▪ “Walk through concrete walls.” — Sam Clovis, a Donald Trump policy adviser, describing how committed Trump’s followers are.
Clovis disputed the idea that Trump’s candidacy could cause Missouri to swing for Hillary Clinton. “I’ve seen him in those crowds. It’s mesmerizing. He has charisma and he connects, and normally in the last 10 minutes of a speech, it’s emotional,” Clovis said. Clinton reportedly is looking into the cost of buying ads in Missouri in October and November. (link via johncombest.com).
▪ “It is unreasonable to expect them to appreciate parks because their parents were not able to visit parks, their grandparents or even great-grandparents were not able to visit them.” — MU assistant professor KangJae “Jerry” Lee on why African Americans don’t often visit state and national parks.
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One key reason: Blacks’ access to parks was limited during segregation.
▪ “When you outsource something, when you contract something, it’s your responsibility to make sure the job is getting done.” — Kansas state Sen. Laura Kelly, a Topeka Democrat, insisting the state has some responsibility for a Medicaid backlog that’s four times larger than previously thought.
Kansas is withholding a $750,000 payment to a vendor in the wake of the backlog disclosure.
▪ “We are confident that when people come to understand what he’s proposing, and how he has conducted himself in the past as a businessman, and the ways in which he has hurt a whole lot of people — working people, small business people, investors — that they will come to [that] conclusion.” — Jake Sullivan, Clinton’s senior policy adviser, on the notion that the Democrat should be trusted over Trump when it comes to the economy.
The Clinton campaign plans to go after one of Trump’s perceived strengths — that he would be a better steward of the economy — and turn that idea upside down.