Quotes by: J. C. Watts

J. C. Watts
Chairman of the House Republican Conference
In office
January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2003
Speaker Dennis Hastert
Preceded by John Boehner
Succeeded by Deborah Pryce
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2003
Preceded by Dave McCurdy
Succeeded by Tom Cole
Member of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission
In office
January 14, 1991 – January 3, 1995
Governor David Walters
Personal details
Born Julius Caesar Watts, Jr.
(1957-11-18) November 18, 1957 (age 59)
Eufaula, Oklahoma, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Frankie Watts
Children 6, including Trey Watts
Alma mater University of Oklahoma
Religion Baptist

Everyone tries to define this thing called Character. It's not hard. Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking.
J. C. Watts
I think Newt Gingrich has a proven track record of changing Washington and getting results.
J. C. Watts
Most of all, however, critics of black conservatives say we've forgotten where we came from. I may forget a federal budget number or, God forbid, to set the alarm clock for my weekly 6 a.m. flight to Washington, but I know exactly where I came from.
J. C. Watts
Republicans and Democrats have used accounting gimmicks and competing government analyses to deceive the public into believing that 2 + 2 = 6. If our leaders cannot agree on the numbers, if 'facts' are fictional, how can they possibly have a substantive debate on solutions?
J. C. Watts
I would caution all of us or I would remind all of us that any candidate that we support, they are going to be flawed.
J. C. Watts
In 2008, as a matter of fact, I had people accusing me of being a Senator Obama supporter because I wouldn't slam him. I said, 'Well, consider the fact that I voted for impeachment for President Clinton, but it wasn't a personal vote. I voted based on the facts and the law and the Constitution and what we were dealing with.'
J. C. Watts
I think in politics, in Congress, you often do things that are Republican, or you do things because you're a Democrat. Sometimes that's good, obviously, and sometimes that's obviously bad. But in the news business, there's no such thing as Republican or Democratic news. News is news.
J. C. Watts
Everything I am I owe to my faith and secondly to parents who were old school.
J. C. Watts
My work in the House of Representatives, at this time in my life, is completed. It is time to return home.
J. C. Watts
In my wildest imagination, I never thought that the fifth of six children born to Helen and Buddy Watts - in a poor black neighborhood, in the poor rural community of Eufaula, Oklahoma - would someday be called Congressman.
J. C. Watts
Having a Republican candidate speak at the NAACP convention is like trying to build a house starting at the roof. If you don't have a foundation, the roof isn't going to stand.
J. C. Watts
I guess probably in my time in politics, it continued to be affirmed to me that the African-American community, despite being subscription television's most valuable customers, they are very underserved by cable and satellite television programming options.
J. C. Watts
Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught.
J. C. Watts
Individual responsibility, hard work, paying attention in school, faith, family all these things are important.
J. C. Watts
I have often said one of the reasons more blacks don't support Republicans is because they don't trust the GOP establishment.
J. C. Watts
I think that anybody that stays in school, gets good grades, pays the price, I think we are wealthy enough in the public and the private sector in America to make sure that every child in America that wants to continue their education, they should be able to do that.
J. C. Watts
In addition, there is one title I cherish a great deal more than Congressman and that is the title of... Dad.
J. C. Watts
The measure of a man is not how great his faith is, but how great his love is. We must not let government programs disconnect our souls from each other.
J. C. Watts
It doesn't take a lot of strength to hang on. It takes a lot of strength to let go.
J. C. Watts
I don't know if anybody has moved up the ladder more quickly than I have.
J. C. Watts
Republicans think that the NAACP is the only voice in the black community. It is a voice in the black community. But it's not the only voice.
J. C. Watts

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