Jordan Candler / April 23, 2020

Thursday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Dan Bongino, Erick Erickson, AOC, and more.

Insight: “The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.” —Lord Acton (1834-1902)

Food for thought: “Citing polls to support shutdowns is absurd. Asking 100 [people] if they support it, 70 who still have jobs, while 30 are desperately trying to feed their kids & save their homes, is a recipe for civil disorder.” —Dan Bongino

For the record: “We are already sheltered in place and the environmentalists would tell us we still aren’t doing enough to save the world.” —Erick Erickson

Exhibit A: “We’d have to keep doing this even [locking down] more and do it for the next 30 years to really begin to bend the curve on the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.” —Project Drawdown Executive Director Dr. Jonathan Foley

Village idiot: “I didn’t really think about where is the electricity [for electric cars] coming from. I assumed solar panels would last for ever [sic]. I didn’t know what went into the making of them.” —Michael Moore (“That’s awesome. Moore has been going around for decades promoting politicians and policies that would basically wreck the economy. He wanted a coronavirus-level economic tsunami before we’d ever heard of Wuhan and its bats. But he had no idea what he was talking about.” —Bryan Preston)

Revisionist history: “In stark contrast, Vice President Biden and the intelligence community repeatedly warned Trump not to buy the Chinese government’s spin and to take steps to prepare America to combat the coronavirus. Trump disregarded those warnings, and now the U.S. leads the world in both confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths.” —Joe Biden campaign

Braying jackass: “You want to go to work? Go take a job as an essential worker.” —New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Non compos mentis: “As far as I’m concerned, what’s happening with this administration, it’s akin to war crimes.” —Rep. Ayanna Pressley

Braying jenny: “When the president tweets about liberation — does he mean go back to work? When we have this discussion about going back or reopening, I think a lot people should just say, ‘No, we’re not going back to that. We’re not going back to working 70-hour weeks just so that we could put food on the table and not even feel any sort of semblance of security in our lives.’” —Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

And last… “26M Americans unemployed. 4.4M more this week. That’s a 16% unemployment rate. 1 in 6 workers without a job. If that doesn’t make you sick to your stomach… then you must be a politician still collecting your paycheck.” —Liz Wheeler

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