Rep. Lauren Boebert
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Tweet of the Week – July 9, 2022
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Worst Quotes of the Week – July 9, 2022
“So, why didn’t anyone raise an alarm? Well, maybe because he didn’t stand out. Maybe because there are a lot of young men in America who suddenly look and act a lot like this guy. And of course, they’re angry. They know that their lives will not be better than their parents’. They’ll be worse. That’s all but guaranteed. They know that. They’re not that stupid. And yet the authorities in their lives – mostly women – never stop lecturing them about their so-called privilege. ‘You’re male, you’re privileged!’”
Tucker Carlson, about the 21-year-old man charged with the mass shooting at a July 4 parade in Highland Park, Illinois
“The Highland Park shooting, unbelievable. Unbelievable. They just passed this law, didn’t they? 18 to 21 year olds couldn’t buy rifles and all kinds of other kinds of things in this law that we told you wouldn’t matter. They don’t matter. And they’re not going to matter. We’ve got a huge problem in this country and it’s a cultural decay. That’s what’s going on in this country. Cultural decay, the decay of the civil society, the war on cops, the way that human life is viewed, whether it’s abortion, infanticide, whatever the issue.”
Mark Levin, blaming abortion for mass shootings in the U.S.
“If a constitutional right is not mentioned in the constitutional text, it doesn’t exist. I don’t care how desirable it may seem as a matter of policy.”
Jonathan Mitchell, former Texas Solicitor General and principal architect of Texas Senate Bill 8, which outlawed abortion, on targeting other Supreme Court rulings now that Roe has been overturned
Mitchell has opened a private law firm in Austin, Texas, Mitchell Law PLLC, to go after such rulings as Lawrence and Obergefell.
Worst Quotes of the Week – June 25, 2022
“For that reason, in future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell.”
Justice Clarence Thomas, after the High Court overturned Roe vs. Wade
Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell are three of the most seminal decisions the Supreme Court has made. Liberals and moderates are already warning that these and other rulings are now under threat from the Court’s conservative majority.
“The deal on ‘Gun Control’ currently being structured and pushed in the Senate by the Radical Left Democrats, with the help of Mitch McConnell, RINO Senator John Cornyn of Texas, and others, will go down in history as the first step in the movement to TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY. Republicans, be careful what you wish for!!!”
Donald Trump, about the new gun deal passed by the U.S. Senate, on his social platform Truth Social
Best Quotes of the Week – June 25, 2022
“With sorrow – for this Court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection – we dissent.”
U.S. Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan in their dissent of the decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade
The trio warned that abortion opponents now could pursue a nationwide ban “from the moment of conception and without exceptions for rape or incest.”
“Thirty years, murder after murder, suicide after suicide, mass shooting after mass shooting, Congress did nothing. This week we have a chance to break this 30-year period of silence with a bill that changes our laws in a way that will save thousands of lives.”
Sen. Chris Murphy, after passage of a bill to address gun violence in the U.S.
Worst Quotes of the Week – June 18, 2022
“Look, maybe if we heard more prayers from leaders of this country instead of taking God’s name in vain, we wouldn’t have the mass killings like we didn’t have before prayer was eliminated from school.”
Rep. Louie Gohmert, about the Uvalde massacre
“If I lost one of my children I’d be pretty devastated, especially in a way that is so senseless and seemingly has no purpose. I think … I would just have to say, if I had the opportunity to talk to the people I’d have to say, look, there’s always a plan. I believe God always has a plan. Life is short no matter what it is. And certainly, we’re not going to make sense of, you know, a young child being shot and killed way before their life expectancy.”
Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General, to radio host Trey Graham, about the Uvalde massacre
Political Cartoons of the Week – June 4, 2022
Worst Quotes of the Week – June 4, 2022
“Unfortunately, they’re trying to blame inanimate objects for all of these tragedies. When I was growing up in Springfield, you had one or two murders a year. Now we have two, three, four a week in Springfield, Missouri, so something has happened to our society and I go back to abortion. When we decided it was okay to murder kids in their mother’s wombs, life has no value to a lot of these folks.”
Rep. Billy Long, on what he thinks is one cause of the scourge of mass shootings in the U.S.
“Salvador Ramos, who is Hispanic, clearly had a lot of mental issues going on, as was shown with him wearing eyeliner, cross-dressing. I think some of the most dangerous people in America are trans-terrorists because these are the people who want to groom your children and talk them into changing you gender.”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene, opining about the Uvalde shooter
There is no evidence Ramos was transgender or had engaged in cross-dressing.
Videos of the Week – May 28, 2022
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz doesn’t want to contend with the brutal honesty of a Sky News reporter, so he reacts how cowards always do – he walks away.
Steve Kerr is the head coach of the Golden State Warriors professional basketball team. In this video, he delivers a personal message following the Uvalde school shooting.
Worst Quotes of the Week – May 28, 2022
In the aftermath of the Uvalde school shooting, there were so many idiotic comments made by conservative politicians and other right-wing dumbasses it was tough to highlight them all. But here are a few.
“The President of the United States. Frail, confused, bitterly partisan, desecrating the memory of recently murdered children with tired talking points of the Democratic Party. Dividing the country in a moment of deep pain, rather than uniting. His voice rising, amplified only as he repeats the talking points he repeated for over 35 years in the Senate. Partisan politics being the only thing that animates him. Unfit to lead this country.”
Tucker Carlson, responding to President Biden’s comments after the Uvalde school shooting
“I want to be very, very clear tonight. President Biden appeared on camera tonight for less than eight minutes, not because he believed that his words would comfort the families or the friends of the victims, not because he believed that he would calm what are obviously frayed nerves of a worried nation, parents who are worried. And he didn’t do it to unite America in this time of grief. No, he did not. He spoke tonight because politics is selfish. Because in today’s twisted world, it’s considered perfectly appropriate to exploit the massacre of innocent little kids in order to try to turn around your own sagging poll members. Today, Reuters/Ipsos has Biden at the lowest approval of his presidency, 36%. So this attempt at political resuscitation on Biden’s part, it’s despicable.”
Laura Ingraham, about Biden’s comments on the Uvalde massacre
“We need to celebrate our culture. We need to celebrate Americanism, we need to celebrate the Judeo-Christian principles that went into the founding of this nation. And if you’re not Jewish, you’re not Christian, there’s no reason to take offense. You came here, a family member came here because of the nature of the country. You fled. You don’t have to be Jewish or Christian but facts are facts. It was founded on a Judeo-Christian belief system which embraces Western civilization and the Renaissance, the Reformation, and all these things. It’s not so terrible to have a prayer in school, is it? Even a silent prayer. To think about a higher authority, learn the Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments are common sense.”
Fox News host Mark Levin, discussing the Uvalde shooting on his radio show
“Having one point of entry and making it more difficult for people even to get in that point of entry and having – potentially – teachers and other administrators who have gone through training and who are armed because first responders typically can’t get there in time to prevent a shooting. This is just not possible unless you have a police officer on every campus, which for a lot of these schools is almost impossible. You’re going to have to do more at the school because it typically involves very short periods of time and you have to have people trained on campus to react.”
Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General, speaking on Newsmax after the Uvalde shooting