Friday Short Cuts

Fact: "Not everyone who happens to live in America wants it to be great." —Daniel Greenfield

Political Editors · Feb. 2, 2018

Upright: “The New American Moment laid out a ‘clear vision and a righteous mission — to make America great again for all Americans.’ But not everyone who happens to live in America wants it to be great.” —Daniel Greenfield

Braying Jackass: “Having studied history and having taught history, I can only equate one period of time with what we are experiencing now, and that was what was going on in Germany around 1934, right after the 1932 elections when Adolf Hitler was elected chancellor.” —Rep. James Clyburn

Alpha Jackass: “Wow, between [a] train full of [Republicans] hitting [a] truck and [Trey Gowdy’s retirement], God is working hard today to clean up the stink.” —Bernie Sanders surrogate Jonathan Tasini

Non Compos Mentis: “Whenever [Trump] appears on TV, there should be a disclaimer that says, ‘This may not be acceptable for children.’” —Rep. Maxine Waters

Dezinformatsiya: “It’s ironic that a president who wants to build a wall with Latin America is actually importing a style of cult-of-personality politics that is reminiscent of Juan Peron, or, or actually of, of Hugo Chavez as well. And that’s an irony I don’t think his, his supporters really appreciate.” —New York Times columnist Bret Stephens

Race bait: “There’s a reason the tax bill is so unpopular. It’s a terrible idea — arguably … the worst law to be enacted on Capitol Hill since the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, which allowed the return of captured escaped slaves up North to their whip-cracking masters down South.” —Philly.com columnist Will Bunch

Incapable of giving credit where credit’s due: “It’s certainly a victory for both Obama and Trump that they had a strategy that basically worked to shrink ISIS’s territory a lot in Syria and Iraq.” —former Washington Post reporter Perry Bacon

Village Idiots: “[The Trump era] is the natural reaction to the amount of light that came into the world when Barack Obama was the president.” —actor Will Smith

Late-night humor: “Experts said it was a very historic State of the Union. You know, because it marked the first time since taking office that Trump went a full hour without tweeting.” —Jimmy Fallon

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