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September 26, 2023

Tuesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Gavin Newsom, Jim Clyburn, Maxine Waters, and more.

Hot Air

“The Republicans of today reject the idea that pollution is bad and clean air is good.” —California Governor Gavin Newsom

Grand Delusions

“Republicans will continue to tell lies about President Biden, and that’s in part why I think his approval rating is as low as it is… We don’t punch back hard enough. We play on our side of the field rather than theirs.” —Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA)

“I think [Joe Biden] is the strongest candidate and I believe very strongly that the American people believe that as well.” —Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-SC)

“Right now the polls head-to-head are more concerning than I would expect, but I would so much rather be in this position of having an incredible record for our president to run on.” —Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)

The BIG Lies

“When I came to office, this nation was flat on its back. I knew what to do — I vaccinated the nation and rebuilt the economy.” —Joe Biden

“We need to get the word out on promises made and promises kept. … The people don’t know the progress we’ve made.” —Joe Biden

Belly Laugh of the Day

“This president has been so zeroed in, so laser-focused, on lowering costs for Americans. And we’ve done that. … Bidenomics has worked so well that you have Republicans in their own districts, in their own states, taking credit for things that the president pushed forward.” —White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

Double Standards

“If you have a difference of opinion, you just can’t be impeaching.” —Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

Spin Doctor

“You don’t impeach a man for being a father to his children.” —Jim Clyburn


“[Republicans are] literally almost eliminating education in this country.” —Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA)

“I don’t have too much respect for people that are misbehaving in public and then acting as if they know what’s right for kids.” —Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

Truth Bomb

“I understand there are politicians who say things we don’t like, and sue Disney, and pass laws that try and stop women from having abortions and do things that generally make liberals and squishy moderates angry, but these are all a part of the political process. These are not the actions of fascist dictators, and the self-styled Antifa of today are simply children, looking for relevance in a world that is on to their game.” —Christine Flowers

Political Futures

“The Republican Party was united in my father’s day because it had strong leadership — people like him. If true conservatives want to take America back, if we want to win in 2024, if we want to right the sinking ship of state, we have to fully support the GOP nominee. Anyone who disagrees has no right to call himself a Reaganite.” —Michael Reagan

“We need to win back the majority of voters if we ever hope to regain the White House. And if Republicans can’t do that after the harm Democrats have done to the country for the last three years, when will they ever? If enough Republicans keep going down that dead-end road where they’ll only support their favored nominee, the party has a pretty good chance of losing everything in 2024 — the White House, the House and the Senate.” —Michael Reagan

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