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Alpha Jackass: "Donald Trump is the only person in the world who can bring down a funeral." —Stephen Colbert

Political Editors · Dec. 6, 2018

Upright: “The respect you get is usually the respect you earn, and the Bush family put on a public rite of national mourning that reflected well on the character of their father and the entire Bush clan, and gave the country a moment of shared respect it desperately needs.” —The Wall Street Journal

For the record: “Two of Kim [Jong-un]‘s missile bases up in the mountains are not only failing to be dismantled but show signs of ongoing work to expand them. … The fact remains that North Korea’s dictator cannot be trusted. He’s a snake oil salesman of the first order, on top of being a murderous tyrant. He and his family have made numerous promises to western powers over the past few decades and they’ve been shown to be unapologetic liars time and time again.” —Jazz Shaw

Belly laugh of the week: “Democrats have a really hard time … connecting to people’s hearts. … We have a really hard time doing that, and one of the reasons … is that we Democrats know so much that is true. We have to kind of tell everyone how smart we are, so we have a tendency to be very left brain and we think, this — really, that is not how people make decisions.” —Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) (“The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” —Ronald Reagan)

Braying Jackass: “I don’t think I would shake hands with [Donald Trump]. … I would just — nope, couldn’t do it. I’m not that big a person. … [The Obamas] showed the ultimate respect for the office. They do not have to show respect for someone who does not respect them.” —CNN’s Don Lemon pontificating on the camaraderie at Bush’s funeral

Alpha Jackass: “Donald Trump is the only person in the world who can bring down a funeral.” —Stephen Colbert

And last… “41: Bush is a lying warmonger for oil! 43: Bush is a lying warmonger for oil, and also Hitler! 45: Why can’t Trump be more like Bush.” —Twitter satirist @hale_razor

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