“When I was first elected to the Iowa Senate, I believed if I was right on principle, all I had to do was make a principled argument, and I’d sway people to my side.”
I tell people about that belief today, and they laugh at me.
—Rep. Steve King (R-IA)
“If you can see it on C-SPAN, it’s probably not real.”
Most decision making takes place off camera. On TV, we’re really role-playing, not debating. We haven’t had a real debate in a very long time.
—Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN)