Jordan Candler / July 7, 2021

Wednesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Kate Chatfield, Jim Clyburn, Terry McAuliffe, and more.

Insight: “There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American Dream.” —Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982)

For the record: “I am angry as a hornet by the recent Supreme Court decision upholding the federal ‘eviction moratorium.’ … Since when can the government tell a private enterprise that it can’t collect its rightful payments from its customers? What’s next? Politicians promising to end hunger in America by allowing poor people to go into a grocery store or 7-Eleven and taking whatever food they want without paying? … This country really is headed down the road of tyranny when the government tells our citizens they don’t have to pay their bills.” —Stephen Moore

Nanny state: “We need to go to community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood, and oftentimes door to door, literally knocking on doors to get help to the remaining people.” —Joe Biden regarding vaccinations

The BIG Lie: “We are always for voter ID.” —House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (“Long voting lines. Closed polling locations. Voter ID laws. They’re all voter suppression.” —Congressman Clyburn, October 23, 2020)

Hot air: “Extreme heat is a justice issue. Within the same city, some neighborhoods can be up to 20°F hotter than others. Studies have shown that heat risk is disproportionately distributed to communities of color in patterns associated with segregation and redlining.” —Senator Ed Markey

Non compos mentis: “Call me crazy, but I think it should be easier to vote than it should be to buy a gun.” —Terry McAuliffe (“Please let me know when they’ll mail a gun directly to me because I’d love that.” —Caleb Hull)

Belly laugh of the week: “I think that, in general, Joe Biden has done very well.” —Jimmy Carter

Race bait: “The ‘crime surge’ crowd shares the same ideology as The Birth of a Nation.” —Kate Chatfield, senior director for legislation and policy at the San Francisco DA office

And last… “Nikole Hannah-Jones became de facto editor of the New York Times, won a Pulitzer Prize for telling a false history of America she had to issue corrections for, bullied a university into giving her tenure, and then declined it. Wokeness is truly the ideology of power.” —Greg Price

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