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Chatterday | Saturday, August 13, 2016

Chatterday | Saturday, August 13, 2016

A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.

“Do we legitimize Donald Trump’s performances—and they are performances—by trying to be objective about it? … I don’t think you can be.” — Commentator Mike Barnicle, admitting the media doesn’t cover Donald Trump objectively.

“I'm proud of Attorney General Healey, and I know she's tough enough to stand up to the powerful interests.” — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., praising Massachusetts AG Maura Healey’s unilateral ban on thousands of rifles previously legal in the state. 

“This has become a litmus-test issue for leadership in the Democratic Party.” — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., insisting that Democratic leaders must embrace more restrictive gun-control measures. 

“To be honest with you, I was disappointed and shocked.” — Chuck Canterbury, president of the National Fraternal Order of Police, on Hillary Clinton snubbing the group by never returning a questionnaire needed for endorsement. 

“This is beyond my wildest dreams. I knew it was a realistic expectation for me to get into the finals, and once you get into the finals, anything can happen.” — U.S. shooter Virginia Thrasher on winning the first gold medal awarded during the 2016 Rio Olympics. 

“Without [The NRA Foundation’s] support, there would be no rifle team at West Springfield High School, and Ginny would not be shooting precision rifle at the 2016 Olympics.” — Edie Williams, Thrasher’s high school shooting coach.

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