Friday Short Cuts

"Black Americans who think for ourselves are mocked and degraded with words we last saw under Jim Crow." —Deroy Murdock

Political Editors · Oct. 12, 2018

For the record: “Americans with strong opinions on both sides of [the Brett Kavanaugh] debate spoke up in a civil, respectful way and our nation was better for it. But … only one side was happy to play a host to this toxic, fringe behavior. Only one side’s leaders are now openly calling for more of it. … And I’m afraid this is only phase one of the meltdown.” —Mitch McConnell

Flashbacks: “[People look at Arizona and say,] ‘Damn, those people are crazy.’ Is it something about the water? No, the water’s fine. It’s all from Colorado. There’s nothing wrong with the water. They’re called Republicans.” —Democrat Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema about her own constituents in 2011

Oh please: “You asked Russia to hack me on national television.” —Hillary “No Civility” Clinton responding to Donald Trump saying, “There was a lot of collusion with them and Russia and lots of other people.”

The BIG Lie: “Democrats are for securing our borders.” —Nancy Pelosi

Good question: “Went to bed appalled over Don Lemon’s despicable behavior laughing at Tara Setmayer and Bakari Sellers’ awful remarks about Kanye West’s visit with [Trump]! Woke up wondering why CNN doesn’t take all three off the air?” —Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker

True story: “Black Americans who think for ourselves are mocked and degraded with words we last saw under Jim Crow. If President Trump had no black supporters, they would call his circle ‘lily white.’ Now, one of America’s most prominent black entertainers praises and visits the president, and he is trivialized as a ‘token’ who ‘doesn’t read.’” —Deroy Murdock

And last… “Come on. Hugging Donald Trump as he’s sitting behind the Resolute Desk doesn’t even crack the top 30 craziest things Kanye West has ever done.” —Jim Geraghty

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