Tuesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders, Jean Carroll, Erick Erickson, and more.

Political Editors · Jun. 25, 2019

Double standards: “As Members of Congress and as Americans, we have a sacred moral responsibility to protect the human rights and the lives of vulnerable children and families. To do anything less would be an outrageous and unacceptable violation of our oath and our morality.” —House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on migrants, but don’t mention pre-born babies

Demo-gogues: “In terms of interior enforcement … what’s the point?” —Nancy Pelosi on Trump’s deportation raids

The BIG Lie: “It is absolutely not appropriate. … I don’t like this deportation thing at all and I think Trump uses this as a beginning to do worse things to come.” —Sen. Bernie Sanders

Alpha Jackass: “The concentration camps came first. It was a step on the road to the death camps. And we need to use the language to describe actually what’s happening right now.” —Dan Savage

Friendly fire: “If you want to run a campaign based on reparations and concentration camps then it’s going to be very hard to win the election.” —HBO’s Bill Maher

Non Compos Mentis: “I think that Donald Trump may have reawakened sensibilities in this country to say, ‘Whoa, maybe we can do this now,’ just like our generation was awakened when Dr. King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated.” —Joe Biden

No safe space: “We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy. Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy.” —knitting website Ravelry in announcing a ban on all pro-Trump content

Just nope: “I think most people think of rape as being sexy.” —Trump rape accuser E. Jean Carroll

And last… “One of the funniest aspects of the secular religion is how their dogmatics insist on adding letters to their creedal statement. First it was the LBG, then LBGT, now commonly LGBTQ, but some add the IAA, etc. Personally, I’d go with BLT&G because who doesn’t love a BLT?” —Erick Erickson

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