Friday Short Cuts

Joe Manchin: "If people like me can't win from red states, you'll be in the minority the rest of your life."

Political Editors · Jan. 26, 2018

Insight: “Many of those who attack capitalism know very well that their situation under any other economic system will be less favorable. Nevertheless, with full knowledge of this fact, they advocate a reform, e.g., socialism, because they hope that the rich, whom they envy, will also suffer under it.” —Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973)

Non Compos Mentis: “I have not seen the [FISA] memo, but I think it is sloppy, careless, and again, I think has no grounding in fact.” —Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)

Says the man who funds the real dangers to the world: “I consider the Trump administration a danger to the world. But I regard it as a purely temporary phenomenon that will disappear in 2020, or even sooner.” —George Soros

Braying Jackass: “The NRA has us by the balls, so if we lose hundreds of innocent people to mass shootings every year, thats [sic] on them. Don’t go to school if you don’t want to get shot.” —Chelsea Handler, who, if we may say, does not have that particular anatomical feature

Alpha Jackass: “The president had been spending a notable amount of private time with Haley on Air Force One and was seen to be grooming her for a national political future.” —Michael Wolff in Fire and Fury (According to the Washington Examiner, “Wolff … recently told HBO’s host Bill Maher he was ‘absolutely sure’ Trump is having an affair and hinted to a part of the book where readers would know he was referencing the woman.”)

Warning signs: “I’ve said this point blank: If people like me can’t win from red states, you’ll be in the minority the rest of your life.” —Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)

And last… “You know a Republican is in the White House when Apple announces a commitment to the economy of $350B and 20,000 new jobs, North and South Korea are talking, the Dow closes above 26,000 for the first time … and the news media is focused like a laser on the president’s weight.” —Twitter satirist @hale_razor

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