Monday Short Cuts

Missing the mark: "The NRA is too powerful. Our politicians are too weak. And the guns are too ubiquitous." —NBC anchor Megyn Kelly

Political Editors · Feb. 19, 2018

Upright: “It’s a shame to have to point out the obvious, but [college] administrators don’t seem to realize that the entire campus is already a free-speech zone. And not because they allow it, but because it’s located in the United States of America.” —Ed Feulner

Doubling down on stupid: “[Tax reform resulted in] tax cuts at the high end. A banquet for everyone up here. Crumbs for people down here. I’ll repeat that.” —House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

That sound you hear? Leftists shrieking in dismay: “I am actually humbled by the fact that people think that I could be a leader of the free world, but it’s just not in my spirit. It’s not in my DNA.” —Oprah Winfrey

Non Compos Mentis: “The knee is certainly an issue [for skier Anna Veith]. I want to point out she also got married. And it’s historically very challenging to race on the World Cup with a family or after being married. Not to blame the spouses, but I just want to toss that out there — that it could be her husband’s fault.” —Olympics analyst Bode Miller

Braying Jenny: “It’s striking to me how many [free-market advocates] seem to be on the autism spectrum — people who don’t feel solidarity or empathy with others, and who have kind of difficult human relationships sometimes.” —Duke University history professor Nancy MacLean

Alpha Jackass: “You would think that cops would occasionally shoot a white kid just to make it look good. You would think every couple of months they’d look at their … calendar and go, ‘Oh my God, we’re up to 16! We gotta shoot a white kid quick!’ I wanna live in a world with real equality. I want to live in a world where an equal amount of white kids are shot every month. I wanna see white mothers on TV, crying, standing next to Al Sharpton, talkin’ about, ‘We need justice for Chad.’” —"comedian" Chris Rock

Missing the mark: “No gun reforms are getting through. And most of the ones that will be proposed in the wake of this shooting will be utterly meaningless and wouldn’t have even arguably prevented this killing. The NRA is too powerful. Our politicians are too weak. And the guns are too ubiquitous.” —NBC anchor Megyn Kelly

And last… “Why don’t we take the $500,000,000 we give Planned Parenthood every year and use it to hire armed security guards for schools?” —Liz Wheeler

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