Wednesday Short Cuts
Anti-gun demonstrators "should demand a repeal of the Second Amendment," says former Justice John Paul Stevens.
Upright: “THE SECOND AMENDMENT WILL NEVER BE REPEALED! As much as Democrats would like to see this happen, and despite the words … of former Supreme Court Justice Stevens, NO WAY. We need more Republicans in 2018 and must ALWAYS hold the Supreme Court!” —Donald Trump
Dystopian lecture: “These [anti-gun] demonstrations demand our respect. They reveal the broad public support for legislation to minimize the risk of mass killings of schoolchildren and others in our society. … But the demonstrators should seek more effective and more lasting reform. They should demand a repeal of the Second Amendment. Concern that a national standing army might pose a threat to the security of the separate states led to the adoption of that amendment. … Today that concern is a relic of the 18th century.” —former Justice John Paul Stevens
Village Idiots: “Assault weapons aren’t the problem. Handguns are the problem. By all means, ban AR-15s and the like, but handguns kill far more people. The solution is to repeal and replace the Second Amendment. Make gun ownership a privilege, not a right. … Gun ownership could be viewed as slavery by another name.” —actor Michael Ian Black
Non Compos Mentis: “We need a disney princess who’s had an abortion. We need a disney princess who’s pro-choice. We need a disney princess who’s an undocumented immigrant. We need a disney princess who’s actually a union worker. We need a disney princess who’s trans.” —Planned Parenthood Keystone in a tweet that’s been deleted
The BIG Lie: “[The census citizenship question] is a craven attack on our democracy and a transparent attempt to intimidate immigrant communities.” —DNC Chairman Tom Perez
And last… “Before Trump was president, [Stormy] Daniels could demand six figures in return for her silence. After his election, she realized she could make fortunes more breaking that silence.” —L. Brent Bozell & Tim Graham