Monday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Erick Erickson, Jonah Goldberg, Jemele Hill, Kamala Harris, and more.

Political Editors · Sep. 9, 2019

For the record: “We’re going to kill a lot of poor people in Africa so rich Americans can feel good about their environmentalism. The mining for precious metals for our electric cars, etc. will end badly, but rich progressives will sleep well at night.” —Erick Erickson

Upright: “Climate change is not the hoax that some claim it is. But to the extent that it’s a crisis, people like Sanders, Cortez and Warren want to use it as an excuse to radically transform the American economy and political system along lines that have less to do with climate change and much to do with their ideological animosity to the status quo. And when the fight against climate change conflicts with their fight for ‘social justice,’ it’s climate change that takes a backseat.” —Jonah Goldberg

What could possibly go wrong? “On my first day as president, I will sign an executive order that puts a total moratorium on all new fossil fuel leases for drilling offshore and on public lands. And I will ban fracking — everywhere.” —Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Demo-gogues: “What I know is this: We cannot have assault weapons in our society. We’ve seen the devastating impact. They need to be banned. And that means by definition you don’t leave millions and millions of them out there. The buyback’s the obvious approach. How we deal with someone who doesn’t want to participate in the buyback, that’s something we’ll have to resolve going forward.” —New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

Race bait: “Black athletes have attracted money and attention to the predominantly white universities that showcase them.” —The Atlantic’s Jemele Hill, whose headline lectures, “It’s Time for Black Athletes to Leave White Colleges”

Amazing lack of self-awareness, part I: “A society is judged based on how it treats children. This Administration will be judged harshly.” —Sen. Kamala Harris, who supports the slaughter of millions of in-utero babies

Amazing lack of self-awareness, part II: “The size of your body doesn’t define your worth.” —Planned Parenthood

The BIG lie: “I don’t get wrong things like, we should lock kids up in cages at the border.” —Joe Biden, whose administration devised said cages

And last… “Notice that Walmart still plans to sell the remainder of its AR-15 ammunition. This couldn’t really be about saving lives, obviously. It’s about the money. It’s only about the money.” —Tucker Carlson & Neil Patel

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