Tuesday Short Cuts

Shelby Steele: "The oppression of black people is over with. This is politically incorrect news, but it is true nonetheless."

Political Editors · Jan. 16, 2018

Insight: “Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money.” —Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013)

Upright: “What [NFL player-protesters] missed is a simple truth that is both obvious and unutterable: The oppression of black people is over with. This is politically incorrect news, but it is true nonetheless. We blacks are, today, a free people. It is as if freedom sneaked up and caught us by surprise.” —Shelby Steele

Hypocrisy Award: “The American people spoke out clearly and, thanks to President Obama’s leadership, 160 million Americans will continue to receive their payroll tax cut — nearly $40 per paycheck in the pockets of the average family.” —Nancy Pelosi in December 2011 (Today she belittles the Republican tax cut windfall as “crumbs.”)

Braying Jenny: “Donald Trump is an embarrassment and a national disgrace. Members of Congress have a responsibility to the American people and our democracy to impeach him.” —Maxine Waters

Race bait: “The president of the United States is tired of so many black people coming into this country. Tired of immigrants from Haiti and Africa being allowed in. … Perhaps the White House feels the president’s remarks will be well-received in some parts of this country, among some parts of the president’s base, and perhaps that is true but it doesn’t make what he said any less ignorant or any less racist. Not racial. Not racially charged. Racist.” —CNN’s Anderson Cooper

Non Compos Mentis: “A young woman texted us … and said, ‘I have no one to talk to.’ And we texted back and said, ‘We’re here to help you.’ And then she told us her story. … She said, just like a teenager would, ‘You have been a lifesaver’ … That, to me, is what Planned Parenthood is all about.” —Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards, whose abortion mill clearly specializes in ending lives

And last… “If women are so vulnerable to advertising and manipulation, why should we be bootstrapping them into positions of economic and political authority? In fact, the fashion and cosmetics industry responds to consumer demand; it is women who, irrespective of the alleged patriarchy, try to attract male desire.” —Heather Mac Donald

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