Jordan Candler / June 29, 2022

Wednesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Gary Bauer, Karine Jean-Pierre, Hillary Clinton, and more.


“The dominant purpose of the First Amendment was to prohibit the widespread practice of government suppression of embarrassing information.” —Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980)

Re: The Left

“Justice Clarence Thomas was among the five who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. The vitriol and hate aimed against him by self-described liberals is unbelievable. You would be shocked to see how social media is allowing the most vile and racist threats against Thomas. I wonder how many of these people who are spewing such hate have a sign in their yard that reads, ‘Hate has no home here.’” —Gary Bauer

“Many Democrats are now being forced to answer very simple questions: If you want abortion to continue, where do you draw the line? Is there any abortion you believe should not be allowed? … Joe Biden was right when he said, ‘Abortion is on the ballot this November.’ He meant that the left wants to restore abortion on demand through all nine months of the pregnancy as the law of the land. Unless you vote for pro-life conservatives this November, that’s exactly what we’re going to end up with.” —Gary Bauer

Blind Squirrels Find a Nut

“There’s … nothing progressive about encouraging migrants to risk their lives going across the desert to come into the United States illegally.” —MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough

“Democrats will have to reassess because some of them may not want to use the word ‘crisis,’ but it’s exactly what it is down along the border when you have Customs and Border Patrol having 7,000, 8,000 encounters and apprehensions a day.” —MSNBC’s Willie Geist

The BIG Lie

“The fact of the matter is the border is closed.” —White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

Lack of Self-Awareness Awards

“I went to law school with [Justice Thomas]. He’s been a person of grievance for as long as I’ve known him — resentment, grievance, anger.” —Hillary Clinton (“Hillary Clinton labeling someone a ‘person of grievance’ obsessed with ‘resentment’ and ‘anger’ is truly hilarious.” —Ben Shapiro)

“People like Putin and Steve Bannon, for that matter, understand it’s not necessary for people to believe this information in order to weaken democratic institutions. You just have to flood a country’s public square with enough raw sewage. You just have to raise enough questions, spread enough dirt, plant enough conspiracy theorizing that citizens no longer know what to believe. Once they lose trust in their leaders, in mainstream media, in political institutions, in each other, in the possibility of truth, the game’s won.” —Barack Obama, who was a grand master of disinformation

Non Compos Mentis Award

“Open abortion clinics on federal lands in red states right now! Right now! Right now!” —Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Village Idiots

“The country, it’s no longer a democracy, right? I mean, it’s no longer majority rule. … The problem is that middle stuff. It’s those states in the middle, that red stuff. Why do they get to tell us what to do, where the majority of us live out — you know, New York, California? And we’re paying for all this crap, really.” —comedian Wanda Sykes

“How’s Uncle Clarence feeling about Overturning Loving v Virginia [interracial marriage]??!!” —actor Samuel L. Jackson

“Don’t we have separation of church and state? … We’re in a theocracy right now.” —"The View" co-host Joy Behar

And Last…

“Most people I know don’t want an electric car — they just want to be able to afford gas!” —Georgia U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker

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