Jordan Candler / August 9, 2021

Monday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Jim DeMint, Laura Hollis, Rand Paul, and more.

Insight: “The general object was to produce a cure for the evils under which the United States labored; that in tracing these evils to their origins, every man had found it in the turbulence and follies of democracy.” —Edmund Randolph (1753-1813)

Upright I: “In a world full of inconsistency, it’s such a breath of fresh air to find true stability in Jesus… The peace of knowing I will always have a friend, always have His support, and always have His LOVE, makes even the loneliest of moments feel full. My soul finds rest in knowing He is not like us … and He will never leave me… I don’t have to face it alone. That. Is. Love.” —Olympian Sydney McLaughlin

Upright II: “I love representing the U.S. I freakin’ love living there. I love it, and I’m so happy I get to represent USA!” —Olympian Tamyra Mensah-Stock

Observations: “After months of unrelenting violence and lawlessness — and a humanitarian crisis of disease, death, and the systematic abuse of women and children — Washington Democrats’ only response is to change the subject. Their distractions began with an unnecessary $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, months after President Trump’s vaccination program had the virus in retreat. Democrats promised this spending would supercharge the economy. All it did was penalize employment and trigger the worst inflation to hit our economy in decades. The Democrats have continued their distractions with voting rights bills, a January 6 commission, and threats of another COVID lockdown — all while avoiding a very real and dangerous crisis. Democrats and the media have ignored the border crisis this winter and spring, openly hoping that it would ebb by itself in the Mexican summer. Instead, the heat has only made the situation more dangerous.” —former Senator Jim DeMint

For the record: “Do you know how many people have come across the border illegally so far this year? According to the U.S. Customs and Border Control, it’s 1.1 million people — and the numbers are rising every month. … Newsweek put it this way: the number of people who have come to this country illegally so far this year is already large enough to ‘create the tenth largest city in the U.S.’” —Laura Hollis

Dumb and dumber: “The Biden Administration is transporting migrants all over the country, leading some people, including Sen. Rand Paul, to suspect that they are ‘seeding the country with a new variant’ of COVID. And yet the Biden Administration has the audacity to issue a vaccine mandate for foreign travelers legally coming to America.” —Gary Bauer

Exactly: “Resist. They can’t arrest us all. They can’t keep all your kids home from school. They can’t keep every government building closed – although I’ve got a long list of ones they should. We don’t have to accept the mandates, lockdowns, and harmful policies of the petty tyrants and feckless bureaucrats. We can simply say no, not again.” —Senator Rand Paul

The BIG Lie: “More than 4 million jobs created since we took office. It’s historic — and proof our economic plan is working.” —Joe Biden

Double standards I: “You’re dealing with a sophisticated crowd. I think the concerns were a bit overblown.” —Martha’s Vineyard columnist Richard Taylor on Obama’s birthday crowd

Double standards II: “This is really being overblown. They’re following all the safety precautions. People are going to sporting events that are bigger than this. This is going to be safe. This is a sophisticated, vaccinated crowd.” —New York Times’s Annie Karni

And last… “Joe Biden likes to talk about this pandemic. Well, I’ll tell you what: The election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris was a super-spreader event because their open border is endangering not just the people of Texas but people all across the country.” —Senator Ted Cruz

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