Wednesday Short Cuts

"I would have volunteered to go to Europe and try to help" Christopher Steele, Clinton's former spokesman confesses.

Political Editors · Oct. 25, 2017

Insight: “Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?” —Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980)

Upright: “What goes unappreciated is just why America’s leftists’ movement attacks the Founders. If they can delegitimize the Founders themselves, it goes a long way toward their agenda of delegitimizing the founding principles of our nation. If the leftists can convince the nation that men such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were good-for-nothing slave-owning racists, then their ideas can be more easily trashed. We find the greatest assaults on our founding documents on the nation’s college campuses.” —Walter Williams

Case in point… “On many levels, mathematics itself operates as whiteness. Who gets credit for doing and developing mathematics, who is capable in mathematics, and who is seen as part of the mathematical community is generally viewed as white.” —University of Illinois professor Rochelle Gutierrez

Rhetorical question: “If we found out that Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee had paid a firm working for the Russians to create a file of fabricated attacks on Hillary Clinton during the election, would the media treat it as an impeachable offense?” —David Harsanyi

Braying Jackass: “I regret I didn’t know about Christopher Steele’s hiring pre-election. If I had, I would have volunteered to go to Europe and try to help him. … I have no idea what Fusion [GPS] or Steele were paid but if even a shred of that dossier ends up helping [Robert] Mueller, it will prove money well spent.” —former Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon

And last… “Maybe [Sen. Jeff] Flake is different, but we’ve been conditioned to see Republicans who turn against the rest of the party to media hosannas as being the opposite of principled.” —Jim Geraghty

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