are serving in unprecedented numbers at the highest levels of this administration, including in the Cabinet." - Charlie Gonzalez

"I want to use my position of leadership to help move along at a faster pace what I believe and know the Obama administration wants to do around the urgency of climate change." - Kamala Harris

"The bonds of trust between the United States and Israel have been frayed, but even the hostility and disrespect the Obama administration has shown has not severed those bonds." - Adam Hasner

"Bill Nelson has demonstrated that he is a rubber stamp for the Obama administration and he's out of touch with the solution that we need to implement in order to get America back on the right track." - Adam Hasner

"The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected. Sometimes, that requires us to take actions that generate controversy. I'm not at all sure that that's what the Obama administration believes." - Dick Cheney

"I think we need to significantly reduce the regulatory burden on the private sector. The Obama administration is doing the opposite. They're loading on more and more regulation on the private respect to how the economy functions." - Dick Cheney

"Perhaps the most striking assault on the foundations of traditional liberties is a little-known case brought to the Supreme Court by the Obama administration, Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project." - Noam Chomsky

"I think the recovery hasn't been stronger because the hole that was dug for President Obama by the Bush administration was far worse than anybody could imagine, first of all." - Howard Dean

"The Obama administration, like those before it, promotes a disturbingly narrow interpretation of the Fourth Amendment, misapplying the facts of old analog cases to a radically different digital world." - Barton Gellman

"The Obama administration leaks classified information continuously. They do it to glorify the President, or manipulate public opinion, or even to help produce a pre-election propaganda film about the Osama bin Laden raid." - Glenn Greenwald

"At the dawn of his administration, President Obama opined: 'A democracy requires accountability, and accountability requires transparency.' Magical rays of white-hot sunlight emanated from his media-manufactured halo. And then bureaucratically engineered darkness settled over the land." - Michelle Malkin

"Many conservatives were openly angry with the Bush administration over enormous government spending and the chaos in Iraq. I don't see as much independent thinking on the left, where President Obama is rarely criticized by his acolytes." - Bill O'Reilly

"Obama had reached out to the business community, they just haven't liked all of his decisions and some of his rhetoric. But generally, I think the administration is quite open and accessible." - David Rubenstein



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