Notably Quotable: “In the future, when Trump shoots someone on Fifth Avenue Mitch McConnell will…”

“In the future, when Trump shoots someone on Fifth Avenue Mitch McConnell will be there to lick the blood off his shoes.”

— Bill Maher (1/31/20)


“The United States Senate was formerly the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which, along with the United States House of Representatives ― the lower chamber ― comprised the legislature of the United States. It died on January 31, 2020, when senators from the Republican Party refused to stand up to a corrupt autocrat calling himself the president of the United States, refusing to hear testimony that said individual blackmailed Ukraine in order to cheat in the 2020 presidential election.”

— Someone Just Edited The Senate’s Wikipedia Page In The Most Savage Way


“People ask if the president lies. Are you nuts? He’s a fucking total liar,” Anthony Scarmucci  said. “He lies all the time. Trump called me one night after I was on Bill Maher and he said, ‘How come you always fucking figure me out?’ I said, ‘I’ve seen you around for twenty years. I know your act. I know when you are saying shit you don’t really mean, and I always know when you’re saying bullshit.’ He laughed.”

— Anthony Scarmucci, A Very Stable Genius: Donald Trump’s Testing Of America (pp. 191-192)


“The share of wealth in the economy is increasingly owned by families in the top of the income distribution. The top 20 percent held 77 percent of total household wealth in 2016, more than triple what the middle class held, defined as the middle 60 percent of the usual income distribution.”

— Isabel V. Sawhill & Christopher Pulliam, Six facts about wealth in the United States


“Now, Bernie Sanders is threatening to make the class war reality by winning the Democratic presidential nomination. His biggest obstacle is not the Republican candidate – a rich, evil cartoon man who is a perfect foil for Bernie’s analysis of what plagues us – but the Democratic establishment. In their eyes, he is an existential threat to their traditional approach of determining their stance on moral issues by finding a point halfway between “What’s right” and “What the Koch brothers are advocating via attack ads.””

— Bernie Sanders’ real obstacle is not Trump. It’s the Democratic establishment


“Why does democratic ‘unity’ always mean the left has to cave to the center.”

— Peter Daou


“Trump is obsessed with personal slights. As such, like a king, emperor or mob boss, he is fixated on the absolute fealty of his minions. As many of the country’s leading mental health experts have pointed out, Trump is extremely insecure. This in turn fuels his bullying and anti-social behavior.”

— Chauncey Devega, Here’s the bizarre truth about the power of Donald Trump’s toilet obsession


“It’s crucial to understand this: transforming politics into a post-truth contest of tribal identity is an explicit goal of modern propaganda.”

— Jason Stanley, How propaganda works in the digital age: Propaganda has evolved, and it’s transforming politics.


“The first rule in my book is that we have to stick by the liberal principles of the Democratic Party. We are not going to get anywhere by trimming or appeasing. And we don’t need to try it.”

— President Harry S. Truman, If Democrats Pull Their Punches, Donald Trump Will Knock Them Out