Publius / May 12, 2016

Thursday Short Cuts

Insight: “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetuate it.” —Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

Good question: “One of the few things Hillary Clinton has going for her is that she’s inevitable. But for how long? She will win the Democratic presidential nomination barring the unlikely event that we still live in a country governed by the rule of law. But will she inevitably win in November?” —James Taranto

GOP unity? “I signed a pledge, put my name on it, and said I would support the Republican nominee and that’s what I intend to do. … [Donald Trump] has earned the right to make his case to the American people. He earned it at the ballot box, and I’ll respect that. … I’m even more scared about [Hillary Clinton] being in control of the U.S. government.” —Marco Rubio

The BIG lie: “My understanding is that this is a security review. It’s certainly not a criminal investigation. It’s an inquiry into whether or not anyone intentionally put classified information where it shouldn’t be. And my understanding is that they will conclude and the Department of Justice will issue a statement at the end that that was not the case. And then all those who were involved in this kind of political hysteria will have to unravel it.” —Clinton minion Sidney Blumenthal (“I’m not familiar with the term ‘security inquiry.’ We’re conducting an investigation. … That’s what we do.” —FBI Director James Comey)

Boasting Jackass: “I think I would have been the best president.” —Joe Biden

Non Compos Mentis: “More severe weather. More suffering. More expense. Let’s all take climate change seriously.” —Bill Nye, who doesn’t seem to know May is the peak month for tornadoes

Late-night humor: “Donald Trump has been married three times. Attacking Hillary Clinton for having marital problems is like the pot calling the kettle black, or in Trump’s case, calling the kettles ‘the blacks.’ By the way, the kettles love him.” —Stephen Colbert

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