Monday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Thomas Sowell, Beto O'Rourke, Kamala Harris, Matt Walsh, and more.

Political Editors · Sep. 16, 2019

Insight: “Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.” —Ronald Reagan

For the record: “You know who hasn’t had to change their story once, not one time, not one correction, not one apology, over the course of all the [Brett] Kavanaugh allegations? Every single American who has believed in his innocence from the start.” —Buck Sexton

Upright: “To this very moment slavery continues in parts of Africa and the Islamic world. Very little noise is made about it by those who denounce the slavery of the past in the West, because there is no money to be made denouncing it and no political advantages to be gained.” —Thomas Sowell

The BIG Lie I: “We have more African Americans under criminal supervision today than all the slaves in 1850.” —Sen. Cory Booker

The BIG Lie II: “[Gun confiscation] is something that we’re able to do through the Commerce Clause… So this is constitutionally sound.” —Beto O'Rourke

Friendly fire: “If you want to throw 149 million people off of their insurance — and that’s the Sanders/Warren bill … well, then I’m not your candidate because I don’t think you should be throwing people off their current insurance in four years. If you want to have a $16 trillion plan in a $20 trillion economy, I’m not your candidate.” —Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Victimitis: “It’s important for us to make sure that we are not forgetting the aftermath of 9/11, [when] many Americans found themselves now having their civil rights stripped from them, and so what I was speaking to was that as a Muslim, not only was I suffering as an American who was attacked on that day, but the next day I woke up as my fellow Americans were now treating me as suspect.” —Rep. Ilhan Omar responding to criticism of her “some people did something” remarks about 9/11 by claiming extra special victim status

Braying jenny: “I certainly hope that the people of Israel make a different decision. And my hope is that they recognize that [Benjamin Netanyahu’s] existence, his policies, his rhetoric really is contradictory to the peace that we are all hoping that that region receives and receives soon. … I think what is really important is for people to understand that you have to give people the opportunity to seek the kind of justice they want in a peaceful way. And I think the opportunity to boycott, divest, sanction is the kind of pressure that leads to that peaceful process.” —Ilhan Omar

Stranger than fiction: “I’m only controversial because people seem to want the controversy.” —Ilhan Omar

Jumping the gun: “I sat through those hearings. Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people. He was put on the Court through a sham process and his place on the Court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice. He must be impeached.” —Sen. Kamala Harris

And last… “Always, always remember that the people jumping on every absurd and transparently fabricated Kavanaugh allegation are mostly the same exact people who to this day will not even listen to Juanita Broaddrick’s very credible story about Bill Clinton. Disgraceful frauds, all of them.” —Matt Walsh

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