May 9, 2024

Thursday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Joe Biden, Matt Hill, Nate Jackson, Jeff Jacoby, and more.

The BIG Lie

“No president’s had the run we’ve had in terms of creating jobs and bringing down inflation. It was 9% when I came to office.” —Joe Biden (It went to 9% well after he came to office and has averaged 5.6% under this perpetual liar.)

Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud

“It’s a little bit like back in the 1840s and the great exodus from Ireland. … It’s even a bigger influx now in terms of Hispanic voters, er, Hispanic citizens who want to become citizens.” —Joe Biden regarding illegal immigrants

Dumb & Dumber

“Some of my friends in the far Right have criticized my investing in the American agenda.” —Joe Biden

“Failed administrations, including my predecessor, failed to buy American.” —Joe Biden

“I’ve gone around the world literally, not figuratively, meeting with the leading architects of AI.” —Joe Biden (Clearly they’ve still got some bugs to work out when it comes to Joe…)

Braying Jenny

“I think to make a point, to prove a point, put [Trump] in a clink.” —"The View" co-host Sunny Hostin

Belly Laugh of the Day

“When the country looks to Chicago this August, the unity and excitement of Democrats will stand in stark contrast to the chaos and extremism stewing in the GOP.” —Democratic National Convention spokesperson Matt Hill

Double Standards

“Biden says he wants Israel to be more careful and precise. But he’s withholding precision-guided munitions that would reduce civilian casualties.” —Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR)

Re: The Left

“[Columbia student Johannah King-Slutzky] demanded the university feed those who broke into and took over Hamilton Hall. ‘Do you want students to die of dehydration and starvation or get severely ill even if they disagree with you?’ she said. Indignantly, she added, ‘Could people please have a glass of water?’ If these schools taught history, she’d see the irony in Marxists running out of basic supplies.” —Victor Joecks


“Place the lives of children in their formative years, despite the convictions of their parents, under the intimate control of experts appointed by the state, force them to attend schools where the higher aspirations of humanity are crushed out, and where the mind is filled with the materialism of the day, and it is difficult to see how even the remnants of liberty can subsist.” —theologian J. Gresham Machen (1881-1937)

Political Futures

“President Joe Biden’s prescription for the U.S. economy isn’t to reverse course. It is Carterism on steroids. … When the vast majority of Americans say they are financially worse off, he doesn’t feel their pain. He shames them for not appreciating the wonderful things he’s done and the virtues of Bidenomics. That message is a little tone-deaf given that Americans are worried about ‘70s-style stagflation making a comeback.” —Stephen Moore

“In politics, the best way to neutralize a blunder is to own it, whether by admitting it forthrightly, playing it for laughs, or turning it into a virtue. [Kristi] Noem did none of those. The result? A political career some had thought might carry her all the way to the White House is now going nowhere fast.” —Jeff Jacoby

And Last…

“So, the Boy Scouts of America wants to be more 'inclusive.’ That’s what all the mainstream media headlines gushed when the BSA announced [this week] that it will soon change its official name to ‘Scouting America.’ … The BSA experienced an 80% drop in membership over the course of decades when the population of America grew by 60%. Inclusion!” —Nate Jackson

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