Friday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Kevin Williamson, AOC, George Takei, Bette Midler, and more.

Political Editors · Jun. 21, 2019

Upright: “Most of the best parts of our constitutional order are undemocratic and act as counters to the popular passions of democracy, which our Founding Fathers understood, feared, and held in contempt for good reason.” —Kevin Williamson

Food for thought: “Self is now god in America, and modern man will embrace whatever delusion he must in its worship.” —Peter Heck

For the record: “It sure doesn’t feel worse than when I grew up in Jim Crow Alabama. So let’s drop this notion that we’re [in] worse race relations today than we were in the past. That means we’ve made no progress. Really?” —Condoleezza Rice

Nice pivot: “I’m absolutely comfortable using that term because it is rooted in an academic definition. Often times when the term concentration camp is evoked what people think of are extermination camps. They think of Auschwitz.” —Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Non Compos Mentis: “I know what concentration camps are. I was inside two of them, in America. And yes, we are operating such camps again.” —George Takei

Braying Jackass: “[Donald Trump’s] uncontrollable jealousy of Barack Obama will lead to thousands of premature deaths from air pollution, wildfires, floods. What a small-minded, short-sighted little man.” —Bette Midler

Alpha Jackass: “Men and women who have bad genes with genetic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cancer etc should not produce children. They have no right to make others suffer.” —feminist author Taslima Nasreen

The BIG Lie: “More than 100 years ago, Planned Parenthood was founded on the simple idea that our bodies are our own — without that, we cannot be truly free or equal.” —Planned Parenthood president Leana Wen (“Wrong. Revisionist history. Planned Parenthood was founded on EUGENICS by Margaret Sanger, whose goal was to make sure ‘undesirable’ populations weren’t reproducing. Or, if they became pregnant, their babies were aborted.” —Liz Wheeler)

D'oh! “My name is Ms. Hicks.” —Hope Hicks to Rep. Jerry Nadler, who on multiple occasions called her “Ms. Lewandowksi”

And last… “This is your daily reminder the Attorney General of Minnesota is someone who is accused of multiple incidents of domestic abuse with 911 calls and bruises as evidence. His name: Keith Ellison. Democrats pretend to ‘believe women’ until real abuse happens within their own party.” —Charlie Kirk

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