The Patriot Post® · Tuesday Short Cuts

By Publius ·

Insight: “By virtue of exchange, one man’s prosperity is beneficial to all others.” —Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850)

For the record: “This isn’t some gaffe or accident. [Trump] had ample opportunity over the weekend to retract, to soften, to move away [attacking U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel]. Instead, he doubled down. … [His supporters] have to ask themselves, morally, is this the man you want to be the leader of your party? That’s what’s at stake here. That’s why it’s a bigger issue.” —Charles Krauthammer

Non Compos Mentis: “I saw [Obama’s amnesty diktat] as a reasonable use, challenging Congress to action.” —Gary Johnson

The BIG lie: “Let me just state in the affirmative, which is that the administration has made a forceful and fact-based, accurate, truthful case about how the American people and the international community benefit from an international agreement to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.” —Josh Earnest

Secretary of Delusion: “We were able to be successful with Iran. We’ve set the model. We can be successful ultimately with North Korea.” —John Kerry

Braying Jackass: “We lose money doing this. We don’t have to do this, and we won’t stop doing this. … We want to accelerate lifesaving research. That’s what it’s all about. … I want to be able to focus on saving people’s lives, and instead I have to deal with death threats.” —StemExpress chief executive Cate Dyer on fetal harvesting, for which the company marked up the price by 400%-600%

And last… “This summer, President Obama wants to vacation in a place he hasn’t yet seen. I suggested his desk in the Oval Office.” —Twitter satirist @weknowwhatsbest