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November 1, 2023

Wednesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Hillary Clinton, John Kirby, Rich Lowry, and more.

A Broken Clock Is Right Twice a Day

“People who are calling for a ceasefire now don’t understand Hamas. That is not possible. It would be such a gift to Hamas because they would spend whatever time there was a ceasefire in effect rebuilding their armaments, creating stronger positions to be able to fend off an eventual assault by the Israelis.” —Hillary Clinton

Grand Delusions

“We have seen no indication, none, that Hamas has gotten their hands on any of the humanitarian assistance that has gone in. None of it.” —National Security Council spokesman John Kirby

“I couldn’t possibly answer that question.” —John Kirby when asked, “Is it possible that somebody who wants to commit a terrorist attack, during a time of elevated threat, crossed the southern border into the United States already?”

Moral Equivalence

“There’s no place for [Islamophobia] in the country. It must be condemned equally as strong.” —John Kirby

Stranger Than Fiction

“While the White House is rightfully condemning anti-Semitism, they won’t say pro-Hamas protestors are ‘extremists.’ They reserve that descriptor for Republicans.” —Katie Pavlich

For the Record

“The latest Gallup poll found that Joe Biden’s approval rating has fallen 11 points just among Democrats. Gallup blames Biden’s drop on his ‘support for Israel following the October 7th attacks by Hamas.’ That’s very revealing and very disturbing for what it says about the base of Biden’s party.” —Gary Bauer

“There’s no doubt that there are neo-Nazis and right-wing Jew-haters, who deserve to be ostracized and are, in some cases, truly dangerous. But they are marginalized. They don’t have tenured positions at prestigious universities. They aren’t capable of mustering sizable crowds on campuses and in cities across America. They aren’t organizing morally repugnant statements that engender wide-ranging debate in the political mainstream. No, that’s what the Left’s haters do.” —Rich Lowry

And Last…

“In case you were wondering which villain finally managed to kill a Disney princess, it was Disney.” —Stephen Green

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