Wednesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Erick Erickson, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Tulsi Gabbard, Dan Crenshaw, and more.

Political Editors · Sep. 11, 2019

Insight: “No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which one is true.” —Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

Political gymnastics: “The GOP won a special election billed as a ‘must win’ by the media in NC-09. Congressman-elect Bishop will head to Washington despite Democrats pouring vast resources into the race. Had the GOP lost, the media would have turned it into a defining narrative. Because they won, the press will move on.” —Erick Erickson

A blind squirrel finds a nut: “We really should get back to the way it was when people were examining qualifications of what it takes to be a judge, rather than trying to guess how they would vote on contentious cases.” —Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Friendly fire: “Unless a woman’s life … is at risk, then there shouldn’t be an abortion in the third trimester.” —Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Straight from the horse’s mouth: “Are there socialists in the Democratic Party? You bet. Because we’re a big tent party. We have all of the above.” —Democrat Rep. Donna Shalala

Non compos mentis: “Living close to work shouldn’t be a luxury for the rich. It’s a right for everyone.” —Beto O'Rourke

Non sequitur: “Congress gives hundreds of billions of dollars to fund our endless wars each year, yet making public college and universities tuition-free is somehow ‘too radical.’ I reject that.” —Sen. Bernie Sanders (“One case is national defense, which all Americans benefit from, and the other is a direct transfer of money from hard working Americans to the investment decisions (ie college) of others. Saying they are the same thing is pure intellectual laziness.” —Rep. Dan Crenshaw)

Village idiots: “People need to wake the f—k up. We’re going the wrong direction as fast as possible. I like to say that we’re like Thelma and Louise. We’re driving straight toward the canyon at 90 miles per hour with the radio cranked up and the top down.” —climate crusader and hypocrite James Cameron

And last… “This country is owned by We the People. We wrote a Constitution. We put down what we wanted to put in it. We can amend it when we wish. And it is not up to nine people to tell 330 million Americans how to live.” —Justice Neil Gorsuch

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