Democrats may be forced to shut down operations as a party and re-enter politics under a different name. The party formerly known as "the Democratic Party" will henceforth be doing business under the name "the Abortion Party." That would have the virtue of honesty. Love of abortion is the one irreducible minimum of the Democratic Party.
--Ann Coulter's column, November 7, 2002
I will call it up, we will pass it, and the president will sign it. I'm making that commitment -- you can write it down.... We will move the partial-birth abortion bill through. The House did it this year. Once again, Tom Daschle would not call it up. I will.
--Trent Lott one day after the election, as quoted in The Washington Post, November 11, 2002