The Patriot Post® · Monday Short Cuts

By Publius ·

The Gipper: “You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.”

Non Compos Mentis: “I have always said that for all the good the Affordable Care Act is doing right now, for as big of a step forward as it was, it’s still just a first step. It’s like buying a starter home. It’s a lot better than not having a home. But over time, you hope you can make some improvements.” —Barack Obama (Except that the Bible warns us about the “foolish man who built his house on the sand” (Matthew 7:26).)

Busted: “Given the story yesterday about pay equity at the State Department, I wanted to flag something that came out of our research on pay equity at the [Clinton] Foundation. There are huge discrepancies, and it wouldn’t surprise me if they went here next.” —Clinton adviser Ian Mandel in a Feb. 2015 email

Friendly fire: “[T]he mixing of speech fees, the Clinton Foundation and actions by the State Department which [Hillary Clinton] ran are all intertwined, and it’s corrupt. You can’t just say it’s unsavory, but there’s no formal investigation going on now, and there are outs that they have.” —Bob Woodward

Alphas Jackass: “I want [voters] to think about the damage they could do by being a legal terrorist on November 8th.” —Michael Moore

Late-night humor: “Hillary also had her moments [in the last debate]. Here’s what she said about her tax plans: ‘We are going to go where the money is.’ And she knows where the money is. It’s where she gives her speeches.” —Stephen Colbert