Wednesday Short Cuts

"Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them." —François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Political Editors · Jun. 13, 2018

Insight: “Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.” —François Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Let’s not jump the gun: “Just landed — a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.” —Donald Trump

Broken clock… “My message to De Niro, Maher and all the other Trump-loathing stars is this: you can hate the President all you like, but if your hatred means you’d rather see America sucked into war or financial ruin than to see him succeed, then YOU’RE the problem — not him. And shame on you.” —Piers Morgan

Caution, comrades: “I would caution my own party about leaping at impeachment. I think that what we need to look at is governing and making good things happen for our country. We don’t even know what, if anything, the special counsel will find or where we’ll be. We shouldn’t be talking about impeachment. We ought to be talking about what is the agenda for the American people.” —John Kerry

Braying Jenny: “The Republican Party is morally reprehensible. They want to gut Medicare, rob children of their health insurance, and are currently hoping you are too distracted by what the President is tweeting about to notice they’re trying to undo protections for more than 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions.” —Nancy Pelosi

Non Compos Mentis: “Just wait till [Internet service providers] start collaborating with the politicians to slow down vote registration websites to suppress peoples [sic] right to vote. The survival of #NetNeutrality is up to you this November.” —anti-gun charlatan and political aspirant David Hogg

And last… “‘We’re giving North Korea a publicity win!’ —same folks who clapped wildly when our VP got side-eye from its director of propaganda.” —Twitter satirist @hale_razor

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