Friday Short Cuts

Paul Waldman proposes: "Just let North Korea have nukes." What could possibly go wrong?

Political Editors · Sep. 22, 2017

Upright: “The problem is not what [Jimmy] Kimmel is doing, but that the same reporters who lament the election of a reality TV star as president are giving moral authority to Jimmy Kimmel to talk credibly about public policy because of his son. He gets expert status and headlines in the press to talk about Obamacare because he is a highly paid celebrity who has access to doctors, income and insurance that the average Obamacare recipient does not have. … The reality is that every Republican in Congress wants to provide health care for those who truly cannot afford it. But they also want those who can afford it to not have to rely on the federal government. But who cares about those details when Jimmy Kimmel has a son and ratings to worry about?” —Erick Erickson

For the record: “[Trump] said as president of the United States he will always put his country’s interests first, just as each [UN member] would put their country’s interests first. The UN rank and file apparently couldn’t understand that idea, unfortunately, because most of them routinely put themselves first, not their own countries. … In the real world probably half of the UN people who come to New York are not coming to work for world peace and greater prosperity. They’re coming to see their mistresses and rack up hundreds of unpaid parking tickets.” —Michael Reagan

Just shut up already: “Impeachment is about whatever the Congress says it is. There is no law that dictates impeachment. … Here you have a president who I can tell you and guarantee you is in collusion with the Russians to undermine our democracy. Here you have a president who has obstructed justice, and here you have a president that lies every day.” —Maxine Waters

Self-adoration: “I feel like I’m a bit of a Paula Revere. I’m trying to sound the alarm about [Russian collusion].” —Hillary Clinton

Not gonna happen: “Is there anything more exciting than the possibility of Trump’s election being invalidated & Hillary rightfully installed as our President?” —actor Carl Reiner

What could possibly go wrong? “Just let North Korea have nukes.” —Paul Waldman

Braying Jackass: “I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire.” —Kim Jong-un

And last… “All politicians should be wiretapped. I don’t trust any of them.” —Frank Fleming

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