November 5, 2015

Thursday Short Cuts

Insight: “We must give full weight to the claim that nothing but science, and science globally applied, and therefore unprecedented Government controls, can produce full bellies and medical care for the whole human race: nothing, in short, but a world Welfare State. It is a full admission of these truths which impresses upon me the extreme peril of humanity at present.” —C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Fixing the real problems: “Former presidents won’t have to declare their criminal history at the very start of the hiring process.” —Hillary Clinton in what must have been a Freudian slip regarding criminal justice reform

Braying Jackass: “[Possible ObamaCare enrollees have] been fed a lot of misinformation, and this has become, unfortunately, this political issue that it should never have been. And so that’s, in a lot of circumstances, scared them off.” —Barack Obama explaining ObamaCare’s missed enrollment targets

The BIG Lie: “[W]e’ve got to talk about the most important thing [for] those that are still eligible for insurance, and that is affordability.” —Barack Obama (Too bad “affordability” is the last word we can associate with ObamaCare.)

Non Compos Mentis: “[I]f in fact the Bible is a book of parables like I believe it is, think about this: Mary did not ride an elephant into Bethlehem that night.” —Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo trying to comfort the Democrat faithful after Tuesday’s defeat by suggesting that Mary was a Democrat for riding a donkey — or something

Backtracking: “There’s an investigation going on right now [into Clinton’s emails]. I did not say [at the debate], ‘End the investigation.’ That’s silly. … Let the investigation proceed unimpeded.” —Bernie Sanders

Late-night humor: “We’re in the middle of a November heat wave, with temperatures in the 70s! Even people worried about climate change were like, ‘This is pretty nice actually.’” —Jimmy Fallon

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