Jordan Candler / May 3, 2022

Tuesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from the New York Post, Tulsi Gabbard, Samantha Power, and more.

Insight

“Socialism of any type leads to a total destruction of the human spirit.” —Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)

Re: The Left

“The American left has, over the past decade and a half, gone insane. Firm support for affirmative action was overtaken by the insanity of ‘anti-racism’ and critical race theory. Rather than accepting LGBTQ people, the litmus test became embracing gender transition for kids, mandatory use of ‘preferred pronouns’ and denial of the obvious facts about trans athletes. Criticism of law-enforcement excesses morphed into ‘Defund and Abolish.’ Supporting immigration, into outright opposition to any border control. That’s to say nothing of free speech. An American left that long cherished it now deems it an insidious form of ‘white supremacy.’ And it all comes packaged in fury at anyone who hasn’t gone along, let alone those who dissent.” —New York Post

“This is an incredibly asinine policy. The reality is today, 56% of all student loan debt is owned by people with graduate degrees. So what the Biden administration is going to say to … blue-collar workers across our country who never had the opportunity to go to college [is], ‘We’re going to take your taxpayer dollars and subsidize lawyers, bankers, and people that have graduate degrees, doctors across our country.’ It makes no sense. It’s an entirely regressive policy. There’s nothing progressive about it.” —former vice presidential chief of staff Marc Short

“It never fails. Our policies are right, we just don’t know how to communicate them to stupid people. Every time.” —Stephen L. Miller mocking the Democrat Party blameshifting

For the Record

“Biden is just a front man. Obama, April 21: social media censors ‘don’t go far enough,’ so the government needs to step in to do the job. Six days later, Homeland Security rolls out the ‘Ministry of Truth’ (aka Disinformation Governance Board).” —former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

Non Compos Mentis

“There’s not been many senators from Delaware. It’s a small state. As a matter of fact, there’s never been one.” —former Delaware Senator Joe Biden

“[The Disinformation Governance Board] is a continuation of work that was done … under the Trump administration to take steps to address disinformation.” —White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki

“Fertilizer shortages are real now because Russia’s a big exporter of fertilizer. And even though fertilizer is not sanctioned, less fertilizer is coming out of Russia. As a result, we’re working with countries to think about natural solutions like manure and compost, and this may hasten transitions that would have been in the interest of farmers to make eventually anyway. So never let a crisis go to waste.” —U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Chief Samantha Power

Yellow Journalism

“President Joe Biden used Saturday night’s return of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner to reaffirm the role of the free press — a stark contrast to his predecessor’s toxic relationship with the media.” —Politico (“Now THAT’S funny!” —Jim Treacher | “Joe Biden called the only reporter who regularly asks him tough questions ‘a stupid son of a bitch.’” —Jerry Dunleavy)

The BIG Lie

“There is no argument among medical professionals — pediatricians, pediatric endocrinologists, adolescent medicine physicians, adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, etc. — about the value and the importance of gender-affirming care.” —Assistant Secretary of Health Rachel Levine

And Last…

“Republicans don’t want to tear down Mickey Mouse’s house. We just don’t wanna wait in line for 2 hours to ride ‘Snow White And The Seven Genders.’” —Jimmy Failla

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