Jordan Candler / November 3, 2022

Thursday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Tucker Carlson, J.D. Vance, Liz Cheney, and more.

Insight

“It is only by believing in God that we can ever criticize the Government. Once abolish the God, and the Government becomes the God.” —G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Observations

“Without censorship, the Democratic Party cannot continue to hold power. Democrats understand that. They have nothing to offer. They have to stop you from asking questions, so they have to crush Elon Musk, not because he is a right-winger, but because he will allow their opponents to speak. And of course, they are using the attack on poor Paul Pelosi to do just that.” —Tucker Carlson

“By simply claiming victimhood, the Left leveraged social media into restricting the flow of information. This is why Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter presents such a threat. Musk will presumably again allow a thousand flowers to bloom. And the oligopoly can’t handle that, which is why they have declared all-out war on Musk. But it won’t work. Because all he has to do is say no. We can only hope that other social media bosses follow Musk’s lead and find again the mission that led them to found their companies, rather than cowering in the corner at the behest of the Democratic-legacy media complex.” —Ben Shapiro

“‘Threat to democracy’ is now the all-purpose propaganda line from Leftists who are afraid of losing actual elections.” —Ben Shapiro

“I happen to think the biggest threat to American democracy today is big technology companies in bed with the communist Chinese who are censoring information about American politics.” —Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance

Friendly Fire

“A lot of people … don’t want to be seen with the president, quite frankly.” —CNN’s Don Lemon

Grand Delusions

“I want to say a word about Speaker Pelosi. I did not really know her before I began work on the January 6 Committee. I’m not sure if I had ever spoken to her, actually. … There are many issues, maybe most issues, on which we disagree. But I think she is a tremendous leader. I have watched her up close. She is a leader of historic consequence. She has put this committee together and demonstrated her commitment to the truth.” —Congresswoman Liz Cheney

“Democracy is under assault and we cannot pretend otherwise. … Unfortunately, we have seen mega MAGA Republican officials who don’t believe in the Rule of Law. They refuse to accept the results of free and fair elections and they fan the flames of political violence.” —White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

The BIG Lies

“We are making progress on our economic plan — lower inflation, higher incomes, higher wages, and solid economic growth.” —Karine Jean-Pierre

“Seniors are getting the biggest increase in their Social Security checks in 10 years through President Biden’s leadership.” —The White House (“Why did the White House delete this tweet? If Biden wants ‘credit’ for inflation, he has it!” —Ronna McDaniel)

And Last…

“Kathy Hochul will campaign on Thursday with Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, and Letitia James. She wanted a group more popular with New Yorkers, but the Boston Red Sox were busy.” —Jimmy Failla

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