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Quotes

CLIMATE CHANGE

"The climate is on steroids." -James Balog

"There's a lot of smart people who have been working on these issues for a long time. But, what we have a problem with is public perception, and people understanding this and getting it in their hearts." -James Balog

"You've got to figure out methods and strategies that are both economically sustainable and environmentally sustainable." -Rick Lazio

"And the problem you have is, it's -- you know, you say, how do you convince people? How do you convince somebody who believes that the earth is 9,000 years old?" -Rob Reiner

"If you look at the Republican Convention or look at any one of Romney's, you know, rallies, there's nobody of color anywhere!"

HURRICANE SANDY 

"Mother Nature delivered the "October surprise." And in an odd way, it put in very stark relief the difference between the way the Republicans think of government and the way Democrats think of government." -Rob Reiner

"Hurricanes are usually 200 miles wide. This was 820-miles wide. Something is different." -Bill Maher

"Under Bush the first, FEMA sucked because it was a patronage mill. Under his son, is sucked. In between, it was good under Clinton. And now it's good under Obama. People who like government run it better." -Bill Maher

MITT ROMNEY 

"The Salt Lake City Tribune endorsed Obama. This is like the Wu-Tang Clan endorsing Mitt Romney." -Bill Maher

"How come, everywhere people know Mitt Romney the best, they don't like him?" -Bill Maher

PARTY DEMOGRAPHICS 

"Young people need to be formidable, and we're beating that message every day. I'm just saying that there is a legitimate enthusiasm gap that we have to level with." -Matthew Segal

"We need to reach out to Hispanics. We need to reach out to gays and lesbians. We need to reach out to women. We need to reach out to youth." -Margaret Hoover

"If you look at the Republican Convention or look at any one of Romney's, you know, rallies, there's nobody of color anywhere!" -Rob Reiner

THE ECONOMY

"What creates jobs is having a healthy middle class who has spending power. And there is no employer that ever hires anybody unless they have to." -Rob Reiner

Episode 265

November 2, 2012