Wednesday Short Cuts

"Much of the sales pitch for single payer relies upon amnesia about the grandiose promises of the ACA in 2009-2010." —Jim Geraghty

Political Editors · Sep. 13, 2017

Insight: “The struggle is always between the individual and his sacred right to express himself and … the power structure that seeks conformity, suppression and obedience.” —Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980)

For the record: “Hillary complained … that Trump stoked racial grievances and that ‘millions of white people’ were responsible for her loss. I’m not sure how choosing between two white candidates makes any voter a racist, but I should add that ‘millions of white people’ were also responsible for the presidency of Barack Obama!” —Gary Bauer

Political futures: “Imagine being so bitter about losing an election that you launch a publicity tour less than a year later to blame your loss on everyone but yourself. Imagine losing a winnable election to a massively unpopular candidate, and still refusing to concede that you made some glaringly obvious mistakes in the race. That dream is becoming a reality with Hillary Clinton’s newest campaign.” —Becket Adams

Delusions of grandeur: “If I had won, you know, I would have been seen as a genius; my campaign would have been seen as perfect.” —Hillary Clinton

Ouch: “[Clinton] might be the only Democrat who’s excited in Washington about [her new] book right now.” —Politico’s Rachael Bade

Alpha Jackass: “The 9/11 attacks were a horrific event in US history, but the election of Donald Trump will be seen as equally disastrous, if not more so.” —Little Green Footballs founder Charles Johnson

Non Compos Mentis, part I: “Anyone who believes that there’s no such thing as global warming must be blind or unintelligent.” —Stevie Wonder hijacking last night’s hurricane relief telethon

Non Compos Mentis, part II: “During a time when it’s impossible to watch the news without seeing violence or racism in this country, just when you think it couldn’t possibly be worse, natural disasters take precious life, do massive damage, and forever change lives. … The effects of climate change are playing out around the world every day.” —Beyoncé continuing the climate alarmism dogma

And last… “Much of the sales pitch for single payer relies upon amnesia about the grandiose promises of the ACA in 2009-2010.” —Jim Geraghty

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