This Week in Quotes

by John Hawkins | November 18, 2016 11:06 pm

I’ve been trying to figure out what common trait binds Clinton supporters together. As far as I can tell, the most unifying characteristic is a willingness to bully in all its forms.
If you have a Trump sign in your lawn, they will steal it.

If you have a Trump bumper sticker, they will deface your car.

if you speak of Trump at work you could get fired.

On social media, almost every message I get from a Clinton supporter is a bullying type of message. They insult. They try to shame. They label. And obviously they threaten my livelihood.

We know from Project Veritas that Clinton supporters tried to incite violence at Trump rallies. The media downplays it.

We also know Clinton’s side hired paid trolls to bully online. You don’t hear much about that. — Scott Adams[1]


The Clinton message is that some Americans are good people and the other 40% are some form of deplorables, deserving of shame, vandalism, punishing taxation, and violence. — Scott Adams[1]

“I got really mad at him the other day. He said, ‘I think we’ll win, and if not, that’s okay too.’ And I said, ‘It’s not okay! You can’t say that! Your dry-cleaning bill is like the annual salaries of the people who came to your rallies, and they believe in you!” — Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway[3]

Republican America is now so vast that a traveler could drive 3,600 miles across the continent, from Key West, Fla., to the Canadian border crossing at Porthill, Idaho, without ever leaving a state under total GOP control. — Reid J. Epstein and Janet Hook[4]

If you think everything you don’t like is racist, then of course the election of a president you don’t like has to be racist. — Jonah Goldberg[5]

Well, I was US attorney and assistant to the US attorney for too many years to laugh at Mrs. Clinton. When I see her, I see her in an orange jumpsuit, I’m sorry, or at least a striped one. I’d have prosecuted her a year ago and probably convicted her by now. — Rudy Giuliani[6]

All societies in decline fixate on impossible postmodern dreams as a way of disguising their inability to address premodern problems. — Victor Davis Hanson[7]

You don’t know a tree is hollow until you push hard against it and it falls. The establishments of both parties did not know, a year ago, that they were hollow trees. They thought themselves strong because they always had been, and people think what has been true will continue. Then suddenly the tree is pushed and falls. To me that is the symbol, the image of 2016: the hollowed trees and how easily they fell. — Peggy Noonan[8]

But the FBI news may slightly increase the chance that we’ll see counter-attacks against Trump. Especially if the polls do tighten, the usually risk-averse Clinton campaign may become more willing to push a story that has some risk of backfiring (say, a serious accusation against Trump that isn’t backed up by more than one source). News organizations and their potential sources may also become more willing to run with these stories if the election becomes closer, taking on more legal and reputational risk, whereas they’d bypass them if Clinton seemed to have the election in the bag. — Nate Silver[9]

What an insult to everyone’s intelligence is that catch phrase, “glass ceiling.” What does “glass” mean, if not that you cannot see the ceiling, but somehow you just know that it is there? And how do you know? Because it has been repeated so often.

It is like the fable of the emperor’s new clothes, but a fable for adults. — Thomas Sowell[10]

On November 8th, I’m voting for Trump.

On November 9th, if Trump loses, I’m grabbing my musket.

You in? — Joe Walsh[11]

Letting trump take office means burying democracy. Letting him take it without the popular vote means burying it alive. — Joss Whedon[12]

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  3. Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway:
  4. Reid J. Epstein and Janet Hook:
  5. Jonah Goldberg:
  6. Rudy Giuliani:
  7. Victor Davis Hanson:
  8. Peggy Noonan:
  9. Nate Silver:
  10. Thomas Sowell:
  11. Joe Walsh:
  12. Joss Whedon:

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