Tuesday Short Cuts

Village Idiots: "I've always thought that it was a good idea to stay out of politics." —actress/fabricator Jennifer Lawrence

Political Editors · Feb. 27, 2018

For the record: “In recent years a member of Sheriff [Scott] Israel’s team has been busy briefing Florida mosques on active shooter situations. His advice to the mosque members: ‘Arm yourselves.’ So Sheriff Israel and his team think mosque attendees should arm themselves but public school employees should not.” —Gary Bauer

Missing the forest for the trees: “My rifle [in the Army] was very similar to the AR-15-style semiautomatic weapon used to kill students, teachers and a coach I knew at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where I once lived. … I cannot support the primary weapon I used to defend our people being used to kill children I swore to defend.” —Florida Rep. Brian Mast

Executive blowhard: “I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon. I think most of the people in this room would’ve done that too. Because I know most of you. But the way [the Florida sheriff’s deputies] performed was really a disgrace.” —Donald Trump

Keep dreaming: “I say it is time to get ready for impeachment. I cannot wait and I’m counting on special counsel [Robert] Mueller to connect the dots. I believe he’s getting closer to discovering what Americans were and are involved in collusion with the Russians.” —Rep. Maxine Waters

Do as I say, not as I do: “America has been corrupted from a democracy of voters and values to one of dollars and donors. Republicans have openly invited this, but Democrats too often have let the downward spiral continue.” —Tom Steyer, a Democrat dollars-and-donors stalwart

Village Idiots: “I’ve always thought that it was a good idea to stay out of politics. Twenty-five percent of America identifies as liberal and I need more than 25% of America to go see my movies. It’s not wise, career-speaking, to talk about politics.” —actress Jennifer Lawrence, who warned that Trump’s election would be “the end of the world” and recently declared she’s taking a year off of acting to save America

And last… “Here’s what bothers me about David Hogg more than anything else — there are multiple students from that high school who were victims who completely disagree with Hogg. But Hogg is the one getting all the attention telling much of the media what it wants to hear.” —Erick Erickson

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