Jordan Candler / October 12, 2021

Tuesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Morgan Freeman, Tulsi Gabbard, Bill Maher, and more.

Insight: “One can ignore reality, but one cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.” —Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

“Pretty sure never once in history has someone read a person’s announced pronouns in an email signature and thought ‘wow, so glad they did that, really helpful and necessary.’” —Buck Sexton

“VP Kamala Harris’s parents were from India and Jamaica. The racist Democrat Party refers to her as ‘African American,’ but she is every bit as much ‘Asian American.’ Why?” —Mark Alexander

“Not surprisingly, President Biden took a cheap shot at Columbus in his official White House proclamation. It condemned the ‘painful history of wrongs and atrocities that many European explorers inflicted on Tribal Nations and Indigenous communities’ and the ‘wave of devastation,’ including ‘the introduction and spread of disease.’ Interestingly, whenever conservatives express concerns about illegal aliens spreading diseases, the left immediately accuses them of ‘xenophobia.’” —Gary Bauer

“I’m not in the least bit for defunding the police. Police work is, aside from all the negativity around it, it is very necessary for us to have them and most of them are guys that are doing their job. They’re going about their day-to-day jobs.” —actor Morgan Freeman

Friendly fire I: “These drug cartels, these human traffickers, they are incredibly emboldened to the point where they feel that they can do this without consequence, where they feel they can continue profiting off of trafficking people across these borders that are essentially open. The Biden-Harris administration has an open-door policy at the borders. … The fact is that the open-door policy that this administration has in place … is creating a humanitarian crisis, as well as a very serious security threat for our country.” —Tulsi Gabbard

Friendly fire II: “What do we do about the border? I feel like this is the Democrats’ version of healthcare for the Republicans. The issue they don’t really address, they don’t seem to really have a plan for it. And always is their Achilles’ heel come election time. … Canada is much more to the right on immigration. You have to have a skill. That’s mostly what it’s based on. Ours is mostly based on family. And it’s odd because we still can’t find enough workers in this country.” —Bill Maher

Friendly fire III: “I think this [harassment toward Senator Kyrsten Sinema] is outrageous. You may not like the politics, but when this s*** starts to happen, I don’t know where the safe space is in America. And I don’t know where it ends.” —Bill Maher

Spin doctor: “We certainly don’t see things as darkly as you do. … We have created an average of 500,000 jobs a month. We are at a faster rate of economic growth, a lower rate of unemployment than in quite some time. That’s progress. That’s moving exactly in the right direction. … The president remains confident we’re going to get [the Build Back Better agenda] done. And this is what governing looks like.” —White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki

Pot calling the kettle black: “I think we’re at a very dangerous, continuing high-level attack on the legitimacy of our government and the election of our president.” —Hillary Clinton

Race bait: “Carlos Watson, Sage Steele, Van Jones. What do these three folks have in common? Well, they’re all people who’ve been prompted up by wealthy or powerful white Americans, and yet we, the keepers of the culture, don’t really rock with any of them like that. Now obviously, the three of these folks are most definitely black faces. However, they are not necessarily black voices. And there’s a difference.” —MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross

Eating their own: “There’s only one Democrat for whom I wish future defeat, scandal, and humiliation, and I bet you can guess who that is. Enough, Kyrsten Sinema. Enough of this self-infatuated preening. Enough of helping to drive down President Biden’s poll numbers. Enough of derailing what should have been — what still can and I believe will be, although thanks to the Arizona senator and some others, not on quite the level it could have been — a great moment in this country’s history. Enough, enough, enough. Liberal America, Democratic America, indeed sensible America transcending ideology and party, is sick of you.” —The New Republic editor Michael Tomasky

Non compos mentis: “We Are Republicans With a Plea: Elect Democrats in 2022.” —New York Times op-ed by Miles Taylor and Christine Todd Whitman

And last… “Parents: keep protesting your school’s curriculum. The DOJ can’t do anything about it, and they’re trying to intimidate you. Don’t listen to them.” —Congressman Dan Crenshaw

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