August 28, 2023

Monday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from John Kerry, David Harsanyi, Vivek Ramaswamy, and more.

Hot Air

“They incite a movement against what they falsely label ‘climate change fanaticism’ as they conveniently forget that the dictionary definition of a ‘cult’ is ‘the dismissal of facts in devotion to a lie.’ And while they refuse to accept the facts behind increasingly obvious damages … they lash out at the truth tellers instead and label ‘indisputable evidence’ as hysteria. They compound the already difficult challenge of the climate crisis by promising to do more of exactly what created this crisis in the first place.” —climate czar John Kerry

“The climate change countering has to come from an international commitment to decrease the carbon imprint in society so you don’t have the kinds of crazy weather that we’re having in this country.” —Anthony Fauci


“I don’t know if I can think of a better example of where the two sides are mentally than the Left celebrating Trump’s arrest and impending imprisonment while the Right gives each other high fives about how cool the mugshot is.” —Jesse Kelly

“There’s simply no rational or legal explanation for Attorney General Merrick Garland naming David Weiss a special counsel in the Hunter Biden investigation. … Would anyone genuinely seeking an ‘evenhanded’ inquiry hand the job to a prosecutor who’s already attempted to shower the target of the investigation with an extraordinarily favorable immunity deal? It defies credulity.” —David Harsanyi

“If journalists really cared about democracy and voting, they wouldn’t be so mercilessly quick to declare everyone except Trump is toast. If they all think Trump is ‘dangerous for democracy,’ as ‘CBS Mornings’ co-host Tony Dokoupil insisted to Nikki Haley, why do they sound like debates (with or without Trump) are beside the point?” —Tim Graham

For the Record

“Asa Hutchinson needs to go away. He was a wasted space on stage. He offered nothing, had weaker answers than anyone else and was like the ugly kid who gets a sympathetic kiss at a spin-the-bottle contest. One can forgive a wasted performance in a debate, but his was wasted and useless.” —Erick Erickson


“I want to build a multi-ethnic working-class coalition that delivers not just a 50.1 electoral margin but a landslide, a moral mandate. … To me, the America First movement means we put all Americans first.” —Vivek Ramaswamy

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