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Tuesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Buck Sexton, Janice Dean, Charles M. Blow. and more.

Insight: “Collectivism holds that the individual has no rights, that his life and work belong to the group (to ‘society,’ to the tribe, the state, the nation) and that the group may sacrifice him at its own whim to its own interests. The only way to implement a doctrine of that kind is by means of brute force — and statism has always been the political corollary of collectivism.” —Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

Observations: “Continued mask wearing outside by huge numbers of vaccinated people is annoying because in general their attitude about it is like the Taliban’s about beards and burkas. They despise anyone who refuses to do it voluntarily, and wish they could use force to make everyone comply.” —Buck Sexton

Leftist spoiler alert: “I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls’ sports in school. It just isn’t fair and we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools.” —"Caitlyn" (Bruce) Jenner

The BIG Lie: “The 2nd Amendment is about State Militias, not personal ownership of guns. The word ‘own’ does not appear in it, nor does any synonym for ‘own.’” —Keith Olbermann

Unity buzzkill: “Only about a quarter of Americans (23%) think the country has become more united since Biden took office.” —ABC News

Lack of self-awareness: “Who are the groups that we’re targeting on the vaccination? Youthful and the doubtful. … Maybe you go home and kiss your grandmother and wind up killing your grandmother.” —Governor Andrew Cuomo (“He would know — both about kissing people and killing grandparents.” —Janice Dean)

Race bait I: “Every day we have seen this nation get more racist than anybody thought perhaps would be at this point in time.” —Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Race bait II: “The sole black Republican in the Senate sounded a stone fool when he said this: ‘Hear me clearly, America is not a racist country.’ Okay, let’s be clear. Tim Scott does not represent any constituency other than the small number of sleepy slow-witted sufferers of Stockholm Syndrome who get elevated to prominence for repeating a false narrative about this country that makes conservative white people feel comfortable. … Please, senator, say more about how unracist the country is while you trot out that tired line about going from cotton to Congress to clown.” —MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross

Race bait III: “Tim Scott, he does not seem to understand — and a lot of them don’t seem to understand — the difference between a racist country and … systemic racism. They don’t seem to get the difference. Maybe it’s not a racist country. Maybe Americans, the majority, are not racist. But we live in a country with systemic racism.” —"The View’s" Joy Behar

Race bait IV: “Some will concede the historical point and insist on the progress point, arguing that was then and this is now, that racism simply doesn’t exist now as it did then. I would agree. American racism has evolved and become less blunt, but it has not become less effective. The knife has simply been sharpened. Now systems do the work that once required the overt actions of masses of individual racists.” —New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow

And last… “If you’re looking for institutional racism, it exists within Critical Race Theory. Ban it. At every level. It is the new Jim Crow.” —Candace Owens

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