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Misquoted Quote of the Week – September 5, 2020

“Didn’t Jesse Jackson say that when he looks behind him and he sees a group of young Black males walking behind him, he’s more scared than when he sees a group of White youths walking behind him.  Does that make him a racist?”

U.S. Attorney General William Barr, in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

Jackson had told CNN that back in the 1990s his family lived in a “drug-infested neighborhood,” where “a family member’s son was killed right in front of my house, killed right in front of my wife, a drug thing.”

Jackson said that he had been talking about “the young man” who killed his relative.  “If he comes behind me, I would be afraid,” Jackson said.

“Now what Mr. Barr said is the opposite about what I meant about crime,” he said.  “Those shot in Wisconsin, the killings in Ferguson and the killing in Atlanta, Breonna (Taylor) and George Floyd, all of those were police killings that had nothing to do with who was coming down the street.”

“I would love to have a conversation with William Barr,” Jackson added.

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Tweet of the Week – January 31, 2020

“You consistently make fun of half the country and then complain that it is divided. The arrogance, mocking accents and smug ridicule of this nation’s ‘Real Elites’ is disgusting.”

– Ivanka Trump Kushner, Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, in response to the aforementioned Rick Wilson statement on CNN.

To refresh the gilded princess’ selective memory, here’s this bit from the 2016 campaign.

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Best Quote of the Week – January 31, 2020

“He [Secretary of State Mike Pompeo] also knows, deep within his heart, that Donald Trump couldn’t find Ukraine on a map if you had the letter U and a picture of an actual physical crane next to it.”

– Rick Wilson, former strategist for the Republican Party, on “CNN Tonight.”

The comment caused host Don Lemmon to burst into a fit of uncontrolled laughter.  Wilson then said, “Donald Trump’s the smart one — and y’all elitists are dumb!’ ”

Lemmon’s other guest, Wajahat Ali, a New York Times columnist and CNN contributor added, “You elitists with your geography and your maps — and your spelling!’”

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Worst Quote of the Week – January 17, 2020

“You’re a liberal hack. I’m not talking to you.”

– Senator Martha McSally, Arizona Republican, to CNN reporter Manu Raju who asked if the Senate should consider new evidence as part of its impeachment trial.

McSally later tweeted a cell phone video of the terse exchange, apparently recorded by one of her aides, and is now trying to raise money over the incident.

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