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Tuesday Short Cuts

"The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold." —Aristotle

Political Editors · Nov. 20, 2018

Insight: “The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.” —Aristotle (384-322 BC)

Upright: “I have literally been attacked, so let’s choose our words carefully.” —Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) denouncing a congresswoman-elect’s assertion that Trump is perpetrating “an attack on the press” (As The Washington Free Beacon reminds us, “Crenshaw, a retired Navy SEAL, lost an eye in combat during a tour in Afghanistan.”)

Sore loser: “It was not a free and fair election. … Brian Kemp oversaw for eight years the systematic and systemic dismantling of our democracy, and that means there could not be free and fair elections in Georgia this year.” —Stacey Abrams

For the record: “I lost an election by nearly the same margin that sour grapes Stacey Abrams lost her race for the governorship of Georgia. It sucks. But her embarrassing attempts to discredit Kemp, WITHOUT EVIDENCE, are disgraceful & should be called out by every responsible member of the media.” —Dan Bongino

Socialist endgame: “I think people all over this city, of every background, would like to have the city government be able to determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it, what the rent will be. I think there’s a socialistic impulse, which I hear every day, in every kind of community that they would like things to be planned in accordance to their needs.” —New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

Alpha Jackass: “[Some Trump voters] will say, ‘Well, I’m not racist. I just voted for him because I didn’t like Hillary Clinton.’ And I just want to say … that doesn’t make you not racist. It actually makes you racist. If you support somebody who does racist things, that makes you racist."—Kirsten Powers

And last… "The Ivanka Trump email situation is EXACTLY like Hillary Clinton’s, except for the unsecured server, classified information, destruction of 30,000 subpoenaed records, bleaching the hard drives, then smashing them all with hammers.” —Twitter satirist @hale_razor

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