March 25, 2024

Monday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from ABC News, Mark Milley, Victor Davis Hanson, Douglas Andrews, and more.

Leftmedia Lob

“Daniel Penny, the former Marine who choked a homeless man to death last May on a New York City subway car, will stand trial beginning Oct. 8.” —ABC News (“Is ABC News just openly attempting to get sued for defamation these days?” —Not the Bee)

The BIG Lie

“To make Israel a partisan issue only hurts Israel and the US-Israeli relationship. Trump is making highly partisan and hateful rants. I am working in a bipartisan way to ensure the US-Israeli relationship sustains for generations to come, buoyed by peace in the Middle East.” —Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who has turned Israel into a political football

Tweet That Didn’t Age Well

“The overwhelming majority of Palestinians are not Hamas. And Hamas does not represent the Palestinian people. In fact, they’re also suffering as a result of Hamas’ terrorism.” —Joe Biden, February 22 (“Over 70 Percent of Palestinians Support Hamas’s October 7 Terror Attack: Poll.” —National Review)

Adding Insult to Injury

“I’ll be candid. I don’t know the exact number of Americans that were left behind because the starting number was never clear. Same is true of at-risk Afghans … those numbers varied so widely that they were quite inaccurate, as best I could tell at the time. I would just say, I am not sure, even today, about the accuracy of all those numbers.” —retired Gen. Mark Milley

Too Late!

“It’s time for Kamala Harris to shine.” —CNN’s Julian Zelizer

For the Record

“We know legal immigration is America’s great strength, but it has always depended on a few key prerequisites. Immigration must be legal and measured. Why? Because only the host nation can adjudicate how many immigrants it can successfully accept and assimilate.” —Victor Davis Hanson

“If the first thing immigrants do is illegally cross the American border, and the second is to reside illegally in America, and the third is to obtain fraudulent identification to mask that illegality, then they will establish long patterns of illegal behavior and disrespect for their hosts.” —Victor Davis Hanson

Re: The Left

“Back in 2015, Google jettisoned its famous ‘Don’t Be Evil’ motto in favor of the far more subjective ‘Do the right thing.’ By that time, its leadership clearly knew that the former directive had become untenable. At least here, we can give the company points for self-awareness.” —Douglas Andrews

“The only party clamoring to save Hamas right now is the Democratic Party. Biden claims he continues to ‘affirm that Israel has a right to go after Hamas’ but also wants a ceasefire. Those positions are in direct conflict.” —David Harsanyi

“As a lifelong Democrat from a politically active Chicago family, I can no longer recognize the party from my youth. We once stood for something other than the next election or hating others.” —constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley

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