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Delusions of grandeur: "I think the field is shaping up to be even more advantageous for someone like me, not less." —Michael Avenatti

Political Editors · Dec. 4, 2018

Non Compos Mentis I: “Actually, we have for-profit ‘death panels’ now: they are companies + boards saying you’re on your own [because] they won’t cover a critical procedure or medicine. Maybe if the GOP stopped hiding behind this ‘socialist’ rock they love to throw, they’d actually engage on-issue for once.” —Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)

Non Compos Mentis II: “$21 TRILLION of Pentagon financial transactions ‘could not be traced, documented, or explained.’ $21T in Pentagon accounting errors. Medicare for All costs ~$32T. That means 66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon. And that’s before our premiums.” —Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

For the record: “For those wondering: In the original study, $21 trillion refers to transfers back-and-forth between accounts. So the same $1 can be counted 1000’s of times. It does not mean that $21 trillion in total spending was mis-spent. AOC should have realized $21T spent is crazy.” —Manhattan Institute senior fellow Brian Riedl

Dezinformatsiya: “Lots of people would probably be happy today [if Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump in 2016]. Donald Trump would be happy. He could have built his Moscow tower with his bestie Vladimir Putin and no one would have cared.” —Chuck Todd

Ya think? “It’s a very serious decision. Over the holiday, I will make that decision [on a 2020 presidential campaign] with my family. Let’s be honest: It’s going to be ugly.” —Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)

Delusions of grandeur: “I think the field is shaping up to be even more advantageous for someone like me, not less. I think my chances have only gone up, not gone down.” —attorney Michael Avenatti

And last… “In spite of our differences, no matter what divides us, still we all can at least agree that ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ is the worst Christmas song ever produced. As a species, we can bond over this fact. And perhaps another world war may be averted.” —Matt Walsh

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