Thursday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Matt Walsh, Beto O'Rourke, Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton, and more.

Political Editors · Sep. 19, 2019

Insight: “He who does not bellow out the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.” —Charles Peguy (1873-1914)

The bottom line: “Personally, I don’t give a damn what costume anyone wore 20 years ago. But, my Lord, the audacity to go around screaming ‘racist’ at everyone and everything while you know you have this in your background. That’s what gets me. That’s why [Canadian Prime Minister Justin] Trudeau deserves to be pilloried.” —Matt Walsh on the latest brownface controversy

Nothing to see here… “I don’t want … anyone … to get into the fearmongering that some have fallen prey to saying that the government is going to come and take all of your guns. What we are talking about exclusively is weapons of war.” —Beto O'Rourke

Nope: “So you listen to a justice like Antonin Scalia — you know, not the most liberal justice who served on the Supreme Court — and even he found that there is no absolute guarantee under the Second Amendment and that the government does have a power to regulate those kinds of weapons that are extraordinarily unusual or deadly.” —Beto O'Rourke

Friendly fire: “I can tell you one thing: Beto O'Rourke’s not taking my guns away from me. You tell Beto that, OK?” —Sen. Joe Manchin

Trump Derangement Syndrome: “We are provoking Iran every day with the sanctions and with military action, and they’re responding. We need to stop the provocation, and the United States needs to return to trying to be a diplomatic broker. … The administration is lying to the American public by saying this was an unprovoked attack.” —Sen. Tim Kaine

The BIG Lie: “Experts estimate that [in 2016] anywhere from 27,000 to 200,000 Wisconsin citizen voters, predominantly in Milwaukee, were turned away from the polls… They showed up, but maybe they didn’t have the correct form of identification.” —Hillary Clinton

Braying jenny: “We’re not here today because of famous arches or famous men. In fact, we’re not here because of men at all.” —Sen. Elizabeth Warren

And last… “According to a new … poll, Elizabeth Warren is closing in on Joe Biden. … She’s down just six points. If she gets any closer, she’ll be able to sniff his hair. … Bernie has fallen into a distant third place. Since July, he’s seen an increase of just 1%. Yet another reason for Bernie to hate the 1%.” —Stephen Colbert

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