Friday Short Cuts

"People who engage in mass-murder and other forms of terrorism are either committed to a violent movement or mentally disturbed." —Andrew McCarthy

Political Editors · Oct. 26, 2018

Upright I: “No country can maintain its character and purpose if it has what amounts to open borders. A common language is lost, there are fewer incentives to assimilate and immigrants can bring with them their own agendas and objectives. The hyphenating of various ethnic groups is proof enough that they seem to be less willing to be called simply Americans.” —Cal Thomas

Upright II: “The Democrats’ hatred reminds me of the time someone asked Israel’s Golda Meier when she thought there would be peace in the Middle East. She said it would only happen when Palestinians start loving their children more than they hate the Jews. It’s the same for America in 2018. Our political civil war will end only when the Democrats start loving their country more than they hate Donald Trump.” —Michael Reagan

For the record: “No one goes on a bombing spree because of something heard at a political rally. No normal person is moved to murder because he hears an ideological firebrand demonize his opponents. People who engage in mass-murder and other forms of terrorism are either committed to a violent movement or mentally disturbed. In neither event is that attributable to political rhetoric.” —Andrew McCarthy

Braying Jenny: “I think the president of United States should take responsibility for the kind of violence that we are seeing for the first time in different ways. I think the president of the United States has been dog-whistling to his constituency, making them believe that their problems are caused by those people over there.” —Rep. Maxine Waters, who recently told her followers to harass Trump officials and supporters

Village Idiots: “Today they tried to murder two Presidents as well as public servants and journalists. Make no mistake, these terrorists were encouraged and emboldened by the hate speech of Donald Trump. If you can’t see the clear menace of this man’s influence by now then you are a part of it.” —actor Jim Carrey


Better late than never? “I thought Juanita Broaddrick wasn’t credible. I was wrong.” —Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen

And last… “There is one way to settle our disagreements: it’s called peacefully, at the ballot box.” —Donald Trump

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