Monday Short Cuts
The Gipper: “There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits on the human capacity for intelligence, imagination and wonder.”
For the record: “I think [Trump] could be the greatest president in history.” —Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
They’ve got a long way to go: “The Democrats are the party of opportunity and inclusion. We are going to communicate our message, whether it’s through lawsuits like the state attorneys general did to stop the Muslim ban, [or] whether it’s through actions … at the polls.” —newly elected DNC chairman Tom Perez
Braying Jackass: “We do need background checks on guns. We do need to address the fact that people are getting murdered across this country and none of these murders seem to bother the NRA.” —DNC chief runner-up Keith Ellison
A blind squirrel finds a nut: “If every person watching this show … if every one of you took a minute to reach out to someone you disagree with, someone you like and have a positive, considerate conversation — not as liberals and conservatives, but as Americans — we could make America great again.” —Jimmy Kimmel at the Oscars
Village Idiots: “I am an immigrant, just like many of you. I am a proud Latino immigrant here in the United States. … There are many people who do not want us to be here, and who want to create a wall in order to separate us. But you know what? This is also our country. Let me repeat this: OUR country, not theirs. It is our country. And we are not going to leave. … We are not going to sit down. We will not shut up. And we will not leave. That is what we are going to do.” —Jorge Ramos
And last: “Donald Trump is such a terrifying fascist dictator that literally no one fears speaking out against him on literally any platform.” —Sonny Bunch