September 13, 2023

Wednesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Alejandro Mayorkas, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Dennis Prager, and more.

Lack of Self-Awareness Award

“I think the [Biden] impeachment inquiry is absurd. The American people want us to do something that will make their lives better, not go off on these chases and witch hunts.” —Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

The BIG Lie

“Within that broken immigration system, we are challenged by an unprecedented level of displacement in the western hemisphere of historic proportions. We have responded with a model approach that has proven to work, which is to build lawful pathways for individuals to arrive in a safe and orderly way, and to deliver consequences for those who don’t meet them.” —DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas


“It’s not for police to tell me what’s constitutional or not. They haven’t supported … one gun violence effort in the state of New Mexico. … These are NRA talking points about their rights and not about anybody else’s. And it’s not a ban. It’s a temporary pause so that we can make this community safer.” —New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, who banned the carrying of guns in Albuquerque for 30 days

For the Record

“[Michelle Lujan Grisham] says she wants to ‘make New Mexicans safer,’ but she might have been better off taking a cue from the ridiculous plea for a daytime cease-fire in Chicago. Criminals are about as likely to obey her order as they are to, you know, not murder someone.” —Nate Jackson

Government & Politics

“The joke used to be that if you asked a New Yorker to draw a map of the country, they would put a line down the middle of the U.S. and declare everything on the eastern half of the U.S. New York. They had an inflated sense of self-importance. Now that arrogance characterizes Washington — those who live in ‘the swamp.’ THEY are essential, and the work the rest of us do is trivial. They’ve forgotten that they work for us, not the other way around.” —Stephen Moore

“This is the American tragedy in a nutshell: The Left votes its values. The Right votes its values. Liberals do not vote their values. Liberalism has almost nothing in common with leftism, yet virtually every liberal votes for the Left.” —Dennis Prager

And Last…

“Of all the explanations for the rise in crime in America, none may be more accurate than the lack of swift and certain punishment.” —Cal Thomas

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