Tuesday Short Cuts
When it comes to impeaching Trump, Pelosi says that without facts "you're just participating in more hearsay."
Insight: “Let [the Constitution] be taught in schools, seminaries and in colleges; let it be written in primers, in spelling books and in almanacs; let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, enforced in courts of justice. In short, let it become the political religion of the nation.” —Abraham Lincoln
For the record: “There was a time not that long ago during the Obama years when ‘civility in our public discourse’ was all the rage among the media. Tea Party supporters were told to calm down and be quiet. Suddenly, those concerned media voices are silent.” —Gary Bauer
A blind squirrel finds a nut: “If you’re talking about impeachment, you’re talking about, what are the facts? … What are the rules that he may have violated? If you don’t have that case, you’re just participating in more hearsay.” —Nancy Pelosi
Non Compos Mentis: “[W]hat causes climate deprivation is population. If we had not been systematically forcing women to have children they don’t want or can’t care for over the 500 years of patriarchy, we wouldn’t have the climate problems that we have. That’s the fundamental cause of climate change.” —Gloria Steinem
Yeah, and we see how well that turned out… “I actually think that the issue that required the most political courage was the decision not to bomb Syria after the chemical weapons use had been publicized and rather to negotiate them removing chemical weapons from Syria.” —Barack Obama
And last… “I don’t know if the Washington Post story is accurate, but I do think it’s entirely plausible. Put aside whether the story is properly sourced and all that. When you heard the news, did you think it could be true? If your answer is yes, think about that for a moment. That right there is a problem.” —Jonah Goldberg