Jordan Candler / April 25, 2022

Monday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Kevin O’Leary, Charles Payne, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and more.

Insight

“By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.” —Lord Acton (1834-1902)

Upright

“The federal government’s medical establishment releasing guidance failing at the most basic level of academic rigor shows that this was never about health care. It was about injecting political ideology into the health of our children. Children experiencing gender dysphoria should be supported by family and seek counseling, not pushed into an irreversible decision before they reach 18.” —Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo

“The biggest risk for [Twitter] shareholders here, whether you believe in the free speech issue or not, is if [Elon] Musk goes away. Then they’re back in the same miserable place they are now. … When you start to try and figure out who should have a voice and who shouldn’t, you’re stepping on the basic principles of free speech in America. And that really doesn’t sit well with a majority of the population. … The cost of free speech, the cost to society, is allowing the lunatic fringe to have a voice. And that’s always been the case, back to when they were writing newspapers by hand. You gotta get over that.” —entrepreneur Kevin O'Leary

For the Record

“The White House, when it seeks to evade accountability or downplay the severity of inflation, is as flexible as Simone Biles. But when it comes to halting the reckless government spending spree — the best anti-inflationary remedy in the federal dispensary — it remains as rigid as a Coldstream Guard.” —Jeff Jacoby

“We are gonna have to strip mine the entire planet to get [electric vehicle] materials. … Drilling a hole for oil ain’t nothing compared to the strip mining we have to do to this entire planet. 500,000 pounds of ore have to be moved to make one battery.” —Charles Payne

Potomac Fever

“We are concerned … about courts getting involved in things that are unequivocally [a] public health decision. I mean, [masking] is a CDC issue. It should not have been a court issue.” —Swamp Doctor Anthony Fauci

Non Compos Mentis Awards

“If we lose the House — this is no joke — January 6th was a trial run, and a lot of people don’t seem to understand that. … If [Republicans] take the House, then they have the votes to not authorize and legitimize the presidential election.” —Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“We need to really look at our foreign policy and approach and change and shift our foreign policy to not just be militarily and defense based but to also be climate defense based.” —AOC

“In the United States military, every vehicle is going to be climate-friendly. … We’re spending billions of dollars to do it.” —Joe Biden

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