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President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address to Congress is notable for a historic first in the U.S.: Vice-President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stood behind him. There’s an old saying – behind every great man is a woman. In this case, I guess it’s two women! Although I can’t say if Biden is a great man – yet. Regardless, I look forward to the day when an image like this is no major news event.
“You know who else liked universal day care.”
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), responding to President Biden’s child-care proposal and referencing a 1974 New York Times story about the prevalence of affordable child care in the former Soviet Union
“[The new administration] wants to jack up taxes in order to nudge families toward the kinds of jobs Democrats want them to have, in the kinds of industries Democrats want to exist, with the kinds of cars Democrats want them to drive, using the kinds of child-care arrangements that Democrats want them to pursue.”
“Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President…no president has ever said those words from this podium, and it’s about time.”
President Joe Biden, at the start of his state of the union address
“No, I don’t think America is a racist country, but we also do have to speak truth about the history of racism in our country.”
Vice President Kamala Harris, on ABC’s “Good Morning America”, in response to Sen. Tim Scott’s assertion that America is not a racist country
“I’m of the point of view that I still think the most likely etiology of this pathology in Wuhan was from a laboratory. Escaped. Other people don’t believe that. That’s fine. Science will eventually figure it out.”
Former CDC Director Robert Redfield to CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, on the origins of the COVID-19 virus
Redfield declared that he believes the coronavirus “escaped” from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and that it was spreading as early as September or October of 2019 though he stressed that it was his “opinion.”
“They will break down, they are breaking down, Tucker. I have said this before, and I’m telling you I’m worried that I’m right, the right is going to pick a fascist within 10 to 20 years. Because they’re not going to be the only one – the only ones on the outs. There’s 60, 70 million of us. We’re not a tiny minority, and if we’re going to be all treated like criminals and all subject to every single law, while antifa Black Lives Matter guys go free and Hunter Biden goes free, then the right’s going to take drastic measures.”
“It did bother me a little bit. I can understand where they’re coming from in a certain way, but I think it wasn’t the appropriate forum to be able to have these kinds of discussions.”
Albert told BBC that he found the pair’s “public display of dissatisfaction” inappropriate given the form in which it was delivered.
President Trump with Republican National Convention Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel and Michigan Republican Party Cochair Terry Bowman in 2019. Photo by Max Elram
“If you donate to our Save America PAC at (DonaldJTrumpDOTcom), you are helping the America First movement and doing it right. We will WIN, and we will WIN BIG! Our Country is being destroyed by the Democrats!”
Former President Donald Trump, pleading for donations to his new political action committee
“The RNC, NRSC and NRCC are grateful for President Trump’s support, both past and future. Through his powerful agenda, we were able to break fundraising records and elect Republicans up and down the ballot. Together, we look forward to working with President Trump to retake our congressional majorities and deliver results for the American people.”
Ronna Romney McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC); Sen. Rick Scott, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC); and Tom Emmer, who chairs the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), responding to Trump’s pitch above
“Everything in this bill is rotten to the core. This is a bill as if written in hell by the devil himself.”
“There’s a fundamental difference between Democrats and Republicans. Democrats value as many people as possible voting and they’re willing to risk fraud. Republicans are more concerned about fraud, so we don’t mind putting security measures in that won’t let everybody vote – but everybody shouldn’t be voting.”
“Pregnant women are going to fight our wars. It’s a mockery of the U.S. military. While China’s military becomes more masculine as it’s assembled the world’s largest navy, our military needs to become, as Joe Biden says, ‘more feminine’ – whatever ‘feminine’ means anymore, since men and women no longer exist.”
Tucker Carlson, criticizing new uniform designs for pregnant female military personnel
Carlson’s lament has drawn sharp rebuke from military veterans, including Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) who lost both of her lower legs while serving as a combat pilot in Iraq in 2004. Duckworth tweeted this about Carlson.
“Ted Cruz: There is nothing more dangerous than a reckless asshole who thinks he is smarter than everyone else.”
John Boehner, former U.S. Congressman and Speaker of the House, on the dust jacket of his upcoming memoir, in which he also assails several other prominent Republicans, including former President Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell.