June 1, 2023

Thursday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Donald Trump, Andrew Cuomo, Joy Reid, Hakeem Jeffries, and more.

Non Compos Mentis

“Kayleigh ‘Milktoast’ McEnany just gave out the wrong poll numbers on FoxNews. I am 34 points up on DeSanctimonious, not 25 up. While 25 is great, it’s not 34. She knew the number was corrected upwards by the group that did the poll. The RINOS & Globalists can have her. FoxNews should only use REAL Stars!!!” —Donald Trump (“For a guy who preaches loyalty, Trump is shockingly disloyal to those who were most loyal to him.” —Piers Morgan | “Imagine being so immature as to attack your former press secretary, who was nothing if not loyal, for allegedly misquoting a poll number.” —Brit Hume | “This is pathetic. I don’t care who you are. This is unacceptable and unhinged. [McEnany] took bullets for this man. We have a guy in the White House destroying the country and you go after her?!?!? It’s becoming an absolute joke.” —Chad Prather)

Braying Jennies

“There is a model for what this little dictator in the making [Ron DeSantis] wants to do. Just look at China, Cuba, North Korea, Afghanistan, or Iran.” —MSNBC’s Joy Reid

“I think that women, white women in particular, want to protect this patriarchy here, because it’s to their benefit. They want to make sure that their husbands do well. They want to make sure that their sons do well. They want to make sure that their children do well. And they want to make sure that they do well. Most of the women in some of these studies are married, white women, and they do fall in line with what their husbands are doing, how their husbands are voting.” —"The View" co-host Sunny Hostin

The BIG Lie

“The president said from the beginning that he would negotiate with Republicans on a budget.” —White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre


“We … have to find our way out of enabling extreme right-wing individuals in the Congress to use the debt ceiling down the road to take us down this hostage-taking exercise and try to extract a painful ransom.” —House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

“I’m not a proponent of having a debt limit. I don’t think we ought to have that at all.” —Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-SC)

For the Record

“The reality is that our budgetary debates are generally about shifting deck chairs on the fiscal Titanic. … We aren’t going to cut our way out of this problem by targeting discretionary spending in the main. … Our politicians know this. But they’re in the business of kicking cans down the road while posturing over the placement of the deck chairs. The iceberg looms, but their reelection efforts rely almost completely on ignoring its presence as we bear down, full speed, on our fiscal doom.” —Ben Shapiro


“Imagine a beer company that just wanted to make good beer and sell it to you. Imagine if that company wanted to sell beer to everyone but didn’t feel that its job was to make you more accepting of transgender individuals, any more than it felt its job was to warn you about the national debt or teach you the value of standardized testing in public schools or warn you about North Korea’s intercontinental-missile program. Imagine a beer company that liked its existing customer base and didn’t feel a need to reeducate those customers and get them to give up their ‘fratty, kind of out-of-touch humor.’” —Jim Geraghty

Re: The Left

“Regardless of Chick-fil-A’s intent, DEI is rife with Marxist ideology, and it’s playing with fire at this point to even use the words the Left has so grossly redefined and misdefined.” —Nate Jackson

“If the Left can reduce the question of who has authority over children and their education to demeaning parents over books, then it has already won. If parents keep their eyes on the larger, more sustainable solutions for their children — such as school choice, homeschooling, and steadily and practically declaring and demonstrating that they are the authority over their children — then the Left loses.” —Emmy Griffin

“The Democratic Party, long known as the party for working people, is now for freeloaders. Democrats want taxpayers to support people who refuse to get off the couch and get a job. … Democrats argue that all human beings deserve dignity. Of course they do, but that shouldn’t mean a lifetime seat on the taxpayer-funded gravy train.” —Betsy McCaughey

Political Futures

“Many believe in Trump and want him to be president again. There aren’t enough of them to make him president again, but there are enough of them to make him the Republican nominee again. Maybe they will change their minds during the Republican primary season, and maybe they won’t.” —Byron York

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