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"To paraphrase an old advertising slogan, an educated voter could be the Democrats' worst customer this fall." —James Freeman

Political Editors · Feb. 23, 2018

Upright: “I want to say from my heart: Any leader who says that $1,000 in the pockets of working families is ‘crumbs’ is out of touch with the American people.” —Mike Pence

Political futures: “Republicans enacted a tax cut in December and any day now, most of the country will find out about it. … To paraphrase an old advertising slogan, an educated voter could be the Democrats’ worst customer this fall.” —James Freeman

Good question: “Asking a teacher to be ready to confront a school shooter with a firearm is an enormous, almost unthinkable request. But is it any better to ask a teacher to be ready to confront a school shooter with a fire extinguisher or chair?” —Jim Geraghty

For the record: “I had to have a security detail to get out [of the CNN town hall]. I wouldn’t be able to exit that if I didn’t have a private security detail. There were people rushing the stage and screaming, ‘Burn her!’” —NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch

Non Compos Mentis: “The patriarchal race to colonize Mars is just another example of male entitlement.” —Clayman Institute for Gender Research’s Marcie Bianco

Come again? “Let’s talk about where a more serious structure might be necessary, where fencing will do or mowing the grass so that people can’t be smuggled through the grass.” —Nancy Pelosi on immigration and border security

They got tired of waiting for him: “Young people have helped lead all our great movements. How inspiring to see it again in so many smart, fearless students standing up for their right to be safe; marching and organizing to remake the world as it should be. We’ve been waiting for you. And we’ve got your backs.” —Barack Obama

And last… “If the government at any level had even attempted to do its job, the shooting never would have happened. This was perhaps the most preventable mass shooting in American history. But the people tasked with preventing it were incompetents and cowards.” —Matt Walsh

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