Quotes

Wednesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Erick Erickson, the Washington Examiner, Joe Biden, and more.

Political Editors · Jun. 19, 2019

For the record: “When Republicans say outlandish things, the media lectures us on inciting violence. When a sitting Democratic member of Congress accuses Republicans of operating concentration camps, the media lectures us on how she didn’t mean death camps like the Nazis, just concentration camps.” —Erick Erickson

The bottom line: “Trump remains the chaotic figure he always was, and that has always put people off. But he has to convince the public that the nation’s trajectory under his leadership — so long as you ignore the frenzied and often fake day-to-day news coverage — is just fine. To the extent that he can make that case to voters, he will gather support for 2020. And if he gets distracted with other irrelevant messages, he will fail.” —Washington Examiner

You’ve been warned: “First thing I would do as president is eliminate the president’s tax cut.” —Joe Biden

Belly laugh of the week: “I believe that our border is as secure as it ever has been.” —Julian Castro

Braying Jenny: “I hope Iran chooses a different path. But let’s be clear: Trump provoked this crisis. He has no strategy to contain it, he’s burned through our friends and allies, and now he’s doubling down on military force.” —Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Village Idiots: “Don’t you think Jesus would agree that a woman has the right to choose what to do with her body?” —Madonna

Alpha Jackass: “My immediate reaction when I really dug into [Kyle Kashuv’s racist comments is that] these are the social media postings we see of a shooter and we ask, ‘Where were the signs?’ … The young man deserves redemption. But he also deserves a closer look if someone with this profile should be able to purchase a firearm under the gun laws in the United States.” —MSNBC contributor David Jolly

And last… “Many of the same people who shrug off Iran’s and Hamas’ genocidal ambitions against Jews while calling for boycotts against the Jewish state of Israel are saying that temporary detention of illegal immigrants is akin to the Holocaust.” —Ben Shapiro

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