Monday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Gary Bauer, Hillary Clinton, Erick Erickson, and more.

Jordan Candler · Feb. 24, 2020

Insight: “Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.” —Ronald Reagan

Observations: “When The New York Times isn’t busy demonizing our founding, what else is it doing? Well, Friday’s front page of America’s ‘Paper of Record’ was filled with the false narrative that Russia is stealing the 2020 election. Further in you’ll discover that the ‘Gray Lady,’ as the Times is often called, gave over the editorial page to the Taliban. Sirajuddin Haqqani, a Taliban leader, who has a $10 million bounty on his head and is responsible for the murder of many Americans and countless Afghanis, is being allowed by the left’s flagship newspaper to tell us what his demands are. That’s what New Yorkers read Friday morning in the city that was attacked on 9/11 because the Taliban allowed Al Qaeda to plot the attacks in Afghanistan. But according to the left the real threat to America is Donald Trump and Mike Pence.” —Gary Bauer

For the record: “The alleged ‘wage stagnation’ that Bernie and others are constantly referring to is a myth. For one thing, ‘wage stagnation’ fails to take into account the health-care benefits, pensions, vacations, family leave, and other perks now embedded in job packages — somewhere around 30 percent of an employee’s overall benefits. Once those benefits are added, Americans probably have seen about a 45-percent wage increase since 1964.” —David Harsanyi

The BIG Lie: “It’s not run by the government. Medicare allows you to go to any doctor you want for better or worse. This is not socialized medicine. This is keeping the same system intact, but getting rid of the private insurance companies, giving people another card, which allows them complete freedom.” —Sen. Bernie Sanders

Non compos mentis: “We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba, but, you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad. … When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?” —Bernie Sanders

Braying jenny: “Putin’s Puppet is at it again, taking Russian help for himself. He knows he can’t win without it. And we can’t let it happen.” —Hillary Clinton

Demo-gogues: “A guy has 12 assault weapons with bump stocks, which means you can fire it faster. You can pull the trigger faster. Why in God’s name should anyone … be able to own that? It’s just wrong. … I’m the only guy that has beaten the gun manufacturers. I’m the only guy that has beaten the NRA nationally, and I did it twice, nationally. And gun manufacturers, I’m coming for you. Period.” —Joe Biden

A distinction without a difference: “I would vote for socialism over authoritarianism.” —Joe Walsh

And last… “The Nazis were big into government health care, vegetarianism, and literacy. But if a candidate praised Hitler the way Sanders praises communist dictators … well, actually much of the media would give him a pass, wouldn’t they.” —Erick Erickson

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