Monday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Conrad Black, and more.

Political Editors · Sep. 30, 2019

Insight: “When you see all that rhetorical smoke billowing up from the Democrats, well, ladies and gentleman, I’d follow the example of their nominee; don’t inhale.” —Ronald Reagan

Observations: “Unfortunately for Pelosi and Democrats, impeachment now has everything to do with the election. Their message to the American people is now unmistakable: you were wrong in 2016, and we’re going to set things right. You couldn’t be trusted to elect the right president, so we’re canceling Trump’s election.” —John Daniel Davidson

The BIG Lie: “[Attorney General William Barr has] gone rogue. I think where they’re going is a cover-up of a cover-up.” —House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Phony nobility: “[Losing the House] doesn’t matter. Our first responsibility is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” —Nancy Pelosi (And the only way to do that is for Democrats to lose.)

Acquiescing to the mob: “Up to this point, I have been opposed to pursuing impeachment because it will further divide our already badly divided country. However, after looking carefully at the transcript of the conversation with Ukraine’s President, the whistleblower complaint, the Inspector General memo, and President Trump’s comments about the issue, unfortunately, I believe that if we do not proceed with the inquiry, it will set a very dangerous precedent.” —Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Grand delusions: “I’m calling upon those who are close to President Trump right now … to advise him to do the right thing and to resign from this office.” —Beto O'Rourke

Lacking self-awareness: “This occupant of the Oval Office poses a clear and present danger to our future, to our democracy.” —Hillary Clinton, who was rejected for being a clear and present danger to our republic

Non compos mentis: “People have said to me, you know, ‘Do you think these hearings are going to take very long?’ Not really, because there’s a whole lot of direct evidence including [Trump’s] virtual confession.” —Sen. Kamala Harris

Non sequitur: “[Trump] stabbed in the back the career foreign service officers who serve bravely and selflessly no matter the politics of the administration that they are working under. And now they are caught in the crossfire.” —Hillary Clinton (On the contrary, deep-state leakers stabbed Trump in the back.)

Braying jenny: “I believe he knows he’s an illegitimate president.” —Hillary Clinton

Braying jackass: “I still believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. And like the man who appointed him, Brett Kavanaugh should be impeached.” —Elizabeth Warren

And last… “Four large secrets that most of the American media are afraid to utter are that the American economy is growing in a way that is directly helpful to the most vulnerable segments of society; that the administration’s trade policy is clearly working; that the flow of illegal immigrants is sharply diminishing; and that for the first time in 65 years, the United States has practically ceased to be a net oil importer.” —Conrad Black

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