Quotes

Wednesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Andrew McCarthy, Tim Keller, Jon Meacham, Nancy Pelosi, and more.

Political Editors · Jul. 17, 2019

Upright: “Like many Americans, I am tired of being lectured about racism by racists and racialists, individuals whose full-field explanation for all life’s issues is this matter of genetic happenstance that should be increasingly irrelevant in a pluralistic society.” —Andrew McCarthy

Observations: “When words are over-used or misused, they lose their power. That’s why we all learn the story of the boy who cried wolf. If ‘racism’ is used to refer to everything that is seen as bad and as seen as having anything to do with ‘other-ness,’ people start tuning it out. Because it is used to mean so many things, it begins to mean nothing. Its horribleness then becomes more difficult, not less, to recognize and counteract.” —Quin Hillyer

Political futures: “Here’s the problem: The Democrats are now a radical anti-American, anti-freedom, anti-capitalist party, and it would be a tragedy for our country if we lost the next election to them. So ask yourself the question, when Trump behaves like a jerk, is there one person anywhere who didn’t vote for him last time who says, ‘You know I didn’t vote for him last time, but now that I see what a tremendous jerk he is, sign me up’? No, of course not. He pleases his base with jerkiness, but he doesn’t expand his base and he’s going to need to expand it in order to win. We need him to win, because as big a jerk as Trump his, he’s an amateur compared to the opposition.” —Andrew Klavan

The BIG Lie: “There has never been a president in American history who has been so openly racist and divisive as this man.” —Joe Biden (“I’ll have those n—ers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” —President Lyndon B. Johnson)

Alpha Jackass: “[Trump] has joined Andrew Johnson as the most racist president in American history.” —presidential historian Jon Meacham

Braying Jenny: “Every single member of this institution, Democratic and Republican, should join us in condemning the President’s racist tweets. To do anything less would be a shocking rejection of our values and a shameful abdication of our oath of office to protect the American people.” —House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Food for thought: “Roman Empire: ‘You Christians are too exclusive. You threaten the social order because you won’t honor all deities.’ Modern West: ‘You Christians are too exclusive. You threaten the social order because you won’t honor all identities.’” —Tim Keller

And last… “The president of Planned Parenthood, a minority woman, was forced out of her job because she wouldn’t affirm the insane doctrine that men can have babies. The Left is so anti-science that even minority women can lose their jobs for believing in science. Remarkable.” —Matt Walsh

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