Jordan Candler / July 13, 2021

Tuesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Kamala Harris, Jen Psaki, Anthony Fauci, and more.

Insight: “No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” —Gideon J. Tucker (1826-1899)

Friendly fire: “I think millions upon millions of moderates, and people who think of themselves as left of center, feel the same way: Wokeism and leftism are not the same thing as classic liberalism. They need to be called to account. They need to be opposed, even if some of it is what we might agree with.” —Bob Costas

Non compos mentis: “I don’t think that we should underestimate what [voter ID compromise] could mean. Because in some people’s mind, that means you’re going to have to Xerox or photocopy your ID to send it in to prove who you are. Well, there are a whole lot of people, especially people who live in rural communities, who don’t — there’s no Kinko’s, there’s no OfficeMax near them.” —Kamala Harris

Non sequitur: “It’s ideological rigidity. I think there’s no reason not to get vaccinated. Why are we having red states and places in the South that are very highly ideological in one way not wanting to get vaccinations? Vaccinations have nothing to do with politics.” —Dr. Anthony Fauci

From the Department of Deflection: “Gas prices do historically rise in the summer and that’s particularly true even in moments like this where there’s a spike in people traveling and even more people are hitting the road now because of our success in defeating the pandemic.” —White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki regarding inflation

Dezinformatsiya, part I: “Peaceful protests are growing in #Cuba as the Cuban people exercise their right to peaceful assembly to express concern about rising COVID cases/deaths & medicine shortages. We commend the numerous efforts of the Cuban people mobilizing donations to help neighbors in need.” —Acting Assistant Secretary for U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Julie Chung (“What is it with the Biden administration? The Cuban people are fighting for freedom against an illegitimate tyrannical regime that is willing to torture and kill to stay in power. ” —Senator Ted Cruz)

Dezinformatsiya, part II: “Shouting ‘Freedom’ and other anti-government slogans, hundreds of Cubans took to the streets in cities around the country on Sunday to protest food and medicine shortages, in a remarkable eruption of discontent not seen in nearly 30 years.” —The New York Times

The BIG Lie: “Don’t fall for what you’re being told. … What Critical Race Theory is really about is just choosing which stories matter in the teaching of the history of America. … This is fake outrage.” —CNN’s Chris Cuomo

And last… “If government is willing to provide you with an identification card, free of charge, and all you have to do is show that identification so we can make sure you are who you purport to be, how can that possibly be motivated by racial animus? And what a difference a month makes. Now some of those same voices on the left claim they never really opposed voter ID. Some of those same Democrats now really don’t have any problem with showing an ID to vote. Turns out it wasn’t racist after all. Turns out it’s only racist when we suggest it. But not when they suggest it.” —Trey Gowdy

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