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Publius / July 6, 2016

Wednesday Short Cuts

Braying Jackass: “If your concern is who’s going to look out for working families, if you’re voting your pocketbook — if you’re asking who’s actually going to stand up for the guy on the construction site or the guy in the factory or the woman who’s cleaning a hotel room or just somebody who’s really working hard, the working family — if that’s your concern, this isn’t even a choice! Because the other side has nothing to offer you.” —Barack Obama, architect of the last seven years of economic malaise

The BIG Lie: “Hillary Clinton has been tested. She’s seen the consequences of things working well and things not working well. And there has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office than Hillary Clinton.” —Barack Obama

Clinton in August: “I’m confident that this process will prove that I never sent nor received any email that was marked classified.”
The rebuttal: “110 emails in 52 email chains have been determined by the owning [government] agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received. … Separate from those, about 2,000 additional emails were up-classified to make them confidential.” —FBI Director James Comey

Upright: “Rules and standards are for the little people. The FBI demolished every Clinton excuse and blew apart every Clinton lie, but soon she might well walk into rooms serenaded to the sweet sounds of ‘Hail to the Chief.’ To paraphrase the words of Benjamin Franklin, we’ve got a banana republic, if Hillary can keep it.” —David French

For the record: “[FBI Director James Comey] laid the case for gross negligence. He accused [Hillary Clinton] of extreme carelessness, and then he laid down the fact that she should have known, she did know. And then he created a completely irrelevant new standard, which is ‘malicious intent.’ But negligence does not require intent. That’s the whole point of having it in the statute — there’s intentional, and then there’s ‘gross negligence.’ So I think his logic is completely wrong. He spent 14 minutes laying out a case for negligence, and then he says you can’t prosecute.” —Charles Krauthammer

And last… “Comey delivers an indictment but won’t seek one.” —James Taranto

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