Jordan Candler / January 18, 2022

Tuesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Winsome Sears, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Clay Travis, and more.


“Most Americans have no real understanding of the operation of the international money lenders. The accounts of the Federal Reserve System have never been audited. It operates outside of the control of Congress and manipulates the credit of the United States.” —Barry Goldwater (1909-1998)

“I am the embodiment of what we’re trying to achieve in America. We want everyone to have equal opportunity. And here I sit today to say it can happen. I am so tired of those who look at life as being the glass is half empty. What a negative way to continue to view life because you know, life is going to hit you hard and you have to be prepared for it. You come out of the womb screaming. That ought to be an indication of how things are going to be.” —Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears

“Are you going to look at the glass as half full or as half empty? Because if it’s half empty, that’s a negative view of life. That’s where too many of our political leaders come from and all it does is serve their, I think, nefarious agenda to divide us and to say, ‘You’re a victim. You’re always going to be a victim. And the other people are the oppressors and so you need us.’” —Winsome Sears

“Cheating Rights”/Friendly Fire

“The attack on our democracy is real, from the January 6th insurrection to the onslaught of Republicans’ anti-voting laws in a number of states. It’s no longer about who doesn’t get to vote. It’s about whether your vote counts at all. It’s about two insidious things, voter suppression and election subversion.” —Joe Biden propagating his “voting rights” lies on the grave of MLK

“Nothing less is at stake than our democracy. This is about suppressing the vote. It’s about nullifying the elections. … If you really, truly want to honor Dr. King, don’t dishonor him by using a congressional custom as an excuse for protecting our democracy. … He has a monument on the Mall along with Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, all of them with tears in their eyes for the departure from our democracy that is happening right now unless the truth is acknowledged and this [voter] legislation is passed.” —House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

“We cannot talk about voting rights without talking about the disenfranchisement of 700,000 taxpaying Americans right here in Washington, DC. A legacy of slavery and Jim Crow America. Today we’re talking about the filibuster, but consider this: We wouldn’t even be in this situation if Washington, DC, had two senators.” —DC Mayor Muriel Bowser

“[Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema] have sent the signal. They have been clear about it. They don’t care about minorities. They don’t care about blacks. They don’t care about people in their own districts who they’re going to deny their voting rights and undermine their voting rights.” —Congresswoman Maxine Waters

“Every day that Senator Sinema and Senator Manchin side with the Republican Party that has been hijacked by MAGA enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists is another day the forces seeking to undermine our democracy get even stronger. … The forces working to suppress our vote and undermine our democratic systems are acting with extreme urgency. … These are the same forces that attacked our U.S. Capitol on January 6.” —MoveOn Executive Director Rahna Epting

“[Kyrsten] Sinema is a Democrat, but she is in many ways upholding white supremacy. You and I both know what the filibuster was originally used for.” —MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross

Re: COVID/Political Futures

“The way MSNBC liberals have pivoted so seamlessly from accusing Trump of having personally murdered every COVID victim to insisting that President Biden is powerless to do anything about COVID is, on some warped level, almost impressive in its audacity.” —Glenn Greenwald

“Democrats are panicked and trying to figure out how to shut down the covid fear porn they turned on to try and beat Trump in 2020. Given the covid case surge they’re aware they’re going to get crushed over covid in 2022 and scrambling to minimize the fear.” —Clay Travis

“Dem polling [right now] must be delivered with springs popping out, smoke billowing, and sparks flying for them to finally admit what we all knew months & months ago. [It’s] probably too late for them to avoid the epic electoral beatdown to come.” —Scott Jennings

“The Associated Press has recently told its editors and reporters to avoid emphasizing case counts in stories about the disease. That means, for example, no more stories focused solely on a particular country or state setting a one-day record for number of cases, because that claim has become unreliable.” —AP (“This is incredible. How many articles did they write about red states using these exact story angles? They are changing the covid narrative right in front of your eyes. All because Joe Biden is now responsible for the covid numbers instead of Trump. Shameful and dishonest.” —Clay Travis | “Interesting that the AP only issues this guidance AFTER California and New York start breaking case records every day. They didn’t have the same approach to reporting on Florida. American Pravda.” —Christina Pushaw)

From the “Non Compos Mentis” Files

A trip down memory lane: “Even Dr. King’s assassination did not have the worldwide impact that George Floyd’s death did.” —Joe Biden, June 2020

Orwellian: “Were Utah a truly civilized place, the governor’s next move would be to find a way to mandate the kind of mass vaccination campaign we should have launched a year ago, going as far as to deploy the National Guard to ensure that people without proof of vaccination would not be allowed, well, anywhere.” —The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board

“If it does turn out that [white supremacy was] the motivating factor here, it would hardly be a surprise.” —Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel regarding Islamist terrorist Malik Faisal Akram, who took four hostages at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas

And Last…

“Biden promised to unite our country. Instead he betrayed us, pouring fuel on the fire of divisiveness, tearing our country apart. Biden compares those who disagree with him to racists, traitors & enemies, & has his AG target Americans as domestic terrorists. Unfit to lead.” —Tulsi Gabbard

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