Notably Quotable: “Today’s neoliberal Democrat is ideologically closer to yesterday’s Republican…”


“Today’s neoliberal Democrat is ideologically closer to yesterday’s Republican, and Republicans?  Well, they’re the new know-nothing party, immune to facts, impermeable to truth, and consumed by hate, fear, greed, anger, xenophobia and racism.”

— John Atcheson, The Revolution Is Here: Democrats Ignore It at Their Peril.


— Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle on why he would not go to the White House when the World Series champions went to meet Donald Trump.


“Good riddance. It’s not like Mr. Trump paid taxes here anyway. He’s all yours, Florida.”

— New York Governor Andrew Cuomo responding to Donald Trump changing his residence to Florida.


“I cannot tell a lie.” — George Washington
“I cannot tell the truth.” — Donald Trump

— Online comment.


“Nobody is better than the U.S. at killing terrorists. Nobody is better than the U.S. at creating terrorists. The cycle continues. The weapons companies get rich. Children—yes, including Bagdadi’s children—die.”

— Medea Benjamin, A Reminder Following Baghdadi’s Death: ‘The Terrorists We’re Killing Today Are the Terrorists We Created Yesterday’.


“There has been a lot of sleepwalking that has been going on for a long time. America is a corporate democracy. That is the challenge. That is why I support brother Bernie Sanders so strongly. It’s always a critical support. But it’s a strong, intense support because we have got to focus on the concentration of wealth in America. Capitalism has to be a crucial object of critical interrogation. Now, even as a socialist, I still believe in markets, and I still believe in private liberties. I believe in civil rights. I believe people should have freedom of expression and opinion and so on. But under what conditions do we have these markets where 1% of population owns 42% of the wealth? How are those “free markets”? Quit lying. There is escalating poverty that is hardly even counted.”

— Cornel West, Cornel West on hope and resistance in the age of Trump: We must “find joy in the struggle”.


“[T]he liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism—ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.”

— FDR, 1938.