Tuesday Short Cuts

"Power ... is inherently destructive both to the possessor of the power and to those over whom it is exercised." —George D. Herron

Political Editors · Sep. 12, 2017

Insight: “The possession of power over others is inherently destructive both to the possessor of the power and to those over whom it is exercised.” —George D. Herron (1862-1925)

Braying Jenny: “[Donald Trump] was quite successful in referencing a nostalgia that would give hope, comfort, settle grievances for millions of people who were upset about gains that were made by others. … Millions of white people.” —Hillary Clinton, who peddles both race and class warfare to … settle grievances for millions of people upset at the gains of others

Non Compos Mentis: “I wasn’t just running against Donald Trump. I was up against the Russian intelligence apparatus, a misguided FBI director, and now the godforsaken Electoral College.” —Hillary Clinton, who was evidently not informed until after she lost that the Founders set up the Electoral College

Race bait: “The attorney general’s [DACA] statement was something that was the equivalent of the worst statue you could ever think of. I mean, it was about white people in America, and it was a terrible, terrible statement. It was consistent with what the Bannon folks talk about when they want the purification of America. That’s why they want to export — they want to deport so many — the 11 million people in our country.” —Nancy Pelosi

Demo-gogues: “There is no justification for what President Trump did. His termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a stunning betrayal to nearly one million DREAMers. … Trump is responding to their contributions to our country with nothing short of immoral cruelty.” —Nancy Pelosi

For the record: “I feel compelled to speak out because I see a pattern emerging. A pattern of hostility toward people of faith who come before this body. … These strange [religious] inquisitions have nothing to do with the nominees’ competency, patriotism, or ability to serve Americans of different faiths equally. In fact, they have little to do with this life at all. Instead, they have to do with the afterlife.” —Sen. Mike Lee

And last… “It is breathtaking that Senate Democrats are counting individuals’ orthodox Christian faiths as a demerit when evaluating them for official posts. By interrogating Amy Coney Bennett about her Catholic faith, they are arrogantly abrogating their oath of office to the United States Constitution.” —Rep. Trent Franks

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