Jordan Candler / May 12, 2022

Thursday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Mike Pompeo, Jen Psaki, Karine Jean-Pierre, Jimmy Failla, and more.


“A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers.” —Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

For the Record

“Only in Congress do people adjust to economic adversity and growing deficits by spending more money.” —Thomas Sowell

“This president has no ability to deal with inflation. In the private sector, when you have a CEO that doesn’t have the ability to deal with something, they resign. They go on and do something else. Joe Biden ought to do the exact same thing.” —Senator Rick Scott

“It’s pretty interesting that in an era of bipartisan distrust of institutions, the solution is never ‘what if we removed power from the institutions?’ but ‘what if I controlled the institutions instead?’” —Ben Shapiro

“Biden’s incoming press secretary claimed [yesterday] the White House is working ‘24/7’ on the baby formula shortage. When asked who at the White House was in charge, she laughed and said she didn’t know.” —Katie Pavlich

“When parents went to a public meeting in a public building to voice their concerns about their kids’ education, Merrick Garland sicced the feds on them. Now, you have protesters marching at the private homes of Supreme Court justices about a pending case and Merrick Garland is nowhere to be seen.” —Senator Tom Cotton

“It’s interesting how the left says the right doesn’t care about life outside of the womb except we are the only ones concerned about baby formula for, umm, babies. Meanwhile the left is only concerned with sending millions of $ to Ukraine and advocating for unlimited abortions.” —Danielle D'Souza Gill

“The ends justify the means for the radical Left, whether it’s assaulting pregnancy clinics and churches or threatening Supreme Court Justices. They will disregard the rule of law, attack and intimidate to get what they want. We should not stand for it.” —former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Stoking Illegality

“I know that there’s an outrage right now I guess about protests that have been peaceful to date and we certainly continue to encourage that outside of judges’ homes and that’s the president’s position.” —White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki

“While we have seen and heard extraordinary anguish in our communities, we have been moved by how so many have channeled their righteous anger into meaningful action: planning to march and mobilize to make their voices heard.” —House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

“If protests are peaceful, yes.” —Senate Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer when asked, “Are you comfortable with the protests that we saw outside the homes of Supreme Court justices over the weekend?”

The BIG Lie

“We inherited an economy on the brink of a great depression.” —Joe Biden

A Trip Down Memory Lane

“Stolen emails, stolen drone, stolen election …..welcome to the world of #unpresidented Trump.” —incoming White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, December 2016

“Fox News was racist before coronavirus, they are racist during coronavirus, and Fox News will be racist after the coronavirus.” —Jean-Pierre, March 2020

“Reminder: Brian Kemp stole the gubernatorial election from Georgians and Stacey Abrams.” —Jean-Pierre, April 2020

And Last…

“Dude — inflation goes up AGAIN, we’re out of baby formula, the border is completely overrun, and nobody can afford gas. Seriously, let’s all make a pact that we NEVER order a President through the Mail again.” —Jimmy Failla

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