The Patriot Post® · Monday Short Cuts

The Gipper: “Government growing beyond our consent had become a lumbering giant, slamming shut the gates of opportunity, threatening to crush the very roots of our freedom. What brought America back? The American people brought us back — with quiet courage and common sense; with undying faith that in this nation under God the future will be ours, for the future belongs to the free.”

For the record: “It is interesting that the Left has decided to call itself ‘the Resistance.’ The phrase was popularized in the 1940s by the men and women who fought against the Nazis in occupied Europe. Get it? We are now living in ‘occupied America’ and conservatives who support Trump are akin to Nazis. What did the resistance do? It blew things up and that is what the Left is trying to do now — blow up the election and, in the process, the country.” —Gary Bauer

Non Compos Mentis: “I think in many ways our institutions are under assault. Both externally — and that’s the big news here, is Russian interference in our election system. And I think as well our institutions are under assault internally.” —former DNI James Clapper on Trump firing FBI Director James Comey

Braying Jackass: “I called for [Jeff Sessions] to step down when he didn’t tell the truth about the Russians, because it’s the highest law enforcement officer in the land. The actions of the last week make all the more reason that he should not be attorney general.” —Chuck Schumer

Braying Jenny: “You have to stop and think, why don’t you want our kids to have good food at school? What is wrong with you?” —Michelle Obama on Trump rolling back her school lunch mandates

Evil Village Idiot: “Nothing says ‘I love you, Mom!’ like standing up for the right of mothers everywhere to get the care [read: abortion] they need.” —Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards

And last… “When Americans are used to showing photo IDs for a hundred minor things, it’s a tough sell to say you shouldn’t have to do that for voting.” —Frank Fleming