Monday Short Cuts

Race bait: "The wall itself … is a 4th century strategy for a 20th century challenge that has become a racist symbol." —Jeff Merkley

Political Editors · Jan. 28, 2019

The Gipper: “If all of this seems like a great deal of trouble, think what’s at stake. We are faced with the most evil enemy mankind has known in his long climb from the swamp to the stars. There can be no security anywhere in the free world if there is no fiscal and economic stability within the United States.” —Ronald Reagan

Advice: “It was one thing for [New York] state leaders to carry out their threat against the unborn, and another thing altogether to revel in it — cheering wildly as Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) signed the warrant for the execution of more innocents. … Sometimes, I think we become so focused on Congress and what’s going on in Washington, D.C. that people forget the importance of being involved locally — on city councils, school boards, and legislatures. The people behind this evil will come again — to your state. If there’s any hope of stopping them, we need to engage now.” —Tony Perkins

For the record: “[Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez is the celebrity bus driver with no GPS. The liberal media treat her like a political genius, mainly because they are as dumb as she is about the benefits of things like capitalism and border walls. But despite what she and her fellow socialists in the Democrat Party think, they are not going to lead the country to a better, greater place in 2020. They’re just leading their party over a cliff.” —Michael Reagan

Upright: “So long as our nation’s newsrooms are ideological monocultures, not even the best of intentions can block the formation of a partisan press.” —David French

Race bait: “The wall itself … is a 4th century strategy for a 20th century challenge that has become a racist symbol.” —Sen. Jeff Merkley

Alpha Jackass: “Working people throughout America empathized with federal workers and were aghast at what the president was doing to them. Hopefully now the president has learned his lesson.” —Chuck Schumer

Broken clock: “I also happen to believe that the Hispanics should work harder at assimilation. … You know, they ought not to be just codified in their communities but make sure that all their kids are learning to speak English and that they feel comfortable in the communities.” —Tom Brokaw, who subsequently apologized for enraging the leftist mob

And last… “What the president wants is not unreasonable. It’s a fraction of what Democrats have voted for in the past. And … achieving border security is the key that unlocks the door to doing other things on immigration that he’s expressed a willingness to do. … So, I hope people will separate the tactics from the policy, because I think the policy is reasonable and solid.” —Marco Rubio

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