The Patriot Post® · Friday Short Cuts

By Jordan Candler ·

The BIG Lies

“I’ve reduced the deficit … $1.7 trillion my first two years without … raising taxes above anyone making less than $400,000.” —Joe Biden

“During President Biden’s first two years in office, he cut the deficit by $1.7 trillion.” —White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

“The entire GOP debt ceiling negotiation is a sad charade, and it’s exactly what’s wrong with Washington. We’re playing with fire and the livelihoods of millions just for the GOP to try and turn the screws on hungry Americans. This is the whole reason why the 14th Amendment exists, and we need to be prepared to use it. We cannot let these reckless Republicans hold the economy hostage.” —Senator John Fetterman (D-PA)

“What Republicans are doing right now is playing stupid games. They are not actually negotiating. They are holding every American hostage while they threaten to wipe out people’s savings, take away millions of jobs and plunge the world economy into depression.” —Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN)

“What the House Republicans want is a dangerous default. They want to crash the economy. They want to trigger a job-killing recession because they believe that it will improve their electoral prospects for the insurrectionist-in-chief who’s going to be their nominee in November 2024.” —House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

“The more that House Republicans talk, the more information and insight the American people have into their true motives, which is that they are engaged in a hostage-taking situation. The hostage is the American economy and everyday Americans. And apparently, at the end of the day, they’re willing to shoot the hostage.” —Hakeem Jeffries

“These Republicans, they’re going to say that Joe Biden refused to sit down with them. That’s a fake narrative that they’ve continued to try to put into the public domain. They said that President Biden refused to talk for 97 days. Fake, false, fraudulent narrative.” —Hakeem Jeffries

“Yes, I believe the president has been incredibly responsible in how he has conducted himself.” —Hakeem Jeffries

Pot Calling the Kettle Black

“The Republicans continue to govern in a way that is clueless, callous, and with great contempt, and I would say godless, because faith without works is dead.” —Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)

“Beam me up, Scotty. There’s no intelligent life on [the Republican] side of the aisle.” —Congressman Kweisi Mfume (D-MD)

Non Compos Mentis

“Think about the last time a person has said in this country that the government does too much for them. … When was the last time anyone has heard or seen that?” —Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)

Dog & Pony Show

“To put this all in perspective: Ron DeSantis just became the first presidential candidate in American history to launch his campaign after suffering a massive defeat to a cartoon mouse.” —California Governor Gavin Newsom (“To put this all in perspective, California’s population dropped by 500,000 between April 2020 and July 2022. DeSantis’ state picked up 700,000+ people since the 2020 Census, including my family — which abandoned your failing state.” —Ben Shapiro)

For the Record

“If AOC and Bernie Sanders run the Democrat Party, it’s not my fault… It’s not my fault that Democrats cannot give up on their spending. It’s not a revenue problem. It’s a spending problem.” —House Speaker Kevin McCarthy

Re: The Left

“Target is trying to lower the profile of its satanic transgender clothing line. But like all woke entities who get caught with their pants down, Target added insult to injury by explaining that it is taking this corrective action due to concerns for the safety of Target’s staff members. Well, I remember that a few years ago, Target announced that ‘all women’ could use women’s changing rooms and bathrooms at Target stores, including men who pretend to be women. Clearly, Target wasn’t worried about the safety of its female customers then. Yet, now Target rolls out the ‘safety’ canard, claiming that people like you and me are ‘causing violence’ and ‘threatening the safety of their employees.’ It’s ludicrous and outrageous!” —Gary Bauer

“Don’t waver for one second when it comes to Target. They are selling products that encourage kids and adults to mutilate their bodies. There are few things more wicked than that. Gender confusion is evil and destructive. It should be resisted with every bit of resolve you have.” —Allie Beth Stuckey


“The institutions that the American people count on to preserve the integrity of our system failed us. We may have come to expect shameful conduct from political parties, but we didn’t expect a politicized FBI that would deliberately launch a rogue investigation to destroy a president. Nor did we expect a Justice Department that would further facilitate illegality. Our news media refused to do the kind of investigative journalism that would have exposed the specious allegations and those responsible for them. Instead, they amplified and spread propaganda to make the American public believe lies, knowing that by the time the truth came out (if ever), it would be too late; millions of people would simply believe what they had been told was true, no matter what the facts ultimately proved.” —Laura Hollis

“Those who oppose guns in our society or violence in sports or the increasing coarseness of our culture are engaged in a futile endeavor unless they take on the real cause of the decline, which is the decline of our culture. One sees it everywhere. The cavalier treatment of taking another’s life, whether it be through abortion or shooting up a birthday party or going berserk on the subway or randomly drawing a knife on a perfect stranger. Americans have to cherish life once again, and the fact is they do not cherish life.” —R. Emmett Tyrrell