Tuesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from David French, Clarence Thomas, AOC, lhan Omar, and more.

Political Editors · Jun. 18, 2019

Upright: “Self-righteousness untempered by humility makes a country cruel. And that is exactly the nation America’s illiberal ideologues hope to create.” —David French

Warning shot: “When faced with a demonstrably erroneous precedent, my rule is simple: We should not follow it.” —Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

Braying Jenny: “[The U.S. government is] running concentration camps on our southern border. … We are losing to an authoritarian and fascist presidency. … A presidency that creates concentration camps is fascist and it’s very difficult to say that.” —Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Grand delusions: “None of this would be happening if Trump didn’t back out of the Iran nuclear deal. America’s response should be to return to the table and reinstate the Iran nuclear deal. Increasing tensions and threats of war serve nobody’s interests.” —Rep. lhan Omar

Annals of the absurd: “I would imagine we’ve probably had excellent presidents who were gay — we just didn’t know which ones.” —Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Fightin’ words: “There are certain things where it just takes a brass-knuckle fight. … Let’s start a real physical revolution if you’re talking about it.” —Joe “Double-Barrel Shotgun” Biden

Non Compos Mentis: “Because everything landed on President Obama’s desk but locusts at the time, he had no time to explain the Affordable Care Act.” —Joe Biden

The BIG Lie: “Guns like the AR-15 aren’t used for hunting and they’re not viable for home protection. They have only one purpose, and that’s to fire as many rounds as possible, as quickly as possible. Outlawing these weapons, an action supported by 60 percent of Americans, will bring down the number of mass shootings and reduce the number of casualties, just as it did when the ban first passed in 1994.” —Senators Chris Murphy and Dianne Feinstein

And last… “The single biggest threat to American civility in public life and cultural unity is the weaponization of double standards against ideological opponents. We could adapt to a society with equal but strict expectations. But rules based on capricious wokeness lead to Leftist tyranny.” —Buck Sexton

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