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“Even if we cut some slack for Esper and all the others who served as honorably and conscientiously as they could until they were faced with either the dead end of resignation or being fired, the fact is that these men and women remained silent for far too long once they were out of government service. They held back important things that the American people and their elected representatives needed to know. They kept them as their own personal secrets, either out of some misplaced sense of bureaucratic propriety, or because they had a book deal and didn’t want to steal their own thunder from release day.”
“As Thomas settles into his fourth decade on the Supreme Court, his influence, even his control, is ascendant. Thomas began his career as a justice as a near outcast – an ideological fringe figure and a scarred veteran of a brutal confirmation fight. Today, he is a revered figure in the conservative movement, and he is watching ideas he championed from the margins turn into the law of the land.”
“What a surprise… right on schedule… here comes the ‘midterms variant.’”
— Fox News host Maria Bartiromo suggested that Democrats are trying to create a new Covid-19 variant to help them win the midterm elections.
“Bill O’Reilly’s really talented. He’s more talented than I am… But I think there’s a deep phoniness at the center of his shtick… built on perception that he is the character he plays… The moment that it’s revealed not to be true it’s over.”
— Tucker Carlson, on C-SPAN on September 13, 2003.
“I do not think Putin is a character like Hitler. He comes out of Dostoyevsky.”
— Henry Kissinger, in an interview with the Financial Times.
“To let the administration simply off the hook, given all that they’ve done, all that I think we’re gonna hear that they did — that’s very dangerous for our nation.”
— Former Attorney General Eric Holder, quoted by MSNBC, on the Trump administration.
“The individual motivations for the leaks ranged from advancing a preferred policy outcome to enhancing the leaker’s own role or credentials to currying favor with the president. It was a noxious behavior learned from the top. The president was the biggest leaker of all. It turned colleague against colleague, department against department, and it was generally bad for the administration and the country,”
— Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper says in his new book that “leaks were a chronic problem” in the Trump administration and Donald Trump was the “biggest leaker of all,” Insider reports.
“I like being able to brag to my grandchildren, I got to vote to impeach Donald Trump six times.”
— Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), quoted by Insider, on proxy voting.
“What it is, is Satan’s controlling the church. The church is not doing its job, and it’s not adhering to the teachings of Christ, and it’s not adhering to what the word of God says we’re supposed to do and how we’re supposed to live.”
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said that Christian organizations are working to resettle undocumented immigrants and refugees in the U.S. because “Satan’s controlling the church.”
“The Democrats’ largest problem is this: We are living in an age of fear, insecurity and disorder on an array of fronts. The Republicans have traditionally been known as the party of toughness and order. Democrats are going to have to find a posture that is tough on disorder, and tough on the causes of disorder.”