March 22, 2023

Wednesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Rich Lowry, Douglas Andrews, Hillary Clinton, and more.

For the Record I

“The old Karl Marx line is that history repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce. This historic first-ever indictment of a former president of the United States would skip straight to farce. … It’s not that presidents and former presidents are above the law, but the old norm of forbearance is appropriate. We shouldn’t want to conduct an experiment in what happens when a presidential candidate with an intense following, keenly attuned to potentially unfair treatment, is subjected to a nakedly political prosecution.” —Rich Lowry

“The prospect of a former president in handcuffs and being ushered into a courtroom by law enforcement might delight Trump’s political enemies, but what will it do for the nation that is already reeling from so many economic, foreign, and cultural challenges? Trump has already called for protests should he be indicted. This will not end well.” —Cal Thomas

For the Record II

“When it comes to the origins of COVID-19, we go back to what’s obvious: When, as Jon Stewart put it, an outbreak of chocolatey goodness occurs in Hershey, Pennsylvania, we can be pretty confident from whence it came. The simplest explanation is usually the best one. Sorry, folks, but this raccoon dog theory ain’t gonna hunt.” —Douglas Andrews

Fratricidal Infighting

“Given the damage the Left and the Left’s political party, the Democrats, are doing to America, you would think conservatives would understand that defeating the Left is by far their most important task. … Yet, apparently, millions of conservatives, including some leading ones, do not understand that defeating the Left is their most important task.” —Dennis Prager


“To say we are a divided nation would be a massive understatement. Politics has always been a contentious affair beginning with the Federalists and Anti-Federalists at the dawn of our Republic, but to be fair, neither side of the debate was being paid for their opinion at the time. I think it can be reasonably argued that they were true public servants and mostly men of honor. Indeed, nearly four decades passed before senators and representatives were paid an annual salary. Are most politicians today honorable in the truest sense of the word? Some are, but how many are true men and women of honor and true public servants? Can we even get the genie back in the bottle now that so much money is involved?” —Mike Rhinehart

Braying Jenny

“I hope that it goes the way of the dinosaur because people will recognize that it’s just a political stunt.” —Hillary Clinton regarding drag show proscriptions

A Blind Squirrel Finds a Nut

“There are two sexes, and that’s all there is to it.” —biologist/atheist Richard Dawkins

And Last…

“Make no mistake: It is saddening and wrong for an adult to mutilate and poison his body just because he’s convinced himself that his inner self (the soul) is actually the opposite of his outer self (the body). It is exponentially more wrong and downright evil to manipulate, indoctrinate, and mutilate children in the name of this ideology.” —Emmy Griffin

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