The Week In Quotes

If the case for Trump now boils down to “well, he’ll be a bit better than Hillary Clinton would,” that’s a pitiful deterioration in the Trump mystique. And it leaves you with the question of why, say, Ted Cruz or John Kasich were less acceptable to Trump voters than Trump was. If all you want is a Republican who’ll deliver a bit more than Hillary will, literally any Republican candidate was as good as another. — Allahpundit

To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,” Clinton said. “Right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it. — Hillary Clinton

“Think of it this way: What if the race this year was between Jill Stein and Bernie Sanders, or to better illustrate the point, between Hannibal Lecter and Freddy Krueger. Am I really obligated to figure out which is the lesser of two evils, or am I actually obligated to say they’re both evil? Would Ace argue that it’s outrageous and cowardly for me to criticize them both, just because he’s concluded that Lecter is preferable to Krueger? “C’mon some of us are trying to win an election here! Stop bashing Dr. Lecter. Sure he eats people, but he’s so much better than Krueger. Just look at the Krueger Foundation!” — Jonah Goldberg

I plan on being in this line of work for a while longer. In the future, I want to be able to continue to say character and ideas matter without someone shouting, “Oh yeah, then why did you support Donald Trump?” — Jonah Goldberg

Despite this defection, most of my family (the ones who vote reliably) will reluctantly pull the lever for Trump. In a couple of cases (on my mom’s side), this choice is a direct result of seeing the film “Hillary’s America,” which seems to have radicalized them. The interesting thing, however, is the degree to which everyone concedes Trump is a horrible person. This is, surprisingly, not in dispute. — Matt Lewis

This is going to enrage you. You know, I could choose a path here to try to mollify you, but — I never took [Trump] seriously on (immigration). — Rush Limbaugh

I have to stay true to my principles also. And I’m a conservative, but don’t forget, this is called the ‘Republican Party,’ not the ‘conservative party.’ — Donald Trump

She’s being so protected. She could walk into this arena right now and shoot somebody with 20,000 people watching,” Trump said mimicking a gun with his hand, “right smack in the middle of the heart and she wouldn’t be prosecuted, OK? — Donald Trump

It’s ironic that the election of the first black president marked the end of our brief flirtation with a post-racial politics. — J.D. Vance

I am not much for the term “Alt-Right” because it implies that neo-Nazis somehow become new, different, interesting and edgy when they get a Twitter account and express their support for Donald Trump. In reality, it’s the same tired old neo-Nazi crap, complete with the cowardly, anonymous intimidation that White Supremacists have been practicing for decades. — Leon Wolf

And honestly, I have noticed something about every single person who just hates on Tim Tebow (for reasons unrelated to being a fan of a rival SEC team) – they are all just terrible people. Seriously, just the type of people who I wouldn’t allow to watch my cat. — Leon Wolf

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