Monday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Ronald Reagan, Hillary Clinton, Tulsi Gabbard, and more.

Political Editors · Oct. 21, 2019

Insight: “I won a nickname, ‘The Great Communicator.’ But I never though it was my style or the words I used that made a difference: it was the content. I wasn’t a great communicator, but I communicated great things, and they didn’t spring full bloom from my brow, they came from the heart of a great nation — from our experience, our wisdom, and our belief in the principles that have guided us for two centuries.” —Ronald Reagan

For the record: “The United States and Mexico have a confluence of interests in stopping the flow of third-country ‘asylum-seekers’ heading for the American border. Mexicans love their country, as they should, and they’re tired of foreigners using it as a doormat.” —Mark Krikorian

Race bait: “It is no longer sufficient not to be racist — each one of us must commit to being anti-racist going forward.” —Beto O'Rourke

Non compos mentis I: “[The Russians] are going to do third party again. I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on [Tulsi Gabbard] and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate. She’s a favorite of the Russians and they have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far.” —Hillary Clinton

Non compos mentis II: “Donald Trump is Vladimir Putin’s dream. He said that the biggest catastrophe in history was the collapse of the former Soviet Union. As a former KGB guy, he is intent upon undermining democracies and trying to lay the groundwork for a resurgence of Russian greatness as he posits. And Donald Trump is delivering that to him on a daily basis.” —Hillary Clinton

Non compos mentis III: “[Trump] has no democratic instincts, really. And I saw that when I was secretary of state and traveled to 112 countries. One of our big problems were people who got themselves elected and then became authoritarian and then did everything they could to rig elections, everything they could to make sure that they were never forced out of power. That is his game plan. That is what he’s trying to achieve.” —Hillary Clinton

And last… “Thank you @HillaryClinton. You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain. … It’s now clear that this primary is between you and me. Don’t cowardly hide behind your proxies. Join the race directly.” —Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

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