Friday Short Cuts

Trump spokesman J. Hogan Gidley: "It is troubling, deeply troubling, that there is extreme bias against this president at the FBI."

Political Editors · Dec. 15, 2017

Insight: “We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” —Viktor Frankl (1905-1997)

For the record: “It is troubling, deeply troubling, that the revelations have now come to light that there is extreme bias against this president with high-up members of the team there at the FBI who were investigating Hillary Clinton at the time. We’re a little concerned at what we’re seeing here. Obviously, those text messages give us quite a bit of pause and should be eye-opening at an agency that should be, quite frankly, unbiased.” —Trump spokesman J. Hogan Gidley

Hypocrite: “This is what [Republicans] came here to do: tax cuts for the rich at the expense of the middle class, at the expense of the health and well-being of the American people. Robbing from the future by increasing the debt.” —Nancy Pelosi, who oversaw the sanctioning of $5 trillion in debt as speaker of the House

Misdirected anger: “I’m starting to [blame Trump] because he definitely pushes forward a hateful agenda.” —Susan Bro, who places the culpability of her daughter’s unfortunate death in Charlottesville on Trump

Braying Jackass: “[America’s refusal to participate in the Paris climate accord is] very disappointing. It’s worse than disappointing, it’s actually a disgrace when you consider the facts, the science, the common sense, all the work that’s been done."—John Kerry

Don’t bet on it: "I’m pretty sure that my friend President Trump will change his mind in the coming months or years.” —French President Emmanuel Macron

And last… “You’d think Trump being president would cause people to hesitate more about trying to solve everything by giving the government more power, but not even slightly.” —Frank Fleming

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