Friday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi, David Limbaugh, Adam Schiff, and more.

Political Editors · May 24, 2019

Insight: “The more that is given, the less people will work for themselves, and the less they work, the more their poverty will increase.” —Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi (1828-1910)

For the record: “The Democrats are a one-note samba. They have no positive agenda — nothing constructive in their arsenal. They have staked their entire political fortune on destroying, discrediting and removing Trump, and, having failed at every turn, they are in denial. They will not give up the ghost.” —David Limbaugh

The BIG Lie: “While Trump stonewalls the public from learning the truth about his obstruction of justice, Trump and Barr conspire to weaponize law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies. The coverup has entered a new and dangerous phase. This is un-American.” —House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff

Can’t imagine why: “I think I can say at this point that [Robert Mueller] wants to testify in private.” —House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler

Friendly fire: “I think the only reason not to act [on impeachment] is because of politics. Patriotism says act.” —Rep. Steve Cohen in a not-so-subtle jab at Nancy Pelosi

Non compos mentis: “[Michael Avenatti] showed a Trump-like mastery of the media last year. I think there’s been a lot of introspection in newsrooms about the reasons for that mastery.” —CNN’s Brian Stelter

And last… “Democrats only want access to classified documents when they hurt the President. They only want transparency as long as it doesn’t expose their lies. They don’t want what’s best for America. They only want what’s worst for Donald Trump.” —Charlie Kirk

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