Publius / August 30, 2016

Tuesday Short Cuts

Insight: “The search for a scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions.” —Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)

Upright: “American elites who say that we should learn from other countries almost always mean that we should imitate what they have done. But what we need to learn most of all is not to repeat their mistakes.” —Thomas Sowell

Non Compos Mentis: “During the Olympics in Rio a couple of weeks ago, Army Reserve 2nd Lt. Sam Kendricks was sprinting intently in the middle of his pole vaulting attempt when he heard the national anthem playing. He immediately dropped his pole and stood at attention, a spontaneous expression of heartfelt patriotism that elicited more praise than his eventual bronze medal. Last Thursday, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose not to stand with his teammates during the national anthem. To some, Kendricks embodies traditional All-American Forrest Gump values of patriotism, while Kaepernick represents the entitled brattish behavior of a wealthy athlete ungrateful to a country that has given him so much. In truth, both men, in their own ways, behaved in a highly patriotic manner that should make all Americans proud.” —former NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

That’s sexist! “Make no mistake: the media’s obsession with forcing a Hillary press conference is ALL ABOUT HER GENDER.” —former Clinton adviser Peter Daou

Alpha Jackass: “[W]hy are states like Texas so dead-set against helping the unfortunate, even if the feds are willing to pick up the tab? … A large part of the answer, surely, is the usual one: It’s about race. Medicaid expansion disproportionately benefits nonwhite Americans; so does spending on public health more generally. And opposition to these programs is concentrated in states where voters in local elections don’t like the idea of helping neighbors who don’t look like them.” —Paul Krugman

And last… “There’s a method to [leftist] madness. … Call someone a racist and they’ll no longer be heard. They’ve been accused of racism, after all, so they’re not just contemptible, they’re outside the realm of public discourse. That’s why the noise makers are so busily at work.” —Kay Cole James

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