Publius / Jan. 6, 2017

Friday Short Cuts

Insight: “To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.” —Confucius (551-479 BC)

Upright: “Russia clearly tried to meddle in our political system. No two ways about it. … [But] Russia didn’t tell Hillary Clinton not to go to Wisconsin or Michigan. They didn’t put the server in her basement or put the stuff on Anthony Weiner’s laptop. [Trump] won the election fair and square, clearly and convincingly, okay?” —Paul Ryan

Non Compos Mentis: “We can’t callously call things ‘hate crime.’ Is this [attack in Chicago] hate for Donald Trump or pure hate of white people? That matters.” —CNN contributor Symone Sanders, who, if the shoe were on the other foot, would no doubt be yelling “hate crime” with the rest of the Leftmedia

Dezinformatsiya: “Colin Powell Can Be Elected President of The United States on January 6.” —a Huffington Post headline eventually deleted by the editors (but not before embarrassing themselves)

Blame-shifting: “What is happening today in Syria has nothing to do with the dropping or not dropping [of bombs].” —John Kerry downplaying the effects of not enforcing Obama’s “red line”

No really, have you seen the world right now? “[A]lmost every country on Earth sees America as stronger and more respected today than they did eight years ago.” —Barack Obama

Braying Jenny: “Make no mistake, [repealing ObamaCare] is about health care. This is about denying women health care but it’s about more than that. It is about disempowering women and taking away our agency to build healthy, thriving families, which is good for everyone in this country. The last thing I will tell you is that we stand ready.” —NARAL president Ilyse Hogue

And last… “If Planned Parenthood has money to throw celebrity galas and award shows, they have money to survive without public funding.” —Stephen Miller

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