Jordan Candler / September 30, 2020

Wednesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Jake Tapper, Eddie Scarry, Joe Biden, and more.

Insight: “Angry answers stir up men’s passions, but never convince their judgments, nor set truth in a clear light.” —Matthew Henry (1662-1714)

For the record…

“That was a hot mess, inside a dumpster fire, inside a train wreck. That was the worst debate I have ever seen. It wasn’t even a debate. It was a disgrace.” —CNN’s Jake Tapper

“On the personal side, both men were nasty. Biden was probably the nastier of the two. He called Trump a liar, a racist, and a clown. But Trump may have seemed nastier because he interrupted Biden so frequently. Biden was nastier, but Trump was more obnoxious.” —Paul Mirengoff

“No one won this fiasco, but Mr. Biden did succeed in passing the test of appearing coherent for 90 minutes. Mr. Trump had done him the favor of calling his mental capacity into question for months, so expectations were low. Mr. Biden passed that bar, albeit in highly scripted fashion.” —Wall Street Journal editorial board

“Biden [might have been told to] keep things civil, given that, you know, Biden’s whole thing is ‘restoring the soul of America.’ Who knew that restoring the country’s soul worked hand in hand with calling the president a ‘clown’ and telling him to his face to ‘shut up’?” —Eddie Scarry

Non compos mentis: “Donald Trump is the worst president we’ve ever had.” —Joe Biden

And last… “I have a hard time believing that the man who donates his entire $400,000 salary every year is ‘stealing’ from the American taxpayer.” —Charlie Kirk

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