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"We can't forget the chief culprits in our ongoing national drama: American voters." —David French

Political Editors · Feb. 7, 2018

Food for thought: “We can’t forget the chief culprits in our ongoing national drama: American voters. No one forced primary voters in the Democratic or Republican parties to select two of the sleaziest [presidential] candidates (and sleaziest campaigns) in modern American history. … The single-best way to keep the FBI out of politics is to vote for better politicians.” —David French

Non Compos Mentis: “We like to say ‘peoplekind,’ not necessarily ‘mankind,’ because it’s more inclusive.” —Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Talk about a giant leap back for mankind.)

Trump Derangement Syndrome update: “He is a dangerous man! … Stand behind our special counsel. Help him to have the strength to connect the dots. This president colluded with Russia and he’s obstructed justice! And he’s tearing up our environment. Let’s get rid of him.” —Rep. Maxine Waters

Braying Jenny: “We persist. We persist and we march! We march in pink p—y hats!” —Elizabeth Warren

Belly laugh of the week: “On one side we have a very politically motivated media — Fox, Breibart, InfoWars, etc. — that are pushing a dishonest narrative. And on the other side we’re trying to be like, ‘Well, we’re not on any side, here are the details.’” —The Atlantic’s Julia Ioffe (The same Julia Ioffe whose tenure at Politico ended with the now-deleted tweet, “Either Trump is f—king his daughter or he’s shirking nepotism laws. Which is worse?”)

Playing the victim: “Picking on somebody from one of the coasts, usually ethnic, and making them the poster person of the Democratic Party is old business for the Republicans. They did it with, way back, to some guy from the Bronx back in the ‘40s. They did it with Bella Abzug from the west side of New York City. They did it to Tip O'Neill. They did it to Teddy Kennedy. Now, they’re doing it [to] Nancy Pelosi.” —MSNBC’s Chris Matthews

And last… “Funny how liberals are suddenly obsessed with the legal definition of treason, but didn’t care about the legal definition of 'betraying classified information on a private email server & lying about it.’” —Liz Wheeler

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