Friday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Erick Erickson, John Kerry, Al Green, and more.

Political Editors · Dec. 6, 2019

Insight: “The less government we have the better — the fewer laws and the less confided power. The antidote to this abuse of formal government is the influence of private character, the growth of the individual.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Upright: “The only man who ever lived sin-free was tortured, beaten and executed, and in his final breaths, he chose to forgive. If we refuse to forgive ourselves or others, we suggest our consciences have been pricked more severely than his."—Erick Erickson

Endorsements: "The world is broken. Our politics are broken. The country faces extraordinary challenges. And I believe very deeply that Joe Biden’s character, his ability to persevere, his decency and the experiences that he brings to the table are critical to the moment. The world has to be put back together, the world that Donald Trump has smashed apart.” —John Kerry

The BIG Lie: “Abortion is a constitutional right — not a privilege for those who can afford it.” —Sen. Bernie Sanders

Non compos mentis I: “A president can be impeached more than once. So, we can do this: We can move forward with what we have on the table currently, we can take this before the Senate, and we can still investigate other issues. And when the president has committed additional offenses — and my suspicion is that he will — we can take those before the Senate.” —Rep. Al Green

Non compos mentis II: “There is no limit on the number of times the Senate can vote to convict or not a president, no limit to the number of times the House can vote to impeach or not a president. So, my belief is that [Nancy Pelosi] will probably say we’re going to move forward with what we have now, but we’re not going to end investigations and that there may be possible opportunities to do other things at a later time.” —Al Green

And last… “Unemployment under GOP drops to 3.5% in election year, which means there’s only one thing to do: IMPEACH.” —Twitter satirist @hale_razor

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