Tuesday Short Cuts

"Just because the Democrats do not go on random Twitter tirades does not mean they are better characters." —Erick Erickson

Political Editors · Feb. 12, 2019

Upright: “Just because the Democrats do not go on random Twitter tirades does not mean they are better characters. Despite all the President’s flaws, the Democrats are okay with killing kids. They’ve actually shifted to the left on this issue pretty dramatically. They are way more openly hostile to people of faith than they were just four years ago.” —Erick Erickson

Blame Game: “This is spurred on by the president, and until the Republican Party is willing to address that real threat, they have no business weighing in on [Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic tweets].” —former Hillary Clinton campaign official Jess McIntosh

Blame Game II: “We need to think about doing what’s right and what’s right for Virginians and what’s right overall. The race issue in today’s day and age with the president at the helm who has been one of the most divisive presidents and, frankly, racist himself, is a conversation we do need to have, but looking at just the line of order and saying, ‘No we’re not going to do that because of the consequence,’ is not the right way to do this.” —Rep. Nanette Barragan (D-CA) on whether Virginia’s top three Democrats should resign because of scandal

Non Compos Mentis: “The average tax refund is down about $170 compared to last year. Let’s call the President’s tax cut what it is: a middle-class tax hike to line the pockets of already wealthy corporations and the 1%.” —Kamala Harris (If refunds are down, it’s because people paid less all year long.)

There’s egg on your face: “Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) said the planet ‘can’t sustain’ people eating meat, as the 2020 hopeful aims to become the first vegan president. Booker told the vegan magazine VegNews earlier this month that he became vegan after coming to the realization that eating eggs ‘didn’t align with my spirit.’” —The Washington Free Beacon

And last… “Good that some Dems have condemned the disgraceful anti-Semitic remarks of Rep. Omar — but their words are empty unless Dem leaders remove her from the Foreign Affairs Committee. No one with her anti-Semitic views should be allowed to represent US foreign policy on that committee.” —Steve Scalise

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