Publius / Sep. 22, 2016

Thursday Short Cuts

Insight: “No man who is corrupt, no man who condones corruption in others, can possibly do his duty by the community.” —Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

For the record: “It’s time to change the narrative, because I can tell you from the facts that the story is a little bit different as to how it’s been portrayed so far, especially through social media. … [The deceased] exited his vehicle armed with a handgun as officers continued to yell at him to drop it. He stepped out, posing a threat to the officers.” —Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Chief Kerr Putney, who is black, on the black police officer who shot and killed a black man, which led to riots and looting in Charlotte

Upright: “If you’re Hillary Clinton, you have to figure a racially incendiary riot is not helpful to your campaign right now. … If you’re throwing rocks off an interstate overpass onto traffic, you’re not protesting anything. You’re just trying to hurt people. This is exactly the sort of environment that makes people who might otherwise reject Trump to offer a sympathetic ear to his ‘law and order’ message.” —Jim Geraghty

Braying Jenny: “‘Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?’ you might ask. Well, the choice for working families has never been clearer. I need your help to get Donald Trump’s record out to everybody. Nobody should be fooled!” —Hillary Clinton

The BIG Lie: “I’m the only candidate in this race who has been part of the hard decisions to take terrorists off the battlefield.” —Hillary Clinton (First, that isn’t a “hard decision,” but second, she and Obama have returned terrorists TO the battlefield.)

Non Compos Mentis: “I accept that it is up to you to judge my overall record. But I believe that impeachment would be improper, it would create disincentives for many good people who serve, and it would slow the pace of reform and progress at the IRS.” —IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

And last… “Every horrible thing the left are saying now about Trump they said about Mitt Romney, which is why no one listens to them.” —Frank Fleming

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