Thursday Short Cuts

Michelle Obama bellows, "Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice." Talk about sexism without self-awareness.

Political Editors · Sep. 28, 2017

Political futures: “Come 2018, the Republican Party will need these patriots to knock on doors, man phone banks, attend get-out-the-vote rallies, and of course, cast ballots. Watching Republicans stagger from one self-inflicted defeat to another will unleash a pandemic of learned helplessness on the Right. If repeatedly campaigning hard for Republican candidates achieves so little, why knock ourselves out a year from now?” —Deroy Murdock

Non Compos Mentis: “How is [North Korea] able to build infrastructure like the subway system I saw this morning? This beautiful subway system? And we’re having a hard time doing it here.” —MSNBC’s Chris Matthews

That’s sexist! “I have no doubt that it did.” —Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who points to chauvinism as “a major, major factor” in deciding the 2016 election

Sexism without self-awareness: “Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice. What does it mean for us as women that we look at those two candidates, as women, and many of us said, ‘That guy, he’s better for me, his voice is more true to me’? Well, to me that just says you don’t like your voice. You like the thing you’re told to like.” —Michelle Obama, who’s party’s only play is to tell constituency groups what they’re supposed to like

Not-so-subtle advice: “The fans that don’t want to come to the game? I mean, OK. Bye. I mean, if you feel … we’re disrespecting you, don’t come to the game.” —Tennessee Titans’ Delanie Walker

“As long as [the NFL’s] boycott of Colin Kaepernick continues … their boycott of free speech and the right to gainful employment, we will respond with a boycott in every city. There will be pickets at every game; there will be pickets of viewers and participants. We will challenge people not to attend the games.” —"Rev.“ Jesse Jackson

And last… "Do you know anyone who has been struck by lightning? Neither do most people. Yet each year an average of about 300 Americans are killed or injured by lightning. That’s approximately 40 more than the number of blacks killed by the police in 2015. Is there an ‘epidemic’ of Americans being struck and injured by lightning?” —Larry Elder

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