Publius / August 10, 2016

Wednesday Short Cuts

Insight: “When the political columnists say ‘Every thinking man’ they mean themselves, and when candidates appeal to ‘Every intelligent voter’ they mean everybody who is going to vote for them.” —Franklin P. Adams (1881-1960)

Upright: “It is the height of dishonesty, as far as blacks are concerned, to blame our problems on slavery, how white people behave and racial discrimination. If those lies are not exposed, we will continue to look for external solutions when true solutions are internal. Those of us who are old enough to know better need to expose these lies."—Walter Williams

Braying Jackass: "As painful as it is to hear Donald Trump talk and as embarrassing as it is as an American to hear him talk, I think it’s good. … We get to know who people really are and now we get to cleanse it out of our country.” —actor Will Smith, taking time out while promoting his latest movie in the Middle East to suggest cleansing the U.S. of those who condemn Islamic violence

Double standards: “I heard about the Orlando terrorist’s dad going to a Hillary Clinton rally, and I saw the picture of him with the red hat, but it didn’t have ‘Make America Great Again’ on it by the way. And [Clinton] did not disavow. If that were me, this would be a headline all over the world about Trump. But she did not, as I understand it, disavow this man. He’s got some pretty harsh views. So I think it’s — look, it’s a whole double standard, but we’re punching through it, and I think the people understand.” —Donald Trump

Dezinformatsia: “What appears to be an evolution in terror, from centralized operations directed by a core group of terrorists to a far-flung, loosely knit ideological movement inspired by ISIS from afar, masks a bigger question: Is what we are seeing even terrorism at all?” —CNN columnist Philip Mudd

Head’s still buried in the sand: “Well, what did [Hillary Clinton] do in Benghazi? I keep wondering what she did in Benghazi. … I’m still waiting for Congress to run a decent hearing.” —Chris Matthews

And last… “Obama’s release of another 214 felons is brilliant. He’s intentionally making our streets so dangerous, ISIS won’t dare come here.” —Twitter satirist @weknowwhatsbest

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