Monday Short Cuts

Braying Jenny: "I know it's a strong word, but this [shutdown] is political terrorism." —Rep. Katie Hill

Political Editors · Jan. 14, 2019

Insight: “We’ve got to teach history based not on what’s in fashion but what’s important. If we forget what we did, we won’t know who we are. I’m warning of an eradication of the American memory that could result, ultimately, in an erosion of the American spirit.” —Ronald Reagan in his farewell address in January 1989

Upright: “Yes, additional barriers would not end all illegal immigration. Similarly, focusing only on visa overstays would ignore unlawful border crossings. This isn’t a good argument against barriers.” —Guy Benson

The BIG Lie: “[Trump’s] ultimate goal is … to make America ‘pure’ in the sense of not having immigrants, not having folks of color here, and shutting down every form of legal immigration. … And so I hope that this can backfire on him and I hope that it continues to backfire on him because he has never been interested in being a president for the whole country.” —Rep. Pramila Jayapal

Alpha Jackass: “What I took from that [Auschwitz] trip was, if you see something really wrong, if you see someone who is doing something consistently wrong, that is wicked, that is against the values of society, you have to fight it the first day, the second day, the third day.” —Tom Steyer, who is allocating $40 million of his war chest toward removing Donald Trump

Non Compos Mentis: “I’m not going to talk about what we may have been briefed in the gang of eight when these investigations opened. But I do think it’s curious that throughout that whole summer when these investigations started, you had Vladimir Putin policies almost being parroted by Donald Trump.” —Sen. Mark Warner

Braying Jenny: “I know it’s a strong word, but this [shutdown] is political terrorism.” —Rep. Katie Hill

And last… “Just a reminder that Democrats spent $2B+ on the Obamacare website that didn’t work… and they didn’t think that was ‘too expensive.’” —Liz Wheeler

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