This Week In Quotes (Double Edition: May 23 – June 5)


Touré believes he is entitled to win out on every political belief he has because he’s black. It’s that simple. And his method to achieving this is just to cry “Racist” whenever someone disagrees with his idiotic ideology. — Ace

Cochran didn’t pose for any pictures during his brief sweep. As he made his way toward the exit, the senator held out his hand to me. I had met and interviewed him less than half an hour before. “Hello, how are you doing?” he said with a kindly smile. “I’m Thad Cochran.” — Molly Ball

I think the perception around the world is increasingly negative. But, I think the main focus in on our president. He’s very, very weak, maybe the weakest certainly in my lifetime. — Dick Cheney

I think the whole transaction represents really bad staff work. I’d be very, very careful before you run the president out and sort of claim victory at having earned the release of somebody who in effect went AWOL, apparently, and left his post. So, if I were there I would have not have supported the transaction and I would have made the effort to make sure the president didn’t get exposed in a way that ultimately could be very embarrassing. — Dick Cheney

And the FBI confirmed in 2010 that, despite the widespread belief to the contrary, “the racial diversification of serial killers generally mirrors that of the overall U.S. population.” That is: White people commit mass shootings pretty much in line with their demographic representation. — Charles Cooke

We’re at a point in our country where it’s okay to call somebody a misogynist — or a sexist or a racist or weightist, whatever the buzz word of the current news cycle may be — but not to indict somebody on the oh-so judgmental grounds of their moral character. How far off the plot can you get?! — Steven Crowder

They planned to move millions upon millions of people from one set of doctors and networks to new ones heedless of the fact that people form relations of trust with their doctors and would resist losing them. They imposed health-insurance mandates on companies that employed 50 or more people with little consideration that this might apply a strong brake to the expansion of businesses and move millions of people into part-time employment. They levied taxes on companies that manufactured the medical devices that improved and saved lives, with no idea this would lead to fewer inventions. They heaped new levels of regulation and paperwork onto the shoulders of doctors and hospitals, with no idea that this would lead many to think about early retirement. When the practical effects of their theories ran into the realities of human nature, the market, and the political imperative to appease constituents, the result was a blizzard of waivers, exemptions, and extensions of deadlines. At this point, there is barely a deadline that has not been erased or extended, a rule that hasn’t been excised or rewritten to make its impact less lethal, and even the most frantic of changes hasn’t made the system work well. — Noemie Emerie

The church around the world is under attack. Christians are under attack by Islam. They keep using this word ‘radical.’ It’s not radical, it’s just what it is. — Franklin Graham

I just don’t think (Obama) understands – honestly – I really don’t think he has a grasp on what it means to have a cohesive, coherent foreign policy or how to combat the war on terror. We cannot go around to our enemies, ‘Let me hug you and then let me drone you.’ — Kimberly Guilfoyle

At the start of Obama’s first term, 10 of the nation’s 13 circuit courts had a majority of judges appointed by Republican presidents and only one, the 9th Circuit, which has jurisdiction over California, had a majority of Democratic appointees. The 2nd and 3rd circuits were evenly split. Currently, nine circuit courts have a majority of Democratic-appointed judges while only four have a majority of Republican picks. The data was compiled by the Alliance for Justice, a group that tracks the third branch. — The Hill

A recent MTV survey found that 73 percent of millennials “believe never considering race would improve society” and “68 percent believe focusing on race prevents society from becoming colorblind.” — The New York Post

Susan Rice saying to the world that Sergeant Bergdahl served his country with honor? Are you kidding me? And that’s on top of the Benghazi stuff? Is the Ambassador Rice a moron? Why would she say that? – Bill Rice

You turn on the TV, and you see very bland interviews. Journalists in the United States are very cozy with power, very close to those in power. They laugh with them. They go to the [White House] correspondents’ dinner with them. They have lunch together. They marry each other. They’re way too close to each other. I think as journalists we have to keep our distance from power.”
“I’m not seeing tough questions asked on American television. I’m not seeing those correspondents that would question those in power. It’s like a club. We are not asking the tough questions. — Jorge Ramos

Have you ever seen or heard anybody babbling about privilege that has any kind of track record of success? I didn’t become a partner in a law firm because my great-great-great grandfather came over from Bavaria, okay? I started out mopping-out stalls at McDonalds. On the military side, I didn’t become a full-Colonel because somebody liked my skin tone. I started out as a Private 27 years ago this Tuesday. — Kurt Schlichter

When I talk about not having a command of the English language, and still you want a job, and you want to have a career, but you don’t want to get your education, you don’t want to go out there and pound that pavement. Everything’s about the sprint, it’s not about the marathon, it’s not about you putting forth the necessary effort and due diligence over the long haul to get the thing you need. That’s a reality in our community. — Stephen Smith

Why is it so hard to recognize Rodger as of mixed racial descent? It certainly doesn’t negate the role white entitlement and privilege played in his “syndrome.” Rodger is at least partly a victim of the ideology of white supremacy, as well as its violent enforcer. — Joan Walsh

I pray that you all put your shoes way under the bed at night so that you gotta get on your knees in the morning to find them. And while you’re down there thank God for grace and mercy and understanding. We all fall short of the glory, we all got plenty. — Denzel Washington

The fact is that the situation of African Americans in the United States has improved precisely to the extent that whites have begun to forgo tribalism and to genuinely commit themselves to the principles of liberalism, the long march toward a more perfect Union. The alternative – a system of exclusive interests in which black and white operate effectively in opposition – is not only morally repugnant, but likely to undermine the genuine political and economic interests of African Americans. — Kevin Williamson

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