Publius / December 14, 2015

Monday Short Cuts

The Gipper: “There is no question that we have failed to live up to the dreams of the Founding Fathers many times and in many places. Sometimes we do better than others. But all in all, the one thing we must be on guard against is thinking that because of this, the system has failed. The system has not failed. Some human beings have failed the system.”

Braying Jackass: “Senate Republicans passed yet another bill to try to repeal ObamaCare — a bill they knew that I would veto as soon as it landed on my desk. You may not be able to point to a lot of legislative accomplishments with this group of Republicans in Congress, but you’ve gotta give these folks credit for their chutzpah. The thing is, after all our successes and setbacks together, there is no doubt that the Affordable Care Act is working.” —Barack Obama

Alpha Jackass: “[T]he stonewalling and the bait-and-switch that goes on … from the [gun] lobby that [NRA Executive VP Wayne LaPierre ] represents, to us, is a form of terrorism because it terrorizes the safety of innocent American people.” —New York Daily News editor in chief Jim Rich

Friendly fire: “It’s a fraud really, a fake. It’s just bull— for them to say, ‘We’ll have a 2C warming target and then try to do a little better every five years.’ It’s just worthless words. There is no action, just promises.” —James Hansen, who clearly isn’t impressed with the UN global climate accord

For the record: “The United Nations climate summit was billed as the meeting that would save the world. But that’s not what the conference delegates want — their goal is to fundamentally transform the world. … By the time spring rolls around, [climate alarmists will] again be claiming the 2016 Morocco summit will be the last chance to save the world.” —Investor’s Business Daily

Late-night humor: “Hillary Clinton told People Magazine that her granddaughter called her ‘grandma’ for the first time on the same night as the first Democratic debate. Then Hillary gazed into her granddaughter’s eyes and said, ‘This is my night, not yours. Pick your moments.’” —Jimmy Fallon

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