October 5, 2022

Wednesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from G. K. Chesterton, Matt Walsh, Karine Jean-Pierre, and more.


“Most outcomes of modern education are uneducated men. Our education is uneducation; its whole tendency is to unteach people the traditions of their fathers.” —G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Political Futures

“The [Herschel] Walker news will leave a lot of Republicans depressed, and it should leave them depressed. In this kind of political environment, with Biden’s approval rating being lousy in just about all of the key states, a bunch of nice, boring, generic Republicans would likely be enjoying solid leads over Raphael Warnock, Mark Kelly, Maggie Hassan, and maybe even John Fetterman. All Republicans needed to do to win big this midterm cycle was to be normal. Apparently, that was too much to ask.” —Jim Geraghty

“If Trump’s only kingmaker skill is crowning primary winners who lose general elections, how much longer will Republicans continue to pretend that he’s vital to their party?” —Noam Blum

“Reminder that Raphael Warnock’s wife accused him of repeated domestic abuse and he’s currently trying to have a court seal his child custody proceedings during which he allegedly spent campaign money on his legal fees. The Georgia senate race is now between one man with a very sketchy personal life and a history of domestic abuse vs. another man with a sketchy personal life who won’t vote for $9 gas, open borders, and unlimited abortion. Make your choice, Georgia. ‘But Herschel Walker was a bad candidate.’ Okay, but the bottom line is he is still the Republican nominee and that is not changing. There are only two choices, both of them have flawed personal lives, but one will give Chuck Schumer two more years with control of the senate.” —Greg Price

For the Record

“The difference between President Trump and Joe Biden was 43,000 votes. If half of those people, 21,500, had voted for President Trump instead of Biden, President Trump would still be in the White House. … So that election was decided by 21,500 votes — in the backdrop of a story [Hunter’s laptop] that is the most suppressed story in the history of a U.S. presidential election. … You can call it rigged. You can call it stolen. You could call it suppressed. The American people can call it whatever they want. But the fact pattern is the FBI alone altered history in that election.” —former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski

“The FBI, whose job it is to enforce federal law, did take a lengthy statement from Tony Bobulinski back in 2020 and during that conversation, he outlined several felonies the Bidens had committed and he would know because he saw it and then he provided extensive documentation to prove that it happened. The agents he spoke to seemed shocked and they promised to get back to Bobulinski for a follow-up interview, but they never did. In fact, the FBI never called Tony Bobulinski again. No one was ever indicted for these crimes. The investigation into them was squelched. To this day, the FBI continues to suppress evidence, proof that the most powerful family in the country has committed crimes against the United States. That is the definition of corruption. It’s unacceptable. If the United States is going to continue as a democratic republic, we can’t have this. It cannot go on.” —Tucker Carlson

“What is a fascist really? The Left says it is anyone who opposes what they want to do to expand government. But the real definition of a fascist is a leader who wants to exploit governmental power to suppress the basic liberties of individuals. It is the partnership of government and private industry for political power and monetary gain. To find it in modern-day America, the folks at the White House may want to look in the mirror.” —Stephen Moore

“It blows my mind that people don’t seem to realize you can’t own the MSM, government, and Hollywood and call the other side fascist.” —Kevin Sorbo

Braying Jennies

“[Biden] has been a great president. He has accomplished — we’ve been working together to accomplish so much, and that is beginning to have some appreciation in the public in terms of his leadership.” —House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

“The Biden Harris administration has made racial equity a centerpiece of our economic agenda. Advancing racial equity is not just a moral priority, it is also vital to our economic success.” —Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen

“So, it’s a lot more nuanced than that.” —White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre when asked: “You said the president was responsible for gas prices coming down. Is the president responsible for gas prices going up?”

And Last…

“I believe that gender ideology is one of the greatest evils in human history. There is nothing they can threaten that would make me back down from this fight. I’d rather be dead than surrender to this madness. It’s as simple as that for me.” —Matt Walsh

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