Thursday Short Cuts

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he wants Chicago "to be a Trump-free zone." Fair enough. America voted to be a Chicago-free zone.

Political Editors · Dec. 14, 2017

Insight: “I doubt if the oppressed ever fight for freedom. They fight for pride and for power — power to oppress others. The oppressed want above all to imitate their oppressors; they want to retaliate.” —Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Tough love: “[Democrats have] taken the black vote and the poor vote for granted for a long time. It’s time for them to get off their ass and start making life better for black folks and people who are poor.” —Charles Barkley

Dissent: “I saw a member yesterday with her cleavage so deep it was down to the floor. And what I’ve seen … it’s really an invitation.” —Democrat Rep. Marcy Kaptur criticizing women for inviting sexual abuse

Thou doth exaggerate much: “If Trump can’t get a 50% job approval in Alabama, if he can’t carry over his candidate in Alabama, every Republican in the country … needs to wake up and fear for their political lives.” —Chuck Todd

Braying Jenny: “Fox News, why are you so damn quiet now? Knowing everything, lying on everybody, bullying everybody, claiming to be holy, righteous and loving America more than anybody else. Speak up now — admit you just got your butt kicked royally and MORE to come.” —Maxine Waters

Delusional: “With President Trump as commander in chief, the Department of Defense, which previously called climate change a national security threat, now questions the science linking increasingly common extreme weather events to climate change. This is unacceptable and could severely jeopardize our military readiness.” —Bernie Sanders

Alpha Jackass: “Our motto: A city he’ll never sleep in. We don’t want him. Look, Donald Trump is driving forward looking through the rearview mirror, and I’m not going that way because I want my city going that way and I want it to be a Trump-free zone.” —Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

And last… “[Jimmy] Kimmel is allowed to go on his show, pass blatant falsehoods and Democrat talking points without a single journalist stopping to ask if what he is saying is true. If you’re going to make him your conscience, you better own up to it.” —Stephen Miller

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