Tuesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Lindsey Graham, Rush Limbaugh, WSJ, Al Green, and more.

Political Editors · Jul. 16, 2019

For the record: “We all know that AOC and this crowd are a bunch of communists. They hate Israel, they hate our own country, they’re calling … Border Patrol agents concentration camp guards. They accuse people who support Israel as doing it for the ‘Benjamins.’ They are anti-Semitic. They are anti-America. … [And] we don’t need to know anything about them personally [to] talk about their policies.” —Sen. Lindsey Graham

For the record II: “Their real problem is that they have a problem with America because the American people are too free. The American people have too much liberty and too much say-so over their own lives. And boy, if you come here and think that’s a problem, there’s no way you can be an American. If you think that the problem in America is too much freedom, too much liberty, not a big enough government, then you’re not an American. You’re nowhere close to being an American.” —Rush Limbaugh

Political futures: “Mr. Trump doesn’t seem to understand that Democrats want the 2020 election to be about his words and behavior, rather than the results of his economic policies. They’ll lose a debate over results, but they’ll win if the election is a referendum on character.” —The Wall Street Journal

Non Compos Mentis: “Remember the heat that ended up around the bend the knee and Colin Kaepernick? Many smart people have said it was actually not a thing. The Russian bots started taking that on.” —Sen. Kamala Harris

Hot air: “This bigotry, this hate, this homophobia, Islamaphobia, xenophobia is a part of our Original Sin. We in the Congress of the United States of America have an opportunity to do something about the Original Sin. … This is our opportunity and I beg that we would take advantage of it and let history know that when we had a chance to do something about the Original Sin of the United States of America … we took the opportunity and we did … the most honorable thing to do and that was to impeach this president.” —Rep. Al Green

Déjà vu: “I give people the option. If you like your health care plan, your employer-based plan, you can keep it. If in fact you have private insurance, you can keep it.” —Joe Biden

And last… “I thought it was Pelosi who yesterday was being accused of racism by the very four people who she’s now defending. If Pelosi and everyone else is a racist, what does it mean anymore?” —Newt Gingrich

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