Wednesday Short Cuts

"I believe [the FBI] never should have opened a counterintelligence investigation into a political party." —Rep. Devin Nunes

Political Editors · May 16, 2018

Food for thought: “I believe [the FBI] never should have opened a counterintelligence investigation into a political party. Counterintelligence investigations are — very rarely do they happen, and when they do happen, you have to be very careful because you’re using the tools of our intelligence services and relationships with other countries in order to spy on a political campaign — probably not a good idea.” —Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA)

For the record: “Who among us would accept this type of activity on your border? No one would. No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has.” —U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley

Dunderhead: “Nikki Haley is on [television] talking about Hamas being responsible for the Palestinians protesting yesterday. These people had no weapons. They had tires to burn. There was a dead baby. While Netanyahu celebrates.” —Chelsea Handler

Braying Jenny: “In 2016, nearly three million more people voted for Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump — but Trump took the presidency. That’s not exactly the sign of a healthy democracy. Democracy hangs on the idea that whoever gets the most votes wins.” —Elizabeth Warren (Good thing we’re a republic and not a democracy.)

Village Idiots: “I’m undeterred [in trying to get a carbon tax in Washington] because I think if you look at the arc of history, you know Nelson Mandela didn’t win for 22 years and then he became president.” —Washington Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee

Yay-Ya Sisterhood: “If it wasn’t Lehman Brothers but Lehman Sisters, we might not have had the financial collapse.” —Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (If it wasn’t for Democrat fiscal policies, we definitely would not have had the financial collapse.)

And last… “Funny, how all white people are racist when two black men are arrested in Starbucks, but when a black man wearing a MAGA hat is harassed & threatened in a Cheesecake Factory, the media is just like, ‘BUT IVANKA IS A GHOUL.’” —Liz Wheeler

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