Jordan Candler / May 10, 2022

Tuesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Thomas Sowell, Allie Beth Stuckey, Adam Schiff, Joe Biden, and more.

Insight

“It is our attitude toward free thought and free expression that will determine our fate. There must be no limit on the range of temperate discussion, no limits on thought. No subject must be taboo. No censor must preside at our assemblies.” —Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980)

“Activism is a way for useless people to feel important, even if the consequences of their activism are counterproductive for those they claim to be helping and damaging to the fabric of society as a whole.” —Thomas Sowell

For the Record

“The formula shortage is a national crisis, hitting poor moms and kids the hardest. The FDA needs to immediately step up, be transparent, explain how it will get production restarted, and give parents a timeline. And the Biden Administration needs to take this seriously.” —Senator Tom Cotton

“A healthy society would be more worried about a shortage of baby formula than the ability to kill the babies.” —Erielle Davidson

“How much longer before the left uses the baby formula shortage as a justification for abortion?” —Erick Erickson

“REALITY CHECK: Women’s fear of being unable to get baby formula will affect the vote this fall far more than women’s fear of being unable to get an abortion.” —Allie Beth Stuckey

Political Futures

“National Democrats have become so used to their one-two punch of welfare and abortion to win seats in Congress, that they are beside themselves at the prospect of losing the issue on a federal level. Washington politics is never more than arm’s length from the abortion issue. For Democrats, it’s like that warm hug after a rough day. When the economy is in the tank, crime is high and socialist fiscal policies are depressing wages, the left has always been able to turn to abortion to scare its base and enough moderate women to make a difference. It has helped ensure a gender gap with those misogynist Republicans and crazy pro-lifers for decades. For Democrats, it’s been quite simple, really: Manipulate women into thinking you stand with them while telling Black and Hispanic Americans that more government programs will help them climb the economic ladder. Upending that formula will be a political earthquake.” —Tom Basile

Credit Where It’s Due

“I learned things [last] week … that are pretty basic things that I did not know about abortion. Like in Europe — the modern countries of Europe are way more restrictive than we are or what they’re even proposing. If you are pro-choice, you would like it a lot less in Germany, and Italy, and France, and Spain, and Switzerland. Did you know that? I didn’t know that. I learned most people who are pro-life are women. I did not know that. … So, you know, for the people who say we’re going back to 1973, we’re not. That’s just factually inaccurate.” —Bill Maher

“This whole … argument about, ‘Well, it’s settled law.’ So was segregation…. So that’s a bulls*** argument.” —Bill Maher

Moving the Goalposts

“We should … expand the size of the [Supreme] Court, given the way [Mitch] McConnell has gamed the system to add two socially conservative justices who are willing to threaten reproductive health in this country.” —Congressman Adam Schiff

“I think we should get rid of the filibuster. I think we should vote for our values. I believe we should fight for everything we believe in at this moment. This is about basic equality.” —Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 

Leftist Babble

“To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community — the Supreme Court is coming for us next. This moment has to be a call to arms. We will not surrender our rights without a fight — a fight to victory!” —Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Non Compos Mentis Award

“I got elected … to the United States Senate from a very modest background. And I was there for 36 years before becoming vice president. We always used to fight like hell even back in the old days when we had real segregationists … but we ended up eating lunch together. Things have changed. We got to bring it back.” —Joe Biden (“Joe Biden be like ‘ultra MAGA is so extreme and I just long for the days of when I could eat lunch with segregationists.’” —Abigail Marone)

And Last…

“We are rapidly approaching the stock market turning negative for the 18 months Joe Biden has been in office. It’s truly remarkable how Biden is failing on every possible issue simultaneously. I’ve never seen anything like it.” —Clay Travis

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