Thursday Short Cuts

"If we are to have betters, is it so wrong for us to demand that they actually be better?" asks Kurt Schlichter

Political Editors · Oct. 12, 2017

Upright: “To be a normal American is to constantly be scolded, to be lectured, to be treated as a morally bankrupt simpleton in need of the guidance and direction provided by an urban elite ruling class notable for its empty academic credentials, its track record of incompetence, and its idolization of people who erotically abuse the foliage. If we are to have betters, is it so wrong for us to demand that they actually be better? Superiors should be distinguished by their superiority — if you presume to take charge shouldn’t you demonstrate tactical, technical, and moral mastery? So what has our ruling class mastered lately? What is the skill set that sets the smart set apart?” —Kurt Schlichter

Hollywood hypocrisy: “Everyone knew what Harvey [Weinstein] was up to and no one did anything. It’s unbelievable that he’s been able to act like this for decades and still keep his career.” —French actress Lea Seydoux

Re: The Left: “Everything about the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal is shocking. From the number of alleged victims, to the high-profile celebrities who say they were abused by the Hollywood heavyweight, there’s nothing about this story that doesn’t leave one stunned. What isn’t shocking, however, is that the entertainment industry, whose members pride themselves on their supposed courage, is full of cowards.” —Becket Adams

Believe this? “What other people are saying, what my former colleagues are saying, is they’re going to donate [money from Harvey Weinstein] to charity, and of course I will do that. I give 10% of my income to charity every year, this will be part of that. There’s no — there’s no doubt about it.” —Hillary Clinton

For the record: “It took Hillary [about] 5 minutes to blame NRA for madman’s rampage, but 5 days to sorta-kinda blame Harvey Weinstein 4 his sexual assaults.” —Kellyanne Conway

And last… “I hope people who accused Hollywood of being ‘out of touch’ are feeling a little silly right now.” —David Burge

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