„I voted last week, and everything I voted for was defeated. I voted for less police station money and against adding more courtrooms. The guy I voted for, a congressman, lost big time because he's totally anti-military. He wanted to cut the CIA budget! He's really cool. But he lost.“
„If he votes against, that's the only principled position. If he abstains, it's a cop-out; if he votes for, it's a sell-out.“
— Harriet Harman British politician 1950
On Nick Clegg and his vote to increase tuition fees http://www.postchronicle.com/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi?archive=234&num=335499, 30 November 2010.
„Let the black man vote when he is fit to vote; prohibit the white man voting when he is unfit to vote.“
— Warren G. Harding American politician, 29th president of the United States (in office from 1921 to 1923) 1865 - 1923
Speech at Birmingham, Alabama, published in the Birmingham Post (27 October 1921) quoted in Political Power in Birmingham, 1871-1921 (1977) by Carl V. Harris (1977) University of Tennessee Press, .
— John F. Kerry politician from the United States 1943
Context: I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it. … Joe [Biden] and I brought an amendment to the $87 billion, and we said, `This should be paid for now, not adding to the deficit'…. The president said no; the Republicans voted no. San Francisco Chronicle, March 21, 2004 pE2
— W.C. Fields actor 1880 - 1946
As recounted by Robert Lewis Taylor in W.C. Fields: His Follies and Fortunes Variant: I never vote for anyone; I always vote against.
„They told me if I voted for Goldwater, he would get us into a war in Vietnam. Well, I voted for Goldwater and that's what happened.“
— William F. Buckley Jr. American conservative author and commentator 1925 - 2008
This appears to be a variant of a widely disseminated Republican joke with no published attribution of its authorship to Buckley. Variant: They told me if I voted for Goldwater in 1964, that we'd have more war and higher prices. Well, I did, and we do. Mark Hatfield, as quoted in The Condition of Republicanism (1968) by Nick Thimmesch, p. 65 They told me if I voted for Goldwater we'd be at war in Vietnam in six months — and I did and we were. Anonymous voter, as quoted in It All Comes Back to Me Now : Character Portraits from the "Golden Apple" (2001) by William O'Shaughnessy, p. 85 Buckley did say this on the Firing Line episode "Vietnam: Pull Out? Stay In? Escalate?" According to the transcript here http://hoohila.stanford.edu/firingline/programView2.php?programID=22, he says "...if someone told me that if I voted for Goldwater, we would escalate the war, I did and we have."
„Well, you know, the future is always unmade, and my crystal ball is badly cracked because I’m one of the geniuses that said that "Trump is going to lose by a couple of million votes; he can't win." Well, he lost by a couple of million popular votes, but in the Electoral College, very narrowly, he was able to win.“
— Mike Murphy (political consultant) American political consultant 1962
„Dad decided not to vote for Donner after all. He didn’t vote for anyone. He said politicians turned his stomach.“
— Octavia E. Butler American science fiction writer 1947 - 2006
Chapter 3 (p. 27).
„You know he's there illegally. You know he was not elected either by the popular vote or by the vote in Florida.“
— Michael Moore American filmmaker, author, social critic, and liberal activist 1954
On President George W. Bush in "BuzzFlash Interviews Michael Moore" (13 March 2002) http://www.buzzflash.com/interviews/2002/03/Michael_Moore_031302.html
— Christine O'Donnell American Tea Party politician and former Republican Party candidate 1969
„Whenever this administration has gone to the left I have voted for it, and whenever it has gone to the right I have voted against it.“
— Huey Long American politician, Governor of Louisiana, and United States Senator 1893 - 1935
Huey Long on the new deal. (Williams p. 708)
„We as officers, soldiers and our brothers from the police are responsible for the safety of Egyptians during the vote, before it and after. It's impossible for someone to stop you from voting or harm you in voting stations, or outside.“
— Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Current President of Egypt 1954
Remarks by el-Sisi during a cultural symposium organized by MOD Department of Moral Affairs on 11 January 2014 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w50oWry07E.
— Gerald Ford American politician, 38th President of the United States (in office from 1974 to 1977) 1913 - 2006
Remarks about John B. Anderson in 1973, later quoted in an Anderson 1980 Presidential campaign ad http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/commercials/1980/john-anderson
„Lord Palmerston: Then you did not vote for me, friend Rowcliffe; you preferred voting for a Tory.
William Rowcliffe: I did not vote for you, my Lord, for if I had, I should have voted for a Tory.“
— Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston British politician 1784 - 1865
During the general election of July 1865 where the Chartist Rowcliffe voted for a Conservative and another Liberal in order to oust Palmerston from the two-member constituency; quoted in F. J. Snell, Palmerston's Borough (Tiverton, 1894), pp. 107-112.