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Belly laugh of the year: "Democrats will restore budget rules to ensure that Congress returns to fiscal sanity." —Nancy Pelosi and Jim McGovern

Political Editors · Jan. 8, 2019

Facts are stubborn things: “I think that there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.” —Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Or, as The Babylon Bee put it, “‘It Is More Important To Be Morally Right Than Factually Correct,’ Says Woman Who Is Neither.”)

Good advice: “Sit still for a minute and learn the job … before you start pooping on people.” —Whoopi Goldberg to fellow socialist Ocasio-Cortez

Non Compos Mentis: “Now that we’re all on the same page that capitalism is designed to emotionally destroy us with burnout — let’s all take heart that capitalism is also incompatible with a living planet. The problem has been capitalism all along. A better world is possible. We need a Green New Deal.” —Eric Holthaus

The BIG Lie: “I think people now are looking to blame somebody because of the terrible things that happened, but [the killing of Cpl. Ronil Singh] had nothing to do with the law of California.” —former California Gov. Jerry Brown

Braying Jenny: “The impression you get from the president is that he would like to … abolish Congress, so the only voice that mattered was his own.” —Nancy Pelosi, who never seemed to mind when the president was Barack Obama

Belly laugh of the year: “Democrats will restore budget rules to ensure that Congress returns to fiscal sanity.” —Pelosi and Jim McGovern in a joint op-ed

Non sequitur: “We want the symbol of America to stay as the Statue of Liberty, not a big concrete wall.” —Chuck Schumer (Last we checked, the Statue of Liberty was a symbol for legal immigration.)

Delusions of grandeur: “A wall is a colossal waste of money for a crisis that doesn’t exist.” —Rep. Adam Smith

And last… “The debate over the ‘wall’ shows how the immigration debate has moved to the left, not the right. More physical structure at the border used to be what both parties agreed on while pushing ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ bills.” —Rich Lowry

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