Publius / October 29, 2015

Thursday Short Cuts

Insight: “The State exists simply to promote and to protect the ordinary happiness of human beings in this life. A husband and wife chatting over a fire, a couple of friends having a game of darts in a pub, a man reading a book in his own room or digging in his own garden — that is what the State is there for. And unless they are helping to increase and prolong and protect such moments, all the laws, parliaments, armies, courts, police, economics, etc., are simply a waste of time.” —C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Upright: “The CNBC moderators acted less like journalists and more like Clinton campaign operatives. … The CNBC debate will go down in history as an encyclopedic example of liberal media bias on stage. The audience roared its disdain for these so-called ‘journalists,’ and all of America heard it. CNBC should be embarrassed for their pitiful display of partisan liberal media bias and apologize to the GOP candidates and the American people.” —Brent Bozell

Ouch: “CNBC has made CNN look like a tea party channel.” —Glenn Beck

Observations: “I think it was reasonable for the RNC to presume ahead of time that CNBC, being a business network, would have stuck to business questions about ‘your money’, as the debate was branded. After all, no one can plausibly suggest that the RNC write the questions. They relied on a business news network to ask business related questions and instead got a handful of monkeys throwing pooh at the Republican candidates.” —Erick Erickson

Dezinformatsia: “[O]nce and for all, answer The Sun Sentinel’s question, should you resign, would you resign? Why not leave your Senate seat and just remove this issue from your opponents, remove it from the discourse?” —NBC’s Savannah Guthrie to Marco Rubio

And last… “[This week] Obama is back in Chicago for two days. For safety’s sake, he won’t be staying anywhere near the areas he organized.” —Twitter satirist @weknowwhatsbest

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