The Patriot Post® · Tuesday Short Cuts

By Political Editors · ·

Insight: “Often, the surest way to convey information is to tell the strict truth.” —Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Braying Jackass: “I think [Trump] may have done something during the election, but I don’t know that for sure. … [Robert Mueller] thinks Trump is the Manchurian candidate. … I believe that Carter Page was colluding with the Russians. That Carter Page is a weird dude.” —former Trump aide Sam Nunberg, who was fired in August 2015 for controversial Facebook posts

For the record: “Nunberg has an axe to grind against the administration. Trump sued him for $10 million dollars! That sort of treatment might make one say dubious things on cable news.” —Philip Wegmann

Non Compos Mentis: “A candidate [Jason Isaac] seeking the Republican nomination to succeed Lamar Smith of San Antonio in the U.S. House says more black Americans die from abortion than any other cause. … Isaac’s characterization of abortions as killing babies is disputed. … Heart disease was the leading cause of death for black and other Americans in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency didn’t list the abortion procedure among causes of death. We rate [Isaac’s] claim Mostly False.” —PolitiFact Texas’s W. Gardner Selby

Blatant hypocrisy: “The lack of urgency that we saw from the Republican leadership in 2016 [to address Russia], we continue to see to this day today. It’s beyond time for Congress to work with the administration, to work with the states, to ensure that our electoral systems are ready to go. This is not a game.” —Obama’s former chief of staff Denis McDonough (Your boss literally did nothing.)

Fantasy world: “You technically have an obstruction of justice case that already exists. I’ve known Bob Mueller for 20, 30 years; my guess is he’s just trying to make the case as good as he possibly can.” —Eric Holder

And last… “Pointing out there are no mass shootings in gunless Iran, China, or North Korea isn’t making the point you think it is.” —Twitter satirist @hale_razor