Jordan Candler / August 2, 2021

Monday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi, the ACLU, and more.

Insight: “It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it.” —Archibald Alexander Hodge (1823-1886)

Fact-check: True: “Bill Clinton is a pathological liar. Nixon lied too, but at least he had the decency to sweat when he did it.” —Jackie Mason

For the record: “The threat of bringing masks back is not a decision based on science, but a decision conjured up by liberal government officials who want to continue to live in a perpetual pandemic state.” —House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy

Hell freezes over: “No matter which party is in power, the government cannot be trusted to label ‘truth’ or ‘fiction’ any more than Facebook or Twitter can.” —ACLU

A blind squirrel finds a nut: “Suppose your child at this time does not want to go to college, but you’re paying taxes to forgive someone else’s obligation. You may not be happy about that.” —House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Non compos mentis: “As a devout Catholic and mother of five in six years, I feel that God blessed my husband and me with our beautiful family. … But it’s not up to me to dictate that that’s what other people should do. And [taxpayer-funded abortion is] an issue of fairness and justice for poor women in our country.” —Nancy Pelosi

Braying jenny: “He’s such a moron.” —Nancy Pelosi regarding Kevin McCarthy

Grand delusions: “Being asked to wear a mask is perhaps not quite the huge challenge [or] burden that sometimes it’s being portrayed. Kids are pretty adaptable.” —National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, who also claims, “Wearing masks, if you’re under 12 and can’t be vaccinated when you’re in school, is a really smart thing to do.”

Demagogue: “The idea you need a weapon that can have the ability to fire 20, 30, 40, 50, 120 shots from that weapon, whether — whether it’s a nine millimeter pistol or whether it’s a rifle, is ridiculous. I’m continuing to push to eliminate the sale of those things.” —Joe Biden

A trip down memory lane: “The frustration is … the freedom of speech … largely cannot be regulated. But yes, we have to do more to monitor hate speech on the Internet.” —ATF nominee David Chipman in 2019

Nope: “We are also continuing to call on President Biden to use his existing legal authority to cancel up to $50,000 of student debt. … All President Biden has to do is flick his pen and sign it.” —Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

The BIG Lie: “This whole issue on race, and all this activity we see going on in elementary schools all about Critical Race Theory — theory is the operative word. We do not teach theory in elementary schools. … Come clean to the American people and let them know this is a red herring.” —Congressman James Clyburn

Race bait: “Even what we consider to be violence, even what we consider to be crime is highly racialized. And therefore, what neighborhoods we consider to be criminal-like and dangerous becomes highly racialized.” —Ibram X. Kendi

Grievance industrialist: “I’ll represent the oppressed people. That’s been my message for the last three years.” —Olympian Gwen Berry, notorious for turning her back on the American flag, prefacing her protest machination if she medals this week

And last… “The new CDC mask guidance is the final political nail into the credibility coffin of public health.” —Congressman Dan Crenshaw

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2021 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.