Publius / December 22, 2016

Thursday Short Cuts

Insight: “Nothing appears more surprising to those who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the ease with which the many are governed by the few.” —David Hume (1711-1766)

Upright: “Some politicians say that Angela Merkel has the blood of the Berlin victims on her hands. I would add that Obama’s hands are not clean either. He was among the most high-profile supporters of her open border policies, which allowed more than 1 million refugees into Germany. Obama said Merkel was on the ‘right side of history’ and promised ‘substantial support.’” —Gary Bauer

Race bait: “A relic from a shameful period in our nation’s history, the Electoral College allows some votes to carry greater weight than others.” —Sen. Dick Durbin, alluding to slavery to complain about Hillary Clinton’s loss

From the Department of Corrections: “An earlier version of this editorial incorrectly stated that the editorial board has been opposed to the Electoral College going back 80 years. It failed to note an exception: in 2000, the board defended the college after the election of George W. Bush.” —New York Times correction

Non Compos Mentis: “If low-wage employers paid their workers a living wage, taxpayers would have saved $153 billion a year from 2009 to 2011.” —Bernie Sanders

Demo-gogues: “I had to live through controversies like the notion that I was trying to kill Christmas.” —Barack Obama

A blind squirrel finds a nut: “[T]he only people who are against school choice are the ones that have it.” —former DC councilman Kevin Chavous

Late-night humor: “Well, there are only [three] days until Christmas. So, Hillary, just choose a tree already. You’ve been in the woods long enough. Choose a tree and come home, Hillary.” —Seth Meyers

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