Talking Points: Did You See What They Said?

"It's always a lot of fun when you win." -- President Donald Trump on the passage of the GOP tax plan. (Wednesday, CNN)"Like Tiny Tim, Simon and his family may find their future in danger because of the greed of those with power, the cruelty that is in the heart of the tax scam." -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on the passage of the GOP tax plan. (Wednesday, Washington Free Beacon)"My view of this is, if we can't sell this to the American people, we ought to go into another line of work." -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, on the passage of the GOP tax plan. (Wednesday, CNN)"Take cookies, milk, and brother; leave presents." -- The message 9-year-old Jessica Murphy spraypainted on a snow bank to Santa Claus. (Thursday,"On Thurs there'll be a vote criticizing our choice. The US will be taking names." -- U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, on the UN resolution condemning the United States relocating the Israeli embassy to Jerusalem (Tuesday, Twitter)"But I am sorry to say that the United States Senate is now leaving town without delivering on its commitment to help Texas, to help Florida, and to help Puerto Rico recover." -- Texas Senator Ted Cruz criticizing the Senate for not taking up legislation that would provide billions in Hurricane Harvey relief aid. (Thursday, Texas Tribune)"House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that the tax plan is 'an all-out looting of America, a wholesale robbery of the middle class.' Which incidentally, is also the slogan for Whole Foods." -- Late night host Jimmy Fallon (Wednesday, Newsmax)"She was a person of principle and decency who spoke for those whose voice is too often not heard." -- Texas House Speaker Joe Strauss, R-San Antonio, on the passing of state Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon (Tuesday, San Antonio Express-News)   Continue reading...

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