Tuesday Short Cuts

"Democrats, please, please don't lose your minds and rush to the socialist left." —James Comey after being outed as a partisan hack

Political Editors · Jul. 24, 2018

Demo-gogues" “Democrats, please, please don’t lose your minds and rush to the socialist left. This president and his Republican Party are counting on you to do exactly that. America’s great middle wants sensible, balanced, ethical leadership.” —James Comey after being outed as a partisan hack

Friendly fire: “Hey Jim, we got this covered. No one is asking for your advice. As we saw during the campaign, your judgment isn’t great! All the best, everyone.” —former Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor to James Comey

A blind squirrel finds a nut: “We have got to get away from this constant effort to destroy a presidency, whoever’s it is. It is tearing our country apart, and I think it is very, very dangerous for our democracy.” —John Kerry

Braying Jackass: “If [Brett] Kavanuagh would have let Nixon off the hook, what is he willing to do for President Trump? This should set off alarm bells.” —Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

Alpha Jackass: “This is textbook treason. This is what treason looks like. The fact that it’s been so brazenly committed, and on an ongoing basis over a two-year period, is blinding. … I think after the Helsinki summit people … now have to see the light of day. We now have to realize and call this what it is. This is treason.” —University of California, Berkeley professor M. Steven Fish

Non Compos Mentis: “One of the terrible realizations of the last year and a half for me is that the damage that the Russians have done to our democracy by meddling in our election is nothing compared to the damage our own president is doing to our democracy by attacking the Justice Department and by denigrating our press. … It’s … quite possible that the Russians have compromising material on him, that the Russians were laundering money through his businesses — and he knows that, and they know that. … But in terms of the United States and our national security and our interests, what matters most is the president’s actions. And he is acting like someone compromised.” —Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)

And last… “It’s pretty depressing that the quickest avenues for success as a conservative pundit are hysterical anti-Trumper or hysterical pro-Trumper. Neither of which are particularly conservative positions.” —Bethany S. Mandel

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