On Republicans: "They did it well. It looked good, it sounded good. They convinced me they all loved their children, their families…They convinced me they were honorable people who would keep every commitment they’d made."Then, before you'd even noticed the dagger he'd slid under the Republicans' ribs, he was twisting it with an extended discussion of why we should be terrified they would keep those commitments.
Then there was this:
6. "Democracy does not have to be a blood sport."Said in the context of Obama having appointed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, that's a rebuke both to obstructionist Republicans in Congress and to Republicans who fantasized in 2008 about a Democratic convention ruined by PUMAs and this week about a convention ruined by Bill Clinton undermining President Barack Obama.
And the number one ad-lib, capping a laceration of Paul Ryan over Medicare?
1. "You got to admit, it takes some brass to attack a guy for what you did."It is, of course, the word he didn't say, either after or instead of "brass," that makes it sing.