Monday Short Cuts

Apr. 3, 2017

The Gipper: “[G]overnment’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”

Alpha Jackass: “Republicans don’t give a s—t about people.” —DNC Chief Tom Perez

Braying Jackass: “I’m infuriated by President Trump’s bigotry. I’m enraged by his disregard for Americans’ well-being. I’m livid that he spreads lie after lie. … Either we sit by and fume as President Trump destroys all we care about. Or we rise up, create a massive wave of support, and fight to take back our government.” —Keith Ellison

Braying Jenny: “I cannot support Judge Gorsuch because a study of his opinions reveal a rigid ideology that always puts the little guy under the boot of corporations. He is evasive, but his body of work isn’t. Whether it is a freezing truck driver or an autistic child, he has shown a stunning lack of humanity.” —Sen. Claire McCaskill

Dezinformatsiya: “Judge Gorsuch embraces a judicial philosophy that would do nothing less than undermine the structure of modern government.” —New York Times’ Emily Bazelon and Eric Posner (Given the status of “modern government,” isn’t that a good thing?)

Demo-gogues: “Stop the sabotage… [Republicans] will try to defund the Affordable Care Act. That’s one way to sabotage it. They will try to not enforce the law in terms of the mandate and if you do those two things, if they did those two things, they would raise premiums about 30 to 35%.” —Nancy Pelosi

And last… “If the Senate needs an expert to speak at the hearings on meddling in another country’s elections, they should subpoena Barack Obama.” —twitter satirist @weknowwhatsbest

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