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November 17, 2023

Friday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from the BBC, Joe Biden, Erick Erickson, Mike Johnson, and more.

The BIG Lies

“Inflation is falling. Groceries and gas are cheaper. Wages are rising. Democrats’ economic policies are working. Rather than try to cut Social Security to pay for tax breaks to the ultrawealthy, Republicans should join us in our efforts that actually help working families.” —Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

“Leaders of government and industry, you can count on the United States. We’re delivering on our promises and we’re doubling down on our progress.” —President Joe Biden

“Median household wealth has grown by 37% in real terms since before the pandemic.” —Joe Biden

“Our model for growing is delivering real results for all Americans.” —Joe Biden

A Blind Squirrel Finds a Nut

“He’s a dictator in the sense that he… runs … a communist country that is based on a form of government totally different than ours.” —Joe Biden regarding Chinese President Xi Jinping


“As BBC News covered initial reports that Israeli forces had entered Gaza’s main hospital, we said that ‘medical teams and Arab speakers’ were being targeted. This was incorrect and misquoted a Reuters report. We should have said IDF forces included medical teams and Arabic speakers for this operation. We apologise for this error.” —BBC

For the Record

“When playgrounds, schools and mosques become armories and launching pads for indiscriminate rocket fire into Israel, the Jewish state is left with no choice but to take the fight to Hamas, knowing full well that innocents will perish.” —Armstrong Williams

Is the Fix In?

“I want to talk about Governor Newsom. Want to thank him. He’s been one hell of a governor, man. Matter of fact, he could be anything he wants. He could have the job I’m looking for.” —Joe Biden

Hot Air

“Will we act with the speed and urgency necessary to dramatically curb carbon emissions and avert the climate catastrophe that threatens us all?” —Joe Biden

“It’s the only existential threat to humanity. We either get this right or there’s not gonna be a whole lot of people around to talk about it.” —Joe Biden

“I’m working with our Congress to dramatically increase international climate financing.” —Joe Biden

Coming Full Circle

“MLB just announced Atlanta will host the 2025 all star game. Good for Atlanta and the Braves, but how dumb does MLB look? They completely bought the Jim Crow 2.0 [crap] from Joe Biden & Stacey Abrams & now are essentially admitting they were 100% wrong. What idiots.” —Clay Travis

“I guess Jim Crow magically disappeared.” —Greg Price

“Georgia’s voting laws haven’t changed, but it’s good to see the MLB’s misguided understanding of them has.” —Georgia Governor Brian Kemp

“They should let Brian Kemp throw out the first pitch since their move failed to defeat him.” —Erick Erickson


“When the Founders set this system up, they wanted a vibrant expression of faith in the public square because they believed that a general moral consensus and virtue was necessary to maintain this grand experiment in self-governance that we created — a government of, by, and for the people. We don’t have a king in charge, we don’t have a middle man, so we’ve got to keep morality amongst us, so that we have accountability. And so they wanted faith to be a big part of that. The separation of church and state is a misnomer. People misunderstand it.” —House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA)

“The very thing the left insists shouldn’t be tolerated in the public square — faith — is the answer we need most!” —Gary Bauer

And Last…

“Leftists only care about the Constitution when they’re defending what’s not in it.” —Nate Jackson

“If you kids think Bin Laden made some good points, wait’ll I tell you about a vegetarian former art student with an ironic mustache whose impassioned manifesto about the Zionist oppression of his people sparked a worldwide movement.” —David Burge

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