Friday Short Cuts

What could possible go wrong? "We must follow New Zealand's lead, take on the NRA and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons." —Bernie Sanders

Political Editors · Mar. 22, 2019

Insight: “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.” —G.K. Chesterton

Friendly fire: “If you just broadly endorse the Green New Deal, you are liable to upset one side of the aisle or the other. And that’s not constructive. The idea that you could go 100 percent [renewable energy] in 10 years would require a lot of things happening perfectly, simultaneously.” —SunPower CEO Tom Werner

Friendly fire II: “We love the enthusiasm the Green New Deal has brought to the climate issue … but we need to operate in political reality.” —Solar Energy Industries Association’s Dan Whitten

What could possible go wrong? “We must follow New Zealand’s lead, take on the NRA and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons in the United States.” —Sen. Bernie Sanders

Braying Jenny: “The president has decided to be in defiance of the Constitution, to deface it with his actions.” —House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who spearheaded passing ObamaCare, the “stimulus,” and massive financial regulations, to name but a few major constitutional violations

The BIG Lie: “We do not need any walls. … You and I will be forced to take [someone’s] property to solve a problem that we do not have.” —Beto O'Rourke

Federalism? What’s that? “I would make sure as president that every issue within any state that violated a woman’s right to decide her own health care would be met with litigation immediately.” —John Hickenlooper

Delusions: “If Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, [and] Donald Trump for the last two years had complete sway, they wouldn’t have just changed policy, which is nice; they would have hurt people in my community. Literally doing policies that could cause people’s death.” —Sen. Cory Booker

And last… “If you want to alleviate the discrepancies between large states and small states, you would be better spent advocating for a larger House of Representatives.” —Jay Cost

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