Tuesday Short Cuts

Delusions of grandeur: "I think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy. Yes, even for terrible people." —Sen. Bernie Sanders

Political Editors · Apr. 23, 2019

For the record: “[Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez rushed to politicize the horrific terrorist attacks in New Zealand last month, tweeting approximately 14 times about the attack. Ocasio-Cortez has not tweeted about the hundreds of Christians murdered at churches in Sri Lanka on Easter by Islamic terrorists.” —Ryan Saavedra

Friendly fire: “The winner of the economic argument in the last five presidential elections with swing voters has won the presidency. And I think … Bernie Sanders is unlikely … to stand up to the constant barrage that is Donald Trump on economic issues like that. … You have to excite your base and turn out people, and you have to win swing voters. … Today, you would say in a general election context, Bernie Sanders wouldn’t be that candidate.” —Obama campaign manager Jim Messina

Exhibit A: “If somebody commits a serious crime — sexual assault, murder — they’re going to be punished. They may be in jail for 10 years, 20 years, 50 years, their whole lives. That’s what happens when you commit a serious crime. But I think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy. Yes, even for terrible people.” —Sen. Bernie Sanders

You’ve been warned: “Upon being elected, I will give the United States Congress 100 days to get their act together and have the courage to pass gun-safety laws. And if they fail to do it, then I will take executive action.” —Sen. Kamala Harris

Alpha Jackass: “There is no excuse for terror attacks against innocent people but as a journalist I saw Western Christian missionaries unscrupulpusly [sic] converting Buddhist orphans for food and shelter after the Asian tsunami. Don’t send your prayers. … In fact prayers are proven beyond doubt to have no effect. What might help, however, is ending the Western campaign to convert people of other religions in exchange for charity.” —British TV star Andy West

The BIG Lie: “This president is a double-digit obstructor, according to the Mueller report, in the number of ways he sought to obstruct justice. Which leads me … to Attorney General Barr. You can be the attorney general of the United States and represent all of us, or you can represent Donald Trump. You can’t do both. And because Attorney General Barr wants to represent Donald Trump, I think he should resign.” —Rep. Eric Swalwell

And last… “How can we trust these people to read the full Mueller Report when they haven’t even read the Green New Deal? Which is five pages.” —Steven Crowder

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