Monday Short Cuts

"No arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women." —Ronald Reagan

Political Editors · Apr. 22, 2019

The Gipper: “No arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.” —Ronald Reagan

Upright: “The fact that no crime is found does not mean the underlying conduct merits our endorsement. It is common sense that we can conclude the president did not handle each of the ten incidents in a way we find admirable, and at the same time agree that the president’s conduct was not felonious. Common sense is in short supply, though.” —Andrew McCarthy

Braying Jackass: “We would not be surprised if some headline writer somewhere came up … with ‘Baghdad Bill Barr’ for what we saw [last week].” —MSNBC’s Brian Williams, who no doubt witnessed the collusion firsthand

Non compos mentis: “Democrats have to first call these [pro-life] bills what they are, which are forced-pregnancy bills. But we also have to acknowledge that access to abortion is part of reproductive health and therefore it’s part of reproductive justice. Particularly for African-American women, our lack of access to a full range of reproductive choices limits our ability to not only determine our families but it also harms our ability to engage in the economy.” —Stacey Abrams

Braying Jenny: “Sometimes you spend weekends with divorced dad. That feels like it’s fun but then you get sick. That’s what America’s going through. We’re kinda living with divorced dad.” —Michelle Obama

A solid strategy! “I want you all to shut [ICE] down. We can shut them down. Don’t wait for this Congress to act. Shut ‘em down. I know what they’re gonna say. They’ll go, 'What do you mean, Rashida?’ Well I’ll tell you. There are some people that are using hunger strike [sic], all these other things, going to the border, and I plan to.” —Rep. Rashida Tlaib

Assault rifles already are on the table: “As somebody who is very familiar from my military training with weapons of war, somebody who carried a rifle and a pistol around a foreign land on order of the president, [I think] there are some weapons that just don’t belong in our neighborhoods in peace time in America. We’ve already decided that this is within the Second Amendment because we’ve decided that somewhere in between a slingshot and a nuclear weapon, we can draw a line. And that’s not unconstitutional; it’s common sense. And that’s why I think assault rifles need to be on the table too.” —Pete Buttigieg

And last… “Christians are murdered by Muslims far, far, far more than the reverse. Yet ‘Islamophobia’ is a common term while you hardly hear anything about ‘Christophobia.’ Why do you think that is?” —Matt Walsh

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