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Monday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Erick Erickson, Jen Psaki, Anthony Fauci, and more.

Upright: “Don’t be bullied by those seeking to intimidate you with false charges of racism from standing up for your children, for accurate history and for promoting the laudatory goal of seeing and treating people of all races as individuals made in God’s image.” —David Limbaugh

Observations: “Approximately 400 Americans were shot over the July 4th weekend. Of those 400, 150 were killed. That’s approximately the same number of U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan during the entirety of 2008. Of course, we are currently withdrawing from Afghanistan, and as a nation we’re also withdrawing from large swaths of Chicago, Minneapolis, New York City, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle.” —Gary Bauer

The bottom line: “Just as confronting the Chinese Communist Party is our most pressing foreign issue, so, too, has securing law and order become our most pressing domestic issue. If the median American is afraid to step outside his or her house, little else in our politics matters.” —Josh Hammer

For the record: “Some will say Jan. 6 is uniquely bad. It was really bad and condemnable. But also, Jan. 6 probably never would have happened had the media and Democrats together not spent so many years defending violent protestors disrupting democratic institutions and burning down businesses when the protestors were progressive.” —Erick Erickson

Re: The Left: “Kamala Harris declared, ‘We’re not going to let anybody stop you from making your voice heard at the ballot box.’ Actually, when Demos collect votes without voter ID, they mute legitimate voters’ voices at the ballot box.” —Mark Alexander

Gaslighting: “The thing that is a bit frustrating to us is that when people are critical of these [vaccination coercion] tactics, it’s really a disservice to the country and to the doctors, faith leaders, community leaders, and others who are working to get people vaccinated.” —White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki

Non compos mentis I: “You’ve gotta ask: What is the problem? Get over it. Get over this political statement [of not getting vaccinated]. Just get over it and try and save the lives of yourself and your family.” —Dr. Anthony Fauci

Non compos mentis II: “I do think it’s time to start mandating vaccines. … Seventy-five-million adults have chosen not to get vaccinated. That choice has consequences. Now, we can’t force you to take a jab in the arm. But there are many jobs, perhaps, that can prevent you from working if you decide not to get vaccinated.” —CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner

Non compos mentis III: “It needs to be hard for people to remain unvaccinated. Right now, it’s kind of the opposite.” —former Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen

Grand delusions: “The 1/6 attack … [was a] profoundly more dangerous event than the 9/11 attacks. And in the end, the 1/6 attacks are likely to kill a lot more Americans than were killed in the 9/11 attacks, which will include the casualties of the wars that lasted 20 years following it.” —Lincoln Project cofounder Steve Schmidt

Race bait: “The only thing that I can compare this recent wave of what is happening in our school districts, what’s happening in our school districts, what’s happening in our communities, is it really reminds me of the reaction and the response to the Brown v. Board of Education decision.” —Ibram X. Kendi

And last… “The cultural provocations that are currently tearing us apart do, certainly and obviously, come from progressives. And the left seems to have no prudent fear of backlash. They don’t seem to believe public opinion counts for much anymore.” —Peggy Noonan

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