Friday Short Cuts

Dezinformatsiya: "What more does the House need in order to debate [Trump's] fitness for office?" —MSNBC's Katy Tur

Political Editors · Jan. 18, 2019

Insight: “No matter whose lips that would speak, they must be free and ungagged. The community which dares not protect its humblest and most hated member in the free utterance of his opinions, no matter how false or hateful, is only a gang of slaves.” —Wendell Phillips (1811-1884)

A blind squirrel finds a nut: “A wall … that protects people is not immoral. I think the issue is whether it works.” —House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer

Dezinformatsiya: “Let’s talk about [Trump’s] conduct in office, the way he speaks about people and targets individual Americans. He’s intimidating witnesses. He’s calling African nations s—hole countries. He’s blowing up alliances. He’s taking the notes away from the interpreter. The list goes on and on and on. What more does the House need in order to debate fitness for office?” —MSNBC’s Katy Tur

Non Compos Mentis: “Karen Pence is the wife of the vice president. She’s teaching art at a place where the application requires would-be employees to initial next to a list of beliefs, including certain moral misconduct, [which] includes homosexual or transgender identity as being disqualifying or any other violation of the unique roles of male and female. … The point is that the value of exclusion is embraced here, and our vice president’s wife, in the place where she is, it does the same thing, and it adds to the anxiety for people around why this White House, why this president doesn’t speak out against a member of his party [Steve King] that embraces a message that isolates the same kinds of people that are being singled out where the vice president’s wife works.” —CNN’s Chris Cuomo

Friendly fire I: “I cannot imagine having such mild feelings over such a furious hatred of an entire people. [Louis Farrakhan] calls us termites. I’m heartbroken but im [sic] gonna stay hopeful because I don’t wanna give up on Tamika [Mallory].” —Sarah Silverman regarding the Women’s March co-chair

Friendly fire II: “I must walk away from the national Women’s March organization, and join local marches who distanced themselves from national leaders allied with bigotry. We must demand the same principles from our movement as we do from our society.” —Debbie Wasserman Schultz

The BIG Lie: “Let’s be clear: crisis pregnancy centers are NOT health centers. They lie to people about medical facts.” —Planned Parenthood Action

And last… “Here’s what separates the March For Life from any other march: nobody in attendance is marching for themselves. Nobody is demanding rights or privileges for themselves. Everyone is marching on behalf of those who cannot march.” —Matt Walsh

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