This Week in Quotes

“Jim Comey didn’t tell (Hillary Clinton) not to campaign in Wisconsin after the convention. Jim Comey didn’t say ‘don’t put any resources into Michigan until the final week of the campaign.” — David Axelrod

“Someone was asking me for some story back in the campaign, ‘what’s the future of conservative media after this. My answer was sort of like, ‘well, we first have to figure out whether it deserves to exist anymore.’” — Stu Burguiere

“I was on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey’s letter on October 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me and got scared off.” — Hillary Clinton

“When some people think about empathy, they think about kindness. I think about war,” Bloom writes. He’s got a point. Look at the Middle East today. Sunni nations empathize with the plight of suffering Sunnis, and that empathy causes them to further hate and demonize Shiites. Many people around the world empathize with the Palestinians, blinding them to the legitimate concerns of Israelis. And vice versa. Adolf Hitler was a master of empathy — for ethnic Germans in the Sudetenland, Austria, and elsewhere. The cause of nationalist empathy for the German tribe triggered profound moral blindness for the plight, and even the humanity, of Jews, Gypsies, and Slavs.” — Jonah Goldberg

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“To many, it only matters when people are potentially hurt by changes to (the Affordable Care Act), not actually hurt by (the Affordable Care Act).” — Mary Katharine Ham

“I appeal to the Intel Agencies of the world. Trump has enacted a coup here. We need what you have on him.” — Keith Olbermann

“We have tried to be part of the cure, not part of the problem. A different story line where we’re helping these people and a story line that shows in this case, in this year, in this season and — that maybe it’s the — and it is white men in the government and the military establishment that are the bad guys, not the Muslim community.” — Mandy Patinken

“To me, it’s a sign of intellectual weakness. If you can’t ask Ann Coulter in a polite way questions which expose the weakness of her arguments, if all you can do is boo, or shut her down, or prevent her from coming, what does that tell the world? What are you afraid of? Her ideas? Ask her the hard questions. Confront her intellectually. Booing people down, or intimidating people, or shutting down events, I don’t think that that works in any way.” — Bernie Sanders

“Because, for Democrats trying to appeal to their Party’s base of unaccomplished coastal snobs and indolent, welfare-grifting morons, Armageddon is always just around the corner whenever conservatives do anything. Or whenever conservatives don’t do anything. It’s sort of, “heads you lose, tails you also lose, now give us more power and all your money.” — Kurt Schlichter

“Starting today and from here on, no elected official — certainly those in the GOP defending and supporting Trump on a variety of issues, for example ? should be able to sit down for a nice, quiet lunch or dinner in a Washington, DC eatery or even in their own homes. They should be hounded by protestors everywhere, especially in public — in restaurants, in shopping centers, in their districts, and yes, on the public property outside their homes and apartments, in Washington and back in their home states.

White House officials too — those enabling the authoritarian — need to be challenged everywhere, as do all those at the conservative think tanks who support Trump and those who publicly defend him in their columns and on television.” — Michelangelo Signorile

every day day-to-day racism and bigotry, not just the n-word or not just throwing a banana on the field or peanuts on the field, we [are going to] still spin our wheels when it comes to this conversation.” — Michael Smith, ESPN

“I mean had Andrew Jackson been a little bit later you wouldn’t have had the Civil War. He was a very tough person, but he had a big heart… He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said, ‘There’s no reason for this.’… My campaign and win was most like Andrew Jackson, with his campaign. And I said, when was Andrew Jackson? It was 1828. That’s a long time ago…. That’s Andrew Jackson. And he had a very, very mean and nasty campaign. Because they said this was the meanest and the nastiest. And unfortunately, it continues.” — Donald Trump

“I hope (Republicans) leave their bodies to science. I would like to cut them open.” — Elizabeth Warren

“The relativistic, indifferent ‘compassion’ described in the email above — the same type often preached from the pulpits of our churches — has nothing to do with the compassion of Christ. For the Sentamentalists, ‘compassion’ is a synonym for ‘nice,’ and ‘nice’ means being tolerant and accepting of whatever a person decides to do or however they decide to live. To them, compassion is always polite, always easy going, always enabling, always passive. Compassion is a feeling. A nod of approval. A pat on the back.

Conveniently, their ‘compassion’ can be exercised from the comfort of their living rooms. Simply by virtue of lounging on the couch and not intruding in the affairs of others they have shown compassion. Every moment they spend watching Netflix and eating Doritos is a moment of Heavenly compassion because it does not interfere with anyone. You’ll notice that their compassion isn’t really modeled after Christ so much as it’s modeled after The Dude from The Big Lebowski. It’s totally chill and, like, not all up in your face, you know?” — Matt Walsh

Fear. Fear is the first feeling I have when I see the American flag prominently displayed on someone’s person or vehicle. That’s terrible. — Amy Westervelt

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